When we last wrote about Cleo, we were blown away by the quality of the food — we couldn’t scarf down the dips, shawarma and other Mediterranean fare fast enough. The restaurant has since gone through a revamp, and it’s back and better than ever. We went in with big expectations, and the Redbury establishment did not disappoint. Days later, we were still enjoying our leftovers.
When Downtown Dadeland favorite Barley closed in February due to leasing issues, we knew Chef Jorgie Ramos wouldn’t waste any time finding a new space for his classic American comfort food restaurant. The talented chef fought tooth and nail to keep the place open despite major landlord issues over the years.
Now, Barley has a new landlord and a new Downtown Dadeland location that’s set to open later this year. Until then, Chef Ramos is keeping busy with a new pizza and oyster pop-up concept: Faith and Pizza. After checking out the Italian gastropub/raw bar a few weeks back, you can consider us converted.