July is usually a slow month in Miami. Overly warm days make us feel torpid, wanting only to wait in a humidity-induced semi-coma for August to bring Miami Spice and the relief of dining frugally in air-conditioned restaurants.
|Courtesy Box Park|
|Boxpark opens in Brickell.|
But, this summer's seen an incredible amount of activity, with many restaurants taking advantage of this precious pre-season time to open and perfect their act before fall madness arrives.
Restaurants from Box Park, which features an eclectic menu of everything from triggerfish to house-cured "Brickell pickles" to Urban Oxy, which combines Panther coffee with Sweetness pastries and pizza have opened their doors. Also notable is The Butcher Shop, where you can pick your own meat to eat-in or take-out.
We also said goodbye to a few gems, including Little Lotus and Bernie's L.A. Cafe. Reggae Tacos has closed in its current location, with The Filling Station taking over its space, but is looking for a new space. Joe's Stone Crab has closed for the season, but will return when the crabs do.
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