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Rok:Brgr Burger Bar and Gastropub Expands to Miami...And Beyond

Fans of ROK:BRGR Burger Bar and Gastropub planning on traveling south of the border (to Miami) will soon find a welcome sight come the end of summer. 

Owner Marc Falsetto chose South Miami as the location for his second ROK:BRGR for its close proximity to the University of Miami campus and upscale neighborhoods like Pinecrest, Coral Gables, and Coconut Grove. The new restaurant will be located at 5800 SW 73rd Street, in the former Segafredo space, just off US-1 in South Miami.

ROK:BRGR Miami will feature the same menu as in Fort Lauderdale, in a slightly larger space. With seating for 144 and an enlarged outdoor terrace, the restaurant will have a "1920's Chicago post-prohibition vibe to it", said Falsetto, describing a dining room with exposed brick lit by Edison bulbs and a terrace mood-enhanced by fire pits. 

Falsetto is looking forward to wowing the South Miami neighborhood,

which is filled with upscale eateries, with his restaurant's diversity

and ingredients.  "We're a full gastropub with 60 beers and 45 bourbons.

We use high-quality ingredients and make everything in-house. You're

not going to take your date to another burger joint. You're going to

come here".

ROK:BRGR is slated to open in South Miami in late

summer of this year, with plans in the works to expand the brand to

Delray Beach in 2013 and then Orlando soon after.  Does Falsetto have

plans to turn ROK:BRGR into a national chain of gastropubs?  "Let's take

it one burger at a time".

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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