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Time Out Market Miami will open February 2019—and these new chefs are coming on board

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Last fall, we told you about the first round of chefs joining Time Out Market Miami. In the spring, we followed up our announcement with an exciting reveal of additional concepts making their way to the South Beach dining destination. Now, like a satisfying prix-fixe experience coursed and timed to guarantee ultimate gratification, we’re serving up the latest few bites with news on who else is joining and when you’ll—finally!—get to dig in.

Come February 2019, when the annual South Beach Food & Wine Festival comes to town, Time Out Market Miami will open the doors to its 17,500-foot space. Inside the massive market, featuring a full center bar, two pop-up bars for quick cocktail service and a demo kitchen, will be 17 food concepts helmed by some of the city’s top toques such as Scott Linquist of Coyo Taco, Michael Beltran of Ariete and Jeremy Ford of Stubborn Seed, plus restaurateur Matt Kuscher who brings Kush by LoKal—but you knew that. Here is the latest on what’s to come:

Norman Van Aken: The two-time James Beard Award-winning chef behind Wynwood’s Three restaurant dips his proverbial toe into the food and cultural market scene for the first time, serving as one of the market’s three marquee chefs. The father of New World Cuisine plans to cook his signature dishes like his popular rhum and pepper painted fish with mango mojo and mariquitas. 

Giorgio Rapicavoli: Sharing the marquee spotlight is chef and owner of Eating House, Giorgio Rapicavoli. The Chopped winner brings several favorites from his Coral Gables restaurant over the causeway, including his unique, truffle-laden spin on his family’s classic pasta carbonara recipe and those yummy oyster mushrooms you’ve likely seen all over Instagram. 

Love Life Cafe: It’s been touted by celebs like Gabrielle Union and praised for turning meat-eaters into veggie lovers, and now the light-filled cafe makes its way from Wynwood to South Beach with two concepts at Time Out Market. The side-by-side spaces will serve plant-based eats like Love Life’s award-winning burger plus vegan desserts and smoothies.  

Antonio Bachour: The dessert master—and recipient of the 2018 Best Pastry Chef Award at the Best Chef Awards in Milan, Italy—brings his talents to South Beach. After cutting his teeth in pastry kitchens across the world and helming his own bakeries in Miami Beach and Brickell, Bachour will dole out all sorts of confections and introduce new sugary treats exclusively for Time Out Market.

Azucar Ice Cream Company: Little Havana’s adorable Cuban ice cream shop finds a home at Time Out Market—and we’re thrilled for Abuela Maria to hit South Beach but also terrified for what that means for our waistlines. Stay tuned for ice cream maven Suzy Batlle to come up with custom flavors only available at Time Out Market.

Salt & Brine: Christian and Dominica Plotczyk, who redefined Miami’s oyster scene with Ella’s Oyster Bar, will introduce Salt & Brine at Time Out Market Miami. Expect staples from Ella’s Little Havana menu such as the lobster roll plus an assortment of their freshly dressed oysters.

Wabi Sabi by Shuji: You might’ve read Chef Shuji Hiyakawa’s announcement on Instagram last week where he announced the temporary closure of his beloved Japanese restaurant Wabi Sabi by Shuji. But fret not. You can all breathe a collective sigh of relief because his delicious sushi bowls will be available inside Time Out Market come winter.  

Phuc Yea: From hit pop-up to neighborhood favorite, the Viet-Cajun spot helmed by chef Cesar Zapata and Ani Meinhold keeps the Upper Eastside of Miami satiated with delicious, Asian-inspired fare. Lucky for us, they’ll be expanding their efforts to South Beach and bringing all kinds of pho, tasty buns stuffed with spicy tofu and Texas-style brisket, among other dishes, to the market.  

We have a date—February 2019—and a fresh list of chefs joining Time Out Market Miami this winter. Now let the countdown begin.

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