La Petite Maison Opens 1st U.S. Location in Brickell

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La Petite Maison has opened its first official U.S. location in Brickell, bringing its French-Mediterrenean cuisine with it. Judging by the crowds, the place is already a neighborhood hit, and it’s no surprise why: a generous menu and a beautiful space.

Have some friends in town? Need a place to take family? Just want a romantic night out? La Petite Maison has you covered.

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Bakehouse Brasserie: An Impressive All-Day Brunch

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Why does brunch have to be limited to the weekend? Bakehouse Brasserie, one of South of Fifth’s newest additions, is turning our favorite Sunday activity into a daily affair. Want brunch on a Tuesday? Craving brunch on a Thursday? This Parisian café has you covered.

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Semilla Eatery & Bar: More Than Meets The Eye

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When we think of great happy hours on Miami Beach, Semilla always comes to mind. Their Monday-Saturday specials are hard to beat: Deeply discounted beverages and bites draw droves to this modern gastropub on Alton Road and 13th Street. $6 tapas and cocktails? Count us in.

But while these specials get much of the spotlight here, there’s a ton of other satisfying selections to be had. Chef Frederic Joulin mixes French, Spanish and Italian influences to create an extensive menu that can please even the pickiest of eaters. Look beyond the happy hour selections, and your taste buds will be handsomely rewarded.

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Wag Wednesday: Sandy Sanchez and Benoit Rablat & Valentine

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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 Sandy Sanchez and Benoit Rablat,‎ Owners of La Fresa Francesa Petit Café, and their teacup French poodle, Valentine

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Garzón: A New Brickell Favorite

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Opening a successful restaurant in Brickell is no easy feat. As one restaurant survives its first year in the neighborhood, several others close without reaching that milestone. Porcao, a farm-to-table steakhouse that once occupied 901 Brickell Plaza, shuttered after a few short months. Previous tenants also met a similar grim fate.

Garzón, a family-run restaurant that fuses Uruguayan, Italian, French and Argentinian influences, has now taken over the same spot. Does it have what it takes to succeed where other ventures have failed? Our answer: absolutely. Read more