By: Maryanne Salvat 

Benihana Children Helping Children 

Benihana Inc., the nation’s leading operator of Japanese theme and sushi restaurants, has officially kicked off the sixth annual “Children Helping Children” coloring contest as part of its Children’s Day activities. From now until May 5, children ages 12 and younger visiting any Benihana location nationwide are encouraged to participate by drawing a picture to depict what the theme of “Children Helping Children” means to them. For each entry form received, Benihana will donate $1 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. On May 6, one winning entry will be selected from each restaurant and the child will be awarded a dinner for eight. Benihana will also name one winning entry through Instagram. An adult parent/guardian simply needs to take a photo of the child’s submission and upload it to Instagram now through May 5 with the hashtag #BENIKIDS and/or #CHILDRENSDAY to be eligible. Additionally, 100 percent of the purchase price of all Benihana Kabuki Kids meals served on Children’s Day, May 5, will be donated to St. Jude. Since the program began, Benihana has donated more than $160,000 to St. Jude. The total collected funds from 2014 Children’s Day initiatives will be presented during a private event for St. Jude patients and their families held on the hospital campus in Memphis, Tenn., on May 21. For more information about Benihana’s “Children Helping Children” promotion and contests, visit


Michael Bastian at Cottage Miami 

Ariel Burman and Cottage Miami host CFDA Menswear Designer Recipient of the Year Award winner Michael Bastian, this Thursday, April 10, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.  for a presentation of his much acclaimed Spring/Summer 2014 Collection. Bastian will be presenting his Spring/Summer 2014 Collection and preview his current designs at the Sunset Harbour menswear shop. Guests will be treated to light bites. The event will resume in the evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with cocktails; For more information call 305.534.9917 or RSVP to


PB Fish

Pubbelly Boys Andreas Schreiner, Jose Mendin and Sergio Navarro announce the launch of a new pop-up concept, PB Fish, a Sunset Harbour fish shack, launching Tuesday at PB Steak at 1787 Purdy Avenue on South Beach, and featuring affordable seafood specialties and innovative rum-based cocktails, weekdays from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Their weekday Happy Hour, normally 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. will move from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. to accommodate the expected crowds. Reservations will be available through,, and by calling the restaurant at 305. 695.9550.


26th Annual AIDS Walk Miami

One Step Closer to the Cure will occur on Sunday, April 27 at the Miami Beach Convention Center located on 1901 Convention Center Drive. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. The walk begins at 9:00 a.m. For this year’s walk, Philip Levine, Mayor of Miami Beach is the Master of Ceremonies. In addition, television personality Alexia Echevarria from the Bravo Network’s hit reality show ‘The Real Housewives of Miami’ is the Grand Marshal; visit for more information.