Spooky season is over, but the season for celebration is just beginning. November brings in the holiday season, along with less humidity and 11 new restaurants to keep our taste buds buzzing through the holiday season. Here are what will surely be your new favorite culinary hotspots.
Ai Tallarin at Lincoln Eatery
Ai Tallarin, a new Asian fusion restaurant and the latest addition to the Lincoln Eatery, has officially opened on Miami Beach. Chef Carlos Zheng’s new outpost pairs traditional Chinese street food and tapas with unique Peruvian flavors and a touch of Miami flare. Ai Tallarin will serve South Florida foodies hibachi, sake, dim sum, and stir-fry, and noodles from its famed pasta machine that churns out savory, Instagram-worthy noodles for a truly amazing casual dining experience.
Ai Tallarin is located at 723 Lincoln Ln N, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website.
Created by owners of South Florida staples Fresko, Rustiko, and Kosh, the trendy new eatery, Asiatiko, offers a fresh take on Japanese cuisine with a kosher, Robata-style steakhouse. Asiatiko’s immaculately curated menu focuses on preparations that slow-grill dishes over hot charcoal. The extensive menu features creative sushi rolls, as well as traditional and contemporary offerings to satisfy a range of palates and cravings.
Looking for incredible cocktails? Asiatiko’s masterful cocktail menu is an attraction in itself. Curated by Aaron Diaz, the cocktail menu will take you on a flavorful journey around the world, with traditional favorites and unique offerings like the Singapore Gardens (Lychee, Elderflower Tonic, Sichuan Peppers, and Gin in Roses) and the Precious Isle (Drambuie, Chamomile, Lime, JW Black Label, Ceylon Tea).
Asiatiko is located at 2906 NE 207th St Unit 101, Aventura, FL 33180. For more information, visit their official website.
Barbakoa by Finka
From the brilliant culinary mind behind uber-successful West Kendall eateries like Finka Table & Tap and Amelia’s 1931, Barbakoa by Finka brings the innovative Latin-Asian fusion cuisine of Chef Eileen Andrade to The Doral Yard. Recently opened Barbakoa boasts the same high-quality, expertly crafted food and drinks, but will feature a more family-friendly interactive space perfect for holiday festivities. Chef Andrade will treat patrons to a range of flavors, from Latin-inspired dishes like Islas Canarias Croquetas and Vaca Frita Tiffin to Korean barbecue dishes and artisanal, woodstone oven pizzas.
Barbakoa is located at 8455 NW 53rd St. Suite 106, Doral, FL 33166. For more information, visit their official website.
Bar La Real
Ever heard of Tropiglam? Because Bar La Real created it. No, really. Bar La Real’s Art Director Carlos “Beto” Perez Fleta coined the term to describe an atmosphere that brings together old-school glamour and tropical aesthetics. Located on the top floor of a historic post office in Downtown Miami, Bar La Real combines South Beach opulence with Latin American culture to create a truly unique nightlife experience. But this new spot isn’t just flash. It has plenty of substance. The rooftop bar offers incredible handcrafted cocktails with luxury trimmings like fruit caviars, gold powder, and small-batch bitters.
Bar La Real is the latest offering from White Feather Management, the masterminds behind uber-popular Wynwood bars El Patio and Mayami Latin. It’s the first of a series of seven new WFM concepts, all of which will offer Miamians a one-of-a-kind party.
Bar La Real is located at 100 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33132. For more information, visit their official website.
Brooklyn Dumpling Shop
Need to satisfy some late-night (or midday) munchies? NYC dumpling master and restaurateur Stratis Morfogen is opening Brooklyn Dumpling Shop, a 24/7 dumpling Automat, in Wynwood. Brooklyn Dumpling Shop will allow Miamians to do contactless orders of all kinds of classic and experimental deli-style dumplings, from traditional potstickers and fried wontons to Philly cheesesteak dumplings and breakfast cro’sumplings any time, day or night. To order, simply select your choices on the screen, swipe your credit card, wait for your number to appear, and grab your dumplings from the locker. Craving: satisfied.
For more information, visit their official website.
TikTok-famous Crumbl Cookies brought its award-winning treats to Miami-Dade County last month with a new location in Kendall. Started by two cousins from Utah in 2017, Crumbl has amassed more than 3 million TikTok followers and became one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains in America during the pandemic. The brand’s fresh, ultra-thick, beautifully decorated cookies have helped Crumbl expand to more than 30 states and 200 locations. And you don’t have to worry about getting sick of them. Not only are the cookies addictively delicious, but Crumbl changes the menu every week to keep cookie stans constantly craving more.
Crumbl Cookies is located at 13520 SW 120th St, Miami, FL 33186. For more information, visit their official website.
Can’t get enough of authentic Italian pizza? Well, popular Miami pizza chain, Piola opened a new location on Miami Beach. Featuring the homestyle northern Italian recipes created by brothers Stefano and Dante Carniato, Piola Miami Beach will serve wood-fired pizzas, scrumptious salads, and comforting pastas with the same artisan quality as Piola’s Brickell, Hallandale, Weston, Pinecrest, and Doral locations.
Piola Miami Beach is located at 4000 Collins Ave Suite B, Miami Beach, FL 33140. For more information, visit their official website.
Izzy’s Smokehouse Aventura
Award-winning Brooklyn kosher barbecue joint Izzy’s Smokehouse opened a new outpost in Aventura last month. Helmed by the owner and self-taught master pit boss Sruli “Izzy” Eidelman, Izzy’s delights meat-lovers with Texas-style barbecue (with a Brooklyn-Jewish twist, of course), slow-smoked on site and finished over a live-fire oven. The menu is 100% kosher, so Izzy’s doesn’t serve pork, but anyone can enjoy their two-week brined and smoked pastrami, Thai sticky ribs, smoked fried chicken sandwiches, and housemade sides. The third location—and the first in Florida—is situated in a newly renovated space in the Waterway Shoppes.
Izzy’s Smokehouse is located at 3585 NE 207th St, Aventura, FL 33180. For more information, visit their official website.
Pura Vida, Miami’s fave café for healthy food that nourishes your mind and your body, opened its eighth location in Bay Harbor last month. The newest location offers all its usual superfood fare—smoothies, acai bowls, salads, toasts, wraps, etc.—but in a new 3,000-sq. ft. indoor/outdoor space mere minutes from Bal Harbor Shops and Surfside Beach. Pura Vida devotees will have plenty of room to devour their Fire Egg Bowls and Miami Mochas with seating for 40 indoors and enough classic blue umbrella tables for 16.
Pura Vida is located at 1001 Kane Concourse, Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154. For more information, visit their official website.
Stalk & Spade
Stalk & Spade, a vegan fast-casual restaurant, is making its way to Miami next winter. Founded by CEO Steele Smiley, the restaurant chain is 100% plant-based and dairy-free, offering American classics with a vegan twist. Steeley became plant-based in 2014 and has made it his mission to bring plant-based restaurant options on the go to the masses. The brand aims to make great-tasting, healthy food accessible and convenient.
The menu offers a wide selection of plant-based fast food alternatives, including hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chick’n sandwiches, chick’n nuggets, fries, salads, wraps, and frozen treats. Menu highlights include a classic burger with dill pickles, ketchup, and mustard; a spicy sriracha chick’n sandwich; and a caesar salad with grilled chick’n. The “meats” are made in-house using a proprietary recipe, and all menu items are 100 percent vegan.
For more information, visit their official website.
Taqueria Hoja in Miami Beach
Bar Lab partners Gabe Orta and Elad Zvi opened a second Taqueria Hoja location at the Generator Hotel in Miami Beach last month. Chef Alex Chang will stay on as menu consultant, but the kitchen and bar will be helmed by Coral Gutierrez—a Mexico native and Bar Lab veteran—and Christine Wiseman—the former bar manager of Broken Shaker Los Angeles. The new location will feature an expanded menu, but will still focus on creating innovative flavor profiles, using traditional methods and only the highest-quality tortillas made with corn grown and harvested by small family farms in Oaxaca. And of course, the cocktail menu will continue to feature tequila- and mezcal-forward concoctions and an extensive list of artisan-crafted, small-batch tequilas and mezcals.
Taqueria Hoja Miami Beach is located at 3120 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140. For more information, visit their official website.