Dogma and Soyka Under New Management
|The old Dogma fries were free of beans, with a tight chili and tons of cheese.|
The menu will greatly expand upon the previous focus of hot dogs in every imaginable incarnation, which included toppings like "spicy salsa cream," pineapple, and olives. Now there will be a return to "the classics," chili dogs will remain, but additions run the gamut from cheesesteaks (my vote for the best in town happens to be a little known specialty at the pizza-centric Andiamo, Frankie is from Philly!) to oyster po' boys. Childhood nostalgia gets fed with Cracker Jacks, Yoo-Hoo and old fashioned sodas.
Official launch of the menu is on June 1, until then, they are open for business with a variation on the old line-up. Sadly, the chili cheese fries (a personal favorite) have already suffered. The dense diner style chili has been replaced with a looser version, with large chunks of tomato and beans; way more beans than beef unfortunately. And, they are literally half the portion size that they used to be. Here's hoping that all the kinks get ironed out and Dogma becomes the neighborhood pit-stop for classics, as opposed to another restaurant that just didn't make it in Miami.
So what happens to Soyka? The Graspa Group is taking over day-to-day operations of the restaurant. With a wide range of spots under management (MaiTardi, Segafredo, Spris, Van Dyke Cafe, Tiramisu) they are well prepared to infuse new life into old digs. They are currently testing out a new chef and developing an entirely new menu. There will still be a touch of Asian-fusion to the food, but the plan is to concentrate on what they do well; revisions will incorporate more European based flavors. No word yet on when the new menu will debut, but we will let you know when we do.
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