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American Social: Fort Lauderdale Gastropub Opening Brickell Location

Los Olas gastropub American Social is branching out to Miami. The pub that features craft cocktails, an extensive beer selection, and upscale pub grub is slated to open in Brickell this fall.

American Social partners Paul Greenberg and Rick Mijares have just inked a deal for the second location of the popular beer joint. American Social Miami will be located at 690 SW First Ct., below Neo Vertika. With 6,500 square feet of space on the Miami River, the new spot will be bigger and glitzier than its Fort Lauderdale sister.

The restaurant's menu mixes the best of comfort food with some gourmet twists. Instead of burgers, American Social offers foie gras sliders, and the usual smoked fish dip gets classed up with salmon instead of whatever is available. Flatbreads are topped with topnotch ingredients such as filet mignon, short rib, and truffles. Down-home selections include macaroni 'n' cheese and chicken 'n' waffles.

No word yet on whether the Miami location will feature the pub's most endearing feature -- a do-it-yourself tap wall where you can pour your own pint from one of six rotating selections. The restaurant also boasts self-serve tap tables, where you don't even have to get up to enjoy your choice of four rotating craft beers.

We're looking forward to some of the Fort Lauderdale flagship location's specials to make the trek south, including $5 burger nights, tap takeovers, Miami Heat watch parties, and local charity fundraisers.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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