First Bites

L'echon Brasserie: The Pubbelly Mafia Kill With French Cuisine

The Pubbelly boys are as dangerous to the Miami food scene as the Corleone family was to the New York crime scene. It all began in 2010, with the opening of the Asian gastropub Pubbelly (heard of it?). Jose Mendin, Sergio Navarro, and Andreas Schreiner were first-time owners, dewey-eyed and confident in their high-quality yet affordable, pig-centric fare. Since then, they've gotten bolder and more powerful, opening Pubbelly Sushi, PB Steak, and Barceloneta, in which they are active partners. They've consistently served killer cuisine, and Miami has been clamoring for more.

L'echon Brasserie, their newest venture, opened last Friday, and Short Order had a first bite. Let's just say they made us a bunch of food offers we couldn't refuse.

See also: L'Echon Brasserie to Open Summer 2014 (Photos)

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