A short preview of next week's New Times Cafe review:
There are certain things that rookie restaurateurs can do to increase their odds for success. For instance, having a workable phone number can be surprisingly helpful. When we dialed the month-old Stone Grill 95 in Surfside in order to make reservations, the telephone just kept ringing and ringing. At all hours. For five days (and continuing still, as of this writing). We never did make contact, but instead took a gamble-of-a-drive to see if it was open. It was.
Stone Grill 95. 9487 Harding Ave., Surfside; 305-868-7667 (ha!).
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