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New Miami Eating places: Aba, Fireman Derek’s, FlyFuel, Ernie’s Acai, and Rio’s Tequila Bar

Miami’s newest spherical of openings consists of the Broward County enlargement of Fireman Derek’s Bake Store; the debut of Chicago-based Lettuce Entertain You’s Mediterranean restaurant, Aba; a second location for Aventura-based FlyFuel; Ernie’s Açai in Coral Gables; and Rio’s Tequila Bar from the brand new homeowners of Canyon in Fort Lauderdale.

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Chicago-based Lettuce Entertain You has opened Aba in Miami.

Photograph by Ruben Cabrera


9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour

Aba, the Mediterranean institution from Chicago-based Lettuce Entertain You Eating places, has opened on the bottom flooring of the Bal Harbour Outlets. From High Chef alum chef/companion CJ Jacobson and govt companion Marc Jacobs, Aba’s menu includes a fusion of flavors from Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, and Greece with a touch of Jacobson’s Californian-born-and-raised influences. Aba, which suggests “father” in Hebrew, is an extension of Jacobson’s first restaurant, Ema, which suggests “mom” in Hebrew. Highlights from the menu embrace the carrot and sunflower dip, ready with sunflower tahini; a torched toro toro with watermelon and crystalized Castelvetrano olives; avocado hummus with Dungeness crab; and a shawarma-spiced skirt steak. To enrich the delicacies, a wine checklist and bar program provide picks that marry components and flavors from the Mediterranean and southern California, whereas a cocktail menu options fastidiously crafted zero-proof choices that use native components. Every day 4 to 11 p.m.

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Ernie’s Açaí is now open in Coral Gables, and serves one of many world’s most costly açaí bowls.

Photograph courtesy of Ernie’s Açaí

Ernie’s Açai

4141 Laguna St., Coral Gables

Ernie’s Açai has opened in Coral Gables, making it certainly one of Miami’s latest spots to seek out inventive, all-organic açai bowls. Ernie’s is among the many first to serve its açaí by way of a mushy serve pour with a menu that provides ten signature bowls in three sizes and 4 smoothies. Attempt the “Tropicalista,” Ernie’s soft-serve açaí mix topped with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, pineapple, toasted coconut, almond butter drizzle, granola, and coconut oil. A wide range of toppings additionally permits clients the chance to create their very own bowls. Feeling fancy? Splurge on the $240 “24K Magic” bowl, thought-about by its creators to be the most costly açaí bowl on the earth because of its pure gold mud and gold-flake end. Monday via Suturday 8 a.m. to eight p.m.

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Fireman Derek’s Bake Store is now open in Fort Lauderdale.

Photograph courtesy of Fireman Derek’s Bake Store

Fireman Derek’s Bake Store

250 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale

Pie grasp/entrepreneur Derek Kaplan has opened a department of his Fireman Derek’s Bake Store in Fort Lauderdale. The one-of-a-kind Miami dessert vacation spot has launched its second-largest store, the place truffles, pies, and savory gadgets have their very own separate show case for a customer-friendly expertise. Right here, Kaplan may even provide his line of hand-churned ice cream impressed by the bakery’s signature goodies whereas a state-of-the-art kitchen pumps out pot pies, empanadas, and cookies baked onsite. Pies and truffles are made every day at Kaplan’s Little Haiti bakery. Staying true to its Wynwood roots, the brand new location will retain an artsy really feel, with neon signage and décor in sync with the laidback ambiance. Monday via Thursday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday via Sunday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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Aventura-based FlyFuel has opened a second location in Midtown Miami.

Photograph courtesy of FlyFuel


154 NE twenty ninth St., Miami
305-894- 6936

Aventura-based FlyFuel — previously referred to as Uncooked Republic — has opened a second location in Midtown Miami. As a part of its most up-to-date enlargement, the health-focused restaurant launched a number of new menu gadgets, together with its tackle Hailey Bieber’s viral “strawberry glaze” smoothie. As well as, the FlyFuel menu gives a wide range of vegetarian and gluten-free choices alongside salads, wraps, acai bowls, cauliflower pizzas, breakfast dishes, and a number of grab-and-go gadgets. Further new menu gadgets embrace a tuna poke bowl, a candy ginger smoothie, and a vegan veggie pizza. Monday via Saturday 11 a.m. to eight p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Rio’s Tequila Bar has opened in Fort Lauderdale.

Photograph courtesy of SFL Meals Group

Rio’s Tequila Bar

620 S. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale

SFL Meals Group, the Fort Lauderdale-based hospitality group behind the rebranding of Canyon restaurant, has opened Rio’s Tequila Bar. Hidden among the many tree-lined streets of Rio Vista, Rio’s Tequila Bar serves up craft cocktails, tequila flights with instructional tastings, mixology courses, and globally-inspired, tapas-style bar bites. Signature cocktails embrace the “Smoking Gun” with blanco mezcal, walnut bitters, honey, and smoked Oak wooden and the “Vida Verde” with mezcal, mint, cucumber, jalapeño, and lemon. Pair them with bar bites that embrace carnitas chiquitas; a “Canyon” ceviche with poached calamari, shrimp, chef’s alternative fish, jalapeño, pico de gallo, citrus, and seasoned corn tortilla chips; or the masala-dusted venison skewers with blueberry serrano discount and pickled crimson onion. With seating for simply 25 individuals, Rio’s has an intimate really feel and elevated ambiance alongside fashionable Southwest décor, and this distinctive hideaway provides company the prospect to sip libations whereas studying in regards to the historical past and deep tradition behind the spirits. Thursday via Saturday 5 p.m. to shut.



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