DE­SIGN DIS­TRICT/ MID­TOWN

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BEAKER & GRAY

What hap­pens when bar­keep Ben Potts (a Bro­ken Shaker and Blackbird vet­eran) and Ex­ec­u­tive Chef Brian Nasajon join forces? Delectable global small plates and the best cock­tails in Wyn­wood. Also: boozy bot­tom­less brunch. 2637 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-699-2637; beakerandgray.com

BOCCE BAR

Mid­town’s lat­est ad­di­tion dis­tin­guishes it­self from your typ­i­cal Ital­ian restau­rants with a bocce ball court and its rus­tic feel and cozy am­bi­ence, not to men­tion aper­i­tivo­hour aged ne­gro­nis. 3252 NE First Ave., Miami, 786-245-6211; boc­ceris­torante.com

HARRY’S PIZZE­RIA

When James Beard Award win­ner Michael Schwartz does pizza, you bet­ter be­lieve it’s wood-fired and topped with the finest in­gre­di­ents, like braised short rib. It’s no won­der Daily Meal named it one of Amer­ica’s best pies. 3918 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 786-275-4963; har­ryspizze­ria.com

JACK’S MIAMI

You might not know Jack, but Jack’s Miami knows home cook­ing, specif­i­cally Ital­ian home cook­ing, like baked pas­tas and Nonna’s se­cret meat­balls. 2426 NE Sec­ond Ave., Miami, 305-640-5507; jacksmi­ami.com

MICHAEL’S GEN­UINE FOOD & DRINK

The restau­rant that started Michael Schwartz’s em­pire, and the first place to eat in the De­sign Dis­trict, the eatery still up­holds its rep­u­ta­tion as the per­fect spot for a celebrity sight­ing, lunch meet­ing, or lo­cal salad. 130 NE 40th St., Miami, 305-573-5550; michaels­gen­uine.com

LAGNIAPPE

Of­fer­ing over 150 wines and beers and a va­ri­ety of grilled ba­sics, cheeses, and char­cu­terie along with live mu­sic ev­ery night makes this a fa­vored hang­out for young pro­fes­sion­als and hip­sters alike. 3425 NE Sec­ond Ave., Miami, 305-576-0108; lagniappe­house.com

MANDOLIN AEGEAN BISTRO

En­joy au­then­tic coun­try­side cui­sine from Greece and Turkey at this Aegean bistro com­plete with its own veg­etable gar­den out back. IN­SIDER

TIP: On clear nights, ask them to roll back the rain cover for a clear view of the Miami-ter­ranean sky. 4312 NE Sec­ond Ave., Miami, 305-576-6066; man­dolin­mi­ami.com

MC KITCHEN

From famed TV chef Dena Marino, this Miami De­sign Dis­trict vibey ta­ble scene with mod­ern Ital­ian cui­sine uses green-mar­ket sen­si­bil­ity to of­fer sea­sonal dishes with in­gre­di­ents se­lected on the ba­sis of qual­ity, har­vest ma­tu­rity, and farm­ing in­tegrity. 4141 NE Sec­ond Ave., #101a, Miami, 305-456-9948; mck­itchen­mi­ami.com

MIGNONETTE

At this raw oys­ter bar with an invit­ing New Or­leans feel, seafood lovers can share a bot­tle of bub­bly (after a pink-pep­per­corn aper­i­tif) while slurp­ing a dozen (or two) of ro­tat­ing East and West Coast bi­valves, some of the fresh­est in the country. Plus: Danny Ser­fer’s mag­i­cal veg­gies and must-have Maine lob­ster roll. 210 NE 18th St., Miami, 305-374-4635; mignonet­temi­ami.com OTL The Miami De­sign Dis­trict café from nightlife guru Dave Grut­man is the per­fect spot to re­cover from a night at LIV, with cof­fee, su­per­seed toast, sand­wiches, sal­ads, and plenty of Snapchat and In­sta­gram ac­tion. 160 NE 40th St., Miami, 786-9537620; otlmia.com SUG­AR­CANE There’s never a dull mo­ment at this Mid­town hot spot from the same guys be­hind Sushisamba and helmed by Ti­mon Bal­loo, es­pe­cially when you’re sip­ping on beet mo­ji­tos and nosh­ing on ba­con-wrapped dates with manchego. 3252 NE First Ave., Miami, 786-369-0353; sug­ar­caner­aw­bar­grill.com

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