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Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 4 - 2011

The “Cinco de Mayo” Run Down


cafeina cincoCafeina and Jose Cuervo present “Subterraneo,” a special Day of the Dead-themed (Mexican national holiday) celebration in honor of Cinco de Mayo. The themed soiree will feature live performances in the garden by Latin rock bands The Spam All Stars and Suenalo, along with beats by DJ A-Train and Mia Moretti in the lounge. The Wynwood hotspot will be transformed into a mysterious villa-Subterraneo, with abundant Marigold flowers, eerie candles, and glow performances throughout the night. Cafeina mixologists will offer reduced price Jose Cuervo cocktails and a specialty $5 menu featuring dishes such as El Muerto, slowly roasted mini pork tacos with Jose Cuervo tequila cream & pico de gallo, Mexico Lindo, homemade tortilla chips with refried beans, guacamole & jalapeno cheese dip, All Saints Beef taquitos with Avocado, sour cream & cilantro, and more. Guests that RSVP will receive a complimentary Jose Cuervo cocktail before 11:30 PM. To RSVP, contact or call 305.438.0792.


bbBurger & Beer Joint in Brickell is throwing a fiesta! The neighborhood hotspot will celebrate the upcoming Mexican holiday with an outdoor food station complete with flat-top grills serving 4 oz. Mexican-inspired burgers. Mouth-watering options include the Fajita Burger, prime Angus beef, sautéed onions, red peppers, jalapeño jack and Pico de Gallo on Ciabatta bread and a Tostada Burger, prime Angus beef, refried beans, shredded cheddar cheese, ranchero salsa and sour cream served on tostada – both options are $6. Drink specials include $7 Margaritas and Mojitos; 5 bottles of Corona, Corona Light or Modelo for $20 and $2 Jose Cuervo Jello Shots. Guest will also enjoy music, piñatas filled with adult goodies and fun costumes. The event will take place at Mary Brickell Village’s courtyard from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. For reservations call 305.523.2244.


Rosa MexGrab your sombrero and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Salsa Fiesta Urban Mexican Grill. The festivities begin atsalsa 11a.m. and will include food and drink specials. Patrons can enjoy 2 for 1 Mexican burritos, along with 2 for 1 beers and margaritas all day. Visit for more information.

 Rosa Mexicano, the modern Mexican eatery, will celebrate the triumph of the battle of Puebla, with its 9th Annual Festival. This not-to-be-missed, day-long Mexican party, set to take place at the restaurant’s locations in Mary Brickell Village and Lincoln Road, kicks-off at 11:30 a.m. In addition to the restaurant’s a la carte menu, a special holiday menu will be available during lunch and dinner service, featuring an amazing array of made-to-order, authentic Mexican specialties, prepared with the freshest ingredients available. Starting at 4 p.m., guests who visit the Mary Brickell Village restaurant can enjoy festivities either in the dining room or on the outdoor patio, where a Mexican-style street festival will offer bar specials, food stations featuring the restaurant’s signature guacamole en molcajete served with perfectly crisp chips, and mouth-watering tacos; along with an ice cream cart, serving up an innovative selection of Rosa Mexicano’s house-made ice creams and sorbets, will all be available for purchase.


havenHaven on Lincoln Road

Haven, an intimate, contemporary food lounge, is set to bring its mix of cutting-edge design, international cuisine and creative cocktails to South Beach’s busiest business district with its opening May 6. The most recent project by hospitality designer and tech-savvy entrepreneur Mike Boles, the new venue at 1237 Lincoln Road will feature state-of-the-art sight and sound installations while still retaining a warmth and accessibility he believes will appeal to both locals and out-of-towners. . For special bookings and advance reservations, call or text the Haven iPhone at 305.987.8885 or visit



seanChef Sean Brasel Heads to the Biltmore Hotel  

Chef/Owner Sean Brasel of the glamorous steak house, Meat Market on South Beach takes a trip south to the spectacular Biltmore Hotel for an Interactive Culinary Demonstration on Saturday, May 7, from noon to 2:00 p.m.  Guests will sip Champagne and cook along with chef Brasel as they prepare a splendid lunch at their tables, including Achiote marinated scallops with pineapple-macadamia nut salsa and sweet balsamic glaze; and Pink peppercorn crusted filet mignon medallion with blue crab and frisée mango salad. Cellar Club Members are $52 and non-members and resort guests are $65 per person.  Reservations are required, 305.913.3203 or



artArtCenter/South Florida: 9th Annual Winning Art

 ArtCenter/South Florida presents an evening of prizes, cocktails, music and the chance to win fine art from the organization’s 40 professional artists-in-residence. Celebrating the 9th Annual Winning Art!  ArtCenter’s big draw takes place on SaturdayMay 7 at 7:00 p.m. at 800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.  Wild on South Beach hostess and local celebrity Elaine Lancaster will be the diva emcee, patrons can try their luck on silent auction items including a seven-day cruise and gift certificates from top restaurants, salons and personal trainers.  Cocktails are complimentary, DJ Herbie James will spin soulful, lively beats, and hors d’oeuvres are provided by SUSHISAMBA dromo. Raffle tickets priced at $10, include a chance to bid on an art piece of choice donated by an established or emerging professional resident artist and entrance to the event. Works are on view at and the main gallery until May 8.


fashionfront1copy-107x150Fashionably Conscious Fundraiser

 The highly anticipated annual Fashionably Conscious fundraiser, featuring donated designer items from the coveted closets of Miami’s leading socialites—and now CEOs—returns on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 at Shops at Mayfair. This year’s expanded host committee includes Raysa Fanjul, Darlene & Jorge Perez, Margarita Codina, Karla Dascal, Laura Buccellati, Brian Ehrlich, Lourdes Jofre-Collett, Mark Ferrari, Amy Hollub, Sue Kronick, Alan Randolph, Debra Scholl, Jolie Souto, Susanna Shubin, Annie Vasquez, Kim Wood, and more. Collections already include items from Prada, Armani, Christian Dior, Emmanuel Ungaro, Jimmy Choo, Trina Turk, Elie Tahari and vintage Besty Johnson, along with a brand new Tricia Fix gown. All clothing and accessories will be on sale to guests at discounted prices, ranging from $1 to $500. The weekend event will kick off with a Friday VIP Preview Sale from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., $25 entrance fee, granting first access to fashions, gift bags and libations sponsored by Peroni. Saturday’s all-day sale, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., has a reduced $10 entrance fee. All proceeds will go directly to fund Coconut Grove Cares’ The Barnyard, which offers free after-school and summer programs for over 250 children, and provides a much-needed safe haven for the West Grove community.  For more information, contact for any assistance.


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