Weekly Nibble: How To Spend New Year's Eve In The Magic City

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As we enter the last few days of 2018, many of us are looking back on all the delicious meals we’ve had throughout the year and are wondering what our last bites will be before entering the new year. New Year’s Eve is approaching quickly and time is running out to make plans. Whether you’re looking for a low key dinner or an over the top party with a killer DJ, there’s definitely something going on in the Magic City that’s right up your alley to ring in the new year.

Here are some suggestions to help get the party started.

Aim to start early with brunch:

Prime Fish


Pre-celebrate the new year with the most popular brunch in the South of Fifth neighborhood. Open from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Prime Fish offers guests bottomless mimosas, bellinis, prosecco, bloody marys and a choice of one a la carte menu item including an array of classic egg dishes for $63 a person. Enjoy savory dishes like the Truffle Mac & Cheese to sweet dishes like the Red Velvet cheesecake.

End the year by the ocean:

Terra Mare

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Ring in 2019 alongside sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean! Terra Mare showcases a fresh, locally sourced menu with an abundance of savory land and sea dishes. Make a reservation on NYE beginning at 5 p.m. and enjoy a lavish seven-course menu – highlights include oysters and caviar to start, black truffle polenta, lobster gnudi, NY strip oscar, black forest mousse and more. The evening will end with a champagne toast and unobstructed views of the fireworks on Fort Lauderdale Beach. $150 per person.

Satisfy your Italian food cravings:



Ring in 2019 at Macchialina, Miami Beach’s beloved trattoria where Chef Michael Pirolo will be offering an exclusive New Year’s Eve tasting menu perfect for a celebration. The tasting menu is priced at $95 per person plus tax and gratuity. Miami’s most coveted Italian hotspot will also be offering two wine pairings on New Year’s Eve, priced at $32 per person. Managing Partner and Beverage Director, Jacqueline Pirolo will be opening some special bottles of allocated wine for a more elevated wine experience for $55 per person. Macchialina will be open their regular hours: Sunday thru Thursday 6PM – 11PM and Friday/Saturday from 6PM – 11:30PM. Reservations: Required and can be made on Opentable, by calling (305) 365-4156 or by emailinginfo@macchialina.com/

Live it up at a rooftop soiree:

EPIC Pool Deck Party

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Ring in the New Year with in EPIC style! On Monday, December 31st, the beautiful EPIC Pool Deck will welcome 2019 by hosting its EPIC New Year’s Eve rooftop bash. From 8:30PM to 12AM, Kimpton EPIC Hotel’s rooftop pool deck will host its annual NYE extravaganza featuring live DJ and entertainment performances by resident DJ Kristian Caro and musicians, food stations showcasing food from around the world, incredible views of Downtown Miami and the midnight fireworks show. Priced at $50 (excluding tax and gratuity), General Admission tickets include access to the pool deck to enjoy the sounds of DJ Kristian and live musicians, a great view of the city and the midnight fireworks show, as well as a midnight Champagne toast. VIP tickets, priced at $175 (excluding tax and gratuity), include additional access to the evening’s open bar and food from the food trucks featuring cuisines from around the world. The event is open to 21 years or older.

Dance the night away:


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This year, there are no limits to the fun or libations you can have while at Boombox.  Dance all night while enjoying open bar from 9pm to 3am including unlimited beer, wine, and select spirits, NYE swag for the best selfies ever, and a Veuve Clicquot champagne toast at midnight. Feeling fancy? Reserve a table. Choice of one bottle for every two people of Veuve Clicquot, Belvedere, Hennessy Black, or Volcan Tequila. Get your tickets here.

Dine with a Top Chef:

Stubborn Seed

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The countdown is on at Stubborn Seed, South Beach’s hotspot on Washington Avenue by Top Chef Jeremy Ford, and they’re welcoming 2019 with two elegant dinner seating’s on Monday, December 31, 2018. For $195 per person, the first seating times between 6PM – 7 PM, takes guests through a four-course “Short Story” tasting, including a bottle of bubbly per two guests. To begin, diners can muse on Kusshi Oysters with black truffle yuzu mignonette and meyer lemon. The first course includes an option between Jerusalem artichoke soup with brown butter sourdough and caviar; or Raw Maine Diver Scallops with frothy lemon, horseradish, and fresno chili condiment. The second course includes a choice of Foie Gras Mousse with black truffle apple jam, black bread, and sour carrot; or Creamy Carolina Rice Grits with white truffle, royal red shrimp, and chervil. The third course is a choice between Caviar Crusted Fluke with crunchy mustard, and swank farm baby turnip; or Wagyu Ribeye with crackling potato, creamy wild mushrooms, and watercress chimmi. To complete the meal, guests are offered two dessert options: Sachertorte, a chocolate cake with persimmon jam; or Cheese Cake Panna Cotta with cinnamon crisp and snickerdoodle ice-cream. 

Party with DJ Hott Pants:

Generator Miami

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Hang out at Generator Miami with DJ Hott Pants, salsa dancers, fortune tellers, and an open bar. Open bar packages include beer, wine, and champagne for $75 (add cocktails for an extra $25) from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Spend a little more and end the year with a four course dinner at The Jim & Neesie prepared by Chef Daniel Roy. Relax inside at the bar or head outside and grab a chair by the pool to enjoy the evening and watch the fireworks along Miami Beach.