September 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings
September marks the beginning of the busy fall season. All over Miami, life renews as shops, restaurants, and hotels spiffy up for the winter season. Retooled menus, chef changes, and reworked decor are all par for the course -- as are the openings of a plethora of new and interesting restaurants.
Courtesy Lippi Seasonal baby vegetable salad at Lippi.
The most notable restaurant opening in September is Lippi, the much-anticipated restaurant by Zuma partner Tunu Puri. Two-time James Beard nominee Philippe Ruiz heads up the kitchen and Daniel Toral is head sommelier at this upscale Mediterranean restaurant.
Bloom in Wynwood closed suddenly, posting the following note on their Facebook page on September 17:
Hi Everyone, Bloom will be CLOSED, we will be opening in a different location. Our team is bringing a new concept to the space very soon! we will keep you posted.. Thank you everyone for your Love and Support.
October is looking to be a strong month for openings. Watch for Frederic Joulin's Semilla to open on Miami Beach; The District Miami to open in the Design District; and Richard Hales' Blackbrick to open at the very end of the month.
Trumping all news: Trader Joe's is opening its first Miami-Dade store on October 18, bringing affordable groceries with a tiki theme to Pinecrest.
- Duffy's Sports Grill
- Green Garden Organics
- The Island Bistro
- L'Entrecote de Paris
- La Mexicana Cantina & Grill
- Mina's Mediterraneo
- Pinkberry Midtown
- Sonic Beach
- Spris Downtown Miami
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