Time Out Market, the long-awaited food hall imported from Lisbon, opens to the public on May 9 in South Beach. Several boldface names from politicians to newscasters were spotted at the packed preview party on Wednesday night. They lined up for frosé at one of three bars, whose cocktail menus were created by local mixology haunts Sweet Liberty and Broken Shaker, as well as for sample bites from 18 eateries by the city’s top toques. Attendees were happy to see chef Shuji Hiyakawa back on the scene after shuttering his popular Wabi Sabi for Japanese cuisine on the mainland. Other hits are Azucar’s ice cream in gourmet, Latin-themed flavors, Coyo Taco’s battered fish tacos, and Miami Smokers’ charcuterie. For those who have always dreamt of dining at the French Laundry in Napa Valley, alum chef Miguel Massens kicks off the market’s culinary residency program. Diners can enjoy his five-course, prix-fixe tasting menus on select nights, while he preps for his pending restaurant, Antilia. The 18,000-square-foot hall operates daily; hours vary depending on vendor and day but are generally from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and midnight on weekends. The international culinary concept plans to expand to Montreal, Chicago, Boston, New York, Prague, Dubai and London.
1601 Drexel Avenue; timeoutmarket.com