This past February, the revamped Biscayne Diner opened promising upscale comfort food around-the-clock from husband and wife team Alfredo Alvarez and Tara Nicosia. But it seems that concept didn't last too long with the space already closing and making way for a new concept called Pinch, reports the Miami New Times.
Behind the new restaurant is John Gallo and Rene Reyes, who both worked with the Pubbelly group helping open several of its concepts prior to joining forces for Pinch. Reyes tells Eater that Pinch will be a casual "new American" restaurant with a menu that will be "palate driven" featuring 21 items and a large variety of daily specials. As for drinks, those are still being finalized but expect plenty of craft beers and wines.
Since the restaurant is taking over a recently renovated space, Gallo and Reyes admit that they are just looking to put their own touch on it in order to get it open more quickly. But gone are the diner booths, tables and fluorescent lighting, replaced with wooden chairs, rustic tables and wall accents that reflect the new restaurant.
Pinch hopes to be open by Columbus Day weekends starting with dinner services and then expanding operations to lunch and brunch down the line. Stay tuned for more details.