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Updating the Eater Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now

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More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? Restaurant obsessives want to know what's new, what's hot, which favorite chef just launched a sophomore effort, where the Pubbelly group just opened their latest venture. And while the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it's not a chronicle of the 'it' places of the moment. Thus, we offer the Eater Heatmap, which will change continually to always highlight where the foodie crowds are flocking to at the moment. New to the map this time around: Khong River House, Sushi MiKasa, Serafina and Barceloneta Sunset.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Ni.Do. Caffè & Mozzarella Bar

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7295 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138
Miami, Florida 33138
(305) 960-7022
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Go for the house made burrata, stay for the charm. Ni. Do. Caffe is the cozy eatery in MiMo that transports you to a small town in Italy serving up the most authentic of Italian dishes.

2. Josh's Delicatessen & Appetizing

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9517 Harding Ave
Surfside, FL
Anyone who puts an item called a "Jewban" on the menu has our attention. Chef Josh Marcus brought back the Jewish-deli concept to it's second home in Miami and seems like it's here to stay awhile.

3. My Ceviche

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235 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 397-8710
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Sam Gorenstein's ceviche, burrito & taco takeout opened with George Stone Crab's founder Roger Duarte gives good reason to check into the South of Fifth youth hostel in which it resides.

4. Macchialina Taverna Rustica

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820 Alton Road
Miami Beach, Fl 33139
The latest addition to the Pubbelly Family, Macchialina, which comes from the words "Macchia" meaning "mark or spot" and "Maialina" meaning piglets, aims to be reminiscent of a "small rustic eatery in the heart of any Italian town". Former Scarpetta chef Michael Pirolo mans the kitchen, cooking up Italian classics like braised shortrib lasagna and pork chop Milanese.

5. The Bazaar by Jose Andres

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1701 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 674-1701
José Andrés. The Bazaar. South Beach. SLS Hotel. Need we say more?

6. Tuyo Restaurant

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415 N.E. Second Ave.
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 237-3200
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A college with something better than a cafeteria with a Pizza Hut unless it's the CIA is something unheard of. Miami Dade College's new Culinary Institute features just that, with a menu by its director, chef Norman Van Aken, whose New World cuisine suddenly seems new(ish) again.

7. Bloom

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2751 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33137
Featuring the pedigree of a former Nobu chef, new Miami addition Bloom brings a upscale twist on global street food to the streets of Wynwood.

8. Estiatorio Milos by Costas Spiliadis

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730 1st Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 604-6800
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It doesn't get more authentic than a Greek restaurant with an outpost in Athens. Opened in the South of Fifth neighborhood, come for an extravagant meal fit for the Greek Gods with seafood shipped from the Mediterranean.

9. Shokudo

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4740 Northeast 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 758-7782
Opened by the team of former Lincoln Road restaurant World Resouce Cafe, Shokudo brings in the Asian street food concept. Quick, cheap eats like dumplings, buns, rolls, and noodle bowls are what have this place buzzing in Buena Vista.

10. Eating House

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806 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Miami, FL 33134
Miami, Florida 33134
Back by popular demand, the pop-up Eating House has reclaimed its place in the old Cafe Ponce space. Expect delectable eats for dinner with the menu changing nightly and long waits for a table at their coveted brunch.

11. Lantao Kitchen & Cocktails

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1717 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tucked away in the newly spiced up Surfcomber Hotel, Lantao is a social club, restaurant, and pool bar offering Asian street food and fusion delicacies. Still somewhat under the radar but quickly gathering fans, Lantao has reasonable beach prices and rave-worthy BBQ short ribs.

12. Katsuya at the SLS Hotel

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1701 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 674-1701
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Between its location in the gorgeous SLS hotel, its neighbor The Bazaar, its Master Chef Katsuya Uechi and designer Philippe Starck, Katsuya's most recent Miami outpost is the most buzzed-about place to eat sushi and sashimi right now.

13. TIKL Raw Bar Grill

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1450 Brickell Ave.
Miami, Fl 33131
Opened by the guys from Altamare, TIKL brings a refreshing, already popular concept to Brickell. Comparable to Sugarcane, its varied menu has raw fare, small plates, robata grill items, skewers, and a few large plates.

14. South Street Restaurant & Bar

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4000 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Design District, FL 33137
Amir Ben-Zion's other new spot, recently opened with Amaris Jones, is a swanky, bluesy restaurant and bar/lounge serving up "neo-soul" food. The vibe at South Street is warm and comforting, as if you're enjoying live music in your friend's home.

15. The Hoxton

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1111 Southwest 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 677-8466
Cool, calm, and collected. That's how summers in The Hamptons were spent and that's the vibe at The Hoxton. Brickell's newest addition at The Axis, this urban beach house brings a taste of New England to Miami with plenty of seafood.

16. Oak Tavern Fine Food & Spirits

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35 Northeast 40th Street
Miami, FL 33137
(786) 391-1818
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The newly opened second restaurant from David Bracha already has a buzz about it in the Design District, with tables filling up constantly. He's serving up modern American tavern-style food in a casual setting.

17. Florida Cookery

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1680 James Ave
Miami Beach, Fl 33139
Since Red Light's closing, Florida Cookery has become Kris Wessel's new pride and joy at the James Royal Palm Hotel. It's got his signature Floridian fare that pays homage to his local roots in a big way.

18. MC Kitchen

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4141 Northeast 2 Avenue
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 456-9948
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Another restaurant breathing fresh air into the pulsing Design District is Dena Marino's MC Kitchen. Her modern Italian cuisine and pia-Dena's are already becoming popular.

19. Khong River House

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1661 Meridian Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 763-8147
The latest from 50 Eggs Restaurant Group, Khong River House is about as close to eating in Thailand as you'll get in Miami. The former Miss Yip's/Buck 15 space is converted into somewhat of a Thai boat house with a bi-level space and expansive bar on both floors.

20. Sushi MiKasa

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1801 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 535-3500
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Opened by celebrity Jonathan Cheban, Sushi MiKasa is an NYC import now serving up their signature sushi and specialty Japanese dishes at the Shelborne hotel.

21. Serafina Dream South Beach

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1111 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 534-8455
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New York's Italian restaurant makes its debut in South Beach at the Dream hotel. Serafina is known for their 24 varieties of pizza, but also has great pastas, salads, and entrees.

22. Barceloneta Sunset

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5850B Sunset Drive
South Miami, Fl 33143
(305) 665-0020
The brand new expansion of Barceloneta marks the first duplicate in the Pubbelly empire. South Miami's now got a taste of the beach's popular Spanish tapas and wine bar.

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1. Ni.Do. Caffè & Mozzarella Bar

7295 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138, Miami, Florida 33138
Go for the house made burrata, stay for the charm. Ni. Do. Caffe is the cozy eatery in MiMo that transports you to a small town in Italy serving up the most authentic of Italian dishes.
7295 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138
Miami, Florida 33138

2. Josh's Delicatessen & Appetizing

9517 Harding Ave, Surfside, FL
Anyone who puts an item called a "Jewban" on the menu has our attention. Chef Josh Marcus brought back the Jewish-deli concept to it's second home in Miami and seems like it's here to stay awhile.
9517 Harding Ave
Surfside, FL

3. My Ceviche

235 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Sam Gorenstein's ceviche, burrito & taco takeout opened with George Stone Crab's founder Roger Duarte gives good reason to check into the South of Fifth youth hostel in which it resides.
235 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

4. Macchialina Taverna Rustica

820 Alton Road, Miami Beach, Fl 33139
The latest addition to the Pubbelly Family, Macchialina, which comes from the words "Macchia" meaning "mark or spot" and "Maialina" meaning piglets, aims to be reminiscent of a "small rustic eatery in the heart of any Italian town". Former Scarpetta chef Michael Pirolo mans the kitchen, cooking up Italian classics like braised shortrib lasagna and pork chop Milanese.
820 Alton Road
Miami Beach, Fl 33139

5. The Bazaar by Jose Andres

1701 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
José Andrés. The Bazaar. South Beach. SLS Hotel. Need we say more?
1701 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

6. Tuyo Restaurant

415 N.E. Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132
A college with something better than a cafeteria with a Pizza Hut unless it's the CIA is something unheard of. Miami Dade College's new Culinary Institute features just that, with a menu by its director, chef Norman Van Aken, whose New World cuisine suddenly seems new(ish) again.
415 N.E. Second Ave.
Miami, FL 33132

7. Bloom

2751 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33137
Featuring the pedigree of a former Nobu chef, new Miami addition Bloom brings a upscale twist on global street food to the streets of Wynwood.
2751 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33137

8. Estiatorio Milos by Costas Spiliadis

730 1st Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
It doesn't get more authentic than a Greek restaurant with an outpost in Athens. Opened in the South of Fifth neighborhood, come for an extravagant meal fit for the Greek Gods with seafood shipped from the Mediterranean.
730 1st Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139

9. Shokudo

4740 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33137
Opened by the team of former Lincoln Road restaurant World Resouce Cafe, Shokudo brings in the Asian street food concept. Quick, cheap eats like dumplings, buns, rolls, and noodle bowls are what have this place buzzing in Buena Vista.
4740 Northeast 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33137

10. Eating House

806 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Miami, FL 33134, Miami, Florida 33134
Back by popular demand, the pop-up Eating House has reclaimed its place in the old Cafe Ponce space. Expect delectable eats for dinner with the menu changing nightly and long waits for a table at their coveted brunch.
806 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Miami, FL 33134
Miami, Florida 33134

11. Lantao Kitchen & Cocktails

1717 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tucked away in the newly spiced up Surfcomber Hotel, Lantao is a social club, restaurant, and pool bar offering Asian street food and fusion delicacies. Still somewhat under the radar but quickly gathering fans, Lantao has reasonable beach prices and rave-worthy BBQ short ribs.
1717 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Miami Beach, FL 33139

12. Katsuya at the SLS Hotel

1701 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Between its location in the gorgeous SLS hotel, its neighbor The Bazaar, its Master Chef Katsuya Uechi and designer Philippe Starck, Katsuya's most recent Miami outpost is the most buzzed-about place to eat sushi and sashimi right now.
1701 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

13. TIKL Raw Bar Grill

1450 Brickell Ave., Miami, Fl 33131
Opened by the guys from Altamare, TIKL brings a refreshing, already popular concept to Brickell. Comparable to Sugarcane, its varied menu has raw fare, small plates, robata grill items, skewers, and a few large plates.
1450 Brickell Ave.
Miami, Fl 33131

14. South Street Restaurant & Bar

4000 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Design District, FL 33137
Amir Ben-Zion's other new spot, recently opened with Amaris Jones, is a swanky, bluesy restaurant and bar/lounge serving up "neo-soul" food. The vibe at South Street is warm and comforting, as if you're enjoying live music in your friend's home.
4000 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Design District, FL 33137

15. The Hoxton

1111 Southwest 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33130
Cool, calm, and collected. That's how summers in The Hamptons were spent and that's the vibe at The Hoxton. Brickell's newest addition at The Axis, this urban beach house brings a taste of New England to Miami with plenty of seafood.
1111 Southwest 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33130

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16. Oak Tavern Fine Food & Spirits

35 Northeast 40th Street, Miami, FL 33137
The newly opened second restaurant from David Bracha already has a buzz about it in the Design District, with tables filling up constantly. He's serving up modern American tavern-style food in a casual setting.
35 Northeast 40th Street
Miami, FL 33137

17. Florida Cookery

1680 James Ave, Miami Beach, Fl 33139
Since Red Light's closing, Florida Cookery has become Kris Wessel's new pride and joy at the James Royal Palm Hotel. It's got his signature Floridian fare that pays homage to his local roots in a big way.
1680 James Ave
Miami Beach, Fl 33139

18. MC Kitchen

4141 Northeast 2 Avenue, Miami, FL 33137
Another restaurant breathing fresh air into the pulsing Design District is Dena Marino's MC Kitchen. Her modern Italian cuisine and pia-Dena's are already becoming popular.
4141 Northeast 2 Avenue
Miami, FL 33137

19. Khong River House

1661 Meridian Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The latest from 50 Eggs Restaurant Group, Khong River House is about as close to eating in Thailand as you'll get in Miami. The former Miss Yip's/Buck 15 space is converted into somewhat of a Thai boat house with a bi-level space and expansive bar on both floors.
1661 Meridian Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

20. Sushi MiKasa

1801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Opened by celebrity Jonathan Cheban, Sushi MiKasa is an NYC import now serving up their signature sushi and specialty Japanese dishes at the Shelborne hotel.
1801 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

21. Serafina Dream South Beach

1111 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
New York's Italian restaurant makes its debut in South Beach at the Dream hotel. Serafina is known for their 24 varieties of pizza, but also has great pastas, salads, and entrees.
1111 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

22. Barceloneta Sunset

5850B Sunset Drive, South Miami, Fl 33143
The brand new expansion of Barceloneta marks the first duplicate in the Pubbelly empire. South Miami's now got a taste of the beach's popular Spanish tapas and wine bar.
5850B Sunset Drive
South Miami, Fl 33143

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