What a difference a new chef can make! When we last tried The Spillover a few years back, it was … fine. The food was okay, but we expected more from the team behind faves like Lokal and Kush. As a result, we kinda avoided the place for a while – until now. With Chef Juan Borjas now at the helm, The Spillover is giving us several delicious excuses to visit Coconut Grove.
DC PIE CO: Exceptional Pizza on the Mainland
Our favorite pizza in Miami is Lucali. One problem, though: Getting to the beach is a trek for us — doubly so when there’s traffic. Thankfully, Lucali co-founder Dominic Cavagnuolo has opened up DC Pie Co. in Brickell, saving us the trip over the bridge. Fans of Lucali’s phenomenal pies will find that this new spot will satisfy any pizza cravings you have for the Miami Beach mainstay.
Erba: Another Delicious Reason to Visit Dadeland
When you think of neighborhoods in Miami with good food, Dadeland isn’t usually at the top of the list. It has some amazing spots — Ghee Indian Kitchen and Barley (R.I.P. for now) — but we’re more likely to head to Wynwood or Miami Beach for a worthwhile meal.
Our recent visit to Erba is making us think twice, though. This new Italian gem from Chefs Niven Patel and Tim Piazza is a winner — one that’s already doing a fantastic job at driving diners to Kendall.
Root & Bone: A Must in South Miami
When we first heard that Root & Bone was opening in South Miami, we were a little skeptical. Why would a celebrity chef duo open a restaurant in this neighborhood? To be frank, it’s where a lot of restaurants go to die; we’ve seen our fair share of closures around these parts.
Well, our skepticism was for naught. We’ve visited a few times already, and the place is SLAMMED. And after eating here, you’ll know why.
Silverlake Bistro: Your Diet Starts Never
La Fresa Francesa is fantastic. The Hialeah French restaurant (yes, you read that correctly) has become a neighborhood staple with its delectable dishes and friendly faces, and the latest venture from its owners is poised for the same success. Normandy Isle’s Silverlake Bistro, which gets its name from the owners’ time in Southern California, is fairly different from its sister eatery but shares one big similarity: quality.