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South Florida’s Finest Private Dining Experiences for the Holiday Season

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BOURBON STEAK

Miami’s acclaimed American steakhouse, famous for it's signature butter-poached steaks and duck fat fries, BOURBON STEAK is in a class alone. The work of James Beard Award-winning chef and renowned restaurateur Michael Mina, this ritzy restaurant, with its smoky mirrored glass and artistic gilded finishes, sets a striking mood. This holiday season, book one of their two private dining rooms including the Private Glass Box and Private Dining Room, or a complete restaurant buyout. They can accommodate groups from 14 up to 350 and offer breakfast, brunch, and lunch private event space and group dining for dinner. For details and proposals, contact Justin Cook at jcook@jwturnberry.com BOURBON STEAK is located at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa at 19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura, FL 33180. Hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday 6 PM – 10 PM; Friday and Saturday 6 PM – 11 PM; Happy Hour is Monday through Friday: 5 PM – 7 PM in the bar and lounge area only.​

Jaya at The Setai

The Setai, Miami Beach, and Jaya invite guests to host their large parties and corporate events this festive season at one of South Beach’s leading social spaces. With a superlative, Pan-Asian dinner menu by Executive Chef Vijay Veena and bespoke cocktails set amidst The Setai’s sleek and serene Courtyard, Jaya is perfect for a holiday celebration. Enclosed by massive teak panel doors, Jaya’s private dining room is a 220-square foot, fully secluded dining space adjacent to the restaurant’s open-air kitchen and surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the stunning Courtyard. For $85+ per person, groups of 12 or more can experience an intimate reception with butler-passed hors d’oeuvres and a welcome champagne toast followed by a seated dinner in Jaya’s private dining room. The private dining room features flexible set-up capabilities, offering a large-ceiling projection screen and private sliding doors that lead to the restaurant. The Setai, Miami Beach is located at 2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL

Lure Fishbar

Lure Fishbar is a seafood restaurant offering not only the freshest fish selections from around the world but also a complete raw bar with rotating oyster selection, and a world-class sushi program.This Miami Beach seafood hot spot is perfect for celebrating special occasions, hosting group functions and impressing business associates. Lure Fishbar’s inviting and spacious private dining room can accommodate up to 75 guests. The nautically inspired motif is perfect for any occasion and includes a view of the sushi bar where Chef Kiichi Okabe creates fresh sushi and seafood masterpieces. At any size, you will surely be enjoying Chef & Partner Josh Capon's sophisticated seafood and standout sushi bar creations. Lure Fishbar is located in the historic St. Moritz building at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel on 1601 Collins Avenue. Valet parking is available and the restaurant is open for dinner nightly at 6 PM.  www.lurefishbar.com

THE REGENT COCKTAIL CLUB REDUX:

Trend-setting cocktail lounge at the Gale South Beach Returns

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When it opened its doors in 2012, The Regent Cocktail Club at the Gale South Beach hotel on Miami Beach helped catapult the region into the national spotlight as a serious destination for cocktail enthusiasts. Its mix of Miami style, sophistication, service, and impeccable pours made it, inarguably, one of the city’s and country’s top cocktail spots. In December 2019 this trend-setting bar and lounge will relaunch at the Gale South Beach, moving into the larger, former Rec Room space. Featuring a new small plates menu and a revitalized cocktail list created in collaboration with none other than Miami’s best-known cocktail connoisseurs, Bar Lab, the Regent Cocktail Club will return as an iconic Miami institution.

Dubbed one of the Top Ten Hotel Bars in the World at New Orleans’ Tales of the Cocktail awards, The Regent Cocktail Club looks to expand upon its impressive list of accolades in an expansive new space that will retain the original’s sense of intimacy. The cocktail menu will stay rooted in the city’s Latin roots, offering tried and true Miami classics and a shaken, not stirred approach to the new. Designed as a perfect accouterment to the cocktails, a simple, but refined bar menu will be available.

Operated by LDV Hospitality, the owner of Scarpetta Restaurants and Dolce Italian, The Regent Cocktail Club poises itself as a true Miami Beach destination – a place for locals and visitors alike to unwind by sipping on craft cocktails, grabbing a bite to eat, and grooving to live music. The bar lounge will offer a schedule of musical programming featuring local bands and artists, Wednesday through Saturday from 8 PM to 10 PM. A house DJ will be spinning tunes on Friday and Saturday nights from 10PM until close.

“We are so excited to reopen the Regent in our beloved Rec Room space.  When we opened both the Regent and Rec Room back in 2012, the beach welcomed us with open arms as a genuine, carefree, community social hub, and we are ready to run that back!” says John Meadow, President, and Founder of LDV Hospitality.

    

Drawing inspiration from its tropical surroundings, the plush space has a capacity of 175 guests and offers a semi-private lounge for parties up to 25. The bar & lounge can be accessed through a staircase behind the host stand of Dolce Italian restaurant. The Regent Cocktail Club will be open daily from 6 PM to 2 AM. It is located in the Gale South Beach, 1690 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. www.regentcocktailclub.com.

New Chef Means New Healthy Options This Holiday Season at Malibu Farm

Malibu Farm Miami Beach welcomes their new Chef, Alex Kuzin. Chef Kuzin will help to put a healthy spin on holiday classics so you can fill up on turkey, but also make it to the Christmas Eve’s feast. From alternative appetizers to sweet and savory sides, Chef Kuzin can keep your holiday dinner tasty and tempting for your guests. Following Malibu Farm’s farm to table mantra, the Vegetable Paella with saffron couscous, seasonal vegetables, tofu and artichokes is a great and easy option that the whole family will love. Healthy holiday meals should be made effortlessly, and now they can be thanks to Malibu Farm!

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Come for the Boos, Stay for the booze

Where to Get in the Halloween Spirit and Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos

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House of Spells and Spooktacular

RUMBAR, the sultry bar, and lounge located at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami is featuring a month-long Halloween pop-up bar from Tuesday, October 1st through Friday, November 1st. Beware as the House of Spells will be featuring hair-raising bites, haunted cocktails, and spooky entertainment daily from 3 PM – Close. Get in the spirit and come enjoy staff costumes, a fully decorated space, and live entertainment. Celebrate the finale of House of Spells at the Spook-tacular on Friday, November 1st from 6 PM – 10 PM. The wrap party will include Dia de Los Muertos themed face painting, entertainment, and a special a la carte menu. Costumes are most definitely encouraged! For complimentary valet parking and access to the event, please RSVP at Spook-tacular RSVP.  RUMBAR is located at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami at 455 Grand Bay Drive in Key Biscayne,

FontaineBOO

Celebrate Halloween with your little ghouls Saturday, October 26th at Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s annual FontaineBOO. Located in the FB KIDS Camp Room from 2 PM – 5 PM, kids ages 4 – 12 will have the opportunity to play games for prizes that include Buried Treasure, Hook Toss, and Coconut Bowling. There will also be a Pirate adventure photo station and frame 

decorating and treat bags with candy. The FB KIDS FontaineBOO Halloween Bash is complimentary for hotel guests and $10 for non-hotel guests. Fontainebleau Miami Beach is located at 4441 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach.

Specialty Halloween Cocktails

In celebration of Halloween, Toro Toro will be offering two festive cocktails from Thursday, October 24 through Thursday, October 31. The cocktails include the Mike Wazowski ($13) made with Absolut, St. Germain, lychee and lime; and Black Magic Mule ($14) made with Tito’s, blackberries, lime, and ginger beer. They will both be available at the bar & lounge as well as in the restaurant. Toro Toro is located at 100 Chopin Plaza inside the InterContinental in Downtown Miami. www.torotoromiami.com.

Dia De Los Muertos at Tidal Cove

Tidal Cove, the newly opened waterpark at JW Marriot Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, celebrates Dia de Los Muertos (Day of The Dead) with special entertainment during the November 1 – 3 weekend. Festivities include candy, live DJ, drink specials on select cocktails and Don Julio Tequila bottles, and more. Guests are encouraged to dress up in Dia De Los Muertos themed outfits or at their leisure. Tidal Cove is located at 19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura. For more information and to purchase a day membership, visit www.jwturnberry.com/tidalcove

STONE CRAB SEASON IS HERE!

Do you know where you’re getting your fix?

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BLT Prime

Chilled Florida Stone Crab Claws – Market Price

BLT Prime is open daily for lunch from 11 AM – 5 PM; and dinner from 5 PM –10:30 PM. BLT Prime is located at Trump National Doral Miami®, 4400 NW 87th Avenue. https://bltrestaurants.com/blt-prime/.

Boia De

Boia De, the funky hidden gem in the upper Buena Vista neighborhood, welcomes stone crab season with a specialty cold pasta Tagliolini Nero; squid ink noodles with fresh stone crab, Vin Jaune, truffle and fine herbs. The dish will be available through the stone crab season. Boia De located at 5205 Northeast Second Avenue is open for dinner six nights a week (closed Tuesdays) from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM, and Friday to Saturday until 11:30 PM. For more information, please visit www.boiaderestaurant.com

StripSteak by Michael Mina at Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Taking freshness to a new level, Fontainebleau Miami Beach is home to BleauFish Ocean To Table – the hotel’s live catch, ocean-to-table seafood program, featuring fishing operations exclusive to the resort and delivering fresh catches daily, including fish, lobster, and Florida stone crab claws. Cracked and Chilled Stone Crab Claws served with dijonnaise sauce. Price per claw: $35 per jumbo; $45 per colossal; $65 per super colossal stone Crab Oscar with house yuzu kosho bernaise (emulsion of clarified butter, egg yolk, white vinegar, salt, pepper, shallot, yuzu kosho, tarragon) and 4oz of stone crab meat - $30 Fontainebleau Miami Beach is located at 4441 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach. For more information on any of Fontainebleau’s dining outlets,  visit www.fontainebleau.com.

Gianni’s at The Villa Casa Casuarina (formerly Versace Mansion)

Chilled Florida Stone Crab Claws, medium or large with creamy mustard sauce – Market Price

Gianni’s, located at 1116 Ocean Drive on South Beach, is open to the public for lunch from 12 PM to 4:30 PM daily and serves dinner seven nights a week from 6 PM to midnight. For reservations, please visit www.vmmiamibeach.com 

Rusty Pelican

Chilled Florida Stone Crab Claws – Market Price

Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. www.therustypelican.com

Nikki Beach To Toast 20 Years with an Epic White Party on December 14th

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THE MIAMI BEACH EDITION CELEBRATED THE HARVEST MOON WITH FIRST FULL MOON FESTIVAL

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Monthly Festival Featured Live Music & Performances, Holistic Vendors, Chakra Inspired Cocktails & More

The Miami Beach EDITION hosted their first Full Moon Beach Festival on Saturday, September 14 to celebrate this month’s Harvest Moon with live performances by local artists, delicious bites, specialty cocktails, and an exclusive afterparty. The night began with a yoga class by Modern Om, followed by a special ceremony, led by Kahil, the official Master of Ceremonies, offering intention to the fire while honoring the ocean, beach, air, and moon. Kahil was then joined by professional drummers and tribal dancers, who performed in celebration of the Harvest Moon. The evening continued with live music from DJ Tavin Reiter, which guests grooved to under the full moon and around fire pits while enjoying vegan bites including Healthy BLTs, Harvest Corn, Pineapple Mozzarella Skewers, and Mushroom Tacos. 

Guests enjoyed stargazing with an astronomer, built their own sage kits with Mystical Vibez and perused holistic vendors including Modern Om, henna artists, and tarot card readers. A one-of-a-kind cocktail and juice bar experience from Absolut Elyx and Expressed Juice allowed guests to mix and craft their own colorful spiked juice cocktails and non-alcoholic juice refreshments based on their chakras. A champagne bar featuring Perrier-Jouët champagne was also open for guests to indulge in all night long. Guests were able to keep the party going Saturday night at Basement Miami while they bowled, skated and danced to beats by DJs m.O.N.R.O.E. and adisyn. In collaboration with Modern Om, Basement Miami, Max Baum, Kahil, and The Miami Beach EDITION, this new monthly event is sure to become Miami’s hottest full moon celebration.

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Lelloue Resort 2020 Show at the Faena Miami Beach

Sunday, July 14 at the Faena Miami Beach

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Hit the deck this resort season in bold Egyptian geometric shapes.

Hot fuchsia, jade green, and lilacs bring the dynamic silhouettes of the vintage-inspired two-piece swim, sport-back swimsuits and chic flowing kaftans fit for you to rule in.

 

In contrast, work the mono dash monochrome prints in silk satin. When boarding the jet, wear elegant bandeaux bikinis and jumpsuits for on-the-go looks. Dive into black and white whenever you need to cool off.

Everything is made to coordinate.

 

Finally, make headway in the sea-green chiffon gowns and single-color separates to slip over your swimwear.

As Lelloue is here to take you from Boat to Beach to Bar.

Credits:

Styling: Amy Molyneaux

Hair: Richy Kandasamy for RIKOKO

Makeup: Valunthinee Phuong for Bellelite

Casting: Shelley Durkan at Bryant Artists

Music: Wade Cresent

Eyewear: Linda Farrow

Jewelry: John Brevard

Photography: Steve Shaw and Tolga Kavut

Production & Creative: Jennifer Pear for Jennifer Ashley Productions

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About Lelloue:

Lelloue was launched in the summer of 2017 by Owner & Managing Director Helen Johnson and Creative Director, Amy Molyneaux. Helen wanted to build a brand that would make things easier for women like her who are always traveling but want to remain stylish no matter what the occasion. The aim was to create a one-stop vacation ship full of effortless and elegant destination-wear. Amy has worked hard to develop a unique design for women like Helen; with a touch of 90’s elegance and an avant-garde approach, the world of Lelloue has co-ordinating pieces to cover all occasions, from bikinis to lavish gowns.

Lelloue is available to buy at Selfridges, Faena Bazaar in Miami, Fred Segal in LA, Four Seasons Hotels throughout the USA and on the Lelloue website – www.lelloue.com.

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St. Patrick’s Day Specials & Brunch Cocktails At Malibu Farm

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Whether you’re looking for a guilt-free take on a classic brunch cocktail or something to show off your St. Patrick’s Day pride, Malibu Farm Miami Beach, the popular “fresh, organic, local” eatery with unmatched beachfront views has you covered.  This St. Patrick’s Day, guests who order Malibu Farm’s infamous Avocado Pizza, made with jalapeño ricotta cheese, agave, cilantro, and lime, will also receive a complimentary Kale Apple Juice or a Green Beer on the house. Malibu Farm promotes the use of organic, fresh, and locally-sourced ingredients in their food as well as in their drinks whenever possible. Their new Mimosa Flight is no different. 

Priced at $15 each, guests can choose between three unique choices including the Classic Mimosa, made with freshly pressed oranges and organic prosecco, the Watermelon Mimosa, with fresh pressed watermelon and organic prosecco and the Kale Mimosa, with fresh pressed kale apple and organic prosecco. Malibu Farm Miami Beach 4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140   www.edenrochotelmiami.com/en/things-to-do/eat-drink

Scenes from the 2019 South Beach Wine & Food Festival ​

The Festival now attracts more than 60,000 guests annually to its 100+ events throughout the five-day weekend, which take place at various locations throughout South Florida.

Lee Brian Schrager Director’s Welcome Happy Hour:

This year Lee's welcome party was held on Thursday, February 21,  from 3 – 5 PM at The Shore Club South Beach 1901 on Collins Avenue. We personally liked it much better than last year at the Shelborne South Beach just one block down. The food stations from Diez y

Seis among others were a total hit! Looking forward to kicking off SOBEWFF at Lee's popular Happy Hour again next year. 

And she did it again! The New York Times’ bestselling author and Food Network Channel personality chef Giada De Laurentiis hosted one of the most anticipated events of the SOBEWFF, Barilla’s Italian Bites on the Beach.  Sponsored by HCP Media and the Miami Herald Media Company Barilla's Italian Bites was held on Thursday, February 21 from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM at the Marriott Bonvoy™ Beachside at Delano Miami Beach

The Wharf, currently one of the hottest places in Miami, was part of the SOBEWFF this year. What a better place than the Miami River to hang out with Adam Richman, host of Man Finds Food on Travel Channel. DRINK Miami took the attendees on a mixology journey unlike any other. Mixing It Up on the Miami River: Best Bars, Bites & Beats was held on Thursday, February 21 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM The Wharf  114 SW North River Drive Miami

Mangia after dark! At Casa Tua more casual outpost, we joined host Marc Murphy, a judge on the hit primetime series Chopped, with samplings from 10 carefully curated dining stations, including homemade ravioli, truffled pizza, Caprese salad, salmon tartare, skirt steak, luscious tiramisu and more. Selected wines from the Frescobaldi and Danzante portfolios and cocktails from Strega Liqueur were also served. This event was held on Friday, February 22  11:00 PM - 1:00 AM Casa Tua Cucina 70 SW 7th St Miami

Another signature event, The Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village featuring Mastercard Grand Tasting Tents & Publix Culinary Demonstrations sponsored by Sub-Zero Group Southeast. Sampling bold cuisine and watching our favorite Food Network and Cooking Channel chefs, authors, and culinary personalities was quite an experience, to say the least.  This event was held on Saturday, February 23 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

13th Street & Ocean Drive Miami Beach

SOBEWFF® closed out the weekend with the ultimate fun house on the sands of South Beach! Hosted by James Beard Award-winning TV personality Andrew Zimmern, a  “bizarre” personality in the food world. Bites created by some of Miami’s top chefs, free-flowing spirits and live music were part of this amazing beach party. BACARDI’s Beach Carnival was held on Sunday, February 24 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Beachside at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach 

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HERE TO DAZZLE YOUR DATE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY 

IN Miami Beach

LINCOLN EATERY GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION POSTPONED UNTIL THURSDAY JANUARY 31

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Terranova Corporation, developers of the Lincoln Eatery announced that the official opening date of the highly anticipated new food hall has been delayed slightly, with a four-day open to the public grand opening celebration rescheduled to kick off on Thursday, January 31, 2019. The Eatery, a 9,600 square foot culinary gathering space designed by global architecture firm Arquitectonica will feature 14 artisanal food and drink vendors at 723 North Lincoln Lane; in the heart of Miami Beach.  The grand opening will be celebrated with a full week of special previews, events, live musical performances and activities ranging from face painting to drag queen bingo. “We promise it will be worth the wait, offered Terranova president Mindy McIlroy. “We have some exciting new vendors we’re getting ready to announce, including The Crafted Burger, and we decided to take a little extra time to make sure that all of our tenants are prepared to offer visitors the best possible experience from day one.” A full schedule of events for the celebration, as well as the finalized opening roster of tenants, will be provided shortly. 

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National Chocolate Cake Day Is Approaching And We Know Just Where To Celebrate it!

Did you know that January 27th is National Chocolate Cake Day?

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Malibu Farm:  The East Coast outpost of Malibu Farm created by Chef Helene Henderson that offers fresh, organic and locally-sourced fare with breathtaking ocean views serves a melt-in-your-mouth Grilled Chocolate Cake with a sea salt caramel drizzle and whipped cream.

Quinto La Huella: Located in EAST, Miami, Quinto la Huella offers a warm environment and enjoyable culinary experience which includes a Volcan De Chocolate with chocolate fondant a strawberry coulis and a double chocolate cookie.

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Vista: The restaurant brings a flavorful twist to Italian cuisine by Italian chef and restaurateur Roberto Bearzi and wife Fiorella Blanco. Their take on the Chocolate Souffle includes a molten chocolate cake and a vanilla gelato that wraps the dish together.

Matador Room: Inspired by its rich history and 1950s glamour, world-renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has created two different desserts that will satisfy all of your cravings. The Chocolate Mousse includes a mint chocolate crumble with a whipped coconut cream and The Warm Valrhona Cake with vanilla ice cream. 

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Celebrate the new year with us at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach  

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And the winner Is.....

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Congratulations to Benjamin Goldman of Planta South Beach for winning Iron Fork 2018 a

Vegan vs. Carnivore Challenge!

Once again at the Hyatt Regency Miami, talented chefs competed at Miami New Times' Iron Fork. Benjamin Goldman of Planta and Jorge Ramos of Barley,  Goldman created 

dishes of plant origin and Ramos using animal protein sources. Ralph Pagano (Naked Taco) was the MC and Belkys Nerey ( WSVN-Ch. 7) hosted this year's event. Danielle Serret won the JWU Student Showdown against Ariel "Chico" Pallares. Serret will receive a $4,000 scholarship and Pallares will take away $1,500 in scholarship funds. 

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Introducing HYDE MIDTOWN MIAMI

Located in the heart of Miami's edgiest urban-hip neighborhood, Hyde Midtown Miami puts you at the white-hot center of culture. Entertainment surrounds you in every direction from Hyde's exclusive amenities to destinations in the neighborhood just outside. With close proximity to Miami's Design District, Wynwood, and Midtown, Hyde Hotel & Residences puts you at the epicenter of art and culture with convenient access to dining and world-class shopping. 

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Fall Cocktails at Nikki Beach
NEW CARAMEL APPLE SANGRIA AT NIKKI BEACH
During the month of November, Nikki Beach will offer this festive fall classic cocktail, Caramel Apple Sangria, for a great price of $15 a glass.  Caramel Apple Sangria Recipe: Gala apples, Caramel sauce, Apple cider, White wine. Nikki Beach - 1 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach
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Let's Taco 'Bout It!

Celebrate National Taco Day at These Miami Hot Spots

When you think about fresh, organic, local, Chef Helene Henderson’s Malibu Farm in Miami Beach should come to mind and for National Taco Day it shouldn’t be an exception. TheFish Tacos will catch your taste buds by surprise with fish tempura, avocado tomatillo sauce, pepper jack cheese and red salsa offered on a corn tortilla. If that dish doesn’t sound mouthwatering enough, then what about breakfast tacos? Their ABC Tacos are full of flavor served on corn tortillas with avocado, bacon, cheese, scrambled eggs, tomatillo salsa, and salsa verde. More....

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National Lobster Day at

Kiki on The River

Claws & Cloudy Bay to Celebrate National Lobster Day at KiKi on the River 

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018Time: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM 

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Featuring one of Kiki on the River's signature dishes, Greek Lobster Pasta, paired with a glass of Cloudy Bay for $34.00. "While many think of pasta as a traditional Italian dish, Greek Lobster Pasta is a signature dish of the Greek Islands. Featuring of cold water Lobster, its sweetmeat pairs well with  Greek ingredients like grape tomato puree, white wine, Greek Oregano, and of course Greek Olive oil. All of these elements complement the Bucatini pasta, which is a thicker noodle, with a hole in the middle, to hold the sauce and provide it a better texture. These beautiful ingredients playfully interact with each other, in a simple, but the complex dish that highlights the best of Mediterranean cuisine." - Chef Steve Rhee 

Image: Greek Lobster Pasta: Whole Lobster, Grape tomato puree, Shallot, Garlic, White Wine sauce, seared over bucatini pasta.

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Avocado has been one of the hottest food trends, and each restaurant has its own unique take on it. Come to celebrate National Guacamole Day on Sunday, September 16th with whichever gets your taste buds watering!

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If you’re looking for the traditional style avocado dishes, head over to COYO Taco for the authentic tastes of Mexican street food. You can never go wrong with the COYO Guacamole, made with hand smashed Hass avocado with cilantro and pico served with chips or the Salad Bowl which comes with organic greens, guacamole, pumpkin seeds, queso fresco and chipotle. Fair warning, their chips, and guacamole can be addicting!

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Located just one block away from the sands of Miami Beach in the popular South of Fifth neighborhood of South Beach, The Local House is a great place to enjoy the fresh ocean breeze while you take a bite into some mouthwatering avocado dishes. The Huevos Rancheros with black bean puree, crispy tortilla, peppers, guacamole, crema, chorizo, and home fries is a great meal to start off your day. For a snack, the Quinoa Avocado Toast is served with a poached egg, on multigrain toast with pickled cherries and home fries. And for lunch, the Avocado Tuna Salad with tomatoes, cucumber, red onion peppers, red wine vinaigrette, and olives serve for a refreshing afternoon pick-me-up.

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When you step foot into Matador Room at The Miami Beach EDITION, you will notice its unique decor. The menu is a continuation of its originality, where you will find common ingredients served in an unexpected style. The Sweet Pea Guacamole served with homemade crunchy tortillas, is a Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten classic and guest favorite.

NIKKI BEACH ANNOUNCES LABOR DAY FESTIVITIES 

 "PINK-NIQUE" A FRENCH INSPIRED PICNIC WITH TUNES BY DJ FELIPE 

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Nikki Beach Miami celebrates Labor Day, Monday, September 3rd, with a French-inspired picnic. Guests can sip and snack on delicious baskets filled with rosé, fresh fruit, cheese and charcuterie platter, and a baguette while lounging on specially priced daybeds and cabanas. Guests can also enjoy an active lineup of games spanning volleyball, limbo competitions, and Ping Pong and dance to the tunes by DJ Felipe. 

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From oceanfront views and refreshing bites at Malibu Farm to rich flavors at Market and Matador room at EDITION Miami Beach, locals and visitors alike can celebrate Miami Spice in style at some of Miami Beach’s hottest destinations

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Matador Room

August 1 - September 30 | $39 Dinner

Matador Room brings Latin cuisine to the table, withdraws to Spanish, Caribbean, and South American flavors. Step foot in the restaurant and you might feel like you have been teleported into a 1950s supper club – that’s because the original dining room layout and chandelier from 1957 are still in place. Visit Matador Room for dinner throughout Miami Spice to enjoy some of their signature dishes, including the Florida Keys Wild Shrimp with silky lime emulsion, Charred Octopus with yogurt-seed dressing, and Tres Leches Cake with macerated raspberries and raspberry meringue. Guests will also have the option to add a specialty cocktail for an additional $12 or select wines by the bottle for $55 to $75. Reservations: Please call (786) 257-4600

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Market at EDITION

August 1 - September 30 | $23 Lunch | $39 Dinner

Market at EDITION’s Miami Spice menu will be available for lunch daily and dinner Wednesday through Sunday. This food hall-inspiration is part patisserie, part boulangerie and part salumeria with fresh seasonal ingredients. Guests can expect classics like Orecchiette Pasta on their Spice lunch menu, and the season favorite, Fresh Tagliatelle with sautéed mushrooms, on the Spice dinner menu. New seasonal menu items like the Broccoli & Kale Salad with soft boiled egg and the vegan Broccoli Soup are also offered this year. Cocktail pairings will also be available for $12, and a selection of red and white wines by the bottle will be available for $39 for lunch and dinner. 

Reservations: Please call (786) 257-4600

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The Local House

August 1 - September 30 | $23 Lunch | $39 Dinner Located just one block away from the famous sands of Miami Beach in the popular South of Fifth neighborhood of South Beach, The Local House will be serving its signature seafood and comfort food all summer long during Miami Spice.  Grab a table inside or enjoy the fresh ocean breeze in the outside terrace area as you dine on mouthwatering lunch specials, such as the Cheese Croquettes, Seared Tuna Tacos, Lobster Rolls, the Salmon Salad Bowl or the Beachside Burger.  Stay for dinner and feast on the fan favorite Lobster Mac & Cheese, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Salmon Roast and Crispy Shrimp.  Finish your meal off with a sweet treat, like the Coconut Custard Pie, Key Lime Pie, and Red Velvet Cake.  Cheers! Reservations: Please call (786) 230-8396 or email  localhousemiami.com.  

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Malibu Farm

August 1 - September 30 | $23 Lunch | $39 Dinner

Take in that refreshing Miami Beach ocean breeze and enjoy some fresh, organic, local Malibu Farm favorites this summer. Guests can kick-off their dining experience with either Malibu Blue Nachos, Swedish Meatballs, or Fish Tacos, which are sure to get them wanting more! Then pick one of the oceanfront eatery’s signature entrees for lunch or dinner, including the Chicken Ricotta Burger with bacon, tomato, red onion, arugula and spicy aioli on a brioche bun for lunch, or 1/2 Organic Roasted Chicken served with potatoes, herbs, brussels sprouts, tomato and shallots for dinner. Don’t forget dessert, the Grilled Chocolate Cake, and Ice Cream Sandwiches are can’t miss dishes. Reservations: Please call (305) 674-5579 or email reservationmfmiami@nobuedenroc.com ​

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COOKING WITH FRIENDS CONTINUES AT STILTSVILLE FISH BAR: JUNE TO SHOWCASE DISH BY ACCLAIMED CHEF MARCUS SAMUELSSON

Stiltsville Fish Bar continues to heat things up this Summer with their Cooking with Friends series. Chef/Partners Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth are inviting a different chef/friend to feature a special menu item at Stiltsville each month. Janine said the idea began simply from eating and enjoying the company of their peers. They kicked off the series in May with Chef Norman Van Aken and continue the month of June with beloved chef and friend Marcus Samuelsson; featuring his Beet Cured Salmon with Florida citrus, shaved beets, house pickles, baby greens, and olive oil sea salt croutons. The dish, priced at $15 is available on the lunch and brunch menus. When asked about the collaboration Booth replied “Marcus is a dear friend of Jeff and me, and an extremely talented chef and master of many different cuisines. All of his restaurants are really fun, unique and inspirational. We have been lucky enough to work alongside him at many events including the vibrant festival he hosts each year called Harlem EatUp!. Our chef at Stiltsville Fish Bar, Kevin Little, worked closely with Marcus for a number of years in New York and fondly remembers making this delicious Beet Cured Salmon dish.” Diners can enjoy Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s beet cured salmon dish for the entire month of June. Future collaborations to be announced. Stiltsville Fish Bar is located at 1787 Purdy Avenue on Miami Beach. Open for Lunch Monday through Friday from 12 PM to 4 PM. Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday from 5 PM to 10 PM, Friday and Saturday from 5 PM to midnight. Brunch served Saturday & Sunday from 11 AM to 4 PM. Crawfish Eddie’s Happy Hour on offer Monday through Friday from 5 PM – 7 PM. Daily fish market with grab n’ go options available. www.stiltsvillefishbar.com

Sip and sample some of South Florida’s finest food and drink for a great cause!

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Reid & Fiorentino’s 12th Annual Accordis Call of The Game Dinner hosted by Fontainebleau Miami Beach – April 7, 2018

South Florida is getting ready to turn up the heat for the 12th annual Acordis ‘Call of The Game Dinner’ on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Hosted by two of the region’s leading sports media personalities and longtime Fox Sports Sun HEAT TV broadcasters, Eric Reid and Tony Fiorentino, the fundraiser will benefit two of the most celebrated Florida-based non-profit organizations – Lauren’s Kids and Dade Schools Athletic Foundation, while honoring the achievements by some of today’s most acclaimed community heroes. The star-studded dinner will honor and celebrate the work of those behind the scenes who make a difference in the community. Emceed by two-time Emmy Award-winning television reporter and producer Kristen Hewitt, this year’s honorees include: nationally renowned football player and actor Joe Namath will receive the Don Shula Sports Legend Award; local humanitarian and sports anchor Jim Berry will receive Sonny Hirsch Excellence in Sports Broadcasting Award, and Constance Collins will be presented the Ted Arison Community Service Award for outstanding work in the community. Past attendees/honorees include Bob Griese; Coach Don Shula; Pat Riley; Alonzo and Tracy Wilson Mourning; LeBron James; Dan Marino; Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union; Erik Spoelstra; Udonis Haslem; Micky Arison; Romero Britto; Nick Buoniconti and Marc Buoniconti; and many more. Photo/Media opportunities with honorees and celebrities will take place on the red carpet from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. For further information, please visit www.reidandfiorentinoevents.com.

Snail Social  – Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Slow Food Miami presents its “Snail Social” roaming Happy Hour event on Tuesday, April 10 from 6PM-8PM hosted by one of Miami's leaders in the farm-to-table movement and recently opened outpost, American Harvest South Miami. In previous years, Snail Socials were free to attend. However, Hurricane Irma was the major catalyst that spurred Slow Food Miami to turn these monthly gatherings into fundraisers that would connect the community with the obstacles that farmers face and to support the farms most in need. All funds raised through Fall 2017 have been distributed amongst several South Florida farms that were hard hit by Irma’s destructive winds. Moving into 2018, Slow Food continues to support farms where they need it most. The suggested minimum donation of $15 per person will directly impact the beneficiary farm's operation and help keep good, clean fair food on South Florida tables. There will be a Snail Social hosted by different Snail of Approval chefs and restaurants throughout Miami on the second Tuesday of every month. Other participating chefs and restaurants will be announced throughout the season via Slow Food Miami’s mailing list and social media tagged with #snailsocial. Follow Slow Food Miami on Instagram and Facebook to stay current. American Harvest South Miami is located at 5958 South Dixie Highway.

30th Annual Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry – April 27, 2018

Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign invites South Florida residents to sip and sample the area’s most celebrated culinary creations to help kids in need at this year’s 30th annual Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry on April 27, 2018. Hosted at Ice Palace Films Studios, the annual tasting event will feature gourmet cuisine and libations crafted by the city’s top chefs, sommeliers, mixologists and brewers as they unite to raise funds to ensure all children in America have access to the healthy food they need, every day. One-hundred-percent of proceeds from the event benefit No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America. Led by Chef Chairman Timon Balloo, South Florida’s culinary tastemakers will provide guests with scrumptious bite-size fare, craft cocktails, and delectable desserts. The benefit will also feature a silent auction with exclusive packages to bid on.  Hosted by Roberto “Kiko” Suarez, the 30th annual tasting event will take place from 7 PM to 10 PM, followed by an exclusive Chef’s Party for VIP ticket holders at Wynwood’s own R House from 10 PM to midnight. 

Cochon555 – June 10, 2018

Cochon555, the nation’s most talked-about premium food, wine and spirit celebration, and live-event series, is back on the road in 2018, returning to Miami on Sunday, June 10. This year, 1 Hotel South Beach will play host to hundred-plus prominent chefs, farmers, sommeliers, distillers, brewers, and barkeeps all working in concert to create luxurious moments at this stand-up, all-inclusive bacchanal celebration of tasty, heritage breed pork. At the heart, Cochon555 aims to create moments of inspiration, and to engender discussion and action - to buy, to cook, shop and donate in the name of safe, honest, and delicious food. The ultimate aim of Cochon555 is to provide education to chefs and consumers and create experiences that guests can sink their teeth into honest food from real farmers. Through education, the goal is to raise the bar on building a sustainable and profitable relationship for brands and chefs participating in culinary festivals. Every event is a fundraiser for Cochon555's sister charity, Piggy Bank, a start-up farm in Missouri that serves as a Kickstarter for new family farms and a safety net for those in the wake of a disaster (flood, fire, and disease). For an in-depth look at the distinguished events of Cochon555 movement, watch the online video, to purchase tickets visit http://cochon555.com/us-tour/2018-miami.

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The 17th annual SOBEWFF 2018 had about 90 events across Miami-Dade County and Broward County.

Lee Brian Schrager Director's VIP Welcome Party 

Thursday, February 22 at Shelborne South Beach

Oasis Garden 

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