5 New Reasons to Visit Jaya at The Setai

If you don’t know by now, Asian cuisine excites us. Chinese food … Japanese food … Korean food … We love it all. So it’s no surprise that we also love Jaya, the modern Asian restaurant inside The Setai on Miami Beach. Since the last time we visited this South Beach gem, Chef Mathias Gervais has tweaked the menu and added several new items that are not to be missed.

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Dashi: A Tasty Riverfront Escape

Within River Yacht Club — a Miami riverfront restaurant, bar and yacht club — you’ll come across one of the best Japanese dining experiences in the 305: Dashi. Ex-Kuro Executive Sushi Chef Shuji Hiyakawa is leading this “restaurant within a restaurant” concept, which serves up progressive Asian fare paired with an incredible view. Sit down and strap in for a delicious meal that you’ll be thinking about long after you’re done eating.

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Fi’lia: Chef Michael Schwartz’s New Italian Concept Shines at SLS Brickell

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Last month, Fi’lia opened its doors at SLS Brickell and joined the ever-changing, ever-growing food scene in Brickell. Although Italian restaurants are a dime a dozen in Miami, Fi’lia is proving itself to be a cut above the rest — and then some.

That should come as no surprise considering the name behind the concept. If you’ve ever visited one of Chef Michael Schwartz’s restaurants, you know what you’re getting yourself into: exceptional food in an unpretentious setting. And that’s exactly what you can expect at Fi’lia.

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Pinch Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary With Stellar Menu

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We love Pinch Kitchen. It’s by far one of the most consistent restaurants we’ve encountered, and the entire team makes you feel right at home. Go for dinner, and you’ll be wowed. Go for brunch, and you’ll be wowed.

So it’s no surprise that the restaurant is celebrating its one-year anniversary this month. In a food scene where many restaurants don’t reach that milestone (let alone last a few months), Pinch’s longevity is a testament to the quality experience you can expect.

To celebrate this achievement, Chefs John Gallo and Rene Reyes have released a family-style anniversary menu that features some of their best selections yet. And you better hurry in because the menu is only available this month.

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

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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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