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Miami Beach Nobu Will Be World's Largest Nobu Restaurant and Bar Lounge

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Nobu Hospitality
Rendering of Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc.
The much anticipated opening of Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc Miami Beach is coming along, with further information being released by Nobu Hospitality.

The project, a partnership between chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert DeNiro, and Hollywood producer Meir Teper, will open in 2015, as part of a multi-million dollar vision to revitalize and re-launch the Eden Roc as the premier resort in Miami Beach. The nautical-shaped Morris Lapidus-designed hotel was once the playground of the rich and famous, with luminaries like Elizabeth Taylor, Ernest Hemingway, Frank Sinatra, and Robert DeNiro himself, sunning, sleeping, and carousing there, but newer and shiners hotels and renovations, including the spectacular Fontainebleau Miami Beach overshadowed the Eden Roc in recent years.

The Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc Miami Beach is the second U.S. hotel under the Nobu Hospitality brand. Similarly, Nobu Hotel opened at Cesars Palace Las Vegas in February 2013 with special non-Vegas-like features including a welcoming in-room tea service featuring green tea and a special rice cracker that has been imported from Nobu's hometown in Japan, according to Forbes.

See also: Is Eden Roc Turning Into Nobu Hotel?


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Whole Foods Market Opening in Downtown Miami

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Photo by David Shankbone via Wikipedia Commons
Downtown Miami residents will have a place to purchase sustainable seafood, local produce, and organic foods when Whole Foods Market opens January 14.

The market is part of the Texas-based grocer that has been named one of Fortune Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" every year since the list began in 1998.

See also: Whole Foods' Austin Flagship Is Amazing (Photos)


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Pubbelly's Andres Schreiner on PB Station: "Miami Hasn't Seen Anything Like It Before"

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Photo by Stian Roenning
The Pubbelly Boys are opening a downtown Miami restaurant.
Hot on the heels of the opening of L'Echon Brasserie at the Hilton Cabana Hotel, the Pubbelly Boys, Andreas Schreiner, Jose Mendin, and Sergio Navarro, are expanding their growing restaurant roster. This time, the boys are headed across the river, to downtown Miami.

PB Station will open at the Langford Hotel, a boutique hotel opening at the former Miami National Bank Building at 121 SE First St. According to Pubbelly partner and co-founder Andres Schreiner, the restaurant should open within the first quarter of 2015. PB Station will take up space on the first floor of the intimate hotel and the team is busy building out the space from scratch.

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

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Quality Meats' Craig Koketsu on Miami Beach Opening: "You Let The Locality Form What You Do"

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Courtesy of Quality Meats
Executive chef/partner Craig Koketsu is planning a move to Miami.
Quality Meats, the restaurant that combines a classic butcher shop with a restaurant, opens February 2015 in South Beach.

The restaurant, the first non-NYC venue by the father-and-son team of Alan and Michael Stillman, will be located at 1501 Collins Ave. The restaurant, which brings the much acclaimed New York City location to Miami Beach, will offer a meat-forward menu that includes beef that is cured, smoked, or aged in-house.

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Cibo Wine Bar to Open Restaurant, Patio Birra Garden in South Beach

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Cibo Wine Bar via Facebook
Cibo Wine Bar: pizza on the patio in SoFi
On Thursday, December 11, Cibo Wine Bar opens at the luxury Continuum condominiums. This is the second Cibo Wine Bar in South Florida, with the first opening in Coral Gables in October 2011.

The large space features 12,000 square feet of indoor dining. But what's sure to be the largest draw is the 6,000-square-foot patio, featuring Italian craft beer, including a special beer custom crafted for Cibo by Due South.

See also: Cibo Wine Bar To Open at Continuum in SoFi

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Jeremiah Bullfrog Pops Up at Two Locations During Art Basel

Categories: Restaurant News

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GastroPod via Twitter
GastroPod dominates Art Basel.
It seems like only yesterday that the first food trucks rolled out in Miami, but leave it to chef Jeremiah Bullfrog to remind us how quickly time flies. His retro GastroPod Airstream is celebrating its fifth anniversary and the chef has decided to celebrate that milestone by going big.

The chef is participating in two Art Basel-related eating venues, each with its own specific theme and delicious menu.

See also: Ten Best Wynwood Restaurants

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Freddo Opens Today: Try the Helado Panini

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All photos by Laine Doss
Why yes, this is an ice cream panini.
Freddo, the Argentinean helado company that's been churning out crafted frozen delights since 1969 has finally arrived in Miami.

The South American ice cream company, with locations in six South American countries and the United Kingdom, has opened its second location in the United States today -- right on Lincoln Road. (Freddo has one other store is Charleston, South Carolina.)

See also: Freddo: Argentine Helado Coming to Lincoln Road

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Fooq's to Open in Nemesis Space

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David Foulquier via Facebook
David Foulquier is on top of the world with the imminent opening of Fooq's.
Micah Edelstein's Nemesis Urban Bistro isn't even closed yet and already the space has been accounted for.

David Foulquier, who spent most of his life traveling and working under culinary luminaries like Daniel Boulud and Jean Georges Vongerichten, plans to open Fooq's in the location (1035 N. Miami Ave.) in early 2015.

See also: Nemesis Urban Bistro to Close in December

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Michelle Bernstein's Seagrape and Crown Room at Thompson Miami Beach Now Open

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All photos courtesy of Thompson Miami Beach
Seagrape's patio combines ocean breezes with Michelle Bernstein's cuisine.
The Thompson Miami Beach may have officially opened this past Friday, but its restaurants and bars were closed to the public until yesterday.

Finally, people longing for Michelle Bernstein's cuisine or a Julio Cabrera-designed cocktail can do so with the opening of Seagrape restaurant, the Crown Room bar, and the 1930's House.

See also: Bernstein and Cabrera to Collaborate at Thompson Miami Beach

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27 Restaurant & Bar at Freehand Miami Beach Opens

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Courtesy of 27/Justin Namon
27 Restaurant & Bar is open.
27 Restaurant & Bar, the much-anticipated dining establishment at the Freehand Miami Beach, opens today, November 24.

The restaurant, which soft-opened this past weekend, is located in the original 1930s house that shares property with Freehand Miami Beach. The structure was gutted and designed by Roman & Willams, the design duo behind Freehand and the Broken Shaker.

Downstairs, you'll find the dining room, recalling the Miami of the '30s. Upstairs, a comfortable lounge features cozy sitting areas perfect for enjoying one of Bar Lab's creations.

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