WYN­WOOD/ MID­TOWN

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AL­TER

James Beard Award nom­i­nee and Food & Wine Best New Chef Bradley Kil­gore is el­e­vat­ing Miami’s culi­nary land­scape one five- or seven-course menu at a time. Even worl­drenowned chef Mas­simo Bot­tura re­cently dropped by for din­ner, and yes, he had the soft egg. 223 NW 23rd St., Miami, 305-573-5996; al­ter­mi­ami.com

BLACKBRICK

When Richard Hales de­cides to open a place for mod­ern Chi­nese, of course Bon Ap­pétit nom­i­nates it as one of Amer­ica’s Best New Restau­rants. Sat­isfy your dim sum crav­ing with steamed, pan fried, or deep fried. 3451 NE First Ave., Miami, 305-573-8886; mid­townchi­nese.com

FIRE­MAN DEREK’S

A fire­man with a knack for bak­ing pies started sell­ing his ver­sion of Key lime pie for profit in­stead of com­pli­ments, and in lit­tle to no time, de­mand forced him open a shop, where his of­fer­ings now in­clude Oreo cheese­cake, crack pie, and more. Find him here on his days off from the sta­tion. 2818 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 786-703-3623

KUSH

After Lokal be­came one of Miami’s top burger joints, Matt Kushcher wanted to marry his love of buns and beer and bring both to Wyn­wood. The re­sult? A cu­rated col­lec­tion of brews and ro­tat­ing rare kegs, plus gourmet burg­ers with beef ground in-house from Cowart Ranch. 2003 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-576-4500; kush­wyn­wood.com

KYU

What hap­pens when two Zuma vet­er­ans de­cide to open a restau­rant of their own? Wood-fired Asian­in­spired chow in the heart of Wyn­wood. Chef Michael Lewis was re­cently named a James Beard Award semifinalist, and we think it has some­thing to do with his short ribs. 251 NW 25th St., Miami, 786-577-0150; kyu­mi­ami.com

MORGANS

Where else can you get brunch all day ev­ery day, in­clud­ing a mouth­wa­ter­ing Bene­dict burger? Hint: It starts with “Mor”—as in, “more than enough rea­son to head to Morgans.” 28 NE 29th St., Miami, 305-573-9678; the­mor­gan­srestau­rant.com

PLANT FOOD + WINE

Ve­gan food author­ity Matthew Ken­ney is in­fil­trat­ing the 305 with raw good­ness by way of com­pletely ve­gan faux-cheese boards, kelp ca­cio e pepe, and nat­u­rally in­fused cock­tails. 105 NE 24th St., Miami, 305-814-5365; plant­lab.com

PROOF

The Mid­town pizze­ria is beloved for its pies topped with ox­tail and from-scratch pasta, plus an ex­ten­sive beer and wine list.

IN­SIDER TIP: Don’t leave with­out find­ing out what the mac­aron (which is the size of a burger) fla­vor of the month is. 3328 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 786-536-9562; proof­pizza.com

WOOD TAV­ERN

Giant Jenga, Taco Tues­day, and Ladies Nights are just some of the hap­pen­ings at this pop­u­lar Arts Dis­trict bar where hip­sters con­gre­gate and bat­tle it out on the dance floor. 2531 NW Sec­ond Ave., Miami, 305-748-2828; wood­tav­ern.com

WYN­WOOD KITCHEN & BAR

This Wyn­wood Walls hot spot of­fers cre­ative tapas-style Latin cui­sine. Fan fa­vorites in­clude the short rib flau­tas, loaded slid­ers dubbed “Ham­bur­gue­si­tas,” and ropa vieja em­panadas (of which they go through at least 1,000 on the week­ends). Muy de­li­cioso. 2550 NW Sec­ond Ave., Miami, 305-722-8959; wyn­wood­kitchenand­bar.com

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