Joe's Stone Crab Opens Its Doors for Stone Crab Season Today

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Eat at Joe's.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, stone crab season officially begins October 15, meaning there's a seven-month stretch for Floridians to enjoy the sweet, succulent crabs.

October 15 also marks the beginning of Joe's Stone Crab's 101st season, when the iconic restaurant serves its first order of claws, starting at 5 p.m. Lunch service, by the way, doesn't begin until October 17.

See also: Stephen Sawitz: Stone Crab Legacy

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New on the Menu at the Dutch, Eating House, and Pubbelly Sushi

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The Dutch
Miami is all about looking beautiful, knowing the it spots, and keeping up with the Perezes. Sometimes you don't need a full facelift, but maybe a small nip and tuck. And just like the beautiful people of Miami, restaurants feel the need to keep it new, eye-catching, and updated.

So what's new on the menu? Here are three spots that have made some changes to keep the allure alive.

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Coyo Taco: Mexican Street Food and Margaritas Coming to Wynwood in November

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Coyo. Tacos and margaritas coming to Wynwood.
Wynwood Art Walk strollers will soon be able to take a taco (and tequila) break when Coyo Taco opens in November, next door to Panther Coffee at 2300 NW 2 Ave.

The small taqueria, named after Mexico City's own version of Wynwood, the bohemian arts district of Coyoacán, will feature homemade tacos using farm fresh ingredients for a "genuine street food experience".

See also: Panther Coffee Brews Up a Specialty Scene in Miami

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Michael Schwartz Opening Harry's Pizzeria in Coconut Grove

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Michael Schwartz's Harry's Pizzeria is coming to Coconut Grove.
Coconut Grove has officially been deemed the next cool neighborhood. First Panther Coffee, now, Michael Schwartz has announced the opening of a Harry's Pizzeria in the tree-lined area.

This second Harry's Pizza comes at the cusp of the casual eatery's third anniversary and will be located at 2996-98 McFarlane Road.

See also: Miami's Ten Best Pizzas

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Little Bread Cuban Sandwich Co. to Open in Little Havana

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Little Bread. Classic Cuban, updated.
If Chicago has the hot dog and New York has the mile-high pastrami sandwich on rye, Miami's sandwich is the Cuban. (Though Tampa has its own claims on the lunchtime treat.)

The origins of the Cuban date back to the late 1800s when it was the favorite midday meal of Cuban workers in cigar factories and sugar cane fields. When they migrated to the United States, they took their beloved sandwich with them.

See also: Bread + Butter: Sino-Cuban Pan Con Lechon and a Secret Dining Room

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Bernstein and Cabrera to Collaborate at Thompson Miami Beach

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Michelle Bernstein to open three concepts at Thompson MIami Beach.
When the Thompson Miami Beach opens in mid-November, it will mark the reunion of a powerful South Florida duo in the Miami restaurant scene.

Michelle Bernstein will once again team up with mixologist Julio Cabrera on several of the property's projects including Seagrape, 1930's House, and Crown Room. Previously, Cabrera worked with Bernstein at Michy's and Sra. Martinez. Cabrera, who was just named managing director at the Regent Cocktail Club, will serve as cocktail consultant on the project. Overseeing the beverage program for Thompson Miami Beach is Michael MacDonnell, who was named director of beverages.

Chef Bernstein, along with husband/partner David Martinez and KNR Hospitality Group have created three unique spaces to dine and drink at the classic Art Deco hotel.

See also: Michelle Bernstein's Seagrape at Thompson Miami Beach to Open in October

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Barley & Swine Closes, Barley & Wich to Open

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Short rib sandwich on the menu at Barley & Wich.
In what could be called a Barley & Swine kind of pun, Jorgie Ramos, owner of B&S Gastropub (AKA Barley & Swine) is making a purse out of a sow's ear.

The restaurateur/chef closed his Kendall restaurant after the condominium his restaurant was located in began work on improvements that covered up his exhaust system, forcing smoke back into the kitchen. As Ramos told Short Order, "People are complaining of teary eyes. If I have a restaurant filled with smoke, I'll lose my reputation."

See also: Barley & Swine Owner on Possible Closure: "I Have 20 People Working For Me"

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Barley & Swine Owner on Possible Closure: "I Have 20 People Working For Me" UPDATED

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B&S Gastropub: Construction is killing business.
UPDATE: B&S Gastropub has, indeed closed. According to Jorgie Ramos, "We closed the doors last night. We're hoping it's just temporart, but not sure." Stay tuned for updates to this story.

Kendall's B&S Gastropub's owner Jorgie Ramos is in a bitter feud with the condominium his restaurant is located in after building owners initiated repairs that are impeding with the restaurant's ability to operate properly, Eater reports.

Ramos said the restaurant, popularly known as Barley & Swine, is filled with smoke due to construction that has covered up the restaurant's exhaust system. The chef/owner says that the blockage is "forcing all the smoke back into the kitchen" and that customers have been complaining of smelling smoke and tearing eyes. Ramos explains that the outside and inside pressure is sucking the fresh air out and all the smoke back in.

See also: Barley & Swine, Faced With Trademark Infringement Allegation, Changes Name to B&S Gastropub

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J&G Grill Changes: Jean-Georges Opening Two New Restaurants

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Bradley Kilgore: On his own.
It seems that just more than a year after Bradley Kilgore was named chef de cuisine at J&G Grill at the St. Regis Bal Harbour, the chef is leaving the building. reported Kilgore would leave to open his own restaurant. Though details are murky, the chef's departure was, indeed, confirmed by one of Kilgore's colleagues.

See also: Miami Pastry King Antonio Bachour to Open Brickell Cafe

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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink Turning 8, Introducing Raw Bar

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Michael Schwartz launches his new raw bar.
It's hard to believe, but Michael's Genuine Food & Drink is turning 8 years old in a few months, a rare feat considering that about 30 percent of restaurants are doomed to failure, according to a recent UCF study.

So what keeps Michael's Genuine relevant? Restaurateur Michael Schwartz's answer is as genuine as the food he serves: "We've always tried to stay one step ahead to keep things fresh at Genuine. It's something we think about all the time as a company and challenge each other every day to make the right decisions and be smart about our future."

See also: Michael Schwartz Announces First Gastropub at Sea: Celebrates With Free Happy Hour Today

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