October 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

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Laine Doss
Wynwood Brewing opened in October.
Here we go... The official end of hurricane season, the start of cooler weather, and an influx of restaurants opening in Miami.

With tourist season and Art Basel coming down the pipeline sooner than we realize, restaurants are clamoring to finish that paint job, install those burners, and open the doors to a waiting public.

October's most notable openings actually aren't traditional restaurants with the most exciting events in the 305 being the opening of Wynwood Brewing Company and Trader Joe's in Pinecrest.

Joe's Stone Crab opened for the 2013-2014 stone crab season on October 15, marking its 100th year in business.

Sadly, Gordon Biersch closed after 13 years in Brickell, just at the start of a growing beer trend in Miami and The Hoxton shuttered its doors unexpectedly just last week. Brickell Irish Pub also announced that it's closing.

Restaurants that we're looking forward to the most include Blackbrick, Richard Hales' foray into Chinese cuisine and Lure Fishbar, both scheduled to open in November.


  • Buena Vista Chocolate and Wine
  • The District Miami
  • Joe's Stone Crab (reopened for the season)
  • Jugofresh (Coral Gables)
  • Moreno's Cuba
  • Semilla Eatery and Bar
  • Trader Joe's
  • Wynwood Brewing Company
  • The Cheese Course downtown
  • Colette Little French Bistro
  • Knaus Berry Farms (reopened for season)

Continue to the next page for the Closings and Coming Attractions...

Location Info

Buena Vista Bistro

4582 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

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Ianthe Avalyn
Ianthe Avalyn

Ugh, why can there never be openings of normal restaurants with food that you might actually enjoy and can afford? I'd love a Sweet Tomatoes or decent pizza/italian place. How about an actual bakery? Oh right, that's what we're missing in Brickell, yet more bars for more endless hours of listening to the wasted stumble through the night.


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if you don't like it move to portland!

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