From Our Editors
There are a lot of reasons to smile at Happy Wine. First and foremost is the wine selection, whose vastness makes sense when you consider the restaurant is actually the outgrowth of an acclaimed wine shop. Surrounded by shelf upon shelf of bottles from around the globe, visitors sit down at the Coconut Grove or Calle Ocho location and discover a menu of equal diversity. On it, pressed sandwiches stand out, including a chicken panini with swiss cheese, tomatoes, and garlic aioli. The food selection also features hot and cold tapas, from steamed mussels in spicy tomato broth to platters of Serrano ham and manchego cheese. On certain days diners can also enjoy Happy Wine's renowned paella. To make visits more memorable, the restaurant sometimes hosts special events, such as live music on Thursdays and Saturdays so guests don't have to use empty wine bottles to jam.