New to Midtown Miami is Salumeria 104 an Italian deli and restaurant crossover. This eatery offers an assortment of Italian charcuterie foods such as cheeses, salamis and other Italian cold cuts. Salumeria 104 is inviting and casual, the perfect place for a snack and drink. Besides deli items, Salumeria 104 serves antipasti/salads, fresh pasta dishes, and regional Italian dishes along with an affordable array of wines.
3451 NE First Avenue #104, Miami
Everyone loves a good pun, especially when it’s a meatball joke. The Meatball Joint, a new venture by restaurateur Bernie Matz, that offers guests completely customizable meatballs. First pick what kind of ball you’d like: a combination of pork and beef, turkey, or eggplant. Next what kind of sauce you’d like. There’s simple marinara sauce as well as more unique sauces such as the “drunken mushroom” sauce. You also get to decide how your ball is plated. Pick from a slider version, as a side dish, over quinoa tabouleh, traditional pasta and more.
1570 Alton Road, Miami Beach
Replacing Morgan’s on South Beach will be Georgia’s Union set to open in mid-June. This new venture by Barclay Graebner, who named the space after her daughter, wished to separate herself and her restaurant from Joe Allen, the building’s former tenant. People still recognize the building as Joe Allen’s so Graebner wants to refocus, remodel, and create a whole new atmosphere and cuisine. When Georgia’s Union opens next month it will be as an organic soul food kitchen.
1787 Purdy Avenue, South Beach
D-Dog House is not your everyday hot dog cart you’d find on a street corner. This new Miami eatery serves an assortment of hot dogs, fries, shakes, and drinks, as well as a full-service bar. Menu items are ordered from an iPad stationed at each light-up color table top (think disco floors). Each menu item is accompanied by a photograph and has a description in both English and Spanish. The iPad is free for you to use while a PA system announces your order to the kitchen. After your order is picked up and you eat a hot dog you swipe your credit card at the iPad, and that’s it. Eventually, D-Dog House hopes to use a third party to store credit card information for frequent customers so you won’t even need to remember your wallet when you’re in need of a hot dog.
50 SW 10th Street, Miami