Hunter for Target Morning Funfest Powered by Daybreaker

The Hunter for Target Morning Funfest, Powered by Daybreaker, are mini-festivals that will take place at select Target stores around the country on Saturday, April 14 to kick start Hunter for Target’s launch day.  The three-city takeover is inspired by families, festivals and forces of nature, and is all about play, fun and the community. Luckily, Ft Lauderdale, Florida is one of the lucky communities! Rain or shine, the Morning Funfest experience will bring together guests, their families and the local communities to share an unforgettable morning. The event will kick-off at 7:30, 30 minutes prior to stores opening with funfest activities entertaining guests in line. After the gates are lifted, guests are encouraged to shop the Hunter collection, where they will have a chance to personalize their new purchases while enjoying snacks and beverages. The parking lot will host family-friendly activities like Hunter for Target Welly Wanging, face painting, a glitter bar, yoga for all ages and a fun-filled dance party, with moments sprinkled throughout the day designed to delight guests. The events are free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to RSVP via Daybreaker on Facebook and on Daybreaker.com at the following link: Daybreaker.com/funfest-fl; Target Ft. Lauderdale (3200 N Federal Hwy, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33306). 

 

Miracle Mile Back to Beautiful Celebration

To celebrate the official unveiling of the new Miracle Mile, the Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables, City of Coral Gables and Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, are pleased to partner and host the Miracle Mile Back to Beautiful Celebration on Saturday, April 14 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Live entertainment, giveaways and interactive activations will take place throughout the evening. For more information, visit www.shopcoralgables.com.

 

Tax Day Specials Worth Your Buck!

 Biscayne Bay Brewing Company

At Biscayne Bay Brewing Company, every buck counts, well at least towards tacos that is. Come into the brewery on Tuesday, April 17thand dig into all you can eat tacos for $1 each ALL DAY LONG. Taco options include Lechon, Chorizo, and Chicken all topped with Cotija Cheese. To wash it all down enjoy half off core beers during happy hour between 3:00pm to 7:00pm. 

The Local Craft Food & Drink — Cocktail “All About The Benjamins” 

Got your tax refund and don’t know what to do with it? “it’s all about the Benjamins, baby!” The Local crafty cocktail menu is definitely one to experience, the “All About The Benjamins” cocktail simply one you can’t pass up. This cocktial features Grey Goose vodka, St. Germaine, Champagne and Gold, yes, edible gold foil that lays right on top of this absolutely “expensive in taste” craft cocktail. 

 

Pineapples & Pizza at the Matador Bar

Pineapples & Pizza, the delicious monthly series at Matador Bar, is returning on Thursday, April 19. The event offers a rotating off-menu pizza paired with a boozy Pineapple cocktail to provide a savory experience every month. Guests are invited to bring a friend, share a pizza, sip a cocktail (or two) and jam to live music by The French Horn Collective from 9PM until 11PM. This month, guests may indulge in the Three-Cheese Lobster and Corn Pizza as they sip the Absolut Elyx Pineapple cocktail for $35.

Swing to the music with the upbeat, eclectic sounds of the Miami-based band, The French Horn Collective who has performed at top Miami hotels and venues. 

Matador Bar is located inside The Miami Beach EDITION, at 2901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. Matador Bar is open Sunday through Thursday from 6pm to 2am and Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 3am. For more information visit Matadorroom.com or call (786) 257-4600.

 

L.I.V.E: Lead, Innovate, Volunteer & Empower Fight Against Childhood Cancer

L.I.V.E: Lead, Innovate, Volunteer & Empower will host a golf tournament as well as a game night and cocktail reception benefiting Live Like Bella®, which provides assistance and support to children and families affected by childhood cancer as well as funding innovative research to make childhood cancer a treatable and curable disease. The events will also benefit SebastianStrong, which aims to fund research for less toxic, more targeted childhood cancer cures.

The fundraising events will begin with the fourth annual L.I.V.E. Golf Classic, taking place at the Miami International Links Golf Club on April 20th. The following evening, more than 300 attendees will gather at the Conrad Hotel for the 2nd annual “Bet on the Future” event, featuring casino-style games, music, and unlimited food and drinks. Last year, the event raised more than $100,000 for Camp Erin, a free bereavement camp for children in South Florida.

The Golf Classic chair, Gus Vega, and Bet on the Future event co-chairs Katie Blanco Bourdeau and Raul Hernandez are joined by a host committee that includes David Barbeito, Rochelle Clarke, Nicole De Lara-Puente, Mike Pujol, Melly Sanchez, Oscar Ortiz, Kirk Weiss, and more. More information is available at www.livemiami.org.

For more information on tickets and sponsorships, please contact Katie Blanco Bordeau at 305.742.3359 or katie@livemiami.org.  

 

IRIS APFEL Book Signing: Accidental Icon 

On Wednesday, April 25, meet IRIS APFEL and pick up one of her newest books, the Accidental Icon. This will be Apfel’s only Florida book signing event at the J Nelson Showroom, South Florida Design Park. Join the “ICON” for afternoon tea from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Hollywood, Florida Mayor Josh Levy is declaring by proclamation, April 25 as Iris Apfel Day. 

For information, email info@jnelsoninc.com

 

 

 

PAMM Puts the Art in Party

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On April - 12 - 2018ADD COMMENTS

By:  Dr. Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

One of the most fun parties of the season took place on Saturday, March 17, as Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) welcomed more than 900 cultural philanthropists, artists, civic leaders, and arts supporters to its fourth annual PAMM Art of the Party presented by Valentino, the museum’s largest fundraising event of the year. The party took place in three phases, with multi-sensory experiences throughout. From the elegant Chef’s table in the galleries, to the chic and sexy supper club on the terrace to the energetic dance party that followed- the night was filled with artful company, conversations and dancing- lots and lots of dancing!

All three of the exclusive guest experiences were conceptualized by Lee Brian Schrager with culinary collaborations by STARR Catering Group and Chef Michelle Bernstein, and wines generously provided by Kim Crawford. Read the rest here »

Le Chick

Wynwood’s newest restaurant is now open for lunch. Le Chick offers elevated comfort food and craft cocktails perfect for your next lunch break. Grab a seat at the kitchen counter and make sure to keep an eye out for the exclusive lunch menu items including the Tomato Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes, Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Basil, sliced Almonds and Manchego; Avocado Toast topped with Ricotta, Radish, Cilantro and Lemon Lime Vinaigrette; and the mouth-watering Pulled Rib Bun made with Baby Back Rib, BBQ sauce, Iceberg Lettuce, Red Onion, Cilantro and Pickles (pro tip: add Fried Egg). Of course, don’t forget to try the chicken which comes fried or rotisserie style. 

Tues-Sun: Lunch 12PM

 

Quinto la Huella – 5th Floor at EAST, Miami

Can’t decide on what to have for lunch? Let the spread of meats, salads and sides at Quinto la Huella’s Chef’s Table inspire your next lunch break. Whether you need to grab a quick lunch or prefer to linger a little longer, the Chef’s Table at Quinto la Huella in EAST, Miami is the perfect weekday retreat with savory selections like the Wood-Oven Langoustines with Curry Potatoes and Octopus A La Plancha with Potatoes Confit and Paprika. Priced at $21 per person, you won’t find a better lunch deal in Brickell. Don’t forget to grab a glass of wine! 

Tue-FriChef’s Table 12PM-3PM | Buffet style $21+ per person

Reservations: dine@quintolahuella.com or 786-805-4646

 

The Miami Beach EDITION  

MARKET

Part patisserie, part boulangerie and part salumeria, Market features counters serving everything from Prosciutto & Gruyere Pizza, and Florida Red Snapper Ceviche to wines by the glass and pressed juices. The café-style dining room overlooks bustling Collins Avenue and is the perfect location to take a lunch break. Try one of Market’s newest menu additions including the Broccoli Soup with Thai flavors, Coconut and Lime and Spring Pea Pizza with Smoked Mozzarella, Pickled Chillies and Mint or the classic Kale Salad with Serrano Pepper, Croutons, Mint and Parmesan dressing.  

Sun-Mon: Lunch 12PM-6PM

Reservations: 786-257-4600

 

Le Pain Quotidien

Start your day off right with a nourishing lunch with friends and family at our communal table while enjoying items like the Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Toast topped with Corn Salsa and Chipotle Aioli or the delicious and filling Baker’s Lunch with your choice of Gazpacho or Soup of the Day, half Avocado Toast and Quinoa Taboulé Salad. In the mood for a salad? Try the Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai with a wonderful mixture of Red Peppers, Cabbage, Arugula, Toasted Cashews and Cilantro and Sesame-Cashew dressing. Don’t forget the refreshing Watermelon Cooler that’s always the perfect drink to pair with any choice.

Sun-Mon: Lunch 12PM-6PM

 

Skorpios

Located in the epicenter of Miami’s popular Midtown neighborhood, Skorpios combines signature Greek cuisine with South Florida flare. Join us for lunch and enjoy a wide selection of fresh Mediterranean fare that will have you yelling Yia Mas in no time! Priced at $27 per person, the lunch special includes your choice of one hot meze, one cold meze, one entree and one dessert. Signature menu items include TzatzikiHummus with Oven Baked Lamb,Chicken SouvlakiButterflied Cipura FishHomemade Baklava and Fresh Berries with Rose Water & Yogurt Foam.

Mon-Fri: Lunch, 11:30AM – 4:00PM 

Reservations: www.skorpiosmiami.com or 786-329-5905

 

COYO Taco

Miami’s freshest Mexican street food experience, COYO Taco, should be your next lunch break stop. Guacamole is smashed to order and tortillas are handcrafted on-site in an authentic Mexican tradition. Enjoy the Pulpo Taco with Charred Octopus, Salsa Veracruzana and Pickled Jalapeños or try something sweeter like the Pastor de Pollo Tacowith Chicken, Roasted Pineapple and Onions. No matter the dish, know our ingredients are 100% natural. Make sure to grab an Aguas Fresca and a Margarita to wind down while you enjoy some delicious tacos.

Opens Sun-Mon: 11AM

 

1111 Peruvian Bistro 

Whether your crave a hot, steamy, tasty pork bao,a traditional Peruvian Ceviche and Tiradito or some Nikkei cuisine, 1111 Peruvian Bistro in the heart of Brickell is the place to go.  This casual eatery with outdoor seating boasts a busy dinner crowd but is quiet and quick for lunch. You may want to go for lunch and stay for dinner- it’s THAT good. We loved the sweet sticky shrimp appetizer (the secret is the sweetened condensed milk), the bao and the traditional lomo saltado, but everything was fresh and delicious.  The neighborhood bistro is the perfect representation of international Peruvian fusion. The wide variety of causitas, ceviches, to Nikkei Makis and other Peruvian Inspirations are offered at affordable prices.

Lunch starts at 12 PM and valet parking is conveniently located in the Axis building, which also houses the restaurant. 

1-800-LUCKY

Inside the spacious and lively 1-800-LUCKY marketplace are seven different vendors for you to choose from, both local and international, each serving different Asian-inspired dishes. From Lotus + Cleaver’s Chinese BBQ and dim sum, to Hayato Miami’s Japanese ramen and sushi, to Poke OG’s Hawaiian-inspired poke bowls and Instagram-worthyTaiyaki ice cream, whatever you want to eat, 1-800-LUCKY will be sure to satisfy your cravings. Don’t forget to go to the outdoor patio where you will have the opportunity to grab a drink at the bar, relax in the lounge seating and enjoy live music from an eclectic variety of artists.

Opens Sun-Mon: 12 PM

 

 

Great Performances: the Taste of Tennis

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 28 - 2018ADD COMMENTS

By:  Dr. Mary Jo Almeida Shore

Every March tennis aficionados from all over the world flock to the Miami Open to see the top men and women players such as Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Venus Williams and more compete in one of the biggest and most important tournaments. With tennis being such a global sport, having players from all over the world compete for one of the most prestigious titles on the tour and Miami already being so international, you see some of the most passionate and energetic fans. Celebrities and world-renowned figures in the entertainment and sports industries can always be found taking in the matches on stadium court under the tropical south Florida sun. 

But more spectators each year are considering the Miami Open as  a culinary destination: with over 100 dining venues/options, tennis fans and those who are merely fans of the “social side of tennis” can please their palates with flavors from around the globe.  Thanks to Great Performances, which stealthily and expertly orchestrates all of the concession and dining options at the tournament, the Miami Open has become as much about the food as about the game; catapulting the tournament’s evolution from a sports event to an annual lifestyle celebration. Read the rest here »

 Simon’s Soiree 2018

Join Simon’s Fund for their annual gala, the 2018 Simon’s Soiree on Saturday, March 17. This year’s event is headed to Citizen’s Bank Bank at the Diamond Club. Two local heart heroes will be recognized this year for their efforts and accomplishments: Dr. Robert Kleiman of ERT and Gabe Infante of St. Joe’s Prep. Funds will be raised to continue the Simon’s Fund mission, to protect hearts and to save the life of one child . . . and then another, by raising awareness about the warning signs and conditions that lead to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and death.  To purchase tickets visit: www.simonsfund.com.

 

The Philadelphia Restaurant Festival

On Tuesday, March 20th, 40+ vendors, restaurants, and bars will gather at The Crystal Tea Room for an evening of hand-crafted masterpieces of culinary expertise featuring distinguished wines, craft beers, craft cocktails and spirits selections. Guests can sample their way through over 100 different amazing dishes, craft beers, Bourbon & whiskeys, liquors, and wines from across the Philadelphia area: http://www.restaurantfestival.com/philadelphia 

 

 

 

The Bercy

Exciting news for Ardmore! Justin Weathers and Joe Monnich, former Stephen Starr Alums and current partners in Stove & Tap in Lansdale and Al Pastor in Exton, announce plans for the opening of The Bercy. The Bercy will be located at 7 East Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore in the former Haverford Trust building from the 1920’s that most recently housed Primavera Pizza Kitchen. A modern take on the classic French brasserie, The Bercy is named for a neighborhood in the 12th arrondissement of Paris.  The restaurant will open for dinner initially, with a projected opening in early April. Lunch, weekday breakfast, and weekend brunch will be added by in the Spring, to provide all-day dining and café options, seven days a week. For more information visit :www.thebercy.com. Reservations are available on Reserve.com. Find The Bercy on Instagram @thebercy and on Facebook @TheBercy.

 

 

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