Huahua's: Dog and people friendly dining on South Beach.
Huahua's: Dog and people friendly dining on South Beach.
Laine Doss

June 2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings

Summer is here and that means grabbing a quick bite on the way to the beach or enjoying a meal under a large outdoor umbrella.

June brought us the much-anticipated Huahua's Taqueria, a fast/casual restaurant featuring a wide array of tacos, Mexican beers, and Margaritas in a dog and people-friendly environment. Aroma Espresso Bar opened another location -- this time in Dadeland, marking the first of many dining options in the mall's new wing, and Drogerie is the place for experimental cocktails in a laboratory setting.

We said goodbye to some well loved restaurants that had long runs.

Bond St., the sexy, intimate sushi lounge, closed despite a loyal following; Waxy O'Connors shuttered its South Beach location; and we said goodbye to The Crab House, which served Miami diners for three decades.


Aroma Espresso Bar

Barley & Swine




Toasted Bagel Company


Bond St. Lounge

The Crab House

Waxy O'Connors

Coming Attractions

Aoki Teppanyaki - Coming to Dadeland.

Balan's - Opening another location in Dadeland.

Barnickel's - Coconut Grove eatery opening soon.

Bar Lorenzo - Top Chef Tony Mantuano is opening an Italian restaurant soon.

Baru Urbano - Opening another location at the old Ricochet space.

Batch - Gastropub coming to Brickell.

Bobby Flay's Burger Palace - Coming to Dadeland.

Brother Jimmy's BBQ - Second outpost in South Miami.

Buns & Buns - Opening in South Miami.

The Butcher Shop - Opens July 4.

China Grill - Moving to Brickell.

Cibo Wine Bar - The second location, coming soon.

Duffy's Sports Grill - Coming to Coconut Grove.

Earl's Kitchen & Bar - Coming to Dadeland.

Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop - To reopen soon.

Gravity Brewbar - Opening in Wynwood.

Harvey Wolf - Completes the trio of European pubs, along with Boxpark and The Hoxton.

Ikea - Coming 2014

Jefe's Original Fish Taco & Burger - Food truck going brick and mortar.

JugoFresh - Expanding their shops.

L'Entrecote de Paris - Steak frites and only steak frites.

La Cantina 20 - Another Icon tenant getting set to move in.

Lure Fishbar - The New York seafood restaurant is coming to the Loews Miami Beach.

Milk Burger - New York burger joint teasing us with hints of a Miami location.

Ms. Cheezious - The food truck is opening a shop.

N Lounge - Kevin Cory to open a lounge next door to NAOE.

Perfecto Mediterranean Cafe - Opening in Brickell.

Poor Man's Lobster - From the folks at Mandolin.

Restaurant du Cap - Philippe Ruiz' much anticipated venue coming to Brickell.

Sonic Beach - Opening in Miami Springs.

Spaghetto - One just opened, several more in the works.

STK - Reopening in the fall.

Sumi (Momi Ramen's sibling)

Sweetness Bake Shop - Another branch of the popular shop opening in Hialeah.

Trader Joe's - Coming to Pinecrest in 2013.

Taco Belly - Popping Up at PB Steak July 3.

Wood Tavern - Opening a pizzeria next door, and an upstairs lounge.

Wynwood Brewing Company - Opening soon.

Yard House - Chain grub with many many beers.

Projects in the Works

An upscale restaurant and brewery is planned for the old Cooper Avenue space in South Beach.

A fast-casual Asian concept by 50 Eggs is coming to South Beach, adjacent to the original Lime on Alton Road.

Giorgio Rapicavoli is planning a cocktail lounge adjacent to his Coral Gables restaurant, Eating House. He's also working on a doughnut shop.

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