May 2014 Restaurant Openings and Closings
The restaurant scene, much like the weather, warmed up in Miami with several interesting additions to the community and two welcome reopenings.
Photo by Laine Doss Uncle Tom's is back in business.
Even in Miami, it's rare for a celebrity to announce a restaurant's opening, but that's just what happened this month. NFL legend (and restaurant partner) Dan Marino helped open the South Beach location of Anthony's Coal-Fired Pizza; Gloria and Emilio Estefan hosted a fete to celebrate the reopening of their Larios on the Beach; and none other than Sean "Diddy" Combs posted an announcement on Instagram about Finga Licking @Royal Castle.
Also notable is the return of Uncle Tom's Barbecue, which soft-opened this week for dinner only, and the opening of Zak the Baker's Wynwood bakery and café.
There were two closings, both of which were restaurants in nontraditional settings. Chef Jeremiah Bullfrog's Subatomic Sandwiches at the Wolfsonian-FIU closed, possibly because of construction at the museum, and Prelude by Barton G. closed at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. The restaurant was open only on performance days.
- 345 Caffe Italiano
- Anthony's Coal-Fired Pizza (South Beach)
- BLT Prime at Trump National Doral
- Beer 360
- Brother Jimmy's BBQ (South Miami)
- Craft Bar and Q
- Europa Gourmet Market
- FInga Licking @Royal Castle
- La Moon
- Larios on the Beach (reopening)
- My Pi at Cocowalk
- Tap 79
- Uncle Tom's Barbecue
- Zak the Baker
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