Breaking at Breakfast

Latest Miami Restaurant News - May 2021


Food news worthy of your calendar


The latest restaurant & bar updates in Miami

Updated May 25, 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.

Chef Michelle Bernstein will cater your Memorial Day

Updated May 25, 2021

Chef Michelle Bernstein has created a delivery-only Memorial Day menu for you to kick back and enjoy the long weekend. Order by May 27 for free delivery on May 29th.

Menu highlights include Mexican Corn Elote with queso cotija, crema, BBQ Chicken, Crusted Key Lime Pie and more. To place your click HERE, call (305) 213- 2512 or email

Photo credit Michael Pisarri

The BBQ spot you’ve all been waiting for

Updated May 25, 2021
Restaurant: La Traila BBQ
Neighborhood: Miami Lakes
Address: 8030 NW 154th Street

We’re happy to report that La Traila Barbecue, Miami’s genuine Texas-style craft barbecue pit spot, will open its first brick n’ mortar location on Saturday, May 29, 2021. The concept was founded by Austin native and pitmaster Mel Rodriguez and Miami native/Buffalo Bills Wide Receiver Isaiah McKenzie. 

The fast-casual BBQ spot will have indoor and outdoor seating. As far as the menu goes, expect platters and meat by the pound like Smoked Pulled PorkSmoked SausagePork Spare Ribs and Texas Style Brisket. Other dishes bringing together Miami and Mexican flavors include their Brisket y Queso Empanadas and Smoked Pork Rib Croquettes. Sounds like a Memorial Day outing to us!

Photo Credit Andrea Greico

Where to buy your meats & more for Memorial Day

Updated May 25, 2021

If you’re freaking out because you just realized that Memorial Day Weekend is T-3 days, well we’re here to hold your hands. The below quick list are some of our favorite spots for where to buy everything you’ll want on your grill. These spots have sausages, burgers, steaks, ribs, chicken and more.


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A boozy Monday brunch for your long weekend

Updated May 25, 2021
Restaurant: American Social
Neighborhood: Brickell
Address:690 SW 1st Ct, Miami

On Monday, May 31, stop by American Social for an extended weekend brunch available from 11:30 AM – 4 PM. Brunch menu items include the Breakfast Sandwich, Cinnamon French Toast Crunch, Wide Awake Steak & Eggs and Breakfast Pizza. Bottomless mimosas are available for $25.

This bakery has relocated & added more goodies to its menu

Updated May 18, 2021
Restaurant: Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop
Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 2545 North Miami Avenue #1

Since 2014, Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop has been offering a selection of classic and over-the-top pies, cakes, milkshakes and more in Wynwood and Coconut Grove. Now, Fireman Derek’s team has relocated their Wynwood shop to a brand new space.  

This larger venue seats 25 guests and is located three blocks south of the original Wynwood shop. Cakes, pies and savory items will be stored in separate display cases for a more customer-friendly experience. The menu will include Fireman Derek’s line of hand-churned ice cream inspired by the bakery’s goodies. Pot pies, empanadas and cookies will also be baked onsite in their state-of-the-art kitchen. 

For information click HERE.

A new Mexican & seafood restaurant in Miami Beach

Updated May 18, 2021
Restaurant: Como Como inside of Moxy South Beach
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 915 Collins Court

Como Como is the newest seafood restaurant (or marisquería) and raw bar to open inside of Moxy South Beach. This seafood concept plans to channel the flavors of Puerto Escondido, Los Cabos, Acapulco, and other seaside destinations. 

The name Como Como is a play on the Spanish words for “how I eat”. How you’ll eat here is extravagant. Think theatrical dining experience, where guests can watch the whole fish they’ve selected being cooked over a wood-burning grill. 

Executive Chef Scott Linquist has created dishes such as Pescado a la Talla. A typical snapper dish of Guerrero and Oaxaca that is butterflied, grilled with two marinades, a salsa roja on one side and a salsa verde on the other.

Other fish dishes to expect include the Tikin-Xic which is a Mayan preparation of a whole branzino flavored with bitter orange, habanero chiles, and achiote, cooked in banana leaves. Tableside presentations will also be part of the experience. For instance, a traditional Caesar Salad (a dish born in Tijuana, Mexico) and a hand-chopped Tartar de Pescado (fish of the day) with spices.  

The raw bar (or barra cruda) will include ceviches and oysters served with a pineapple-vinegar mignonette or a picadillo made with tomatillos and cucumbers. 

The extensive menu will also include al pastor tacos; a rotating selection of traditional Oaxacan-style mole, esquites (or Mexican corn) with garlic aioli, morita chile, and cotija cheese; and Charcoal Oven-roasted artichokes with roasted jalapeño aioli. 

Outdoor seating is available. For more information click HERE.


Burger month continues and we want to try this

Updated May 18, 2021
Restaurant: Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co.
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 237 20th Street Suite B

This month you’re going to Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co. for the drinks and the burger created by Chef Michelle Bernstein. The star chef, named best chef in the South by the James Beard Foundation in 2008, has created the Sweet Liberty’s Buns of Liberty Burger. It’s made with two ground brisket & sirloin patties, American cheese, house pickles, LTO, SL’s special sauce, and fries. 

For more information click HERE


The arepita bar we’ve been dreaming about

Updated May 11, 2021
Restaurant: Arepita Bar at Time Out Market
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 1601 Drexel Avenue

Chef Cesar Zapata and Aniece Meinhold of Pho Mo and Biscayne Boulevard’s Phuc Yea have officially opened their new arepera concept, Arepitas Bar.

Arepitas Bar is located inside of Miami Beach’s Timeout Market. The menu is Colombian-inspired with Zapata’s family recipe for homemade arepas.

The menu includes a “Para Picar” section with snacks like Patacon which is a crispy smashed plantain, fresh avocado, tomato, cilantro onion “hogao” and lime; Colombian Empanadas Colombian-style beef hand pies stuffed with potatoes, tomato, onion and “ají”; Salchi Papas crispy pork chicharrón, Colombian chorizo, tater tots, salsa rosada.

Both Ani and Cesar have created out-of-the-box arepas such as the Buffalo with buttermilk marinated fried chicken, sweet ‘n tangy slaw, buffalo sauce, dill pickles, blue cheese crumbles; Brooklyn with smoked salmon, scallion cream cheese, pickled red onions, capers, everything bagel spice and Fancy arepa de choclo, queso del campo, truffle honey.

For more information click HERE.

A new Spanish restaurant that’s definitely on our list

Updated May 11, 2021
Restaurant: Marea 1939 at National Hotel Miami Beach
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 1677 Collins Avenue

The National Hotel Miami Beach has opened a new Spanish restaurant called Marea 1939 by Executive Chef Sergio Chamizo and we couldn’t be more excited. Chef Sergio was the creator and chef of Alma, one of our favorite Spanish restaurants in Miami that closed during the pandemic.

He is now leading the kitchen at Marea 1939’s indoor and outdoor dining concept. Marea 1939 will be open daily for dinner.

The menu will feature signature dishes like Honey-Spiced Duck Breast, Black Paella with Seared Scallops and Shrimp as well as Patatas Bravas, Cantabrian Anchovies & Boquerones and Spanish Octopus.


 If  you love a good burger, we’d go here

Updated May 11, 2021
Restaurant: BOURBON Steak inside the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa
Neighborhood: Aventura
Address: 19999 West Country Club Drive

BOURBON Steak, Michael Mina’s steakhouse at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, has launched its annual Burger Month menu in May. The limited-time burger offerings will rotate weekly and each burger will be offered from Sunday through Saturday. This year’s burgers include:

  • Week 1: Mexican Burger ($27) – House made A5 Chorizo, Black Beans, Cilantro mayo, Queso Fresco
  • Week 2: Breakfast Burger ($27) – All Beef burger, Fried Egg, Bacon, Maple Sausage gravy
  • Week 3: Old Bay Tempura Soft Shell Crab “Po Boy Burger” ($29) – Tabasco aioli, Heirloom Tomato
  • Week 4: Haute Burger ($32) – Foie Gras Aioli, Black Truffle, Red Wine and Balsamic Onions

Click HERE to make a reservation.

 The Proof Burger is back! Find out when you can have it

Updated May 11, 2021
Restaurant: The Taurus
Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address:3540 Main Hwy c103

Chefs Justin Flit and Michael Beltran are celebrating Burger Month by bringing back the Proof Burger for an entire month.

The popular double patty smash burger topped with caramelized onions, white cheddar aioli and melted cheddar cheese, will be available at the beloved Coconut Grove eatery every Wednesday in May from 6PM-9PM on a first-come, first-serve basis for dine-in only. Guests can secure a Proof Burger by calling the restaurant to make a reservation for dine-in,  adding a note when they book via OpenTable HERE, or for take-out.


A sushi spot by the same owners of Carbone

Updated May 3, 2021
Restaurant: ZZ’s Sushi Bar
Neighborhood: Design District
Address: 151 NE 41st Street


We’re pretty sure you’ve heard of Carbone. You’ve either been to this Major Food Group restaurant or are anxiously waiting to get a reservation and feasting on their spicy rigatoni vodka.

Well, now there’s a new spot by Major Food Group. This time sushi is involved. ZZ’s Sushi Bar is a Japanese restaurant and membership club.

Expect a traditional omakase experience at the sushi counter and an à la carte menu in the main dining area by chefs Masa Ito and Kevin Kim, who earned a Michelin star at New York’s Sushi Zo.

ZZ’s is sourcing seafood from Tokyo and has the largest offering of Wagyu beef in the United States. They are also licensed to carry true Kobe beef, which will be presented in a variety of styles, from steaks cooked over custom-built charcoal grills to a Wagyu Katsu Sando with truffles.

Menu items to look out for include Caviar Temaki, toast topped with trout roe and honey to the carpaccio of tuna, foie, uni, and scallop—as well as dishes developed specifically for Miami: Handmade Lobster Dumplings and Teppan-Fried Rice. The dessert menu, from celebrated pastry chef Stephanie Prida, features Japanese Ice Cream Sandwiches, Chocolate Matcha Bombs, and Key Lime Pie.

For more info click HERE.

Try this NEW Filipino brunch

Updated May 3, 2021
Restaurant: Jeepney inside of 1-800 Lucky
Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 143 NW 23rd St

Filipino gastrobar Jeepney at 1-800-Lucky is now serving brunch. Every Saturday and Sunday from 12 PM – 4 PM, Hungries can enjoy new dishes along with some classics by James Beard Nominee Nicole Ponseca. The Asian-inspired food hall is also offering buckets featuring cans of craft sake (5 cans – $60).
Brunch highlights include Ube Short-Stack Pancakes with macapuno butter ($9), Breakfast Sando made with Filipino pork sausage, eggs and fried cheese ($9), Horchata Bibingka ($7) and Jeepney’s infamous Chori Burger topped with banana ketchup and a sunnyside egg ($15).
For more info click HERE.

Short Rib Dumplings with Manchego Foam at this new restaurant

Updated May 3, 2021
Restaurant: KAORI Miami
Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 871 South Miami Ave


KAORI Miami is a new two-story Mediterranean-Asian-inspired culinary concept opening this month in downtown Brickell located in SLS LUX Brickell.

Chef Fabrizio Garofolin is behind the Mediterranean-Asian menu. Dishes you’ll want to try include A5 Japanese Miyazaki Kobe Strip Loin with Shiso Chimichurri, Furikake Chicharron with Yuzu Mojo, Yellow Fin Tuna with Charred Avocado and Miso Sweet Potato Puree, home-made Short Rib Dumplings with Manchego Foam, and Kabayaki Glazed Seabass.

James Mcleenes, will serve as KAORI’s lead Bar Manager with a signature cocktail menu inspired by his residencies in Sydney, New York City, and Miami’s bar scene. KAORI’s wine and sake offerings will be spearheaded by two powerhouse women, Macarena Carrillo and Mariel Dalmau, who double as the founders of the natural wine social club, Grape Crush Miami.

A limited time Omakase at Uchi

Updated May 3, 2021
Restaurant: Uchi
Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 252 NW 25th Street


Uchi Miami’s newly promoted Chef de Cuisine Dina Butterfield will officially kick off her new role with a special omakase menu for two, in collaboration with Uchi Founding Chef and Partner Tyson Cole.

The menu will be available for a limited time only from May 19-23 to celebrate Chef Dina’s new post as well as to highlight Cole and Butterfield’s participation in the SOBEWFF’s Best of the Best event on Friday, May 21. This special omakase is priced at $150 per person or $190 with drink pairings and consists of ten courses.

Menu includes:

  • Oysters: Habanero hot sauce, koji
  • Masu / Kanpachi Nigiri 
  • Bluefin Akami Crudo: Sunflower, yoghurt, green strawberries & mint
  • Lobster: Green tomato, morel, snow peas
  • Smoked Scallop Crudo: Rhubarb, vanilla, fennel
  • Caviar Gunkan and King Crab Gunkan 
  • Tako: Blue masa, preserved Meyer lemon, Chinese sausage
  • Shima Aji Sashimi 
  • A5: Asparagus, ramp chimichurri & chanterelles


Food News Worthy of Your Calendar