Rise of Craft Beer Popularity at Miami Beach Restaurants

Craft beer—that is, beer produced in relatively small quantities by an independent brewery—has enjoyed an amazing surge in popularity over the past several decades, and the upward trend continues at a healthy clip.

The sustained growth in the popularity of craft beers comes when major mass-market brewers are seeing a decline in revenues, and when per capita beer consumption is actually decreasing in the United States.

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Tips to Increase Your Restaurant Social Media Presence

In the early days of the Internet, it was enough for a restaurant to have a website. These days, of course, it’s nearly impossible to effectively set yourself apart from the crowd without maintaining one or more social-media profiles for your establishment. Today at the V&E blog, we thought we’d offer up just a few basic tips for increasing your online profile as a restaurant or bar.

First, though, let’s quickly underscore the importance of being active over social media for any business…

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24 burger specials for National Hamburger Day

May 28 is National Hamburger Day and National Hamburger Month is rapidly coming to a close.

So here’s an insider’s guide to hamburger happenings in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Catch them while they’re hot.

800 Degrees Woodfired Kitchen

2956 NE 199th St., Aventura (Aventura Shopping Center). 305-902-4363800Degrees.com

Miami Heat legends Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem double-team in their restaurant, which is serving what they are calling DWade’s Woodfire Burger and costs $19. It’s made with dry-aged beef, bacon jam, roasted garlic aioli, caramelized onion and white cheddar cheese.

Ad Lib

2415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. 305-504-8895. AdLibGables.com.

Ad Lib has a $20 Swine Burger made with pork belly, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and pickles on a brioche bun. The burger is served with fries.

American Social Bar and Kitchen

721 E Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-764-7005. AmericanSocialBar.com/las-olas

690 SW 1st Court, Miami. 305-223-7004. AmericanSocialBar.com/brickell

American Social will continue to have its $5 Burger Monday, but this month has added a featured new burger every week for $10 each. May 27-June 2 it will be the Grilled Eight Ounce Burger with two-year aged Grafton cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, caramelized onions, bistro sauce and pickles.

BLT Prime

4400 NW 87th Ave., Miami (Doral). 305-591-6606. BLTPrimeMiami.com.

This restaurant inside the Trump National Doral Miami will have two $27 special burgers this month from chef de cuisine Timothy Elmore. But you have to ask for them because they are an off-the-menu secret. The Short Rib Burger has truffle aioli, pancetta, arugula and blue cheese. The Lamb Burger is made with sweet and spicy tomato jam, fried shallots and lettuce.


24 locations in South Florida. BurgerFi.com.

BurgerFi restaurants are serving the Street Stack for National Hamburger Month. The dish features Griddle Corn Cakes (arepas), an Angus beef patty, white cheddar and mozarrella cheeses, smoky bacon and charred jalapeno pico de gallo. Depending on the location and how many patties you want, the cost is between $8-$11. BurgerFi is also donating $1 from each sandwich to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. On National Hamburger Day on Tuesday, May 28, BurgerFi is offering $5 BurgerFi Cheeseburgers (normally $7-$8).

Burlock Coast

1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. 954-302-6460. BurlockCoast.com.

Burlock Coast – inside the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale – is offering their $19 Bootleg Burger, made with ground brisket, pulled pork, chipotle aioli and Monterey Jack cheese.

Casa Sensei

1200 E. Las Olas Blvd. #101, Fort Lauderdale. 954-994-1416. CasaSensei.com.

This pan-Asian, Latin-fusion restaurant will offer a Pork Belly Burger for $14, made of Korean BBQ pork belly, pickled carrots, onions, jalapeño, lettuce and a Brioche bun.

La Cerveceria de Barrio

836 Lincoln Road Mall, Miami Beach. 305-535-7400. LaCerveceriaDeBarrio.com/us.

1412 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. 786-359-4497.

This Mexican restaurant gives its $18 Cerveceria Burger a Mexican twist with chipotle mayo added to coal-grilled Angus beef with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles on a sesame seed bun and served with fries.

Doc B’s Restaurant and Bar

452 N Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. 754-900-2401. DocBsRestaurant.com/locations/fort-lauderdale.

301 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. 786-864-1220. DocBsRestaurant.com/locations/coral-gables.

Doc B’s is offering a new $18 burger from May 23-31 that is a Steakhouse Burger, with a pretzel bun, Danish blue cheese, roasted crimini and shiitake mushrooms, made-from-scratch steak sauce and fried shallots.

Dune Burgers on the Beach

455 Grand Bay Drive, Miami (Key Biscayne). 305-365-4500.

This restaurant on the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne resort property is serving a $22 Deep Sea Burger made with blackened mahi, mango and pineapple cabbage coleslaw, cilantro, tartar sauce and served with fries.

Green Bar and Kitchen

1075 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-533-7507. GreenBarKitchen.com.

Green Bar has two burgers, both for $18.50. The GBK Deluxe Burger is made with a roasted vegetable patty, lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado, chipotle mayo and sprouts. The burger is served with a side of fries and a juice. There is also the Impossible Burger made with a soy protein and vegetable patty, lettuce, onion, “cheeze”, ketchup, mayo and pickles. The burger is served with a side of fries and a root beer or lemonade.

Good Spirits Fifth and Fed

476 N Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. 954-523-2580. GoodSpiritsRestaurant.com.

Good Spirits has come up with a $16 Patriot Burger, made with beef, apple-smoked bacon, Vermont cheddar cheese, lettuce, tobacco onions and something they call their “954” sauce.

I Heart Mac and Cheese

Six locations in South Florida, including Boca Raton, Coral Springs, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter and Pembroke Pines. IHeartMacAndCheese.com.

All the SoFlo locations will have the signature chef special $8.95 All American Bacon Cheeseburger mac and cheese with ground beef, bacon, American cheese and pickles.

Lona Cocina y Tequileria

321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-245-3069. LonaRestaurant.com.

Chef Pablo Salas’ Mexican restaurant inside the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort will have an $12 Octopus Burger with slow-cooked and shredded octopus topped with caramelized onions and chipotle aioli.

Lure Fishbar

1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. 305-695-4550.

This South Beach restaurant on the property of the Loews Miami Beach Hotel is touting their $24 Lure Burger, which besides being a favorite of Chrissy Teigen is also the five-time winner of the New York Food and Wine Festival’s Burger Bash. The burger is topped with American cheese, caramalized onion, bacon jam, shaved pickles and a secret sauce.

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

1111 N Ocean Drive, Hollywood. 844-562-5625. MargaritavilleHollywoodBeachResort.com.

For a limited-time Margaritaville Restaurant is serving a $14.99 Caprese Burger, made with mozzarella, tomato, basil and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. Margaritaville is donating $1 from each sale to Give Kids The World Foundation, a nonprofit resort in Central Florida that gives critically-ill children and their families free vacations. Through May 28, Margaritaville will be serving a special “Come Monday” drink, which is a combination of a Strawberry Daiquiri, Piña Colada and Blue Curacao for $18.99 (normally $21.99). The cocktail is also served in a souvenir blender cup.

The Restaurant at the Norton

1450 S Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. 561-268-0500. Norton.org/visit/eat-shop.

This eatery inside the Norton Museum of Art is offering the $17 Norton Burger. The hamburger is made of an eight ounce Angus beef patty with Norfolk sauce, cheddar cheese, lettuce, shaved onion and pickles on a brioche bun and served with fries.

Pizza and Burger by Michael Mina

4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach. 305-674-4636. Fontainebleau.com/dining/pizza-burgers/miami-restaurant.

This restaurant inside the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel will serve three sliders and three beer flight paring for $25. The options include a Smoky Candied Bacon and Truffle Slider paired with a Concrete Beach Havana Lager from Miami, a Maple Turkey Slider with MIA 305 Golden Ale from Miami. And a Crispy Shiitake Mushroom Slider served with a Salt Life Lager from Jacksonville.

PM Buenos Aires Fish and Steak House

1453 S Miami Ave, Miami (Brickell). 305-200-5606. PMrestaurantes.com.

PM Buenos Aires has a $18 Prime Burger, which is 10 ounces total and made with 35 percent prime beef tenderloin, 25 percent New York prime, 25 percent rib eye and 15 percent rib eye fat and then layered with honey mustard crab, lettuce, tomatoes, onion and garlic lemon aioli.

Quarterdeck Seafood Bar and Neighborhood Grill

Five locations in South Florida, including Dania Beach, Davie, Fort Lauderdale (2) and Sawgrass. QuarterdeckRestaurants.com.

You can build your own burger this month at this chain of comfort food eateries. Toppings include fried egg, pico de gallo, onion rings, guacamole, etc. You can also choose a meatless option with the $8 Beyond Burger.

Shooters Waterfront

3033 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-566-2855. ShootersWaterfront.com.

The $17 Shooters Waterfront Cheeseburger is served on a brioche bun and topped with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and a signature sauce that Shooters says took them 21 days to perfect. The burger is served with a side of shoestring fries.

Shula Burger

12311 S. Dixie Highway, Pinecrest. 786-332-6347. ShulaBurger.com.

The $8.99 Shula Burger is made with fig blue cheese as well as balsamic tossed greens on a brioche bun.

Shula’s Steak House

7601 Miami Lakes Drive, Miami Lakes. 305-820-8102. Shulas.com/shulas-steak-house/miami-lakes.

This restaurant has a $22 foie gras and Waygu burger topped with red wine fig jam, blue cheese and balsamic tossed arugula.

Steelpan Kitchen and Bar

999 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-302-5252. SteelpanFTL.com.

The new Steelpan, located in Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach hotel, has two $16 burgers for National Burger Month. The Steelpan Burger is an eight ounce Angus patty, onion, smoked bacon jam, goat cheese, green tomato and arugula. Steelpan also has the Impossible Burger, a vegetarian option with avocado, arugula, tomato and pickles on a herb roll. They will offer a free draft beer to anyone who purchases either option on May 28, which is National Burger Day.


Full Article: https://www.sun-sentinel.com/entertainment/restaurants-and-bars/fl-et-viz-hamburger-memorial-day-20190514-r5ymrzwtizhprhchonswmqcq2i-story.html


  • Kristen Bell (pictured above) hosts American Express’ “Perfect Night In” to celebrate the refresh of the Blue Cash Preferred Card, which offers new benefits to elevate every day.
  • Lance Bass celebrated his 40th birthday at Rocco’s West Hollywood enjoying Snack Pop’s Mrs. Fields Cookie Pop and Moet Chandon.
  • Rapper, singer-songwriter, and Miami native, Flo Rida made a special appearance at the weekly ladies’ night party, Tipsy Tucán at El Tucán on Wednesday night. He kept the party going by putting on a memorable performance for the crowd.
  • SI supermodels Tyra BanksPaulina PorizkovaOlivia CulpoWinnie HarlowKate BockCamille KostekDanielle Harrington and more closed out their Miami SI Swimsuit On location weekend with a wild private party at Mynt and MynTu joined by Kid CudiJosh Rosen, and Lil Pump.
  • On Saturday, actor and Music Artist Dennis Quaid performed with his group The Sharks as a live band show for guests at The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
  • Miley Cyrus who along with mom Tish, celebrated Mother’s Day by watching dad, Billy Ray Cyrus perform at Rolling Loud, the world’s biggest hip-hop festival celebrated its 5th Anniversary in Miami this past weekend at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
  • Rapper Cardi B was spotted at Myles Chefetz’s Big Pink in South Beach with hubby Offset of the major hip hop group Migos, early on Mother’s Day morning at around 5 a.m. The couple, who were seen after flashing ‘His and Hers’ diamond jewelry and watches on Instagram, indulged in special cheese fries made extra cheesy.
  • Happy birthday to SNL star Kenan Thompson who rang in the launch of Facebook birthday stories at Flour Shop in NYC.
  • Adrienne Houghton hosts brunch event celebrating the debut of her latest XIXI collection La Vie En Rose with H2Rose at Carerra Cafe.
  • Constance Zimmer, Robin Roberts, Kathy Hilton, Kris Jenner, Avril Lavigne, Diane Warren and more wore Peace and Love jewelry by Nancy Davis at the 26th annual Race To Erase MS Gala, available at evine.comOpens a New Window..
  • On Saturday night, Spotify hosted a private, Fans First event, providing exclusive access and preview of Carly Rae Jepsen’s fourth studio album Dedicated, prior to its release on May 17. Thirty of Carly’s Rae’s top Spotify fans in Los Angeles (those in LA who stream her the most) headed to Marina Del Rey to set sail for a sunset cruise while getting an advance listen of Dedicated with Carly Rae, herself.
  • The 2019 Seattle International Film Festivalkicked off with the opening night screening of Sword of Trust, with director Lynn Shelton and actor Marc Maron in attendance.
  • Actor Miles Teller participated in a SAGindie conversation at the American Pavilion during the Cannes Film Festival.
  • Elizabeth Chambers Hammer celebrates Miron Crosby’s 2nd Anniversary with a private dinner celebration at Miron Crosby Flagship in Dallas, TX.
  • Supermodel Mariacarla Boscono (pictured below) had a golden glow on the carpet after using ReVive’s Vitalite Energizing Hydration MistOpens a New Window. for a vibrant, dewy look.
  • Ciara and La La Anthony seen dining at TAO Downtown in New York in celebration of Ciara’s brand-new album Beauty Marks.
  • Singer, Fergie celebrated Mother’s Day at Spago Beverly Hills where she took her mom for brunch. Chef Wolfgang Puck was also at Spago and came over to Fergie and her mom to say hello. Already in high spirits, Fergie serenaded for a few tables that were close to hers.
  • Top Chef host and executive producer Padma Lakshmi partners with Stacy’s Pita Chips to launch The Stacy’s Rise Project, an initiative to provide funding, networking, and mentor-ship to female founders of food and beverage businesses, last Friday at Alice’s Circular Summit in Santa Rosa, CA.
  • Robin Givens enjoys a luxurious Mother’s Day weekend getaway with her mom at Beaches Turks & Caicos.
  • Charlie Sheen and Canadian multi-platinum producers/artists DVBBS team up to do a Wayne’s World themed comedy sketch for Canada’s newest Music and Broadcast – Hall of Fame member, Steve Herman.
  • On the evening of Monday, George and Amal Clooney were joined by the cast and crew of the much-anticipated new series Catch-22at Antica Pesa in the hip Trastevere neighborhood of Rome.
  • The Big Bang Theory actress, Mayim Bialik, was recently spotted vacationing at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta CanaOpens a New Window.. Mayim and her two sons stayed in The Pineapple, the resort’s private 2,922 square foot villa fashioned after the famed home of SpongeBob SquarePants.
  • Kathy Griffin, Roxane Gay and Nico Tortorella speak at the Playboy Playhouse pop-up event in Los Angeles.
  • Real Housewives of NYC’s Dorinda Medley was spotted in Boca Raton this past weekend, where she was staying at the newly debuted Yacht Club, a hotel within the Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria ResortOpens a New Window..
  • Recently retired Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn and boyfriend P.K. Subban were spotted at Avenue in New York City on Monday night.
  • Jaleel White seen diving into some of LA’s Best Burgers at Los Angeles Times Food Bowl Night Market sponsored by Citi.
  • On Monday, Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walshand Marcus Cannon of the New England Patriots attended Ocean Spray’s official opening of its Lighthouse,a marketing and innovation hub within the Seaport District, to support breast cancer awareness. 
  • Akon was spotted dining at La Cervecería de Barrio on Ocean Drive in Miami before a gig at a local nightclub Saturday night. The ‘Smack That’ singer enjoyed a virgin piña colada and indulged in chicken fajitas and chicken quesadillas.
  • Shawn Mendes performed at Verizon Up Presents: Shawn Mendes Live at Hammerstein Ballroom on May 14, 2019 in New York City.
  • On the heels of Martha Stewart’s tumultuous first Uber ride in November, the queen of domesticity joined Uber to relaunch Uber Black as rider 1, testing out the new features including: quiet car/chat mode, ideal temperature settings, luggage notification, and more.
  • Jaime King (pictured below), star of the new Netflix show Black Summer, and Hanky Panky, an iconic leader in the intimate apparel industry, celebrated the brand’s new campaign, #HankyPankyCanBe, at The Fleur Room at the Moxy Hotel Chelsea in NYC.
  • Mandy Moore joins Katherine Schwarzenegger to tape an episode of her new podcast, THE DOG THAT CHANGED ME™ sponsored by PEDIGREE.
  • Vanessa Hudgens works out with Propel Vitamin Boost – a new vitamin-enhanced electrolyte water – during a launch event in New York City.
  • G-Eazy was spotted at the NBA Western Conference Finals wearing PUMA Clyde Court Core White sneakers.
  • Comedian, actor, former host of The Late Late Show, and author Craig Ferguson appeared at Mohegan Sun’s Winning Authors event on Saturday to discuss his latest book Riding the Elephant, an irreverent, lyrical memoir.
  • Mindy Kaling recently shared how she JOMOs – or celebrates the “Joy of Missing Out.” An about-face to its “Fear of Missing Out” (FOMO) counterpart, JOMO invites consumers to embrace a night in with a glass of BarefootOpens a New Window., even if that means getting creative with an excuse to cancel plans.
  • Ray Donovan’ star Liev Schreiber stopped by the Bowery location of SorbilloOpens a New Window. in NYC on Wednesday after hearing award-winning pizzaiolo Gino Sorbillo was in town from Naples.
  • Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Tara Lynn celebrated her new collection with fashion favorite Nasty Gal at a beach-chic brunch in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
  • Three-time Olympian Lolo Jones joined McCormick & CompanyOpens a New Window. in Baltimore to honor high school recipients—Birhane Gebreselase and Daijah Coles—with the 2019 Unsung Heroes AwardOpens a New Window., totaling to $105,000 in scholarships.
  • Kelly Ripa stopped by the LTD by Lizzie Tisch ‘Lizziewood’ Shopping Event VIP Preview at The Regency Hotel’s Nate Berkus Suite. LTD by Lizzie Tisch, an experiential style venture, founded by retail entrepreneur Lizzie Tisch, brought the best of L.A. fashion and accessories to New York City with this Los Angeles-themed shopping event.
  • Drew Barrymore talks FLOWER Brands at American Express x WeWork Business Platinum Event in NYC.
  • Actor Josh Lucas and actor/producer Dean Winters were both spotted separately at the pre-opening party of Lamia’s Fish MarketOpens a New Window.(47 Avenue B), a new coastal mediterranean restaurant concept in the heart of New York City’s Alphabet City. The two were amongst friends enjoying the launch celebrations with light bites from the upcoming menu and music by DJ Donna D’Cruz.
  • Bill Murray, Chloe Sevigny and Tilda Swinton discussed the The Dead Don’t Die with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at the Nikki Beach pop up at Cannes. Nikki Beach, the global luxury lifestyle and hospitality brand, has welcomed the HFPA to its Cannes venue for the past three years during Cannes.
  • Amy Poehler was spotted out and about promoting her new movie, Wine Country. On several occasions, Amy rocked a pair of heeled patent oxfords from The Office of AngelaScottOpens a New Window.. 
  • Caelynn Miller-Keyes wearing Endless Summer at the launch of the Red Bull Summer Edition Beach Breeze on Wednesday at Eveleigh in Los Angeles.
  • Usher, Meagan Goode, Steelo Brim, Terrence J all seen at HYDE Sunset for their Welcome Home Wednesdays Party hosted by sbe nightlife partner Frankie Delgado.
  • SAINt Jhn performed at The LIGHT Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Wednesday at the hotspot nightclub.
  • HBO’s Insecure actor Sarunas Jackson at sbe hotspot Doheny Room West Hollywood with a few friends enjoying the Saturday night party.
  • Eva Longoria Bastón (pictured below) enjoys a CÎROC Summer Watermelon Cocktail at the Global Gift Foundation USA Women’s Empowerment Luncheon & Speakers Panel at the Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills in Los Angeles.

Full Article: https://okmagazine.com/news/celebrities-spotted-out-and-about-week-of-may-17th/

This Week’s Top Food Events: Miami Spice Mash-Up Dinner and More

The best bets for this week

Welcome to Eater Miami’s events roundup, a curated listing of the most unique and must-attend local dining and drinking festivals, classes, dinners, and more.

This is a one-stop-shop for all the happenings in the South Florida area that are worth the calories and expense. Have an event for consideration? Send it our way at miami@eater.com.



WHAT: In order to raise awareness about the 20 billion pounds of produce waste produced in the US each year, Life House Little Havana’s cafe, Parcela will be partnering with Hungry Harvest for a Out of the Box Chef’s Challenge Dinner. On the menu will be a family-style, multi-course meal from ingredients in a surprise box supplied by Hungry Harvest.

DETAILS: 7 to 9 p.m. $50 per person. Purchase tickets hereLife House Little Havana, 528 SW 9th Avenue, Little Havana



WHAT: Kick off the summer with an Aperol Spritz (or three) at MC Kitchen, who is partnering with Aperol for an extended happy hour featuring $7 drinks and bites.

DETAILS: 5 to 8 p.m. MC Kitchen, 4141 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Design District


WHAT: Ms. Cheezious is teaming up with Chef Kurtis Jantz for an all-you-can-eat fried chicken party offering up a welcome beer, fried chicken along with unlimited sides like Big Mike’s smothered green beans, Leah Chase’s buttermilk coleslaw and Edna Lewis’ biscuits.

DETAILS: Every Wednesday through July. 6 to 10 p.m. $30 per person. Purchase tickets hereMs. Cheezious, 7418 Biscayne Boulevard, MiMo



WHAT: Those itching to kick off Miami Spice a few months early can head to the first Miami Spice mash-up dinner of the year. The three-course meal – featuring two dishes per course, one from each chef – will feature David Grutman’s eateries Swan and Planta.

DETAILS: 7 p.m. $75 per person. Reservations must be made in advance by emailing mashup@swanbevy.com. Swan, 90 NE 39th Street, Miami Design District



WHAT: Sweet Liberty is launching a “secret” burger for one night only. While the secret is out of the bag, considering it was announced via press release, the off menu barbecue-inspired burger will only be available by pre-order on Friday.

DETAILS: $18 per person. Purchase burger hereSweet Liberty Drinks and Supply Co., 237-B 20th Street, Miami Beach

Full Article: https://miami.eater.com/2018/10/1/17922664/miami-food-dining-guide-events-map

Sexy South Beach Throbs With The Pulse Of Luxury

If the traveler ever wants to immerse his/herself into a giant bowl of sexy, South Beach in Florida would be the perfect choice. Once a disaster area after the violent hand of Hurricane Andrew, South Beach shrugged off pessimism and rebuilt the Art Deco edifices in the spirit of ecological resistance.

Unlike other austere areas within reach, South Beach pulses with the music of humanity in all its colors and striations. It is as common to see a homeless person as it is to see a millionaire. One can buy a pair of designer swim trunks for $95, or stroll down Collins Avenue to Wings, which specializes in beach wear, and grab a decent pair of trunks for $14.95. The gentle purr of a Honda can be followed by the masculine roar of a Ferrari (or perhaps a parade of them) dominating the sun bleached afternoon.

Travelers would be thoroughly pleased with a stay at the SLS Hotel. Across the street from the famed Delano Hotel, the SLS provides luxury, comfort and great hospitality, though the Delano can boast the occasional stay by Leonardo DiCaprio, J Lo and P. Diddy. The SLS does host some wild pool parties, alive with smoke machines, loud music, alcohol and pheromone infused millennials waving their tattoos to the beat of music with no particular message. Yet there was no sad face in the bunch.

The rooms at the SLS are designed with the style, fabrics and hues synonymous with South Florida. Some of the rooms sport whitewash tapestries with ionic pillar designs, vintage love seats and wide beach vistas that pour tropical colors into the room. From the lobby, which maintains a mix of modern and classic, to the outdoor pool, which is a narrow rectangle surrounded by lounge chairs and semi-private cabana seating, the SLS promises satisfaction through luxury, decor and service.

Within the SLS Hotel are three exciting dining venues. The first is Bazaar Restaurant which glows with a Spanish aura through the tasteful decor, highlighted by a huge chandelier encrusted in seashells which adds to the subtle tones embellished with tea lights and faux bookshelf tapestries. The wine list, dominated by Argentinian wines, is bold and aromatic, paired perfectly with the gourmet dishes created by Michelin-starred chef Jose Andres.  One memorable dish is the Caviar Cone, made with Ossetra caviar, capers, eggs, onions, and creme fraiche.

Right next door, but within the SLS is Katsuya, an Asian-inspired restaurant with style and flavor added to every dish. From sushi to sashimi, grilled to tempura, every plate seems more memorable than the last. Start with Albacore Sashimi and move onto Crispy Brussel Sprouts as the Yellowtail with Jalapeno waits to deliver the final blow of the meal.

After dinner, customers can get a nightcap at the Dragon Lounge, just upstairs from the restaurant.  Belly up to the bar where a pair of exotic eyes seduce one to drink in the intoxication of South Beach through the dark veil of mascara and almond shaped mystique. It is simply a larger-than-life photograph, but like the decor and Atlantic aura, the beautiful people of South Florida are being watched. The Dragon Lounge is perfect for parties as it is for post-business conference unwinding.

With too many eateries to conquer in one lifetime, the traveler might want to multitask at TimeOut Market. Think food court with a gourmet twist, and one will want to sample the creations from restaurants and chefs native to South Florida all under one roof. The concept of TimeOut Market began in Lisbon and traveled to South Beach as its inaugural US outpost. Another just celebrated its opening in DUMBO (Brooklyn, stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass).

Another zone of great food and festivity can be found in Espanola Way, a two-block stretch of real estate that is alive with restaurants, string lights, awnings, festive colors, beautiful young ladies beckoning passers-by to enter their establishments, all to the backdrop of piped-in Mexican music. Oh Mexico! Is renowned for its intoxicating margaritas and tasty tapas. Espanola Cigar offers the unique experience of enjoying a relaxing smoke (from their display cases with countless varieties of cigar) and a menu rich with a local spin on authentic Mexican dishes. These are just two of over a dozen quaint eateries in the pedestrian-only stretch of pavement.

Since eating is so central to South Beach, make sure to visit Diez Y Seis, a Mexican restaurant nestled within the Floridian decor as one walks through the lobby of Shore Club Boutique Hotel. The restaurant boasts a “renegade take on classic cuisine,” and it’s true; the Milanesa, breaded chicken with cuts of heirloom tomatoes, onions and a unique black bean sauce is more memorable than the afternoon on the beach that followed it. F&B Manager Elena Moise shared her enthusiasm for the food, the atmosphere, life in South Florida, and “the best enchiladas you ever had.” A bold statement that will be tested on the return trip to the area.

The promise of a party atmosphere in South Beach might be more accurately experienced by those born after 1990, but there is also a mature decadence here, ecstasies of the flesh felt upon the white sands and pulsing nightlife, the salty lips from a variety of flavored Margaritas, or the simple voyeurism at the daily parade of beauty. Like a good book, South Beach can be revisited and mean something different each time.

Full Article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelalpiner/2019/06/03/sexy-south-beach-throbs-with-the-pulse-of-luxury/#6680707a7024

Father’s Day 2019: 60 Ways To Celebrate Around South Florida

Sunday is Father’s Day, which means it’s once again time to celebrate all of the unique qualities that make your dad special.

MIAMI, FL — Your dad may suffer from a mismatched fashion sense, inexplicable fascination with gadgets or even a propensity for cornball jokes. But Sunday is Father’s Day, which means it’s once again time to celebrate all of the unique qualities that make your dad special.

Patch compiled the following list of restaurants in Miami and throughout South Florida that can help make this Father’s Day one of the best ever. We’ll keep updating our list right up until Sunday so keep checking back and don’t forget to refresh your browser to see the latest additions.

Here are some of the offerings we found around the area:



Jungle Island

Give dad a supercharged Father’s Day with free park admission. Families can enjoy the eco-adventure attraction’s classic car and bike showcase, live music, tasty food, local beer as well as more than 350 of the world’s rarest animals under one newly renovated jungle roof. For super adventurous dads, Jungle Island features two challenging Escape Rooms and the thrilling SuperFlight vertical wind tunnel and flight simulator experience. All of them make unique gifts for dad.


Michelin rated chef Hemant Mathur of Maska in Miami pays homage to his South East Indian roots when celebrating Father’s Day with his loved ones. Some of his grilled favorites include the “Tandoori” Shrimp with Cumin Green Pea Quinoa served with a special Eggplant chutney. The chutney recipe has been passed down in Mathur’s family for decades. Ingredients includes garam masala, ginger-garlic paste, fenugreek seeds, mustard powder and turmeric to name a few. Maska is located at 3252 NE 1st Ave. in Miami.

Zuma Miami

Experience Father’s Day dining with a sophisticated twist. Upon arrival, dads and their guests will be offered a choice of tiered menus (Classic: $125, Signature: $175, and Premium: $395). For the ultimate Father’s Day dining experience of your choice, start off with a choice of spicy beef tenderloin, salmon teriyaki, Chilean sea bass, spicy fried tofu, or go all out with Japanese wagyu, roasted lobster or grilled vegetable donburi. Signature and premium entrees are paired with a traditional Japanese truffle hot pot served table side. The restaurant is located at 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way in Miami.

dbakers Sweet Studio

Making your Father’s Day super sweet, dbakers is offering “cheeseburger macaroon sandwiches” filled with brownie cheesecake and salted caramel, specially decorated mini cakes and bourbon cream puffs. As an added bonus, bring your dad in with you and score an extra 10% off. The restaurant is located at 3501 NE 2nd Ave. in Miami.


Kick off Father’s Day with a waterfront brunch at Miami’s only full-service museum restaurant, Verde at PAMM. The à la carte brunch will include Beer Battered Fried Lobster Bites with hollandaise sauce ($16); dad-worthy Steak and Eggs comprised of Porcini crusted Grilled Ribeye with truffled creamy polenta ($34); and a Banana Rum Sundae ($8). Also included are Flor de Caña vintage rum flights and specialty cocktails to sip on the side. After brunch, guests can enjoy 10% (PAMM members 20%) off at the PAMM Shop with proof of brunch purchase. For dads in the arts and culture or hospitality industries, the restaurant will also offer an earlier chance to take dad to brunch on Saturday.


Miami’s very own Chef Michael Beltran is inviting foodies and imbibers to celebrate Father’s Day at his popular Coconut Grove eatery, Ariete. Diners can indulge in a decadent brunch buffet with signature brunch offerings like the frita Benedict made with Sam’s biscuit, chorizo, hollandaise, papitas; breakfast burrito made with scrambled eggs, American cheese and potatoes; guava and cream cheese pancakes as well as French toast sticks with cinnamon sugar and condensed milk. Additionally, the restaurant will feature a prime rib carving station. The brunch is priced at $39 per person and $25 for children (12 and under). Upgrade to bottomless mimosas or London Dry Bloodies for an additional $22. If guests prefer to sip on a refreshing cocktail, they can opt for the Ron Magill with Elephant Gin, Yuzu & Lemongrass Puree and garden basil or the classic Chug’s Ol’Fash with Four Roses Bourbon, demerara, bitters smoked in apple wood chips. Ariete is located at 3540 Main Highway in Coconut Grove. Brunch is served on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Telephone: 305-640-5862.

Beaker & Gray

For Father’s Day, treat dad to dinner at Beaker & Gray, where the food and drinks are both equally delicious. Located in the heart of Miami’s arts district, the Wynwood hotspot will feature a specialty dish created by Chef/Owner Brian Nasajon. The hearty dish will include a Porter House Steak served with crispy potatoes, blue cheese garlic crema and beer-battered cipollini onion. To complete the meal, the bar team at Beaker & Gray will be offering a specialty beer, Death Roll Milk Stout, to perfectly complement the steak. Dinner will be offered from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Beaker & Gray is located at 2637 North Miami Avenue in Wynwood. For reservations, please call 305-699-2637.

Isabelle’s Grill Room & Garden

Treat dad to a Father’s Day at Isabelle’s Grill Room & Garden, Coconut Grove’s gorgeous and chic eatery. For brunch, diners can enjoy a la carte brunch from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the option of bottomless bloody Marys and mimosas ($22 per person). Chill out to the sounds of a live jazz duo while diving into option items from the Raw Bar or refreshing starters like Roasted Beets with Greek yogurt, Jumbo Lump Crab Cake and Burrata. Signature brunch dishes include Chicken and Waffles, Challah French Toast and classic Eggs Benedict. Isabelle’s Grill Room and Garden is located at 3300 SW 27th Avenue at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove. Valet is available at a discounted rate of $7.

The Commodore

Treat dad this Father’s Day to one Coconut Grove’s swanky cocktail club, The Commodore. Starting at 5 p.m. dads can enjoy a flight of rum, including Havana Club, Mount Gay Black Barrel and a surprise third rum plus a complimentary cigar for $20. The Commodore is located at 3300 SW 27th Avenue at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami. Valet parking will be available at a discounted rate of $7.

Toro Toro

Toro Toro, known for its prime meats, will serve up a carnivore’s dream BBQ Brunch this Father’s Day. Priced at $75 per adult and $35 for kids (6-12), Toro Toro is sweetening the deal by offering a half-off discount to dads ($37.50) when dining with at least one other person. Brunch includes bottomless mimosas, a bloody Mary bar and Toro Toro BBQ brunch favorites like BBQ Chipotle Ribs, Jalapeño Corn Bread, Lechon and whole Prime Rib. Brunch-goers will enjoy live musical entertainment along with a photo booth to capture the special moments. There will even be a magician on hand to work a little holiday magic. Brunch will be offered from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Toro Toro is located at 100 Chopin Plaza inside the InterContinental in Downtown Miami. For reservations call 305-372-4710.

Veza Sur Brewing Co.

Treat your dad to a few cold ones and some swag this Father’s Day at Wynwood’s Veza Sur Brewing Co. If you purchase any Veza Sur merchandise (think: fun, floral hats and T-shirts) along with a 32 or 64 ounce Growler , you can have it filled with dad’s favorite brew on the house. Veza Sur is perfect the entire family with board games, giant Jenga and bites from the on-site food truck , Chi-Fa. The restaurant is located at 55 NW 25th St, Miami.

American Social

Serving as the ultimate retreat for dads this Father’s Day, American Social is taking things up a notch this holiday. Aside from a menu filled with dad’s favorites: burgers, wings and beer, the restaurant and elevated sports bar will have cigar rollers on-site and a special raffle for dads to win a round of golf for a group of four and tickets to a Dolphins game. Each dad will receive a complimentary raffle ticket during brunch on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Bring Dad to Wynwood for an unbeatable Father’s Day experience at Bakan. Offering a selection of tacos, moles, enchiladas and more, dads can enjoy a complimentary sip (½ ounce) of Mezcal all day Sunday. With more than 350 bottles on the menu, Dad is all but guaranteed a perfectly curated Mezcaleando at Bakan experience. Bakan is located at 2801 NW 2nd Ave. in Miami.

Three at Wynwood Arcade

Treat dad for being the cool, amazing guy he is, by taking him to Three at Wynwood Arcade. Not your average neighborhood restaurant, Three provides an energetic and welcoming setting, perfect to celebrate dad on his day. Featuring delicious Sunday brunch options such as fried chicken and buckwheat waffles with aji dulce syrup, huevos rancheros Miami style, and avocado toast. Apart from the wide selection of wines and cocktails, fathers will leave with happy memories. The restaurant is located at 50 NW 24th St., #101, in Miami.


Nautilus by Arlo

Join us at Nautilus by Arlo on the beach for a Father’s Day brunch. Dad will love the specially curated chef buffet, bottomless Rosé and live music. The cost is $45 per person for the chef buffet and $65 with bottomless Rosé. Ask about additional options. Nautilus is located at 1825 Collins Ave, Miami Beach.

National Hotel

A fun way to celebrate Father’s Day is by the pool which is why The National Hotel in Miami Beach is honoring dads with a complimentary, all-day access pass to the pool along with a poolside brew ($60 value), with the purchase of another pool pass. The hotel is also hosting a classic rock themed Open Mic Night at the Blues Bar on June 19th at 8 p.m., in honor of all dads and families who have lost their fathers. Musical performances will pay tribute to classic rock with genre inspired tunes from the ’60s and ’70s. Singers and musicians are encouraged to RSVP here in advance and send their song choice to sales@nationalhotel.com. After the performance, everyone can come together at the Blues Bar to enjoy 2-for-1 cocktails, available all night long, and $8 tapas. To make reservations, call 305-532-2311.

Havana 1957

This Father’s Day a.k.a El Dia del Puro, treat your dad, uncle, or even grandpa (abuelito) to authentic Cuban Cuisine and a Hatuey Beer Buckets Special, while being transported to glamorous 1950s Cuba. At all five locations throughout South Florida, Havana 1957 will have five-bottle Hatuey Beer Buckets for ($20). All puros (Cuban slang for “dad”) coming in to dine will receive a complimentary puro (also referred to as a “cigar”).

Villa Azur

If you’re looking to spend Father’s Day in a festive atmosphere, consider hoisting a glass of Johnnie Walker in the heart of South Beach at Villa Azur. The restaurant will be offering Johnnie Walker Flights ($30) which will include 1 ounce pours of Johnnie Walker Black Label, Johnnie Walker 18-year-old and Johnnie Walker Blue Label. With Villa Azur’s live entertainment, music and delicious dishes, dad will be sure to experience an exceptional Father’s Day weekend on Friday or Saturday.

La Cerveceria de Barrio

Transport dad to Mexico with a visit to La Cerveceria de Barrio, Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive’s Mexican street food concept with luchador-themed decor, lively atmosphere and authentic cuisine. As a special treat for Father’s Day, all dads will receive a complimentary shot of El Jimador tequila after dinner. We’ll drink to that.

The Lincoln Eatery

If your family has a hard time deciding on one cuisine, The Lincoln Eatery, South Beach’s first food hall, is the place for you this Father’s Day. With a variety of tenants from Nitrogen Ice Cream at Chill’N to Miami-inspired sushi at TYO Sushi, there is bound to be an option for every member of the family. Located adjacent to Lincoln Road, South Beach’s famed pedestrian shopping, dining and people watching street, the urban food collective houses a curated selection of 13 unique dining and drinking options featuring an eclectic assortment of global culinary concepts. If you find yourself at the Father’s Day Car Show on Lincoln Road, stop in for a quick, delicious bite at The Lincoln Eatery.

The Gates Hotel South Beach

Treat dad to a dreamy poolside staycation this Father’s Day at The Gates Hotel South Beach, a vibrant property in the heart of Miami with mid-century design and tropical touches. With the Sunshine State Offer, dads can lay back, relax and soak in the view of the historic Collins Canal while enjoying two welcome drinks, a $25 food and beverage credit and a discounted room rate. Use booking code: P2S. Blackout dates may apply.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Celebrate Father’s Day at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach with the perfect poolside retreat. The Ultimate Father’s Day Experience package offers dad plenty of activities to enjoy all day long. Spoil dad with a full day use of an Ultra-Arkadia Pool Cabana that comes equipped with a 42-inch flat screen television fit for the sports fanatic, personal butler service, mini fridge filled with an assortment of refreshments and treats, digital safe and phone. The package also includes one box of cigars, one Grey Goose Vodka bottle, two six packs of Red Bull, two platters from FRESH, two buckets of Heineken Beer and one luxury deck of playing cards and chips. The Ultimate Father’s Day Experience package is priced at $2,000 and is for up to six guests from noon to 7 p.m. starting on Friday through Father’s Day. Price is exclusive of tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 305-538-2000 or click here.

Jaya at the Setai

Treat dad to brunch and a barbecue at Jaya’s legendary Sunday Brunch, enhanced for Father’s Day. Curated by Executive Chef Vijay Veena, the special spread will include a barbecue station with grilled specialties, an impressive selection of traditional and non-traditional plates from the Far East, raw bar options, and an Asian Sushi Room with hand rolled sushi. Dads will receive a complimentary gift while all guests can enjoy free-flowing Louis Roederer Champagne, mimosas and bloody Marys while listening to the soulful sounds of live jazz music in the courtyard. For those who want to celebrate during the evening, treat dads to The World’s Best Scotch Experience, a special Macallan-inspired tasting menu that complements the whisky’s outstanding quality and distinct character. The sophisticated menu is paired with a selection of craft Macallan cocktails and whisky samples curated by Food and Beverage Director Julien Labays. The brunch is priced at $145 per person and $65 per child (ages 5-12) from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Valet costs $17 per car with validation. Jaya is located at 2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. Reservations are required. Call 855-923-7899.

The Restaurant at W South Beach

Executive Chef Josh Gripper and Executive Sous Chef Mario Alegre are inviting dads to experience their new “Roots American” menu featuring a Father’s Day special Bone in Filet with foie gras and summer truffle mash for only $55, in addition to the a la cate menu. RWSB is located inside W South Beach Hotel & Residences, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Sunday Brunch will be served from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The bakery counter is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 305-938-3111.

Via Emilia Garden

Enjoy a very Italian Father’s Day with Chef Wendy. Nonna Beppa Hospitality’s chef Giancarlo “Wendy” Cacciatore begins the celebration with a light antipasto platter and pairs a pasta dish with a grilled meat dish. The spread includes Via Emilia 9’s signature tortellini made with a Prosciutto di Parma filling and served in a cream sauce along with the Grigliata mista di Carne, which features an assortment of perfectly grilled meats and light baked potatoes. Via Emilia Garden is located at 1120 15 Street in Miami Beach.

Ciel Spa at Delano South Beach

This Father’s Day, treat dad to a relaxing experience at Ciel Spa. Located in the iconic Delano South Beach, fathers can enjoy a classic 50-minute gentlemen’s hot towel facial for $165. Designed for the #1 man in the family, this cleansing experience smooths, hydrates and treats irritation, not to mention, extracts all the unwanted dirt lying within the pores to resurface new and reinvigorating skin. Dads will feel great and loved with this amazing treatment. The restaurant is located at 1685 Collins Ave. in Miami Beach.

The Confidante Miami Beach and Bird & Bone

This Father’s Day, treat dad to half-off bourbon cocktails (Bulleit and Makers) in The Backyard and at Bird & Bone. Looking for more besides bourbon? All beers are half-priced for pops throughout the day. End the day with a complimentary cigar from the hostess stand for the perfect ending to this Father’s Day. The Confidante Miami Beach is located at 4041 Collins Ave. in Miami Beach.

Diez y Seis at Shore Club

Celebrate dad while embarking on a Mexican journey in the heart of South Beach at Shore Club’s Diez y Seis. Led by Chef Jose Icardi, the Mexican eatery will serve a special Father’s Day brunch menu including a raw bar, guacamole cart, taco cart, omelette station, Mezcal breakfast cocktails and more. The buffet style brunch will be $35 for adults and $20 for children with the option of adding bottomless bubbles for $25. The restaurant is located at 1901 Collins Ave in Miami Beach.

The Bazaar by Jose Andres at SLS South Beach

This Father’s Day, treat dad to a delicious Spain-inspired meal at The Bazaar located within the luxurious SLS South Beach. Created by James Beard award-winning chef, Jose Andres, dads can indulge in a uniquely crafted Father’s Day buffet-style brunch. Families can expect a number of delicious offerings, including a raw bar, caviar table, embutidos selection and breakfast table. The restaurant is located at 1701 Collins Ave, Miami Beach.

Leynia at Delano South Beach

Led by Chef Jose Icardi and situated within the iconic Delano South Beach, Leynia is a Japanese-infused Argentinean grill perfect to celebrate dads this Father’s Day. Melding the rustic allure of open-flame cooking with international flavors from different countries, this delicious eatery brings a new concept to the table. Guests are served their meals and drinks through roaming bikes imported straight from Argentina. All dishes are served family style and among favorites, you can find grilled octopus, choclo empanadas and the classic churrasco. The restaurant is located at 1685 Collins Ave in Miami Beach.

Urbanica The Meridian Hotel

Take dad to this redesigned 1930s boutique lifestyle hotel in Miami Beach’s exclusive South of Fifth neighborhood. The adjacent Minibar packs personality into a tiny space. It offers innovative craft cocktails using local ingredients, an eclectic wine list and locally crafted beers, mini bar bites and lush outdoor seating. Minibar is offering a mini bourbon lesson and $6 Old Fashioned and Bourbon specials on Father’s Day. Experience a class presented by mixologist David Cedeno on the versatility of Bourbon and the variety of cocktails you can make other than the typical Mint Julep or Old Fashioned this Father’s Day. Minibar features a daily happy hour from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m. For more information click here.


Duffy’s Sports Grill (multiple locations)

The Florida-based, family-owned restaurant group, Duffy’s Sports Grill, is celebrating Father’s all weekend long from Saturday through Sunday. Treat dad to our three-course dinner for $20.95 with your choice of ½ Rack & Wings Platter, Center-Cut Top Sirloin, or Wild Alaska Salmon. Plus, all dads will receive a free pint of beet (Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller Lite) and a $10 MVP Bonus with meal purchase. Complimentary pint of beer is valid with any meal purchase and is not included in 2-for-1 drinks. $10 MVP Bonus requires $10 minimum purchase, will be issued on June 17 and expire on July 20. One MVP Bonus per account.

IPIC Father’s Day Offer (North Miami Beach, Boca Raton, Delray and other locations)

IPIC Gold members who purchase three movie tickets for Father’s Day at IPIC.com will automatically receive dad’s ticket for free. As always, you can enjoy chef-inspired cuisine, handcrafted cocktails and the latest releases in the lap of movie watching luxury. Father’s Day Movies at IPIC (check show times at www.ipic.com) include “Men In Black: International,” “Dark Phoenix,” “Rocketman,” “Aladdin,” “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum,” “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.”


International Smoke

The restaurant will be offering a special cocktail pairing dish for Father’s Day. The featured dish will be a special Bone-In Ribeye that will be topped with Rye Peppercorn Sauce then smoked and served with a side of Crushed Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus. A Bulleit Rye Old Fashioned will be paired with the grade A steak. The dish pairing will only be available during Father’s Day and will be priced at $65. The restaurant is located at 19565 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 946, in Aventura.

JW Marriott Miami Turnberry

We have some offerings created just for dad as well as a slew of activities and events for the whole family. For golfers, JW Marriott Turnberry’s legendary courses have just been re-designed by Raymond Floyd. Available only to members and resort guests, why not plan a staycation so dad will have access to the links? Rates start at only $199 per night in June through Labor Day. Dad may also wish to spend the day at the resort’s new Tidal Cove Waterpark via Resort Day Membership or included in all resort stays. Tidal Cove features a 60-foot tower with seven water slides, a 4,000-square-foot children’s pool with an aquatic play structure, first-ever FlowRider Triple surf simulation pool in the nation, two restaurants and a private pool with preferred seating. Âme Spa & Wellness Collective, the resort’s award-winning spa has put together a compendium of stress reducing, calming and rejuvenating treatments especially designed for men, offered June 1-30. To make an appointment, call 305-933-6930 or visit AMEWELLNESS.COM. If giving dad a night off from grill duty, consider taking him to the award-winning CORSAIR Kitchen & Bar or BOURBON STEAK by Michael Mina. For reservations, visit jwturnberry.com.


BLT Prime

What dad wouldn’t enjoy one of BLT Prime’s signature steak or seafood dishes to celebrate Father’s Day at Doral’s modern American steakhouse, BLT Prime? The restaurant overlooks the famed Blue Monster golf course, a recipe for dad nirvana. In addition to the signature a la carte menu, the restaurant will be offering an exclusive prix-fixe menu. BLT Prime is located at Trump National Doral Miami, 4400 NW 87th Avenue. Reservations are recommended at 305-591-6606.

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar (Doral and multiple locations)

Deserving dads will be treated to their choice of two Applebee’s classic Bigger, Bolder Grill Combos, available for one day only. Each of these dad-approved favorites feature a pair of entrees and an abundance of sides. For $19.99, dads can choose from either the six-ounce Sirloin with a Half Rack Ribs or the six-ounce Sirloin with Grilled Shrimp Skewer and Crispy Shrimp. Big eaters can upgrade to either the Bigger, Bolder Grill Combo and an 8-ounce Sirloin for only $2 more. Every Sunday, including Father’s Day, is family day this summer at Applebee’s locations throughout Florida and Georgia, where kids (and parents) will be treated to kid’s meals for $1.99 all summer long. These offers are available at Applebee’s locations owned and operated by Doherty Enterprises in Florida. That includes stores in Boynton Beach, Cape Coral, Coral Springs, Cutler Bay, Delray Beach, Doral, Estero, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Greenacres, Hialeah, Margate, Naples, Pembroke Pines and other locations throughout Florida.

Brimstone Woodfire Grill Doral

Brimstone Woodfire Grill’s Doral location, will be celebrating Father’s Day with special food and drink options. Fathers can indulge in scratch-made brunch dishes like a Breakfast Flatbread ($15) or Skirt Steak & Eggs ($18) paired with a Bromosa ($5) or half-price draft beer ($3.50). Complimentary Polaroid photos will also be passed out to each dad in attendance.

CityPlace Doral

Celebrates Father’s Day with a spectacular car show showcasing a wide variety of both exotic and American Muscle vehicles, courtesy of SuperCar Week and Exotic Car Society. Hosted by celebrity broadcaster Tim “The Byrdman” Byrd. The free event will consist of awe-inspiring activities on the main entertainment plaza from a collection of more than 50 cars to live music performances and dining specials. Hourly fountain displays and family-friendly activities will entertain dad throughout the afternoon into the evening. CityPlace Doral’s Entertainment Plaza is located at 8300 NW 36th St. in Doral.


Seek + Find

Head on down to Seek and Find, Coral Gables’ newest vibe-dining experience for a brunch or dinner experience to remember this Father’s Day. Grab your dad a craft brew and sit down for Seek and Find’s Sunday brunch. Having recently appointed Chef Miguel Fernandez, the eatery’s recently launched menu serves global favorites to highlight Chef Fernandez’s family recipes and international culinary portfolio with chef-inspired brunch favorites such as the Tropical Benedict ($14), which infuses rocoto hollandaise, pineapple pico de gallo, poached eggs, pork chicharron and sweet plantain-based cake. Other notable additions include the Churrasco al Caballo ($28) served with fried kale, eggs and spicy mashed potatoes. Prices for the brunch menu range from $10 to $28. (a la carte). Call 305-902-6220 for reservations.



Treat dad to a deluxe Father’s Day Brunch from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. with an array of delectable cuisine, including bottomless mimosas, bellinis, bloody Mary’s, Sangria, house draft beer and punch. For $135 per adult and $49 per child ages 5 to 12 (excluding tax and gratuity), diners can feast on buffet items featuring Chilled Seafood/Raw Bar; savory culinary and carving stations, breakfast options such as Pecan Wood Bacon, Chicken Sausage and ready-to-make omelet and waffle stations as well as an array of sweet treats. There will also be a children’s buffet available. Lightkeepers is located at 455 Grand Bay Drive in Key Biscayne. For reservations, call 305-365-4186, email LKDiningReservations@ritzcarlton.com or visit the website.

Rusty Pelican

Known for its dazzling waterfront views, Rusty Pelican invites diners to enjoy beer by the bay along with a delicious Father’s Day Brunch Buffet from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For $79 per adult and $35 per child (excluding tax and gratuity), families can partake in a generous brunch buffet with a variety of classic brunch offerings and seafood specialty stations including Sushi, Raw Bar, Ceviche and Tartare and American Caviar. Breakfast selections include Banana French Toast crusted with Frosted Flakes, Hazelnut Chocolate and Ricotta Pancakes and Traditional Eggs Benedict. Featured entrees offer choice of St. Louis BBQ Ribs, Coconut Crusted Salmon or Whole Roasted Pork. The Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. Lunch and Dinner are served daily with brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Telephone: 305-361-3818.


Solé Miami, A Noble House Resort

Known for bringing its nomadic lifestyle to life with a menu that celebrates the flavors of the world, give dad the gift of the beach. Join us for Brews & BBQ, Caribbean-style live steel drums and specials from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurant is located at 17315 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach.

AQ Chop House by Il Mulino

At the Acqualina Resort in Sunny Isles, AQ Chop House by Il Mulino is amping up its usual brunch offerings with live music inside in the main dining room for Father’s Day. From noon to 4 p.m., brunch enthusiasts can enjoy a live pasta station, meat station, sushi station, a raw bar, an omelette station and dessert spread. Guests can sip on unlimited bellinis, mimosas, rosé sangria, red wine, rosé and prosecco. Brunch is $100 per person and $45 for kids.

Kitchen 305

Nestled inside the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, Kitchen 305 offers innovative and delicious dishes in a chic setting. Chef Julius Brown directs the creativity of American eclectic fare using only the finest, freshest ingredients. Chef Brown’s culinary delights are complemented by an extensive world class wine list, handcrafted cocktails, and scrumptious desserts. On Father’s Day, enjoy a Valencia Paella Dinner for $24.99 with $5 beer and wine specials.



ETARU Hallandale

This Father’s Day, celebrate dad with an oceanfront brunch at ETARU Hallandale. On Sunday, the Japanese robatayaki restaurant from the team behind Zuma Restaurants worldwide will offer a decadent brunch from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. Priced at $75 per person, brunch includes a welcome cocktail, bottomless pours of a selection of wines or champagne, an array of hot and cold starters on the robata counter, choice of one main course and a decadent dessert presentation. For the special day, ETARU’s brunch will also feature specialty Japanese whisky tastings for dads, cigar rolling and a Range Rover display on the restaurant’s driveway. ETARU Hallandale is located at 111 South Surf Road in Hallandale Beach. Reservations may be made online.


Diplomat Prime

Spend Father’s Day the Diplomat Prime way with a perfectly grilled steak. Diplomat Prime’s executive chef Rasheed Abdul, preps a perfectly marbled 10-ounce Wagyu outside skirt to be grilled. Seasoned thoroughly with sea salt and pepper then seared for three minutes on each side. In true Diplomat fashion, the steak is served with Chimichurri sauce, and a side of grilled jumbo asparagus. Diplomat Prime is located at 3555 S Ocean Dr. in Hollywood.

Point Royal

Celebrate Father’s Day with deliciously grilled seafood favorites. Helmed by celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian, Point Royal is renowned for its deliciously fresh seafood and raw bar located inside The Diplomat Beach Resort. Chef Zakarian celebrates Father’s Day with a grilled Branzino. The Branzino is filleted and seasoned with delicious ingredients such as fennel, cilantro, local greens and a citrus vinaigrette. The whole grilled fish is served with a side of crispy Brussel sprouts garnished with mustard crème fraiche and candied pecan. Point Royal is located at 3555 S Ocean Drive in Hollywood.


Chef Michael Schulson, mastermind behind The Diplomat Beach Resort’s Monkitail creates a Japanese-inspired Father’s Day celebration. Schulson uses the Japanese barbecue method of cooking known as “robatayaki” or “robata” literally translated as fireside cooking. Robata items include various offerings such as scallops and lobster tails for a seafood option, skirt steak and kobe beef or chicken and vegetables. Pair with a wasabi ceviche made with fresh white fish, wasabi and lotus chips for the ultimate “Surf and Turf” spread. Monkitail is located at 3555 S Ocean Drive in Hollywood.


Bahia Mar

Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach, which recently underwent a $15 million property-wide renovation, is making Sunday all about dad. All dads receive happy hour drink specials at Breezes, High Tide Lounge and Waves Rooftop Pool Bar & Grill. In addition, there will be a rum tasting on the pool deck featuring Kenny Chesney’s premium Caribbean rum, Blue Chair Bay Rum from 12-3 p.m. Celebrate with Dad all day at Bahia Mar, which is located at 801 Seabreeze Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-627-6344 for more information.

Lulu’s Bait Shack

Lulu’s is offering a special deal for dads on Sunday. Buy a burger for dad and he will receive a complimentary 14-ounce domestic draft. Offer valid for anyone 21 and over. Special available for dine-in only. Burgers are $9.95 and up depending on toppings. Lulu’s Bait Shack offers ocean views, live music, food, fun and fishbowls. Founded on Cajun cuisine, Lulu’s brings the best of the bayou to Fort Lauderdale. Lulu’s Bait Shack is located at 17 South Atlantic Blvd. For more information, visit Lulu’s Bait Shack at Lulusbaitshack.com or call 954-463-7425.

Ocean Wine & Spirits

Start your Father’s Day celebration early at the Woodford Barrel Release Party on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event will feature Ocean Wine & Spirits Private Barrel Pick of Woodford Reserve. The Private Barrel Release party will feature samplings of special bourbon. This is the first barrel of the year offered by Ocean Wine & Spirits, with many more to come. There will be an engraver on site to personalize bottles purchased at the event. Anyone who purchases a bottle that day can get it customized from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on June 13th. A 1-liter bottle is $59.99. The event is open to only those 21 and over. There will be plenty of on-site parking. Ocean Wine & Spirits is located at 2901 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.


Keep it casual this Father’s Day with a visit to Quarterdeck, South Florida’s American comfort fare restaurant with an extensive sushi selection, craft cocktails and local beers in a fun, neighborhood hangout environment. The restaurant is making sure every dad has a “brewtiful” Father’s Day by offering a free pint of beer with the purchase of a meal.

Casa Sensei

For families looking for an alternative to a traditional brunch, bring your dad to Casa Sensei, Fort Lauderdale’s hottest new waterfront eatery. In the heart of Las Olas, Casa Sensei is the perfect blend of Latin America and Asian flavors. This Father’s Day, treat dad to unlimited draft beer and a full rack of Casa Sensei’s famous Chinese Sticky Ribs for $40. Other a la carte options include unique offerings such as Togarashi Fried Chicken & Waffles ($14) topped with a Sriracha maple drizzle, Steak á Cavalo Fried Rice ($18) topped with a sunny-side-up egg, avocado and salsa and so many more. Treat dad this Father’s Day to a meal he won’t forget. Gondola boat brunches and dinners are available through Riverfront Gondola Tours. For reservations see OpenTable.

Shooters Waterfront

This Father’s Day, thank your father for all he’s done for you with a waterfront brunch or dinner. At Shooters Waterfront, celebrate your father with a waterfront buffet and $4 Shooters’ Ale all day long created by Biscayne Bay Brewing Co. The brunch buffet is complete with fresh seafood and other manly house favorites such as a carving station, beer-broiled bratwurst and BBQ ribs. With Shooters’ unique blend of gourmet food and peaceful ambiance, dad is bound to be pleased. The expansive buffet is priced at $46 per person, while kids 12 and under cost $22. Reservations are required. Call 954-566-2855 to book your seat.

Circle House Coffee

For fathers who love their java, doughnuts and specialty beer, Circle House Coffee is the one-stop-shop to sweep dad off his feet this Father’s Day. The shop is home to a ripple coffee maker, satisfying all selfie-latte needs with Panther Coffee. Featuring diverse menu options, dads can also take their pick of a specially curated selection ofMoJo Donuts and one of their favorite local brews from Wynwood Brewery Co., Funky Buddha and Cigar City Brewing.


Fort Lauderdale’s seaside restaurant at Auberge Beach Residences & Spa invites dads to indulge in a lively Sunday Brunch On The Beach, starring grilled seafood classics in the California-cool setting. The a la carte brunch by Executive Chef Edgar Beas offers al fresco dining on the beachfront terrace overlooking the ocean. Must-haves include the Seafood Counter with a selection of raw options; Blue Crab & Artichoke Dip; Huevos Rancheros with chorizo casero and Oaxaca cheese; Charcoal Baked Eggs or a selection of Benedicts, served with avocado, smoked salmon, or prosciutto, with an option to add lump crab fondue. Treats include freshly baked Lemon Cream Scones, Orange Pistachio Loaf Cake, Glazed Donuts, and Raspberry and Vanilla Mini Conchas, sweet Mexican breads with a crunchy topping. Dads can enjoy savory selections for the Bloody Mary bar or opt in for craft beers. DUNE is located at 2200 North Ocean Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale. Brunch is offered every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Discounted valet parking is available. For reservations and more information call 754-900-4059.

Burlock Coast

Celebrate dad all month long with a special Big Poppa Rum Dinner in the Burlock Coast Rum Room. Diners and imbibers can enjoy a four-course dinner served family style with the first course paired with a handcrafted rum cocktail and 1-ounce neat pours paired with each of the following courses; Tuna Poke with Chili soy sauce, nori, sesame cucumber and tostones paired with the Hawaiian Old Fashioned cocktail; House-made Lemon Ricotta Salad with golden raisins, pistachio, orange zest, arugula paired with Oak and Cane rum; Roasted Swordfish with carrot puree, roasted root vegetables, or Filet Mignon with bone marrow, truffle Yukon puree, roasted root vegetables paired with Papa’s Pillar Dark; and for dessert Nutella Chocolate Flourless Cake paired with Stolen Coffee. The private experience is designed for a group up to 12 people and is priced at $70 per person (excluding service and tax). The Big Poppa experience is available nightly during dinner hours but don’t wait too long to book, there is only one experience available per night. Advance reservations must be made. Burlock Coast is located at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Telephone: 954-302-6460.


Plunge Beach Hotel

Dads can enjoy happy hour all day long on Father’s Day with $3 cans or draft beer, $4 well drinks and $7 Pops Burgers with seasoned fries. The offer is good at Backflip and Octopus .


Brimstone Woodfire Grill

Brimstone Woodfire Grill’s Pembroke Pines location will be offering a Father’s Day dining experience fit for a king. Guests will be able to enjoy featured menu items such as a Fresh Catch Mussels appetizer ($18), Bacon Wrapped Scallops ($32), and a Surf and Turf dish complete with a 16-ounce New York Strip topped with grilled shrimp and served with a side of Parmesan potatoes and grilled asparagus ($52). The best part? Guests can toast to their dad with half-price draft beer all day long ($3.50).


For those looking to share breathtaking ocean views and terrace grilling, spend the day at Lona Cocina y Tequilera. Offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and priced at $48 per person, dad and company can indulge in delectable selections from various stations that include grilled steaks, sausage and ribs in addition to live action brunch stations. The offering also includes unlimited draft beer and Lona margaritas. Lona is located at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Sunday Brunch is offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Telephone: 954-245-3069.


Beach House Pompano

Celebrate dad seaside this Father’s Day. Guests can start their dining experience with signature specials like the Tomahawk Veal Chop ($52) or the 6-ounce Filet served with a cold water lobster tail ($46). Enjoy the views from the rooftop bar by finishing off the meal with half-price draft beer and a complimentary Polaroid photo to capture all the day’s memories.



The Restaurant at The Norton

Head to The Restaurant at The Norton, West Palm Beach’s newest museum eatery, to treat dad to an unforgettable dining experience. The Father’s Day celebration will begin on Friday with bourbon and specialty dish pairings for $12 available through Sunday. The selected bourbons include the Whistlepig Rye, Bob Dylan’s Heaven’s Door Whiskey and Misunderstood Ginger Spiced Whiskey served with delicious pairings such as the Broiled Oyster with bourbon lemon butter and chive and chili pepper crumb; Crispy Pork Belly with ginger soy chili glaze and green onion threads as well as Chocolate-covered Luxardo Cherries with smoked sea salt. On Sunday, dads can indulge in The Restaurant’s plentiful brunch with specials including Fried Pork Belly and Eggs with aioli, baguette and herbs; Pulled Pork and Brioche with spicy BBQ, slaw and fries; and Crab Cakes Benedict.



Sunset Green at The Keys Collection

Enjoy a boozy, live jam session this Father’s Day with Rusty’s Rehab at The Keys Collection’s Sunset Green. Locally-loved singer-songwriter Rusty Lemmon will be performing while locals and travelers sip on $5 mimosas and bloody Marys from Rum Row, a bar that is the product of a partnership with Key West Legal Rum and Rodriguez Cigars.

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