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The eclectic loft behind his restaurant Soyka, the spot that brought new life to the stagnant Upper East Side, smells of gasoline and motor oil.   It’s here — overlooking his classic, steel blue 1958 Bentley, surrounded by black-and-white photos and a reclaimed metal desk beneath exposed wooden rafters — where the man who is equally in love with restaurants and design is planning his next big move.   Mark Soyka is ready to create again.   “All the property I own is because I want to open a restaurant,” Soyka said. “It’s like a theater. Every night is a different play in a restaurant.”   It’s why...

Longtime Miami restauranteur Mark Soyka is back in the game after a 15 year hiatus with the opening of his newest concept, Cafe Roval.   The man that brought Miami places like News Cafe, and now shuttered Van Dyke Cafe, has turned his attention to the mainland for his newest venture setting up Cafe Roval in a historic coral house in Morningside, just down the street from his namesake restaurant, Soyka, at 5808 NE 4th Court.   Soyka has tappen Nuno Grullon to run the kitchen, who has created a menu featuring local produce with a Mediterranean slant. Think crudos, chickpea cakes, mussels, and...