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10 Parties To Check Out For Super Bowl Sunday

RandoFood, RandoLists, RandoMiamiKaty CoffieldComment
Photo courtesy of: Frankey's Sports Bar (Organic Buffalo Style Chicken Wings)

Photo courtesy of: Frankey's Sports Bar (Organic Buffalo Style Chicken Wings)

Who doesn't love a good party? This weekend whether you decide to just chill at home or at a friend’s house, take a look at this cool parties taking place all over South Florida!

Frankey’s Sports Bar
900 Silks Run | Hallandale Beach, FL

Frankey’s Sports Bar is hosting a family style feast to celebrate Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, February 7th starting at 5:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy endless appetizers and entrees until the start of the 4th quarter for $49 per person, plus applicable taxes and 20 percent gratuity (drinks charged upon consumption). Frankey’s Family Style Super Bowl menu will feature a variety of game day-inspired appetizers and entrees, along with chef’s choice of dessert options. Football fans can cheer on their favorite team and catch all the action of the big game on Frankey’s 38 giant HD TV’s and 180-inch video wall while feasting on a delicious menu. Frankey’s Family Style Super Bowl menu will include: Frankey’s Beef Nachos, Bolognese or Cheese Pizza, Organic Buffalo Style Chicken Wings, Adena Farms Beef Sliders with Frank’s Aioli, Penne Bolognese, and Frankey’s Beef Bowl (New Item). For reservations please call 954-464-2333. For parties of 15 or more contact Candi at candi.evett@adenafoods.com or 954-558-6845.

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

What could be better than watching the Superbowl poolside in the warmth of Miami with a drink in hand? At Monty’s Sunset, you can enjoy the action in true Miami-style. Dock your boat at the South Beach Marina and pull up to the best party on South Beach. Kick off your day with a pool party at Monty’s with live bands, DJs, raw bar and NFL “draft" specials of the day. Take advantage of our Superbowl Stone Crabs offering medium claws for only $4 and $1 Oyster specials! Continue the party throughout the day and into the night when the big game will go down. Watch the action on our 30 Big Screens inside and out as well as 2 oversized projection screens with sound played throughout Monty’s!  What's the deal: $1 Oyster Specials, $4 Stone Crab Claws, drink specials, 30 TV’s, and 2 large screen projectors. Call for reservations 305.672.1148. 

Gale Rooftop
1690 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139    

Watch the best teams in the NFL face off on top of LDV Hospitality’s Gale Rooftop, where Rec Room and JetSmarter, a mobile marketplace for private jet charter, will host one of the best Super Bowl parties in Miami. On Sunday, February 7th, guests can enjoy watching the big game, and its awesome commercials, on a large projector screen and several TV’s on the Gale Rooftop while enjoying the sweeping views of Miami Beach. From 6 p.m. – midnight, guests will also enjoy an open bar and food by Dolce Italian, Bravo’s “Best New Restaurant” of 2015. Tickets for the Super Bowl party are $50 each.
To purchase tickets, please visit: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/super-bowl-rooftop-party-tickets-21097019754?aff=es2
 
E11EVEN MIAMI
29 NE 11th St. | Miami, FL 33130

With the 50th Anniversary of the NFL’s biggest game quickly approaching, E11EVEN will offer football fans two viewing party options to witness the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers go head to head for the coveted Super Bowl Championship ring. On Sunday, February 7th, E11EVEN MIAMI creates the ultimate viewing experience with 32-FT LED screen in the main room, a 16-FT LED screen in the day-club room, and 52 TVs all on the Funktion-One sound system. The watch party will feature an open bar from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., as well as a complimentary tailgate menu from Wynwood’s favorite BBQ joint, Pride and Joy. For tickets and table reservations please call 305.305.6611 or visit www.11miami.com/biggame. Admission is $50 for women and $75 for men. Doors open at 5 p.m. Game Time 6:30 p.m.

Upstairs at E11EVEN ROOFTOP, the POWER96 team will be hosting the watch party while guests kick back in the open-air lounge with a state-of-the-art retractable roof and watch the game on a 16-FT LED screen with surround sound. The watch party will feature Power 96 giveaways, passed light bites, and a complimentary drink. E11EVEN ROOFTOP’s comfortable sofa seating, communal fire pit tables, bottle service, and a full service bar & kitchen menu make for the optimal viewing party. Listen to POWER96 Morning show to win tickets. For tickets and table reservations please call 305.305.6611 or visit www.11miamirooftop.com/biggame. Admission is $20. Doors open at 5 p.m. Game Time 6:30 p.m.
 
Radio Bar
814 1st St. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Join Radio Bar this coming Super Bowl Sunday and catch the "big game" in a big way on Radio's 100-inch projector screen. Drink specials including five for $25 Corona buckets and five for $20 Miller Lite Buckets and complimentary pizza & wings from Pizza Bar! 

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

Join Bodega Taqueria y Tequila for the ultimate Super Bowl Sunday footballl fiesta. Enjoy drink and food specials, halftime DJ, surprise giveaways and a massive drink funnel from the mezzanine to the first floor! Food specials: GAMEDAY NACHOS $9: Refried beans, Oaxaca, pico de Gallo, jalapeños, Mexican crema, avocado dressing and cilantro.  CHILAQUILES SUPREME $9: chips soaked in salsa verde, onion, cotija, cilantro.  PIGS IN EMPANADA $8: with Dijon mustard BUFFALO CHICKEN TACOS $7: Lettuce, pickled celery, blue cheese crumbled, cilantro and blue cheese dressing BACON OAXACA BURGER TORTA $10 CHILAQUILES SUPREME $9 Wings $12. Drink specials: $5 dollar draft beer, $20 Buckets of Corona, $45 Margarita pitchers, $150 tableside kegs.

Grease Burgers, Beer And Whiskey Bar
213 Clematis St. | West Palm Beach FL, 33401

With twenty plasma TVS and delicious food specials including $2.50 sliders, $.75 wings, and the Super Bowl Shuffle Platter (a combination of wings, sliders, and a half rack of ribs served with coleslaw for $13.95), Grease Burger, Beer and Whiskey Bar is the ultimate destination for Super Bowl Sunday. No matter who you are cheering for, West Palm Beach’s favorite burger joint invites you to enjoy 5 for $15 domestic bottles and 5 for $20 imported bottles. Guests can also choose from more than 130 selections of beer by the bottle and on tap, over 110 whiskeys and bourbons including their own house-made whiskey, and an exceptional menu from Chef Laterence that offers fresh salads, sandwiches, brats, tempting sides and delicious desserts in addition to their famous 10oz juicy burgers that have appeared on the Travel Channel’s Food Paradise.

Nautilus
1825 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Kick off the Super Bowl with a Backyard Tailgate Party at Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel
Spend Super Bowl Sunday poolside at Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel, backyard tailgate featuring tailgate-inspired food and games from 5:30-11:30pm. Guests can watch the big game, savor items from the grill, sip on tap beer and Rosé wine coolers. Nautilus Cabana Club will also offer favorite classic tailgate games, such as corn hole, with live music from a DJ. Keg Beer and Rose 'Wine Coolers' $42.00++.

JW Marriott Miami
255 Biscayne Blvd. | Miami, FL 33131

The JW Marriott Miami will be showing the Super Bowl, on February 7th, on an 85 Inch LED T.V., and offering patrons 2 X 1 beer and mouthwatering discounted appetizers. Some of the menu items include: fried calamari, Terraza mini burgers, grilled or fried chicken wings, and fresh made guacamole with chips.

45 Dates That Will Make Your Valentine Swoon

RandoFood, RandoLists, RandoMiamiKaty CoffieldComment
Photo courtesy of: Bulla Gastrobar (Brazo Helado)

Photo courtesy of: Bulla Gastrobar (Brazo Helado)

The “most romantic” night of the year is upon us, Valentine’s Day. Instead of buying the ordinary box of chocolates and a teddy bear why don’t you go the extra mile and check out this South Florida spots that are sure to make your valentine swoon?

St. Regis Bal Harbour
9703 Collins Ave. | Bal Harbour, FL 33154

The St. Regis Bal Harbour is offering a variety of enticing experiences for couples this Valentine’s Day, from a romantic dinner in a private villa overlooking the ocean to an intimate tea for two. Please let me know if the below events are a fit for any Valentine’s Day stories you might be planning.
 
Valentine’s Dinner at J&G Grill
Indulge in a four-course prix fixe dinner with the most seductive ingredients inspired by world-renown chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and specialty desserts by award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Antonio Bachour. Sunday, February 14; Four course prix fixe dinner - $150 per person; advanced reservations required.
 
Ultimate Romance at St. Regis
Go beyond expectation and celebrate Valentine's Day with the most exclusive dinner experience in Miami! Allow a St. Regis Butler to serve you a private, romantic dinner overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from the comfort of an Oceanfront Day Villa. Start with a bottle of vintage Dom Perignon Champagne, followed by a four-course dinner inspired by chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The luxurious Oceanfront Day Villa features an indoor relaxation lounge and an outdoor private terrace and dining table, and is yours to enjoy throughout the evening. Sunday, February 14; Limited availability; $1,200+ tax & gratuity; advanced reservations required.
 
The St. Regis Bar & Sushi Lounge
The St. Regis Bar will be offering an alluring menu of sushi and champagne pairings for the bold hearted connoisseurs, with music adding to the already-romantic atmosphere. Sunday, February 14; 6:30pm & 9pm seatings available; $275 per couple.
 
St. Valentine’s Afternoon Tea
Spoil your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with a romantic tea for two experience at The St. Regis Bar by Executive Pastry Chef Antonio Bachour. Sunday, February 14, 2pm-5pm; $59 per person; 24-hour advanced reservation required.
 
For more information or to book these activities, please visit http://www.stregisbalharbour.com/valentines-day.

River Oyster Bar
650 S Miami Ave. | Miami, FL 33130

This iconic Brickell seafood spot is a perfect combination of low-key fine dining and delicate romance to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a special and memorable way. With soft lighting and impeccable food, it makes the ideal romantic setting for a developing relationship. Make sure to order from their impressive oyster selection paired with wine or champagne to get the aphrodisiacs going!
 
Hilton Bentley
101 Ocean Dr. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Relive your honeymoon at the luxurious Hilton Bentley Suite in Miami Beach. This two-story, 3,000 square-foot penthouse in the Hilton Bentley Hotel is sure to make her swoon! Take her breath away with the luxury and comfort of this one-of-a kind beauty. With a private infinity pool, jacuzzi, sprawling sun-drenched deck and spectacular private terraces along with ocean views, the two of you can hide out in your romantic getaway for the weekend. 
  
Marlee's Green Tea Whiskey
Multiple locations

For those of you trying to keep your New Year resolutions going strong, Marlee's Green Tea Whiskey is the perfect go-to drink that allows you to have the best of both worlds---it's all the goodness of Green Tea but much more fun! In fact, the central compound in green tea that delivers much of its antioxident benefits, polyphenols, are found in higher concentration in an 8 oz serving than that of the average cup of green tea! Marlee's keeps it simple, using only a handful of ingredients: American Rye Whiskey, Gunpowder Green Tea and Organic Mexican Blue Agave. Where to sip: Bocce Bar, Delano, Drunken Dragon, and The Mondrian Hotel South Beach.
 
FOS Mastiha
Multiple locations

If you're craving a European getaway, serve up some FOS Mastiha for a sweet taste of Greece. Travel to the beautiful island of Greece with just one sip of this drink. FOS Mastiha, historically delicious and crafted to perfection, has been created to elicit a true taste of Greek culture. Take on the role of a Greek Goddess as the liqueur has a one of a kind and precise harvesting and distillation process that gives insight into why it is so special. Only harvested once per year, Mastiha undergoes a traditional process, including mixing it with high quality alcohol and secret ingredients before distillation and bottling. Even better, FOS Mastiha also has digestive benefits. With endless mixology possibilites, FOS Mastiha lends itself as the perfect ingredient to make festive Valentine's cocktails--cute for single ladies pictures with an even better taste! Where to sip: Soho House, W Hotel, Palmeiras Beach Club, and Sardinia Enoteca Restaurants.

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

Cozy up with your special someone against the sunset and enjoy fresh seafood and cocktails while overlooking the South Beach Marina. Enjoy a relaxed romantic evening without having to go to over-the-top measures to impress your loved one. With affordable happy hour prices, a lively atmosphere and amazing rawbar selections, Monty’s makes the perfect Valentine’s Day spot to celebrate the first stages of your blossoming relationship. 

Trapiche Room
1109 Brickell Ave. | Miami, FL 33131

The JW Marriott Miami’s Executive Chef, Alex Paz, invites couples to share a romantic dining experience at the Trapiche Room. Menu highlights include Black Truffle and Taleggio Potato and Chocolate Dusted Prime Filet with Stone Crab Risotto. The delectable experience finishes with a decadent Red Velvet Rum Cake. The romantic dinner on February 14th is priced at $80 per person with the option of wine pairings for an additional $25.

Casabe 305 Bistro
1762 Coral Way | Miami, FL 33145

Casabe 305 Bistro is hosting a special dinner, which will be served on Feburary 13 for dinner 5pm-11pm, and on Feburary 14 from 5pm-10pm. The menu includes a 7-course meal with a bottle of house wine for $150. Some of the menu items include: grilled lobster tail, mahi-mahi, arugula and prosciutto salad, a strawberry tiramisu. 

La Riviera at the Pullman Miami Airport
5800 Blue Lagoon Dr. | Miami, FL 33130

La Riviera is serving a decadent “Shades of Chef Gray” menu and their Miami-style take on the romantic Parisian Love Lock bridge experience. The dinner is priced $85/person and will take place from February 12 until February 14, starting at 6pm. Brought to you by Executive Chef John Gray: 4 courses of decadence to include a complimentary champagne cocktail to toast, an Asparagus & Truffle Scented Cappuccino to start, followed by a sumptuous Butternut Squash Ravioli with lump crab & chardonnay butter, along with guests choice of Maine Lobster Braised in Late Harvest Riesling or Prosciutto Wrapped Filet Mignon, and a dessert course with all things chocolate for a pair to share!

To further the romantic experience, and in similar fashion to the Pont des Arts (or “Love Lock”) Bridge, the “Shades of Chef Gray” dinner will include a lock for each couple to place on the hotel’s fountain. The key will then be thrown into the adjacent Blue Lagoon as a romantic gesture and symbol of the couple’s everlasting love.
 
AC Hotel
2912 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33140

Whether celebrating single life with your closest friends or toasting with your lover, sipping on the Dear Prudence cocktail at AC Lounge in AC Hotel Miami Beach will satisfy your taste buds and get you in the mood to seize the night! While there, you may also feel the urge to enjoy sweet and savory small plates like warm kale and bacon dip, braised pork, ham, swiss cheese & pickle toast, goat cheese and honey cheesecake, or macarons. A little bit about Dear Prudence: with Sipsmith-Made in London, this namesake dry artisan gin is distilled in “Prudence,” a unique and handsome copper still. Notes of meadow flowers, juniper and citrus abound, with a dollop of orange marmalade on the palate. Fevertree Elderflower Tonic. Freeze dried strawberries, which are regularly used in creating Spanish style gin tonics, add a pop of red to the cocktail.

TiramesU
101 Washington Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

TiramesU is offering an “a la carte” Valentine’s Day dinner menu with extraordinary ingredients to fit the romantic theme yet with reasonable prices between $18 for the appetizer to $38 for the decadent prawns entree. The specialty cocktail is appropriately named “Valentino” and boasts strawberries, basil (for a sprinkle of Italian) and balsamic with Effen vodka. A good starter for the occasion. “Romance is in the details,” serenades Chef Fabrizio Pintus. From the fresh raspberries and blackberry sauce on the tuna tartare, the cocoa on the venison medallions to the black truffle in the homemade pasta and the oysters and champagne, the selection infuses the special evening with sense-awakening burst of flavors.

Renaissance Boca Raton
2000 NW 19th St. | Boca Raton, FL 33431

On Feb. 13 and 14 from 5-10 p.m., Renaissance Boca Raton with offer guests a Valentine’s Day dining experience under the stars with live entertainment at Umbria Ristorante. Guests will enjoy a complimentary bottle of champagne and four-course meal of romantic pairings, with featured dishes such as Lobster Bisque, Hearts of Palm Salad, Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass with Apricot Beurre Blanc, and Veal Osso Bucco with Pine Nut Gremolata. Finish the night off with a delectable Amaretto Cheesecake or Twin Mousse Crepes. The cost is $54 per person, plus tax and gratuity. 

Toscana Divino
900 S Miami Ave. | Miami, FL 33130

Toscana Divino celebrates Valentine’s Day with Weekend d’Amore. Starting February 12th and through February 14th, Toscana Divino is offering an exclusive Valentine’s Day package with thoughtfully curated menu selections to assure you have the perfect night. Couples can enjoy the Menu d’Amore a la carte or as a three-course dinner including a demi bottle of Franciacorta for only $75. The menu consists of an appetizer Cuore Di Zucca ($20), Squash, Pecorino & Guanciale; a choice between two entrees of Mezzaluna Di Manzo Ravioli ($28), Painted Hills Short Rib Ravioli & Black Truffle Cream or È Davvero Salmone ($35), Wild Salmon, Hearts of Palm "Caponata" & Anson Mills Arancini. For dessert, the chefs prepared Passione Cioccolato ($15), 65% Dark Ecuadorian Chocolate with Coconut, Mint & Amarena. Toscana Divino’s Weekend d’Amore will take place on Friday, February 12th until Sunday, February 14th.  The three-course menu will cost $75 plus tax and gratuity. For more information, please call 305-371-2767 or visit http://www.toscanadivino.com.

db Bistro Moderne
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way | Miami, FL 33133

Set the stage for romance this Valentine’s Day Weekend with dinner at db Bistro Moderne. Miami’s favorite French bistro is offering a tempting four course prix-fixe menu featuring peekytoe crab salad or guinea hen terrine, followed by indulgent black truffle risotto and your choice of a tender duo of beef or decadent butter poached lobster. Top the meal off with a sweet strawberry & raspberry tart with berry sauce and citrus yogurt ice cream or a rich tiramisu chocolate bar with cardamom foam and coffee ice cream.  Sommelier Alan Feldman will offer special wine selections to highlight the flavorful dishes. Please note that the a la carte menu will not be available on Saturday or Sunday night. The Valentine’s Day menu is priced at $155 per person. For reservations please call 305-421-8800 or visit www.dbbistro.com. When: Friday 2/12: 6 pm – 12 am; Saturday 2/13: 6 pm – 12 am; Sunday 2/14: 6 pm – 10 pm.

Dolce Italian
1690 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

On Sunday, February 14th from 6-11pm, guests of the restaurant will enjoy a special prix fixe four-course menu that includes a Chilled Seafood Salad, Risotto Al Porcini, a Terramare with filet mignon and lobster tail, and Meringata for dessert. The Valentine’s Day menu is priced at $75 per person. Separately, guests will have the option to order from a special selection of champagnes to share with their significant other, including Dom Perignon, Dom Perignon Rose, Krug Grande Cuvee, and Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque Brut, among others. For reservations please call (786) 975-2550 or visit: http://www.opentable.com/dolce-italian?rid=102409&ref=1068

Regent Cocktail Club
1685 James Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Loved ones can switch it up this Valentine’s Day with a special edition cocktail making class featuring delicious Veuve champagne cocktails. On Sunday, February 14th, couples will receive a comprehensive introduction into bartending techniques and etiquette from 7 – 9 p.m. Regent Cocktail Club’s classic bartenders set the stage for romance with the art of crafting champagne cocktails, where they will share first-hand insight and leave guests with greater knowledge of cocktail recipes, methodology, and a dash of romance. Light appetizers and delectable desserts will be provided by Dolce Italian to compliment the tastings and add an extra spark to the date. Pre-purchase price for the tickets are $85 per person and can be found through RegentCocktailClub.com/Bartending-Class or $100 per person at the door. The class is limited to 20 people. Following the bartending class and open to all guests of Regent Cocktail Club, Valentine’s couples can continue their date late into the night with a live acoustic session by singer Nicolle Chirino from 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. and a special Valentine’s Day cocktail menu. To purchase tickets for the special cocktail class, please visit: http://www.regentcocktailclub.com/bartending-class

Komodo
801 Brickell Ave. | Miami, FL 33132

Komodo, the new Brickell hotspot by LIV and Story impresario Dave Grutman, sets the stage for romance with a special three-course menu on February 14 from 6-11pm. Couples will have their choice of appetizer, including the delicious Tuna & Toro Roll, Crispy Wasabi Shrimp, Spicy Beef Dumplings, Komodo Chicken Salad, or Hearts of Palm Salad. For the second course, guests will have a choice of a decadent Chilean Seabass, Hong Kong Grilled Lobster, Grilled Szechuan Beef, or Wild Mushroom Noodle. Each entrée comes with Duck Fried Rice and Chinese Broccoli Gratin. For dessert, patrons will enjoy a sweet Chef’s sampler of chocolate textures. In addition, each guest will receive a complimentary glass of Dom Perignon. The menu is $140 per person. For reservations, please call (305) 534-2211 or visit opentable.com/komodo.

Jaya
2001 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Jaya, the new Pan-Asian gem at The Setai, Miami Beach, will celebrate Valentine’s Day with two menus, a five-course menu on Friday and Saturday and a special menu on Sunday.  The days leading up to the lover’s holiday, Jaya will feature a five-course prix fixe that includes a delicious Coconut Soup, Scallop Dumplings, Tandoor Sea Bass, Peking Duck, and a Chocolate Variation of ganache, chocolate praline air cake, raspberry, and chocolate sorbet for dessert. The Friday and Saturday menu is $98 per person. The A La Carte menu is also available. On Sunday, Feb. 14th, Jaya sets the tone for love with a delicious five-course menu that begins with a choice of Japanese Sebream or Trio of Oysters. The second course features Coconut Soup before moving on to third course featuring a choice of Alaskan King Crab Merus or Scallop Dumplings. For the entrée, couples can choose between the Yellowtail Snapper or Colarado Lamb Chops. To top off the romantic dinner, the dessert “Chocolate on Fire!” features cocoa bittersweet ganache, salted caramel ice cream, strawberries, and 151 proof rum. The Valentine’s Day menu is $125 per person and wine pairings are available for $110. In addition, for the ladies ordering off either menu, they will receive a complimentary glass of Rosé and delectable macaroons. For reservations, please call 855.923.7899 or email dining@thesetaihotel.com. When: Friday and Saturday: 7 p.m. – midnight; Sunday: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

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

Beginning Saturday, February 13, Driftwood Room at Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel is encouraging couples to bond over a special sharing menu featuring a la carte dishes made for two. The special "Things We Do For Two" menu created by Food Network Star and Executive Chef Alex Guarnaschelli is available all weekend in addition to the regular a la carte menu. On Sunday, February 14, guests can celebrate throughout the day during the Valentine's Rosé Brunch. Brunch highlights include bottomless Whispering Angel Rosé for $25 per person, specialty brunch items from the a la carte menu and beats by DJ. When: Saturday, February 13 – Sunday, February 14 from 6 - 11pm; Sunday, February 14 from 11:30am - 4pm.

Sugar Factory
1144 Ocean Dr. | Miami, FL 33139

Show your special someone how much you care this Valentine’s Day by taking them to Sugar Factory American Brasserie located at Hotel Victor. On Sunday, February 14th, the Ocean Drive celebrity hot spot will have a unique prix fixe menu featuring dishes such as Brie Cheese Puff Pastries and Seared Angus Filet. In addition, couples can choose to order from the regular a la carte menu. Couples can enjoy the prix fixe menu for $75 per person, which includes a glass of champagne for each and a rose for ladies. To make a reservation, please call (305) 604-0323. 

Bianca at Delano
1685 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Located in Miami’s iconic Delano Hotel, Bianca offers an innovative dining experience in a sophisticated setting, perfect for a romantic Valentine’s dinner. Bianca is offering a tempting three course prix-fixe menu accompanied by a Veuve Clicquot champagne toast not only for Valentine’s Day, but throughout Valentine's Day weekend. Appetizers include your choice of: Tuna Pizza topped with micro shiso and truffle oil, or Insalata Rossa with red oak leaf, grapefruit, pomegranate seeds and goat cheese. Entree selections include: Risotto All’aragosta with fresh Maine lobster, carnaroli and saffron, Petite Filet accompanied by roasted cippolini and black truffle potatoes, Red Snapper Cauliflower Agrodolce served with roasted cauliflower, golden raisin, pine nuts and lovage. Top the meal off with the heavenly Concierto- hazelnut espresso chocolate cake topped with mascarpone mousse and almond crumble served alongside praline gelato. The Valentine’s Day menu is priced at $100 per person. For reservations please call 305-674-5752 or visit https://www.morganshotelgroup.com/delano/delano-south-beach/eat-drink/bianca. When: Friday 2/12: 7 pm – 12 am; Saturday 2/13: 7 pm – 12 am; Sunday 2/14: 7 pm – 11 pm.

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

Bay views, bubbly and breakfast are all included in one uber romantic package at Mondrian South Beach. The Romance Package, running now through March 31, 2016, includes an upgrade to a bay view room, complimentary 2 p.m. late checkout and 20% off a spa treatment at Agua Spa. Sweethearts are also treated to a bottle of champagne and special amenity upon arrival and a complimentary breakfast at La Savina.

SWGR Gallery
2235 NW 2nd Ave. | Miami FL, 33127

Why not give a gift that can accompany an experience? SWGR Gallery sells original jewelry for the eclectic fishing fan including pendants with hearts fashioned out of fishing hooks. A savvy sweetheart could package a necklace and take their date out on open waters with one of Miami’s many fishing charters. Necklaces start at $28.

Verde in the Pérez Art Museum
1103 Biscayne Blvd. | Miami, FL 33132

Make this Valentine’s Day one to remember at Verde, located in Pérez Art Museum Miami. You and your date can indulge in a brunch prepared with love using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. Make a toast with handcrafted specialty cocktails and take in the sweeping views of Biscayne Bay. The restaurant provides scenic views and a casual atmosphere to make it all about you and your special someone on this Valentine’s Day. To make a reservation, please call (786) 345-5697.

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

Plan a romantic night on Las Olas Boulevard with Big City Tavern Executive Chef Steven Zobel’s mouthwatering Valentine’s Day menu. Begin your succulent meal with aphrodisiac Oysters on the Half Shell ($15 per 1/2 dozen), then move on to the Baked Lemon Sole and Crab Stuffing with Asparagus and Béarnaise Sauce ($31) or Chateaubriand for Two with Mushroom Demi Glaze and Gratin Potatoes ($78). End your night on a sweet note by indulging in the Molten Chocolate cake with Port Wine and Raspberries ($7) or Chocolate Mousse and Berry Parfait ($7). A la carte with specials.  Reservations recommended.

City Cellar
700 South Rosemary Avenue, Suite 218 | West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Cozy up to your sweetie at City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill this Valentine’s Day! Executive Chef Kevin Darr will be serving his a la carte menu along with a variety of delicious specials including Grilled Wagyu NY Strip, lobster risotto, organic mache, roasted shallot agro dolce ($45), Pan Seared Halibut, butternut squash puree, sautéed Chinese broccoli, pistachio beurre blanc ($34) and Housemade Fresh Sweet Corn Gnocchi, cellar bacon, rock shrimp, local heirloom tomatoes, opal basil ($30). General Manager Michael "Iggy" Ignatowicz will also be on hand offering pairing suggestions from the restaurant’s award-winning wine list with more than 400 wines by the bottle, half bottle, glass and flight, including some great values. Reservations recommended.

City Oyster & Sushi Bar
213 East Atlantic Ave. | Delray Beach, FL 33444

City Oyster & Sushi Bar invites guests to indulge in a special dinner for two or a night out with friends on Valentine's Day. Start your culinary journey with the Double Dragon Roll featuring shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, seaweed salad & cucumber, topped with half avocado and half tuna, eel sauce and spicy mayo. ($23) before diving into delicious mains from Chef Dennis Teixeira like the Conchilli Bolognese made with beef, pork & veal, baked al forno with fresh mozzarella ($28) and the Moroccan Spiced Grouper with cous cous veggie salad with pine nuts, raisins, Sicilian olives and salsa verde ($36). End the night with a delicious homemade dessert from Pastry Chef Nico Jambetakis. A la carte menu with specials. Reservations recommended.

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

Ah, Valentine’s Day—or should we say, “$75-set-menu day.” For those hoping to spend less this year and still enjoy a night out, visit Grease Burger, Beer & Whiskey Bar on Clematis Street. The entire menu will be offered a la carte along with a delicious Brie Mine Burger, a 10oz Brie stuffed burger topped with homemade apple walnut chutney. For dessert, dive into a mammoth slice of double stacked chocolate cake. Grease also features a huge craft beer list with over 130 selections by the bottle and on tap, over 110 whiskeys and bourbons available including their own house-made whiskey, and a craft cocktail menu. A la carte menu. No reservations needed. 

Makoto  
9700 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33154

For Valentine’s weekend Makoto will be serving a four-course prix fixe tasting that includes the beloved Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice; Uni with Fresh Udon, yuzu kosho, myoga and nekonbu dashi; and Wagyu Millefeuille with truffle, pickled turnips and tonkatsu sauce. The evening ends on a sweet note with mini chocolate truffles and includes a split of Veuve Cliquot. $120/pair.

Pisco y Nazca
8405 Mills Dr. | Suite 206 Miami, FL 33183

Pisco y Nazca, an authentic Peruvian dining experience, is meant to bring two people together in a space that is packed with personality and soul. Treat your Valentine to a seat at the bar and share one of the signature ceviches such as the Aji Amarillo, flounder served with aji amarillo leche de tigre, or a small plate such as the Causa Crocante, panko shrimp served with rocoto aioli on top of whipped potato. With a wide variety of drinks and shareable dishes, Pisco y Nazca is perfect place to spend your Valentine's Day.

NaiYaRa
1854 Bay Rd. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

An adventurous meal for two awaits for you at NaiYaRa. Chef Bee of NaiYaRa showcases an eclectic menu featuring Thai street fare and Japanese specialties. Spice up your Valentine's Day with dishes including Bok Choi and homemade Beef Jerky and take your pick from the cocktail menu with a variety of drink options. After dinner take a romantic stroll through Sunset Harbour and enjoy the breathtaking views of the beach.

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

The restaurant will offer a weekly Valentine’s themed market menu. Highlights listed below: Pargo a La Sal Florida red snapper baked in salt, seasonal vegetables, ravigotte sauce, Carrileras de Ternera Lechal Veal cheek fricassee, potato foam, wild mushrooms, and Brazo Helado de Mango y Vainilla Mango gelee roll filled with vanilla ice cream, yogurt.
 
La Feria del Mercado de San Miguel
301 North Biscayne Boulevard (at Bayfront Park) | Miami, FL 33132

On their closing day in Bayfront Park, La Feria del Mercado de San Miguel will host a Valentine’s Day celebration. A special “St. Valentine Meets San Miguel” cocktail will be offered, along with live music and a gift of an Abanico Español (Spanish fan) for the ladies! Open Sunday from 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.
 
Ortanique on the Mile
278 Miracle Mile | Coral Gables, FL 33134

Chef Cindy Hutson will be hosting a themed cooking class on Saturday, February 13th from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at $108 per person. Below dishes will be made: Hearts on Fire with steamed artichoke hearts, crisp greens in a pink peppercorn Caesar and shaved grana pandano, Sweet Cheeks with Niman Ranch braised pork cheeks and sweet corn polenta in a cherry chipotle agave glaze, and Making Whoopie with red velvet cookie cake filled with white chocolate cream cheese icing.

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

Palmeiras will offer a 3-course prix-fixe menu with a bottle of champagne at $95 per person on Sunday; guests can opt out of the champagne and dine at $75 per person as well. Special valentine’s day entertainment will  feature music by Monsieur ZonZon. Menu highlights include: Rose Pork Belly with rose wine glaze, compressed grapes, black figs puree, raspberry vinaigrette, Champagne and Oysters Risotto with Kusshi oysters, celery root, seawater beurre blanc, and Chocolate Dream with chocolate pain de gene, white chocolate cremeux, dark chocolate ganache, mandarin anglaise.

The Federal
5132 Biscayne Blvd. | Miami, FL 33137

The Federal will offer 5-course menu at $65 per person with option to include wine pairing for additional $29. Highlights include: Crispy Sweetbreads with sour cherry, celery root purée, sous vide egg, Brown Butter Gnocchi with corn bisque, rock shrimp, parmesan, and Adobo Pork Belly with green goddess, crispy rice, lemongrass. 
 
The Forge
432 Forty First St. | Miami Beach, Florida 33143

A special dessert menu will be included with each dine. Specials included below: Hot Lava “Love” Cake with fresh strawberry compote, vanilla ice cream and cocoa nib crumble, Key Lime Tart with roast white chocolate soil, cara cara macaron and grapefruit, and Tiramisu with amaretto, mascarpone and coffee cremeux.
 
Pubbelly
1418 20th St. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

9-course tasting menu at $85 per person includes one glass of champagne. Highlights include: Kusshi Kusshi Oysters with champagne geleé, american caviar, Foie Gras with apple burnt cream, pain perdu, sauternes, black walnuts, and Corn Soup with crab raviolis, black truffles, huitlacoche.
 
Novecento
Multiple locations

Valentine’s dinner available on Saturday, February 13th and Sunday, February 14th. Brunch will be available at the below outlined days and time.
 
Brickell, 1414 Brickell Ave. | Miami, Florida 33131
Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
 
Menu Highlights:
Pork Belly – slow cooked pork belly served with brioche toasts, baby arugula, relish pickle, onions and roasted cherry tomato, smoked Chile sauce, Lomo a La Brasas with charcoal grilled filet mignon, potatoes au gratin, overnight tomato, asparagus, oyster mushrooms, béarnaise sauce, and Pavlova with meringue, dulce de leche, whipped cream, mixed berries.
 
Aventura, 18831 N. Biscayne Blvd. | Aventura, FL 33180
Sunday only from 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
 
Menu Highlights:
Carpaccio de Ojo de Bife – a ribeye carpaccio with arugula, capers, chambray onions, quail eggs, shaved parmesan, Maldon salt, micro greens, aioli and avocado emulsion, Langostinos a la Plancha with pan seared prawns, grilled heart of palm, baby artichokes, watercress and  mache salad, dried black olives and light spicy aioli, and Fiocchi en Salsa Trufada – a housemade fiocchi, truffle cream sauce, roasted pear, pine nuts and micro greens.
 
Midtown, 3201 Buena Vista Blvd. | Miami, Florida 33127
Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Menu Highlights:
Offering Argentinean Parrillada to share at $49.99 per person and Moet Chandon Brut Imperial at $59, Ceviche de Corvina – corvina and shrimp tiradito style marinated in lime juice and aji limon served with sweet potatoes and Peruvian corn, Ravioles de Cangrejo – homemade crab ravioli, creamy saffron sauce, and Copa Novecento – served with toffee and chocolate biscotti.

SUGARCANE Raw Bar & Grill
3252 NE 1st Ave. | Miami, FL 33137
In addition to their signature menu, the restaurant will offer a themed a la carte menu and specialty cocktail.
 
Highlights include:
Wood Fire Roasted Oysters with caramelized fennel, bacon & cream, Miso Truffle Glazed Maine Lobster with shaved brussels sprouts & wild mushrooms, Chocolate Cherry Mousse with pistachio financier, warm brandy cherries, Specialty cocktail – The Art of Love Prosecco made with vodka, fresh lychees and raspberries.

SUSHISAMBA Coral Gables
180 Aragon Ave. | Coral Gables, FL 33134

Celebrate love in the Gables with SUSHISAMBA’s chef-curated Omakase menu for $75 per person available in addition to our signature menu. Menu highlights include: Lobster Taquitos with chilled Maine lobster, mango, passion fruit jus, lemongrass essence and avocado crema, Slow Cooked Short Rib with braised red cabbage, catupiry polenta, xingu-maca lacquer, Wings of Love Roll with ten spice marinated seared salmon, moromi-miso, red soy paper, micro red shiso, cranberry Red Bull aioli, Specialty cocktail – Lavender Lady made with Bombay Sapphire gin, peach liqueur and peach puree shaken with lavender agave, lemon juice, Kaffir lime leaf and egg white.

Agua spa at Delano
1685 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

What better place to spend Valentine’s Day than relaxing at a spa right on the beach? Agua spa at Delano is offering special Valentine’s Day packages just for you and your significant other. All the Valentine’s Day treatments are served with a glass of sparkling wine and chocolate dipped strawberries! To book an appointment, please call 305-674-6100.
 
Candles Couple Massage featuring high quality natural lavender candle wax as well as coconut and aromatherapy oil.  60 mins, $350 for 2 people
 
Nourishing Sea Package includes a nourishing seaweed body wrap, express massage and express facial. Using cold-pressed organic seaweeds, this all-in-one facial and body treatment will help to improve skin tone, reduce toxins, improve circulation and calms skin. 2 ½ hr, $365 for 1 person or $730 for 2 people
 
Sea Fresh Package includes a facial, express back massage and foot scrub. The ultimate treatment offers a customized facial utilizing the antioxidant rich seaweed elements and ocean compounds to actively heal, detoxify and re-mineralize the skin. A vitamin infused massage and detoxifying sea salt foot exfoliation leaves the body feeling clean and refreshed. 2 hr, $250 for 1 person or $500 for 2 people

‘Top Chef’ Alum Spike Mendelsohn Opens Sunny’s at The Hall

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Alex Guerra (Caviar Chronicles), Chef Spike, Katy Coffield (RandoMiami)

Alex Guerra (Caviar Chronicles), Chef Spike, Katy Coffield (RandoMiami)

Spike Mendelsohn isn’t new to the culinary scene by any means. Having grown up in St. Petersburg, FL and Montreal, Canada, where his parents operated a restaurant, Spike knew very early on that he wanted to focus his career in the culinary scene.

Most recently, Spike was seen in Top Chef: Chicago Season 4, and opened up an award-winning burger joint in Washington D.C. called Good Stuff Eatery. And, now he has brought his talents to South Beach – literally.

Sunny's_Bingo_Night

Last year the rumor was confirmed that Spike was opening his restaurant, Sunny’s, at The Hall, the first East Coast hotel from Joie de Vivre, a boutique hotel brand from San Francisco. Sunny’s is true to its South Beach location and casual vibe. The restaurant takes its inspiration from beach cultures experienced by Spike throughout his travels and will welcome all guests to enjoy a delicious, relaxed meal however they please – whether in flip flops while returning from the beach, or dressed up before a night out.

Sunny's_Burger

His idea is simple, "a casual courtyard eatery inspired by classic seaside cafes and beach bars from around the world."

Sunny's_Aloha_Taco

In the spirit of casual good food you can expect dishes like the Higgins Beach Lobster Roll, Sunny’s Smokehouse Burger, Islamorada Ceviche, and Aloha Tacos. All I have to say is this – you won’t be disappointed with anything you order at Sunny’s. It’s a guaranteed win.

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Indulge in a Weekend Getaway in the Keys with Islamorada Resort Company

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Postcard Inn

Postcard Inn

Being that I have lived in Miami for all of my adult life I have yet to really fully explore all the gems that the Florida Keys has to offer. Whenever I have visited the Keys it has always been to go all the way down to Key West and visit MM 0, while sipping on a margarita and eating conch fritters. 

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to do some extra exploring down in Islamorada, also known as the fishing capital of the world. Down there sits a few amazing properties that are part of the Islamorada Resort Company, that you would be completely out of your mind not to visit. 

My absolute favorite is Postcard Inn. They are currently undergoing some renovations to make it even more magical than it already is. First of all, this is where the famous Tiki Bar lives! Very soon it will be up-and-running again so you can pass by and have a few rum runners. Besides that, the view is absolutely spectacular from all the rooms. They have also redone all of the rooms making it feel just like an oasis. You are going to truly fall in love with this spot. Pelican Cove is also an amazing spot, right off the water, that is perfect for anyone looking to host a full wedding party!

Postcard Inn Tiki Bar

Postcard Inn Tiki Bar

Now, if you are looking for something family friendly and a bit more posh then you need to head to Amara Cay Resort. This resort is recently renovated, so when you walk in everything is clean, pristine and blue. The cool thing about Amara Cay is that they also have Oltremare Ristorante for those who prefer to dine in. Here you can enjoy dishes like their frito misto, burrata salad, lasagnette, ravioli with lobster, and almond cake. 

Oltremare Burrata

Oltremare Burrata

Oltremare Grilled Cobia

Oltremare Grilled Cobia

Besides being able to stay in one of these beautiful resorts you also have some delicious food options outside of the premise. You have spots like Snappers, which is one of my favorite spots to visit, Tapa Vino, and you need to check out Islamorada Beer Company for some local beer!

Islamorada Beer Company

Islamorada Beer Company

Weekend Brunch Takes a Journey to Argentina At Novecento

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Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict

Written by: Tyler Sminkey

I’m excited to introduce myself as the newest RandoContributor and also a major lover of food and drink. I’m especially a huge proponent of brunch and recently had a chance to try out the brunch menu at Novecento’s new Midtown location. 

An Argentinian restaurant for brunch!? That’s right…and with the flair it adds to classic brunch dishes it’s no surprise that I’m still thinking about it!

Novecento has quite a history from its first location opening in New York City in 1991 to now having locations in 10 different cities throughout four different countries. While I had visited the Brickell location years ago, the new Midtown location is the perfect spot to stop and enjoy a mimosa (or two) and some delicious food between shopping and walking around the Midtown area.  With seating both inside and out, you can choose an intimate booth or people watch under the shade of swaying palm trees. Novecento’s mantra is “mi casa es su casa” and that is completely true – the food is real and done well. 

Empanadas

Empanadas

So let’s get down to the food. It’s hard not to love the classic Eggs Benedict, and Novecento has taken it to the next level with its “Novecento Benedict” – layered upon a toasted English muffin is the classic Canadian bacon, two perfectly poached eggs, creamy & tangy Hollandaise sauce plus grilled skirt steak cooked to your liking. This is what brunch has been missing – more meat. The steak was juicy and just what you want for scooping up that extra Hollandaise sauce on the plate, plus the generous serving of crispy French fries with sea salt made for a great midday meal.

Mimosa

Mimosa

Of course, it wouldn’t be brunch without a mimosa, and they’ve got options! It’s hard to go wrong with the classic Mimosa, but they also have other brunch cocktails like the Bellini mixed with peach juice and the Kir Royal with cassis liquor. Mimosas are just $7 each. I also saw bloody mary’s being enjoyed a couple tables down and they looked spicy & divine.

Salmon Omelette

Salmon Omelette

An omelette is sometimes just what you need to hit the spot and Novecento’s Smoked Salmon Omelette is rich and flavorful – stuffed with plenty of flaked smoked salmon, the three egg fluffy omelette is also filled with slices of asparagus and tangy goat cheese. The plate is completed by those wonderful French fries and a large oven roasted tomato with herbs. Other omelette selections include the Heart & Healthy: with three egg whites, sautéed peppers, spinach and feta cheese and comes with a side kale salad. There’s also an option to create your own omelette, with toppings of your choice.

Ham and Cheese Empanada

Ham and Cheese Empanada

Being that it was Sunday morning and I could smell the other amazing menu items, I turned to the lunch menu quickly and just had to taste test their empanadas. I’m glad I did and recommend you do the same. Select from beef, chicken, spinach & cheese and ham & cheese. Each and every one was absolutely flawless wrapped in its golden crust. The beef version, Empanadas Novecento, had juicy marinated cubes of beef, while the ham was gooey cheesy goodness with slices of ham. These are a great option to share as an appetizer.

Dulce de Leche Dessert

Dulce de Leche Dessert

Last but not least, I’m not typically a dessert person (I know, I know...) but when it’s brunch you need to be a little decadent. Order the Panqueques con dulce de leche y helado. Just do it. Warm crepes are stuffed with hot dulce de leche, rolled and then bruleed with sugar for an amazing crispy texture! A scoop of cool vanilla ice cream and some fresh whipped cream are a heavenly accent to this indulgent dessert.

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