Don’t Miss: Super Bowl LII Sunday Watching Venues

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 31 - 2018


With Super Bowl LII Sunday around the corner, here are a few places to catch the game offering game-day specials. Make sure you huddle with family and friends to watch the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots battle for the NFL Championship Title.




At Casa Faena, enjoy specially priced Game Day dishes like delicious sliders, Wagyu beef empanadas, $1 wings and loaded nachos, along with $5 Maestro Dobel Blanco Tequila cocktails and buckets of refreshing Peroni beer as you watch NFL’s elite battle it out on an epic 70” big-screen television.  Reservations encouraged. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner menus also available. For booking and more information, call +1 305 604 8485 or




Nautilus South Beach hosts a Backyard BBQ featuring the big game at no charge on big screen TVs, serving BBQ staples of ribs, wings, nachos, and burgers, specialty cocktails and bottle service. Those seeking to host their own private watch party can take advantage of the poolside cabanas with TV offering access to the salt-water pool. Cabana prices vary on party size/location. For a rate, please call 305.503.5700. 

Impress your guests with the ultimate football feast from Smokey Bones this Super Bowl Sunday. Be the party’s MVPwith the BBQ To-Go Party Pack which offers an array of savory wings, ribs, and more for under $100! Guests can get fired up for the big game and place their orders online here:


Bokamper’s – with televisions covering every wall – is the perfect place to enjoy the fun!

In addition to the action on TV, Bokamper’s will offer an Open Bar (premium house liquor included) and a big game buffet, plus prizes and giveaways for guests.

Looking to watch the game at home? Order Bokamper’s Tailgating Platter to-go or on UberEats. The platter includes 5 lbs. of award-winning smokehouse ribs, 5 lbs. of boneless wings and 5 lbs. of macaroni & cheese (feeds 6–8, $149). All to go orders will receive double MVP points (excludes delivery from third party services such as Uber Eats, Bite Squad, Naples Express Meals).


Super Bowl Sunday, is also known as Championship eating day — and apparently fans are not moving far from their TV screens. Jersey Mike’s Subs expects a 15 percent increase in online orders for the big match up. And here’s a winning deal. On Thursday, February 1, Jersey Mike’s is sending email club members an offer for $5 off a catering box order. It’s not too late to sign up!

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Nikki Beach will be pre-gaming for Super Bowl with their “Amazing Sundays” Brunch featuring a Pre-Game Tailgate with Pats and Eagles themed Color Wars, Football Trivia and Blue and Green goodies for guests from 11am to 4pm. Brunch is $49.95. Nikki Beach is located at 1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. Later in the evening starting at 7pm, Nikki Beach will kick off Sunday Night Flights – $25 champagne flights featuring 4 different sips for “Football Widows” and bubbly lovers alike. This week, Nikki Beach Sunday Night Flights will feature Veuve Cliqout, Veuve Cliqout Rich, Moet & Chandon, and Moet Ice. This program will continue every Sunday night starting at 7pm. For more information, visit or


By: Maryanne Salvat 

Art Wynwood

 Art Wynwood takes place this President’s Day Weekend, from February 16 through February 20. Held in the spacious 100,000-square-foot Art Miami Pavilion the inaugural five-day International Contemporary Art Fair will showcase a compelling array of cutting-edge, contemporary and modern artwork by both emerging and established artists from more than 50 galleries, including “the flying murals of Wynwood” commissioned by the district’s own Tony Goldman. Art Wynwood will feature paintings, photography, sculpture, art video and new media, conceptual art and urban street art by 500 artists from 13 countries: Argentina, Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Spain, the Netherlands, Venezuela, United Kingdom and the United States. With representation from 100 cities from around the world, including 50 across the U.S., Art Wynwood will further distinguish the Wynwood Arts District as a leading cultural destination for acquiring contemporary art. VIP Private Preview will be held throughout the weekend, beginning on this Thursday, February 16, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. For more information and a full schedule of events visit



YachtAid Global

Join YachtAid Global (YAG) and Hope International for a charitable evening high in the sky above South Beach overlooking Biscayne Bay in designer penthouses with spectacular terraces while contributing to a sea worthy cause mixing, mingling and enjoying sights and scenery from the Isle of Capri on Friday, February 17 at 8:00 p.m.  YachtAid Global is dedicated to delivering humanitarian, developmental and conservation aid via yachts to isolated/underprivileged coastal communities worldwide. Guest list is limited to 200 guests, to reserve your spot rsvp to Tickets are priced at $100 per person; complimentary valet will be available; for more information YAG is … “Changing the World without Changing Course.”


Join Forces with the Pink Army

The Pink Army needs you! Join the Pink Warriors this weekend to help spread the word on early breast cancer detection.  Help these courageous women on a mission to reach their goal, “Our 2012 goal is to photograph 3,000 women in 30 cities in Mexico and the United States and reach a total of 5,000 women who make up what we call The Pink Army (PINK WARRIORS) who are commitment to spreading the message of awareness for early detection of breast cancer”. The Photo Shoots are scheduled for Friday, February 17 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, February 18, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, February 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Photo Shoot will take place at Baby Sensory 1800 S.W. 1st Avenue, Suite 307.All shots will be taken from the chest up and participants will be lightly painted. If you would like more information, contact me Jennifer Heegaard at or Sandra Duque at



Walk for the Animals

Walk for the Animals, presented by Pet Supermarket, is scheduled for Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Bayfront Park and is an exciting and worthwhile activity for the entire family–and, of course–dogs. The Walk is the Humane Society of Greater Miami’s largest annual community event, attracting over 3,000 people. This year’s Grand Marshall is District 4 Miami-Dade County Commissioner, Sally A. Heyman. The Leader of the Pack is Associate Vice President and Controller of University of Miami, Theresa L. Ashman, and for the fourth year, the event’s emcee is WTVJ – NBC-6 meteorologist, Ryan Phillips. There will be fun-filled activities for the entire family, including all furry friends. Sponsors will be offering music, games, prizes, product samples, and great food. There will be a special Bakery Tent filled with mouth-watering pastries to be enjoyed with a fabulous cup of Coffee Brake coffee. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and entertainment will be provided from 9:00 a.m. ‘til noon. The one-mile stroll around the park (with or without a dog) begins at 10 a.m. The minimum donation for an individual walker is $50 and includes a Walk t-shirt, a fabulous goodie bag and doggie bandana. Or, form a Pack (team) with your family and friends and receive personalized Pack goodies! Big Dog Packs are for walkers 18 years of age and over and Proud Pup Packs for those under 18. The Pack raising the most money will be recognized at the event with a special surprise. For more Walk information, visit, or to register, go to




Miami Science Museum Galaxy Gala & Big Bang Event 

Join the Miami Science Museum for the Annual Galaxy Gala & Big Bang Saturday, February 18 at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami & Hotel Beaux Arts. This year’s 10th Annual Galaxy Gala will feature a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by a seated dinner, extraterrestrial-themed décor, live music, dancing and a laser entertainment experience, immediately followed by the Big Bang, a high-energy dance party designed for the young and influential professionals of Miami. The Galaxy Gala and Big Bang will shine the spotlight on the 60+ year mission of the Miami Science Museum and kickoff a week-long schedule of groundbreaking festivities for the new $275 million Museum waterfront project, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science in downtown Miami. Ticketing information is as follows, Galaxy Gala: Ruth Robinson (305) 646-4249; Big Bang: Tony Lima (305) 646-4209; Event & Tickets Website:   


What Women Want at Nikki Beach  

Nikki Beach Miami announces “What Women Want”, their signature fashion series; this year Nikki Beach Miami presents Furla and I, the spring 2012 handbag and accessory line on Saturday, February 18, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., with a stunning fashion show to enjoy. Guests are encouraged to join Nikki Beach Miami for dinner before the show, at the beachfront restaurant. The Furla collection for spring-summer 2012 is a rich travel diary filled with visual and tactile notes on the Mediterranean and Italian tradition. What Women want and Nikki Beach proudly support the American Heart Association and their Go Red For Women campaign, promoting heart health awareness. Furla has graciously donated one if its stunning red handbags to a gift basket which will also have several other wonderful items and will be raffled off to one lucky winner. Nikki Beach will donate all raffle proceeds to the American Heart Association All guests joining us for dinner will enjoy a complimentary welcome glass of champagne! For more information visit 


Mardi RA

RA Sushi in South Miami brings Mardi Gras to you on Tuesday, February 21 from 7:00 p.m. to close celebrating its version of Fat Tuesday with “Mardi RA.” During the event, enjoy food and drink specials, festive décor and entertainment. Get in the spirit by dressing in Mardi Gras attire and throwing on some colorful beads. A special guest D.J. will keep the crowd going all night long. Take a bite out of the Big Easy with a variety of spicy food specials made just for the occasion. Stop in to RA Sushi in South Miami and enjoy one of these Southern spirits with a special twist, or mix one up at home for your own celebration.


 Hogzilla Celebrates Fat Tuesday

On February 21, Hogzilla’s Inspired Barbeque celebrates Fat Tuesday encouraging partygoers to have as much fun as humanly possible before the need to feel bad about it and repent the following day. In true Mardi Gras spirit, Hogzilla’s will be partaking in excessive indulgences with crawfish eating contests, hot sauce challenges and a chance to win a $100 bar tab. Ladies are welcome to drink free from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. Oh yes, beads are included!






Carnaval at SUSHISAMBA dromo

Join SUSHISAMBA dromo for the annual Carnaval celebration that will exhilarate all your senses. On Tuesday, February 21, beginning at 9:00 p.m., SUSHISAMBA will host a special Carnaval festivity to mark Rio de Janeiro’s most extravagant celebration. In addition to the delectable menu specials, revelers will enjoy live performances by shimmering samba dancers dressed in elaborate garb, the beats of booming batucada drummers, dj’s and more. In addition to the regular menu, guests can cheer on the night with a tasty Carnaval Cocktail $12 (leblon, domaine de canton, fresh kiwi and champagne) and the following Carnaval specials:The Carnaval menu includes King Crab Palmito Salad of heart of palm, papaya, passionfruit vinaigrette and candied cashew ($20); Copacabana Crispy Red Snapper with lime, chili, cilantro and coconut rice ($35); Carnaval Roll of tuna, salmon, shrimp, yellow chimichurri and Brazil nut ($15); and Banana Split of doce de leite ice cream, coconut mochi and yamazaki cream ($14). SUSHISAMBA dromo will broadcast a live feed of the celebration in Rio de Janeiro, bringing the energy and excitement of the world’s largest party straight to the heart of South Beach.  For more information on the Brazilian celebration, visit


Blush Wednesdays at Villa Mayfair

On Wednesdays  the fabulous Villa Mayfair will be hosting their very new “Blush Wednesdays” which is a decadent Wednesday of free Rose + Rose champagne for ladies all evening in addition to a $35 prix fixe menu prepared by Michelin star Chef Frederic Joulin for all the ladies. The vibe is fantastic, the food is outrageously good and with cocktail stars like John Lermayer, voted #1 bartender in Miami, and Nick Nistico, multiple award winning mixologist, behind the bar and the in house dj spinning it is the recipe for the perfect Wednesday night both sexes. To RSVP go to

Celebrity Sightings :

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 5 - 2012

rosie-odonnell-440 On Thursday night, following Wayne Boich’s stellar cocktail party at his three story Murano Grande penthouse, LIV hosted a slew of celebrities as TIESTO spun at his sold out event.  Notables included: Adrien Brody, Vanessa Hudgens, and Michael Bay.  

Miami’s Zuma was a hot bed for celebrity sightings. On Friday night, Rosie O’Donnell and her fiancée Michelle were spotted enjoying the Alaskan king crab and the Yuzu Keylime Pie. Real Housewife of Atlanta, Nene Leakes and Real Housewife of Miami, Marysol Patton were also seen enjoying their evening telling jokes the entire night – the two ate together at Prime 112 the night before. Shakira was also spotted on Friday, as well as 90210’s Jessica Lowndes. Star Jones and Vivica A. Fox dined together on Sunday night.

Rosci, host of 106 & Park and Terrell Owens hosted the “Hennessy Takeover” event at Cameo wherehip hop heavyweight Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Mike Epps, Maybach Music Group artist Stalley and FloRida were all in attendance. The Boss, Rick Ross, counted down to 2012, while the crowd toasted with glasses of Hennessy.  After the toast, Ross performed his hits “Imma Boss” and “On One”.  That night, 2012’s most expensive VIP table, costing a whopping $100,000 was purchased by a British businessman who wishes to remain anonymous.  The table was hosted by The Boss and came complete with 50 bottles of Moet Rose.

More than 1,000 guests joined Univision’s El Gordo y La Flaca co-host Lili Estefan, gathered to ring in 2012 at the fourth-annual Vitamin C Communications’ New Year’s Forever event at the historic Bath Club.

Saturday night’s sold out New Year’s Eve event at Bâoli-Vita was a fabulous way to ring in 2012.  The evening, fueled with champagne poured by “Crazy Angels” dressed in white, had a special guest performance by R&B artist Nelly.

Up and Coming artist Jake Miller, Jason Derulo, NeYo & DJ Irie performed at the Orange Drive Miami Beach Music Festival.

AtThe Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar, Chris Tucker dined with Al and Nancy Malnik, Shareef Malnik, Gabrielle Anwar and friends in the private wine cellar on New Year’s Eve.

Nikki Beach Saint Barth rang in the New Year with a performance by Wyclef Jean. 

CeeLo Green dined at Philippe Chow Miami over the weekend. He came in just before closing at 1 a.m. and Chef Philippe Chow personally cooked for him and his guests; Christopher Brian Bridges, also known as, Ludacris, was dining nearby with a large group including Marco Andretti.


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Philippe Chow Miami’s signature satays were a hit at SeanP. DiddyCombs’ house for his private soiree on New Year’s Eve. Rihanna was seen noshing on the tasty treats.


NeYo and Jeniya Penrod

NeYo was at Nikki Beach Miami on Sunday, January 1, with his fiancée Tishawn along with a group of friends including “Cheetah Girl” Adrienne Bailon.

Our spy in L.A., fellow Miami Socialholic™ Maryanne Salvat, reports:  Maroone 5 front man Adam Levine was spotted with girlfriend, Victoria’s Secret Angel, Anne Vyalitsyna having lunch at Chateau Marmont.  Entourage’s Jerry Ferrara was seen at the JW Marriott LA, looking lean and fit after shedding 60 pounds.

Nikki Beach- Fine Dining South of Fifth

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On January - 28 - 2010

Nikki Beach is known for many things: the serious Sunday afternoon-into-Monday morning parties for South Beach locals; sun kissed, bikini-clad bodies lounging about from Marbella to St. Tropez to Koh Samui; claiming the #1 spot in Travel Channel’s “World’s Sexiest Beach Bar” list…but fine dining- not so much.  Well it’s time to add exquisite dining experience to Nikki Beach’s offerings.   Executive chef, Gerry Gnassi’s gourmet menu is available for lunch and dinner, and includes sushi, including a Maine Lobster Roll with mango and tobiko caviar, wood-oven gourmet pizzas, prime steaks and fresh seafood.  Our top pick was the 2 ½ pound Australian lobster tail, which we dubbed the “Jurassic Park lobster.”  We seriously wouldn’t want to run into this thing in the ocean but it was gloriously grilled on our plate, even though we could barely eat ¼ of it.  Other favorites included the giant prawns and Chateaubriand for two (more like 4).  The menu revamp is part of a comprehensive overhaul of the entire property, and definitely worth checking out.


Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On December - 21 - 2009

marc_anthony_jennifer_lopez__ridingersArt! It’s the first word and what it’s all about right? Well, mostly…! In addition to works by Chagall, Picasso, Matisse, Miro, Botero, Calder and Warhol, all under one roof at the Convention Center, stand outs during Art Basel week included: Calix Gustav Gallery which held several receptions celebrating the unveiling of Grit: to endure a trying situation and continue on without complaint and “Monitoring Art;” urban impressionist Miguel Paredes’ “The Manifestation of Crossover Art” at a pop-up gallery on Lincoln Road; Carlos Betancourt’s “Lapidus Infinitus” at Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts; David LaChapelle’s “Cars and Money;” Kenny Scharf’s “Art White Collection” and William S. Chewning’s exhibition at Miami Art Group Gallery. Read the rest of this entry »

Basel Tov

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On December - 10 - 2009

1-audi-art-pavilion-lucy-liuIt’s the most wonderful time of the year…Art Basel, the “Carnaval” of the art world. A time when we wish those experiments with human cloning had yielded positive results. It seems that the world’s largest and most important art show gets bigger every year, especially since in addition to Art Basel itself, Vanguard, Scope, Verge, Art Miami, Art Viceroy, Design Miami and countless other satellite fairs have set up camp all over town, not to mention the requisite parties being thrown nightly and club transplants from Paris and New York. This week, the 411 brings you South Beach locals and Art Basel insiders’ top picks of not-to-be missed events during this week- in which having fun (and surviving) is its own art form. Read the rest of this entry »