Bar Collins: Not Your Average Lobby Bar

Last month, the Loews Miami Beach Hotel completed a $50 million renovation that included fully redesigned guest rooms, a new pool deck, an updated lobby, and several new food and beverage offerings. Among the new additions: Bar Collins, a complete revamp of the hotel’s lobby bar.

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Via Emilia 9: A Pasta Lover’s Dream

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Pasta makes any situation better — especially when the pasta is from Via Emilia 9. Whether you’re in the mood for something light, something heavy or something in between, the Miami Beach eatery has over a dozen pastas to choose from, and they’re made fresh every day by the resident Sfogliana (female pasta maker). Stop by 1120 15th Street and try them for yourself.

Not sure where to start? We have you covered.

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Upland Miami Serves Up a Stellar Brunch

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Stephen Starr and his projects are no strangers to South Florida — or to us. The Continental, Le Zoo and Steak 954 are all places we love, so naturally we were excited to hear about New York’s Upland opening up on Miami Beach. Helmed by Chef Justin Smillie, the restaurant serves up California-inspired cuisine that’s taken South of Fifth and the city by storm. Stop by for brunch, and you’ll see exactly what all the fuss is about.

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Our Top 5 Reasons to Visit Tanuki

Tanuki, one of Alton Road’s most recent additions, has brought its unique mix of Pan-Asian cuisine to Miami Beach. This is Tanuki’s first U.S. location, and after our excellent dinner there, we wouldn’t be surprised to see more outposts pop up soon.

Here are five reasons we’ve fallen in love with the South Beach eatery.

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Bird & Bone: More Than Just Nashville Hot Chicken

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Few foods excite us like fried chicken. There’s something about the juicy bird and crispy skin  … omg brb drooling all over the keyboard right now.

Where were we? Oh yeah, fried chicken. We love it and its many iterations — hot chicken included. Earlier this year, Miami got a taste of hot chicken at Wynwood Yard from Richard Hales (Sakaya Kitchen/Blackbrick) and his latest concept, Bird & Bone. The popup has since made a permanent move to The Confidante and taken over the old Seagrape location.

With the bigger space comes a bigger menu filled with Southern favorites beyond the bird. Make no mistake: The chicken is the main attraction (and rightfully so), but you’re going to want to try a little bit of everything … and you should.

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