♦ Details of the new Brickell restaurant TIKL have emerged via Short Order and Eater Miami. The restaurant is the brainchild of Altamare owner Claudio Giordano and chef Simon Stojakovic and the menu can perhaps be described as Sugarcane-esque (the place is going so far as to call itself TIKL Raw Bar & Grill, not to be confused with Sugarcane, which is a puzzling “Raw Bar Grill”). You’ve even got an entire section dedicated to the “Double Robata Grill.” Here is a testimonial from a guy who tried some dishes from the double robata.
♦ Over in Wynwood, Miami.com reports that the seed has been planted for Bloom, a new restaurant that will feature Asian and Latin American street food. The restaurant is located in the iconic Dorissa building on North Miami Avenue, across the street from Jimmy’z. The two chefs hail from Makoto and Nobu. The website and signage makes it seem like a flower shop, but supposedly it will feature Asian influenced tacos and other hybrid dishes.
♦ Michelle Bernstein announced last week that Sra. Martinez, her Chris Gaines-style alter ego, as well as her Spanish tapas spot in the Design District, will be closing its doors on July 6th. Chef Bernstein will be in the kitchen cooking up a send-off to all of the fans of Sra. from Wednesday through Friday, if you want to enjoy one last siesta.