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Jia

Jia | Photo by Seth Browarnik

Jia | Photo by Seth Browarnik

Miami’s ever-evolving food scene is tough to keep up with, especially during a year when no one knew if our beloved hospitality industry would even survive. Fortunately, it’s not only survived, but thrived, with new openings popping up on the regular from lauded local names and ambitious imports determined to make their mark on the Magic City alike. And no neighborhood is immune to this influx, from the sleepy town of Miami Lakes to the hot shores

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It’s not easy having eyes all over the scene, being around to take in all the wild visuals at all the worthwhile places in the city. There are, however, those parties and gallery openings where a fortunate photographer can point and shoot. Every week, in collaboration with World Red Eye, New Times brings you a solid recap of all the recent experiences you might’ve missed around Miami. It’s impossible to be everywhere, but, hey, we can try to keep our Eyes on Miami.

The crowd at Pilo’s Tequila Garden went from saying hello papi to hello mami on

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Jia Chinese Restaurant and Lounge Opens South of Fifth in Miami Beach

click to enlarge A rendering of Jia, the upscale Chinese-American restaurant and dinner club opening in Miami's South of Fifth neighborhood. - PHOTO COURTESY OF JOHNNIE WALKERUSBS

A rendering of Jia, the upscale Chinese-American restaurant and dinner club opening in Miami’s South of Fifth neighborhood.

Photo courtesy of Johnnie WalkerUSBS

Jia, a modern Chinese-American dinner club with a private lounge, has opened in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood.

The restaurant is a collaboration between Ken Ray and Jason Cloth. For the past several years, Ray has focused on the food tech sector, launching À la Carte Delivery, which markets more than a dozen Miami ghost kitchens. Cloth is director of Bron Media Corp. and founder/managing

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Upscale Chinese restaurant Jia to open in Miami Beach FL

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The marble bar inside Jia, an upscale Chinese restaurant opening soon on Miami Beach.

One of Miami Beach’s most upscale neighborhoods is getting a fancy Chinese dinner club this summer.

From hospitality veteran Ken Ray comes Jia, which will bring upscale Cantonese-style cuisine to the South of Fifth neighborhood. The restaurant, which features a wrap-around marble bar at its heart, has an outdoor patio as well as indoor dining and a private lounge and dining area that can seat up to 25 guests for exclusive dinner parties.

The menu will be curated by internationally known executive chef Weng Choon “William”

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