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Jia Chinese Restaurant and Lounge Opens South of Fifth in Miami Beach

click to enlarge A rendering of Jia, the upscale Chinese-American restaurant and dinner club opening in Miami's South of Fifth neighborhood. - PHOTO COURTESY OF JOHNNIE WALKERUSBS

A rendering of Jia, the upscale Chinese-American restaurant and dinner club opening in Miami’s South of Fifth neighborhood.

Photo courtesy of Johnnie WalkerUSBS

Jia, a modern Chinese-American dinner club with a private lounge, has opened in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood.

The restaurant is a collaboration between Ken Ray and Jason Cloth. For the past several years, Ray has focused on the food tech sector, launching À la Carte Delivery, which markets more than a dozen Miami ghost kitchens. Cloth is director of Bron Media Corp. and founder/managing

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Chino Bandido opens July 8 at its new home in Phoenix

PHOENIX — Chino Bandido, a restaurant known for its combinations of Chinese, Jamaican, and Mexican flavors and that was featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, opens Thursday, July 8, at its new spot in Phoenix.

For 31 years, the hole-in-the-wall joint had been located in a strip mall near 19th Avenue and Greenway Road. It will now be located two miles up the road at Bell Road and Third Avenue, near the WinCo grocery store.

Owner Eve Collins, who opened the restaurant in 1990 with her late husband Frank, told ABC15 in March that the restaurant had

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Bunny Bunny opens dining room and changes menu from Chinese to something new

Nearly a year into business, a popular Eastern Market restaurant is finally welcoming customers to dine inside. At the same time, the owners have changed the cuisine completely. 

The Chinese dishes they served carryout over the past 11 months or so — salt-and-pepper tofu, biang biang lamb noodles, wonton soup, bao buns and more — have all been shelved to make way for a brand new menu featuring cuisines the two chef and owners say better reflect their personal backgrounds. 

For Jennifer Jackson and Justin Tootla — who cooked Chinese food for a while at Chicago restaurant Thank You and

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Chi Chinese Latin fusion restaurant and bar opens in Miami

In addition to its main dining room, Ch’i at Brickell City Centre will have an outdoor garden, a lounge and a market for to-go ordering.

In addition to its main dining room, Ch’i at Brickell City Centre will have an outdoor garden, a lounge and a market for to-go ordering.

Brickell’s latest destination wants to be your everything — and you can get a sneak peek this week.

Ch’i, a dining-and-nightlife venue from the locally-based Grove Bay Hospitality Group and Breakwater Hospitality Group, opens later this month with four concepts: an outdoor garden, an Asian-themed marketplace, a cocktail lounge and — most importantly, say its creators — a dining room with a menu highlighting Chinese-Latin cuisine.

“We’re a restaurant first,” says Emi

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