MC Kitchen really should've been one of the Fat Boys, but instead is the brainchild of star chef Dena Marino (Iron Chef America), who's back in Miami from Aspen, and brought a little of the ski-town feel (plus tons of pasta!) back with her thanks to warm Brazilian wood walls amongst modern touches like a striking, sharp-edged marble bar
She's basically taking the traditional Italian dishes she grew up eating and twisting them by using local, seasonal ingredients in eats like the showpiece "Piadena": housemade, herb-rubbed pizza dough that's baked in a wood oven with her own brand of Tuscan olive oil before being loaded with "salad" (hand-pulled mozz, chicken, pancetta), at which point it can (and should!) be rolled up and eaten like a burrito. There're also nine types of hand-rolled pasta, plus cured meats like bresaola and duck prosciutto, and a heritage breed Poulet Rouge, which's way more digestible than Moulin, and includes asparagus, wild mushrooms, and an over-easy farm egg
That massive marble bar's stocking 450 vinos and'll also be cranking out seasonal libations including shaken-to-order cocktails made with craft suds like Dogfish Head, herbs, wheat, cayenne, and fresh hops -- something that, no matter how fresh they became, the Fat Boys never really got to display.