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Kings Doral is Hosting a Hurricane Relief Event

KINGS Dining & Entertainment Doral will be hosting a Hurricane relief fundraising event, “The Pros Bowl,” with former Boston Red Sox All-Star, David ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz, and his wife, Tiffany, together with Miami HEAT champion, Ray Allen, and his wife, Shannon.

The star-studded, red carpet evening will take place on Wednesday, September 27th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and will benefit those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria through the works of UNICEF.

As part of the fundraiser, the 20,000-square-foot dining, cocktail and entertainment venue will offer bowling, games, silent & live auctions and more for guests in attendance starting at a donation of $134 per person.

Event tickets, sponsorships, and donation opportunities are available here.

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Hook, Catch & Cook Sustainable Seafood Dinner with Chef Allen Susser

Chef Allen Susser’s annual Hook, Catch & Cook sustainable seafood dinner will be held on Thursday, August 24th.

The collaborative dinner will feature Chefs Jose Mendin and Paula DaSilva.

Allen will go on a fishing expedition the day before with Captain Mike Puller and the other chefs to “catch and hook” the seafood that will be “cooked” during this special night.

This year it will be held at The Café at Books & Books inside the Historic Carnival Tower on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 7 p.m.

It will be a ticketed dinner at $82 per person and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Captain Mike’s non-profit foundation, The Fishing Experience.

Get your tickets here.

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Downtown Doral Hosts a Pub Crawl

Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market has teamed up with Bulla and Pisco y Nazca for a pub crawl taking place next week on Wednesday, August 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Downtown Doral.

Guests can sip and sample their way around the block during a guided tour with three unique cuisines: Japanese fare from Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market, Peruvian eats from Pisco y Nazca and Spanish tapas from Bulla Gastrobar. Each restaurant will stay true to their native background and offer signature dishes and cocktails. In addition, guests will have the opportunity to win prizes at each stop.

Tickets are $55 and guests can purchase them here.

The Pub Crawl kicks off at Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market (5241 NW 87th Ave, Doral, FL 33178).

Pub Crawl Schedule
7:00 – 7:15 p.m. Check-in at Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market
7:15 – 7:45 p.m. Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market
7:45 – 8:30 p.m. Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar
8:30 – 9:00 p.m. Bulla Gastrobar

 

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Concrete Beach x Ariete : Brew Views Dinner Series

Concrete Beach Brewery has teamed up with Chef Michael Beltran of Ariete for the first installment of Brew Views Dinner Series. The first installment of Brew Views will take place on Thursday, August 24 from 7 to 9 PM at Concrete Beach Brewery.

Brew Views Dinner Series is a new monthly series consisting of an exclusive 6-course dinner prepared by Chef Beltran, curated by Brew Master Joseph Reynolds and hosted inside Concrete Beach.

Guests can purchase tickets to experience this one of a kind pre-fixed menu with beverage pairings.

Beers to be paired with each course include Tropic of Passion, Havana Lager, Mas Hops Double IPA, Kungaloosh, and two specialty limited release beers, Eezypeezylemonsqueezey, an American Wheat Ale made with lemon fruit, peel, and zest; and Violet Jane made with lemon lavender wit.

Tickets are $85 per person and can be purchased here.

Check out the menu below:

Snacks
Dish: Salmon Parker House Roll with papitas and spicy crème fraîche

Beer: Eezypeezylemonsqueezey – American Wheat Ale with lemons (fruit, peel, and zest)

First Course

Dish: Local fish crudo with lychee, sweet potato, calabrian chile, and dill

Beer: Tropic of Passion – Wheat Ale

Second Course

Dish: Crab with avocado, agua chile, and herbs

Beer: Violet Jane (lemon lavender wit)

Third Course

Dish: Arroz con calamares with colutura aioli and scallion

Beer: Mas Hops Double IPA

Fourth Course

Dish: Ariete Short Rib with shaved vegetable salad

Beer: Havana Lager – Vienna-style Lager

Fifth Course

Dish: Tres leches marshmallow fluff and sponge cake

Beer: Kungaloosh – Spiced Ale

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Tequila Convention at Lolo’s Surf Cantina for National Tequila Day

It’s a fiesta! Come celebrate National Tequila Day at Lolo’s Surf Cantina.

Lolo’s will be offering tequila specials all day long before they wrap up the national holiday with Lolo’s Mezcaleria, a one-day only Tequila Convention from 10pm – 2am, where various tequila brands will be mixing up their own specialty cocktails for just $8 a piece.

Fingers foods including loaded fries, carnitas tacos, guacamole and chicken wings will be served to soften the hangover, ranging from $5-10.

Guests can find Lolo’s Surf Cantina through the park-side entrance of Stanton South Beach, located south of fifth at 161 Ocean Drive.

For more information on Lolo’s Surf Cantina or to make a reservation, please call (305) 735-6973 or visit loloscantina.com.

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Kings Bowl Offering FREE LUNCH for Transportation Appreciation Day

Kings Bowl Doral will honor the hard work of all local South Florida transportation industry members including Taxi, Uber, Lyft and Hotel Shuttle drivers on Thursday, July 13th by offering drivers a complimentary lunch from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., to thank them for providing safe and reliable transportation to businesses, tourists and employees in the community.

Lunches will include favorites from Kings’ executive-chef driven kitchen such as pre-selected sandwiches of their choice, delectable s’mores brownies and a special one-of-a-kind gift.

Upon arrival, drivers will be greeted curbside by Kings Bowl staff handing out the complimentary goodies. Additional participants of the occasion include other CityPlace Doral tenants Cabo Flats and Angelo Elia.

Drivers are encouraged to RSVP and select their lunch preference at www.KingsDoralRSVP.com.

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Dragonfly Izakaya and Fish Market – Shōchū Tasting

Dragonfly Izakaya and Fish Market is hosting a Shōchū Tasting.

Stronger than wine and Sake, but not quite up to the kick of Whisky, Shōchū is a traditional Japanese distilled spirit made from grains and vegetables. (In Japan, it’s actually more popular than sake!)

Dragonfly Izakaya and Fish Market in Doral is hosting a tasting on Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.. You will taste six different Shōchūs, explore their brewing process and experience their flavor profiles. Each flight will be artfully paired with something special from Chef Masa and his team.

$55 — Price is all inclusive of food, drinks, tax and gratuity!

RSVP here.

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Overtown Music & Arts Festival is Back

Overtown Music & Arts Festival (OMAF) returns once again! The annual street festival will take place Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Miami’s Overtown Business and Entertainment District. The festival will include live performances by multi-platinum selling talent including 5x Grammy Award winning artist Cee Lo Green, known for his hits including “Crazy” and “Forget You.” Cee Lo will be joined by Grammy nominated songstress Keyshia Cole as well as Tito Puente Jr., Inner Circle, RL of famed group Next whose hit songs include “Wifey”, “Butta Love” and “Too Close,” and additional talent to be announced. Overtown Music & Arts Festival is produced by Headliner Market Group (HMG).

Attracting some of the world’s top contemporary artists, OMAF has entertained a growing and enthusiastic audience that reached near 10,000 nation-wide festival goers last year and consists of a main stage featuring top musical acts and local Overtown businesses and vendors who will be on hand showcasing artwork, ethnic cuisine, food trucks, unique crafts, jewelry, clothing, and more.

NEW FEATURES

OMAF ART EXPO ZONE
Performing live art installations by artists including Alejandro Guzman and Alfrensa Moosa allow them to engage in conversation with festival goers.

BBQ COOK-OFF COMPETITION
Festival goers will play judge and experience the bold favors in the festival’s first cook-off competition. Restaurants will compete for bragging rights and onlookers will be able to sample and cast their vote for the best BBQ.

RETURNING ACTIVATIONS

T.E.E.S. YOUTH ZONE
Teens Exercising Extraordinary Success (T.E.E.S.) Youth Zone is presented by the Green Family Foundation and activities include DIY arts, mulitl-lingual sotry time tent, live cooking demonstrations and music for children.

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Taste of the Nation is Back!

Gearing up for its 29th year, South Florida’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry – the region’s premier culinary benefit featuring top chefs from Miami-Dade and Broward counties – will showcase more than 60 of the hottest restaurants from Dade and Broward counties, top chefs, sommeliers and mixologists and an impressive array of auction items. On Friday, May 12, 2017 from 7 p.m. (6 p.m. VIP PLUS ticket holders) to 10 p.m., the annual event returns to Wynwood at Soho Studios.

The soirée continues with an exclusive after party for VIP ticket holders and chef participants at the vibrant restaurant and gallery R House from 10:30 p.m. to midnight. While dishes will differ with bountiful savory and sweet options, one thing will remain the same: the evening’s goal to raise money for No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America.

Event hosts, radio personality Nick Pena of Y100 and CBS4’s EMMY Award-winning reporter Lisa Petrillo join new Chef Chairman Timon Balloo for South Florida’s much anticipated annual tasting event. Joining the team are over 60 of South Florida’s best food and drink destinations, including Area 31, Artisan Beach House, Beaker & Gray, Bird & Bone, EDGE Steak & Bar, Glass & Vine, KYU, MC Kitchen, Olla Miami, Pinch Kitchen, SUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill, The Dutch Miami, Whisk Gourmet and Zest.

In addition to tasty bites and libations, Taste of the Nation 2017 will feature a curated silent auction with one-of-a-kind packages, an Instant Wine Cellar – unlock the mystery door and win over $2,000 worth of wine, interactive elements such as a Citi lounge area for guests to relax and enjoy savory bites, and an “Urban Beer Garden” – curated by Events on the Loose – featuring a selection of South Florida’s iconic local brews from Biscayne Bay Brewing Company, Concrete Beach Brewery, J. Wakefield Brewing, MIA Beer Company, The Tank Brewing and Wynwood Brewing.

New to this year’s festivities will be the first ever Taste of the Nation Speakeasy presented by Breakthru Beverage Group featuring mixologists from Alter, Beaker & Gray,Better Days, Bitter Truth, Repour Bar and Wynwood Diner. Each will be paired with a spirit and will serve a specialty cocktail of their creation all night long.

In support of No Kid Hungry, The Strumbellas will perform a special acoustic set during the event, presented by Citi. The alt-rock chart topping band who recently won a JUNO Award for Single of the Year at home in Canada, played on TBS’ Conan and received the award for Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist by iHeartRadio Music, will headline a month-long tour this fall.

The party will continue just down the street at R House where Chef/Owner Rocco Carulli will team up with Big Easy WineBar & Grill and Elia Gourmet to treat guests to tasty bites and pours from Scott Conant’s newest pop-up SORSO by Scott Conant along with beer provided exclusively by Estrella Damm. Freebee will be offering complimentary rides all night long for guests and will be stationed outside of Soho Studios as well as R House.

General admission tickets are priced at $125 per person. VIP tickets are priced at $175 per person and provide admission to the after party. VIP PLUS tickets are priced at $200 per person and provide access to the event one hour before the doors open as well as admission to the after party. After Party only tickets are priced at $75 per person.

Click here to buy tickets. Use FOODE10 to save 10% on your purchase.

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Cinco De Mayo Party Guide 2017

Where are you celebrating Cinco De Mayo this year? Look no further because we have all your plans right here! Now get too it. Let’s have the time of our lives on Friday! Ole!

Baru Latin Bar
Get ready for a real Latin fiesta hosted by all Baru Latin Bar locations for Cinco de Mayo! Baru will be opening at their usual time, 4pm, on Friday, March 5th and will be decked out in Cinco de Mayo decor. Drink specials include $25 buckets of Dos Equis and Tecate, $8 Patron Reposado (Patron that has been aged in new and used barrels for at least two months to create a smooth and clean taste with a hint of oak flavor) Margaritas, and $5 tequila shots. It’s not a Cinco de Mayo party without the Mariachis, so Baru will have the Latin group performing at all Baru locations, Kendall, Doral and Brickell.

La Cueva
It’s time to start prepping your alcohol tolerance for Cinco de Mayo at La Cueva! Celebrate the Mexican holiday at Brickell’s one and only Mexican cave for two hours of free tequila shots from 10pm to 12am! Holding dozens of tequila and mescal brands, La Cueva also specializes in creating the most flavorful tequila/mezcal cocktails, making it the perfect spot to celebrate this Mexican holiday. If you truly want to feel like you’re partying in Mexico for Cinco de Mayo, La Cueva is the spot. The Brickell cave will be open at 5pm for anyone wanting to get an early start to the night.

TuCandela
It’s that time of the year again where it’s totally acceptable to drink a little more than usual. Celebrate this Cinco de Mayo at TuCandela with the Mariachis, and $5 shots, cocktails and beers until 12am. Cinco de Mayo falls on a Friday, so no need to worry about holding back. Make sure to get there early – entree is $20 after 11pm!

Candela Gastrobar
Right smack in the center of the popular Cinco de Mayo party in Brickell, Candela Gastrobar will be the center of attention and the perfect place to celebrate. The Peruvian spot will be offering $6 margaritas.

Bitter Truth
Calling all Miamians: Hold on to your sombreros because Bitter Truth is throwing a full-blown fiesta this Cinco de Mayo. Take a moment to put that tequila shot glass down… Everyone’s first tequila shot is on the house when you take it off Bitter Truth’s chainsaw carved ice luge! Guest will tap into their inner Mexican while rocking to the best Mariachi beats in town. The bar invites partiers to challenge their spice tolerance the rest of the night with $8 Patron Reposado Spicy Passion Fruit Margaritas. It’s nearly impossible to just have one. Cinco de Mayo is the perfect excuse for all to drink more than usual so come out and celebrate this insane day of fiesta with your favorite local bartenders.

Coyo Taco
Coyo Taco’s Wynwood location is hosting its Third Annual Cinco de Mayo Block Party on Friday, May 5th with live mariachi bands, DJs and live luchador matches from 4pm to 1am followed by after hour festivities in the lounge till 3am. In addition to non-stop entertainment, Miami’s favorite taqueria will be offering specials such as $5 margaritas and $5 tacos. Tickets to this fiesta start at $15!

Lolo’s Surf Cantina
Lolo’s Surf Cantina invites you to join them for Cinco de Mayo on Friday, May 5th, for an all-day authentic Mexican fiesta that you can enjoy with friends or family – stop by for drinks after lunch, during happy hour or for a nightcap! Miami Beach’s newest Baja-inspired eatery will be celebrating with their margaritas de la casa, palomas, Mexican mules and sangrias and complimentary margarita samples, courtesy of Lunazul Tequila. If that’s not enough, the fiesta will also feature two piñatas both adults and children can enjoy — one filled with candy and one with free drink cards. Lolo’s will be offering a series of favorites worth Uber-ing for so grab a seat at the colorful bar and welcome the weekend with a fiesta at Lolo’s.

American Social Brickell
American Social Brickell will move its Taco Tuesday specials to Friday, May 5th in celebration of our favorite tequila-infused holiday. The Cinco specials (beginning at 5 p.m.) are as follows:
· All you can eat taco bar for $15.95/person
· $11.50 bottomless guacamole for two guests
· Patron Roca – $7 Shots, $10 Margaritas, and $35 48oz Pitcher
· Beer specials – $4 Dos Equis Lager and Amber Bottles or $7 Loaded Dos Equis
· A complimentary photo booth and live Mariachi band

Beach Bar at Newport Pier
Beach Bar at Newport Pier, Miami Dade’s only pier restaurant, is pouring Casa Noble shooters with Corona for $12 and half-priced Dos Equis lagers all night on Cinco de Mayo. Enjoy unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean while sipping on everyone’s favorite party spirit.

Quarterdeck
Quarterdeck is celebrating Cinco de Mayo all week long starting Monday, May 1st through Friday, May 5th. They will offer strawberry-infused tequila made in house with fresh strawberries, 100% Blue Agave Sauza Tequila and a house made simple syrup. The process takes a full week to complete and can be served as a shot, on the rocks or a Quarterdeck favorite – a margarita. Cocktails with the infused tequila are $10. They will also be serving Tequila Lime Chicken Wings ($11.99). The wings are marinated in tequila, fresh lime juice, blue agave nectar, assorted salts and pepper, then deep fried.