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The Weekly Dish: Food hall planned for Delray Beach & more

Toscana Divino is replacing Starr Catering Group at Oceana Bal Harbour
By Katherine Kallergis | May 29, 2018 11:45AM

Rendering of Delray City Market

Delray City Market | Delray Beach

Developer Craig Menin and restaurateur Dennis Max are planning a massive, 30,000-square-foot food hall in Delray Beach.

The developers will submit proposals for Delray City Market next month, according to SouthFlorida.com. The food hall will have 30 vendors with about 400 square feet each in the ground floor retail space of a building planned for 33 Southeast Third Street.

Menin Development’s four-story, 120,000-square-foot building will also feature a 3,000-square-foot rooftop garden and a three-story, 200-space garage.

If approved by the city, Delray City Market would join a number of food halls to open recently in South Florida, including St. Roch Market in the Miami Design District, La Centrale at Brickell City Centre and Jackson Food Hall, all in Miami.

Ballerina | Bal Harbour

Toscana Divino Hospitality Group is taking over the 2,000-square-foot restaurant at Oceana Bal Harbour.

Ballerina will be open seven days a week to residents of the 240-unit luxury condo development and their guests, according to a press release. Toscana will also handle the poolside food and beverage, in-condo room service and catering.

Starr Catering Group previously handled food and beverage at Oceana.

Chotto Matte | Miami Beach

London-based Chotto Matte has finally opened its first location in the U.S. on Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road.

The Peruvian-Japanese restaurant seats 219 at 1664 Lenox Avenue. Robert Wennett developed the building, part of the 1111 Lincoln Road complex, and sold it to institutional investor Bayerische Versorgungskammer last year for $283 million.

Chotto Matte was founded by Kurt Zdesar and his London-based hospitality group, NZR, according to a press release.

La Cerveceria de Barrio | Miami Beach

A new Mexican restaurant announced it will open on Lincoln Road in early August.

La Cerveceria de Barrio also chose the popular pedestrian street to open its first U.S. location. The restaurant group has 30 locations in Mexico, and will open in a 3,560-square-foot space at 836 Lincoln Road. Fossil was previously a tenant.

Miami-based V&E Restaurant Group will run the Miami Beach cantina.

Obra Kitchen Table | Brickell

Obra Kitchen Table is leasing space at Jade at Brickell.

The restaurant, led by Venezuelan chef Carlos Garcia, opened last week in a 3,015-square-foot space on the ground floor of the condo tower at 1331 Brickell Bay Drive. Obra Kitchen Table marks the first U.S. location for Garcia, who trained at restaurants that include El Bulli, El Celler de Van Roca and Mugaritz.

Wellness Grub | Miami Beach and Miami

Wellness Grub opened two new locations at Equinox Fitness Clubs in South Beach, at 520 Collins Avenue, and at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami, at 1435 Brickell Avenue. The juice bar concept is also located at Brickell Heights, Aventura Mall and the Shops at Merrick Park.

Owner Chris Kingen launched the juice bar company in Chicago about three years ago with his partner Brian Ottmer. The company has three locations in Chicago.