High above Downtown Miami, Area 31 at Kimpton EPIC Hotel is serving up sustainable seafood and other tasty fare day in and day out. The restaurant recently welcomed a new chef — Alex Olivier — who’s brought flavors and techniques from his world travels to the 305. The result: all-around excellent food that pairs beautifully with the restaurant’s skyline view.
Late last year, db Bistro Moderne called it quits. The French restaurant from Chef Daniel Boulud was a staple of the Downtown Miami food scene for years, and its loss saddened regulars who loved the upscale cuisine and generous happy hour.
Instead of saying bye to Miami after the closure, Chef Boulud brought his beloved Mediterranean concept to the former db space. It’s a decision that has made Miami’s culinary lineup all the better.
Miami has no shortage of steakhouses, especially in the Downtown Miami and Brickell neighborhoods. Since they’re practically on every corner, it’s easy for all these restaurants to blend together.
But then there’s Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, a Biscayne Boulevard staple that’s been the site of many a power lunch, happy hour and special occasion. It has stuck around for years and for good reason: When it comes to the traditional steakhouse experience, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse delivers in spades.
Dining out is an experience … or at least it should be. A restaurant can have great food, but a boring vibe or atmosphere can keep it from reaching its full potential. Eateries that are able to do both — cook up delicious fare and provide a memorable experience — are the ones that stick out in Miami’s ever-growing food scene. LaMuse Cafe is no exception.
Miami Food Pug and Fooq’s go way back. In 2015, owner David Foulquier was one of our first interviews for the blog, and we’ve been following the restaurant ever since. Although there have been a few changes in the kitchen since that initial article, there has been one big constant: Fooq’s “feel good food.” With incredible local talent leading the kitchen (first Nicole Votano and then Bryan Rojas), you could always count on Fooq’s to deliver a quality meal.
Now that Executive Chef Saul Ramos (ex-Michael’s Genuine) is at the helm, Fooq’s “feed good food” slogan should be changed to “feel great food.” Chef Ramos has revamped the international menu, keeping old favorites like the Bucatini Amatriciana and Fooq’s Burger while adding sure-to-be-new favorites like the Local Burrata and Lamb Chops.