MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – Whether you’re trying the latest dishes on the menu at the original Pubbelly, or at their uber popular Pubbelly Sushi, or perhaps visiting the meaty PB Steak, you know you’re sitting at a booming food franchise as it’s one of Miami’s fastest growing restaurant empires.
Since 2010 Andreas Schreiner, Jose Mendin and Sergio Navarro, also known as “The Pubbelly Boys,” have proved they have the magic touch with six successful restaurants under their belts.
“It used to be a little sushi restaurant that didn’t last very long and we came in and put the kitchen in, and basically built it from zero to what you have now, with very little money just big dreams and hopes of making it success,” said Andreas.
At the original Pubbelly, which is an Asian inspired gastro pub on South Beach, the ambiance is a funky, down-to-earth yet hip tavern, with a small plate geared menu.
One of their most popular plates is a porkbelly with caramelized miso glaze.
“It’s like pork candy! I didn’t even know I liked pork. Wow!” said CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo after tasting the dish.
Now yet another restaurant, named Lechon, is set to be opening soon. To give diners a sample of what’s to come, Pubbelly is featuring a taste section of the Lechon menu.
“It’s French inspired but with of course our Pubbelly style, which is our signature take on small plates, and we like to give people more variety and have them try more dishes, then just an appetizer/entree, format.” said Andreas.
Chef Josh creates rare dishes for Lechon from France. He gave Petrillo a taste of his rabbit ravioli to which she described as, “an explosion of flavors.” Petrillo was worried the mean would be gamey, but as she said, “it’s super moist, super delicious…it’s not gamey.”
Lechon’s special appetizer will be chef’s escargot topped with potato leak foam with garlic and breadcrumbs.
The Pubbelly Boys, a seemingly unstoppable brand with what many would call the Midas touch.
“There is no Midas touch, there is just loving what you do and making sure every day you do it as good or better than the day before, taking care of your customers and I think that that is it.” Andreas said.
Lechon at the new Cabana Hilton resort on 63rd and Collins Avenue, opens in December.
For more info :http://www.pubbellygroup.com