PB Steak to Close in Miami Beach, Plans to Move "Over the Bridge"

PB Steak is moving "across the bridge."
It looks like the Pubbelly boys are planning a strategic chess move with one of their concepts.

Pubbelly Restaurant Group founders Jose Mendin, Andreas Schreiner, and Sergio Navarro announced they are moving their beefy concept, PB Steak, from its Sunset Harbour location to the mainland.

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Liberty City Icon Jumbo's, the Temple of Fried Shrimp, Set to Close After Sale

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Jumbo's days, sadly, are numbered.
After leading Miami's desegregation in the '60s, surviving the race riots of the '80s, and persevering despite a pickup truck slamming through its front and killing two customers in 2012, the legendary Liberty City soul food spot Jumbo's will close its doors Wednesday.

Bobby Flam, who took over the restaurant from his father, Isadore, in 1966, has sold the 24-hour fried chicken, shrimp, and conch joint to a developer who plans to build affordable housing on the corner of NW Seventh Avenue and NW 75th Street.

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Choices Cafe Brickell Closing Its Doors With Farewell Bash

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Last month's announcement that Choices Cafe's Brickell location is closing has left plant eaters across South Florida crying into their quinoa. But it's not all sad-face emojis. The vegan eatery is planning a celebratory sendoff.

Fans and friends will gather Saturday, July 26, to say so long to three years of tasty eats and compassionate choices. Food, fun, and fond nostalgia are in order.

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Jerry's Deli Closes: Goodbye Mile-High Pastrami Sandwiches

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Jerry's Famous Deli has closed.
After more than a dozen years serving pastrami to South Beach night owls, tourists, and locals alike, Jerry's Famous Deli has closed. The restaurant shuttered its doors last weekend.

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June 2014 Restaurant Openings and Closings

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Kris Wessel's Oolite opened in June.
Talk about one hot month. As spring turned into one wet summer, Miami restaurants decided to open like flowers in a garden!

Most anticipated were the openings of L'Echon Brasserie, featuring French fare by the Pubbelly boys and Oolite, Kris Wessel's new restaurant just off Lincoln Road.

June also saw many closings, including two by some of Miami's most beloved residents. Gloria and Emilio closed Bongos Cuban Cafe with plans to focus on their new upscale restaurant, Estefan Kitchen, which is set to open in downtown Miami; and Michelle Bernstein closed Michy's with plans on reopening in the same space at the end of the summer with a new concept.

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Michy's Closes Saturday: Last Chance for a Last Meal

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Last call for dinner at Michy's.
Michelle Bernstein's Michy's will serve its last dinner this Saturday, June 28.

That sounds sadder than it seems, as the chef is revamping the space and menu, with the goal of reopening later this summer.

Bernstein made the announcement in in May, saying, "It's time for us to change the look and feel of the restaurant and provide our guests with a fresh, new concept. We embrace new projects and feel the Michy's space and our restaurant team deserve something new and exciting." Yet, the Michy's Facebook page is using hashtag #newmichys. Hopefully, the celebrity chef is simply sprucing up the place.

Although this marks a new beginning rather than an ending for the restaurant that opened on Miami's Upper Eastside in 2006, we felt a touch of nostalgia and set out to have one last meal there.

See also: Michy's to Close, Will Reopen as New Concept

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Umami Burger: Another Business Closes Due to Alton Road Construction

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Construction has forced Umami Burger to close.
The South Beach outpost of L.A.'s Umami Burger closed over the weekend. A restaurant spokeswoman cited that dusty Alton Road construction made it impossible to continue operating.

"We are thankful for our Umami fans in Miami, and we look forward to announcing a new location soon," Umami's Veronica Rathbourn wrote in an email.

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My Ceviche Owners Acquire Latin Burger & Taco Restaurant

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Latin Burger & Taco in Coral Gables.
My Ceviche has acquired Latin Burger & Taco restaurants.

My Ceviche's Sam Gorenstein and Roger Duarte finalized a deal Monday with Latin Burger & Taco's Jim Heins to purchase the Latin Burger restaurant in Coral Gables. The purchase, for an undisclosed amount, does not at this time affect the pink-and-black food trucks, which will remain under original ownership.

Latin Burger & Taco started as one of the first food trucks in Miami when he rumbled onto the scene in November 2009. It soon became a sensation, with long lines of fans waiting for the truck's signature burgers and tacos. The franchise quickly expanded with the addition of a second truck in 2011 and a brick-and-mortar restaurant opening in late 2013.

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Choices Cafe Brickell Closing Due to Developers

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Choices Cafe, Miami's landmark vegan eatery, is closing the doors to its Brickell location. The popular spot is being forced to vacate because (surprise!) a developer has bought up the property.

To announce the closure, the Choices team created a short, moving video about their move and their mission.

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Estefans Close Bongos at AmericanAirlines Arena, Focus on New Restaurant Downtown

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Bongos Cuban Café on Biscayne to close.
Bongos Cuban Cafe in downtown Miami, owned by Gloria and Emilio Estefan, is closing after 15 years of business at the AmericanAirlines Arena.

The lease will come to term at the end of June, at which point the Estefans will focus on developing their property in downtown Miami, Miami.com reports. Although the restaurant will no longer be open, the Bongos brand will remain involved with the arena through its concession.

"We have really enjoyed our association with Bongos and the Estefans. They have been great tenants, and we wish them the very best in their future endeavors," said Eric Woolworth, president of the Heat Group Business Operations. "They will continue to be part of the Heat family by staying involved at the arena through the Bongos carts on the concourses and the Miami Heat Rhythm Section."

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