Category Archives: Brickell

Now open: Garzón

Walking by today found Garzón has opened, yesterday 11/16 apparently.  I’m looking forward to reviewing this restaurant, Uruguayan cuisine seems to be the new hot trend lately. At least the sign in the windows prior to opening promised “the best Uruguayan farm to table”.  The website isn’t up yet and OpenTable shows a coming soon page although it lists it as Spanish cuisine. Swire Properties has also recently announced a Uruguayan restaurant in the East Hotel nearby.

At SW 9th St and Brickell Plaza, Garzón is next to the soon-to-open Baru Urbano and Tucandela.
Uruguayan cuisine

Fridays Rental Pick, loft edition

This one from

Located at Brickell on the River, 41 SE 5 St. The listing says:

“Great Corner Unit Bi-level loft in the center of Brickell with assigned parking space. Stainless steel appliances. 2 large modern bathrooms, new fixtures, basic cable and internet included. HOA approval required. Complete amenities and beautiful lobby. Valet parking on site.”

Guess there’s not much getting away from typical Miami style, white on white, tiles, full mirrored walls etc. But I’m digging the loft with this one. Is 2750 a good deal for a 1289sf  2bd/2ba corner unit loft?

L’incontro has had a major makeover

L’incontro at 350 S. Miami Ave has been holding their grand re-opening during October. Originally opened about a year ago as a mini-market with a sandwich counter, they’ve done away with the grocery concept and added a bar and more seating, calling themselves a gastro pub now. Menu items include a cheese board with wine flights, “Lincontro Burguer”, tacos, superfood quinoa bowl, ahi tuna bowl, and homemade stone over pizzas. I love that they have Angry Orchard on draft.


The concept looks great and well executed. Unfortunately they are still in the gated Riverfront condo complex which limits the traffic passing by. They were competing against another mini market, Aura, directly across the way -the only other retail space making it in Riverfront, so here’s hoping this works out better for them. If you’re within walking distance to the S. Miami Ave bridge stop in for lunch or after work drinks sometime.



From #thebrickellscoop

Brickell will account for a little over 4,800 units out of the estimated 13,800 units coming to Downtown Miami

  • source -Miami Downtown Development Authority “MDDA

Coming soon

River Oyster Bar isn’t the only one staying in the thought-to-be-soon-torn-down block surrounded by the Brickell City Centre construction zone. 2 doors up from the now under renovation River Oyster is another impressive remodel. Rumor has it will be a new coffee roaster. Will keep you posted.

River Oyster Bar closed for renovations

Not long ago it seemed like the River Oyster Bar would be leaving their Brickell location along with most of the other recent closures. They even had a new site picked out up the river. Apparently the entire block isn’t to be torn down just yet with Brickell City Centre construction going on all around and ROB will be staying for a few more years. They’re even renovating the space. Unfortunately that means they’ll be closed for a while, November 2nd seems so far away. Stay tuned for reopening celebration plans.