A private aviation catering and café entrepreneur for the jet set expanded with Yot Bar & Kitchen in Lauderdale Marine Center. The New River venue’s first-ever restaurant is located on a 5,500-square-foot floating dock, while a French Laundry alum oversees the classic American menu for market fish, wasabi-spiced Caesar salad and key lime pie.
2015 SW 20th Street; 954.953.9000; yotlmc.com
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Holiday procrastinators can do it all at the Galleria Mall. Hit Hayes Christmas Trees’ stand for fragrant Fraser firs grown in the South and shipped in refrigerated trailers with onsite flocking available. Bayview Elementary School offers gift wrapping, while See’s Candies’ pop up runs through December 26. The last chance to queue for Santa is December 24 at 4 p.m.
2414 East Sunrise Boulevard; galleriamall-fl.com
Notable Coconut Grove chefs Michael Beltran of the neighborhood’s Ariete and Justin Flit of Proof, which reopened in the nearby Taurus Beer & Whiskey House, partnered in Navé. Their cozy spot combines comfort food and stiff cocktails like the medicinal-minded Honeymoon in Turin. Flit’s famous pizzas (clam, truffles) and pastas appear alongside tuna au poivre with pommes frites.
3540 Main Highway; 786.615.3747; navemiami.com
Since kids are about to start holiday break, here are a couple of family outings. Fairchild Garden’s enchanting NightGarden returns through January 6, 2020. Its special effects crew created a bigger and better interactive, digital and light experience including the new Fairy Quest augmented reality challenge. Cirque du Soleil’s astonishing “Alegria In A New Light” also comes to town through February 17, 2020.
10901 Old Cutler Road; 305.667.1651; fairchildgarden.org.