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Meet Bobby Flay in Miami

Staff writer

Expect a long line when TV chef Bobby Flay opens his first Florida restaurant Friday at Kendall’s Dadeland Mall.

At noon sharp, Flay will personally open the doors to his Bobby’s Burger Palace, his 17th location nationwide. Then, he’ll stick around to sign autographs, pose for photos and chat about his burgers.

“At any time of year, my favorite thing to eat is a cheeseburger,” Flay says in a press release. “And at Bobby’s Burger Palace, I celebrate America’s variety of flavors, styles and cultures surrounding this classic staple, offering a selection of specialty burgers, served at a great price.”

Burgers will cost from $6.75 to $7.75 and include the Miami Burger. Inspired by Cuban sandwiches, it’s pressed with ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard and mayonnaise. Also on the menu is the Philadelphia Burger, with provolone, griddled onions and hot peppers, and the Buffalo Style Burger, with red hot sauce, blue-cheese dressing and watercress. All burgers can be “crunchified” free of charge, which is Flay’s signature topping of crisp chips.

Bobby’s Burger Palace (7535 N. Kendall Drive, Miami, 305-667-4617, is located on the second floor of the mall’s new Kendall wing. The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

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