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April 2011 Restaurant Openings and Closings

Chef Allen's
Chef Allen's

Quite a few restaurant doors opened and closed in April. We had some surprises like the quiet opening of Michelle Bernstein's new cafe/bakery in the atrium of the building across from Sra. Martinez and the arrival of La Sandwicherie to Brickell. In closings, chef Allen Susser closed his namesake Aventura restaurant after 25 years; Vino e Olio abruptly closed its doors when its chef Andrea Menichetti jumped ship; and Sake Blue Asian Kitchen & Bar closed in what seemed like the blink of an eye (the restaurant opened February 1). Here are notable restaurant openings and closings for April (and those not included in our March round-up).

Openings

Crumb on Parchment, 3930 NE 2nd Avenue, Design District

La Sandwicherie, 34 SW 8th Street, Miami

Lester's, 2519 NW 2nd Avenue, Wynwood

Lizarran, 65 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables
Lou Lou, 638 South Miami Avenue, Miami
The Local Craft Food & Drink, 150 Giralda Avenue, Coral Gables
Mint Leaf, 1059/1063 SE 1st Avenue, Miami
Peacock Garden Café, 889 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove
Pied a Terre, 1701 James Avenue, Miami Beach
Sweet Point Bakery & Café, 3252 NE 1st Ave suite 108 D, Miami
 

Closings

Abokado, 900 South Miami Avenue, Miami
Chef Allen's, 19088 NE 29 Avenue, Aventura
Miss Yip, 1661 Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach (relocated to 437 Lincoln Road; currently open for take-out and delivery)
Sake Blue Asian Kitchen & Bar, 225 Altara Street, Coral Gables
Vino e Olio, 139 NE 39 Street, Design District

Reopenings

Vida & Blade Sushi, 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach (Blade Sushi closed and reopened within Vida as Vida & Blade Sushi)

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments.

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