Breaking at Breakfast

Where to eat and drink in Miami

Food news worthy of your calendar

Updated on April 19, 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. 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.


It’s National 420 this weekend so maybe dabble in some CBD cocktails

The restaurant group behind Talavera Cocina Mexicana, Jaguar Latin-American Kitchen, Peacock Garden Bistro is joining in on the 420 fun with CBD infused cocktails. Enjoy 4/20 with The Ambitious and Grilled Pineapple Jalapeño Margaritas at Talavera Cocina Mexicana! Get in the spirit and upgrade your drink to include CBD oil or a CBD Honey Stick for only $2. Indulge in a Pisco Sour or refresh with a non-alcoholic Agua Fresca at Jaguar LAT-AM for an exotic twist to celebrate 4/20! Upgrade your drink to include CBD oil or a CBD Honey Stick for only $2. Keep it classy this 420 with an Espresso Martini or Berry Mimosa at Peacock Garden Bistro. Upgrade your cocktail for a bit more fun and excitement. For $2, upgrade to include a CBD oil or CBD Honey Stick in your drink!


If you’re feeling nostalgic on 420

We’ve got just what you need for those munchies cravings! Batch Gastro Pub has designed a 420 inspired menu filled with Adult Juice Boxes, Captain Crunch donut holes and even more delicious offerings. Take advantage of this special menu until Easter Sunday!


If tacos are your go-to munchies

The munchies are calling this 420 and Caja Caliente is answering! Indulge in savory lechon and pollo tacos all day for only $4.20. Hang out with us and don’t forget to bring your best buds!


The kids will love these donuts and by kids we mean you

This Saturday and Sunday (4/20 & 4/21), The Salty Donut is adding an ‘Easter Special’ to the menu, inspired by Robin Egg Candies: 24 hr egg-shaped brioche filled with a homemade malted milk chocolate ganache that’s swirled with crunchy chocolate pearls, glazed in an almond + vanilla bean glaze, topped with homemade meringue kisses & a light chocolate drizzle. Forget the chocolate bunnies, they’ve got you covered. This special will also be available on their delivery platforms on both Saturday and Sunday. They will also be doing an all-day Easter egg hunt Sunday where they will be hiding some Easter eggs inside and around the store that will have special rewards in each of them ranging from donut holes, free coffee, free donuts and Salty Donut merch!


Pig lovers, this event is for you… get your tickets here.

The one-of-a-kind culinary tour, a competition dedicated to heritage breeds and supporting family farms, Cochon555 is returning to Miami on Sunday, May 19th. This year’s competing chefs include Jorgie Ramos of BARLEY; Karla Hoyos of The Bazaar by Jose Andres; Fernando Desa of Goya; Cesar Zapata of Phuc Ya and Jimmy Lebron of 27 Restaurant & Bar.

One week before the event, each chef will receive a 200-pound heritage breed pig sustainably sourced from a family farm to start preparing their six pork dishes for the event. To win the friendly competition for a cause, the chef’s menu must woo 14 celebrity judges with their “Judge’s Plate” scored on utilization, technique, overall flavor, and be voted “Best Bite of the Day” by guests. The winning “Prince or Princess of Pork” in Miami will advance to the national finale, Grand Cochon, a head-to-tail, winner-takes-all showdown for the ultimate crown in Chicago on September 15, 2019.

Each event also features an educational whole animal butchery program called the Pop-Up Butcher Shop and a charitable Silent Auction. This year’s headlining all-star butcher will be Andres Barrientos of Miami Smokers.

The whole event is in support of Piggy Bank, a start-up farm in Missouri that serves as a Kickstarter for new family farms and a safety net for those in the wake of a disaster (flood, fire, and disease). At its core, Cochon555 aims to create moments of inspiration, and to engender discussion and action – to buy, to cook, shop and donate in the name of safe, honest, and delicious food. For an in-depth look at the Cochon555 movement and to purchase tickets, click here.


This New York bar has made it’s way to Miami and you can play PacMan.

 

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BOBSAYS: guess who opens Friday night?????………🤫🤫🤫🤫🤫

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From the team behind Bob’s Your Uncle on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, Bob’s Your Uncle Miami debuts its neighborhood-friendly Miami Beach outpost. Located in the heart of North Beach, Bob’s Your Uncle attracts an eclectic clientele with its warm hospitality, affordable craft libations and laidback ambiance. Situated in the historic district of Normandy Isle across from the iconic Normandy fountain, Bob’s Your Uncle is a comfortable, neighborhood bar with indoor and outdoor spaces. The backyard patio and spacious bar features 60 seats offering a vast selection of craft spirits, draft beers and wine by the glass. Rustic handcrafted wooden tables frame the bar with walls covered by a collection of framed photos of famous Bobs: Marley, Ross, Dylan, Barker, Saget. The space is home to a variety of classic board games and a vintage arcade table with games like PacMan, Galaga, Space Invaders and more.

The bar menu is divided by $11 rotating seasonal cocktails; a $10 mule bar featuring twists on a traditional mule; a $9 spritz list; rotating craft beer; wine and Jell-O shots. Current cocktail highlights include the Miami Manhattan made with Thomas Tew rum, Rough Rider rye, Cocchi Storico vermouth and Cappelletti Aperitivo and the Smoke the Mule made with Duke & Dame whiskey, pineapple juice, smoke and salt bitters and ginger beer. Guests can uncover references of Bob throughout the menu like the Ricky Bobby made with Bobby’s Gin, lemon juice, club soda and the Bob’s Old Fashioned made with Rittenhouse rye, smoke bitters and demerara. A bar bites menu is soon to come to accompany libations.

Bob’s Your Uncle offers happy hour daily from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring $6 well drinks, a selection of draft beers, beer & shot specials and house red and white wine by the glass. Additional weekly specials include a reverse happy hour for industry executives Sunday through Thursday from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m. Monthly interactive events will be added to the bar’s programming including Salsa Saturdays, Bingo Nights and more. Bob’s Your Uncle is located at 928 71st Street Miami Beach, FL 33141 and is open seven days a week from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m. For more information, please visit www.bobsyouruncle.rocks or call 786-542-5366.


A new egg spot is opening up in downtown and you can have breakfast all day.

 

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☕️🍳#eggspotmiami #openingsoon

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Downtown Miami will up its breakfast offerings this spring when The Egg Spot opens at 228 Southeast 1st Street. A product of restaurateurs Igor and Fred Niznik of The Butcher Shop Beer Garden and Grill, The Egg Spot is a spin off of The Butcher Shop and will serve its most popular brunch dishes, as well as a bevy of new breakfast options. For egg enthusiasts, the glorious, versatile egg is finally getting the tribute it deserves in the form of The Egg Spot, which will offer counter service daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Signature breakfast dishes include The Matador – cage-free scrambled eggs, pepper jack cheese, Butcher Shop fresh chorizo and chipotle aioli on a warm brioche bun, Son of a Butcher – fried egg, Butcher Shop smoked brisket, pickled onions, chimichurri aioli on a warm brioche bun, B.E.L.T. – scrambled eggs, thick-cut smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and garlic aioli on rye bread, and Power Bowl – roasted butternut squash, roasted kale, quinoa, two eggs any style, salsa verde and goat cheese, to name a few. For lunch, patrons can opt for The Butcher Shop’s award-winning bratwurst, a roasted beet or veggie salad, a veggie or turkey burger or the popular signature Butcher Shop Burger – brisket, chuck, short rib blend, secret sauce, charred onions, tomato and cheddar on a warm brioche bun.


Live music, pizza, and a cocktail in a pineapple vessel.


Matador Bar’s hosts a delicious monthly series, called Pineapples & Pizza,returning on Thursday, April 18 with live music.This month’s pizza and cocktail party, which kicks off a 9PM, will feature a Three Cheese and Prosciutto Pizza with the Absolut Elyx Pineapple Cocktail for $35 or pair your pizza with an Iguanita Beer, The Miami Beach EDITION’s official hotel brew, for $25. Guests are invited to bring a friend, share a pizza, sip a cocktail (or a few) and jam to live music by the Eli La O band, who will be performing with a special guest. Enjoy this tasty event along with unobstructed views of Miami Beach at Matador Bar inside The Miami Beach EDITION, located at 2901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach.


A little rum in hand and some tropical tunes here.

Come celebrate International Record Store Day at Life House Little Havana for their new tropical fete that embodies the eclectic culture of its home in Little Havana. El Vinyl will feature all vinyl Djs spinning Afro-Cuban, Caribbean and Tropical beats at the new monthly party in their lush, backyard oasis. Guests will receive one complimentary welcome drink and beer and wine will be available for purchase along with small bites from the newly opened Parcela, Life House’s signature, veg-forward cafe that serves up locally-inspired fare. Inspired by its surroundings, Life House Little Havana was thoughtfully designed to embody the spirit of Little Havana and to celebrate the local culture through innovative community-driven programming as well as food and beverage offerings.Join El Vinyl on Saturday, April 13, from 7PM-10PM. No cover. Life House Little Havana is located at 528 SW 9th Ave.


An inventive Cuban diner is opening up in Coconut Grove and we’re only upset cause we didn’t think of it ourselves. GENIUS!

Chef Michael Beltran, renown for the flavorful, soulful cooking at the charming Coconut Grove eatery Ariete will expand his presence in the Grove with the imminent opening of Chug’s, a one-of-a-kind Cuban diner in the former The Bookstore and Kitchen space. Set to open early April 2019, the new eatery will be Chef Beltran’s take on a traditional diner, serving up inventive Cuban-inspired breakfast, lunch, dinner and treats at prices designed for every day, and multiple day, visits. Whether it’s a quick pick-me-up in the form of a perfect Cafecito, a sandwich to go or a casual dinner with friends. Beyond Beltran’s fare, Chug’s (the chef’s nickname) will also serve as the official home to Pastelito Papi, chef Giovanni Fesser’s wildly popular alter-ego and the mastermind behind some of Miami’s most sinful and delicious pastelitos.

Offering a simple, thoughtfully crafted menu divided into Breakfast, Fritas, Handhelds, Salads, Large Plates, With Milk, and Sweets & Baked Goods, there is something for everyone. Breakfast items offered all day include La Completa – three eggs, toast, and breakfast potatoes; Abuela’s Breakfast – white rice, fried egg, black beans and maduros; Breakfast Sandwich – Taylor ham, fried egg and papitas served on Cuban bread; French Toast Sticks; and a Cast Iron Pancake that will be available on a first come first serve basis. With Milk options run the gamut from classic cereal such as Apple Jacks, Wheaties, and Cheerios, among others to fancy concoctions, Chef’s specialty blend, and granola. An extended menu with additional specialty breakfast items will also be available from 7AM-11AM. Of course, no menu crafted by Chef Michael Beltran would be complete without his signature Cuban Fritas.

The quaint space will have an expansive outdoor patio and a Grab & Go station featuring items from local vendors. Chug’s, located at 3444 Main Highway in Coconut Grove, will be open daily from 7AM to 8PM. Breakfast will be available all day with a selection of breakfast only specialty dishes served from 7AM to 11AM. Lunch and dinner will be served 11AM to 8PM.


Ñooo! We’ve got a new bar in town and we’ll have anything on the menu with a side of BBQ mariquitas.

 

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Midtown’s newest cocktailery and coffee bar from the guys that brought you Beaker & Gray, The Sylvester will be opening later this month. Located in the heart of Midtown, The Sylvester is a vintage eclectic cocktail and coffee bar where Miami nostalgia meets cutting-edge cocktails in a fun and familiar atmosphere. The Sylvester will initially be open Tuesday – Saturday, starting at 4PM with a casual and laid-back atmosphere for coffee, bites and drinks in the afternoon then transforming into a congenial cocktail bar with an elevated menu set to the tone of hand-selected, classic to contemporary sounds.

The cocktail menu will feature upgraded classics using next-level techniques not previously experienced in Miami, locally sourced sustainable ingredients, and Instagram-worthy presentations. The cocktail menu pays homage to old and new Miami think: “Ñooo, Que Frio!,” an Old Cuban twist made with Bacardi Cuatro, liquid nitrogen-muddled mint, green apple absinthe and sparkling wine while also tipping its hat to the popular store in Hialeah. In addition, The Sylvester will feature an extensive non-alcoholic offering including a comprehensive coffee program from local roaster, Great Circle Coffee, with alternative hot beverages such as mushroom tea and cocoa, kombucha on tap, as well as CBD upgrades for all beverages.

The food menu can be described as “fun bites influenced by Miami culture” says Chef Nasajon and will feature a selection of options such as BBQ Mariquitas with spicy parmesan cheese dip and green mojo; cold options like Smoked Fish Dip with cobia, garlic cream cheese, and salt ‘n’ vinegar wontons. The menu will have snacks, hot and cold options and after dinner sweets by Pastry Chef John Maieli.

The 3,400 square foot space is decked out in colorful vintage wallpaper combined with tropical touches that play up the retro vibe while the repurposed antique furniture balances out the overall ambiance creating a cozy and relaxed feel. Scattered throughout the venue, guests will find plenty of diversion with games including a pool table, pinball machine, foosball, and plenty of board games.


Yes, Miami has good Thai & Chinese food and we dare you to miss this collaboration.

On Monday, April 15th Cake Thai is returning to cook alongside Executive Chef Pablo Zitzmann at No Name Chinese. The 6-course family style menu includes dishes from both chefs with seatings from 6-10 pm. The dinner falls in theme with Thai New Year. Guests can expect dishes like Scallion Pancakes, Larb Gai, Crab Fried Rice, Tom Kha Clam with chicken liver, garlic pepper and Shao Bing Bread ( “Thai ice tea” ice cream and more (full menu below). The dinner will cost $75 per person and reservations are highly encouraged. Secure seats by calling the restaurant directly at 786-577-0734 or visiting Open Table.


Empandas for how much?! We’ll include these in our Monday diet.

National Empanada Day is on Monday, April 8th and to celebrate, the famed Graziano’s markets will be offering $1.99 empanadas. Fans of the flavorful pastry will be able to enjoy the discounted empanadas all day on this delicious “holiday” and can choose from over 20 mouthwatering flavors including Beef, Ham & Cheese, Lamb, Tomatoes & Potatoes, Quebracho Asador Chicken & Tomato, and Baby Spinach & Cheese. Diners can enjoy this limited-time promotion at all of the market locations from the iconic Argentinian steakhouse and market collection, including Brickell, Bird Road, Coral Gables, Weston, Doral and Hialeah.


Achiote Pork tacos are on this new menu.

 

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Have you tried @chefjgv signature habanero sauce yet? #MatadorTerrace

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Matador Room has spring-inspired new menu items includes a revamp of the restaurant’s popular Spring Pea Guacamole now made with toasted sunflower seeds, as well as veggie-forward dishes like Sucrine & Arugula Salad with crispy potatoes and yuzu ranch dressing, and the Beets & Strawberry Salad with pistachio, red chili and shallot dressing. Also available on the Spring-time menu are newly imagined favorites including the Peekytoe Crab & Corn Fritter with chipotle aioli and cilantro, Achiote Pork Taco with pickled red onion and cilantro, Tuna Tartare served on bibb lettuce with avocado, capers and potato flakes, and Tres Leches Cake topped with tropical fruit. New small plates available include Crispy Asparagus with sesame seeds and a citrus dip, White Wine Glazed Mushrooms served with herbs, and Spring Vegetables with salsa verde, lime and organic brown rice; while seasonal desserts new to the menu include the refreshing Violet Pavlova with rhubarb and lychee, and Meyer Lemon Tart with mint meringue. These uniquely crafted seasonal options continue Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s vision of Latin cuisine that draws from Spanish, Caribbean, and South American flavors.


It’s Susanita’s birthday & she loves burgers, right? We have the perfect gift for her.

Sef “BurgerBeast” Gonzalez opened up a blogger account with the hopes to document his burger excursions around South Florida and beyond. Now he’s on to writing his first book. About the Burger will take you on an informational magic carpet ride. You’ll learn about restaurants, cooking styles, and different eras that have made the burger the juggernaut that it is. From White Castle to Shake Shack, from simple sandwich to specialty burger, don’t miss out on what is sure to be one of the most entertaining looks at history ever written.


Mira bai! Find us at this happy hour cause Japanese bites are on the menu.

Serving a fresh take on classic Japanese cuisine, Katsuya Brickell located in the heart of Brickell at SLS Lux, has unveiled an all-new happy hour menu featuring combination specials such as ‘Sake & Maki’ ranging from $10 – $14 (based on the sake of choice), in addition to Japanese-inspired bites and beverages ranging from $6 – $8. Offered daily from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., guests can take advantage of this menu every day of the week, with the ‘Sake & Maki’ combinations also available for a late-night happy hour from 11 p.m. – midnight on Mondays.

Food
* Kuro Edamame, steamed with sea salt ($6)
* Spicy Edamame, Szechuan sauce, chili thread ($6)
* Shishito peppers, blistered, sake-soy, lime ($6)
* Sunomono, pickled cucumber, wakame ($6)

Beverages
* Wines by the glass: red, white, rosé, sparkling ($6)
* Featured cocktails ($8)
* Featured beers ($8)


Don’t try this at home cause chance are it won’t be as good as here.

Our favorite cheeky hotspot Phuc Yea is back with a new monthly Crawfish Boil party on Thursday, April 4. Prepare to suck and pinch some tasty crawfish head and tail. Featuring FREE admission and party beats, attendees will enjoy Live Crawfish by the Pound (MP) served with andouille sausage, corn, potatoes and chili cajun butter; Grilled Oysters on the Halfshell ($15 for ½ dozen) with lemongrass garlic butter and bread crumbs; and Jumbo Local Shrimp Cocktail ($15 for ½ dozen) with bourbon cocktail sauce and sriracha remoulade. Add a boozy flair with buckets of beer and cocktails all on happy hour pricing till 8pm on Phuc Yea’s newly minted cocktail menu served tiki-style.


We think your Cuban Abuela will be impressed by this new restaurant opening soon.

Sala’o Cuban bar & pescadería is set to open its doors late April, in the heart of Little Havana. 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.

The Pescadería will have 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.

Guest can 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.


Sometimes you just want to eat Indian food in a tee-shirt and jeans. Get ready for this new spot.

 

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When we say that we’ve got you covered, we mean it. OPENING SOON!

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CHO:TU, an Indian street food concept will be opening in late April and we can’t wait to get in. Rickshaw Hospitality Group is pleased to announce Maska’s more casual counterpart, CHO:TU. Open every day from 11 AM to 9 PM, the restaurant will serve authentic, savory street food, such as Pav bhaji, Masala Dosa, Chaat, Kheema Pav, Sugarcane Juice and Lassi. Adjacent to Maska in Midtown Miami’s burgeoning shopping district, CHO:TU is slated to open in late April with a total of 42 seats. Guests can chose to dine at this intimate space or opt for takeout.


One of our go-to  Italian concept is opening up a second location and a garden is involved.

 

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Assembling ideas for the weekend 💡 Come and taste! 👨‍🍳

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Via Emilia Garden ,Via Emilia 9’s sister restaurant and newest concept is set to open this June in Midtown Miami. Via Emilia Garden will give guests an indoor garden dining experience and may seat up to 100 guests for lunch and dinner. Similar to Via Emilia 9 in South Beach, Garden will include similar dishes such as the Basket from the Emilia Romagna- a charcuterie board that features prosciutto, mortadella, as well as pancetta and parmiagiano, which includes fried dough, Via Emilia prosciutto, mortadella, stracchino cheese, and marmalades. Via Emilia Garden will be located at 3500 N. Miami Avenue, Miami, FL it will be open daily from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. for both lunch and dinner. Via Emilia Garden is also available for catering and private events.


This Argentinian restaurant is coming to Miami

 

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Nuestros cortes de @ohrapampa al Josper.

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Orilla Restaurant is a South American Patagonian restaurant helmed by celebrated Chef Fernando Trocca and in partnership with restaurateur Martin Pittaluga (La Huella, Quinto La Huella). It will be located inside Urbanica Hotel’s newest location The Euclid Hotel (426 Euclid Ave, Miami Beach, FL). Orilla will offer a simple and affordable menu but well executed cuisine featuring local products. It is slated to open in June, and will be the first U.S. location to its sister restaurant in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Get ready cause its coming in June.


Coral Gables, eat like a king and queen for $27

There’s a new Executive Lunch at M House. For $27 you can get a three-course prix-fixe menu. Offered Monday through Friday, the lunch menu centers around robust entrees such as Tagliolini Puttanesca, Grilled Picanha, Grilled Chicken, and Faroe Salmon; along with a choice of an appetizer and dessert. The a-la-carte lunch menu has also been revamped with a number of new, approachably priced selections including the soon-to-be-classic M House Burger with blue cheese sauce, braised onion bacon jam, lettuce and tomato; Fried Chicken Sandwich with confit tomato, Dijon mustard and provolone; and The Fish Sandwich with house made labneh aioli, arugula, pickled onions, pepper aioli and tomato. Other favorites include the Tuna and Avocado Toast made with fresh yellowfin tuna on grilled Grano Arso bread, avocado, and pickled onions; and Seared Tuna Salad served with tomato, artichoke and Taggiasca olives.


New York’s Little Beet is opening up its first location in Miami

 

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Waking up on the sunny-side 🍳#BreakfastAtTheBeet

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Starting in April, you’ll be able to get your plant-based fix at New York’s beloved Little Beet. The restaurant’s first South Florida location will open in Aventura Mall.


One of our favorite restaurants is back


Miami’s beloved PROOF has found a permanent home at Taurus Beer & Whisk(e)y House in Coconut Grove.

Now, PROOF Pizza & Pasta fans can enjoy Chef Justin Flit’s signature dishes on the regular. Standout appetizers include the shaved brussels sprouts with apple cider vinaigrette, cranberries, candied pecans and blue cheese; fresh mozzarella sticks made in-house; and veal & pork meatballs. PROOF’s classic pizzas will also make a comeback and include the margherita, truffle, burrata, and spicy soppressata. Not-to-be-missed is the decadent Ariete short rib pizza. The famous PROOF burger will be available every Wednesday on a first come, first serve basis. PROOF is now open Wednesday to Sunday from 6PM to 11PM.

In addition, diners can indulge in new menu items at Taurus. New offerings include salt n pepa cracklins with malt vinegar and black pepper; beer battered local fish tacos with chipotle crema, pickled tomatillo and cabbage slaw; and an array of new fritas crafted by none other than Chef Michael Beltran. New selections include Pop’s Frita – Bayley Hazen blue cheese salsa, spicy ketchup and caramelized onion; Frita Americano – chorizo & beef, house bacon, chug sauce and lettuce; and the Korean Frita – house-made kimchi, cucumber and scallion aioli. Taurus Beer & Whiskey House is located at 3540 Main Highway in Coconut Grove. The bar is open daily from 4PM to 3AM and serves a weekend brunch from 12PM to 3PM. Telephone: (305) 529-6523; www.taurusbeerandwhiskey.com.


Check out this new lounge, pink velvet couches are involved and there’s pizza.

 

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About last night…. #SophiesSobe #MakeSobeDopeAgain

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Sophie’s is a late 90s French-inspired lounge blending erotica and luxury with South Beach’s undeniable energy. The result is a chic, female-friendly destination in the South of Fifth district with an attentive and hospitable staff in the forrmer Radio bar space. Sophie’s weekly specials includes Fun House Night on Thursdays featuring renowned house DJs, Jazzy Hour every Friday from 6pm – 9pm featuring rotating cocktail and pizza specials and open format on Saturdays and Sundays. Sophie’s is located at 814 1st Street in South of Fifth (entrance through the alley).


Southern Italian Michelin starred chef opens new restaurant in South of Fifth

Located in the South of Fifth district just steps from the beach, Amare Ristorante is now open. 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. The restaurant welcomes guests from early morning, when a la carte homemade pastries and coffee beverages are available, to late night. Under the direction of Chef Cassano, Amare’s menu stays true to the time-honored dishes found throughout the small towns and villages along the Italian coastline. Fresh, seasonal ingredients are highlighted in Amare’s carpaccio and tartar selections, salads, artisanal pasta dishes, and entrees from both land and sea. Amare Ristorante is located at 1 Collins Ave. in Miami Beach, FL, 33139 and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations are available by contacting 786.598.8622 or at OpenTable.com/AmareRistorante.