If you're a diehard fan of OTC's Korean chicken and waffles, hefty craft beer list, or its 2015 Burgie award-winning green chili and bacon burger, better make your way to the Brickell hotspot quickly. Father's Day, June 21, will be the gastropub's last day of service.
Surprised? Join the club. Since 2012, OTC has been delighting young professionals and Miami locals with approachable, affordable, and mouthwatering fare. And while it underwent some changes — bringing on Jacob Anaya as executive chef and going a bit more gourmet in their offerings — its straightforward comfort food with soul is what made it one of Brickell's best and only eateries worth frequenting.
Don't cry just yet, though, because as they say, when one door closes another opens. Owner Michael Sullivan says another concept is in the works. And yes, it will be in the current OTC space.
"OTC has had its run, and it was amazing, " says Sullivan. "I don’t even know how to put into words everything I've learned being a restaurateur here in Miami. This is the next step though. The things I was into at 25 aren't the things I'm into now."
Sullivan, now 28, tells us the next place is going to be "something totally different to anything offered in Brickell." And with an extremely talented chef, which he's yet to disclose.
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"The chef is a good friend of mine who comes from very successful restaurant group with a great resumé. This is something that I've wanted to do for a long time and this is something he's wanted to do for a long time, so it just made sense."
Expect a brand new menu with the same intense focus on craft beer. "Our regulars are not going to be disappointed," Sullivan says, hinting that some of OTC's favorites might even return. But should you need to get your fix of $20 bottomless mimosas, Sunday brunch, or truffle steak wrap frite one last time, you can do so with an all-day farewell Friday celebration on June 19 that will feature $5 select craft beers. The final service will be Father's Day brunch, which considering the fact that OTC's is one of the best in the city, is just the way to go out — with a bang.
We can't wait to see what OTC 2.0 will bring to Miami. "We're thinking end of summer," Sullivan says.