Posts tagged South of Fifth
Where to Celebrate this Cinco de Mayo: Your Guide to South Florida’s Best Fiestas

Ok. So you missed it this year! No problem, as many of these spots still offer Mexican specialties, tequila and more so stop by Any Day de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862. However, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has become a popular day of drinking to celebrate Mexican culture. This year, grab your sombrero and raise your cervezas and/or margarita glasses at some of South Florida’s most fun celebrations.

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Summer Has Arrived at Lolo's Surf Cantina

Lolo’s Surf Cantina, on a side entrance of the Stanton Hotel in Sofi, is a casual, “come as you are” spot on the quiet part of Ocean Drive, overlooking Marjory Stoneman Douglas Park. Seating is both indoors and outdoors with hightop tables, overlooking the park and coconut trees, and a block from the ocean.

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What I ATE: MIAbites Team Dishes on Their Favorite Miami Burgers During National Burger Month

We’re halfway through National Burger Month, and we haven’t eaten nearly as many burgers as we feel we should have by now. In honor of the fun food holiday, we’re going to share with you some of the best burgers in Miami according to the MIAbites team.

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Plant-based Brunch at Planta South Beach

Brunch just got a lot healthier.  In addition to the many “all you can eat” brunch buffets in Miami, new hip spot, Planta in the South of Fifth neighborhood now offers a Saturday and Sunday plant-based a la carte brunch that includes creative versions of traditional brunch favorites in addition to favorite items on the regular Planta menu.

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South of Fifth’s Cibo Wine Bar

Cibo Wine Bar Charcuterie Platter

Cibo Wine Bar is one of the biggest Italian restaurants on all of South Beach. The 12,000 square food space is impressively large with a blend of old world rustic charm and industrial chic modernism.  With six Cibo locations in Toronto and Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Liberty Entertainment Group prides itself on authentic Italian cuisine in beautiful settings.

If the 60ft open kitchen counter isn’t enough to draw your attention immediately, then maybe the 3500 bottles of wine in a soaring two-story award-winning wine room equipped with harnessed wine angel to retrieve your favorite bottle. Yes, a WINE ANGEL – that’s her job title.

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Saturday Sweets: Tatiana Vernot of Bakehouse Brasserie

This week’s Saturday Sweets led us to Bakehouse Brasserie in SoFi because I needed to have a Nutella Croissant (and maybe some frosé) - I’m not the only one, right?!  Bakehouse is Miami Beach’s new hot spot for breakfast and brunch with French brasserie items like Croque Madame, Steak Frites, Crawfish Beignets and more, including some delicious pastries. 

While there, I got the chance to hang out with Pastry Chef Tatiana Vernot, who had been in since 4 am re-stocking the pastry case after a busy weekend. Although she has only been working professionally in kitchens for three years, Tatiana turns out all of the most delicious treats in Bakehouse’s pastry display.

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Lobster Bar Sea Grille Opens In SoFi

Just around the first of April, Lobster Bar Sea Grille opened in the spot on Washington Avenue and 5th Street that will forever be known by locals as “the old China Grill spot.”

The seafood restaurant is the newest concept from the national award-winning Buckhead Life Restaurant Group of Atlanta, Georgia, and owners of the popular Chops Lobster Bar and City Fish Market in Boca Raton and sister restaurant Lobster Bar Sea Grille in Fort Lauderdale.

Guests are meant to enjoy a sophisticated atmosphere complete with modern-contemporary nautical touches. Management says they really want it to be all about the service and would love to be considered a fancier version of Cheers!, for locals to have a regular dining spot where "everyone knows your name".

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A Taste of Baja at Lolo's Surf Cantina

Lolo’s Surf Cantina in the Stanton Marriott on Ocean Drive is the newest spot to celebrate and enjoy the food of our Southern neighbors in Mexico…. before The Wall gets built.

Chef Richard Ampudia of Cafe Habana and La Esquina in New York has brought a piece of Baja California to Miami Beach’s SoFi neighborhood. With a clientele who’s sophisticated and a beach that's only steps away, SoFi felt like the ideal location for his newest outpost.

“I think Mexican Coastal food is a perfect fit for the city and its laid-back, healthy lifestyle,” Chef Ampudia said.

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