Tudor House Chef Jamie DeRosa and co-owner Michael Reginbogin have opened their new gastro-pub Tongue & Cheek. Located on at 431 Washington Avenue on Miami Beach, Tongue & Cheek offers an eclectic menu of contemporary American dishes, inspired by dishes DeRosa encountered while traveling.
Artwork by Claudio Picasso and Deep Sleep Studio adorn the quarried-stone walls while intricate herringbone wood columns add warmth to the pub. It’s most unique feature is a 15-seat bar serving snacks like small plates of country ham and cheddar pimento cheese with house made rye crackers. “The space is a reflection of the menu in the sense that it seamlessly combines technique and detail with a seemingly uncomplicated arena,” said DeRosa.
Main dishes include fried clams, suckling pig with succotash and crisp lamb belly and barbecued octopus with roasted eggplant. There will also be a hamburger made with beef cheek ground in-house only offered on a limited daily basis. “A lot of work goes into that burger, so we won’t be making a ton of them,” said DeRosa. “We haven’t figured out what the magic number will be, but we’ll make only certain number a day. When they’re gone, they’re gone.”