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Miami Dining Notes

Truffle Pizza at Café des Arts Miami, photo by lee klein

OddFellows Ice Cream Co. from NYC, Azucar Ice Cream from Chef Guarnaschelli, and free truffle pizza from Café des Arts. 

Suckling Pig at db Bistro Moderne

db Bistro Moderne hosts an evening of Alsatian cuisine and wine with owner Jean Trimbach from Alsace’s acclaimed Trimbach Estate. With Suckling Pig!

Heirloom Tomatoes at KYU, photo courtesy KYU

Kyu is brand new, and so is Komodo's $26 lunch, Rosa Mexicano's $25 lunch, and Verde's desserts.

Scallops at Cantina La Veinte, photo by lee klein

    As with last year’s 2014 In Food Photos, I present a dozen exemplary plates I savored in 2015 -- one for each month.

Whoopie Pie at  Izzy’s Fish and Oyster, photo by lee klein

Jamie DeRosa’s recently opened Izzy’s Fish and Oyster is a cozy, Narragansett-ish, clam-shacky seafood restaurant – although nicer and cleaner than “shack” might imply.

Fried Chicken at NaiYaRa, photo courtesy NaiYaRa

NaiYaRa opens today at 1854 Bay Road in SoBe’s Sunset Harbour neighborhood. We've got photos.

Egg Steam Bun at Jaya, photo courtesy Setai

Jaya, a restaurant concept inspired by historical silk and ancient spice trading routes, is set to open at The Setai in Miami Beach on December 11, 2015.

CENA's Chef Michelle Bernstein

OmaMichy is Chef Michelle Bernstein’s new weekly chef’s tasting menu -- every Wednesday night through the month.

Octopus at Midtown Oyster Bar, photo by lee klein

“Flying with the Stars,” a two-night event featuring a Michelin chef and Al Capone's mansion, begins tomorrow night.

The Federal's Award-Winning Biscuits, photo courtesy Food & Wine

Slow Food Miami’s "Snail Social” Happy Hour takes place tomorrow evening at The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions.