New Miami Restaurant Openings: Sushi by Bou Beach Club, Avo, Arepitas Bar
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More than half a dozen new spots opened this week, from the healthy restaurants Avo Miami and Carrot Express to the reopening of the Lure Fishbar, to an omakase experience from NYC’s Sushi by Bou and an avocado-centric restaurant.
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The Arepitas Bar is now open in the Time Out Market in Miami Beach.
Photo courtesy Time Out Market
Time Out Market recently welcomed its newest vendor, Arepitas Bar, introduced to us by the team behind Phuc Yea and Pho Mo. Here, chefs Aniece Meinhold and Cesar Zapata highlight Zapata’s Colombian roots with a touch of Miami. In other words, these are arepas like you’ve never seen them before – options like the “buffalo” with fried chicken marinated in buttermilk, coleslaw, buffalo sauce, dill pickles, and blue cheese crumbs on a thick, doughy arepa. Prices range from $ 7 to $ 12. Open Wednesday and Thursday from 4pm to 10pm; Friday from 4pm to 11pm; Saturday from 12pm to 11pm; and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Avo Miami serves quick, casual, and healthy fare in Sunset Harbor.
Photo courtesy Avo Miami
There’s a new healthy restaurant in South Beach, and the menu’s favorite fruit, in case the name doesn’t suggest it, is the avocado. Breakfast features an array of ubiquitous avocado toasts served from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., including the Avo Salmon Toast, a combo of avocado, ricotta cheese, dill, and smoked salmon, drizzled with lemon olive oil and served on thick sliced country style bread ($ 14). All-day lunch includes sandwiches, bowls, salads, and pasta like fettuccini in an avocado basil sauce with mashed walnuts and tomatoes ($ 14). Dinner, served from 5:00 p.m. until the end, features an avocado tuna tartare served here with coriander oil and lavash bread ($ 16). Open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Carrot Express has opened its tenth location in Doral.
Photo courtesy Carrot Express
The Miami-born Carrot Express expanded with the opening of its tenth outpost in CityPlace Doral. The health-focused, fast-casual spot is known for having something for every type of diet restriction. The extensive menu includes a large selection of salads, smoothies, bowls, wraps, freshly squeezed juices and smoothies. Open Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Whole grilled daurade from Lure Fishbar.
Photo courtesy of Lure Fishbar
After a year-long shutdown due to the pandemic, Lure Fishbar is back at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. To celebrate the return of Lure, guests are invited to try the restaurant’s Cheers to the Sea ($ 199) clam tower, available until June 30th, tuna tartare, half a pound of lobster meat, eight oysters , six prawns, six mussels and six crab claws – with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne. Also available: a wide variety of raw, crudo and sushi offerings prepared by Sushi Chef Khaleel Ali, as well as Miami-inspired entrees, entrees, surf-and-turf and more from Chef James Kelly. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 6pm to midnight.
Sushi By Bou offers both an omakase and izakaya style menu at its new Pompano Beach location.
Photo courtesy of Sushi By Bou
Sushi from Bou Beach Club
1350 Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach
The Sushi by Bou in NYC is literally and figuratively being expanded to include the new Sushi by Bou Beach Club at the Marriott Residence Inn Pompano Beach. Just steps from the ocean, the new restaurant offers the concept Omakase experience as well as a brand new izakaya style beach club menu. During the assigned omakase hour, guests can enjoy a selection of nigiri sushi, including bluefin tuna, marinated ikura (salmon roe), uni, and fatty tuna. There is a selection of handmade cocktails, imported sakes and Japanese whiskeys, as well as frozen cocktails and large-format beverage packages to enjoy by the water. Omakase reservations that open a month in advance are limited to ten seats per hour and cost $ 150 per person. Another 40 inside and 40 outside seats are available for izakaya meals. Open Monday to Thursday from 5pm to 10pm, Friday from 5pm to midnight, Saturday from 12pm to 3pm (lunch) and 5pm to midnight (dinner) and Sunday from 12pm to 3pm
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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who has been reporting on the South Florida food scene for the New Times since 2011. She also enjoys drinking beer and writing about the growing craft beer community in the region.