Putting the 'M' in MC Kitchen, chef Dena Marino's long-awaited first Miami restaurant has finally opened this week. Take a look inside the space in the Design District, which is certainly getting a restaurant resurgence as MC opened right near its new-ish neighbor South Street. At MC Kitchen the focus is on the kitchen (hence the name) and it's an open theater for diners to watch as everything unfolds right there. Marino's dishing up homemade Italian eats like her 'pia-Dena' for lunch and dinner. There's a private dining room, a sleek bar, and wine cellar too. The adjacent space for Mercato, the to-go market, won't be open until early 2013.
[Photo Credit: Adeline Ramos]