Crust Pizza by chef Klime Kovaceski opening by the Miami River

Chef Klime Kovaceski, formerly of the hailed Miami Beach restaurant Crystal Cafe and more recently at the now-defunct Trio on the Bay, is opening CRUST, an eat-in and delivery pizza place on the Miami River that is slated to open in September.  

“Crust is not some nostalgic waltz into my past: I’ll leave the Greatest Hits routine for aging rock stars. It is, instead, a natural extension of my passion for feeding people and being part of the food world’s exciting present and future,” Kovaceski told us.

Pizzas on the menu will include: Mediterranean with fresh tomatoes, Kalamata olives, red onion and garlic; Truffled Pizza with tomato, arugula, shaved parmesan and white truffle oil; Pesto with pine  nut-basil pesto, artichokes, tomato and goat cheese; and Crust with fig, prosciutto and blue cheese.

The space is owned by the same person who owns its neighbor, Seasalt & Pepper.