Why South Florida Is Set to Be the Next Hot Food Scene

Why South Florida Is Set to Be the Next Hot Food Scene

By Mae Velasco, Associate Editor

South Florida is on fire, and not just because of its sunny temperatures. Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach are heating up the restaurant industry and making moves as culinary cities. While Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and San Francisco are heralded for their distinct foodie personalities, diverse offerings, and as the homes of James Beard Award winners, South Florida has been going through major transformations.

From food trucks to haute cusine, from celebrity chefs migrating to the Magic City to potential food halls, this area has come far from its days being branded as the capital of Cuban restaurants and nightclubs. In fact, the Sun Sentinel reported that 800 new restaurants have cropped up across Miami-Dade to Palm Beach County since 2006. Only more are on the way.

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