1826 Restaurant Debuts; Fashion-Themed Happy Hour at Local House

February 26, 2014 | by Lane Nieset | Food & Drink News

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Danny Grant's 1826 is this week's must-score reservation. 

1826 Restaurant: A Glass House of Deliciousness Opens on South Beach 

Set in an all-glass building on South Beach, the new 1826 Restaurant serves up contemporary American cuisine with a seasonal focus. MMichelin-starred chef Danny Grant incorporates local ingredients into his beautifully crafted dishes, such as the foie gras pavé with strawberry, young onion, and St. Germain and the grilled short rib with Jerusalem artichoke, Meyer lemon, and Brussels sprouts. Following dinner, the third and fourth levels of the restaurant transform into a lounge with late-night bites and cocktails. 1826 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-709-0000

New Naked Taco Promises 125 Tequila Types and Quirky-Cool Tacos 

Diners can get their Mexican fix on the beach at Ralph Pagano’s new eatery, Naked Taco, taking the place of Serafina at Dream South Beach. The menu features a selection of traditional Mexican fare and street-food style sharable dishes. Tacos range from Korean barbecue short rib to Key West shrimp and green eggs and ham, and a margarita here is a must. Stop by Bar Noche with 125 different tequilas, or try Bar Mañana for a breakfast version with café con leche or a Mexican coffee spiked with Kahlùa. 1111 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-534-8455

The Trendy Truck Hosts Stylish Happy Hour at The Local House

The Local House is adding a twist to its happy hour this Friday, Feb. 28, bringing in The Trendy Truck for an afternoon of shopping and sipping cocktails. Sift through clothing, jewelry and accessories from the boutique on wheels while enjoying happy hour libations and light bites from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 400 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 786-230-8396

Bianca Debuts Chianti Braised Short Rib, Grouper T-Bone, More 

The Delano’s Italian eatery has added a new crop of dishes to its lunch and dinner menu with lunch-size portions of rigatoni, ciabatta chicken Milanese, beef carpaccio grande with Gorgonzola polenta and petite filet mignon. New dinner dishes include Chianti braised short rib, grouper T-bone with salsa verde and delicata squash. 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-5752

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