The Restaurant Row/Dr. Phillips location of Wine 4 Oysters, the Alafaya Trail raw bar, is coming along nicely, according to owner Tatiana Golenkova. The new place is in Bay Hill Plaza on Turkey Lake Road and will feature 10 craft beers on tap, sake, and of course wine. And oysters. Also, a full liquor license may soon be obtained. That would be put well to use at the 35 foot long bar. Golenkova says everything is ready to go, just waiting on final inspections. In other words, an opening date can’t be predicted yet.
Black Magic Pizza, the new business working out of the corner window of Whiskey Lou’s bar in the Milk District, should be softly open about now. BMP replaced Itsa Chicken (Itsnotta Chicken?).
The Michelin Guide folks last week announced eight Miami additions ahead of the 2023 guide. The restaurants, which can be seen here, are highlighted as “new” and are in advance of the upcoming announcement of stars and Bib Gourmand recommendations. A press released said that Michelin plans to reveal “culinary gems” throughout the year and that those announced could become Bib Gourmand or starred restaurants. Additions in Orlando and Tampa will be announced in coming months.
The inaugural Florida Guide was announced in June last year, so we can probably expect the new guide around that time this year.