By: Maryanne Salvat

Dave & Buster’s “Summer of Games”


Dave & Buster‘s is doing what no other restaurant chain can do: simultaneously introducing new food, new drinks and new games.  To top it off, they are also giving guests free plays on five of the newest games. Dave & Buster’s will roll out eight new games this summer, including some that are exclusive to the dining and entertainment chain.  The games range from big-screen versions of mobile apps to the next evolution in 3D games. The games include giant-sized versions of well-known mobile games, such as Temple Run and Cut the Rope, redesigned to allow players to win prizes.  In addition, there are fully immersive attractions like Dark Escape 4D and Dream Raiders that transport players to a completely different world. As part of the “Summer of Games” promotion, Dave & Buster’s will give guests free play on five of the newest games when they purchase or re-charge a PowerCard, from now through August 25. The innovative entrée joins mouth-watering new additions such as the delicious Bacon-Wrapped Beef Medallions & Grilled Shrimp and the flavorful Grilled Balsamic Chicken on the menu.The flavored ice cube cocktails join other innovative beverages on the Dave & Buster’s drinks menu, such as the Miami Ice snow cone and a CoronaRita. For more information about Dave & Buster’s “Summer of Games 2013” launch, visit


MINI Night Out

UrbanDaddy and MINI Cooper have partnered to debut national event campaign, MINI Night Out, in four major cities across the country. Guests will have the opportunity to reserve a ride in the brand new MINI Paceman and be taken on a nightlife adventure, curated by the UrbanDaddy editors. Coming to Miami on Friday, August 16th and Saturday, August 17th, guests will have the pleasure of receiving luxury concierge services as well as getting to experience some of the most exclusive parties in Miami at Bar Centro at the SLS Hotel, Haven or Wynwood Kichen and Bar! Visit for more information.


Togetherness at The Betsy-South Beach

On Wednesday, August 21, photographer Robert Zuckerman, who gained renown for his evocative celebrity portraits as a still photographer on movie sets including, “Pain and Gain”, “Transformers,” “Training Day” and “The Pursuit of Happyness” among others, will premiere a new photography collection entitled Togetherness at The Betsy-South Beach.  The collection looks at generations of people, places, and things imbued with spirit, history, love and life including images of recognizable celebrities (and their loved ones) as well as everyday people in emotionally charged settings. One work features an image of Superintendent of Schools, Alberto Carvalho and his father. Another features Will Smith and his son.  For more information and to RSVP contact Images, access to visiting artists, and additional information are available on request.


2nd Annual Fashion Gives Back Event

 The 2nd Annual Fashion Gives Back Event will take place next Wednesday, August 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Neiman Marcus in the Village of Merrick Park, Coral Gables.  Please join us for a special evening honoring Miami Children’s Hospital and enjoy the Neiman Marcus Trend Event Fashion Show, premium cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres.  Your suggested minimum donation of $25 will give you a chance to win from a selection of wonderful prizes, including sports memorabilia, vacations, gift certificates and more!


Miami Spice at Red: The Steakhouse 

Executive Chef Peter Vauthy has created themed menus that give guests the chance to enjoy four different Miami Spice menus that rotate weekly at Red: The Steakhouse. A Miami Spice dinner might begin with appetizers ranging from dishes like Wagyu tartar and oysters on a half shell to favorites like mussels diavolo and Brad’s stuffed hot red peppers (a must!) Entree selections include certified Angus Prime Beef filets, prime rib and flash-fried lobster and homemade pasta options. For the finale, the menu features an extensive dessert selection including Red’s signature key lime pie or chocolate cream puffs. Specially priced wine bottles start at $49. Not only will you get exceptional value but variety as well. For reservations call 305.534.3688 or visit



Wednesdays at The Flat

For those who prefer to hear the ivories tickled, The Flat is launching an intimate, live music experience every Wednesday featuring local guest musicians curated by renowned South Florida music director Randy Singer.  Nestled in the South of Fifth Street neighborhood, the recently launched Parisian piano lounge has carved a nightlife niche for itself as the quintessential, intimate venue for apéritifs and digestifs compliments of an extensive artisanal cocktail menu served in a sophisticated yet cozy jewel box setting. It’s all about the before experience,” explains owner Cedric Adegnika, a well-known South Beach nightlife fixture. “In Europe, there is the ‘in-between’, a place you want to go before dinner, the club or bed.” Every Wednesday, guest pianists, jazz singers and international singer-songwriters will enliven the everlasting cocktail hour. Future shows Leesa Richards, an up-and-coming solo artist who independently released her debut album, “Mother’s Child”, and continues to tour around the county, Brendan O’Hara (Aug. 21st) and Big Brooklyn Red (Aug. 28th). For reservations or bottle service, call, 305.531.3528. For more information, visit     


Funky Buddha Hop Gun                      

On Friday, August 23, guests are invited to get “Funky” at the special Beer Dinner with Funky Buddha Hop Gun, taking place at Whole Foods Market – Coral Springs. From 5:30 to 9:00 p.m., foodies and craft beer aficionados alike can get a glass of Funky Buddha Brewery Hop Gun IPA for a one cent – yes, that’s right, only costs a penny – per purchase of any Pub Menu dish. During this night only, the store’s skilled chefs will offer three dinner specials for $10.99 each. This event is free and open to the public. In addition, guests can meet beer experts from the locally-based Funky Buddha Brewery and enjoy live music from musical performer, Warren Hill. 


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