Italian restaurants are a dime a dozen. It’s not uncommon to stumble across one every block or so in the major neighborhoods across Miami. Which is why finding a good one can be difficult. We’ll make your decision simple: If you’re looking to make the most of your carbs, head on over to Dolce Italian for fantastic Italian fare.
To think that it’s been over a month since South Beach Wine & Food Festival came and went — time flies. Each year, the festival brings together some of the best chefs in the country (and world) for a food-filled week in the sun, and this year was no different. Here’s a look back at some of this year’s fun events.
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.
When we last wrote about Cleo, we were blown away by the quality of the food — we couldn’t scarf down the dips, shawarma and other Mediterranean fare fast enough. The restaurant has since gone through a revamp, and it’s back and better than ever. We went in with big expectations, and the Redbury establishment did not disappoint. Days later, we were still enjoying our leftovers.
When we hang out on South Beach, It’s usually above 12th Street and Washington Avenue. There’s really nothing to draw us any further south, except for maybe a few spots in SoFi. Scratch that: There used to be nothing.
Thanks to Minnow Bar at Kimpton Angler’s Hotel, that’s all changed. Here, Chef Julian Garriga and Bar Chief Chris Resnick are putting out some of our favorite bites and cocktails in all of Miami Beach. If you’re a fan of good drinks and good seafood, you’re in for a good time.