Crumb on Parchment MB Closes, OTC, Eating House to Open, Bourdain Gets a Chocolate Bar

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chicken and waffles at eating house
Eating House is returning..any day now.
It's Friday and we know you're counting down the hours until you can head out for happy hour, but there's a lot happening in the food world that we want to share with you. We figure we'll break all this intel into bite-sized pieces, easily digestible for the start of the weekend:

Crumb on Parchment, which opened at the Webster Hotel in late August, has closed. The Miami Beach outpost of the Design District breakfast and lunch spot, closed just as the beach is starting to pick up with tourists and snowbirds. According to Michelle Bernstein's rep, the decision was made to close the daily operations of the sandwich and baked goods shop, with plans to do "something more nighttime related in the future."

Eating House, the restaurant that keeps "popping up" in Coral Gables will open for good in the next few weeks, with a new partner. Chef Henry Hane is joining Giorgio Rapicavoli and Alex Cassanova in the permanent venture. Chef Hane recently returned from a two-year stint at a two-Michelin star restaurant in Spain. Expect the food to be slightly more sophisticated at dinner, with many favorite dishes "reworked and refined". Expect lunch service to begin in the next few months. Brunch service will start the first Sunday with a Wakin-n-Bacon theme.

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OTC bringing over the counter dining to Brickell.
OTC (1250 South Miami Avenue) is opening in Brickell November 12. No, not the stock exchange, a casual restaurant providing "over the counter" food at moderate prices. The restaurant will feature a rustic tavern-meets-factory dining room, complete with a bar made from a 2,000 year-old Florida cypress tree. A blackboard invites you to scribble "What does OTC mean to you?". To us, it means craft draft beer, seared tuna sliders, and braised short ribs. OTC will be open for dinner daily from 5 p.m. - midnight, with lunch and late night service to follow.

That's one expensive piece of candy.
Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's chocolate bar made its debut today. The "Good and Evil" bar, which retails for $18 (yes, we said eighteen muther-f**king dollars) is available online from Eclat chocolates. According to the website, "This is not just a chocolate bar: this is a journey that starts with the rarest and finest cacao beans being grown today. Master Chocolatier Christopher Curtin, using some of the world's oldest working chocolate machinery, has released the inherent flavors of the Peruvian Pure Nacional beans. Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert, along for the adventure, have added that extra "Good & Evil." We just know that better be the best chocolate bar of our lives!

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Location Info


The Webster

1220 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: General

Eating House

804 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, FL

Category: Restaurant

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