18 Miami Spice Menus That Will Make You Very Happy And Hungry

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Let me ask you a honest question - who doesn't love Miami Spice Month? Throughout the months of August and September you are able to enjoy delectable menus at some pretty awesome Miami restaurants for a fraction of the price. How can you say no? Check out a few of my favorite restaurants who are participating this year.

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

On a bi-weekly basis, the Miami Spice menu will change to showcase a mixture of traditional French bistro cooking and contemporary American flavors. During the first two weeks, dishes include Short Rib Ravioli with horseradish, hen of the woods & English peas, Grilled Swordfish with tomato, potato causa & achiote, Coq au Vin with pearl onions, bacon, spätzle & mixed mushrooms, and the New York Strip Steak with fingerling potato, creamed spinach and shallot. For dessert decadent options include the Key Lime Brûlée with blueberry, Italian meringue, ginger cake blueberry and violet sorbet and the Dark Chocolate Pave with peppermint chocolate mousse, chocolate biscuit coffee & cardamom ice cream.


Monday to Friday –Noon to 2:30pm

Monday – 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Tuesday to Thursday – 6:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday – 6:00 p.m. to Midnight
Sunday – Closed

Villa Azur
309 23rd St. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

To kickoff Miami Spice, Villa Azur has introduced its first of four delicious Miami Spice menus, consisting of three-course meals prepared by Chef Erwin Mallet and Pastry Chef Sébastien Feneyrol for $39. Beginning August 1, guests can kick-start their Miami Spice experience with an appetizer of choice: Burratina and Fresh Heirloom Tomatoes with organic olive oil or Truffle Asparagus Tart and Confit Tomatoes. Diners can then choose from Suprême de Volaille with mushroom cannelloni and rosemary juice or a Pan Seared Red Snapper with mango dressing, mint quinoa and popcorn shoots as their main course. A delectable Chocolat Bahibe Panna Cotta and Exotique Confit will be offered as dessert to complete the meal. For additional information and reservations, call 305-763-8688 or visit www.villaazurmiami.com.

August 1 – September 31
Daily, except for Thursdays
6:30 p.m. until 1 a.m.

Prime Fish
100 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Beginning August 1, guests can indulge in an extravagant three-course meal for $39. Appetizers include Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho with Alaskan King Crab, Hawaiian Big Eye Tuna Tartar with avocado, spice mayo and cassava crackers, and Petrossian Smoked Salmon with Johnny Cake and Chive Crème Fraiche. Diners can than choose from a Seafood Caliente dish served with new potatoes, corn on the cobb and grilled bread with the option to add a Main Lobster Tail for an extra $20, Pan Seared Branzino with orange braised fennel and aji Amarillo puree, or a Spicy Vietnamese Skirt Steak with Asian sprout salad, roasted peanuts and basil and sriracha mayo as their main entrée. A delicious Trio of House Made Cupcakes will be offered as well as Ice Cream or Sorbet to complete the meal. For an additional $15 a person, guests can enjoy a wine pairing with each entrée, including an Etude Pinot Noir Rose, a Pali Pinot Noir and a Brachetto d’Acqui Marenco. For additional information and reservations, call 305.532.4550.
August 1 - September 31
5:30 pm. - 12 a.m.

1535 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33140

Miami’s newest restaurant, Byblos, brings the exciting flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean to South Florida’s Miami Spice program. Beginning August 1, guests can experience the worldly Miami Spice dinner menu by sharing a choice of three mezze options, including Maltese Spice Olives, Roasted Local Beets, Duck or Eggplant Kibbeh, Salmon Kibbeh Nayeh, Steak Tartare, Fresh Crispy Squid, Midye Tava, Lamb Ribs or a Fig Salad. Following their appetizer, guests have the choice of one entrée, including a Roasted Snapper with Chraimeh Sauce and House Yoghurt, Turkish Coffee Rubbed Steak with Za’atar Butter and Creamed Moutabel, Turkish Manti Dumplings with Smokey Eggplant, Yogurt Sauce and Molasses, a Chargrilled Hen served with Sabzi Sauce, Toum and Fried Leak, or a Maitake Mushroom Pide topped with Biber Chile, Goat Cheese and Parsley. Additionally, each entrée comes with the choice of one vegetable or starch side, including Mejadra, Thrice-Cooked Chips, Green Beans, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Persian Fried Rice, or Hand Rolled Couscous. For dessert, guests can indulge in a choice of Pizzelle Baklava, Yogurt Mousse Pistachio or Chocolate Mousse.
August 1 – September 30
Sunday- Thursday nights only
6 p.m. to close

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

Dolce Italian, the winner of Bravo’s “Best New Restaurant”, has introduced a four-course and seven dish, family style Miami Spice menu. Beginning August 1, guests can kick-start their Miami Spice experience at the modern, Italian restaurant with family style dishes for $39. Guests can begin their sharing experience with a Margherita Pizza, followed by antipasti including a Grilled Octopus dish and an Heirloom Tomato Salad. Main entrées include Lemon Risotto with gulf shrimp and basil pesto and Ricotta Ravioli served with eggplant at funghetto, smoked mozzarella and cherry tomato sauce. A delectable Blueberry Cheesecake and Tiramisu will be offered as dessert to complete the meal. Guests can also enjoy a glass of Prosecco and one glass of red or white house wine for an additional $18.
Sunday - Friday
6 p.m.- close
Morimoto South Beach
1801 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Morimoto South Beach brings the excitement of its innovative Japanese cuisine to its first biweekly Miami Spice menus. The first round of menus will be available August 1-16 and September 1-13 and include a lunch and dinner menu. Guests can enjoy a three-course meal for lunch (12 p.m. – 3 p.m.) that starts off with a Mizuna Salad, followed by the choice of a Wagyu Burger, Mori Cristo, Kakuni or a Sushi Tasting, followed by a Tofu Cheesecake served with kuromitsu cream and blueberry white chocolate sorbet. Dinner menu appetizers include Hamachi Tacos, Mizuna Salad, Tempura Calamari Salad and a Sushi Tasting consisting of chef’s selection of fresh nigiri and maki. Guests can then choose from a selection of four main dishes, including a Braised Black Cod, Morimoto Pork Chop with Applesauce, Seafood Toban Yaki consisting of assorted seafood served in red miso sake broth, or Ishi Yaki Buri Bop, a delicious yellowtail served on rice cooked at your table in a hot stone bowl. A Tofu Cheesecake will be offered for dessert.
The second round of menus will be available August 17-31 and September 14-30. Guests can enjoy a Mizuna Salad, followed by a choice of Momo Cubano, a Lobster Roll served with miso mayo, gruyere cheese on brioche bread, Soy Braised Black Cod or a Sushi Tasting. Tofu Cheesecake will be served for dessert. Dinner menu starters include Chef’s signature Tuna Pizza and Rock Shrimp Tempura, as well as a Mizuna Salad and Sushi Tasting. Guests can then choose between four entrée dishes, including Braised Black Cod, Angry Chicken, consisting of a marinated organic half chicken with roasted peppers, a Crispy Whole Fish or Ishi Yaki Wagyu Bop. Enjoy Tofu Cheesecake for dessert to complete the meal.

August 1 - September 30
Lunch, Monday – Friday, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. 
Dinner, Sunday – Thursday, 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (6 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Thursday)

Touché Rooftop Lounge and Restaurant
15 N.E. 11th St. | Miami, FL 33132

Downtown Miami’s rooftop Italian restaurant is featuring a four-course dinner for Miami Spice. Guests are offered a choice of one appetizer, pasta, entrée, and dessert for $39.99 per person. Savory dish options include Polpette Tradizionale; traditional beef, veal and pork meatballs served in fresh tomatoes & basil sauce, Linguini Alle Vongole Veraci, linguini in manila clams, extra virgin olive oil and white wine sauce; and Pollo Scarpariello, oven roasted half chicken, topped with sautéed red and yellow bell peppers, hot & sweet Italian sausage and hot cherry peppers.  To sweeten the night, desserts such as Ricotta Cheesecake, classic Italian ricotta cheesecake with mix berries compote and Apple Tart, classic apple pie with French vanilla gelato and caramel sauce will be available. Guests are encouraged to reserve early for the dinner promotion and deal. For reservations, please go to touchemiami.com or call (305) 358-9848.

August 1 - September 30

Shore Club 
1901 Collins Ave. | South Beach, FL 33139

Three course lunch and dinner prix fixe menus will be available throughout for $23 and $39 respectively. The menu features some of Terrazza's favorite signature authentic Italian dishes including Heirloom Tomato Salad with watermelon, baby arugula, blue cheese, cilantro and aged balsamic; Squid Ink Pasta in a San Marzano pomodoro sauce with baby octopus and Pomegranate Panna Cotta with mixed berries for dessert. 


Daily 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Tuesday - Thursday 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. 
Friday & Saturday 7 p.m. – midnight

Red Ginger
736 First St. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Menin Hospitality’s newest culinary destination in SoFi, Red Ginger, is featuring a Japanese inspired three-course dinner during Miami Spice.  Beginning August 1 through September 30, guests are offered a choice of one izakaya option, one main dish, and a dessert for $39 per person with beverage options for an additional $8 that includes a pinot grigio, pinot noir or cava.  Izakaya or small plate choices include the Miso Eggplant, bonito, sesame; Chicken Meatballs, sansho-ko, micro chives; and El Mar Ceviche, tuna, salmon, octopus, wahoo, aji limo, with mains such as the Miso Sea Bass, saikyo miso, spinach, coconut foam, garlic confit or Sushi or Sashimi Combo, hamachi, tuna, salmon, tomago.  To end the night, guests will be served a delectable mochi dessert. For reservations, please go to redgingersouthbeach.com or call (305) 433-6876.

August 1 - September 30

La Mar by Gaston Acurio 
500 Brickell Key Dr. | Miami, FL 33131

This spot is one of my personal favorite spots in Miami, plus the view ain’t too bad either! They are serving up Cebiche Criollo Calamari with shrimp, yellowtail snapper, cancha, ají amarillo pepper leche de tigre; Tallarin Verdes Pesto noodles with beef milanesa and egg; and Peruvian Chocolate Mousse Caramelized quinoa and lucuma bomb.

Ortanique on the Mile
278 Miracle Mile | Coral Gables, FL 33134

Cindy Hutson’s Ortanique is truly a Coral Gables gem. For Miami Spice she is serving up Bahamian Conch Ceviche, Banana Leaf Steamed Fish and Mango Tres Leche.

1418 20th St. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Who doesn't love Pubbelly. Their menu for Miami Spice is to die for. Some of my personal favorites are: Dates avec Chorizo with goat cream, bacon, spicy tomato, Pork Meatballs soft polenta, spicy tomato jus, shiso ricotta and Short rib & Corn black truffle, corn soy, sorrel,parmesan.

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

SUSHISAMBA’s menu is full of delicious flavor. You should try plates like their Grilled Octopus with chorizo, castelvetrano olive, confit potato, aji panca emulsion; the Chef’s Sushi Plate sushi nigiri assortment, SAMBA ARANHA ROLL crispy soft shell crab, avocado, kaiware, swiss chard, balsamic-sesame sauce; and, the Chocolate Banana Cake maple butter, plantain chip, vanilla rum ice cream.

600 Lincoln Rd. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

For those of you who are closer to the beach then check out this location. They are offering Lobster Steamed Buns with squid ink-infused house-made steamed bun, lemongrass Maine lobster salad, pickled radish, yuzu; Wagyu Skirt Steak nipon style marinated wagyu skirt steak, huancaína-yuca purée, roasted aji limo salsa; and Mochi soft Japanese rice cake filled with ice cream.

The Federal 
5132 Biscayne Blvd. | Miami, FL 33137

The Federal’s food is always on point, and for Miami Spice they are sure not to disappoint you. How can they when they are serving BQ’d Deviled Eggs with smoked pulled pork shoulder, pickled serrano, creamy horsera dish; Surf & Turf Jambalaya risotto style fregola, gulf seafood, smoked chicken, andouille sausage, saffron cream, roasted tomatoes; and Chef’s Choice Dessert changes daily based on chef’s whim.

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

What better way to experience The Forge and all this restaurant has to offer if not during Miami Spice Month? They are serving Fluke Tartare with avocado, black sesame, yuzu crème fraiche, tomato water; 6oz Filet Mignon parsnip puree, swiss chard, mushroom madeira sauce; and a Chocolate Molten Cake raspberry sauce, vanilla ice cream, cocoa soil.

SUGARCANE Raw Bar & Grill
3252 NE 1st Ave. | Miami, FL 33137

Chef Timon Balloo knew what he was doing when he was creating the menu for Miami Spice. He will be serving guests Tuna Lomi Lomi with shaved red onions, tomato, coconut milk; Idaho Rainbow Trout bay scallop & chorizo vinaigrette, potato emulsion; and a Key Lime Mousse graham crumble, torched meringue.

Bulla Gastrobar
2500 Ponce de Leon Boulevard | Coral Gables, Florida 33134
These guys are offering things like their Huevos Rotos con Costilla, a jumbo egg, homemade potato chips, braised short ribs, potato foam; Solomillo de Res y Polenta, grilled filet mignon, mushrooms, polenta fries; Flan de Queso, homemade cheese flan, strawberry sorbet. Plus, you can add on $10 for two glasses of any sangria.

6 Spots To Celebrate National Tequila Day

Radio Bar Chile De Jalisco

Radio Bar Chile De Jalisco

Did you know that today is National Tequila Day? Well, if you didn’t it’s ok! I’m still here to give you some awesome South Florida spots you must check out if you are into tequila. Plus, it’s ok to let loose - it’s Friday!

South Beach Bar Crawl
Bodega, Radio Bar & Red Ginger

Chill taco joint, Bodega, will be featuring the Mexican French Kiss, Maestro Dobel, St. Germain, Yellow Chartreuse, basil, agave, lime, served up in a chilled coupe with a sugar rim. Local SoFi cocktail bar, Radio Bar, will be serving the Chile de Jalisco, Dobel Tequila, Ancho Reyes, Cynar, strawberry, lime, ginger beer.  And the newly opened Red Ginger (next door to Radio) has the Up and Up, Serrano infused Milagro, Giffard Pamplemousse, raspberry agave syrup, lime, sage, coffee beans. 
Bodega is located at 1220 16th Street, Miami Beach, FL, 33139.  For more information, please go to bodegasouthbeach.com or call 305-704-2145. 
Radio Bar is located at 814 First Street, Miami Beach, FL, 33139.  For more information, please go to radiosouthbeach.com or call 305-397-8382. 
Red Ginger is located at 736 First Street, Miami Beach, FL, 33139.  For more information, please go to redgingersouthbeach.com or call 305-433-6876.

Rocco’s Tacos
Multiple locations

Tequila connoisseur and bar-top-dancing owner, Rocco Mangel, is getting ready to celebrate one of his favorite holidays – National Tequila Day! On Friday, July 24th, all four South Florida locations will be welcoming guests to dive into their famous Tequila Bible featuring more than 330 varieties of Anejo, Reposado, Plata, Mezcal and Oro. Tequila fans can pair their drinks with signature menu items such as the Jalapeno Rellenos, Enchiladas Mole Poblando, and of course tacos while celebrating with friends in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach or Palm Beach Gardens. 
·      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 | 561.650.100
·      Palm Beach Gardens - 5090 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL | 561.429.4758

Touche Restaurant and Rooftop
15 NE 11th St. | Miami, FL 33132

The Rooftop Spice is a perfect mix of sweet and spicy featuring tequila, lime juice, agave, muddled jalapeno and raspberry, and garnished with jalapeno and raspberry.  Enjoy panoramic views of Downtown Miami from the breezy rooftop with music by Roberto Patroni starting at 7pm. A new lighter, summer menu by Chef Carla Pellegrino is also on hand with options such as the Citrioli, Pomodori & Cipolle Salad, cucumber, roma tomato and red onion in an extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar dressing; Linguini Alle Vongole Veraci, linguini with manila clams, white wine and extra virgin olive oil sauce; and Piccata di Pollo al Limone, thinly-ponded chicken breast in a delicate lemon, butter, caper and white wine sauce served with mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach.

Drake’s Bar
JW Marriott Miami
1109 Brickell Ave. | Miami, FL 33131

They have created a special Tequila drink, Trapiche, that is easy is to make and a delicious way to celebrate the occasion. This cocktail will be available at Drake’s Bar on National Tequila Day, July 24. Check out the recipe below!
1 oz Don Julio Blanco
½ oz Gran Marnier
½ oz Irish Mist
1 oz Monin Strawberry Syrup
1 whole squeezed orange
Splash of cranberry juice
3 lemon slices
half  strawberry
1 mint stem with leaves

4 Miami Spots To Celebrate National Picnic Month

La Cave D'Azur basket

La Cave D'Azur basket

Who isn’t excited that summer is here? This means longer days, weekend getaways, and beach gatherings. Did you know that July is National Picnic Month? Miami’s weather and stunning waterfront views lend itself to the perfect setting for picnics.  Why settle for boring homemade sandwiches and snacks?

For the sweet tooth: Sugar Factory
Destination: South Beach 
1144 Ocean Drive | Miami, FL 33139

Hoping to have a relaxing picnic at the beach but dreading all the work that goes into filling the basket? Look no further. Located at Hotel Victor on Ocean Drive just steps away from the beach, Sugar Factory is your ultimate picnic companion. Featuring a grab-and-go section with sandwiches, pastries, an assortment of treats including novelty candy, fresh doughnuts, gelato and ice cream sandwiches for those looking to enjoy a snack along the boardwalk.
For the gourmet bite: Verde at PAMM
Destination: PAMM Terrace or Museum Park 
1103 Biscayne Blvd. | Miami, FL 33132

With refreshing beverages and flavorful snacks to go, Verde at PAMM offers the perfect treats for your summer picnic. Order an iced coffee or iced tea at the cafe to cool you down on a hot summer day. Grab a home baked sweet or a savory sandwich at the cafe for a picnic at Museum Park and enjoy the views of Biscayne Bay and a cool breeze.  
How to pack it all: Pure Therapy
Destination: New World Symphony Center
2201 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Find a new way to make your picnic fun and stylish by adding color and designs to your picnic towels or blankets. Pure Therapy located next to W South Beach is selling colorful and eye-catching picnic blankets from the FB Collection. Beach towels and blanket prices range from $140.00- $160.00. What better way to set up a picnic than with these new blankets? Pure Therapy is right by the beach, which makes it easy to pick up a blanket or towel and set up your stylish picnic.
For the wino: La Cave D'Azur
Destination: South Beach 
309 23rd St. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Get your blanket ready and head out to the park or beach to soak up some sun. But before you do, swing by Villa Azur’s in-house wine cellar, La Cave D'Azur, South Beach's celebrated wine cellar and pick up your picnic basket. With an exceptional selection of wines from around the globe, you are sure to find your perfect thirst quenchers, which will be exquisitely complemented with a box of Villa Azur's pastry chef's macaroon selection. Baskets begin at $70.

5 NYC Spots To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Craving

Dominique Ansel Bakery Cronut Photo courtesy of: Tasty Chomps

Dominique Ansel Bakery Cronut

Photo courtesy of: Tasty Chomps

Wow. In one word, that is how I would describe the sweets action here in NYC. Everywhere you turn you run into a another place where the minute you walk in you are immediately salivating. I ran into many of these spots in my travels these past two weeks, and I would like to share them with you. You know, so I’m not the only one who gains a pound or two in the city that never sleeps!

Doughnut Plant
379 Grand St. | New York, NY 10002

What you are getting: Words cannot describe the sincere happiness I felt when I bit into that tres leches doughnut. When you first walk into the Grand shop you will notice all of the doughnut options in a case on the left. Trust me on this one, just order the tres leches.

239 Centre St. | New York, NY 10013

What you are getting: They have so many delicious treats it’s almost impossible to choose. If you love Oreo’s then you have to try their Oreo cookie. The cookie is completely homemade and delicious. The cream in the middle oozes out so beautifully when you bite into it that it’s practically magical.

Smile To Go
20 Howard St. | New York, NY 10013

What you are getting: Let’s be honest here, I am a cookie monster. I love any and all cookies. I had heard so many amazing things about their dark chocolate sea salted cookie, and boy was I happy I made it over to their shop. I may go back and pick up a few more for the plane ride!

Big Gay Ice Cream Shop
125 E 7th St. | New York, NY 10009

What you are getting: Basically, what you are getting here is soft serve ice cream. I recommend you get a waffle cone, line it in nutella, and add in your swirl of chocolate and vanilla froyo. Simple yet divine.

Dominique Ansel Bakery
89 Spring St. | New York, NY 10012

What you are getting: These guys invented the cronut! Tip here is to get in line an hour before the bakery actually opens because they sell out of their famous cronuts within the first hour!

6 NYC Restaurants To Check Out This Week

Cafeteria Chicken & Waffles

Cafeteria Chicken & Waffles

My life the past week has consisted of: work, eat, and sleep – on repeat. And, I can’t say that I'm upset. I have been able to check out different neighborhoods in NYC and explore all of the deliciousness this city has to offer foodie lovers.

Here are a few of my favorite spots thus far:

Jack’s Wife Freda
224 Lafayette St. | New York, NY 10012

This place is packed for brunch, lunch and dinner and they don't take reservations, so keep this is mind. This small lively bistro in the heart of SoHo offers guests American-Mediterranean cooking right on Lafayette. If you have a big appetite go for the Madame Freda, if not, the Jack’s Burger is just as good. And, make sure to pair it with a Hoegaarden. 

Ed’s Lobster Bar
222 Lafayette St. | New York, NY 10012

Some may think this spot is a bit pricey, but it is totally worth every dollar. When you come to Ed’s you’re going to eat some of the best lobster in the city. That night I ordered the lobster roll, which was honestly heaven. The lobster wasn't dripping with sauces, and the roll had the perfect amount of butter to it. That with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and you are set.

Papa Poule
189 Lafayette St. | New York, NY 10013

Papa Poule is a French rotisserie take-out and delivery. Don't expect to sit inside as all you can do is order your food and head out. I recommend you order the special of the day and go find a spot on Lafayette to hang out. The Papa Club is so perfect. It comes with rotisserie chicken, kale, tomato confit, avocado, prosciutto chip, pepper aioli, savora mustard sauce on Maman’s homemade sesame brioche. And, make sure to order the potato salad!

Doughnut Plant
379 Grand St. | New York, NY 10002

Words cannot describe the happiness I felt when I went into the Doughnut Plant. You are immediately greeted with the smell of fresh baked doughnuts and coffee. What more could you ask for? Even though I wanted to try 10 different doughnuts I decided to get the Tres Leches (I’m Cuban, you know). Wow. Seriously out of this world. And the iced latte I order was right on point.

La Esquina 
114 Kenmare St. | New York, NY 10012

If you are going with a big group here make sure to reserve your table – you have to book weeks in advance. But, if you are like me and you just want to check out the taqueria then you can go right in and order your tacos. I ordered three because they aren’t too big: the bistec, tinga de pollo (which is a bit spicy), and the carnitas. I couldn't event tell you which one is my favorite because they were all so perfect in their own individual way.

119 7th Ave. | New York, NY 10010

I am really loving this posh Chelsea restaurant. Make sure to call for a reservation because this place gets crazy packed, even on the weekdays. I highly suggest you order the mac & cheese, and you would be doing yourself an injustice if you didn't add truffle oil. And then, to top that off, you should order the chicken and waffles. Boom!

5 SoHo Coffee Shops You Must Visit While In Manhattan

Maman Iced Latte

Maman Iced Latte

In case you didn't know, I will be in NYC, SoHo specifically, for the next couple of weeks for a training. During this time I am going to deviate from talking about Miami food and culture to sharing some of my favorite spots in SoHo, Manhattan.  

In order to feel more like a “local” I have decided to try a different coffee shop almost everyday and make sure to always be hyped up on coffee. 

Here are a few of my favorite coffee shops thus far: 

Gasoline Alley Coffee
325 Lafayette St. | New York, NY 10012

My first morning in the city I just had to cross the street and I was at GAC. This shop is more of a grab-and-go kind of place. I had heard great things about their coffee, and I have to say I wasn't disappointed. I ordered an Americano and added some cream. The coffee was both bold and flavorful. And, if you are into pastries then you have to try their apple muffin – the perfect companion to your coffee.

239 Centre St. | New York, NY 10013

I am absolutely in love with this quaint SoHo coffee shop. I walked in half awake and the second I stepped foot in the door the smell of fresh coffee and pastries woke me up immediately. Not only is the smell divine, but also the interior of the shop is extremely homey and welcoming. I decided this time around to get an iced latte with skim milk since it was a bit hot outside, and it was extremely refreshing and delicious. If you’re hungry make sure to pick up a quiche!

Happy Bones
394 Broome St. | New York, NY 10013

The guys who actually put together this spot grew up in New Zealand, and they have a serious passion for energy and creativity  - and you can taste this through their coffee. When you walk in you notice the artwork and the publications they have lined up against the walls, which you can take a look at while waiting for your coffee. Being that they are from New Zealand you must order a flat white while you are here!

Café Integral (American Two Shot)
135 Grand St. | New York, NY 10013

First things first, don't be thrown off by the fact that this coffee shop is actually located inside of a clothing store. These guys may just have the best coffee in town. Being that the coffee is from Nicaragua it has an extremely rich flavor. I suggest you order a cappuccino, and don't add sugar. 

Smile To Go
20 Howard St. | New York, NY 10013

Right off the bat I have to tell you – don't expect to hang out here for hours. This hip SoHo coffee shop is really small, with only two tables, but totally worth the visit. They have great coffee, and are also known for their dark chocolate chip sea salt cookie. You have never had anything like this before. Trust me.

5 Reasons Why You Need To Head To Downtown Miami's Newest Speakeasy, Libertine

Here’s the deal – where do you go after you have had a delicious dinner (maybe at Fooq’s Miami), but you still want to continue the party elsewhere? How about you go check out Libertine, downtown’s newest speakeasy drinking lounge.

Here are just a couple of reasons why you must head over to Libertine this weekend:

1.    The walkway to the bar is epic. When you show up to the address on your Google Maps you will notice that Libertine is right next door to Space – you have made it to the right location! When you make it inside of that blue door and you have now entered a cozy speakeasy bar.

2.    The interior makes you feel like you are back in a glamorously decayed watering hole during the turn of the century in London. When you finally make it up to the bar area you will notice that there are leather sofas all around, and bookshelves lining the walls. Plus, there is a grand piano sitting on top of a stage. Oh, and did I mention there are thousands of pennies lining the floor?

3.    They have an expansive cocktail bar featuring a super mixology program. Prohibition style cocktails range from The Libertine (Bulleit Rye, Sweet Vermouth, Elderflower Liquer, bitters, Cognac) to Firewater (Grey Goose vodka, Bacardi Superior rum, grenadine, sugar, fresh squeezed orange juice), to a barrel of authentic Libertine Moonshine - my personal favorite. 

4.    You are going to love the music. Their music programming is curated by Supermarket Creative’s Michelle Leshem, and sounds will include cult classics, new wave and indie like Pulp Beastie Boys, Yelle, The Sonics, Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, to melodic dance sounds from Soul Clap, Aeroplane, Holy Ghost!, Flight Facilities, Groove Armada, Escort and more. 

5.    They open at 9 p.m. and stay open until…whenever. They want to be here for you after-hours so you can stop by after whatever you’ve got going on – dinner, maybe a show at adjacent E11EVEN? Come by, and enjoy a drink or two!

Firewater & Moonshine

Firewater & Moonshine



6 Spas To Check Out For Miami Spa Month

The Spa at Shore Club

The Spa at Shore Club

My favorite time of the year is here! Miami Spa Month, a couple months out of the year where you get to sit back, relax and wind down from the chaos we call our lives. During July and August many Miami spas partake in this program and offer great packages on massages and facials for only $99. Pretty awesome, no?

Here are a few I suggest you give a try!
Agua at Delano
1685 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Agua at Delano is offering special treatments with spectacular rooftop ocean views for Miami Spa Month starting at $99. Please call 305-674-6100 to reserve an appointment.
Milk and Honey Body Treatment & Massage 
60-minute signature treatment with specialized blend of warm honey, organic sesame oil and milk applied to the body in a gentle one-hour massage

Thai Fusion Massage
60-minute massage combining eastern and western techniques and Thai yoga stretching to relieve muscle tension

Agua Signature Facial 
60 minutes of cleansing, toing and extractions plus a mask chosen for your personal skin type

Detox Manicure & Pedicure
Detoxifying sea mineral salts and stimulating masks including specialty detox drink of the week

Stone Therapy 
Heated stones are strategically placed on the body for a full body massage that improves relaxation while releasing muscle tension
Agua Spa at Mondrian
1100 West Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Agua Spa at Mondrian is celebrating Miami Spa Month with a variety of treatments starting at $99, including Body Bliss and Head in the Clouds. Post-treatment spa guests are invited to make a day of it by relaxing at the beautiful bayside pool or in the sauna.
Sweet Citrus Manicure/Pedicure
80-minute mani-pedi using a guava tangerine scrub and aromatic lotion loaded with anti-aging alpha hydroxyl acids and skin quenching natural emollients followed by a perfect polish.

Body Bliss 
Full body exfoliation using a blend of natural sea salts enhanced with lavender and essential oils to heal the body and cleanse the senses paired with a 30-minute body massage to release stress and promote relaxation.

Head in the Clouds 
45-minute refresh facial and scalp treatment to cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate with a targeted facial mask. The treatment is finished with an organic hair and scalp treatment using Moroccan Argan Oil that will restore, hydrate and condition the hair and scalp.

The Spa at Shore Club
1901 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

The Spa at Shore Club is running $99 spa specials all summer long! Guests are invited to beat the heat with Sunburn Relief and massage options include deep tissue, aromatherapy and free style Swedish. Each massage and facial comes with a sugar or salt scrub – with luxurious selections like a Chardonnay Sugar Scrub or Peppermint Rosemary Salt Scrub -- on one of the spa’s Ocean Terraces with spectacular views.
Choice of Massage 
Deep tissue, aromatherapy or free style Swedish massage to relax and revitalize tired muscles.

Facial Options 
Choice of sheet mask facial from a selection that includes aloe vera, cucumber breeze, green tea detox or pomegranate crush. Includes a mask to take home.

Do-it-Yourself Scrubs
Choice of wild berry or chardonnay sugar scrubs; or peppermint or rosemary salt scrubs. Applied and enjoyed in a private spa room with ocean views.

Sunburn Relief 
A soothing aloe vera treatment for sun-parched skin designed to re-hydrate, re-balance and heal.
Anatomy at 1220
1220 20th St. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Touted the “Future of Fitness” Anatomy at 1220 in Sunset Harbour presents a unique combination of spa amenities, high-end fitness and medical properties. From July 1 – Aug. 31, 2015 the boutique fitness center will be offering $99 Summer Escape packages in celebration of Miami Spa Month.
50-Minute Massage 
50-minute signature massage at Anatomy at 1220’s wellness center.
VitaSquad Treatment 
An IV Treatment and a B12 Shot administered by professionals to fight fatigue, anxiety or even a hangover and maintain optimal wellness.
Haircut + Conditioning 
An expert haircut and conditioning treatment from the professionals at Anatomy at 1220’s Butterfly Salon
A 60-minute full body endermologie treatment; a massage with a specialized device to get rid of pesky cellulite and leave skin looking young and fresh.
Oligoscan Heavy Metal Screening 
A city full of sushi and hot temps could mean mercury overload from the combination of spicy tuna and deodorant. An Oligoscan at FITTLab, Anatomy at 1220’s partnership with the Miami Institute for Age Management and Intervention monitors mercury levels in the body and recommends treatments if yours are too high.
Gale South Beach 
1690 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Indulge in pampering and relaxation at the Gale South Beach and the aptly named Sanctuary South Beach with their spa and wellness packages.  Both are centrally located in the heart of South Beach just steps away from the beach, shopping and dining.    
Spa Package
Guests receive $20 off voucher to Exhale Spa, Gale bathrobe and slippers, and GUYandGIRL amenity kit. The package is available now for booking and is valid for stay dates through December 30, 2015. Guests can book online using this link.
Sanctuary South Beach
1745 James Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Wellness Package
Guests receive one complimentary core fusion class at Exhale Spa, a map of South Beach with the best bike paths, and a GUYandGIRL spa kit. The package is available now for booking using this link and is valid for stay dates through 2016.

9 Miami Spots To Check Out For Your 4th of July Celebration

Nikki Beach 'MEEERRRICA Burger Photo credit: Alexey Olivenko

Nikki Beach 'MEEERRRICA Burger

Photo credit: Alexey Olivenko

Now, in case you haven’t noticed, we are halfway through the year already and 4th of July is this Saturday! I have compiled a bunch of awesome food spots and activities you all must check out if you are looking to do something different – not just watch the fireworks at the Biltmore.

For those of you who are super foodies like me, you should check out:

Jalapeño Mexican Kitchen 
530 Ocean Dr. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

From 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., on Saturday, July 4 these guys are hosting an all-Mexican Beachside BBQ Bash to celebrate Independence Day. Oceanfront eatery Jalapeño Mexican Kitchen will be celebrating Independence Day in full summer mode. They will be serving up chicken, pork and steak tacos ($4 each) on the grill as you enter the restaurant. There will also be Red, White & Blue "Liberty Vice" cocktails ($5) will be offered all day, layering the restaurant's signature blended Strawberry Daiquiri and Piña Colada with a Blue Curaçao Floater. Guests can also enjoy a front-row view of Miami Beach’s legendary firework show – beginning at 9 p.m.

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

Steak 954 is the ideal place to celebrate this Fourth of July with its incredible views of the beach and spectacular desserts created by Pastry Chef Sarah Magoon. Guests can watch the fireworks from the outdoor terrace while enjoying dessert specials like the Root Beer Float (add a shot of rum or bourbon for $4) with Captain Elis Root Beer, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, and Fresh Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies or a Peach Cobbler with Sweet Corn Ice Cream. If guests are looking for a cooler dessert, the regular dessert menu is available which includes the Trio of Ice Cream Sandwiches and Key Lime Baked Alaska. For reservations or more information, please call 954.414.8333 or visit www.Steak954.com.

Looking for something with a bit more party involved, then head here:

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

On July 4th, Delano’s poolside oasis, Delano Beach Club, invites guests to its celebratory night swim soirée in honor of America's independence. From 7 p.m. until 2 a.m., guests can enjoy grilling in the orchard and ice cream carts, and revelers are encouraged to swim under the full moon and starry sky while dancers and models provide in-pool performances where glow-in-the-dark beach balls and floaties will be up for grabs. With host Yes Julz and music by Tito, Arlette Carlin and Dave Sol, sounds will be bouncing off the legendary hotel pool keeping the party going till the early morning.  For cabana/daybed reservations please call  305.924.4071or email DBCVIP@LIGHTMIA.COM 

Shore Club
1901 Collins Ave. | South Beach, FL 33139

Reload Pool Parties is bringing it back to where it began. The popular party series got its start at Shore Club during WMC in 2013 and this year it is celebrating Independence Day in style at Shore Club with a lineup of all-star DJs including Harry Romero, Jonathan Cowan, Ollie Sanders and Dan.K. Known to deliver vibrant exciting pool parties; next-level entertainment and beautiful crowds. Daylong passes are available for $40 per person; noon to 3 p.m. tickets are $20. For more information or table reservations call 561.206.2582 or visit reloadpoolparties.com.

Rec Room
1690 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

On Friday, July 3, LDV Hospitality’s Rec Room will host Miami’s own DJ Laz to kick-start Independence Day. Celebrate in the subterranean lounge with classic Miami dance music of the early 80s’ while DJ Laz mixes it up until the break of dawn for this Miami Bass themed party. Rec Room will also play host to local Miami DJ Iron Lyon on July 4 to continue the celebration of America’s favorite holiday.

Regent Cocktail Club
1690 Collins Ave. | Miami, FL 33139

Brendan O’Hara makes his return to Regent Cocktail with The Rescues on Friday, July 3 to commence the holiday weekend. From 10 p.m. – midnight, Guests can enjoy soul-pop tunes while sipping on classic American cocktails, including Bourbon Old Fashions and Mint Juleps. Escape the hustle and bustle of South Beach and celebrate Independence Day with live music and cocktails at this elegant, inviting cocktail bar.

Radio Bar
814 First Street | Miami Beach, FL 

Radio Bar is hosting a 4th of July Bash on Saturday, July 4 featuring $7 Sailor Jerry Punch and $7 Shot of Sailor Jerry & PBR with late night BBQ starting at 10:00pm.  Not only are there food and drink specials but there will also be a Miami Ink Pop Up Shop.

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

Nikki Beach Miami, the quintessential South of France style beach club known for its joie de vivre and larger than life celebrations does 4th of July the good, old American way – with explosive beats, over-the-top BBQ, and a massive fireworks display across the South Beach sky. Celebrated at each of the twelve Nikki Beach locations across the world, Fourth of July Nikki Beach-style has become legendary. This year, IndepenDance DJ’s include Boris, Cocodrills, Vanjee, Patrick M, ALX, Allan Gallego, Bill Kelly, Donnie Lowe, Carabetta & Doon, Thinking of Us, Chiri, Yander Delgado and surprise guests take to the decks, leading guests into hours of dance floor revelry.  

Beachside, guests can feast on the ultimate BBQ featuring eight kinds of burgers – from The St. Tropez Foie Gras Burger, featuring seared foie gras, sautéed mushrooms and a fried egg, to the ‘Meeerrrica Burger featuring American cheese and pork belly bacon smashed between two glazed donuts – and many more. Also on the menu are a variety of foot-long hot dogs smothered in chili and slaw, and Chef Frank’s famous truffle fries, fried macaroni and cheese balls and many more. The night is complete with a massive fireworks show – one of only two that take place directly on South Beach – exclusively for Nikki Beach guests who can recline on the beach club's luxurious day beds or sit with their toes in the sand teepee-side while watching the night sky.  

IndepenDANCE takes place July 4th from noon til 11pm and is 21+. Tickets start at $20.00 and burgers start at $10.00. For more information visit www.independance.com. Nikki Beach is located at One Ocean Drive, Miami Beach FL. www.nikkibeach.com.

Still feel like grilling at home, then you need to check this out:

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

For 4th of July celebrations only, Midtown Oyster Bar will be taking orders for ready-to-grill patties to go so patrons can grill them at home. The MOB Burger combines the perfect blend of Chef’s cut prime beet including brisket, short rib and chuck mixed with a tried-and-perfect mix of seasoning including but not limited to paprika, lemon pepper, brown sugar, cayenne, onion and garlic powder. 

Anyone can order a minimum of 4 10-ounce patties. Each patty-only set of 4 is priced at $26. They can be picked at the restaurant on the morning of July 4th between 10am and noon. There is no maximum number of patties that can be ordered but only in sets of 4. There is an option to upgrade to “full package” priced at $32 for each set of 4 patties and include buns, toppings and condiments, including MOB’s homemade ketchup. Orders are being accepted by email at info@midtownoysterbar.com until Thursday July 2nd at 2pm.

5 Smart Miami Eats For Those On A Budget

Photo courtesy of: Miami New Times

Photo courtesy of: Miami New Times

Written by RandoMiami Contributor
Bianca Bahamondes

Being a recent graduate from a college town I’ve had a hard time finding good places to eat in Miami on a budget. Cooking at home is always an option, but it’s nice to go out and try new places. 

If you’re living in Miami on a tight budget like me, here are some ideas and places to check out.

Happy Hour… just about anywhere! I’ve learned that no matter where you go or what city you are in happy hours are your best friend when on a budget. Most restaurants have them, so if you’re interested in checking out a place that might be a tad out of your price range find out when they have happy hour and what specials they have every day. It may seem like too much work for a quick bite but your wallet will thank you later. 

Delis around Miami are also a go-to when you’re on a budget. There is one near me that I eat at often – Etzel Itzik Deli. It’s a wonderful hole-in-the-wall restaurant, but the atmosphere is cute and unique with photographs lining the walls from top to bottom. The food is fresh, delicious, and affordable. When you sit down they bring you hot pitas, and an array of little salad dishes all before you’ve even ordered your food! 

Pizza is an easy choice for those of us on budgets that want a quick and easy meal. However, there are two places specifically I prefer ordering from in Miami – Steve’s Pizza and Pizza Rustica on Lincoln Road.      

Steve’s Pizza never disappoints, and it’s open late, which is a plus for those times you’re craving a mid-night snack.  Steve’s notable XL pizza pie is only $15, but a slice or two is more than enough. With slices as large, if not larger, than your head it is definitely worth the $2.75 per slice. 

As for Pizza Rustica, I love their toppings. I order the BBQ chicken pizza most times I go and it’s consistently good. You can order a big square of pizza (“Huge Square” as they call it on their menu) anywhere from $3.50 – $6.25 depending on what you want on top. They also deliver which is extremely convenient. 
Sushi can be expensive around Miami, or anywhere for that matter. Surprisingly though, there are a couple places around town where you can great quality sushi without the crazy expense, my favorite being Asaka Japanese Restaurant.

Asaka is a small, dim-lit place in the back of a shopping plaza that serves fresh fish and always has specials. To be honest, the service varies depending on the day but the quality of their fish never changes. I’ve only ever had their sushi and fried rice, so I can only speak on that, but wow is it great. They are super accommodating with your order, which I find nice since I can be picky with what I want or don’t want in my rolls.  I usually get a miso soup, spicy tuna roll, and a few pieces of salmon for about $13. Every now and then I splurge on the fancier rolls, but if I’m trying to be conscious of how much I’m spending I stick to the basics at any sushi restaurant.  

Some addresses:     
Etzel Itzik:  18757 W Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33180
Steve’s Pizza: 12101 Biscayne Blvd North Miami, FL 
Pizza Rustica: Lincoln Road Mall, 667 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Asaka: Promenade Shops, 20355 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180

12 South Florida Spots To Celebrate Father’s Day

City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill 

City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill 

Dad is an important guy in our life, so why not treat him like a king on Father’s Day? This weekend show your dad how much you truly care and take him to one of these South Florida spots to celebrate how great of a dad he is!

Verde (at Pérez Art Museum Miami)
1103 Biscayne Blvd. | Miami, FL 33132

Celebrate this Father’s Day at Verde at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) with special offerings by Chef Kaytlin Brakefield. Dads can enjoy Filet Mignon and Eggs with Sunny Side Up Eggs, Crispy Chimichurri Potatoes and Romesco. Drink specials include $5 Micheladas and Florida craft beers, the perfect complement for a savory brunch. Take in the incredible views of Biscayne Bay while dining on the terrace. For reservations, call 786.345.5697 or visit http://www.pamm.org/dining.

Sunday, June 21 
11am – 5pm 

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

Join Bianca at Delano on Father’s Day and treat dad to a delicious and jazzy brunch buffet featuring flavorful seafood, local fruits and vegetables, cheeses, a selection of barbeque items, sushi, pasta, desserts, and live music by The French Horn. Carved to order in front of patrons, brunch includes a Latin inspired Churrasco served with Chimichurri, lobster grilled and marinated with herbs and olive oil, and shrimp and vegetable skewers. Satisfy dad’s sweet tooth with a scrumptious assortment of desserts, including mini Tiramisu, Chocolate Praline Mousse, Coconut Macaroons and Bourbon infused Mini Crème Brulee. Endless Veuve Champagne and a Belvedere Blood Mary bar will also be featured this Father’s Day. The Father’s Day Brunch is priced at $75 per person. For reservations, please call 305-674-5752 or visit BiancaMiami.com.
Sunday, June 21
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Shelborne Wyndham Grand Poolside
1801 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach is bringing the tastes of Cuba to dads for Father’s Day. On June 21st  from  3p.m. to sunset, dads can celebrate their day with mojitos, cigars, and a live Cuban band poolside with a special Havana-inspired menu. The menu will include a Pork Roast cooked in a traditional Caja China, a Ceviche Station, Platano Maduros, Moro Rice, Yuca Salad, and Avocado Salad for $47 per person. To make the day even more special, guests can enjoy an earlier option, the all-new Morimoto South Beach prix fixe seasonal brunch featuring healthy and indulgent options. The brunch is available from noon to 3 p.m.
Dads in Havana
3 p.m. – Sunset
Sunday, June 21

Morimoto Brunch
Noon - 3 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays

Villa Azur
309 23rd St. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

This Father's Day guests can show how much they love dad by taking him to Villa Azur, the South of France inspired eatery located in the heart of South Beach. On June 21st, the Mediterranean cuisine venue is pampering the gent with a complimentary glass of Johnnie Walker Green Label, while offering its usual mouthwatering menu. In addition to the ever-popular dinner menu, acclaimed Pastry Chef Sebastien Feneyrol has crafted a special Monsieur Liégeois dessert that consists of an indulgent combination that features a mix of guanaja, coffee Liégeois, and coffee flavored ice cream and foam ($14).

6:30 p.m. - close
Sunday, June 21

Big Time Restaurant Group
On Sunday, June 21st the Big Time Restaurant Group eateries will be serving up their delectable weekend brunch in celebration of Dads. Big City Tavern, City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill, City Oyster & Sushi Bar, and all Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar locations will offer a plethora of delicious options for dads to love. From freshly baked pastries made daily at each location to savory Crab Cake Eggs Benedict at Big City Tavern or the sweet Crème Brulee Stuffed French Toast at City Oyster, there is something sure to satisfy even the pickiest of palates. And no brunch would be complete without Unlimited Mimosas or Endless Bloody Marys. 

Sunday, June 21

Big City Tavern 
609 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
954.727.0307 | www.BigCityLasOlas.com

City Oyster & Sushi Bar 
213 E. Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, 33444 
561.272.0220 | www.CityOysterDelray.com

City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill 
700 S. Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach, 33401 
561.366.0071 | www.CityCellarWPB.com

Grease Burger, Beer & Whiskey Bar 
213 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach FL, 33401 
561.651.1075 | www.GreaseWPB.com

Rocco’s Tacos & Tequla Bar
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 | 561.650.100
Palm Beach Gardens - 5090 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL | 561.429.4758

Tamarina Restaurant
600 Brickell Ave. | Miami, FL 33131 

Celebrate dad this Father’s Day at Tamarina, the coastal Italian eatery located in Brickell. In addition to delicious Italian fare by new Head Chef and Bravo's "Best New Restaurant" winner, Loris Navone, dads will be treated to a complimentary glass of single malt from Glenmorangie and a cigar. Just mention “Father’s Day” when making a reservation over the phone or add it as a special request when booking online. For reservations call 305-579-1888 or visit www.tamarinarestaurants.com.
6:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Sunday, June 21

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

Our dads are awesome and this Sunday Toscana Divino will let you show them that you feel that way. On Father’s Day they will serve their regular menu, including a brunch section with $20 unlimited mimosas! There will also be Father's Day Specials, which include a Wagyu Beef Burger served in 3 styles (Latino - American - Italian) with different toppings. They will also prepare a Special Father's day Drink with Dewars!

12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sunday, June 21

7 Miami Cocktails You Must Try This Summer

Let’s be real here – summer doesn't even officially “start” until June 21st, but the heat and humidity is serious out there! That is why I have decided to compile of a few of my favorite summer cocktails to give you a little refresher on these hot Miami summer days.

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

To kick of summer they are introducing a happy hour every day from 6-8pm in the back.  The food menu includes $2 tacos, $3 chips & guacamole, and $4 chips & salsa.  The drink menu includes $4 draft beers, $5 tequila shots, and $6 specialty cocktails.  Now there is no reason to not have Mexican every night.      

The happy hour is also the perfect time to try Bodega’s new summer cocktail menu featuring creative concoctions such as the Midnight in Paradise, Belvedere, Foro Amaro, blackberry, lemon, orange bitters; South Sider, Aviation Gin, Martini & Rossi Rosso Vermouth infused with savory spices, Campari, citrus; Islander, Bacardi Superior, Amontillado Sherry, mango, salted honey, mint; Mexican French Kiss, Maestro Dobel, St. Germain, Yellow Chartreuse, basil, agave, lime; Overnight Sensation, Old Forester Bourbon, Lillet, Absinthe, ginger snap reduction, strawberry, thyme, lemon; and Don Diablo, Illegal Joven Mezcal, passionfruit, lime, Hellfire Bitters.  There is a drink for everyone, whether guests like vodka, gin, rum, tequila, or bourbon! 

Midnight in Paradise

Midnight in Paradise

Panorama Restaurant & Sky Lounge
2889 McFarlane Rd. | Coconut Grove, FL 33133

These guys are celebrating National Iced Tea month in a special way. As part of their Liquid Art program, the restaurant is offering guests a refreshing Iced Tea cocktail with a bit of a kick. Panorama’s signature Iced Tea-quiller cocktail is handcrafted with 1.5 oz. tequila, iced tea, lime juice, and simple syrup.
As part of the celebration, guests are invited to snap a photo of their Iced Tea-quiller cocktail throughout the month of June, tagging  #LiquidArt and @sonestacgmiami. Guests can then share with their bartender to receive 50% off your first drink. 

Iced Tea-quiller 

Iced Tea-quiller 

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For the summer months, AFROHEAD Rum has created the FroCo, a refreshing cocktail for the warm months. Stay hydrated with coconut water, get the sweetness of the sugar and let AFROHEAD keep you relaxed your entire vacation. 

Check out the recipe below!

FroCo by Rum Ambassador Isaac Grillo 
1.5 ounces of AFROHEAD Rum 
3/4 ounces lemon juice (2 lemons)
2 pure cane brown sugar cubes
3 ounces coconut water 
Method: Shake and strain all ingredients over fresh ice in a Collins glass
Garnish with toasted coconut 



Villa Azur
309 23rd St. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Head bartender, Martin Gutierrez of the French Mediterranean restaurant has concocted four brand new libations; the Blueberry Moscow Mule, the Latin Passion, the Spicy Kiss (available during Miami Spice), and the Villa Azur which utilize crisp summery ingredients like blueberries, passion fruit, acai and strawberries and are mixed with refreshing spirits that are sure to satisfy one’s summertime thirst. From June through September, Villa Azur will be rolling out one of these summer creations per month.

Check out the full lineup below along with the recipes for those of you looking to make these refreshing cocktails at home!

June: Blueberry Moscow Mule $16
2 oz blueberry vodka
8 oz ginger beer
Half fresh lime
Splash simple syrup
6 fresh blueberry 

July: Latin Passion $15
2 oz dark rum
1 oz limoncello
0.5 oz passion fruit purée
1.0 oz pineapple juice

August: Spicy Kiss $16
2 oz solbeso
1 oz Acai purée
1 fresh lime
Fresh cilantro 

September: Villa Azur $14
1 oz limoncello
1 oz strawberry purée
5 oz champagne 

Villa Azur cocktail

Villa Azur cocktail

Bal Harbour Shops
9700 Collins Ave. | Bal Harbour, FL 33154

We all know summer in Miami can be very hot. Makoto, located at Bal Harbour Shops, offers the perfect oasis to escape the summer heat. Here you are trying their cocktails like the Green Tea Caipiroska with fresh mint, house infused green tea Reyka Vodka, muddled lime and green tea or the Lemongrass Cooler with Bacardi Limon Rum, cilantro, lemongrass, lemon and soda. 

Makoto Lemongrass Cooler

Makoto Lemongrass Cooler

Verde at PAMM
1103 Biscayne Blvd. | Miami, FL 33132

After looking around and checking out the art and exhibitions that PAMM has to offer you head over to Verde. Here you are trying their the Passionfruit Cilantro Caipirinha (pitú, passionfruit, cilantro leaves, sugar). Totally refreshing and perfect to cool you down on a hot Miami summer day.

Verde Passionfruit Cilantro Caipirinha

Verde Passionfruit Cilantro Caipirinha

Drake’s Bar
JW Marriott Miami
1109 Brickell Ave. | Miami, FL 33131

These guys have a program called “Cocktails With Purpose,” which features three seasonal low-calorie drinks priced under $10 at Drake’s Bar in the hotel. Well-being and sustainability are key ingredients of JW Marriott Miami food and beverage experiences.  Celebrity nutritionist and dietitian Keri Glassman is working with JW Marriott mixologists to find creative ways to meet guests’ needs for healthier cocktails. This includes fresh juices over mixes, raw honey replacing refined sugars, and so on.

Drake's Spice Market Old Fashioned

Drake's Spice Market Old Fashioned

5 South Florida Food Trucks You Have To Check Out

Moty's Grill Food Truck

Moty's Grill Food Truck

Written by RandoMiami Contributor
Bianca Bahamondes

If you’re on the go and looking for a quick bite there are plenty of food trucks in South Florida you can swing by. Since there are so many food trucks driving around Miami, it would take a while to try each and every one of them. Luckily for us there are food truck parties!  On Mondays you can find plenty of food trucks lining the Arts Park in Hollywood, and on Tuesdays you can find more at Haulover Park. They usually have the same trucks from week to week, so it is definitely worth frequenting to taste of the trucks you just couldn’t make it to the first time around. 

Every food truck is unique and what they serve range from heavy burgers, to light salads, to all sorts of desserts. If you get the chance here are my top five trucks you should check out!

Monster Burgers (Can usually be found on Mondays at Art Park Hollywood from 5pm-9:30pm)

Don’t let the strange “monsters” on the truck scare you away. Not only do they make fully loaded burgers, but they also make a delicious Choridog which is essentially a Colombian sausage with mozzarella cheese, crushed up potato chips, and their special “monster sauce” (which you have to get on anything you decide to order). It may sound basic, but their French fries are necessary too. They’re hot, crispy, and not super greasy.

Moty’s Grill (Can usually be found on Tuesdays at Haulover Beach Park from 5pm-10pm)

Being that this is a Mediterranean food truck, I couldn’t pass up trying their Rolling Pita Pocket (which includes their handmade falafel). I’ve had falafel in different parts of the world and Moty’s Grill was nothing short of fabulous. The pita was a bit thicker than I normally like, but everything inside it was so fresh. The falafel was warm, crunchy on the outside and soft in the center, and the Israeli salad was refreshingly cold. Their portions are a good size too, so you won’t leave feeling unsatisfied.

Jefe’s Original Fish Tacos and Burgers (Can usually be found on Tuesdays at Haulover Beach Park from 5pm-10pm)

If you make it to Jefe’s food truck (which you should) you need to try their Ensenada Style Fish Taco. The name “Original Fish Tacos” isn’t just for show. The Ensenada Style tacos are made with Jefe’s “original beer batter crispy fish”, and they are perfection. Crispy but not over-fried, and the pico de gallo added to the fresh flavors. They even serve their tacos with extra tortillas, so you can eat the taco with a double layer, or make 4 smaller tacos to keep from everything falling out when you go for a bite (which is what I had to do).

Pizza Zilla (Can usually be found on Tuesdays at Haulover Beach Park from 5pm-10pm)

This truck caught my eye with their crazy pizza monster that has a cardboard, pizza box head and a body of melting cheese taking over a city skyline – an interesting concept that is pretty clever when you think about it. Their XXXL New York Style pizza slice is exactly that, extra, extra, extra large. It may seem pricey, but the massive size of each slice makes it more reasonable. I could barely finish my slice of pepperoni and black olives, but it was so cheesy and flavorful that I couldn’t help myself.

Hip POP (Can usually be found on Mondays at Art Park Hollywood from 5pm-9:30pm)

This food truck is incredibly innovative. Hip POP is a gelato bar on wheels but with a twist, they make customized ice cream popsicles. How it works is you choose a flavor of gelato, yogurt, or sorbet, then decide if you want it dipped in chocolate (half dipped and drizzled are options too). Once you’ve dipped it you can add any “poppings” (toppings) you want.  It’s fun to watch them put it all together and the popsicle form is a clever spin on the traditional ice cream presentation.

These food trucks are always on the move and doing different events throughout Miami, so if you can’t make it to the food truck parties in Hollywood or Haulover check their websites to see where they’re headed next!

5 Reasons Why You Need To Head To The Spa At Conrad Miami

Conrad Miami Pool

Conrad Miami Pool

When I am not eating delicious food all over South Florida I love to relax and unwind. Whether it’s with a good book by the pool, or at the spa I am all about taking a moment to myself to really unwind. A couple of weeks ago I got to do just that at The Spa at Conrad Miami, and boy was I relaxed after my treatments.

There are a ton of reasons why you must head over ASAP to experience this for yourself, but I have put together the top five reasons why this is a must for you.

1.     They are celebrating Miami Spa Month earlier! You know how I love my Miami Spa Month, so instead of starting in July they have started their program in June. You can get treatments like their 50-min guava and bamboo facial or 50-min Swedish massage for $99.  

2.     Need something quick because you don’t have the time? They’ve got you covered! They have these awesome mini treatments that only last 25 minutes, so you could easily go during your lunch break. These include things like a beauty break facial or a quick manicure.

3.     You can enjoy a cocktail, or two at The Bar at Level 25. After you enjoy a relaxing day at the spa you should definitely head over and enjoy a cocktail and the beautiful view on Miami at The Bar on the 25th floor.

4.     Their spa membership is out of this world. Ok, so besides the fact that you can get either a 50-min signature massage, 50 min- signature facial body treatment or a classic manicure and pedicure per month, you can also give your friends and family 20% off any spa service!

5.     Not feeling a cocktail? Then head over to the fitness center! Get your workout on at their 24-hour healthy club. Their gym features multi-sensorial cardiovascular machines with personal viewing screens and a signature series resistance training circuit. Plus the rooftop overlooking Miami and the Bay of Biscayne provides outdoor workout options too!

8 Things To Do In Miami On A Budget

Photo courtesy of: idontdoclubs.com

Photo courtesy of: idontdoclubs.com

Let’s be honest here – we are always on a “budget.” Even if we don't like to admit it and we go out every second we get there are times when we need just sit down, relax and save some money! In preparation for the summer I have put together a few fun things you can do in Miami on budget. 

1.    Go to the beach, duh: Whether it’s South Beach or Crandon Park in Key Biscayne you have to hang out by the beach. All you need to do is bring some friends, a few sandwiches and find parking. The last one might be a bit difficult, but so worth it.

2.    Check out Viernes Culturales (Cultural Friday’s): On the last Friday of every month in the heart of Little Havana, on Calle Ocho between 13th and 17th Avenues from 7 – 11 p.m. is Viernes Culturales. This night is all about enjoying music and discovering works of art from local artists. The event is free, but you could also enjoy a nice dinner or wine in one of Little Havana’s restaurants! 

3.    Take your best friend to the dog beach: When I say best friend I mean your canine best friend. My personal favorite right now is the dog beach in Key Biscayne right after the first bridge. You can take them off the leash and hang out with other awesome dog owners.

4.    Head over to PAMM: If you have never been to PAMM then head over on the first Thursday of the month because it’s free! There are also free tours so make sure to check them out.

5.    Feeling the art scene? Then head over to one of Miami’s art walks: There are several art walks you can check out throughout the month. A few of my favorites are the Coral Gables Gallery Night (first Friday of the month), Wynwood Art Walk (second Saturday of the month) and Bird Road Art Walk (third Saturday of the month).

6.    If you are looking to stay in shape then practice some yoga: Bayfront Park is on of the most popular destinations for some awesome free yoga because of the awesome view. Head over there are Monday and Wednesday at 6 p.m., as well as Saturdays at 9 a.m.

7.    Head over to Biscayne National Park: Here you can scuba dive and snorkel among a colorful coral reef! Make sure to ask one of the rangers some tricks on how to spot manatees and dolphins. 

8.    Travel to the Everglades: With 1.5 million acres of swamps, sawgrass prairies and sub-tropical jungles there is tons to explore at the Everglades. This park is actually home to 14 rare and endangered species, including the American Crocodile, the Florida Panther and the West Indian Manatee! And admission is only $10 per car.

6 Reasons Why You Must Check Out Mellow Mushroom

Half Mellowterranean & half Holy Shiitake

Half Mellowterranean & half Holy Shiitake

Now, even though Mellow Mushroom is new to the Miami scene they have been around for longer than you think. Having opened up shop in 1974 they really pride themselves in their humble roots and free-wheelin’ hippy culture. Their mission is simply to provide delicious food in a fun and creative environment, and that is exactly what they have accomplished at their South Miami location.

Here are six killer reasons why you must check these guys out.

1.    Their pizza is out of this world. I have had several pizza slices over the years, and there are different ways you can make a pizza. You have your Chicago, New York, etc. These guys are the originators of the Classic Southern Pizza. They pride themselves in creating a pizza crust that is half white and half whole wheat. All I can say is that the crust is out of control. And, if I were you I would order the Holy Shiitake Pie. End of story.

2.    They have 52 craft beers. Yea, you read that right. They feature breweries like Funky Buddha, MIA Brewing, J. Wakefiled Brewing, Terrapin Beer Co., and Sweetwater – just to name a few. When I stopped by I got to try for the first time Weird Science, which was done in collaboration between J. Wakefield and Terrapin. This cherry raspberry Belgian stout will not disappoint! 

3.    Can you believe they offer gluten free pizza? Many people love their pizza, but the gluten destroys them. Mellow Mushroom understands the struggle, and that is why they offer pizzas like their Kosmic Karma, Mighty Meaty and Gourmet White with gluten free crust. Did I mention they also have gluten free beer?

4.    The environment and atmosphere is just way too cool. When you first walk in the first thing you notice is this large red elephant but facing you, for good luck of course! Then you have the life sized VW van in the lobby area so you can hang out while you wait for your table. Plus they have murals and local art work all around the restaurant for you to admire and enjoy.

5.    They have a self-serve tap table. How awesome is that? You can bring 9 of your closest friends and pour your own beer from four different taps featuring local brews. This is the only table of its kind in South Miami!

6.    They have happy hour every day! You can come in between 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. or 10 p.m. to close and enjoy their happy hour. Stop in any time during those hours and pair your scrumptious pizza with affordable craft beers and cocktails or enjoy $5 wells and $7 premiums all on their own inside the restaurant or on the patio – now that the weather’s nice.

Check out my full Tastemade video review below!

6 South Florida Ice Cream and Gelato Shops You Need To Try This Summer

Miliani Gelateria

Miliani Gelateria

Written by RandoMiami Contributor
Bianca Bahamondes

There is nothing better than a scoop of ice cream or gelato on a hot summer day. Here in Miami you’d be happy to know that we have some pretty awesome shops to really cool you down. 

Here are a few of our current favorite spots for those of you who are looking for a scoop, or two, of ice cream!

ChillN Nitrogen Ice Cream
17831 Biscayne Blvd. | Aventura, FL 33160

This ice cream shop is probably the most unique one in Miami. They freeze their ice cream on the spot using liquid nitrogen.  I usually get hazelnut, which is a scoop or two of Nutella. It’s pretty cool to be able to watch the smoke pour over the bowl from the freezing nitrogen right in front of you. Want toppings on it? No problem. They will mix any toppings you want into the ice cream, so every bite is perfect. And for all you frozen yogurt lovers out there, they make that too!
Milani Gelateria
436 Española Way | Miami, FL 33139

If you're in the South Beach area head over to Milani on Española Way for some delicious gelato. They have a variety of flavors and they make them all fresh daily. They even had pistachio flavor, which I can almost never find at ice cream shops these days. The gelato is rich and their seating is adorable – chairs and tables that look like ice cream cones. It’s a little pricey, but it’s a perfect spot if you’re strolling the streets of South Beach.
Gelateria 4D
670 Lincoln Road Mall | Miami Beach, FL 33139

When I'm on Lincoln Road I always stop by 4D. There's almost always a line, but it goes by quickly and is well worth the wait. It's conveniently located near the center of the Lincoln Road Mall, which makes it a great snack for any sweet tooth spending some time shopping, or even as an after dinner treat. Make sure to try their Amarena flavor; it's a best seller!
Latteria Italiana
3301 NE 1st Ave #101. | Miami, FL 33137

Latteria is the newest addition to the gelato scene in Miami. Having opened shop in Midtown they are in the perfect location for those that just want to hang out and enjoy some delicious gelato. They pride themselves and being true to their Italian roots, and they do not add any preservatives to their gluten free gelato. I would order a scoop of their hazelnut and stracciatella, that will really hit the spot.

Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant
128 S Federal Highway | Dania Beach, FL 33004

It’s a bit north of Miami, but a spot you must visit at some point if you’re a local, or even if you’re just driving through. Jaxson’s takes you back in time. It’s an “old fashion ice cream parlour” as they call it, with walls decked out in memorabilia from top to bottom. They have just about every flavor of ice cream you can think of, and the portions are pretty large. They even have a small candy shop at the front of the restaurant, which displays all sorts of candies and toys to choose from!

Sloan’s Ice Cream
700 South Rosemary Ave. | West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Unfortunately, Sloan’s hasn't made its way down to Miami-Dade County just yet, so you will have to take a trip up to either Boca or West Palm Beach to visit this ice cream shop. These guys really know how to make ice cream, and create combinations that will keep you coming back for more. If you are a peanut butter lover check out their Chunky Peanut Butter Cup, which comes with Reese’s peanut butter cups and a whole lot of peanut butter swirls.

Your Miami Guide To Memorial Day Weekend

Photo courtesy of: Gentside Voyage

Photo courtesy of: Gentside Voyage

Besides saying thanking you to all of our veterans who serve our country on a daily basis, many Miamians take this long weekend opportunity to sit back and relax a bit from their daily grind. I have compiled of few things you should keep in mind when looking for things to do this weekend.

Looking for something more relaxing? Maybe you want to spruce up on your Miami culture?

1.    Head over to the Marlins stadium: Who doesn’t love a good hot dog, and a great baseball game? The Miami Marlins have also upped their food offerings, and while you can get the quintessential kayem dog on a bun, you can also indulge in pastrami or minuta sandwiches, root beer floats, tequeños, arepas, tamales, and many other delicious treats. Try it all when the Marlins host the Baltimore Orioles this Sunday at 1:10 p.m. at Marlins Park (501 Marlins Way).

2.    Take the Coral Gables Waterway Canoe Tour: Instead of spending the whole day barbecuing spend some time learning about the Miami that once was and indulge in a little historically accurate nostalgia of your own. On the Coral Gables Waterway Canoe Tour, guides will whisk you back to the days of George Merrick (planner and builder of Coral Gables), the town’s formative years, and the heyday of the iconic, charming Biltmore Hotel. You’ll see all kinds of wildlife, unique natural sights, and lots of landmarks as you enjoy a breezy paddle through the area’s canals.

Bring water, closed-toe shoes, and sun protection. The tour runs from 9 a.m. to noon Monday and begins and ends at A.D. Barnes Park Nature Center (3401 SW 72nd Ave., Miami). Tickets cost $30 per person. Visitmiamidade.gov/ecoadventures or call 305-365-3018. 

3.    Head over to the beach for some fireworks: You know there will be fireworks, and for those of us on a budget all you have to do is pay for parking. I would even suggest spending the day tanning with a few sandwiches and then stay for the fireworks!

Maybe you are looking for more music and dancing?

4.    Check out The Best of the Best Concert: This concert is taking place at Bayfront Park. This festival is all about celebrating Caribbean music and will feature musicians like Beenie Man, Capleton, Lady Saw, Shabba Ranks, and 28 others.

5.    Best of the Best Official Afterparty: Once the fun in the sun is over at Bayfront Park, the party keeps going just north of the Broward County line. If you are looking for a good time then leave the kids at home and head over to Café Iguana in Pembroke Pines where the party continues. There will be nine DJs taking turns dropping the hottest in reggae, dancehall, soca, hip-hop, and R&B. Bottles are available for $150 until 1 a.m., and parking is free.

6.    T.I. is taking over Story: This weekend T.I. will be here in Miami taking over South Beach. If you are looking for a good time on Saturday night you may want to check this party out.

5 Miami Lunch Menus You Must Check Out

Morimoto Sushi Set Photo courtesy of: Morimoto

Morimoto Sushi Set

Photo courtesy of: Morimoto

Who isn’t looking for something tastier for lunch? You know there is always that one day that you forget your lunch at home, or you simply just don't feel like cooking lunch! Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Here are some pretty delicious lunch menus that will be sure to spice up your daily routine. 

Morimoto South Beach 
Shelborne Wyndham Grand
1801 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

These guys are serving up their ‘set lunch’ menu options from noon to 3 p.m. for $25. Some of the menu options include their hot stone rice bowls and sushi sets. Plus, who doesn't love their angry chicken, which is their version of an orange chicken?

Bal Harbour Shops
9700 Collins Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33154

This Bal Harbour favorite is serving Miamians their $18 bento box, which is served with wasabi rice and a choice of salad or miso soup (my favorite). The choices include chicken robata with scallions, sushi (either spicy tuna or California), and ponzu salmon with crispy Brussels sprouts.

1330 Alton Rd. | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Here you can get a prix fixe three-course weekly changing menu for $23. They have been known to serve things like gazpacho peas, apple and ricotta, crispy chicken with cumin sauce, mango crumble, and a homemade dulce de leche.

600 Brickell Ave. | Miami, FL 33131

Thery are offering their pix fixe business lunch menu for $25, which includes a two-course lunch. Or for $32 you can get a three-course lunch. And, this includes complimentary valet!

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

I really love this spot in Downtown Miami. For $26 you can get things like their their pate en croute, ricotta gnocchi, chicken paella, and a mixed berry tart.

6 South Florida Breweries You Must Visit

One of my favorite things to do down here in South Florida is to explore and taste different craft beers. If you are looking for an awesome day trip check out these breweries below, which are just a short drive away. I guarantee you will try some pretty tasty local beers!

Funky Buddha Brewery
1201 NE 38th St. | Oakland Park, FL 33334

You have to take the time to take a tour of this 40,000 square-foot facility. Having opened in June 2013, this brewery is the first of its kind in Broward County and the largest brewery in South Florida! When you stop by make sure to try their No Crust beer, which tastes exactly like a peanut butter jelly sandwich! 

Due South Brewery
2900 High Ridge Rd #3. | Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Due South Brewing Co. started as a home brewing hobby on Mike and Jodi Halker’s back porch and evolved into what it is today with the support of friends, family, and the terrific Due South staff. When you stop by take a tour and make sure to try their Caramel Cream Ale and the Café Ole Espresso Porter.

Wynwood Brewing Company
565 NW 24th St. | Miami, FL 33127

Wynwood Brewing Company is Miami’s first craft production brewery, in the heart of Wynwood Art District, featuring a taproom. They are family owned and operated with the simple objective of bringing fresh, delicious, and creative beers to thirsty South Floridians and tourists alike. My personal favorite is La Rubia, which has a nice crisp bitterness to it with a slight sweet flavor. If you like darker beers then try Pop’s Porter!

Miami Brewing Company 
30205 SW 217th Ave. | Homestead, FL 33030

Peter Schnebly started Miami Brewing Company as a side project to give his customers the option of a personally crafted beer while others in their party enjoyed some of Schnebly's fine wines. I love the Shark Bait Mango Wheat Ale, which has a light mango taste with hints of banana.

Biscayne Bay Brewing Company
8000 NW 25th St. | Doral, FL 33122

Biscayne Bay Brewing Company was born to provide the thriving community that surrounds Biscayne Bay with a great bright beer to match the words used by Ponce de Leon to describe it as "a bright, nameless great bay" upon its discovery 500 years ago. The Miami Pale Ale is truly delicious. This classic American pale ale is the perfect all-around beer. 

Concrete Beach Brewery 
325 NW 24th St. | Miami, FL 33127

Concrete Beach is an artisanal craft beer brewery located in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District. Their mission is to provide great tasting craft beer inspired by the culture and flavors of Miami, all while supporting the arts and community organizations in the neighborhoods we serve. Right now they are serving up the Rica, which is a Wheat India Pale Ale, and Stiltsville, which is a Pilsner.

Due South Brewery Caramel Cream Ale & Café Ole Espresso Porter

Due South Brewery Caramel Cream Ale & Café Ole Espresso Porter

Wynwood Brewing Company La Rubia

Wynwood Brewing Company La Rubia

Wynwood Brewing Company Cup of Jose

Wynwood Brewing Company Cup of Jose

Miami Brewing Company Shark Bait Mango Wheat Ale

Miami Brewing Company Shark Bait Mango Wheat Ale