Located south of Fifth in the heart of South Beach, Tongue & Cheek is the whimsical new restaurant owned and operated by Chef Jamie DeRosa and restaurateur Michael Reginbogin. Opened since April, it has been wowing diners with its creative menu and locals-friendly service and setting. In fact, most nights, the bar bustles with locals grabbing a drink and a few tasty bites from the restaurant’s “snack bar” or family meal – a complete meal with beverage available from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for an unbeatable price of $10. Now, as if folks need another reason to visit, the dynamic duo at the helm of Tongue & Cheek is introducing a killer weekend brunch perfect for locals, foodies and brunch enthusiasts of all tastes.
Served every Saturday and Sunday beginning Saturday, June 1, the à la carte weekend brunch menu will feature classic brunch staples as well as unique offerings profiling DeRosa’s unique culinary style. Eggs come in a number of varieties, from a King crab Benedict with Tabasco® hollandaise and baby arugula ($15) to an omelet with heirloom tomatoes, burrata and sweet basil ($9). Additional savory selections range from lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberry jam ($10) and Cuban sandwich with pork cheeks and pickled cucumbers ($11) to a fried clam roll with pickled peppers, smoked aioli ($10) and a well-selected Raw Bar consisting of east and west coast oysters, Key West peel n’ eat shrimp and Taylor Bay scallops, among others. House-made Pastries include a basket of donut holes in three varieties ($2 per person) and sticky buns with brown butter pecans ($4). Rounding out the menu are Cereals, Fresh Squeezed Juices and, of course, brunch cocktails, including Bloody Mary’s in a variety of fashions ($8). To sweeten the deal, DeRosa and Reginbogin are offering $10 valet during brunch and are happy to let diners looking to hit the beach post-brunch leave their cars at the restaurant. Brunch is served 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; cars must be picked up by 3:00 p.m. and valet must be validated prior to leaving the restaurant. Miami Beach residents looking to get a jump on things can enjoy complimentary coffee/periodicals on the T&C patio from 10 a.m. to noon.
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Tongue & Cheek is located at 431 Washington Avenue. Dinner is served nightly, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; ‘til midnight on Friday & Saturday. The snack bar opens at 5 p.m., with Happy Hour specials on handcrafted cocktails, beer and wines by the glass nightly from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Brunch is served Saturday and Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to
3:00 p.m. Telephone: (305) 704-2900; www.tandcmiami.com