River Oyster Bar Moving Out of Brickell in 2015

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David Bracha and charcuterie at Oak Tavern.
David Bracha's River Seafood & Oyster Bar will make its long awaited move out of Brickell sometime in 2015.

Bracha, who also owns Oak Tavern in the Design District, has leased spaced on the ground floor of the rising River Apartment Towers being built by Argentine developer the Melo Group. They hope to secure two more restaurants for the space in the future.

See also: Tobacco Road Property Sold, Bar to Remain Open at Least Three More Years

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Centolire Opens Tonight in South Miami: Free Antipasto and Prosecco For All

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Centolire opens tonight.
Centolire Trattoria Italiana, which promises to bring authentic Neapolitan cuisine to South Miami by way of New York City, opens for dinner tonight, July 29, at 8.

The restaurant, under the direction of restaurateur Roberto Patriarca, offers fresh, homemade pastas from various regions of Italy, with a focus on Sicilian dishes.

See also: Centolire: Authentic Southern Italian Cuisine Comes to South Miami

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Bocce Bar Announces New Executive Chef; Timon Balloo at Sugarcane Full Time

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Change is on the menu at Bocce Bar.
Samba Brands Management (SBM) has announced a personnel change at some of its Miami restaurants.

The company, which operates Sushi Samba, Bocce Bar, and Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill, has announced that Daniel Tackett will take on duties as executive chef of Bocce Bar, replacing Timon Balloo as top toque in the kitchen.

With a major brand expansion planned for the near future, key players are being secured in key spots.

See also: Timon Balloo on Bocce Bar: "I Have a Deep Infatuation With Italian Cuisine"

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

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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.

See also: PB Steak in SoBe: The Pubbelly Trio Strikes Again

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Juan Valdez Cafe Opens Wednesday: Private Tastings and Single Origin Coffees

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Juan Valdez Cafe opens in Downtown Miami.
Downtown Miami's first Juan Valdez Cafe opens this Wednesday at 101 NE Second Ave. The coffee shop, which stars the fictional coffee grower in pictures and emblazoned on coffee mugs, features both blended and single origin coffees prepared in a variety of ways.

The cafe, one of which is located in Miami International Airport, is the first in the company's major expansion into the Florida market. Another shop is expected to open in a few weeks at 364 NE 1st Ave., with 60 stores planned for the Sunshine State in the next few years. There are currently 270 Juan Valdez Cafes open in 12 countries including Aruba; Bolivia; Chile; Ecuador; El Salvador; Spain; Kuwait; Malaysia; Mexico; Panama; Peru; South Korea, and the U.S.

See also: Panther Coffee to open in Coconut Grove

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Bar Lab and Norwegian Cruise Line Expand Boozy Partnership

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The "Get Away" with vodka, watermelon, citrus, herbs, and bitters.
ar Lab's Gabriel Orta may not be an avid cruiser but he is tapping into the minds of those that love to sail at sea by expanding a previously announced partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line. Now, cocktails crafted by Bar Lab will soon be available on board all of Norwegian's ships year-round.

Orta also will train bar managers and bartenders, and collaborating with the Norwegian Corporate Development Team to create new cocktails for Norwegian's shore side Test Bar. Short Order was invited to a kick-off cocktail party at the Broken Shaker to chat with Orta, sip some cruise-inspired drinks, and get more insight into this expanded program.

See also: Norwegian Getaway: Bar Lab Cocktails, Dining by Geoffrey Zakarian on Board

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Shuckers Waterfront Grill Reopens Tomorrow

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Shuckers reopens with a new deck tomorrow.
Just in time for an early start to the weekend, Shuckers Waterfront Grill will open tomorrow at noon.

The iconic waterfront bar and grill that saw so many Miamians beat the heat with a cold beer and a breeze over the water, opens its new patio Thursday, July 24, at noon.

See also: Shuckers to Reopen This Summer After Last Year's Deck Collapse

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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.

See also: Mike Tyson Dines at Red The Steakhouse

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Prost Wurstgrill & Bierhouse Opens in Brickell

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Prost: The best of the wurst.
Brickell is turning into one big beer and sausagefest with the opening of Prost Wurstgrill and Bierhouse.

The restaurant was opened by a group of German investors, led by Michael Sponaugle, last week with a limited "soft opening" menu. Prost is now open daily for dinner and will open for lunch and dinner with an expanded menu on July 30.

See also: Bistro BE Coming to Miami: Belgian Waffles, Chocolate, and Beer Galore


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