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 Michael Schwartz just opened his latest venture. And while the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is 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: Cooper Avenue, South Street Restaurant & Bar and The Hoxton.Read More
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Ni.Do. Caffè & Mozzarella Bar
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.
Josh's Delicatessen & Appetizing
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.
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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.
Macchialina Taverna Rustica
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.
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The Bazaar by Jose Andres
José Andrés. The Bazaar. South Beach. SLS Hotel. Need we say more?
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.
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.
Estiatorio Milos by Costas Spiliadis
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.
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.
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.
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Lantao Kitchen & Cocktails
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.
Katsuya at the SLS Hotel
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.
TIKL Raw Bar Grill
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.
South Street Restaurant & Bar
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.
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.
Oak Tavern Fine Food & Spirits
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.
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.
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.
Khong River House
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.
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.
Serafina Dream South Beach
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.
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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