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Miami Dining Notes

Cafe con Leche at Tinta y Café, photo by lee klein

Tinta y Café has been serving peerless cafecitos since 2005. Only thing different is that it's now located in Coral Gables

 Couscous Royal at Bagatelle, photo by lee klein

I figured I was in for a fine meal, but Bagatelle exceeded expectations.

Carbonara at db Bistro Moderne, photo courtesy db Bistro Moderne

Chef Daniel Boulud’s New York restaurant, Boulud Sud, has popped up at db Bistro Moderne Miami for the month of July.

Burrata With Tomatoes at Spasso, photo courtesy Spasso

Spasso, in Coconut Grove, has unveiled a new á la carte weekend brunch with discounted mimosas and bloody mary's. 

Gale Rooftop, courtesy Gale South Beach

I love rooftops. Maybe it’s because they are breezier than the streets below, or because of the view, or because I’m from Brooklyn. I just love rooftops, and even more so when I’ve got a Schöfferhofer beer in hand, or some other sprightly spirit.

Estiatorio Octopus, photo courtesy Estiatorio Milos

To celebrate its’ four-year anniversary, Estiatorio Milos is offering a four course dinner for $44.

Interior of Zest, photo courtesy Zest

Zest is Cindy Hutson and Delius Shirley’s sunny new restaurant in downtown Miami.

Driftwood Room Brunch Items, photo courtesy Driftwood Room

First: Green Monkey Yoga class by the Nautilus pool deck. Complimentary. Then: Rosé Brunch at The Driftwood Room. 

Rocco's Tacos Cinco de Mayo

Two great places to get your groove on for Cinco de Mayo: Rocco's Tacos and the Rooftop at EllEVEN.