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Miami Dining Notes

Chef Dena Marino, photo courtesy of Gary James for Ocean Drive Magazine

This month’s issue of Ocean Drive Magazine asks the question: “Who Are The Hottest Chefs In Miami Right Now?”

Cobia Crudo at The Driftwood Room, photo courtesy SIXTY Hotels

The Driftwood Room opened last month in the Nautilus South Beach Hotel at 1825 Collins Avenue. It's comfortable, unpretentious, and good. 

Flor de Mezcal at Rosa Mexicano, photo courtesy Rosa Mexicano

Rosa will be preparing the exotic Flor de Mezcal cocktail in celebration.

Jason Pringle and Daniel Boulud, photo courtesy db Bistro Moderne

Daniel Boulud is coming to town for a special “Tour de France” 5-course prix-fixe menu at his db Bistro Moderne.

Parilla at Quinto La Huella, photo courtesy Quinto La Huella

Coming this winter: Beaker & Grey to Wynwood, and Quinto La Huella to East Miami hotel in the Brickell City Centre.

Izzy's Shellfish, photo courtesy of Izzy's Fish & Oyster

Chef Jamie DeRosa has debuted his Izzy’s Fish & Oyster, located on the same block as his Tongue & Cheek in the restaurant-rich south of Fifth Street neighborhood. As the name implies, the 40-seater is a seafood-focused eatery inspired by the traditional New England fish house. William Crandall (Azul at the Mandarin Oriental) is chef de cuisine.

Corvina Ceviche at GK Bistronomie, photo courtesy GK Bistronomie

The exquisite GK Bistronomie is due to open next week at 218 NW 25th Street in Wynwood.

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila Football Fiesta

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila has a deal that should cheer glum Dolphins fans up: A free tequila shot after every Miami touchdown.

The Famous db Burger, photo courtesy E. Kheraj

Starting this Thursday, October 1, and running through the month, the db Bistro Burger & Bordeaux deal returns.

Ceviche Ecuatoriano at Coya, photo by lee klein

I wrote an article about Coya in this month's issue of Ocean Drive Magazine. Here are some photos taken during my visit.