First Bites

Midtown Oyster Bar: Bivalves, Wynwood Brewing Mussels, and Key Largo Amberjack Pate

It's typical for Miami restaurants to be delayed in their opening, especially when said restaurant is an oyster bar that has traps as light fixtures and empty oyster shells affixed to the walls. The restaurant at hand is Midtown Oyster Bar and it was supposed to debut in October, but doors remained shut till a few weeks ago when it opened just in time for Basel.

Brought to the Midtown complex by the Graspa Group, MOB (has a nice ring to it, eh?) is just doors down from the group's beloved Italian concept, Salumeria 104. Before making his way down to the Magic City, Salumeria 104 chef and co-owner Angelo Masarin lived in New England and took a few notes from their seafood and oyster culture, which he's now recreating at MOB by way of clam "chowda" and fish and chips.

See also: Midtown Oyster Bar to Open This Month

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Carla Torres found her inner gourmand voice while writing for Miami New Times in 2012. She has also worked with Travel & Leisure and Ocean Drive and today is involved with a tech startup. She balances passions for wine, sweets, yoga, and kayaking.