Tastebud Overload

When a different kind of dining experience strikes your fancy, there’s no shortage of culinary options in The Magic City. But there are only a few stand-outs. Read on to discover one that’s sure to become a new favorite.

If you haven’t already, you may want to tingle your sustainably-oriented palate at Tuyo, the gorgeous flagship restaurant perched atop Miami-Dade College’s Miami Culinary Institute. The place offers unbeatable views of the skyline, and Chef Norman Van Aken is receiving serious accolades for his stunning, exquisitely executed fusion cuisine using a bevy of locally-sourced ingredients, including some from Tuyo’s own organic garden. So, just how good is the food? This month, Tuyo will be the only restaurant from Florida to show off its stuff at the annual James Beard Foundation Awards Gala — essentially The Oscars of the food world. We suggest a field trip to try it for yourself; 415 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305.237.3200,