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Set your alarms early on Christmas Day and head to the newly reopened Chug’s Diner, located in Miami’s Coconut Grove neighborhood. Chef Michael Beltran’s upscale yet approachable Cuban-American diner will open on Saturday, December 25 from 8AM – 3PM. Diners can belly up to the ventanita for a cortadito, croquetas and delicious seasonal pastelitos from Pastelito Papi, or enjoy a sit-down meal out on the patio, at the counter or in the dining room. The full a la carte menu will be available with favorites like the cast iron pancake; lechon hash with mojo onions and fried egg; and the wildly popular frita. Chug’s is located in the heart of Coconut Grove at 3444 Main Highway. Walk-ins only. Telephone: (786) 353-2940;