Pubbelly Announces Pubbelly Media Group, Full-Service Media Company

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The Pubbelly Boys: Kings of all media?
Social media and the internet has changed our world and how we do just about everything.

In Kenya, Maasai warriors who have no electricity or running water are on Facebook, sharing political views and conservation efforts. Information on wars are now brought to us via citizens who tweet about attacks and, most recently, Kim Kardashian was asked to speak at a Silicon Valley tech conference on social media skills.

Social media has also drastically changed the restaurant industry. People search for new restaurants on their phones, looking at Yelp reviews to help them make dining choices, or visiting a restaurant's web page to seek out pictures of dishes to whet their appetite. So, it stands to reason that savvy chefs and restaurateurs embrace technology. Some more than others. Like the Pubbelly Boys, who are taking a giant forward leap into new media with the announcement of Pubbelly Media Group.

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Vagabond Restaurant in MiMo: Art Is an Integral Part of the Menu

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The original sign will be a focal point of the restaurant.
The Vagabond Hotel's spectacular renovation will come full circle when the Vagabond Restaurant opens next month, just in time for Art Basel.

Restaurant partners Alvaro Perez, Chris Wang, and chef Alex Chang are nearing completion on the space, which will incorporate art and the restaurant's outdoor space with chef Chang's cuisine. Chang found fame when his underground restaurant at an on-campus apartment at the University of Southern California was made into a documentary, Paladar, by filmmaker Gil Freston.

See also: Vagabond Hotel Opens Today; Restaurant Coming in October

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New on the Menu at Blue Collar, the Federal, and Tongue and Cheek

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As we move from summer to fall, many local restaurants are taking a heartier approach that is supposed to make us all feel like we are seeing the leaves falling from trees and the temperatures drop... as if it were the time of year when the jeans and long-sleeve shirts come out to play.

Lack of Miami seasons aside, that's not going to stop Short Order from trying out these new menu items.

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Jamie DeRosa to Open Izzy's Fish & Oyster

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New England chowdah and steamers coming to Miami Beach.
Jamie DeRosa's soon-to-open Izzy's Fish & Oyster is a true family affair.

The restaurant, scheduled to open late fall 2014 and named after daughter Isabela Grace, is an homage to New England seafood shacks. Coincidentally, it's located on the same block as DeRosa's Tongue & Cheek. Although the two restaurants share a ZIP code and chef, they are very different.

Izzy's, located at 423 Washington Ave., is a partnership between the chef and his wife, Amy. Together, they are creating a homey atmosphere reminiscent of New England clam shacks Amy grew up with. The goal is to give South Beach a family-friendly restaurant where people can go for honest, fresh seafood without breaking the bank.

See also: Jamie DeRosa on Tongue & Cheek's First Anniversary

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Carlos Dorado to Open the Lunchbox in Wynwood

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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

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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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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

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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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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.

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

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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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