As part of its move beyond transportation, Uber, the fast-growing ride-sharing service, launched UberEATS in the Miami area Tuesday, joining a full menu of on-demand restaurant delivery options in South Florida. Restaurants include Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, Sushi Maki, Sliders, the Daily Creative, Ms. Cheezious, DIRT, Jar + Fork, Morgan’s Restaurant, Roasters N Toasters, The Rice House of Kabob, Salsa Fiesta, The Salty Donut and SoCalTaco.
The Place: At year-old Crust near the Miami River, the pizza crust — made to stand up to delivery and takeout — is thick with crisp, puffed golden edges. It holds plenty of cheese and toppings in three sizes (personal, medium and large). But unlike at most pizza places, there is also a full menu of Italian-American-inspired dishes, from risotto and pastas to meatball and eggplant parmesan sandwiches and entrees including pecan-crusted trout and chicken Milanese. The space respects the former 1950s house with Deco pillars and black-and-white walls covered with gilt-edged mirrors, Venetian masks and a lantern-style central chandelier to create a rustic Tuscan trattoria feel.
South Florida’s new foodpreneurs are on trend: Their products are often artisan made, healthy and convenient. Still, high startup costs and the challenges of dealing with perishable products can derail concepts before their first product is consumer. Fortunately, a number of organizations dedicated to food entrepreneurs are sprouting up to help.
Filthy Food’s premium cocktail garnishes add new and creative twists to drinks. The family business employing about 30 people creates, produces and sells its line from its Miami Gardens manufacturing facility and distributes across the nation.
J28 Sandwich Bar at 1854 Young Circle gets its name from July 28, Peru's independence day and the date the restaurant opened for business last year. Owner Marco Rondon shows how J28 makes lomo saltado, a traditional Peruvian dish. Jenny Luna/Miami Herald Staff
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