August 2011 Restaurant Openings & Closings

A restaurant is like a lawn chair. It opens and closes, opens and closes, opens and closes until one day, for whatever reason, after closing, it never reopens (serves you right for buying it at Walgreens). A new chair takes its place.

There were lots of restaurant openings in June, much fewer in July. To no surprise, the dog days of August didn't bark up any great number of debut enterprises either. Here is our list, including one or two we missed the month before.


Bryan In The Kitchen 106 NE Second Ave., Miami
Chow Down Grill 920 Alton Rd., Miami Beach

Daddy's Soul Food 637 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Egg & Dart 4029 N. Miami Ave., Miami
Florette Cafe 540 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Shore Club Terrace 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach


Pesen's Breads & Panini 106 NE Second Ave., Miami

Solea 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Brickell Bridge Bistro & Bar 500 Brickell Ave., Miami
Tacontento 715 Lincoln Lane, Miami Beach
Nany's Cafe 710 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Emeril's Miami Beach 1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Boiler House 97 SW 8th St., Miami
Ago Restaurant at The Shore Club 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

On The Horizon:

Milos Estiatorio 81 Washington Ave., Miami Beach (the Au Pied de Cochon space)
Doraku Mary Brickell Village
Shake Shack, Coral Gables
Harry's Pizzeria, 3918 N. Miami Ave., Miami (the Pizza Volante space)
Pasha's, 3801 Biscayne Blvd., Miami (and closing in the Design District)
Panera Bread, 1430 Alton Road, Miami Beach

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