Breaking at Breakfast

Latest Miami Restaurant News During COVID-19 - July 2020

Food news worthy of your calendar

We are committed to sharing the latest restaurant updates during these times. 

Updated July 27, 2020

Breaking at Breakfast is a weekly round-up of Miami restaurant & food news. Effective July 8th, Miami Dade will once AGAIN be closing all restaurants for dining in service with the exception of OUTDOOR seating. This means restaurants will be operating at 25% if they have outdoor seating. Restaurants need our help more than ever so we’ll be sharing takeout and delivery options as often as possible. We’re working on ways to help our Miami community so PLEASE  keep us updated or reach out about anything HERE. Stay safe, be respectful when dining outdoors & wear your mask.

A crispy chicken wing deal you need right now.


Updated July 27, 2020
Restaurant: Golden Marquess inside of 1-800 Lucky
Address: 143 NW 23rd Street
Neighborhood:
Wynwood

This Wednesday, July 29th is National Chicken Wing Day! To celebrate, 1-800 Lucky’s Gold Marquess is featuring an all-day special, all takeout and dine-in orders of the Crispy Chicken Wings will be, buy one, get one 50% off. Additionally, with every order of chicken wings, guests will receive specially priced $5 draft beers at the bar.

This Miami Beach restaurant is offering Peking duck, dim sum & more for takeout.


Updated July 27, 2020
Restaurant: Jaya at The Setai
Address: 2001 Collins Avenue
Neighborhood:
Miami Beach

 

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Jaya at The Setai is officially debuting a takeout menu today. The menu features signature Pan-Asian dishes from the acclaimed restaurant including dim sum, soups, wok dishes such as the peking duck and pad thai, as well as a selection of flavorful curries. Takeout from Jaya will be available daily during dinner hours – 6PM until 10PM. Guests may view the full menu and order online HERE.

Lunch like a local for $15 at this food hall.


Updated July 27, 2020
Food hall: The Lincoln Eatery
Address: 723 Lincoln Ln N
Neighborhood:
Miami Beach

 

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The Lincoln Eatery has launched a new program called Lunch Like A Local, offering a meal with a side and a drink for a total of $15 at the food hall’s culinary outposts.
Offerings include:
  • TYO Sushi – Two classic rolls & a drink
  • Le Petit Bistrot – Chicken Club Sandwich, dessert & a drink
  • Fresh Garden Bowls – Any salad & a drink
  • Necessary Purveyor – Sweet grass dairy pimento cheese sandwich with chips & a drink
  • Smoke’D – 8oz burger, fries & a drink
  • MED by Marble & Rye – 2 Romanian hot dogs, fries, & a drink
  • C Food Shack – Calamari burger with a pineapple juice
  • Just Eat Taco – 3 chicken or steak tacos & a drink
  • Cilantro 27- $15 ceviche bowl and Tropical Juice
The Lincoln Eatery is located at 723 Lincoln Ln N, Miami Beach, FL 3313. Outdoor garden seating is available in the food hall’s exterior. Takeout and delivery are also available. Click HERE for more info!

$5 Frozen Margaritas this week, next week, every day.


Updated July 27, 2020
Restaurant: La Tiendita Taqueria
Address: 218 NW 25th Street
Neighborhood:
Wynwood

 

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Have you tried a frozen creamy sweet Margarita mixed with avocado, pineapple, cucumber, and agave? Grab one this week during their weekly Happy Hour for only $5 from 4 pm-8 pm. Other flavors include Tamarindo, Passion Fruit, Tomate de Arbol, Mango, Coco, and Mora and Lulu. Takeout and delivery also available: HERE just in case, you want to pair your tacos with a frozen margarita at home. Open for outdoor dining.

Your puppies deserve these treats.


Updated July 21, 2020

Local Miami Dog Treats by Aubrey Swanson and Chef Steve Santana 

It all started with a rescue pup named Rebel, a Jack Russell Terrier inspired by “Eddie” from Frasier.  Taquiza chef/dog dad Steve Santana and Rebel’s dog mom, Aubrey Swanson set out to bake the best-tasting, good-for-you dog treats using stone-ground, house-milled flour and simple, all-natural ingredients. They’re offering six different recipes/flavors (PB & PB, Everything “El Bagel”, Oats & Honey, Coco for Coconut, Puppermint Patty, PB & CBD). The retailers that are currently carrying Pup & Pantry can be found HERE. For details on free pickup, free local delivery, and shipping check out https://www.pupandpantry.com.

This Cuban taco concept is launching their food truck.


Updated July 21, 2020
Caja Caliente’s food truck is coming to your neighborhood 

Caja Caliente is packing its grills and hitting the road with the goal of reaching new customers in neighborhoods that haven’t had the chance to visit Caja Caliente. Home of the “Original Cuban Taco,” Caja Caliente reinvents the traditional Cuban meal. Mika León, owner of Caja Caliente, merged her passion for food, cooking, family, traveling, and is getting creative during these new 2020 times.

With restaurants closing their indoor dining, adapting to carry out and delivery efforts, Mika is thinking outside the box to venture her devotion for cooking. Born out of a need for change, food trucks have become a booming trend, and Caja Caliente is taking it back to its roots. Mika Leon will have two trucks, with one departing this weekend and popping up in different neighborhoods in Florida and eventually across the nation, offering Caja’s classic menu as well as a one-of-a-kind pop-up menu w& a few more surprises. Caja Caliente lovers can catch the journey, latest updates, and daily destination “Pop-Ups” via Instagram & Twitter to find Caja’s next stop.

Caja Caliente’s Cuban-inspired comfort food on wheels, brings their famous Lechon Tacos, Vaca Frita Tacos, Octopus Tacos, Lechón Pulled Pork Sandwich, Cuban Tamal, Ceviche, their Customizable Bowls and many more. Locals can also expect surprise menu options from Mika’s mom, Lupita. She will be cooking up her famous Plantain Pastelon, a “Cuban Lasagna” which has layers of fried plantains, picadillo, and cheese, as well as the fan-favorite Arroz Con Pollo. The weekends were made for a good time and Mika Leon sure knows how to show everyone just that, expect to see her test out new dishes, and bring fun and yummy vibes to a city near you!

Laotian flavors are popping up in Miami at this restaurant.


Updated July 21, 2020
Restaurant: Fooq’s
Address: 1035 N Miami Ave
Neighborhood:
Downtown

Lil Laos partners, Sakhone  Sayarath and Chef Curtis Rhodes, as they take over the Fooq’s kitchen to serve up their savory and soulful Laotian dishes for takeout and delivery starting today, July 21, until September 30 on Tuesday-Sunday from 12-8p.m Often compared to Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, the food of Sakhone’s home country, Laos, offers bold flavors, aromatic scents, and spicy punches that naturally complements Chef Curtis’ upbringing and influence from Hawaii, where he trained under master Chef Jean Marie Josselin. Together, Chef Curtis and Sakhone have combined their passions to create an authentic international Pop-up concept with dishes that come straight from the heart.

The Lil Laos Pop-Up menu at Fooq’s will offer a selection of traditional and Laotian fusion Street Snacks, Lao Laab Salads & Favorites, Large Plates and Xtras. Signature dishes include the Spicy Papaya Salad (Tum Mak Hoong)- $8, Lemongrass Chicken (Ping Gai)- $8, Pork Ribs (Tod Muu)- $8  and Beef Noodle Soup (Lao Pho)- $13.  The menu also offers more adventurous items like the Raw Shrimp (Goong Nam Pa), a Lao “ceviche” – $12, Crispy Rice (Nam Tod Khao) with coconut rice, Lao spam, dried chilies and peanuts – $10, and Fred Whole Fish (Tod Pao) with chilies and lemongrass herb sauce – Market Price. For more information about the Lil Laos Pop-Up at Fooq’s, visit https://fooqsmiami.com, call 786-536-2749 or follow us on Instagram at @FooqsMiami.

Would you try salmon flavored ice cream? Anda, try it.


Updated July 21, 2020
Restaurant: Dasher & Crank
Address: 2211 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL
Neighborhood:
Wynwood

In honor of National Ice Cream MonthDasher & Crank has just launched its most unique flavor to date, Salmon & Cream Cheese. It’s a surprisingly refreshing combo made from BluGlacier’s premier smoked Chilean salmon, poached in a cream cheese ice cream base. Think bagel, lox & cream cheese breakfast dish, except much cooler! Priced at $5 per cup, the unexpected yet delicious food combination is here to stay through the end of August…or while supplies last.  BluGlacier prides themselves on being leaders in sustainable aquaculture, producing salmon that is ocean raised & ocean loved from the isolated cold-water fjords of southern Chile. The result is nutritious salmon with unbelievable color and flavor. BluGlacier Salmon & Cream Cheese ice cream is available for take-out and delivery at Dasher & Crank – 2211 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL.

If you like Red Sauce Italian then order from this spot.


Updated July 14, 2020
Restaurant: Red Sauce by Mignonette
Address: 210 NE 18th St
Neighborhood:
Edgewater

In times of COVID, Mignonette has launched its new pop-up concept, Red Sauce, serving all your favorite Italian American classics for takeout or delivery through UberEats. Red Sauce is open for delivery and takeout from Wednesday to Sunday 5 pm-10 pm. Menu highlights include the eggplant parm, garlic bread, veal Francaise and more. Check out the menu HERE.

Homemade Banh Mi sandwiches that you need in your life.


Updated July 14, 2020
Benh Mis: a sandwich concept by Chef Benjamin Murray 

Need some Vietnamese Banh Mi’s in your life? Try Benh Mis. Benjamin Murray, Chef de Cuisine of Pao by Paul Qui, is currently offering banh mi kits with 4 different sandwich options (lemongrass meatball, roasted pork, char siu mushroom, and NEW spicy fried chicken). Each sandwich is $10. To place your order DM his personal IG @chefbmurray2334 or DM @benh_mis. Each sandwich is $10. The pickup location is in Downtown Miami, available  Monday-Friday.

This taqueria just opened up in Little River with outdoor seating.


Updated July 14, 2020
Restaurant: La Santa Taqueria
Address: 210 NE 82nd St. Miami, FL 33138
Neighborhood:
Little River

What started as Chef Omar Montero’s pop-up concept to bring Miami an authentic Mexican taqueria in 2017 La Santa Taqueria’s first food truck nestled in the Midtown Garden Center, has flourished into multiple trucks throughout the city at hot spots like The Wharf on the Miami River, Proyecto Tulum in Wynwood, and BaseCamp in Little Haiti. The La Santa Taqueria voyage is now onto its next endeavor, it’s first permanent brick and mortar home (WITH OUTDOOR SEATING) in the heart of Miami’s developing Little River Neighborhood officially opened in in May. The menu at La Santa includes an array of tacos including guest favorites Tacos Al Pastor, Bistec y Queso, Carnitas, Baja Shrimp, Tacos de Pulpo, Crudos, Elotes, Quesadillas de Pedro, Guacamole & Totopos as well as several vegetarian and vegan options to choose from. While embracing the elegance of Mexican street fare, La Santa’s price point remains affordable and will feature a Lunch promo offering two tacos and a beverage for $8.99 Tuesday-Thursday from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

This snapper milanese has our heart & you can order it to go.


Updated July 14, 2020
Restaurant: Nave
Address: 3540 Main Hwy, Miami FL 33133
Neighborhood:
Coconut Grove

Navé in Coconut Grove, by chefs/partners Michael Beltran and Justin Flit (part of Beltran’s Ariete Hospitality Group), will transition to takeout and delivery only on Wednesday, July 15. Available Wednesday through Sunday from 5PM to 10PM, the special menu will give Hungries an opportunity to enjoy some of the restaurant’s signature dishes in the comfort of their own homes. Takeout options abound including an array of pastas – tagliatelle Bologneselasagnabucatini with clams, etc. – as well as delicious smalls plates such as a shaved Brussel sprout salad and lamb ribs. Mainplates will also be on offer including snapper Milanese and the Navé burger – onion-milk bun, sharp white cheddar, and onion. Additionally, Navé will feature rotating themed menus such as Proof Burger nights, among others. Navé’s sister restaurants, Ariete, The Taurus and Chug’s, continue to serve guests with outdoor seating only as well as takeout and delivery.  Menus can be found via social media platforms and https://linktr.ee/ArieteHospitality.

If you’re staying home, have some Mexican food.


Updated July 7, 2020
Restaurant: Talavera
Address: 2299 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Neighborhood:
Coconut Grove

Talavera plans to continue operating outdoor dining on its patio and its delivery service – Stay Home! by Talavera is still going strong. Stay Home brings all their dishes to you via this fun delivery truck that plays Mexican music, kind of like the ice cream truck but this one serves margaritas in mason jars.

This lantern garden hits the spot for outdoor dining & $1 oysters


Updated July 7, 2020
Restaurant: Phuc Yea
Address: 7100 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138
Neighborhood:
MiMo

Come one, come all, just wear your PHUC-ing mask is the motto. The red lanterns lighting up the garden create the tranquil ambiance we all need. Seats are placed 6ft away from one another to follow social-distancing guidelines. For guests convenience, they currently are instilling curbside takeout, pick up and delivery via online apps like UberEats, Postmates and DoorDash. You can also order via their website. The take-out menu includes fan favorites like the PY Noodles, Caramel Chicken Wings, and their delicious PHO to name a few, see the full menu here: https://www.phucyea.com/store/. MIMO will be granted FREE delivery! Phuc Yea is also expanding their delivery footprint to provide their delicious food to more members of the community. They are now delivering to Brickell, Miami Shores, and Normandy Isle, guests must place their order online or on the phone and are committed to serving the city as long as they possibly can following the government and CDC guidelines. Miami Beach customers will also be able to get Phuc Yea, however, deliveries must exceed $150.00. If curbside pickup is your preference, please place your order via phone by calling (305) 602-3710. For up to the minute information follow @PhucYea on social media. Phuc Yea remains working continuously taking all the proper precautions and following all the rules set in place to keep everyone safe.

At Phuc Yea, enjoy promotions like:

  • $1 Oysters Daily

  • Brunch on Sunday’s from 12pm-3pm

  • Happy Hour from 5pm-10pm

  • Pho Wednesday’s – $25 |  3-Course Menu

  • Fried Chicken Special Launching this week again and Every Thursday moving forward

Outdoor seating done right at this pop-up


Updated July 7, 2020
Restaurant: Jaguar Sun
Address: 
7357 NW Miami Ct
Neighborhood: 
Little River

Jaguar Sun continues hosting one of the best outdoor experiences at their pop-up at Lot 6 in Little Haiti. Menu and reservations are available Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11 from 4-10 PM. They are respecting the curfew, so seats are limited. Book ASAP HERE! Dinner will be entirely outdoors with tables generously spaced and a contactless ordering and payment system.

A classic seafood spot in Miami is now open for dinner


Updated July 7, 2020
Restaurant: La Camaronera 
Address: 1
952 W Flagler St Miami, FL 33135 
Neighborhood:
Little Havana

This old school seafood joint has been an iconic Miami spot since 1966. FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER La Camaronera is now open for pick up orders from 11:30 AM – 8 PM Tuesday – Sunday. This cash-only establishment is NOW accepting credit cards as well.

This burger is making a comeback


Updated July 1, 2020
Restaurant: The Taurus (formerly Taurus Beer & Whiskey House
Address: 3540 Main Hwy C103
Neighborhood:
Coconut Grove

Proof Burger is making a comeback for a limited time at The Taurus in Coconut Grove. Burgers will officially be available this Wednesday, July 1st and will be offered on Wednesdays only from 5 PM-9PM ($16 without fries – $18 with fries & PBR). Available for dine-in & takeout. Diners should place orders ASAP by calling (305) 529-6523 The Taurus (formerly Taurus Beer & Whiskey House) is located at 3540 Main Hwy C103 in Miami. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 4PM to 2AM; Saturday and Sunday noon to 2AM. Telephone: (305) 529-6523.

Celebrate The Fourth of July with this flag pie


Updated July 1, 2020
Restaurant: Fireman Derek’s Pie Bake Shop
Address: 2818 N. Miami Avenue
Neighborhood:
Wynwood

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This Independence Day, you’re gonna need some pie. Snatch Fireman Derek’s limited time July offering: Flag Pie ($7.50 per slice/ $38 per pie). Made with FD’s hand-rolled flour crust and a glorious combination of blueberry and strawberry pie filling spread evenly atop a thick cheesecake layer. Jam-packed with summer berries and decorated to honor our flag’s stars and stripes, this pie is sure to compete with any Miami fireworks show! The Fireman Derek’s Flag Pie will be available for purchase on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 only. Order for takeout or delivery: HERE

This gem of a restaurant has re-opened


Updated July 1, 2020
Restaurant: Boia De
Address: 5205 NE 2nd Ave
Neighborhood:
Buena Vista

Boia De has re-opened for dinner in Miami’s Buena Vista neighborhood. With new COVID-19 protocols in place that limit dining to reservation-only and reducing restaurant capacity, the hidden gem serves up modern American cuisine with Italian influences.  Signature dishes like Crispy Potato Skins with burrata, caviar and hard-boiled egg; and Pappardelle alla Lepre, rabbit sugo with tomato and rosemary remain on the menu, while delicious new dishes include Squash Blossoms with tempura, stuffed with salt cod brandade; Green Pea Garganelli with morel mushrooms, smoked trout roe and pecorino; and Ribeye Carpaccio redolent with summer truffle, bone marrow and bread crumbs.  As always, menu selections will change frequently, based on seasonal ingredients.

Boia De is open 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM, Tuesdays through Sundays. Reservations required through Resy.com or at www.boiaderestaurant.com or (305)967-8866. They will also continue selling exclusive to-go dishes and be open the same days the restaurant is from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

A poké spot with over 40 toppings is now open for delivery


Updated July 1, 2020
Restaurant: Kona Poké
Delivery Only
Neighborhood:
Brickell

Photo by Kona Poke

Fast-casual, concept Kona Poké has partnered with Miami-based REEF Technology to open Kona Poké Express, its first delivery-only restaurant and first location in South Florida.  Kona Poké Express will be operating out of REEF’s network of delivery-only neighborhood kitchens to serve up and deliver Kona Poké’s healthy and delicious Signature Bowls and Build Your Own Bowls made with fresh sushi-grade fish, house sauces and over 40 fresh toppings to choose from, plus vegan, vegetarian, keto, gluten-free and cooked options, soup, salads and more. For more information on Kona Poké and to place an order for delivery at Kona Poké Express, click HERE or find Kona Poké on Uber Eats, DoorDash and Postmates.

 

HAVE A PATRIOTIC PICNIC IN YOUR BACKYARD


Updated July 1, 2020
Restaurant: Threefold
Delivery Only – HERE
Neighborhood:
Brickell

Photo by: Threefold

Have a Patriotic Picnic in your backyard or your balcony with the help of Threefold Cafe. The basket contains: 1 “Limited Edition” blanket, 1-quart egg salad (with bread for sandwiches), 1 quart iced tea, 1-pint blueberries, 1 beach ball, 20 water balloons, Patriotic serving ware (for 4), Glow stick wands!