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Beef ribs from Society BBQ

The Citadel Miami is getting back in full swing with new eateries on tap, the rooftop bar recently launching a Beaker and Gray cocktail popup, and Pivot Mkt. with sustainable fashion, home and beauty products going strong. Plus, you can pick up a flower arrangement, orchids or succulents. Still to return, Nu Deco Ensemble, but hopefully that’s not far away. If you haven’t been there, it’s well worth a trip to see this food, entertainment and shopping destination in Little River. Here’s an update on what’s happening in the eating front:

Eateries at the Citadel Miami food hall are now open Tuesday through Sunday from 12 to closing (it’s a good idea to check the website since with changing curfews, closing times can change). Eateries also offer takeout and delivery. The Citadel Miami menu:

      • Ash! Pizza Parlor – From the owners of Stanzione 87, a wood-fired, Neapolitan pizza concept using ingredients imported from Italy and fresh, local organic produce. DIY pizza kits too. Now non pizza lovers can find new choices including meatballs, eggplant parmigiana and caesar salad.
      • Vice City Bean – Besides all matter of coffees find made on the premises breakfast pastries, a yummy poppy seed cake and pies including dutch apple and key lime.
      • Bao buns from YUZU
      • New addition is YUZU which specializes in ramen,bao buns,  gyoza dumplings and Katsu fried pork sandwiches. Their signature ramen is “triple threat” which recently won a competition for the best ramen broth in South Florida.
      • Frice Ice Cream
      • Frice ice cream is a new addition that prides itself on everything made from scratch, even the cones, and its traditional French custard base. Besides the usual, find ice cream floats, milkshakes and the piookie, a chocolate chip cookie served warm with two scoops of ice cream.
      • Another new addition from the folks at Meet n’ Cheese is Borti Pasta & Wine offering up pasta favorites along with fried calamari and carafes of wine to wash it all down.
      • USBS, New Burger offering
      • USBS is the new burger offering with beef, veggie and fried chicken burgers served on a house made potato bun. And then there are the sauces such as the intriguing “priority sauce” (guess what that might be!). Find unusual varieties of fries like the Cuban tariff tossed in sazon completa with garlic lime mayo and the Caribbean tariff, fries in jerk spice with spicy mustard.
  • Manjay Caribbean cuisine
    • Manjay – In its first Miami location, Manjay is a new approach to traditional Caribbean cuisine with no compromise to its bold and robust flavors. The jerk chicken is the one to get along with the vegetable roti. New menu additions include Toofay — Haitian slow cooked savory vegetables with plantain chips and one I’m dying to get — fried jerk chicken on potato bun with red onion and herb alioli.
    • Society BBQ – Chef Richard Hales brings the best of BBQ born in Texas to Miami. Selections include Texas beef ribs and brisket.
    • Li’l Laos is the newest addition offering Laotian street food, salads and entries. Read more:
    • Lil’ Laos, Delicious and Cheap Eats
  • Grab n Go Bar – Find pre-batched cocktails for 2 to 4 people for DIY party fun. Open Monday – Sun, 12 to 9 p.m. There’s also happy hour Tuesday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Meet n’Cheese
  • meet ’n cheese – meet ’n cheese is a charcuterie concept based on imported cheeses and Italian salumi by Mauro Bortignon, ex Toscano Divino and other high profile Italian restaurants here in Miami. Italian sandwiches, charcuterie and salads.

Pick up some flowers to take home at Belladonna — arrangements, orchids and succulents.

Have a late lunch and then go to the rooftop bar which opens at 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday ( from Noon Saturday and Sunday), grab a drink, enjoy the view and the curated playlist. Check out the website for the Citadel Miami events with outside music talent.

Pivot Mkt, Sustainable Fashion, Home and Beauty Market

The Citadel Miami is located at 8300 NE Second Avenue in Miami’s Little River neighborhood. Lots of free parking. For more information and to order at any of these eateries, visit






  1. The fact that the developer believes you can build a “food hall “ in the low income community of Little Haiti, invite high end restaurants to charge patrons $16 dollars a plate for lunch is embarrassing. If this isn’t bold face gentrification I don’t know what is.

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