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Miami Restaurant News

Top Chef veteran Dale Talde has brought his Far East-meets-American cuisine to South Beach with Talde




Keep abreast of what's going on in the Miami restaurant scene here at GAYOT. Find out about new restaurant openings, special events and more.

NEW RESTAURANTS IN MIAMI

The Salty Donut has some serious competition now that Philadelphia-based Federal Donuts has opened in Wynwood. The donut shop is best known for its gourmet and unique doughnuts (think strawberry and lavender) and Korean-style fried chicken. It occupies a 2,200-square-foot space in the hip Arts District. Federal Donuts, 250 NW 24th St., Miami, FL 33127, 305-573-9393.
 
Chef Helene Henderson of Malibu Farm Restaurant & Bar in California will bring her casual American concept to Miami Beach at the Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc. Malibu Farm will serve breakfast and lunch and will boast views of the Atlantic Ocean. Malibu Farm, Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140, no phone.
 

NOTEWORTHY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Wynwood Beer Festival Returns August 26
Enjoy brews, live entertainment and more at Wynwood Beer Festival. Tickets start at $40 for general admission, which includes admission from 4 p.m.-7 p.m., a 5 oz. tasting mug and unlimited sampling of select beers. For more information, visit Eventbrite.
 

UPDATES ON MIAMI CHEFS

Cindy Hutson is a name synonymous with Miami flavors. Her restaurant on Miracle Mile, the aptly named Ortanique On the Mile, has been serving Caribbean-meets-Floridian fare (dubbed "Cuisine of the Sun") for more than 16 years. And now, she's bringing her notorious coffee and cocoa encrusted wild salmon and jerk chicken pasta to downtown with the opening of Zest. Located in the Southeast Financial Center in the heart of downtown, Zest is open for lunch and dinner daily, with an adjoining Zest Mrkt dishing out breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Think grab-n-go gourmet delights such as a shawarma of the week. As for Zest, the menu features Ortanique On the Mile favorites and new creations such as root beer braised heritage pork belly, crispy buttermilk oysters and grits, curried octopus, and lobster rundown doused in a scotch bonnet pepper coconut sauce. Zest, Southeast Financial Center, 200 South Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33131, 305-374-9378.
 

MIAMI RESTAURANT CLOSINGS

Cypress Tavern in Miami has closed Cypress Tavern, the cocktail bar and American grill from chef Michael Schwartz, has closed. Cypress Tavern, 3620 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33137, no phone.
 
Matthew Sherman's health-conscious restaurant Paradigm Kitchen has shuttered. Paradigm Kitchen, 1834 Bay Rd., Miami Beach, FL 33139, no phone.
 



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