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The latest bites from Eater Miami...
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1) Downtown Miami: Juan Valdez will begin brewing up Columbian coffee next Monday in Downtown. The standalone coffee shop will have four different types of Colombian coffee, along with suggestions for food pairings from its cafe. This is the first Juan Valdez shop in Miami, but we can expect four to five more by the end of 2014 here, along with 60 more in the state of Florida. Here's what you need to know.
2) Brickell: Brickell's getting a bierhaus, and this one goes by the name of Prost, which literally translates to "cheers!" in German. Don't think of it as a stereotypical bierhaus though. There are pretzels and sausages, yes, but you'll find no lads clad in lederhosen, no ladies in dirndl. Instead, you'll find chalkboard walls, craft beers, a grade A chef. Here's your first look.
3) Little Havana: Now that Bongos has drummed on out and Van Dykes has been gutted, we've been left with a void for Latin or live music. Not to worry though, the historic Ball and Chain will be rolling onto 8th street, thus bringing some grand old nightlife into the area. Here's the scoop.
4) Everywhere: Local 10 has found Miami's five most disgusting restaurants, each with so many health code violations it would be hard to count on both hands, twice. Roaches crawling through the walls, chicken sitting inches away from insect poop. You have to see it to believe it.
· Eater Miami [miami.eater.com]