MFP’s Picks of the Month – May 2018

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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 May 2018.

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Pubbelly Sushi Opens New Brickell Location

Earlier this month, the heavily anticipated Pubbelly Sushi at Brickell City Centre opened its doors. Led by Executive Chef Jorge Mijangos, this outpost marks the Pubbelly Boys’ latest venture on the mainland after Downtown Miami’s PB Station and Pawn Broker.

Fans of the original PB Sushi location in Sunset Harbour will find many of their favorite rolls alongside new additions that are sure to become favorites as well. Here’s a closer look at the menu.

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Wag Wednesday: Maria Orantes & Cherry, Ronny, Giorgio, Gretta, Kikko and Mochi

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Since starting the blog, we’ve interviewed many members of the hospitality industry, and one constant among the interviewees has been a profound love for their pets. We thought it would be great to share this love with our readers. That’s why we launched an ongoing feature called “Wag Wednesday” to showcase industry peeps and their pets. Know someone who wants to be featured? Email us at bark@miamifoodpug.com.

This week, we’re featuring Maria Orantes, Executive Pastry Chef for the Pubbelly restaurants, and her dogs Cherry, Ronny, Giorgio, Gretta, Kikko and Mochi.
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Barceloneta: Did We Just Become Best Friends?

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When we visited Barceloneta for a media dine a few weeks back, we weren’t expecting much. The Sunset Harbour restaurant, which specializes in Spanish Mediterranean cuisine, has been a staple of the area since 2011, but we just never had any urge to stop by; our “just-okay” experience at their now-shuttered South Miami location probably had something to do with it.

But life is all about second chances, right? Well, we’re glad we went back. Little did we know that we would enjoy one of our favorite meals of 2016 here — and one that had us immediately asking, “Did we just become best friends?”

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StarChefs to Host Rising Stars Gala at Marlins Park

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StarChefs, the restaurant industry trends magazine, has announced its 2016 South Florida Rising Stars Awards, honoring up-and-coming chefs and hospitality professionals, who represent the vanguard of the contemporary American dining scene. From the Keys to Jupiter, the StarChefs team visited more than 100 chefs, pastry chefs, bartenders, sommeliers, restaurateurs, and artisans. Read more