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Forte by Chef Adrianne Opens, Rivertail Brunch, and More Food Events in Miami This Weekend

Chef Anthony Inn will take over Hiyakawa, Adrianne Calvo opens a new restaurant on Miracle Mile, and more.
The interior of Adrianne Calvo's new restaurant, Forte.
The interior of Adrianne Calvo's new restaurant, Forte. Photo courtesy of Forte by Chef Adrianne
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This weekend, New York City's chef Anthony Inn will take over Hiyakawa through Sunday, while Adrianne Calvo opens a new restaurant in Coral Gables. Plus, Carrot Express introduces new menu items, Rivertail launches weekend brunch, and EST. 33 hosts Copa América 2021 watch parties.
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The dining room at Hiyakawa
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Chef Anthony Inn at Hiyakawa

Through Sunday, June 27, Anthony Inn — chef/partner of New York City’s renowned Satsuki and Suzuki restaurants — will man the omakase counter at Hiyakawa alongside Masayuki Komatsu. They'll serve 12 diners per night. In addition to omakase, Inn will offer a handful of exclusive items on Hiyakawa’s à la carte menu. His omakase menu will be priced at $240 per person, not including tax, gratuity, and beverages. 2700 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 305-333-2417 or online at
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Adrianne Calvo has opened her new restaurant, Forte, on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables.
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Forte by Chef Adrianne Opens in Coral Gables

Adrianne Calvo, best known for her South Florida restaurants Chef Adrianne's and Redfish, has a new one: Forte by Chef Adrianne. Located on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, the Italian-inspired restaurant pays homage to Calvo's mother (whose maiden name is "Forte") and her family's Sicilian lineage. Menu items range from fresh seafood and a buratta bar to house-made pizzas and pastas. Highlights include bucatini cacio e pepe ($31), wood-oven, whole-roasted branzino with cannellini bean ragù ($45), and veal chop Florentine with fried garlic butter ($48). 45 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-517-6181; Reservations are encouraged.
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Rivertail in Fort Lauderdale has launched weekend brunch service.
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Weekend Brunch at Rivertail

The riverside eatery by award-winning chef José Mendín is now open for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Menu highlights include crab doughnuts with spicy honey ($12), king crab Benedict with brioche toast and yuzu hollandaise ($28), pork belly and eggs ($23), and cornbread with cotija cheese and honey butter. Pair your brunch plate with a cocktail from Rivertail's bloody mary and oyster shot bar. Noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, at Rivertail, 4 W. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-306-2665;
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Carrot Express has introduced a slate of new menu items at all 12 locations.
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New Menu Items at Carrot Express

Carrot Express has a lineup of new menu items, which are available at all 12 locations across South Florida. Highlights include the Middle Eastern platter, served with quinoa tabbouleh drizzled with champagne vinaigrette, falafel, hummus, roasted baba ghannouj, and toasted multigrain bread from Zak the Baker ($14.95); a salmon "Buddha Bowl" made with pan-seared salmon on a blend of quinoa, cabbage, scallions, edamame, corn, and roasted eggplant with “Buddha" sauce ($18.95); and the chicken goddess sandwich, stuffed with pan-seared, panko-crusted chicken breast and cilantro-lime coleslaw ($14.95). Available at all Carrot Express locations;
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The interior of Est. 33
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Watch the Copa América 2021 at Est. 33

Cheer on your favorite soccer team at Est. 33 as the brewery/restaurant hosts Copa América 2021 watch parties throughout June and July. (View the game schedule.) During each game, enjoy 16-ounce beer specials for $4 featuring all of Est. 33’s signature brews, from the legend lager and 33 pale ale, to newer editions on tap, such as the "One Night in Bangkok" and "Hallo Schatzi". Pair your pint with a rotating selection of bar bites ($6-$9). 701 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-425-9266;
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