4th Annual To Live and Dine in Miami

MIAMI Magazine presents the 4th Annual To Live & Dine in Miami co-hosted by world-renowned Chef Daniel Boulud and benefiting Chapman Partnership. Restaurants include: db Bistro Moderne, Eating House, EDGE Steak & Bar, HaVen South Beach, J&G Grill at The St. Regis Bal Harbour, Katsuya by Starck, Paulina’s Pops, Scarpetta at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, SUSHISAMBA dromo, The Dome Restaurant & Caviar Bar, The Dutch at W South Beach, The Restaurant at The Setai Miami Beach, Toscana Divino and Yardbird Southern Table & Bar. Attendees will be the first to get a taste of soon-to-open establishments including Bloom, Florida Cookery and Swine Southern Table & Bar; Cocktail pairings courtesy of Herradura Tequila and Chambord Vodka, and refreshments by Stella Artois, Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino.The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas takes over part of the Moore Building turning it into a pop-up lounge with sounds by DJ Mad Linx. Tickets are priced at $25 and can be purchased at http://toliveanddineinmiami.eventbrite.com.  Proceeds from the event will benefit Chapman Partnership.


Bowling for Rhinos

Bowling for Rhinos (BFR) 2012, an annual bowling fundraiser that benefits the South Florida Chapter of AAZK’S Rhino Conservation Projects, is sure not to leave you in the gutter. With its goal of helping rhinos worldwide, 100% of all funds raised by BFR benefits rhino conservation projects for four species of rhino, their habitats, and hundreds of other endangered plants and animals. BFR helps preserve the black, white, Javan and Sumatran rhinos. The AAZK and Zoo Miami invite everyone for a night of excitement at Bird Bowl. The $25 registration fee includes:1 ½ hours of bowling with shoes, raffle ticket, and pizza. Walk-ins are welcome if space is available. “Keep the Rhinos Horny” t-shirts will be offered at $15 for non-bowlers and $10 if you are registered to bowl! Open to the general public, teams of five to six bowlers may register for a night full of strikes and spares (hopefully!).  Bowlers are encouraged to get sponsors as 100% of all sponsor money goes directly to saving the rhinos. Remember every penny counts so no amount is too small. Please bring the sponsor money the night of the event. Please make checks payable to AAZK-BFR; for more information visit www.zoomiami.org.


Mayfair Hotel & Spa Launches Summer Sundays at the Rooftop Pool & Cabana Lounge

Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove announces the launch of its Summer Sundays, a series of pool parties for guests, visitors and locals alike. The Rooftop Pool & Cabana Lounge will offer a full bar, salads and a variety of pizzas, while DJ Ethics will provide the party’s soundtrack. ISA boutique will also be popping up every Sunday and showcasing their 2013 swim & resort wear collections. The series will kick off with a launch party on July 29 from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. Guests can enjoy a complimentary welcome mimosa and veggie smoothies throughout the day.

Beat the summer heat in style, with complimentary mini-manicures and 10-minute chair massages provided by the hotel’s Jurlique Spa, pineapple-mint infused water and suntan lotion. Cabana special includes Evian water mister, a bucket of domestic (five) beers, iced aromatherapy towels from the spa, frozen grapes and two liters of water (sparkling or still), for the full-day rate of $150. Valet will be offered at a discounted price of $5; for more information visit www.mayfairhotelandspa.com or call 305.441.0000. 


Chefs to Face $20/20 Minute Fill the Grill Challenge at Whole Foods Coral Gables

Foodies, grilling aficionados and food truck lovers are invited to Whole Foods Market – Coral Gables this summer to feel the heat during the food truck chef Fill the Grill cook-off. Renowned food truck chefs Jim Heinz (Latin Burger & Taco), Troy Thomas (The Rolling Stove), Alfredo Montero (Mr. Good Stuff) and Eileen Andrade (CUBANCUBE) will be given $20 and 20 minutes to speed shop for ingredients; then, the chefs will have an additional 20 minutes to prepare a delicious, affordable and creative summer meal using only a grill. Round one takes place on Thursday, August 2 followed by round two on Thursday, August 9; the finals are set to take place on Thursday, August 16. All challenges will begin at 6:00 p.m., are free and open to the public. A panel of judges will determine which chef goes to the next round.


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