After dropping hints on Facebook and Twitter about his third restaurant, chef Jimmy Carey very quietly opened the third location of Jimmy'z Kitchen on Valentine's Day.
Carey renovated the former Havana Spice space at 9050 S. Dixie Hwy. in Pinecrest, replacing the wood paneling and updating the kitchen to match his Wynwood location's bright citrus color schemes and modern furnishings.
The free-standing restaurant offers the same menu as the Wynwood location, including well-priced Latin-inspired dishes such as roast Cuban mojo pork with black beans, rice, and plantains ($12.50); grilled churrasco with chimichurri ($16.50); and shrimp creole ($15.50).
A large selection of paninis, sandwiches, and salads is also available, as are craft beers and wines.
And, of course, there's mofongo, available daily.
Mofongo, the Puerto Rican dish made of mashed green plaintains topped with meats, seafood, and/or vegetables, has a cult-like following. Jimmy'z mofongo changes daily and ranges in price. Today's mofongo specials include chicken mofongo with creole sauce ($13.75), puerco al
mojo mofongo ($17), and mixed seafood mofongo with creole sauce ($19.99).
Jimmy'z Pinecrest will also offer a weekday craft beer happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. and daily specials. Take out is also available.
Chef Carey is also planning a blow-out grand opening complete with live music sometime in March. Stay tuned to Short Order for details and an exact date.