KhongBy: Maryanne Salvat 

Late Night Dinner at Khong River House 

On Thursday, August 22, Khong River House continues its monthly guest chef series with a dinner featuring Chef Vishwesh Bhatt of Snackbar, Oxford, Mississippi.  Tickets are $75 per person; reservations are still available through their website: or by calling 305.763.8147. 

Dinner is set at 10:00 p.m. and is sure to be among the most authentic culinary experiences. 


Patpong Road Opens 

Patpong Road” opens on Friday, August 23, above Khong River House, bringing Thailand’s Red Light District to Miami Beach. Inspired by the night market, the “Bangkok Chic” bar will act as a weekend party destination for locals, offering Thai-influenced snacks, approachable cocktails served out of plastic bags in authentic Thai fashion, and a mix of 90’s hip-hop music curated by DJ Jessica Who, who has built a for her high intensity sets, with regular appearances in Miami, Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and beyond.

The bar is open on Friday and Saturday from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., beginning Friday, August 23; For more information, follow PatPong Road on Twitter @Patpongroad.   


pierre2Celebrity Chef Jouvens Jean Launches a Hip New Menu at Pierre’s Morada Bay 

Adored since 1999 by travelers driving south for a relaxing stay in the Florida Keys, Pierre’s at Morada Bay is the iconic landmark restaurant and lounge situated on an enchanting two acre, sandy palm tree-lined  bay-side property in the heart of Islamorada. Known for its spectacular sunset views and for being one of the only high-end restaurants in the upper-keys, Pierre’s at Morada Bay has become the go-to venue for stunning weddings and special events. Now, on the heels of their 15th anniversary, they have brought in recently appointed Executive Chef Jouvens Jean (St. Regis Bal Harbor, Sawa, W South Beach, The Conrad Brikell, Baleen Coconut Grove) to re-create the menu to be a hipper, fresher take on a Florida Keys classic. Winner of Food Network’s Chef Wanted, Jean’s exciting new line-up honors the menu of French fusion with global influence that put Pierre’s on the map, while incorporating a modern Caribbean flare that lends way to an updated, refined and sexier collection of dishes. For more information visit:


fish fishFish Fish Restaurant Bar & Seafood Market Opens in Miami 

Miami’s newest neighborhood fish restaurant, Fish Fish Restaurant Bar & Seafood Market, is the creation of owners Melvyn and Rebecca Franks.  The experience starts as guests enter into an enchanting nautical backdrop featuring an attention grabbing retail Seafood Market showcasing fresh fish reverently displayed on ice.  Here, seafood can be purchased, to take home or prepared for dine-in with the adventurous types having an option to engage in a “you-pick-it, we-make-it” menu selection created by Melvyn Franks.Seafood selections are based on availability, but frequently showcase silvery hogfish, yellowtail snapper, gray-blue branzini, and organic Scottish salmon. At times, you may find the zebra-striped lionfish, which are the controversial reef-dwelling invasive species that is threatening our coastal biodiversity.  Part of the restaurant’s uniqueness highlights the ocean’s “best-in-show” products that are regularly flown in fresh. These may include Maine lobsters, Canadian oysters and English Dover sole. The guest’s experience may begin with the opportunity to create a build-it-yourself platter highlighting choices of cold water oysters, clams and peel-and-eat shrimp. Pick your own live seasonal lobsters, which are available at market price and range from two to nine pounds.

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