Local restaurants and craft beer: The Dolphins are getting serious about good food

Chicken fingers and heat-lamp burgers don’t cut it anymore.

Hard Rock Stadium added six new restaurants to its roster — most of them local — and brought in even more varieties of locally brewed craft beer that will be available during Miami Dolphins and University of Miami games. The new options debut Thursday at the Dolphins’ 7 p.m. home exhibition opener against the Atlanta Falcons.

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross clearly is serious about good food.

Late last year, he bought a stake in chef/restaurateur David Chang’s Momofuku restaurant empire (Ko, Noodle Bar, Milk Bar), and Chang was at the stadium Tuesday to introduce his new Fuku fried chicken stand. Chang hinted that thanks to his new partnership with Ross’ RSE Ventures, a future Miami restaurant is in his sights.

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