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alyssabrooke Aug 11, 2010 12:54 PM

All,

Made reservations months agao to eat a Talula last weekend. Ill be in southbeach for the weekend and Talula was going to be our closing events. I recieved a call today that they are cloaing because of new management!! Where should we relocate?!?! Friday we are gonna do burger joint and saturday Prime 112. Sunday we would like to stay in the 20-27 range for entrees and are not picky. We are staying at the Gansevoort without a car, but are willing to take a cab- though not too far. All hep appreciated!!

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Talula
210 23rd St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Prime 112 Restaurant
112 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

  1. Blind Mind Aug 11, 2010 05:17 PM

    Yup, it appears that Talula is closed and will be relocating, though info on where is unknown right now.

    I'm suggesting you check out Solea at the W hotel. The food is phenomenal. It's also a quick walk from the Gans. Oh, and their Miami Spice menu offers some of their best dishes too. Miami Spice is a promo that lots of restaurants participate for the months of August and September where diners get to choose an appetizer, main, and dessert for $35 for dinner. At that price, you can't go wrong at Solea.

    For more info on Miami Spice, check out www.ilovemiamispice.com. Enjoy Miami!

    www.blindtastes.blogspot.com

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    Talula
    210 23rd St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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      mikek Aug 11, 2010 06:14 PM

      was also going to throw in altamare as an alternative for a similar vibe to talula.

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      tpigeon Aug 11, 2010 07:02 PM

      Go to Solea at the W like Blind Mind said

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        jessierandall Aug 14, 2010 12:06 PM

        You could also try Indomania. Not too far and wonderful, quirky place with top notch Indonesian food.

      2. Rondo Aug 14, 2010 12:55 PM

        Holy crap! Will Frodnesor be sitting shiva? Let us know where you end up and how the food is. I'll be down there in early October.

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          jessierandall Aug 15, 2010 09:55 AM

          Talula was in a downward spiral for years. It was time.

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          Talula
          210 23rd St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

          1. re: jessierandall
            Blind Mind Aug 15, 2010 01:17 PM

            When did you last dine there?

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              jessierandall Aug 15, 2010 04:49 PM

              Two months ago was the last time. It was transcendentally mediocre. I probably went four or five times in the last year. Each time, something I ordered would be lukewarm or off-tasting. I will say the brunch was wonderfully prepared and a real treat. For some reason, every time I went for dinner, it was nearly empty.

              I even went for the pasta and meatball dinner they marketed a while back. I took a group of five friends and while the meatballs were tasty, they were cold. The other accoutrements of the meal were only okay.

              It's a shame. I kept going because I remembered what it was and, at one time, I was really enamored with the place. It was circling the drain for a looong time.

              1. re: jessierandall
                Blind Mind Aug 16, 2010 07:34 AM

                That's too bad. I never had that kind of experience there. I really enjoy the food at Talula, especially the shortribs and offal specials they occasionally put out. I guessing they will be back in a different location and I look forward to that day.

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                Talula
                210 23rd St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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                  southocean Aug 16, 2010 02:01 PM

                  The owners of Talula, Andrea Curto-Randazzo and Frank Randazzo, recently opened The Water Club, in the former Miami Shooters location in the Intracoastal Mall, on the Intracoastal Waterway.

                  In a June interview with MNT's Riki Altman, Cutro-Randazzo says she plans to take business away from Houston's. She says, "We've got the best burger in town. And we have our lobster bisque. It isn't progressive, but a good lobster bisque is hard to find. We'll also have a lot of local fish [and] steaks on the high-end and low-end. Many entrees are less than $20.

                  "Some dishes you'll see Frank and me in, like the crispy fried oysters with blackened corn salsa. This seems the perfect place to have it. And I insisted on microbrews."

                  She also says Talula had become a 'Happy Birthday celebration' place, and she thinks The Water Club will become more of an everyday, every man kinda place.

                  1. re: southocean
                    Icantread Aug 17, 2010 08:44 AM

                    Well aware of it, and I ate there same weekend I ate at Talula for my BIRTHDAY. I honestly enjoyed Water Club far more. Talula definitely did not exude Happy Birthday Celebration Place. Shame really.

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                    Talula
                    210 23rd St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

            2. re: jessierandall
              Icantread Aug 16, 2010 01:07 PM

              I went in June for my birthday as well, and was disappointed as well.

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                HabaneroJane Aug 19, 2010 10:08 AM

                hearing nothing about water club other than it's expensive

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                  Joe Foodie Aug 19, 2010 04:52 PM

                  I don't think the water club could be priced cheaper- Share real info people.
                  I was a big Talula fan and have to say that I am devastated about them closing it. It was always solid. I look forward to their next venture and will eat at the water club because it is also very good (different by far than Talula)
                  Keep it real!

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                  Talula
                  210 23rd St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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