It’s not often we make it out to Coconut Grove, but when we do, Ariete is always one of our first stops. Chef Michael Beltran (ex-Cypress Room) and his New American cuisine are crushing it in the neighborhood, and his lunch menu is quite possibly one of the best deals in town.
As Miami Spice enters its second (and final) month, you only have a few more weeks to take advantage of all the great deals in town. It’s crunch time, so every dining decision counts. That’s why we recommend you visit Lure Fishbar sooner rather than later.
Each year when August 1 comes around, we know Chef Peter Vauthy is going to go all out for Miami Spice. At Red, the Steakhouse, his menu is one of the few that changes regularly, giving customers a reason to come back again and again during the two-month affair. Having tried Miami Spice here last year, we knew we were in for a treat during our latest Spice preview. And indeed we were.
A lot has changed since the last time we were at db Bistro Moderne in Downtown Miami. Most notably, former Executive Chef Jason Pringle departed the restaurant earlier this year and was replaced by Clark Bowen, who served as sous chef at the Miami restaurant for the past five years. The recently launched spring menu, which debuted back in May, is Bowen’s first big opportunity to add his creative flair to the restaurant’s flair.
But that’s not all that’s new at db Bistro. From now through the end of July, guests can take part in the Boulud Sud popup that recreates fan favorites from Chef Daniel Boulud’s popular Mediterranean restaurant. Regardless of what you decide to eat, you’re in for a good time.
Last Thursday, Fooq’s latest collaborative dinner brought together two talented chefs for one memorable meal: Fooq’s own Bryan Rojas and Roel Alcudia of Mandolin Aegean Bistro. The family-style affair, known as Byzantine Nights, melded Middle Eastern flavors and was equal parts delicious and personal; it was like eating in someone’s home. Except with fire dancers, hookah and a DJ.