Breaking at Breakfast

Where to eat and drink in Miami

Food news worthy of your calendar

Updated October 15, 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.

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;

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;

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.