By: Maryanne Salvat 

Kung Fu Kitchen & Sushi Presents Naked Sushi 

The most audacious restaurant in South Beach, Kung Fu Kitchen & Sushi at The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club on Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, is taking Miami Spice to the next level with a daring and risqué, first-of-its-kind offer for food enthusiasts and sushi-lovers. During Miami Spice months of August and September, Kung Fu Kitchen & Sushi will be offering Naked Sushi – a concept unique to the South Beach Asian hotspot, and a term used to describe the restaurant’s offer of an attractive male or female that can be ordered to arrive at the table, stripped of any clothing and tastefully, but scantily dressed, horizontally, in an artistic platter of sushi and sashimi for up to 10 people.  Each mouthwatering “body” of strategically arranged fish, selected from the Kung Fu sushi menu, will entice even the most famished group of friends, and for an all-inclusive cost of $500 per human platter, it may even come with polite conversation during the meal. Reservations for Naked Sushi at Kung Fu Kitchen & Sushi can be made by calling 305.600.9572 or General restaurant reservations can be made by calling 305.534.7905 or by visiting  Walk-ins are also welcome.


Lucky Strike Happy Hour 

For a night on a budget, Lucky Strike Miami offers tantalizing happy hour specials. Featured Monday through Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Friday from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m., the happy hour includes a variety of wine and spirits and a selection of appetizers. The venue also offers a late-night happy hour every Monday through Thursday 10:00 p.m. to 1:00a.m. Bowling prices start at $7.95 plus cost of shoe rental. For inquiries on hosting an event at Lucky Strike Miami, contact



Sundaze Pool Party at HIGHBAR  

From 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., HIGHBAR at Dream South Beach makes a splash with its Icon Entertainment Sundaze Pool Party.  Miami locals are invited to the ultimate Sunday escape weekly at Dream South Beach’s rooftop oasis, where delicious cocktails, famed dishes and transcendent beats by resident DJ, DJ Angelo, take over. A full pool menu includes a Classic Grilled Cheese made with Gruyere cheese, an “Ugly Burger” with every topping under the sun, and a Popcorn Milkshake with salted brown butter and chocolate hazelnut crisps.  Daily drink specials include the heavenly “7 Deadly Sins” cocktails, adult popsicles and JELL-O shots.


Bubbles, Botox & Trunk Show  

Dr. Patty’s Dental, South Florida’s first dental spa, is teaming up with Lilac And Lilies Boutique to host their first annual Bubbles, Botox & Trunk Show soiree featuring an indulgent night of champagne-fueled shopping and beauty treatments.   The event will take place Thursday, August 9 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., and is open to the public. Guests will enjoy a pre-fall, fashion preview and trunk show from Lilac And Lilies Boutique featuring 15 percent off coveted designers such as Bailey 44, Parker, RaMona LaRue, Charlie Jade, Veronica M., Stop Staring!, House of Harlow 1960, Kendra Scott, French Connection, and Black Halo during the event. Complimentary mini-spa treatments, including massages, eyebrow threading/shaping and lash extensions by celebrity lasher Alicia Hunter will be available as well as promotionally priced fillers including Botox and Dysport treatments administered by Dr. Patty. To RSVP, please email or call 954-523-2400.

Culinary Community Unites for Haiti

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 31 - 2010

Culinary forces unite to help Haiti.  From Monday, February 1, through Sunday, February  7 .  Twenty of South Florida’s finest  restaurants,  and U.S. Fund for UNICEF, will be participating together in an effort to send relief to Haiti.  Diners will be given the option to contribute funds by adding their donation onto their checks.

 Participating restaurants include:  Azul at Mandarin Oriental Miami, Café Sambal at Mandarin Oriental Miami, Eos at the Viceroy, The Grill at The SetaiThe Grill on the Alley, Jaguar Ceviche, La Marea at The Tides, Lime Fresh Grill, Luna Corner Pizza, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Michy’s, Ortanique, Perricone’s,  Red the Steakhouse,Quattro, The Restaurant at The Setai, Solea at W South Beach, SRA. Martinez, Talavera Cocina Mexicana, Talula, Two Chefs, and Wish at The Hotel restaurants. For more information, please contact Susan Brustman or Larry Carrino at Bustman Carrion Public Relations, 305.573.0658 or


SUSHISAMBA,  Sunny Isle’s Kitchen 305, Miami Beach’s Café Prima Pasta, LUCKY STRIKE, MAYA Tapas and Grill, and MORENA will also be collecting donations for Haitian relief to assist the American Red Cross. Patrons will be able to add contributions on their checks, as well.  One hundred percent of the proceeds collected will be  donated for relief supplies and  financial resources to aide the victims of this devastating tragedy. For more information, please contact Abbi Johnson at