Nikkei cuisine isn’t new to Miami. Restaurants that fuse Peruvian and Japanese cultures can be found in just about any neighborhood around here. That’s why it takes a lot to stand out above the rest. Miami Beach’s Sakura 736, with its fun flavors and beautiful presentations, is one of the restaurants that’s doing things right.
The day is finally here: Stiltsville Fish Bar is open! The seafood concept from culinary powerhouses Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth is ready to welcome patrons for a relaxed, delicious dinner. This past summer, we got a preview of Stiltsville’s offerings at the actual Stiltsville, and if that was any indication, the restaurant should already be firing on all cylinders out of the gate.
If you don’t know by now, Asian cuisine excites us. Chinese food … Japanese food … Korean food … We love it all. So it’s no surprise that we also love Jaya, the modern Asian restaurant inside The Setai on Miami Beach. Since the last time we visited this South Beach gem, Chef Mathias Gervais has tweaked the menu and added several new items that are not to be missed.
180° at the DRB is a breath of fresh air in Downtown Miami. Amidst the upscale hotel restaurants, fast-casual lunch spots and obvious money-laundering fronts in the area, the beloved gastropub sticks out like a sore thumb for all the right reasons. At 501 NE 1st Avenue, Chef Ryan Martin and his crew execute a diverse, delectable menu of global cuisine and pairs it with over 170 craft beers for good measure.
We had a chance to interview Chef Martin about the concept last year, and we’re happy to say that little has changed since then: the food is as tasty as ever, as is the beer selection (much to our diet’s detriment). With that said, there has been one noticeable change: a new menu.
Not one to rest on his laurels, Chef Martin has recently introduced a bevy of delicious items, including a burger to rival his award-winning 50/50 creation (chorizo, prime beef, queso frito, maduros, fried egg and spicy lime aioli). And yes, they’re worth your while.
The concept of “dark dining” has intrigued us since first hearing about it at Chef Adrianne’s in West Kendall. The idea behind it is simple: By eating blindfolded, your other senses are heightened (specifically, taste). So when the opportunity arose to check out Dining in the Dark at Toro Toro and NOT have to drive across town, we had to do it. Read more