Breaking at Breakfast

Where to eat and drink in Miami

Food news worthy of your calendar

Updated on Feb 14, 2018

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. For that reason, we’ve launched Breaking at Breakfast, time-sensitive Miami food news worthy of your Google calendar. Here you will find delicious chef collabs, one-off dinners, prix fixe menus you need to try and more.


A Thai Pork Taco collaboration by James Beard Award-winning Chef Jamie Bissonnette & Chef Steve Santana of Taquiza

 

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For those of you asking, yes, we’re open regular hours today! Here’s to 2019… 🌮 #CasaDeMasa #AlwaysGrinding🌽

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Miami’s Taquiza (AKA “Casa de Masa”) and Chef Steve Santana are partnering up with Boston’s Little Donkey and James Beard Award-winning Chef Jamie Bissonnette. For those of you unfamiliar with Jamie Bissonnette, he’s the “J” in “JK Food Group,” co-mastermind behind Toro Boston, NYC, Bangkok, Dubai; Coppa Boston; and Little Donkey Boston… among many other things.

Join the duo at Taquiza’s new sit-down taqueria in South Beach for Chef Jamie Bissonnette’s “Thai Pork Taco” with Kewpie mayo, peanuts, Thai herbs, and Taquiza’s stone-ground, hand-rolled blue masa tortillas. Thirsty? Pair it with Taquiza’s five-day-only “Ping Pong Show” cocktail featuring Espolòn Tequila, Enza Prosecco, lemongrass, Thai basil, and lychee. You can get your Thai taco and drink on, starting Wednesday, February 20 through Sunday, February 24 from open (11 AM) until close (2 AM)… or while they last. New Taquiza outpost is located in South Beach at 1351 Collins Avenue.


It’s Miami’s biggest food week and you need to stop by this hotel

Lots going on at Generator Miami located in South Beach during SOBEWFF. Take your pick:

Casa Aperol Pop-Up | Thurs, Feb 21 – Sun, Feb 24 at 2-7pm | Open to Public

Aperol Spritz fans, rejoice! The renowned Italian apéritif brand will be taking over Generator Miami’s restaurant bar Driftway to treat guests with a special Aperol Spirtz pop-up. Aptly named Casa Aperol, the bar is the perfect way to relax and get ready for your next meal! Receive one complimentary Aperol Spritz if you check-in on Facebook at the venue. Driftway at Generator Miami, 3120 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140.

The Art of Tiki After Party | Fri, Feb 22 at 1-3am | Open to Public

Looking for a late night happy hour after the Art of Tiki Showdown? Head to Generator Miami for the afterparty, where you can experience mixologist Gui Jaroschy’s signature beverages by the pool. Take advantage of Jaroschy’s irresistible Banks Rum cocktail, available at just $10. Generator Miami, 3120 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140.

Varadero Beach Party | Sat, Feb 23 at 10pm-3am | Open to Public

Renowned Cuban cocktail bar Madrinas will be taking over Driftway for one night of Latin flavor. Chef Daniel Roy will be creating a Cuban-inspired menu of light bites, and mixologist Gui Jaroschy and Madrinas owner TJ Palmieri will be joining forces to create bespoke cocktails. Featuring lively Latin music, salsa dancers, dominos, and of course, amazing food and drinks, this Cuban “beach” party is bound to be a night to remember! Open to the public. Driftway at Generator Miami, 3120 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140.

SOBEWFF Farewell Brunch at Driftway | Sun, Feb 24 at 11am-3pm | Open to Public

Say farewell to this year’s SOBEWFF with Driftway’s signature brunch – featuring traditional twists on everyone’s favorite hangover meals like Shrimp & Grits and Tostada Chilaquiles, the brunch menu is sure to send you off with a smile. Insider tip: take advantage of the special Bottomless Aperol Spritz option, only $30. Driftway at Generator Miami, 3120 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140.


A reasonably priced truffle dinner you should attend

 

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Soon you’ll savor our Napoli inspired fare. #dōmaMiami #comingsoon

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On Thursday, February 21s, dōma, will host an exclusive Urbani Black Truffle dinner. The multi-course experience will feature a mix of signature dishes as well as unique creations available for one-night-only. Guests can enjoy this special menu for $75 a person (excluding tax, beverages and gratuity). Guests will enjoy dōma’s signature Soft Egg, with sautéed mixed mushrooms, parmesan cheese sauce and topped with shaved black truffle. The second course: Risotto with 24-month aged parmesan cheese, bone marrow, veal jus and shaved black truffle. The entrée, a 6 oz. Filet Mignon with a Barolo wine reduction shaved black truffle and paired with grilled asparagus and creamy mashed potatoes. For a sweet ending, Millefeuille with pastry cream, raspberry and strawberry compote and limoncello Chantilly. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling (786) 953-6946 or via Open Table. This one-time menu is available all night long, 6 PM to 10:30 PM. dōma is located at 35 NE 26th Street in Wynwood. Street parking is available.


If cocktails and late night bites are your thing, then this SOBEWFF event is for you

 The SOBEWFF is taking over the Wharf on Thursday, February 21st from 10 PM – 12AM. Culinary explorer Adam Richman, host of Man Finds Food on Travel Channel, will serve as the evening’s guide as the Festival teams up once again with the same team that brings you DRINK Miami for a uniquely crafted cocktail experience. The Wharf will be transformed into a cocktail haven of award-winning bars as we team up with Miami’s best to showcase what makes them world-class and internationally-acclaimed bars. DRINK Miami will take attendees on a mixology journey unlike any other, complemented by rosé from The Palm by Whispering Angel and bites from the lip-smackin’ food truck line-up of Mojo Donuts & Fried Chicken, La Santa Taqueria, Spris Artisan Pizza, and more. Use promo code WHARF19 to save 20% here.


A one-time Mexican dinner by these chefs

Join Chef Javier Plascencia for a special Food & Wine dinner at Pez Miami for collobrative 5-course dinner with Chef Pablo Salas (Toluca, MX) Amaranta, Chef Santiago Gomez (Mexico City, MX) Cantina la 20,Chef Miguel (Fish) Gomez (Tijuana, MX) PEZ. Dinnr is 95 per person and valet parking is available. Pez is located at 20 West Flagler Street. For tickets click here.


White Truffle Garlic Bread and  house specialty bolognese at this New Italian Restaurant

 

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Grab your fork, it’s #NationalSpaghettiDay! 🍝

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North Italia, a modern Italian, neighborhood restaurant just opened in Brickell. Every day at North, the culinary team starts from scratch to create Italian favorites and seasonal dishes. From the food to the service, every detail at North matters, making it a great spot for family and friends to share a handcrafted experience.  Every day they’ll be serving chef’s choice of pizza and fresh pasta made from scratch daily. We’re eyeing the white truffle garlic bread,  their famous meatball sandwich, their house special bolognese and more.  North Italia is located at 900 S Miami Ave #111 and open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.


It’s the biggest food festival in South Florida  and you need to get tickets

Widely recognized as one of America’s favorite epicurean celebrations, the South Beach Wine and Food Festival (SOBEWFF®) returns to EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE. February 20 – 24, 2019.  Benefiting the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University, tickets are on sale now for more than 100 events.  The line-up for the 18th annual Festival includes an array of unique dinner experiences, signature tastings, late-night parties, seminars, CRAVE Greater Fort Lauderdale Series, and more, taking place at locations throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.  Our favorites include Heineken Light Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons, Fontainebleau Miami Beach presents Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best sponsored by Bank of America, Tacos After Dark sponsored by The National Pork Board hosted by Michael Symon, and the Tribute Dinner honoring Nancy Silverton & Rhonda Carano hosted by Master of Ceremonies Ruth Reichl presented by Bank of America part of The NYT Cooking Dinner Series.


Be the first to have Baklava pancakes at this new brunch destination this weekend

Wynwood’s newest rooftop, Astra, opened earlier this month and has become a hotspot for live DJs, dancing, and Mediterranean-inspired cocktails & cuisine. This Saturday, February 2 the rooftop destination will launch brunch.
Offered every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Astra’s brunch menu will feature brunch staples with a Mediterranean twist such as Baklava Pancakes, Shakshuka, Wild Caught Salmon Tartarand the Sheftalia Breakfast Plate – two eggs any style, lamb kebab, tomato and pita. Because brunch wouldn’t be complete without drinks, guests can enjoy Astra’s Bubbles Tray which features a variety of Champagnes and sparkling wines, served with fresh berries, orange juice, peach nectar juice, and apple cider. Astra will also offer sangria and mojito pitchers, and the Astra Bloody Mary, made with Absolut Elyx, Vida Mezcal, Housemade Bloody Mary Mix, Bacon and Guajillo Chile. Astra is open seven days for dinner and brunch located at NW 1st Pl, Miami, FL 33127 on the rooftop directly above its sister restaurant, Sette Osteria.


Drink craft beer at the Wynwood Walls for a good cause

Celebrating its 23rd year, VeritageMiami, presented by City National Bank, will host 2,500 food, wine, beer and spirit aficionados from across South Florida to eat, drink and unite – all to benefit United Way of Miami-Dade. VeritageMiami will showcase top sommeliers, illustrious chefs, prestigious wines, breweries and an impressive lineup of auction lots. Festivities begin on Thursday, February 7, at the Craft Beer Tasting with dozens of brews and restaurants taking over Wynwood Walls. At the Craft Beer Tasting, at Wynwood Walls on Thursday, February 7, brew enthusiasts will rejoice with more than 100 leading local, regional and national craft beers and micro-brews at dozens of tasting stations. Guests will also enjoy delicious dishes by some of South Florida’s top restaurants, including KYU; R House; Wynwood Kitchen & Bar; Red the Steakhouse, Two Chefs, and many more.


There’s a new restaurant in the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove and you’ll need to make an appearance.

Isabelle’s Grill Room & Garden is now open at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove and you’re going for a fancy dinner. Dish highlights include the lobster pappardelle with house-made pasta, garlic, spinach, cherry tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil and. Burger lovers, prepare for Isabelle’s Cheeseburger with smoked tomato aioli, brandied onions, Nueske’s bacon, cheddar, lettuce and tomato. Isabelle’s Grill Room and Garden is located at 3300 SW 27th Avenue at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami. Breakfast is offered daily from 7AM – 11AM. Lunch is offered daily from 11AM – 3PM. Dinner is offered Sunday through Thursday from 5PM – 10PM and Friday and Saturday from 5PM – 11PM.  Guests that valet will enjoy a discounted rate of $7


Novecento has a new location and you’ll be taking a longer lunch

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Argentinean favorite, Novecento has opened a new location at CityPlace Doral. Expect a menu fueled by Argentian flavors and Mediterranean influences. Dish highlights include the pulpo a la brasa, filet mignon carpaccio, and the gnocchi gratinado with homemade ricotta gnocchi and au gratin Parmesan sauce. Oh and if steak is your thing, we’d go with the entraña but feel free to explore their parrilla offerings. Novecento Doral also offers a Happy Hour program seven days a week from 3 PM to 8 PM which includes a Happy Hour cocktail menu, $6 drinks. In addition, enjoy other promotions such as Wine Tuesdays offering 50% off wine every Tuesday; Pasta Wednesday with $11 pasta selections, and $8 Johnny Walker Black every Friday. Novecento Doral is located at CityPlace Doral, 3450 W 83 Avenue, Suite 137 (Hours: Monday through Thursday from 11:30AM to 11PM; Friday from 11:30AM to midnight; Saturday from 10AM to midnight; and Sunday from 10AM to 11PM.


Book your reservation at this new Indian Spot

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Helmed by the renowned Executive Chef Hemant Mathur, the FIRST Indian Chef in the U.S. to be awarded a Michelin Star, the indoor and outdoor eatery will be open for dinner only and will launch its Sunday brunch in January. Maska is located in the heart of Midtown Miami ’s and is a more upscale and vibrant iteration of Chef Mathur’s Michelin-rated restaurants in New York City. The eclectic menu is broken down into three categories: small plates, Maska Marke (from the tandoor and clay oven), and large plates. Standout signature menu items include, Lucknowi Galouti Kebab, Lamb Chops, Octopus Masala, Nalli Nihari & Murg Maska which will appeal to all sorts of diners. The restaurant will also feature a full-service bar and serve specialty cocktails like Maska  Mule.Maska is located at 3252 Northeast 1st Avenue, Suite 109 in Miami, Florida. Initially the restaurant will be open for dinner only from Tuesday to Sunday with valet and street parking available. For more information, please call 786-971-9100 or visit www.maskamiami.com.


Give us a reason to eat dim sum

This Chinese New Year, Hakkasan, the international restaurant brand known for its modern take on authentic Cantonese cuisine, will celebrate the New Year with a limited-edition menu, an exclusive cocktail, and dessert. Guests looking to indulge in the limited-edition menu can enjoy dishes featuring ingredients believed to bring good luck and prosperity in the New Year. The menu is available from January 28 to February 24, 2019 with a special lion dance on February 5 at 7:30PM. The Chinese New Year menu is priced at $108 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Dish highlights include Pecking duck with crispy curd and mango and roasted jasmine chicken with sticky rice. Hakkasan is located at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. For reservations or more information, call 786.276.1388 or visit fontainebleau.com/packages


In the mood for BBQ? Michael Mina is  behind this concept

International Smoke explores global approaches to fire, grilling, and smoke to create flavorful dishes that stemmed from both Michael Mina’s and Ayesha Curry’s worldwide travel and individual experiences with a variety of cuisines. The 200-seat restaurant will form part of Aventura Mall’s new outdoor dining experience and mark the brand’s third outpost. Menu highlights include rib tip mac n cheese and double duck wings.


There’s a boutique hotel that just opened where?!

Located in the heart of Little Havana, Life House is a lifestyle hotel that is experience-driven, locally-rooted, and accessible to everyone. Sitting in the Riverview Historic District at the site of the historic Jefferson Hotel, Little Havana was specifically chosen as the flagship location for the Life House brand because of the young entrepreneurial team behind the brand – hospitality and real estate veteran Rami Zeidan and technologist Yury Yakubchyk. Zeidan believes Little Havana is a part of Miami that remains undiscovered by today’s traveler. By opening up the first boutique hotel in the neighborhood – which is currently undergoing a  huge revitalization with new restaurants coming soon like James Beard award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein and Julio Cabrera’s Café La Trova – he hopes to be a part of the movement to help expose Little Havana for the culturally rich neighborhood that it is.

Life House Little Havana is located just minutes from Calle Ocho at 528 SW 9th Avenue in East Little Havana. Featuring 33 rooms, a living room-styled lobby, library and coworking space, courtyard garden, and opening soon, a veg-forward cafe, Parcela featuring Cuban-inspired breakfast, lunch and dinner beverages and bites. A rooftop bar and restaurant is scheduled to open this spring and will offer tapas and shareable plates inspired by Latin-infused street foods and color palettes.


Baklava you need to try & the touching story behind Zaytouna Foods
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Christa Tawil founded Zaytouna Foods as a conscious-driven enterprise whose mission is to help women from Syria resettle in South Florida by creating permanent gainful employment for them by producing delicious packaged foods from the Middle East. Pick up the Middle Eastern dessert such as baklava and maamoul mix at Whole Foods downtown, North Miami Beach and Aventura. More locations coming soon! Learn more about Zaytouna here.

Get ready to freak out! Knaus berry Farm & Salty Donut collaborate

Salty Donut will be carrying an exclusive Knaus Berry Farm Donut on their menu starting Tuesday,  January 22nd. You’ll be able to get your hands on this  collab donut with NO per-person limit!  Salty Donut takes Knaus Berry Farm sticky buns, places them inside of the brioche dough that is brushed in a secret sauce, then they get wrapped all together with a homemade pecan toffee sauce topping.The Sticky Bun Donut will be available at Salty Donut’s Wynwood shop ONLY until Sunday February 3rd.


Chef Michelle Bernstein is opening up a NEW restaurant & paella croquetas are involved

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Café La Trova, a new bar and restaurant from Maestro Cantinero Julio Cabrera, an acclaimed Cuban bartender and mixologist, and James Beard Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein will officially open its doors on Monday, January 28. The multi-faceted concept — including two bars, a restaurant, and a walk-up coffee bar and window — will marry traditional “cantinero” cocktail culture with Miami’s 1980s Cubano renaissance offering classic and creative drinks, New-Cuban-style dishes, live music and an outdoor patio to enjoy cigars. La Trova’s  menu features modern-Cuban fare with special detail paid to the classics, as well as Chef Bernstein’s takes on some personal favorites. The menu is broken down by empanadas, croquettes, soups, tapas, salads, sandwiches, entrees, sides and desserts. Each section has been thoughtfully planned to both delight the palate with Latin-inspired flavors and recall fond memories with traditional Cuban plates. Kitchen standouts include paella croquetas served with a shot of seafood caldo and savory saffron aioli, mezcal tempura fried calamari and Michy’s famous bread pudding. 


Miami Beach is getting a Food Hall

 

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The Lincoln Eatery will be located adjacent to Lincoln Roa with a selection of 14 unique dining and drinking options. Many of the Eatery’s tenants are new to the market, bringing authentic, and in most cases, homegrown made-in-Miami options to a wider audience with first time brick and mortar retail locations. They include:

  • ChillN: A South Florida-based ice cream concept serving delicious flash-frozen ice cream with liquid nitrogen and a variety of fresh ingredients and toppings.
  • Fresh Garden Bowls: A healthy fast-food alternative with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options to satisfy a modern healthy lifestyle featuring made-to-order salads, wraps and freshly squeezed juices.
  • Manhattan Paletas: First South Florida location for the Mexican-based brand which has been serving all natural frozen paletas made from fruits and other flavors for over 50 years.
  • Marble & Rye: A modern take on a traditional New York kosher delicatessen featuring old world deli staples with a contemporary twist.
  • Necessary Purveyors: Specializing in artisanal dishes inspired by the South from made to order sandwiches to granola jars that are approachable yet sophisticated.
  • Patagonia: Serving authentic Argentinean pastries and sweets including empanadas and medialunas made fresh daily.
  • The Tavern Bar: The Eatery’s central ‘drinkery’ will offer wine, beer and handcrafted cocktails.
  • Toast & More: A French bakery serving a large selection of savory and sweet tartines, French pastries, quiches and of course, toasts.
  • TYO Sushi: A fusion of traditional skill with modern tastes, incorporating Japan’s signature and time-honored sushi roots and spicing it up with today’s modern flavors.
  • XO Espresso Bar: A specialty coffee bar serving quality coffee, wellness drinks, organic teas and a wide range of small bites and pastries to match.

The Lincoln Eatery will offer flexible indoor/outdoor seating for over 200. Other shopping and dining experiences in the district are online to open in late 2018 and 2019 including Genuine Pizza by Chef Michael Schwartz and The Cuban Coffee Cup. Operating hours from early morning until evening. The Lincoln Eatery will be  Located at 723 Lincoln Lane on Miami Beach,


Pink Pie now open in Wynwood

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Situated in near Wynwood Walls, Pink Pie brings an all-new innovative approach to the world of pie with mini pies that are small in size but bold in flavor. The pies are three inches, made fresh daily, with sweet and savory options. The kitchen is constantly creating new flavors, including vegan and gluten-free options. The Wynwood shop features a rotation of sweet options and savory options, with some flavors being part of the permanent menu and others change according to season and special holidays. Permanent flavors include Oreo Nutella and Key Lime. Limited-edition favorites include Tiramisu; Caramel Pretzel, and Hot Cocoa among others. Savory pies include Bacon, Egg and Cheese; and Chicken Onion Confit among others. Pies start at $3.50 for one pie; 2 pies for $6; 4 pies for $11; 6 pies for $15; 8 pies for $19 and 12 pies for $28.

Apart from mini pies, Pink Pie features “pies’cream sandwiches” (Choice of two pies with a scoop of ice cream, $6.50) and pie milkshakes ($7) with the available flavors of the day. The shop also offers a full beverage program that complements the pies, including coffee, tea, and coming soon craft beer and wine. Pink Pie has partnered up with Counter Culture Coffee to bring the highest quality coffee. The coffee menu includes espresso-based drinks as well as manual pour over. Prices of beverages range from $3 to $9. Pink Pie is located at 170 NW 26th Street, Miami, FL 33127. Street parking is available in the surrounding area. Mobile orders are available for local delivery through Uber Eats.


Have you been to Kaido yet?


Kaido is a Japanese-inspired cocktail lounge that you need to get to. Guests will enjoy a cozy Tokyo-style drinking den nestled in one of Miami’s most artistically driven areas, featuring innovative cocktails by in-house mixologist Nico de Soto and thoughtfully prepared Asian dishes developed by renowned chef Brad Kilgore. Kaido will feature small plates, crudos, robatayaki and other dishes focusing on fresh ingredients and bright local and international flavors. Kilgore’s unique style will shine in the form of sharable appetizers, such as the uni Fondue and Wagyu Katsu Sandwich, perfectly complimenting de Soto’s beautiful cocktails and large format drinks for the table, and forging a seamless and adventurous culinary marriage in the heart of the Design District. It also has a secret bar called Ama for a maximum of 4 guests. You can make reservations for the bar here


Root & Bone brings  Southern comfort to South Miami

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Grove Bay Hospitality Group along with celebrity chef partners/restaurateurs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth are opening a new restaurant in South Miami. The NYC to Miami concept will open on Saturday, December 29, 2018, featuring dinner service only with the restaurant closed on the 31st and reopening for the perfect Hangover Brunch on New Year’s Day. Weekend Brunch will premiere on January 5, 2019, with a festive Sunday featuring live music. Get ready for some American cuisine with a Southern flair at this neighborhood restaurant. The classic recipes featuring farm-fresh ingredients offer something for everyone from biscuits and fried chicken to salads and ribs.


Pubbelly Chef Jose Mendin Opens la Placita

Inspired by fond memories of his homeland, San Juan-born Chef Jose Mendin of Pubbelly will be opening his newest concept, La Placita.  This Puerto Rican restaurant, family-friendly marketplace and the late-night hangout will open its doors on Dec 28th and on Dec 31st they will host their first Parranda party for New Year’s Eve a $65 menu with entertainment.

It’s no secret that the core of any Mendin concept is the food, and La Placita will stay true to its roots with tapas-style sharing plates made with local and traditional ingredients from all corners of Puerto Rico. Open for lunch, dinner and late-night, the menu will be inspired by Puerto Rican street food. Diners can start lunch or dinner with  Bacalaitos, salted cod fritters with a coconut aioli and Alcapurrias Jueyes stuffed with crab, house ceviche or lechon/roasted pork. The main attraction will be The Mofongo Shop, a have-it-your-way style of ordering Puerto Rico’s national dish, featuring mashed fried plantains as its main ingredient. At La Placita, however, the mofongo is available with three base options – green plantains, cassava root or a combination of green plantain, cassava and sweet plantain. To the base, guests can add protein options, including the ropa vieja, camarones al ajillo, salmorejo de jueyes, pollo guisado or caldo Mendin.


Perricone’s is moving to West Brickell

After 22 years in the same Brickell-neighborhood location, Perricone’s Marketplace & Cafe is moving about one half mile away to West Brickell.Delivery and catering operations will continue uninterrupted. Perricone’s delivery service will move to a temporary location to accommodate all corporate catering and Perricone’s regular delivery service, as well as Uber Eats, Postmates and Grubhub. Delivery operations will continue in the temporary space until the new space is ready in March/April, 2019. The move comes as the developer who bought the land that Perricone’s currently occupies, begins site preparation for a new hotel.Perricone’s new space will be located at 1700 SW 3rd Avenue, at Coral Way, will include a 2,600 square-foot marketplace and 2,600 square-foot cafe, with full liquor bar and outdoor seating. Here’s hoping nothing changes and that we’ll still be able to count on the 2 for one Tuesdays, sandwich deals.


Selina Brawlers is selling CBD infused cold brew

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Selina Brawlers, known for their eclectic store where everything is for sale also doubles as a coffee lounge offering freshly brewed beverages from Eastlick Coffee and Panther Coffee. Those looking for a unique coffee experience should look no further and try their CBD infused cold brew ($7.50). This new strain of coffee is found nowhere else in Miami but at Selina Brawlers in Wynwood. The CBD coffee won’t get you high but is said to promote relaxation and takes away the anxiety that caffeine consumption can sometimes cause. You can be your own judge and try a cup at Selina Brawlers! Also, just in time for the holidays, Selina Brawlers sells CBD coffee by the bag ($30 for 10oz) making it a perfect stocking stuffer for the coffee (or CBD) lover in your life. Below is more information on the coffee:

Grower: Gloria Clemencia Muños
Farm: La Guamera

225 mg of hemp extract infused in 8oz of freshly specialty roasted coffee. Hemp extract is beneficial to your health and wellness. Reduces stress and improves focus.

Warning: Not recommended for use if pregnant or breast-feeding.

This product has been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Wynwood has a new bar and it’s also a consignment shop

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Introducing Barter Wynwood. This one-of-a-kind watering hole is having its grand opening celebration weekend starting this Friday, December 21st through Sunday, December 23rd. This indoor-outdoor location, also known as the former King Automotive space will be offering 5pm – 8pm: Happy Hour Launch, $3 Beers, $4 Bites, $5 Wells. On Saturday night, there will be a toy drive: anyone who brings an unwrapped toy will get a complimentary drink. And on Sunday from 5pm – 11pm they’ll have “Group Therapy” specials including 50% bottles, buckets and pitchers. We love group therapy especially if it involves booze.a


A new Mexican restaurant  now open in Wnywood

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Bakan, which means “tortilla” in the Huasteca Mexican region, is comprised of an open-view kitchen and spacious outdoor terrace, vast mezcaleria and an eye-catching tortilla making process. From the creators of Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar and Latam Grill; Talavera Cocina Mexicana; and Peacock Garden Bistro comes this new concept that we think you should check out.

Bakan is open for lunch and dinner daily and offers a menu made with fresh, artisanal ingredients. Highlights from the menu include the Cangrejo Rey De Alaska (Alaskan King Grab Taco); Huachinango Entero (Whole Local Red Snapper); Mole de Olla Divorciado (Short Rib) among other dishes. Specialty cocktails include the Mezcal Mule made with mezcal, lime juice, simple syrup, ginger soda and muddled ginger; the Tu Mero Mule made with mezcal, dark crème de cacao, Frangelico and mole almendrado; and La Ambiciosa Margarita made with Grand Marnier, fresh squeezed lemon juice, homemade simple syrup and fresh lemon verbena. Prices of the cocktails range from $14 to $18. Beers by the bottle, beers on tap and micheladas are also available. Bakan is located at 2801 NW 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33127. Bakan’s hours of operation are Sunday 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM; Monday through Wednesday 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM; Thursday through Saturday 12:00 PM – 2:00 AM. Street parking is available in the surrounding area. For more information about Bakan, visit www.bakanwynwood.com or call (305) 396-7080.


On Wednesday you’re eating pasta

Reservations and walk-ins welcomed if you want to have one of our favorite Carbonara pasta 50% off at Eating House. Sounds like a deal right?! I’ve you haven’t tried yet, you’re really missing out and let’s just say your life will never be the same.


Osaka opening in 2019

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Marking its North American debut with its Miami location in March 2019, Osaka offers a multi-sensory experience merging millenary Japanese techniques with the best Peruvian flavors and ingredients. Founded by Diego Herrera and Diego De La Puente in Lima, Peru in 2001, the Osaka brand is a trailblazer in the movement of new Nikkei cuisine currently operating in South America with nine restaurants while setting trends and leading the hospitality market by aligning the healthy attributes of Japanese food with the growing recognition of Peruvian cuisine. The Miami venue will introduce new dishes while retaining signature staple highlights of the Nikkei menu, including nigiri sushis using Peruvian ingredients full of umami flavors; a vast array of ceviches, like their famous Wasabi Ceviche, blending tasty “leche de tigre” and fresh seafood; Nikkei Omakase platters; Izakaya sharing style plates; and other signature dishes that include fresh vegetables, seafood and fish, Kobe, duck and chicken.