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Michael Lewis' egg sandwich at the forthcoming Laid Fresh.
Michael Lewis' egg sandwich at the forthcoming Laid Fresh.
Photo by Rashida Sol

Kyu Owners to Open Laid Fresh, All-Day Brunch Concept, in Wynwood

Michael Lewis and Steven Haigh, the founders of Kyu in Wynwood, are opening a second restaurant together. Unlike their Asian-American barbecue place, which recently earned a coveted spot on OpenTable's list "100 Best Restaurants in America 2018," Lewis and Haigh's new concept specializes in breakfast and brunch.

Hatching sometime this spring, Laid Fresh will open inside the two spaces previously occupied by James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Solomonov's fast-casual restaurants Dizengoff and Federal Donuts, whose closure less than a year after debuting was due to surrounding construction.

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Laid Fresh, an egg-forward, quick-service restaurant, will allow Lewis to show off a different kind of cooking compared to his work at Kyu, which opened almost three years ago. Here, Lewis will focus on brunch-like items such as eggs and house-cured bacon on potato brioche buns, which will be baked in-house daily.

Though an exact menu has not been released, Lewis says it will include a selection of salads, fried chicken sandwiches, gluten-free options, and homemade sweets. Wine, champagne, and local beer will be available too, as will mimosas served in mugs on weekdays.

Laid Fresh, which will offer counter service and indoor seating, marks the partners' first foray into quick-service dining.

Laid Fresh. 250 NW 24th St., Miami; laidfresh.com. Opening spring 2019.

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