Breaking at Breakfast

Latest Miami Restaurant News During COVID-19 - November 2020

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The latest restaurant & food news updates in Miami

Updated November 24, 2020

Breaking at Breakfast is a weekly round-up of Miami restaurants & bar updates. Stay safe, be respectful when dining out, tip well & wear your mask.

This Dim Sum pop-up is opening a restaurant


Updated November 24, 2020
Restaurant: Zitz Sum
Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 396 Alhambra Circle

 

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Zitz Sum is an Asian-inspired restaurant and sake bar that will be opening in January 2021. Zitz Sum began as a Dim Sum delivery service during quarantine by owners Pablo Zitzmann and Giuliano Leverone. The 66-seat restaurant, in Coral Gables, will soon be the home of a punk rock style Asian diner with indoor and outdoor seating for lunch, happy hour, and dinner. Menu will include turnip cake, as well as raw oysters, buns, Taiwanese hot pot, noodles and rice and Pastry Chef Natalia Restrepo’s Hong Kong Style French Toast.

This bar is re-opening & the drinks will be SO good


Updated November 24, 2020
Bar: Sweet Liberty
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 237 20th Street, Suite B 


Beginning Thursday, November 24thSweet Liberty will be re-opening their doors to the public with a brand new cocktail menu, curated by Naren Young. Naren brings over 25 years of experience in the bar & hospitality industry to the Sweet Liberty team. Previously recognized as ‘The Cocktail Guy’ for the Avroko Hospitality Group in New York, Naren created and oversaw the cocktail programs at all five of their U.S properties, which under his guidance, led to several highly-esteemed accolades at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards for multiple years in a row. Most notably in 2019, Naren steered Dante NYC into the #1 top spot on the list, titling the bar as the official ‘World’s Best Bar.’ 

Sweet Liberty will also be reopening with a revived food menu by James Beard Award-winning chef, Michelle Bernstein. They will be open at 4PM, Mondays-Saturdays and 12PM on Sundays. The happiest of happy hours will also pick back up with can’t beat specials of your all-time favorites and more, available from 4PM-7PM, Mondays-Sundays.

An inventive fast-casual restaurant in the Grove


Updated November 17, 2020
Restaurant: Krus Kitchen
Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 3413 Main Hwy

 

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Krus Kitchen is a new takeout-only concept that will blow your mind. The team is elevating the fast-casual restaurant scene in Miami. They offer inventive seasonal dishes by Chef Sebastián Vargas, who helms from some of the best kitchens in the world including Osteria Francescana, Eleven Madison Park and Fäviken. Favorite dishes include the locally sourced burrata with tomato marmalade, cilantro pesto and homemade yuca chips; and the smoked coconut rice bowl with shredded lump crab finished with a cilantro chimichurri. The flavors are refined and simple, highlighting the ingredients of every dish. This is the sort of spot where you could order from every day and never get tired of. For vino lovers, Krus Kitchen is also a retail shop for incredible, biodynamic wines.

A “F*ck Fidel” Fiesta


Updated November 17, 2020
Restaurant: Kush Hialeah
Neighborhood: Hialeah
Address: 1000 E 16th St

Kush by Stephen’s will commemorate the anniversary of Fidel Castro’s last day on earth with a Cuban-style pachanga and Sangsgiving Food Drive benefitting The Kiwanis Club of Hialeah. In true Hialeah spirit, the Kush by Stephen’s team will be roasting an entire pig in a Caja China for guests to enjoy. The “El Cubano Completo” ($15) tasting plate will include a generous portion of Lechón Asado, Moros and  Yuca along with Kush Hialeah’s signature “Pata Sucia Punch”, served in a souvenir cup. For dessert, a shot of Kush’s very own Coquito. To keep the festivites going, at 10:29PM complimentary Havana Club Rum shots will be passed along for a proper farewell toast. Event highlights to include a Fidel Castro piñata, domino tables, live band, and customized “F*ck Fidel cigars. Set to reopen a week prior on November 20th, heralded Leah Arts District watering hole, La Cocina Cocteleria, will also be open for guests seeking refreshments and frivolity.

The “F*ck Fidel” festivities will begin promptly at 5PM on Wednesday, November 25 and go on until late. Kush by Stephen’s is located at 1000 East 16th Street in Hialeah. Reservations are not available and tables for the event will be first come, first serve. On site parking available. Telephone: (305) 887-8863; www.stephensdeli.com.

Guests are encouraged to join in on the fun and celebrate their freedom all while helping to support local Hialeah charity, The Kiwanis Club of Hialeah, serving underprivileged children. Donations of non-perishable food items will earn guests raffle tickets for a chance to win a variety of prizes.

A Friendsgiving menu you’ll need


Updated November 17, 2020
Restaurant: Phuc Yeah
Neighborhood: MiMo
Address: 7100 Biscayne Blvd.

 

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Vietnamese/Cajun restaurant Phuc Yea is hosting the “BRING ON THE PHUCS PHRIENDSGIVING!” event on November 19th. Click HERE to reserve your table.

For $55, The Phriendsgiving dinner features:

  • Cha Gio roll AKA Imperial Roll, served with shrimp, pork, woodear, mushroom, carrot, jicama, and nước chấm.
  • Smoked Salmon Roll, prepared with cucumber, jicama, avocado, herbage, crispies, and yuzu tofu aioli. Both rolls will come accompanied with sweet and sour brussel sprouts, pineapple, and bell peppers.
  • Roasted Butternut Squash Soup served with spiced ginger granola and coconut cream.
  • The Main “Thanksgiving Dinner”will follow,which will include a Smoked Turkey Leg, andouille sausage, cornbread stuffing, cranberry lemongrass relish, and nuoc cham caramel sauce.
  • Chef’s Choice Sweet Nothing.

For Drinks:

  • Pumpkin Pie Manhattan, that includes roasted pumpkin infused russell’s reserve bourbon, lustau oloroso sherry, martini rosso ambrato rosso, and buckspice gingerbread bitters.
  • House Aperol Spritzes (mandarin star anise infused aperol, cinzano, prosecco, topo chico grapefruit water, $9) all night long.

An upscale 3-course Japanese menu for $32


Updated November 10, 2020
Restaurant: Azabu
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 161 Ocean Drive

Azabu Miami Beach has launched its Sunset Menu. This 3-course menu will be available every day from 6 PM to 7 PM for $32++. Guests can choose from 3 appetizers, 3 entrees and assorted mochi for dessert. Dining options include Azabu’s lovely covered outdoor patio area or its stunning indoor dining room.

Appetizers
AZABU HOUSE SALAD
Mixed Greens, Crunchy Vegetable Chips, Tomatoes, Pink Grapefruit, Kobu Dashi Dressing
 
SPICY TUNA ROLL
Yuzu Daikon, Spicy Mayo, Sesame Seeds, Jalapeño, Sriracha Aioli
 
SHISHITO PEPPERS
Bonito flakes, ponzu

Entree

SALMON DONBURI 
Steamed Salmon with Sweet Onions, Spicy Aioli, Masago and Scallions
 
MARINATED BEEF SKEWERS 
Prime filet mignon with scallion, sesame and Japanese BBQ marinade
 
BRANZINO FILET 
Branzino with Umami brown butter sauce
 
Dessert
Assorted Mochi

New brunch menu at this restaurant


Updated November 10, 2020
Restaurant: MILA
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 1636 Meridian Avenue

MILA is offering a new sharing brunch menu. Starting at $75/person, MILA’s brunch philosophy is inspired by Asian and Mediterranean. The brunch menu offers a generous selection of cold and hot appetizer to share at the table which can be re-ordered upon request. They will also be offering Champagne/Rose brunch specials.

MILA is taking reservations from 11:30AM – 4PM.

Click HERE to see brunch menu.

New Italian restaurant opens in Wynwood


Updated November 10, 2020
Restaurant: Pastificio Propaganda
Neighborhood:Wynwood
Address: 97 NW 25th St

Pastificio Propaganda, authentic Sicilian restaurant in Wynwood, is now open. The menu is an ode to timeless Sicilian and Italian recipes, featuring pizzas made with organic flour, and fresh egg pastas made in-house. Signature pasta dishes include the Vacanza Romana with carbonara, amatriciana, and cacio e pepe, the Palermitana with linguine, swordfish ragout, capers and olives, and the Spaghetti Vongole with clams, basil and lemon pesto. Other Southern Italian-inspired dishes include beef tartar, sea bass and swordfish, as well as indulgent desserts including Sicilian cannolis, tiramisu and teste di turco. Propaganda is open for lunch and dinner from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Tuesday – Sunday.

A local brewery now has a low calorie beer


Updated November 10, 2020
TANK brewing Co. launches a low calorie beer

 

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TANK brewing Co. recently launched Lo-Ca, a low calorie beer giving beer lovers one less thing to stress about. This low calorie craft beer captures the roots, good vibes and culture that Miami is known for. The touch of lime and lemon in Lo-Ca stretches from the Florida Keys to Hialeah, from the beach to Little Haiti, to Calle Ocho and beyond. Lo-Ca is a Tropical Blonde Ale with only 94 calories and 2.8 grams of carbs. You can enjoy Lo-Ca and all of The Tank’s beer from the comfort of your home. Order delivery HERE.

Our new favorite stone crabs


Updated November 3, 2020
Acapella Seafood Co. delivers fresh stone crabs to your door

 

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Acapella Seafood Company has been in the stone crab business for over 22 years, sourcing daily from the Keys and delivering for free throughout Miami. They are fresh, caught daily, meaty, and sustainably sourced. Order HERE!

Don’t miss this sushi experience


Updated November 3, 2020
Restaurant: Yoso Sushi
Neighborhood: Design District
Address: 95 NE 40th Street

 

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Yoso Sushi is a food truck in the Design District that is serving one of the best Omakase menus in Miami. The 16 dish Omaske menu is only available on Sunday nights starting at 6:30 PM. They seat 2 to 4 guests at a time at their food truck bar. The pieces of nigiri are fresh, served at the perfect temperature, and prepared in front of you. Every Sunday, the menu changes. Trust us and book your seat by direct messaging the Yoso Sushi team via Instagram HERE.

There’s a new tiki bar in Miami


Updated November 3, 2020
Restaurant: Casa Tiki
Neighborhood: Little Havana
Address: 1728 SW 8th Street

 

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The team behind Foxhole, Drunken Dragon, and rácket, an upscale bar and lounge located in Wynwood, has opened a tiki concept on Calle Ocho. Casa Tiki is a tiki bar and lounge with a modern take on Polynesian culture. The cocktail menu features a variety of exotic-infused libations using the freshest fruits, spices, and finest spirits. Led by highly skilled and experienced bar staff, the tiki team has researched and trained extensively to curate the perfect combination of flavors for an iconic, yet classic, tropical experience. Casa Tiki is open Thursday through Sunday from 5:00 pm to city curfew and offers a happy hour from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. For more information, click HERE.

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