Sometimes regarded as Miami’s hottest up-and-coming chef, Giorgio Rapicavoli was a semi-finalist for the 2013 award for Rising Star Chef for his leading of The Eating House. At his small location in Coral Gables, Giorgio Rapicavoli is offering creative takes on familiar foods. Diners flock to this place on a weekly basis to get a chance to savor dishes that have garnered cult-like followings. Items such as the Cap’n Crunch Pancakes ($13) and BK Hash Browns ($6) hint to Rapicavoli’s playful demeanor, but his internationally inspired items is where the kitchen shines.

Where to find him: The Eating House. 804 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134. (305) 448-6524