New Restaurants to Try This Week: Bartaco, Joe's Pizza, and Kush at Clevelander

Bartaco has joined the Wynwood dining scene.
Bartaco has joined the Wynwood dining scene. Photo courtesy of Bartaco
Miami's latest round of openings includes the first Miami location of New York City favorite, Joe's Pizza, the opening of Kush at Clevelander South Beach, and Zazzy's Pizza in Wynwood.

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Bartaco has opened its fourth Florida location in Miami.
Photo courtesy of Bartaco


282 NW 25th St., Miami
Bartaco has opened its fourth Florida restaurant — and 23rd location — in Miami. The menu offers a variety of handheld items meant to pair with the housemade cocktails prepared with fresh-squeezed juices, as well as beer out of a bottle or can from local partners such as Concrete Beach and J. Wakefield. Try the pork belly and cauliflower tacos, duck birria, and made-to-order margarita take-home kits. Additionally, to celebrate Wynwood’s artistic history, guests will find a unique exterior mural by the artist Cale K2S, an interior mural led by Ernesto Maranje, as well as artwork, paintings, and photos by Sasa Mahr-Batuz, one of Bartaco’s cofounders. Daily 11 a.m. to midnight.
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Famous New York City pizza restaurant Joe's Pizza has opened in Miami.
Photo by Larry Galper

Joe's Pizza

240 NW 25th St., Miami
Yet another famous New York City restaurant has made the trek south to Miami. Joe’s Pizza, the family-owned-and-operated Greenwich Village institution that set the standard for the quintessential New York slice, has opened its first Florida location at Wynwood 25. Joe’s founder Joe Pozzuoli Sr. is from Naples, Italy, and still owns and operates the Greenwich Village flagship. His son Joe Jr. and grandchildren Sal and Pino Vitale are part of the ownership and operations team in Miami. Sunday through Wednesday 11 a.m. to 3 a.m., Thursday 11 a.m. to 4 a.m., and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 a.m.
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Kush has opened at Clevelander South Beach.
Photo courtesy of Kush Hospitality

Kush at Clevelander South Beach

1020 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach
Clevelander South Beach hotel has partnered with Kush Hospitality to reimagine its sports bar space with a new Kush-themed food and beverage program. In true sports bar fashion, the sleek space located behind the hotel pool now features a bevy of televisions for game day watching as well as a special private viewing room designed for a bespoke, private experience for sports superfans. Monday through Thursday 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 a.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
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Zazzy's Pizza offers a large menu section dedicated to the vegan, celiac, and gluten-free crowd.
Photo courtesy of Zazzy's Pizza

Zazzy's Pizza

2525 NW Second Ave., Miami
Zazzy’s, a New York pizzeria from Coming Soon Food Group CEO Jon Gabel and partner Richie Romero has opened in Wynwood. The Zazzy's menu offers a traditional array of homemade pizzas, salads, and sides with a dedicated commitment to serving the celiac, vegan, and health-conscious communities. Corporate chef James Whelen is a self-taught baker who specializes in breads from all around the world. Since his own diagnosis of gluten intolerance, the chef makes it a priority to offer only the best gluten-free and plant-based menu items to his repertoire. The plant-based section includes dairy-free crispy mozzarella sticks, meatless meatballs, and cauliflower Buffalo wings. Sunday through Wednesday noon to 9:45 p.m., Thursday noon to 2 a.m., and Friday and Saturday noon to 4 a.m.
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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
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