New Brunch at Area 31; Dolce Italian Spices Up Its Menu

January 08, 2014 | by Lane Nieset | Food & Drink News

earls kitchen at dadeland mall
Earls Kitchen + Bar is setting up shop in Dadeland Mall in March.

Earls Kitchen Coming to Dadeland Mall: This March, Dadeland Mall’s new wing will receive another newcomer, Earls Kitchen + Bar. Joining a string of restaurants mostly based in Canada and the west coast, this east coast addition features an exposed kitchen and lounge with a global menu of dishes ranging from Cambodian prawns to Dominical fish tacos and Los Cabos chicken tacos. 7535 North Kendall Dr., Miami 

Dolce Italian Adds Pork Belly, Foie-Stuffed Pasta: As South Beach’s Dolce Italian, set in the renovated Gale Hotel, hits its one year mark, the restaurant is adding new items to the lunch and dinner menus and launching a new grill menu. Swing by the Italian eatery and try the new pork belly dish, the duo of octopus, or the duck and foie gras stuffed tortelli, if you’re feeling decadent. 1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-975-2550

Bloody Marys at Area 31 in Miami
Area 31 serves up brunch cocktails with a twist.

Bloodys and Bellinis at Area 31: Take brunch up a notch, or 16 floors, at Area 31 in the EPIC Hotel. The new brunch menu—served 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays—promises an à la carte spread complete with creative Bloody Marys and Bellinis, like the house-made strawberry-basil and guava syrup Bellini. Brunch specialties include lemon ricotta pancakes, suckling pig with polenta and shrimp escabeche, and octopus carpaccio. 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, 305-424-5234

Internationally Inspired Bites at Buns & Buns: After taste testing dishes around the world, the Buns & Buns team is bringing a sample of their travels to South Miami this month with the restaurant’s debut. The bakery and grill combines the two concepts so diners can mix and match their buns with grilled toppings. Options include chile shrimp and lamb ribs with tamarind and cabbage served with brioche buns, garlic naan, or Peruvian purple potato focaccia. 5748 Sunset Dr., Miami

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