By Carlos Frías
All aboard the first dining spot to open in the massive downtown Miami train station.
Joe & the Juice, an organic juice and coffee bar with grab-and-go sandwiches, has opened at Miami Central, the train station that combines the new, high-speed Brightline, Metrorail and Metromover. It’s the first place where diners can grab a bite in the upcoming Central Fare, the massive food hall and marketplace set to open in the fall.
Joe & the Juice, which has more than 200 locations worldwide, focuses on fast fare. That is, juices, coffee, shakes and sandwiches — made with organic ingredients — that commuters grab on the run. It’s the fifth of the company’s locations in South Florida.
Central Far will eventually have more than 20 food and beverage vendors, from Miami Smokers, Azucar Ice Cream and Blackbrick Chinese. The anchor will be Monger, the first joint venture between celebrity chef brothers Michael and Bryan Voltaggio.