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Your Guide to the Unofficial Events of SOBEWFF 2017

The South Beach Wine & Food Festival officially kicks off tonight! Lots of events are sold out, but you could still score some tickets to some awesome events too! If that’s not your thing, don’t worry there are plenty of ‘Unofficial’ SOBEWFF events happening all over the city that might be up your alley.

Here is your guide to the Unofficial Events of SOBEWFF 2017:

All Week

Pubbelly Burger Week – February 20th – February 25th
The menu will include 10 burgers designed by Chef Mendin, Chef Guillermo Concha & Chef Craig Wolsk. Monday thru Thursday for Lunch; Friday for Lunch; Friday and Saturday for Late night. Info

Wednesday, February 22nd

SOBEWFF Kick Off After Party at Pawn Broker – 11p
Will Rivas, Beverage Director of the Pubbelly Group, will be hosting nationally renowned (and very good friend) bartender, Yael Vengroff, at Pawn Broker, for the greatest rooftop after-party in Downtown Miami. Top bartender of The Spare Room, Hollywood CA, Yael will use delicious & exotic tastes to craft her concoctions at the Miami Rooftop, and William Rivas, will craft an exciting assortment of cocktails, representing the finest Pawn Broker has to offer.

Thursday, February 23rd

SOBEWFF Kick Off Dinner: Childhood Memories February 23 – 8p
In collaboration with Miami Ink’s clothing line, Ruthless & Toothless, Chef Jose Mendin will be serving up a collection of original dishes inspired by his childhood memories, alongside great friends Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette of Toro. To top the night off, making an exclusive appearance will be Darren Brass, of the celebrated reality show, Miami Ink. It will be a night you won’t want to miss! $85 pp – Tickets

Made In Dade Chef’s Cookout – Phuc Yea – 8p
Michael Beltran from Ariete, Rene Reyes & John Gallo from Pinch Kitchen, Niven Patel from Ghee Indian Kitchen, Cesar Zapata from Phuc Yea. Featuring a selection of the crispest east and west coast oysters by Blue Island Oysters & Estrella Damm Beer and a chef inspired menu of Viet Cajun Seafood Boil / crawfish, shrimp, clams, potatoes, andouille sausage, corn, Vietnamese aromatics, beer, Glazed Caramel Pork Spare Ribs / fish sauce caramel, scallions, sesame, apple wood smoked, Pig-nics / caja china roasted hams, lemon grass, chillies, garlic, ginger, pho spice and Sides, Fixins & Sauces prepared by guest chefs. Tickets are $34-50 and available on here.

Midnight Breakfast Club – Brava! – 11p
Join Trends on Trends and Chef Brad Kilgore of Brava! and Alter in Miami for a Midnight Breakfast Club full of breakfast sandwiches, stickers, and lots of boozy beverages at BRAVA By Brad Kilgore. Food and fun and open bar for as long as the alcohol lasts… so we suggest getting there early. Tickets are only $25 per person! Get your tickets here.

Friday, February 24th

Alter for the Eats, Rhymes, and Life – Alter/East – 7p
Join James Beard nominated Chef, Bradley Kilgore at James Beard nominated restaurant, Alter for the Eats, Rhymes, and Life event hosted at Alter and sponsored by Breakthru Beverage and the new East Hotel. Beginning at 7 pm with an Interactive 5 Course Dinner with Beverage and Music Pairings from Chefs Brad Kilgore and Brandon Brumback and Co-Hosted by Jarobi White of Tribe Called Quest followed by After Party Access on the 40th Floor of East Hotel, DJ set by Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Cocktails and Wines Offered from Breakthru Beverage. Full Event Access is $250 per person. Call Alter at 305 573 5996 or email at [email protected] (NOTE: Dinner is SOLD OUT)

Ramen Late Night at Pubbelly Sushi Miami Beach – Midnight
The grand finale to SOBEWFF, it’s Ramen Late Night at Pubbelly Sushi, Miami Beach. Hosted by Chef Jose Mendin, Chef Richie Nakano formerly of Hapa Ramen, will be cooking alongside the Miami chef creating 2 very tasty Ramen dishes. And, making a very special musical appearance and his debut act at the venue, is DJ Terry Cloth.

Saturday, February 25th

Oh Baby I Like It Raw – Izzy’s Fish & Oyster – 10p
Come throw down with Jamie DeRosa on Saturday, February 25 at Izzy’s Fish & Oyster’s raw bar for their second edition of “Oh Baby I Like It Raw” guest chef series. The fun starts at 10 pm and the two guest chefs on deck will be Boston favorites, Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer of The Little Donkey. The Bostonians, Jamie B. and Ken, will be putting their spin on Scallop Crudo and Tuna Tataki. Jamie plans to keep it tropical with his Florida Citrus and White Soy Ponzu inspired dressed oyster.

Sunday, February 26th

La Resaca – Taquiza– 1p
Join Steve Santana and local friends on Sunday, February 26 at 1 PM for La Resaca, a special brunch collaboration with local Chefs William Crandall, Niven Patel, Michael Beltran and Roland Baker of Vice City Bean. Taquiza 1506 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL.

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Valentine’s Day Dining Guide : Miami

Bird & Bone at The Confidante
Chef Richard Hales brings a family-style, Southern-Inspired meal to you (and your significant other) this Valentine’s Day. The prix-fixe menu is priced at $85 and includes: Daily Oyster on the Half Shell, Little Gem Wedge Salad, Nashville Hot Sweetbread, Bone-in Ribeye and for dessert a Chocolate Jar! 2 person minimum for $85.
Address: 4041 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

Bulla Gastrobar
From Feb. 8-20, the spanish Gastrobar Bulla Gastrobar will be offering a special Valentine’s Day-inspired market menu for dinner at both locations. The menu is a la carte and will offer En Las Nubes, de Ibérico (bread with bellota ham), The Lady and the Tramp (homemade Spanish truffle spaghetti), Pasiones (Wild King prawns tartar), Los Amantes de Teruel (Guinea hen), Flores, Bloody Mary y Salmon (Salmon goat cheese stuffed zucchini blossoms) and Apple of my Eye cocktail! Prices range from $12 to $30.
Address:
Coral Gables – 2500 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Doral – 5335 NW 87th Ave C102, Doral, FL 33178

The Continental
The Continental features an approachable tasting menu — three courses, including two glasses of champagne, for $65 a couple. Guests are invited to cozy up in the retro-chic environment or take a seat on the roomy candlelit terrace and enjoy a selection of Continental global specialties including Burrata & Berries, Chicken Tacos, Baja Style Branzino, Korean BBQ Lettuce Wraps, Jerk Chicken, Roasted Heirloom Carrots and Roasted Squash. To go along with the retro-romantic theme dessert is Chocolate Fondue, a fabulous and interactive experience.
Address: 2360 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139

db Bistro Moderne
Miami’s favorite French bistro is offering a tempting four course menu to celebrate the international day of love. Spend Valentine’s Day indulging in Chef Clark Bowen’s Kampachi Crudo, Sunchoke Agnolotti and Dover Sole alongside an optional wine pairing by Head Sommelier Haunah Klein. The romantic prix fixe menu will be served in the elegant main dining room and will be priced at $95 pp with optional wine pairings for $50. Guests who prefer to experience db Bistro’s traditional a la carte menu can also enjoy this option served in the db Bar and Lounge.
Address: 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131

Driftwood Room at Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Driftwood Room with special menu items available at dinner starting at 7pm. Guests are invited in indulge in items such as Stone Crabs, Butternut Squash Soup, Beef Tenderloin, Seared Sea Bass and for dessert Molten Chocolate Cake! End the meal with the classic champagne cocktail of the night for $14. It’s sure to be a sweet Valentine’s Day with items like these.
Address: 1825 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139

Epicure Gourmet Market
The local gourmet market provides all market needs to treat your special someone this Valentine’s Day. Customers can choose from Epicure’s award-winning cheese department, sommelier-curated wine and champagne cellar, a premium caviar section and a seasonal bakery offering artisanal cakes, cookies and pies. For that extra detail, patrons can also pick up a hand-crafted bouquet of freshly cut blooms from the floral department. Epicure is the ideal one-stop-shop for all Valentine’s Day gift essentials!
Address: 1656 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139 | 17190 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

Gianni’s at The Villa Casa Casuarina
In addition to their regular a la carte menu of delicious modern Italian cuisine, Gianni’s will be offering aphrodisiac menu additions including Florida pumpkin and white truffle bisque and oysters with chili mignonette and shaved jalapeno to start. Entree selections include coffee dusted Chateaubriand for two with pine nut and arugula pesto and olive oil marinated Bella Farms duck breast with caramelized figs, cherry demi glaze and three cheese potato au gratin. End the meal on a sweet note with chocolate Nutella lava cake with strawberry cremeux and a chai tea creme brulee with cinnamon foam. Gianni’s will be providing live entertainment to round out the romantic experience.
Address: 1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Jaya at The Setai
This Valentine’s Day, enjoy the newly renovated Courtyard seating at the Setai with a Six Course Dinner Menu from Jaya. Couples can indulge in the ultimate dinner experience with Chef Mathias opulent menu that focuses on Jaya’s Pan Asian flavors. Some courses include, Jaya’s signature Salmon Tartar served with Japanese Tobiko and Gold Leaf, Maine Lobster presented with Kabocha, Sorrel, Confit Onion and sprinkled with Chocolate Powder, and Wagyu Ribeye grilled with Baby Kale, Garlic Chips and Truffle Ponzu. The meal ends with a Black Forest Chocolate and Cherry Mousse. The Romantic meal cost $125 per person and all couples will receive a complimentary glass of Rose Champagne with strawberries.
Address: The Setai Hotel, 2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Juvia
Juvia is celebrating Valentine’s Day by offering special menu items. Guests can order dishes a la carte and include: appetizers like an Oysters Platter, Aphrodisiac Tasting (Uni and Leche de Tigre, Oysters, Foie Gras Terrine on a Toast served with spicy papaya salad), main course like a Surf and Turf and for dessert Chocolate Nougatine glazed hazelnut lemon sponge cake served with two dessert drinks. To wash it all down, Juvia is offering a Strawberry Crush cocktail ($15) made with Belvedere vodka, mint, lime, strawberries and topped with ginger beer. Want to take your night up a notch? Pop open a bottle of Moet Chandon Imperial Rose Brut for $120. Now that’s a Valentine’s Day worth celebrating!
Address: 1111 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, FL 33139

KYU
KYU will offer several flexible options for Valentine’s Day. Whether coming to celebrate romance or to pull up a seat solo at the bar, guests are invited to enjoy the a la carte menu, the Chef’s Experience, or an upgraded Chef’s Experience priced at $95 per person that will include special Valentine’s dishes. Additionally, the restaurant will be running a pop-up champagne menu specially priced to toast the holiday. For reservations please call 786.577.0150
Address: 251 NW 25th St. Miami, FL

Komodo
Located in the epicenter of Miami’s booming Brickell neighborhood, Komodo provides an intimate venue and contemporary Southeast Asian cuisine to enjoy Valentine’s Day 2017. The traditional menu features signature favorites including the Peking Duck, Tuna & Toro Roll, and Lobster Dynamite. Enjoy a unique multi-level dining experience including three bars complete with a handcrafted cocktail menu as well as the signature outdoor floating “birds nests” seating, which create an intimate secluded space, perfect for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day date.
Address: 801 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131

La Moderna
Nothing says romance like an intimate Italian dinner. In honor of this day of love, La Moderna invites guests to enjoy a special Valentine’s Day prix fixe 3 course menu, with a cocktail pairing priced at only $80. The special menu will be available beginning at 9 p.m. and will feature various selections of La Moderna’s signature dishes including a Marinated Salmon, Angus Beef Carpaccio, Rissoto Porcini, and Beef Tenderloin. Reserve your table, let La Moderna set the mood and spend a special evening with your ‘amore’!
Address: 1874 Bay Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Le Zoo
What’s more romantic than a French dinner date? Le Zoo, located in the chic Bal Harbour Shops, is a beautifully designed by visionary Shaun Hausman to reflect Parisian cafes. From Oysters and Escargot to Petite Filet MIgnon and Moules Frites and an extensive wine list, Le Zoo is an excellent option for a romantic Valentine’s date.
Address: 9700 Collins Ave. Bal Harbour, FL 33154

Makoto
Why sit across from one another when you can sit side-by-side? The sushi bar at Makoto is an ideal Valentine’s date — and feels like dinner and a show! The terrace and courtyard with koi pond views are equally romantic. Enjoy Fire & Ice Oysters, a selection of sushi and robata dishes for a fabulous evening out.
Address: 9700 Collins Ave. Bal Harbour, FL 33154

Pisco y Nazca
From Feb. 8-20, the ceviche gastrobar Pisco y Nazca will be offering a special Valentine’s Day-inspired market menu for dinner at both locations. The menu is a la carte and will offer Ensalada de Higos, Tiradito Cupido, Pachmanca’s Love (roasted baby chicken), Langosta a la Plancha and Atún Nikkei (sesame seed crusted tuna), a Cupid’s Arrow cocktail and a Chocolate Apasionado dessert! Prices range from $12 to $38.
Address:
Kendall – 8405 Mills Dr #260, Miami, FL 33183
Doral – 8551 NW 53rd St, #A101, Doral, FL 33166

Sarsaparilla Club
The Sarsaparilla Club is offering a special ten course tasting menu created by real life couple, Jeff Mcinnis and Janine Booth. The Valentine’s Day menu cost $79 per person and includes a beverage pairing for $35 or a bubbles pairing for $45. The American Dim Sum restaurant is going to feature some of its notorious dishes but also some Valentine’s Day specials like Persian Love Rice and Pink Deviled Eggs.
Couples who are opting for a vegetarian night can choose to indulge in the vegetarian menu which features Soy Glazed Mushroom Steamed Bun, Beer Battered Tempura Eggplant Bun, and Persian Love Rice spiced with saffron basmati. The night ends with the famed Dim Sum Desert Cart.
Address: Shelborne South Beach, 1 18th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139

South Pointe Tavern
Ladies head on over to South Pointe Tavern on Tuesday, February 14 and receive a complimentary Valentine’s Day champagne cocktail or prosecco upon arrival.
Address: 40 South Pointe Drive #109, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Sugar Factory
This Valentine’s Day, Sugar Factory is offering a special prix-fixe menu for $59 per person or upgrade to $75 per person with a bonus offering of either: Bubbly Kisses Goblet or Valentine’s Smooch Martini. Menu highlights include Baked Brie, Surf & Turf, Lemon Chicken Paillard and a Valentine’s Fondue. Whether you’re riding solo or accompanied by your significant other this holiday, this menu is sure to leave your sweet tooth satisfied!
Address:
1144 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Ocean Drive)
647 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Lincoln Road)

Sushi Garage
Whether you are on a first date, a night out with the girls or you decided to go the casual route for Valentine’s Day, head over to Sunset Harbour to Sushi Garage and try Executive Chef Sunny Oh’s Valentine’s Day specials. Start off with the Strawberry Crush cocktail ($12) which includes Belvedere Vodka, mint, lime, strawberries and ginger beer or a bottle of the Moet Chandon Imperial Rose ($120). As for satisfying your stomach, try these special menu items, Shrimp and White Fish Ceviche Mix ($23), Sushi & Sashimi Platter ($89 made to share) or the Australian Wagyu Teriyaki ($55).
Address: 1784 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

TALDE at The Confidante
Here’s to love! The eclectic Asian-American eatery inside The Confidante Miami Beach will offer a four-course prix-fixe menu featuring Pretzel Pork and Chive Dumplings, Samosas, Chili Garlic Noodles, KFC Chicken, Wok Charred Greens, Chocolate Honey Cake and two glasses of champagne. The meal will be offered for $65 per person, reservations can be made by calling (786) 605-4094.

Tanuki
Tanuki will offer romantic specials in addition to their delicious a la carte menu. Menu additions include oysters with caviar ($20), rice cracker with beet, goat cheese and black truffle ($20), and a sumptuous raspberry fondant cake for dessert ($12). The Alton Road hotspot is perfect for everyone from singles to couples looking for a relaxed Valentine’s Day celebration.

Terrazza at Shore Club
Offering: Calling All Single Ladies & Guys! Enjoy a Sunday brunch buffet on Sunday, February 12 ($44) that includes unlimited bellinis, sangrias, mimosas and including a full Mezcal Bloody Mary bar. The ultimate in indoor/outdoor dining in a distinct South Florida setting, Terrazza features an array of small plates omelette station, wood oven pizzas, a charcuterie and cheese station and so much more! Ladies will receive a glass of complimentary rosé upon arrival. This Sunday funday brunch has everything you have been looking for to end your weekend on the right note!
Address: 1901 Collins Avenue, South Beach, FL 33139

Upland
Chef Justin Smillie’s SoFi hotspot features some of the most sought-after tables in town, a 12-seat chef counter and glowing ambience (everyone looks great with a little glow!). Take a moonlit stroll through South Point Park then head to Upland for outstanding pastas, pizzas, crudos and more! There are even items to share such as the Smoked Roast Branzino for two and the Coal Roasted Short Rib for Two.
Address: 49 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139

Via Emilia 9
South Beach’s hidden gem offers the perfect romantic setting for a special Valentine’s Day. The restaurant, which serves food from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, will be offering a four-course prix fixe menu for $45 with dishes including vegetable flan with cheese fondue, pear and cheese stuffed ravioli, parmigiano risotto with strawberries and lovers cake. Via Emilia 9 will be setting the mood with rose petals and candles at each table.
Address: 1120 15th St., Miami Beach, FL 33139

Mina’s Mediterraneo
This Valentine’s Day, Mina’s Mediterraneo will open their lush, garden area for dinner, allowing guests to take advantage of one of Miami’s most charming and romantic outdoor settings! Beneath twinkling lights strung overhead, Mina’s will offer an a la carte menu featuring a wide range of delicious, yet affordable Mediterranean inspired dishes. Guests can choose to indulge in an after-dinner drink menu, as well as apropos cocktails like the Chocolate Old Fashioned or the Dusty Rose. Insider tip: reserve early to secure a romantic corner booth in The Garden for an extra special night with your sweetheart.
Address: 749 NE 79 Street, Miami, FL 33138

SUGARCANE raw bar grill
Special menu items include Smoked blue point oyster chorizo fondue; Wagyu beef tartare caviar, macadamia dust & wasabi aioli; Grilled Hanger Steak melting lobster butter, celery root purée; Pan Seared Sea Scallops charred cauliflower purée, golden raisin dolce; Chocolate Opera cognac biscuit, dark chocolate mousse, fig marmalade & fluid gel.
Address: 3252 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33137

Izzy’s Fish & Oyster
Valentine’s Day Brunch on Saturday February 11 & Sunday February 12 from 11 am-4 pm featuring Knaus Berry Farm Sticky Buns with strawberry French toast, mint and Chantilly cream; Bottomless Rosé for $25; Desserts by Antonio Bachour.
Address: 423 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139

The Forge
In honor of Valentine’s Day, The Forge will be offering an extended prix-fixe option for dinner (beginning at 6 p.m.) from Saturday, February 11 through Tuesday, February 14. Price is $125 plus service and tax.
Address: 432 Forty First Street, Miami Beach, FL 33140

Dragonfly Izakaya and Fish Market
In addition to their regular a la carte menu, Dragonfly Izakaya and Fish Market will offer a 5 course prix fixe (for 2 people) at $85 + tax/gratuity. Optional wine pairing package available to match will be set at $25 p/p + tax/gratuity. Reservations can be made on http://www.dragonflyrestaurants.com/doral-florida/reservations/ or via phone @ 305.222.7447.
Address: 5241 NW 87th Ave. Doral, FL 33178

The Deck at Island Gardens
The Deck at Island Gardens is Miami’s newest and most exquisite superyacht marina, outdoor lounge and restaurant. Chef Alfredo Alvarez is at the helm cooking his signature Mediterranean cuisine, while top nightlife entrepreneurs Michael Capponi and Eric Milon help bring the waterfront destination to life. The restaurant will be offering a 3-course prix-fixe menu for $150 per person. Open for dinner at 6 pm and will include one (1) glass of champagne.
Address: 888 MacArthur Causeway. Miami, FL 33132

Novecento – Brickell / Aventura
Novecento Brickell and Aventura will be offering a 4-course menu for Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, Feb. 14 for $55 a person (tax & gratuity not included).
Address:
Brickell – 1414 Brickell Ave.
Aventura – 18831 Biscayne Blvd.

Pubbelly Sushi – Miami Beach / Brickell
Menu highlights include: Toro Tartare – white soy & black truffles; Tempura Lobster Roll – red curry, bibb lettuce, crispy leeks; Duck & Foie Gras – black truffles, white teriyaki, nashi pear; The Forbidden Jar – chocolate, salted caramel, berries.
Address:
Miami Beach – 1424 20th Street
Brickell – 701 S. Miami Ave #421

PB Station
Special Valentine’s Day Menu priced $65 per person. Menu highlights include: Kumamoto Trio; Whole Roasted Flounder – roasted sweet peppers, garlic and parsley oil; Braised Lamb Shank – licorice, confit Cipollini onions, lamb sweet breads; Passion Fruit Soup – served with rose water bubbles; Potato Fondant – maple grazed garlic, oxtail ragu and onion rings. PB Station will also offer a Bone In Dry Aged Ribeye for two for $18 and ½ bottle of Champagne Rose Laurent Perrier Brut for $40 as well as Pommery Brut Royal NV for $77.
Address: 121 SE 1st Street

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Gin + Collins Launches Late-Night $7 Happy Hour

Gin + Collins has a new late-night happy hour for you.

Miami’s newest gin lounge Gin + Collins has a late-night happy hour available Monday – Friday from 9pm-11pm.

Head Bartender Nikos Mantzaridis will offer five special happy-hour drinks – each a classic cocktail that highlights a different gin, including the Aviation combining Bombay Sapphire East Gin, maraschino, crème de violette and lime; French 75 with Old St. Pete’s Tropical Gin, lemon and cava; Bramble with Bulldog Gin, simple black berry syrup and lemon; Sbagliato with Botanist Gin, Campari and Carpano Antica Formula; and Hendrick’s Gin-based Tom Collins. Each cocktail is $7.

Gin + Collins is located at the AC Hotel Miami Beach (2912 Collins Avenue).

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Miami Has A New Hangout – The Arketekt by Aficionados

Miami has a new hangout to check out, The Arketekt by Aficionados.

Aficionados Wine/Spirits Boutique and Speakeasy Bar is opening a restaurant and bar right next door to its current storefront in February 2017. The Arketekt by Aficionados is a 60-seat restaurant and bar will be open for lunch and dinner, weekend brunch and offers outdoor seating as well as a private dining lounge.

The Arketekt will have a half bottle wine program that allows patrons to experience a variety of labels without the financial commitment of a full bottle.

The Arketekt by Aficionados is located at 1200 Brickell Bay Drive, Suite 107, Miami, FL 33131.

The Arketekt by Aficionados is expected to open next month.

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New Year’s Eve Guide 2017 – Miami

2017 is right around the corner and I know picking something to do on New Year’s Eve could be a daunting task, so we are here to help.

Here are some places you could enjoy a nice dinner on NYE or even some parties happening all over Miami.

American Social (Brickell and Las Olas)

New Year's Eve Dining Guide 2017 - Miami | American Social (Brickell and Las Olas)

American Social Bar & Kitchen will host a no-pressure, no-cover New Year’s Eve party at its Las Olas and Brickell locations. On New Year’s Eve, one thing is for sure: a big ticket does not always equal a good time. If hand crafted cocktails, beer, friends and music sound like the recipe for a great night, American Social’s “No-Cover New Year’s Eve Bash” is just the (free) ticket. Eat, Drink, & Celebrate! Partygoers can fill up on American comfort food classics, choose from buzzworthy bottle specials and enjoy a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Live DJs at both locations. Table reservations are available at both locations.

Il Mulino - Sunny Isles

New Year's Eve Dining Guide 2017 - Miami | Il Mulino - Sunny Isles

Il Mulino New York at Acqualina Resort & Spa will host a New Year’s Eve dinner party for those looking to indulge in a more sophisticated and relaxing evening. The prix fixe menu will include a four-course dinner and unlimited premium bar tab for $495/person. Standout menu items include Ravioli ai Porcini, Risotto Champagne, Rack of Lamb and Dolci Assortiti.

Kitchen 305

New Year's Eve Dining Guide 2017 - Miami | Kitchen 305

Visit Kitchen 305 at Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort for a New Year’s Eve filled with indulgent dishes and captivating entertainment! Live music, party favors and a four-course meal with featured dishes including Oysters Rockefeller, Lobster Colorado, Veal Ossobucco and Grilled Seabass for $95/person. Entrance only, $30; Three-Hour Open Bar Package from 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM, $99.

National Hotel

New Year's Eve Dining Guide 2017 - Miami | National Hotel

The National Hotel, the cinematic Art Deco treasure in the heart of South Beach, is reviving the garish nightlife and entertainment scene in Miami Beach with dinner and a show on New Year’s Eve. Guests can delight their palates with a bottomless buffet of Crab Stuffed Florida Lobster, Grilled NY Strip, Assorted Sushi, Smoked Scallops and more for $150/person. Dinner will be accompanied by live musical performances from Live! at the National, the hotel’s unique talent of South Florida singers and piano players at their iconic Blues Bar, while sipping refreshing handcrafted cocktails.

Toscana Divino

New Year's Eve Dining Guide 2017 - Miami | Toscana Divino

(First seating: 6-7:30 pm, Second seating: 7:30 – 10 pm)

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Toscana Divino with a prix fixe, family style menu prepared by Chef Andrea Marchesin for $85 pp for the first seating and $120 pp for the second seating. Dinner includes Shrimp Tartare, Foie Gras Mini Burger, Potato Gnocchi with Duck Ragu, Lobster Ravioli, Monk Fish, Lamb Chop, Semifreddo and more. To complement the menu, specialty wines and champagne will be available for a special price. The restaurant will be outfitted in white décor with white balloons and white flowers for a festive celebration featuring a live DJ, performer and projection screen to watch the NYE countdown.

Red, the Steakhouse

New Year's Eve Dining Guide 2017 - Miami | Red, the Steakhouse

Get in a good hearty meal at Red, the Steakhouse before you ring (drink) in the New Year - the restaurant is conveniently located within a short stroll of Miami’s hottest nightclubs and bars so you can forget about driving. Consistently ranked one of the best steakhouses in Miami, Red is offering a 4-course, 5-star meal starting at $199 (reasonable price!) including Chef Peter Vauthy’s classics ranging from Certified Angus Beef Prime Steaks and New Zealand Rack of Lamb to Lobster Fra Diavlo, Free Range Veal Chop and more. Plus, champagne specials such as Ruinart Blanc de Blanc for $109, Ruinart Rose for $119 and Veuve Yellow Label for $99. The NYE 4-course meal will start after 7:30 PM. Red is also offering a full à la carte menu through the evening starting at 5pm when the restaurant opens. Visit www.redthesteakhouse.com for more information.

Essensia Restaurant & Lounge at The Palms Hotel & Spa

New Year's Eve Dining Guide 2017 - Miami | Essensia Restaurant & Lounge at The Palms Hotel & Spa

Get ready for an authentic, Florida-fresh feast this New Year’s Eve at Essensia Restaurant & Lounge at The Palms Hotel & Spa, which will blend classic Old Florida cuisine with a playful twist on modern Miami flare. The New Year’s menu is not to be missed, as it welcomes the exciting return of Julie Frans as Signature Chef, who is again responsible for Essensia’s menu creation and the sourcing local, seasonal ingredients.

The bright and vegetable-focused five-course menu unites Floridian, Caribbean and Latin American influences, starting with a hibiscus mojito welcome cocktail, followed by an appetizer selection of Florida stone crab claw or oyster mushroom ceviche. Next, enjoy conch chowder with crispy bacon, and a fresh hearts of palm salad with Florida avocado and heirloom cherry tomatoes. Main course options will delight all palettes, from meat lovers to vegans -- choose from coffee and wine braised beef short ribs, spice-dusted seared hog snapper with carmelized plaintains and Caribbean curry sauce, or jerk spiced grilled cauliflower “steak.” Finally, treat yourself to gingered kaffir lime tart with coconut cream with mango caviar, and toast to 2017 with Mionetto Prosecco.

The Essensia New Year’s Eve menu will be available for an early seating ($95 per person) and a late seating ($195 per person, including Mionetto Prosecco). During the late seating, premium open bar ($125) and well open bar ($95) will also be available, with champagne bottle service selection including Perrier Jouet and Bollinger. For reservations, please call 305-908-5458 or visit www.essensiarestaurant.com for more information.

LDV Hospitality’s Rooftop at the Gale

New Year's Eve Dining Guide 2017 - Miami | LDV Hospitality’s Rooftop at the Gale

The trendy rooftop at the Gale invites guests to catch a thrilling live view of the NYE firework as they indulge in a lavish dinner buffet – highlighted menu items include a baked tagliolini veal ragu, spaghetti al pomodoro, braised short rib and a special chef’s selected dessert to top it off. Following dinner, guests will take part in an unforgettable champagne toast. Five hours of premium open bar and live beats by DJ JASE will also be provided. Tickets start at $139

Driftwood Room at Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel

New Year's Eve Dining Guide 2017 - Miami | Driftwood Room at Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel

Driftwood Room invites guests to a special New Year’s Eve dinner feast with two seatings. The dinner is offering guests everything from seafood and appetizer displays to carving stations with prime rib and porchetta. The first seating (7pm) is $125 per person and the second seating (9pm) is $175 per person. Guests dining for dinner will also have the option to purchase a general admission ticket for $75 for dinner and a show (so $200 and $250 ++ respectively).

La Moderna

New Year's Eve Dining Guide 2017 - Miami | La Moderna

Located in Sunset Harbour’s burgeoning food scene, La Moderna invites guests to say farewell to 2016 Italian style. Guests can ring in the new year watching the ball drop on the restaurant's large flat screen TVs conveniently placed behind their oversized bar. Beginning at 8pm, guests will savor over a special NYE prix-fixe menu priced at $80 featuring various selections of La Moderna’s authentic Italian dishes. Guests who purchase the prix fixe menu will be delighted in complimentary Prosecco. For table reservations and more information, please call (786) 717-7274.

Juvia

New Year's Eve Dining Guide 2017 - Miami | Juvia

Ring in the new year the right way - in a penthouse above the city! Juvia is offering two dinner seatings on New Year’s Eve with special 4-course menus. Menu highlights include Maine Lobster, Blue Fin Toro and Tuna, Warm Mix Mushroom Salad and a Chocolate Feuilletine Caramel dessert shot.

PM Fish and Steak House

New Year's Eve Dining Guide 2017 - Miami | PM Fish and Steak House

Enjoy New Year’s Eve at PM Fish and Steak House and indulge in a traditional three-course menu. Menu highlights include Veal Carpaccio, Shrimp Bisque, New York Steak and Cheesecake topped off for dessert! Bonus: One bottle of Moët & Chandon Imperial for every four persons, 12 grapes and amenities for the tradition toast and New Year’s Celebration. $250 per person

Bird & Bone at The Confidante Miami Beach

New Year's Eve Dining Guide 2017 - Miami | Bird & Bone at The Confidante Miami Beach

Enjoy Chef Richard Hales’ famous Nashville Hot Chicken paired with champagnes to ring in the New Year. $85pp. Opt for the upgraded Denim & Diamonds package to follow your dinner with entry to the exclusive party at Nina’s House. Entry includes open-bar access. $155pp.

Terrazza at Shore Club

New Year's Eve Dining Guide 2017 - Miami | Terrazza at Shore Club

Enjoy a decadent four-course dinner at Terrazza at Shore Club before ringing in the new year on Saturday, December 31st. Offering the ultimate in indoor/outdoor dining in a distinct South Florida setting, guests will choose from Wagyu Carpaccio, Lobster Ravioli, Chilean Seabass or the Beef Tenderloin for $125 per person (plus tax & gratuity). Limited table reservations are available, reservations are from 7pm-10:30pm. For table reservations please book by calling 305.695.3100 or visit www.opentable.com.

db Bistro Moderne Miami

New Year's Eve Dining Guide 2017 - Miami | db Bistro Moderne Miami

Ring in the New Year with family and friends at db Bistro Moderne Miami! Enjoy an early three course pre-fixe menu with additional share and taste options like seafood and charcuterie platters, or a luxurious six-course gala dinner featuring Executive Chef Clark Bowen’s seasonal favorites and toast to 2017 with a complimentary glass of champagne.

Early dinner - 5:30pm – 8pm: $85 three-course menu with additional options of Share & Taste seafood and charcuterie platters
Gala dinner - 9pm – 10:30pm: $195 six-course menu with Champagne at Midnight, party favors, Live DJ in the Lounge
Lounge - 5:00pm - 3:00am: (No cover!) Bottle service and cocktail menu available the entire night. $50 Raw Bar and Charcuterie Display 10:00pm - midnight, limited a la Carte Menu 5:30pm – midnight. DJ 10pm – 3am

Bodega

New Year's Eve Dining Guide 2017 - Miami | Bodega

Located in the heart of South Beach, Bodega will offer guests to enjoy watching the ball drop this New Year’s Eve, on the big screens. Expect a special toast at midnight and music all night long. Guests may pre-purchase tables here.

Ricky's

New Year's Eve Dining Guide 2017 - Miami | Ricky's

Open to the public on New Year’s Eve is Ricky’s South Beach. Enjoy a lineup of live music, arcade games and carnival food all night long. Ricky’s will also offer Champagne Bong specials and Champagne Split toast with a straw at midnight.

Radio

New Year's Eve Dining Guide 2017 - Miami | Radio

For only $75, celebrate New Year’s Eve at Radio Bar. The price includes an unlimited open bar from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., and a special Jager shot toast at midnight. Also, enjoy bites from Bakehouse Brasserie from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Private tables are available and include one bottle of champagne and two bottles of premium spirit, starting at $500. Radio’s ambiance is refreshingly unique, offering a friendly spot to enjoy a craft cocktail while dancing to eclectic tunes. Everything else is so overrated, ring in 2017 at Radio Bar!

Via Emilia 9

New Year's Eve Dining Guide 2017 - Miami | Via Emilia 9

Diners can ring in the New Year at Via Emilia with an over-the-top nine course menu created especially for the evening by Via Emilia’s chef Wendy Cacciatori. Priced at $85 per person, the menu includes tuna carpaccio with pomegranate, risotto with shrimp and artichokes, glazed pork leg with creamy potatoes and lentils and traditional Italian dried fruits for luck in the New Year. Call 786-216-7150 for reservations.

Prime 112

New Year's Eve Dining Guide 2017 - Miami | Prime 112

Ring in the new year in style at America’s most famous steakhouse. Beginning at 10 p.m., Prime 112 will host a dinner dance party in their main dining room. Priced at $300 per person, perks include a bottle of Cristal champagne per couple, party favors, and music spun by DJ Vertigo. Please note that dinner, additional drinks and gratuity are not included. all 305-532-8112 for reservations. Seatings also available at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Tanuki

New Year's Eve Dining Guide 2017 - Miami | Tanuki

Alton Road’s new pan-Asian hotspot is the perfect place for New Year’s Eve dinner before a night out in South Beach. Tanuki will be serving their a la carte menu of delicious Asian fare including sushi and signature Peking Duck as well as offering a complimentary glass of bubbly to help diners ring in the New Year.

The Sarsaparilla Club at The Shelborne South Beach

New Year's Eve Dining Guide 2017 - Miami | The Sarsaparilla Club at The Shelborne South Beach

Top Chefs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth have thoughtfully selected their top American Dim Sum and unique entree dishes to give guests a wide variety of their menu’s diverse flavors. It’s a culinary tour of the couple’s greatest recipe hits. The 10-dish New Year's Eve tasting menu with two seatings. The early seating is priced at $49 and the late seating is priced at $75. Each menu includes an optional drink pairing priced at $29. Menu favorites include Carrot & Beet Tartare, Beet & Goat Cheese Dumplings & Soy Glazed Mushroom Steam Bun to name a few.

STK Miami

New Year's Eve Dining Guide 2017 - Miami | STK Miami

Come for the delectable fare, stay for a glamour filled night. Indulge in any of STK Miami’s renown a la carte menu items, and sip from our cocktail and champagne specials all night. STK Miami is the perfect location for a romantic dinner and a beautiful view of the Miami fireworks. With a little something for everyone, STK Miami provides an unforgettable experience to ring in 2017. Bottle and champagne specials available all night, second seating includes midnight toast.

1st Seating | 6, 6:30, 7 & 7:30 PM VIEW MENU

2nd Seating | 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30PM | $150 Food & Beverage min. per person VIEW MENU

Premium Open Bar | 9PM – 12AM | $100 per person

For reservations call 305.722.7888

The Anderson

New Year's Eve Dining Guide 2017 - Miami | The Anderson

Skip the lines and overpriced venues, don't be an amateur! The Anderson will be hosting a New Year's Eve dance party with music by DJ Elle and ridiculous drink specials. The 80's inspired bar will offer $75 bottles of Perrier Jouet all night (yes, $75 bottles on NYE, you read that correctly), and also offer specials on Absolut cocktails.

The Forge Restaurant and Wine Bar

New Year's Eve Dining Guide 2017 - Miami | The Forge Restaurant and Wine Bar

The iconic Miami Beach modern steakhouse, The Forge, owned by Shareef Malnik and under the helm of Executive Chef Julia Doyne will be kicking off the new year with prix fixed menus, unlimited Veuve Clicquot, Party Favors, DJ and dancing. For reservations, please call 305.538.8533.

FIRST SEATING - From 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., enjoy a 3-course menu priced at $95 per person (not including tax & gratuity). The menu will feature dishes such as Yellowfin Tuna Tartare; Creekstone Farms Filet Mignon; and the New Year's Celebration Dessert Trio.

SECOND SEATING - Beginning at 9 p.m., celebrate a 3-course menu priced at $350 per person (not including tax & gratuity). The menu will feature dishes such as White Truffle Risotto; Butter Poached Salmon; New Year's Celebration Dessert Trio; unlimited Veuve Clicquot, party favors, DJ and dancing.

BAR PACKAGE 1: For $175 per person (not including tax and gratuity) receive reserved seating at The Forge Bar with Premium Open Bar from 10 p.m.- 1 a.m. or one bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne per couple; party favors; DJ; and a Tasting Plate featuring Chilled Shrimp, Ossetra Caviar and more.

BAR PACKAGE 2: For $95 per person (not including tax and gratuity), enjoy their Premium Open Bar from 10 p.m.- 1 a.m.; party favors; and DJ.

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Miami Art Week : #eeeats

Miami Art Week is here! Looking at all that art could make you hungry and thirsty 😜

Here are some essential eeeats and drinks to keep you satisfied all week and weekend long.

Remember to #neverstopeating and enjoying art!

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Miami Thanksgiving Dining Guide

Thanksgiving at Red, the Steakhouse

Red, the Steakhouse is known for serving Certified Angus Beef Prime Steaks (the top 1.5% of beef available in the U.S.). However, Executive Chef Peter Vauthy knows how to cook a tasty turkey too. With a gourmet menu that includes all the classic fixings, Red, the Steakhouse is the perfect destination to “say thanks” this year. Indulge in festive-sized portions of organic turkey with house made gravy, granny smith apple-sausage stuffing, and sweet potato fondue with house-made marshmallows… just make sure to come really hungry and thirsty for that matter, as there’s 400+ wine selections to choose from. Red, the Steakhouse is also offering all dishes available for take out and a full à la carte menu. The restaurant will serve a 11/2 pound dish of Organic Turkey with Gravy for $29. All sides are priced between $12 and $18 each. A tasting of 4 sides will be available for $28. The restaurant will open for dinner service at 5:00pm.

Essensia Restaurant & Lounge at The Palms Hotel & Spa

Gather your nearest and dearest for an oceanfront, farm-to-table take on Thanksgiving at Essensia Restaurant & Lounge inside The Palms Hotel & Spa. Since you’re in Miami Beach, dine al fresco on the Essensia terrace and enjoy the special menu that begins with plated smoked salmon and deviled eggs. Next, hit the salad station to get your greens — and don’t miss the classic Essensia Kale Caesar. At the carving station, choose from slow-roasted herb-rubbed natural turkey with cranberry-orange chutney, and honey mustard braised beef brisket. A decadent menu of classic side dishes includes caramelized butternut squash wedges, sourdough herb stuffing, mashed potatoes, roasted root vegetables, and more. No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without dessert, so finish the evening with assorted seasonal mini desserts and pies — and of course, toast to the season with garden-to-glass ‘conscious cocktails’ or a glass of byodynamic wine.

Il Mulino New York

Il Mulino New York is offering a decadent Thanksgiving feast at both of their South Florida locations in South Beach and Sunny Isles. For $50 per person, guests can indulge in Organic Roasted Turkey, Walnut and Sausage Stuffing, Fresh Cranberry Sauce, Green Beans with Toasted Almonds, and Black Truffle Mashed Potatoes. For a sweet finale, Il Mulino is serving Apple Strudel with Gelato.

Toscana Divino

Toscana Divino is serving a family style Thanksgiving meal featuring beet carpaccio, gran tagliere della tradizione, bruschetta, traditional roasted turkey, Italian sausage stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, potato puree with brussels sprouts, and pumpkin gnocchi. Guests can enjoy traditional pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream and amaretto. The menu is $55 per person.

Kitchen 305 at Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort

Kitchen 305 at Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort will showcase their Thanksgiving specials at various stations including a Cold Station, Carvery, Hot Items and Dessert for $45 per person. Menu highlights include fingerling potato salad, oven roasted beets, brandied pumpkin lobster bisque, tangerine glazed turkey, bourbon peach mustard glazed ham, pecan encrusted salmon, parsnip mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake, port wine poached pear and more.

 

Yardbird, Swine, Spring Chicken

For Thanksgiving dinner, both Yardbird and Swine will be offering prix fixe menus inclusive of southern favorites like Buttermilk Biscuits with honey butter, Sweet Potatoes, Bourbon Pecan Pie and, of course, a Turkey Dinner served with giblet gravy, cranberry compote and cornbread dressing.

For families wanting to still enjoy the holiday in the comfort of their own home, Spring Chicken will be serving their full menu of fried chicken classics. The restaurant’s Family Meals are perfect for takeout dining, with options including Winner Winner Chicken Dinner (full fried bird and 2 large sides) and Tender Love (12 hand breaded tenders and 2 large sides.)

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How to Celebrate National Wine Day

Wednesday, May 25th is National Wine Day.

Here are some ways you can celebrate, even though National Wine Day should be everyday. 😜

Red, the Steakhouse
Spend National Wine Day winding down at Red, the Steakhouse with its extensive wine wall boasting 500+ wine selections. The buzz is usually all about Red’s C.A.B. steaks aged to perfection, but the wine list deserves equal attention with selections from all over the world… ranging from moderately-priced favorites like Red’s proprietary blend from Napa, to ultra-VIP choices such as a historically-renown bottle of Château Lafite-Rothschild (Premier Grande Cru Classé) for $3,370. Plus, the waiters are wine-pairing experts. Trust them on the best Red to cut your steak or the perfect dessert wine to close-out the evening.

Essensia Restaurant & Lounge at The Palms Hotel & Spa
For a more mindful way to imbibe this National Wine Day, head to Miami Beach’s local and farm-to-table mainstay, Essensia Restaurant & Lounge at The Palms Hotel & Spa. An oceanfront, inspired-by-nature oasis, everything at The Palms is good for you and good for the environment, including Essensia’s extensive list of 100% sustainable, organic, and biodynamic wines. Not only do biodynamic wines leave a smaller carbon footprint — the missing chemical additives are the ultimate hangover helper, so you’ll spare yourself the morning headache, too. Essensia offers happy hour everyday from 6:00pm-7:00pm, when you can score 50% off all wines. Pro tip: score yourself a spot on the outdoor lounge terrace, which is surrounded by exotic tropical gardens, for an only-in-Miami ambiance while you sip your vino.

Stanton South Beach
There’s nothing more peaceful and satisfying than sipping wine overlooking incredible scenery. Celebrate this National Wine Day amidst views of both the ocean and Miami beautiful city’s skyline at Stanton South Beach, one of the only hotels perched on Ocean Drive. With a decadent list of wine options from all over the world offered at the hotel’s in-house restaurant, Deco Blue, guests visiting the chic Miami Beach hotspot can choose their preference of red or white wine imported from popular wine destinations like California, Italy and France.

W Fort Lauderdale
Celebrate National Wine Day at the ultra-chic W Fort Lauderdale where visitors can enjoy a glass of wine at Stephen Starr’s award-winning Steak 954. Sweeping ocean views by day and luminous starlit nights provide the perfect background for a one-of-a-kind Fort Lauderdale restaurant experience. This lifestyle hotel offers a unique social scene complemented by a locally-inspired food and beverage culture. Guests and visitors can sip from a buzz-worthy selection of wines and relish in delicious cuisine with a seat next to the restaurant’s centerpiece — a 15-foot long reef aquarium home to mesmerizing jellyfish — a rare and spectacular sight.

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Shake Shack Adds A New Menu Item

🚨 NEW MENU ITEM ALERT 🚨

Everyone’s favorite Shake Shack is adding a new menu item for a limited time only.

Starting on Friday, June 3rd all Florida Shake Shack locations will be adding the Bacon CheddarShack Burger to their menu for a limited time.

Shake Shack competed in the 2016 South Beach Wine and Food Festival Burger Bash with a new specialty burger, the Bacon CheddarShack Burger! The burger is an all natural Angus beef hamburger topped with smoke Niman Ranch bacon and Wisconsin aged cheddar cheese sauce. You can enjoy a single Bacon CheddarShack for $6.89 or a double for $9.69.

On top of the Bacon CheddarShack, Shake Shack will also be launching the Blueberry Pie Oh My which is a vanilla frozen custard blended with a slice of delicious Shack-made blueberry pie topped with whipped cream. Blueberry Pie Oh My will be available until July 4th.

If you haven’t been to Shake Shack in a while or haven’t been at all, June 3rd might be the perfect time to do so.

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Trulia Guest Post : Top Miami Foodie Neighborhoods

Top Miami Foodie Neighborhoods

By Sam Brannan of Trulia

Miami’s neighborhoods are cultural hotbeds teeming with sought-after, esteemed international cuisines. “The Magic City” is known for its beaches, great weather and rich culture, but residents are just as proud of their local, delicious food with connections from New York City, Cuba and destinations around the world. If you are looking to take a bite of the unique Miami cuisine head to Wynwood, Miami Beach, and Brickell for some of the best gastronomical experiences Miami has to offer.

  1. Wynwood

If there’s one can’t-miss gourmand destination in Miami, it’s the Wynwood neighborhood. For the last decade, gentrification has refurbished Wynwood from a dive, into a globally-recognized destination for artists and foodies alike with its spectacular art community and trendy restaurant scene. What used to be the warehouse and manufacturing district of Miami, Wynwood is now fostering growth of new creative businesses, art galleries and performance art spaces like nowhere else in Miami.

Join the thousands who come out for the Second Saturday Art Walk to admire the Wynwood Walls, where over 80 artists representing 16 countries have transformed plain warehouse walls into a magnificent outdoor museum. Stop by one of many food truck vendors along your Art Walk for a quick bite of Latin style burgers or Asian street food. Or join the Miami Culinary Tours for a one-mile stroll through Wynwood’s art district and stops at five of its delectable eateries. This is a great way to try popular dishes like Peruvian seafood at GK Bistronomie, or the Peruvian-Japanese fusion sushi at Suviche Wynwood.

  1. Miami Beach

Among many things, Miami Beach is a foodie’s heaven. Although a small geographic area, Miami Beach has plenty of desirable amenities. Take a wander down Collins Avenue to admire the famous architecture of the Art Deco District, and hop right across the street to relax on the beach. With hundreds of restaurants spanning from City Center to South Pointe, there’s with almost too many to choose from – including a selection of different cultural foods.

Pane & Vino is a top-notch Italian restaurant in the heart of the Flamingo/Lummus neighborhood – its Italian recipes are so authentic, that you might think you’re in the heart of Sicily. Famous for its Cuban influence, Miami and most particularly Miami Beach, offers a cornucopia of options. Ola at the Sanctuary Hotel is an award-winning restaurant serving up Cuban dishes like Ox Tail Soup. If you’re hungering for a quick bite, check out Las Olas Café located in Flamingo/Lummus for a delicious Cuban sandwich.

  1. Brickell

High-rises and skyscrapers fill the signature Brickell skyline, where at night, the luminous blue water reflects onto the buildings and crowds of people pour into the streets for fine dining and sensational nightlife. Although, it wasn’t until recently that Brickell has become a premier hub for gastronomy and mixology. Brickell’s growing workforce and population of residents have supported growth of new restaurants, nightlife destinations and has become a hotspot for visitors.

With new restaurants everywhere you go in Brickell, there’s something here for everyone. If you’re looking for the perfect place for a special occasion, reserve a table at The Capital Grille.  Enjoy its classy atmosphere with superb dry-aged steaks and fresh seafood cooked to perfection. Want what some consider a once-in-a-lifetime occasion? The masterfully crafted sushi at the luxurious NAOE, a top-notch Japanese restaurant on Brickell Key.

Despite your age, occupation, or lifestyle, if you have a serious palate for delicious food, Miami and its surrounding areas will not let you down.