First Bites

PB Steak Opens January 10: We Get a First Bite

PB Steak, the fifth restaurant by Pubbelly Restaurant Group, opens

Thursday, January 10. I was invited to one of the two "friends and

family" dinners, where staff are given a "dress rehearsal" before paying

customers converge on the establishment.

Given the fact that this is a

Pubbelly concept, the staff will likely have to hit the ground running

come opening day, so these "f&f" nights are important training

tools.  As far as dress rehearsals go, this evening went smoothly. Our server was knowledgeable, pointing out favorite dishes, explaining preparation, and answering questions on everything from decor to ingredients. Water was refilled and plates were cleared almost immediately.

The old Joe Allen space has been completely transformed. Yes, the concrete dog still greets guests, but the entrance has been moved to the street instead of the long walkway on the side of the structure.

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wood tables have been added for outdoor seating, and the interior is a warm and lively space with exposed wood beams and concrete. Chalkboard walls note specialty cocktails and desserts, and the room is filled with inviting copper

hues. Pubelly fans will instantly feel at home, and "newbies" will be charmed.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
Contact: Laine Doss