New Miami restaurant openings include Winker’s Diner, Sushi Fly Chicken, Toothfairy, and Chug’s

Miami’s latest round of restaurant openings include David Grutman’s Groot Hospitality’s three-in-one Firestone Garage, along with Michael Beltran’s diner-themed Chug’s and a temporary pop-up, Mooby’s.

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Chug’s Muffuletta-inspired Cuban sandwich, now open in Coconut Grove.

Photo courtesy of the Ariete restaurant group

Chugs

3444 Main Highway, Miami
786-353-2940
chugsdiner.com
Chef and restaurateur Michael Beltran has reopened Chug’s, a pop-up that has grown into a permanent, full-service diner and modern ventanita. Instead of its tiny space no bigger than a Grab ‘n’ Go, Chug’s now features an airy, open design that goes from the Grab ‘n’ Go counter and diner-style seating up to in the morning, afternoon or late evening a lounge area and indoor full service dining room. True to the diner ethos, Chug’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week with an exclusive selection of breakfast items available until the end. Don’t miss Chug’s signature products like Pastelito Papi’s famous pastelitos, a cast iron pancake slowly cooked in clarified butter, and the muffuletta-inspired Cuban sandwich. Brand new must-try dishes include the foie gras peanut butter and jelly buñuelo, as well as medianoche pierogi. Company pastry chef Devin Braddock serves freshly baked Cuban bread. Open Sunday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. (bar hours: Sunday to Thursday until midnight, Friday and Saturday until 2 a.m.)

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Mooby's, filmmaker and actor Kevin Smith's fictional restaurant, is now open in Delray Beach. - PHOTO PROMOTED BY MOOBY'S DINE-IN EXPERIENCE

Mooby’s, filmmaker and actor Kevin Smith’s fictional restaurant, is now open in Delray Beach.

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Mooby’s Pop-up in the Tin Roof

8 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
moobyspopup.com
Fans of actor and filmmaker Kevin Smith – who brought us the Clerks and Jay and Silent Bob franchises and their fictional fast food restaurant Mooby’s – can now visit the store with the restaurant’s own touring pop-up, which is now in Delray Beach is open, experience it for yourself. The Mooby’s team hired Royce Burke – a Los Angeles chef best known for his Secret Lasagna restaurant – to create the fast food-inspired menus. Since Smith is vegan, he made sure to use meat-free options like a plant-based burger and the brand new “cow dong” loaf. Ticket holders get access to the Mooby’s Dine-In Experience, which features a choice of a Moo Main with offers like a Cow Topper Burger or Cock Smoker Chicken Sandwich alongside a Salt Lick Side (Hater Totz “or” Onion Rings to Rule Them All. “) Tickets are $ 29 per person and will be available on moobyspopup.com. Open from Tuesday, September 7th to Tuesday, September 21st, daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Sushi Fly Chicken is the izakaya-style restaurant now open in the Firestone Garage, which has a late-night speakeasy-style bar. - PHOTO WITH KINDNESS FROM GROOT HOSPITALITY

Sushi Fly Chicken is the izakaya-style restaurant now open in the Firestone Garage, which has a late-night speakeasy-style bar.

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Sushi fly chicken

1575 Alton Road, Miami Beach
305-90-0800
groothospitality.com
Sushi Fly Chicken – SFC for short – is the restaurant, bar and lounge of Firestone Garage. Inspired by Tokyo’s underground nightlife, the izakaya-style menu features a range of specialties from sushi rolls and dumplings to robata and fried chicken. Step inside the swinging kitchen door and find the “secret” speakeasy style bar behind the counter with a full liquor bar and bespoke drinks like yuzu margaritas, litchi martinis and Japanese whiskey cocktails. Open Sunday to Thursday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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Toothfairy Bakery serves up all sweet things in the Firestone Garage in Miami Beach. - PHOTO WITH KINDNESS FROM GROOT HOSPITALITY

Toothfairy Bakery serves up all sweet things in the Firestone Garage in Miami Beach.

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Tooth fairy

1575 Alton Road, Miami Beach
305-508-9799
groothospitality.com
This retro modern bakery offers Grutman’s inventive take on an ice cream parlor and bakery. A showcase is a rainbow of colors and flavors and invites your inner child to try everything from handmade twinkies and whoopie pies to a blue “cookie monster” cake. Be sure to try the famous Snickerdoodle biscuits and cake pop chocolate bars from in-house confectioner Dallas Wynne, which are served alongside a changing menu with innovative types of soft ice cream. Open Sunday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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Winker's Diner is now open in the Firestone Garage. - PHOTO WITH KINDNESS FROM GROOT HOSPITALITY

Winker’s Diner is now open in the Firestone Garage.

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Winkers diner

1575 Alton Road, Miami Beach
305-831-7274
groothospitality.com
As the largest of the three concepts in the Firestone Garage, Winker’s Diner offers home-style cooking in a relaxed atmosphere. Designed as an upscale version of the 1950s Woolworth lunches, the space is outfitted with blue-green benches and a U-shaped bar where diners can enjoy deli-meets-diner dishes, including pastrami on rye, a grilled cheese with French Onions, and a prime rib that looks like it could support a family of four. There is also a full bar and a DJ plays music all night. And which diner would be complete without dessert? Grutman has given nostalgia a whole new meaning with sweet treats like his lime milkshakes and Italian rainbow biscuit cake. Open from Sunday to Thursday from 5pm to 11pm, Friday and Saturday from 5pm to midnight.

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