Chef Alberto Cabrera leaves the Local to start his own Frita Shop

Goodbye Gables, hello Kendall. Chef Alberto Cabrera is leaving The Local to start his own Frita Shop, billed as a Cuban burger joint. The New Times reports Cabrera’s explanation: “My partners and I cannot agree on the direction of the restaurant or an adequate compensation for my continued involvement. I have to this point sacrificed a lot on a personal and monetary level to see The Local succeed and I am proud of what I created.” The Frita Joint will reportedly boast chorizo-laced burgers, cafe con leche and liquid nitrogen shakes. First stops: Kendall Dr near Baptist and Bird Rd & 87 Ave. No word on opening date.


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