gelatoBy: Maryanne Salvat

Cool Off With a Sweet Treat at Gelato-GO

As the summer months in South Florida continue to heat-up, cool off with the most decadent of frozen treats at Gelato-Go. Located in the heart of South Beach, Gelato-Go is the destination for a divine dessert with a healthy twist. With an array of different flavors all created and in-house by Chef Antonio, with the exception of Pistachio that is actually flown in from Italy (and they have a certificate to prove it!), choices are endless and are secretly formulated from healthy ingredients (no preservatives). Gelato-Go menu also includes: Gelato Spaghetti, Sunny Side Up Gelato, Waffle Chocolate Cup, Sicilian Cannolo Gelato, and a Yogurt Gelato Fruit Salad; for more information or delivery visit: http://www.gelatogo.net. 

 

 

 

 

 

iron forkMiami New Times’ Iron Fork Kicks-Off Miami Spice 2013 

On Thursday August 1, Miami New Times’ Iron Fork and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau join forces to kick off two months of discounted three-course meals at Miami’s best restaurants during Miami Spice. Hosted at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts on Biscayne Boulevard, in Downtown Miami, the 2013 Iron Fork will draw thousands of diners and food lovers from across Greater Miami. In true Iron Chef Style, two of Miami’s hottest chefs will go head to head or spatula to spatula to compete for the highly coveted Iron Fork Award.  To purchase tickets or for more information visit: www.arshtcenter.org. 

 

We Love Miami Spice 2013

Now that Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 has come to a close, we can all take a breath and break our diets once and for all. Miami Spice the highly anticipated dining experience is upon us again this summer and thankfully with an extension. Set to run from August 1 – September 30, 2013, features close to 200 participating luxury and fine dining restaurants in Greater Miami and the Beaches. Sponsored by MasterCard Priceless Miami, Norwegian Cruise Line, BACARDÍ ®, Stella Artois and Wines of Chile, this year foodies can enter to win savory prizes and make reservations on the newly enhanced Miami Spice website at www.iLoveMiamiSpice.com.  From the opportunity to dine at a Miami Spice participating restaurant with a group of friends,to the chance to win one of eight cruises from PortMiami to the Eastern Caribbean on Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, Norwegian Getaway, there are prizes to please any palate.Food aficionados will marvel at this year’s Miami Spice program, which offers an affordable and convenient way for consumers to experience some of the best dining and nightlife in Miami. Participating restaurants will present discounted threecourse lunch and dinner menus featuring a choice of an appetizer, entrée and dessert as part of the fixed price, excluding tax and gratuities. Luxury dining: three course prix-fixe lunches at $23 per person, dinners at $39Fine dining: three course prix –fixe lunches at $19 per person, dinners at $33.

 

  senseSenses: An Evening of Art and Dining  

In celebration of their 10th anniversary and in an effort to raise funds for CIFO Family Programming, the Cisneros-Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) will host an interactive moving dinner party with Chef Michael B. Jacobs, Friday, August 2, from 7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m., at the CIFO Art Space in downtown Miami. Dubbed Senses: An Evening of Art and Dining, the event will feature a demonstration of video works from CIFO’s private collection, artfully paired with dishes by The Hidden Kitchen’s chef Michael Jacobs, along with hand-crafted libations from The Corner. Guests will begin their evening with aperitifs in CIFO’s enchanting Piazza before being ushered through the CIFO Art Space to explore a flowing demonstration of the relationship between art, food and drink. Tickets for the moving dinner are priced at $90 per person and can be purchased by calling 305.415.6343 or visiting www.cifo.org. A portion of proceeds will benefit the CIFO Family Programming, which provides affordable in-gallery children’s workshops lead by local artists. The first 20 tickets purchased will be only $75. CIFO is also raffling a pair of tickets through their Facebook and Twitter accounts; like of follow their pages to be in the drawing.

 

 

barbieeBarbie™ The Dreamhouse Experience™ 

Barbie® doll’s iconic Dreamhouse® has been transform into a real-life attraction for fans of all ages.  Visitors can play in Barbie® doll’s world like never before with this interactive 10,000-square foot experience open to the public at Sawgrass Mills Mall. The first-ever touring life-size Barbie® Dreamhouse® – located in Florida – is a must-see destination for this year’s family vacation. The seven-room, multi-story Dreamhouse® features engaging activities kids will love including Barbie® dolls’s signature pink elevator, her coveted “endless” closet and a walk-through “glitterizer.” Tickets for this one-of-a-kind experience are now on sale at: BarbieDreamhouse.com and Ticketmaster.

 

 

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