Breaking at Breakfast

Latest Miami Restaurant News During COVID-19 - September 2020

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Updated September 29, 2020

Breaking at Breakfast is a weekly round-up of Miami restaurant & food news. We’re working on ways to help our Miami community so PLEASE keep us updated on any relevant news. Also, stay safe, be respectful when dining out, tip well & wear your mask.

Bone marrow & beef tartare sliders at this spot


Updated September 29, 2020
Restaurant: Sherwood Bistro & Bar
Neighborhood:
Little River
Address: 8281 NE 2nd Ave

 

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Sherwood Bistro & Bar in Little River brings a family-style menu with comfort food. Dishes from around the world include the Ploughman Platter and Dandan Noodles or tasty starters like the Bone Marrow and Beef Tartare Sliders. With its spacious Magnolia Bar, Sherwoods uses spirits that are locally-sourced and bought from small-business to create a delicious modern twist on old-school classics. The Sherwoods Paloma is made with Jimador Tequila, Aperol, Grapefruit and Bitters, and the Whiskey Business made with Peaky Blinders Irish Whiskey, Passion Fruit, Fig mash, Bitters, and is sure to be a go-to drink for guests. They have a daily Happy Hour from Monday through Sundays from 5 – 7 p.m. Guests can also join Sherwoods for a boozy brunch on the weekends on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m with $22 Bottomless mimosas and classic brunch items like the Traditional Benedict and French Toasts with cinnamon butter and fresh strawberries.

For more information, click HERE or call (786) 359-4030.

Read this if you love restaurants as much as we do


Updated September 29, 2020

 

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The RESTAURANTS Act has been included in the House’s revised HEROES Act. Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s support is a massive step forward. For those that don’t know the Independent Restaurant Coalition has been non- stop working on passing The RESTAURANTS Act, a $120 billion restaurant revitalization fund to make independent restaurants whole through the end of 2020 by providing assistance for operating costs such as payroll and benefits, food, utilities, rent, and more. The legislation gives priority to minority- and women-owned and operated establishments and unlike previous federal relief, this aid would only be available to foodservice or drinking establishments with fewer than 20 locations and are not publicly traded.

Restaurants need our help to make sure the House passes the HEROES Act as quickly as possible. Here’s how you can take action this week:

  • Call your House reps via the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 and tell them to pass the revised HEROES Act.
  • Share the graphic and caption below on social media and tag your members of Congress so they hear our support loud and clear.

Download the graphic here & use the caption below:

Congress: I urge you to pass the updated HEROES Act, which includes the RESTAURANTS Act, giving America’s 500,000 independent restaurants and bars a fighting chance to survive. Doing so will help #SaveRestaurants, put millions back to work, and uplift our communities.

This Spanish restaurant is now open for dinner


Updated September 29, 2020
Restaurant: LEKU
Neighborhood:
Allappatah
Address:  1100 NW 23rd St

 

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LEKU, the Spanish Côte Basque-inspired restaurant located within the Rubell Museum in Allappatah, is opening for dinner starting September 30th. Helmed by the dynamic team of executive chef/partner Mikel Goikolea and chef de cuisine, Aitor Garate Berasaluze, LEKU’s new dinner menu will introduce dishes such as a Ensaladilla Rusa Con Carpaccio de Gamba + Salicornia ($15), Mejillones en Salsa Marinera ($14),  Caviar + Pan + Mantequilla ($35), Gambas al Ajillo ($21) to start,  Solomillo de Wagyu, Siciliano de Setas, Crema de Berengenas, Compota de Manzana y Estragón ($52),  ), Salmon y Coliflor ($26), and Lenguado a la Meuniere (MP) as entrees, with Flan de Queso ($9) and Peras Al Vino ($9) for dessert. These new additions are set to highlight LEKU’s dinner experience while still complementing existing guest favorites such as Croquetas de Iberico 5 Jotas, Hamburguesa de Short Rib + Pan de Leche ($15), Tartare de Remolacha with Olive Oil Caviar ($13),  Arroz de Setas a La Brasa ($21) cooked in a Josper Grill, Chuletón De Vaca (MP), andCarre de Cordero a Baja Temperatura ($47). An enhanced cocktail list will complement the new dinner menu with a Gin & Tonic Bar where guests can select their Macerado (Choices include:Strawberries + Basil, Rosemary + Florida Citrus, Roasted Pineapple + Mint, Green Apple + Ginger) with a Tonic of their choice. The new hours of operation are Wednesday-Sunday 12:00 – 3:00 p.m, for lunch and 6:30 p.m.- 11:00 p.m. for dinner.

These fine-dining French concepts are reopening


Updated September 29, 2020
Restaurant: L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Le Jardinier and Frohzen
Neighborhood:
Design District
Address: 151 NE 41st Street

 

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L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

The reopening of the Miami outpost of the world-renowned restaurant will come with the addition of new outdoor seating on the second-floor balcony. Indoors, L’Atelier will accommodate guests at the signature counter and table seating with social distancing in place. With Culinary Director Chef Alain Verzeroli, a longtime protégé of Joël Robuchon, at the helm of L’Atelier Miami, the modern French menu will be serving a number of new and seasonal dishes alongside L’Atelier classics and updated tasting menus. The restaurant will be open for dinner Tuesdays through Saturdays from 5PM until 10PM. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made online HERE.

Le Jardinier

To coincide with its reopening, Michelin-starred Chef Alain Verzeroli’s vegetable-forward restaurant will launch a new menu created by Verzeroli alongside Le Jardinier Miami’s Chef de Cuisine, Seth Blumenthal. The new menu will be heavily focused on fresh, seasonal vegetables and seafood elevated by classic French technique. The restaurant will also introduce Le Jardinier To-Go, offering a selection of dishes for guests to enjoy at home. The spacious and lush patio will be expanded to seat 64 guests and is being redesigned with a pergola to make it an ideal outdoor dining destination in all weather. Le Jardinier’s indoor dining room will accommodate 24 guests. The restaurant will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays for dinner from 5PM until 10PM. Lunch offerings to follow. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made online HERE.

Frohzen

Along with Frohzen’s signature ice cream flavors, ice cream cupcakes, macaron ice cream sandwiches, and ice cream “cake-sicles,” guests can expect new whimsical, not-to-be-missed treats from Michelin-starred Executive Pastry Chef Salvatore Martone once the shop reopens. Martone and his team have also designed mobile Frohzen ice cream carts, which will debut in the Miami Design District shortly after reopening with plans to expand later on. Frohzen will serve its sweet treats Tuesdays through Saturdays from 1PM until 7PM.

Where to score the best fried chicken


Updated September 22, 2020
Restaurant: Rosie’s Miami inside of The Copper
Neighborhood:
Overtown
Address: 439 NW 4th Avenue

 

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Jamila Ross and Chef Akino West started Rosie’s Pop-Up in the midst of the pandemic inside of The Copper, their Bed & Breakfast concept. Chef Akino West has worked in some of the best kitchens in Miami including Michael’s Genuine and Ghee by Chef Niven Patel. He also worked at NOMA, one of the world’s best restaurants in Copenhagen. Akino has cooked up a menu that is inviting, provides comfort and executed flawlessly. Chef Akino brings out Southern flavors offering breakfast all-day from Thurs-Mon 9 AM -3 PM and lunch from 11 AM – 3 PM. Our favorite dishes include the Chicken & Waffles with crispy hot chicken & powdered vanilla waffles. Click HERE to read more.

Check out this revamped brunch menu


Updated September 22, 2020
Restaurant: Lightkeepers
Neighborhood: Key Biscayne 

Address: 455 Grand Bay Drive

 

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Lightkeepers at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne has revamped weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11AM to 3PM. The new menu includes heartier brunch plates such as The Keeper’s Wife served on local grilled artisan country levain with 63° poached egg, shaved asparagus, tomato jam, Hollandaise, crab and avocado, Crispy Crab Cakes and Lobster Mac-N-Cheese. On Saturday and Sunday, Lightkeeper’s offers the Bottomless Beverage + Bubbly Package, available with food purchase, which includes unlimited bubbly, brunch punch, sangria, Bloody Mary’s, draft beer and mimosas for $25 per person.

To ensure the safety and health of their clients and staff, Lightkeeper’s is abiding by CDC and local regulations as well as instituting numerous protocols of its own. This includes a mandatory mask policy for guests while on-property (removed while at the table only) and socially distanced seating. Saturday and Sunday brunch reservations are required with limited seating indoors at 50% occupancy per Miami-Dade guidelines; valet parking validation is available. Lightkeeper’s also offers to-go services. To place an order to-go or to book a reservation, please call (305) 365-4156.

Free paletas in the Grove


Updated September 22, 2020
Restaurant: Morelia Gourmet Paletas
Neighborhood:
Coconut Grove
Address: 3437 Main Hwy

 

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Morelia Gourmet Paletas, a gourmet build-your-own-popsicle shop is opening up in Coconut Grove. The new location is set to open on September 26th located next to Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop. On September 26th, guests will be able to get a free paleta only at the new Coconut Grove location from when they open at 1 p.m until their very last paleta at 9 p.m. Paletas Morelia will be giving away more than 1000 paletas this day so make sure you come by early as they will run out quickly! To register for your free paleta, please click HERE.

Looking for somewhere to watch the Heat Game?


Updated September 22, 2020
Restaurant: Black Market
Neighborhood:
Downtown
Address: 168 SE 1st Street

 

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Miami sports bar Black Market is now open. The 13,500 sq. feet space offers a generous amount of seats following CDC guidelines in a sleek, chic and fun environment. Enjoy Miami Heat inspired cocktails and new menu including dishes like the Calle Ocho Sandwich filled with Croquetas from the iconic Islas Canarias, Lava Burger served alongside a molten cheese and beer-infused dip and more. Reservations are recommended during games and can be made by calling (305) 400-8023 or email contact@BlackMarketMia.com. For more information, click HERE. 

Clams a la parmesana on Friday at this restaurant


Updated September 15, 2020
Restaurant: Boia De
Neighborhood:
Little Haiti
Address: 5205 NE 2nd Ave

 

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Boia De will be having a special Chilean Independence Day celebration on Friday, September 18 in honor of co-owner Luciana (Luci) Giangrandi’s Chilean roots. The restaurant will have an all Chilean by-the-glass wine list, including wines from Trapi Del Bueno & VillaLobos Vineyard, as well as a few traditional Chilean dish specials such as empanadas de pino and clams a la parmesana. They will also be offering their regular menu as well. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made HERE.

A 4-course menu under the stars by this top chef


Updated September 15, 2020
Chef Niven Patel creates a one-time dinner at Fairchild Garden 
Neighborhood:
Coral Gables
Address: 10901 Old Cutler Rd

On Saturday, Sept. 26, Fairchild Garden will be partnering with Chef Niven Patel for the second installment of Eat. Drink. Garden., Fairchild’s monthly outdoor dining series that highlights specially curated menus by South Florida’s favorite chefs.
As executive chef of the recently opened Mamey inside the THesis Hotel Miami in Coral Gables, Patel will prepare a four-course meal showcasing island-minded flavors and cuisine inspired by his travels through Asia, Polynesia and the Caribbean, as guests soak up the views under a star-studded night in Fairchild’s lush, tropical oasis.
Taking place in one of Fairchild’s magnificent tropical courtyards, guests are invited to enjoy plate after plate of the three-time James Beard Award nominees island-inspired cuisine.  The dinner has limited capacity with 30 guests per seating (5:30PM & 8PM), and pricing for Fairchild Members is $165 per person and $180 for Nonmembers. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

This new Japanese restaurant is opening


Updated September 15, 2020
Restaurant: Hiyakawa
Neighborhood:
Wynwood
Address:
2700 N Miami Ave

 

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From the creators of Wabi Sabi by Shuji comes a new restaurant in Miami, Hiyakawa. Starting Thursday, October 1st they will open their doors at 50% capacity. On the menu expect an omakase and sake menu curated by Chef Shuji Hiyakawa and Masayuki Komatsu. For more updates follow them HERE.

This world’s best pastry chef is coming to Doral


Updated September 15, 2020
Restaurant: Bachour Restaurant and Bar
Neighborhood:
Doral
Address: 8405 NW 53rd Street, Suite E101

Mark your calendar for the beginning of October because award-winning pastry chef and author, Antonio Bachour, is opening his second location of Bachour Restaurant and Bar in Downtown Doral. The restaurant is located inside Downtown Doral. The 4,750-square-foot Bachour Restaurant and Bar in Downtown Doral offers a full-service menu. As part of its commitment to the health and wellbeing of its patrons, Bachour will be following CDC guidelines through the Codina Partners Cares program which focuses on implementing a series of enhanced safety and precautionary measures.

Antonio Bachour and long-time collaborator, Chef Bowen, who will serve as Chef de Cuisine, have created the contemporary American menu featuring a full-line of viennoiserie, boulangerie, tartines, sandwiches, salads and main courses as well as Bachour’s signature petite-gateux, macarons and bonbons. The restaurant will include a full bar offering modern elevated cocktail classics designed by Zabdi Cobon, as well as a global and affordable wine list curated by Robert Delarosa. It is situated directly west of Downtown Doral Park at 8405 NW 53rd Street, Suite E101 in Doral, Fla. It will open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

New menu alert at this Mexi-Peruvian restaurant


Updated September 8, 2020
Restaurant: My Ceviche
Neighborhood:
Various locations

My Ceviche is joining forces with Chef Henry Hane of B Bistro + Bakery to put a spin on some new menu items. Starting this week you can try their Avocado Toast starting at $6.99, as well as their ceviche crujiente topped with fried calamari. We have our eyes on the Hawaiian Poke Tuna Toast with freshly diced tuna, seaweed salad, crunchy onions and topped with Togarashi aioli. All new menu items are available in Brickell, South Beach & Midtown locations.

Homemade meals for your kids delivered


Updated September 8, 2020
MK Takeaways delivers in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County

 

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Owned/operated by husband and wife duo, Michael and Karen Stanley, MK Takeaways serves South Florida’s Tri-County area every week, Monday through Friday. With school back in session, MKT has launched an extensive kid’s menu, “Takeaways for Tots and Teens” to eliminate mealtime stress for parents during these unprecedented times.

Each plate is priced at $7 for the kids. Meals arrive fully cooked and refrigerated to preserve freshness and include heating instructions. Busy parents looking to stock up for the school week can order five meals for $30 with MKT’s “Youth 5 Meal Deal.” Meals are made-to-order with the highest quality mix of conventional, all-natural, and organic ingredients.

Menu highlights include Lean Beef Burger with hand-cut cottage fries, Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas with rice and beans; Arroz con Pollo with plantains, and handmade Cheese Ravioli with tomato sauce.

Customers can access the menu and order HERE. Customers ordering directly through the website can join the MK Takeaways loyalty program and receive a variety of incentives. Meals can be ordered in single or family-style portions, with the latter feeding 4-6. Top of the line packaging maintains the quality of the dishes which are guaranteed to stay fresh, refrigerated, for up to six days from delivery. Customers can also order through PostmatesSeamlessGrubHubDoorDash and UberEats.

The MK Takeaways commissary kitchen is located at 12691 West Sunrise Blvd in Sunrise, Florida. Takeout orders can be picked up at the commissary during business hours. MK Takeaways is open Monday-Friday from 10 AM to 6:30 PM. Telephone: (954) 669-1366.

Where to get crispy pork belly banh this week


Updated September 8, 2020
Restaurant: Tam Tam at Michael’s Genuine
Address: 130 NE 40th St
Neighborhood:
Design District

 

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Tâm Tâm is a chef-driven take on Vietnamese street food by Harrison Ramhofer and Tam Phan. They are currently offering a small curated menu at 1-800-lucky and from September 7th to September 13th you can catch them at Michael’s Genuine. Menu items available include the Crispy Pork Belly Banh, Viet Elote and more.

This Spanish restaurant is temporarily back


Updated September 8, 2020
Restaurant: NIU x Arson inside of Arson
Address: 104 NE 2nd Ave
Neighborhood:
Downtown

 

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This coming Friday, September 11th, NIU and Arson will temporarily open at the Arson space as a combined concept, intersecting the flavors of NIU Kitchen and the smokiness of  Arson, serving the greatest hits from both restaurants. You can also continue to purchase their natural wines at their pop-up wine shop, Medium. Click HERE to book your table.

Pencil this Cuban restaurant collab


Updated September 1, 2020
Restaurant: My Cuban Spot at Bebito’s
Address: 1504 Bay Rd #106
Neighborhood:
Miami Beach

 

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Miami native Louie Estrada of My Cuban Spot in Brooklyn, New York will be doing a 3 weekend series of his famed Cuban Sandwiches at modern Cuban cafe Bebito’s in Miami Beach. From September 12-27th, Saturday and Sunday from 12-4pm grab your favorite Cuban sandwich.

  • Week 1 Sept 12-13: Pan con Bistec – steak, mayo, sautéed onions, potato stix & melted Swiss
  • Week 2 Sept 19-20: This Little Piggy Needs Bread – Slowly cooked pork butt, mojo (blend of garlic, sazon & citrus) potato stix on Cuban bread.
  • Week 3 Sept 26-27: El Cubano – Ham, Swiss, Pork, Pickle & Mustard on Cuban Bread.

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This food truck is coming to Design District


Updated September 1, 2020
Restaurant: Caja Caliente Food Truck
Address: 95 NE 40TH Street
Neighborhood:
Design District

 

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Caja Caliente’s Food Truck has found a permanent home in the Design District with socially distanced outdoor seating. On September 8th, Chef and owner Mika Leon will launch two trucks, with one permanently stationed in the Design District at 95 NE 40TH St, Miami, FL. Her second truck will be used for catering and to tour around Florida and eventually across the nation. At the Design District, guests can expect Caja Caliente’s classic menu as well as a one-of-a-kind pop-up menu with a few more surprises. The food truck destination will also serve as a delivering hub for neighboring areas like Wynwood, Edgewater and MIMO, to name a few.

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 Leon’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 BBQ you need for Labor Day Weekend


Updated September 1, 2020

 

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Drinking Pig BBQ is the new BBQ spot you need to try. DM them to pre-order what you’d like. for curbside pick up or delivery. They ‘re open from Friday – Sunday 11 AM until they’re sold out. Menu includes brisket, pulled pork, short ribs, bbq baked beans, cornbread, mac & cheese and more.

This Miami chef is opening up a pasta spot


Updated September 1, 2020
Restaurant: Luca Osteria
Address: 116 Giralda Avenue
Neighborhood:
Coral Gables

 

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Chef and owner Giorgio Rapicavoli of Eating House is opening up an old-school Italian concept with a relaxed ambiance in Coral Gables named after his son Luca. Luca Osteria will open on Giralda Avenue this fall. Menu highlights include Arancini ‘Pomodoro’ with pulled burrata and the Mortadella Toast. As far as pastas go expect to see a Pappardelle Ragu Bolognese with beef short ribs, mortadella and nutmeg and Linguine alle Vongole with Florida clams, wine, lemon and pickled garlic butter.