Ortanique on the Mile. 278 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. 305-446-7710 
On Saturday, September 12, from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Chef Cindy Hutson will host an interactive cooking class at her restaurant: Ortanique on the Mile. This hands-on cooking experience with Hutson will teach guests to create recipes like Baby Gulf Shrimp Salad, New Zealand Lamb Korma and Puttin’ On The Ritz Pie.   $108pp  RSVP at or call 305.446.7710


Kitchen 305, inside Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort on 16701 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach,  For reservations, please call 305.749.2110. Passion at First Bite with celebrity chef and aphrodisiac culinary guru, Jenny Patrizia. Every Tuesday from 7 – 8:30 p.m.  unique, fun, sexy cooking classes that only use aphrodisiac ingredients. Couples, groups and singles can participate in the class for  $37.50 a person. Classes  include: A hands on interactive cooking demonstration, A weekly celebrity guest appearance, Dining session with class participants, Recipe Guidebook,  Photo Opportunity and book signing with the Sexy Nutritionist,  Complimentary dessert and  Complimentary alcoholic beverage. The eight-week schedule begins June 23rd and ends August 11th.  

Made In Italy Gourmet,10 Northeast 27th Street, Wynwood. 786.360.5671

Every Wednesday nights, 7:00pm -9:00pm, classes explore Italian regional cuisines with authentic Italian products and wines available in the gourmet market located in the store. Wynwood. Classes fees: $35.00-$55.00 per person, including wine pairing and recipes to take home. 

Whole Foods Market – Coral Gables, Lifestyle Center  6701 Red Road,  Coral Gables,  305.421.9421

Demonstrations:   (FREE to the public)  Registration required  at Customer Service or call: (305) 421-9435 or visit www.wholefoodsmarket/

Participating chefs from top restaurants in Greater Miami and The Beaches, showcase items from their menus at  free cooking demonstrations open to the public. Space at Whole Foods Market is limited, please register in advance. Whole Foods Market – Lifestyle Cooking Classes at 7 p.m. (cooking demo is free and open to the public)

Whole Foods Market Pinecrest–11701 S. Dixie Highway Pinecrest  For more information:

Whole Foods Market – South Beach - 1020 Alton Road in South Beach. For more information call (305) 938-2800

chef johnson - asian meals croppedFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden - 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156. 305-667-1651  To register  click here Space is limited. Call 305-667-1651, ext. 3322 to reserve a spot .   $60 for non-members, $45 for Fairchild members.  

Bloomingdale’s Aventura “Cook Like a Master Chef”, Aventura Mall, 19555 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura The Main Course Kitchen, Level 3  - Every Saturday, 1 p.m. (Free) Call for details 305.792.1288

mber  7 - Shar Melwani ~ Cookies by Shar
Saturday, September 14 - Kari Thayil ~ Calphalon Specialties!
Saturday, September 21 - Michael Maltese ~ Luca Bella
Saturday, September 28 - Lauretta Russomanno, CC ~ Soup’s On!

Chef Jean Pierre’s Cooking School, 1436 North Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale.  Space is limited;   (954) 563-2700 or visit   $85 per person

MOZZARELLA - Home Style Italian Cooking7930 NW 36th St., Doral, FL 33166. (305) 471-8999 $60.00 + tax per person (Limit 8).

Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. home style Italian cooking.  Learn how to prepare appetizers, fresh pasta, fettuccine, ravioli, cannelloni, and mezzelune with various stuffing’s and sauces plus tiramisu and other traditional desserts with  Rossella and Jose, the owners of MOZZARELLA Restaurant, on for a fun evening of cooking and eating. Program varies weekly so call for details. Participants receive a recipe book and a complimentary glass of wine with their dinner. Classes conducted in English, Spanish and Italian.


Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach “Cook, Eat and Be Merry at Canyon Ranch Grill!” 6801 Collins Avenue, Miami FL 33141

Join Chef Giovanni Arias and Canyon Ranch nutritionist Larisa Alonso every other Tuesday at 3 p.m. for inspiring healthy-cooking demonstrations, each with a different theme. Larisa answers all your questions about healthy eating while you sharpen your technique and add to your repertoire of easy, great-tasting dishes. You’ll watch Chef prepare a delicious three-course late lunch for you to enjoy – be sure to bring your appetite! Canyon Ranch Grill Every Other Tuesday, 3 p.m. ($75 per person – limit 8) To reserve call 305.514.7474  or email

Culinary Academy at Biltmore Hotel.

1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables,   A recreational cooking school, the academy has a dedicated learning area and fully equipped professional kitchen offering a variety of classes, workshops and team-building events, for both adults and children.  Students will learn culinary concepts and techniques in both an academic classroom and in an informal kitchen environment.  Class size is limited to 10 students  and priced from $65-$550.  Private classes are available on request.  To register, call 305-913-3131 or visit

Florida International University,3000 NE 151st Street, North Miami, FL 33181  305-919-4138,

Every Tuesday, professional classes by faculty instructors are offered to the public. For additional information.  Contact: To register:

AYESHA's Kitchen - Indian Cooking Classes, 9105 SW 115th Terr, Miami  If Indian food intrigues you or you want to cook easy, delicious and healthy Indian dishes from scratch for the first time, here is your chance to learn to cook it yourself.  All classes include a sit-down meal from Appetizers to Desserts. (non-refundable) $75.00 per guest (includes one class and a sit-down meal per person).  check schedule on  For information call Ayesha at  (305)254-0693  or email at 

Wok Star Eleanor Hoh's Cooking Classes @ Coverings, etc, 7610 NE 4th Court, Miami, FL 33138 
Call for details:  305-318-5769
Cost: $45 per person.  Reservations and prepayment required 

Learn to stir-fry like a Wok Star!  With Eleanor Hoh's  NO-recipe technique, a few fresh ingredients and 4 seasonings are all you need to wok up a delicious, healthy dinner in under 30 minutes and with very little clean up.

Azul, Mandarin Oriental Miami. 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami         (305) 913 8358. Private classes are available for a single person or couple for $575; pre-registration and payment required.     For reservations, please contact Azul directly at (305) 913 8358. 

 Two Chefs.  8287 South Dixie Highway/US1, South Miami.  (305) 663-2100   
 Chef Jan Jorgensen offers cooking secrets and recipes every Saturday at 11 a.m. (runs approximately 2 to 3 hours).
Are you curious about cooking?  Explore an array of  flavors; learn basic cooking techniques through the preparation of a multitude of dishes. Classes are designed to give you the confidence you need to recreate/share these recipes at home.  A copy of featured recipes will be provided as well as a tempting meal at the end of each class.      Call for details. 305-663-2100  or for cooking class schedule     




Soho Bay,Waterfront Weekend Brunch every Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 4PM. Executive Chef Ricky Sauri crafts Brazilian Japanese brunch dishes with a twist along with bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys for an additional $25. SOHO Bay, 520 West Avenue in Miami Beach.   Valet parking. (786) 618-2788; .

Waterfront Peruvian-inspired Sunday brunch at La Mar by Gaston Acurio from 12pm to 3:30pm.   With unlimited Piper-Heidsieck champagne, Pisco Sours, traditional Mimosas and Bloody Marys. Brunch includes elaborate stations of seafood cebiche, causas, tiraditos and Peruvian-style sushi rolls; savory anticucho grilled seafood and meat skewers, selection of empanadas and sliders,  Chaufa Aeropuerto for the table, choice of entree specialty and  decadent tower of desserts including macaroons, tarts, mousse, truffles and more. $85 per person. RSVP  email  or   (305) 913 8358

Saturday & Sunday Brunch @ Mignonette, 11:30pm-3:00pm.  homemade quiches, seafood benedicts (lobster benedict, the freshly baked shrimp and crab quiches), savory Sammies, crab crêpes and more with mimosas and breakfast drinks.  Mignonette, 210 NE 18th Street, Miami, FL 33132. 305.374.4635
Sunday Brunch from 12pm-4pm  @VINTRO Hotel & Kitchen. Executive Chef Keith Suarino curates a Rustic Mediterranean Feast with options including a raw seafood bar, grilled Mediterranean meats and seafood paella, or a specialty “From the Kitchen” brunch plates such as stuffed French toast with Nutella and bananas. Top it all with bottomless mimosas and white-wine sangria while looking at breathtaking views of the Collins Canal from VINTRO Kitchen’s outdoor terrace. $75 per person.  VINTRO Hotel & Kitchen, 2216 Park Avenue, Miami Beach .  
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Sunday Cocktail and Culinary Brunch 12 noon to 3 p.m.  with pairing of brunch delicacies and unlimited handcrafted cocktails.  Click here to see menu . . Bistro One LR at THE RITZ-CARLTON, South Beach, 1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach Fl. 33139. 786.276.4329.  $75 Adults /$35 Children 12 and under
 Sundays  from 10:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m.,  at NYY Steak at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. A variety of stations include Mimosas and a Bloody Mary bar, fresh seafood, salad, carving, pancake, eggs and omelets, as well as a dessert, ice cream and pastries.  The menu changes weekly and includes items like Alaskan king crab, freshly shucked Atlantic and Pacific oysters, beer brined smoked turkey, house-made NYY steak bacon and sausage.   The dessert station includes a decadent selection of cakes, brownies, crème brulee, mousses, pops, specialty ice creams, shakes, made to order crepes and bananas foster.   $60 per person. NYY Steak at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, 5550 N.W. 40th Street, Coconut Creek, 954.935.6NYY (6699),
Sundays  from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Farm-to-table Brunch at  Essensia Restaurant  with a selection of  specialty Cocktails, Smoothies and Fresh Pressed Juices and a variety of small and large sharing plates prepared by Chef Julie Frans − Small include California three egg Scramble with green onion, grilled peppers, Fresh Tomato, Feta Cheese and Cilantro topped with Fresh Avocado, Salsa and Tortilla Crisps; two Eggs with Sautéed Spinach, Roasted Tomato and Fontina Cheese with warm Country Bread; Grilled Italian Sausage Link, Polenta and Red Pepper-Currant Chutney; French toast and other classics .  Large list Crab Fritatta with Asparagus, Leek, Goat Cheese and Basil Pesto; Whole Grain and Coconut Waffle served with Greek Yogurt, Fresh Strawberries, Basil and Lavender Honey;    Short Rib Eggs Benedict  and Steak and Eggs with Herb Roasted Potatoes −.soups & salads, sandwiches & burgers, cocktails, fresh pressed juices, smoothies and desserts featuring local produce and homegrown herbs, sustainable seafood and natural meats. Prices range from $8 to $24. The Two Person Sharing Combo with a choice of 2 Small Shares, 1 Large Share, 1 Soup or Salad and a Mimosa or Bellini  is $39++ per person.  The Palms Hotel & Spa, 3205 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-908-5458,
Saturday – Sunday brunch with bravado  at Toro Toro,  11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m, with an endless collection of Chef Richard Sandoval’s small plates and Latin-style brunch specialties as well as   grilled meats rodizio-style. Toro Toro on the lobby level of the InterContinental Miami100 Chopin Plaza in downtown Miami.  (305) 372-4710; $49   with cocktails and $39   with non-alcoholic beverages. Children under 12 years of age pay $19.50 and 5 and under pay $5 (all prices exclude tax and gratuity).

Unlimited Cocktails & Laurent-Perrier Champagne Sunday Brunch with a view at Juvia; noon to 3 p.m. featuring buffet-style service of French-Asian specialties infused with Peruvian flavors prepared by culinary team: executive chef Laurent Cantineaux; executive chef Sunny Oh; executive sous chef Kaoru Chang; and pastry chef Gregory Gourreau.   $85 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, (305) 763-8272.

Edge, Steak & Bar’s Best of Miami Sunday Brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with a savory buffet with all the classic trappings, as well as interact with chefs at simulated food truck-style stations such as The Viva La Mexico taco “truck” ; the Cuban foodtruck” station;  a Peruvian Seafood station, a meat carving station and a seafood tower .   Light offerings such as assorted chilled melons, mojito tropical fruit salad and passion fruit mango smoothie shots along an array of small plates, soups and salads and antipasti vie for attention with Hot dishes like seafood paella, BBQ spiced chicken with chimichurri, and guava braised short ribs with fried onions. Desserts range from a signature ice cream station, and a cotton candy station with an assortment of flavors to freshly made churros; alfajores, guava tart and Key lime panna cotta. There’s a kids’ station with a special kids menu, Wii and Xbox and a Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary bar. Priced at $75 per adult, $32 per child (ages 5 to 12). Edge, Steak & Bar is located at 1435 Brickell Avenue on the 7th floor of Four Seasons Hotel Miami.  Reservations suggested.  Telephone: (305) 381-3015;

Moonchine  Sunday Brunch with Open Asian Buffet including Sushi, Vietnamese & Thai specialties  $15.95 Buffet + endless Mimosas $24.95. Kids under 10 eat FREE, Moonchine, 7100 Biscayne Blvd, Miami. 305 759 3999,,

Champagne brunch at The Biltmore in Coral Gables. 10:00 a.m to last seating at  2:00 p.m.  One of the most celebrated and lavish Champagne brunches in Fontana's picturesque courtyard. The extravagant buffet includes Petrossian Caviar, smoked salmon, Alaskan king crab, jumbo shrimp, freshly shucked oysters, carvery, omelettes made-to-order, sushi, paella and deserts.  All with unlimited bloody marys, mimosas, bellinis, and Champagne. Fontana Restaurant, The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. 305-445-1926. ext.#2400. ($75 per person; children 5-12 pay half-price).

Seasonal Sunday Brunch  at The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar,  11:00 a.m. till  3:00 p.m. A  combination of seasonally inspired breakfast classics with a farm- and ocean-to-table approach, unlimited Mimosas, full Bloody Mary Bar, multiple stations for self-serve access in addition to more than 15 different entrée options served to the table.   A new arts-and-crafts table will keep children and the young-at-heart entertained with a variety of projects using organic and eco-friendly materials. $55 for adults (excluding tax and service fee), $20 for children (5-12) and complimentary for children under 5 years of age. 432 Forty-First Street in Miami Beach, FL. 305.538.8533 (Walk-ins are welcome and valet will be available for additional parking opportunities).


Sunday Brunch by the Bay at Gibraltar,  Grove Isle Hotel & Spa, 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m with unlimited Champagne and Mimosas and  a vast array of  breakfast traditions,  fresh seafood - oyster, shrimp, smoked salmon, salads,  eggs and omelettes, sausages and steaks, cooked meat, chicken and pasta dishes, as well as a dessert station. A whiff of the islands overlooking  Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline. $45 for adults, $20 for children (ages 5-12). Complete menu available.  4 Grove Isle Drive, Miami, FL 33133, 305.857.5007


Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm, Talavera Cocina Mexicana  brunch prepared by Executive Chef Oscar del Rivero   includes  Huevos Divorciados (two poached eggs, each one served over a sope and topped with red or green salsa), Chilaquiles Verdes, (baked tortilla casserole in salsa verde with chicken, fried eggs and refried beans) and a Mexican twist on the classic French toast, Torrejas(egg-soaked bread cooked on the griddle and served with piloncillo syrup and homemade apricot preserves) and more…  Brunch is only complete with a Michelada, the classic Mexican hangover remedy of beer, spices and fresh lime juice in addition to the traditional cocktails.  2299 Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables,   305.444.2955 /    

 Bizcaya puts on the Ritz with Sunday Brunch 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., with a gorgeous spread that winds its way from Bizcaya’s entrance with a mouthwatering selection of breakfast favorites, gourmet delicacies, grilled-to-order dishes, fresh seafood, caviar, sushi, imported cheeses, charcuteries, carved meats, risotto, lavish desserts, free-flowing Bellinis, Champagne and more await at this spectacular Sunday Brunch. Bizcaya at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami 3300 SW 27th Avenue, Coconut Grove, FL 33133: $65 per person, $25 per child 4-12, RSVP  786-470-1227,

Sunday Brunch at The Restaurant at National Hotel Miami Beach, 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. with complimentary access to the hotel's iconic 205-ft infinity pool and beach.  An extensive menu of traditional breakfast and lunch choices for $39 a person (excluding tax and service fee) with the addition of unlimited Mimosas and Bloody Marys for only $10 (or a total of $49).     Valet is also available to diners at a discounted rate of $10. 1677 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139; 305.532.2311;

Wynwood resto-lounge Cafeina hosts Sunday “Brunch N’ Bazaar”  offering guests – and their pets – a special hangover/health conscious menu (with animal-friendly selections), $20/two-hour unlimited mimosas, table-side ‘made your way’ Bloody Mary’s, a chic pop-up restaurant in the gallery for indoor dining and an open-air market .297 Northwest 23rd Street, Miami, FL 33127; 305.438.0792;

POC, American Fusion Buffet & Sushi Weekend Brunch, on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-4pm offers an array of classic breakfast and lunch items including eggs, omelets, pancakes, fruits, yogurts, pastries, cheese selections, salads,soups and more along with sushi and hot/cold entrees from their regular lunch and dinner buffet menu. For an additional $7, patrons can indulge in bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys. POC, located a few blocks from Miracle Mile at 2121 Ponce de Leon,  305.529.0882.  $19.95. 

Sunday Jazz Brunch from 10 A.M to 3 P.M. at Epicure Sunny Isles, an  All-You-Can-Eat Brunch Buffet and live jazz music. They are known for their omelet, carving and pasta stations, hot entrees with our delicious prime cuts, shrimp cocktail, fresh fruits and salads, French toast, blintz and yogurt parfait, fresh delicious pastries and desserts, kids menu, coffee and a drink. $25.00 Adults $10.00 kids 12 and under. 17190 Collins Ave. Sunny Isles Beach, FL. 33160.  For more information, please call Epicure at 305-947-4581.

At Essensia @ The Palms Hotel & Spa, organic and natural gourmet Brunch every Sunday from 11.30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  with fresh, organic, and seasonal ingredients in a relaxed ambiance with traditional brunch specialties, a salad station, an outdoor grill with made-to-order meats, chicken, fresh fish and organic vegetables and a risotto & pasta station, without forgetting Pastry Chef Gail Goetsch’s station.    $39.00 per person includes one complimentary glass of  Prosecco, or a Mimosa per person. Kids 10 and under are $19.00 . Discounted valet parking . Reservations:  305.908.5458 or . The Palms Hotel & Spa, 3025 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach.

The Four Seasons Hotel Miami, Downtown,  from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday Brunch with Unlimited Champagne.  In addition to starting brunch with mimosas, Bellinis, Bloody Marys and unlimited Champagne, this lavish brunch offers a varied selection of traditional breakfast stations, a raw bar with oysters, shrimp, crab and a variety of sushi rolls, dumplings with traditional dipping sauces for a taste of Asia; salads and cold antipasti; a risotto and pasta station and an extensive cheese display of international varieties and award winning artisanal American cheeses. At the carving station, there’s an array of lamb, prime rib and lechon asado (a whole roasted piglet); a VIK (Very Important Kids) station offers peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, crudités, and delicious chocolate chip teddy bears. Pastry Chef Charles Froke’s dessert station displays over thirty varieties of desserts. Four Seasons, 1435 Brickell Avenue, Downtown Miami, Reservations: 305-381-3190. Cost: $70 per adult and $30 per child.

At Clarke's Miami Beach  - à la carte Irish Brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with $5 Bloody Marys and Mimosas. The menu ($6 – 14) ranges from traditional Irish breakfast with 3 eggs, sausage, Irish bacon, black & white pudding, grilled tomato, sautéed mushrooms, beans, potatoes & toast; corn beef hash and eggs and Eggs Benedict to Irish oatmeal crème brûlée and fresh fruit, granola and yogurt. Clarke's Miami Beach, 840 First St., South Beach, 305-538-9885

Oceanfront Sunday Brunch from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm at The North Ocean Grille,  Pelican Grand Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale.  Champagne Mimosas & Bloody Mary’s.  International cheese & fruit display, Salads, Seafood station; Traditional breakfast items with eggs Benedict & cheese blintzes; waffle & omelet stations;  seafood paella; pasta station, carved prime rib & honey baked ham, desserts and more.   The North Ocean Grille at The Pelican Grand Beach Resort, 2000 North Ocean Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Fl. RSVP (954) 556-7667 or at $39.95 per person, $19.95 children 5 thru 12, and complimentary for kid’s 4 and under.

at Asia de Cuba at Mondrian South Beach. $42 buffet and à la carte entrees followed by poolside cocktails and massages, music by DJ KEIDY, drinks at the Cachaça bar in the Sunset Lounge and dinner at Asia de Cuba, Mondrian South Beach at 1100 West Avenue, Miami Beach. 305-514-1940,

Sunday Jazz Brunch at The Restaurant at The Setai, with vocalist Nicole Henry, starting February 24:  An Asian feast prepared by the team of Asian chefs from China, Thailand and India, as well as the traditional American & European Sunday brunch classics.  $67 per adult, $34 for children ages five to 12, excluding tax and gratuity. The Setai, 2001 Collins Ave. South Beach.  RSVP (305) 520-6400, 

Cioppino at The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne 12 to 3 p.m. Sunday Brunch: One of Miami’s most elaborate Sunday Brunch showcases more than 14 culinary stations with over 100 specialties from across the globe, a complete room devoted to desserts prepared by Master Pastry Chef Frederic Monnet, as well as Bloody Mary and champagne cocktail stations. $67 per adult, $34 for children ages five to 12, excluding tax and gratuity. For reservations, call (305) 365-4286.

At Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar & Latam Grill, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Their outdoor terrace is perfect for a laid-back Sunday Brunch. Try their delicious “Chilaquiles”, sometimes with red salsa, sometimes with green salsa; “Huevos Rancheros” or their omelets made with a variety of fillings. Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar & Latam Grill, 3067 Grand Avenue, (Next to Coco Walk), Coconut Grove. 305 444-0216. The cost: $12.95, no reservations required

Council Oak at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sunday Champagne & Jazz Brunch, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. With a three-piece jazz ensemble playing to a cornucopia of culinary choices including classic brunch items, carving stations, hot and cold dishes and a raw bar with shrimp, crab claws, oysters and smoked salmon, as well as a chocolate fondue fountain for dessert. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, State Road 7 (US 441) exit Stirling and then West to1 Seminole Way in Hollywood, Florida. Reservations: 954-327-7501. $49.99

SoBe Style Sunday Brunch at The Ritz Carlton, South Beach, from noon to 3 p.m., with free flowing champagne and the sounds of a live jazz band with view of an infinity pool and the Atlantic and Executive Chef Thomas Connell's imaginative restyled American cuisine. ($55 for adults and $18 for children under 12 (excluding tax and gratuity). The Ritz Carlton, South Beach, One Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. 786-276-4033.

at Pearl /Nikki Beach, à la Carte Brunch, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. menu includes starters from the traditional tropical fruit plate to mixed seafood ceviches, lobster salad and burrata mozzarella, as well as egg dishes, lemon ricotta hot cakes, French toast with sausages and ham, crab cakes, Ahi tuna Niçoise, and Australian beef filet with lobster mash potatoes. Penrod's Nikki Beach. One Ocean Drive, South Beach. 305-538-1111.

At Sonesta Hotel & Suites Coconut Grove Sunday Brunch, 11am. to 3p.m. Complimentary Parking. 2889 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove. Reservations: 305-447-8256.

Irish brunch at John Martin's, 253 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. 305-445-3777.

All day, all week, all weekend a la carte menu, 6:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Café Key Largo, The Westin Beach Resort, 9700 South Overseas Hwy., MM97, Key Largo. 305-822-5553.

All week, all weekend brunch buffet, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Howard Johnson Resort, 102.4 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo. Reservations: 1-305-451-1400, 1-800-947-7320. ($7.95).

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Mexican Hora Social at Porfirio’s Restaurant from Monday to Friday, 5:30pm-7:30pm with Margaritas, Josefinas – Guayaba with Pierde Almas Mezcal, Grand Marnier, Lime Juice, Guava Pulp, Natural Syrup and Tajin Chili-lime Salt, or Josefina de Pepino with Pierde Almas Mezcal, Grand Marnier, Lime Juice, Cucumber, Natural Syrup and Tajin Chili-lime – ;   Mexican tacos, tostadas and tamales for $10.  Porfirio’s Restaurant. 850 Commerce Street, South of Fifth,  Miami Beach,  (786) 216-7675

From Tuesday through Saturday , 4pm to 7pm, all menu items at Cecconi’s Miami are $4 or $7,  highlights include Eggplant caponata bruschetta, Fries w/parmesan cheese and truffle, Meatballs, Chilled tomato soup, Burrata, Calamari fritti, Beef sliders, Pizzetta w/spicy salami and olives and Pizzetta margherita. For dinks:   Negroni, Caipirinha, Caipiroska, Spritz, Prosecco, Bellini, Peroni, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Sangiovese, and Pinot Noir. Cecconi’s Miami Beach is located at Soho Beach House, 4385 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786.507.7902 .

 Raise Your Spirits, weekdays from 6 to 8 p.m.half-priced signature cocktails and reduced-priced appetizers. BOURBON STEAK off the main lobby of Turnberry Isle Miami at 19999 West Country Club Drive in Aventura.              (786) 279-6600         (786) 279-6600 or visit

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse in Downtown Miami Waterfront Happy Hour, nightly from 4 to 7 p.m., with $8 glasses of wine, $12.95 specialty cocktails and bites such as Burger Sliders USDA Prime Ground Beef, Cheddar, Russian Dressing and Pickle on Brioche with Shoestring Fries and Fried Calamari served with Spicy Marinara Sauce for $8. 315 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 305-487-7130

Monday–Friday from 5:00pm-7:00pm, Happy Hour and Frita Fridays at Bread + Butter | pan con mantequilla  , with $3 Fritas and $3, $4 and $5 specially-priced bites, a $3 Cocktail of the Week and half-priced wines and draft beers.   Bread + Butter | pan con mantequilla, located at 2330 Salzedo Street in Coral Gables. 305.442.9622.

SUSHISAMBA Coral Gables happy hour with SAMBA HOUR. from Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. till 7 p.m. and again from 11 p.m. to close. Select drinks and a selection of dishes from the Samba Kitchen, Robata, and Sushi Bar. Drinks include cocktails, samba brews, and wine by the glass from their monthly vineyard selection,  $7 each. SUSHISAMBA, 180 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, (305) 448-4990

Happy Cocktail Hour with live music at Lippi,  Monday through Friday from 5 to 7pm.  All drinks and specialty cocktails $8;  bar-bites prepared by Executive chef Philippe Ruiz $8.  Live music performances by renowned artists start at 6pm. Lippi Restaurants,  600 Brickell Avenue, Downtown Miami 305.579.1888,


Happy hour specials at Doma Polo  from 4-7 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Late night happy hour is Thursday – Saturday from 11 p.m. - 1 a.m. Specials include 2 for 1 specialty cocktails and house wine, and 2 for $8 beer. All bar bites are $7; menu includes Chorizo Sliders and Salmon Tar Tar.
Doma Polo Bistro,  900 Biscayne Blvd, Downtown Miami, FL 33132  (305) 400-0588
Happy hour specials at Doma Polo Bistro from 4-7 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Late night happy hour is Thursday – Saturday from 11 p.m. - 1 a.m. Specials include 2 for 1 specialty cocktails and house wine, and 2 for $8 beer. All bar bites are $7; menu includes Chorizo Sliders and Salmon Tar Tar. Doma Polo Bistro,  900 Biscayne Blvd, Downtown Miami, FL 33132  (305) 400-0588
Mercadito Midtown  Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.with You-Call-It Cocktails for just $5 each and food – tacos, guacamole, flautas — and drink specials starting at $3.  Mercadito Midtown,   in the heart of Miami's Midtown district at 3252 NE 1st Avenue.

Slainte’s Irish Pub + Kitchen dual happy hour, Everyday from 11am-7pm and  from  11 p.m. -close, 2 for 1 drinks in a modern Irish Pub inviting atmosphere and authentic Irish bartenders.   Live entertainment on Thursday through Sunday.  Sláinte Irish Pub + Kitchen 1500 Gateway Boulevard Boynton Beach, FL 33426, 561.742.4190, 

Monday-Friday 4pm-8pm, Happy Hour at Serendipity 3 with $5 Cocktails, Martini's & Wine;  $4 Beers;  $5 Appetizer Plates. Serendipity 3 Miami 1102 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, FL 33139, (305) 403-2210,

Monday through Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. beach and poolside Happy Hour at La Côte Mediterranean Grill at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Drink specials: one pitcher of Côte De Provence Rose Sangria, Sancerre & Pear White Sangria, Piña Colada or Mojito ($60) and the second pitcher half off.  Buckets of six domestic ($30) or international beers ($35) and daily cocktail specials ($10). Two for one snacks include Fried Calamari ($18), Chilled Prawns ($18),Chicken Wings ($15),Seared Haloumi Cheese ($18), and Assorted Bruschetta ($16). La Côte Mediterranean Grill at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140. (305) 674-4710.

Reverse happy hour specials at RA Sushi in South Miami, Monday – Thursday from 10 PM until midnight. The reverse happy hour menu includes more than 35 sushi, appetizer, and tapas selections, ranging from $2 to $7, plus a wide variety of beer, wine and signature cocktails ranging from $3 to $7. Popular happy hour dishes include Tootsy Maki, the Viva Las Vegas Roll, Sweet Onion Salmon Tapas, and Pineapple Cheese Wontons. RA’s creative cocktail menu features such favorites as the Sake Sangria, Blushing Geisha, or Sea Monkey.    RA Sushi South Miami 5829 SW 73rd Street, Miami, FL 33143, 305.341.0092,,

At the Rusty Pelican, Happy hours Mondays through Fridays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for creative cocktails by Bar Lab’s Elad Zvi and Gabriel Orta — start at $3 for select bottled beers, $5 for well drinks and featured wines, and $7 for house martinis, mojitos and margaritas; with a selection of bar bites from $5 to $9  —  rolls, lobster crudo, ahi tacos, fried calamari;  crab cakes; foie gras & goat cheese empanadas, pork belly skewers and avocado fries.  Music, flat screens.  3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne,  (305) 361-3818;

Frozen in Time Daily Happy Hour at Spartico  Restaurant,  4 to 7 pm,  7 days a week, 2 for 1 drink specials with small bites at $4.00 at the bar.  Complimentary Parking. Spartico Restaurant, the Mayfair, 3000 Florida Avenue, Coconut Grove,   305-779-5100

Monday to  Friday, Roof Top Happy Hour, 6 to 8 pm, , with 2 for 1 Drink Specials and Complimentary Parking. Mayfair Hotel,  3000 Florida Avenue, Coconut Grove, 305 441 0000

Beer Tasting on the third Wednesday of every month from 7 – 9 pm., with over 40 beers national and international. Tasting conducted by beer experts and accompanied by hors d'oeuvres.  $20.00 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Complimentary Parking, Spartico Restaurant, Mayfair, 3000 Florida Avenue, Coconut Grove,   305-779-5100

SAMBAHOUR  at SUSHISAMBA dromo, Sunday through Thursday from 4 – 7 p.m., with food and drink specials ranging from $1 to $6 and $15 sake flights.  Menu items include: West & East Coast Oysters.  Scallop Usuzukuri with truffle oil, yuzu juice, Wagyu Gyoza,  Vegetables Tempura  with black truffle aioli,  Japan Roll and Chicken Thigh Kushiyaki. In addition, surprise entertainment; from contests, lessons and holiday celebrations to cultural performances. SUSHISAMBA dromo,   600 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach,

Wine Down + Rev Up a progressive happy hour that starts at B’stro on the Beach and concludes at SAIA.Monday – Friday: “Wine Down” at B’stro - 5:30pm – 7:00pm with 5 samplings of wine from around the world for $5 along with a complimentary plate of artisanal cheese  +  “Rev Up” at SAIA - 6:30pm – 8:00pm. With $3 premium rail drinks, $5 Asian beers and $5 daily signature cocktails including the Ruby Foo & Hello Kitty. B’stro & SAIA. 999 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd (corner of A1A and Sunrise) Fort Lauderdale, 954.302.5252

Every day at Cafe Boulud's Bar and Lounge from 4 to 7:30 pm,   Summer Happy Hour, with an assortment of cocktails and imported beers to pair with bar snacks  by new Executive Chef Jim LeikenThe Piggie Sliders with bbq pulled pork, The Cubano Sandwich with melt in your mouth tender meat, Tuna Pain Bagnat and Lamb Merguez as well as a vegetarian Duo of Babaganoush and Hummus, and  Pastry Chef Arnaud's Macaroons and Financiers. All Bar & lounge menu items are $8 each) . Cafe Boulud PB ,301 Australian Ave.Palm Beach, 561.655.6060

Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. sizzling summer happy hour at Largo Bar and Grill, the newest open air, casual waterfront eatery at Bayside Marketplace  with two for one drinks and half off select appetizers such as crab-artichoke dip, home-style crab cakes, key west fish dip and angus sliders just to name a few.  Largo Bar and Grill will validate parking for $2.00 Monday through Thursday on non-event days.  Largo Bar and Grill, 401 Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami at Bayside Marketplace on the first floor next to The Gap. 305.374.9706

Joey’s Italian Café in Wynwood launches weekly live music series Thursdays. Artists perform 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. The restaurant also has a new happy hour each Thursday and Friday, from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., where guests can enjoy half-off signature cocktails and complimentary antipasti at the bar. 2506 N.W. 2nd Avenue in Wynwood. (305) 438-0488

Truluck’s Happy Hour, seven days a week, half-price cocktails and appetizers, plus 25% off of all bottles of wine and free, live entertainment nightly. Monday – Friday:3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday:5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday:all night starting at 5 p.m., 777 Brickell Ave., Miami, (305) 579-0035

Wine & Unwind on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at LvL 25, Conrad Miami with half off our selection of fine wines and champagnes at LvL 25. Join Atrio’s restaurant manager and level 2 Master Sommelier, Nicolas Rouet, in our wine cellar at 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. for a wine course tasting including hors d’oeuvres and tasting notes. Conrad Miami, 1395 Brickell Avenue. 305-503-6500,


On Thursdays Happy Hour with a view from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at LvL 25, Conrad Miami half off cocktails and  hors d’oeuvres by Executive Chef Jonathan McCann. Conrad 1395 Brickell Avenue. 305-503-6500,

SUN-STRUCK Happy Hour seven days a week from 3-8 p.m. at DiLido Beach Club. A menu of $8 glasses of specialty sangria created by Ramsey Pimentel, The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach lead mixologist, 8  Mediterranean light bites for $8 each and incredible views of the beach and Atlantic Ocean.  Reduced valet available for $8. 1 Lincoln Road, South Beach.

Waterfront Happy Hour Fridays from 4:30pm to 7pm,  at Café Sambal at Mandarin Oriental, Miami.  Cocktails specially priced at $ 6, exotic music and a delectable menu of gourmet bites on the outdoor terrace with Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline as the backdrop. Food favorites such as Peruvian-style Ceviche, Dim Sum, Thai Chicken Sate and a selection of sushi and seafood tasters, are all priced from $ 5 to $ 8. Café Sambal is located at Mandarin Oriental, Miami, 500 Brickell Key Drive. (305) 913-8358

Sustain’s Happy Hour, seven days a week from 5 p.m. –7:30 p.m.,   half-priced house spirits, beer, and select wine by the glass as well as hand-crafted retro cocktails specially priced at $6 each and paired with with bar bites prepared by executive chef Alejandro Piñero,  Every Wednesday cocktails Co-sponsored by Ketel One are priced at $5 each. Sustain Restaurant + Bar is located at 3252 NE 1st Avenue in Midtown Miami. (305) 424-9079.

Calamari  Restaurant , Coconut Grove Happy Hour, 4 to 8 pm,  2 for 1 Drink Specials, at the bar + Small Bites Bar Delights, a mini menu  from Calamari Fritti to Beef Sliders -- all under $5 7 days a week at the bar during Happy Hour. Live piano on Fridays. 3540 Main Highway, Coconut Grove,   305-441-0219

New  Sushi & Sake Friday Nights, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with complimentary sushi roll with the purchase of a $5.00 Sake at the Blue Glass Bar  at Tokyo Blue, the oceanfront Asian/Sushi/Peruvian Restaurant and Ultra Lounge, Ocean Manor Resort,  4040 Galt Ocean Drive, Fort Lauderdale (954) 566-7500.  954-566-2122,

 Monday - Friday, 6-8 PM (bar/lounge only)    Weekday happy hour at Tony Chan’s Water Club  with two-for-one cocktails (beer, wine and mixed drinks) and discounted sushi à la Carte;  i.e. the British Columbia Roll: salmon, cucumber and avocado; Kamikaze Roll:grilled eel, smoked salmon & shrimp; Jalapeño Pepper Roll: shrimp tempura, jalapeño pepper, cream cheese, spicy mayo, parmesan cheese.  Sushi Valet parking is also gently priced at $3.75. Tony Chan’s Water Club at Doubletree by Hilton Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay.1717 N. Bayshore Drive, #131, Miami,  305.374.8888

Wynwood Kitchen & Bar Friday night Happy Hour from 5 – 7 p.m., featuring $3.50 well drinks$2 off their menu of draft beers, and  17 artist’s cocktails, with live music on the restaurant’s outdoor terrace from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, 2550 N.W. Second Avenue in Miami’s Wynwood arts district . Ample street parking and valet available

Monday through Thursday from 4 – 8 PM, Happy Hour  at Mercadito Midtown.    $5.00 cocktails, i.e.  Margarita Tradicional, Auntie Ox (Green Tea infused vodka, passion fruit, agrave, orange & guajillo) or an El Tucan Mojito (served with a daily selection of fresh fruit). $5.00 a glass of red & white wines. All beers  for $3.00 (Mercadito Midtown located at 3252 NE First Avenue in Midtown Miami

Waterfront Daily happy hour at China Grill at the Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Marina, from 5-7 pm (bar only)  2-for-1 cocktails, half priced sushi and appetizers such as Spicy Beef & Scallion Dumplings and the Lobster Pancakes.  China Grill at Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Marina,1881 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, 954.759.9950

Chef Daniel Boulud’s db Bistro Moderne Lucky 7 Happy Hour  from 5pm – 7pm, Monday through Friday. $7 specialty cocktails, select wines and small plates in the cozy bar & lounge area. 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way inside the JW Marriott Marquis Miami.  305.421.8800. 

Miss Yip Chinese Café Downtown, new happy hour from 5-8pm,. With 2-for-1 drinks, a special bar bites menu and music by DJ Ethics every Friday. Menu highlights include spring rolls, crispy shrimp wontons, pork dumplings, Shanghai soupy dumplings and salt & pepper calamari.  900 Biscayne Blvd, Miami,  across the street from the AA Arena 305-358-0088

Daily poolside happy hour at Cascade Poolside Bar & Grill, 5 pm - 9 pm with ½ price cocktails and  specialty drinks.  Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables.  (305) 913-3203  

Monday thru Friday,  5 pm - 9 pm, Biltmore Bar, happy hour to the sounds of a Classic jazz piano duo, featuring ½ price cocktails plus duo nightly Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables.  (305) 913-3203.  

POC, American Fusion Buffet & Sushi  Monday through Friday Happy Hour from 5-8pm.   Two drinks for the price of one.  POC, located a few blocks from Miracle Mile at 2121 Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables,  305.529.0882.  

Talavera’s Margarita Lab.  Every Wednesday from 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.  Oversized shots from the “lab” will be specially priced at $3 and the Six Flavor Margarita Sampler ─ a sampler featuring a margarita for each of Talavera’s six signature flavors: strawberry, tamarind, lime, watermelon, cilantro, and mango ─ will cost $16; along with  complimentary tastings of menu items, including Sopes de Hongos con Huitlacoche (fresh corn masa with corn truffle, shiitake mushrooms, pico de gallo and goat cheese), Sopes de Chilorio (fresh corn mesa served with slow-cooked pulled pork and pico de gallo), and Sopes de Pipian Verde (fresh corn masa served with chicken breast in a pumpkin seed sauce with cilantro, lettuce, serrano chiles and cumin.)   Talavera Restaurant, 2299 Ponce de Leon, on the corner of Giralda,  305.444.2955

Every Thursday from  6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.Sip & Spa at The Palms with half off all appetizers and cocktails and a complimentary Chandon Rose Brut station between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and half-off all spa services from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Complimentary mini spa treatments and an Aveda retail area will also be available on the Essensia Lounge Terrace. Valet parking is $9.00 for Sip & Spa guests and complimentary if combined with dinner at Essensia Restaurant. The Palms Hotel & Spa3025 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140 305.908.5458

Saturday Night Jazz At The Biltmore Lounge with the Popo Delgado duo, Mike Levine duo, Silvano Monasterios duo and the Gabriel Saenz duo  1200 Anastasia, Coral Gables.  with cocktail specials by 10 Cane Rum and Belvedere Vodka.  305-445-1926.

Every Saturday starting at 9:30pm at Live Music Under The Stars At Novecento, 121 Alhambra Plaza. Coral Gables. 305-557-0900.

 ‘Power Hour’ Happy Hour at Philippe,  Monday-Friday from  6pm-8pm  with select cocktails including the Lychee Martini, Shanghai Philippe and Midnight Mojito for $6.    Philippe, 2305 Collins Ave., Miami Beach  305.674.0250

Friday cocktails and fashion on the Rooftop at The Webster, 6pm to 10pm.  Two for one house wine, beer, or drinks while listening to DJ Ethics on Miami Beach’s luxurious and chic 1930’s-style rooftop terrace. In addition, Parisian eatery Kaspia will be pouring Duval-Leroy Champagne for the first arrivals, as well as serving complimentary Parisian hors’ d’oeuvres including smoked salmon on mini potatoes, goat cheese artichokes, caviar bites and other delicious edibles until 8pm1220 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach 33139.  305.674.7899

Coal Fired & Cocktails, a Wednesday night Happy Hour 5 p.m. to close, with  complimentary samples of Anthony’s famous coal-fired Italian favorites and $5 specialty vodka drinks, including martinis such as the F.O.A. (Friends of Anthony) and the PizzaTini.  Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, 12502 West Kendall Drive, (305) 273-8020. .

Cafe Boulud's Daily Happy Hour, 3 to 7 pm, Selected Wines, Beers and Specialty Cocktails, Two -For- One. Café Boulud at the Brazilian Court Hotel, 301 Australian Avenue, Palm Beach 33480.  561-655-6060,

At City Oyster & Sushi Bar in Delray, Happy Hour,  4-7pm seven-days-a-week ,  with 2 for 1 on ALL drinks -  wine, craft beer, top-shelf liquor, martinis - and a selection of half-priced appetizers including Jumbo Crab & Spinach Dip $5, Salt n’ Pepper rock Shrimp $6, Pizzetta with Roasted Peppers, Artichoke, Pesto, Goat Cheese and Arugula $5 (bar only). When ordering a full dinner, purchase one entrée and receive the second at 50% off with their Summer Sundown Special  from 5-6:30pm.  City Oyster & Sushi Bar, 213 E. Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444, 561.272.0220

Bubbles, Beer & Beats Thursdays' Happy Hour from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Essensia Lounge, featuring ½ off Roederer Champagne ($7 instead of $14), ½ off Stella Artois beer ($3.50 instead of $7) and ½ off its new lounge & restaurant appetizers, combined with live entertainment by local acts playing a range of upbeat world music.  Half-off appetizers include Executive Frank Jeannetti’s Asian Chicken Salad Wraps ($6 instead of $12), Baked Goat Cheese Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms Stuffed with Mint & Basil Infused Goat Cheese ($7 instead of $14), Harissa Shrimp Tempura ($9.50 instead of $19), Mandarin Duck Salad ($6 instead of $12), Five Spiced Charred & Chilled Domestic Lamb Loin ($7 instead of $14), Grilled Giant Prawns with Mango Rice ($9 instead of $18), and much more.  Valet parking is $9.00 for Bubbles, Beer & Beats guests and complimentary if combined with full dinner at Essensia. Essensia Lounge @ The Palms Hotel & Spa.  3025 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140. 305.908.5460.  .  

Every Friday Night from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m “Power Hour” Happy Hour at SoLita Las Olas including Buy One, Get One Free on all premium brand cocktails, liquors and wines; complimentary hors d’oeuvres – including SoLita’s famous meatballs; live music by Chenzo Balsamo and free valet parking (in the back of the restaurant with validation).  SoLita Las Olas will also be offering its regular menu of home-cooked favorites throughout the night.  1032 East Las Olas in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. 954-357-2616  

‘Tapas on The Bay’ is Brickell’s newest happy hour at Mandarin Oriental, Miami's poolside bar.   Every Friday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. the cocktail menu will be offered at half price from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Guests can sip a bevy of signature cocktails, starting at $14, including the Geisha, Spring Blossom Ginger Mojito, Brasilia Breeze and Lycheetini, among others, and enjoy the eclectic mix of music “al fresco”.  Mandarin Oriental, Miami, 500 Brickell Key Drive. No cover charge.  Valet parking is available for USD 11. For more information, call   (305) 913-8358. 

Every Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. kick off your weekends at Red Koi Thai & Sushi Lounge with Bacardi cocktails at half price followed by dinner with a wide variety of signature sushi rolls and authentic Thai cuisine.  Red Koi Thai & Sushi Lounge, 317 Miracle Mile, Downtown Coral Gables   305.446.2690 or visit .

From Monday to Sunday 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.mSUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill’s chef Timon Balloo is offering small-plates under $10 such as East and West Coast oysters ($2 each);  five different sushi rolls and Kobe beef sliders($4 each);  marinated olives and edamame ($3) as well as steamed pork buns and brandade ($5) th  Sangria and beer pitchers for $18 and $5 cocktails ($24 for pitcher). SUGARCANE raw bar grill, 3250 NE First Avenue,  Miami,                786.369.0353         786.369.0353

Daily Happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 Ishq, Indian Restaurant, with small plates of the delicate Indian cuisine menu ranging from $3 to $6 and selected wines and beer, 2 for the price of one. Ishq Indian Restaurant 532 Ocean Dr., South Beach,               305-532-4747         305-532-4747 To view the menu:

Monday through Friday from 4pm to 6pm Salsa Fiesta Urban Mexican Grill offers 2-for-1 premium domestic and imported beers and dishes to share from Crispy taquitos; flautas; nachos fiesta with melted cheeses, a choice of pinto or black beans, yummy pico de gallo, homemade guacamole and sour cream; burritos, tacos and more. Salsa Fiesta Urban Mexican Grill, 2929 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami,               305.400.8245         305.400.8245

Monday through Friday happy hour from 7:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at The Bilmore’s poolside Cascade and the Biltmore Bar: 1/2 off premium cocktails. The Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables

Everyday, Monday through Saturday 4:30 till 7pm. at The River Oyster Bar Half off Oysters, $5 wines by the glass, $3 Premium beer on tap, $5 selected cocktails. Bar Bites: a selection of snacks $3 - $7; including Oyster or Shrimp Po' Boy Sliders, Buffalo Frog Legs, Curried Duck Empanadas, Bacon Wrapped BBQ Shrimp, Baked Clams and Chorizo and Goat Cheese Croquettes. River Oyster Bar 650 South Miami Avenue Miami,    (305) 530-1915

Daily happy hour from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. until close at 8 oz. Burger Bar: Buy one drink and your next one is on us (draft beer and well drinks only). 8 oz. Burger Bar, 1080 Alton Road, Miami Beach.       305-397-8246

Raise Your Spirits, weekdays from 6 to 8 p.m.half-priced signature cocktails and reduced-priced appetizers. BOURBON STEAK off the main lobby of The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club at 19999 West Country Club Drive in Aventura.               (786) 279-6600         (786) 279-6600 or visit

Every Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Social Hour at BOURBON STEAK, a Michael Mina restaurant with half-priced cocktails, complimentary truffle butter popcorn and a selection of wines by the glass, beers, spirits and other cocktails at regular prices. Complimentary valet parking. The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club; 19999 West Country Club Drive; Aventura    (786) 279-6600 or visit

Every Wednesday5:30pm – 7:30pm, Pool Deck and Pool Bar Networking with chef Liberoni’s Kobi Beef Bra Burgers (sliders) with complimentary fries, 2 for 1 Drink Specials and Live Music. Pool Terrace, DoubleTree Hotel, 2649 South Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove.786.866.8211

Tequila Thursdays, Starting at 5 p.m. oceanfront drinkS and appetizer menus, complimentary chef samplers, live music and tequila. Complimentary valet parking only on Thursdays.  (305) 365-4286 Cantina Beach. Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne       305-365-4286.

Agave Sundays Starting at 5 p.m.; Three-course tequila-paired dinner $70 per person; dinner without paring $42 per person, restaurant menu also available; excluding tax and gratuity. Cantina Beach. Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne       305-365-4286.


Thursday Ultra Hours with Free Champagne tasting 5:30 p.m. till the bubbles run dry Ortanique on the Mile, 278 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables   305.446.7710

Friday After Work Happy Hour, 5 till 8 pm,  Passion Fruit Caipirinha's Ortanique on the Mile, 278 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables     305.446.7710

Sunday Live Jazz 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. With rum. Ortanique on the Mile,  278 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. 305.446.7710

Thursday , from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. "Thirsty Thursdays:  Fresh Ceviches & Chilled Wines” with a selection of six freshly-made ceviches (from classic ceviche Peruano to ceviche verde) paired with the wine selections of the evening.   Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar  & LatAm Grill. 3067 Grand Avenue, (Next to Cocowalk), Coconut Grove.        305 444-0216.   $15


Daily Happy Hour 5-7pm at Fritz and Franz. Enjoy 2 for 1 drinks with live entertainment by The Sonikats from 6-10pm. No Cover. Try the Louisiana Fish Fry. Fritz and Franz Bierhaus, 60 Merrick Way, Coral Gables, 305 774-1883
 EVERY afternoon, 5 to 7 p.m., with ½ price martinis, Lime lounge, Trump Sonesta Beach Resort . 18001 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles,      305-692-5600.  

 Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m., Happy Hour with Tapas and music at District Restaurant & Lounge. 35 NE 40th Street, Miami.  305-576-7242.

 Daily Happy Hour, with frozen drinks, snacks, light menu foods, Island music and the best sunsets to go. Breezers' Bar & Grille, Key Largo Bay Marriott Beach Resort. Mile Marker 103.8, Key Largo. 305-453-0000.

Every Thursday, from 6 p.m. till closing, “Pig Out” Fest with a Live Band and dancing, complimentary lechón asado, Roasted Port and 2 for 1 mojitos. OLA Miami Restaurant, 5061 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.      305-758-9195. 

Daily, 5:30-7 p.m., half-price tapas with any tropical drink with live entertainment. Parrot Tapas Bar. The Westin Beach Resort, 9700 South Overseas Hwy., MM97, Key Largo.   305-822-5553.

 Monday - Friday, Pints for the price of a mug, 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, Ladies' Only Night, $1.00 domestic mugs, $2.00 imported mugs, $2.00 wines. Every Night, Late Nite Happy Hour,  11:00 p.m.-close. Hofbrau Pub & Grill, 172 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables.      305-442-2730.

 Thursday - Friday, 5-7 p.m., Happy hour with raw bar. Joe's Seafood Restaurant and Market, 400-404 NW River Drive, Miami.   305-381-9329.





 September 2015

Saturday, September 12, 12:30pm-10:00pm. Divino Ceviche celebrates 4th Year Anniversary with Live Music and a   Four-Course Meal! Divino Ceviche, 160 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134.  RSVP   786-360-3775 Cost : $25-$75


Saturday, September 12, 7:00 p.m.,  Grateful Palate Wine Pairing Dinner.  The five course dinner, hosted by winemaker Paul Hobbs, developed by Executive Chef Rolando Centonzio, is inspired by South American culinary tradition and fresh, local South Florida fare and paired with eight acclaimed wines from Argentina. The event is priced at $150 per person all-inclusive. Seating is limited and reservations are required:  or call 954.566.2855. Grateful Palate,3003 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale on the Intracoastal Waterway just south of Oakland Park Boulevard. Valet and metered parking is available.


Saturday, September 19, 9:30am – 4:00pm, the 3rd  James Beard Foundation’s Taste America®: “Local Flavor from Coast To Coast” with free in-store activities at Sur La Table, cooking demos by Taste America All-Star and James Beard-Award-winning chef Rocco DiSpirito, along with Ortanique chef Cindy Hutson, book signings, tastings from local producers and artisans, and product demos and tastings from national Taste America sponsors. For the full schedule of events and more information, please visit . Sur La Table, Mizner Park, 438 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432



Saturday, September 26, 11am to 7pm. Matter of Taste Miami  Matter of Taste Miami is built around 150 of the most iconic wines of South America and Spain  including selections from Almaviva, Toro Albalá, CVNE Viña Real, Viña Sena, and Catena Zapata., each rated 90+ points by The Wine Advocate and handpicked by Spanish and South American wine expert, Luis Gutiérrez.  Tickets to the walkabout tasting are specially priced at $50 for members (Master Classes will be priced separately). Non-member tickets are $99 and will include a free one-year, annually renewing membership to Ticket purchase: RSVP  415-701-9463 or The Moore Building, 4040 Ne 2nd Ave, Miami


Saturday, September 19, 7:00PM - 10:00PM Digest Miami’s Beach Feast at the Surfcomber South Beach,Afrohead Rumscelebrate Miami Spice poolside and  beachfront with food samples from a selection of Miami’s top restaurants, music byDJ . Must be 21 and over.   Tickets: $45, VIP $100. To purchase tickets : Hotel Miami Beach, 1717 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. RSVP   305-752-9400


Saturday, September 19, 4 pm to 7 pm. Spread the Hope fundraing for Local Afterschool Programming at Brewhouse Gallery. Meet some of the children and see some of their multi-media creations to the “goodtime reggae” sounds of hit band Spred the Dub, light bites, drink samples of craft beers, specialty wines or teas and coffees, live art, henna tattooing, custom bike show and more. Brewhouse Gallery, 720 Park Ave, Lake Park, FL 33403 $25 in advance or $30 at the door. RSVP   561-469-8930. 

October 2015

Thursday, October 8, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Third annual Eat Your Heart Out, A Wine and Food Extravaganza. An evening of gourmet food, fine wine, live entertainment and a silent auction, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale to benefit the Heart Gallery of Broward County, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the adoption and enrichment of Broward's foster children.  Among participating restaurants: Truluck's, Dimitrio's Farmers Market, Funky Buddha, Albeck and Rosie's Bar & Grill. The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale,2414 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale  Tickets: $75 per person.  For more information and to reserve tickets, call 954-918-3008 or visit .



Saturday, October 10, 6:30 p.m. reception; 8 p.m. Black tie dinner. Annual Escoffier gala dinner hosted by The Miami chapter ofLes Dames d’Escoffier Miami(LDEM) to honor award-winningChef Cindy Hutson. With MC FOX Channel 7 Belkys Nerey, silent auctions of luxurious items.  Tickets: $250 per person for guests; $350 per person for patrons, and $2,300 for a table of ten.   To buy tickets log on tohttp://lesdamesmiamigala.bpt.meor Mandarin Oriental Miami, 500 Brickell Key.


Friday, October 23, “Dark Dining: Eve of Prohibition Ball”. A roaring 20’s Gatsby-inspired evening of food, specialty cocktails, sensuous and exotic entertainers and dancing hosted by Chef Adriane Calvo in benefit of Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida. The Dark Dining: Eve of Prohibition Ball offers four different ticket levels.  For tickets and more information log on to . Westin Colonnade Coral Gables.


Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 7:30-10:30 pm, The 14th Annual Wine On Harvest Moon, benefitting The Deering Estate Foundation.  This year’s theme of Spirits, Spells & American Lore celebrates the allure of American folklore through the fine wine and spirits of the continental U.S., the tasty vittles paired by top local chefs, and the delight of the macabre to the mysterious in entertainment, including chilling musical performances, haunting vignettes, contemporary art, and an enticing live auction. Capacity is limited and tickets are priced at $150 for Deering Estate Foundation members and $175 for non-members. RSVP  305.235.1668 x263 or visit    Deering Estate, at 16701 SW 72 Avenue in Palmetto Bay.


Monday, October 26,  7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.,  14thAnnual Signature Grand Ghoul. A Halloween celebration hosted by former Miami Dolphin O.J. McDuffie and Radio Host Joe Rose - Event’s Emcees, in benefit of 2-1-1 Broward. Haunted mansion; Costume Contest: first, second and third place prizes for the scariest and most unique costumes; mix and mingle with NFL Alumni, local and other South Florida celebrities; Open bar: sip on specialty cocktails fresh from a witch’s cauldron; indulge in a gourmet buffet with elaborate food stations; Silent Auction featuring unique items, exciting experiences and prize packages. Tickets till 9/1: $75 per person; after 9/2: $100 per person; $150 for two.  To register, please visit  and Signature Grand, 6900 W State Road 84, Davie, Florida 33317 954.424.4000.



November 2015

November 18 through November 22,  the 2015 SEED Food & Wine Festival. The first plant-based food and wine festival in the country dedicated to a message of conscious consumption,  SFWF celebrates delicious plant-based foods, fine wines, craft beers, spirits, and lifestyle products and companies, all while raising health awareness. Events include upscale dinners, film screening, garden parties, and a Southern brunch, all leading up to a large-scale outdoor festival and grand tasting featuring food, wine, juices, music, gifts, organic body care, clothing, yoga, and everything that celebrates conscious plant-based living. The Festival will gather some of the most talented speakers, chefs, celebrities, athletes and authors for a fun, educational, sexy, hip and delicious. For additional information and tickets log on to   



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