Yes! Pasta!, a "healthy, fast, casual, semi self-service restaurant" has opened at 14871 Biscayne Blvd. in North Miami Beach (formerly Pasha's). Focus is on made-to-order pastas -- you choose from seven types of noodles, 15 sauces, and poultry, seafood, or vegetable add-ins. Panini and salads are also on hand, everything priced from $8 to $15. Maybe it should have been called Fast! Cheap! Pasta!
Just a few blocks north, at 15400 Biscayne Blvd., (behind Publix in Loehmann's Plaza) Howie Kleinberg has unleashed his second Bulldog, this one called Bulldog Café. The menu is lighter than at the Barbecue restaurant, with an emphasis on soups, salads, sandwiches, and seasonal frozen yogurts. Maybe it should have been called Chihuahua Café.
Red The Steakhouse Wine Wednesdays:50% off all bottles under $100. Deal-wise, that's the real McCoy.
Anyone else notice that Ver Daddy's went out of business? Nothing wrong with the tacos there, but at this point someone should demolish that rickety old Carvel stand and build anew.
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As reported in Short Order yesterday, Urbanite Bistro is no more. I never did make it over there, but judging from the photo in our post, could it be that it failed due to having a really ugly dining room?