So much has been buzzed about Chef Brad Kilgore’s new hot spot, KAIDO. And now the secret is out. KAIDO, the Japanese and Asian inspired lounge/restaurant is tucked into the second floor in the Paradise Plaza of the Design District on NE 41st and has a reservation-only back room called AMA, which just introduced an ever-changing Omakase menu.Read More
NEW this year are special food experiences at the show itself, including the Miami Yacht Shows, Windward VIP Club that includes elevated food and beverages including Rosé and Oysters event, Champagne Tastings and a special Brunch and Mixology Class with James Beard Finalist, Chef Brad Kilgore and his team from Kilgore Culinary. Tickets available here .Read More
It’s the last Saturday Sweets of the year. There’s been 52 delicious dessert filled weeks with more sweets than the average person can handle. The sweet scene in Miami has grown a ton this year with more dessert options and sugar filled outposts than ever before.Read More
Art Basel and Miami Art Week starts next week with previews, opening night parties and of course, ART. But did you know that MIAbites has nicknamed Art Basel… EAT Basel? "Where should we eat in Miami?" Here are some of Our Contributors Best Bites for Art Basel dining in and around Miami, Miami Beach, Wynwood and the Design District.Read More
Everyone is always asking us "Where should we eat in Miami?" Here are some of MIAbites Contributors Best Bites for "am to pm" dining in and around Miami, Miami Beach, Wynwood and the Design District. We update this guide every month so make sure you bookmark this page for future reference. .Read More
Bikini season is over for most of the country, but even with fall officially here there’s very little sweater weather happening. While food is very important (it’s everything to us), fitness is as well — which is why we’ve scoped out the top workouts in Miami to keep you in shape this fall.Read More
Whether you're looking for a cheat day treat or a way to celebrate the back to school with the kids, ice cream is a go to delight for so many of us. Ice cream is one of the most popular desserts available — did you know it's a 30 billion dollar industry? With ice cream to be found on almost every corner, here's five spots we just can't get enough of.Read More
For the 10th year in a row, MIAMI magazine rounded up the best and most exciting restaurants in the city and housed them under one roof. Last night, we joined over 400 local VIPs, foodies, and influencers join to experience tastings by restaurants and to enjoy amazing craft cocktails, music, and entertainment. Check out our full photo gallery to see what we enjoyed.Read More
Sometimes in our frenzy to visit the newest and most buzzed about restaurant in Miami, we forget about the places that have stood the test of time and still offer good food, good service, a reasonably priced wine list and a civilized evening out.
UPDATED for 2018: Welcome to Miami! Everyone is always asking us, "Where should I eat in Miami?" Here are some of MIAbites Contributors Best Bites for "am to pm" dining in and around Miami and Miami Beach. Dinner reservations are strongly recommended and should be made in advance if possible.
Tucked away on over 83 acres of lush tropical foliage in Coral Gables, is the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. A day spent there is a perfect escape from the work week and the stresses of the world around us. Fairchild’s mission is to save tropical plant diversity by exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants including mangos, dates, and nectarines.
Miami Spice is almost here! That means the preview dinners are right around the corner. This year will be the 16th year of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB)’s Miami Spice Restaurant Program.
First up on the calendar of preview dinners, GMCVB will be teaming up with Estefan Kitchen for an exclusive preview of the hot new Design District restaurant’s Miami Spice menu before the program kicks-off August 1, 2017.
For one night only, on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, guests enjoyed a one-of-a-kind dining experience in a 1950’s Cuba inspired setting with Chef Odell Torres. The three-course meal will allow diners to relish in the flavors inspired by traditional Estefan family recipes and experience the new restaurant’s Miami Spice menu, available August through September. Priced at $55 per person (excluding tax, tip and additional beverage purchases) the dinner will include complimentary pours from Miami Spice sponsors Chandon, Stella Artois, Terrazas de los Andes and Fiji Water as well as the live entertainment the restaurant is known for.Read More
Britain’s Winston Churchill was known for his quick wit. The story is told that he was once confronted about his heavy drinking:
“Prime Minister, people say that you’ve drunk enough alcohol to fill a room.”
“Ah,” Churchill replied gazing up towards the ceiling, “So much to do, and so little time.”
Churchill himself might have been impressed this past Saturday night if he had been lucky enough to score an invitation to a gourmet Scotch tasting at Michael Schwartz’ Cypress Tavern.
Organized by Gilt City, an affiliate of the online retailer, Schwartz teamed up with famed Scotch distiller, The Macallan to pair five of their distinct single malts with a number of his signature dishes.Read More
The Miami Design District and it’s art and retail-centric Palm Court is the perfect setting for James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz' all-new events series celebrating food and culture – The Genuine Summer Series, presented by Lynx Grills.
For a three month run, the creative neighborhood’s nucleus with the distinctive Buckminster Fuller Fly’s Eye Dome and the oversized Le Corbusier blue torso by French artist Xavier Veilhan, will reimagine classic outdoor summer pastimes from grilling and picnicking, to a film screening and beer garden, with food by Michael’s Genuine® Food & Drink and its acclaimed chef/owner as host.
The Palm Court is also the home of Schwartz’s light and airy café, ella, making it an ideal destination for the season’s hottest gastronomic events including:
Sundown Grillout June 10
OMG! Picnic & A Movie July 8
Genuine Beer Court August 12
Details and Specific menus below:Read More
Each week, MIAbites presents The Weekly Nibble, featuring upcoming Miami food events, happenings or specials for the upcoming week. Always check ahead to confirm prices and details.
Friday January 22nd and Saturday January 23rd- In preparation for the upcoming 2016 Miami Marathon on Sunday, January 24, Scarpetta, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, will offer marathon runners ( or anyone for that matter ) a special $45 “Carb-Up” 3 course prix-fixe menu. The menu is only available from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23. The three-course menu is a delicious way to power up before the big run; specially crafted to ensure runners’ muscles are fueled and energy levels are up for optimal performance. Among the menu items starter choices included are their popular creamy polenta with fricassee of truffled mushroom and main courses choices include their Spaghetti with tomato and basil and Duck & Foie Gras Ravioli. Scarpetta 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 877 326 7412.
Saturday January 23rd- StripSteak by Michael Mina at The Fontainebleau kickoffs off their 2016 Cellar 1954 Wine & Dinner series with a decadent five-course menu prepared by StripSteak chef de cuisine Derrick Roberts, complemented by seven different wines from Darioush. Darioush Khaledi and his wife Shahpar founded Darioush in 1997. The Darioush Estate has flourished over time and is now comprised of 120 acres in Southern Napa Valley spanning the Mount Veeder and Oak Knoll American viticultural areas. Each of the five courses will be paired with a different varietal from the label. Priced at $225 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity, the luxurious evening will begin at 8 p.m. Strip Steak by Michael Mina 4441 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL 877 326 7412.
Sunday January 24th- Aaron Brooks, Aussie native and executive chef at EDGE Steak & Bar, brings Australia Day to Brickell. Named Miami’s “Lambassador” by Meat & Livestock Australia, Chef Aaron pays homage to the land down under and its January 26th national holiday, with a week-long celebration of authentic Aussie fare. Festivities kickoff with a special poolside ‘Barbie with Chef Aaron and his ‘Mates on Sunday, January 24th from 1PM to 4PM. Chef Aaron’s ‘mates, Jose Mendin of Pubbelly Restaurant Group, Mike Pirolo of Macchialina and Bazi, Timon Balloo of SUGARCANE raw bar grill, and Jamie DeRosa, and his Chef de Cuisine William Crandall, of Izzy’s Fish & Oyster, turn up the heat for a family-friendly poolside event, featuring each of their BBQ favorites, locally crafted beer by J Wakefield Brewing, The Tank Brewing Co. Wynwood Brewing Company and Australian wines. Bring your budgie smugglers, or swimsuits, and enjoy access to the two resort style pools, celebrating winter in true Miami fashion – under the sun. Advance tickets are required and are $75 per person, $25 for children ages 6 to 12, and complimentary for those 5 and under. Tickets on Eventbrite link here http://www.eventbrite.com/e/australian-barbie-with-chef-aaron-brooks-his-mates-tickets-20634546484?aff=efbevent EDGE Steak and Bar at The Four Seasons Hotel Miami, 1435 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131 (305) 358-3535Read More