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This upscale food hall is finally opening in a historic Miami building. check it out

When does a food hall stop being one?

When is Julia and Henry?

The highly anticipated dining and entertainment destination in Miami’s downtown historic Walgreens building opens June 3 with communal workspaces featuring 26 nationally and internationally renowned food and beverage venues, small windows, an underground retro sound room and speakeasy, and finally, recording studios Opens with a musical incubator. , and a tattoo studio.

The jewel in the crown will be on the terrace: Torno Sabito, awarded three Michelin stars, by chef Massimo Bottura of the famed Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. Botura’s new Miami restaurant, the second location of his Michelin-starred Torno Sabito restaurant in Dubai, is set to open later this year.

Andrea Peterson, CEO of King Goose Hospitality, which managed the project, believes that the increasing urbanization of downtown and the fact that Flagler Street is closed to traffic on weekends is a threat to pedestrians, Miamians and tourists alike. Will help to attract.

“The idea is to see the best of Miami in an accessible way,” he said. “People are talking about a renaissance downtown, and that’s what’s important, respecting the history of this building and returning it to its original purpose as a gathering place.”

History dates back to the Julia and Henry foundation (named after Miami founder Julia Tuttle and industrialist and developer Henry Flagler). Built in 1936, the building stood as a symbol of faith during the Great Depression, showcasing financial investment and attracting patrons with an 88-foot soda fountain.

Julia and Henry certainly won’t have a soda fountain, but it will have a giant wine tower that rises through a three-story food hall. The tower, which houses the natural wine bar La Epoca, is surrounded by an elevator that takes you to each floor to explore. The name La Epoca also evokes the past: the building was owned until 2018 by the Alonso family, who operated it as La Epoca, a retail store that became Havana’s third department store until the government took it over. not seized.

Takotomy by carla hoyos at julia & henry's food hall in miami. Each vendor's counter has a unique design. Louis collection

Takotomy by Carla Hoyos at Julia & Henry’s Food Hall in Miami. Each vendor’s counter has a unique design. Louis Collection

These are some of the food vendors you’ll find:

Michelle Bernstein: The James Beard Award winner will open Mitchie’s Chicken Shack, which serves fried chicken, and Luncheria, a lunch spot with a small window where you can grab coffee to go.

Vehicle Roofer: A French chef will serve pastries.

renzo garibaldi : The chef whose Oso has been on the list of the 50 Best in Latin America for six years in a row will serve prime and grilled meats.

Carla Hoyos: The first Hispanic chef in the market will be offering his vision of tacos with Tacotomia by Jose Andres.

Tomas Kalika: This South American chef launched Mensch, his first restaurant in the United States, a casual twist on his upscale Michigan take. Mensch’s offers Mediterranean cuisine.

Jose Mendin: The maker of Pubbelly Sushi and Casa Isola (among many other Miami restaurants) also has two locations in the food hall: Jun’s, which serves gourmet Wagyu burgers, and Hichihaika, which serves gyoza (fried dumplings) with a variety of fillings. ) serves. pork, carbonara, pastrami and sauerkraut, among them).

Charles Thomson: The Peruvian-born chef’s food hall will feature three concepts: J Wong Ceviche; Rozu, who serves Poc, and Sankue, who serves Chiefha.

South american chef tomas kalika's mensch will serve mediterranean cuisine at julia & henry. Louis collection

South American chef Tomas Kalika’s Mensch will serve Mediterranean cuisine at Julia & Henry. Louis Collection

Diners will also find La Latina, a Venezuelan arepa with a ventanita, as well as a scaled-down version from Palmer’s, Wynwood’s famous upscale Chinese restaurant.

You can also pick up a mini Key Lime Pie from a vending machine courtesy of Fuchem’s Fabulous, run by Josh Abril of Coconut Grove, who used to sell the pies from his backyard. Naturally, once you’ve paid for it, the sweets come pouring out through an opening.

Chef Mendin praised the innovative design of the food hall, which features a variety of booths.

“I’ve never been to a food hall before, but it’s fun,” he said. “It’s a different experience for me. When I was approached to come and see the lineup of chefs and the venue, I was excited. I started talking to my partners and we wanted to have a burger joint. When When you build a food hall, the curators have to have some sort of food, and burgers are one of the things you need. So this is my first burger joint.”

Another old favorite in attendance is the defunct Box Elder Craft Beer Market on the second floor, dedicated (surprisingly) to brewing beer. On the third floor is the Lasseter Room, named after Miami’s first bar, where you can order craft cocktails and listen to a DJ (who works out of the bathroom, so the next time you feel like Keep that in mind if your job is tough). ,

Lassiter's is a cocktail bar on the 3rd floor of julia & henry's in downtown miami. Louis collection

Lassiter’s is a cocktail bar on the 3rd floor of Julia & Henry’s in downtown Miami. Louis Collection

And if listening to vinyl late at night is in the mood for you, head to the underground, dark and hip speakeasy of Bar Lab, the makers of Broken Shaker (and yes, it’s named after a Dolly Parton song). It has its own entrance on the street, although it can be accessed through the building, and also offers karaoke rooms that can be rented.

Daniel Peña Giraldi of Istanbul Development, which bought and remodeled the building, sees Julia and Henry as an all-day (and all-night, if you will) destination.

“Arrive in the morning, have breakfast at the outdoor windows that open early,” he said. Come back for lunch, get some work done at work. Come back with friends for happy hour. Hear local musicians rehearse in the recording studio. Dine at the rooftop restaurant, prepared by Michelin-starred chefs Serves food. Go to Jolene by 4am and have some arepas. It’s almost a 24 hour spot.”

Boxelder craft beer market is at de julia & henry's in downtown miami. Louis collection

BoxElder Craft Beer Market is at de Julia & Henry’s in downtown Miami. Louis Collection

Julia and Henry

Where: 200 E. Flagler St., Miami

Inauguration: June 3

Time: 11:30 am-10 pm Sunday to Thursday; 11:30AM-11PM Friday to Saturday. Window hours vary. Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m.

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