Memorial Day Weekend welcomed many new restaurants in Miami.
This week’s newcomers include brick-and-mortar locations for wine and bottle shop Vinya’s; A new Chick-fil-A, and the grand opening of the restaurant before pop-up sensation La Trella Barbecue at Miami Lakes.
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Chick-fil-A has opened in River Landing’s shops and residences.
Photo courtesy of Chick-fil-A
A new Chick-fil-A restaurant now opens at River Landing Shops & Residences. The 4,000-square-foot space provides a casual dining option for the area’s approximately 50,000 nearby residents. In place of the traditional Chick-fil-A grand opening ceremony, in which the first 100 customers receive one year of free Chick-fil-A, this new venue will surprise 100 locals making an impact in Miami. Additionally, the company will donate $ 25,000 to partners in Feeding America in the Miami area to assist in the fight against hunger. Open Monday to Saturday from 6:30 am to 10 pm.
Kaori is the latest restaurant to open in Brickell.
Photo by Spazio Bresson
A two-tiered restaurant at SLS Lux in Brickell, Kaori is the Umai Group’s latest high-end offering. Chef Fabrizio Garofolin’s menu is a fusion of Mediterranean and Asian flavours; Highlights include cuts of A5 Japanese Miyazaki Kobe strip loin with shiso chimichurri; Yellowfin Tuna with Burnt Avocado and Miso Sweet Potato Puree; And short-rib dumplings with Manchego foam. Open daily from 5 pm to 11 pm
Formerly a “first come, first serve” pop-up, Miami’s Texas-style craft barbecue pit spot, La Trella Barbecue, has opened its first brick-and-mortar location in Miami Lakes. Founded by Austin native and pit master Mel Rodriguez and Miami native/Buffalo Bills wide receiver Isaiah Mackenzie, the barbecue joint offers ample indoor and outdoor seating. Pointing to Rodriguez’s Mexican heritage, you can find breakfast tacos offered Tuesday to Friday, starting at 7 am and priced at $ 5, Start your day with a taco like a Brisket or Sausage Egg and Cheese; Migas, Chorizo and Cheese; Bacon, Potatoes, Eggs and Cheese; or Brisket Guisada and Cheese. plate And meats by the pound include smoked pulled pork, smoked sausage, pork spare ribs, and Texas-style brisket. Try the “Brisket Sunday,” which begins with a mac-and-cheese base, layered with baked beans and creamed corn, then topped with smoked brisket, cotija cheese, crema and house sauce. Or, for a taste of Miami-Texas fusion, order the brisket y queso empanadas or the smoked pork rib croquettes. Takeout and catering are available. Open from Tuesday to Friday from 7 am to 10 pm and on Saturday from 9 am to 10 pm, closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Wine shop Vinya, which runs a liquor store, is now open in Biscayne.
Photo courtesy of Vinya Photo
Next time you find yourself saying, “I’m meeting my in-laws for dinner and I want a bottle of wine” or “I’d like to buy a bottle of bubbly for a gift, but spend over $30″ Can’t,” try Vinya, the wine bar and bottle shop from Nicolas García, sommelier Allegra Angelo and Mauricio Garavano. This sommelier-run shop in Key Biscayne was designed for wine lovers of all knowledge levels, offering an assortment of unique and traditional wines with a monthly subscription box for tasting notes and an at-home tasting experience Guidance is included. Vinya will also host weekly wine tasting classes that aim to build a community and help customers better understand (and enjoy) the wines they are drinking. An in-house kitchen is also functioning. Open Monday to Wednesday from 11 am to 9 pm, Thursday to Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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