With spring around the corner and as diners begin to emerge from their homes, new concepts are popping up all over the country. A new springtime restaurant roster includes this five-pack of exciting new restaurants across the South — from Texas to Florida — that have recently opened their doors.
Acclaimed Israeli chef Tom Aviv has come to Miami to open Branja, a fun concept that creatively merges Israeli staples with global influences. In Orlando, the interactive popup restaurant experience, Foreigner, has found a permanent home and begun serving its tasting menu to 10 diners per night. And in Nashville, a veteran hospitality trio has opened Noko, with a focus on wood-fired Asian cuisine.
Over in Texas, you’ll find Luminaire, an ambitious hotel restaurant from San Antonio chef and James Beard fixture, Steve McHugh; and down in Houston, a dynamic duo is making “new Asian-American food” that celebrates pickles and ferments.
Click through for more details on these exciting new restaurants.