Design District's Sugarcane - serving globally-inspired small plates, raw-bar fare and artisanal cocktails in a hip, stylish surrounds - has been so successful there are now spin-off outposts at The Venetian Las Vegas and another perched under the Brooklyn Bridge on the Dumbo waterfront.
Award-winning Chef Partner Timon Balloo has ventured out on his own - in the historic Ingraham Building in Downtown Miami. Expect modern home cooking and an evolving dinner menu paying tribute to the chef's Chinese-Indian-Trinidadian heritage and culinary travels.
The intimate 21-seat mom-and-pop restaurant - down a hidden hallway - features family photographs and Balloo's childhood icons decorating the walls. Closed Sunday.
Cultural mash-up, modern home cooking
Roasted curry calabaza served with roti, burnt cabbage tossed with crispy pork, Spam fried rice with burnt pineapple, a Trini spiced oxtail served with pigeon peas and rice, curry goat, and Chili crab rice cake.