New restaurants add to Doral's food options

Doral’s contributions to South Florida’s culinary landscape continue to grow, including the recent addition of Amaize (an “arepa-teria“) and a menu makeover at Green Plate Asian Bistro. 

Now comes news of more new food options for Miami.com and Miami Herald staffers — I mean, people who work or live in Doral.

Champions Bar & Grill in the Trump National (4400 NW 87th Ave.) is now open, serving lunch and dinner daily in addition to Sunday brunch. The Donald has adorned the 184-seat restaurant with magazine covers dating to the 1980s that feature his mug. Some of the food reaches back to that era, as well, like the “1983 Shrimp Cocktail” and a chicken sandwich with avocado and pepper jack cheese. Brunch gets more of a modern update, with options like huevos rancheros with chorizo, tortilla broth, twice-cooked vegetarian beans and patatas bravas. On the bar side, cocktails made with fresh juices are available, as are craft beers and a worldly selection of wines. Call 305-592-2000 for more information. 

And eCafé, short for eclectic Café, is a hip-hop-inspired sandwich and juice shop at 5001 NW 72nd Ave. Owner Michael Alvarez shaped the menu around his various culinary and ethnic backgrounds, including his Cuban heritage, his girlfriend’s Haitian heritage, and his travels to France, Italy, New York and San Francisco. You can order one of eCafé’s specialty sandwiches — the Notorious B.B.Q. comes topped with Alvarez’s housemade guava-habanero sauce — or build your own (Haitian “pickleez” are a condiment option). Finish it off with a Nutella croissant (pictured) topped with powdered sugar, a dessert that Alvarez acknowledges may be habit-forming. Call 305-888-7072 for more information.

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