It’s been a long time coming, but La Centrale is finally open inside Brickell City Centre. We’ve been eagerly awaiting the three-floor Italian food hall, which was slated to open late last year but Miami ruins everything. Now that it’s (almost) fully operational, we got to peek inside the venue’s first floor and eat our weight in carbs. Was it worth the wait? Yes x1000.
La Petite Maison has opened its first official U.S. location in Brickell, bringing its French-Mediterrenean cuisine with it. Judging by the crowds, the place is already a neighborhood hit, and it’s no surprise why: a generous menu and a beautiful space.
Have some friends in town? Need a place to take family? Just want a romantic night out? La Petite Maison has you covered.
If you haven’t noticed, we go out to eat a lot. It’s sometimes hard to keep track of the best spots we’ve visited each month (and week and day). That’s why we’ve decided to put together a monthly list of our top picks. You can expect restaurants both young and old on this list — we’re always discovering new spots on our foodie adventures.
Here are our top picks for December 2016.
Whiskey. We love the spirit (or at least the drinking half of MFP does). So imagine the excitement when we caught wind of Commonwealth, a Miami Beach whiskey bar and restaurant that has taken over the old Automatic Slim’s location.
This excitement increased exponentially when we found out who was leading the kitchen: Daniel Roy, who served as sous chef at Matador Room and worked with Top Chef Jeremy Ford. Chef Roy has crafted a delectable menu with deep smokey flavors, which pairs wonderfully with the extensive selection of whiskey on hand. Emphasis on extensive: There’s over 100 whiskeys to choose from. In other words, you’re going to need an Uber.
Italian restaurants are a dime a dozen in Miami. It’s hard not to go a few blocks without stumbling across yet another eatery serving up our favorite carbs. With so much competition out there, it takes a real winner to stand out from the crowd.
Enter Toscana Divino, which has been a centerpiece of Mary Brickell Village for years now. Other tenants have come and gone, but the Italian restaurant has stuck around through thick and thin. Its longevity should come as no surprise, though. This is some of the best Italian food in town.