Like last year, we have partnered with Tennis Channelto offer a taste of France to American fans of Roland Garros who can not make it to Paris. In New York, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix and Los Angeles, we have selected the top ten French bistros/brasseries/restaurants to help celebrate Tennis Channel‘s round-the-clock coverage of the two-week French Open. Their high definition programming will let you follow the matches of tennis’ largest and most prestigious clay-court competition live starting at 5 a.m. EST. A nightly recap will run from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST.
Local legend Norman Van Aken has resurfaced on the South Florida dining scene with Norman’s 180 in Coral Gables. As the name implies, both cuisine and ambience are a 180-degree departure (well, maybe more like 125 degrees) from his original namesake restaurant, Norman’s — less upscale and complex; more casual, local ingredient-oriented, boldly flavored, and affordable. Dishes on the globetrotting menu range from Colombian arepas to Vietnamese pho to fried chicken and collard greens.
The much-anticipated opening of ZUMA Miami in the EPIC hotel has been scheduled for May. This modern Japanese sake and tapas bar from chef Rainer Becker has proved to be a big success overseas—reservations at the original Zuma in London are still in demand eight years after its grand opening. Expect casually elegant contemporary Japanese pub grub, sushi and sashimi, and a selection of 40 different sakes.