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RESTAURANT NEWS


Opening

Eden Roc Miami Beach and Nobu Hotels will introduce Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc Miami Beach. The property will include a signature Nobu restaurant as well as a new oceanfront dining concept. Eden Roc Miami Beach, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140, 305-531-0000, 855-433-3676.
 
Faena Hotel Miami Beach is scheduled to open on November 1, 2015. Among its restaurants will be Los Fuegos, offering an authentic South American dining experience, complete with asados (outdoor barbecues). This will be the first restaurant in the United States from chef Francis Mallmann. In addition, Paul Qui (of qui in Austin) will also be involved with a restaurant in the hotel. Faena Hotel Miami Beach, 3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140, no phone.
 
Chef-owner Michelle Bernstein and husband David Martinez reinvented Michy's as Cena by Michy. Expect dishes such as crispy sunchoke and potato hash with smoked almonds and Pedro Ximenez vinegar. Cena by Michy, 6927 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33138, 305-759-2001.
 
Chef Michael Schwartz (Michael's Genuine Food & Drink) will expand his casual pizzeria concept, Harry's Pizzeria, with a location in Coconut Grove. Pizzas sport aromatic wood-oven crusts and inventive chef/ingredient-driven toppings. Harry's Pizzeria, 2996-98 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove, FL 33133, No phone.
 
Seagrape is a Floridian brasserie from chef Michelle Bernstein Michelle Bernstein (Michy's) has opened a new restaurant project in the Thompson Hotel, a $75 million renovation of an oceanfront mid-Miami Beach apartment building. Seagrape is a “Floridian brasserie” featuring pedigreed steaks, a grand raw bar and much local produce. Seagrape, Thompson Miami Beach, 4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140, 786-605-4043.
 

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News Bytes

Flavor Palm Beach Returns September 1-30
During Flavor Palm Beach in the whole month of September, diners can enjoy specially priced lunch and dinner menus at dozens of restaurants. Participants include Cafe Boulud, Cafe Chardonnay and Texas de Brazil. For more information, visit Flavor Palm Beach's official website
 
The Spice of Life
The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau presents Miami Spice August 1-September 30, 2015. During this time, participating restaurants will offer a special three-course lunches for $23 and dinner menus for $39. Celebrate and enjoy some of the city's best foods throughout Miami and the beaches. For more information visit, ilovemiamispice.com
 
Key West BrewFest Returns September 3-7
Fans of unique beers and ales can sample more than 150 varieties, including unique microbrews at the sixth annual Key West BrewFest. Events include beer dinners, beer brunches, happy hour parties, pool parties, late-night parties, seminars and the Signature Tasting Festival Event. For more information and ticketing, visit www.keywestbrewfest.com
 

Chef Shuffle

Amy Kalinowski is taking over as pastry chef of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink. Hedy Goldsmith previously held the position. Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, Atlas Plaza, 130 NE 40th St., Miami, FL 33137, 305-573-5550.
 


Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
Take your taste buds on a walk down memory lane! Check out our exclusive closed restaurant database for the Miami/South Florida area to virtually visit your favorite dining spots from the past. Americana, R.I.P.

Chef Michael Shikany's molecular gastronomy restaurant, Shikany, has closed. Shikany, 251 NW 25th St., Miami, FL 33127, no phone.
 
Oak Tavern in Miami's Design District has closed with plans to relocate. Oak Tavern, 35 NE 40th St., Miami, FL 33137, no phone.
 


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