By Eater Staff for Miami Eater
The chefs behind Brooklyn’s Carnal are back in Miami and, this time, they’re here for good. Fresh off of a successful pop-up stint at Wynwood’s Wood Tavern, Carnal will now take up permanent residency with The Bar Next Door, a sister restaurant of Wood Tavern which is, predictably, close to the mothership.
Wood Tavern Group boss Cesar Morales recently acquired the space next to The Bar Next Door to add 40 seats to the venue. Soon after, he secured the services of James Zamory and Aaron Saurer to give the restaurant a an eclectic menu.
Saurer and Zamory, known for their Flinstone-sized, slow-cooked ribs cooked in bone marrow, are rolling out a menu with all new items. That menu includes their take on a Cuban sandwich with a 48-hour pork shoulder cooked in bacon fat with chorizo mayo, pickled cucumber, and Swiss cheese; their signature short rib sandwich — sans the bone — with grilled romaine lettuce, garlic confit and cotija cheese and an all-new “BND burger” topped with house-made Miami Smokers bacon mayo.
The good news for New Yorkers is that the new partnership will not prevent Carnal from slanging meat in Brooklyn. When Smorgasburg opens in April, the duo will split time between the two spots to ensure top quality food at both locations. The menu at BND will also expand as time goes on.