What’s New and Coming Soon in 2022

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Debuting in early 2022, The mediterannean restaurant will be nested inside the The Lennox Hotel. Executive Chef of Amalia Hernan Griccini, an Argentina native, boasts nearly two decades of culinary experience and stands at the helm. At Amalia, the chef's vison will focus on a seasonal, ingredient-driven menu that combines Mediterranean cuisine with the Latin American flavors. Inventive libations and an extensive wine program promise to complement the fare.

Location: The Lennox Hotel is located at 1900 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, FL

Dos Amigos Tacos


Dos Amigos Tacos, which opened late-December 2021, is kicking of 2022 with a BANG! The new, sizzling addition to the lively Delray Marketplace serves up a fresh, vibrant menu in a fast-casual and affordable setting. The concept is the brainchild of culinary industry veterans Derek Mazer and Michael Jameson who share decades of experience in the food and beverage sector. The 2,303-square-foot restaurant features a spacious 1,000-square-foot patio with ample seating suited for 48 indoor and 48 outdoor. The menu offers an explosion of flavor featuring traditional favorites including a selection of 18 creative handmade tacos, quesadillas and customizable burritos, burrito bowls and salad bowls. Libations are plentiful and include Jarritos, domestic and imported bottled beer and flavorful margaritas such as Lime, Prickly Pear, Strawberry, Mango and Passion Fruit.

Location: Delray Marketplace; 14917 Lyons Road, Suite 114 Delray, FL

Ya Mas!

From Memphis Garrett the hospitality juggernaut that brought us No Man’s Land, Poke House, and Blue Wave Sushi is set to open 'Ya Mas!' in January 2022 at 1103 East Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Ya Mas! meaning “Cheers” in Greek, will live up to its name and transport guests to a lively taverna found on Mykonos or Santorini where an upbeat vibe, friendly service and superb cuisine prevail. Under the direction of Executive Chef Austin Hull, the rustic-chic indoor/outdoor eatery will embody the flavors of the Mediterranean, showcasing classic dishes and modern interpretations from Greece, Turkey, Israel and more. Diners can expect dishes like Mussels with nduja, white wine and sundried tomato, Farro Salad with muhammara, sundried tomato and herbs; Lamb Meatballs with roast tomato tzatziki, and feta crumble; Harissa Buffalo Wings; and more. Beverage Director Chevy Farrell will create a cocktail menu focusing on simple, straightforward classics, beers, wines, and a selection of specialty spritzes.

Location: 1103 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL


Ogawa, which translates to Little River, will be rooted in the exquisite simplicity of authentic and traditional Japanese Omakase. Art dealer & restaurateur Alvaro Perez Miranda is getting ready to open the newest addition to his growing portfolio of Japanese restaurants, Ogawa, in January 2022 in the Little River community. Alvaro collaborated on the design of the space with Design Core Studios. Ogawa promises to be Miami’s newest, highly coveted dining experience. The 12-seat intimate restaurant will offer a unique epicurean experience meticulously crafted by Master Chef Masayuki Komatsu, Ogawa will use the finest seasonal ingredients direct from Japan accompanied by Suntory’s finest whiskeys, and for the first time on the east coast, Suntory’s Premium Malts beer. The specialty Suntory menu will be complemented by a boutique sake and wine list curated by Partner/Sommelier Luis Martinez. Ogawa will also house a private Japanese garden designed by Akiko Iwata, which will feature one-of-a-kind Nihonga art pieces by Ryota Unno and a Kakejiku scroll by calligraphy artist Keika Ogawa.

Location:  7223 NW 2nd Avenue in Little River, FL
Social: @OgawaMiami

Korner 67

Starting off the new year on a new corner is Korner 67 (K67). Recently opened in the heart of Miami Lakes. K67 could be described as Aventura’s Reunion Kitchn Bar’s hip new sister, carrying on some traditions and delivering new delights uniquely her own. Husband-and-wife team Cesar Olivo and Adriana Perez Benatar, along with brother-in-law Samuel Perez Benatar, made it possible for locals to find great internationally-inspired fare and masterfully-executed craft cocktails. What diners and imbibers can expect: a multitudinous world-spanning menu of tapas-offerings, exquisite craft cocktails, polished service and a chic décor and ambiance. Executed by Chef Adriana Cisneros the varied menu features cuisine from around the globe. The bar program, helmed by Head Bartender Luis Cubas, features a robust selection of handcrafted libations. The 2,303-square-foot space offers ample indoor and outdoor seating; K67 also has a private dining room for up to 10 guests..

Location: 6769 Main Street in Miami Lakes, FL


With the New Year, 2022 will welcome growth, change and the continued evolution of the Broward dining scene, beginning with the expansion of South Florida’s beloved Tacocraft Taqueria & Tequila Bar. Come February 2022, Handcrafted Hospitality will open the fourth installment of its wildly-successful Mexican concept, signaling a game-changing addition to West Broward at Plantation Walk, the city’s recently reconstructed luxury development for dining, shopping and socializing. By established locations in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale by the Sea and South Miami, the opening of the fourth location will mark another victory for seasoned restauranter and Handcrafted Hospitality founder Marc Falsetto and partners Anthony Bruno, Pat Marzano, Dan Marino and Paul Castronova. Sure to become a go-to destination for locals and neighboring cities with its notorious energetic ambience, the 4,000-square-foot space will be the largest location for the concept and the first to have both indoor and outdoor bars, as well as two patios. With abundant seating, the lively atmosphere beckons guests to indulge in the eatery’s vibrant menu of guacamoles, tacos, raw bar, snacks and entrées, as well as its handcrafted margaritas and cocktails, and extensive collection of over 200 tequilas.

Location: The New Plantation Walk, 321 North University, Plantation, FL
Website: Tacocraft.com
Social: @TacoCraftTaqueria


Debuting in January 2022, LM Restaurant’s new concept Moréa is a Mediterranean oceanfront dining oasis on Fort Lauderdale beach. The restaurant’s menu will feature fresh, simply prepared small plates, mezze and wood-grilled meats and seafood, handcrafted cocktails, and great wines on tap via an eco-friendly system that allows guests to enjoy fine vintages without bottle waste. Embracing the Mediterranean tradition, meals are meant to be savored and the table is a place to gather with friends and family with dishes designed to be shared throughout an afternoon or evening spent. The spacious 275-seat dining destination will offer an indoor dining room, spacious bar/lounge area, and a gorgeous waterfront patio and bar. Award-winning artist and Chihuly protege, Doug Frates, designed the interior with a breathtaking two-story glass wall installation as well as several signature hanging pieces imported from Italy.

Location:  The Paramount Condominiums, 701 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard Ft, Lauderdale Beach, FL
Website: MoreaDining.com

Matchbox and Big Buns Damn Good Burgers

President and founder Warren Thompson has Thompson Hospitality ringing the new year in with two new concepts - MatchBox and Big Buns Damn Good Burgers. Big Buns Damn Good Burgers, a fast-casual dining spot, will offer 40 indoor and 75 outdoor seats. The menu will serve a variety of flavorful burgers, bowls, sides and over-the-top shakes. MatchBox, an intimate neighborhood dining destination, opening in the same location, will feature 90 indoor and 124 outdoor with a 2,841 square-foot patio. The menu will offer specialty cocktails with a wide range of Italian-American cuisine including brick oven pizzas, salads, bowls, sandwiches, burgers and more. Both fast-casual concepts are slated to open January 2022.

Location: 301 SW 1st Avenue, South Tower in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Website:eatbigbuns.com and matchboxrestaurants.com 
Social: @damgoodburgers and @matchbox369