HOLLYWOOD — Celebrity chef and restaurateur Michael Schulson has officially debuted his new modern Japanese restaurant in Hollywood Beach called Monkitail. The menu features sharable small plates and sushi as plenty of specialty cocktails and saké. An open robatayaki kitchen sits in the middle of the restaurant, while a 15-seat sushi bar and a private dining area overlook the Atlantic Ocean. It’s now open inside The Diplomat Beach Resort at 3555 S Ocean Drive.
COCONUT GROVE — The team behind LoKal have officially debuted their nostalgic milkshake spot, Vicky’s House. An ode to the owner’s inspired by Matt Kushner’s mom, Vicky, and her 1986 home, it features items like The Golden Girls, a banana milkshake with cream cheese frosting, Golden Grahams cereal, vanilla wafer, toffee bits, a Twinkie and a homemade blondie with a cherry on top. Or The Breakfast Club, a vanilla milkshake with a peanut butter rim, Captain Crunch cereal, Miami Smokers bacon, a glazed donut from Salty Donut and a shot of espresso. The shop also offers floats, ice cream sandwiches from the Wynwood Parlor, ice cream from Dasher & Crank and Cuban coffee. It’s now open Monday to Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays from noon to 10 p.m. at 3190 Commodore Plaza.
DOWNTOWN MIAMI — Sushi Sake continues its Miami expansion, this time in Downtown Miami at 900 Biscayne Boulevard. Marking its 14th location in the Magic City, the menu showcases hot and cold Meat and Vegetarian Appetizers, as well as cold Appetizers from the Sushi Bar, Sushi, Sashimi, Temaki and Handrolls, signature and traditional Sushi Rolls, Fried Rice Specialties, Hibachi Specials, Katsu Dinners, Teriyaki Dinners, Noodles, Salads, Soups and Desserts. Plus a Monday- Friday, 4-7 p.m. happy hour. It is now open from Sunday-Thursday from 11 a.m.- midnight and Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m.-5 a.m.
FORT LAUDERDALE — The group behind spots like Bulla Gastrobar, has opened a new fast-casual bowl concept in Fort Lauderdale. Called Beehive Kitchen, it features a variety of make-your-own bowls made with bases like lemon basil quinoa or sweet potato glass noodles, then topped with veggies, proteins such as ahi tuna poke, soy charred steak, or baked almond crusted chicken and finished with homemade sauces. It’s open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
COCONUT GROVE — Sushi Maki is switching things up a bit for its latest store. Located next to Starbucks and Monty's Raw Bar at 2550 S. Bayshore Drive, the seventh restaurant for the brand, asks guests to place their orders and pay at a counter, then be escorted to the dining area where they will be served by the Sushi Maki wait staff. New to the Grove location are items like Volcano Fries, a Yoshi Beef Bowl, Tempura Oreos and a Mochi Ice Cream. It is now open daily from Sunday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday until midnight.