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Shoma Bazaar Celebrates Its Official Grand Opening

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.


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Casa Mariano Marks the Return of a Neighborhood-Favorite Chef to Doral

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.


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The Fatty Crab

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).


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Heaven Mykonos, a Contemporary Mediterranean Dining Concept

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.


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Bunnie Cakes Relocates to Downtown Doral

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.


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Finka's Eileen Andrade Will Open Barbakoa at the Doral Yard

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."


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Downtown Doral evolves pedestrian activation with opening of The Doral Yard

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.”


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Burger alert! This national spot opened its first South Florida restaurant in Doral

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.

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Kuba Cabana Opens at Doral's CityPlace

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. 

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Doral Food & Wine Festival Highlights the City's Emerging Culinary Scene

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. 

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Doral Food & Wine Festival Highlights the City's Emerging Culinary Scene

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.  

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Come for the paella, stay for the late-night party at this new Cuban-themed restaurant

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.  

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Ten Best Restaurants in Doral

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.  

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One of Miami’s best pastry chefs is coming to Downtown Doral

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.  

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Taste 54 flavors with Flight Club at M.I.A. Beer Company

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.”  


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Hungry Posted: Gusto RistoBar

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.  

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Eat bigger and spicier at Chuy’s Tex-Mex in Doral

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.”  

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This Korean mom-and-pop restaurant in a Doral strip mall is the real deal

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.  

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This new restaurant’s Latin-Italian fare sounds like it’ll fit right into Doral

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.  

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