Summer is here and that means grabbing a quick bite on the way to the beach or enjoying a meal under a large outdoor umbrella.
June brought us the much-anticipated Huahua's Taqueria, a fast/casual restaurant featuring a wide array of tacos, Mexican beers, and Margaritas in a dog and people-friendly environment. Aroma Espresso Bar opened another location -- this time in Dadeland, marking the first of many dining options in the mall's new wing, and Drogerie is the place for experimental cocktails in a laboratory setting.
We said goodbye to some well loved restaurants that had long runs.
Bond St., the sexy, intimate sushi lounge, closed despite a loyal following; Waxy O'Connors shuttered its South Beach location; and we said goodbye to The Crab House, which served Miami diners for three decades.
Aoki Teppanyaki - Coming to Dadeland.
Balan's - Opening another location in Dadeland.
Barnickel's - Coconut Grove eatery opening soon.
Bar Lorenzo - Top Chef Tony Mantuano is opening an Italian restaurant soon.
Baru Urbano - Opening another location at the old Ricochet space.
Batch - Gastropub coming to Brickell.
Bobby Flay's Burger Palace - Coming to Dadeland.
Brother Jimmy's BBQ - Second outpost in South Miami.
Buns & Buns - Opening in South Miami.
The Butcher Shop - Opens July 4.
China Grill - Moving to Brickell.
Cibo Wine Bar - The second location, coming soon.
Duffy's Sports Grill - Coming to Coconut Grove.
Earl's Kitchen & Bar - Coming to Dadeland.
Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop - To reopen soon.
Gravity Brewbar - Opening in Wynwood.
Harvey Wolf - Completes the trio of European pubs, along with Boxpark and The Hoxton.
Ikea - Coming 2014
Jefe's Original Fish Taco & Burger - Food truck going brick and mortar.
JugoFresh - Expanding their shops.
L'Entrecote de Paris - Steak frites and only steak frites.
La Cantina 20 - Another Icon tenant getting set to move in.
Lure Fishbar - The New York seafood restaurant is coming to the Loews Miami Beach.
Milk Burger - New York burger joint teasing us with hints of a Miami location.
Ms. Cheezious - The food truck is opening a shop.
N Lounge - Kevin Cory to open a lounge next door to NAOE.
Perfecto Mediterranean Cafe - Opening in Brickell.
Poor Man's Lobster - From the folks at Mandolin.
Restaurant du Cap - Philippe Ruiz' much anticipated venue coming to Brickell.
Sonic Beach - Opening in Miami Springs.
Spaghetto - One just opened, several more in the works.
STK - Reopening in the fall.
Sumi (Momi Ramen's sibling)
Sweetness Bake Shop - Another branch of the popular shop opening in Hialeah.
Trader Joe's - Coming to Pinecrest in 2013.
Taco Belly - Popping Up at PB Steak July 3.
Wood Tavern - Opening a pizzeria next door, and an upstairs lounge.
Wynwood Brewing Company - Opening soon.
Yard House - Chain grub with many many beers.
Projects in the Works
An upscale restaurant and brewery is planned for the old Cooper Avenue space in South Beach.
A fast-casual Asian concept by 50 Eggs is coming to South Beach, adjacent to the original Lime on Alton Road.
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Giorgio Rapicavoli is planning a cocktail lounge adjacent to his Coral Gables restaurant, Eating House. He's also working on a doughnut shop.