The Social Club at Surfcomber Gets a New Chef

The last time we wrote about The Social Club, we couldn’t sing its praises enough. The Southern restaurant inside the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel served up hearty classics that made us feel right at home. Since then, there’s been a big change in the kitchen: Chef Jeffrey Williams is now leading the charge.

As the new executive chef of The Social Club, Chef Williams has added his personal touch to many of the dishes while ensuring that guests continue to enjoy the same quality they know and love.

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The Alley: A Pizza and Pasta Paradise

We’re just one month into the new year, and we already have a serious contender for Favorite Meal of 2018: The Alley at The Betsy Hotel. It’s been a while since we’ve had an entire meal that’s impressed us so much, but this cozy Italian restaurant knocked it out of the park. From the moment the starters hit the table to the last bite of dessert, we couldn’t stop smiling.

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Treat Your Senses at Habitat by Jose Mendin

When we hear the name Jose Mendin, we immediately think of Pubbelly. Over the years, the beloved brand has taken over the city’s food scene and it shows no signs of stopping. In fact, Pubbelly just opened two new locations of its popular offshoot Pubbelly Sushi — one in Dadeland and the other in Aventura Mall.

While the Pubbelly brand has been busy expanding its reach, Chef Mendin has been busy at Habitat. The restaurant, which replaces Beachcraft at 1 Hotel South Beach, is an exquisite showcase for Mendin’s creative culinary chops. Unlike its now-shuttered predecessor, you’ll find style AND substance here.

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Root & Bone Pops Up at Shelborne South Beach

When one door closes, another one opens. Although diners bid farewell to Shelborne South Beach’s Sarsaparilla Club last year, Top Chef stars Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth — the couple behind the American dim sum restaurant — aren’t done saying goodbye to the hotel property: They’ve now opened a popup of their beloved New York eatery Root & Bone, giving guests plenty of reasons to salivate.

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Casa Faena: Not Your Basic Beach Brunch

When we hear the name Faena, our minds immediately think of a place that’s way out of our price range. Fortunately for budget-conscious diners, Casa Faena — the namesake district’s boutique property — offers a financially friendly brunch for those seeking quality food in one of Miami’s hottest areas. It’s Faena without the Faena prices.

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