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Latest Miami Restaurant News - August 2021

Aug
31
2021

Food news worthy of your calendar

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THE LATEST RESTAURANT & BAR UPDATES IN MIAMI

Updated August 31, 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.

Your inner child will love this bakery


Updated August 31, 2021
Bakery: Toothfairy Bakery
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 1575 Alton Rd

Not only will your inner child love this sweet haven but, your kids will too. Introducing Toothfairy, a playful ice cream parlor and bakery serving nostalgic cakes, cookies, soft-serve ice cream, and more by Chef Dallas Wynne & Groot Hospitality.

Stepping inside of Toothfairy is like entering Candyland (the board game) with that Jumanji effect but a lot more pleasant and whimsical. Everything from the floor to the wall is decked out in ombré shades of snow-cone blue and baby pink with the cutest cotton candy-like stools for guests to sit and enjoy their treats.

The menu includes Chef Dallas’ iconic Snickerdoodle Cookie with a brown butter and hazelnut blend, Cosmic Brookie (brownie cookie), and S’Mores Twinkie. Old School desserts include Oatmeal Cream Pie and Cake Pop Candy Bars. If you’re looking for a soft-serve try their Taro-and-Strawberry or Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut.

Toothfairy will open to the public on Thursday, September 2, 2021. Store Hours: Friday – Saturday, 9 AM – 11 PM and Sunday – Thursday, 9 AM – 10 PM.

A new pizzeria in Miami Beach


Updated August 31, 2021
Restaurant: Harry’s Pizzeria
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 1680 Meridian Avenue

Chef Michael Schwartz is opening his first Miami Beach outpost of Harry’s Pizzeria, in September. 

This is the first Harry’s Pizzeria to offer a full bar and we’re here for it. The cocktail program will include the Cabarete with Aperol, elderflower, watermelon, sparkling wine, and orange bitters; Nude Beach with tequila blanco, blood orange, grapefruit, lime, and habanero; Golden Hour with mezcal, poppy apricot, lime and agave. 

Biodynamic and organic wines selected by Genuine Hospitality’s Director of Beverage, Amanda Fraga will also be available. Oh, and if you love an after-dinner drink, Harry’s will be offering a rotating lineup of limoncello-style beverages infused with mandarin, kumquats, Meyer lemons, herbs and more. 

Harry’s classic dishes such as the Short Rib Pizza, Crispy Polenta Fries, and the Warm Chocolate Chunk Cookie will be available as well as new menu items including Crudite, Hearth Roasted Vegetables, Endive Salad and Chickpea Salad

The best corn tortillas in Miami


Updated August 31, 2021
Restaurant: Los Felix
Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 3413 Main Hwy

 

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When we say best corn tortilla in Miami, we mean it. From the same owners of Krus Kitchen comes a second Grassfed Culture Hospitality concept: Los Felix. It’s all about corn here. Founders Pili Restrepo, Josh Hackler, and chef Sebastián Vargas have created a menu that respects and follows the traditional and almost extinct Milpa farming techniques of heirloom corn. Using a traditional Mexican molino, Los Felix will feature homemade tacos, quesadillas, tamales, gorditas, arepas, aguas frescas, natural wines, craft beers and more. It will be a vibe with vinyl DJ sets and the best analog system that money can buy. Stay tuned, they’ll be opening in September. 

Lunch with one of the best Miami views


Updated August 31, 2021
Restaurant: Amara at Paraiso
Neighborhood: Edgewater
Address: 3101 NE 7th Ave

Chef Michael Schwartz’s waterfront restaurant serving Latin American flavors with coastal ingredients is now offering a Miami Spice menu you need to try for lunch. Dishes include Watermelon Salad with queso fresco, spiced pumpkin seed, serrano chile and fresh mint; Half Dozen Island Creek Oysters with aji panca cocktail, ginger mignonette and citrus; Choripan with red chorizo, sunny egg, avocado, maduros, Japanese sweet potato and queso frito; and more. 

Chicken & waffles are included in this new brunch spot


Updated August 24, 2021
Restaurant: CH’I inside of Brickell City Centre
Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 701 S Miami Ave #339a

 

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CH’I a new Asian-inspired restaurant with Latin flavors is serving brunch starting on Saturday, August 28th. Executive Chef Rafael Perez Cambana has created a menu featuring Avocado Toast with poached eggs, sweet and sour sauce, multigrain toast, avocado spread, cotija cheese, pickled vegetables, and greens, served with hash brown potatoes; CH’I Fried Chicken and Waffles – Belgian waffles, ginger maple syrup, spicy honey sauce, and sunny side eggs; Chinese BBQ Pork Belly Sesame Balls – sourdough bread stuffed with pork; Peanut Crusted French Toast – ginger infused maple syrup, brioche bread, orange, and whipped cream; and more. Brunch will get boozy with specialty cocktails including the Picantini. A vodka-based drink with cucumber, fresh lemon and spicy Thai syrup garnished with cucumber strips. Brunch will be available Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM-4 PM. 

$10 Martinis and they’re actually good


Updated August 24, 2021
Restaurant: Nave
Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 3540 Main Hwy

 

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Nave, one of our favorite Italian/seafood restaurants located in Coconut Grove has launched an amazing happy hour available at the bar. Special deals include $2 oysters, $6 glass of bubbles, and $10 martinis from 6 PM -8 PM, all week long. Oh and also, you should stay for dinner.

A food event featuring some of Miami’s best chefs


Updated August 24, 2021
Food festival: Skip the Line: Doral Food & Beer Festival
Neighborhood: Doral
Address: 2685 Northwest 105th Avenue


On September 5th, from 2 PM – 6 PM, Tripping Animals & Gorilla City’s will be hosting their First Annual Doral Food And Beer Festival titled “ SKIP THE LINE ”. This food festival will showcase Miami’s diverse culinary talent. Sip on local craft beer and all-you-can-eat samples from Boia De, Pastelito Papi, Peacock Ramen, Ariete, Taquiza, Ted’s Burgers, and more. Click HERE to purchase your ticket. 

Dinner at one of the hottest & breeziest rooftops


Updated August 17, 2021
Restaurant: Strawberry Moon
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 601 Washington Ave

Those that are astrology aficionados and keep up with the full moon calendar should check out Strawberry Moon’s Dinner on the Deck at The Goodtime Hotel. This Miami Beach hot spot is taking their Mediterranean flavors to their Wes Anderson-inspired rooftop deck. The $75 menu per person includes a four-course family-style meal for two with a welcome cocktail. To book your spot click HERE.

A one night only experience that will be FUEGO (literally)


Updated August 17, 2021
Restaurant: Beaker & Gray
Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 2637 N Miami Ave

Beaker & Gray, located in Wynwood is always up to something new with one-off dinner experiences. On Wednesday, August 25, at 7:30 PM, chef and co-owner Brian Nasajon, will be cooking a Heat Seekers Dinner. A fiery four-course feast inspired by his parents Tony and Renee Nasajon’s 25 different varieties of chile peppers grown in their home garden. Dinner is priced at $90 per person (including service, exclusive of tax) and will include a welcome cocktail by master mixologist and Beaker & Gray co-owner Ben Potts.

Check out the menu below:

  • Welcome Cocktail: Heat Seeker
    • roasted poblano infused tequila, pineapple, cucumber, cilantro
  •  First Course: Bay Scallop Crudo
    • compressed honeydew, guanciale, pickled aji rocoto, fatalli yellow espuma
  •  Second Course: Tennessee Hot Duck Wings
    • sweet tobanjan, cayenne honey, habanero ranch
  •  Third Course: Jerk Lamb Rack
    • fermented ghost pepper, banana bacon compote, chocolate guajillo mole
  •  Fourth Course: Sweet Milk Semifrío
    • ring of fire macaron, maple crisp, white chocolate

 To reserve your table click HERE

Tremendo celebration with BBQ, tacos & beer


Updated August 17, 2021
Brewery: Veza Sur
Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 55 NW 25th St

Veza Sur, a Miami-born brewery located in Wynwood is celebrating their 4th birthday with what they call a tremendo block party on Saturday, August 21st starting at noon. Join them for a limited-edition birthday cerveza release with lots of food by Chi-fa, Night Owl Cookies, Wolf of Tacos, and Apocalypse BBQ. Oh, and if you’re in the mood for a new tattoo, Skye Ink Miami will be inking for free! To RSVP click HERE

New fun cocktails at this Miami bar


Updated August 17, 2021
Bar: Sweet Liberty
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address:237 20th St suite B

Sweet Liberty, one of our favorite bars in Miami Beach, has added some new, delicious, and inventive cocktails to their menu. Refreshing drinks include the Citrus Bomba Gin & Tonic with lemon bitters, grapefruit sherbet, Italicus liqueur and Suze liqueur. For the wild ones out there, down to try something complex go for the Mexico, Stirred. It comes with whiskey, mezcal, aged tequila, ancho reyes liqueur, corn liqueur, chocolate mole bitters and spiced agave. Oh and hello! Whoever said lychee martinis are cheugy, is probably right but we don’t care. We love all things cheugy and Sweet Liberty’s version of this drink has made it on their new menu. The Neon Lychee Martini comes with vodka, gin, vermouth, and something blue (not sure what this means but we’re here for it).

Adult Root Beer floats and ice cream nachos


Updated August 10, 2021
Milkshake Bar: Vicky’s House
Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 3190 Commodore Plaza

On Tuesday, August 17, Vicky’s House, the 12-seat milkshake bar, tasting room, and beer store named after restaurateur, Matt “Kush” Kuscher’s mother, will be honoring the woman herself as she celebrates her 75+1 birthday.

Vicky’s House will be offering $5 Adult Root Beer Floats and $10 Ice Cream Nachos with housemade waffle chips topped with ice cream and more from 3 PM to 7 PM. Also on the menu is a special edition Strawberry Banana Milkshake Sour Ale dedicated to Mama V by Unbranded Brewing available for a limited time by-the-can or in a 4-pack. 

Vicky’s House serves locally-made ice cream by Sweet Melody, floats, two versions of “cheap” and “better” red and white wine, and a selection of specialty brews.

Add this farmer’s market to your list


Updated August 10, 2021
Market: Yellow Green Farmer’s Market (YGFM)
Neighborhood: Hollywood
Address:3080 Sheridan Road

Yellow Green Farmer’s Market (YGFM) has been around since 2009. And this summer they will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 7 PM. 

Hungries can sample, shop, and dine from more than 200 food vendors while listening to live music. Find a spot under the new tiki huts and enjoy the outdoor dining that includes a covered area. Make sure you check out the locally sourced fruits and vegetables.

Oh, and no need to worry about parking. Off Sheridan Street, two lots are offering $10 parking. For more information click HERE.

A happy hour that includes pups for a cause


Updated August 10, 2021
Restaurant: American Social
Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 690 SW 1st Ct

On Thursday, August 26, American Social is hosting a happy hour for dog moms, dog dads, and their pups. 

From 4 PM-7 PM, Hungries can enjoy dog and human-friendly specials. Happy hour cocktails and doggie treats will range from $5 to $10 for a good cause. American Social will be donating 50% of proceeds to Chasing Freedom Dog Rescue.  

A cycling route with one of Miami’s favorite beers


Updated August 10, 2021
Brewery: Wynwood Brewery Co.
Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 565 NW 24th St

Wynwood Brewing Company is celebrating its 8th Anniversary on August 28th with a curated cycling route with one of our favorite beers, La Rubia. Click HERE for tickets and more information. Afternoon festivities include bites from Cluckin’ Right Chicken and Madrecita’s Bistro. Live DJ and outdoor games such as cornhole, giant Connect Four, and giant Jenga. 

The oyster deals you can’t miss


Updated August 3, 2021
Restaurant: Phuc Yea
Neighborhood: MiMo
Address: 7100 Biscayne Boulevard

 

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On Thursday, August 5th, MiMo’s Vietnamese restaurant Phuc Yea, will be getting creative with their oyster offerings. From 5 PM to 10 PM, Hungries can get their hands on an extensive list of limited-time oysters. 

The menu includes: Fresh Oysters served with classic house accompaniments: Bourbon Cocktail Sauce – horseradish, garlic, bourbon, sriracha; and Lemongrass Mignonette – rice wine vinegar, black pepper, lemongrass ginger. 

  • $1 East Coast Oysters (5 PM-7 PM)
  • $2 West Coast Oysters (5 PM-7 PM)
  • $12 Half-Dozen East Coast Oysters (7PM-10PM)
  • $15 Half-Dozen West Coast (7PM-10PM)

Oyster Shooters including the Crouching Tiger (vodka, green chartreuse, cucumber, cilantro, lime, sesame, salt for $8 each) and the Hidden Dragon (tequila, tajin, pineapple, bird chili, lime, pineapple shrub, Thai basil for $8 each). If you’re something grilled or fried, try the Char-Grilled Oysters with lemongrass butter, parmesan, lime, cajun spice (4 for $15) and the Buffalo-style Oyster Poppers with crispy fried oysters, sriracha buffalo sauce, pickled celery, blue cheese crema (6 for $16).

New York-style pizza spot re-opens with a new look


Updated August 3, 2021
Restaurant: Eleventh Street Pizza
Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 1035 North Miami Avenue

If you’re looking for New York-style pizza in Miami, make sure to try Eleventh Street Pizza. David Foulquier and team have revamped their former Fooq’s space into a counter-service pizzeria with indoor seating, pizza by the slice, and expanded hours. New slices (ranging between $4.75-$8) include the Carmine Cheese (round or square); Pepperoni Sicilian Square SliceLa Provencal Sicilian Square Slice; and Wild Shroom Sicilian Square Slice. Eleventh Street Pizza is open from Tuesday-Sunday from 1 PM -10 PM. For more info check on Eleventh Street Pizza, check out What We Ate this Week.

A pub crawl for a cause in Wynwood


Updated August 3, 2021
First stop: Wynwood Brewing Co.
Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 565 NW 24th St

Debris Free Oceans is partnering up with several local spots in Wynwood for an August Pub Crawl Pick-Up on Saturday, August 14th from 3:30 PM – 7 PM.

The bar crawl will feature drinks in reusable cups, bites in reusable or backyard compostable containers, & cleaning up trash from the streets before it enters our storm drains and flow into the ocean.

The schedule goes like this:

For tickets click HERE.

New summer dishes and extended happy hour here


Updated August 3, 2021
Restaurant: Mamey
Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address: 1350 S Dixie Hwy

 

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Mamey’s island-inspired menu has added some new summer dishes. For instance, the Florida Watermelon Salad ($14), with goat cheese, heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, radish, pickled fresno, tamarind, peanuts and mint, Prince Edward Island Mussels ($16), served in a spicy tomato broth with meyer lemon, cilantro and rustic sourdough; and the Chocolate Mousse Bar ($13), a brownie with dulce de leche and hazelnut praline. Seasonality is big at this Coral Gables restaurant which is why Chef Niven has also updated the Ghee Roasted Plantains, Glazed Lamb Ribs and Peri Peri Chicken

Mamey’s rooftop bar, Mamey on 3rd is also extending their daily happy hour. Available daily from 3 PM- 6 PM at the bar only, guests can enjoy delicious $6 bites such as Island Spiced Fries, with Homestead mango ketchup, and more. The dishes pair well with $10 craft cocktails including the Kiwi’s Last Word, the Mango Mule as well as $5 beers and $7 wines/spirits. 

 

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