And so it came to pass that in the month of June, in the year of 2012, The Bazaar by José Andrés finally opened in the SLS Hotel South Beach. And with it, the also-heralded (if less so) Katsuya by Starck.
After numerous permit delays, Macchialina Taverna Rustica, from the Pubbelly team, debuted in South Beach. And Georgia's Union replaced Morgans restaurant in the old Joe Allen space -- now it's organic comfort food, still run by the Morgans folks.
On the other end of the happy scale, word is in that Michelle Bernstein will be closing Sra Martinez at the end of next week. And Zeke's Roadhouse, another long time local favorite, shut down with a quickness that shocked. Another surprise was the announcement that Tudor House Restaurant would retire come the end of summer. The latter news is softened by reports that Zakarian has other Miami plans up his chef jacket sleeve.
Keep going for more openings, and to see what new restaurants have been added to our list of upcoming establishments.
Kris Wessel's Florida Cookery is on the back burner until October
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Florida Cookery - Kris Wessel focuses on Florida fare at the James Royal Palm Hotel; October is the word
Cooper Avenue - Amir Ben-Zion will unveil his new restaurant later this summer at 161 Pennsylvania Avenue in South Beach
Cibo Wine Bar - A second one, in SoFi, coming this fall
Tikl Raw Bar & Grill - Altamare's Brickell venue slated for late July
Pride and Joy BBQ - Coming to Wynwood in September
Whiskey Joe's - The Tampa import will open where Rickenbacker Fish Company used to be -- next month
Brother Jimmy's BBQ - July 10 has been pegged for the Brickell outpost
HuaHua's - Todd Erickson's Lincoln Road tacqueria
Frita Shop - Alberto Cabrera's Cuban burger joint
Yard House - Chain fare, lots of beers
Swine Southern Table & Bar - From the Yardbird/50 Eggs team
MC Kitchen - Dena Marino in the Fratelli Lyon Design District Space; early August?
Cipriani - Home of Harry's Bar in Venice; due at the Icon Brickell this fall
La Cantina 20 - Also coming to the Icon
Catch - Top Chef's Hung Huynh, due in South Beach this November
ROK:BRGR - Burger chain due in South Miami later in the summer
Restaurant du Cap - Philippe Ruiz coming to Brickell in November
The Restaurant at The Raleigh - Michael Schwartz' venture coming this fall