Written by: Tyler Sminkey
Izzy’s Fish & Oyster has just what you need to escape the hot & humid South Beach heat this summer in the form of six new summer cocktails named after and inspired by common fishing boats. Always the fan of a good party (especially on a boat), the “Pontoon” cocktail created with vodka, sage syrup and ginger beer was our go-to fave of the night.
The six new cocktails were paired with amazing bar snacks from James Beard award-winning chef Allen Susser, who currently directs/oversees The Café at Books & Books in Coral Gables, Miami Beach & the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Delicious creations included “Devils on Horseback” – madjool dates stuffed with gorgonzola and sriracha and wrapped in bacon; “Lobster Summer Rolls” – lobster, mango, arugula and more wrapped in rice paper; and “Crispy Oyster Sliders” – stuffed with fresh fried oysters, heirloom tomatoes and topped with a creamy Russian dressing.
Live music and a buzzing bar scene make Izzy’s perfect for happy hour after a long day, or grab one of the intimate tables for a South Beach date night with fresh seafood. We feasted on the Summer Fish Fry which is basically a small mountain of fried local fish, oysters, shrimp, onion rings and Izzy’s signature seasoned waffle fries – all with unlimited Narragansett and a cup of New England-style chowder.
If you’re looking for great seafood and cool cocktails to escape the sun – Izzy’s is the perfect summer escape!