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Brasserie Azur Now Open at Midtown Miami

Brasserie Azur is now open at Midtown Miami.

Brasserie Azur comes to us from the guys behind Villa Azur Restaurant & Lounge on Miami Beach. At Brasserie Azur, you could find French fare with Mediterranean influences.

Brasserie Azur’s lunch and dinner menu will feature menu items like a butterflied whole grilled branzino with fennel and lemon; roast beef slices au jus served with homemade mashed potatoes; and the chicken paillard marinated with lemon herbs, served with arugula and cherry tomato salad. For dessert, guests can have dishes like the pistachio macaron, the tiramisu tart, and the caramelized meringue lemon tart.

Brasserie Azur will also host a weekend brunch with egg dishes including the classic Oeufs Bénédicte, and beloved hamburguers, like the Brasserie Azur, with pan seared Foie Gras and truffle dressing. Guests will have the option of bottomless mimosas for $25.

You can see all the menus and find more info about Brasserie Azur here.


Seasalt and Pepper to Debut on December 5th

Another edition to the Miami River is Seasalt and Pepper.

Seasalt and Pepper is set to make it debut on December 5th. Seasalt and Pepper is a 200 seat post-industrial warehouse that has been designed by Stephane Dupoux, who is a restaurant designer and developer who has worked on NYC’s Buddha Bar, Miami’s Pearl, Vegas’s Jean Georges and London’s Cocoon, Carlos Miranda, a veteran of Starwood, Hilton and Mandarin Oriental, and Venezuelan-born chef Alfredo Alvarez, from Giacosa in Coral Gables and Tratoria Dopo Teatro in New York.

Seasalt and Pepper will have three kitchens, including one with a wood burning oven.

Some of the items on the menu include: grass fed ribeye steak; veal chop; octopus tenders–marinated octopus with homemade aioli; braised squid and baby artichoke with roman smoke tomatoes and feta cheese; duck confit salad served over mache greens, heart of palm, lotus root chips in a champagne raspberry vinaigrette; wood fired casseroles including Long Island Baby Clams with cherry tomatoes, basil, jalapenos and white wine and Alaskan black cod with braised fennel, broccolini and Pernod. Artisanal cheese and charcuterie plates include Grafton, Vermont cheddar and French country rabbit pate.

You can come to Seasalt and Pepper by land or water.

We look forward to welcoming Seasalt and Pepper to Miami.



The Pubbelly Group to Open L’Echon Brasserie

The Pubbelly Group is at it again.


Partners Andreas Schreiner, Jose Mendin and Sergio Navarro will soon be running food and beverage operations at the Hilton Cabana Miami Beach and will also be home to their latest restaurant.

“We will run pool service and room service for the hotel, but the restaurant, called L’Echon, will be our main focus,” says Mendin. The restaurant will be, as Mendin puts it, “a Pubbelly-inspired brasserie.”

The hotel is schedule to open later this year and until then that is all the information we know.

L’Echon Brasserie will be a sharing-style concept with classic French dishes and Pubbelly-style environment. L’Echon Brasserie will be located at 52nd and Collins Avenue inside the Hilton Cabana Miami Beach.

Look for more details soon.

Photo : Pubbelly Group



Swine Southern Table & Bar Now Open

Run Pig Run!

Swine Southern Table & Bar is officially open.

Swine is the latest offering from the 50 Eggs Group. Think of Swine as Yardbird’s younger brother. Instead of bringing you comfort food with chicken, Swine is bringing you comfort food with pork.

Swine will be open for dinner Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to midnight. Lunch will be served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and brunch on weekends from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The menus haven’t been posted yet, but you can keep checking for the latest info and menus.

We look forward to enter the “house of worship to the porcine pursuits.”

[gmap description=”2415 Ponce De Leon Blvd. Coral Gables, FL”]2415 Ponce De Leon Blvd. Coral Gables, FL[/gmap]

Photo : Swine



Bread + Butter : The First Cuban Gastropub

Have you ever been to a Cuban gastropub? If you haven’t, no worries. They never existed, until today.

Meet Bread + Butter.

Bread + Butter is a new gastropub in Coral Gables, that is serving up some one-of-a-kind Cuban food. They are doing Cuban sandwiches on bao buns, pulpeta meatballs, a tamale with smoked oxtail and egg, and more.

Bread + Butter is only serving dinner for now, but soon you can go earlier to grab some Cuban pastries and cortadito milkshakes that use liquid nitrogen.

Bread + Butter is now open!

For more information on Bread + Butter, visit Bread +

[gmap description=”2330 Salzedo St Coral Gables, FL”]2330 Salzedo St Coral Gables, FL[/gmap]

Photo : UrbanDaddy



Bloom : Global Street Food in Wynwood

In creation for over a year now, Bloom is ready to bring global street food to Wynwood.

Owners Jose Miguel Sarti and Sebastian Stahl have in-listed, former Nobu chef Ricky Sauri to man the kitchen at Bloom.

Bloom has a small plates menu featuring Asian and Latin American street food.

Some of the menu items include:

  • Pork belly kakuni with mirasol sauce and taro root congee
  • A reina pepiada with shredded duck, tamarind sauce, crispy avacado, and kwepie
  • Cuajitos with creole hog tripe and corn tamale

Check out the full menu here.

The walls of Bloom are furnished with photography from owner Jose Miguel.

Bloom is open now for dinner, everyday at 5pm.

[gmap description=”2751 N Miami Ave Miami, FL”]2751 N Miami Ave Miami, FL[/gmap]

Photo : UrbanDaddy



The Federal Presents The Fed ’50s

The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions continues it’s Summer dinner series this Thursday, June 28th.

This time, The Federal is hosting the “Dinner Across the Decades” series.

Thursday’s dinner will focus on the fifties. They call it “The Fed ’50s.”

The dinner features a five-course menu inspired by the fifties, paired with Augustan wines.

Some of the menu items include:

  • Cheez Whiz (homemade soda crackers, mini fruit cup)
  • Traditional Shrimp Cocktail (smoked jumbo shrimp, cocktail sauce from scratch, pickled seasonal veggies)
  • The Elvis (seared foie gras, caramelized bananas, peanut butter, French toast)
  • TV Dinner (rabbit a la KFC, canided kumquats, smashed taters, florida sweet corn)
  • The Sugar Fairy’s Sweet Confections

The dinner will cost you $75 per person plus tax and tip.

If you want in, make a reservation. To reserve, call 305-758-9559.

[gmap description=”5132 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL”]5132 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL[/gmap]

The Federal Has A “Summer Crush”

We know the summer time is all about firing up the grill, grabbing a nice cold one, and enjoying the hot summer sun.

Well The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions is doing just that. They have a “Summer Crush.”

The Federal has launched their “Summer Crush” menu, which features some new dishes.

Some of the new menu items include:

  • Warm Asparagus Salad with sunny side up egg, English peas, caramelized corn and kumquats (ingredients will change as the season unfolds)
  • Crispy Pig Ear Lettuce Bundles with ranch dusted, crisp pig ears, tart slaw and ‘secret sauce’
  • Pot-o-Clams features Florida clams with spicy tasso ham, Narragansett lager-steamed and crusty bread
  • Shrimp and Grits with cheesy Ansom Mills stone ground grits roasted and browned in a cast iron pan then topped with spicy, creole style jumbo shrimp.
  • Big Ole’Smoked Pork Shank with black eye peas tossed in a heady mustard vinaigrette
  •  Summertime Picnic Chicken that is first smoked with sweet, Florida peach wood, then finished in the fryer and served with a spicy slaw and grilled corn.
  • The Daily Catch is served up with a Louisiana inspired succotash with black beluga lentils, tasso ham and trinity, plus topped with a micro herb salad.
  • The New England Lobster Roll with butter poached Maine lobster, orange-scented aioli and chives served atop a lobster-buttered brioche bun and hand-cut fries on the side
Check out the new “Summer Crush” menu here.

The Federal is always going to host a weekly Sunday Supper BBQ called “The Federal Q.”

The Federal Q will debut on Sunday, June 10th and will be a whole new menu. The will be various rotating cuts of smoked pork, beef and chicken sold by the pound, an assortment of sides and sauces, Texas style smoked brisket, Kansas City style pork ribs and smoked and grilled jumbo shrimp. Of course, what’s not a BBQ with some ‘adult beverages.’ The Fed will also offer Buckets o’Beer and Pitchers o’Punch all night long in addition to their regular beverage selections.

Check out the menu for “The Federal Q” here.

They both sound amazing and cannot wait to try out the new menu items and attend “The Federal Q.”