NOSHING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Home for the holidays? Keep it local at these in-the-’hood newcomers. Look for Tim Andriola, former Mark’s South Beach exec chef, doing his Mediterranean thing five miles north at Timo (305-936-1008), in Sunny Isles. In D.C.’s Foggy Bottom, not far from the Kennedy Center, Dish (202-338-8707, www.dishdc.com) upscales comfort-food staples like meatloaf and fried chicken. And in Venice, California, Amuse Café (310-450-1956, www.amusecafe.com) entertains the beach set with a graze-ready menu of small plates from two twentysomething chefs with respectable résumés.