12 Feb 2015
A new Italian Cafe called Latteria Italiana opens at Midtown . Latteria Italiana inspiration comes from the way the typical latteria was since the early 1950’s in Italy. Awakening with the fragrance of roasted Italian espresso with a slice of Paradiso cake, children use to buy delicious gelato, candy, biscuits, and jams as well as young ladies buying pasta, bread and sauces to prepare heart-filled dinners for their families. During afternoon it was a parlor where men would catch up and talk lazily around their day at work eating gelato or having a lunch break with a mozzarella and ham piadina or drinking milk: in Italy these were incredibly precious goods during postwar days. Mums use to write their shopping lists on a piece of paper for their kids running happily to the store. The children enjoyed spending mums change on candies and a glass of fresh milk to cheer them up! The feeling was of a friendly and very simple spot, a point of aggregation where anybody could stop by and relax for a while. Latteria Italiana will recall of those days of fresh and simple feelings through our artisanal gelato surrounded by typical Italian deli to let everybody…
05 Feb 2015
A new hotly anticipated restaurant is now opens in Brickell. It is called El Cielo. This colombian restaurant is a direct branch from its center at Bogota. This curious little South American joint consist of a rustic-chic space overlooking the Miami River and authentic Colombian cuisine infused with locally sourced ingredients. Here is more information about El Cielo Miami : According to Urban Daddy : "16 courses of traditional Latin American fare (think: empanadas and ropa vieja) that’ve been restructured to elicit different emotional responses when you eat them. The chef even tested out his dishes with a neuroscience outfit called Mind Code to make this happen."   According to New Times : "The restaurant is officially open, though still in a soft-opening phase. For now, diners can take part in a 15-course tasting menu for $125, with complimentary glasses of wine as the restaurant awaits the approval of its liquor license. Even without the wine, dishes such as tuna sashimi with crisp quinoa and pineapple aioli, and Colombian yuca bread stuffed with cheese and served with a coconut salsa, are more than enough to please. Eventually, the 60-seat space will offer brunch, lunch, and the option of 10- or…
29 Jan 2015
Ms. Cheezious co-founders Brian and Fatima Mullins and M. Christian Dickens rolled the first Ms. Cheezious food truck on to the streets of Miami in December, 2010. And with it, they took Miami by storm with everyone’s favorite comfort food; grilled cheese sandwiches – only not quite as innocent as mom used to make! Since Ms. Cheezious launch, the brand has become one of Miami’s most popular food truck destinations, earning a great number of rave reviews, including South Beach Wine and Food Festival’s People’s Choice award for Best Food Truck two years in a row. Eager clientele seek out Ms. Cheezious to experience its accessible menu and its attractive concept and design. The cheese keeps melting and the Ms. Cheezious brand now includes two food trucks and a brick and new mortar location in the historic MIMO district of Miami. Here is more information about Ms. Cheezious :   According to Urban Daddy : "It’s true. The Ms. Cheezious crew has a little corner of this town to call their very own. And it looks like an old-timey schoolhouse—wooden walls made from a 100-year-old barn in Texas, metal school chairs and a patio with an organic garden growing collard…
23 Jan 2015
Brickell found themself a new addition to their japanese gourmet. Momi Ramen crew opens the Momi Gyoza Bar at Brickell. Momi Gyoza Bar is a Japanese pub with wooden planks on the wall, Edison bulbs in glass milk bottles and white billowing curtains trying their best to contain the sound of bubbling hot pots and the clinking of celebratory beer. Here is more information about Momi Gyoza Bar :   According to Urban Daddy : "Momi Gyoza Bar, a simple little izakaya with a knack for making gyoza and pouring cold and plentiful sake, soft-open now in Brickell. This is in the former Rosinella spot. That was nice while it lasted. But now the Momi Ramen crew has transformed the space into the city’s first gyoza bar. Come here with a group of friends who have an appreciation for dumplings and sake. Go to the counter, place your order and take your numbered torch to one of three communal tables. There’s more than enough room there to house pork belly gyoza, chicken-heart hot-pot rice and plates of wasabi-pork shumai."   According to Yelp : "For some reason, dumplings are popular. All the foodie and travel shows seem to be showcasing…
Over-the-top Mexican street food, authentic beverages, and a tricked out taco truck interior make for a Bodega Taqueria y Tequila. The New Mexican place open its door at 1220 16th Street, South Beach. Expect explosive flavors and naughty, over-the-top combinations worth of every bite in Bodega’s irreverent setting, ideal for casual lunch and late-night debauchery. Bodega’s menu is the brainchild of madcap Chef Bernie Matz, a self-proclaimed “connoisseur of the taco,” having traveled extensively in the Yucatan and Monterrey, Mexico. With this inspiration, Matz created an amped up, modern take on a rotating vertical Spit, which features chicken, pork and steak. Here is more information about Bodega Taqueria :   According to Urban Daddy : "On the outside, this looks like a cheerful little taco shop. With an Airstream trailer inside, a marquee listing daily specials, high-top tables and pork belly tacos and tortas from Bernie Matz (you might remember him from Bernie’s L.A. Café around the corner). So go ahead and order those things. Eat them, too. But then, we’re going to ask that you do something... weird. Go to the bathroom. It’s the blue door that says baños."   According to Miami.com : "Billing itself as a "rock-n-roll…
America's Healthiest Grocery Store is coming to Downtown Miami. The Whole Foods Market will celebrate their grand opening on January 14th. They will open the store with the traditional bread breaking ceremony at 9am. Customers will enjoy live Latin beats to get la fiesta started! First 500 customers will receive a Whole Foods Market gift card of mystery value with one lucky customer receiving a $500 gift card! Whole Foods Market finally opening is yet another piece of the jigsaw for Brickell and Downtown to become Miami’s top spot. This 41,000 square-foot store natural food supermarket at 299 SE Third St, will help attract more people to this part of town. For those contemplating moving to Miami, this area has become their top choice and that is why apartment rentals have risen by 45% in the last 4.5 years in this area. As more attractions are completed in the area demand can only increase. Here is more information about the Whole Foods Market :   According to Herald : "The 41,000 square-foot store at 299 SE Third St., in Miami, will open January 14, the company said Monday. It will be the company’s 22nd location in Florida.Three additional stores will…
02 Jan 2015
Ted’s at YoungArts is now opens. Ted's is an intimate performance lounge and eatery located on the 7th Floor of YoungArts’ Tower building on Biscayne Boulevard. Ted’s combines the restaurant and event experience of Starr Restaurants Catering Group with the artistry and vision of YoungArts’ programming. Named in honor of YoungArts’ co-founder and philanthropist, Ted Arison, Ted’s is a unique entertainment destination. Guests can enjoy innovative cuisines while experiencing various types of visual and performing arts curated by YoungArts, such as dance; photography; video installation; popular, classic and jazz music; spoken word and more. The only restaurant in the Southeast designed by world-renowned architect and YoungArts Artistic Advisor Frank Gehry, Ted’s provides audiences an intimate setting to interact with and experience some of the most talented local and national artists. Here is more information about Ted's :   According to New Times : "Dubbed an "intimate cultural lounge and eatery," the space allows guests to try unique dishes while experiencing visual and performing arts performances curated by YoungArts. Programs involving various media like dance; photography; video installation; popular, classic and jazz music; and spoken word will be explored. The restaurant also boasts a custom translucent glass bar, and retro modern…
19 Dec 2014
On a summer morning in 1969, Freddo opened its first store in the heart of Buenos Aires, Argentina. That was how the history of the store with the most delicious helado began. Since then, Freddo has been the leader in “helado” – premium artisanal Argentine gelato. Now they are finally arrives in Miami and opening its flagship store on South Beach at 610 Lincoln Road. Having conquered the local market for helado, the company decided to open its first store overseas – in the neighboring city of Punta del Este, Uruguay – circa 1990. The success of its first endeavor outside Argentina – and the growing reputation of Argentine gelato – convinced them to take their flavorful treat to other countries, landing in Paraguay, Bolivia, Chile, UK, and Brazil, followed by the long awaited opening of their first stores in USA. Today Freddo has over 150 stores worldwide, delivering to each location a consistent high-quality product that is unparalleled in the global marketplace. Here is more information about Freddo Helado :   According to Digest Miami : "What makes Freddo's better than yours? Well, to begin, their helado (spanish for "ice cream") is made with premium Argentine ingredients like hormone-free…
12 Dec 2014
Honoring our country’s rich heritage, American Social’s warm decor features gas lanterns, original old-Chicago brick walls, and a good old-fashioned handcrafted Ipe wood bar. Also available are our two self-serve beer tap tables where you & up to eight of your friends can enjoy four of your favorite craft beers from the Lazy-Susan draft system in the center of the table – it’s like having 4 kegs right at your fingertips! Now American Social open their second post at Brickell. They've open at 690 SW 1st Ct. Here is more information about American Social Brickell :   According to Urban Daddy : "First, take a look around. (This slideshow might help.) That Americana-sports-bar thing: in full effect. Pillows with the American flag on them: check. Covers of Life magazine on the wall: check. Busts of former presidents eating slices of apple pie while watching baseball: well, no. But someone should get on that. And the concept’s pretty much the same as their Fort Lauderdale counterpart. You’ll ask your friendly barkeep for a card to activate the self-serve machines and start pouring. Funky Buddha Hop Gun, Dogfish Burton Baton—the taps will change, but their ability to wash down some wild-boar mac…
05 Dec 2014
Located in the Mid-Beach area—the historic “heart of Miami Beach” between South Beach and North Beach—on a three and a half-acre private enclave stretching from Collins Avenue to the ocean shoreline, The Miami Beach EDITION is not merely a hotel, but an elegantly designed, intricately interlinked complex of structures, spaces, and settings that together offer a new kind of resort environment. Every aspect of the traditional beach hotel has been re-imagined for the needs and desires of a new generation, and every thought given to enhancing a guest’s stay: for vacation, for relaxation—and for work. Here is more information about Miami Beach Edition Hotel :   According to MiamiHerald : "The new design brings a modern look to an old building. Located at 2901 Collins Avenue, the former Seville Hotel was purchased in July 2010 by Marriott for $57.5 million. The remodeled hotel offers 294 rooms with 23 two-story bungalows and 26 residences on a 3.5-acre property. Designed by Yabu Pushelberg/I.S.C. Design Studio, the EDITION includes two swimming pools, a dance club, an ice skating rink and a bowling alley. Rates range from $429 a night for a standard room up to $10,000 a night for a bungalow. Marriott president…
Meet Little Bread. A unique one of a kind concept created by PLP Hospitality. They are the first Cuban Sandwich Co. to soley focus on the Cuban Sandwich culture. The Cuban Sandwich, Elena Ruz, Media Noche and many more delicious sandwiches will all call Little Bread home. Their focus is making the best possible sandwich by procurring and producing the best products possible. They will be opening at Little Havana on next tuesday. Here is more information about Little Bread :   According to ChatChow : "The casual concept will offer an extensive menu with unique twists on 15 different sandwiches such as the Media Noche Club (porchetta di tesa, el Rey de jamon, ementhal cheese, mustard, pickles, buttery roll), Smoked Turkey Tonnato (local avocado, sprouts, tomato, ricotta salata, tonnato sauce) and the Cauliflower Philly Cheese (cauliflower, caramelized onions, roasted peppers, tofu cheese-wiz, bagna cauda). Five small daily dishes will be available, all taking advantage of the restaurant’s smoker such as Sous Vide Pork Belly with bean stew and Smoked Pastrami with a horseradish spread. If you’re in the mood for smaller bites, eight small plates round out the menu like the Chorizo Sliders and Media Noche Croquettes." written by…
21 Nov 2014
Anatomy at 1220 is the result of a collaboration between fitness, sports science and nightlife veterans. Their mission was to create an intimate space where friends can sweat, enhance and recover, all under one roof. They had you in mind when we developed every aspect of this unique facility and truly hope you love being a part of Anatomy at 1220. Here is more information about Anatomy at 1220 :   According to the305.com : "Going to the gym has never looked so glamorous until Chris Paciello put his pioneer skills into the gym business. Chris (and a few of his friends and co-founders) have decided to open Anatomy at 1220 near the entrance of South Beach’s Sunset Harbour Islands. Anatomy at 1220 is a collaboration between fitness, medicine, sports science and nightlife veterans. Everyone in Miami that is into fitness is going to want to go to this gym. Entering this 13,000 square foot facility is going to feel as if you entered a five-star resort. Hiring the best trainers and staff, Anatomy will know how to make a gym entertaining. Anatomy was designed to cater to the human body and all of its needs. by offering a variety…
Pascal Oudin, known for contemporary takes on classic French cuisine, has opened his new bistro called Brasserie Central.  The soft opening was done on November 17, 2014 and will officially open its doors to the public this Friday, November 21, 2014.According to Miami“ Brasserie Central is a concept I’ve wanted to execute for quite some time,” says Oudin. “Here, we are true to the authentic Parisian brasserie, making everything from scratch daily, with classic French recipes and methods – much like I used to enjoy in Paris.”According to HungrypostSporting a casual, rustic elegance, Brasserie Central is Old World meets New World with exposed butcher block tables, bistro chairs, a 14-person communal table, large indoor/outdoor bar (seating 18) and le comptoir – the intimate oyster and raw bar. Along the walls, antiqued mirrors display the 24 regions of France while mammoth chalkboards don chef’s specials and cocktails. Modern lighting fixtures lead the eye down the long room, awash in woods, slates and hints of deep red, to an open kitchen and private dining room for 10.On the menu: housemade sausages, pate and charcuterie; artinasal cheeses; full raw bar; traditional hors d'oeuvres, salads, sandwiches, and main plates; classic stove-to-table cocotte stews; and…
14 Nov 2014
Top Chef season 5 fan favorite Fabio Viviani along with Lucas Stoioff and David Rekhson brings Chicago - based Siena Tavern to Miami. They have officially opened their doors last November 10, 2014 to the public. Siena Tavern Miami will bring the sophistication and charisma of Viviani's cuisine, as well as the energy of a bustling bar, to the cornerstone of Miami Beach's South of Fifth dining scene. Combining Fabio Viviani's crowd-pleasing made-from-scratch menu, with DineAmic's success in the hospitality sphere, Siena Tavern will offer diners an experience that is simultaneously comfortable, vibrant and social. Rare for Miami, Siena Tavern Miami offers a 250-space parking lot (above the restaurant) so finding a spot in the area will not be an issue. Here is more information about Siena Tavern :According to Eater :House-made pastas, cheeses and pizzas are the stars of the menu along with its staple dishes like the Wagyu Beer Meatball and Gnocchi with Truffle Cream and Crispy Pancetta. As for the Miami kitchen, led by former Casa Tua chef Paolo del Papa, expect a larger crudo and raw bar selections than its Chicago sister. And because of its close proximity to the beach many dishes have been "lightened…
The Rum Line, a Caribbean-inspired bar, opens last Thursday at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. The bar's offerings will feature drink recipes from the 1930s to the 1960s and a small plate and seafood menu. The Rum Line seats up to 60 people in the hotel's St. Moritz tower terrace at 1601 Collins Ave. Thursdays through Sundays from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. The rum-soaked cocktail list spotlights updated classics from yesteryear, including nautical-themed drinks and scorpion bowls, plus lobster rolls and crispy oysters. Here is more information about Rum Line :   According to Urban Daddy : "The Rum Line, a breezy outdoor bungalow that favors classic rum concoctions, crispy oysters and moonlit conversation, opening Thursday in South Beach. This is where you’ll casually while the night away with a few friends over a well-made rum cocktail or two. Make your way to the St. Moritz Tower at the Loews and onto this tropical terrace of twinkling bulbs and teak wood. Grab a seat at the bar or find a plush wicker chair to kick back in. Because soon, you’ll be ordering Rob Ferrara–concocted glasses of Hemingway Daiquiris and Cargo Ships (rum, Batavia arrack, Panther coffee reduction and mole…
30 Oct 2014
Replacing Lippi at 600 Brickell Avenue in Miami, Tamarina specializing in Coastal Italian cuisine. The indoor/outdoor space is being designed by David d’Almada of Sagrada in London, and feature an Oyster Bar and al fresco Champagne Bar. Furnished with dark wood, brass accents, and antique mirrors and furniture, This new Brickell Restaurant will evoke Italian glamour with a Miami accent – charming and lively, yet relaxed and cozy. Outside, a candlelit, lushly landscaped wraparound terrace will be highlighted by a Champagne Bar and intimate seating. Tamarina will be a journey of senses. The main dining room will feature Italian-inspired crudos, appetizers, seasonal seafood dishes, premium meats and locally sourced organic produce. An adjacent sit-down Oyster Bar will serve its own crustacean specialties, while the opposite side of the room will be dominated by a sprawling bar and its own menu offering additional crudos, appetizers, salads, panini, house-made pastas and classic desserts. Here is more information about Tamarina :   According to Urban Daddy : "The place is split into two halves, separated in the middle by a chef’s table cloaked in long, sheer curtains. Up front: antique wood, leather, Murano glass lighting... and a crudo bar for oysters and freshly…
BLK Orchid is Miami Beach's newest hot spot, located inside of landmark hotel Town House, this restaurant is minimalistic yet rich in character. They opened Oct 17th and now receive reservation or walk-ins. BLK Orchid will feature an authentic Japanese menu executed in French culinary technique. For the name itself, the color Black represents 'Zen' in the Japanese culture while the Orchid flower represents life and immortality. Here is more information about BLK Orchid :   According to Urban Daddy : "It’s in the former Bondst space. And it’s the yin to the rest of the hotel’s whitewashed yang: black walls and tables, Japanese script bleeding on the walls, bonsai trees, black clouds on the ceiling and a bar that’s serving over 20 kinds of sake curated by the sake sommelier. They don’t serve sushi here. It’s called oshi. And it’s a technique from Osaka that packs fish and fermented rice into tight boxes. But you can also get duck and foie gras prepared by an Alain Ducasse protégé to share with a mysterious so-and-so in a corner alcove which is being overseen by a pouty Japanese seductress. Don’t worry. She’s a photograph on the wall. You’re not going to…
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