This renovated firehouse with two names has become a Brickell staple

Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita is a Brickell staple. (Linda Bladholm)

Linda Bladholm blogs at lindasfoodadventures.com at simplesite.com on what she cooks, where she eats and who she meets along the way.

This Week’s Discovery: Housed in a 1923 Mediterranean Revival firehouse with slide poles intact, Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita is in a two- story building surrounded by high-rise condos. New as of two months ago is a brunch offered weekends on the rooftop terrace with a large bamboo screen providing shade and protection from rain and an area with a shaded pergola and Edison light bulb dangling over a communal table. Downstairs is the lounge, called Lolita.

History: Spanish owner Carlos Galan runs Dolores, as the upstairs space is known, with business partner Joaquin Chamizo, who is Cuban American. They met through a mutual friend and started the Passion Restaurant Group, which also runs the Crazy About You and Love is Blind eateries.

The Food: The brunch covers all bases with comfort fare, a few Latin dishes and traditional egg preparations plus kale, spinach-quinoa and Caesar salads and starters such as skillet baked cornbread with cheddar and chives and whipped butter; fried green tomatoes; and serrano ham croquettes.

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