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red light-Kris Wessel's Highly Anticipated New Spot on Biscayne

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red light-Kris Wessel's Highly Anticipated New Spot on Biscayne

Miami Danny | Jan 23, 2008 05:49 AM

I had a chance to chat informally with Owner and Chef Kris Wessel yesterday, and he told me that he hopes to open in three weeks. This is great news for the neighborhood. The New Orleans native, who moved to the area to attend FIU fifteen years ago, and never left, will be offering a mid-priced menu, no white table cloths, with an emphasis on seafood, cooking with a Florida, Caribbean leaning, and a FULL BAR. I was aghast at how beautiful the Little River looks; how clean and dynamic-I hadn't been down there in a while, but the river is now flowing in and out with the tides. He had a lot of overgrown brush cleared away that was impeding the river's flow, and trapping the garbage. There will be a beautiful outdoor, waterfront area, with a bar. The interior, which, miraculously, also has a bar, is spare, with hanging lamps, red patterned walls, and mustard colored booths. I have some photos at www.dailycocaine.blogspot.com of the chef, who seems surprisingly relaxed. I predict this place will be THE hit of 2008. You heard it here first.

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