The Local Craft Food + Drink: Where Flavors Flourish

Change is scary for most people, but not for The Local Craft Food + Drink’s Phil Bryant. At the Coral Gables gastropub, the chef actively embraces it in his Southern cuisine. What’s on the menu one day will be most likely be gone the other, making each visit to the neighborhood spot a unique one. Case in point: All the items we had during our visit for this story are no longer available.

It doesn’t matter, though, because one thing has remained the same at The Local under Chef Bryant’s care: the quality of the experience.

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Il Mulino New York South Beach: Where Everyone Is a VIP

Il Mulino - Menu

When we first visited Il Mulino two years ago for Miami Spice, we had no idea what to expect. All we knew was that the food was great. We didn’t know that we would be treated to an exquisite dinner AND show.

You see, everyone at Il Mulino is treated like a very important person, from the minute you walk in to the minute you walk out. The staff immediately gets to work pampering you and making sure your meal is a five-star affair. Combine that level of service with exceptional Italian food, and you’re ensured a stellar dining experience.

That’s exactly what we experienced two years ago during our first visit, and that’s exactly what we experienced two weeks ago on our latest visit.

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Verde’s Summer Guest Chef Series Ends on a High Note

Verde

All summer long, Verde invited guest chefs to collaborate on family-style feasts inside the Perez Art Museum Miami eatery. The star-studded lineup for the monthly meal included local favorites like Edge Steak and Bar’s Aaron Brooks and Macchialina’s Michael Pirolo. To close out the series, Verde’s own Kaytlin Dangaran and former Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink Chef de Cuisine Niven Patel treated diners to an unforgettable three-course culinary experience.

We here at Miami Food Pug have been eagerly counting down the days until Chef Patel opens his latest project, Ghee Indian Kitchen, in Downtown Dadeland. And if this meal was any indication of what to expect, the neighborhood is really stepping up its restaurant game.

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