Top Technology Trends in Miami Restaurant Industry

From smart gadgets to virtual reality, today’s technology continues to transform our world at mindboggling speed. Those transformations certainly extend into the restaurant industry, where they’re changing the way owners manage their business, staff learn their operations, and customers engage with a dining establishment.

Here at V&E Restaurant Group, we’re of course keenly interested in the technological trends impacting eateries and eager to adopt those that improve efficiency, quality, and patron satisfaction. Today at the V&E blog, we thought we’d round up a few of the most exciting developments. Most of these have been gleaned from a great Fast Casual roundup by Niall Keane from last year, which we encourage you to read.

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Tips for Ordering Drinks at South Florida & Vegas Restaurants

Here at V&E Restaurant Group, we run a whole family of eateries at which no shortage of adult beverages are served to go along with some creative and dynamic international cuisine. We’re fully aware that some customers find the prospect of ordering a drink—especially up at the bar itself—a little intimidating.

You might worry about sounding uneducated about the world of spirits or wine or craft beer. You might find the jampacked, elbow-to-elbow crowd and a super-busy bartender a daunting sight. Or perhaps you’re on the pickier side of things when it comes to your tipple, and you’re skeptical of a particular establishment’s mixological selection and prowess.

Well, to help assuage some of your fears and arm you with a few strategies, we thought we’d put together a few very basic tips for ordering a drink at a bar. Read on, and then come wet your whistle at one of our Miami or Vegas restaurants!

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VIVA EL SUPER BOWL 2019 en los 10 mejores lugares de Miami

SPÍA. Florida, Miami: La distracción más animada de los “Sunday Scaries”, el Super Bowl está de vuelta. El juego está programado para el 3 de febrero de 2019, en el Mercedes-Benz Stadium en Atlanta , Georgia . En la ciudad del sol podrás disfrutarlo y estas son las mejores apuestas de Miami para ver el juego.

  1. El Confidante Miami Beach

4041 Collins Ave

Miami Beach, FL 33140

(305) 424-1234

Las fiestas en el patio trasero están de moda, y la fiesta en el patio trasero de un hotel es tan parecida a la de Miami como a una reunión del Super Bowl. Los espectadores pueden pasar el rato bajo una pantalla de gran tamaño en el restaurante al aire libre, que recibe el nombre apropiado del hotel, mientras disfruta de las muestras de South Beach Brewing Company, junto con las bebidas de la hora feliz, los nachos de piel de cerdo y los controles deslizantes del Super Bowl.

  1. Kings Dining & Entertainment

3450 Northwest 83rd Avenue Suite 152

Doral, FL 33122

(844) 494-9400

Para los tipos de multitarea, Kings Dining & Entertainment estará repleto de actividades desde bolos hasta billar. Con más de 50 pantallas de TV de alta definición y elementos de menú como pizza de pollo a la barbacoa hawaiana, alitas especiales y jarras de cerveza de 32 onzas, una noche emocionante está en la tienda sin importar lo que pase en el campo.

  1. Amara en Paraiso

3101 NE 7th Ave

Miami, FL 33137

(305) 702-5528

El lugar de citas favorito de Miami convertirá el bar deportivo en chic por una noche con Rosenhaus Sports. Un boleto de $ 50 incluye dos bebidas y diversos bocadillos, como ceviche de camarón, costillas de cerdo chimichurri y tacos de cordero, junto con opciones de visualización en el interior y al aire libre. Las entradas están disponibles para su compra en el sitio web del restaurante .

  1. El patio de Wynwood

56 NW 29th St

Miami, FL 33127

(305) 351-0366

Para aquellos que quieran ver el juego con el tambor de la música reggae, The Wynwood Yard lo transmitirá en el bar, mientras que el resto del patio hará fiestas. Las comidas incluyen los “Super Bowls” especiales de Della , los bollos de bao, los cheesesteaks, las hamburguesas y los tazones de arroz.

  1. La Cerveceria De Barrio Ocean Drive

1412 Ocean Dr

Miami Beach, FL 33139

(786) 359-4497

Donde una cantina mexicana se encuentra con un bar deportivo, La Cervecería del Barrio servirá comida mexicana ecléctica y margaritas de $ 6.95 para el gran juego.

  1. Hotel Mondrian South Beach

1100 West Ave

Miami Beach, FL 33139

(305) 514-1500

En el Mondrian South Beach, los espectadores del Super Bowl pueden patearlo junto a la piscina frente a una pantalla plana de 15 pies, mientras disfrutan de paletas de pollo, perros calientes wagyu, rollos de langosta y cócteles Absolut de $ 10.

  1. americano social

690 SW 1st Ct

Miami, FL 33130

(305) 223-7004

El bar deportivo de Brickell, que se encuentra frente al río, cuenta con más de 12 pantallas de TV y un menú de $ 10 del Super Bowl con los favoritos de los fanáticos, como la salsa de espinacas y alcachofa, macarrones con queso, cerveza fría y un Frosé de Harbour Island. Ubicado en un ambiente energético, el punto caliente de Miami será bueno y estará listo para una noche de juegos exitosa.

  1. La Centrale – Italian Food Hall

601 S Miami Ave Suite 181-C

Miami, FL 33131

(305) 720-2401

Mini calzones, bebidas italianas y una fuente de Negroni hacen de la fiesta de la noche del Super Bowl en el centro de juegos de Brickell City Centre. Ubicado en el bar Aperitivo del segundo piso, frente a un televisor del tamaño de una pared, los usuarios tendrán mucho que masticar mientras observan el enfrentamiento más importante del año.

  1. Barsecco

1421 S Miami Ave

Miami, FL 33130

(305) 577-9809

Para un ambiente más relajado, Barsecco organizará una fiesta en el portón trasero que ofrecerá deslizadores para bebés de $ 3, cubos de cerveza de $ 15 y especiales de la hora feliz

  1. Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar01 Miracle Mile

Coral Gables, FL 33134

(786) 864-1220

Si la comida de bar elevada se ajusta a la factura, el menú de hora feliz de Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar estará disponible desde la apertura hasta el cierre. Con alitas de horno, pizza de pepperoni, cerveza y cócteles, todo a $ 12 o menos, hay muchos refrescos para lavar los resultados del juego.


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Without a glass ceiling in her way, the only place for Terranova’s new president, Mindy Mcllroy, to go is up.

For Mindy McIlroy, traveling has always inspired her work. After romping through European produce markets, and devouring her way through Eataly in Manhattan, the commercial real estate exec knew that Miami Beach needed a food hall.

She had just the spot: the always-bustling Lincoln Road, where her longtime employer, Terranova Corporation, owns six buildings. That was five years ago — long before 2018’s frenzy of food hall openings.


Her team at Terranova, also involved with the recent revamp of Coral Gables’ Miracle Mile, came up with the plans for a three-story building, one block north of Lincoln Road, which now houses The Lincoln Eatery. Inside are 16 carefully curated concepts that are either new to Miami or from solid local purveyors; a rooftop terrace is coming soon.

“Food halls not only attract tourists, but they bring the local community together, which is what we strive for when we lease our assets on Lincoln Road,” McIlroy said. “We’re incredibly invested in the community.” 

Visitors can choose from artisanal sandwiches at Necessary Purveyor, frozen treats made of Mexican fruits from Manhattan Paletas, and traditional kosher bites from New York-style deli Marble & Rye. While McIlroy loves all the choices, she said she’s especially excited about Patagonia’s authentic empanadas, the impressive coffee presentations of XO Espresso Bar, and the smoke-show of ChillN Nitrogen Ice Cream.

“The Lincoln Eatery is not just about eating,” she said. “It’s also about entertaining programming from live performances to yoga.”


McIlroy is also basking in a recent promotion from executive vice president to president of Terranova — she’s the third woman to lead the company in its nearly 40-year history. The Syracuse native landed there 21 years ago, after quitting her job in the high-pressure hospitality industry.

“One day I realized that I hadn’t even been to the beach yet,” she recalled. “I ended up taking some time off to explore Miami. That lasted two weeks.”

A staffing agency sent McIlroy on an interview at Terranova, where she immediately secured a job as executive assistant to the owner. Since then, she’splayed a role in the company’s foray into mixed-use retail projects and lifestyle entertainment centers and has bragging rights to nearly a billion dollars in retail leasing deals.

“I’ve never felt like I’ve reached a glass ceiling,” McIlroy said, “unlike others in my field who have to fight to have their voice heard in a male-dominated industry.”


After receiving a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease four years ago, McIlroy was initially afraid to tell the company about the progressive illness that would lead to certain limitations. Terranova, and her industry peers, responded with overwhelming support.

“After telling them, I was so relieved and knew I needed to do something to raise awareness for Parkinson’s, because it’s not just an elderly person’s disease,” she said. McIlroy joined the Parkinson’s Foundation board, where she’s personally helped raised more than $500,000 and Terranova has contributed more than $1 million.

McIlroy’s two worlds will collide again in October, when the Parkinson’s Foundation and the company will host an informal gala at The Lincoln Eatery, showcasing celebrity chefs to raise money for awareness.

“I really feel like your view of life is how you frame it,” McIlroy said. “I choose to look at things in a positive light.”


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3 new businesses to check out in Flamingo Lummus

La Cervecería De Barrio – Ocean Drive is a bar and Mexican spot.

The chain, with 30 locations, including two in Miami, was founded in Mexico City and serves authentic Mexican fare. The menu has tostadas, tacos, burgers, tortas and chilled seafood. For the main course, try the fresh Florida Red Snapper, the Shrimp Mole (shrimp topped with mole sauce, including over 36 Mexican spices and served with white rice, refried beans and corn tortillas). On the drink menu, the list of tequilas is endless, while there are more than a dozen different margarita flavors.

With a four-star rating out of three reviews on Yelp, La Cervecería De Barrio – Ocean Drive has been getting positive attention.

Yelper Dustine D. wrote, “This place is great. The service is phenomenal and the food is fantastic. The drinks are very good.”

La Cervecería De Barrio – Ocean Drive is open from 11:30 a.m.–midnight on Monday-Thursday and 11:30 a.m.–2 a.m. on Friday-Sunday.


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National Meatball Day events in Las Vegas | 2019

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — It’s time to celebrate an international treasure… the meatball! We have rounded up the best places to celebrate National Meatball Day on March 9 here in Las Vegas!

Downtown’s Therapy restaurant is putting a twist on National Meatball Day with their popular chicken meatballs. The bite-size hors d’oeuvres are served with a spicy jalapeño cilantro sauce and Grana Padano cheese. (Learn how to make this meatball in the video above)

Cafe Americano
Fall in love with Café Americano’s meatballs, served complimentary with the purchase of two entrees on March 9! Pork and beef meatballs are slow-braised in a San Marzano tomato sauce – they’re melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

Since Carmine’s was established in 1990 in NYC, the Italian family-style eatery has served more than 15 million meatballs (1750 tons!) across its locations. Carmine’s Las Vegas features meatballs as a side dish, as a slider, on a hero and topped on spaghetti.

Flour & Barley
Flour & Barley will be offering the Meatball Pizza made with smoked mozzarella, provolone cheese, caramelized onions, and meatballs garnished with green onions for $19. The pizza will be available from March 6 through 12.

Greek Sneek
Greek Sneek at MGM Grand, offers a diverse menu of inventive Greek and Mediterranean dishes. On March 9 try Greek Sneek’s meatball pizza, infused with traditional Mediterranean flavors priced at $20.

SG Bar
PT’s Entertainment Group’s elevated tavern, SG Bar, offers a shareable dish of veal and pork meatballs baked in tomato sauce, topped with creamy ricotta cheese and served with a warm baguette, priced at $16.

TREVI Italian Restaurant
TREVI will celebrate National Meatball Day with their classic homemade meatballs, served with zesty marinara sauce and fresh basil, priced at $6.


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