October 2012 Restaurant Openings and Closings

Laine Doss
Toro Toro opens in downtown Miami.
Open your windows, turn off your air conditioner and enjoy this glorious weather! It's fall in Miami and as the temperature cools off, the restaurant scene heats up!

Already we're seeing restaurants come onto the scene in anticipation of the arrival of snowbirds flying south for the winter, tourists coming for a winter tan, and a slew of major events like Art Basel and the South Beach Wine and Food Festival.

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This month we welcomed the arrival of two new Amir Ben-Zion ventures -- multi-use Cooper Avenue, which features everything from cocktails by Bar Lab to take-out sandwiches, and South Street, a restaurant blending soul food with soulful tunes.

Other notable restaurants to open in October include Toro Toro at the Intercontinental Hotel and The Hoxton in Brickell.

And we welcome back Joe's Stone Crab for the start of their 100th year of giving Miami crabs.

We're pleased to note that only a few restaurants ended their run, the only surprise being Georgia's Union, which closed after only a three-month run. Eating House makes our list, but not for long. The restaurant, which started as a pop-up, then closed, then reopened as a pop-up (whew), has closed for some further renovations and will open in a few weeks as a permanent addition to Miami's restaurant scene.

Looking forward, we're anticipating Kris Wessel's Florida Cookery, Dena Marino's MC Kitchen, and 50 Egg's Khong in the near future -- to name but a few.


Location Info


Wall Lounge

2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Music

Brewhouse - CLOSED

920 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza

2626 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Buddha Sushi Bar

1071 NE 79th St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Aventura Mall

19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, FL

Category: General

Cooper Avenue - CLOSED

1661 Pennsylvania Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: General

American Airlines Arena

601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

Category: General

Jelsomino - CLOSED

247 23rd St., Miami Beach, FL

Category: General

Machiya Ramen Noodle House

3250 NE 1st Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Room Service Restaurant Lounge

929 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Music

South Street

4000 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

The Hoxton - CLOSED

1111 SW 1st Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Music

Thea Pizzeria

1951 NW 7th Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Toro Toro

100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

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