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JUST OPENED Just Opened Check out these places that have recently opened near you! Words by Matthew Weeks ROK: BRGR Burger Bar + Gastropub 5800 Southwest 73rd Miami, FL 33143 (305) 663-6099 • Street When's the last time you had a really great burger? If it's been a while, you MUST stop by Rok: Brgr Miami. Recently voted the #1 burger in South Florida, Rok: Brgr serves a plethora of inventive burgers like: Morning Glory, Peggy and Big 3. Happy Hour is every Monday through Friday, from 4pm to 7pm with half-off beers, wines, and premium liquor wells. Rok: Brgr also hosts Burger Bash Mondays and Ladies Absolutely Rock Thursdays. Other marquee dishes include lobster Mac N'Cheese, jumbo bourbon bbq, fried pickles and short rib grilled cheese! Salivating yet? Crumb at The Webster 1200 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 674-7899 Launched in August, celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein opened Crumb at The Webster. "Mixing food and fashion was an easy decision to make," said Bernstein, who believes in their cross-collective effect. Crumb features a hodgepodge of fresh soups, salads, sandwiches, hot plates and baked goods that mirror Miami's historic Design District. This boutique café offers lunch from 11am to 4pm and is located on the first floor of The Webster. With only 30 seats, make sure to get there early! Lee & Marie's Cakery 40 South Pointe Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 672-5167 This September, Lee & Marie's Cakery opened its doors in the vibrant Wynwood Arts District. Envisioned by Andrea Travaglia, this petite indoor/outdoor delicatessen offers incredible baked goods, scrumptious sandwiches and salads, and plenty of mouthwatering dessert delights. In case you were wondering, award-winning pastry maker Yannis Janssens makes everything from scratch too! Lee & Marie's Cakery was also built with two specific missions: (1) offer creative twists on bakery classics and (2) provide support to adults with Autism Syndrome Disorder. Miami, FL 33137 (888) 373-0707 Louis Vuitton 170 Northeast 40th Street Louis Vuitton opens new doors this October with a temporary store in Miami's Design District, before settling in a permanent nearby location in 2014. To embrace its conception, Louis Vuitton hired Marquis Lewis (a.k.a. RETNA), to paint various artistic, elegant, and inspirational murals on the store's exterior. With RETNA's incredible vision for beauty and edge, this unique location will bring "distinctive vibrancy to the community" while delivering svelte style and distinguished prestige with every thread. Ozzi Sushi Bar 200 Southeast 1st Miami, FL 33131 (786) 704-8003 Street Do you know anyone who doesn't like sushi? I can't, even thinking of the pickiest eaters. Ozzi's perpetually moving conveyer belt, which averages 5 mph, displays every type of sushi imaginable: tuna sashimi, torched tamago nigiri, avocado banana ceviche, cucumber shrimp and mango guava rolls as well traditional favorites such as veggie and California rolls. Each one of their artistic pieces of sushi is as unique as their creative chefs. Don't worry, chopsticks and soy sauce are always fully stocked. Sweet Bananas Grill 4520 North Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 (954) 530-8277 If you haven't investigated Sweet Bananas Grill yet, you're late. This lively Latin establishment offers every traditional classic dish, from Mojo Roast Pork, Chimi-Churri Steak, Empanadas, Pastelitos and yes, Cuban sandwiches. Sweet Bananas Grill is open every day of the week and their service is as friendly as your favorite grandmother (the one who always slips you extra cash on her way out). PS, if you like Sweet Bananas Grill on Facebook, you'll automatically be eligible for special free offers. Get your grub on! TIKL Raw Bar & Grill 1450 Brickell Avenue Miami, FL 33131 (305) 372-0620 12pm–1am, Monday through Saturday). What's neat is TIKL's shared plate concept, where internationally inspired creations stir your wildest culinary imagination. Built from steel beams, exposed columns, and brick walls, TIKL Raw Bar & Grill allows customers to savor a moderately priced menu in one of best new places in downtown. Spearheaded by Claudio Giordano, Simon Stojanovic, and Frank Scottolini, TIKL Raw Bar & Grill opens Monday, August 20th (operating hours: Whiskey Joe's Bar & Grill 3301 Rickenbacker Causeway Miami, FL 33149 (305) 423-6594 The view from Whiskey Joe's Bar & Grill epitomizes why Miami has the best skyline in the country. This is only amplified by the wind streaming through your hair and cold precipitation dripping from your Yuengling in hand. Some of Whiskey Joe's signature items include Tequila & Garlic Dippin' Shrimp, Famous Seafood Gumbo, and Larger Than Life Oysters. As Jimmy Buffet once said, "It's five o-clock somewhere." I believe he was referring to Whiskey Joe's Bar & Grill. MIAMI LIVING 25

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