August 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

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Laine Doss
Patpong Road: Bangkok comes to SoBe.
Though August is probably the most uncomfortable and lethargic of all times in our fair city, we manage to survive, bolstered by frequent trips to the beach and fortified by Miami Spice meals. Though few restaurants opened and closed, they were memorable.

Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop, which was closed due to an electrical fire, reopened to the joy of many, and Patpong Road, 50 Eggs' vision of what a Thai red-light district would be if teleported to Lincoln Road, made its debut.

See also: Enriqueta's Reopens Today With Same Owners

August saw the closing of several long-standing Miami establishments. Café Sambal at the Mandarin Oriental Miami Hotel, the Democratic Republic of Beer on 14th Street, and Pasha's on Lincoln Road closed -- though it's not all bad news. Café Sambal will be replaced by La Mar by Gaston Acurio, DRB is expanding its other downtown location, and Pasha's has plans to relocate to another space in South Beach.


Continue to the next page for Closings and Coming Attractions.

Location Info

Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop

186 NE 29th St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Bar Crudo

40 S. Pointe Drive, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Open Stage Club

2325 Galiano St., Coral Gables, FL

Category: Music

Patpong Road

1661 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Music

Sweetness Bake Shop & Cafe

839 W. 49th St., Hialeah, FL

Category: Restaurant

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Mauricio Jiménez
Mauricio Jiménez

Reality is that the perception is that Miami is a great restaurant town, but reality shows that it is not, not even close.

icculus17 topcommenter

is the recession over?

James G. Camp
James G. Camp

Btw, where is that place that is a ramen noodle theme menu ? Only because I want to pay 20+ times what I can buy ramen noodles for at the grocery store ?

James G. Camp
James G. Camp

Not really, just not too enthusiastic about being charged $ 24 for a plate of spaghetti ?

Dan Marino
Dan Marino

That has got to be one of the toughest industry.

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