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Latest Miami Restaurant News - June 2021

Jun
22
2021

Food news worthy of your calendar

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The latest restaurant & bar updates in Miami

Updated June 22, 2021

Breaking at Breakfast is a weekly round-up of the latest Miami restaurant & bar updates. We haven’t necessarily been to all of these spots. However, they’re on our list and that’s where we’d be eating and drinking if we were you. We’ll let you know more if we end up loving them.

Stay safe, be respectful when dining out, tip well & wear your mask.

A lechon collaboration with these talented chefs 


Updated June 22, 2021
Restaurant: La Placita
Neighborhood: MiMo
Address: 6789 Biscayne Blvd

On June 23rd, in Puerto Rico, locals celebrate Noche de San Juan, a beach festivity during the summer. There’s drinking, eating, and even a night dip where if you jump into the ocean backwards seven times, you’re destined for a good year.

We’re not in Puerto Rico but we could use some of that luck. The next best thing is to stop by La Placita where Chef Jose Mendin has invited Chef Raheem Sealey of Drinking Pig BBQ and KYU for a Noche de San Juan cookout starting at 6 PM.

This one-night-only feast will feature pulled pork sandwiches, lechon prepared traditionally a la varita, a domino tournament and a live Puerto Rican band playing bomba and plena music. 

To book your table click HERE or call (305) 400-8173. Walk-ins are also welcome. 

This restaurant is now serving dinner


Updated June 22, 2021
Restaurant: Abbale Telavivian Kitchen
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address:864 Commerce Street

Abbale Telavivian Kitchen (previously known as Abba) opened its restaurant doors in March with a Middle Eastern/Mediterranean breakfast and lunch menu. Starting June 22, creators of Abbale, Omer Horev and Sam Gorenstein will be offering dinner in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood.

Dinner will be served from Tuesday through Saturday from 5:30PM to 9:30PM. Dishes will include the Charred Baby Carrots with ras el hanout (a Moroccan spice blend), date honey, labneh, lemon, toasted almonds; Moroccan-Spiced Local Fish with spicy tomato braise, roasted Cipollini, grilled Jerusalem bagel toast, lemon aioli; Knafeh, made with shredded crunchy filo, Bulgarian feta, orange blossom syrup, pistachio and more. 

For more information click HERE

This Japanese-inspired restaurant is opening up its sushi bar


Updated June 22, 2021
Restaurant: Uchi
Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 252 NW 25th St

 

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Uchi Miami is officially opening its sushi bar on Monday, June 28. This exclusive experience with only eight seats will be led by head Sushi Chef Cyrus Hire and cannot be reserved ahead of time.

Uchi’s menu includes makimono, sushi and sashimi as well as other non-traditional Japanese dishes. They’re also launching a summer menu that will include oysters with fresno, koji and cilantro; Wagyu Ringo with short rib, smoked apple kimchi, candied garlic and tiger cry; and more. 

For more information click HERE.

A local food event in honor of Anthony Bourdain


Updated June 22, 2021
Restaurant: Smart Bites
Neighborhood: Allapattah
Address: 791 NW 20th St

 

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We didn’t know that Bourdain Day was a thing but we are here for it. On Friday, June 25 starting at 6 PM, Oak Garden will be hosting a local street food event with rock n roll and screenings of Tony’s best TV moments at SmartBites.

The night will center around the community, showcasing Miami’s culinary talent. Local food concepts include Peacock Ramen, Wolf of Tacos, Ted Burgers and more. 

Click HERE to purchase your tickets.

Celebrate Juneteenth at Rosie’s 


Updated June 15, 2021
Restaurant: Rosie’s
Neighborhood: Overtown
Address: 439 NW 4th Ave

On June 19, 1865, word reached the last group of enslaved Black American women and men in Galveston, Texas that they were free—2.5 years after the Emancipation Proclamation granted freedom to all enslaved African Americans. 

Rosie’s located inside the Cooper Door in Overtown is celebrating Juneteenth, Freedom Day with an all-day menu on June 19th from 9 AM – 4 PM. Favorites include Shrimp & Grits, Chicken & Waffles, Chicky Sandwich and more. The Rosie’s team will also be joined by Over Under who will serve cocktails as well Wynwood Parlor offering FREE vegan ice cream sandwiches. It’s a brunch party with music by talented Spinelli. For more information click HERE.

This restaurant is closing & you need to pay your respects


Updated June 15, 2021
Restaurant: Eating House
Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 804 Ponce de Leon

Eating House, one of Miami’s favorite neighborhood spots is closing and we can’t believe it. Back in 2012, Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli and partner Alexander Casanova had intended for Eating House to be a pop-up restaurant. Fast forward to now, after an incredible nine years at 804 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, the Coral Gables restaurant has announced it will be officially closing its doors on Sunday, July 18, 2021. Make sure you pay your respects and visit them one last time. Their classic dinner menu will feature signature dishes including the Heirloom Tomatoes, Pasta Carbonara and more. Click HERE for more information.  

Yes, we need another mezcal bar


Updated June 15, 2021
Restaurant: Mezcalista
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 915 Collins Ct

Mezcalista at Moxy South Beach is the newest hidden and intimate lounge featuring a collection of 100 mezcals and tequila. Expert mezcaliers will be on-hand to engage with guests and explain the different floral and smoky notes. If you’re not drinking mezcal or tequila neat, you can always go for one of Christan Rubio’s specialty cocktails. We’d start off with La Diabla, a mezcal drink with chile de arbol, muddled strawberry & red bell pepper shaken with agave, lime, and watermelon juice or a Dirty Martinez, think martini but with mezcal. Click HERE for more information.

HALF OFF SUSHI AT THIS LOCAL GEM


Updated June 15, 2021
Restaurant: Bubusan
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 161 Ocean Drive

 

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Those that can’t say no to sushi should pay attention to this one. BUBUSAN will be offering 50% off rolls from 4 PM – 10 PM on Friday, June 18th. Menu includes the Salmon Roll with Yuzu Aioli, the Hamachi Jalepeño Roll with Serrano Pepper and Truffle Ponzu, the Vegan Roll with pickled daikon radish, pickled gourd, avocado, cucumber and burdock Root, and more for $3 to $12 each roll. Delivery is available via Ubereats, Postmates, Door Dash, GrubHub, Caviar, and Seamless. Pickup also available at 161 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL. Click HERE for more information.

Last call for martinis and parker rolls (but not really)


Updated June 8, 2021
Restaurant: Sonny’s Someday Steakhouse by Jaguar Sun at Lot6
Neighborhood: Little River
Address: 7357 NW Miami Ct

Lot 6 in Little River has been home to Jaguar Sun’s Sonny’s Someday Steakhouse pop-up since the summer of 2020. Owners Will Thompson, Carey Hynes and the Jaguar Sun team redefined the steakhouse concept in Miami. 

Under the Banyan trees, you could have a 70-Day NY Strip, your choice of 20 martini and manhattan variations, poured tableside all while wearing shorts. It was beautiful, laid-back and this Friday will be the last dinner service. 

It’s bittersweet but according to their Instagram, the Jaguar Sun team will be back next year at Lot6. If you can still score a reservation, the outdoor steakhouse pop-up will host its final dinner services on Thursday, June 10 and Friday, June 11 from 5 PM to 11 PM. Click HERE to book your table. 

On a happier note, Jaguar Sun will be returning to its original downtown location inside X Miami’s lobby at the end of June. 

Remember the Bucatini and spicy Rigatoni, pre-COVID? Well, they’ll be back along with some of Sonny’s raw bar dishes, a seasonal crudo, and more. Outdoor seating will also be available. Oh, and of course, you’ll still be able to enjoy Chef Hynes’ signature Parker House Rolls. 

The return of Miami’s pandemic pizza sensation


Updated June 8, 2021
Old Greg’s Pizza will be back in 2021

Old Greg’s, Miami’s most sought out naturally leavened pizza will be back in 2021. And we gasped when we heard the news. 

Remember when festivals were a thing?! The anxiety was real and in 2020 we experienced that exact feeling except we weren’t trying to secure Coachella tickets. The goal here was to get our hands on a time slot for Miami’s most wanted ZZZZZA. 

2020 is now in the past y que se quede ahi because Old Greg’s will be back and this time you don’t need to anxiously be in front of your computer, hoping and praying that the pizza gods will hear you.

More info coming soon but for now, Old Greg’s will be opening a flagship location with no pre-sale time slots. Guests will be able to order at the counter and sit down and enjoy the ZZZZZA. 

We hope to see our favorites on the menu that include the Shroomz pizza, polenta crusted chicken wings, deez knots which is their version of garlic rolls with a butter hollandaise sauce for dipping. 

For more info click HERE.

A new Vietnamese Bánh mì shop is now open


Updated June 8, 2021
Restaurant: Benh Mi
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 1436 Washington Avenue 

Bánh mì lovers, you need to know about this one. Chef Benjamin Murray who formerly led the kitchen at Pao inside the Faena Hotel has teamed with NYC restauranteur Michael Kaplan to open Behn Mi on Española Way.

Behn Mi was conceptualized during the pandemic as an underground Vietnamese pop-up out of Chef Murray’s Downtown apartment. After months of selling out days in advance, Kaplan and Murray joined forces to open Benh Mi. 

The menu focuses on Vietnamese coffee and tea program, Asian-inspired salads, snack and Bánh mì offerings for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night munchies. 

The Bánh mì sandwiches include a Lemongrass Meatball, Roasted Pork and Char Siu Mushrooms. We also can’t wait to try the Vegetable Spring Rolls, Green Papaya Salad and Crunchy Spicy Chicken Tenders. 

Behn Mi is now open! For more info click HERE.  

 

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A secret sake bar is coming to Miami


Updated June 8, 2021
Restaurant: Kojin at KURA inside Hachidori Ramen
Neighborhood: Little River
Address: 8222 NE 2nd Ave

Chef Pedro Mederos behind innovative dim sum pop-up E&P Dmplngs is taking over Kura, a secret sake bar inside of Hachidori Ramen in Little River. 

Starting June 22, Kojin by Chef Pedro will offer a Japanese Washoku experience with a variety of sakes as well as a la carte Japanese dishes. It’s a small venue that will be open from Tuesday – Thursday from 11 AM to 10 PM and Friday – Saturday from 11 AM to midnight. 

For more information click HERE.

 

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The donuts you never knew you needed 


Updated June 1, 2021
Bakery: Flour & Weirdoughs 
Neighborhood: Key Biscayne 
Address: 19 Harbor Drive 

It’s challenging to stay on top of all the annual food holidays that are out there. We’re not the best at it but, we are pretty good at keeping up with the ones worth your time and money. And let’s just say that if Flour and Weirdoughs is making it rain donuts, then you need to be there. From June 4th – June 6th, our favorite bakery, Flour & Weirdoughs will be selling infused Maker’s Mark donuts.

We had a sneak preview and even those that aren’t a fan of donuts will love these. The simple crème Anglaise filling is perfectly balanced with Maker’s Mark Bourbon. Save the date and stop by Flour & Weirdoughs this weekend for these special Maker’s Mark infused donuts before they sell out.

Where to get the best crabcake of your life


Updated June 1, 2021
Restaurant: The Shores inside of the Citadel
Neighborhood: Little River
Address: 8300 NE 2nd Ave

The Citadel foodhall located in Little River has a new concept and you need to check it out. Lovers of fried seafood, oysters and anything that comes with a side of cocktail sauce–this one is for you. Chef Curtis Rhodes is behind The Shores concept, he also brought Lil’ Laos (Laotian cuisine) to The Citadel with co-owner Saki Sayarath–which should already be on your list.

Anyways, make it a point to stop by The Citadel for the best crabcake of your life. Add an order of the fried clam bellies and a fried grouper sandwich with homemade tartar sauce and you’ll be set. 

This neighborhood bar has re-opened & we’re going


Updated June 1, 2021
Bar: The Corner
Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 1035 N Miami Ave
During the pandemic, we saw many of our favorite neighborhood bars close temporarily or for good. This week we’re happy to share some good news about an old-time favorite: The Corner

The Corner located literally on the corner of 11th street and North Miami Avenue has re-opened in Downtown. Make sure to visit them with friends or it also works for a casual date spot. They offer Happy Hour from Monday – Friday from 4 PM to 8 PM. Oh, and if you’re hungry make sure to order a grilled cheese (if and when available). 

 

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Indian Street food delivered to your casa


Updated June 1, 2021
Restaurant: Balloo Wallah, Indian Street Food

Chef Timon Balloo has teamed up with NBRHD Kitchens powered by REEF (essentially a company that is behind many ghost kitchens throughout Miami) to bring us Balloo Wallah, Indian Street Food. Dishes we’d like to try include the spinach & cheese samosas, sweet & sour cauliflower and the chicken tikka masala over fries, yes fries but you can also go with rice. 

To place your order click HERE

 

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