Nom News: August 25, 2017

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August 25, 2017

Each Friday, we compile South Florida food-related news and events that we couldn’t fit on the site earlier in the week, as well as other local news that piques our interest. Want to be included in next week’s roundup? Shoot us an email at bark@miamifoodpug.com.

Here’s your weekly dose of nom.

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Soul Tavern: Miami Beach Gets a Meat-Free Gastropub

It’s been a long time coming, but Soul Tavern is finally open. The Miami Beach meat-free gastropub was set to open in late 2016, but permitting and other city headaches pushed the date back to this summer. Thankfully, diners no longer have to wait for their fix of flavorful vegan and vegetarian cuisine. Variety is the spice of life, and as you’ll quickly see, Soul Tavern’s menu has a lot of it.

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The Local Craft Food & Drink: Weekend Brunch Done Right

Coral Gables is undergoing a transformation. Since last year, the Gables Streetscape construction project has been turning two of the city’s main arteries — Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue — into more pedestrian-friendly destinations. Local restaurants would ultimately benefit from expanded outdoor dining space and other improvements meant to attract customers.

Unfortunately, the process has been anything but smooth for Giralda Avenue. Because of numerous delays, the usually busy strip was an active construction site (and an eyesore) for months after its scheduled completion date; the place was a ghost town. As a result, several businesses shuttered and others hung on — and continue to hang on — by a thread. Thankfully, construction is just about complete and a grand opening celebration is planned for mid-September.

We’re celebrating for another reason, though: It’s no longer a mission to get to The Local Craft Food & Drink for their awesome brunch.

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Wag Wednesday: Michell and Bella Sanchez & Madlove and Nacho Business

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Since starting the blog, we’ve interviewed many members of the hospitality industry, and one constant among the interviewees has been a profound love for their pets. We thought it would be great to share this love with our readers.

That’s why we launched an ongoing feature called “Wag Wednesday” to showcase industry peeps and their pets. Know someone who wants to be featured? Email us at bark@miamifoodpug.com.

This week, we’re featuring Michell & Bella Sanchez, Chef/Partner and Creator/Partner/Social Media Innovator for Latin House Grill and MadLove restaurants, and their English Bulldogs, Madlove and Nacho Business.

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Komodo Debuts New Lunch Menu

If there’s one word to describe Komodo’s new lunch menu, it’s “wow.” The Brickell eatery, which specializes in Asian cuisine, recently revamped its daytime offerings, and the new selections are outstanding. Whether you’re stopping in for a quick midday meal, a business meeting or just a chill time with friends, you’ll find a variety of options that will make lunch the highlight of your day.

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