What's new at Area 31? Practically everything, from menu to environs to chef!
Revamped Area 31 Opens Tomorrow: Be the first to experience Area 31's new look and cuisine, courtesy of new chef Wolfgang Birk, on Wednesday, September 25. The sustainable, seafood-focused menu includes small plates, crudos, and entrées such as lobster and roasted lamb. 270 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-424-5243
Oktoberfest at The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions: The Federal nods Oktoberfest with a new three-course dinner ($33) and German-style beer flight ($12). Diners can nosh on pretzel rolls with spiced duck fat, potato-wrapped knockwurst, and a mini-pork shank. The limited time Oktoberfest specials are available through Sunday, October 6. 5132 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-758-9559
Jazz on the Green at Peacock Garden Cafe: Live jazz will hold court on Fridays and Saturdays beginning at 7 pm at Coconut Grove's Peacock Garden Cafe starting Friday, October 4. With each new week's performance, the café will offer an optional three-course prix fixe menu for $33, which includes a glass of Pascual Toso sparkling wine. Menu highlights include lamb chops with lentils and seafood risotto. 2889 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove, 305-774-3332
db Bistro Moderne Reprises Burger & Bordeaux: db's annual three-course burger dinner ($39) returns. Stop by for the red wine-braised short ribs and foie gras burger sandwiched inside a homemade toasted parmesan and poppy seed bun. The dinner also includes a complimentary glass of Petit Chapeau Bordeaux 2009. 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami, 305-421-8800
Maya Tapas & Grill Launches New Menu: Lincoln Road's Argentinean tapas go-to has debuted a new menu crafted by chef Miguel Faget. The seasonal additions include seared sweetbreads, red snapper piccata, and a mix grill supper for two. 809 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-538-0058