Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

Technically, Miami is in the South but I feel like I’m more likely to find stone crab claws and ceviches over grits and green tomatoes. Living abroad most of my life, I always had a stereotypical idea of what Southern food would be like, long baby back ribs drenched in BBQ sauce with a side … Continue reading

Zuma: Miami

Every time I return to Hong Kong, I always make room on a Sunday to devour Zuma’s Sunday brunch. Here, the deal is unlimited champagne, sake or red/white wine, with an open buffet at the sushi bar and robata counter followed by 1 choice of main dish (meat or fish) and ends with (if you … Continue reading

The H Restaurant

The letter H of The H Restaurant stands for the initial of the last name of former owners, Gérard and Karin Herisson who opened this casual French bistro in Sunny Isles Beach. Headed by chef Julien Herisson, the owners’ son and Chef Ralph Colon, the menu boasts a reasonably-priced bistro style menu with appetizers such as Escargots … Continue reading

SUSTAIN Restaurant + Bar

Sustain, in Midtown Miami, opens its doors in December 2011. Another new kid on the block, it rivals against the much-loved Sugarcane Raw Bar and Grill next door. But here, the concept of the restaurant is: sustainable, seasonal, and simple. The focus on sustainability is supposed to encompass both the food and the physical space. When … Continue reading

Lantao Kitchen + Cocktails

Where can you find street food-inspire dishes surrounded by plush scenery and a nice set of walls, tables and chairs? Normally when you think of street food in the United States, you think of food trucks. Not anymore. Lantao Kitchen + Cocktails at the Surfcomber South Beach Hotel is a new eatery (indoor and outdoor) that … Continue reading


“It’s not fresh…it’s alive” is the motto of Naoe (Na-o-é). This small restaurant holding only 17 seats including 5 at the sushi bar is open from Wednesday to Sunday, and has 2 seatings: 6.30pm and 9.30pm. The restaurant lies in Sunny Isles, on a small strip mall which can be easily missed but Chef Kevin … Continue reading

Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill

Tim Balloo is at the helm of SUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill. A Chef of Chinese-Trinidadian descent, Balloo has worked in the hottest restaurants Miami has offered including Domo Japones, Sushi Samba in New York city, Michelle Bernstein-led Azul and Miami’s own Chef Allen. The restaurant has taken Miami by storm since it opened last year and … Continue reading

Azul at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Azul is the Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s signature restaurant. With a beautifully built white marble open kitchen and raw bar, and floor to ceiling windows providing picturesque views of the harbor, you become speechless. Beautiful display of the wine selection At Azul, Chef Joel Huff blends modern European flavors with American influences. A native from California, … Continue reading

Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink

(Gen-u-ine) [jen-yoo-in] – adjective: authentic; real; free; free from pretense; affection or hypocrisy; sincerity This is what chef/owner Michael Schwartz envisions at Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink; an indoor-outdoor restaurant at the heart of Miami’s Design district. For him, it’s about food that comes from heart, not haute cuisine. It was also from hearth, that … Continue reading