Posts in Restaurants
Say "Oui" and Celebrate Bastille Day in Miami

The French holiday is formally called “La Fête Nationale” and is celebrated each year on July 14. The holiday recognizes and celebrates the storming of the Bastille penitentiary, which ultimately helped usher in the French Revolution. It also represents the overthrow of the tyranny of the French monarchy and King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

Below are our picks for the best fetes in Miami to celebrate #BastilleDay and enjoy the best of French food even after the celebration winds down:

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$10 Pasta Week at Macchialina July 8-11

Always a coveted Thursday night reservation, Macchialina, is extending its incredibly popular $10 Pasta Thursday promotion to a weeklong celebration of Summer and to thank the loyal locals for supporting them all year. Starting TODAY, Monday July 8th through Thursday July 11th, guests will be able to enjoy a selection of $10 pasta dishes.

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UPDATE: #1 The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Chef Mauro Colagreco, opens Florie’s in Palm Beach

UPDATE: Yesterday, in Singapore, the restaurant community and food lovers world wide tuned in for the Worlds 50 Best Restaurant announcement, and Chef Mauro Colagreco and Mirazur in the small French town of Menton was awarded the #1 spot. Chef Mauro opened his first US restaurant, Flories at the Four Seasons Palm Beach just this March, and here is our MIAbites review from our visit for brunch. Worth the trip.

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La Placita: Puerto Rican food and Dominoes with Chef Jose Mendin

It was Tuesday, and La Placita in MiMo was hosting their Domino Tournament, a weekly event that is held in the outdoor patio seating area from 7 -10 pm. Chef/Owner of Pubbelly and La Placita, Jose Mendin, was there to defend his title, but so were a dozen or more fellow food industry professionals along with some regular passionate players, so the event took on a competitive, yet very festive turn.

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The 2019 James Beard Foundation Blended Burger Project in South Florida

This year marks the 5th Annual Blended Burger Project™ hosted by the James Beard Foundation.

A Blended Burger is made up of a patty that contains at least 25% fresh mushrooms, and many will find that blended burgers are tastier while being more healthy and sustainable. This years burgers even include some completely plant-based burgers as well.

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National Martini Day: The Vesper Martini via Chef Geoffrey Zakarian at Point Royal

James Bond would be very happy to know that today, June 19th is National Martini Day. Shaken or Stirred. Vodka or Gin( or both). Straight up or on the rocks. Olives or Lemon twist, Apple, Lychee or Chocolate. There are many many options for the martini lover.

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Coral Gables Culinary Month is June 3-23, 2019

The Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables, an autonomous non-profit organization dedicated to advancing commercial vitality in Downtown Coral Gables and Miracle Mile, will kick off its second annual Coral Gables Culinary Month on June 1. Throughout the month, there will be a variety of entertaining activations and dining specials at participating restaurants.

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Wellness Wednesday: Retreat Season at The Carillon Miami Beach

The Carillon Wellness Resort in North Beach offers a world class spa (formerly Canyon Ranch), thermal experience, 4 pools, a fitness center, and 20 fitness classes a day, in addition to its luxury hotel accommodations and beachside restaurant, The Strand.

And beginning End May-October, the Carillon offers special 3-day Wellness Retreats that are both educational, informative and relaxing.

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Hooray for Rosé: Don’t miss La Centrale’s National Rosé Day Celebration

Summer in Miami is here and that means plenty of chilled rosé will be poured. The second Saturday in June is International Rose Day, and La Centrale wants you to embrace the dolce far niente (sweet idleness) spirit of Italy’s coast with a visit to their Rosé Garden popup at the La Centrale Beach Club.

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Wellness Wednesday: Eat Healthy in Miami with Healthy Bowls & Vegetarian/Vegan Dining

Summer in Miami is here and getting that bikini body in shape requires some healthy eating choices. So, let the healthy eating begin at these Miami places, feel better and even maybe lose some of those extra pounds.  

 

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Lure Fishbar South Beach Celebrates Five Years With Special Popup Menu

Five years on South Beach is almost an eternity for a restaurant. Lure Fishbar South Beach in the Loews Miami Beach Hotel is celebrating that exact feat. With its fresh seafood and top of the line steaks, it has become a staple for Miami locals and visitors. In celebration, Lure Fishbar will be hosting a popup with the help of its sister restaurant of the same name, celebrity Chef Josh Capon’s critically-acclaimed New York City outpost. This “From SoHo to SoBe” pop-up menu will run from June 1st to July 31st.

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Saturday Sweets: The Salty Donut Has A New South Miami Spot

The second location of the cult-favorite artisanal donut shop, The Salty Donut, has finally announced its opening date in South Miami. On Friday, May 24th The Salty Donut SoMi will officially open its doors. This larger store means more offerings and experiences, and more donut flavors specific for this location.

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Le Chick in Wynwood: Amsterdam's Original Rotisserie Chicken Spot

Le Chick on NW 24th St in Wynwood has a sleek interior, featuring an open kitchen when you walk in, lots of natural wood, high top tables, mesh details reminiscent of a chicken coop and two huge Big Green Eggs for smoking meats and that rotisserie chicken. The namesake chicken is great, but don’t pass up the burgers and sides!

 

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