DELICIOUS DEBUTS
Feast

With this in mind, Meenan and Ghaw created a rustic, warm inviting space to cater to their idea of 'the best meals are those shared with loved ones.' The menu is comprised of two different types of feast menus. The first, the Union Square Market Feast will change throughout the year as various fruits and vegetables come into season. The Nose to Tail Feast menu will focus on a specific type of animal protein. On occasion, a third feast menu will also be available to diners during special traditions (We’re betting that Thanksgiving will be amazing at Feast) and based off of regional American cuisine. For those who just wish to “dabble” and sample some of the dishes that would be incorporated into a Feast course, an al a carte menu will also be available. The 12 plates featured will include select feast dishes in addition to signature menu dishes found throughout the year.

DELICIOUS DEBUTS
Devon Seafood + Steak to Open in Kendall

Once upon a time, I lived in a faraway land called Kendall. For those who are unfamiliar with that unincorporated part of Miami-Dade County, Kendall can seem like a faraway land with it’s own culture, expressions, and rules of traffic. For those who know Kendall but have been away for a while, a recent visit will make it seem like it has been “once upon a time” since you’ve last been there. It seems as if every time I return to Kendall, something old has been replaced with something new that is a dramatic improvement from what used to be there. Take Town & Country Mall, for instance. It was a fun hangout in the early nineties, but by the time Y2K came around, it was dead. After the AMC movie theater closed, there seemed to be little hope for reviving what had once promised to be a thriving commercial and nightlife center...that is until the mall rebranded itself as The Palms at Town & Country Mall, polished its image, and invited more upscale retailers like Loehman’s and Nordstrom Rack to move in (trust me, that’s light years ahead of what used to be there). Dining in Kendall is also improving, especially at the new and improved mall, with Devon Seafood + Steak set to open its doors tomorrow.

DELICIOUS DEBUTS
Oak Tavern to Open in Design District

A recent stroll down the streets of Miami’s Design District - especially when one hasn’t strolled down those streets in quite a few months - can reveal some surprising changes. While design still rules in this area of Miami, the kind of design that is on display is changing. It is still a mecca for interior designers and industrial design aficionados, and favorites like Luminaire, Fendi Casa, and Ligne Roset are still present. However, the district is now becoming home to far more many creative venues than just furniture, kitchens, and baths. Christian Louboutin, Hermès, Chloé, and Cartier are among a few of the names making one of Miami’s most fashionable areas even more fashionable, and along with the the designer sofas, shoes, handbags, and baubles, is a treasure chest of fabulous eats from local favorite, Michael’s Genuine, to upscale Greek eatery, Egg & Dart. Among the most exciting eateries to make an appearance in the Design District is Oak Tavern, which plans to open its doors to Miami’s eager foodies this November.

DAILY BITES
Two New Restaurant Spaces Open in Grand Central

There are only two retail spaces left in Grand Central Terminal, and for the first time in 25 years, they are up for grabs. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced this week that they are making two sizable new spots available for restaurants.

One space is roughly 12,000 square-feet and located on the west side of Vanderbilt Hall. The marble floors used to serve as the waiting room and has been used for special events.

The other section that will be available for lease is the area above the Grand Central Market. The 4,700 square-foot space that is currently being used for storage will become a place where diners can enjoy a meal and a view from the balcony looking over the market.

DELICIOUS DEBUTS
Juvia Brings a Higher Level of Dining

Sometimes, all you really need is a change of scenery and some good food. Luckily for South Floridians, you won’t need to tread far for this one.

Recently opened at 1111 Lincoln Road, Juvia is raising the bar (or the elevator) for sophisticated eaters in Miami. The restaurant is located on the penthouse level of the visually stunning building which can be accessed on the corner of Lincoln Road and Lennox Avenue. There, private elevators transport guests to the top where you’ll encounter an alluring oasis made to entice your every sense from the Amazon Rainforest-inspired vertical garden to the unobstructed views of the Miami skyline and Biscayne Bay.

DELICIOUS DEBUTS
George's Kitchen Opens in Midtown Miami

Midtown Miami, besides offering nearby residents much needed retail venues like Target, Home Goods, and Petsmart, has come to be one of the most exciting dining districts in Miami right now. It seems as if almost every restaurant that has opened its doors in Midtown has offered locals and visitors, alike, nothing short of delicious food whether it’s at Sugarcane, Sakaya Kitchen, Mercadito, 100 Montaditos, or several of the other newer restaurants that seem to be sprouting like mushrooms after a rainstorm. It goes without saying, then, that any restaurateur who’s really serious about food would be looking to have a spot among Midtown Miami’s roster of great eateries, which is exactly what George-Eric Farge has done. The gregarious French owner of George’s in South Miami and Coconut Grove is opening the doors to his newest venture, George’s Kitchen, today in Midtown, and he promises to make it not only an unparalleled dining destination, but also a mecca of nightlife for the area.

RESTAURANT 101
Le Bernardin Has Reopened

Eric Ripert and Maguy LeCoze reopened Le Bernadin on September 9th with a striking new design. Chef Ripert still centers his menu on inventive fish-centered dishes on his new Lounge menu such as gravlax and lobster cappuccino (yum). Enjoy your dinner in relaxation mode as Brooklyn artist Ran Ortner's art piece, Deep Water, takes center stage as the dining room's only piece of art. Enjoy the new Le Bernardin lounge, which will play host to the venue's signature cocktails. The only remaining fixture is the iconic wooden ceiling. Try out their delicious dinner Monday-Saturday and their lunch Monday-Friday. Bon apetite!

DAILY BITES
Dos Caminos comes to Florida!


If you’ve ever been to Dos Caminos in New York or Las Vegas or have heard of their high quality modern Mexican food, you’ll be glad to hear of their new location opening today, January 27th, at the Sheraton Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. This will be the sixth location for Dos Caminos of this fast-growing restaurant company and we’re excited to welcome them to the Sunshine State!

Dos Caminos Fort Lauderdale will accommodate guests inside and outside – for everyday dining and special events. With its oceanfront setting and the industrial elements, that maintain all Dos Caminos locations, this new restaurant will fit right in with South Florida’s exciting atmosphere and beach-loving environment. Another great feature of Dos Caminos Fort Lauderdale will be its feature of a collection of historical and modern, black and white images by photographer Murray Hall.

RESTAURANT OPENING
Food Truck Hits Las Vegas

Vegas hit the curb for lunch this Saturday for gourmet burgers, hot dogs, and tacos. Saturday, July 24th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm Curbside Café will be outside of Hellboys 702 Tattoo shop at the South East corner of Rainbow and Sahara freeway. For Curbside's grand opening they will be giving away the first 50 burgers, plus a free Hellboys 702 t-shirt and a $50 certificate for your Tattoo at Hellboys 702. There will be two for one burger specials that will last until the food runs out.