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Latest Miami Restaurant News During COVID-19 - April 2020

Food news worthy of your calendar

We are committed to sharing what restaurants, bars, breweries, and bakeries are doing to support our local community during these times.

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Updated April 28,  2020

Front of the House and Back of the House: we just have to say that your bravery, hard work, ability to stay creative and think on your feet is inspiring.

Breaking at Breakfast is a weekly round-up of Miami food news currently focusing on pick-up, delivery options, and relevant content to help you you support the hospitality industry. Stay safe and take it one day at a time.

Your favorite cauliflower is back for takeout on April 29th

Updated April 28, 2020
Restaurant: KYU
Address: 251 NW 25th St Miami 

Just to brighten up your day we want to be the first to let you know that KYU is opening their doors for takeout on April 29th. Call them directly for pick up at (786) 577-0150! Those that are picking up their meals will be able to order wine, sake, liquor, and cocktails! For more info check out their menu HERE. Payment will be taken over the phone for faster take out experience. A 20%  service charge will be split between the team. You can also order via SpeedeTab and pay through the app. KYU is also available for delivery via Door Dash, however, drink options are not available.

This Downtown Spanish tapas spot has re-opened

Updated April 28, 2020
Restaurant: NIU Kitchen
Address: 134 NE 2nd Avenue

NIU Kitchen has re-opened its food + wine bodega. The NIU Kitchen offers one of the greatest natural wine selections in Miami and a small menu of some their dishes. You can pre-order the Tagliatelle with mushroom cream and onion confit, calamari + cod rice and more HERE. Visit their virtual bodega or call 786 542 5070 for curbside pickup + delivery.

Stone crab season is almost over but catch this deal

Updated April 28, 2020
George Stone Crab delivers fresh stone crabs

Before stone crab season is over, order from George Stone Crab. These Large Florida Stone Crab claws are caught daily in the Key’s and shipped to your door within 24 hrs. Order HERE before May 3rd or until supply lasts at a special price 0f $39.99.

Support local farmers & buy produce from this market

Updated April 28, 2020
 Place your produce order via Arsht Center Market

The Arsht Center’s weekly onsite farmers market, Market Mondays, has gone virtual. Because social-distancing guidelines prevent shoppers from gathering at the market, which typically operates Monday afternoons outside Books & Books, we have collaborated with Urban Oasis Project, its member farms and other vendors to offer a preorder and pickup service. Every week, orders placed at this online store between Wednesday 9 AM – Thursday 9 PM for pick up the following Monday between 4 PM – 6 PM at a special drive-through located at the Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House. You don’t even need to leave your car — we’ll bring your order to you. For additional online shopping hours and to learn how to donate a box of groceries to people in need, go here.

Order Italian food from this restaurant & 10% of sales will go to their staff.

Updated April 24, 2020
Restaurant: Primo’s
Address: 1717 North Bayshore Dr. Miami Fl 33132

This restaurant is offering 10% of its sales to their staff and their famous meatballs are what you need to start off with. Order and pay for your meal HERE. Delivery is free for the following buildings: The Grand, Opera, Plaza Venetia, Club 1800, Cite, Aria, Quantum, Bay Parc Plaza with minimum orders of $20. They also have groceries and household items available.

The owner of favorite Thai tapas spot opens a 2nd restaurant.

Updated April 24, 2020
Restaurant: Daek 
Address: 3470 N Miami Avenue

Thai chef behind Lung Yai Tapas and Ahi Sushi restaurants in Calle Ocho brings his newest concept to Midtown Miami: DAEK.  The menu consists of izakaya-style small plates, assorted grilled meats, Thai noodles, and sushi. The restaurant will also include Singha draught beers and great sake selection. Daek is now accepting orders for pick up HERE.

They’re back & we need a sub from this spot.

Updated April 24, 2020
Restaurant: Vinaigrette Sub Shop
Address: 159 E Flagler Street

Vinaigrette Sub Shop is back and now serving its classic subs and Italian specialty sandwiches in the center of Downtown Miami.  Located in the Historic Alfred I. duPont Building, Vinaigrette Sub Shop is brought to you by Daniel Serfer, chef/owner of Blue Collar and Mignonette, and business partner Ryan Roman.  You can order for pickup and delivery from 11:30 am to 6:45 pm HERE.

Buy local produce from these farms.

Updated April 24, 2020
Recipes For Change helps farmers in Miami

Recipes For Change is a non-profit organization founded by Chef Santiago Gomez in 2017 to evoke social change by inspiring and educating people through gastronomy, volunteer programs, educational workshops and fundraising events. Their aim is to unite Miami’s local community in order to educate the next generation and to nourish at-risk communities.

What they are doing during the COVID-19 crisis:

In these unprecedented times, Change starts and stays at home.  Save money, support your local producers and reduce buying from large, crowded grocery chains.  Partnering with local South Florida farms,  their goal is to promote these farms to help them stay in business while also teaching the community about the importance of seasonality and supporting local.

In order to promote these farms, they have asked local chefs to join them by creating recipes using these local produce. Each week, Recipes For Change directly orders, pays for and picks up fresh produce from local farmers.  This produce is then donated to chefs to create recipes.  Most US household do not prepare their meals from scratch, they hope that by promoting the accessibility of fresh produce in South Florida, along with creative ways to prepare them, will inspire our community to cook healthy, delicious meals at home, while helping the local economy.

Participating chefs to date;
1. Chef Carlos García from Obra Miami
2. Chef Deborah del corral from Tigre
3. Chef Diego Oka from La Mar by Gaston Acurio
4. Chef Scott Linquist from Coyo Taco
5. Chef Xavier Torres from Bae Korean Grill
6. Chef Brad Kilgore from Kilgore Hospitality
7. Chef José Mendin from Pubbelly Sushi and La Placita
8. Chef James Tahhan from Telemundo (Un nuevo día)
9. Chef Santiago Gómez from Cantina la 20 and Tacology
10.  Nidal Barake

To receive fresh produce, place your order at least 24 hours before pick up. All produce is harvested to order and immediately packaged to ensure the high possible freshness and flavor.

Check out their list to find the nearest farm or market near you! Be sure to follow them to stay updated on available produce!

North Miami, are you craving sushi?

Updated April 14, 2020
Restaurant: Makoto
Address: 9700 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33154
Surfside/Bal Harbour

Starting Wednesday, April 15, Makoto is offering guests a limited take-out menu for pickup or delivery via DoorDash. The menu is divided by starters, sushi, robata Japanese grill, mains along with a selection of beverages. Guests can now enjoy Makoto in the comfort of their own homes with favorites including Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice, Sushi and Sashimi Combo Platters, Wagyu Short Rib, Miso Sea Bass, Wasabi Vegetable Fried Rice and more. For pickup, guests can place the order directly by calling the restaurant 305-864-8600.

Order gyros for comfort in times of COVID-19.

Updated April 14, 2020
Restaurant: Nostimo Greek Kitchen
Address: 170 Northwest 24th Street, Miami, Florida 33127

Wynwood’s Nostimo Greek Kitchen will be offering curbside pickup as well as delivery through Uber Eats, Grubhub and DoorDash Tuesday-Sunday from 12 PM-10 PM. Favorites include gyros, platters and salads as well as sides such as the Greek Fries. Full menu HERE. Orders can be placed by calling (305) 418-0808 or on UberEats, Grubhub and DoorDash.

James Beard Foundation Award nominee opening a poke spot in Brickell.

Updated April 14, 2020
Restaurant: Kona Poke
Address: 155 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 32130


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Kona Poké, Central Florida’s popular, fast-casual, fresh food concept is coming to South Florida.  Opening soon at 155 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 32130 in the Brickell neighborhood of Downtown Miami, Kona Poké Brickell is the brand’s first delivery-only store.  Famed chef and recent James Beard Foundation Award nominee for Rising Star Chef of the Year Henry Moso created Kona Poké’s delicious signature bowls and sauces, which will be available for delivery, in addition, to Build Your Own Bowls, Soup, Salads and more.  Kona Poké’s customers will enjoy their healthy and delicious Hawaiian-style poké bowls made with fresh sushi-grade fish, house sauces and over 40 fresh toppings to choose from, plus vegan, gluten-free and cooked options are also available.  Delivery is provided directly by Kona Poké and third-party delivery services.

An acclaimed chef who has yet to open his restaurant in Miami finds a way to feed those in need.

Updated April 14, 2020
Marcus Samuelsson teams up with World Central Kitchen & FoodRescue US – Miami

Chef Marcus Samuelsson of Red Rooster Overtown in Miami has partnered with World Central Kitchen and FoodRescue US – Miami to provide meals to those in need. The collective partnership will offer prepared, packaged meals to go.  It is open on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday moving forward from 12:00 noon — 4 pm, or until all food is distributed.  Red Rooster Overtown is located at 920 NW 2nd Ave, in one of Miami’s most historic communities. Over the past year, Food Rescue US – Miami has provided 250,000 meals and kept 300,000 pounds of food from landfill under the leadership of site director Ellen Bowen.

Order out & help these Miami restaurants.

Updated April 7, 2020
Miami Eats presented by Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and its dramatic impact on the hospitality industry, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) has launched MIAMI EATS – a new program to help Miami restaurants and their employees during this crisis.

Now more than ever they need our support so we are asking all Greater Miami residents to please consider ordering out when possible. In turn, many of these restaurants are offering special deals. While there are many great food delivery and app services available, we are also encouraging everyone to please call the restaurants directly (learn why).

If you opt for takeout, please keep the recommended six-foot distance between you and others in line. Miami-Dade County has also issued an emergency order encouraging all restaurants to provide markings or other forms of visible means to remind customers they must stay six feet apart.

  • If you are a restaurant and would like to participate, please click here. (This program is free for all restaurants in Miami-Dade County regardless of location or price point)
  • FREEBEE is providing FREE and convenient restaurant delivery services in Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne, Doral, and a number of other locations.
  • Special dining offers for Front-line & First Responders.
  • Looking for more ways to support your favorite local restaurant? Consider buying a gift card. That way you can put money in the pockets of restaurant employees and show your friends and loved ones that you’re thinking about them.

This steak house is selling their filets to cook en casa.

Updated April 7, 2020
Restaurant: Prime 112
Address: 112 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Miami Beach

Both Prime Italian and Prime112 are serving up their full menus available for takeout and free delivery. Call 305-695-8484 to order Prime Italian and 305-532-8112 to order Prime 112. They’re posting their daily menu on their Instagram offering wholesale items from Prime 112 ready to cook at home. Menu includes prime filets, dry aged bone-in ribeye, Kobe meatballs with marinara and whipped ricotta.

Persian dips & kebabs ready to eat during quarantine.

Updated April 7, 2020
Restaurant: Fooq’s
Address: 1035 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33136

Fooq’s Bazaar is officially accepting online orders and it includes all new take-home pasta kits, ready-to-grill kebabs, sides, spreads & dips to-go. Visit their website to see the new menu additions, and to order from our online store. CLICK HERE to visit the Fooq’s Bazaar!

This chef is feeding hospital teams & this is how you can help.

Updated April 7, 2020
Chef Richard Hales & Grateful Hospitality


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Feeding busy front line health workers today so they don’t have to worry about it #grateful 🙏🏻🥡

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Chef Richard Hales and Wife [Jenny] Hales of Grateful Hospitality have pledged to raise $42,000 to provide 6,000 meals.  For every $14 donation made, Grateful Hospitality will prepare a meal for a front line worker and match that donation by preparing a second meal for a second medical staff member.

Donations will go directly to distributing meals to different front line organizations around South Florida as a thank you for their selfless dedication to the community.  The first two drops will be made to University of Miami Hospital and Jackson Memorial Hospital, where Chef Hales was treated for two brain surgeries and removal of cancer from his thyroid.  Their third drop is to the Miami Beach Fire Department. If you would normally give but at this time are unable let them know and they will provide a meal for you too. If you have a specific place that you want them to cook for let them know and donate HERE.