The popular South Beach restaurant Jimmy’z Kitchen has expanded with the opening of a new bistro in Pinecrest.
Chef Jimmy Carey says his new restaurant is strategically located in the hub of South Miami and Pinecrest at 9050 S. Dixie Hwy. He says the new restaurant brings the concept of fast-casual, budget friendly, high-quality chef-driven cuisine to the area and it is patterned after his two other eateries in South Beach and the Wynwood Arts District.
“We are very excited about this new location,” said Chef Carey, owner and concept architect of the restaurant. “For some time now, we knew we wanted to expand and bring the model of Jimmy’z Kitchen to other neighborhoods. We have chosen the South Miami/Pinecrest area because the casual, family friendly atmosphere of Jimmy’z Kitchen fits perfectly in these vicinities, which have the demographics to enjoy and embrace the concept.”
Jimmy’z Kitchen began six years ago as a small bistro in South Beach at 1542 Alton Road and expanded four years later with a much larger restaurant in the hip up-andcoming Wynwood Arts District at 2700 N. Miami Ave. The restaurants evolved a reputation for serving imaginative American, Spanish, French, Nuevo Latino, Italian and Mediterranean dishes. They also developed a loyal customer base on both sides of Biscayne Bay, largely due to the creative concept of providing diverse flavors in a healthy menu, friendly customer service and a casual atmosphere.
Jimmy’z Kitchen restaurants have consistently received positive reviews on such Internet sites as Yelp and Trip Advisor, as well as from numerous restaurant critics. They have also built a great reputation among a loyal base of clients. Last year, Zagat gave both Jimmy’z Kitchen locations a strong 25 rating and Eater has recognized the Wynwood bistro for 18 consecutive months as one of 38 “must-visit” restaurants in Miami.
Chef Carey says the new location on South Dixie Highway brings a budget-friendly menu with the highest quality of ingredients and will offer both take-out and delivery services.
“Save precious time to be with your family and have Jimmy’z Kitchen cook your dinner,” he said. “With the budget friendly menu, you can pick up a delicious dinner on your way home or have it delivered and enjoy more time doing the things that really matter.”
The Jimmy’z Kitchen menu offers more than 50 New American plates, from healthy salads to hearty entrees and paninis. The menu includes Latin-flavored plates, which have become favorites in South Florida, and the Puerto Rican traditional dish Mofongo is available daily.
The South Miami/Pinecrest restaurant, like the one in Wynwood, will offer a diverse selection of bottled craft beers and a broad wine selection, with weekday Craft Beer Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m.
“I am very proud of the craft beer and wine selections, which I have personally built for Jimmy’z Kitchen Wynwood,” said Chef Carey. “Last summer we traveled to the Napa wine region in search of those special wineries that had distinct and unique wines.”
Born in New York and raised in Puerto Rico, Carey grew up savoring a variety of Puerto Rican, Cuban and Spanish food, which he would later blend into a variety of culinary presentations. Among foodies, restaurant owners and South Florida VIPs, Carey has built a reputation as one of the Miami’s best chefs and Jimmy’z Kitchen has become known for serving Latin-flavored Chef Specials.
Jimmy’z Kitchen is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m. For more information, call 305-670-1501 or go to www.jimmyzkitchen.com