Proof Miami: Thanks for the Memories

Since starting Miami Food Pug back in 2014, we’ve seen plenty of restaurants come and go in the Miami food scene. It’s almost like a revolving door: One eatery closes and another three pop up in its place — and then the cycle repeats itself.

It wasn’t until last week, though, that a loss hit close to home. Proof Miami, a place we’ve frequented almost as long as our blog has existed, shut its doors for good.

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La Centrale Opens in Brickell City Centre

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.

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Bianca at Delano: Sunday Funday Done Right

Bianca at the Delano - Brunch - Brunch

Pop quiz: What do bottomless drinks, a mouthwatering buffet and a killer playlist have in common? They can all be found at Delano South Beach during Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For $85, guests can enjoy all of the above at Bianca at Delano every weekend. Throw in a beautiful Miami winter day, and you’re in paradise.

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Fi’lia: Chef Michael Schwartz’s New Italian Concept Shines at SLS Brickell

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Last month, Fi’lia opened its doors at SLS Brickell and joined the ever-changing, ever-growing food scene in Brickell. Although Italian restaurants are a dime a dozen in Miami, Fi’lia is proving itself to be a cut above the rest — and then some.

That should come as no surprise considering the name behind the concept. If you’ve ever visited one of Chef Michael Schwartz’s restaurants, you know what you’re getting yourself into: exceptional food in an unpretentious setting. And that’s exactly what you can expect at Fi’lia.

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Live ‘La Dolce Vita’ With Mangia Mondays at Dolce Italian

Dolce Italian - Mangia Mondays - Rigatoni Carbonara

Your Monday nights are getting a lot more interesting. Dolce Italian, the Gale South Beach’s popular Italian eatery, recently launched Mangia Mondays to satisfy your pasta fix. The weekly special lets diners enjoy one of the restaurant’s signature pastas for just $10.

That’s a steal for pasta, especially from a Bravo TV “Best New Restaurant” winner. But while you should come in for the specially priced pasta, you should stay and try out the rest of the menu, too.

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