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Oolite Restaurant - New from Kris Wessel - SoBe near Lincoln Road

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Hoping to make it down to Oolite this Saturday before the Ray Lamontagne show at the Fillmore.

Any early word on best bites etc?

I hear the famous BBQ shrimp will be available.

Laine says: "First and foremost, the restaurant will feature healthful dining. Wessel will show his love for regional, local cuisine by concentrating on "simplified eating with plant, land, and sea-based protein-driven offerings... the kitchen will adhere to the limited use of processed ingredients, gluten, and saturated fats. In other words, the restaurant will offer true locavore cuisine that uses natural flavors instead of chemical enhancements."
http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/shorto...

Website has no info really
http://ooliterestaurant.com/welcome/

But you can find more on FB
https://www.facebook.com/OoliteMiami?...

1661 Pennsylvania Ave
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
(Former site of Cooper Avenue)

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  1. I had a small meal there. If you get the ribs save some of the sauce from the shrimp for them. Get the flan for dessert. It is incredible.

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    1. re: tpigeon

      Thanks TP. I also hear the Oxtail is good.

      Anything else CHers???

      1. re: CFByrne

        In addition to those items already mentioned, I really enjoyed the snapper crudo w pepitas & litchis. And yes, it's great to see the BBQ shrimp back in action. Very solid cocktails at the bar, too.

        1. re: Frodnesor

          Snapper crudo was great. Just had it.

    2. Big Wessel fan. I've been 2x now and had 2 great meals. They have a bar menu available from noon to midnight that has lots of good dishes too.

      His BBQ Shrimp are always a must get. Creole oxtail was outstanding. I highly recommend the conch-coconut corn chowder too.

      It's Red Light flavors with full bar and a/c.

      Go

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      1. re: The Chowfather

        I just went there again and it was great again.

        1. re: tpigeon

          I would call the restaurant and see if the bbq shrimp is included in their happy hour because those items on the "small bite" menu become half priced.This turns possibly 5 shrimp for $14 at lunch into possibly 2 orders at happy hour (10 shrimp) for $14.I believe happy hour is 3-6.Check it out.Food is good ,but pricy for the portioning.Happy hour brings it down to good value.