The Bar   The food   The chefs

On a cool, windy Friday evening we headed towards the beach, (9th Street and Ocean Drive), for a seafood festival that promised to be delicious, delectable and delightful…and it was.  Sponsored by Range Rover and Bacardi, guests munched on sizzling appetizers and sipped rum inspired drinks.

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  Appetizer  Seafood  Vegetables

Looking for fast and yummy Chinese or Vietnamese lunch meals for under $9.00?  If that last sentence didn’t make to think twice, don’t read on.  We were driving south on Biscayne Blvd. and looking for easy parking, quick service and a nice place with good nibbles.  We found it at 3 Chef’s.  It’s a small place with under 40 seats, however this quant place offers vast menu items and it’s inexpensive.

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Art Display   Seviche    Open Kitchen

This place is wisely situated in downtown Miami right where it should be. Expect to enter a cathedral-like-three story-high atrium that is truly impressive. The restaurant/art gallery contains tons of Mexican art works which are beautifully displayed on multi-high-level shelves everywhere.

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    Chicken Panang                                                                           MI Crob

This place won’t ever make the pages of any luxury restaurant magazine.  Fancy décor was not a top priority when Siam RiceThai & Sushi Restaurant opened a few years ago.  Don’t fret; it’s clean, spacey and quiet. Go there for their surprisingly yummy food and their reserved and gentle wait staff. 

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   Evolving Decor  Chef Todd Erickson  Exquisite Food

Earning a three-star rating by The Miami Herald in its first year and a nod as “Best Gastropub” by the Miami New Times in 2012, HaVen has remained a locals favorite. Expect fabulous food and drinks served in a unique setting with equal parts ultra-lounge and a high-tech watering hole. “We’re thrilled with our success at HaVen but are continuously thinking of new ways to bring something special to our concept,” says Mike Boles, co-owner of HaVen Hospitality Concepts (HHC), which owns/operates HaVen  and its spicy sister restaurant, Huahua’s Taqueria. 


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