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5 New Restaurants Cooking Up Buzz

BY Rebecca Wallwork | February 20, 2018 | Feature Features

Hungry? Here are five new or soon-to-open eateries that deserve your attention.
Planta's Backyard BBQ pizza

Pizza Alfresco

For such a small slice of South Beach, South of Fifth continues to offer up exciting new spots to eat. Case in point: Newcomer Call Me Gaby, which serves classic pizzas as well as more memorable variations featuring black truffle carpaccio and other gourmet toppings. Pasta, salads, antipasti, dessert and cocktails round out the menu. 22 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305.531.4800

Taste of Tokyo
The first U.S. outpost of the lively London restaurant Chotto Matte is expected to open its doors on Lincoln Road by the end of this month or early March, for lunch, happy hour and dinner infused with the tastes of Japan and Peru. Expect a robata grill counter, sushi bar and cocktail bar in a dramatic setting featuring striking wood ceilings and lush hanging gardens. 1666 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach

To Market!
The hotly anticipated La Centrale is finally open at Brickell City Centre, offering three levels of Italian culinary action, including market and grab-and-go counters, event space, a wine cellar and cooking classes. Restaurants include the family-style Pizza e Pasta, seafood-centric Pesce, plant-based Stagionale and the butcher-shop setting of Carne, serving the finest cuts of meat. It’s the perfect place to lose yourself in la dolce vita. 701 South Miami Ave., Miami

Flora’s Best Flavors
Toronto’s Planta arrives in SoFi this month to serve up locally sourced, 100 percent plant-based fare such as Korean fried cauliflower lettuce wraps and coconut ceviche, plus cold-pressed cocktails, juices and shots. The light-filled new spot will use ingredients from its own rooftop garden and feature a plant-based sushi bar. We are definitely intrigued. 850 Commerce St., Miami Beach, 305.397.8513

Big Easy Style
Miami’s market phase continues with the arrival of New Orleans’ beloved St. Roch Market in the Miami Design District. The lineup of 12 chef-driven concepts includes fried chicken from Coop, the 305-infused Asian tastes of Yuzu and meze and Israeli classics at Jaffa. The market also houses the District’s newest cocktail bar, The Mayhaw. 140 NE 39th St., Miami, 786.566.6656

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