After two years of delays, Alberto Cabrera has found a space for his long-discussed Frita Shop at the corner of Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Salamanca Avenue. Opening sometime this summer, the shop will be the first of several spots, he said.
"It's going to be terribly simple," he said. We're thinki ... More >>
Khong River House is buzzing on a chilly Friday night. Waiters add to the clamor, adeptly pronouncing Thai ingredients such as khaep mu (crisp pork rinds) and nam prik num (green chili pepper salsa). Across the dining room, hipsters, bloggers, and socialites cram tightly packed tables. They tweet, I ... More >>
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When John Kunkel started a small burrito joint in South Beach in 2004, he didn't think it would turn into a $24 million buyout by Tennessee-based Ruby Tuesday, Inc. or that he would strike gold in a southern restaurant concept in South Beach. But Kunkel and his 50 Eggs Restaurant Group have a knack ... More >>
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Although the burrito was invented in Mexico as a portable street food, it is really only popular in the northern part of the country -- which may ... More >>
Tennessee-based Ruby Tuesday Inc. announced Wednesday that it will be acquiring Miami's Lime Fresh Mexican Grill for $24 million.The deal includes Lime's intellectual property rights as well as the assets of seven company-owned restaurants, and will offer Ruby Tuesday an opportunity for growth, part ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanD.I.Y. tartare? Yes, please!Right off the bat, we have a confession: We never ate at the former Rusty Pelican before the recent remodeling. We feared it would be musty inside and found it a schlep to trek out to Virginia Key. Also, the menu didn't look any more appealing than ... More >>
Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, the delicious little South Beach taco restaurant that could, won't be a local secret much longer. The restaurant has gone chain. It's rapidly expanding in Florida, and Ruby Tuesday has plans to open another 200 Lime outlets in the eastern United States. Just don't expect ... More >>
Miami's own Lime Fresh Mexican Grill may be the nation's fastest growing chain. Just last week, a new place opened down by the Miami Courthouse. Another new place opens this week In Orlando. And the firm just inked a a deal with lagging Ruby Tuesday's chain to open 200 new restaurants across the ... More >>