Time To Celebrate National Burger Day

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Que Bestia Burger Photo courtesy of: Pisco y Nazca

Que Bestia Burger

Photo courtesy of: Pisco y Nazca


In case you didn’t know May 28th we celebrate National Burger Day. What a glorious day, am I right? Who doesn’t love to eat a juicy burger with a side of delicious crunchy fries with ketchup? Here are a few spots that are celebrating this mouthwatering occasion.

Bulla Gastrobar
2500 Ponce de Leon Blvd | Coral Gables, FL 33134
5335 NW 87 Avenue #C102 | Doral, FL 33166

‘Bulla’ Burger ($13)
45 day dry-aged beef, piquillo peppers, cipollini onions, tetilla

Pisco y Nazca
8405 Mills Drive #260 | Miami, FL 33183

Que Bestia Burger ($14)
From the creators of the celebrated Coral Gables restaurant Bulla Gastrobar, Pisco y Nazca offers uniquely authentic Peruvian dining. In addition to Peruvian dining, Pisco surprises guests with a Que Bestia Burger - 8 oz. certified angus beef, pretzel bun, tomato-panca chutney, rocoto pepper aioli and shoestring potatoes. 

PM Fish and Steak House
1453 South Miami Ave. | Miami, FL 33130

Prime Burger
Wagyu Meat seasoned with Salt and topped with Caramelized Onions, Tomato, Lettuce, Red Onion, Honey Mustard and Capers

Le Zoo
9700 Collins Avenue #135 | Miami Beach, FL 33154

Burger Américain ($16.50)
Le Zoo, Stephen Starr’s newest South Florida restaurant, transports diners to the French bistros of days gone with a Burger Américain, a cheeseburger served with pomme frites.

Driftwood Room
1825 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Cabana Club Burger ($21)
Two 4 oz creekstone farms beef patties, american cheese, bread and butter pickles served with frites

Sugar Factory
1144 Ocean Dr. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

The Big Cheesy ($19)
The Big Cheesy is one of seven over-the-top new burgers recently added to Sugar Factory’s menu. The Big Cheesy is an angus beef burger patty topped with creamy macaroni and cheese, smoked apple wood bacon served with BBQ sauce and French fries.

db Bistro Moderne Miami
255 Biscayne Blvd. Way | Miami, FL, 33131

Daniel Boulud’s db Burger
For French chef Daniel Boulud, it’s all about honoring this beloved American tradition, db-style. Credited with launching the gourmet burger movement, the db Burger ($35) filled with red wine braised short ribs and foie gras, with slow roasted tomato confit and freshly grated horseradish sauce on a homemade bun is the ultimate National Burger Month selection. 

Big City Tavern
609 E. Las Olas Blvd. | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Big City Tavern offers a variety of burgers, including daily specials. Their House Burger ($14.50) features hand packed grain fed beef, vine ripe tomato, red onion, and lettuce. The Breakfast Burger, served during weekend brunch, is topped with a sunny side up egg, Vermont cheddar, and bacon ($15). All of Big City Tavern's burgers are served on buns made in-house daily.

Steak 954
401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Steak 954's American Wagyu Sliders feature two succulent mini burgers on toasted house-made brioche buns ($16). Looking for a larger portion? Try Steak 954's lunch-time favorite, the Dry Aged Burger with aged cheddar, bacon, and Churchill sauce ($16).

City Cellar
700 S. Rosemary Ave. | West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Head to City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill for lunch or brunch and experience the Cellar Burger ($15.50). An 8 oz. burger, grilled to perfection, is topped with Applewood smoked bacon, brie, and a fried egg and served on a  house-made bun. A side of parmesan fries completes this mouthwatering meal. 

Grease Burger, Beer & Whiskey Bar
213 Clematis St. | West Palm Beach, FL 33401

The Brinkman ($11.95) at Grease Burger, Beer & Whiskey Bar is Chef Latarence Butt's top-selling creation.  A 10 oz. grain fed beef patty is topped with deep fried bacon, grilled onions, pepper jack, jalapeños and sriracha mayo, making this over-the-top burger a fan favorite. 

Big Pink
157 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Pink Daddy Mack ($11.50)
Serving up classic diner fare in SoFi, Big Pink has become a neighborhood institution. The Pink Daddy Mack features two 10 oz. freshly ground Angus Beef patties special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onions on a brioche bun. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous try the Ventnor Pizza Burger or the Waffle Burger served between two fluffy Belgian waffles. 

Prime 112
112 Ocean Dr. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

1 lb. Kobe Hamburger ($30)
Myles Chefetz’s Prime 112 is as famous for its celebrity clientele as it is for its delicious, premium steaks. The 1 lb. Kobe burger is no different, made from the highest quality USDA Prime beef aged for 30 days. This over-the-top burger is only fitting for America’s A-List steakhouse. 

1100 West Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Wagyu Grilled Cheesus Burger ($21)
Chef Dustin Atoigue has created a poolside burger that combines two great American comfort foods. The Wagyu Grilled Cheesus is  an 8 oz Wagyu burger served between two grilled cheese sandwiches with white cheddar, butter lettuce, heirloom tomato and Mondrian Burger Sauce.

Your Foodie Guide For Mother’s Day

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Photo courtesy of: Pizza Craft

Photo courtesy of: Pizza Craft

Besides getting your momma an awesome gift you should also take her on a foodie adventure! Tons of South Florida restaurants want to pamper your mom by giving her one of the best meals she has ever tasted. Read below to see for yourself!

Grille 401
401 E. Las Olas Blvd. | Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

Grille 401, located at, will be hosting a special Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 8th from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The brunch menu will feature classics such as Crab Cake Benedict, Steak Benedict, Granola Encrusted Thick-Cut French Toast and Steak and Eggs, paired with Bottomless Mimosas. In addition to the Bottomless Mimosas offering, guests can pair their brunch with any of Grille 401’s specialty craft cocktails or ice-cold beers. For reservations, call 954.767.0222 or visit www.grille401.com.
Piñon Grill
6000 Glades Road #139 | Boca Raton, FL 33431

From 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., guests are invited to enjoy Mother’s Day Brunch complete with special chef featured offerings and Bottomless Mimosas for $15. Piñon Grill brunch items include the Skillet Scrambler, made with three whole eggs or egg whites with Applewood smoked bacon, spinach, onions, peppers, and white cheddar and served with our home-fried potatoes, the Crab Benedict and Steak Benedict, served with asparagus and home fried potatoes and the Piñon Thick Cut French Toast, thick brioche bread dipped in our French toast batter and rolled in granola, cooked on the griddle and sprinkled with strawberries, blueberries and bananas, topped with bacon and served with a side of syrup. To book your Mother’s Day Reservation, please call 561.391.7770. Piñon Grill is located at 6000 Glades Road in the Town Center at Boca Raton.
Brimstone Woodfire Grill
14575 SW 5th St. | Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

Specialty brunch items include the Frittata Espanola made with eggs, red and green onions, roasted red peppers, tomato, bacon, ham and a cheese medley, baked together in a crock, Thick Cut French Toast served with fresh berries, bananas, Applewood smoked bacon and warm maple syrup, Brimstone’s Best Pancakes served with fresh berries, bananas, Applewood smoked bacon and warm maple syrup and much more! Wash down any of these delicious items with Bottomless Mimosas, for $15. To make a reservation call 954.430.2333 or visit www.brimstonewoodfiregrill.com.

Several locations

SuViche will be celebrating Mother’s Day by offering all moms a complimentary glass of champagne as well as a special SuViche Mother’s Day Card for guests visiting any of the locations. Guests can enjoy their favorite dishes as well as 2-for-1 Happy Hour specials from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Happy Hour menu features a variety of small plates such as Aji de Gallina Bites, Tuna Tataki, Lomo Saltado Spring Rolls and Tiradito starting at $5. The restaurant’s Wynwood location will also have a live band playing Bossa Nova – the Las Olas location will also have a live band to keep the celebration going.

La Riviera
644 SW 10th St # 3 | Miami, FL 33130

The day is sure to crown a new favorite child with sparkling touches that include ever-flowing champagne and a bounteous buffet of traditional brunch classics and seasonally inspired takes on regional favorites. To top off the experience, each mom in attendance will receive a surprise send-off to enjoy at home and will also be entered in a Mother’s Day Trip Giveaway, awarding one lucky lady with a staycation for two at the Pullman Miami Airport. It is $55 adults I $25 children ages 5-12 I Complimentary children under 5 from 11:00am – 3:00pm. For reservations: 305.503.8369.
The Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th S. | Miami, FL 33127

Moms. They’re rock strong, yet marshmallow sweet. Celebrate her duality at The Wynwood Yard’s Brunch in the Garden this Mother’s Day and indulge her sweetness with rosé all day, scents of citrus in the air, daybeds with swings, fresh-roasted coffee and a garden-foraged brunch by Smart Bites Café. But don’t forget about feeding her strength. Equip Mom with special-ops-inspired skills taught by Tactivate that will make her an even better multi-tasker than she already is--lock-picking or responding to emergency situations with top-notch finesse. http://www.mortarpistil.com/. This is from 11am until 3pm, for $30 (doesn't include drinks).

15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar
485 Brickell Ave. | Miami, FL 33131

On Mother’s Day, 15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar hosts a dining experience complete with options for the whole family, and especially for mom. Guests can indulge in a gourmet buffet with traditional brunch favorites as well as chef specialties. Bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys or Bellinis included. Kiddos can get creative with a cupcake display and candy bars. Pop-up boutiques from local designers, OK4U and Sasha Gomez, will be on-site for the fashion-forward moms and daughters. Coffee lovers can enjoy a specialty complimentary cocktail from am illy coffee cart. Families can dine while enjoying incomparable views of Biscayne Bay and jazzy tunes from a live band. All moms will be entered into an illy Coffee Raffle. Winners will receive illy X7 Espresso Machine  ($299 value), Gillo Dorfles Espresso Cup Collection ($95 value), or ground illy coffee ($15 value each). Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, 2016. The cost is $59 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations are required by contacting 305-503-0373 or reservations@15thandvine.com.

Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail | Miami, FL 33132

Treat mom to a fashion-forward brunch experience at Jungle Island. South Florida's favorite landmark attraction invites guests to savor a specially curated Mother's Day feast in the Treetop Ballroom, sip on mimosas and preview this season's most sophisticated Moroccan-inspired designs and swimwear cover-ups from Le Beau Maroc. Brunch options include a seafood station displayed on an artistic ice sculpture where guests can delight in fresh Key West shrimp cocktail and snow crab cocktail claws, in addition to gourmet chorizo chicken potato soup, fresh salads and Momma's fresh-baked rolls to start. Cross over to the action station for made-to-order omelets, grilled sausage, seared line-caught wild salmon with Vermont maple butter, char-grilled skirt steak churrasco with Cuban-style chimichurri sauce, carved pig and guava-glazed turkey, sweet plantains and Hawaiian rolls, among other brunch favorites such as applewood bacon, Cinnamon Crunch French toast, potato hash and much more. Jungle Island’s scrumptious Mother’s Day brunch concludes with an exotic seasonal fruit display and an assortment of decadent sweet treats. From 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, 2016. The cost is $59.95 per adult and $34.95 per child, which includes brunch, live entertainment, one mimosa each and one-day park admission into Jungle Island.

3540 Main Hwy | Coconut Grove, FL 33133

Treat mom to brunch at Spasso Miami, which includes a full-fledged buffet complete with a dry-aged Chicago prime rib at the carving station, house-made pastas such as Italian tortelloni with black truffle sauce, egg-cellent frittatas, and many more options. Did we mention they’ll have unlimited mimosas? Keep it fresh, good and fun on Mother's Day. Reservations suggested via OpenTable. Moms dining at the restaurant all have a chance to win free cooking classes at Spasso's new cooking academy. Or buy mom a memorable gift ahead of time: an afternoon or evening behind the line with chef Gaetano Ascione -- use MOTHERS code to buy two spots in a class and get the second half-off. 11:30 A.M. – 3 P.M. | $42 per person, $22 for children under 12.

American Social
Several locations

American Social Bar & Kitchen is serving up Mother's Day appreciation in style. Moms will receive one complimentary glass of bubbles or champagne, a festive flower crown and entry into a luxury prize raffle at both locations on Sunday, May 8th. In Las Olas from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, guests are treated to endless buffet of brunch staples including made-to-order omelets, fresh pressed Belgian waffles, prime rib, chilled snow crab legs and more. The Mother's Day brunch special is priced at $26.95 per person and bottomless Mimosa and Bloody Mary packages start at $12. For reservations, please call 954-764-7005. In Brickell from 11 am to 4 pm, American Social Brickell celebrates mom with a choice of endless Belvedere Bloody Marys or Moet Mimosas for $39.95 per person (with the purchase of any brunch entrée), American comfort food classics and a scenic view of the sparkling Miami River. Unique a-la-carte menu options include Chicken and Waffles, Steak Benedict, Duck Confit Hash and more. For reservations, please call 305-223-7004. 
Shooters Waterfront
3033 NE 32nd Ave. | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Treat mom to scenic waterfront views, live entertainment, festive photo booth opportunities and one complimentary mimosa at Shooters Waterfront's Mother's Day celebration. An elegant and appetizing brunch buffet is set to take place from 10 am to 8 pm with pricing at $59 per adult and $25 per child (plus a service charge and tax). Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys will be available for an additional $20 per person. The endless brunch assortment will feature artisanal cheeses, antipasto, bagels and lox, assorted salads, a carving station, cavatappi and fettuccini pastas; fresh sushi and raw bar banquet including oysters, peel-and-eat shrimp and snow crab legs; select entrées including mustard crusted salmon, seared mahi mahi and skirt steak chimichurri; and an all American breakfast selection featuring made-to-order omelets, breakfast meats, country potatoes, French toast, pancakes, pastries, fresh fruit and desserts. For reservations, please call 954.566.2855
National Hotel
1677 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

The National Hotel will roll out the red carpet with a lavish Mother's Day brunch complete with complimentary bottomless mimosas for mom and live performances by the renowned cast of The Cabaret South Beach. Brunch guests will enjoy Tamara Bistro's contemporary cuisine with pricing at $49 per adult and $19 per child. For the cost of brunch, families can enjoy a full day of stylish dining and poolside pampering. The brunch buffet includes breakfast staples such eggs and omelets, apple wood bacon, chicken apple sausage, home-style potatoes, waffles and fresh fruits. The buffet also offers specialties including eggs benedict with hollandaise sauce, salad and vegetable displays, charcuterie and imported cheeses, a dessert table; a savory bread station filled with croissants, raisin rolls and pastries; a selection of mini desserts; a carving station featuring Prime Rib; other specialties such as Rack of Lamb, Atlantic Salmon, Tuna Tataki, Joyce Farms Chicken and one complimentary Mimosa or Bloody Mary. While bottomless mimosas are included for moms, a bottomless mimosas package is available for all other guests at an additional $25 per person. For reservations, please call (305) 423-7211.
Kitchen 305
16701 Collins Ave. | North Miami Beach, FL 33160

Kitchen 305, located in the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort in Sunny Isles Beach, is spoiling moms this Mother's Day with a lavish brunch for $45 per person from 11 a.m. to 3p.m. Whether the celebrated ladies prefer savory dishes or sweet baked goods, Kitchen 305 is offering an extensive selection of brunch favorites and specialties executed by Chef Julius Brown. Menu highlights include Poached Eggs Benedict with English muffin, Canadian bacon, and hollandaise sauce, Roasted Beets with pears and feta cheese, Assorted Sushi Rolls, Smoked Prime Rib with horseradish mousseline, chimichurri and spicy mustard, Leg of Lamb stuffed with rock shrimp and chorizo and Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon with shiitake mushrooms, Cipollini onions, honey glazed carrots, sautéed brussels sprouts and wild rice pilaf. Mothers will be treated to a sweet surprise with a Viennese dessert buffet complete with Mini Napoleons, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Mini Éclairs, Assorted Crème Puffs, Nutella Dessert Shooters, Assorted Mini Pies & Tortes, Variety of Petit Fours and Strawberry Short Cake. For reservations, please call (305) 749-2110.

Bulla Gastrobar
2500 Ponce de Leon Blvd | Coral Gables, FL 33134

Much like its sister restaurant, Bulla Gastrobar is giving the same treatment to all mothers this Mother’s Day. All mothers who walk into the Spanish gastrobar will receive a rose and a $20 giftcard to use for a future visit. Treat your mother to Spanish dishes like the Croquetas de Jamon and Arroz Caldoso. Then end the meal by toasting with Bulla’s signature Spanish Margarita! Your mom will second guess her spanish cooking with a restaurant like this one.

Delano South Beach
1685 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Delano South Beach has taken the stress out of planning a special and memorable Mother’s Day for the mom in your life who deserves a day of luxury and pampering. The iconic hotel in the heart of South Beach is offering brunch specials at signature restaurant, Bianca. 
Moms will love the delicious brunch at Bianca, including traditional Italian cuisine combined with gourmet brunch items and endless Veuve Clicquot champagne and Belvedere Bloody Marys. Bianca's brunch selections will feature classic favorites such as fresh grilled items, an omelet station, pasta station and raw bar. All moms will receive a beautiful flower with their dining experience and are invited to snap a family photo at Bianca’s outside terrace overlooking the Delano’s “Alice in Wonderland” inspired orchard. Brunch is priced at $85 per person plus tax and gratuity.

1111 Lincoln Road | Miami Beach, FL 33139

James Beard award winning restaurant, Juvia Miami, will feature their $23 pre-fixe regular lunch menu for Mother’s Day, which also includes unlimited champagne cocktails. Items on the menu include watermelon salad, seared codfish and rib eye steak frite. Guests are invited to enjoy the indoor and outdoor bar and dining room and panoramic views of Miami.  Reservations are recommended. To book your table, please call, 305.763.8272.

Mondrian South Beach
1100 West Ave. | South Beach, FL 33139

Mother’s Day is more than just brunch at Mondrian South Beach. Moms can take advantage of the bay views while participating in morning yoga and afterwards indulge in a decadent brunch. Mondrian South Beach’s Mother’s Day brunch will feature specialty dishes including Chef Dustin’s Spicy Fried Chicken with White Cheddar Waffles, Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits and Cinnamon Bun French Toast that pair perfectly with a bottomless morning cocktail upgrade for $35. 

The Continental Miami
2360 Collins Ave. | Miami, FL 33139

In celebration of Mother's Day The Continental has lined up kid-friendly activities and a mom-approved brunch beginning at 10:00 a.m. In addition to the fabulous brunch menu, moms will appreciate bubbly cocktails in a variety of flavors, from traditional mimosas and bellinis to passionfruit and guava, and an activity station where coloring sheets and supplies will be provided for kids to create cards for their mothers and grandmothers. Additionally, moms and grandmoms will receive a sweet parting gift of The Continental's homemade caramelized popcorn.

251 NW 25th St. | Miami, FL 33127

Celebrate Mother's Day Wynwood style at KYU. Mother's and grandmothers can sip on rosé and enjoy a variety of KYU's favorite brunch dishes including Crispy Kale Eggs Benedict and Buttermilk Pancakes with local fruits. Save room for the amazing “Mom’s Coconut Cake” based on Lewis’ mother’s own recipe. KYU will also feature a kiddies pack where they can decorate plant pots and actually pot an herb for their loved ones. 

Driftwood Room at Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel
1825 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Driftwood Room at Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel, in South Beach is treating all mothers on Sunday! Mothers can indulge in the Rosé Sunday brunch which includes a special menu prepared by Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and Chef de Cuisine Lucas Marino. Guests can enjoy items from the appetizer buffet, the savory cavery and dessert platter in addition to choosing one entrée for $55 per guest. The entrée selections include signature dishes such as the Cuban Benedict, Avocado Toast, Guava & Tamarind BBQ Ribs, Lobster ‘Mac & Cheese’ and Prime Steak Tartare. As a special treat from Driftwood Room, mothers can also enjoy a complimentary glass of rosé! To make reservations, please call 305.503.5700 or email reservations@driftwoodroom.com. 

Jaya at The Setai
2001 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Jaya at The Setai, Miami Beach is celebrating Mother’s Day with an elaborate and lavish brunch featuring live Jazz music. Jaya will host two seatings at 11:45 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Priced at $115 per adult and $58 per child, guests will indulge in an array of different options and Pan-Asian delicacies, including a rotisserie station with Roasted Strip Loin Au Jus and Caramelized Leg of Lamb; a seafood station with Alaskan King Crabs Legs and Snow Crab Claws; an Indian station featuring Butter Chicken and Fish Curry; and Asian station with Pad Thai Goong Sod, Gaeng Ped Moo (Red Pork Curry), and Chai Kway Teow (fried flat noodles). Patrons can also savor limitless Louis Roederer Champagne and Bloody Mary's. Reservations are recommended. To book your table, please call 855.923.7899 or email dining@thesetaihotel.com. All mothers will receive roses and a giftwrapped lemon cake takeaway. 

Pisco y Nazca
8405 Mills Dr. | Suite 260 Miami, FL 33183

Pisco y Nazca, a ceviche gastrobar, is treating all mothers this holiday! The restaurant will be offering each mother a rose and a $20 gift card  to be used for a future visit. Treat your mother to a seat at Pisco y Nazca, sip on Pisco Sours and savor all the Peruvian food it has to offer. Then come back again to use the gift card another time!

Sugar Factory
1144 Ocean Dr. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Treat your mother to something sweet this Mother’s Day and head to Sugar Factory on Miami Beach for brunch. Mothers and guests can choose from four appetizers on the special brunch menu including Spinach Artichoke Dip, Bruschetta, Caesar Salad and Roasted Beets and Boursin Salad. Entrees include Croque Madame, Grilled Steak and Eggs, Pan Seared Tilapia and Eggs Norwegian. To top it all off, homemade waffles with berries can be savored for dessert. Don’t forget that the brunch includes one complimentary glass of champagne! The price of the brunch is $55 per person.

The Sarsaparilla Club
1 18th St. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Top Chef Alum duo, Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth, celebrate mother's with their new Sunday Brunch. Starting from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., guests will delight in new brunch dim sum cart items including Oeey Gooey Cinnamon Rolls, Florida Strawberry Panna Cotta, Homemade Sausage Dumplings, and Fried Chicken Steamed Buns. The brunch menu includes salads and sides such as Charred Grapefruit Brulee, Sourdough Toast, Organic Lake Meadow Eggs, and Sticky Pork Belly Bacon. The brunch is topped off with their medium and large plates including Skillet Ricotta Hotcake, Sesame Kumquat Fritters, and Crispy Duck Leg French Toast, and Shrimp and Bacon Stuffed Chicken Wings. 

1103 Biscayne Blvd | Miami, FL 33132

Enjoy sweeping views of the bay at Verde at the Pérez Art Museum Miami. With special dishes like the Peach Cobbler, Avocado Toast, and Silver Dollar Cornmeal Pancakes, all mothers can enjoy delicious selections from Verde’s brunch menu. In addition to the special dishes and a la carte menu, you can toast to your mother with the limited edition Strawberry Rhubarb Mimosa!
Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar
Several locations

This Mother’s Day, take mom out for Mexican at the most playful restaurant in South Florida - Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar. At all five locations, they’ll be giving a complimentary “Margarita for Mother’s” with the purchase of an entree. Rocco’s Tacos provides a diverse menu with a distinct attention to detail including handmade corn tortillas cooked fresh on the restaurant’s Cormal, just as they’re made in kitchens throughout Mexico. Kids under 10 eat for free off of the kids menu.

Grease Burger, Beer & Whiskey Bar  
213 Clematis St. | West Palm Beach FL, 33401

For laidback moms that like craft beer & burgers, make plans to visit Grease Burger, Beer and Whiskey Bar. Awarded ‘Best Burger’ by the Palm Beach Post, moms are treated to a complimentary burger (with the purchase of another burger) on Mother’s Day. Try the Brother from Another Mother with homemade meatloaf, applewood bacon, swiss cheese, sautéed mushrooms, bbq sauce and red onion or for something a bit lighter dive into the all natural turkey burger with creole mayonnaise and avocado. Kids under 10 eat for free off of the kids menu.

Db Bistro Moderne
255 Biscayne Blvd. Way | Miami, Florida 33131

This Mother’s Day, treat mom to an exclusive brunch at db Bistro Moderne. The restaurant only offers brunch twice a year, so be sure to make your reservations for this special occasion now! To make the day even more exciting, db Bistro Moderne is offering a bottle of Chandon to share for an additional $20 per person. Chef Clark Bowen will present a delightful three course menu with starters including Spring Pea Soup with Pancetta, Yogurt, and Mint or, for a supplemental fee, Foie Gras Torchon with Kumquat, Kalamansi, and Pain d’Epice. Entree selections include Crab Benedict with Crumpet, Avocado, and Blood Orange Hollandaise, Ham and Mushroom Omelette with Gruyere, Fine Herbs, and Country Potatoes, and more. Finally, make sure to save room for four decadent dessert options including Milk Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate Biscuit, Citrus Praline Cremeux, Passionfruit Coulis, Gianduja Ice Cream or Strawberry Shortcake Vecherin with Chiffon Cake, Sour Meringue, Mint Gelee, and Limoncello Sorbet.  Mother’s Day brunch is priced at $50 per person, or $70 per person with a bottle of champagne for two. Children under 12 dine for $35. For reservations please call db Bistro Moderne at 305.421.8800.

Midtown Oyster Bar
3301 NE 1st Ave #103-1 | Miami, FL 33137

Chef Pierluigi Angioi created great all-day deals to please most mothers: a beautifully plated whole Branzino; oysters Rockefeller; seafood paella; and drinks with bottomless Syltbar sparking rosé, $7 Bloody Mary’s, $5 Mimosas and amazing select wines by the glass at $6. Not to mention the half off on select oysters: ALL DAY!

101 Washington Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

TiramesU, the 25-year old South Beach landmark restaurant, is offering a special a la carte menu to please the most demanding of moms. Chef Pintus curated dishes for mothers who are looking to stay on point with a light meal but also for those who want to take this special day to indulge. And then there are the bottomless mimosas for $25. For seafood lovers, the Tartare di Tonno ($18) comes with a Sardinian twist served between layers of pane carasau, a crispy flat bread from Sardinia, while the saffron risotto is topped with succulent shrimp and seasonal zucchini flowers ($22). But the show-stopper will be the traditional Grigliata di Pesce ($38), an assortment of grilled scallops, head-on prawns, salmon, tuna, served with pureed peas and roasted corn. The ravioli dish ($16) will incorporated the best of spring vegetables available, ricotta and served in a sage butter sauce. For a taste of the land, the lightly breaded veal chop ($38) is served with arugula, cherry tomatoes and topped with Grana Padano cheese. Finally, the Panna Cotta All’ Amarena ($8). The signature Italian homemade dessert brings closure to the meal with its creamy sweetness. TiramesU’s special twist: black berries.

SUGARCANE raw bar grill
3252 NE 1st Ave. | Miami, FL 33137

From 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. SUGARCANE raw bar grill will offer scrumptious specials such as Rock Shrimp Adobo and Peach & Raspberry Tiramisu Trifle in addition to their signature brunch menu. 

600 Lincoln Rd. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

From 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. SUSHISAMBA Miami Beach will present their special Bossa Nova Brunch in honor of Mother's Day featuring a 4-course menu featuring Quinoa Pancakes, Acai Bowl and Lobster Eggs Benedict priced at $35 per person (tax & gratuity additional) 

200 Biscayne Blvd. | Miami, FL 33131

From 11:30am – 4 p.m. every Sunday; $45 for adults, includes one beverage; $25 for kids 12 and under; $30 additional for unlimited Taittinger Champagne, Tito’s Bloody Mary Cart, Bacardi Mojito Cart, Grey Good Martinis; Live Reggae Band; Valet available on North Side of Southeast Financial Center Plaza (SE 2nd Street) $7 with validation.

Palmeiras Beach Club
4 Grove Isle Dr. | Miami, FL 33133

These guys will offering regular a la carte brunch menu.  In honor of Mother's Day they will add a Chocolate Fountain and Lamb Carving Station

The Forge
432 W 41st St. | Miami Beach, FL 33140

From 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Forge will offer a Mother's Day Brunch including one main course option of dishes including Surf & Turf Benedict and "The Forge" 10 oz. Burger along with offerings from various buffet tables priced at $75 per person (tax and gratuity not included) 

The Federal
5132 Biscayne Blvd. | Miami, FL 33137

They will be offering regular a la carte brunch menu. $22 per person for the Bottomless Boozy Brunch.  The dinner menu will be a la carte along with chef's specials.  In honor of Mother's Day, mother's will be treated with a glass of complimentary champagne and chocolate covered strawberries as a take home gift during dinner hours.

GK Bistronomie
218 NW 25th St. | Miami, FL 33127

They will be offering regular a la carte menu. In honor of Mother’s Day, mother’s will be treated with a glass of a complimentary mimosa or Prosecco. They will also receive a red rose.  

208 SW 2nd St. | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Join ROK:BRGR for a special Mother’s Day edition of its Sunday brunch, featuring complimentary mimosas for Moms. The menu includes hearty dishes such as the Hangover Sandwich, an over-easy farm egg, maple pepper bacon, siracha aioli, American cheese, heirloom tomato, avocado and artisan multigrain bread. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and also features live music by a DJ.

Himmarshee Public House
201 SW 2nd St. | Ft Lauderdale FL 33301

Himmarshee Public House will be offering Mother’s Day drink specials for Moms to enjoy during its Sunday brunch, hosted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The restaurant’s chef-driven menu offers brunch and lunch dishes, including the Banana Bread French Toast, coconut crusted with sliced bananas and bourbon maple syrup. Lighter options include the Southwestern Cobb, made with grilled chicken, roasted corn, black beans, avocado, local tomatoes, onions, tortilla strips, jack cheese and chipotle ranch.

204 SW 2nd St. | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

TacoCraft’s Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch, served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature complimentary Sangria and Mimosas for Moms. Guests can enjoy Mexican-inspired brunch items such as the Hangover Burrito with scrambled eggs, chorizo, tomato, avocado, Chihuahua cheese, potatoes and crema or the Breakfast Tostada with refried beans, Mexican chorizo, salsa verde, a sunny side up egg and crema. The festivities will also feature a live DJ.
Pizza Craft
330 Himmarshee St. | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Pizza Craft will be serving Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring exclusive drink specials for Moms. The restaurant’s brunch menu offers Italian breakfast favorites such as the Hangover Sandwich #3, a giant croissant with Miami Smokers bacon, avocado, tomato, provolone cheese, a fried egg and garlic aioli or the Breakfast Pie, a Neapolitan-style pizza featuring scallion cream, smoked bacon, fingerling potatoes, cave aged gruyere, fontina, caramelized onions and a roasted farm egg.
J&G Grill
9703 Collins Ave. | Bal Harbour, FL 33154

The resort is hosting an exquisite Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at J&G Grill. Guests will dine on a refined menu inspired by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, followed by decadent dessert selections from award-winning pastry chef Antonio Bachour.
Adults: $95; Children 12 & under: $49 from 12:30pm until 3:30pm. For reservations, dial
305-993-3333 or visit OpenTable.

Nikki Beach
1 Ocean Dr. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Nikki Beach will host the ultimate Mother's Day Brunch with a special gift that's twice as nice - all mothers receive a complimentary brunch to redeem at a future date of their choice. Every mom deserves a delectable array of dishes and libations in a tropical floral setting with over the top bouquets and designs. Nikki Beach’s brunch, long considered one of the best brunches on South Beach offering a myriad of stations and dishes ranging from savory prime rib and whole roast pork, live paella stations teaming with fresh seafood, handmade pasta made to order on site, custom omelettes, nutella waffles, crepes, decadent deserts and dozens of other options is $49.99. A South Beach landmark since 1998, Nikki Beach continues to delight guests with their South of France-style joie de vivre, lively DJs and dancers, and iconic white daybeds and teepees that makes Nikki Beach instantly recognizable anywhere in the world.

9 Cinco de Mayo Celebrations You Can’t Miss

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Photo courtesy of: Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

Photo courtesy of: Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow, for those of you who are completely lost. This is an excuse to stuff your face with delicious tacos while sipping on a margarita. Can’t get any better than that, can it? All over South Florida there are restaurants celebrating the occasion!

204 SW 2nd St. | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33388

JEY Hospitality Group’s TacoCraft will host its 2nd Annual Cinco de Mayo Block Party alongside its sister restaurant, ROK:BRGR and neighbor establishment Tarpon Bend on Thursday, May 5th in Himmarshee Village, Downtown Fort Lauderdale. The celebration will begin at 5 p.m. featuring music by a live band and DJ, as well as food and drink specials. Beer bars and food stands will be set up along 2nd Street with a number of offerings from the three restaurants, including taco specials. For more information contact TacoCraft at 954-463-2003.
5800 SW 73rd St. | South Miami, FL 33143

JEY Hospitality Group’s South Miami concepts ROK:BRGR and the soon-to-open TacoCraft will be hosting a Cinco de Mayo Block Party on Thursday, May 5th starting at 5 p.m. The festivities will feature a live DJ and Mexican-inspired favorites, including street tacos from a TacoCraft pop-up shop, in celebration of the restaurant’s new South Miami location, slated to open at the end of May. Drinks specials will be available at the various bar tents set up throughout the street, these include Margarita bars, tequila bars, beer bars and more. For more information contact ROK:BRGR South Miami at 305-663-6099.

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila
1220 16th St. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Bodega starting at 3:00 p.m. with food and drink specials, photo booth, live mariachi band and music by DJ Spiff and much more! There will be drink and food specials from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Drink specials include the Paloma, Michelada and the Mexican Shandi. Including Maestro Dobel Tequila shots for $5.

Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila
Several locations

Tequila connoisseur and bar-top-dancing owner, Rocco Mangel, is known for throwing the biggest Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the state and 2016 will be bigger than ever with more drink specials and surprises. Hosting six unique “Cinco de Drinko” fiestas at Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar in Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and Orlando, there is a Rocco’s Tacos an Uber ride away from everyone. Each party will have incredible drink specials along with live entertainment including Suenalo performing in Fort Lauderdale, Euphoria in Boca Raton and Leonard Brothers in Orlando, appearances by Pancho Villas mariachi band, DJs, prize giveaways and of course free tequila pourings by Rocco and “Team Cinco.” Beat the crowds and arrive early when the restaurants open at noon!

Fort Lauderdale - 1313 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL | 954.524.9550
Boca Raton - 5250 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton, FL | 561.416.2131 West Palm Beach –224 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL | 561.650.1001 Palm Beach Gardens - 5090 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL | 561.623.0127
Delray Beach - 110 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444 | 561.416.2131
Orlando - 7468 W Sandlake Road, Orlando, FL 32836 | 407.226.0550

15 NE 11th St. | Miami, FL 33132

It’s that time of year again to pull out your limes, salt and tequila for Cinco de Mayo! This year the ROOFTOP AT E11EVEN is hosting its First Annual Downtown Cinco party on Thursday, May 5 starting at 9:00 p.m. Guests will kick off the celebration with Avion Tequila specials all night long, live music by Reggae Rock and Latin Roots sensation, BACHACO with a special guest appearance by EL ARKA who are set to perform their top hip-hop tracks. Enjoy live music, mas tequila and the ultimate view of Downtown Miami! For tickets and table reservations, please visit: www.11miamirooftop.com/cinco

American Social Bar & Kitchen
Several locations

American Social Bar & Kitchen will celebrate Cinco De Mayo with discount tequila and beer specials, a live DJ and special appearance by the Miami Mariachis on Thursday, May 5th. Please find F&B specials detailed below. 

From 5 p.m. To 2 a.m., American Social Brickell guests will enjoy:
$5 Tequila Shots
$8 Margaritas
$8.50 Queso Dip
$11.50 Chicken or Shrimp Tacos
$12 Quesadillas

From 5 p.m. To 2 a.m., American Social Las Olas guests will enjoy:
$7 Herruda Tequila drinks and margaritas
$5 Dos Equis

Kitchen 305
16701 Collins Ave. | North Miami Beach, FL 33160

Kick off your Cinco de Mayo celebrations a day early and skip all the Cinco madness with Kitchen 305’s Cinco de Drinko on May 4th, featuring special guest DJ Rita Rayol and Debbie Taylor Band. Guests can enjoy Corona beer specials, $5 tequila shots, photo opportunities and more. Drink specials begin at 5:30 pm and photo opportunities with mariachi models start at 7 pm. The Debbie Taylor Band will be live at 8 pm and DJ Rita Rayol will keep the party going from 9 pm to close. 

Monty's Sunset
300 Alton Rd. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Throw on your sombreo and get your dancing shoes on because a mariacchie band is about to join Monty’s Sunset for a true Cinco de Mayo fiesta! There’s no better way to take part in the festivities than partying at your favorite beachside bar with a Monty’s margarita in hand made with 100% agave—for only $20 pitchers! Treat yourself with other Cinco de Mayo specials such as Happy Hour pricing on raw bar selects and cocktails, beer, and wine! For more information or reservations, call (305)-672-1148; 300 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Cabo Flats at Dolphin Mall  
11401 NW 12th St. #R101 | Sweetwater, FL 33172

Cabo Flats at Dolphin Mall kicks off an all-day Cinco de Mayo celebration at 11:30 a.m., with a series of signature margaritas including the Upside Down (with Cointreau Noir and Corazon Blanco Tequila), El Cabo (Mango to Pomegranate to Raspberry) and the Dia de Los Muertos (with Kah Blanco Tequila). Cabo’s House DJ livens up the party at 3 p.m., with a set that lasts throughout the night. Starting at 5 p.m., guests enjoy liquor promotions including complimentary shots. Party-goers can snap pictures in the photo booth for social media, transform their look with sugar skull face painting and dance to the libations of a live drummer. Soak up the tequila with a selection of bar bites, including Avocado Fries, Chicken Quesadillas or Crispy Tuna Tacos. Enter to win, as the restaurant is giving away Cabo Flats apparel and gift cards, bottles of Exotico Tequila and Cabo party favors throughout the night. For dinner reservations, please call 305.351.1911.

Trust Me, Dinner at Trust & Co. on Miracle Mile

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Duck Breast

Duck Breast

Written by: Dana LaMorte

Jerry Flynn's Trust & Co. opened this past January, and combines an airy space, extensive craft cocktail list, and eclectic locally-sourced dinner menu to pack a serious restaurant punch.

First, let's start with the cocktails. The menu boasts over 50 craft cocktails, as well as beers from local micro-breweries. Try the Trust Mojito, which isn't your typical muddled-mint drink--a trace of coconut milk takes this beverage to the next level.  Next up for me was the Dead-Man Walking--because I can't resist a cocktail with egg white.  The drink didn't disappoint, and between the drink menu and the small plates, I can see this as a perfect place to unwind at 5 pm on Friday.

Trust Mojito

Trust Mojito

Speaking of the small plates...The folks at Trust & Co. describe their cuisine as "New World American". The name is a little confusing, but pretty much translates to this: all the trendy plates that you're craving right now.  Like the Bacon, Date, and Manchego croquettes for a Spanish flavor.  Or the Crispy Florida Keys Rock Shrimp for a kind of Asian-Latin fusion bite.  

Craving oysters? The restaurant boasts an impressive raw bar, the oysters being just about the only thing on the menu that's not locally sourced.

Raw Bar

Raw Bar

The entrees are just as diverse and the options rotate seasonally. I was lucky to try the Charred Octopus, Roasted Half Chicken (with the creamiest mashed potatoes I've ever had), duck, and short rib ravioli (I told you there was something for everyone).

Charred Octopus

Charred Octopus

No dinner is complete without dessert. I had the pleasure of tasting all four dessert options on Trust & Co's menu--coconut cake, lemon basil panna cotta, alfajor, and Black Forest Chocolate cake.  Each had enough sweetness to satisfy my sweet tooth without being overly saccharine--the perfect way to end a meal.  

Coconut Cake

Coconut Cake

All in all, this was a solid restaurant with good drinks and a menu that's sure to satisfy everyone in your party.  It's the perfect space to go with a large group for dinner, or to go with co-workers for happy hour.

Trust & Co. is located at 2 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134. (305) 444-7433.

Where To Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day

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Photo courtesy of: Big City Tavern

Photo courtesy of: Big City Tavern

Not sure to celebrate this mouthwatering holiday? Here are a few of our favorite spots celebrating this absolutely marvelous day!

Big City Tavern
609 E. Las Olas Blvd. | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Bacon makes everything better, right? Throw in a sunny side up egg and Big City Tavern's Bacon Marmalade Grilled Cheese is a dream come true. With melted Havarti cheese on sourdough and a side of waffle chips, this over-the-top version of the classic sandwich is a surefire hit on National Grilled Cheese Day and every other day. ($13; lunch only)

Grease Burger Beer & Whiskey Bar
213 Clematis St. | West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Grease Burger's Triple Decker Grilled Cheese packs a triple punch with Muenster, American, and queso blanco melted on country white bread. Wash it down with one of Grease Burger's 100+ beers and National Grilled Cheese Day might become your new favorite holiday. ($8.95)

Louie Bossi’s Ristorante Bar & Pizzeria
1032 East Las Olas Blvd. | Fort Lauderdale FL, 33301

Louie Bossi's puts an Italian spin on the sandwich staple with their Quattro Fromaggi Panini. A melty mix of provolone, mozzarella, parmigiano reggiano, and fontina is topped with an egg and pressed to perfection. Fair warning, extra napkins may be required! ($13.50; lunch only)

Radio Bar
814 1st St. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Radio Bar is located in the South of Fifth neighborhood and adds to the rapid bar trend in Miami. Radio’s ambiance is refreshingly unique, offering a friendly spot to enjoy a craft cocktail while dancing to eclectic tunes.Feeling hungry while you sip on that craft cocktail? Indulge in one of our delectable grilled cheeses to satisfy your hunger cravings! Try the Inside Out, with sharp cheddar cheese inside & out served with Radio’s popcorn ($6.00); the Lego, with a tasty Eggo waffle, cheddar cheese, bacon & egg served with maple syrup ($8.00) and if you’re in a spicy type of mood, try the Spicy Crunch Nacho, monterey jack cheese, spicy sweet chili Doritos and served with Cool Ranch Doritos ($7.00). 

Ms. Cheezious
1915 Ponce de Leon Blvd. | Miami, FL 33134

Coral Gables is about to get cheezy! That’s because the geniuses behind Ms. Cheezious are rollin’ their grilled cheese-loving empire onto Ponce – but we’re talkin’ a second brick-and-mortar restaurant. And, they are opening up today, for National Grilled Cheese Day! In fact, anyone who visits them on day one, and orders a “Must Have” melt, will receive a free Sixpoint Brewery beer (and this goes for Ms. Cheezious in MiMo too). Both carnivores and vegetarians alike can savor satisfying “Ms. Cheezious® Must Haves” like the Pesto Melt with house pesto, tomato, and provolone cheese on parmesan-crusted sourdough bread; BBQ Pulled Pork Melt with house-made BBQ pulled pork and sharp cheddar cheese on Texas toast; Crabby Cheese Melt with fresh-made-real-deal crab salad and sharp cheddar cheese on sourdough bread; Croqueta Monsieur with ham croquettes, tavern ham, Swiss cheese, and béchamel on sourdough bread; and Frito Pie Melt with house chili, American cheese, jalapenos, onions, and Fritos on sourdough bread. Craving something sweet? Go for the S’Mores Melt with roasted marshmallows and salted chocolate hazelnut spread and graham cracker crumble on sourdough bread.