The Chef’s Tasting Menu at Macchialina is Pure Italian Magic

By Mitchell Nover

Macchialina (820 Alton Rd, Miami Beach) is a true South Beach success story. Holding its own for years now in a light traffic area of Alton Road (well, light foot traffic anyway), the restaurant is the kind of place you’d expect to stumble into walking the streets of New York. It’s small and intimate, dark and stylish. The decor gives off vibes of a cozy hole-in-the-wall type of spot that reads more neighborhood Italian joint than trendy trattoria.

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Seagrape’s Summer Tasting Series Won’t Kill Your Beach Bod

By Mitchell Nover

When Seagrape recently launched its new Summer Tasting Series, you could almost hear the collective gasp emanate up and down South Beach. That’s right, they launched a Miami Spice-esque prix fixe menu in the MIDDLE OF BIKINI SEASON!!! The gall. But, guess what? While still offering up bold and delicious flavors, the dishes are totally doable if you’re trying to eat healthy and keep that beach bod in tact. If you order the Seagrape Burger, that’s on you.

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Foodie Friday – Local Edition

Happy Friday, foodies! Over the past two years, we’ve been bringing you some of the best food-related links the worldwide web has to offer in our weekly Foodie Friday posts. But what about the news, events, and offers that hit closer to home? Well, this year, we’re implementing a local edition of Foodie Friday on the first Friday of each month, serving up the dish on Miami’s dining scene. Enjoy!

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Falling for Uvaggio’s Fall Menu

I’ve been a fan of Uvaggio since it first opened on Miracle Mile about a year ago. I love the small feel, the bright and warm ambience, the live music trickling in from the sidewalk, and the extensive and interesting wine list. That said, I’ve only really visited a handful of times and those visits have usually been on the shorter side; more drinks with friends or night caps than a full dining experience.

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