When the behemoth Brickell City Centre emerges later this year a whole new slew of restaurants are coming with it. More details have been released about two of its new spots — Big Easy Winebar & Grill and American Harvest — who will both be setting up shop November 3.
First up is Big Easy Winebar & Grill, which is actually a South African concept that crossed the Atlantic for its first outpost in the U.S. here in Miami. The 5,592-square-foot space plans to seat around 200 and is inspired by famed golf pro Ernie Els, who’s nickname is “Big Easy.” The space will serve South African dishes like as springbok loin, ostrich fillet, and spring rolls stuffed with sweet ground beef curry with spice chutney, along with items that have a more local, Latin spin to them. Since wine is in the name, expect a large variety of it, including many from Els’ namesake wines.
Also opening up on November 3 is healthy, fast-casual eatery American Harvest. On its menu expect plenty of salads, “harvest bowls,” sandwiches created with items like no-mayo chicken salad along with heartier plates such as tuna curry bowls. Aesthetically, the 1,666 square-foot concept will feature "a modern farmhouse feel” with white latticed wood counters, solid butcher block countertops and seating for roughly 60 people.
Backing these two projects is Grove Bay Hospitality Group, the same guys Glass & Vine, the upcoming Stiltsville Fish Bar by Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth -- and the rumored Jeremy Ford spearheaded A-Fish-o-na-do coming next year.