Dining News in Doral
Covering a 14,000 square foot space, the grand opening was a joint celebration of the aesthetically-pleasing and absolutely alluring destination featuring curated dishes from 15 vendors. Whether it was burgers, sushi or milkshakes, the Shoma Bazaar grand opening had delicious dishes from all genres of cusine. Shoma Bazaar obviously couldn't leave out the drinks, the biergarten and Shoma Bar & Lounge provided hand crafted specialty cocktails created by BarLab including two signature cocktails, the Shoma Secret and Pretty Pebbles.
The South Florida food hall craze isn’t dead yet. Shoma Bazaar, the food hall from the husband-and-wife team of developers Masoud and Stephanie Shojaee, is scheduled to open in March with 15 different vendors in its 13,000-square-foot space.
After shuttering his popular namesake Doral restaurant Mariano’s Cuisine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, chef and restauranteur Mariano Araya has returned to the neighborhood with his latest creation: Casa Mariano. Debuting Saturday, September 18, the
menu showcases the way the chef likes to eat blending his Argentine background with Mediterranean flavors.
Miamians can journey to NOLA — in spirit, anyway — thanks to the opening of the Fatty Crab in Doral. The New Orleans-inspired menu offers classic Creole and Cajun dishes, from beignets smothered in powdered sugar to jambalaya, gumbo, and po’ boys.
Feeling adventurous? Try the fried frog legs, soaked in buttermilk and seasoned with Creole spices, then fried to a crisp ($13). Or choose a traditional seafood boil: shrimp, mussels, crawfish, clams, or snow or king crab, boiled in your choice
of sauce and spices ($9.50-$17).
Miami, FL (RestaurantNews.com) Heaven Mykonos is a contemporary dining concept focused on the palates and picturesque ambiance of the Mediterranean in a lively, sexy lounge atmosphere. Located on the second floor of the vivacious CityPlace Doral, the restaurant boasts tapas, an extensive wine list, craft cocktails and entertainment; and evolves into a sexy late-night lounge setting.
Founded by UMG Hospitality Group, Heaven Mykonos transports guests to the splendor of the Mediterranean with vibrant Greek island-inspired colors, décor, bright and airy white curtains and lighting, and lush florals and foliage.
Bunnie Cakes, the storefront behind Best of Miami’s Best Cupcake 2016 and Best Desserts 2018, is moving its whimsical bakery to Downtown Doral. Last year, Bunnie Cakes announced the Downtown Doral location was set to open in the summer but construction delays and the pandemic combined to set back the schedule.
The plant-based bakery opened in Wynwood in 2012 and quickly amassed a following of vegans and omnivores alike who couldn't find what they offered anywhere else.
Andrade tells New Times she's excited to spread her wings beyond the West Kendall neighborhood she and her family have called home for years.
"Basically, if you look at our trajectory, we've created our own one-mile-radius domain. For example, if you want to eat with family, you go to Islas Canarias," she says of the Miami institution her grandparents founded. If you're on a date, you can
go to Amelia's, and if it's your birthday, you go to Finka. We've created different concepts for different occasions."
Doral, FL, Oct. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As of October, Downtown Doral evolves its pedestrian-only activation of Main Street to offer the best option in Miami-Dade for a family-friendly, safe, and fun dining and community experience.
“We are committed to responsibly supporting our residents and businesses during these difficult times.This led us to design an engaging outdoor experience that features expanded pedestrian spaces and safe community experiences on Main Street while
emphasizing health guidelines and safety regulations in an artful manner,” said Ana-Marie Codina Barlick, CEO of Codina Partners, master developer of Downtown Doral. “We partnered with Yard Hospitality Group, the team behind The Doral Yard, to curate
the experience that launched in August and will continue through the fall. This new phase of the pedestrian-only activation features the opening of The Doral Yard, Bachour Restaurant and Bar, and Bunnie Cakes Bakery and Cafe.”
A new fast-casual restaurant is upping Downtown Doral’s burger game.
Joining the ranks of restaurants opening during the COVID-19 pandemic is Nevada-based Juicy Burgers, which has opened its first restaurant in South Florida in Downtown Doral. The restaurant is famous for signature items like its monster 1/3 Pound Burger, the Bacon Avocado Burger and the sure-to-be-popular Hangover Burger, which includes french fries, egg, cheddar cheese, avocado, bacon and ketchup.
You can, of course, create your own burger, too.
Kuba Cabana, a lively, new dining concept which stems from the beautiful traditions of Latin and Caribbean music, cuisine and culture, has debuted at the popular leisure destination CityPlace Doral in Doral, Florida. The energetic, culinary experience-based
venue, which serves a Modern Latin-inspired menu, can best be described as an atmosphere where “Old World Cuba Meets Modern Miami.” Kuba Cabana features unmistakable Cuban and Caribbean flair with stunning, vibrant décor from neon signs and tropical
foliage to walls donned with Cuban-inspired art from ten local artists.
Amid 2020's wave of pandemic-induced closures across Miami-Dade's culinary landscape, pastry chef Antonio Bachour has announced that he will drop anchor in Downtown Doral next month with a second location of his Bachour Restaurant and Bar. The award-winning
chef tells New Times that because his constant work travels were put to a halt, he was able to spend more time at his Coral Gables location and invest more time in his new project, which he envisions becoming a hub for Doral's multicultural community.
Doral is undergoing a renaissance. Once filled with chain restaurants, this West Miami-Dade city now boasts vibrant nightlife and dining scenes. If you've been considering a visit to explore Doral further, there's no better time than during the Doral
Wine & Food Festival this March 21 and 22. Now in its fourth year, the event promises a significant array of eateries boasting delicious bites and a lively experience for the whole family.
Kuba Cabana, a new entertainment and dining concept, is many things in one. A coffee shop. A restaurant. A nightclub celebrating Cuban music, cocktails and dancing. The restaurant, now open in CityPlace Doral, serves lunch and dinner in the former
home of CityWorks. It’s a colorful 8,910-square foot space, with seating for 202. The idea: you come for dinner, you stay for a show. There’s music and dancing every night, some nights with a live band.
In Doral, the housing is affordable, sprawling shopping complexes for everything you could ever want abound, and the food is plentiful. It ain't fancy or full of itself, but it encapsulates everything that's great about eating in Miami. There’s a
massive array of inexpensive spots representing a broad swath of Latin American countries. Es no importa what you’re craving — Doral has it. Even better is that it's all served in approachable, family-run places. No attitudes, no fussing, just a
place to grab a great meal before you venture back out to face the world.
Things just got sweeter in Doral. A lot sweeter.
Antonio Bachour, one of the best pastry chefs in Miami — and, oh yes, and one of the best the world — is opening a new bakery and restaurant in Downtown Doral.
The restaurant, which will be built in a 3,000-square-foot space, plans to offer a full-service menu and the same gorgeous baked goods that are sold at Bachour in Coral Gables, The Citadel food hall in Little River and Timeout Market in Miami Beach.
Decisions, decisions, decisions. When you go out, picking something off a menu isn’t always easy — but now there’s a spot that’s brewed up an idea. And if you join their club, you can taste it all. Bottoms up, beer lovers. M.I.A. Beer Company in Doral
has beers made especially for SoFlo drinkers. Eddie Leon, M.I.A. Beer Company: “M.I.A. Beer Company is a craft brewery. We specialize in making local beer inspired by our food and our local fruits.”
For that friend who makes pasta night a weekly affair and always recommends the best wine, treat them to Gusto RistoBar for a night in Italia.
What to wear: Keep it simple or dress it up. Whether you’re going straight from work to make it to Happy Hour or dressing for date night, casual chic is the way to go.
What to expect: If you’ve visited Downtown Doral you’re familiar with the outdoor setting and relaxed atmosphere. Gusto has a similar vibe with indoor and outdoor seating for any occasion. Feel free to come for a birthday dinner with your crew or for date-night with your boo.
They say everything is bigger in Texas … and it’s true. Now a Lone Star State staple is bringing their giant flavors — and portions — to South Florida.
If you have a “queso” the blues, we have the cure.
Chuy’s Doral has something you will want to “taco” ’bout.
Doug Crawford: “Chuy’s Doral is a great, fresh Tex-Mex restaurant with authentic border Texas food.”
You’d never guess you were in a Korean restaurant except for the name Bistro Bulgogi referring to what might be considered the national dish of South Korea. Located in a green and blue strip mall in Doral opposite a Walmart, the interior is sleek
and done in neutral tones divided into two dining spaces and a counter in the front one with dark gray colored walls and slate tiles below with industrial metal hanging lights.
Downtown Doral has added a new restaurant, and it’s got a Latin-Italian flair. Gusto RistoBar, in The Shops at Downtown Doral, has a menu that straddles traditional Italian dishes and Latin American flavors. The restaurants, which is calling itself
a neighborhood restaurant and bar, focuses on pastas, rustic pizzas and a selection of international wines.
The City of Doral is giving Wynwood a run for its money with three breweries in the neighborhood. MIA Beer Company was one of the first in the area and serves up their signature Miami Weiss Hefeweizen, a crisp Golden Ale the 305 Ale and the M.I.A.
IPA an India Pale Ale. It’s in a non-descript warehouse-type area, the norm in certain parts of Doral. MIA is also a full restaurant serving up sliders, Korean-style chicken wings and a full-on brunch. The dark, rich interior is inviting and almost
elegant for a brewery.
City Place Doral (8300 Northwest 36 Street, Doral) has become the epicenter of the ever-booming city of Doral. Not only are there a myriad of upscale restaurants to accommodate the whole family (regardless of cravings), but CityPlace Doral is also
home to shopping and entertainment options that make the chic establishment a one-stop shop for all. I was recently invited to visit three of the newly opened restaurants – Kings Bowl, Icebox Café and Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas. Below is
a gluttonous round-up of my experience, so you can get a few ideas for your next City Place Doral visit.
Peruvian cuisine — and a host of new concepts dedicated to it — is spreading across U.S. the way the flavor of Peru’s aji amarillo chile pepper disperses across the tongue: Full-bodied, yet subtly.
Chuy’s is opening its first Miami location in October. The Tex-Mex restaurant group will open at 8001 Northwest 36th Street in Doral, according to a press release. The Doral location will mark the ninth in Florida and the 90th restaurant for Chuy’s.
Dicen que lo prohibido atrae más. Descubra qué hace a este restaurante la parada obligatoria para los paladares más exigentes de la gastronomía italiana. Al igual que un excelente escritor logra que un libro se convierta en bestseller, un chef le
da vida a un restaurante. Tras el chef ejecutivo de Divieto se esconde una historia interesante. Comencemos por decir que se llama Luis Zavala, es mexicano y tiene 31 años.
The Doral spot will mark the brand's 90th U.S. location, serving traditional Tex-Mex in a vibrant and whimsical environment. Though the buildout of the new location is not yet complete, typical Chuy's locations are designed with an Elvis shrine, inflated
tropical birds, large metal palm trees, bright tables and chairs, patterned tile floors, and colorful dangling lights.
A chef brings one of his favorite Japanese dishes to South Florida. That’s what’s cooking tonight — as we grab a Bite with Belkys.
The Chef: Masa Hamaya
The Restaurant: Dragonfly Izakaya and Fish Market in Doral
The Dish: Shoyu Ramen
Basic brunch-ers need to sit this one out because Icebox Café is serving some major dishes. Bottomless mimosas, fresh ingredients and the ideal location is why Ice Box should be your new spot for #SundayFunday. Icebox’s second location (first one
is in Miami Beach) is in the beautiful City Place Doral. The restaurant is great for eating outdoors in the terrace or on the second floor for perfect people watching. This huge location caters to big parties for upcoming holidays or any celebration.
The interior design is very chic and modern meets Miami.
When you’re driving through the employment center of Doral, it’s difficult to miss the entrance of CityPlace Doral with its large, silver “CityPlace” letters inviting you in and giving you a taste of the top-notch amenities inside. Recently opened
this March, the Related Group’s CityPlace Doral is the city’s hottest center of more than 40 shopping, entertainment and, most notably, dining venues.
Chef Masamoto Hamaya was born and raised in Japan. He went to college in Arizona, but returned home to Tokyo to go to culinary school. He came back to the United States to embark on an impressive culinary career: Hamaya was Head Sushi Chef at Uchi,
James Beard Award Winner Tyson Cole’s restaurant in Austin, Texas, and he has played key roles as Executive Chef at Ozumo and Executive Sous at the Michelin starred Ame in San Francisco.
Doral is one of the few neighboring areas in Miami where you can still see cows roaming around on open land. Now, with the opening of the new CityPlace in Doral , there’s a massive expansion in the restaurants available for residents and those who
work in the area.
Years ago, dining in Doral meant driving out to 87th Avenue to pick from one of a handful of chain restaurants. There was a Chili’s (that continues to operate), a Hooters, a Miami Subs Grill (which has since closed), and a few other mom and pop spots
hidden in strip malls.
Brimstone Woodfire Grill is opening its first Miami-Dade location at CityPlace Doral this week, one of 20 eateries set to launch at the new mixed-use retail complex located at 3450 NW 83rd Ave. It joins restaurants such as Cooper's Hawk Winery, Baires
Grill, and the Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern.
Take the edge off the workweek with a visit to Doral's Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market for a build-your-own poke bowl or a quick drink during happy hour. If you're closer to South Beach, visit Tanuki. The Asian restaurant has launched a hearty
$23 lunch menu as well as happy hour.
Miami summers are challenging for the local restaurant industry, with small eateries typically finding it difficult to stay afloat until high season. Many restaurants survive by the skin of their teeth, relying on themed dinners and the Miami Spice
program, which runs August 1 through September 30 for much-needed business.
Miami’s barbecue scene is as diverse as its cultures, with Southern-style slow-roasted meats, the open-fire parrilla delights of South America, grill-your-own Korean specialties, Japanese-style coal-fired robata, and plenty more finger-licking-good
options from which to choose. And because nothing says summer like good ol' ‘cue, we’ve rounded up The Magic City's 13 best spots.
The owners of popular Coral Gables tapas spot Bulla Gastrobar have expanded to the booming Doral area. Diego Solano, Regional Chef for Centurion Restaurant Group (Bulla's parent) presides over the menu while Bulla Doral's executive chef, Miguel Rebolledo,
helms the kitchen.
If braving traffic and burning gas is your thing, add Doral's sprawling Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market, which opened in April, to your list of restaurants to commute to. The Japanese small-plates spot is part of an ambitious, billion-dollar effort
by developers Codina Partners and Lennar Commercial to turn the western enclave from one of wide roads, housing developments, and strip malls into a trendy village.
Doral, FL (Restaurant News Release) South Florida foodies now have an open invitation to take a gastronomical exploration through the city of Dora
Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market opens its third location in Florida — its first in South Florida — inside Downtown Doral at 5241 NW 87th Avenue. The restaurant, which has quite the following in Gainesville and Orlando, is housed in a 6,000-square-foot space featuring both a main dining room and a traditional fish market that is modeled after the famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Japan.
Inspired by traditional izakayas Dragonfly features a bevy of Japanese comfort food-inspired dishes like Japanese seafood pancakes with shrimp, octopus and squid; garlic blue crab fried rice; neck-to-tail chicken tastings menu, and plenty of seafood
and traditional sushi rolls.
En el Doral se encuentran algunos de los mejores restaurantes con ofertas auténticamente venezolanas.
En Amaize usted puede crear la arepa de su sueño con su oferta CYO (Create Your Own).
La comida de Bocas Grill es una fusión de platos latinos con una amplia selección de arepas rellenas o arepas especiales
Cuando le pregunté a mi colega Beatriz, venezolana al acecho de la buena comida de su país en Miami, cuáles eran los mejores restaurantes con ofertas auténticamente de Venezuela, me respondió al instante: “Olvídate de los Arepazos”, y me entregó una
lista de 15 nombres. Como la mayoría se encontraba en Doral –¿dónde mejor, no?– me ocupé de probar las arepas de estos, y de ese recorrido salen las sugerencias.
No sólo el recién calificado como “el mejor restaurante del mundo” es un proyecto de hermanos: la línea sanguínea se derrama en otros templos gastronómicos en varios horizontes geográficos.
An orange Abraham Lincoln riding an old-timey bicycle peeks over rush-hour traffic on Bird Road and catches your eye from the east side of the Palmetto Expressway with one bold, mouthwatering word against the jet-black building: “Brewery.”
Down there, at the entrace to the Bird Road Arts District on Southwest 41st Street, the equal-part owners of Lincoln’s Beard Brewery sweat through their T-shirts amid wet paint and polyurethane vapors wafting through the open doors as they put the finishing touches on their shared dream.
“Miami’s neighborhood brew pub: That’s what we want to be,” said head brewer John Falco, one of six owners — most of them ex-military at Doral’s U.S. Southern Command — who are betting on beer. “This is my dream.”
On your next shopping trip to Miami International Mall you'll have more dining options at your disposal. The Doral mall has added two new food options in the recent months, with one more on its way.
First up is Tiramisu Academy Milano, which offers up a bunch of different varieties of tiramisu desserts like ones made with strawberries, dulce de leche and salted orange carmel, that will "please the pickiest of eaters."