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The Most Anticipated Miami Restaurant Openings, Summer 2016

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Places to look forward to this summer

Pizza oven is coming along at Paulie Gee's
Pizza oven is coming along at Paulie Gee's
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The summer isn't exactly prime time for opening a restaurant in Miami, but the tides are changing and several new spots will be coming our way even in the hottest of months. Here are the ones we are most looking forward to.

Paulie Gee's Miami

WHO: Jason Weisberg, Paulie Gee WHAT: This popular Brooklyn pizzeria is — like many NYC restaurants — making its way down to Miami. Taking over a former Chinese restaurant space on Biscayne, it'll serve up many of the classic pies that made Paulie Gee's so popular along with dishes created with the Miami market in mind. WHERE: 8001 Biscayne Blvd WHEN: July/August 2016

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Phuc Yea

Phuc Yea! Logo

WHO: Cesar Zapata and Aniece Meinhold WHAT: Miami's first pop up restaurant finally has a permanent location. Taking over the former Moonshine Asian space on Biscayne, it'll start up where the temporary restaurant left off serving up its most popular dishes like pork riblets and oodles of noodles. WHERE: 7100 Biscayne Blvd WHEN: This Summer

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Kiki on The River

WHO: Former Opium Group honcho Roman Jones, former Philippe Chow Managing Partner Aris Nanos and executive chef Steve Rhee, who helped open Milos WHAT: A Greek spot featuring a moderately priced menu offering a bit more on an "approachable option" on the Miami River WHERE: 450 Northwest South River Drive WHEN: August 2016

Image credit: Roman Jones (photo credit: Jonas Grabarnick)

Bakehouse Brasserie

WHO: Menin Hospitality, Bernie Matz WHAT: Part French brasserie, part local bakery, Bakehouse will open for early breakfast, daily brunch, dinner and even a late night menu.It'll feature updated French classics along with items from local purveyors like Miami Smokers and Panther Coffee. WHERE: 808 1st Street, Miami Beach WHEN: End of June

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LaMuse Cafe

WHO: Dmitry Prut, Dirk DeSouza and Jamie DeRosa  WHAT: Modeled after European coffee shops and bistros it'll feature morning coffee service and breakfast, healthy lunch options, happy hour, dinner service and late-night dining. There will also be a small retail component including grab and go sandwiches, salads and beverages, plus delivery service to Downtown residents. WHERE: Avant Gallery (inside the EPIC Hotel) 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way WHEN: August 2016

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Cake Thai Kitchen Wynwood

WHO: Phuket Thongsodchaveondee aka "Cake" and his mother May Mazza, Javier Ramirez, and Leo Monterrey WHAT: The cult-favorite in North Miami is making a big move to Wynwood. Expect all the classic dishes that made the restaurant a sensation, plus more seating and (hopefully) a bathroom — unlike its current location. WHERE: 29th Street near Second Avenue WHEN: August 1

Image credit: Cake Thai

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