Local Dream Team to Open Restaurant, Bar, Lounge, and Rooftop Deck Fall 2022
When Arlo Wynwood, Wynwood Art District’s first hotel property, opens its doors fall of 2022, locals and erudite visitors will recognize the all-star roster of local talent helming the property’s multiple food and beverage outlets. Taking charge of the property’s food & drink operations is none other than Bar Lab, the trend-setting culinary and cocktail collective helmed by Gabe Orta and Elad Zvi. Renowned for their work in Magic City and beyond, for the Arlo collaboration, Bar Lab has teamed up with award-winning Miami Chef/Partner Brad Kilgore to develop and operate the signature restaurant at the all-new, nine-story hotel in Miami’s preeminent creative and cultural district. Additional food & beverage outlets will include a cocktail-centric third-floor lounge and a bustling rooftop deck.
Known for catapulting Miami’s cocktail scene to national stardom in 2009 with the opening of James beard finalist and three-time “Top 50 Bars in the World” award-winner Broken Shaker, Bar Lab has been redefining the hospitality industry ever since by creating unique, eclectic food and beverage programs for their venues and companies worldwide. Amongst the stellar lineup of concepts they’ve launched: Broken Shaker (Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York); 27 Restaurant (Miami); Hoja Taqueria (Miami Beach); Margot (Miami); The Exchange (Los Angeles), and the much- anticipated Jolene Sound Room, opening 2022.Read More
A finalist for James Beard’s “Best Chef: South” and Food & Wine “Best New Chefs in America” alumnus Kilgore started his career at 3-star Michelin Restaurants Alinea & L20 before moving to Miami, where his first stop was Azul at the Mandarin Oriental. Under his guidance, the restaurant was awarded the Forbes “5 Star Award”. Next, he ran Jean-Georges Grill at the St. Regis Bal Harbor, earning his first of two 4-Star reviews from The Miami Herald. In 2015, Kilgore redefined the Miami dining scene when he opened Alter in Wynwood, a progressive American restaurant that achieved international acclaim for meticulously-crafted dishes with exotic ingredients. He recently became the Culinary Director of private members-only, The Concours Club, with his signature restaurant Verge.
At Arlo Wynwood, Kilgore and the team will deliver a robust, flavorful Floridian-inspired brasserie offering a menu that will undoubtedly have Chef Kilgore’s uniquely personal touch while providing big, bold, approachable flavors and textures. All of his restaurants illustrate his passion and skillset for traversing genres, techniques, and influences from across the globe. Arlo Wynwood will open to the public in the fall of 2022 at 2217 NW Miami Court in Wynwood. Details on food & beverage outlets are forthcoming. For additional information, visit www.arlohotels.com.