South Florida’s food call craze is in full drive, and the latest to debut is The Citadel (8300 NE Second Avenue), which opened to the public this weekend. The much-anticipated food hall boasts 15 different food and beverage outposts plus a rooftop bar, marketplace and even a radio production studio.
Originally built in 1951 as a First Federal Savings & Loan Bank, the building was redesigned in 2016 to preserve the original landmark’s MiMo architectural style. The 62,000-square-foot, mixed-use building is filled with food outposts that are both familiar and not-so-familiar in South Florida, including the 15,000-square-foot food hall.
Popular eateries that have made their way to Citadel include Taquiza, Palmar, Vice City Bean, Bianco Gelato, and two outposts by Antonio Bachour, one dessert focused and one chocolate focused. Newcomers include Rare Burger from the 33 Kitchen team, Ash! Pizza from the Stanzione 87 duo, Caribbean eatery Manjay, Society BBQ from Richard Hales of Sakaya Kitchen, roasted nuts and seeds by Il Nuts, charcuterie outpost meet n’ cheese, and juice spot Palma Juice Co.
The Citadel food hall is now open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Call 305-908-3849 for more information.