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Everything that has to do with restaurants (except the main reviews), including breaking and not-so-breaking news; restaurant openings and closings; wine dinners and restaurant events; comings and goings of local chefs; captivating photos of dining rooms and things; industry rumors, innuendo and so forth. 

Miami Dining Notes

Frozen Guava Margarita at The Continental Miami, photo courtesy Continental Miami

Cinco de Mayo is sort of like a Mexican St. Patrick’s Day, except with more colorful bunting -- and tequila. Here are 3 of the best spots to celebrate.

Mr. Bing's Shaved Ice Cream, photo courtesy Mr. Bing

Richard Hales' Bird & Bone, pizza by Stanzione 87, and ice cream by Mr. Bing all in a cool outdoor space.

Beet Plin With Goat Cheese at Valentino Cucina Italiano, photo by lee klein

The beet/goat cheese/pasta dish at Valentino Cucina Italiana is worth the drive, and we've got photos to prove it.

Octopus at Soho Bay, photo by lee klein

Waterfront views, sushi bar, cocktail bar, boating dock, DJ, and Japanese fusion cuisine with a twist of Brazil.


Gale Rooftop, courtesy Gale South Beach

This coming Sunday, April 10th, from 2 pm to 8 pm, LDV Hospitality and Sprouted Chef Sarah Myers will host a community pop-up party, Local Pop at the Gale Rooftop. Bites from Chef Myers include tomato basil tartare on sprouted bread, and charred carrot hot dogs. The Gale South Beach restaurant Dolce Italian (Bravo’s “Best New Restaurant 2015”) will likewise contribute snacks, and Wynwood Brewery is supplying the craft beer.... more

Ceviche De Pargo Ecuatoriano: Yellowtail snapper, heirloom tomato, avocado​, photo by lee klein

Come noontime this Saturday, April 9th, the Peruvian restaurant will host a ceviche master class.

Byblos Restaurant, photo courtesy Byblos

Two restaurant openings, two chef changes, and a celebration of Nowruz, the Persian New Year.

Collins Park Cocktail at The Traymore Gin Bar, photo courtesy Traymore

Saturday from 7 to 9 pm: All oysters for $2 each, and women can drink Pommery Brut Royal Champagne for free. Can’t beat that.

Shrimp-Bacon Stuffed Chicken Wings at The Sarsaparilla Club, photo courtesy The Sarsaparilla Club

It makes sense that eventually someone would figure to place dim sum-style carts in a non-Chinese restaurant dining room. Welcome to The Sarsaparilla Club.

Honey Spiced Carrots & Puffed Farro Salad at The Sarsaparilla Club

Chefs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth debut their new restaurant tonight at the Shelborne Wyndham Grand hotel.