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Wynwood Diner to Soft Open for Art Basel

Wynwood is smoking hot these days, with designers, construction crews, and artists scrambling to finish off on projects in time for Art Basel madness. Luckily for us, a lot of the projects involve new restaurants.

Wynwood Diner, located in the Wynwood Block building at 2601 NW Second Ave., right across the street from Wood Tavern, is scheduled for a soft opening date of early December, making it the perfect spot for hungry gallerinas and artists to grab a well-priced nosh and a few drinks.

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Not much is known about the menu, but the word is that Wood Tavern's Cesar Morales has a hand in it. Morales recently closed his two midtown projects, Benchwarmers and Bizerq, but placing a diner directly across the street from his much loved and incredibly successful drinking establishment sounds like a savvy business move.

According to a source, Wynwood Diner will seat around 200 people. The front part will be a modern, streamlined take on a classic diner. The back half of the venue will house a cafe with a full bar. Former Ritz-Carlton chef Oscar Vides has been tapped as chef.

More info as details emerge.

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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.
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