Carlos Dorado to Open the Lunchbox in Wynwood

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Courtesy of the Lunchbox
Chef Carlos Dorado is opening the Lunchbox in Wynwood.
Wynwood is getting a new restaurant (hopefully) in time for Art Basel madness.

The Lunchbox, a new "neo-traditional" spot is opening some time in late November/early December at 78 NW 25th Street. Currently, the restaurant is in the construction phase.

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Tobacco Road Redux: On Land, Sea, and Wheels

Categories: Restaurant News

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Photo by Laine Doss
Tobacco Road's players (from left) James Goll, Leo Holtzman, Patrick Gleber, and Joel Riviera announce the bar's future.
Yesterday was a big news day for Tobacco Road, Miami's oldest and most iconic bar, restaurant, and music venue.

What just a few weeks ago sounded like the end of the Road (pun intended), has now turned into a host of open doors and possibilities.

See also: Tobacco Road's New Location Announced on Kickstarter Campaign

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Sugar Yummy Mama to Open Sweet Wynwood Window (Video)

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Sugar Yummy Mama via Facebook
Giselle Pinto, Miami's Sugar Yummy Mama, is opening a Wynwood Window.
Giselle Pinto, Miami's Sugar Yummy Mama, is the baker with the pink van and television host good looks who came onto the Miami food truck scene in 2011. Almost instantly, our city was charmed in equal parts by Pinto's smile, cupcakes, and her cake pops.

See also: Sugar Yummy Mama: Another Food Truck Enters the Scene, and This Time it's a Van

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Tobacco Road's New Location Announced on Kickstarter Campaign

Categories: Restaurant News

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Photo by Laine Doss
First a food truck; now more news is coming!
When Tobacco Road closes its doors during the early hours of October 26, it will mark the end of century's worth of music, drink, food, and memories.

The Road, as it is fondly called, has been a speakeasy, a gangster hideout, a brothel, and a bakery. Its liquor license was issued in November 1912. If that's not enough to make it an iconic landmark, how about the fact that nearly every major blues act played at the bar -- with the exception of B.B. King (and we still have a few days for that to happen).

But all things must end. Or must they?

See also: First Peek at Tobacco Road's Food Truck (Photos)

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Pascal Oudin to Open Brasserie Central in Coral Gables

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Courtesy Brasserie Central
Chef Pascal Oudin to open second restaurant in Coral Gables.
Pascal Oudin, the chef/owner of Pascal's on Ponce, known for contemporary takes on classic French cuisine, is opening a new bistro, making Coral Gables a mecca for Francophiles.

See also: Ten Best Restaurants in Coral Gables


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First Peek at Tobacco Road's Food Truck (Photos)

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Photos by Laine Doss
The curtain unveils...
The night of October 25, Tobacco Road will close its doors, ending a century-long run as Miami's most enduring bar, restaurant, and music venue.

See also: Tobacco Road Closing on October 25, Kickstarter Campaign to Relocate Iconic Bar Starts Next Week

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Klima Restaurant and Bar To Open on Miami Beach

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All photos courtesy of Klima
Rendering of Klima's patio.
Klima Restaurant and Bar, a restaurant inspired by cuisine from the Mediterranean and Barcelona, is set to open in November at 210 23rd Street in Miami Beach. The 7,700-square-foot venue, formerly home to Tosca, Eden, and Talula, has been completely redesigned to feature a ground floor restaurant and bar and a second floor members-only club, scheduled to open in spring 2015.

The main dining area is floored in natural oak, complimented by white oak furnishings. A lounge area will offer chairs and sofas to relax in.

The restaurant is owned by a team of international co-founders including Pablo Fernández-Valdés and Yago Giner in Barcelona, and Albert Ventura, who is the gastronomic advisor for Klima. Ventura currently owns several restaurants in Barcelona including Restaurant Coure and the recently opened El Cercle. Helming the kitchen is David Rustarazo, a Spanish native who has been tapped as executive chef.

See also: Scott Conant to Open Corsair at Turnberry Isle in November

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Mandarin Oriental Chefs Cook at James Beard House and Bring Menu Back to Miami

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Carina Ost
Lobster.
The Mandarin Oriental can shine a little brighter in Brickell Key. Azul Chef William Crandall and La Mar by Gastón Acurio Executive Chef Diego Oka hosted a dinner at the James Beard House in New York this past Saturday.

We got a peek into the kitchen of this home turned foundation and exclusive dining venue during prep for this exciting meal. We witnessed the antithesis of chaos as the 6 foot 7 chef Crandall and Oka expertly navigated their way through tight quarters and aimed to bring a taste of Miami along with their own perspective.

For Miamians who always wanted to get a taste of James Beard House level cuisine, you can sample some of the same dishes served until October 20th at the two restaurants in the Mandarin Oriental during dinner service.

See also: La Mar: Peruvian Classics Elevated to Haute Cuisine

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Michael Mina's Stripsteak to Open at Fontainebleau in November

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Courtesy of Stripsteak
That's a good looking piece of beef.
Celebrity chef Michael Mina is "doubling down" on his Fontainebleau presence when Stripsteak, his second venue at the Miami Beach resort opens sometime in November.

The new restaurant, described as "an innovative and contemporary steakhouse concept", replaces Gotham Steak as the major carnivorous draw at the hotel. The two-story indoor-outdoor 12,000 square foot space, decorated in rich woods, is described as being, "sexy, fun, elegant, and engaging."

See also: Michael Mina 74: Like You're at the Club, But With Really Fancy Food

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Scott Conant to Open Corsair at Turnberry Isle in November

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Giles Asheford
Scott Conant is opening his second Miami restaurant.
It's official!

Celebrity chef Scott Conant has announced the opening of his second Miami-area restaurant.

Corsair by Scott Conant will open in November at Turnberry Isle Miami, in the former Cascata Grill space, lining the resort's Miller Golf Club.

See also: Scott Conant Dishes on Scarpetta's Fifth Anniversary, His New Book, and Miami's Food Scene

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