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Chef Aniece Meinhold

By: Maryanne Salvat

Bravo’s Best New Restaurant Viewing Party at the Federal Food Drinks and Provisions

Excited to celebrate their debut on Bravo’s Best New Restaurant, hosted by celebrity Chef Tom Colicchio, Chef/Owner/Contestant Cesar Zapata and GM/Owner/Contestant Aniece Meinhold, along with the rest of the crew at The Federal, Food, Drinks and Provisions, is hosting a special dinner and viewing party at the restaurant on Wednesday, January 28. Offered all night long – and throughout the week as the show repeats on Bravo – guests will have the option to enjoy the four-course menu specially prepared by Zapata and team on the Best New Restaurant’s second episode for $39.00 per person. For those who prefer to snack as they cheer for The Fed’s to defeat Austin, Texas heavy hitter Swift’s Attic, the restaurant will offer a special late night Happy Hour from 9:30pm – close, including $15 bottomless house wines and bubbly, $5 cocktails, $4 beers and a limited snacks menu. Telephone: 305.758.9559; 



wednesday_ladies_nightBall and Chain Introduces Ladies Night and Super Bowl Festivities

Tonight, January 28, ladies will receive complimentary mojitos from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m.  Ball and Chain will be hosting Miami local favorite SUENALO on January 30th. Ball and Chain will also be hosting a Super Bowl viewing party with specialty cocktails and menus available. Anyone who reserves or purchases a table will automatically be entered into a drawing for a free pitcher of either Gronk Juice or Lynchburg Lemonade at the end of each quarter (a $100 value). Tables available for $150 package to include a specialty drink pitcher (either Gronk Juice or Lynchburg Lemonade), a bucket of beer and food platter with hot dogs, sliders and chicken wings.





Jon_Jay,_Alex_Rodriguez-Roig,_&_friends2The Jon Jay FMSbonds Celebrity Bowling Challenge

Jon Jay, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder, Miami native and Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade alumnus, will host The Jon Jay FMSbonds Celebrity Bowling Challenge. Proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade to support its many positive programs for thousands of area youth. Along with other Major League Baseball stars, Jay will bowl with attendees during the fun-filled fundraising event. The evening will include red carpet arrivals, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, exciting bowling matches and more. Sponsorships are available. For sponsorship or additional event information, call Jennifer Brasile at CAA Sports at 212.277.9000 or To purchase individual tickets and more information, visit





Christian McCulloch

Dolce&Gabbana Make Up Hosts Spring Looks Events with Christian McCulloch in Bal Harbour

Christian McCulloch is known for his keen eye in designing chic and sophisticated beauty looks for top celebrities and major publications. He has recently worked with: Scarlett Johansson, Kate Bosworth, Kate Hudson, Emma Stone, Michelle Williams, Katie Holmes, Christina Hendricks, Olivia Wilde and major publications such as: Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Marie Claire; On Saturday, January 31 from 12:00p.m. – 8:00p.m., McCulloch will be on-hand to introduce the Lifting Foundation & Primer and Skincare Collections creating custom makeup applications inspired by Spring Dolce&Gabbana beauty trends.Customers are invited to make an appointment with Christian and the team as he reveals his insider makeup tips and demonstrates the newest Dolce&Gabbana trends and application techniques.For appointments please call: 1 (305) 865 1100 ext. 5368





BLT Prime’s Rival Burgers Photo Contest

Football fans and foodies, rejoice! Throughout this week until Sunday, February 1, sports enthusiasts and burger lovers will get a chance to predict the winner of this year’s big game via BLT Prime’s Rival Burgers Photo Contest.  Super Bowl XLIX will take place between defending champion Seattle Seahawks and AFC champion New England Patriots in Glendale, Arizona. Guests can bring their A-game by ordering their choice between two rival burgers, representing Seattle and New England, to predict this year’s football champion for a prize.  Priced at $18 each, and available during lunch service only, the #BLTRivalBurgers include:

·the Seahawk – Angus Beef Patty, Hot Dog Links, Grilled Onion-Cream Cheese, Tomato, Lettuce, and Smoked Pepper Ketchup

·the Patriot – Crab Cake Sliders with Lump Crab Meat, Spicy Remoulade and Frisée

To enter, guests must order a Rival Burger and post their most creative snapshot onto Twitter, Instagram or on our Facebook page tagging @BLTPrimeMiami with the official hashtag #BLTRivalBurgers. Five winning photos will be announced the week following the big game and each winner will receive a $50 gift card, to use at ESquared Hospitality Restaurants. BLT Prime is located at the Trump National Doral Miami and is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  For more information and reservations, call 305.591.6066.


Super Bowl Sunday Fun day at The Rum Line rum line

Miami Beach’s favorite new watering hole, The Rum Line,will celebrate the big game on Sunday, February 1.  The Caribbean-inspired al fresco bar will offer an array of specialty libations from award-winning bar director Robert Ferarra, along with sumptuous small plates, seafood and snacks. Featuring a 60-inch screen and multiple viewing areas, The Rum Line is the perfect perch to watch the New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks, and of course the Katy Perry halftime show.  Discounted libations will include $4 beer and $8 daiquiris, mojitos, Cuba libres and rum Old Fashioneds.  Guests can also indulge in Ferrara’s signature cocktails including including The Donkey Kong with Monkey Shoulder Scotch, Banane du Brasil, Orgeat and lime; the Green Eyed Bandit with Avuá Cachaça, fresh kale, cucumber juice and lime; and the Cargo Ship with Ron Zacapa 23, Batavia Arrack, Panther Coffee reduction and mole bitters, served in a Talisker Storm rinsed glass. A menu of tropical small plates and fresh seafood will also be on offer including Tuna & Salmon Tacos; Grilled Shrimp Skewers with mango salsa; Crispy Oysters; Baby Back Ribs with guava BBQ sauce and more.For private event inquiries or table reservations for large groups, call 305.695.0110.


wws4th Annual Wine, Women & Shoes Presented by Sergio Rossi

On Wednesday, February 4 join the 4th Annual Wine, Women & Shoes (WW&S) presented by Sergio Rossi, benefiting the children and families at Miami Children’s Hospital. Created for women who enjoy fine wine, great style, and supporting a noble cause, the fabulous event will be held at the JW Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami on Wednesday, February 4. WW&S is one of the fastest-growing charity event series in the country and has become a big hit in South Florida. Last year, WW&S helped Miami Children’s Hospital raise nearly half a million dollars in a single afternoon with nearly 500 fashionable women of South Florida in attendance.  Sergio Rossi, renowned for its craftsmanship and feminine designs, presents the 2015 WW&S event. Guests will be treated to a sophisticated day of wine tasting, a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind items, a delicious lunch, as well as a fashion show with featured items from Neiman Marcus Coral Gables. The “Shoe Guys” will also be in attendance, showcasing the latest women’s fashions on silver platters. Media sponsors include iHeart Radio and Ocean Drive Magazine. For more information about WW&S 2015 or MCH Foundation, contact Lisbet Fernandez-Vina at 786.268.1845 or visit


Matisyahu: Barefoot Concert Series on Sole on the Oceansole

Reggae sensation Matisyahu headlines the latest installment of Sole on the Ocean’s Barefoot Concert Series on Sunday, February 15. In addition to Matisyahu, the Barefoot Concert Series will feature Bushwood, a six-piece reggae rock band, whose high energy and signature style have been igniting stages all across South Florida. Known for their ability to perfectly blend funk and reggae, this band loves to perform, and knows how to put on a great show. The event will take place beachside complete with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Monsieur Zonzon will provide additional musical entertainment in form of a DJ set. Guest are invited to enjoy refreshing cocktails and culinary treats from a specialty menu curated by the executive chef Phillipe Ruiz, who helms Sole on the Ocean Resort and Spa’s new restaurant Fresh American Bistro.

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