Breaking at Breakfast

Where to eat and drink in Miami

Food news worthy of your calendar

Updated August 13, 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.


Black truffle dumplings and tropical drinks at this new tiki-themed restaurant.

Graspa Group is pleased to announce the much-anticipated opening of its newest concept, Esotico Miami. The tropical, tiki-themed restaurant and bar will open to the public serving dinner on Thursday, August 15, 2019.

The Dinner menu is comprised of authentic tiki-with-a-twist offerings featuring a variety of fresh seafood, meat-centric dishes, and seasonal vegetables.  Executive Chef at the helm, Roberto Dubois, is also known as “Chef Koa” (his Hawaiian name). Chef Koa’s impressive résumé includes positions at Juvia, Makoto, and Azul. Pupu Platters/Starters ($12-$22) feature items like Black Truffle Dumplings with pork and shrimp; a smoky Octopus Hot Dog served with mezcal cucumber relish and spicy sriracha mayo atop a brioche bun; Shaved Ice Leche de Dragon made with fruit de mer, lime juice, coconut, cherry tomatoes, green onion, mint, cilantro, is topped with shaved pisco watermelon gazpacho ice; and Kimoko Fish Cake – a classic Floridian fish cake will be served with spicy mango chutney.

The comprehensive cocktail menu contains an assortment of original creations influenced by tiki-cocktail history. The expansive offerings include signature drinks, limited edition mugs, large-format social cocktails for sharing, and sections dedicated to Negronis, rum flights, gin and tonics, mocktails, and beer. Among Esotico Miami’s unique offerings is DDP’s Nu Mai Tai ($15/$23 with souvenir glass) with Bacardi Carta Negra Rum, Yellow Snake Rum, Trois Rivieres Ambre Rum, orange liqueur, passion fruit and a very secret ingredient for a compelling twist. Esotico Miami is located in downtown Miami at 1600 NE 1st Avenue on the ground floor of the sleek Canvas Condominium Complex in the heart of the Arts and Entertainment District.


This iconic restaurant is coming to Miami at the end of the month.

With locations around the world in cities including Paris, Tokyo, and New York, the South Florida outpost of Chef Joël Robuchon’s groundbreaking concept, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, will open its doors to the public on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. The highly anticipated restaurant will offer diners modern French cuisine served at a signature 34-seat dining counter that faces directly into the open kitchen, allowing for a dynamic interaction between the chefs and guests, and convivial fine dining experience.

L’Atelier’s counter seating and menu format meld the interactive sushi counters of Japan and tapas-style of service found in Spain, with Robuchon’s modern French cuisine. The menu in Miami will feature several of L’Atelier’s iconic signature dishes—including the famed pommes purée—alongside new, ever-changing seasonal creations utilizing ingredients sourced from top local and regional purveyors. The format of the menu at L’Atelier allows diners the flexibility to create their own experience. A meal can be composed of an à la carte selection of small plates, appetizers, and entrées. Or, guests may select from several tasting menus composed by the chefs. This includes a 5-course “Menu Végétarien;” a 4-course seasonal tasting with choices for each dish; and 10-course “Menu Evolution.” Classic dishes will include La Caille: Caramelized free-range quail, foie gras, potato purée and La Langoustine: Crispy langoustine papillote, fresh basil. New creations by Bellanca and his all-star team include Les Tomates Et Le Crab Royal with zebra tomatoes, king crab and wasabi tofu; and Le Boeuf with grilled wagyu ribcap, summer vegetable “tian” and wild basil pesto.


 This veggie-centric restaurant is opening this weekend.

Le Jardinier, a modern vegetable-driven restaurant, will open to the public on Friday, August 16, 2019. The casually sophisticated concept was created by Culinary Director Alain Verzeroli, who currently serves as Executive Chef of the restaurant’s flagship location in New York City. Regional Chef Leo Pablo will serve as the day-to-day chef at Le Jardinier Miami, bringing over 15 years of experience in some of the region’s top kitchens including Life-House, Stubborn Seed, and J&G Grill by Jean Georges. Located on the first floor of the bi-level plaza (with L’Atelier located upstairs), the restaurant features a lush outdoor dining area, and rooftop garden that will provide a variety of products for the kitchen and beverage teams.

Le Jardinier’s menu will feature vegetable-forward cuisine, rooted in classic French technique. Plants will play a prominent role on the menu, where local, seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs and greens are complemented by wild and sustainable fish, meat and poultry. Signature dishes will include Bass with fennel, tomato confit and Meyer lemon; and Watermelon Salad with heirloom tomatoes, ginger, and mint. Desserts, focusing on the use of organic ingredients, will be centered around seasonal fruits balanced by bitter, acidic, salty and sweet flavors. Executive Pastry Chef Salvatore Martone will lead the creation of the dessert menus, with Pastry Chef Yara Magemanaging the program locally. Refreshing and indulgent treats will include the Blueberry made with blueberry and lemongrass with an eggless merengue.


This Japanese Restaurant is serving you and your furry little friends. Oh and if you’re looking to adopt a pop stop by here.

Dragonfly Izakaya + Fish Market has teamed up with Miami Dade Animal Services Pet Adoption & Protection Center and Wynwood Brewing Company to host Bark and Brews Dog Adoption and new pup menu unveiling on Friday, August 23 from 5:30-8:30p.m. Miami’s Pet Adoption & Protection Center will be onsite with furry friends looking for a furever home. Those who adopt a dog at the event will receive get a sushi roll and Wynwood Brewing Company draft on the house. Already have a pup but want to explore a new dog-friendly restaurant for a doggy & me date night? Dragonfly Izakaya will be debuting their newly launched doggy menu featuring a variety of dishes. In fact, for every Doggy Dish purchased, the restaurant donate $1 to Miami Dade Animal Services. Wynwood Brewing will be passing out samples and giving away goodies to all diners with the option to choose from: Lock On, Laces IPA and/or Father Fransisco.


It’s only Wednesday but we already need a drink and if oysters are involved even better.

Enjoy the best Bay views in Miami for a “Before the Summer Sunset” evening experience at the exquisite superyacht marina outdoor lounge, The Deck at Island Gardens. This beautiful waterfront restaurant has now launched its new happy hour. Available from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, guests can enjoy $2 oysters with a selection of toppings and specially priced bubbly as they wait to watch the summer sunset.


This taco bar makes its own tortillas and you need to stop by.

El Toro located inside The Anderson bar is serving up eight different kinds of tacos, including vegan and vegetarian options, house-made salsas, Mexican corn sides, churros, and boozy cold paletas. The taco bar will mill its own corn and prepare it using a traditional nixtamalization technique that accentuates the full-bodied flavor for their tortilla masa and maíz sides. El Toro will serve five different kinds of cocktails, Mexican wine and beer, and focus on tequilas and mezcals that are exclusively offered at the outdoor taco bar.


Are you a Leo and love fritas? Your horscope said so & now you need to go to this.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Frita & Beer: match made in heaven. Don’t forget every Thursday Cuban Happy Meals are only $7!

A post shared by Chug’s, A Cuban Diner (@chugsdiner) on


If there’s a restaurant that knows how to throw a birthday bash, it’s Coconut Grove’s beloved Cuban diner Chug’s. On Thursday, August 15th celebrate Miami’s very own Chef Michael Beltran’s birthday with food and drink specials, lively tunes, games and a pastelito eating contest. From 8PM – 11PM guests can enjoy a Cuban Happy Meal – $7 frita and beer – along with complimentary beer samples of the entire Krunkles line from Terrapin Brewing. Also available, for purchase, will be a specialty Luau Frita made with Taylor ham, pineapple, kimchi ketchup and papitas.

It’s only fitting that the eatery is hosting a pastelito eating contest, which will be judged by none other than Pastelito Papii (Chef Giovanni Fesser), Chef Beltran and a representative from Terrapin Brewing. The junior league entry fee is $20 and will be taking place at 8PM, and the pro league is $25 and will be taking place at 9PM. The first person to eat all ten pastelitos will receive swag bags from Terrapin, Pastelito Papii and Chug’s. Up for the challenge? Email casey@chugsdiner.com to secure your spot.


This is the MOST MIAMI cookie we’eve ever heard of. Are you trying it?


The Most Miami cookie captures the flavors of Biscayne’s La Colada, an English style brown Porter with American Nugget hops, lactose milk sugar and high-quality coffee malt to create a smooth and chocolate tasting beer that is great normal or on Nitro. With a chocolate base, the cookie is then infused with espresso, mixed with milk chocolate chips, and topped with a Biscayne Colada glaze. Try it on Saturday, August 10th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m at Biscayne Bay Brewing Company, 8000 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL 33122. RSVP HERE!


We’ve found your new rooftop and they’re serving Mediterranean and Japanese inspired dishes.

MILA, a “MediterrAsian” restaurant, lounge and mixology bar, has announced it will open in South Beach Fall 2019. Located at 800 Lincoln Road, the rooftop space totaling 13,000 square feet and 247 seats will feature a multi-sensory culinary experience that draws influences from the shores of the Mediterranean and Japan, while creating a luxurious expression of ingredient-driven modern MediterrAsian cuisine and mindful mixology in a laid- back setting accentuated by clean-lines.

The artfully balanced menu designed by Executive Chef Nicolas Mazier delivers a cohesive culinary story that marries health and nutrition with sensorial textures, flavors, and beautifully plated dishes. Signature dishes include: Crispy Sage with Spice Blend; Japanese Bouillabaisse Soup; Tartare of Bar with Coconut Cucumber Gelée; Daikon Salad Crab “Roll” with Lobster Bisque and Ossetra Caviar; Seared Wagyu Carpaccio with a Black Garlic Emulsion and Black Truffle; Temaki Style Nicoise Salad with Sesame Dressing; Zucchini Flowers and Ricotta Ravioli in Miso Truffle Broth; Colorado Lamb Chop with Shiso Cilantro Pesto. MILA is devoted to searching for top quality ingredients, freshness and flavor authenticity while playing with spices, herbs, oils and cooking techniques to bring along creativity and innovative savory combinations. MILA’s bar program is curated by Diageo World Class award-winning mixologists Jennifer Le Nechet and Mido Yahi, paying homage to the artisans, brewers, distillers and farmers across the globe that provide beverages and ingredients that fuse the past with the present and evoke the spirit of Eudaimonia –  the Greek word meaning peace of mind and contented happy state when traveling. To accommodate MILA’s extensive spirits program, there are two bars: MILA’s main bar and V by MILA (pronounced “Five” by MILA).


Looking for a spot for Monday CHISME session? This one has free rosé for las chicas.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

All you need are crab cakes and rosé. #QuintolaHuella

A post shared by Quinto la Huella (@quintolahuella) on

During the month of August, stop by Quinto la Huella for their La Previa Ladies Night which takes place every Monday from 5-8PM and features unlimited rosé wine and light bites. Located in Brickell’s lifestyle hotel EAST, Miami, Quinto la Huella offers Uruguayan cuisine and cocktails in a warm and welcoming environment.


A new restaurant from Vegas is coming to Miami, and it’s not what you think.

John Kunkel’s 50 Eggs, Inc. is pleased to announce that they are expanding the CHICA brand with a second location in Miami. CHICA by Lorena Garcia will open Fall 2019 in Miami’s historic MiMo district. The flagship location for the critically acclaimed CHICA by Lorena Garcia occupies a signature spot on Restaurant Row at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas and Chef Garcia is regarded as the first Latina chef on the Las Vegas Strip.

Located on Biscayne Boulevard and NE 4th Court in the iconic space formerly occupied by Soyka restaurant, the Miami incarnation of CHICA by Lorena Garcia will transport guests through Latin America, featuring the robust and vibrant flavors of authentic regional dishes. Celebrating a rich blend of native ingredients and techniques that are forever weaved into our American history and palate — from Venezuela, Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and more – CHICA will pay homage to each culinary tradition all in one dynamic environment. From the wood-fire grill to the traditional plancha and rotisserie for the signature Meyer Lemon Chicken, a combination of family traditions and passions will unite guests around the table and deliver a legacy of culinary delights. The atmosphere will be musically charged with Latin beats while a lively bar scene will feature cocktails and fine spirits from a regionally inspired curated beverage program, as well as a wine inventory that emphasizes historical ties to old world wines.


Your vegan and vegetarian friends will want to try this menu.

Chef/owner Brian Nasajon of Beaker & Gray’s has created alternate versions of his best menu items that guests with certain dietary restrictions could enjoy. The twist on the dishes eliminates meat and/or animal products without sacrificing the bold flavors and creativity the restaurant is known for. Guests may choose to opt in for the Vegetarian menu which includes selections such as the popular Yellow Curry with rice noodles, bell peppers and coconut cream ($15); Fried Rice with sauerkraut cream, caraway and swiss crumb ($14); Pumpkin Gnocchi with huancaina, chimichurri and wild mushroom ($14); Stracciatella with salsa verde, cucumber and olive oil roti ($15); Cauliflower with huancaina, queso fresco and yuzu ($14); and Wild Mushroom with Nashi pear, butternut squash and sake ($16). Vegan options include another take on the Pumpkin Gnocchi with sesame cream, olive and potato crunch ($14); Rice Noodles with coconut cream, ginger and green onion ($13); Avocado with pickled shallot and maple mustard ($12); Cauliflower with wild mushrooms, grilled onion and chimichurri ($10); and Palmito Salad with coconut, watermelon and potato crunch ($14). A handful of items overlap on both menus including the B&G Salad with cashew, avocado and candied ginger ($13); Maitake with yuzu and smoked jalapeño ($14); Green Papaya with coconut crunch, spiced peanut and chili vinegar ($14); and Shishito Peppers with yuzu, chili salt and ancho oil ($10). The menus are currently only offered during dinner service. Beaker & Gray serves dinner nightly beginning at 6PM. The menus are available until 11PM Sunday through Thursday; and until 1AM on Friday and Saturday. Beaker & Gray is located at 2637 North Miami Avenue in Wynwood. The restaurant offers lunch Monday-Friday from 12PM until 4PM; dinner nightly beginning at 6PM; weekend brunch from 11AM until 4PM; Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 4PM until 7PM; and late-night Happy Hour Thursday-Sunday from 11PM until 2AM. For reservations, guests may call (305) 699-2637www.beakerandgray.com. 


Cojelo suave at this new restaurant and try the bacon-wrapped maduros  & the crabcake croquetas.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

#CojeloSuave & chill at the bakery…

A post shared by LA MESA (@lamesamiami) on

La Mesa restaurant is officially opening its doors offering a unique dining experience, with good food and good times through a fusion of Miami’s most iconic food, handcrafted cocktails by Cocktail Cartel, a Ventanita bakery experience and a variety of live music. La Mesa promises a balanced and beautiful marriage of all things that make Miami’s culinary world tasty. Guests will enjoy dishes such as the 305 Cuban Sandwich with 24-hour marinated pulled pork, sweet grilled ham, cotija cheese and all the proper fixings of a true Cuban Sandwich. Also on the menu: Masitas Oriente, an Asian twist on a Cuban staple; and Croquetas de Todo, a complete Cuban meal in one croqueta. The brunch menu includes Cuban Avocado Toast served on buttered Cuban toast with tomato, mojo onions, cotija cheese and micro greens; Bacon Wrapped Maduros and the Crabcake Croquetas, among others.  The bar, created by the savvy beverage consulting and management company Cocktail Cartel, offers a menu of drinks such as Caribeña Mule-lata – ginger syrup, fresh-pressed lime juice, Voli Vodka and grapefruit soda – and Westchester Aperol Spritz with Prosecco and grapefruit soda. La Mesa’s Ventanita and bakery will remain open through 6 p.m. daily; offering up pastelitos de guayaba, tres leches, flan, empanadas, Pan de Bono, fresh-squeezed orange juice, Cuban coffee, and more. Guests will also be able to enjoy tableside pastelitos presented with a fun twist.


This is some pizza you need to try! The real Sicilian deal.

Macchialina, South Beach’s treasured Italian hotspot, will be bringing back its outstanding pizza for one-night-only. Chef Mike Pirolo’s
authentic grandma pies offer a taste of Sicily right here in South Florida that pizza enthusiasts will not want to miss! Priced at $22 each, Chef Pirolo’s Sicilian Pies are uniquely prepared with authentic Cinque Stagioni flour imported from Parma, Italy and set to rise for 72 hours. Pies on offer will include a Traditional to 24-month aged Prosciutto and Parmigiano and Arugula. Chef will also be offering La Bianca, a specialty pie with fontina, mozzarella, fiore sardonic, braised broccoli rabe and calabrese chili oil. To accompany the perfect Sunday meal, sip on a big selection of bubbles: Lambrusco, Champagne, Pét-Nat & Spritzs! Diners are advised to reserve their pie when reserving a table due to the limited number of pies available—there’s only so much dough to go around. Pies will be served starting at 6 PM, on Sunday, July 28th, 2019. Macchialina is located at 820 Alton Road on Miami Beach. Dinner is served nightly at 6PM. Telephone: (305) 534-2124.


This new coffee shop…es tu casa & there’s a Celia Cruz art mural.

When in Wynwood and looking for a place to kick back and recharge, Suite Habana Cafe has a Cuban cafecito with your name on it. Since opening its doors, Suite Habana Cafe has been proudly serving up Cuban coffee and small bites in the forms of empanadas, croquetas, and sweet treats. Partnering with strictly local brands, Suite Habana Cafe proudly supports local by carrying some of Miami’s best small food businesses in its shop. Fufi Empanadas fly off the shelves during lunchtime, Zak the Baker baked goods feed Wynwood’s morning crowd, and the coffee that everyone keeps coming back for … Tu Café. Tu Café is a family-owned coffee brand based in Miami, which features a gourmet Cuban-style espresso experience like no other. Whether you like your cafecito, cortadito, or even an iced latte, getting your caffeine was never easier. Suite Habana Cafe is located at 2609 N Miami Ave, open Monday through Friday, 8am – 7pm, and Saturday and Sunday 9am – 7pm.


Miami is finally getting a Natural Wine & Apetitivo Bar and OF COURSE, these guys are behind it.

Gabe Orta and Elad Zvi, co-founders of Bar Lab, will be opening a new, independent concept, Margot Natural Wine & Aperitivo Bar. Set to open fourth quarter of 2019 in the Ingraham Building in Downtown Miami, the intimate bar will offer a modern and fresh take on the classic wine bar, with a focus on natural wines and low ABV cocktails such as amaro, aperitifs and vermouths. The playlist will include contemporary and classic R&B, soul and funk from predominantly female artists, and the food menu will focus on shared tapas, daily raw bar and seasonal offerings.

While Margot will be Miami’s first natural wine bar, “natty” wines as they are often called have exploded in popularity over the last several years due in part to more health-conscious and sustainability-minded lifestyles. Natural wines are made organically or biodynamically, with minimal intervention, few additives and without chemicals or preservatives. These fun, funky and robust wines are made with sustainably grown grapes, usually by small producers and often in small quantities, using traditional methods.

Orta and Zvi have opened award-winning cocktail bars the Broken Shaker (Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York); 27 Restaurant and The Anderson in Miami; and The Exchange and Rudolph’s Bar & Tea in Los Angeles. Bar Lab has twice won the coveted Spirited Award at Tales of The Cocktail for Best American Hotel Bar, twice named James Beard Foundation Awards semifinalists for “Outstanding Bar Program”, has been repeatedly named to the World’s 50 Best Bars, and The Anderson was named to Esquire’s Best Bars of 2018.

In addition to Margot, Gabe and Elad have partnered with Timon Balloo to open Balloo: Modern Home Cooking this summer and will also open a third concept in the winter of 2020, all located in the Ingraham Building. The Ingraham Building is located at 21 SE 2ndAvenue in Miami, Florida, 33131


Make your pasta at this restaurant and eat it too!

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Sunday supper at its best 🍷 Truffle Pecorino Cacio e Pepe 🍴

A post shared by The Jim and Neesie (@thejimandneesie) on

Learn how to make pasta from scratch at The Jim and Neesie inside Generator Miami, led by Chef Daniel Roy. The class will be held every fourth Wednesday of the month through September and is launching on Wednesday, July 31st at 7 PM. Limited to 15 guests per class and dinner, pasta lovers will enjoy a welcome cocktail, passed canapés and a 4-course dinner with wine pairings for just $100++. While making your pasta, indulge in some small bites, which include Arancini with tomato sauce and mozzarella; Summer Melon with prosciutto di Carpegna; and Burrata Crostini with tomato salad and local bread paired with an Italian inspired drink featuring Campari. For the first course meal of the night, enjoy Snapper Crudo with Sicilian pistachio, Calabrian chili oil and herbs paired with Love Prosecco; Second dish, Ricotta Ravioli with san Marzano tomato sauce, 24-month parmesan and micro basil paired with La flor y La Abeja, Albarino; going into the third course, savor in the Paradelle Pasta with Sebastián inlet clams, smokey clam broth, celery leaf salad and pork belly paired with Buketo, red blend; and for dessert, Panna Cotta with summer melon, citrus crumbs, and micro herbs paired with limoncello and choice of coffee or tea. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite, or by clicking HERE.


A famed New York deli has landed in Miami and you’ll need to grab a chicken parm.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Howyadoin’ Uncle Jimmy – ❤️ @munchiesinnyc

A post shared by Reginas Grocery & Deli (@reginasgrocery) on

Urbanica The Hotels owners Diego Colmenero and Charlie Porchetto are pleased to announce that the celebrated NYC eatery Regina’s Grocery is opening its first outpost at their Meridian Hotel in Miami Beach’s exclusive South of Fifth neighborhood on July 15. Originating in the Lower East Side of New York, Regina’s Grocery is the brainchild of Roman Grandinetti and his mother Regina. The two collaborated to take their love for authentic Italian food and their need to share it with Manhattan. Using high quality, organic, Italian ingredients, and incorporating them into some Italian favorites such as Chicken Parmesan, all sandwiches are made fresh daily with locally sourced charcuterie, and fresh bread from New York’s renown Sullivan Street Bakery. The deli is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., offering complimentary coffee to guests and locals in the hotel’s lobby.


You’re taking Friday off and catching the full moon here!

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Cotton candy skies are the best kind of skies. #FortLauderdaleBeach #LuxuryInsight

A post shared by Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach (@conradftlbeach) on

Grab your car and drive to the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach to experience the resort’s Absolut Full Moon Rosé Soiree on Thursday, Aug. 15th, at 6:00 p.m. Set on Fort Lauderdale’s only 20,000-square-foot Sky Deck, you’ll receive access to: Complimentary Absolut Juice Strawberry and Apple cocktail sampling, Ice cream-infused Absolut cocktails featuring treats by Sweet Melody Ice Cream, Fresh rosé-infused cocktails, Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, hear live Live music and take photos at the selfie station with an Insta-worthy floral wall.


HEY THERE, GORGEOUS BURGER…YOU NEVER GET OLD. THE NEWEST SHAKE SHACK LOCATION IS NOW OPEN!

Shake Shack has landed in Mary Brickell Village. And we know you’re stopping by for lunch. The Shack’s doors open at 11 AM near Starbucks. The Shack will be located at 901 South Miami Ave, Suite 109 and will be serving up all the classics as well as a unique selection of frozen custard concretes.


Cacio e Pepe with an Aperol Spritz for $22 at this restaurant?! Sounds like a millennial’s last meal on earth.

Every Monday and Tuesday from 4-11pm during the month of July, Executive Chef Justin Smillie offers a special dinner menu combining Upland favorites: pasta, wine or a Spritz! For $22, guests can choose from two pastas: Bucatini Cacio e Pepe or Pappardelle Ragu and a choice of one beverage: Soave (white), Trivento Malbec (red) or an Aperol Spritz. Upland Miami is located at 49 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139.


Only in Miami, can you find a NY-style deli in Hialeah

Stephen’s Deli, Florida’s oldest NY-style is re-opening its door with Matt Kuscher on the frontline. Reminiscent of the 1950’s Kuscher has maintained the essence of this 1954 deli however with a taste of Kush Hospitality Group, that is made up LoKal, Kush, Spillover and Vicky’s House. Expect corn beef and pastrami sandwiches, chicken and waffles, latkes and more. Continuing with his legacy is Junior Biggers who has been slicing deli meat at Stephen’s Deli since they 1957 and will continue to do so today.


Five cheese truffle mac & cheese before we hit the road.

World Famous House of Mac has officially opened within Central Fare, Miami’s newest food hub located in Virgin MiamiCentral Station!Having gained notoriety as a food truck, the Central Fare location marks the restaurant’s second brick and mortar storefront. With mouth-watering offerings including World Famous Five Cheese Truffle Mac & Cheese, Buttermilk Chicken & Waffles and Fried Chicken Wings, the new location will have commuters and city dweller racing to grab some Southern comfort food with a twist!


We don’t know how we’ll do it but our big plans include hitting the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Introducing the top ten! Congratulations to No.1-10 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna! No.10 is Maido in Lima, Peru No.9 is Disfrutar in Barcelona, Spain No.8 is Arpège in Paris, France No.7 is Mugaritz in San Sebastian, Spain No.6 is Central in Lima, Peru No.5 is Geranium in Copenhagen, Denmark No.4 is Gaggan in Bangkok, Thailand No.3 is Asador Etxebarri in Atxondo, Spain No.2 is Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark No.1 is Mirazur in Menton, France Photo Credits: Francesc Guillamet, Bernhard Winkelmann, Jose Luis Lopez De Zubiria, Oscar Oliva, Lopez Dezubiria. #Worlds50Best #Awards #Celebrations #Party #Singapore @SanPellegrino @acquapanna @restaurantmirazur @maurocolagreco @nomacph @reneredzepinoma @gaggan @restaurant_geranium @rkgeranium @centralrest @virgiliocentral @pialeonkjolle @mugaritz @andoniluisaduriz @disfrutarbcn @mitsuharu_maido

A post shared by The Worlds 50 Best Restaurants (@theworlds50best) on

In Hollywood, it’s the Oscars. In food, it’s the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Prior to 2019, repeat winners existed but this time around, the rules have changed and the number one spot has gone to a restaurant that has never held the title before. The award change comes at the same time the World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches the Best of the Best program, where previous number one ranked restaurants will enter a separate program and have the opportunity to create positive change for the future of food while working in a collaborative environment. Another major change includes a team of gender-balanced voters that decide the winners. Oh and we almost forgot, the number one spot went to Mirazur, in Menton, France led by Argentinan Chef  Mauro Colagreco. We’d be lucky to dine at any of these restaurants. Check out the full list here.


You’ll have to wait patiently for this new spot to open but these nigiri rolls look soo00 good.

Hai Hospitality, the Austin, TX-based restaurant group, announced the location of its forthcoming Uchi in Miami, the company’s eighth restaurant. Owner and Executive Chef Tyson Cole’s Uchi will be located at 252 NW 25th Street in Wynwood 25, a new mixed-use development in the heart of Miami’s Wynwood Arts District.  Uchi Miami will mark the first time the group has opened a restaurant in Florida and its second restaurant outside of Texas.  Hai Hospitality’s current restaurants include Uchi Austin, Uchi Dallas, Uchi Denver, Uchi Houston, Uchiko, Uchibā, and Loro. The menu at Uchi, which translated from Japanese means “house,” will include hot and cool tastings, makimono, yakimono, tempura and, of course, sushi and sashimi.


Today you’re having a sub at this NEW restaurant by Danny Serfer.
The wait is finally over! Vinaigrette Sub Shop is officially opening its doors to the public today, Wednesday, June 26th!
Known and loved from his Mignonette and Blue Collar fame, Miami Chef Daniel Serfer introduces his third concept in Downtown Miami, inside the history Alfred I. duPont building. His vision for Vinaigrette is to create classic Italian-American subs that are taken to the next level with high-quality ingredients. This is evident in the meticulously sourced menu, consisting of ingredients like 18-month imported prosciutto, Calabrian salami, Scamorza and truffled pecorino. Not to be missed, is the shops’ namesake vinaigrette, a special blend of oil, vinegar, Calabrian chiles, Pecorino Romano cheese, herbs and spices, that is a fantastic addition to any of the sandwiches. Vinaigrette Sub Shop is located at 159 East Flagler Street in Downtown Miami. The restaurant will be open daily 11AM to 8PM. Metered street parking is available.

This will impress your date tonight. Only 6 seats available for a taste of the Caribbean.

As the first of many tasting experiences to be held in the rotating Demo Kitchen of the newly opened Time Out Market Miami, guests are welcome to join Chef Massens on a journey through the Caribbean, drawing flavors from his Cuban heritage, mixed with his culinary background from Mexico and Spain. The six-seat counter experience is offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with seating’s at 7pm and 9pm (Price per person is $55, a wine pairing is an additional $29). Chef Massen’s will provide insight on his culinary techniques and inspirations, all while plating each dish before your eyes. The Passport To Antilia experience ends on July 31st. Reservations can be made here. Time Out Market Miami is located at 1601 Drexel Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139.


This bakery is popping up in Miami and your inner child is crying… Cereal milk anyone?

Milk Bar has announced its FIRST EVER national Milk Bar Tour. Along with stops in Dallas, Chicago, and Minneapolis, Milk Bar will be in Miami from August 17- 18. Grab your kids, cakes and soft served ice cream at their pop-up inside of Joe’s Stone Crabs in Miami Beach.


If you’re feeling regal and it’s your birthday, host your dinner at this new hotel in Coconut Grove.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Pasta al Pesto, Bellini Style #Bellini #MrCHotels #MrCFood #Pesto #Pasta #Linguine #MrCMoments #Foodie

A post shared by Mr. C Hotels (@mrchotel) on

Inspired by their family tradition, but with their own independent personality, Maggio and Ignazio Cipriani have always been curious travelers willing to discover and embrace tastes throughout the diverse Italian landscape. Bellini offers a modern take on traditional Italian cooking that can be enjoyed morning to night, seven days a week. The restaurant features, among others, selections of grilled specialties, delicate Crudi di Pesce, and pastas such as Tagliolini with Zucchini and Scampi, Bucatini Cacio & Pepe, and Spaghetti with Sea Urchin. Sip cocktails such as the original family Bellini, or newcomers as an aperitif with friends at the bar, while dining in the restaurant, or relaxing in the lobby lounge.


Copa America starts this weekend. Free beer if we wear our jersey? NO PROBLEM.

Doral: Biscayne Bay Brewing Company

Biscayne Bay Brewing located Doral, FL will be kicking off Copa America. Join them this Friday at 8:30 PM as Brazil faces Bolivia and throughout the tournament. Show your team spirit and wear your team jersey and receive your first beer FREE! Address: 8000 Nw 25th St #500, Doral, Fl 33122

Coconut Grove: Jaguar

Jaguar Latin American Kitchen gets ready to kick off Copa America this Friday, June 14th at 8:30 PM as Brazil goes against Bolivia. Indulge in our authentic Latin American flavors and savory cocktails as you cheer on your team on one of our screens. Address: 3067 Grand Ave, Miami, FL 33133

Coral Gables: Talavera

Talavera Cocina Mexicana, a Coral Gables staple that lies on Ponce De Leon Blvd, invites you to join us Friday, June 14th, as we kick off Copa America! Grab some dinner and watch as Brazil faces Bolivia at 8:30 PM. Address: 2299 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Brickell: Batch Gastropub

Join Batch Gastropub for Copa America this Saturday, June 15th at 6 PM! With 16 TVs and 3 projectors, we’ll be cheering on as Argentina takes on Colombia. Enjoy 5 for $25 buckets, $5 barn burner shots, and so much more! Make sure to get there early or call ahead to reserve your table! Address: 30 SW 12th St, Miami, FL 33130.

Wynwood: Watch The Cup Wynwood Marketplace

Bring your friends, family, and neighbors to join in on Miami’s most talked about watch party for Copa America Brasil 2019, “Watch the Cup.” Join in on the action as we watch Brazil take on Bolivia on massive 10 FT LED display screens throughout The Wynwood Marketplace. Kick off is Friday, June 14th at 8:30 PM

Multiple locations: Novecento

To celebrate, a special Game Menu will be available during games at all Novecento locations. All restaurants will feature great drink specials so you can quench your thirst with some ice-cold Heineken priced at $25 per bucket and $6 Drafts. Rivalry matches will feature a live DJ, afterparties, face painting along with raffles and giveaways with great prizes such as roundtrip airline tickets courtesy of LATAM Airlines, official team jerseys, Soul Cycle class passes, Bently and BMW test drives courtesy of Braman of Miami and much more!. Reservations are encouraged and should be made directly with the restaurant. For further information, click HERE.


Miami’s Buena Vista neighborhood keeps growing with up and coming restaurants. Add this one to your list.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Coming (very) soon ya’ll… #boiade

A post shared by Boia De (@boiaderestaurant) on

Chef/partners Luciana Giangrandi and Alex Meyer will be opening Boia De, a new restaurant located at 5205 Northeast Second Avenue in Miami’s Buena Vista neighborhood. The culinary duo operated La Pollita, the beloved Mexican food cart located in the Design District, which has closed as the team focuses on launching their first brick and mortar concept.

Boia De, an approachable retro-modern restaurant and bar, will accommodate just 24 in a narrow, intimate space located in a bustling shopping center. Reflecting the sensibility and background of the co-chef/owners, Boia De’s menu will invite sharing, with a focus on seasonal ingredients in a warm, welcoming space. The emphasis on local resources naturally extends to the dining experience as well – in some cases, uber local — bread from Miami’s outpost of Sullivan Street Bakery and coffee from Great Circle Coffee, both located in the surrounding neighborhood.

The menu, still in development, will showcase both chefs’ appreciation for well-sourced ingredients and attention to detail, technique and precision. A modern American restaurant with Italian accents, the menu will include signature dishes like Baked Clams with ‘njuda and lemon, Bone Marrow with roasted garlic and a tomatillo-cilantro salsa verde, as well as Crispy Potato Skins with burrata, caviar and hardboiled egg.


We wish every night was Karaoke night, its sort of our therapy. Check out this spot.

rácket, Wynwood’s premier destination for an upscale bar, lounge and nightlife experience, has combined its weekly industry night with Karaoke for an entertaining evening and go-to celebration spot. Located in the heart of Wynwood with rooms of varying sizes and ambiances, rácket is now the place for you to grab the mic and get your karaoke on every Tuesday night in addition to half off drinks and food for those “in the biz.” The eclectic venue features a pool table, jukebox, two cocktail programs and a variety of neighborhood beers for the ultimate entertainment experience. Attendees can expect guest bartenders behind the bar from different venues in the area each week, along with complimentary snacks and a night of sipping and singing. Every Tuesday from 9PM-3AM, Arrive early for Happy Hour from 4PM-8PM. Located at 150 NW 24th Street Wynwood, Florida 33127.


More pasta coming near. This new spot is now open!

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by AMARE RISTORANTE (@amare_miami) on

Located in the South of Fifth district just steps from the beach, Amare Ristorante offers artfully prepared Southern Italian fare in a glamorous setting that evokes la grande bellezza of Italy’s famed Amalfi coast. Amare’s expansive menu includes classic dishes made in-house with seasonal ingredients flown directly from Italy. The restaurant is a highly anticipated collaboration between restaurateur Gino Iovino, owner of award-winning restaurant Girasole in Atlantic City, along with Franco Ricatti and Chef Cosimo Cassano of Bacco Osteria, the Michelin-starred concept in Puglia, Italy.

Menu highlights include Carpaccio ($18), such as the Tonno, yellowfin tuna with avocado, pear, lemon and mint, or Funghi, warm, thinly sliced filet mignon with oyster, shiitake and porcini mushrooms; Spaghetti ($36), an award-winning Pasta di Gragnano with one-pound Maine lobster, datterino tomato and Calabrian chili; Branzino al Sale ($44), whole Salt-baked Mediterranean Sea Bass and Agnello al Moscato di Trani ($48) grilled Colorado lamb chops, moscato wine, potatoes and fresh herbs.


It’s not even lunchtime yet but we’re already hungry & these restaurants are offering 3-course menus that start at $23.

The 12th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week is in full gear from June 3 – 23rd. Enjoy creative, discounted menus prepared by Coral Gables’ finest chefs. This year, you have three whole weeks to taste your way through Coral Gables. That’s plenty of time to try new eateries and return to old favorites; all offering prix-fixe menus at a discounted price. Check out participating restaurants here.


This online platform is offering off-the-menu dishes. And since you’re all about these exclusive experiences, try this burger.

PHOTO BY SWEET LIBERTY & SECRET BURGER

is a collection of off-the-menu dishes created by some of the best chefs across the U.S. Our mission is to allow chefs to be creative day-by-day and for the city to experience new food that can help progress the culinary scene forward. Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co., has conceptualized a very special recipe for this partnership with The Secret Burger, that truly delivers a taste of Miami in each and every bite. The recipe is their BBQ Pork Belly version of our much loved “Buns of Liberty” burger, layered with all the Miami-esque flavors of Barbeque and pork belly patties. Reserve yours here. Sales End 5 Days and there are only 50 left.


The greatest time for your wallet and eating out in Miami is August. Check out this chef collaboration to get you in the mood.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Sunday dinner under the stars. 💫

A post shared by Swan (@swanmiami) on

In preparation for the 18th year of the Miami Spice Restaurant Program, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau is teaming up with David Grutman’s Groot Hospitality for an unforgettable culinary experience by Chef Benjamin Goldman of Planta and Chef Carlos Torres of Swan. The dynamic duo will host the first Miami Spice Mash-up of 2019, giving attendees an exclusive taste of their Miami Spice menus before the program officially kicks off on August 1, 2019. The one-night-only dining experience will take place on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Swan, the gorgeous Miami Design District hotspot. The three-course meal – featuring two dishes per course, one from each chef – will allow diners to experience the unique culinary fireworks that have won the hearts and palates of Miami diners. Priced at $75 per person (excluding tax, tip and additional beverage purchases). Seating is limited; reservations must be made in advance. To do so, email mashup@swanbevy.com. Swan is located at 90 NE 39th Street in the Miami Design District. Ample parking available. Dinner begins promptly at 7PM.


This local favorite has changed locations and we’re coming for those empanadas.

Bunburry

PHOTO BY BUNBURY

Bunbury, a popular Miami wine bar and eatery most-loved by locals, has expanded and relocated from its long-time home in Wynwood to Downtown’s Arts & Entertainment District at Square Station, a newly-opened apartment building located at 1420 NE Miami Place, just a few blocks away from the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Expanding beyond the wine bar’s romantic dinner ambiance and wall of more than 100 hand-selected wines, the new Bunbury introduces a fresh concept with the integration of Fonda Café by Bunbury. Retaining much of the menu, service and spirit that have contributed to the original wine bar’s success, Bunbury now also serves breakfast and lunch. The new fully-equipped liquor bar offers a mix of classic old-fashioned cocktails and inventive concoctions.


ROSE, ROSE, ALL DAY!  This month’s specials.

Venue: Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club

Address: 3925 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140

Description: Known for its extensive and unique Rosé collection, Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club takes National Rose Day to the next level. Throughout the month of June, Cadillac is launching various Rosé-focused programs open to hotel guests and locals alike:

  • The June Drink of the Month will be the house-made Rosé sangria available in all of the hotel’s outlets ($10)
  • Until June 30th, a bottle of UP rosé will be specially discounted at $35 or $10 for a glass
  • From 12pm-6pm on June 9th, there will be a complimentary Rosé sampling and a limited-time grill menu at Bungalow by the Sea – the hotel’s outdoor coastal chic restaurant
  • During Happy Hour in each hotel outlet, a glass of Pink Flamingo will be a discounted price of $5
    • Bungalow Happy Hour (4-8pm), daily
    • Lobby Bar Happy Hour (2-5pm), daily
  • Open to hotel guests: every Wednesday night at 7pm, there will be a Rosé wine pairing class for $22 at the intimate Italian Donna Mare Bar — a perfect opportunity take advantage of the hotel’s extensive Rosé collection. Lite bites will be provided as well.

Venue: American Social

Address: Multiple Locations

Rosé Offering: $8 glasses of 3 by Wade California Rosé

Description: Fitting with the restaurant’s elevated sports bar atmosphere, American Social will be offering a rosé day special featuring wine by NBA legend Dwyane Wade’s label 3 by Wade. All day long, guests can get a glass of the iconic Miami hero’s California Rosé at just $8 per glass, paired perfectly with American Social’s outdoor patio and all-American eats.

Venue: Swan

Address: 90 NE 39 St, Miami, FL 33137

Rosé Offering: The Weekend Warrior

Description: Swan’sThe Weekend Warrior” is the perfect rosé cocktail for groups. Offered during the Miami Design District hotspot’s weekend brunch every Saturday and Sunday, The Weekend Warrior is made with Rosé Wine, Tromba Anejo Tequila, Wtrmln Wtr, Raspberry, Blackberry and Honey, served in a pitcher for all to enjoy. Swan opened in partnership with hospitality mogul David Grutman and Pharrell in fall 2018 and has quickly turned into a celebrity hotspot, offering chic cuisine in an Instagrammable setting.


Take a long lunch here. It’s a three-course meal & all you’re dropping is $20.

Starting June 3rd, Bakan, the stunning Mexican-inspired hotspot, gives guests more of a reason to savor the summer season with Comida Corrida, a three-course lunch menu combining the authentic flavors that the Wynwood outpost is known for along with the hustle of a weekday lunch. Available weekdays from noon until 3 p.m., Bakan introduces new dishes, along with crowd favorites, to the Comida Corrida menu. The menu features specially selected soups and salads, followed by a choice of the Ensaladas (Mexicana and Caesar) a la Leña, cooked over oak and cherry wood, Carnitas Prensadas Tacos served atop the signature house-made blue corn tortillas, Enchiladas and more. The third and final course of Comida Corrida ends on a sweet note with the Flan or Paletas, made fresh daily. The menu is priced at $20 and guests can add on a beer or a glass of wine for an additional $5. Bakan Wynwood is located at 2801 NW 2nd Ave Miami, Florida 33127


GET.IN.LINE. Chef Michael Schwartz is opening up a new restaurant in this neighborhood.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

It’s a perfect day for a perfect slice. | Mashed Fava Pizza 🌱 with ramps, manchego, and fontina #TigertailandMary #pizza

A post shared by Tigertail + Mary (@tigertailandmary) on

Located at the cornerstone of its residential heart — Tigertail Avenue and Mary Street — Tigertail + Mary is inspired by Coconut Grove’s one-of-a-kind bohemian lifestyle, easy energy, and textured tropical landscape. At Tigertail + Mary, the menu celebrates this notion’s ultimate expression — vegetables — as well as other fresh, thoughtfully-sourced proteins, like local seafood and meat from animals raised with care. Menu items we’re eyeing include the steak tartare with a smoke egg aioli, roasted bone marrow, lamb meatballs (Chef has a strong meatball game), and many, many more.


Another Cuban Restaurant?! #YESPLEASE, says everyone and their mothers in Miami.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Sala’o Cuban Bar & Pescaderia (@salao_restaurant) on

Sala’o Cuban bar & pescadería has set a date, and will be opening it’s doors in the heart of Little Havana on May 27th at 11 AM. The Cuban bar and pescaderia will bring authentic Cuban recipes with a modern twist to please locals and tourists alike. The restaurant was conceptualized by owners Eliesteban Mena and Oscar Rodriguez who also started Old Havana Cuban Bar and Cocina– a staple in Little Havana just a few blocks away.

This Ernest Hemingway themed restaurant will welcome up to 85 guests with indoor and outdoor seating and a full bar that seats up to 15. Expect Fresh fish delivered daily from the Florida Keys to the outskirts of Miami, making each dish a “fresh catch” and the oysters will be sourced from the East Coast.

Expect a vibrant Happy Hour Monday through Friday 4pm – 8pm; live music, daily food specials and much more. Sala’o will be open Sunday through Wednesday from 11:00AM – 11:00PM, Thursday through Saturday 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM.


Your favorite donut shop in Miami has opened a second location.

Miami’s first and favorite artisanal donut shop is excited to announce it will officially open the doors to its second location tomorrow, May 24. A highly-anticipated addition to South Miami’s rapidly growing culinary scene, The Salty Donut SoMi debut will bring a larger store with expanded offerings and experiences.

Located at 6022 South Dixie Highway, the new store will be open seven days a week from 7AM until 7PM. The menu will be similar to the Wynwood location including signature favorites and location specific chef’s specials. The new shop will have an on-site, completely open kitchen, giving guests a direct view of the behind-the-scenes. To celebrate the new store, there will be a specialty Rum Cake Croughnut in collaboration with Havana Club Rum. Available only at the South Miami location until June 2, it is a 24hr layered brioche croughnut filled with a Havana Club Rum infused custard, rolled in cinnamon sugar, topped with Valhrona Dulcey buttercream & homemade rum cake crumbles.

The Salty Donut SoMi will also be one of the area’s first craft coffee shops, featuring an expanded coffee program in partnership with Chicago-based favorites, Intelligentsia. Guests can expect favorites like the cereal milk coffees offered in Wynwood as well as a larger selection of rotating, seasonal blends on top of an expanded events program to be announced soon.


Maryland-style BBQ is a thing and you’re gonna need it…

Celebrated Chef Phillip Bryant, known for his soulful Southern cuisine at The Local, and partner Chef Veronica Valdivia have teamed up with Ark Hospitality (Ariete, Chug’s, The ScapeGoat, and Taurus Beer & Whisk(e)y House) to bring Maryland Pit BBQ to Coconut Grove. Slated to this Sunday, May 19th at noon, Johnnie’s Pit Beef & BBQ will open inside Taurus Beer & Whisk(e)y House and feature specialty sandwiches, pit BBQ baskets, and sinful sides. A regional specialty in Maryland and surrounding areas, pit beef is typically a top roast that’s been minimally seasoned, grilled directly over charcoal, and sliced deli-style.

For Johnnies Pit Beef & BBQ, Chefs Bryant and Valdivia have created a fun and approachable menu. Diners can expect a selection of tantalizing sandwiches all made with USDA Choice top round, sliced to order on a cornmeal Kaiser bun. Sink your teeth into The Ronnie – Johnnie sauce, aged Swiss, sprouts; Beef N Cheddar – Veroveeta, white onion, pickled horseradish; or The Original – Johnnie sauce, white onion, Horsey mayo. Pit BBQ Baskets are served with Virginia white bread, sprout slaw, and a pickle of the day. Baskets include the Pit Beef – over a ¼ lb. of thinly sliced pit beef covered with beef gravy; Garlic & Honey Spare Ribs – salt and pepper rub; and Chopped Brisket – smoked brisket point with cracked pepper mop sauce. Not-to-be-missed sides include Brussels sprout slaw, rice grits with Texas Phil sauce, lima beans with smoked city ham, beef jerky with giardiniera, Craft shells & cheese, and Appa’s beef chili served “All the Way.”

Johnnie’s Pit Beef & BBQ will be located inside Taurus Beer & Whisk(e)y House, 3540 Main Highway in Coconut Grove. The pop-up will be open Sundays only through football season from noon until the food runs out. Telephone: (305) 529-6523; www.taurusbeerandwhiskey.com


Of course, there are Cuban tacos in Miami. Caja Caliente opens up its second location in Coral Gables.

Owner, Monica “Mika” Leon, is proud to announce the opening of Caja Caliente’s 2nd location. Caja Caliente, Coral Gables consists of a 1,500 SqFt space that seats 40-50 people and has a “Tranquilo y Tropical” theme to it. As guest step into Caja Caliente they will be welcomed by Mika’s family alongside hues of pink, aqua and nostalgic pieces adorning every nook including family portraits. Each seating area will carry a fun yet classic ora carried over from the Wynwood location. One of the biggest additions to the Coral Gables space is a tropical themed beer & wine bar.
While the new location will include new dishes, Caja Caliente will keep their original recipes and customer favorites such as Lupitas’ pan con lechon, the tamal and of course their famous Original Cuban tacos. What’s new on the menu you ask? Gator tacos, weekend brunches by Monica herself and arroz con pollo made by her mom Lupita.

Caja Caliente is set to bring new energy to the neighborhood as they will be open late making it one of the only eateries with late night hours in Coral Gables. In addition, vibrant promotions await such as live music, $4 tacos and beers on Tuesdays, $9 tamale on Thursday, and many more! Caja Caliente will be opening its doors to the public May 11, 2019, at 12 PM, located at the entrance of Ponce de Leon, 808 Ponce De Leon, Coral Gables, FL 33134,