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The Weekly Dish: South Florida restaurant roundup

Ichimi opened its doors in Coral Gables, replaced the former Bread + Butter

January 29, 2016 02:15PM
By Katherine Kallergis

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Grato in West Palm Beach and Pincho Factory bottom right

Grato in West Palm Beach and Pincho Factory (bottom right)

The Weekly Dish is a TRD recurring feature that showcases the latest in South Florida’s restaurant openings, leases and sales.

Pembroke Pines welcomed its first Pincho Factory, the owners of Yuca and Ceviche 105 are planning Cubiche 105, and Ichimi opened in downtown Coral Gables. 

Pincho Factory | Pembroke Pines

Miami-based Pincho Factory opened its fourth standalone location in South Florida and the first in Broward County. The new fast casual restaurant, at 155 North Hiatus Road, seats 67 and spans 2,300 square feet, according to a spokesperson. Lease details were not disclosed.

The Pembroke Pines location serves lunch and dinner with beer and wine seven days a week. Pincho Factory is known for its burgers and pinchos, or kebabs. The former tenant is Giraffas Brazilian Grill.

Ichimi | Coral Gables

The Japanese eatery opens Friday at 2330 Salzedo Street in Coral Gables. Ichimi, helmed by executive chef Constantine De Lucia, features a beer and sake room behind a glass wall that showcases the restaurant’s noodle-making machine. The 2,000-square-foot space will seat up to 60, a spokesperson said.

De Lucia comes from Momi Ramen, Lure Fishbar and Estiatorio Milos by Costas Spiliadis. The menu includes ramen three ways – traditional, dipping-style and cold ramen. Krave Art is commissioning a mural for the space, according to a press release. Bread + Butter was a former tenant of the space.

Ichimi has plans for a second location in the South-of-Fifth neighborhood of Miami Beach.

Cubiche 105 | Miami Beach

The brainchild of popular eateries Yuca and Ceviche 105, Cubiche 105 signed a lease with the city of Miami Beach for 7,130 square feet on Washington Avenue.

The new restaurant at 1555 Washington Avenue will offer a fusion of Cuban food and Peruvian food. Noah Fox, associate and general counsel of Koniver Stern Group, represented the joint venture tenants. The city of Miami Beach was represented by Max Sklar, director of the Tourism, Culture and Economic Development Department and Mark Milisits, asset manager of the Office of Real Estate.

The 10-year lease is priced at $56 per square foot, triple-net, with an aggregate value of $5.1 million. The tenants will be making improvements to the space before opening in the spring. The site was formerly Bar-B-Que Beach Bar and Restaurant, which has closed. [more]

First Watch | North Miami Beach

First Watch, a breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant, opened another South Florida location in North Miami Beach last week.

The space, at 1692B Northeast Miami Gardens Drive, is the 47th location for First Watch in Florida. It also opened in Pembroke Pines in December. The menu includes items like avocado toast, smoked salmon eggs benedict, breakfast tacos and lemon ricotta pancakes. The restaurant is open from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Grato | West Palm Beach

Grato, a 150-seat restaurant in West Palm Beach, opened last week on the South Dixie Corridor. The eatery is the first for Palm Beach-based Buccan Group, and includes a dining room, bar and lounge, and seating along the open kitchen and pizza bar. Chef Clay Conley will lead the kitchen.

The 3,600-square-foot dining space features exposed beams, stained concrete floors and large windows. The design incorporates marble, dark wood, leather bar stools and lounge furniture. Grato is open seven days a week for dinner and will start serving brunch and lunch in the future.

A spokesperson declined to provide lease details, but said the space totals 6,000 square feet.

Hungry for more? Check out other recent openings: Da Tang Unique in Brickell, Spring Brothers Irish Pub in Miami Beach and Novikov Bar & Grill in downtown Miami.