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Daily Digestif: Cochon 555 Recap, LauderAle Opening

By Carissa Chesanek  |  February 10, 2014

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Last night, Pubbelly's chef Jose Mendin won best pork-infused meal (consisting of items like pork sushi and mofongo) at the touring food festival Cochon 555. The competition included four other local chefs like Bradley Herron from Michael's Genuine Food & Drink along with last year's champion, Aaron Brooks from Edge Steak & Bar. Jose will now head to Grand Cochon at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen to compete for the winning title.

The team behind Barley & Swine plans to open its latest venture Habeas Corpus in South Miami this April. Eater.com reports the new space will offer a mixed menu of "Americana with a heavy Pacific Northwest influence and a touch of Northwest Spain," while also featuring a raw bar and charcuterie bar with house-cured meats.

Clean Plate Charlies states that Fort Lauderdale's first brewery LauderAle is set to open soon. The team behind the large 3200 square foot space is currently waiting on getting their license approved and hopes to have the brewery up and running in late spring or early summer (3305 SE 14th Ave).