The latest slew of South Florida openings include a trio of seafood-focused establishments: the newest South Florida location for Crab du Jour, the first Miami venture of Misha Zelman, based in London, and the grand opening of Komma Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar in South Beach.
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crab of the day
12075 SW 152nd St., Miami
The fast-growing Cajun-inspired seafood restaurant chain, known for its seafood broths, opened its 85th location at Deerwood Town Center in Miami. Here customers select their seafood, choose from a range of house blended sauces like Cajun, Garlic Butter, Old Bay, Lemon Pepper or ‘du jour’ which incorporates all the options, customizes the level of spice desired and add accompaniments. such as corn, potatoes and sausages. Each boil is served in a bag, which is shaken and presented at the table in front of the guests. In addition to boils, the menu also includes Cajun specialties and non-seafood dishes, as well as a full-service bar. From 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday and from 11:30 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.
1737 N. Bayshore Dr., Miami
Entrepreneur Sasha Krilov and restaurateur Misha Zelman launched a culinary joint venture: Klaw, which recently opened in Edgewater. Here the duo breathed new life into the 96-year-old Miami Women’s Club, a five-story structure on the waterfront that was one of the first buildings in Florida to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is now home to Edgewater’s only rooftop bar, offering stunning views of Biscayne Bay. Klaw’s concept is premium surf and turf, including king crab shipped from the arctic seas of Norway and preserved in the restaurant’s bespoke tanks before being cooked and cracked at the table. 6:00 p.m. to midnight Wednesday through Sunday for dinner and 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. on the sixth floor rooftop.
Mediterranean cuisine and bar Komma
560 Washington Ave, Miami Beach
Miami-based restaurateur George Sezgin recently opened Komma. Located in the heart of South Beach, the restaurant spans three unique spaces: an intimate lounge, dining room, and covered outdoor garden. Chef Sebastian Forero focuses on fresh regional ingredients and a creative culinary approach – from freshly baked, fire-roasted Greek dips and signature chicken skewers to homemade seafood youvetsi. Noon to midnight daily.
244 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
With its third location to open its year, health and wellness-focused Pura Vida has expanded to Coral Gables, offering a wide range of healthy, balanced meals and beverages. The all-day cafe offers a variety of bowls and wraps, salads, raw organic acai bowls, and an assortment of freshly baked gluten-free and vegan treats. Other health-focused highlights include cold-pressed juices, superfood smoothies, kombucha, and craft coffees. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.