Lime closes in South Beach, BTW opening in its place

The original Lime Fresh Mexican Grill (1439 Alton Rd.) in South Beach will close after service Thursday. Construction crews will move in to do their thing, setting the stage for the debut of BTW (Burger Taco Whiskey) in about a month.

BTW is one of two new concepts that restaurateur John Kunkel, CEO of Miami-based 50 Eggs Inc., said he has planned for the area. Kunkel retained ownership of that Lime location after selling the chain for $24 million to Ruby Tuesday in 2012.

50 Eggs posted a help-wanted ad for BTW this week featuring Danny Grant, the Michelin-starred, Food & Wine Best New Chef winner who Kunkel lured away from 1826 Restaurant & Lounge in the fall. 

Grant will indeed oversee BTW, for which menu details are still being finalized. (The name Burger Taco Whiskey offers most of what we need to know.) Expect American street food in laid-back environs, per a restaurant rep. 

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