Pubbelly cofounder, chef Jose Mendin is opening Habitat at the 1 Hotel South Beach.
The restaurant, set to debut in the old Beachcraft space this November, will offer a new take on health food by using wood-baked cookery and an extensive selection of raw items. "Raw means more than 'raw bar,'" Mendin says.
The restaurant will offer a salad sommelier who will consult with guests to create a custom experience. The menu will be executed by chef de cuisine Angel Palacios, a Michelin-starred Spanish toque.
New Times will speak with Mendin from the Habitat space live today at 3:30 p.m. The chef will discuss the new restaurant and menu items.
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In addition, Mendin will talk about how Hurricane Maria has affected his native Puerto Rico and his efforts to help friends, family, and co-workers on the island.
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Habitat at 1 Hotel South Beach. 2377 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-604-1000; 1hotels.com. Opening November 2017.