Veni Vidi Vici, Old-School Italian Social Club, Lands on 79th Street

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Italian Ice
NE 79th Street -- with the Russian market Marky's, Brazilan hotspot Boteco, and the German Schnitzel House -- feels like New York at the turn of the century. Now there's the Italian social club with a name that means "I came, I saw, I conquered." The new Veni Vidi Vici is all about Abruzzo coffee, Italian wine, Italian ice, and Italian mini-bites daily.

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SooWoo Bringing Teppanyaki, Korean/Japanese Cuisine to South Beach

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The teppanyaki table at the soon to be opened SooWoo.
If the name SooWoo sounds familiar to you, it's likely you've visited or heard about the Korean/Japanese restaurant's former location in Doral. But come the end of October, a revamped, sleeker SooWoo will open on Washington Ave. in South Beach.

Along with Korean dishes like bulgogi (thinly sliced marinated rib eye steak) and bibimbop (vegetables mixed with fried egg, beef and rice), a selection of Japanese dishes, including sushi will be offered. SooWoo will also have teppanyaki tables -- you know, the ones where chef's prepare Japanese food in front of you on an iron griddle.

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Midtown Oyster Bar to Open This Month

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Oysters headed to midtown soon.
Good things supposedly happen in threes, so we can only hope that a third oyster bar will open in Wynwood/midtown. Midtown Oyster Bar will start operation sometime in October, making it the area's second oyster bar this year, after Mignonette.

Midtown Oyster Bar is the brainchild of the Graspa Group. You might be familiar with its other restaurant concepts, which include Salumeria 104, Spris, Tiramesu (making a comeback later this year), and Segafredo. What does that mean? Expect New England favorites with a touch of Italian.

See also: Danny Serfer's Mignonette Is Edgewater's Pearl

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Lilt Lounge to Open at the Epic

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Morning Tear
Lilt Lounge, a sophisticated cocktail lounge inside the Epic, is set to open tomorrow. An alternative to the club scene of South Beach, Lilt intends to create a new social experience in downtown Miami by blending libations with art and music.

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Ikea Hack Ideas for Your Kitchen: Diaper Genie Countertops and Bamboo Stick Knife Stands

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Since everyone and their mothers can't seem to stop talking about the new Ikea opening up in the Sweetwater/Doral/Unincorporated Dade, we at Short Order are providing you with some helpful Ikea hacks, straight from the DIY gurus at Ikea Hackers. These alternative uses for common Ikea products will not only change the way you look at a diaper genie forever, but will also leave you wondering how much free time some people must have on their hands.

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Boxelder Craft Beer Market to Open in Wynwood

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Nicole and Adam Darnell: The duo behind Boxelder craft beer.
Wynwood is certainly becoming Miami's mecca for beer. Wynwood Brewing Company has been serving up beer and tours for months, while Concrete Beach and J. Wakefield are working on their respective venues. Next on tap, however, is Boxelder Craft Beer Market, a craft beer purveyor set to open in Wynwood this fall.

The craft beer market and tap room is the brainchild of husband-and-wife duo Nicole and Adam Darnell, two professionals in the art industry who decided to pursue their mutual lifelong love of beer. Even the name of their market relates to the growing beer scene in Wynwood.

See also: MIA Brewing Company Opens for Production

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Cantina La Veinte: High-End Mexican Restaurant Opens Next Monday in Brickell

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Cantina La Veinte opens next Monday the Icon
Seems like Miami is hungry for high-end Mexican food. At least that's what the folks behind Cantina La Veinte think. Part of Cinbersol Group, which has opened more than 30 concepts in Mexico, this location is Cantina La Veinte's first U.S. outpost (the other three are all in Mexico City).

Like the restaurant, the menu is grand. There are stuffed chilies, salads, earthy appetizers, ceviche, colossal soup bowls, and other seafood. There's also plenty of Mexican objets d'art for purchase.

See also: Mexico City Restaurant Cantina La Veinte Opening Brickell Location

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Bonefish Grill Unveils New Menu With Mario Lopez, Real Housewives, and Spicy Tuna Bowls

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Smile, meet dimples.
The countdown is on. Though Florida's own Bonefish Grill will debut its new menu July 29, this past Saturday, Short Order was invited on a boat with a bunch of Bravo-lebrities and Mario Lopez to taste-test new menu items.

The new menu has a handful of new items sprinkled into every section, with the introduction of some new categories including bowls, deluxe sides, and dessert flatbread. Some highlights are the wild orchid Hawaiian and fresh pineapple martini, the spicy tuna bowl, the porcini mushroom ravioli, and the s'mores flatbread.

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Magical, Tasty New Food Items at Universal's Diagon Alley

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There are so many wonderful aspects of the Harry Potter universe -- duh, there's magic! -- but one of the most satisfying things is the food.

Throughout the novels, author J.K. Rowling fabricates her fair share of magical creatures as well as delectable wizarding food. We can't naturally concoct any fantastic beasts, but with a little imagination and some flour, sparks can fly in the kitchen.

When planning the latest expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando, senior vice president of revenue operations Ric Florell and executive chef Jayson worked together to conjure up dishes that are both authentic to wizards and delicious for muggles.

See also: 21 Things to Look Out for in Diagon Alley, Universal Orlando's New Harry Potter Experience

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Loba: Latin Spice and Southern Comfort Headed to MiMo

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Here, fishy fishy.
Not everyone grows up dreaming of owning their own restaurant and the desire to feed hungry folks who sometimes complain simply for the sake of complaining. No, it takes a special breed of person to dream about owning and operating a restaurant. Meet Jessica Sanchez, a financial analyst who took the plunge in 2013 and quit her 9-to-5 to pursue her dream.

She's opening Loba, which means "she-wolf" in Spanish, in Miami's MiMo district come early May. The 28-year-old Colombian grew up in the restaurant industry, acquiring years of experience and know-how from her parents, who owned Patacon, a chain of Colombian restaurants.

See also: Hotel Astor Debuts The Downstairs

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