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1-800-Lucky Announces Pop-Up Concept Sili

1-800-Lucky, Miami's premiere Asian food hall known for its ever-evolving roster of culinary talent, has announced its newest pop-up Sili, a modern Southeast Asian concept by co-founders and chefs Leicel Ros and Nancy Dominguez available for a limited time. The new addition further solidifies 1-800-Lucky’s dedication to fostering an all-encompassing lineup of Asian culinary concepts, maintaining their commitment to diversity and always keeping things fresh.

Founder Gaby Chiriboga who prides herself on her keen eye for trends that resonate with Miami locals explains “As the first, and to this day, only Asian food hall in Miami, we still proudly uphold our dedication to delivering fresh and innovative vendors. I’m constantly trying new concepts in Miami and exploring restaurants around the world during my travels, and love working with up-and-coming chef talent. This not only keeps us tuned into the evolving needs of the city but also serves as a supportive platform for local chefs to experiment with new concepts.”

Sili seamlessly intertwines the rich heritage and backgrounds of partners Leicel Ros and Nancy Dominguez. Dominguez refined her culinary skills working with Joel Robuchon for over seven years, solidifying her role as a core team member in the opening of Jean Georges, Beverly Hills, situated in the prestigious Waldorf Astoria. Meanwhile, Ros honed her expertise also assisting in the opening of Jean Georges, working at Nobu and teaching the culinary arts at the Institute of Culinary Education in Los Angeles and the Miami Culinary Institute.

Beginning their careers in Los Angeles, Ros and Dominguez discovered their passion for cooking Southeast Asian cuisine and are eager to bring the bold, intense and unexpected flavors they have perfected to the heart of Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood.

Chiriboga met the two chefs during 1-800-Lucky's first annual Banana Catchup event - the first event of its kind in Miami supporting all things Filipino food and culture, where they did a pop-up of Sili. Sili offers central street food inspired by Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam with a local twist. Standout dishes include Garlic Chili Noodles ($17), Kinilaw Hamachi Crudo ($17), Tom Yum Goong Noodle Soup ($21) and more.

Credit: Ruben Cabrera

With a dynamic mix of Asian cuisine and a vibrant atmosphere, 1-800-Lucky continues to serve as an incubator for emerging culinary and musical talents, offering an unforgettable experience for locals and visitors.

1-800-Lucky is located at 143 NW 23rd St.; (305) 768-9826;; @1800lucky the restaurant is open for daily service Monday - Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Thursday - Sunday 12 p.m. - 3 a.m; Current vendor concepts include: B-Side by Itamae, Gold Marquess, Yip, Jeepney, Sili; Live DJ sets take place daily and include talent like Jarobi Ft. Tillery James at 7pm every Tuesday, Ripe Fruit presented by Louie Arson every Thursday at 9 pm and Dulce presented by Bonnie Beats & Negra Fabulosa every Saturday 3pm-9pm.


By ML Staff. Images courtesy of 1-800-Lucky


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