• The team behind South Miami’s Smoke’t and Town Kitchen & Bar has opened Sake Blue Asian Kitchen & Bar in The Collection building near Village of Merrick Park, 225 Altara Ave., Coral Gables, with executive chef Robert Pagan (Pacific Time) in charge of the kitchen. Dinner is served nightly, with lunch service planned for March; 305-774-5959, www.sakebluemiami.com
• Soyka and China Grill Management veteran Steve Haas and former Emeril’s chef Tom Azar have opened brasserie-style City Hall at 2004 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, serving “moderately priced ... comfort food specialties … classics with a twist and … decadent creative specialties” such as thick-cut bacon with truffle sauce and cheese-studded onion soup dumplings. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily; 305-764-3130, www.cityhalltherestaurant.com
• The Blue Piano, open since November at 4600 NE Second Ave., Miami, boasts an “eclectic, value-driven list of over 100 hundred wines” plus craft beers, small plates and snacks; 305-576-7919, www.bluepianomia.com.