inside outInside Out Philadelphia Museum of Art Public Art Initiative

Inside Out is presented by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The framed reproductions represent key works from the Museum’s world-renowned collections of American, European, Latin American, and Asian art, and are placed within walking or biking distance of each other. All of the works will either be mounted on walls or placed on free-standing posts, displayed in frames representative of the time period in which they were created, and accompanied by a descriptive label.

Old City’s exhibition of Inside Out runs now through July 28, 2016. This is the second year the Museum has participated in the program, having brought Inside Out to towns across Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties last year.

 

 

 

uptownUptown Beer Garden

Uptown Beer Garden will returns with a new Three Bell rated Chef in the kitchen! Chef Jonathan Petruce will fire up an outdoor grill with an expanded food menu starting this Thursday (opening day). Along with a new chef and expanded food menu, they will also have more seating, additional bars and bar space, and access to new event space. At the bar, look for an exclusive IPA developed just for Uptown by Pizza Boy Brewing.
For more information, call BRU at 215-800-1079, visit BRU Craft & Wurst on Facebook and follow @bruphilly on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

grgichGrgich Hills Estate 40th Anniversary of the Judgement of Paris Tasting at Vizcaya

Join Grgich Hills Estate in celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Judgement of Paris Tasting at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. It was the Chardonnay that Miljenko “Mike” Grgich crafted for Chateau Montelena that won the famous Judgement of Paris Tasting in 1976. This momentous verdict, where two Napa Valley wines took first place in a blind tasting beating the best of France, placed Napa Valley on the global wine map. Mike Grgich, along with Austin Hills, opened Grgich Hills Estate the following year. Guests will enjoy a memorable evening filled with wines personally selected from Mike’s cellar to accompany a multi-course dinner, followed by live music and dancing. Long link: https://www.vinovisit.com/widget/search/?wineryID=74&eventID=26447

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miami super carThe First Annual Cuban Heritage Week Miami Supercar Rooms

Miami Supercar Rooms – the world’s first Auto Art Gallery and Gourmet Dining Experience located in the heart of Miami’s Wynwood Arts and Entertainment District – will host the first annual Cuban Heritage Week, starting on Saturday, May 21st through Saturday, May 28th at Miami Supercar Rooms, 2022 NW 1st Court in Wynwood, Miami.  The seven-day showcase of Cuban arts and culture will be in association with The Guayabera Lady Foundation a charitable non-profit organization developed to facilitate educational, financial and in-kind resources for children and youth with limited resources or special needs. Donations made throughout the week will benefit the Foundation.  For more information, visit www.miamisupercarrooms.com <http://www.miamisupercarrooms.com>   Cuban Heritage Week at Miami Supercar Rooms will take place from Saturday, May 21st through Saturday, May 28th with free admission and complimentary food and beverage. Miami Supercar Rooms is located at 2022 NW 1st Court, Wynwood, Miami 33127.

 

suvicheSuViche ‘s 6th Anniversary

SuViche will be celebrating its 6th Anniversary on Thursday, May 26th and will featurebottomless food and drink specials all day long at all four of its South Florida locations.  SuViche launched its first location in 2010 in Brickell and now has a total of four locations, plus an outpost at Marlins Park. As part of the celebration, the Las Olas and Wynwood locations will be serving Bottomless Small Ceviches for $18 per person, as well as Bottomless Pisco Sours and Chilcanos for $18 per person at its Pisco Bars. There will also be aDJ spinning music at both locations! At the Brickell and Miami Beach locations, guests can also enjoy Bottomless Small Ceviches for $18 per person paired with their choice of Bottomless Sake Cocktails for $18 per person. Guests also have the choice to substitute for Shrimp Ceviche for just $6 more, at both locations.

 

meat marketMeat Market’s Summer Dinner Series

As the days get longer and temperatures get higher, South Floridians know they can look forward to the return of Meat Market’s Summer Dinner Series. A must-attend dining experience for foodies and drink connoisseurs, the first in a series of multi-course, curated spirits dinners set to launch later this month at both Miami Beach and Palm Beach locations of the sizzling hot steakhouse.  Kicking off on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in Palm Beach, the monthly dinner series will feature a four-course menu prepared by Executive Chef/Co-Owner Sean Brasel, known for his creative contemporary cuisine. Each course is expertly paired with cocktails or wine, with the first dinner featuring craft cocktails from award-winning mixologist Ezra Pattek. The dinner, priced at $85 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) will start with a cocktail reception at 7PM, followed by the sit-down dinner at 7:30PM. The series will make its way to Miami Beach early next month on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 with a 7:30PM cocktail reception and dinner at 8PM. Meat Market’s Summer Dinner Series launched a few seasons ago in Miami Beach and became sold-out affairs. The expectation is for that trend to continue this summer in both locations with monthly dates and menu pairings to be announced. Limited seating available and reservations are required. Miami Beach: (305) 532-0088.  Palm Beach:  (561) 354-9800.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a Break without Breaking the Bank

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 19 - 2016ADD COMMENTS

cheecaBy: Dr. Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

While many would argue that “family vacation” is an oxymoron, there are a few places that offer exciting, entertaining and relaxing activities for the whole family, without depleting the college funds. The Florida Keys and Club Med Sandpiper are excellent “island” getaways for Florida families that don’t require a plane ticket. Washington D.C., the premier family travel destination, is a short, inexpensive flight away, with loads of affordable hotel accommodations, and the history of the world and our nation at your fingertips. The best part? Most of D.C.’s world-famous museums and attractions are absolutely free. InWeston has hand-picked a few favorite recommendations for your next family adventure.

 

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image008Shake Shack on Mother’s Day!

Show your mom some sweet love this Mother’s Day and take her to Shake Shack for a single cup of custard on the house. You read that right, it’s on us! Not all offers are too good to be true! Your mom is special, so you should treat her to something delicious.

 

 

 

 

 

SuVicheSuViche Wynwood and NBA Playoffs

SuViche Wynwood will be offering an extended Happy Hour during all Miami Heat NBA playoff games. Guests can enjoy 2-for-1 drink specials and SuViche’s Happy Hour food menu at the bar or at any inside tables throughout the duration of game. Every playoff game will be projected inside the restaurant on a 120-inch screen as well as on the bar TVs. Drink specials include Sours, Chilcanos, well drinks, beer, sake and wine.

 

ROOFTOP at E11EVEN at Brickell Restaurant Week

ROOFTOP AT E11EVEN will be participating in the upcoming Brickell Restaurant Week beginning May 12th through 19th. The downtown favorite rooftop restaurant is celebrating Miami’s growing culinary scene with a special $35 four-course prix fixe dinner menu. Boasting signature design highlights such as state-of-the-art retractable roof, firepits, communal tables, and comfortable lounge seating that line the wood plank deck, the space also features an intimate 50-seat indoor dining room with sprawling floor-to-ceiling windows and a bustling open kitchen. The savory and inventive Restaurant Week menu include a choice of Chilled Tapas, Hot Tapas, Small Plates and Desserts.

 

stinkSTINK!

STINK! is a new documentary film that has screened all over the country and is coming to Miami! To ensure the screening, the sale of 100 advance tickets is necessary. Please purchase tickets at http://www.area23a.com/tickets/. STINK! opens with a foul smell, a pair of kids pajamas and a single father trying to find out what that smell could possibly be. But instead of getting a straight answer, director Jon Whelan stumbles on an even bigger issue in America, which is that some products on our store shelves are not safe — by design. May 11th is our screening date for the Miami area! Check out the trailer here and purchase your tickets today!

 

 

 

14th Annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ® will celebrate its 14th annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala, by welcoming back model and television personality, as well as co-founder, Daisy Fuentes, for an evening of fine dining and Latin music at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Miami. The annual event raises funds to help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Cuban-born American journalist and one of Time magazine’s “25 Most Influential Hispanics in America,” Cristina Saralegui, will be recognized for her commitment to giving back and educating the Hispanic community. For more information about tickets, sponsorships and auction items, visit stjude.org/miamigala or contact Barbara Mari at (800) 278-3383 or Barbara.Mari@stjude.org

 

MothersDayAdThe Gift of NuBody 

Give your mother an unforgettable, revolutionary spa treatment designed to help her get rid of that stubborn fat and treat yourself while you’re at it. NuBody’s FDA Approved Strawberry Laser Lipo offers laser contouring with immediate results. Get slimmer with every visit, reduce fat, and remove stretch marks. The procedure is painless, non-invasive, hassle free and there is no downtime.  Packages include laser lipo treatment, massage and oxygen chairs, muscle toning on state-of-the-art vibration units, and nutritional guidance to assist in meeting weight loss goals. NuBody’s team of fitness and nutrition experts will optimize you and your mom’s weight loss goals. Call today for a free consultation! (954) 564-BODY (2639) or visit YourNuBody.com

 

Philly Socialholic: South Street Spring Festival

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 5 - 2016ADD COMMENTS

south streetSouth Street Headhouse District serves up the best tastes and sips of the city during South Street Spring Festival, on Saturday, May 7, from 11:00am to 8:00pm. Philadelphia’s largest annual spring block party announces 30+ restaurants, bars, bakeries and food trucks that will fill the 12 blocks of South Street and surrounding streets. Brauhaus Schmitz will return with Maifest on the 700 block with with German beers, dancers, music, food, flower crowns and even a Maypole. The giant all-ages outdoor party will also include a new Philly Taco eating contest featuring a Jim’s Steaks cheesesteak wrapped in a giant slice of Lorenzo & Sons pizza. South Street Spring Festival is free and open to the public. Rain or shine. For the full schedule and roster of events, visit www.southstreet.com and follow @officialsouthst #SouthStFest on Twitter.

Eat Here Now!

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 4 - 2016ADD COMMENTS

burgerqBy: Mary Jo Almeida Shore

Miami’s got no shortage of great restaurants. Here are a few places we’ve recently discovered. Whether you crave good a flame grilled burger, an authentic lobster roll or an Argentine parrillada, our picks are sure to delight your palate.

BurgerQ’s Flame Grilled Burgers 

There’s no need to track BurgerQ on your GPS, as the aroma of the perfectly flame grilled burgers will guide you to this trendy, quality burger restaurant in Downtown Dadeland.

Burger lovers will rejoice in the unique flavor that can only come from an open-flame grill. The restaurant uses locally sourced ingredients, and boasts a one-of-a kind “beer wall” where you can select from as many or as few of the 16 craft beers on tap as you’d like to sample.

Friendly owner-operators, husband and wife team Gabriel and Maria Teresa Argüello have created an extensive menu of signature burgers and sandwiches. Our favorites were the mushroom, dripping with house-made truffle mayo and the onion jam. You can also build your own burger and be sure to try the fantastic onion rings. Also save room for a shake or dessert.

The menu at BurgerQ was designed to re-create the spirit of a traditional burger and barbecue spot: casual, welcoming, and ideal for the entire family, serving southern barbecue inspired dishes such as grilled-to-order burgers, fresh salads, and handmade signature shakes. The sides and accompanying home-made sauces are worth a mention.

“We are so appreciative for the welcome we have received by the city and local community. We designed our space to be inviting, with “earthy” textures, open layout and kitchen, and retro-upscale décor. As owners, we are elated to share our “backyard BBQ” concept. We look forward to serving our local community and hope they appreciate what we have created,” stated Maria Teresa. From our perspective, the Arguellos have far exceeded their goal!

BurgerQ is located at 8970 SW 72nd Place, Miami, FL 33156 in Downtown Dadeland. Visit the restaurant online via www.burgerqrestaurants.com on Social via @BQBurgers.

 

izzyIzzy’s Fish & Oyster 

For an authentic New England experience, head to Izzy’s Fish & Oyster, acclaimed chef and restaurateur Jamie DeRosa’s highly anticipated second venture in Miami Beach’s vibrant South of Fifth neighborhood. Izzy’s serves the freshest, genuine New England fare combined with expert service, quality ingredients, and the best lobster roll this side of Kennebunkport.

“It was important for me to create a space that gives diners a chance to casually meet and connect with one another through the verve, tradition and excitement that lives within New England and its cuisine,” said DeRosa. “With trips to this region representing a large part of my childhood’s food culture, the menu will introduce dishes and ways of cooking that are familiar to this landscape. Beyond the kitchen, everything from the design to the hospitality will be committed to transcending the guest. For some, it will be reminiscent of similar memories along the coast and, for others, a first sense of quintessential New England right here in Miami Beach.”

The restaurant’s décor, just like the food and drink, celebrates the spirit and nostalgia of the seaside shacks that dot the coast, juxtaposed with the casual sophistication of Miami Beach. The petit, airy 40-seat interior space welcomes with grey stone-tiled floors, antique tin and reclaimed wood ceilings, ornate details of metal mesh suggestive of lobster traps and plush leather banquettes. The gleaming raw bar harboring the fresh catches of the day also resonates with the sounds of oysters being shucked and prepared in that moment, with a full vantage point of the action from the sleek, 15-seat white marble bar. There’s also a 20-seat outdoor café.

Alongside executive chef/partner DeRosa is chef de cuisine William Crandall, who maintains the fresh, simple and focused menu direction while enhancing the natural sweet, salty, grassy and briny flavors of the seafood. This approach is especially applied to the Raw Bar selection, which presents six ever-changing varietals of east coast oysters exclusively from Island Creek Oysters in support of its Farm & Foundation. Don’t miss Clams with lemon salsa, Ceviche with chili, cilantro and citrus and PEI Mussels bruschetta-style with white balsamic. The Bay Hopper, a shareable shellfish platter provides (four each) oysters, clams, mussels and shrimp with blue crab salad and ½ lobster.

The menu offerings are defined by way of Starters, From The Basket, Maines and Port & Starboard Sides. Signatures, both traditional and creative, include an indulgent Maine Lobster Roll- {our favorite) available in a hot preparation with lobster butter or cold with lobster mayo, New England Clam Chowder and Yukon Potato Gnocchi with oysters, American caviar and fresh herbs. Additional highlights include the Sugar Snap Salad, Fried Clam Bellies, and the Painted Hill Farms Sirloin Burger. For dessert, we recommend Classic Whoopies, made with a marshmallow fluff filling; a slice of Boston Cream Pie and Grandma Celia’s Lemon Meringue Pie. Go ahead- try all three! Izzy’s Fish & Oyster is located at 423 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. For more information visit: http://izzysmiami.com.

 

900Novecento 

Founded in New York by Hector Rolotti in 1991, Novecento is an Argentinian bistro-style restaurant boasting 12 locations in 10 cities, spanning across four countries. South Florida, their most penetrated market, includes four locations – Brickell (2004), Key Biscayne (2010), Aventura (2013) and the brands latest expansion into the trending Midtown Miami district (2014).

Corporate Chef and COO of Novecento, Gabriel Medici, has shaped the brands fare to showcase a refined take on a blend of Pan-Latin and Argentine flavors. This culinary cross section, where South America influence meets French techniques, comes to life with approachable and robust entrée-sized salads, pasta dishes ranging from spaghetti to gnocchi, hearty fish and chicken dishes, and more than five cuts of beef. Novecento is not only a celebration of culture, but a celebration of family.

The menu immediately draws you in, with a wide offering of familiar favorites. While each menu is location specific, signatures include a selection of sandwiches like the Lomito Novcento beef tenderloin, mozzarella, ham, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on a baguette; meat entrees like a Ojo de Bife 16 oz. grilled rib-eye steak, sautéed spinach and roasted sweet potatoes to a Milanga Novecento a choice of lightly breaded beef with the option to add “A Caballo” two fried eggs on top, “Napolitana” with ham, cheese and tomato sauce or “Suiza” with Swiss cheese; as well as handcrafted beef, spinach & cheese, chicken & ham, and cheese Empanadas. Signature Picadas, sharing platters, are also available at each location and range from authentic Argentinean fare of grilled meats and empanadas to more traditional meat and cheese platters with offerings of nuts, olives and toast. Novecento’s signature dessert includes Panqueques con Dulce de Leche y Helado warm crepes, Dulce de leche, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.

The beverage program includes a wide selection of international boutique wines, together with the addition of a full service bar. Signature cocktails range from $7 to $15 and include the Mojito Novecento made with Bacardi Superior Rum and Bacardi Limon; Classic Dewar’s 12 on the Rocks 12 year’s aged Scotch Whiskey on the rocks. All locations offer a daily Happy Hour from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., which includes 2-for-1 drink specials and bar bites; Wine Tuesdays with 50 percent off wine bottles; and Thirsty Thursdays with 50 percent off bottles of champagne and sparkling wine. Other weekly offerings include a Cigar Wednesdays and Pasta and Burger specials. For more information, visit: http://novecento.com.

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