A Korean steakhouse with a Michelin star, new public art installations, and gardens with native plants all under the Metrorail: What’s new in the Magic City is listed below.
Miami, on the other hand, has grown during the pandemic, while many other cities have shrunk. Thousands of people moved to South Florida, where restaurants, attractions, and stores stayed open. Miami’s tropical shine seemed to be the perfect cure for being stuck inside.
“The pandemic made Miami’s stock value go up,” said Craig Robins, a real estate developer who has helped revitalize South Beach and other parts of the city in recent years. “Only in the Design District are two new hotels and eight new restaurants being built. All over the city, this growth is happening.”
The number of tourists is also going up: According to STR, the hospitality benchmarking analysts, there were 1,010,657 transiting passengers at Miami International Airport during the week ending May 21. This is a 20% increase from the same time last year, when there were only 841,892 passengers. For the same week, hotels sold 345,091 rooms, which is a 14 percent increase from the 301,648 rooms booked in 2019.
Both a steakhouse and a gem in a strip mall have Michelin stars.
At Cote, the only Korean steakhouse with a Michelin star in the world, having fun is just as important as the beef. The owner, Simon Kim, opened the Design District location in February 2021. It has psychedelic lighting and a red-light dry-aging room that doubles as an art installation. Serious meat eaters like the 10-course steak omakase, which costs $185 per person and is cooked at the table on smokeless charcoal grills and served with pickled vegetables from the season. The “steak and eggs” dish, which costs $58, has filet mignon tartare and caviar.
In Buena Vista, Luciana Giangrandi and Alex Meyer’s Boia De, which has 27 seats and is in a strip mall that has been burned by the sun, just got its own Michelin star. The two chefs, who have worked at Scarpetta, Carbone, and Eleven Madison Park between them, make small plates (starting at $15) that are inspired by Tuscany and are simple and a little bit surprising. The best things to order are the crispy polenta sticks with marinated eggplant and the hangar steak tartare with tonnato sauce and crispy capers.