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Miami Restaurant Openings and Closings, April 2012

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The return of Kevin Cory's incredible Naoe and the debut of Josh's Delicatessen & Appetizing were the most notable local openings in April. China Grill's shuttering in South Beach was the big closure (although it will reopen in Brickell). Other than that, our list of exciting establishments to come keeps growing. A couple of the more anticipated ones are just days from debuting: Milos Esitatorio, across the street from the Au Pied de Cochon space, is "one week away," according to the corporate office. And the date for the opening of the Pubbelly Italian venture, Macchialina, is May 6.

Openings
Barrel Wine Cantine - 3622 NE Second Ave., Miami
Fresco Trattoria - 1410 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach (soft opening was in March)
Josh's Delicatessen & Appetizing - 9517 Harding Ave., Surfside
Jugo Fresh - 1935 West Ave., Miami Beach
Kokoriko Natural Rotisserie - 1111 SW First Ave., Miami
Naoe - 661 Brickell Key Dr., Miami
Pier 94 - 94 SE First St., Miami

Closings
China Grill
Eden South Beach (closed the very end of March)
Symcha's

On Deck
Restaurant du Cap - Philippe Ruiz coming to Brickell...in November
Gourmet Table - European import market/restaurant coming to Coral Gables next month
Milos Esitatorio - Rule of thumb: Never give your restaurant a name that's difficult to pronounce
Tikl - Altamare's Brickell tickle
Macchialina Taverna Rustica - Pubbelly goes to Italy
Huahua's - Todd Erickson's Lincoln Road tacqueria
Mesa - Chef Elida Villareal's sequel to Charlotte Bistro
Frita Shop - Alberto Cabrera's "Cuban burger joint"
Yard House, chaining South Beach soon
MC Kitchen - Dena Marino in the Design District; was due to open last month
Catch - Top Chef's Hung Huynh, due in SoBe this November
Gloutonnerie - In the former Au Pied space
Katsuya and José Andrés Bazaar in the SLS - June?
The Michael Schwartz/Sam Gorenstein restaurant at the Raleigh that no longer has Sam Gorenstein... still waiting.
Six new restaurants in Dadeland Mall - Don't know which they are, and it's a ways off...

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