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222 TACO Coming to North Bay Village

Former COYO Taco founder and visionary, Anna Robbins is bringing tacos to North Bay Village.

The new concept is called 222 TACO. The fresh new concept will bring fast-casual Mexican comfort food, a full-service margarita bar, and music programming to North Bay Village.

With 4,000 square feet of indoor space, plus a 700 square foot patio, the vibe-driven eatery will offer an authentic menu of traditional Mexican fare, along with La Margarita Shop, a full-service bar shaking up a selection of Robbins’ signature margaritas. On the menu, guests can expect dishes that stay true to the integrity of the country’s flavorful classic cuisine, along with a variety of vegan options. 222 TACO will also feature a ‘tiendita’ stocked with authentic Mexican novelties, grab-and-go offerings, imported sodas and beers, baked goods, coffee, and paletas, in a variety of flavors.

222 TACO is located at 1624 79th St. Causeway in North Bay Village and will serve breakfast (all day), lunch, and dinner.

Stay tuned for an opening date!

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Dizengoff Fills Your Hummus Needs in Wynwood

Chef Michael Solomonov have officially opened Dizengoff, right next to their popular Federal Donuts in Wynwood.

Dizengoff is known for their hummus.

The hummus at Dizengoff is made fresh daily and topped with rotating garnishes like corn masabacha with chickpeas and tehina; onion with turnips, turmeric and schug. The hummus comes with fresh baked pita, Israeli salad and pickles. The menu also includes some sides and a Lemonnana, which is a Israeli frozen mint lemonade. On Sundays and only on Sundays, Dizengoff serves their version of shakshuka, North-African baked eggs in a spicy tomato and pepper stew, served with pita.

Check out the full menu here.

Dizengoff Wynwood is now open Sunday to Wednesday from 10a to 8p and Thursday to Saturday until 10p.

Photo : Giovanny Gutierrez / ChatChow TV
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Top Chef Winner Jeremy Ford to Open Stubborn Seed This September

Top Chef Season 13 winner Jeremy Ford is opening two restaurants come this fall.

The first one will be called Stubborn Seed and will open sometime this September at 101 Washington Avenue in the former TiramesU space. He is opening Stubborn Seed with Grove Bay Hospitality Group.

No details have been released on the restaurant or menu, but it will be “seasonally” focused with dishes like a 5-second wahoo made with a spicy buttermilk dressing, jalapeño ferment, sea grapes and Florida peach.

As for his second restaurant, no additional details have been released yet.

Look for an opening date here soon!


Artichoke Pizza Opens at Ricky’s South Beach

Artichoke Pizza is finally open in Miami.

The popular NYC pizza spot is officially open inside of Ricky’s South Beach. This location is only the 2nd outside of New York City.

On the menu you could find the famous Artichoke Pizza made with artichoke hearts, spinach, cream sauce, mozzarella, pecorino romano cheese; the Margherita Pizza and Sicilian Pizza.

Artichoke Pizza’s South Beach location will be the brand’s twelfth brick and mortar location, and only its second outside of the New York City boroughs. It serves whole pies and slices including the Margherita Pizza, Sicilian Pizza the namesake Artichoke Pizza made with artichoke hearts, spinach, cream sauce, mozzarella, pecorino romano cheese.

Artichoke Pizza is open daily from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Photo : Francis Garcia & Sal Basille

Win A Free Year of Bowling at Kings Bowl America

Kings Bowl America will open its first-ever South Florida location on May 22nd with an expansive dining, cocktail and entertainment venue at the new CityPlace Doral. This will be a landmark opening for the national brand, celebrating its 10th location and continued expansion.

The 20,000-square-foot complex will be its most impressive to date, featuring an executive-chef driven scratch kitchen, inventive crafty cocktails, 14 ten-pin bowling lanes, 4-lane private bowling suite, a full-service upscale lounge and private dining spaces, plus much more.

As part of the debut celebration, Kings will be gifting a free year of bowling (two games each month for a full year), to the first 250 visitors through their doors on opening day. To further celebrate the 10th location, everyone in line at the event will get a raffle ticket and 10 lucky winners will receive $100 in gift cards.

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Miami Has A New Hangout – The Arketekt by Aficionados

Miami has a new hangout to check out, The Arketekt by Aficionados.

Aficionados Wine/Spirits Boutique and Speakeasy Bar is opening a restaurant and bar right next door to its current storefront in February 2017. The Arketekt by Aficionados is a 60-seat restaurant and bar will be open for lunch and dinner, weekend brunch and offers outdoor seating as well as a private dining lounge.

The Arketekt will have a half bottle wine program that allows patrons to experience a variety of labels without the financial commitment of a full bottle.

The Arketekt by Aficionados is located at 1200 Brickell Bay Drive, Suite 107, Miami, FL 33131.

The Arketekt by Aficionados is expected to open next month.