Many of us still miss Joe Allen in Sunset Harbour, even though it’s been almost two years and two unsuccessful restaurants (Morgans on the Beach and Georgia’s Union) since the place closed its doors.
Now, the team that created Pubbelly, Pubbelly Sushi and Barceloneta is getting the white house at 1787 Purdy Ave. prepped for a January opening as PB Steak.
Lesley Abravanel has a preview at Miami.com. Among the menu items: an extensive raw bar, steak tartar sliders, steak entrees from $19 to $60, and a veal porterhouse.
The bar will feature mixologist Ashley Danella, formerly of Hakkasan at the Fontainebleau.
Opening target is the second week of January.
Flooding on 20th Street in the Sunset Harbour neighborhood of South Beach.
It hasn’t rained since the weekend, but Sunset Harbour — the neighborhood where locals love to hang and dine — is still flooded.
Why? The area was prone to high water at high tide, but the problem appears be dramatically worse in the last two months. Aside from several new and popular restaurants, it appears that the only change is the under-construction parking garage across from the Sunset Harbour towers between Purdy and Bay.
Flooding at 17th Street and Purdy Avenue.
Wednesday morning, the intersection of 17th Street and Purdy was barely passable. The corner of Purdy and 20ths — where the Pubbelly boys have opened two new restaurants in the last month — has standing water almost the curb.
After years of failed efforts, the city finally corrected flooding on Belle Isle. Can they dry out Sunset Harbour before the dry floods drown the new businesses in the neighborhood?
Flooding at Purdy and 20th Street, near Pubbelly Sushi.
A glimpse inside Pubbelly Sushi, expected to open next week.
The new eatery is in the old Bartolome space.
Have you been to Pubbelly, the Sunset Harbour gastropub that’s become the neighborhood’s hotspot?
The three friends who started the place at 1418 20th St., Andreas Schreiner, Jose Mendin and Sergio Navarro, have taken over two spaces in the same building, and as The Miami Herald reported last month, areopening a Spanish restaurant and a sushi joint.
All more evidence that the neighborhood is becoming a dining/nightlife hotspot, with Morgan’s replacing the old Joe Allen space only two months ago.
The sushi restaurant, in the old Bartolome Grill space, 1424 20th St., opens next Monday with the name Pubbelly Sushi, and here’s hoping its as energetic and creative as the original Pubbelly.
The Spanish eatery, Barcelonata, is soon to follow on the north corner of the same building.