Nom News: May 31, 2024

May 31, 2024

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Coming Soon: Sunny’s
Bombay Darbar Opens in Downtown Doral
Pride Week at The Salty
New Live Music Program at MO Bar + Lounge


Coming Soon: Sunny’s

Opening Fall 2024, Sunny’s is the highly anticipated restaurant and bar from the team behind Miami’s award-winning Jaguar Sun and Sunny’s Someday Steakhouse residency at Lot 6. Located in Littler River, Sunny’s Someday Steakhouse began as Jaguar Sun’s response to the pandemic and quickly became one of Miami’s hottest reservations.

The residency scored a coveted “Best Restaurant in America” accolade from Bon Appetit and was named a Tales of the Cocktail “Spirited Award” Regional Honoree. While Sunny’s Someday Steakhouse ended its residency in May 2022, the team was able to retain the outdoor space and build a full-fledged indoor restaurant around it to create Sunny’s. In addition to world-class food and beverage, Sunny’s will deliver a nightly dinner party that needs to be felt to be believed.

The Sunny’s food menu will boast raw bar selections, wood-fired proteins, and steakhouse classics, alongside hand-made pastas and salads. On the beverage side, the team flexes across a substantial wine list spanning the traditional to the more adventurous and obscure. Sunny’s will also house a high-caliber cocktail program pouring impeccably-made classic and house cocktails, a pick-your-path martini menu, and a robust zero-proof drinks selection.

The restaurant, built into an abandoned roofing factory, is centered around a massive banyan tree growing through its brick courtyard. The design of Sunny’s is a modern interpretation of the white table-clothed steakhouse, with 220 seats across the light-filled indoor and outdoor dining space, private dining room, and two bars.


Bombay Darbar Opens in Downtown Doral

Downtown Doral, a 250-acre mixed-use community developed by Codina Partners, has officially opened its newest anchor restaurant, Bombay Darbar, a popular South Florida-based Indian restaurant. The new location celebrated its grand opening on May 30, marking Bombay Darbar’s third restaurant in South Florida and first in Doral.

The upscale restaurant occupies a 4,085 space directly west of Downtown Doral Park at 8405 NW 53rd Street, Suite E101 in Doral, FL. The Downtown Doral location offers lunch, dinner, and catering menus as well as a full bar. The space transports guests with its unique design features including an ornate ceiling design with gold accents, a modern bar with ambient lighting and a seven-foot-tall Buddha statue.

“Last year, we polled the greater community on the type of cuisine they wanted to see next at Downtown Doral and there was an overwhelming interest in Indian,” said Ana-Marie Codina Barlick, CEO of Codina Partners. “Bombay Darbar was the clear choice to satisfy this demand, as it is a local favorite that serves top-notch food and offers an upscale atmosphere with solid service.”

Bombay Darbar has been bringing authentic Indian cuisine to South Florida for more than 12 years. It is consistently recognized as one of the best Indian restaurants in South Florida, with national and regional food writers from prestigious publications singing its praises.


Pride Week at The Salty

The Salty will be celebrating Pride this year at all locations from June 17 through June 23. The family-owned brand will be offering three specialty items, with proceeds benefiting local organizations that support and empower the LGBTQ+ community through advocacy in each of the markets where you can find The Salty.

The specials include: the Funfetti Disco Glitter Donut ($4.40) made with a 24hr mini brioche filled with sugar cookie custard and topped with vanilla bean glaze, homemade rainbow cookies, rainbow sprinkles & edible disco glitter; Rainbow Donut Holes ($3.50, 6 per order) made with 24 hr brioche donut holes, vanilla bean glaze and rainbow sprinkles; and the Blue Majik Vanilla Bean Latte ($6.20) with blue majik and homemade vanilla bean syrup paired with espresso & guest’s choice of milk. Partner organizations include:

– Atlanta: Southern Fried Queer Pride
– Austin: Equality Texas
– Charlotte: Equality NC
– Dallas: Resource Center Dallas
– Miami: Pridelines
– Orlando: The Center Orlando
– Tampa: Metro Inclusive Health
– West Palm Beach: Transpire Help


New Live Music Program at MO Bar + Lounge

MO Bar + Lounge presents an all new live music program to kick off summer at Miami’s premier waterfront destination, Mandarin Oriental. Soak up the best panoramic skyline views in the city while enjoying a new curated selection of live music on Thursday through Saturday, ranging from sultry Spanish guitar from 7:30-10pm on Thursdays, piano and electric violins on Fridays from 8:30pm to 11pm, and Cuban jazz on Saturdays from 8:30 pm until midnight.

MO Bar + Lounge has also unveiled a new selection of delectable cocktails and bar bites to savor summer in the most elegant of settings.Don’t miss out on MO Bar’s special May cocktail, The Rosa Madre ($22), artfully composed with a delightful blend of Gin, Crème de Violette, and delicate rose petals. Find this delicious cocktail available through the month of May and enchant the senses at the iconic waterfront destination of Mandarin Oriental, Miami.

Photo Credit: Dylan Rives