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The Daily Creative Food Co.: Soups, Sandwiches, and Salads Heading to South Beach

The Daily Creative Food Co., a Biscayne Boulevard mainstay for sandwiches and people-watching, will open a second location, on South Beach, sometime in the late fall or early winter.

Owner Adam Meltzer and partner Alan Benjamini, who run the day-to-day operations at the existing location, have leased three adjacent spots in a West Avenue shopping plaza between Ninth and Tenth streets, where they'll offer the Daily's massive menu on the island.

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The seemingly endless list of soups, salads, and sandwiches includes a handful of items named for local media outlets. New Times is nowhere to be found, though there are tributes to New York's Newsday and The Philadelphia Tribune stuffed between two pieces of bread.

The café will have about 65 seats inside and 55 on the sidewalk. Delivery, the longtime savior of hungover downtown denizens, will also be available.

Meltzer, who ran a sit-down Mediterranean restaurant in New York City about a decade ago, said he's been looking to expand the Daily for some time but hasn't been able to because of the size and variety of the menu.

"If I was a smaller concept like a taco place or pizza or something, we'd be in five or six locations by now," he said. "The fact that my menu is so large and we do most things from scratch actually creates a problem."

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Zachary Fagenson became the New Times Broward-Palm Beach restaurant critic in 2012 before taking up the post for Miami in 2014. He also works as a correspondent for Reuters.
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