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POSTED July 24, 2014

Bistro BE

Thanks to newcomer Frederik Appelt's downtown restaurant, we're about to become experts on the mussels from Brussels. There will be waffles, including savory versions stuffed with dill and lobster ($16), as well as stews and all sorts of mussel pots, made with the 70-plus Belgian beers they carry.

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POSTED July 17, 2014

Threefold Café

The quaint spot brews Panther coffee to give you a morning jolt. Fuel up with dishes such as smashed "avo" toast with roasted mushrooms, feta and basil ($13) and not-so-French toast with prosciutto and ricotta ($16), made with Zak The Baker's doughy delights.


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POSTED July 10, 2014

Porfirio's Mexican Restaurant

At Mexico City's high-end Mexican sister restaurant  in South Beach expect an extensive menu that showcases the range of Mexican flavors, from Caribbean Veracruz-style seafood dishes like crispy tacos de jaiba ($12) to more hearty northern cooking, such as chistorra asada ($7) and various quesos fundidos.

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POSTED July 3, 2014

Oolite Restaurant and Bar

Kris Wessel's love of all things Florida is back with hurricane-like force. He's converting the old Cooper Ave. spot into a warm dining space with citrus accents to match the luscious dishes organized around "plant, land and sea-based proteins."

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POSTED June 27, 2014

L'echon Brasserie

Chef Jose Mendin's carefully crafted dishes reek of elegance: Bourgogne snails with potato and leek foam, Cervelle de Veau Meunière—outstanding, tender pan-roasted veal brain on a bed of blue crab tartar. The vibrant cocktail menu features libations like Les Français with Absolut Elyx, vermouth, Herbes de Provence and bitters.

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  • Bistro BE
  • Threefold Café Coral Gables; 30
  • Porfirio's Mexican Restaurant
  • Oolite Restaurant and Bar
  • L'echon Brasserie


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