As the Rumor Mill Churns: Il Mulino to South Beach & a blind item

Let’s get right to it. We heard that Il Mulino New York was taking over the space formerly known as Clarke’s in the South of Fifth ‘hood. The restaurant already attracts Miami’s upper crusties at Acqualina in Sunny Isles, so why not capitalize on some solid (?) SoFi cash? A rep for Il Mulino says that, “We have been looking at spaces in the South Beach area but have not confirmed anything yet.”

We also heard that a certain, popular Miami-based hotel chef may have been eighty sixed from his very own kitchen. While said chef denies the rumors and hasn’t been officially fired, some sous spies say it’s absolutely true and he remains only a figurehead in the kitchen, but an invisible one at best. Or worst. Hmmm.