Breaking at Breakfast

Where to eat and drink in Miami

Food news worthy of your calendar

Updated November 12, 2019

Tired of the same old restaurant? Kind of, but not really? Sometimes it just takes a little planning and a little help from your friends. Breaking at Breakfast is a weekly round-up of Miami food news worthy of your Google calendar. Here you will find delicious new restaurant openings, chef collabs, one-off dinners, special deals, prix fixe menus you need to try and more.


New Northern Chinese restaurant bar now open! Roasted Peking Duck is obviously on the menu.

Updated November 12, 2019

Contemporary Northern Chinese restaurant and bar Hutong is now open in Miami at 600 Brickell Avenue. From Aqua Restaurant Group’s international collection of award-winning dining concepts, and with restaurants in Hong Kong, Beijing and London, Hutong comes to Miami as the second U.S. location following the New York City opening in 2019.

Hutong offers Northern Chinese cuisine with gastronomic influences from surrounding provinces – Beijing’s roast duck, Sichuan’s fiery and famous chili peppers and Shanghai’s fresh seafood. Hutong offers dinner with a menu divided by starters, dim sum, fish, seafood, meat, barbecue, tofu & vegetables and rice & noodles, made to enjoy and share with the table.

Hutong’s menu incorporates signature dishes from Hong Kong and London as well as new dishes created exclusively for the Miami restaurant. The signature Red Lantern is served to the table in a traditional Chinese wood basket overflowing with red Sichuan dried chilies. Crispy pieces of soft-shell crab nestle between them, infused with spices and lip-numbing chili essence. The Halibut Red Star Noodles are served in a clear spicy broth. The red pepper star is opened at the table to reveal the aromatic halibut, noodles and crunchy gong choy.

No Northern Chinese menu would be complete without Peking Duck. Hutong’s Roasted Peking Duck is delicately carved at the table. The whole duck is carefully prepared for 24 hours using a traditional recipe said to have been developed over one hundred years ago for the Emperor, making the duck crispy on the outside while the meat remains moist, tender and flavorful.

Starting November 18th, Hutong is serving lunch with its dim sum as a main feature. Hutong’s chefs have taken traditional recipes and introduced innovative ingredients such as Rosé Champagne and Lobster. In the Wagyu Beef Millefeuille, tender Wagyu beef is beautifully encased with flaky “millefeuille” pastry that melts in the mouth. Hutong’s famous Dim Sum Platter comprised of Sichuan Peppercorn Prawn, Marlin Fish, Prawn & Black Truffle and Wild Mushroom & Spinach is also served for lunch and dinner.

Among the dishes created specially for the Miami restaurant include the Sichuan King Scallops topped with crunchy and fiery red chili, peanut and sesame pieces. And for dessert, Ma La Chocolate Mousse – a smooth rich South American chocolate mousse infused with a heady note of fiery Sichuan chilies.

Hutong is located at 600 Brickell Avenue Miami, FL 33131. Hutong is open for dinner daily from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday; 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The bar is open daily until 2 a.m. A ‘lite lunch’ launches on November 18th served daily from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Weekend brunch launches on November 23rd served from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Hutong welcomes large parties in the private dining room. For more information or to make reservations, please visit www.hutong-miami.com or call 786-388-0805.


Miami’s favorite cinnamon roll is collaborating with this donut shop on Thursday!

Updated November 12, 2019

Knaus Berry Farm reopened for the season on October 29th… so you know what that means! The Salty Donut‘s highly-coveted Sticky Bun Donut is nearing. The donut will be available for a 1-day-only preview on Thursday, November 14th, before the fan-fave returns to the menu for a full two-week period in January. If you have yet to try one, The Salty takes Knaus Berry Farms sticky buns, places them inside of the brioche dough that is brushed in secret sauce, wraps it all together & tops it off with a homemade pecan toffee sauce. Priced at $6.50 each, the donuts will be available at both Salty Donut locations – Wynwood and South Miami. Quantities are limited due to the labor-intensiveness of creating this donut and it is possible (read: almost guaranteed) they will sell out before closing, so customers are encouraged to get there early to ensure they get their hands on these beauties.


Get us a table at this kitchen counter, if that chef is cooking!

Updated November 12, 2019

Famed Executive Chef Justin Smillie of Upland Miami invites guests to an exclusive and limited eight-seat specially curated dinner at the kitchen counter of the California-inspired eatery nestled in the South of Fifth neighborhood. From Friday, November 15 through Sunday, November 17 at 7:30 PM, guests can take a seat at the counter, observe Chef Justin whip up the dishes and dine up close and personal all while overlooking the action of the open-view kitchen as he showcases a five-course menu that combines seasonal flavors paired perfectly for autumn. Focusing on his passion for fresh produce and keen eye for new ingredients, Chef Justin takes diners on a culinary journey with a menu filled with vegetable-forward and seafood-inspired dishes including Crispy ArtichokesTuna Crudo, Grilled Duck Salad, and a Whole BBQ Fish Platter among others.
Guests can reserve a seat for $95 per person with an optional $45 beverage pairing by calling the restaurant. Space is limited to eight seats per dinner and are granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Upland‘s Chef Kitchen Counter Dinner will occur quarterly with unique seasonal menus developed by Chef Justin available on those dates only. Future dates to come.
WHEN:
Friday, November 15
Saturday, November 16
Sunday, November 17

7:30 PM

WHERE:
Upland Miami
49 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
TICKETS: Guests can purchase tickets by calling the restaurant (305) 602-9998. $95 per person with an optional $45 beverage pairing(excluding tax and gratuity)

Calling all Venezuelans: this one is for you.  Pan de jamón is involved.

Updated November 12, 2019

 

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Pasteleria Danubio, one of the most emblematic bakeries in Caracas, is taking over the ovens at La Latina and baking their famous 𝐏𝐚𝐧 𝐝𝐞 𝐉𝐚𝐦ó𝐧! La Danubio will be popping in with their Pan de Jamón (Ham Roll) throughout November & December!⁣⁣ This traditional Venezuelan holiday bread will be baked daily from Wednesday to Sunday starting at 11 AM at La Latina in Midtown. You can also place an order via catering@lalatinamiami.com⁣⁣ with a 48hrs notice⁣⁣. If you’re lucky you might also find some other Danubio goodies that’ll save you a trip to Caracas⁣⁣ (cachitos, pastelitos, palmeritas y mas!)


Popular spot in Wynwood will now be easier to score a table with patio expansion. Oh, and there are some new menu items that look real good.

Updated November 5, 2019

Le Chick, inspired by a wildly-popular Dutch restaurant and a Wynwood hotspot since it premiered Spring 2018, is doubling down on its popularity this fall with the launch of Le CoqTail, its new outdoor bar & lounge now officially open. Featuring stylish, comfortable outdoor seating – a rarity in Wynwood – Le CoqTail boasts a retractable roof, a gorgeous design very much in sync with Le Chick’s industrial-chic allure, live DJ music, as well as an exclusive cocktail list and bar bites menu by Executive Chef Nicole Votano.

The new space encompasses 2,000 square feet including an expansive bar, communal seating, lush greenery and – an added benefit to the many who have waited patiently for a table during dinner service at Le Chick – an additional 40 seats for dining. But at its heart, Le CoqTail is a sophisticated but unpretentious cocktail lounge; the perfect hotspot for Happy Hour, late-night carousing or a cocktail and a bite before exploring one of the hottest neighborhoods in the world.

Behind the bar is mixologist on the rise Rebekah Stone; on offer, a bevy of creative concoctions only available at Le CoqTail. Priced between $12-$18 they include: 305 Key Lime Pie – vanilla vodka, Midori, lime foam and graham cracker rim; Santeria – Zacapa 23 Rum, blood orange liqueur, chocolate bitters, Palo Santo smoke; Bangin’ Sangria – red wine blend, blackberry brandy, tropical juices and floral tea and La Pelirroja – blanco tequila, mezcal, lime guava nectar, Ancho Reyes Verde, lime and chili.

As mentioned, Le CoqTail will also encompass added seats for those seeking a proper meal at Le Chick. Whether in the restaurant’s industrial chic dining room or al fresco, a bevy of temptations await. New menu additions from Votano include Le Chick Street Corn with truffle aioli, Manchego cheese, pickled Fresno, micro cilantro; Maine Lobster Roll with celery, spicy mayo on a house made New England style brioche bun; Grilled Salmon Bun – grilled Faroe Island salmon with bib lettuce, dill remoulade, cucumber and pickled red onion; and Grilled Spanish Octopus with smoky eggplant, roasted tomato, arugula and garlic aioli. Lighter fare includes Local Burrata with house-made fennel orange jam, arugula, pickled red onion and smoked sea salt as well as a Wild Mushroom Steak Salad with rosemary gremolata. Le Chick signatures – BBQ Baby Back RibsFried Chicken Bun and the Royale with Cheese burger – are local legends and going nowhere! Speaking of burgers, fans should note that during Happy Hour and every Tuesday from open to close the Royale with Cheese, which is served with fries, is only $10.

Le CoqTail and Le Chick are located at 310 NW 24th Street. Le CoqTail is open Monday – Wednesday from 4PM to 10:30PM and until 11:30PM on Thursday; Friday & Saturday from noon to 1AM; and Sunday from noon to 10:30PM. Happy Hour is available Monday – Friday from 3:30PM to 7:30PM. Le Chick is open Sunday – Thursday from noon to 10:30PM and until 11:30PM Friday & Saturday. Happy Hour is available Monday – Friday from 3:30PM to 6:30PM. Sunday Brunch is served from noon to 4PM.


This six-course tasting menu is calling Fall but there’s an OH SO MIAMI twist to it. 

Updated November 5, 2019

 

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New menu items hitting this week ❤️ . . Uni disco volador

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On Wednesday, November 13, Chef Michael Beltran of Ariete and Chef Manuel Echevarria of The Surf Club cordially invite guests to an intimate collaboration dinner at Coconut Grove gem, Ariete. Beginning at 6PM, guests can enjoy a welcome cocktail, followed by a six-course tasting menu and wine pairing. Tickets are $155 (not inclusive of tax and gratuity) and can be purchased by calling (305) 640-5862. The menu is as follows:

Amuse 

Foie and Rye Tart Marinated Cobia, Ginger Panna Cotta, Almond Tuile

First Course – Hokkaido Scallop

Cucumber, Consommé, Green Papaya Barigole, Fresh Yuzu

Second Course – Squab

Beet, Mamey, Chocolate, Mille Feuille

Third Course – Pumpkin

The French Laundry Pumpkin Puree, Pumpkin Seed Risotto, Pepitas, Orange Gremolata

Fourth Course – Duck Wellington

Moulard Duck Breast, Confit of Leg, Sultanas, Guava Bigarade

Fifth Course – “Noche Buena”

Porcelet Porchetta, Trotter, Plantain Pave, Sour Orange Marmalade, Calabaza Jus

Dessert – Passionfruit Pavlova

Bee Heaven Passionfruit Sherbet, Toasted Meringue

This collaboration dinner will take place at Ariete, 3540 Main Hwy, Coconut Grove, FL 33133 in the heart of Coconut Grove on Wednesday, November 13 beginning at 6PM. To reserve your seat call (305) 640-5862.


Picanha and arroz negro at this new Argentinan spot opening tomorrow. Something tells us we’ll be ordering lots of sides.

Updated November 5, 2019

 

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Say cheese! Happy Weekend. ​ ​#OrillaMiami #ComingSoon

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Orilla Bar & Grill is set to open tomorrow, November 6 at Urbanica The Euclid Hotel located at 426 Euclid Avenue. The highly anticipated opening is an expansion of the Urbanica Hotel’s portfolio on the famed Fifth Street corridor in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood. Orilla (O-ri-ya) will offer a  menu of South American & European-inspired global cuisine by executive chef Fernando Trocca.
The menu will feature a variety of dishes including: Black Rice with Squid and Bacon,  Prime Rib and Charred Eggplant with mixed herbs, Za’atar and croutons. A creative cocktail menu curated by Ines de lo Santos, a buzzy Buenos Aires bartender, will rotate seasonally to feature fresh ingredients using modern techniques. Standout cocktails will include the Orilla Spritz, Ma Cherie and Cynar Julep.
Following the hotel’s modern design, Orilla will be an 80-seat, 2,000 square-foot eatery giving a laid back, beachy atmosphere with urban decor inspired by the ocean, nature and ample amount of natural light. Located on Euclid and 5th street, Orilla will provide spectacular views of an open kitchen churning out a flavorful menu in an indoor and outdoor setting with plant-filled mural walls. The extensive bar will feature custom-designed bar stools and an extensive wine list highlighting top wines from Argentina’s Mendoza and San Juan regions.
Orilla will be located on 426 Euclid Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 and will be open Monday – Saturday for dinner from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. with lunch and brunch to come. For more information, please visit Orilla.Restaurant Follow Orilla on Instagram at @Orilla.Miami.

20% off of this plant-based festival! Best part is you can stuff your face & not feel gross.

Updated November 5, 2019

November is World Vegan Month and what better way to kick it off than by enjoying unlimited eats and sips at the original plant-based festival SEED Food & Wine Week. SEED returns to Miami Thursday, November 7-Sunday, November 10, with events like the nation’s first and only Plant-based Burger Battle; a fun Taco Tailgate; exclusive dinners with celebrity chefs; yappy hour for the pups; the Festival Day Tasting Village—a large-scale grand tasting featuring food, wine, juice, music, gifts, organic body care, a fun kids zone, and clothing; yoga by the bay followed by a Blissful Brunch; and SEED Summit, offering a bevy of chefs, authors, bloggers and media for clean living seminars and demonstrations. Jules Aron is SEED’s Mixology Director who is curating the festival’s beverage program, including pairings and zero-proof cocktails with dishes by nationally and locally renowned chefs include: Ilan Hall (Ramen Hood/Los Angeles); Michael Beltran (Ariete and Chug’s); Steve Santana (Taquiza Tacos); and many more. Tickets start at $25 (plus service fee). For 20% off use the code JOINME20Tickets and additional information available HERE.


This new restaurant is bringing Lebanese flavors to Miami! Think labneh, manousheh and more.

Updated October 29, 2019

Collins Park is about to get a new culinary destination inside the Life House, Collins Park Hotel. Set in a beautiful atrium with a backyard waterfront patio on the Collins Canal, Mama Joon will feature vegetarian-forward, homestyle Mediterranean cuisine with a strong Lebanese influence, when it opens to the public on Saturday, November 2. The restaurant and bar will also feature an extensive and contextual cocktail program with an emphasis on creative spritz drinks that will make guests feel like they’re drinking on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.

Located in the sprezzatura atrium of the hotel, Mama Joon is a refreshingly inviting, family-style restaurant that draws inspiration from the Lebanese background of Life House Founder and CEO, Rami Zeidan. When creating the menu for Mama Joon, Rami sat with his stepmom, who is like a mother to him, and handpicked some of their favorite family recipes. The new recipes, now with a Miami twist, came to life collaboratively with the local culinary team, Executive Chef Harry Capacetti from Matador Room and Bar and Restaurant Director, Hakien Pagan, from the EDITION Hotel at the helm.

Mama Joon will be open all day with a particular focus on dinner, a lively weekend brunch, as well as an afternoon tea program that will launch later this winter. The menu features a variety of signature dishes that are all meant to be shared and range from $14 to $32.

The dining experience begins with a breaking of bread to set the tone for the meal. Upon sitting down guests will receive a selection of fresh Mediterranean breads, from a carta di musica to a manousheh depending on the season, to share amongst the table. Another signature shareable item is “Mama’s Mezze” – a mixture of authentic and modern Mediterranean dips and dishes set in colorful ceramics including a house Labneh, house-made Marinated Chili Feta, and Tabouli, among others served with Zaa’tar Manousheh.

While some dishes are taken literally from the Levant region in the Eastern Mediterranean, the menu more commonly takes familiar Lebanese spices and flavors, and applies them creatively to create a unique and modern dish including a house Zaa’tar Mix and a Spicy House Harissa. Other dishes include a Spicy Eggplant Toast, with serrano pepper-infused house-made eggplant puree and a fresh vegetable garnish served on a warm, ghee-dusted local bread; a Haloumi and Avocado Herb Manousheh; and Roasted Cauliflower with crispy delicata squash, lemon, capers, sunflower seeds and herbs. Other standout dishes include succulent Lamb Chops; Kafta served with cucumber relish, olives, and mint; and a Zaa’tar dusted local Corvina Fish Filet with chili roasted carrots, sautéed spinach, and a house-made spiced yogurt.

The restaurant’s soulful and captivating environment spills into the hotel’s lobby, where guests can enjoy Mama’s Cafe coffee and tea creations during the day which transforms into Mama’s Bar at night, serving up creative cocktails paired with curated programming. The cocktail program will focus on refreshing, low ABV spritz cocktails that take their inspiration from the Mediterranean coastline and feature ingredients like falernum, kaffir lime and herb-infused Mastika.


This classic Italian spot is now offering a buffet-style brunch with a complimentary Aperol Gin Spritz and the price…not bad at all!

Updated October 29, 2019

Scarpetta by Scott Conant, the award-winning Italian eatery located at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach is now offering Sunday Brunch. Available from 11:30AM to 3PM, the famed restaurant will greet brunch guests with a complimentary Aperol Gin Spritz consisting of Gin, Aperol, lemon juice and prosecco. Priced at $59++ per person, guests can indulge in an expansive buffet-style spread featuring only top-quality ingredients and all the right temptations. Dive into an array of Chilled Seafood; a Salad station highlighting seasonally inspired menu items; a unique Timpano Station; a made-to-order Frittata Action Station; a robust line-up of Italian Cured Meats & Cheeses and a Dessert station featuring a variety of treats to satisfy all your sweet cravings. In addition to the buffet offerings, all tables will begin with a spread of assorted Italian Cured Meats & Cheeses alongside house-baked bread and caponata. In true Scarpetta fashion, guests will be served the restaurant’s classic Tomato & Basil Spaghetti and Duck & Foie Gras Ravioli tableside. Guests will also be able to choose from a selection of sumptuous entrées including Lobster Benedict, Chicken Parmigiano, Filet Mignon and more. For an additional $25 per person, brunch-goers can upgrade their experience with unlimited Prosecco, Bellinis, and Mimosas. For an additional $50 per person, guests can upgrade to unlimited Taittinger Brut Champagne.


When a ramen spot pops up in Miami Beach, you clear your schedule.

Updated October 29, 2019

The buzzed-about authentic ramen restaurant, Shimuja, originally with its first U.S. outpost in Davie, Florida, recently expanded to a pop-up restaurant in Miami Beach’s Sunset Harbour.  In early 2020, Shimuja will open a brick-and-mortar location several blocks away in the space formerly occupied by Macaluso and will serve the only 18-hour house-made ramen broth in the city. The acclaimed project is the brainchild of Japanese-born chef Keiichi Maemura and is spearheaded by managing partner Yoko Takarada of the iconic Toni’s Sushi in Miami Beach and seven-year-old Shokudo in Buena Vista. The current pop-up in Sunset Harbour, located at 1776 Bay Road, will be open for several short weeks to give guests a sneak-peek until December 1st and will give way to a permanent home in the former Macaluso’s space off Alton Road in early 2020.

On the menu at the pop-up location is the Shimuja Miami Beach Special ($30), the restaurant’s first-ever fish-centric ramen noodle soup. The dish features both King and Scottish salmon, accompanied by ikura, kelp, shiitake mushrooms, scallops and shrimp, topped with French guerande salt from the province of Brittany. Garnishes include a fishball composed of local fish from Kagoshima, two-day Kyoto miso-marinated salmon slices, minced shiso leaf, a boiled egg, the Japanese herb known as mitsuba, and scallions.

Shimuja’s beloved Tonkotsu ($16) and Spicy Tonkotsu ($18) ramens are also on offer at the pop-up location, featuring the rich whole-pig pork broth and classified noodle recipe Shimuja loyalists love. The Kagoshima Classic Special ($21) and Spicy Kagoshima Classic Special ($23) speak to guests looking for a hearty dish topped with chashu pork belly, scallions, kikurage mushrooms, bean sprouts, cabbage, half of a soft-boiled egg, nori leaves, fish cake and fried burdock root. Non-pork ramen eaters can opt for the Florida-inspired citrus-spiked Key Lime ($18) in a light, soy-sauce broth accented with key lime juice and topped with fresh lettuces, onion, scallion, half a soft-boiled egg, and poached chicken slices cooked in wine and lime juice.

Other menu additions include 16 appetizers including Takoyaki ($9), charred Shishito Peppers ($7), steamed or fried Gyoza ($7) and pork, chicken or tofu Shimuja’s Buns ($7-$9). Four types of onigiri and three versions of donburi round out the menu, alongside two salads.

Guests can also enjoy Japanese Mille Cake ($8), with layers of crepes sandwiched with vanilla ice cream and mixed berry and yuzu compote. The Daifuku ($2) is a traditional Japanese rice cake filled with sweet paste in the guest’s choice of green tea, red bean or taro flavors. The Chocolate Souffle ($8) is served with green tea, red bean, mano or strawberry flavors, and Mochi Ice Cream (3 pieces, $7), as well as two scoops of either vanilla or green tea Ice Cream ($5), are also available. The beverage program at the pop-up Shimuja location includes beer, wine and premium sake, as well as non-alcoholic beverages, a selection of Japanese teas, and Illy branded coffees.


A food festival for the vegans and vegetarians out there is coming to Miami next week.

Updated October 29, 2019

November is World Vegan Month and what better way to kick it off than by enjoying unlimited eats and drinks at the 6th Annual SEED Food & Wine Week (SEED) from Thursday, November 7 to Sunday, November 10, 2019. The original plant-based festival returns to Miami, with four full days of events focused on sustainable, conscious living. Among this year’s notable talent: Joy Bauer MS, RDN, National Dietitian for LaCroix Sparkling Water, healthy lifestyle expert, celebrity TV chef, and #1 New York Times best-selling author; Jules Aron, SEED’s Mixology Director who is curating the festival’s beverage program, including pairings and zero-proof cocktails; and supermodel Karolina Kurkova. Nationally and locally renowned chefs include: Ilan Hall (Ramen Hood/Los Angeles); Michael Beltran (Ariete and Chug’s); Steve Santana (Taquiza Tacos); and many more. Tickets, ranging in price from $25-$459 (plus service fee), feature a variety of discounted options for families, a la carte options, and VIP all-inclusive packages. Tickets, venue locations, and additional information are available at www.seedfoodandwine.com.


Fish n’ chips + East & West coast oysters at this new restaurant!

Updated October 29, 2019

From the team behind Washington Avenue’s Minnow Bar, Seawell Fish N’ Oyster debuts its coastal American seafare concept to Miami Beach’s vibrant North of Fifth neighborhood. Adjacent to Kimpton Angler’s Hotel South Beach, Seawell attracts locals and visitors alike with its coastal fare, raw bar, fresh fish and shellfish accompanied by a craft cocktail selection.

Executive Chef Julian Garriga leads the culinary program at Seawell. Chef Julian’s menu features tried-and-true classics alongside entrée selections that play with finfish, shellfish and non-seafood items, offering a broad range of flavors that appeal to all palates. Serving dinner daily, Seawell’s menu highlights a selection of east and west coast oysters, Fish N’ Chips6 oz. Bone-in New York Strip served with escargot butter and Pan Seared Snapper made with andouille sausage, seafood nage served with Carolina rice.  Seawell also offers brunch on Saturday and Sunday with over a dozen plates divided by starters, early brunch and late brunch. Signature brunch items include Seawell’s Wake n’ Bake Bowl with poached egg, nueske bacon, peppers, onions, fontina and the Egg n’ Sausage Sammy with cheddar, rosti potatoes, breakfast gravy among other specialties. Bottomless mimosas served with varying freshly squeezed juice options round out the full brunch experience. Complementing the food is a modern, four-seat petit bar serving classic cocktails and coastal brew favorites. The restaurant’s unique bar program features a carefully curated wine list with a strong focus on rosé and bubbles. Early Americana and the coastal fishing communities inspire Seawell’s cocktail program.

Seawell Fish N’ Oyster Bar is located at 660 Washington Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139. Seawell is open for dinner seven days a week from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 6 p.m. to 11 p.m, Friday and Saturday. Weekend brunch is offered from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seawell is suitable for large groups and private parties. For more information or to make reservations, please visit www.seawellmiami.com or call 786-594-5820.


There’s a NEW restaurant in Midtown named after your favorite brunch item. Can you guess which one?

Yes to an all-day brunch affair at Ms. Benedict, the newest spot in Midtown, offering breakfast, brunch and dinner with a wide selection of beer and wine. Menu consists of a toast section with Zack the Baker Bread, plant-based dishes, sandwiches, salads, bowls charcuterie and cheese boards, a main course section titled “Ms. B Favorites”, and naturally, an eggs Benedict section.  Ms. Benedict is located 3301 1st Ave suite #101, Miami, 33137. Open from Mon-Wed from 9 am t0 10 PM, Thursday – Saturday from 9 am – 11 pm and Sunday 9 am – 9 pm.


You’re going to want to try the new menu at this modern Indian restaurant starting Oct 24th!

 

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Coming soon – Maska’s New Fall Menu!

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Celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, at Maska from October 24th – 27th. Located in Midtown, Maska will be festively lit up and launching a new and exciting menu.Expect to be transformed to modern India as Maska introduces new menu additions with its signature artful flare. New additions include Softshell Crab Wala Bun, prepared with pickled veggies and garlic aioli and Malai Squash Kofta, made with sweet pea mash and kaju malai sauce.


OF COURSE, you’re celebrating el Dia de Los Muertos and this is how.

Raise the Dead is a one-day music festival on November 2nd, Dia de Los Muertos. Inspired by its location adjacent to a cemetery, the festival takes attendees on a “journey through mortality” by hosting a celebration of life through remembrance of loved ones who have passed. Attendees will embark on a soul awakening journey through a fusion of music, visual arts and food set over 30 different spaces to explore, each composed of installations made out of completely recycled materials.

Mind, body and spirit will be united through a variety of wellness workshops including sound vibration meditations, yoga classes and a side stage curated by the Electric Pickle. Characters and costumes with skeleton faces and white masks will frequent the campus grounds engaging with the audience through theatrical performances.

Hungries will dance the night away with a curated lineup of some of the best DJ’s from around the world including Audiofly, Sabo, Gab Rhome, Lovestruckk (Nico Stojan & Holmar). For tickets click HERE!


Chef Michael Schwartz presents his newest concept. Best part: you can wear PJs and order in!

James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Schwartz introduces Schwartz’s Genuine Miami Deli, delivering a menu chef-engineered deli favorites made-to-order with good ingredients and prepared fresh daily, highlighting signatures like his housemade pastrami. Beginning Thursday, October 10, the deli will open for delivery 7 days a week from 10am to 4pm through Uber Eats, with more partners coming soon including DoorDash and Postmates.

The menu is built around Schwartz’s deli favorites and iconic items, beginning with made-to-order “Overstuffed Sandwiches” served on rye with a 1⁄2 sour pickle, and appetizing priced by the pound like the deli’s house-made pastrami. Deli meat sandwiches include Hot Pastrami ($16), Fresh Roasted Turkey with lettuce and tomato ($14) and a Pastrami-Turkey combo ($15). The “Make It Special” adds Russian dressing and coleslaw to any of the above for $3 more. Chicken Salad ($14), Egg Salad ($11) and Tuna Salad ($12) are served as sandwiches with lettuce and tomato, or in a 3 scoop mix or match Salad Platter ($16). Swiss, American or Munster cheese can be added to any of the above for $3. Sandwiches come with condiments including Gulden’s mustard and mayonnaise. Pastrami, turkey, and all salads are available priced by the pound. 

Homemade Bagels are baked fresh daily and come in Plain or Everything ($2) or sliced with cream cheese ($3). The Works” ($17) is a fan favorite featuring your choice of bagel with smoked salmon, cream cheese, tomato, red onion and capers. Pick your desired mix of 13 bagels in the Baker’s Dozen ($21). Smoked Salmon ($45/pound) and cream cheese ($5/pound) makes a party. 

Savor a taste memory in perfectly crumbly, creamy and thick homemade Whole 6” NY Style Cheesecake – it serves 6-8 and is available in plain ($42) and Strawberry ($49). 


Craving wagyu beef tortellini and pasta al limone? South Miami, we’ve got a new restaurant for you.

Chef Niven Patel, a James Beard award finalist for his popular and highly-rated Indian restaurant Ghee, has announced the opened up his second restaurant concept, Erba. The Italian-inspired restaurant, features house made pastas, fresh salads, a rotating antipasti selection and a variety of entrees. Located next to Ghee at Downtown Dadeland, Patel and Executive Chef Tim Piazza will be serving dinner five days a week from Tuesday through Saturday.

At the top of the menu, guests will find a variety of salads, antipasti and oven-cooked items. Those include house made focaccia with Calabrian chilies and rosemary, artichoke and mushroom salad, plus Bianca eggplant straight from the farm marinated with the highest-quality olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  Pastas are next on the menu with between six and eight options available daily—all featuring locally sourced, in-season ingredients like tortellini with wagyu beef and brodo broth and pasta al limone with shaved pistachio over top. There will also be a rotating variety of proteins including branzino, organic half-chicken and lamb—all created with Italian herbs. Appetizers are all under $14, pastas range from $14 to $18 and entrees start in the high-$20s. Erba will also offer a selection of fine Italian wines—all of them either organic or sustainably farmed in Italy. Glasses start at $10 and bottles start at $40. Erba will temporarily be located right next to Ghee at 8975 SW 72nd Place, before eventually moving into its permanent home—also on the same street. Reservations are now available through Open Table or by calling 305-395-6365.


Wine lovers: one of the best wine events is coming to Miami and you really need to pencil it in.

 

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When Thomas Ligas (@domaineligas) returned to Greece after studying in France, he knew exactly what wine he wanted to make. He focused on local varieties and aimed at bringing back forgotten grape varieties in the Pella region of Macedonia in Northern Greece. Since ancient times, Pella has been linked to winemaking. Today, it is Thomas’s twin siblings Meli and Jason who run Domaine Ligas (@domaineligas) and seek the balance between quantity and quality. They take advantage of the gentle slopes of Pella which enjoy plenty of sun and good air flow. They practice a “”more than organic”” way of farming called #permaculture and deliver incredible low-intervention wines. Pictured here is their Roditis Barrique, 2015, fermented spontaneously. Try it at our Montreal, NYC and Miami fairs. #rawwineMTL #rawwineNYC #rawwineMIA Photo via @natural_naru

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RAW WINE, the world’s leading natural wine fair that’s annually held in London, Montreal, New York, LA, and Berlin, is making its way to Miami for the first time on Wed, 10/30 at Paradise Plaza! The one-day pop-up features tastings from over 70 natural, biodynamic and low-intervention organic producers. It’s a really wonderful way to learn about natural wine and meet the growers and importers from the natural wine community 🙂 Tickets are $30 for industry, $70 for public for the full day tasting. For tickets click HERE!


Pink donuts for a cause at your favorite donut shop in Miami.

 

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WE’RE 💓 GOING 💓 PINK! 💓 With October being #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth, we’re going all out to support two amazing organizations for the entire month of October. Say Hello to our Breast Cancer Awareness Cake Batter Donut: 24 hr brioche ring filled with a homemade cake batter, marbled white chocolate glaze & topped with crumbles of homemade sugar cookies! 🎂💕 Proceeds from this donut will be donated to The National Breast Cancer Foundation, as well as local organization Robyn’s Rainbows! Funds raised will be used by these organizations to provide early detection screenings, including mammograms, breast health education, as well as providing Dignicap Scalp Cooling Systems to those who cannot otherwise afford them. 🤝 Available starting Tuesday (10/1) through Sunday (10/27) EVERYWHERE… Both shops, @UberEats, & our online pick up ordering! 🎀 #thesaltydonut

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Throughout the month of October, Miami’s favorite donut shop is going PINK and offering a specialty donut and drink from October 1 through October 27. The Breast Cancer Awareness Cake Batter Donut, a 24 hr brioche ring filled with a homemade cake batter, marbled white chocolate glaze & topped with crumbles of homemade sugar cookies, will be sold in individual pink Salty Donut boxes; and the Dragonfruit Shrub, a bright and lively dragonfruit, grapefruit, and mango infused Topo Chico shrub served in a glass Topo Chico bottle. The funds raised from the sales of these items will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to provide early detection screenings, including mammograms, breast health education, and a supportive community, as well as Robyn’s Rainbow’s, a local Miami-area charity with the mission of minimizing hair loss caused by chemotherapy by providing Dignicap Scalp Cooling Systems to those who cannot otherwise afford them.


There’s a new BBQ joint in town and you need to try it.

From Red Hook, Brooklyn with love comes Home Town BBQ to Allapattah, Miami. They’re offering BBQ for lunch and dinner with meats sourced from small family-owned farms in America. This is the second barbecue restaurant from Brooklyn restauranteur Billy Durney. Hometown is known for its authentic pit-smoked meats and traditional sides. Come enjoy a wood-fired menu and full bar serving craft beers, seasonal cocktails and a selection of wines by the glass and bottle.

For lunch, they offer a classic barbecue menu with a walk-up counter service. Beginning at five o’clock each day, Home Town BBQ transforms into a full-service restaurant featuring both their barbecue menu and wood-fired menu. It’s a first-come, first-served basis—until they sell out of that day’s specially cooked offerings. Hometown BBQ is located at 1200 NW 22nd Street #100 Miami, FL 33142. Click here for dinner reservations!


This NEW ice cream spot is coming all the way from Portland, so you know it’s going to be good.

Salt & Straw is soaring east to open its first scoop shops in Miami, Florida. These will be the first shops on the East Coast, for the Portland-based, small-batch ice cream company known for its curiously delicious flavors and exceptional hospitality. Salt & Straw’s South Florida scoop shops will open in Wynwood and Coconut Grove neighborhoods in spring 2020.

Taking inspiration from Miami, Salt & Straw’s Co-founder and Head Ice Cream Maker, Tyler Malek, will create a brand new locally sourced menu that reflects the flavors, food communities and local ingredients. The scoop shops will feature handmade classic and seasonal ice creams, with new flavors rotating in monthly, that tell the story of Miami chefs and artisans, including a few Miami favorites such as Panther Coffee and Wynwood Brewing.


It pays to be from the 305! 20% off your bill just cause you’re from Miami at these restaurants.

Two South Beach culinary hotspots are offering a hard-to-beat incentive to locals looking to imbibe and dine at their venues. Fi’lia South Beach and Cleo South Beach are offering Miami-Dade residents 20% off of their food & beverage experiences. Residents are invited to enjoy favorites including handmade artisanal pasta, delectable Cauliflower Pizza and Aperol Spritz’ at Fi’lia South Beach or Skillet Halloumi, Harissa Tuna Tartare and Apricot Lamb Tagine at Cleo South Beach. Guest must show a valid form of ID to participate. The offer cannot be combined with any other promotions including Miami Spice, daily Social Hour, etc. Blackout dates may apply (i.e. Art Basel, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Miami Music Week, etc.). Fi’lia South Beach is located at 1610 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach (inside the Berkeley Shore Hotel). Cleo South Beach is located at 1776 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach (inside The Redbury South Beach). This offer is available daily, excluding Social Hour. *Blackout dates may apply (Art Basel, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Miami Music Week, etc.).


1-800 Lucky adds a seventh concept to their food hall!

Wayla BBQ, an outpost of the popular New York City Thai restaurant Wayla, is now open at 1-800 Lucky! Wayla BBQ centers around a menu of Thai-style, charcoal-grilled skewers, served alongside other Thai homestyle favorites. For the new Wayla BBQ, the team partnered with Wayla chef Tom Naumsuwan, the Bangkok-born chef who grew up spending time at the local markets where his mother would sell her fresh curries and homemade breads. He spent years working alongside street vendors in Bangkok, and has traveled between New York City and Thailand, working at places like Spicy Shallot in Queens, New York as head chef and launching a fast-casual concept in Bangkok.

Wayla BBQ’s menu centers around Ping Yang, charcoal-grilled skewers, such as: Peek Gai Yang, chicken wings $6; Goong Yang, jumbo shrimp $9; Moo Ping, marinated pork $7.50; Sai Oua, homemade thai sausage $8; and Nong Gai Yang, chicken thigh with peanut sauce $7. To accompany the skewers, there’s a selection of Thai salads such as Som Tum Thai, papaya salad, long beans, peanuts, dried shrimp and chilies; Moo Yang Salad, grilled pork, cilantro, shallots, thai chili and lime dressing; and Nua Yang Salad, grilled flank steak, tomato, cilantro, dill and fried chilies. The menu also includes a selection of noodle and rice dishes like Chicken Larb, ground chicken, holy basil and chili $9; Khao Pad Pu, jumbo lump crab fried rice $15; and Phat Thai, rice noodles, peanuts, bean sprouts and egg $12. Sides include sticky rice $3 and jasmine rice $2.

1-800-Lucky is a neighborhood spot in Wynwood offering a wide variety of Asian cuisines, from Thai to Japanese, to poke dishes and ice cream, where guests can enjoy many authentic Asian dishes. This dining destination offers more than meets the eye; an eclectic offering of cuisines, live music, karaoke & more. 1-800 Lucky is located at 143 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127.


If you’re feeling fancy and French, try this menu for $29!


La Petite Maison Miami, home of French Mediterranean and Niçoise inspired cuisine has introduced Dejeuner D’affaires, a new executive lunch menu, available Monday through Friday from 12 to 2:30 p.m. Parties of six or fewer will be able to experience the new offerings for just $29++ per person.

The menu will feature ingredient-forward dishes and will rotate seasonally to ensure the freshest ingredients are used. Guests will indulge in two starters, such as the Petits Farcis Niçois, veal stuffed Mediterranean vegetables; Saumon Finement Tranché, salmon carpaccio with guacamole; and the Ratatouille et Feta, Mediterranean vegetables marinated in olive oil with feta.

For the main course, diners can enjoy Gnocchi à la Tomate Fraîche, gnocchi with cherry tomato, garlic and parmesan;  Poisson en Croûte de Sel de Guérande, salt-baked redfish fillet with artichokes and tomatoes; Coquelet au Citron Confit, roasted baby chicken marinated in lemon. Side dishes will also be available for $4.50, including sautéed broccoli, green beans, and french fries. End your meal on a sweet note for an additional $8 with a variety of desserts, like cheesecake, apple tart with vanilla ice cream and sorbet of the day.


In the mood for some rooftop jazz? Check out this spot on any given Wednesday.

No.3 Social, the premiere rooftop bar/lounge and music venue in Wynwood’s artistic neighborhood, has debuted a new weekly lineup of events, attracting locals and travelers alike to experience one of South Florida’s most thriving hot spots. Featuring special events every week Tuesdays through Sundays, as well as daily Social Hour, guests will have yet another reason to choose Wynwood over any other area for their weekday and weekend outings. Wednesday is Jazz Night. No. 3 Social is debuting “Jazz After Work,” a live music series, which will take place every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. Guests can relax and unwind while listening to local Jazz bands harmonize into the night. Drink specials and delicious bar bites will also be available. No. 3 Social is located at 50 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127.


It’s the season for PUMPKIN in LITERALLY anything and everything. Your first stop is here!

Starting October 1st, Fireman Derek’s will offer the Pumpkin Pie – FD’s signature, flaky flour crust, creamy, custardy pumpkin-spiced puree filling topped with fresh whipped cream, crunchy streusel and drizzled with caramel. The seasonally sweet specials don’t stop there: Fireman Derek’s is also offering a Pumpkin Cheesecake throughout the month of October. Cradled in the bake shop’s classic graham cracker crust, the Pumpkin Cheesecake is made with an airy filling perfectly spiced, topped with house-made pralines and drizzled with caramel sauce. The Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin Cheesecake will be available for the entire month of October at both retail locations.

Can’t choose between which pie to take home? Fireman Derek’s also offers a “Pie Sampler” for the indecisive dessert enthusiast. Sweet seekers can choose up to six, individual pie selections for just $38++. For seasonal sampling, guests can combine a slice of Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie, Pecan Pie and Chocolate Pecan Pie to satisfy those Fall time flavor cravings.

And for those not in-the-know, hold your forks! Miami’s pie palace has developed an entirely new way to consume your favorite Fall slices. A “pie shake” is a classically prepared milkshake with an entire slice of pie added to it—and the best part? You can turn any of Fireman Derek’s seasonal pies, cheesecakes or cake slices into a shake—all day, every day.

Fireman Derek’s – Wynwood is located at 2818 N. Miami Avenue; Telephone: (786) 703-3623; Fireman Derek’s – Coconut Grove is located at 3435 Main Highway; Telephone: (786) 502-2396. To order online, click HERE; https://firemandereks.com/.


This new Italian spot is now serving brunch and you’re ordering the lobster ravioli ‘Benedict’. We know you SO well, don’t we?!

The recently opened Mi’talia Kitchen & Bar in South Miami. Grove Bay Hospitality Group’s newest restaurant with chefs Janine Booth and Jeff McInnis has become a neighborhood go-to for modern Italian classics. Beyond nightly dinner service, they just launched brunch, lunch and new weekday specials. Weekend brunch is available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturdays and Sundays. Brunch dishes include lobster ravioli ‘Benedict’ with citrus hollandaise and roasted tomatoes; pumpkin and ricotta omelet with a spinach and pistachio pesto, and a bacon and egg pizzetta with pesto, arugula and parmesan. Other standout dishes include the Nutella French toast and lemon-ricotta zeppole. Lunch service is now also available from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every weekday. The menu offers a range of pastas and entrees, stone oven pizzettas, and small plates while introducing more salads and a “handhelds” section with sandwiches, calzones and toasts. Today the restaurant launches a Tuesday night special Pizza & Prosecco menu, with a special list of gourmet pizzas and half-off bottles of Prosecco for tables who enjoy 2+ pizzas. The gourmet pizza menu features standouts like the carpaccio and black truffle pizza with pickled fennel, pistachios, and crispy capers and the pumpkin and chorizo pizza with sheep’s milk cheese, pesto and balsamic onions, and it will rotate weekly with different pizzas from the kitchen. Wednesday night is Lasagna Night. Finished off in the stone oven in individual cast iron ramekins, the rotating lasagna entrees are comfort food at its finest. Mi’talia Kitchen & Bar is located at 5958 S Dixie Hwy Suite A101, Miami, FL 33143.


Half-off tiki cocktails & $8 pork belly bao where?

Downtown’s newest restaurant, Esotico Miami, recently launched three happenings featuring Hawaiian-inspired cuisine, tiki cocktails, and beats. Guests can immerse themselves in Esotico Miami’s tribute to tiki culture crafted by cocktail maestro Daniele Dalla Pola and Executive Chef Koa. The homage to tiki-with-a-twist features an exquisite sampling of delicious dishes and fresh libations. During the new weekday Happy Hour, from 5PM-7PM, imbibers can enjoy half-off all tiki cocktails (excluding tiki mugs, volcanos and social cocktails) and a selection of small plates ($5-$12) from the popular “Tropical Chow” menu including the Pork Belly Bao; Fish Cake; Ahi Pacific Bowl; Island Ceviche; and Spam Fried Rice. Those looking for tropical vibes can end the work week and hear the Hawaiian beat drop every Friday during the weekly Makamae Night. Makamae means “beats” in Hawaiian and from 8:30PM-2AM a DJ will be spinning a vibey mix of music while guests enjoy a stellar dining experience. On Saturdays, Esotico Miami brings back the disco funk. From 8:30PM-2AM foodies and music lovers can listen to classic tunes on vinyl while enjoying a taste of the islands with a variety of fresh seafood, meat-centric, and seasonal vegetable dishes.

Esotico Miami is located at 1600 NE 1st Avenue in downtown Miami. Open Monday-Wednesday from 5PM-1AM; Thursday-Saturday from 5PM-2AM (Dinner menu available until midnight; late-night menu available from midnight to close); Happy Hour is Monday-Friday from 5 PM-7 PM. OPEN SUNDAYS BEGINNING OCTOBER 6th. Metered street parking is available. Telephone: (305) 800-TIKI; www.esoticomiami.com.


Mark your calendars for South Florida’s largest food festival and check out the newest events here!

Widely recognized as one of America’s favorite gourmet gatherings on the beach, the 19th annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (SOBEWFF®) returns to EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE. February 19 – 23, 2020. Its recently unveiled line-up includes more than 100 events spanning Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, with 100% of the net proceeds benefiting the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University. Since its inception, the Festival has raised more than $30 million to support the education of the future leaders of the hospitality industry.

In addition to several popular events returning for the 19th annual edition of SOBEWFF®, a variety of new events will make their debut as part of the 2020 line-up. This includes:

  • Chef Mash-up presented by HoneySpot App hosted by The Naughty Fork (Thursday, February 20)
  • Gospel & Falafel hosted by Zak the Baker (Thursday, February 20)
  • SLICED: A Genuine Pizza Party hosted by Michael Schwartz (Friday, February 21)
  • Sips & Dips hosted by Adam Richman (Saturday, February 22)
  • Nu Deco Ensemble Concert featuring Special Performance by Rev Run & Late-Night Bites by Politan Row Miami (Saturday, February 22)

A new restaurant opens inspired by the beach culture of Brazil, Uruguay & South California.

bartaco​, the unique and fresh neighborhood dining destination, is now open with its first South Florida location. Inspired by the beach culture of Brazil, Uruguay and Southern California, bartaco presents diners with a broad palate of flavors with a focus on fresh and bold ingredients now available in Aventura.

Their creative cuisine is rooted in Mexican tradition with hints of the Mediterranean, Asian and beyond, offering tacos filled with fish, vegetables, spit-roasted chicken, and slow-cooked pork. bartaco’s menu is all-encompassing and friendly to those with dietary restrictions. Each taco comes with a choice of corn tortilla or lettuce shell, the ​Baja Fish ​taco includes spicy tempura-battered cod with chipotle slaw, the ​Crispy Brussels Sprouts ​taco feature brussels sprouts tossed in a honey chipotle glaze served over a bed of spicy curry carrot puree and topped with their signature sweet and spicy candied pepitas and pickled onions and the ​Mojo Pork Carnitas ​is slow-roasted with a tangy mojo sauce.

Asian-influenced salads, rice bowls and seasonal market specials present a healthy and satisfying complement to the menu. Bowls are served with steamed brown rice, sliced bell peppers and onions featuring favorites like the ​Chicken Chorizo bowl blended with chicken based green chili sausage and tomatillo avocado salsa. Savory sides include ​Street Corn Fritters ​with a ​light texture, gooey filling and crispy exterior sprinkled with cotija cheese, and the Tuna Poke ​made with raw tender tuna mixed with their house sweet and spicy poke dressing, creamy avocado and crispy fried ginger served with a side of crispy chips.

For those with a sweet tooth, bartaco offers ​Churros ​with chocolate sauce, ​Tres Leches three-milk soaked vanilla sponge cake, whipped cream, caramel sauce and toasted coconut, and ​Key Lime Pie In a Jar ​with a key lime custard, graham cracker crust and whipped cream.

The refreshing cocktail selection takes guests on a flavorful sensory experience, made only with artisanal spirits and freshly-squeezed juice like the ​Reviver, blending sweet mango, tart fresh lime juice and botanical gin. Their award-winning drink menu includes hand-pressed aguas frescas and over 40 tequilas, all 100% agave, including bartaco’s special blend, Libélula tequila.


Need a beard trim and a cocktail? This hotel has a barbershop that turns into a hidden cocktail lounge at night.

A hybrid barbershop by day and hidden cocktail lounge by night, Blind Barber’s classic old-school barbershop is now open inside Nautilus’ lobby. The concept that goes well beyond cuts, shaves and cocktails, with the goal of bringing barbershop camaraderie back in style. Since opening their first location in 2010 in New York’s East Village, they have quickly solidified their position among the top brands in the grooming industry. The barbershop offers its signature services: haircuts, shaves and beard trims, with a complimentary beer or cocktail with every service. Located at the back of the shop behind a discreet rear door is Blind Barber’s backroom cocktail lounge, a hidden spot for guests and locals to enjoy hand-crafted cocktails, listen to live music, and order some of Blind Barber’s greatest hits, including its specialty grilled cheese sandwich menu. The cocktail lounge has been reimagined with a nod to old Miami glamour, with lush green and pink velvet seating, terrazzo tables, copper walls and a large projection wall for movies or sports-watching. Blind Barber is located inside The Nautilus by Arlo at 1825 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139.


This Korean steakhouse from New York is coming to Miami and your life will never be the same

This one-star Michelin Korean Steakhouse is coming to Miami’s Design District and we can’t even believe it. You’ve never had an experience like this. It’s sleek, its bbq and it’s reminiscent of an American steakhouse. If you can’t wait until 2020, jump on a plane and head to their location in NYC.


This duo has opened up a NEW Italian restaurant in South Miami and we’re getting everything.

 

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Problems come and go but (sunflower) pizza is forever🌻🍕 #MitaliaExperience #MitaliaKitchen

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Mi’talia Kitchen & Bar is a modern interpretation of Italian cuisine, while celebrating Italy’s breathtaking countryside. James Beard semi-finalists and top chef veterans, Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth, pay homage to the Italian cuisine by sharing their passion for cooking and Italian flavors. Mi’talia kitchen & bar is your NEW neighborhood Italian restaurant. At this new neighborhood locale, the husband and wife team will share their passion for cooking and Italian flavors with their made-from-scratch modern interpretation of Northern and Southern cuisine. Mi’talia will also feature a beautiful outdoor patio perfect for sipping spritzes and cocktails al fresco on warm Miami nights. We’re looking forward to trying the cauliflower risotto balls, sunflower pizza, spicy pepperoni flatbread, Not your Nonna’s Bolognese and truffle crusted filet mignon.


We were spared and NOW it’s our turn to help

The City of Miami unites in helping collect supplies for those affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. CLICK HERE for more information on items needed and drop-off locations.


World Central Kitchen is on the grounds helping feed as many as possible in the Northern Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian, the largest storm on record has left The Northern part of the Bahamas devasted. The World Central Kitchen’s Chef Relief Team will deliver 1,000 of meals or more to those in need. If you want to help click HERE.


A bao-bun menu that will make your mouth water.

Pubbelly Sushi will offer a limited-time-only menu called “Sun’s Out, Buns Out,” featuring four bao buns stuffed with creative, flavorful fillings. Bao buns will be priced between $10-$13 and available during all business hours, starting Tuesday, Sept. 3 through Nov. 30. Menu includes The Araña Bun ($13), topped with a salad of fresh mint and basil, pea tendrils, cilantro and pearl onion slices dressed with papaya sauce, and the entire dish is drizzled with red curry sauce. Guests will feel the heat with the Buffalo Chicken Bun ($12), the perfect snack for the start of football season, mixing American and Asian flavors in a two-bite treat. Buttermilk-fried chicken tenders are drenched in zingy hot sauce and topped with crunchy pickled carrots, blue cheese crumbles and topped with chives. The Porkbelly Bun ($12) pays homage to the bao’s traditional flavors, stuffed with seared, braised pork belly, glazed with sweet hoisin sauce alongside cucumber pickles and pearl onion slices. It’s topped with chopped kimchi for heat, as well as scallions and sprinkled with sesame seeds. Chef Mendín is proud to also present a vegetarian option, the Shiitake Bun ($10), filled with shiitake mushrooms sautéed in butter and black garlic, topped with crispy fried shallots, chives, pea tendrils and crowned with tofu cream.


Miami pride is real at this new cocktail bar. Order the Reuben croquetas & wash them down with a spiked Jupiña cocktail.

The people behind LoKal, Kush, The Spillover, Vicky’s House and now Stephen’s Delicatessen are opening up a cocktail bar in Hialeah. La Cocina Coctelería pays homage to the city, its deep history and culture. As Hialeah’s first cocktail bar, they’ll be slinging creative cocktails to show the rest of Dade County that Hialeah is a legit place to hang. Matt Kuscher collaborated with some of South Florida’s leading cocktail connoisseurs such as Gabe Urrutia, Ben Potts and Gio Gutierrez who each crafted a cocktail for the eclectic menu along with 7 other notable names. Their full liquor bar includes cocktails featuring an ode to classic Cawy Sodas which first came to Hialeah from Cuba such as their Piñaso made with Jupiña, Tito’s Vodka and Lime or the Leeeeterally Lucy Lopez made with Havana Club Rum, St. Germain and CAWY Watermelon Soda. Bar bites include Reuben Croquetas, Pastrami Nachos, Jewban Sandwiches, drawing from Stephen’s Deli’s shared kitchen under Chef Leo Osorio, a long-time Hialeah resident alongside Stephen’s Deli General Manager and wife Alexis Osorio, who has worked with Matt Kuscher since his days as a General Manager at Houston’s before launching Lokal, his first venture. The new Hialeah hot-spot will play familiar songs that everyone can jam to; everything from rock to Latin and 90s hip-hop. La Cocina’s address is 1000 East 16th Street, #305, Hialeah, FL 33010. Hours of operation for La Cocina will be Wednesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday and Saturday, it will be open 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Sundays 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. 


Mrs. and Mr. Mandolin are opening up this new concept that celebrates the American dream.

 

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An All-Day American Eatery 🥞 #longlivethediner #americandream #americancuisine #alldayeatery #familyvalues

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The team behind Mandolin Aegean Bistro, Anastasia Koutsioukis and Ahmet Erkaya have proudly partnered with their general manager Tamara Magalhães and executive chef Roel Alcudia to fulfill their very own American Dream by opening Gregory’s Diner this fall. The diner will reside in the Vagabond Motel located in the heart of the emerging Mimo District on Biscayne Boulevard. They plan to honor the hotel’s mid-century modern aesthetic and create a gathering place to build community for the neighborhood the owners call home. Gregory’s Diner, will be an all-day American bistro that pays homage to Anastasia Koutsioukis’ grandparents. To her and many others, Anastasia’s grandparents are the unsung heroes who immigrated to the US bringing with them their dreams, traditions, culture, work ethic and comfort food to feed America.


Truffled Pepperoni Pizza fries to get you hungry at this new restaurant.

Cracked by Chef Adrianne Calvo is now open and you’re ordering the Truffled Pepperoni Pizza Fries and Off the Cobb Elote. Located in the former No Name Chinese space at 7400 SW 57th Court in South Miami, the new Cracked by Chef Adrianne experience will seat 84 and offer the signature Maximum Flavor dishes Chef Adrianne is known for, as well as some exciting new cuts of meat, organic vegetable dishes and fresh fish options. An outdoor patio will lend itself perfectly to Chef Adrianne’s award-winning sangria program as she launches additional flavors not available at her namesake restaurant. Cracked by Chef Adrianne will be open Tuesday-Thursday from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday-Saturday from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.