Miami’s Culinary Scene: A Mecca for Drinking and Dining
Dining and drinking in Miami is as exciting as ever. Locals are always looking for the next new hot spot, so here’s a preview of the recently added names to the food scene that will be on everyone’s list.
Amalia: Amalia is a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant located inside Miami Beach luxury boutique hotel, The Lennox Hotel. At the helm is Executive Chef Hernan Griccini, an Argentine native with nearly two decades of culinary experience.
At Amalia, the chef will focus on a seasonal, ingredient-driven menu that melds Mediterranean cuisine with the flavors of Latin America. Inventive libations and an extensive wine menu will complement the fare.
Ogawa: Art dealer & restaurateur Alvaro Perez Miranda opened the newest addition to his growing portfolio of Japanese restaurants in January 2022 in the Little River community.
Ogawa, which translates to Little River, will be rooted in the exquisite simplicity of traditional Japanese Omakase. Ogawa promises to be Miami’s newest, highly coveted dining experience.
The 12-seat intimate restaurant offers an epicurean experience crafted by Master Chef Masayuki Komatsu.
Smorgasburg: The largest open-air food market in America with locations in N.Y. and L.A. launched in Wynwood this March. A play on the Swedish “smorgasbord” meaning a wide array of foods, the concept began in 2011 in Williamsburg.
Staying true to its values, the market will be “By Miami, For Miami,” and the bulk of vendors will be local with a smattering of some beloved concepts hatched in Brooklyn and L.A.
Open every Saturday, vendors include Ted’s Burgers, Drinking Pig BBQ, Sandwiches from Eleventh Street Pizza, The Sister Yard, El Diner Latino by the team behind La Natural, The Maiz Project, and Bona Bona Ice Cream from N.Y.
Kin Patty’s at Time Out Market Miami: From croquetas and Cubanos to arepas and tacos, Miami’s landscape of on-the-go eats is vast and varied, King Patty’s takes iconic street food to new heights with a range of fillings you won’t find anywhere else.
Off Site: American cuisine meets microbrewery in this Little River industrial space opened by local restaurateurs behind some of Miami’s most popular eateries.
Osteria Morini: This Italian outpost of an East Coast favorite, Osteria Morini delivers one of the best brunches in Miami Beach.
Shoma Bazaar: This quirky new food hall features globally-inspired flavors in Doral. Bringing international flare to Miami’s dining scene.
Tropezón Miami: Brought to you by the team responsible for one of Downtown Miami’s favorite bars, Lost Boy Dry Goods, this Spanish-themed hangout on Espanola Way features tapas and gin cocktails not to miss.
Tipsy Flamingo: A sensory shock of eclectic pink will awaken the senses at this new cocktail bar, which vibes well with their menu of speciality drinks in Downtown Miami.
Zitz Sum: This 2022 James Beard Award Finalist brings Japanese and Chinese traditions together with a little Miami twist to the dumplings and small plates in the heart of Coral Gables.
Sexy Fish: Located in the heart of Brickell, offering high-end glamour, surrealist décor, and opulent culinary majesty inspired by the oceans of Asia. Sexy Fish offers an all-day to late-night experience, allowing guests to enjoy incredible entertainment, as well as food and drink options, until the early hours.