Faith and Pizza: Food You Can Believe In

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When Downtown Dadeland favorite Barley closed in February due to leasing issues, we knew Chef Jorgie Ramos wouldn’t waste any time finding a new space for his classic American comfort food restaurant. The talented chef fought tooth and nail to keep the place open despite major landlord issues over the years.

Now, Barley has a new landlord and a new Downtown Dadeland location that’s set to open later this year. Until then, Chef Ramos is keeping busy with a new pizza and oyster pop-up concept: Faith and Pizza. After checking out the Italian gastropub/raw bar a few weeks back, you can consider us converted.

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Mina’s Mediterraneo: A 79th Street Favorite

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When people have asked us for restaurant recommendations lately, we’ve been finding ourselves naming more and more restaurants from 79th street and the surrounding areas. With new spots like The Anderson, PINCH Kitchen and Antica Mare opening in the neighborhood, NOT bringing up MiMo/El Portal/Ironside/Upper East Side (or whatever you want to call it) in culinary conversation is a glaring omission.

But before all these new spots started coming in, there was Mina’s Mediterraneo. The restaurant, which specializes in Middle Eastern cuisine, has been serving up Turkish, Greek, Spanish, French and Italian flavors since 2013 — pretty good for a Miami restaurant. It wasn’t until just this year, however, that we discovered this local favorite. Shame on us because the food is exceptional.

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Exciting New Concepts at the Wynwood Yard

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Let’s get right to it: The Wynwood Yard now is not the Wynwood Yard that opened late last year — it’s come a long way. Since opening in November, the outdoor space has undergone a massive face lift, turning into something so much more than an incubator for culinary concepts. Over the months, the venue has hosted everything from concerts to professional workshops and fitness classes — to name a few.

In March, The Wynwood Yard announced a bevy of additions and revisions, including new vendors and partnerships. Before our visit a few weeks back, the last time we were at the Yard was early December. We hardly recognized the place when we walked in this time around — and neither will you. We’re happy to see that the place has worked out its opening kinks and finally found its footing.

Here’s a quick peek at what you can expect during your next visit to the Wynwood Yard.

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MFP’s Picks of the Month – February 2016

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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 February 2016.

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Quality Meats: New Offerings Live Up to the Name

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Since we first stopped by Quality Meats last year for drinks and desserts on a random weeknight, we’ve been in love with the steakhouse. So whenever we get the chance to try Chef Patrick Rebholz’s cuisine, we jump at the opportunity. The new seasonal menu was no exception. Read more