Miami Food, Dining & Restaurants

 Foodie Find: Sugar @ East Hotel

Sugar – the rooftop bar crowning the stylish and swanky East Hotel – is named for a sweet sensation on the tongue but serves up large helpings of candy for the eyes. Overlooking the city’s most theatrical features, the backdrop for this 40th-floor setting is the glittery Miami skyline and its dramatic bay waters...On the menu, don’t miss the Korean Chicken Wings with sesame and peanuts.

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 Shanea Savours: Mignonette Uptown

The latest venture from Chef Daniel Serfer, the man behind Blue Collar restaurant, and the first Mignonette, has just opened Mignonette Uptown. It’s a boon to the area, drawing patrons from North Miami and it's environs.

Serfer’s restaurants are no frills, no attitude type of comfort food with a nostalgic vibe. Even though it was a quiet opening, people have found their way here quickly. The reason is simple – its fresh seafood and oyster bar...

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 BRAVA By Brad Kilgore at the Arsht Center!

Experience classics redefined at BRAVA By Brad Kilgore - recognized by ZAGAT as one of the 10 hottest restaurants in Miami! Chef Brad Kilgore, a two-time James Beard Award semifinalist and co-owner of Wynwood’s famed restaurant, Alter, has developed a European-style menu for the Arsht Center’s on-site restaurant BRAVA By Brad Kilgore, located inside the Ziff Ballet Opera House...

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 Shanea Savours: Pinch Kitchen

We really enjoyed a fabulous dinner at Pinch Kitchen located at 8601 Biscayne Blvd. The Chefs John Gallo and Rene Reyes have a wonderful provenance...Now they have opened this delightful homey, quaint and cozy little restaurant. You can tell they cook with passion as it shines through in all the well-cooked and flavorful dishes.

Pictured: Chocolate soufflé served inside a carved-out orange, with creme anglaise.

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 Meet Lee Brian Schrager - Miami’s Event Guru

Lee Brian Schrager, one of the nation’s preeminent event planners and media relations experts, serves as the Senior Vice President, Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility at Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, LLC. He joined the company in 2000 and oversees projects in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Caribbean where they do business. Schrager is widely recognized for his creation of both the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach and New York City Wine & Food Festivals.

(Pictured left, with Chuck Close and Pérez Art Museum Miami Director Franklin Sirmans)

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