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MiaMi New TiMes MIAMI NEW TIMES cheeses, live cooking demos, culinary classes, and wine and food pairings. The hall sounds much like the be-loved Italian megamarket, Eataly, though it clocks in at slightly smaller than the 50,000-square-foot New York City flag-ship of the Batali/Bastianich venture. Eataly also has a location in Chicago and is planning operations in Los Angeles and Munich, Germany. Though the Miami project sounds similar, a rep for Eataly in New York City has confirmed it has nothing to do with the planned hall. The owners of the Miami food hall have yet to be released, although the unnamed team issued a statement: “We want to bring the tradition and energy of the old world Italian streets and town centers, or piazze, to Miami’s urban core, creating a vibrant central destination for the Brickell com-munity and beyond. A food market is the heart and soul of most major Italian cities; now the same will be true here in Miami.” The food hall joins a host of other no-table restaurants, with the fourth floor hosting most of the eateries. A mix of fast-casual and sit-down spots include American Harvest, Big Easy Winebar & Grill, Calissons du Roy René, David’s Tea, Dr. Smood, Häagen-Dazs, Luke’s Lob-ster, Pasión del Cielo, Santa Fe, and Taco Chic. Quinto La Huella, Pubbelly Sushi, and the rooftop lounge Sugar will open in the property’s East Miami Hotel. In addition, Brickell City Centre will house Cinemex, an upscale movie theater chain with a luxury dining and drinking component. Mexico-based Cinemex is the sixth-largest cinema chain in the world, but this is the company’s first U.S. outpost. No word when the food hall con-cept will open, but the retail com-ponent is slated to open this fall. Though this may be the first Miami food hall to open, other food halls are in the works. Conway Commercial Real Estate and Urban Atlantic Group are planning a 10,000-square-foot hall called the Citadel on Little Haiti’s northern boundary on NE Second Avenue, bringing nearly two dozen food vendors together under one roof. All Aboard Florida — the Flagler East Coast Industries subsidiary building a high-speed rail line between Miami and Orlando — is planning a communal dining experience at its main downtown terminal, and Wynwood Arcade will feature Norman Van Aken’s culinary school and restau-rant, as well as the Salty Donut. LAINE DOSS ▼ RESTAURANT OPENING | music | cafe | film | Art | stAge | Night+DAy | metro | riptiDe | letters | coNteNts | | MUSIC | CAFE | FILM | ART | STAGE | NIGHT+DAY | METRO | RIPTIDE | LETTERS | CONTENTS | M ONTH XX–M ONTH XX, 2008 RICHARD HALES’ BIRD & BONE SERVES HOT CHICKEN Sakaya Kitchen and Blackbrick’s Rich-ard Hales recently opened Bird & Bone, a summer concept that features chicken, ribs, and sides, at the Wyn-wood Yard (56 NW 29th St., Miami). Bird & Bone has set up shop for the spring and summer. Hales’ Dim Ssäm à Gogo truck has been at the Wynwood Yard since Janu-ary, and the chef thinks it’s time to try a dif-ferent concept. The truck has undergone a transformation into Bird & Bone and was outfitted with a new façade that makes it M ay 5-M ay 11, 2016 32 32

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