Breaking at Breakfast

Latest Miami Restaurant News During COVID-19 - December 2020


Food news worthy of your calendar

The latest restaurant & food news updates in Miami

Updated December 29, 2020

Breaking at Breakfast is a weekly round-up of Miami restaurants & bar updates. Stay safe, be respectful when dining out, tip well & wear your mask.

A food hall with new vendors

Updated December 29, 2020
Restaurant: MIA Market
Neighborhood: Design District
Address: 140 NE 39th St STE 241


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MIA Market, formerly known as St.Roch, has recently rebranded and introduced a few new concepts. MIA Market offers a flexible chef-driven experience from a roster of exciting young purveyors and restaurateurs. The food hall’s roster includes: Jaffa, Dal Plin, Hot Lime, Tran An, Sabal Coffee, COOP and The Bar at MIA Market. New concepts include: Foirette, Ruby Dees, Osom Bites, and Sushi Yasu Tanka. One of us checked it out and said the layered potato from Fiorette and the sushi from Yasu Tanaka were a culinary experience.

A new ramen spot has opened

Updated December 29, 2020
Restaurant: Momosan
Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address:415 NW 26th Street

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto has opened up his ramen and sake bar in Wynwood. This is his fourth location following Seattle, Waikiki  and NYC. Momosan specializes in grilled dishes, Japanese bar snacks, ramen, sushi, sake, and whisky. Their Wynwood location has an outdoor covered seating area. We have our eyes on the Tsukemen ramen. The noodles, pork chashu, takana, aji -tama, menma, scallion are meant to be dipped in their pork broth.

A dumpling experience to-go on New Year’s Eve

Updated December 29, 2020
Restaurant: E&P Dmplngs pop up at Threefold Cafe
Neighborhood: South Miami
Address: 6907 S Red Rd


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E&P Dmplngs, the new pop-up dumpling spot at Threefold Cafe has created a home dumpling experience. The kit includes 12 dumplings, E&P’s house-made snacks, the Pork Belly Bao Buns as well as their Braised Short Rib and dessert. Paired with written instructions and access to informational videos on how to cook the dumplings to perfection, even without any fancy equipment. Click HERE to purchase your kit today! They are only offering a limited number so don’t miss out! Also, two lucky patrons who purchase a kit will receive a free meal on us in 2021! Details to follow soon.

This hard-to-get-in Japanese spot offers Omakase to-go

Updated December 29, 2020
Restaurant: Hiden
Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 313 NW 25th St


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HIDEN (HI-DEN), the speakeasy omakase restaurants in Wynwood is now offering Hiden Dinner Set For Two $200. The menu includes:

  • 16 piece Nigiri includes -2 Otoro, 2 Chutoro, 2 Zuke, 2 Bluefish, 2 Madai, 2 Nodoguro/Kinmedai (depending on availability), 2 Hotate, 2 Uni
  • Four Piece Futo Maki- Shitaki Mushroom,Egg, Denbu, Cucumber
  • Two Inari Sushi deep fried tofu stuffed with rice and ikura marinated in sweet sake and soy
  • Bara Chirashi (Chefs Choice of Cut Sashimi and Vegetables on top of Sushi Rice)* This Package is only sold in pair for two guests. To book your to-go experience click HERE.

Dumplings at this bagel shop for 1 night

Updated December 22, 2020
Restaurant: El Bagel
Neighborhood: MiMo District
Address: 6910 Biscayne Blvd

Stop by El Bagel on Christmas Eve for some handmade dumplings by Chef Shaggy of Haochi Dumplings. Haochi Dumplings will be popping up at El Bagel on December 24th, for take-out Noche Buena event from 4PM – 7PM. They’ve got pork dumplings with beef and peanuts, rosebud dumplings with mushrooms and leeks, fried wonton dumplings and more. Pre-order your dinner for two or four HERE.

A French bistro made for Miami

Updated December 22, 2020
Restaurant: Cafe Kush
Neighborhood: MiMo
Address: 7700 Biscayne Blvd


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We’ve been talking about French food lately. It’s not an easy thing to find in Miami. Leave it to Matt Kush behind popular Miami concepts like LoKal and Kush to open up a “European bistro with an in-your-face Miami attitude.” Located at the iconic Gold Dust Motel in the MiMo District, Kush Cafe is putting their creative spin on bistro dishes such as the French onion soup, Croque Monsieurs, Ratatouille, frog legs and a peppercorn steak frites. The cocktails alone are intriguing. From Matt’s homemade vermouth aged for one month to cocktails served in cigar boxes and finished with spritzes from vintage perfume bottles—each one offers a luxe nostalgia. In addition to the cafe’s eight signature cocktails, the café will also serve a collection of wines from France and beyond.

After being closed for 9 months, this restaurant is back

Updated December 22, 2020
Restaurant: Amelia’s 1931
Neighborhood: Tamiami
Address: 13601 SW 26th St

Amelia’s 1931 is a cozy Cuban diner with Peruvian and Korean influences by Chef Eileen Andrade. Amelia’s 1931 has opened once again only for Takeout Orders with a limited menu since its nine-month closure in March due to COVID-19. Menu includes Peruvian arroz con pollo fritters, Korean fried chicken, Korean BBQ steak and more. For ordering details click HERE.

From Paris to Miami, a sweet holiday gift

Updated December 22, 2020
Restaurant: Laduree
Neighborhood: Design District
Address: Palm Court, 140 NE 39th Street

French luxury patisserie Ladurée has popped up at the Miami Design District in the iconic Palm Court. The Ladurée macaron has been around since the middle of the 19th century with a recipe that remains unchanged. Popping up just in time for the holidays, the Ladurée carriage can be found through the month of February. Featuring a wide range of unique seasonal and classic macaron flavors, Ladurée’s sweet treats are gluten-free and a timeless gift. Hours of Operations ar Monday to Saturday 11am – 8pm; Sunday, 12pm – 6pm.

This oyster bar is BACK!

Updated December 15, 2020
Restaurant: River Oyster Bar
Neighborhood: Brickell
Address:33 SE 7th street suite 100

The River Oyster Bar is back in Brickell! We’re so excited for the return of this classic, only two blocks east from the original location which will soon be a tribute to Tobacco Road by Kush. The new River Oyster Bar is currently accepting dinner reservations from 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm (you know cause of curfew) 7 days a week. They will be BYOB for the first week or so and also offer indoor and outdoor seating. If you want to eat at home, call them at 3055301915 for pick up. Menu highlights include fried whole yellowtail snapper Chinese style, mushroom crusted grouper, cobia sashimi, jumbo lump blue crab gnocchi and OBVIO oysters. To make a reservation click HERE.

The dumpling pop-up you need to try

Updated December 15, 2020
Restaurant: E&P Dmplngs pop up at Threefold Cafe
Neighborhood: South Miami
Address: 6907 S Red Rd


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Chefs Evan Burgess and Pedro Mederos put the E & P in E&P Dmplngs. This new pop-up concept is open in South Miami’s Threefold Cafe on Thursday, Friday, & Saturday from 6-9 pm. A little birdy told us the soup and lamb dumplings are DELI! To reserve your seats all you have to do is DM them on Instagram. We’ll report back once we know more, but we’re intrigued. And yay for SoMi!

A dinner inspired by Miami neighborhoods

Updated December 15, 2020
Restaurant: Beaker & Gray
Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 2637 N Miami Ave

Beaker & Gray is hosting an interactive 4-course cocktail & food pairing with each course representing a distinct Miami neighborhood (South Beach, Wynwood, Coconut Grove & Little Havana). The bar and culinary team have created a unique experience that pays homage to everything that makes each of these neighborhoods in Miami special.

This bar experience is being offered on 10 select dates between December 16th & January 2nd.

Menu Details: 

  1. South Beach 1st Course – Ocean Drive Collins  (Ketel One Botanical Cucumber & Mint, Mint & Lime Cordial, Cucumber Soda, Sea Salt Foam) paired with: Pressed Melon, elderberry, Thai basil
  2. Wynwood 2nd Course – The Muse (Don Julio Reposado, Acidified Blood Orange, Amaro, Cacao, Egg Glair, Edible Paint) paired with: Saku Crudo, pomegranate, yuzu, crunchy rice
  3. Coconut Grove 3rd Course – Cocowalker (Coco-washed Johnnie Walker Black Label, Maduro Vermouth, Tamarind, Bitters, Coconut Mist) paired with: Baby Back Ribs, Carribean spices, scotch bonnet
  4. Little Havana 4th course – Domino Park  (Phyllo-Baked Ron Zacapa, Guava, Liquid Nitrogen, Salted Cream Foam, Lime Zest) paired with: Cream Cheese Glazed Rugelach, dark chocolate

Tickets must be purchased in advance HERE.

This lobster roll & these seafood pastas have returned!

Updated December 15, 2020
Restaurant: Navé
Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 3540 Main Highway


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Navé by Chefs Michael Beltran and Justin Flit is reopening with dinner only starting on Wednesday, December 16th. They will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 5PM – 10PM; Friday and Saturday until 11PM. Menu items we’re excited about include the Miami clams with medianoche butter and Gruyere; Navé buns with whipped ricotta, tomato jam and duck confit; lobster roll and caviar alfredo made with cultured cream, chitarra pasta and Imperial caviar. Back on the menu, Chef Flit’s pastas creations – all hand-made onsite in Navé’s temperature-controlled, glass-enclosed pasta room. The snapper Milanese served with tomato compote, olive tapenade, and baby arugula is also making a comeback! Seating is available in the indoor dining room or patio. Click HERE for info.

The holiday Barzaar you can’t miss

Updated December 8, 2020
Location: Silverspot Miami
Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 300 SE 3rd St #100, Miami, FL 33131

The Barzaar is not your typical market bazaar. The Barzaar brings together a curated list of brands, and artists in one place, with music, and of course a bar filled with cocktails. Their next pop-up will be on December 13, 2020
at Silverspot Cinema with FREE entrance. Silverspot will feature their menu that includes flatbreads, salmon bites with crispy sushi rice cake and more. Food vendors include The Healthy Move, Alternativa Superfoods, Gran.hola, Fit by Nics, The Roots Lab, and Le Bon Pate. The Barzaar always has cocktails and will be offering happy hour cocktails that include frosé and a rum tasting by Rums of Puerto Rico from 1-3 pm.

Award-winning Japanese cuisine comes to Wynwood

Updated December 8, 2020
Restaurant: Uchi Miami
Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 252 NW 25th Street


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Uchi Miami, from the Austin-based and James Beard Award-winning restaurant group Hai Hospitality, will be opening on January 2021 in Wynwood. Chef Tyson Cole started the first Uchi restaurant in Austin in 2003. Since then, his signature, non-traditional approach to Japanese cuisine has been credited with elevating the city’s culinary identity.

Miami’s menu shines a spotlight on sushi and sashimi, as well as makimono, yakimono, agemono and other Japanese dishes. The menu features cold dishes such as Hirame Usuzukuri, thinly sliced flounder, candied quinoa and olive oi; Maguro & Goat Cheese, bigeye tuna, goat cheese, apple zu and shiso. The hot tastings selection includes Pork Belly, roasted kabocha, shallots and sweet pepper gastrique; Wagyu Ringo, rib eye, smoked apple butter, candied garlic and apple kimchi. The menu also has a sushi and sashimi selection. Guests can also go for three Omakase offerings, a 10-course Chef’s Tasting, a six-course Signature Tasting and a six-course Vegetarian Tasting. Uchi will offer a happy hour from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. featuring a selection of small tasting plates, sushi rolls, nigiri and dessert.

A milkshake collaboration you can’t miss

Updated December 8, 2020
Restaurant: Latin Cafe with Bang Bang Bakehouse
Neighborhood: Various locations 


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Latin Café and Bang Bang Bakehouse have teamed up to create two decadent rum cake milkshake creations which are available at all three Latin Café locations (Brickell, Le June, Hialeah) for a limited time only. Highlighting guava and Cafe con Leche flavors, each shake has an exclusive Bang Bang Bakehouse rum cake stacked on top with seriously sweet toppings.

  • La Descarada: Vanilla Milkshake with our exclusive Guava Rum Cake, topped with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream and finished with Guava Marmalade and Maria Cookies.
  • El Chulo: Vanilla Milkshake with our exclusive Café con Leche Rum Cake, topped with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream and finished with Leche Condensada and our oven-toasted Pecan Crumbles.

A Korean concept for delivery you need to try

Updated December 8, 2020
Delivery only concept: 2 Korean Girls

2 Korean Girls, is a pop-up delivery concept serving delicious Korean specialties and classic Bibimbap inspired bowls. It was founded by sisters Jennifer and Michele Kaminski who have passion for the traditional Korean cuisine they’ve known and loved since childhood. In collaboration with their mother, Chom “Sunny” Kaminski, a talented cook with a popular line of Korean sauces and seasonings sold at specialty grocers throughout the United States and James Beard Award-winning Chef Allen Susser, 2 Korean Girls’ mission is to provide fresh Korean cuisine through delivery and take-out.

We reccommend the O.B. (Original Bibimbap) – Ribeye Bulgogi, Korean white rice, sesame spinach, marinated mung bean sprouts, sweet & sour radish, spicy potato, fried egg and Gochujang and the Phat Buddha –  Adashah, cauliflower rice, sesame spinach, sweet & sour radish, marinated mung bean sprouts, spicy potato, shredded gim with choice of sauce. Check out the full menu HERE. With a commitment to sustainability, 2 Korean Girls’ packaging is made from eco-friendly and/or compostable materials.

2 Korean Girls is available from 5PM to 10PM for delivery (Pinecrest to 54th Street) or for pickup at the Coconut Grove ghost kitchen. Orders can be placed online HERE.

Hours of operation: TuesdaySunday from 5PM to 10PM. The 2 Korean Girls ghost kitchen is located at 2801a Florida Avenue in Coconut Grove. For more information call: (305) 204-2372 or click HERE.

This Italian restaurant has reopened

Updated December 1, 2020
Restaurant: MC Kitchen
Neighborhood: Design District
Address: 4141 NE 2nd Ave #101a


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We’re excited to see that MC Kitchen has opened its doors once again. Can’t wait to order the Brussels Sprouts Black Truffle, Garganelli Bolognese, and the FAMOUS truffle fries.

Beloved Peruvian and sushi concept is now open

Updated December 1, 2020
Restaurant: Itamae
Neighborhood: Design District
Address: 140 NE 39th St #136


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Itamae is back in the Design District. This Nikkei-inspired restaurant by Chef’s Valerie, Nando and Fernando Chang offers a Peruvian and Asian inspired menu. We can’t wait to try ALL the cebiches, tiraditos, rolls and more. Oh and the wine list was created by Karina Iglesias and it’s BOMB.

The Mediterranean pop-up brunch you need

Updated December 1, 2020
Restaurant: Zaytouna Foods pop-up at Ironside Pizza
Neighborhood: Little River
Address: 7580 NE 4th Ct

Zaytouna is a catering company driven by women refugees in Miami. They’ve launched a Mediterranean brunch highlighting dishes like vegetarian grape leaves, labne, baba ghanouj and zaatar rolls. Join them for mimosas and live music on Saturday and Sunday at Ironside Pizza.

Anticipated Southern flavors are back in Miami

Updated December 1, 2020
Restaurant: Red Rooster
Neighborhood: Overtown
Address: 920 NW 2nd Ave

Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster is reopening in the heart of Overtown this week. They will be serving comfort food that celebrates the roots of American cuisine and the diverse culinary traditions of the neighborhood. Expect cornbread, deviled eggs, steak frites, shrimps and grits among other dishes. Red Rooster will be about the food but also about celebrating local artists and musicians.