South Florida has an evolving, ever-growing culinary scene, which makes it THAT much exciting to keep up with. This Top 10 list features some of Miami’s Top 25 veterans, but here we are taking a closer look to learn more about the top five restaurants. Read below to learn overall scores for all ten restaurants!Read More
In some ways, once football season begins, the stadium becomes the second home of a dedicated football fan. Traditionally, it’s a place where family and friends gather together to cheer on their favorite team to victory, but some would argue that good food and beverage make up a big component of a positive game-day experience as it is watching the home team win.
As consumers become increasingly immersed into food culture they are demanding better quality food and diverse choices throughout the restaurant industry— football concession stands are no different and feel the same pressures from fans.
At the Hard Rock Stadium, choices beyond hot dogs, burgers, and fries are available in multiple floor levels with local restaurants and recognized chefs flocking over to Miami Gardens to showcase their selections.
However, because Miami is so diverse, it only makes sense that transplant concepts, like Fuku— a fast-casual concept featuring spicy fried chicken from New York’s popular Momofuku Group — would also be featured at the stadium.
Fuku at Hard Rock Stadium is celebrity chef David Chang’s first venture into South Florida, but it’s the third time he opens one of his fast casual concepts inside an establishment that features sporting events (Fuku can also be found inside Citi Field stadium and Madison Square Gardens arena in New York).
By Kerri Adams, Editor-at-Large
Rubio’s Restaurants has officially acquired eight locations in south Florida. The stores were previously Lime Fresh Mexican Grills, but soon they will be converted to the first ever east coast Rubio’s Coastal Grills.
Before this expansion, Rubio’s had 200 stores on the west coast in California, Colorado, Utah, Arizona and Nevada.
Last fall, Rubio’s announced that the brand planned to venture to the east coast. Since then, Rubio’s and Florida Lime Fresh Mexican Grill’s parent company, Ruby Tuesday have been finalizing the deal.
The coastal grill’s newly acquired stores are projected to open in the fall of 2016 and are located in the Miami, Tampa Bay, Ft. Lauderdale, St. Petersburg and Winter Park areas of south Florida.
“The acquisition of these eight Florida locations is a huge milestone for our company as it marks our first expansion to the East Coast,” said Ralph Rubio, founder of Rubio’s Coastal Grill. “We’re incredibly excited to start transitioning the restaurants to Rubio’s Coastal Grill and look forward to opening the first location this fall.”Read More