Vegetarian Nightlife Is Coming To Brickell – Miami
Vegetarian restaurants are hot in Miami.
The most recent addition is Brickell’s Crate, calling itself a plant-based kitchen, bar and lounge, which promises Miami’s “first vegetarian and vegan culinary and nightlife experience.” Yup, you read right: Vegetarian and nightlife. Like chicken and waffles, the twain are strange bedfellows, yet Crate hopes to make it work.
It joins several new veg-friendly spots. See Todd Erickson’s newly opened Glam Vegan in Midtown, the soonish-to-open Soul Tavern veggie gastropub on South Beach, Matthew Kenney’s second vegetarian endeavor, Plnthouse (more on that later), and now, Crate, from the co-founder of Barú and Tu Candela.
First, the culinary part. Chef Christopher Baugh (of Sage restaurant in Ubud, Bali) has created a menu inspired by wellness, nutrition and his time spent creating veggie dishes in Indonesia. Among those dishes: burgers (made with a mung beans, organic brown rice and roasted vegetable base) served with organic fries and a choice of vegan cheese on request.
Sandwiches including the Comeback Kid with smoked tofu steaks, chipotle mayo, pickles, sprouts, lettuce and “bacon” bits. The Hot Mess has Swiss and cheddar cheese, pepper jack melted over mushrooms, pickled hot peppers, lettuce, tomato, onion and deli mustard. There are also tacos and burritos.
“We are delighted to open Brickell’s very first plant-based kitchen, bar and lounge,” Crate founder Anselmo Di Virgilio
Hernandez said in a release.