Miami Spice 2017
Now in its 16th year, the Miami Spice Restaurant Program produced by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau(GMCVB) offers visitors and locals an accessible way to experience more than 250 of the finest restaurants in the region, including 55 new participants in 2017. Miami Spice kicked-off August 1st and will run through September 30th with dining deals that include lunch and brunch priced at $23 per person and dinner priced at $39 per person. Prices include an appetizer, entrée and dessert; alcohol, tax, tip and service charges are excluded. This year’s sponsors include Citibank®, Lyft, Chandon California, Fiji Water, Stella Artois, Terrazas de los Andes, Ketel One Vodka, Don Julio Tequila, Bulleit Bourbon and Zacapa Rum.

To spice up the second half of the program, participating restaurants are offering new takes on their Miami Spice menus. Among the restaurants launching new Miami Spice menus in September are Atlantikós, BLT Prime, BLT Steak, Blue Collar, Bulla Gastrobar, Candela Gastrobar, EDGE Steak & Bar, Fooq’s, Hakkasan, Komodo, Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann, Lure Fishbar, Matador Room, Meat Market Miami Beach, Mignonette Uptown, Monty’s Coconut Grove, Novecento, Ortanique on the Mile, Pao by Paul Qui, Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar, Son Cubano, StripSteak by Michael Mina, The Forge, TUYO and Toro Toro. For a full list of participating restaurants, Miami Spice menus and special events, please visit

Hurricane Irma Relief at Doheny Room

Beat the cabin fever while helping in hurricane relief efforts at the Doheny Room at the Delano. The party takes place Saturday September 16 at 10 p.m. The $20 door charge includes open Tito’s bar from 10 p.m. – midnight.   All proceeds of sales will benefit hurricane Irma clean up efforts
Music will be by Lokahontas x Goodgyldani

The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill Re-launches Summer Specials and Happy Endings 

The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill is re-launching its popular summer promotion this month, the summer fixe menu. Offered in addition to the restaurant’s regular à la carte menu, the summer fixe menus highlight some of The Butcher Shop’s signature dishes and offers a two course lunch option for $16 and three course dinner menu for $29. Promotion will run through the end of September. 

 Happy Endings, The Butcher Shop’s new late night happy hour takes place from 10pm to close every Sunday through Thursday and features discounted bites, $6 select cocktails and $6 select drafts.  New cocktails include: Ancho Lime Margarita (photo attached) – Tromba tequila, ancho lime syrup, orange liqueur, DR Dark & Stormy – Atlantico rum, lime juice and Fever Tree ginger beer, Dry Heat – Bombay dry gin, passion fruit, jalapeño and Texan Spritz – Tito’s vodka, Campari, St Germaine and sparkling wine.


Labor Day Specials at Ariete

The creative minds behind Ariete, restaurateur Jason Odio and Executive Chef Michael Beltran, have curated the perfect Labor Day Happy Hour. Ariete – not typically open on Mondays – will open its doors in honor of Labor Day on Monday, September 4th from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Patrons will enjoy all-day Happy Hour specials such as $2 oysters, $10 Chug Burgers and $3 Fritas, as well as special pricing on other delicious favorites including grilled chicken wings, smoked fish dip and more. Select cocktails will be available for $7, along with $5 beers and a special Labor Day punch for $6. Ariete is located at 3540 Main Hwy, Coconut Grove, FL 33133.


Take a LYFT this Labor Day

As we head towards Labor Day, Lyft took a look at the top destinations Miamians and its visitors had been headed to this summer. “The increase we saw in Lyft ridership this summer shows that people are more interested in the convenience and ease of the ridesharing industry than ever before,” said Samuel Cohen, general manager of Lyft Florida.

As it turns out, airports, tourist spots, shopping locations, and more all made the list of Top 10 Lyft Destinations in Miami This Summer. The list follows.

  1. Miami International Airport
  2. Fort Lauderdale Airport
  3. Aventura Mall
  4. Walmart Supercenter (3200 NW 79th St)
  5. Bayfront Park
  6. Fontainebleau Miami Beach
  7. Marlins Park
  8. Department of Motor Vehicles at The Village Flea Market
  9. University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center
  10. Miami-Dade College (Wolfson Campus)

Source: Lyft

Available statewide across Florida, Lyft, the fastest-growing on-demand transportation service in the United States, has already given more rides this year than all of 2016 and provides over 1M rides a day.  The rideshare app has unveiled new rider options, to include Lyft Line, Lyft Lux and Lyft Lux SUV, to create a completely customizable passenger experience.


Craft Beer 5K Run

The Tank Brewing Company is joining forces with Frankie Ruiz, co-founder of the Miami Marathon, to bring the first ever Craft Beer 5K Run to South Florida. The race is open to everyone –including runners and beer lovers of all kinds– and will depart from The Tank Brewing Co. on Saturday, September 30 at 6:00 p.m. The net proceeds of the Run will benefit two South Florida-based nonprofit organizations, Amigos For Kids, an organization dedicated to child abuse prevention and strengthening families, and Live Like Bella Foundation, which supports childhood cancer research.

The post-race celebrations will include a festival with local breweries offering a sampling of their brews, food by-the-bite, live music, and games.  Participating breweries include The Tank Brewing Company, MIA Beer Company, Funky Buddha Brewery, J. Wakefield Brewing, Biscayne Bay Brewing Company, Concrete Beach Brewery, Wynwood Brewing, 26 Degree Brewing Company and Miami Brewing Company. Training runs will be coordinated at all participating breweries from now until race day.

Supporting sponsors and partners include Ryder, MBF Healthcare Partners, Gold Coast Distributors, Altadis U.S.A. Premium Cigar, Goya Foods, Crown Wine and Spirits, Professional Bank, Republica, and Ocean Mazda. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, contact

Those interested in registering for the South Florida Craft Beer Run, should visit  The $30 registration fee includes race t-shirt, medal, and one complimentary beer, along with other swag. For an additional $10 donation, participants will receive a pair of Live Like Bella commemorative socks to sport on race day.

Guests are invited to share photos and comments using #SFLCraftBeerRun and #SipAndDiscuss on The Tank’s social channels: @TheTankBrewing on Instagram, The Tank Brewing Company on Facebook, and @TheTankBrewing on Twitter, as well as the corresponding social channels of all participating breweries.