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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.

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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.


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.


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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
  • 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
  • Cleo Miami Beach
  • 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


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
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.



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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.)

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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).

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.

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.

690 SW 1st Court, Miami. 305-223-7004.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

301 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. 786-864-1220.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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



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 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

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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.

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