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Dec 28, 2011 10:30 AM

Restaurant Openings 2012 - Miami

May as well start this thread.

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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