Chef’s Corner – Janine Booth & Jeff McInnis

Chefs Janine Booth & Jeff McInnis —
Executive Chefs,
Stiltsville Fish Bar

Earlier this week, we told you about our spectacular seafood feast at the new Stiltsville Fish Bar in Sunset Harbour. Now, we take you inside the kitchen of its dynamic chef duo – Chefs Janine Booth and Jeff McInnis.

The chefs were born and raised in Perth, Australia and Niceville, Florida, respectively. After traveling the world and experimenting with different cultures and cuisines, the pair first worked together at the Miami based restaurant gigi, where McInnis became Executive Chef in 2010. In 2011, McInnis returned to his true culinary roots and opened Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in Miami Beach. In 2014, Jeff and Janine brought southern hospitality to New York’s East Village with the opening of Root & Bone, in 2016, the pair returned to Miami for their 2nd restaurant opening, Sarsaparilla Club (which recently converted to a Root & Bone), and this September, they opened Stiltsville. Jeff and Janine have both appeared on Bravo’s Emmy award winning Top Chef, putting their personalities and talent front and center on a national stage.

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Stiltsville Fish Bar Brings the Best of Seafood to South Beach

By Melanie Galarce 

Stiltsville Fish Bar (1787 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach) is a locally sourced seafood restaurant in the heart of Sunset Harbour with Caribbean-style drinks and laid back, maritime-inspired digs. Spearheaded by the masterminds behind New York City’s beloved Root & Bone and Top Chef notoriety, Chef Jeff McInnis and Chef Janine Booth have brought their love of seafood to our backyard and we might be forever indebted to them.

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Sarsaparilla Surprise

For those of you who don’t know, sarsaparilla is a soft drink, originally made from the Smilax regelii plant, that was popular in the United States in the 19th century. Confused yet? What that has to do with the new American dim sum restaurant at The Shelbourne hotel on South Beach, I have no idea. I also know that I don’t really care because this place is amazing. After a recent menu tasting, I’m signing up for a lifetime membership to The Sarsaparilla Club.

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