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Juvia to Serve Bento Box Lunches From Rooftop Lincoln Road Eatery

Bento boxes are the snack pack of Japan. These meals, served in compartmentalized boxes, are usually comprised of rice, fish, and meat, and can be as simple or elaborate as a restaurant or stay-at-home-mom wants to make them.

Juvia, the new penthouse retreat with a retractable roof adjacent to the parking garage at 1111 Lincoln Road, just announced its lunch service, featuring quick-service Bento boxes served weekdays from noon to 3 p.m.

Power brokers and harried Lincoln Road shoppers can have a quickie bento meal, guaranteed to not take up the entire day.

For $24, diners can choose from tuna poke with sesame schimi tosazu,

hijiki, red onion, and scallions); chicken Vadouvan with French curry,

cipollini onions, porchini, and baby

spinach; or Korean marinated short rib as their protein.

All bentos are served with Jasmine rice, a salad, and a cupcake and

served on a tray. Presented with their entire meal at one time, diners

can choose to linger with a glass or two of wine, or scarf down lunch in

order to enjoy more valuable beach time.

For patrons seeking to linger on the oversize deck, Juvia also offers a traditional lunch menu that lists many of the restaurant's dinner items. They include stone crabs; cured Scottish salmon with feta and baby arugula; hamachi espuma with micro cilantro; salmon nashi; and beef carpaccio. Traditional lunch is served seven days a week from noon to 3 p.m.

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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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