Best of 2016: Our Favorite Spots of the Year

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As 2016 comes to a end (finally), we want to thank everyone for their continued support. It’s been fun sharing our food adventures with you this past year, and we have a lot more in store for 2017. With that said, we’ve eaten a ton of food in 2016 and there have been plenty of highlights.

Below, you’ll find a few of our favorite spots. We’ll see you next year!

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We’re Falling for DIRT’s New Autumn Menu

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Our DIRT love affair is no secret. It’s one of those places that just makes you feel good when you walk in — and feel even better when you eat. Before discovering DIRT, our experiences with healthy(ish) places had been hit or miss. We usually ran into two problems:

1. We left the place hungry.
2. We left the place feeling cheated.

Not so with DIRT. The Miami Beach eatery fuses great value and great food for a great dining experience. That trend continues with the restaurant’s latest fall additions.

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DIRT’s Seasonal Menus Continue to Impress

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A lot has changed since we visited DIRT earlier this year. But at the same time, a lot hasn’t changed at this Miami Beach farm-to-counter eatery and wellness bar. What’s different: the menu, which is now in full spring/summer mode with colorful, refreshing items to complement the seasons. What’s the same: Chef Nicole Votano’s impeccable ability to create satisfying dishes that are equal parts healthy and delicious.

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Wag Wednesday: Nicole Votano & Daisy

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Over the past year, we’ve interviewed many members of the hospitality industry, and one constant among the interviewees has been a profound love for their pets. We thought it would be great to share this love with our readers. That’s why we launched an ongoing feature called “Wag Wednesday” to showcase industry peeps and their pets. Know someone who wants to be featured? Email us at bark@miamifoodpug.com.

This week, we’re featuring Nicole Votano, Director of Operations/Chef at DIRT, and her pug, Daisy Read more