Sometimes, there’s so much news coming across my desk that I just have to share the info to clear some space.
Of course, the big news is that Hamburger Mary’s is coming (back) to Wilton Manors. It’s moving into the old Rumors location, 2426 Wilton Dr., directly across the street from Rosie’s, which used to be a Hamburger Mary’s. Drama much?
Bombay Café, the landmark Indian restaurant on Andrews Avenue has moved east to 1672 E. Oakland Park Blvd., replacing the former Inkanto Peruvian Cuisine. Call 954-568-0600 or go to Bombay-Cafe.com for more information.
Andrew’s Diner, after changing management twice in the past year, is picking up and moving to Cypress Creek, where it will replace the former Duffy’s Diner (925 NE 62nd St.).
Despite its name the new cocktail parlor and lounge, No Man’s Land, is not a lesbian spot. Restaurateur Memphis Garrett’s new space at 666 N. Federal will offer a limited menu of small shareable plate dishes. For more info, go to NoMansLandFTL.com.
Foxy Brown’s has moved to 476 N. Federal, formerly home to Good Spirits. It’s a larger space with more parking, a bigger bar, and a larger outdoor patio. It will continue with its popular brunch from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the traditional menu from 3 to 10 p.m.
It’s hard to believe that Batch, the artisanal cookie store at 917 NE 5th Ave., has been open for almost a year and a half. Even more surprising that it took me that long to find it. Located in the Flagler Arts District, it’s a small storefront operation making small batch recipes of classics and new creations.
Taste of Miami, the much-anticipated COVID-relief cookbook, is now available featuring 50 recipes provided by some of Miami’s favorite restaurants. Celebrity Chef Yisus from Univision Network donated his time to prepare each dish on camera and assist in organizing the recipes. The hip and colorful book offers an array of Miami staples that people have come to know and love. The recipes in the book are the most popular dishes that people order in Miami area restaurants, such as the Cap'n Crunch pancakes from Eating House, green curried mussels by Phuc Yea, lomo saltado from 33 Kitchen, rabo encendido from Finka Table & Tap, and Abuela's ham & chorizo Cuban macaroni from Sergio's Restaurant, among many others.
Eateries that have been struggling through this pandemic will receive 100% of the profits. A digital version is available for $24.99 and hardcover for $34.99 at https://www.cookbook.miami/.
Wunderkeks, a queer-owned online cookie bakery based in Austin, announced its collaboration with The Loveloud Foundation, founded by Dan Reynolds, lead singer of Imagine Dragons. Its aim is to ignite the conversation about what it means to unconditionally love and support the LGBT community. During the entire month of June for Pride, Wunderkeks plans to raise $30k for Loveloud’s charities through cookie sales. Cookies may be ordered online at wunderkeks.com/pride-box/. They would make a wonderful hostess gift for a Pride brunch!
Now that we’re all vaxed and relaxed, you can stop in at Bona Italian’s new Aperitivo Lounge. On Thursday, June 10, enjoy the music of multi-award-winning jazz duo Davis and Dow. From the Great American songbook to Brazil and beyond, Kelly Dow’s guitar playing is simply orchestral in support while Julie Davis sings as though she learned in her bassinet. Thursday, June 10, 4:30-7:30, reservations are necessary. Call 954-565-7222.