In case you might’ve missed some good news in the pass few months,  Miami Spice started two months early. That’s right, the annual food event runs through September this year. While June had a smaller group of participating restaurants, and July’s roster steadily grew, August is seeing even more eateries now offering “Spice to-go” when their outdoor dining doesn’t cut it.  There are incredible steals by some of the best restaurants in the city on the list. Here are our top six for the month:

dōma

Quietly boasting some of the most authentic Italian eats in the city, this Wynwood addition is an absolute can’t-miss. Dōma focuses on incorporating locally-sourced ingredients for that fresh-from-the-villa feel you can only get in Tuscany. Make sure to try at least one fish or seafood item, as that’s what they boast is best. Offering delivery or take-out only.
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dōma

Glass & Vine

With the many restrictions in place, and the unbearable heat of the summer, many restaurants offering outdoor dining are having it tough. Not this Coconut Grove gem. The terrace at Glass & Vine overlooks Peacock Park and is shaded by oaks swaying in a constant breeze. If you’re looking for high-quality fusion food with a gorgeous setting, here it is.
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The Infatuation

Arigatai

We’ve always said that North Miami is an undercover goldmine for next-level culinary experiences and this Japanese fusion restaurant is casually boasting a 5-star rating on every platform. That made us curious, too. The family-owned and operated sushi spot is both modern and welcoming. While they’re only offering lunch for Miami Spice, we’ll take what we can get.
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Arigatai Sushi

LPM

La Petite Maison is a world-renowned restaurant of luxury, evoking the essence of France’s Cote D’Azur with exceptional class and ease. Here, you’ll be immediately transported to the Mediterranean for some classic Nicoise flavors in every dish. While we can’t currently take full advantage of their beautifully-designed dining room, their outdoor seating holds every bit of “chic” you expect.
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Miami and The Beaches

Novikov

We were so impressed by Novikov’s impeccable service and endless array of dim sum selections, we’re so happy to see them back on this year’s Miami Spice list. This is the kind of restaurant we love the program for, so we all can try some of the city’s freshest and best eats at an affordable price. Whether it’s grilled or steamed, you can’t go wrong.
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Novikov

Barbarella

Whether at 33 Kitchen or Rare Burger at The Citadel, chances are, you’ve tasted Chef Sebastian Fernandez’s flavorful eats around town before. This family-owned outpost is his newest endeavor, working alongside his wife Leslie Ames (Golden Bar) and kids to round out the utterly welcoming atmosphere. This time, expect fresh Italian fusion on your plate. Delivery or take-out only.
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Barbarella

Cover photo courtesy of Novikov Miami.