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Winker's Diner opens at the Firestone Garage building in Miami Beach.

Winker’s Diner opens at the Firestone Garage building in Miami Beach. Photo courtesy of Groot Hospitality
Miami’s latest round of restaurant openings includes the three-in-one concept Firestone Garage from David Grutman’s Groot Hospitality, along with Michael Beltran’s diner-themed Chug’s and a temporary pop-up, Mooby’s.

Sushi Fly Chicken is the izakaya-style eatery now open inside Firestone Garage, offering a late-night speakeasy-themed bar to boot. - PHOTO COURTESY OF GROOT HOSPITALITY

Sushi Fly Chicken is the izakaya-style eatery now open inside Firestone Garage, offering a late-night speakeasy-themed bar to boot.
Photo courtesy of Groot Hospitality

Sushi Fly Chicken

1575 Alton Rd., Miami Beach

305-90-0800

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Sushi Fly Chicken — SFC for short — is Firestone Garage’s restaurant, bar, and lounge. Inspired by Tokyo’s underground nightlife scene, the izakaya-style menu offers a range from specialty dishes from sushi rolls and dumplings to robata and fried chicken. Enter the swinging kitchen door to find the “secret,” speakeasy-themed bar behind the counter featuring a full liquor bar and bespoke beverages like yuzu margaritas, lychee martinis, and Japanese whisky-based cocktails. Open Sunday through Thursday from 6 to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Toothfairy Bakery serves up all things sweet inside Firestone Garage in Miami Beach. - PHOTO COURTESY OF GROOT HOSPITALITY

Toothfairy Bakery serves up all things sweet inside Firestone Garage in Miami Beach.
Photo courtesy of Groot Hospitality

Toothfairy

1575 Alton Rd., Miami Beach

305-508-9799

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This retro-modern bakery offers up Grutman’s inventive take on an ice cream parlor and bakery. A display case is a rainbow of colors and flavors, inviting your inner child to sample everything from handmade Twinkies and whoopie pies to a blue “Cookie Monster” cake. Be sure to try in-house pastry chef Dallas Wynne’s famous snickerdoodle cookies and cake pop candy bars served up alongside a rotating menu of innovative soft serve ice cream flavors. Open Sunday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Winker's Diner is now open inside Firestone Garage. - PHOTO COURTESY OF GROOT HOSPITALITY

Winker’s Diner is now open inside Firestone Garage.
Photo courtesy of Groot Hospitality

Winker’s Diner

1575 Alton Rd., Miami Beach

305-831-7274

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The largest of the three concepts inside Firestone Garage, Winker’s Diner offers comfort food in a relaxed atmosphere. Designed as an upscale version of the Woolworth lunch counters of the 1950s, the space is outfitted with teal banquettes and a U-shaped bar where diners can feast on deli-meets-diner fare including pastrami on rye, a French-onion grilled cheese, and a prime rib that looks as though it could feed a family of four. A full bar is also available, and a DJ will spin tunes all night. And what diner would be complete without dessert? Grutman’s given nostalgia a whole new meaning with sweet treats like his key lime milkshakes and Italian rainbow cookie cake. Open Sunday through Thursday from 5 to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight.