Chef Josh Gripper Raises the Bar at The Dutch

We’re no strangers to The Dutch, the cool American restaurant inside W South Beach. Over the years, we’ve popped in for Miami Spice, summer barbecues and a bevy of other special events. It’s been a while since our last visit, though, and things have changed for the better since Chef Josh Gripper took over as Executive Chef late last year.

His name should be familiar to anyone who knows anything about the local food scene. He oversaw the pastry program at The Dutch and is now trying his hand at savory fare — with fantastic results.

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Miami Spice at Turnberry Isle: A Closer Look

Every year, we look forward to Miami Spice. Why? Because Bourbon Steak and Corsair Kitchen & Bar put out some of our favorite Miami Spice menus in town. This year is no different, as both restaurants at Turnberry Isle are participating again.

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Seaspice: New Delicious Menu, Same Great View

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When we last visited Seaspice, we had one of 2015’s best meals in its sister concept Modern Garden, which had its own dedicated lounge within the Miami River restaurant. Since that visit early last year, the two concepts have merged; several of the MG options — most notably the hot-stone offerings  — are now staples of the Seaspice menu.

At our recent media dinner, we got to sample new items from Seaspice Executive Chefs Angel Leon and Benjamin Goldman. While this iteration of the menu was indeed new to us, the experience has remained the same: excellent.

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