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First Taste : Orilla Bar & Grill

Orilla Bar & Grill has come to us from Buenos Aires.

Argentine chef Fernando Trocca has teamed up with bartender Ines De Los Santo and restaurateur Martin Pittaluga to bring Orilla Bar & Grill to Miami Beach.

Orilla Bar & Grill is known for it’s food cooked on the Josper oven. On the menu, you can find Orilla’s popular items like the short rib and arroz caldoso.

Orilla Bar & Grill is where you want to go for a great piece of meat and sides or maybe even a great burger. Orilla Bar & Grill has great outdoor dining too. You will feel at home when you enter Orilla.

Check out the full menu here.

Orilla Bar & Grill is located at 426 Euclid Avenue in Miami Beach at the Urbanica The Euclid Hotel and is open for Lunch and Dinner.

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First Taste : Hutong

Hutong is an award winning Chinese eatery now open in Brickell.

Hutong Brickell is group’s 2nd U.S. restaurant. Hutong comes to Miami from Hong Kong. At Hutong, you can find Northern Chinese fare. The popular menu item, Peking Duck is available on the Miami menu. Hutong’s Peking duck recipe was created using a recipe said to have been developed over 100 years ago. On the menu, you can also find seafood, meat, veggies, noodles, rice and DIM SUM.

Make sure to check out the ‘Great Wall’ when you dine at Hutong too.

Hutong is definitely that special occasion restaurant you want to continue to come back too!

Check out the full menu here.

Hutong is located at 600 Brickell Avenue in Brickell.

I’ve visited Hutong a few weeks ago and here is some of the food I had.

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First Taste : Abi Maria

If you’re looking for a Cuban-inspired cocktail bar then you need to check out Abi Maria.

Abi Maria is located in Downtown Dadeland and comes to us from Chef Jorgie Ramos. You might know Jorgie from Barley, which closed back in August 2019.

Abi Maria is more than just a cocktail bar, as Jorgie is creating some awesome bites in that kitchen as well. There is a raw bar, hot items and TACOS! Chef Jorgie Ramos is secretly putting out great tacos. You can find also find classic Latin cocktails, daiquiris and plenty of rum.

You can check out the full menu here.

Abi Maria is located at 8860 SW 72nd Pl. in Downtown Dadeland.

I’ve visited Abi Maria a few weeks ago and here is some of the food and drinks I’ve had.

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First Taste : Cracked by Chef Adrianne

Chef Adrianne finally converted her latest concept, Cracked by Chef Adrianne into a permanent spot.

Cracked by Chef Adrianne started as a concept at The Wharf. Then Chef Adrianne brought it to the Yumbrella food hall. Now after some trials, Cracked by Chef Adrianne is a reality. Cracked by Chef Adrianne took over the former No Name Chinese space.

Cracked by Chef Adrianne is unlike her first restaurant, Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar. On the menu at Cracked by Chef Adrianne, you will find the famous fried chicken sandwich, pepperoni pizza fries, elote and so much more. The one thing that comes from her first restaurant is her world famous sangrias. At Cracked by Chef Adrianne, you can find the White Wine Passion Fruit Sangria and the Red Wine Pomegranate Sangria on tap.

Check out the full menu here.

Cracked by Chef Adrianne is located at 7400 SW 57th Ct. in South Miami.

I’ve visited Cracked by Chef Adrianne several times already and here is some of the food I’ve had.

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First Taste : Hometown BBQ Miami

Miami finally has some real, deal bbq thanks to Hometown BBQ.

Hometown BBQ comes to Miami from New York. Hometown BBQ is credited with helping put Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood on the map. Some say it’s even New York’s best barbecue.

Hometown BBQ Miami comes to do the same thing, by opening their first location outside of New York in Allapattah.

Hometown BBQ Miami is located in the former Brother Produce warehouse space keeping with the industrial design of the New York location. For lunch, you can order your food from the counter and brought to your table when ready. For dinner, Hometown BBQ moves to full-service restaurant with waiters and dinner specials.

On the menu you can find beef ribs, brisket, lamb belly bahn mi, smoked wings, and smoked turkey. Meats can be ordered by the pound. There is also sides like Mac and Cheese, cornbread and more. There is also a full service bar.

Check out the full menu here.

Hometown BBQ is open Tuesday through Sunday. Hometown BBQ is located in Allapattah at 1200 NW 22nd Street.

I’ve visited Hometown BBQ several times already and here is some of the food I’ve had.

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First Taste : DC Pie Co. Brickell

Who doesn’t love pizza? I mean if you don’t, we can’t be friends 😂 Just kidding!

One of my favorite pizza spots in Miami is Lucali.

One of the co-founder’s of Lucali, Dominic Cavagnuolo recently opened DC Pie Co. in Brickell. I no longer have to travel to South Beach to enjoy my favorite slice in town.

DC Pie Co. has a simple menu with the same pizza recipes that Lucali serves. The difference between the two is the size of the pies and the prices. A small 11-inch pizza costs $11, and a 15-inch costs $15. Of course, you can add your favorite toppings for an additional charge.

The menu also includes salads such as my favorite the Kale Caesar, along with the Eggplant Parm, Chicken Parm, Pepperoni Chips and much more. Desserts include their famous Nutella pie, Mini Cannolis and a Berry and Ricotta Calzone.

DC Pie Co. also has a bar attached to the back of it called Dom’s. Dom’s has a large menu of spritz drinks, wines, beer, and cocktails.

DC Pie Co. will also be opening a second location in South Beach sometime later this year.

Check out the full menu here.

DC Pie Co. Brickell is located at 1010 Brickell Avenue.