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Restaurant Openings 2012 - Miami

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    1. Blue Collar on Biscayne in the old American Noodle Bar spot.


      1. I read in miami magazine that the people behind haven are going to open a gourmet taco place in south beach.

        I also read that Pied a Terre has a new chef that has cooked at Bouley and French Laundry. Anyone been recently?

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        1. re: tpigeon

          If Pied a Terre brought in someone with that kind of resume, they're doing a good job of keeping it a secret. Their website lists George Cocilova as executive chef, the only other thing I can find about him on the intertubes is that 4 years ago he was the chef at a salon & spa in a small town in NY. Would love to learn more if anyone knows.

          1. re: Frodnesor

            That's him.

            P 112 miami magazine January 2012
            ...Gio Cocilova (Bouley, French Laundry) into the fold...

            1. re: tpigeon

              Also right next to that blurb is a new place called the a Lantao kitchen and bar which is supposed to be an asian streetfood hot spot at the surfcomber hotel. Not sure I get the concept..

              Finally this Mare Nostrum - Mediterranean place - is now open. Chef is from spain.

              1. re: tpigeon

                Kimpton took over the Surfcomber and installed Lantao. I know what the original concept was but this didn't follow it entirely and seems awkward inside a hotel.

          2. re: tpigeon

            My sister ate there towards the end of the year. Raved about it being the best French food she's had in Miami.

          3. Smashburger- North Miami (1/20)
            Jean Georges J&G Grill (St. Regis-Bal Harbour)
            The Bazaar by Jose Andres (SLS Hotel- Souh Beach)
            Katsuya (SLS Hotel)
            The Federal

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              1. re: The Chowfather

                absolutely CANNOT WAIT for Bazaar. Really want it to be open by my birthday!!

              2. the new restaurant at the raleigh

                1. Serendipidy 3 is already open in south beach. Not terribly excited though.

                  1. Just learned that Jean Paul Desmaison (La Cofradia) is opening a restaurant and market in Wynwood area.

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                    1. re: Frodnesor

                      That's something to look forward to.

                    2. Juvia- Roof Top 1111 Lincoln Road

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                      1. This is an unconfirmed rumor I heard and I hope I or someone else can confirm it.

                        I heard that Lucali may be opening a spot near, not in, the sunset harbour parking lot currently under construction.

                        If anyone can confirm this, please let us know.

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                        1. re: tpigeon

                          I just heard that Lucali might be opening up before the end of the year. Still a rumor, but I believe it to be true.

                          1. re: tpigeon

                            Confirmed in Ny Magazine. Hope it is as good as Brooklyn.

                        2. Du Cap- 11/12- former Palm D'Or Chef Philippe Ruiz. Brickell World Plaza

                          1. According to Miami.com
                            South Beach Purdy Ave New parking garage.
                            Emack & Bolio's, Juan Valdez Cafe, Fratelli la Bufala, Icebox Cafe and El Rancho Grande, under a different name.

                            They also say Pizza Bar is scouting the area and Lucali is looking to open next to barceloneta.

                            The ones I can speak to are I have heard El Rancho for a long time was going there but the name change is new to me.

                            Pizza Bar is more than scouting I believe - if you go to the contact us on their website they say 1749 Bay Road as one of their locations. This is right across the street from B&B.

                            Finally Lucali is more than looking to open next to barceloneta. They have signed the lease and have been doing demolition onsite since april.

                            Miami.com also says Zen Sai: Japanese style Izakaya opening July 23 at South Beach's Essex House Hotel

                            1. and closing down - Sra Martinez. Read that this week.

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                              1. re: smartie

                                any idea why is Sra martinez closing ??? it is a shame
                                and anybody knows when will L'Escalier in palm beach will open (i read sometime in 2012)

                              2. 90% sure eating house people will stay where they are and open up a more permanent place there.