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RESTAURANT NEWS


Opening

L'Echon Brasserie has opened at Hilton Cabana Miami Beach. Expect charcuterie and sausages, a wood fire grill, a raw bar with rotating oysters and shellfish, and classic French bistro fare. L'Echon Brasserie is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. L'Echon Brasserie, 6261 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140, 305-527-7167.
 
Chef Ralph Pagano’s Naked Taco presents a menu of tacos, burritos, fajitas and more at Dream South Beach. The restaurant also encompasses an outdoor patio and two bars: Bar Mañana serves coffee drinks while Bar Noche features more than 125 tequilas. Naked Taco, Dream South Beach, 1111 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139, 305-534-8455.
 

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News Bytes

The Broken Shaker Branching Out to Chicago
Craft cocktail bar The Broken Shaker will open a location in Chicago. The opening is slated for early 2015. The Broken Shaker, Freehand Miami, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33140, 305-531-2727.
 
Miami Spice Returns
The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau presents Miami Spice August 1-September 30, 2014. During this time, participating restaurants will offer a special three-course lunches for $19 or $23 and dinner menus for $33 or $39. Celebrate and enjoy some of the city's best foods throughout Miami and the beaches. For more information visit, ilovemiamispice.com
 

Chef Shuffle

Chef Victor Santos has taken over from Norman Van Aken at Tuyo, the restaurant on the top floor of the Miami Culinary Institute. Expect such dishes as creamy butternut squash and kabocha soup; pan-roasted American red snapper on coconut jasmine rice; and beef short rib, slow-braised and deboned. Desserts range from rice and sweet corn pudding to a lemon grass semifreddo. Tuyo, Miami Culinary Institute, 415 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132, 305-237-3200 .
 


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.

Umami Burger in South Beach has shuttered. This was the first Florida location of the California-based burger chain. Umami Burger, 1080 Alton Rd., Miami Beach, FL 33139, no phone.
 
Mexican restaurant Mercadito Midtown has shuttered. Mercadito Midtown, Midtown Miami, 3252 NE First Ave., Miami, FL 33137, no phone.
 
After more than 30 years, David's Cafe has closed its doors. David's Cafe, 1058 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139, no phone.
 


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