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Chefs reveal the best and worst things to order at a Mexican restaurant

Mexican cuisine is oftentimes delicious and flavorful, but not everything that restaurants dish up is worth ordering. 

Insider spoke to chefs to figure out which common Mexican restaurant meals are must-haves and which you can probably skip or cook up at home.

Here are a few of the best and worst things to order at a Mexican restaurant.

Full Article: https://www.businessinsider.com/best-and-worst-things-to-eat-at-mexican-restaurants-2020-2

THE BEST FESTIVALS AND FAIRS IN MIAMI & MIAMI BEACH

Miami’s reputation for entertainment is renowned across the globe, ensuring the city attracts huge numbers of party-lovers every year, all lured here by the superb climate, ocean setting, dazzling nightspots and pumping music scene. Little surprise, therefore, that the city boasts a superb calendar of festivals and fairs throughout the year, too.

For anyone visiting Miami, the scope and scale of events that take place here on an almost-weekly basis ensures there’ll be something to suit every taste. To help you find the events you’d be keen to attend in 2020, we’ve created a comprehensive list of the best festivals and fairs taking place here over the coming 12 months.

TAMIAMI INTERNATIONAL ORCHID FESTIVAL

Approaching its 20th birthday, this internationally recognised show is dedicated to the colourful and fragrant orchid flower. This year’s event is being billed as the largest to date, offering visitors the chance to marvel at a diverse collection of rare orchids assembled into beautiful exhibits – and purchase some if they wish, too. There are also free classes for those keen to learn more about orchids..

LOCATION Dade County Youth Fairgrounds, Miami-Dade DATES 17 January 2020 

BEAUX ARTS FESTIVAL

A juried fine arts show featuring art, crafts and multi-media from hundreds of exhibitors, Beaux Arts Festival is one of Miami’s biggest cultural events of the year. Whatever your favoured art form, be it wood, watercolours, photography, oil and acrylics, graphics, glass, ceramics or 3D sculpture, there’ll be something to please every preference. Furthermore, with live music, kids’ art experiences, and free entertainment on offer, it’s a real family friendly occasion too, while food lovers will enjoy the array of top class dining options available.

LOCATION University of Miami DATES 18 January 2020 

VEWTOPIA MUSIC FESTIVAL

Held to coincide with The Big Game Weekend 2020 – aka Superbowl 2020 – the inaugural edition of this two-day music festival is promising to take Miami by storm with a star-studded line-up of talent spanning a wide range of musical genres, including Hip-Pop, Urban, Latin & Caribbean. Festival organisers are placing cultural diversity at the heart of the festival, reflected in both the musicians taking part and the anticipated audience too.

LOCATION Marlins Park DATES 31 January-1 February

BREW MIAMI

Local bites, live music and as much craft beer as you can guzzle is just some of what guests can look forward to at the 2020 edition of Brew Miami, which acts as the perfect showcase for the area’s burgeoning craft beer industry. Beer lovers can come and sample lashings of locally produced amber nectar by purchasing either General Admission or VIP tickets (the latter including a variety of speciality pours), and for spirits fans there are also Jack Daniels Experience tickets which provide access to an exclusive area with specialty samplings of Jack Daniels Rye, Ford’s Gin, Old Forester Bourbon and Jack Daniels Country Cocktails, plus foodie samples.

LOCATION Riccardo Silva Stadium DATES 8 February 2020 

COCONUT GROVE ARTS FESTIVAL

Each year, the winding streets of Coconut Grove, considered by many to be Miami’s original art district, plays host to a hugely popular outdoor arts festival that attracts tens of thousands of visitors hailing from far and wide. Originally a small clothesline fair, the event has grown dramatically and today showcases a remarkable assortment of visual, performing and culinary arts experiences.

LOCATION McFarlane Road, South Bayshore Drive & Pan American Drive DATES 15-17 February 2020

SOUTH BEACH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

Dedicated foodies in Miami this February will not want to miss this star-studded, five-day gastronomic extravaganza, which serves as a showcase for some of the world’s finest chefs and culinary experts. Attracting more than 65,000 visitors each year, the event invites guests to watch demos, participate in a fun-packed programme of food-themed activities, and sample plenty of mouth-watering treats along the way.

LOCATION Lummus Park DATES 20-24 February 2020 

WINTER PARTY FESTIVAL

Featuring two huge weekend dance events, cocktail receptions, and the biggest pool party in Miami, the Winter Party Festival is a major event on the LGBTQ calendar, raising much needed funds for this community. The weeklong celebration has been running since 1994 and provides a platform for an impressive line-up of internationally acclaimed DJs, plus an array of other high-energy dance and social events in the idyllic environs of Miami Beach.

LOCATION Lummus Park DATES 4-10 March 2020 

ASIAN CULTURE FESTIVAL

Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in a weekend packed full of exotic music and dance, Asian arts, crafts, plants and entertainment, as well as a mouth-watering selection of authentic Far Eastern cuisine. Cultural performance highlights include Thai classical and folk dance, martial arts demonstrations, fashion shows, Japanese origami, and Fusho Daiko drumming. There’s also a Global Kids Village where little ones can enjoy storytelling, puppet shows, games, song and dance from around the world.

LOCATION Fruit & Spice Park DATES 7-8 March 2020 

MIAMI MUSIC WEEK

One of the world’s most prestigious electronic events returns to Miami this March as part of the build up to the grand finale, the equally acclaimed Ultra Music Festival. Every year hundreds of thousands of music lovers from around the world descend on the city for a week-long marathon of parties featuring almost every major artist in the electronic dance music scene. Venues include nightclubs, pools, boats, and pop-up spaces across the city.

LOCATION Venues across Miami DATES 16-22 March 2020 

ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL

Boasting elite DJs and unparalleled production venues, the Ultra Music Festival has gained an almost mythical status in the minds of electronic music aficionados the world over. Bringing Miami Music Week to a close each year, the immersive event plays host to a diverse array of musical acts from across the electronic and dance genres, with a number of freshly produced tunes getting played in front of live audiences for the first time. Away from the music, there are also interactive art installations and live-painting displays dotted throughout the festival grounds.

LOCATION Bayfront Park DATES 20-22 March 2020 

MIAMI BEACH PRIDE

With the city home to a vast LGBTQ community, Miami’s contribution to the global phenomenon of Pride events is unsurprisingly one of the biggest and best anywhere. With parties and events lasting almost a full week, the hugely popular occasion culminates with a two-day weekend festival along the sands of Lummus Park and a colourful parade down Ocean Drive.

LOCATION Ocean Drive, Art Deco district DATES 28 March-5 April 

REDLAND BLUES & BARBECUE FESTIVAL

Award winning BBQ and top class blues and country music are the central focus of this fun-filled annual event, which also features a Classic Car and Motorcycle Show and a live concert music series. But the main event is without doubt the food, which sees grillmasters cooking up delectable ribs, brisket and chicken, plus seafood, conch fritters and other foodie treats to ensure no-one goes home hungry.

LOCATION Fruit & Spice Park DATES 4-5 April 2020 

OUTSHINE FILM FESTIVAL

For more than two decades, Miami has been home to one of the most important LGBT Film Festivals in the country. Designed to enable the LGBTQ community to come together to celebrate and support the films that tell the story of our lives, the entire spectrum of the LGBTQ rainbow is represented in more than 80 films from across the globe, including documentaries, short films, comedies, dramas and everything in between, with many of the films making their US premieres.

LOCATION Venues across Miami DATES 16-29 April

III POINTS FESTIVAL

Now in its 8th year, III Points Festival sees more than 100 musical performers and sets running until the early hours. Both established and emerging artists are given a stage to present a variety of experimental music, and there’s also visual art, film, food to help make this one of Miami’s most eagerly awaited cultural events each year. Notable names to appear at previous editions include Herbie Hancock, Tyler, The Creator, and James Blake.

LOCATION Mana Wynwood Convention Center DATES 1-2 May 2020 

MIAMI FASHION WEEK

More than any other annual event, Miami Fashion Week serves to cement Miami as one of the world’ most important fashion hubs. The world’s most renowned models, as well as a dazzling line-up of celebrities from across music, film, sport, and culture, descend on the show to see the hottest, most cutting edge creations by acclaimed fashion designers being paraded up and down the catwalk.

LOCATION Ice Palace Film Studios DATES 27-31 May 2020

SIZZLE MIAMI

Held on Memorial Day Weekend each year, Sizzle Miami gives dedicated gym buffs the chance to show off their muscles and skimpy swimwear at an array of pool and beach parties at locations across South Beach. Highlights include a pumping yacht party aboard a luxury charter vessel, and the hugely popular Sizzle Pool Party at the National Hotel featuring a hot body contest and a fashion show. As for the dress code, the most accurate answer is ‘as little as possible’.

LOCATION National Hotel, South Beach DATES 21-25 May 2020 

AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL

The rich heritage of movies that celebrate black culture is marked at this annual film festival, held over an immersive week of red carpet pageantry, films, workshops, panel discussions, director talks, and parties. The event also stages a Short Film Competition, with visitors invited to enjoy the works of finalists vying for academy approval and cash prizes.

LOCATION Theatres throughout Miami Beach DATES 17-21 June 2020

MIAMI UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL

Away from the limelight of mainstream movies, the underground film scene is celebrated at this alternative festival featuring 25-plus film shorts, documentaries, animations, and music videos, along with live music performances from local acts hailing from the South Florida area. There’s also an irreverent awards ceremony to mark the achievements of some of the unsung heroes of the underground movie scene.

LOCATION Churchill’s Pub DATES 22-23 June 2020

INTERNATIONAL MANGO FESTIVAL

Summertime in Miami wouldn’t be the same without the International Mango festival, which celebrates the globally popular juicy fruit through cooking demonstrations, a display of the world’s largest mango collection, a mango auction, a kids’ culinary challenge, expert speakers discussing the latest research in the mango industry, and more. Away from the mango-themed action, there’s also live music, a beer garden and food trucks.

LOCATION Wynwood Marketplace DATES 11-12 July 2020

MEGARUMBA

Miami’s strong connections with Latin American culture stretch back decades to the first wave of Cubans who descended on the city in the 1950s. Little surprise, therefore, that Latin culture has infused the city – a fact that is celebrated each year at MegaRumba. The vast outdoor festival invites revellers to groove away to cumbia, salsa and Latin pop from a stellar line-up of musicians, and chow down on classic Latino foodie treats from a fleet of food trucks, with the entertainment lasting until the early hours.

LOCATION Wynwood Marketplace DATES 20-21 July 2020

SPICE MIAMI

Many of the city’s finest restaurants take part in Spice Miami each year, designed to encourage visitors and locals to try out new local eateries and visit old favourites by providing discounted three-course meals. Participating restaurants for 2020 will include Ad Lib, Bakan, La Cerveceria de Barrio, La Estacion American Brasserie, La Placita, Swan & Bar Bevy, and the Jim and Neesie. The event also helps many dining spots survive Miami’s summer, when attendance drops in restaurants.

LOCATION The Confidante Miami Beach DATES 31 July – 2 August 2020

MIAMI BEACH KIZOMBA FESTIVAL

Aiming to bridge the gap between Africa and the African diaspora by sharing the music, dance and culture of various African countries and encouraging cross-cultural understanding, this festival brings together thousands of people from across the globe. From pool parties with famed DJs, dance workshops, and music concerts to beach, fun and sun, the event delivers a one-of-a-kind atmosphere, vibe and connection between all who attend.

LOCATION Eden Roc Miami Beach DATES 27-31 August 2020

MIAMI MUSIC FESTIVAL FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Formerly known as the Miami World Music Festival, the current incarnation of this magical event celebrates, encourages and supports the diversity of music from around the world. The festival features a range of academic, traditional and contemporary music from diverse cultures performed by acclaimed artists, with a particular emphasis given to chamber music written by legendary composers, and the use of traditional folk instruments.

LOCATION Wertheim Performing Arts Center DATES 19-22 September 2020

CELEBRATE ORGULLO

Celebrate ORGULLO honours the contributions of the area’s Hispanic LGBTQ community through two full weeks of art, fashion and culture-related events. Among the highlights are a Fashion Forum complete with a Q&A with expert panellists, and a Legends Fashion Gala showcasing a range of local upcoming and established fashion designers, all with the aim of celebrating the best of fashion and the LGBTQ community.

LOCATION Venues across Miami DATES 1-15 October 2020

CORAL GABLES FOOD, WINE, & SPIRITS FESTIVAL

One of seven events taking place during the Coral Gables Art & Mega Festival, this gastronomic extravaganza invites visitors to sample a wide variety of grub and booze from multiple food stands, as well as more than 200 beer, wine and spirits brands. The event takes place on the streets of downtown Coral Gables with giant tents hosting the exhibitors, and cooking demos and live music adding to the entertainment.

LOCATION Coral Gables Museum DATES 26 October 2020

SOUTH BEACH SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

To celebrate the October kick off of stone crab season, South Beach Seafood Week throws an epic weeklong shindig packed full of VIP dinners, cocktail parties and the culminating all-day festival at Lummus Park featuring fabulous seafood by Miami’s top restaurants and chefs. The grounds include a Live Zone featuring music and craft cocktails, as well as a Beach Club with music from local bands.

LOCATION Lummus Park DATES 22-26 October 2020

MIAMI FINE ART SHOW

December is when Miami’s vibrant arts scene goes truly wild thanks to Miami Art Week, and the Miami Fine Art Show takes prime position within this frenzy. A high quality, juried fine art and fine craft show where all art is original and personally handmade by the artist in the show, the event offers art lovers the chance to peruse and purchase works including paintings, clay, sculpture, glass, fibre, wood, photography, jewellery and more.

LOCATION Regatta Park DATES 1 December 2020

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH

Widely considered North America’s most important international contemporary art fair, Art Basel Miami Beach plays host to over 268 galleries from 35 countries showcasing works by more than 4,000 artists. Tens of thousands of art dealers, artists, collectors and aficionados descend on the city for the event, which has also spawned more than 20 satellite fairs (including the aforementioned Miami Art Fair) as well as parties and events galore.

LOCATION Miami Beach Convention Center DATES 3-6 December 2020

Source: https://www.travelmag.com/articles/festivals-miami/

CELEBRITIES SPOTTED OUT AND ABOUT – WEEK OF JANUARY 31ST

  • Football stars Aaron Donald and “Hollywood” Brown (pictured above) help with SNICKERS’ mission to fix the world in Miami, FL.
  • Denise Richards seen shopping for high-protein bars from the new fitfactor brand at her local The Vitamin Shoppe in Woodland Hills, California.
  • Neil Patrick Harris and his husband were spotted at Townline BBQ last Friday picking up BBQ to go.
  • GRAMMYs performer Diplo said “Hello Moto” from the red carpet last night with the new Motorola razr, showing off his latest fashion accessoryOpens in a new Window. that complemented the DJ’s “Old Town Road” look.
  • Emily Cheng does 2020 Grammy’s R&B Album of the Year Nominee, Ella Mai’s makeup using Shiseido’s Synchro Skin Self Refreshing Foundation.On Saturday, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez hit up the 2020 Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series at Gulfstream Park and hung out in David Grutman’s Pegasus LIV Stretch Village with their kids Max, Emme and Natasha in tow.
  • Nicky Hilton was spotted wearing Choosy’s Aurora SkirtOpens in a new Window. in her recent Instagram post at the opening of the Winter Show.
  • Rachel Brosnahan posed for photos next to Acua’s very own resident Snowman dressed as a director while stopping by The IMDb Studio at the Acura Festival Village. Acura is the Presenting Sponsor of the Sundance Film Festival and will host panels, live performances, The IMDb Studio and invite-only premiere parties throughout the week.
  • Sienna Miller and Diego Luna of “Wander Darkly” attended TheWrap Studio sponsored by Heineken at Sundance Film Festival on Sunday in Park City, Utah.
  • Just a week away from her Big Game Halftime Show, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez were spotted at David Grutman’s Papi SteakOpens in a new Window. in South Beach Friday night. Celebrating her manager, Benny Medina’s birthday, Lopez was seen toasting to the birthday boy while snuggled up against A-Rod.
  • Kelly Rowland, Oswin Benjamin, Joe Keery, Lala Kent, James Van Der Beek, Lea Thompson and more attended the Pizza Hut x Legion M Lounge in Park City, Utah.
  • The Chainsmokers (Alex Pall and Drew Taggart), Kygo, Hailee Steinfeld, Kate Beckinsale, Todd Gurley, Jared Goff, Robert Kraft, Kaia Gerber, Chase Crawford and more attended JAJA Tequila’s “The Party For No Reason,” a pre-Grammy bash to celebrate the industry’s biggest weekend.
  • Mila Kunis was spotted wearing a heart stitch tee from Catherine Gee, while promoting her new film, Four New Days, at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City. Featuring a scattering of embroidered hearts, the cotton tee is the perfect piece for an effortless, yet sophisticated look.
  • Caelynn Miller-Keyes gets glammed at newly-launched Parisian blow dry bar, KOVA, before heading to an event in West Hollywood.
  • Winona Ryder (pictured below) in her namesake Winona, MN for Squarespace’s Sixth Super Bowl commercial.
  • Ben Platt and Zoey Deutch danced the night away at the CAA Grammy Party sponsored by Heineken at Sunset Room in Hollywood on Saturday.
  • Actress and activist Ashley Judd joined Audrey Gruss to introduce the new Hope Fragrance Collection at a high tea in Bergdorf Goodman’s luxurious seventh floor, BG Restaurant.
  • Vanderpump Rules’ stars James Kennedy and girlfriend, Raquel Leviss dined at TAO ChicagoOpens in a new Window. on Saturday evening to celebrate James’ 28th birthday.
  • Vincent “Big Pussy” Pastore hit Carmine’sOpens in a new Window. in Atlantic City for dinner Friday night with a group of friends. The group enjoyed signature dishes including Caesar Salad, the restaurant’s famed Chicken Parm and dessert including Tiramisu.
  • Dove Cameron attended the FEKKAI Turns the Tide Beach Salon and cleanup in Santa Monica.
  • Celebrities attended ‘Faster Kill Pussycat’ – the late-night Grammy after-party at the private residence of the CEO of Absolut Elyx in the Hollywood Hills, hosted by DJ Paul Oakenfold – with celebrities including Diplo, Sophia Bush, Chuck Liddell, and more who came out to celebrate the awards.
  • Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and hubby Justin Mikita (…and dad’s to be…!) were all smiles as they attended Debbie Durkin’s EcoLuxe Lounge in partnership with ABC4 News in Park City over the weekend, where the event was sponsored by Modere, Lehi Mills, and Chef Bryan Woolley.
  • Giuliana & Bill Rancic’s latest restaurant, RPM SeafoodOpens in a new Window., just opened on the Chicago Riverfront, and a number of celebrities attended the invite-only VIP preview event.
  • Meek Mill and his business partner CoonPhilly splurged on a lavish Grammys afterparty at TAO Hollywood that was sponsored by D’USSE Cognac, Saucey Farms and Extracts, and Lids.
  • Dorothy Wang celebrated her birthday with friends at Roku in West Hollywood, CA.
  • Celebrity chef Wayne Elias and business partner Chris Doozer of Crumble CateringOpens in a new Window. join Steven Tyler in celebrating the third annual Grammy Awards Viewing Party benefiting Janie’s Fund. As the official caterers they spent the night pleasing the palettes of VIP guests and Janie’s Fund supporters with a beautiful four-course dinner.
  • Cardi B wore Lancer’s The Method – NormalOpens in a new Window. and Eye Contour Lifting CreamOpens in a new Window. to the GRAMMY’s Sunday evening.
  • Marilyn & Sinatra actress Erin Gavin celebrated her birthday with Hollywood publicist Christine Peake (both pictured below) by singing Diamonds Are a Girls Best Friend to a delighted packed red-hour crowd including Bombshell actor Spencer GarrettThe Good Place’s Luke Guldan, CNN’s Sandro Monetti and recording artist VAJA at celeb hotspot Crustacean in Beverly Hills.
  • Last weekend, Mohegan Sun celebrated the 17th annual Sun Wine & Food Festival with the help of celebrity Chefs Marc Murphy, Aaron Sanchez, Amanda Freitag, Maneet Chauhan, as well as reality TV stars Cynthia Bailey and Mike Hill from Real Housewives of AtlantaTom Sandoval & Tom Schwartz from Vanderpump Rules and guest DJ Brandi Cyrus, among others.
  • On Friday, American singer-songwriter, Pink, had a fun-filled evening at XS Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas celebrating a close friend’s birthday. At one point in the evening, she showed off her moves by dancing on a dancer platform near her table.
  • New York Giants player William Hernandez was spotted sipping on $150 smoke-infused cocktails at new Oaxacan hotspot Casa Del ToroOpens in a new Window. in Hell’s Kitchen.
  • Actor Blair Underwood was spotted at Resident Magazine’s January Issue Cover Party at Gerber Group’s The CrownOpens in a new Window. on Monday. There to celebrate the cover star were his Soldier’s Play cast and crew including Jerry O’Connell (and wife Rebecca RomijnMcKinley Belcher III, Robert Demry, Jared Grimes, Lee Aaron Rosen and Nate Mann. Resident publisher Christopher Pape and Editor-in-Chief Julie Sagoskin were also in attendance.
  • Arrested Development and Toy Story 4 actor, Tony Hale, stopped by The Vulture Spot presented by Amazon Fire TV 2020 during Sundance Film Festival wearing LeeOpens in a new Window. jeans and TimberlandOpens in a new Window. boots.
  • Casamigos Tequila joined Paramount Pictures on Monday evening to toast Blake Lively and Jude Law at the New York premiere of their new film The Rhythm Section. After the screening, guests made their way to BAM in Brooklyn and enjoyed specialty Casamigos cocktails.
  • Rascal Flatts’ Joe Don Rooney and his wife, Tiffany Fallon, took their son to see the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters on Saturday in Nashville.  Globetrotters showman “Big Easy” Lofton surprised the family by plopping on their laps for a quick rest and some laughs during the team’s “Pushing the Limits” World Tour evening game.
  • Celebrity skincare expert Toska Husted performed her newest signature facial, the Toska Triple Lift Luxury Facial on Jennifer Lopez in Miami.
  • Jennifer Beals attended the 22nd Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGA), hosted by Campari, at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday in Beverly Hills, CA.
  • GLOW star Alison Brie seen wearing The Arrivals while promoting her new movie Horse Girl at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Monday.
  • Former professional basketball player and current sports analyst for ESPN, Jalen Rose, was spotted enjoying a Surf and Turf at Havana 1957 on Ocean Drive in Miami. He is in town for the Super Bowl this weekend.
  • Alec Baldwin (pictured below) with the Original Penguin character at the ‘Kia Telluride Supper Suite’ by MARBL Toronto daytime lounge during the Sundance film festival on Saturday.
  • Celebrity choreographer Kennis Marquis and Red Bull dancer Angyil hosted hip-hop dance classes in L.A. and NYC to celebrate the launch of Red Bull Zero.
  • Actor Milo Ventimiglia spotted at the Scognamillo family’s Patsy’s Italian RestaurantOpens in a new Window. on Manhattan’s West 56th Street with Amy Sherman Palladino and Daniel Palladino. Milo had the Eggplant Parmesan.
  • DJ Irie, Jamie Foxx and Charles Woodson making a heartfelt toast to the late Kobe Bryant at last night’s Culinary Kickoff party with Intercept Wine in Miami for Super Bowl Weekend.
  • Diane Guerrero, Rachel Brosnahan, Joe Keery, Kali Uchis and more stopped by the Kia Telluride Supper Suite during Sundance Film Festival and picked up boots by mou Opens in a new Window.and eyewear by ic! berlinOpens in a new Window..
  • Actress Demi Moore and designer Alexandra Birman attended a RAD luncheon hosted at Ardor at The West Hollywood EDITIONOpens in a new Window. by to support child advocacy non-profit Thorn.
  • Johnny Weir hosted the Special Olympics Skating Showcase during Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park.
  • Belinda Carlisle, Charlotte Caffey, Gina Shock, Jane Wieldin and Kathy Valentine of The Go-Go’s attended a private dinner during Sundance for The Go-Go’s hosted by RAND Luxury at The St. Regis Deer Valley on January 24, 2020 in Park City, Utah.
  • Rita Ora and Kate Beckinsale attended Tings Magazine Private Dinner at the Private Residence of the CEO of Absolut Elyx on January 28, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
  • FOX MLB Studio Analyst and Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Board Member, Alex Rodriguez “A-Rod”, presented a $200,000 contribution to Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, at the Hank Kline Club in Coconut Grove, the club he attended during his youth.
  • Rico Gathers, former Dallas Cowboys tight end and current NFL free agent, and a female friend visited Yardbird Miami Beach on Wednesday for a late lunch. Gathers, a regular Yardbird visitor, is visiting Miami Beach for the Super Bowl. The duo was casually dressed in sweats and enjoyed Yardbird’s signature fried chicken.
  • Eva Longoria spotted enjoying Pure Leaf Cold Brew Tea at Sundance TV HQ in Park City, Utah.
  • Clinical herbalist and L.AC to the stars, William Siff, executing a Plantventure Experience at the Goldthread Plant-Based TonicsOpens in a new Window. HQ in Santa Monica, California on Monday.
  • On Tuesday, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was spotted dining with actor Omari Hardwick at David Grutman’s KomodoOpens in a new Window.. 
  • Jessica Alba shared her love for Pipcorn on her IGOpens in a new Window. storyOpens in a new Window. this week.
  • Yo Gotti at his Untrapped album listening dinner on Tuesday at the Four Seasons in New York. The event featured specialty D’USSE Cognac cocktails.
  • Jaime King (pictured below) enjoying Feel Good Foods’ three cheese snacks bites which are Gluten Free, Chef Inspired and available at Target stores nationwide.
  • Former Dolphins players, former Heat player and current philanthropist/entrepreneur, Alonzo Mourning attended a celebratory event for NFL Hall of Fame coach Don Shula at auto magnate, Warren Henry Auto HQ. The Warren Henry Auto Group family, friends, fans and peers gathered to honor the NFL’s greatest coach of all time and his legendary undefeated season and un-matchable win record just in time for Super Bowl LIV.
  • Dorothy Wang and EJ Johnson celebrated the launch of travel guide platform, DorothyWang.comOpens in a new Window., on Wednesday in Los Angeles.  
  • Jordin Sparks, Sharon Osbourne and Keltie Knight all swung by SomaOpens in a new Window. to pick up the limited edition robe during Grammys weekend.
  • At Center 415 in New York City, PUMA hosted its PUMA Women’s Spring 2020 Launch Event with an immersive experience and panel discussion celebrating PUMA Women and moderated by Taylor Rooks. The panel of talented women featured PUMA ambassadors musician and dancer DaniLeigh and WNBA star Katie Lou Samuelson, with a surprise appearance and dance by five-year-old entertainer ZaZa who closed out the discussion.
  • Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing’s Ryan Serhant, Instagram stars @DudeWithSign and Casey Neistat hosted an online giveaway “Free Year NYC” where they gave a free apartment for one year to winner Sam Bencheghib of non-profit, Make a Change via Instagram. The winner was announced on Wednesday via Ryan’s Vlog and Sam will be living in Extell’s One Manhattan Square, NYC’s hottest new address.
  • Last Friday, YouTube star and Dominique Cosmetics founder Christen Dominiquecelebrated the launch of her new Latte 2 Collection Opens in a new Window.at Fig & Olive with beauty guru friends like Jackie Aina, Patrick Starrr, Desi Perkins and more.
  • Snoop Dogg, Saquon Barkley, Joey Bosa and more attended Rookie of the Year party at Pepsi Zero Sugar Presents Neon Beach at the Clevelander in Miami, FL.
  • Reese Witherspoon was spotted in her Rothy’s “The Point” flats in black while out in L..A (Santa Monica) on Wednesday.
  • Rappers Casanova and Tory Lanez were with Meek MillDJ Khaled and Megan Thee Stallion earlier in the evening and later stopped by Story Nightclub in Miami to watch Mill perform.
  • Floyd Mayweather was spotted at Miami’s top barbershop, The Spot BarbershopOpens in a new Window. for a pre-super bowl weekend grooming session.
  • Influencers and notable tastemakers like Yappa co-founders Kiaran Sim and Jennifer Dyer attended the Mastercard Sonic Launch party during GRAMMY week on January 24th at Fred Segal in West Hollywood.
  • Nicky Bondz (pictured below) celebrating the release of his new song, LOVE launching 1/31 on Spotify
  • On Wednesday night, former NFL tight end Rob Gronkowski took over as an Uber Driver in Miami to hand-deliver tickets to Gronk Beach, his personal music festival, as part of a partnership with Uber Eats and his favorite Miami donut spot, The Salty DonutOpens in a new Window..
  • SKAM Artist DJ Lil Jon performed at Park City Live’s Sundance kick-off party which also acted as a a birthday celebration for the artist. DJ Ross One spun the following night and Post Malone did a surprise visit during Lil Jon’s set.
  • Hip-hop artist Future hosted a Grammy pre party at sbe hotspot Hyde Sunset where Meek MillChance the Rapper and Young Thug partied at nearby tables.
  • Supermodel Rachel Hunter was spotted at the newly redesigned Mondrian Los Angeles with her mini pooch in tow.
  • Comedian and host Trevor Noah dined at sbe’s Katsuya L.A. Live during The Grammy’s and enjoyed an assortment of sushi with friends to celebrate his nomination.
  • Rapper Swae Lee was spotted checking out the live music at Skybar’s Sunset Sessions at Mondrian Los Angeles.
  • Grammy winning artist Roddy Ricch hosted the MADE nightlife after party at sbe’s West Hollywood hotspot Nightingaleafter The Grammy Awards on Sunday. MMA Champion Conor McGregor was also in attendance.
  • Bay Area rapper E-40 performed at The LIGHT Nightclub at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and gave a shout out to his home team, San Francisco 49ers.
  • Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay stopped in for a rooftop lunch at Culver City’s Margot at Platform LA.
  • SKAM ArtistDJ Samantha Ronson spinning at Spotify’s Dawn Ostroff’s event around Gender Equity at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood.
  • Actress Alison Brie wore Laundry by Shelli Segal while stopping by the Kia Telluride Supper Suite to promote her new film at the Sundance Film festival.
  • David Arquette and Christina Arquette stopped by the Creative Coalition Spotlight Initiative Award at ‘Kia Telluride Supper Suite in Park City, Utah, where guests enjoyed Peroni Nastro Azzurro, cocktails by Glenfiddich and William Grant & Sons, and delicious cuisine by MARBL Toronto.
  • Jim Gaffigan attended the Kia Telluride Supper Suite by MARBL Toronto via the award-winning SUV Kia Telluride in Park City, Utah.
  • Olivia Munn enjoying Peroni beer during the Creative Coalition dinner at Kia Supper Suite in Park City.
  • Sienna Miller seen picking out Mou Boots at the Kia Supper Suite in Park City.
  • 50 Cent seen at Mondrian Los Angeles in L.A. during Grammy week.
  • Talent such as Kayla Ewell, Wilson Cruz and Jonathan Bennett seen enjoying Snack Pop’s Butterfinger Candy Pop popcorn during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City at the Music Lodge event.
  • Alison Brie (pictured below) of Horse Girl signs the Heineken bottle sculpture at TheWrap Studio at Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2020 in Park City, Utah.

Source: https://okmagazine.com/news/celebrities-spotted-out-and-about-week-of-january-31st/

National Margarita Day 2020 Deals in Miami

Tequila lovers, mark your calendars: This Saturday, February 22, is National Margarita Day.

Several South Florida restaurants will observe the boozy holiday by offering unique cocktails, ranging from classic margaritas to balanced fusions to bespoke interpretations.

Check below for some of the best local spots to enjoy the beloved tequila-based libation. Specials are offered on National Margarita Day only unless otherwise noted.

Full Article: https://www.miaminewtimes.com/restaurants/national-margarita-day-2020-specials-in-miami-11524299

Miami Spice - Telemundo

Restaurantes en Miami Spice 2019

Conoce la lista completa de establecimientos que participan en Miami Spice.

Regresa el evento culinario Miami Spice del 1 de agosto al 30 de septiembre, con más de 200 restaurantes que ofrecen un menú a precios reducidos y platos especiales.

Miami Spice tiene el objetivo de animar a residentes y turistas a visitar nuevos restaurantes y regresar a los que se han convertido en sus favoritos.

Este año, participan más de 200 restaurantes alrededor del condado de Miami-Dade, entre ellos La Placita, La Cervecería de Barrio, Villa Azur y La Estación American Brasserie.

Haz click aquí para la lista completa de establecimientos que participan en Miami Spice.

Source: https://www.telemundo51.com/entretenimiento/acceso-total/Restaurantes-en-Miami-Spice-2019-513772451.html

Miami Spice- Miami New Times

Don’t Forget About Brunch During Miami Spice 2019

Starting this weekend, dozens of restaurants across town will begin serving their Miami Spice brunch menus. Diners will have until September 30 to enjoy a three-course brunch at many of Miami’s favorite eateries.

This is the third year Spice is offering brunch menus at select restaurants. Veteran restaurants include Essensia, Stiltsville Fish Bar, Fooq’s, and Peacock Garden Bistro, while Swan and Byblos are among this year’s newcomers. The brunch menus are only available on Saturdays and Sundays for $23.

With all the choices this year, here are five restaurants to check out for brunch during Miami Spice. Find the full list of participating Miami Spice 2019 restaurants here.

 

Full Article: https://www.miaminewtimes.com/restaurants/here-are-the-miami-spice-2019-participating-restaurants-11204022

Miami Spice

Miami Spice 2019: Where To Eat From August 1 To September 30

While the months of August and September are regarded as “low season” in Miami, it is actually a great time to be in the city for anyone who loves food. Miami Spice is a two-month-long restaurant promotion organized by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB). From August 1 through September 30, 2019, participating upscale and fine-dining establishments will offer three-course menus at reduced prices of $23 for lunch/ brunch and $39 for dinner (per person). These prices include an appetizer, entrée and dessert. (Tax, tip and service charges are additional, as well as libations, unless otherwise indicated.)

This is Miami Spice’s 18th year and its biggest to date with a total of 257 participating restaurants and 43 new additions, which include: Brad Kilgore’s Ember and Kaido; Michelle Bernstein and Julio Cabrera’s Café La Trova (Trivia: Cabrera was recently named American Bartender of the Year at the 2019 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards); Jose Mendin’s La Placita; Fabio and Maria Trabocchi’s Fiola Miami; Hemant Mathur’s Maska Indian Kitchen & Bar; and Javier Plascencia’s Pez Miami.

James Beard-nominated Brad Kilgore’s Alter has been part of Miami Spice over the years, and this year, his Japanese-inspired lounge Kaido and wood-fired American bistro Ember in the Design District are participating as well. “We are looking forward to Miami Spice at all the restaurants,” he says. “It’s a great opportunity for the restaurants to be able to show new local diners what we are all about.” Diners can expect to see signatures on the menu like Kaido’s yakitori chicken skewer. “When Daniel Boulud came to eat, he ordered a second one,” shares Kilgore, “[For Miami Spice] we are updating it with the addition of chargrilled and glazed house made baby bok choy kimchi.” Ember is offering its fried chicken (usually served with caviar butter) with Nashville hot style chicken fat and spicy chili dipping, especially for Miami Spice. “Chef Nick Graves worked in Nashville for years and has been waiting to bust this out.” By mid-August, Ember will be debuting lunch for the first time. “We will be offering a Miami Spice style menu with a few a la carte options like an All-American Double Burger with Special Sauce.”

Hemant Mathur—the first Indian chef to receive a Michelin star in the US via his (now-shuttered) Devi in New York—opened Maska in Midtown Miami last December 2018.  “Miami Spice is an event that locals look forward to in order to try the best restaurants in town and we couldn’t miss the opportunity of sharing our concept given it is also our first year,” shares Hindi-speaking Portuguese restaurant manager Cristiano Azevedo (who worked previously at Indian Accent in both London and New York). “We decided to portfolio dishes we’re getting known for and [that are] representative of the various states of India so people could be exposed to the different regional cuisines within one menu.” These include Maska chicken, the restaurant’s version of a butter chicken (a must-order!), khoya mushroom (paneer stuffed portobello mushroom), crab tadka dumplings, and kulcha (get the one stuffed with mushroom and truffle). Maska’s Miami Spice offering includes a complimentary cocktail—the Aam-Chi martini, a gin-based cocktail topped with mango lassi foam, “an aperitif inspired by modern and classic India,” describes Azevedo.

Also in its first year, Pez, developed by Baja culinary movement founder Javier Plascencia, “will take guests to Baja with flavor combinations you won’t find anywhere else in Miami,” says owner Frank Neri. Apart from a selection of tostadas and tacos for lunch, hearty mains like pulpo en mole de aceintunas and pork belly al vesuvio can be had for dinner.

As for Novikov, the first US outpost of the London and Moscow celeb favorite, this is their second year. “Our first year participating in Miami Spice could not have been more successful,” discloses Philippine-born head chef Oliver Lustado. “While Novikov Miami debuted at the end of the season, Miami Spice was a great vessel to help grow our awareness within the community. For our second year participating in Miami Spice, we are thrilled to announce we will be offering a three-course dinner menu in addition to lunch. It will be our first year unveiling a specially priced evening menu.” Must-orders from the Japanese-Chinese outpost include chicken and morel siu mai, spicy prawn money bags, robata salmon and black bean chicken.

Speaking of the Philippines, while there aren’t yet any dedicated Filipino restaurants that have emerged in Miami proper per se, diners who would like to experience Filipino flavors can visit Pao by Paul Qui at the Faena Hotel, where head chef Benjamin Murray is serving cobia kinilaw and fried chicken with banana ketchup. Sister restaurant Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann is also in participation with mains like local snapper a la plancha, ribeye churrasco and cast-iron wild mushroom to look forward to.

Options are the name of the game at Santiago Gomez’s Tacology at Brickell City Center, where the pioneer of modern Mexican cuisine in Miami has created a menu “where clients can choose from our different taco offerings,” in addition to a starter and dessert. His fine-dining Cantina La Veinte is also participating.

Long-time participant Soho House South Beach’s picturesque Cecconi’s is mixing new seasonal items and local favorites like bucatini topped with bottarga and pappardelle with lamb ragu. “It’s a great way to reach the local community and attract new foodies in the area,” says executive chef Sergio Sigala.

“Ariete loves the Miami Spice time of the year,” says chef-owner Mike Beltran, known for his progressive American cuisine influenced by his Cuban heritage, at his popular Coconut Grove location. “It really is an opportunity to introduce so many new guests to the restaurant. This year, we have actually changed the format completely. The first course and dessert course are completely family style so you get every dish!”

Here is the full list of participating restaurants for Miami Spice 2019:

  • 107 Steak & Bar
  • 1111 Peruvian Bistro
  • 27 Restaurant & Bar
  • 5300 Chop House
  • 7 Spices
  • 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant
  • A Fish Called Avalon
  • AD LIB
  • Add!kt at the W Miami
  • Alley, The
  • Alloy Bistro Gourmet
  • Alma
  • Alter
  • Amara at Paraiso
  • Amare Ristorante
  • American Social
  • Amore Restaurant & Bar
  • Anacapri Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar – Miami Lakes
  • Anacapri Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar – Pinecrest
  • AQ Chop House by IL Mulino
  • Ariete
  • Aromas de Peru West Miami
  • Artisan Beach House
  • Atlantikos – The St. Regis Bal Harbour
  • Azabu Miami Beach
  • Bakan
  • Bagatelle Miami
  • BALEENkitchen
  • Bâoli
  • Bar Collins at Loews Miami Beach
  • Barsecco
  • Bazaar by José Andrés, The
  • Bellmónt Spanish Restaurant
  • Bird & Bone
  • BLT Prime
  • Blue Collar
  • Blue Matisse Restaurant & NAU Lounge
  • Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill
  • Boulud Sud
  • BOURBON STEAK Miami
  • Brasserie Brickell Key
  • Brasserie Central
  • Brisa Bistro at Hilton Miami Downtown
  • Bulla Gastrobar Coral Gables
  • Bulla Gastrobar Doral
  • Burger Bar & Grill at The St. Regis
  • Byblos Miami
  • Café Catula Fine Restaurant and Art Gallery
  • Cafe Prima Pasta
  • Cafe La Trova
  • Cafe Roval
  • Caffe Vialetto
  • Caña
  • Cantina La Veinte
  • Capital Grille, The
  • Casa Faena Restaurant
  • Casablanca Seafood Bar & Grill
  • Catch Bar + Grill
  • Cecconi’s Miami Beach at Soho Beach House
  • Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar
  • Chotto Matte
  • Christy’s Restaurant
  • Cibo Wine Bar Coral Gables
  • Cipriani Restaurant
  • CORSAIR kitchen & bar
  • CRUST
  • Cleo Miami Beach
  • CVLTVRA
  • Da Tang Zhen Wei
  • Deck at Island Gardens, The
  • Devon Seafood + Steak
  • Diez y Seis
  • Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar
  • Donna Mare
  • Dolce Italian Restaurant
  • Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market
  • Drunken Dragon
  • EDGE Steak & Bar
  • EMBER Miami
  • El Cielo
  • El Tucan
  • Estefan Kitchen
  • Estiatorio Milos
  • Essensia Restaurant & Lounge
  • Fi’lia by Michael Schwartz at SLS Brickell
  • Fi’lia Miami Beach
  • Fifi’s on the Beach
  • Fiola Miami
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar Coral Gables
  • Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Fontana
  • Fooq’s Miami
  • Forte dei Marmi
  • Gianni’s At The Villa
  • Glass & Vine
  • Graziano’s Bird Rd
  • Graziano’s Brickell
  • Graziano’z Coral Gables
  • Grill on the Alley, The
  • Grill at St. Regis, The
  • Gusto Ristobar
  • Habitat Miami Beach
  • Hakkasan at Fontainebleau Miami Beach
  • IL MULINO NY – Sunny Isles Beach
  • International Smoke Aventura
  • Isabelle’s Grill Room & Garden
  • Jaguar Latin-American Kitchen
  • Jaya at The Setai
  • Jim and Neesie, The
  • Joey’s Italian Cafe
  • Juvia Miami
  • Kao Sushi & Grill By SushiClub
  • Katsuya Brickell
  • Katsuya South Beach
  • Kitchen 305
  • Kaido
  • Komodo
  • KYU
  • La Cerveceria De Barrio
  • La Estacion American Brasserie
  • La Fresa Francesca
  • La Mar by Gastion Acurio
  • La Moderna
  • La Petite Maison
  • La Placita
  • La Rue Bistronomie
  • La Sombra
  • La Terraza Café & Bar
  • Larios on the Beach
  • Le Zoo
  • Leynia at Delano
  • Lightkeepers
  • Lima
  • Lobster Bar Sea Grille Miami Beach
  • Local House, The
  • Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann at Faena Miami Beach
  • LT Steak & Seafood
  • Lure Fishbar
  • Malibu Farm Miami Beach
  • Marfil Bistro
  • Marion
  • Mariposa Restaurant at Neiman Marcus
  • Market at EDITION
  • Maska – Indian Kitchen & Bar
  • Meat Market Miami Beach
  • MesaMar Seafood Table
  • Michael’s Genuine® Food & Drink
  • Mignonette
  • Mondrian Caffè
  • Mortons’s The Steakhouse – Coral Gables
  • Morton’s The Steakhouse – North Miami
  • Mr. Chow Miami
  • National Hotel Tamara’s Bistro, The
  • New Campo Argentino Steakhouse
  • Ni.Do. Caffe e Ristorante
  • Nikki Beach Miami
  • O’lima Signature Cuisine
  • North Italia
  • Novecento Aventura
  • Novecento Brickell
  • Novecento Key Biscayne
  • Novecento Doral
  • Novikov Miami
  • Obra Kitchen Table
  • Oggi Ristorante
  • Old Lisbon Sunset Drive
  • Oliver’s Bistro
  • Ortanique on the Mile
  • Orange Blossom
  • Osteria Del Teatro
  • Pairings by Tomas Cuadrado
  • Palat
  • Palme d’Or
  • PAO by Paul Qui at Faena Miami Beach
  • Paon Eatery
  • Pascal’s On Ponce
  • Peacock Garden Bistro
  • Pez Miami
  • Phuc Yea
  • Pied à Terre at the Cadet Hotel
  • Pisco y Nazca Doral
  • Pisco y Nazca Kendall
  • Plant Miami
  • Planta
  • PM Fish & Steak House
  • Prime Fish
  • Prime Italian
  • Pubbelly Sushi Aventura
  • Pubbelly Sushi Brickell City Centre
  • Pubbelly Sushi Dadeland
  • Pubbelly Sushi Miami Beach
  • Quality Meats
  • R House Wynwood
  • RED, the Steakhouse
  • The Redlander at Schnebly Redlands Winery
  • RWSB
  • Rioja Grille
  • Rooftop at E11even
  • Root & Bone South Miami
  • Rusty Pelican
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House
  • Saffron Indian Cuisine
  • Santorini By Georgios
  • Salinity Restaurant & Terrace
  • Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante
  • Sawa Restaurant & Lounge
  • Scarpetta by Scott Conant at Fontainebleau Miami Beach
  • Seasons 52
  • Seaspice
  • Serafina Miami
  • Sette Osteria
  • Seven Dials, The
  • Shula’s Grill 347 Gables
  • Shula’s Steak 2 Steak & Sports
  • Shula’s Steak House, The Original
  • Silverlake Bistro
  • Smith & Wollensky
  • Stiltsville Fishbar
  • STK Steakhouse
  • Strada in the Grove
  • Strand Bar & Grill, The
  • StripSteak by Michael Mina at Fontainebleau Miami Beach
  • Stubborn Seed
  • SUGARCANE raw bar grill
  • Sushisamba Miami Beach
  • Sushi Garage
  • Swan & Bar Bevy
  • Table 55
  • Tacology
  • Talavera Cocina Mexicana
  • Tanuki Miami
  • Tap 42 Craft Kitchen & Bar – Aventura
  • Tap 42 Craft Kitchen & Bar – Coral Gables
  • Tap 42 Craft Kitchen & Bar – Midtown
  • Tavolo
  • Texas de Brazil Miami Beach
  • Three
  • Tigertail + Mary
  • Timo Restaurant & Bar
  • Toro Toro
  • Toscana Divino
  • Traymore by Michael Schwartz
  • Truluck’s Seafood, Steak & Crab House
  • Tuck Room, The
  • Tuna’s Seafood Restaurant & Bar
  • TUYO @ Miami Culinary Institute
  • Two Chefs Restaurant
  • Umi Sushi & Sake Bar
  • Upland Miami
  • Villa Azur Restaurant & Lounge
  • Vista
  • Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener
  • Wynwood Kitchen & Bar
  • Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
  • Zest by Ortanique
  • Zucca Restaurant
  • Zuma Miami

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/cheryltiu/2019/08/01/miami-spice-2019-where-to-eat-from-august-1-to-september-30/#36fd98b13875

Miami Events

This Weekend’s Must-Hit Miami Events

People complain about summer in Miami, but if you don’t mind humidity and occasionally having to ford a river on your evening commute, it can be a pretty great time. Tourists and snowbirds aren’t here in force, and we can enjoy cool stuff now we never could in, say, March. We are, of course, talking about this weekend’s kickoff of Miami Spice. But also about a free beer pool party at The Generator, a watermelon-themed beer release party in Lauderdale, and street art at the Westfield Mall. All that and Laser Beyonce highlight the best stuff going on in South Florida this weekend.

Join the Bey-hive at Laser Beyoncé

Friday, August 2
Frost Science Museum
Try and resist the temptation to get up and do the “Single Ladies” dance — or start smashing mailboxes — when you attend Frost Science’s laser Beyonce at 7pm. If you’d rather watch something a little more… relaxed, you can also catch the Rolling Stones at 8pm, Gorillaz at 9pm, and the classic midnight Pink Floyd: Welcome to the Machine.
Cost: $10

Kick off Miami Spice with our Deal of the Week: Stripsteak

Friday, August 2 – Sunday, August 4
StripSteak
It’s that time of year again, when Miami’s usually-cost-prohibitive eateries open their doors to those who can’t afford $28 for a cheeseburger. This week’s best deal can be found at the fabulous Fontainebleau’s StripSteak, where you’ll make the most of the menu by ordering the “Instant Bacon” pork belly; the 8-ounce filet mignon; and the Key lime pie. Usually that would cost you $82, but not today.
Cost: $39.95. That’s a $42 savings.

Score a free ice cream sundae by donating a backpack

Friday, August 2 – Sunday, August 4
Hoffman’s Chocolates
Starting this weekend and running through August 11th, Hoffman’s Chocolates is running a back-to-school backpack drive, where everyone who brings a new pack into any of its Broward or Palm Beach County stores will get a free ice cream sundae with their donation.
Cost: One new backpack

Hit a watermelon-themed beer party

Saturday, August 3
Tarpon River Brewing
No fruit embodies summer like watermelon, so spend Saturday immersing yourself in the stuff when Tarpon River celebrates the release of its new Wit-R-Melon beer. In addition to plenty of suds, there’ll also be Wit-R-Melon slushies, a watermelon-themed menu, a watermelon toss, watermelon carving contest, and live music.
Cost: Free to attend.

Sample free Sazerac and play highly-inappropriate trivia

Saturday, August 3
Batch Gastropub
The tasteless gentlemen who run Brickell’s stalwart sports bar are continuing their summer educational series Saturday at 10pm, where Adult Trivia will teach you all kinds of things you never wanted to know. This weekend you’ll also get free samples of Sazerac, and a free drink if you show up at 9:30pm. Trivia starts at 10pm.
Cost: Free to attend

Pregame with free champagne

Saturday, August 3
Katsuya South Beach
Ladies, ladies, ladies! This Saturday there’ll be no need to chat up dudes born during the Kennedy administration to get free Champagne. Katsuya South Beach is kicking off is new ladies night from 8-11pm, with free bubbly for women in the Dragon Lounge and, as required by law, a live DJ.
Cost: FREE! (But not for you, gentlemen. You still have to pay.)

Travel to Spain without leaving Miami

Saturday, August 3
InterContinental Miami
Spain is glorious in the summer. Of course, it’s also a nine-hour flight away and full of tourists so why not get the best of Spain without even having to cross the causeway? The InterContinental Downtown will host its Tour of Spain event from 6-10pm, where you’ll enjoy wine tastings, flamenco music, all the Spanish cuisine you can handle, and a signature cocktail made for the event. Plus, one lucky winner will get a free stay at the InterContinental in Madrid and a tour of the Rioja wine country.
Cost: Tickets are $100, but use code VIVASPAIN to get 15% off.

 

Source: https://www.thrillist.com/events/miami/things-to-do-in-miami-this-weekend

Huevos Rancheros - La Cerveceria de Barrio

South Florida’s Buzziest New Brunches, July 2019

The new brunches you need to know about

Brunch is the best part of the weekend, right? With a slew of offerings available around town, its hard to keep them all straight. So to cut through the clutter Eater Miami has rounded up the best new brunch offerings around town — that have been offered less then a year — to check out on your next weekend excursion. (For the long-standing favorites, make sure to check out our essentials map.)

Full Article: https://miami.eater.com/maps/miami-best-new-brunch-guide-map-heatmap

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.

BurgerFi

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.

 

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