Breaking at Breakfast

Latest Miami Restaurant News During COVID-19 - March 2020

Food news worthy of your calendar

We are committed to sharing what restaurants, bars, breweries, and bakeries are doing to support our local community during these times.

Updated March 31,  2020

Front of the House and Back of the House: we just have to say that your bravery, hard work, ability to stay creative and think on your feet is inspiring.

Breaking at Breakfast is a weekly round-up of Miami food news currently focusing on pick-up, delivery options, and relevant content to help you you support the hospitality industry. Stay safe and take it one day at a time.

One of our favorite bakeries will deliver to your doorstep.


Updated March 31, 2020
Restaurant: Oasis Cafe
Address: 19 Harbor Dr, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Neighborhood:
Key Biscayne

If you know us, you know we can’t get enough of Oasis Cafe in Key Biscayne. Luckily for you and for us, they’re delivering. Order croquetas, tequeños, pastelitos, empanadas and some of the best bread you’ve ever had from their sister concept Flour & Weirdoughs by calling or texting Rochelle at 305.299.2370. Let them know you heard about their delivery offerings through us and we promise they’ll take care of you. Click here to see the full menu. Deliveries outside of Key Biscayne will be available after 2 PM.

10% discount or more on delivery orders with Go Local, Go Direct


Updated March 31, 2020
Go Local, Go Direct” discount program by Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA)

 

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As the federal government extends social distancing regulations through April, the Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is launching a Go Local, Go Directdiscount program to support locally-owned restaurants by incentivizing residents of Miami’s urban core to stay home and order direct from participating businesses. By offering discounts of 10% or more on direct delivery orders, participating restaurants will avoid the high fees charged by third-party delivery services.

In addition to the launch of the “Go Local, Go Direct” campaign, the Miami DDA has teamed up with SOBEWFF® & FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality to serve as a founding partner in a new Hospitality Industry Relief Fund that will provide immediate financial support totaling more than $1 million to independently owned and operated restaurants and bars in Downtown Miami that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diners may redeem their discount by ordering directly with restaurants by phone. By fulfilling orders directly, restaurants will avoid paying substantial fees to third-party delivery services, helping to ensure continuous food service in the urban core. Participating eateries include:

  • Restaurants: Fratelli Milano, Alloy Bistro, Pubbelly Sushi, Burger & Beer Joint, Fleming’s Steakhouse, Fooq’s, Kaori Sushi, Pizza Piola, Meraki Greek Bistro
  • Coffee shops & Cafés: Egg Spot, Puroast Coffee, Eternity Coffee Roasters
  • Quick Serve Eateries: Carrot Express, Fourteen Eatery, Jar & Fork, Pilo’s Street Tacos, Zest Marketplace

These homies want you to stay home & drink rum (responsibly).


Updated March 31, 2020

 

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Coconut Cartel is helping out bartenders across America. Purchase their single-origin Guatemalan rum blend, aged up to 12 years old, cut with fresh coconut water today. All online profits through April 1st will go towards supporting the USBG Emergency Bartender Assistance Fund.

Click HERE to purchase.

It’s literally the perfect time to start your own garden.


Updated March 31, 2020

Although Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, the world-renowned 83-acre garden that’s home to more than 6,000 rare and exotic plants, has been temporarily closed, they are committed to sharing the power of plant education with our community. Fairchild Garden is excited to announce the launch of #MyFairchild on March 25, 2020, a multifaceted online resource for those seeking home horticulture knowledge, wellness tips and activities, kids crafts and DIY educational videos. Learn, reconnect and grow with the garden via #MyFairchild and follow along on Facebook at @FairchildGarden, Twitter at @FairchildGarden and Instagram at @fairchildgarden, or log onto www.FairchildGarden.org for post updates.  From learning the difference of how to grow sweet potatoes and regular potatoes to growing a leftover garden with the leftover parts of fruits and vegetables from your meal, there is something for everyone.

Keep our Miami restaurant community alive.


Updated March 24, 2020
Miami Restaurant Employee Relief Fund

Our restaurant community in Miami needs our help STAT. F+B Hospitality Brokerage, led by Felix Bendersky, has teamed up with the community to support those from the Miami restaurant industry who have been impacted by the Covid-19 closures by launching the Miami Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. Together with the insights of notable Miami chefs led by Brad Kilgore of Kilgore Culinary and joined by Michael Schwartz of Michael’s Genuine, Michelle Bernstein of La Trova, Michael Beltran of Ariete and Zak H Stern of Zak the Baker they are raising awareness and funds to provide grants to full-time restaurant workers in Miami-Dade County who are dependent on hourly wages (plus many who rely on tips) to cover basic living expenses and provide for their families.

The goal is to provide $250 grants to as many qualifying grantees as possible with 100% of donations (less GoFundMe standard fees) going directly to those affected. Operating costs and management are being covered by F+B Hospitality and added efforts and time provided by restaurant committee members listed below. Click HERE to do your part in keeping our restaurant community alive.

Everyone’s favorite spot for ribs in Miami has a SMOKIN’ deal.


Updated March 24, 2020
Restaurant: Flanigan’s
Deal available at all locations 

On Wednesday, March 25th ONLY between 11 AM – 3 PM, buy one half-rack meal and get a second half-rack meal. Support Flanny’s and also get your favorite Miami ribs to go. There are some rules, but we’re okay with them. Limit of two meals per order, while supplies last. Valid for Curbside ToGo only. This smokin’ deal does not apply for delivery orders. Let them know you read about it on The Hungry Post! Click HERE to place your order.

Fort Lauderdale restaurants need us too.


Updated March 24, 2020
Hands for Hospitality

The goal behind the Hands for Hospitality fundraising endeavor is to provide financial support to the hourly employees that are currently unemployed or furloughed due to the limited service or shut down of local restaurants in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), city-wide mandated health restrictions.  The money raised in this endeavor will directly go to hourly employees that are not currently working. Click HERE to do your part in keeping our Fort Lauderdale community alive. 

Wondering where to get healthy ready-to-eat meals in Miami right now?


Updated March 24, 2020
Restaurant: Manna Life Food
Address: 80 NE Second Ave, Miami FL 33131
Neighborhood:
Downtown

Manna Life Food in Downtown is selling Manna Meals that include Family Style Boxes, cold-pressed juices, sweets and more. None of their meals include gluten, oil, refined sugars or additives or processed ingredients.Check out their IG to see their menu offerings. They are taking orders for pick up or they can also get them delivered with a little charge to cover and support independent delivery service instead of using platforms such as Ubereats, Postmates and Grubhub. Place your orders through DM, text or email. Contact info: fernanda@mannalifefood.com or text 786-451-2951, 786-622-8638.

Jaguar Sun in Dowtown is feeding restaurant workers that have lost their jobs.


Updated March 17, 2020
Restaurant: Jaguar Sun
Address: 230 NE 4th St, Miami, FL 33132
Neighborhood:
Downtown

Bless Jaguar Sun, in these troubled times for themselves they are thinking about the rest of the industry in Miami. Starting, March 18th they will be setting up restaurant workers that have lost their jobs, family meals to take home for free between 4 PM and 6 PM. The meals will be first come, first serve and they will have limited # available each day. If you’d like to help them pay for these meals feel free to reach out to them via direct message on Instagram. Click HERE.

Restaurants selling bottles of wine for pick up during these times.


Updated March 17, 2020

These restaurants not only have amazing wine selections but are also selling them for pick-up. Support them and stock up on wine. You’re going to need it.

Restaurant:  Boia De
Address: 5205 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
Neighborhood:
Buena Vista
Beginning Thursday, March 19, Boia De will have new operating hours and a To-Go only menu. The
hours for the restaurant's walk-up ventanita will be 12 PM until 8 PM until further notice. Boia De will
also be doing retail wine sales and is looking into potential delivery options. The ventanita menu will
consist of a few Boia De favorites such as the Crispy Polenta and Tagliolini al Nero as well as some
sandwiches including the La Pollita Fried Chicken Sandwich and a B.L.T with Proper Sausages dub
bacon. Orders can be placed by phone at (305)967-8866.

Restaurant: Alma
Address: 3206 Grand Ave, Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Neighborhood:
Coconut Grove
Starting March 16, Alma will be taking delivery orders through Postmates and take-out by calling us at 786-512-2155 from 12-8pm. Additionally, they will provide a 30% discount on all bottles of wine. Please visit www.almagrove.com for an updated menu and specials.

Restaurant: Ghee Indian Kitchen
Address:  8965 SW 72nd Pl, Kendall, FL 33156 | 3620 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
Neighborhood:
Downtown Dadeland | Design District
Ghee Indian with two locations in Miami will be offering delivery and take out options that include purchasing wine bottles. They will be open from 12 PM – 8 PM or until they run out. The menu will change daily, stay updated via Instagram or CLICK HERE FOR MENU.

Restaurant: Macchialina 
Address: 820 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Neighborhood:
Miami Beach
Macchialina has set up a Vino To Go retail menu which can be found on their site with discounted prices.  They will be offering a limited menu for delivery/curbside pick up daily from 6-10 pm.  Delivery is available through UberEats  & Postmates.  All menus can be found on their IG story or website. CLICK HERE FOR MENU.

 

This pizza spot in Brickell is selling pizza making kits & wine too.


Updated March 17, 2020
Restaurant: Stanzione 87
Address: 87 SW 8th Street, Miami FL
Neighborhood:
Brickell

Staying busy in your home kitchen will give you some sanity during these times. Stanzione 87, located in Brickell is currently selling pizza making kits for pick up. They come with dough, sauce, cheese, and basil. Plus written instructions by Franco Stanzione on how to make the perfect pie in your oven at home. While you’re at it pick up a couple of bottles of wine. Call in your order today (786)360-1852.

This restaurant in Coral Gables is making pasta kits to take home.


Updated March 17, 2020
Restaurant: Eating House
Address: 87 SW 8th Street, Miami FL
Neighborhood:
Brickell

Eating House in Coral Gables has created an EH Cantina + All-Day Menu, starting March 18. The EH Cantina takeout menu includes a home pasta kit available for pick up only.  Their all-day menu will be available for takeout & delivery via Postmates.

A sticky bun collaboration that you need in your life right now.


Updated March 10, 2020
Restaurant: Salty Donut
Address: 6022 S Dixie Hwy | 50 NW 23rd Street 
Neighborhood:
South Miami | Wynwood

The creators of Copper 29 and Crema Gourmet have opened up a new restaurant.


Updated March 10, 2020
Restaurant: Calle 23
Address: 230 Miracle Mile
Neighborhood:
Coral Gables

Located in the heart of Miami’s affluent and enchanting Coral Gables neighborhood comes Calle 23 – the old school Cuban restaurant bringing world-class flavor and entertainment to Miami. From the creators of Copper 29 and Crema Gourmet, Calle 23 represents the rhythm and soul of Havana, telling stories through music, culture, ritmo, cocktails and food.

Guests will immediately be transported to the vibrant nights of old school Havana once they taste the restaurant’s many delectable offerings. For starters, guests can choose items from the “Para Picar” menu like “Croquetas de Abuela,” which includes either chorizo croquettes with citrus aioli or ropa vieja croquettes with sofrito; the “Homemade Empanadas,” which includes your choice of oxtail with chipotle dressing or shrimp with tartar sauce and “El Señor Chicharrón,” which features sous vide crunchy pork belly, with tangy orange-ginger sauce.

The main entrees, or “Platos Fuertes” feature an array of hearty Cuban inspired delicacies like the “Arroz Frito Cubano” served with a crunchy poached egg; the “Camarones Balseros,” which includes shrimp served on crispy rice topped and with jalapeño and radish; “The Classic Cubanito,” a traditional Cuban sandwich made with homemade ham and pork with our Cuban sauce; “El Churrasco,” a delicious steak made with our charcoal chimichurri sauce and signature home fries; and “El Pescadito,” featuring a pan-fried grouper with shallot-ginger stock topped with mariquitas.  Hours of Operation: Monday: Closed, Tuesday – Thursday:  5PM – 2AM, Friday: 4PM -2AM, Saturday – Sunday: 11AM – 2AM. Happy Hour drink and food specials from 5PM – 8PM and live entertainment every day!

Pay $3.14 at this fine dining restaurant on Saturday.


Updated March 10, 2020
Restaurant: Planta
Address: 850 Commerce Street
Neighborhood:
Miami Beach

Planta located in Miami Beach is taking Pi Day (March 14th = 3.14) very seriously this year. Three lucky tables full of hungry plant-based diners will be able to walk out of the restaurant only having paid $3.14 in celebration of this quirky math day. Interested in being a cheap date? Here are the rules:
  • Guests must make their reservation for Saturday, March 14th in advance. 
  • Each reservation is automatically entered to win.
  • Three winning tables are chosen at random throughout the day.
  • Prize: Each guest at the winning table only has to pay $3.14 per person.

Make your reservation HERE!

A special one time brunch this Sunday!


Updated March 3, 2020
Restaurant: Matador Room is located inside The Miami Beach EDITION
Address: 2901 Collins Avenue
Neighborhood:
Miami Beach

The Miami Beach EDITION presents a special collaborative brunch in honor of International Women’s Day that will feature a stellar all-female chef lineup concluding with a “Women in Music” panel on Sunday, March 8. The event will kick-off with an intimate cocktail hour followed by a specially curated three-course menu featuring Grilled and Chilled Key West Pink Shrimp with green mango and papaya slaw and avocado, a Sweet Potato & Quinoa Cakes Kale with red cabbage slaw with lemon tahini sauce or a Raw Shaved Snapper Crudo with chili ferment, crispy rice, and mint as started, followed by your choice of Roasted Beets Carpaccio with avocado, dijon, chili aioli, pickles and herb, a Eggs Benny Crispy Pork Rillettes on focaccia, egg gribiche, greens, and pickled veggies or a Lemon Coconut Pancakes with cashew ricotta, blood orange chia jam and a pistachio sesame brittle. The celebratory menu is crafted by Matador Room Executive Chef Ilkay Suuctugu alongside The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale Executive Chef Paula DaSilva and Pure Grey Culinary Manager Thais Rodriguez. Taking place in Matador Room, this event promotes women empowerment, unity, and celebration for women all over.

The exclusive “Women in Music” panel will touch upon their experiences in the Miami music scene and will feature notable staples in the industry such as Sweat Records’ owner and co-founder Lolo Reskin, III Points’ event producer Ashley Solage, Rakastella Music Festival founder Becks Lange and it will be moderated by Prism and Culture Crusaders founder Pola Bunster with sounds by Jessica Who.

A portion of the brunch proceeds will benefit Miami Girls Rock Camp, a camp that uses music and performance as a platform to promote self-esteem, community, and creative expression for girls and non-binary youth in Miami.

The cocktail reception will take place from 12:00-1:00PM, brunch from 1:00-3:00PM, followed by the “Women in Music” panel from 4:00-6:00PM. Seating is limited to 120 people. Tickets are required and can be purchased HERE.

If you love $10 wings on Wednesday, then this one is for you.


Updated March 3, 2020
Restaurant: Beaker & Gray
Address: 2637 N Miami Ave
Neighborhood:
Wynwood

Wynwood hotspot Beaker & Gray has launched a weekly promotion celebrating one of its menu favorites – their chicken wings. Every Wednesday for dinner, the restaurant is offering 10 wings for $10. Guests will have a choice of five different sauces including Beaker & Gray’s signature wings (brown sugar tamarind), Spicy Buffalo, Maple Mustard, Chinese BBQ and Salt & Vinegar. Because the drinks are just as important as the food at Beaker & Gray, the promotion will be paired with a beer and whiskey special. For $10, guests may order a Miller High Life and their shot choice of Jameson, The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve or Jefferson Small Batch Bourbon. Reservations are encouraged and can be made HERE!

Eating House pays homage to the most beloved Miami restaurants with a 7-course tasting menu for $39.


Updated March 3, 2020
Restaurant: Eating House
Address: 804 Ponce de Leon Boulevard
Neighborhood:
Coral Gables

With 305 day (Thursday, March 5) quickly approaching, Miami born and bred Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli has collaborated with another Miami native, George Arango of @Mr.Eats305, to honor a few of the city’s most adored restaurants with the return of the Miami Munchies Menu, Part Dos. Each dish on the seven-course tasting menu was inspired by an iconic Miami restaurant and features an innovative spin on the classic. The prix fixe menu is $39 (not including tax and gratuity) per person and will run from Thursday, March 5 through Thursday, April 16, 2020. The special menu is only available  for dinner only from 6pm – 10pm (closed Sundays and Mondays for dinner).

 

MIAMI MUNCHIES MENU:

“RIO CRISTAL”

BISTEC SUPER RIO CRISTAL TARTARE, ONION MOJO, PAPITAS & LIME

“FRANKIE’S PIZZA”

CRISPY QUESO BLANCO, SAN MARZANO TOMATO, BASIL & ‘ITALIAN SEASONING’

“MI RINCONCITO MEXICANO”

ELOTE ‘POUTINE’, LIME CREMA, QUESO COTIJA, BURNT CORN & ADOBO FRIES

“WAGON’S WEST”

BREAKFAST MAC & CHEESE, BLACK TRUFFLE, BACON, TATER TOT CRUMBLE & SOFT EGG

“JOE’S STONE CRAB”

BUTTERMILK FRIED CHICKEN SLIDER, BUTTERED CRAB ‘RANCH’ & LEMON

“WHIP’N DIP”

VANILLA PANNA COTTA, CARAMELIZED BANANA, CHOCOLATE FUDGE & PEANUTS

“EL PALACIO DE LOS JUGOS”

MANTECADO PANCAKES, PASSION FRUIT/CONDENSED MILK SYRUP & COCONUT

 

Tacos for $3.05 on 305 Day!


Updated March 3, 2020
Restaurant: Coyo Taco
Neighborhood:
All South Florida locations – Wynwood, Brickell, Coral Gables

On March 5, enjoy the Pollo al Carbon tacos (order of 2) for $3.05 at Coyo Taco, all day long!