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Latest Miami Restaurant News - July 2021

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Food news worthy of your calendar

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THE LATEST RESTAURANT & BAR UPDATES IN MIAMI

Updated July 27, 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.

If you love Peruvian food, then this is for you


Updated July 27, 2021
Restaurant: La Mar
Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 500 Brickell Key Drive

La Mar is celebrating Peru’s Independence Day on Wednesday, July 28th with a special dinner. Executive Chef Diego Oka has created a menu showcasing the flavors of Peru through hot and cold stations that include cebiches, tiraditos, anticuchos and more. There will also be Chaufa Aeropuerto (fried rice prepared with Chinese sausage, roasted pork, pan-fried rice, shrimp omelet, quinoa, egg noodles and pickled vegetables) being served tableside. Along with your choice of main courses that include, Aji De Gallina and Arroz con Marisco y Jalea de Mariscos. Desserts to share include Suspiro De Limena and Torta De Chocolate con Lúcuma. A complimentary welcome cocktail by Gio Gutierrez will also be provided. This one-night celebration will be complete with live Peruvian Band music.

To book your table, click HERE.  

You need to try this square pizza


Updated July 27, 2021
Restaurant: Square Pie City inside of Time Out Market
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 1601 Drexel Ave

Hello! If you didn’t know, we love pizza. In all shapes and sizes as long as it’s good. In 2020, pizza gave us life and we had the chance to try Square Pie City created by Chef Jeremiah Bullfrog at his pop-up at Babe’s Meats & Counter. Square Pie City has now found a permanent location for its Detroit Style Pizza inside of Time Out Market.

Chef Jeremiah’s deep dish, square-shaped pies come with sauce over the cheese, a crispy crust and cheese-infused dough. The menu includes white pies such as the Many Magical Mushrooms with cremini, porcini dust, mozzarella, asiago and garlic. Red pies like the Fire in the Bed with spicy Calabrian chili, mozzarella, provolone, sauce and more. Square Pie City’s menu will also include salads and oven-roasted sides like Meatball(er)Broccoli Rabe; and Free-Range Half Chicken and a Watermelon Icee.

A Michelin Star restaurant from Brazil to Miami


Updated July 27, 2021
Restaurant: Kosushi
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 801 South Pointe Dr Unit# 105

Kosushi, located in the South of Fifth neighborhood is on our list of Japanese restaurants to try. From Brazil to Miami, this Michelin Star restaurant is adding its contemporary take on traditional Japanese cuisine. Kosushi’s menu offers a variety of sushi and sashimi as well as hot and cold dishes, signature selections, and maki rolls. 

Every Wednesday, they offer their Kaiseki Style Omakase, Casa do Omakase from 6 PM to 12 AM. This 7 or 12-course Kaiseki tasting menu features a rotating selection of hot kitchen and sushi bar dishes. The Samurai Omakase is priced at $95, while the Ko Omakase is priced at $145, and includes Bluefin O-Toro and Kobe Beef. Guest can also add a beverage pairing like the Samurai Beverage Pairing for $45, with Japanese micro-brewed beer, wine, and sake; or the Ko Omakase Beverage Pairing for $55, with Japanese whiskey, Japanese micro-brewed beer, wine, and sake. To make a reservation click HERE.

If you’re a sucker for dips add this restaurant to your list


Updated July 27, 2021
Restaurant: Doya
Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 347 NW 24th Street

 

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There’s a new Modern Aegean restaurant with Turkish, Mediterranean and Greek flavors on our radar and we can’t wait to try it. Chef Erhan Kostepen, formerly of Mandolin has opened Doya, a modern Aegean Meze Bar & Market in Wynwood. 

The menu (meant to be shared) includes dishes prepared over wood and coal-fired, as well as cold and hot meze. We have our eyes on the Muhammara (roasted red pepper dip with pomegranate, walnut, garlic and bread crumbs), Eggplant (with labneh, parsley, garlic and lemon), Truffle Pide flatbread with Kasseri cheese and more. 

The restaurant has outdoor and indoor seating with a sleek indoor bar. They also have counter seats available on the kitchen top where guests can witness all the action and maybe even learn a thing or two. To make a reservation click HERE.

This American classic is closing but not forever


Updated July 20, 2021
Restaurant: Michael’s Genuine
Neighborhood: Design District
Address:130 NE 40th Street

Chef Michael Schwartz is closing his classic American joint, Michael’s Genuine in The Design District until the fall of 2021 for what he calls a “refresh”. They’ll be expanding the kitchen, dining areas (indoors and outdoors) and also be working on some new menu additions. Stop by before July 24th, for lunch or dinner. Click HERE to see the all-day menu. 

A cafe that is all about the books, bread & wine


Updated July 20, 2021
Bar: Paradis
Neighborhood: North Miami
Address: 12831 west dixie highway

Remember when you would go to a bookstore and read? You probably had a venti frappuccino in hand and yeah there was no good wine. That’s all about to change. Paradis is a new cafe offering a curated selection of new and used books covering subjects of Black Studies, Critical Theory, International Struggle & Solidarity Movements. Their bakery/cafe focuses on naturally leavened bread and baked goods using flour from Carolina Ground, based in Asheville, NC. They also have pizza and spreads that go with their farm-focused wine list created by Bianca Sanon. Follow them on Instagram HERE for their summer hours.

The return of this Cuban diner comes with a full bar


Updated July 20, 2021
Restaurant: Chug’s
Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 3444 Main Highway

 

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Michael Beltran of Ariete, Navé and The Taurus is re-opening Chug’s, an American diner with a Cuban twist in August 2021. This pop-up turned full-service diner will offer indoor, outdoor dining, bar seating and a modern-day ventanita.

Led by chef Monika Dominguez, Chug’s will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week with an exclusive selection of breakfast items available til close. On the breakfast menu count on dishes like a Cast-Iron Pancake–slow-cooked in clarified butter, served with warm butter and maple syrup; the Breakfast Sandwich with Taylor ham, fried egg, American cheese and Duke’s Mayo on Cuban bread, and more. 

For lunch and dinner expect a Wedge Salad – baby iceberg lettuce, Beltran’s bacon, Green Goddess dressing, blue cheese and hardboiled eggs;  Pop’s Frita with Maytag blue cheese, apple cider aioli and caramelized onion; Media Noche Pierogi; and sweets such as the Goat Cheese Flan by corporate pastry chef Devin Braddock.

Chug’s will also have a full bar including drinks like the Carajillo with vodka, vanilla, coffee liqueur, Cuban coffee, baking spices; and the Dirty Coke Flip with Black Strap rum, scotch, cola syrup, whole egg, nutmeg.

For more information click HERE

Where to score $10 fr0zen margaritas & more


Updated July 20, 2021
Restaurant: Bodega South Beach | Bodega Fort Lauderdale
Neighborhood: South Beach | Fort Lauderdale
Address:1220 16th St | 21 Las Olas Blvd

You’ll be drinking a lot more tequila on Saturday, July 24. Looking for drink specials? Both Bodega South Beach and Fort Lauderdale locations will be offering happy hour cocktail specials ($7) and tequila shots ($3) from 6 PM – 8 PM. 

There will also be a photo booth and a giveaway wheel with prizes and 22oz stadium cups $10 to fill with frozen margaritas (available for purchase all day). 

Last chance for Carbonara Eggs Benedict


Updated July 13, 2021
Restaurant: Eating House
Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 804 Ponce de Leon

Last month we received the unfortunate news that Eating House, one of Miami’s favorite neighborhood gems was closing in July. We’re here to remind you that you have until Sunday, July 18, 2021, to enjoy one last Pasta Carbonara and Carbonara Eggs Benedict. 

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 announced it will be officially closing its doors. Their classic dinner menu will feature signature dishes including the Heirloom Tomatoes, Pasta Carbonara and more. Click HERE for more information.

Collaboration dinner with Duck Confit Arancini, Braised Lamb Agnolotti & more


Updated July 13, 2021
Chef Collaboration Dinner with Byblos and Osteria Morini
Restaurant: Byblos
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 1545 Collins Ave

 

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On Thursday, July 15, 2021, Byblos Miami and Executive Chef Abel Veulens will host a special collaboration dinner with Chef de Cuisine Julio Cesar Ramos of Osteria Morini Miami BeachThe five-course dinner will take place on the second floor of Byblos and will feature Mediterranean and Northern Italian dishes from the Emilia-Romagna region. 

The menu will include Duck Confit AranciniSteak Tartar with mascarpone, preserved truffle, cured egg yolk, crispy mushroom, espelette lavash, Braised Lamb Agnolotti with English pea, cherry tomato, pecorino, rosemary bread crumb, Roasted Branzino with p.e.i mussels, vongole clams, zucchini, tomato and a Chocolate Sesame Cake with dolce de leche gelato. 

 The prix fixe chef collaboration dinner is priced at $109 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity, with the option to add on a wine pairing from Byblos’ in-house sommelier for $45. Price includes one (1) welcome cocktail per guest and canapes that will be passed at reception from 7 PM – 8 PM. Seating will start at 8 PM. 

For tickets and more information click HERE.

A new wine bar is now open in Downtown


Updated July 13, 2021
Bar: Margot Wine Bar
Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 21 SE 2nd Ave

Gabe Orta and Elad Zvi, co-founders of Bar Lab, have opened the highly anticipated Margot Natural Wine & Aperitivo Bar. We got a taste of their wines during their pop-up at Nikky Beach but the vibe feels different in their permanent venue.

Located in the Ingraham Building in Downtown Miami, the cozy bar will offer a modern and fresh take on the classic wine bar, with a focus on natural wines changing daily and low ABV cocktails such as amaro, aperitifs and vermouths.

We love a bar that pays attention to their playlist so be ready to listen to contemporary and classic R&B, soul and funk from predominantly female artists on a vintage sound system. 

Their food offerings were created by Jimmy Lebron who is also the executive chef of 27 and Broken Shaker. Expect a limited menu that includes salmon crudo with labneh, salmon roe, dill zhug; tuna tiradito with aji amarillo, soy and sesame and more. 

Margot Wine Bar is open 5 PM – 1 AM, Wednesday – Sunday.

Drinking vino here is part of your summer agenda


Updated July 13, 2021
Bar: Ciao Bella, Natural Wine Bar
Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 172 NW 24th Street

Ciao Bella, Natural Wine Bar is popping up in the Charly’s Vegan Taco space located in Wynwood. The three-month pop-up will be open to the public through the end of September featuring a rotating selection of 15-20 different varieties of natural wines (including skin contact, white, red, rose, and sparkling) that are difficult to find. 

Wine prices range from $45-$90 and will be available for retail purchase (with a discount). Their food menu includes Mediterranean-inspired dishes such as red pepper hummus, baba ghanoush, falafel, truffle fries and more. 

Ciao Bella Natural Wine Bar’s slogan is ‘not your parent’s wine bar’ adding to the laid-back/ counter-service vibes. They are open Thursday through Sunday from 6 PM to midnight. 

An oyster pop-up in Wynwood


Updated July 6, 2021
Restaurant: 1-800 Lucky
Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address:143 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127

Local oyster pop-up, The Lazy Oyster will be shucking oysters at 1-800-Lucky (once a month). The pop-up will start Saturday, July 10th from 12-6 PM. Oyster selections will rotate every month offering the freshest quality. The Lazy Oyster will also offer an exclusively dressed oyster inspired by Asian ingredients. Sake buckets featuring 5 cans will be available from 12-4 PM for $50.

A NEW dive bar serving cocktails in Nesquik containers


Updated July 6, 2021
Restaurant: Don’s 5 Star Dive Bar
Neighborhood: MiMo District
Address: 7700 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138

Matt Kuscher of Kush Hospitality Group, is opening his first underground lounge concept, Don’s 5 Star Dive Bar.

Located in the Selina Gold Dust Motel in Miami’s MiMo District, the 50-seat lounge is set to open its doors on Friday, July 9, 2021. The theme of the bar pays homage to Miami’s most beloved “Dons” of the 1970s and 80s.

Don’s 80’s basement vibe includes “Miami Vice” takes on a loop and a neon sign that reads “Yo Amo Miami”, featuring a live DJ spinning vinyl records on Friday and Saturday nights.

The “5 Star Specialty Cocktails” are named after different Miami “Dons. Drinks include: Sabado Gigante (Don Francisco) – Ford’s Gin, St. Germaine and Hibiscus; Don’t F*ck With Don Shula – Mezcal, Campari and Vermouth; Donnie Hates Yoohoo (Don Strock) – Skyy Vanilla, Miami Club Rum, Coffee Liqueur and Espresso served in Nesquik container and more.The menu also includes local craft beers, wine and several shot combinations. Guest who can prove their name is Don, Dawn, and Donna will receive one free shot served in a neoprene bong.

If you’re hungry, try the Lunch Box – a classic Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich made with homemade jam, a bag of chips and miniature candy served in a vintage lunch box or house-made French Onion Dip served with kettle chips. Oh and there’s free popcorn for all customers.

An elevated Chinese dinner club is opening in Miami


Updated July 6, 2021
Restaurant: Jia
Neighborhood: South of Fifth neighborhood
Address: 808 1st St, Miami Beach, FL33139

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Jia, a new modern Chinese Dinner Club concept is opening in Miami’s South of Fifth neighborhood, mid-July. The menu created by Chef Weng Choon “William” Lai, presents an elevated combination of authentic Cantonese-style Chinese dishes with a contemporary spin on the classics.

This hotel is bringing back their burger bar


Updated July 6, 2021
Restaurant: BH Burger Bar at the St. Regis Bal Harbour
Neighborhood: Bal Harbour
Address: 9703 Collins Avenue Bal Harbour, Miami Beach

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The burger menu includes “The Frenchie,” made with buttered brioche buns, comte cheese, truffle aioli, frisee and arugula, caramelized onions, pickled shallots, and roasted tomatoes and “The Imposter,” which includes a Beyond Burger patty, everything spiced bun, goat cheese spread, basil aioli, avocado, roasted tomatoes, arugula, and sliced red onions.

A BBQ collab with 4 amazing Miami chefs 


Updated June 30, 2021
Restaurant: Tran An
Neighborhood: Little River
Address: 215 NE 82nd St, Miami, FL 33138

On July 3rd, from 4-8 pm Tran An, a Vietnamese gem located in Little River will be hosting a Dad Bod BBQ. The day of dad bod fun will include music, ‘merica vibes featuring a bbq menu by Chef Jon Nguyen (of Tran An and Dyl’s Marketplace), Chef Jose Mendin (of Pubbelly, La Placita, Casa Isola and Rivertail) and Greg Tetzner (Old Greg’s Pizza).

Miami’s favorite bbq pop-up will be in Wynwood this weekend


Updated June 30, 2021
Restaurant: Drinking Pig
Neighborhood: North Miami Ave.
Address: 2818 North Miami Avenue.

Chef Raheem Sealey of Drinking Pig BBQ and KYU and Derek Kaplan of Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop will be popping up in Fireman Derek’s former bake shop space on Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4. The menu will feature brisket, pulled pork, ribs and chicken along with a serious selection of sides all weekend long.

Drinking Pig BBQ will be popping up at 2818 North Miami Avenue.

If you haven’t been to this bar, this is the perfect excuse.


Updated June 30, 2021
Restaurant: Swizzle Rum Bar & Drinkery
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 1120 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Swizzle Rum Bar & Drinkery, the Miami speakeasy with New York vibes and craft cocktail bar, launches its Rare and Forgotten Spirits menu. Created by Swizzle managing partner, Danilo Bozovic, the menu will highlight unique spirits and forgotten cocktails made with rare spirits like Slivovitz, an Eastern European plum brandy, and Aquavit, the national spirit of Scandinavia. This is the perfect date night spot that would seal the deal.

This cocktail bar and pasta spot is FINALLY re-opening


Updated June 30, 2021
Restaurant: Jaguar Sun
Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 230 NE 4th St, Miami, FL 33132

 

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Jaguar Sun will finally re-open its downtown location on Friday, July 2nd. The bar and restaurant will reopen with a redesigned dining room and new outdoor seating in X Miami.

The cocktail menu will feature three categories: Aperitifs ($12), Cocktails ($14), and Exotics ($16). Returning favorites from Downtown and Lot 6, will include the Green Ghoul (blanco tequila, mezcal, poblano, cucumber, and lime).

As far as food goes, expect classics like the Parker House Rolls, Bucatini Cacio e Pepe with two and three-year parmesans, pecorino romano and black pepper, and Spicy Rigatoni made with pork and Benton’s bacon sugo. Hynes will be adding three new pasta dishes to the menu, including a Squid Ink Campanelle with ‘nduja and clams, Duck Paccheri topped with leek ash and charred poblano. Each pasta is made fresh daily and will start at $16.

Jaguar Sun will open from 5 p.m. Wednesday to Monday, until 1 a.m. during the week and 2 a.m. on weekends. Happy Hour will also be available Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will feature $1 oysters and a selection of $10 classic cocktails. Reservations will be available HERE for dining room seating and bar room seating available for walk-ins.