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This New App Let’s Diners Eat Half Priced While Helping Prevent Food Waste

Plus, new pop-ups to know about, and more


A new Miami-based app has launched called Lovvett, which is helping local restaurants reduce food waste and turn surplus food into more revenue for businesses.

Lovvett lets South Floridians order “surplus deals” at heavily discounted prices around town — and restaurants benefit from the additional revenue stream selling food that might otherwise go to waste. The deals usually are 50 percent off the retail price and rotate daily. Some recent deals have been a burger combo from Clutch Burger for $9.99 instead of its usual $20 price tag or six doughnuts and coffee from Honeybee Donuts for $13.50 instead of $30.

Lovvett plans to start offering the regular menus from participating restaurants alongside their surplus deals. It also plans to start offering delivery (currently it’s pick-up only) and will expand services nationwide.

In other news…

A New Wave of Pop-Ups Arrive in South Florida

Along with the surge in new eateries in Miami, there’s a new crop of pop-ups happening throughout South Florida. Brooklyn’s famous pizzeria Roberta’s has popped back up in South Florida, this time at the Isla Bella Beach Resort (MM 47) in the Florida Keys. The Roberta’s team are serving up pizzas like the Bee Sting, Famous Original, Classic Margherita for both hotel guests and visitors. The limited pop-up will run through the month of April.

Instagram favorite Li’s Dim Sum, which began during the COVID-19 shutdowns last year, is now popping up Thursdays through Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. inside MKT Kitchen. Guests can expect can a menu filled with Asian, Cuban, and Colombian inspired dishes like dim sum favorites like dumplings and boa as well as some new dishes like “Shanghai Siumai” which is stuffed with glutinous rice, dried shrimp, veggies, and minced pork.

Finally, chef Nicole Votano is continuing her partnership with REEF’s NBRHD Kitchens with her new Alla Vodka Shop eatery that will serve up modern ‘pink sauce’ Italian fare like Penne Alla Vodka, burrata with roasted red peppers, mini cannoli, and more. To celebrate Alla Vodka is hosting a pop-up dinner April 8-10 serving a three-course menu plus unlimited wine and Prosecco all in a transformed corner of Wynwood deck out with plenty of pink. Dinner for four runs $175. Purchase tickets here.