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FRED ASTAIRE DANCE STUDIO OF CORAL GABLES CELEBRATES ITS 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY IN GRAND STYLE BY SHOWCASING NEW LOCATION

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Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Coral Gables is ready to celebrate their five-year anniversary by unveiling their new and larger location in the heart of Coral Gables at 45 Alhambra. The festivities will take place on Wednesday September 28, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30 and will kick off with a ribbon cutting ceremony led by Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason.

Vera and Vladimir Kosarev, owners of Fred Astaire Coral Gables, are a Russian born couple who have been successful at the highest levels of dance. They are World Master Champions, Fred Astaire National Champions, and were United States National Finalists. After fulfilling their competitive goals, they felt the need to share their art and decided to open the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Coral Gables. Five years later and many dance lessons later they are ready to celebrate their growth by showcasing their new location.

The grand opening event will feature a cocktail reception, light bites as well as interactive dance at the end of the evening where guests can learn a few steps. Special entertainment will feature dance performances by champion dancers and owners of the studio Vera and Vladimir Kosarev themselves. Vera and Vladimir invite you to Fred Astaire of Coral Gables and learn to express your individuality through Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Salsa and Argentine Tango as well as other forms of dance.
Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Coral Gables will offer private lessons, group instruction, and will offer weekly practice parties. A big part of what they offer is dance lessons for those future brides and grooms.
 

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

45 Alhambra, Coral Gables

fredastairecoralgables.com

305-443-0085

 

Sip for Support: Miami Restaurants Support Breast Cancer Awareness

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Breast Cancer Awareness

The Pink Lady by Gianni’s

(Photo Provided by Carma PR)

In recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, many hotels and restaurants are offering drink/food specials with proceeds benefiting organizations committed to finding a cure. Please find some of the Miami offerings that are helping to make a difference:

The Continental

Cocktail: Frozen Guava Margarita

Description: The sweeter, the better! Made with guava puree, tequila and freshly squeezed lime juice, the frozen guava margarita at The Continental is not just a decadent treat, it’s also the perfect pink color to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Special: $1 per drink benefits Breast Cancer Awareness

2360 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

continentalmiami.com

Gianni’s

Cocktail: The Pink Lady

Description: The Pink Lady is made with Gin Hendrick’s, grenadine syrup, creme and a Maraschino cherry for garnish.

Special: $2 per drink benefits the Breast Cancer Foundation

1116 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

vmmiamibeach.com/restaurant

Lobby Bar and Driftwood Room at Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel

Cocktail: Pink Fizz

Recipe/Description: 1.5 oz Vodka, .25 oz Agave, 5 Mint leaves, .25 oz Lime Juice, Splash Cranberry, Topped with Prosecco

Special: $1 per drink goes to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness

1825 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139

sixtyhotels.com/nautilus-south-beach/eat-drink

Poolside at Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel

Cocktail: Frosé – frozen rosé // Available on Saturday and Sunday

Special: $1 per drink goes to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness

sixtyhotels.com/nautilus-south-beach/eat-drink

The Drawing Room Bar & Lounge and The Sarsaparilla Club

Cocktail: Prickly Power

Description: Brugal Anejo Dominican Rum, Prickly Pear Syrup and Fresh Citrus Juices

Special: $1 per drink goes to Susan G. Komen for the Cure

1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139

shelbornewyndhamgrand.com

Dolce Italian

Cocktail: Spicy Raspberry Collins

Description: Absolut Vodka, lime, fresh raspberry, spicy syrup, ginger beer

Special: $1 per drink goes to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness

1690 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

ldvhospitality.com/brands/dolce-italian

La Moderna

Cocktail: Pink Panther

Description/Recipe: Vodka infused with fresh strawberry, fresh lime juice , rose essence, simple syrup, and egg white

Special: 100% of proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure

1874 Bay Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

lamoderna-miami.com

City Tap

Cocktail: Ruby & Ginger, Victory Cherry Goose pilsner, Notorious Pink rose

Description:   Whether you like beer or wine, or want something a little stronger, City Tap House’s Drink Pink specials have something to suit everyone’s taste including a Ruby & Ginger cocktail created especially for the cause along with beer (Victory’s Cherry Goose pilsner, $5) and wine (Notorious Pink rosé, $9) specials. In keeping with the pink theme, special Breast Cancer Awareness Month menu additions include Key West pink shrimp cake with beet and horseradish relish ($12), and strawberry shortcake with pink rosewater Chantilly crème ($8).

Special: For the month of October a portion of the proceeds from select “pink” menu items will be donated to a local breast cancer organization.

700 Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

wpb.citytap.com

Steak 954

Cocktail: Rose for Life

Description: Steak 954 will honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a specialty pink-hued cocktail created with a purpose. The refreshing rosé sangria includes Provence rosé blended with St. Germaine, Kaffir lime vodka, fresh lemon juice, ginger – strawberry syrup, orange zest, thyme, strawberries and raspberries ($14). Steak 954’s Rosé for Life is the perfect way to “drink pink” this October and support the ongoing fight against breast cancer.

Special: Throughout the month of October, proceeds from the sale of Steak 954’s “Rosé for Life” will benefit breast cancer research.

401 N. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33034

steak954.com

Rocco’s Tacos

Cocktail: Free Tequila

Description: Along with donating a percentage of sales from the weekly Rocco’s Spirited Tacos, Tequila & TaTas Tuesdays to the Broward Health Foundation’s Lillian S. Wells Women’s Health Center, anytime Rocco is on the bar in his custom-made breast cancer awareness pink patent leather shoes, he’ll pour complimentary tequila as a thank you. Any supporter that donates $25 or more will also receive a bottle of tequila to take home. Follow him on his Facebook fan page to find out where he’ll be. During Rocco’s Spirited Tacos, Tequila & Tatas Tuesdays, guests can indulge in all-you-can- eat tacos ($14.99 per person) including Rocco’s signature chicken, pork, steak, beef, mushroom, shrimp or mahi tacos, outfitted with all the fixings. The special is available every Tuesday from open to close and drink specials start at 7 pm including $5 Maestro Dobel MargariTaTas, $15 Maestro Dobel MargariTaTa pitchers, $3 Dos Equis Amber & Lager drafts and $3 Sol bottles. Rocco’s Tacos will also be one of the only US retailers offering Special Edition pink bottles of Clase Azul Reposado Tequila. The small batch 1 liter bottles of tequila will be on sale for $150, with $50 from every bottle sold donated to the cause.

Special: see above.

Multiple Locations

roccostacos.com

MAX’S GRILLE REOPENING TONIGHT AFTER RENOVATION

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Max’s Grille, the only original restaurant in Mizner Park in Boca Raton, celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year.  The famed institution will mark the anniversary by showcasing its just-completed renovation, as well as by hosting an anniversary party for current and former employees.  The restaurant reopens tonight for dinner, after undergoing renovations, with a limited menu and will have a full menu beginning tomorrow.

Max’s Grille closed for 10 days for renovations after repairing and repainting ceiling soffits, replacing the kitchen floor, recovering banquettes in deep red tufted leather, replacing the outside patio seating with new wicker chairs and refinishing the outside bar with a white granite top.  Subsequent phases of the remodeling will not require the restaurant to close, but will include new lighting, new chairs, a redesign of the inside bar area seating, and a restoration of the bar overhang to its original look from 25 years ago.

The restaurant will hold a 25th Anniversary party on October 6 inviting former and current Max’s Grille employees and will be closed for dinner service that evening.

“Our employees over the years have played a significant role in our success and we look forward to celebrating this milestone with our team as well as the many Max’s Grille alumni in the area,” said partner and co-founder Dennis Max.  “We attribute our success to several factors:  friendly and efficient staff that makes every guest feel welcome, consistency, high quality food, and location.”

The Max’s Grille’s contemporary menu, paired with a splendid array of wine, is updated daily and seasonally but maintains its popular signature dishes, including meatloaf, radiatore pasta, steaks, grilled fish, chopped salad, and complimentary crispy breadsticks and hummus served to each table.  Max’s Grille introduced the chopped salad concept to South Florida, an item that is now found on nearly every restaurant menu in the area.

When Max’s Grille first opened, Boca Raton was not nearly as developed.  Town Center Mall had no Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom or Macy’s and many of West Boca’s neighborhoods and East Boca’s condos had yet to be built.  “Mizner Park is booming, with the opening of luxury stores and Lord & Taylor, and Downtown Boca Raton is growing as well with the development of two new hotels and residential buildings. We are thrilled to have been here all the years and look forward to another 25 years,” said Max.

Max notes that he frequently hears stories from guests about Max’s Grille milestones:  engagements, first dates for couples who are now married, rehearsal dinners, and birthday parties. “One man proposed to his wife on the bench outside of Max’s Grille and he bought the bench from us to have it put in their backyard,” he said.

Max’s Grille

Mizner Park, 404 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432

maxsgrille.com

(561) 368-0080

KNR HOSPITALITY ANNOUNCES ROBIN SCHULZ TO HEADLINE WET POOL’S NEW YEAR’S EVE 2017 AT W SOUTH BEACH

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WET Pool at W South Beach is excited to announce world-renowned German DJ Robin Schulz will be headlining an unforgettable start of a new year! Featuring top of the line visuals and entertainment, tickets to the amazing upcoming NYE 2017 festivities will go on sale on September 29th 2016 with tickets for general admission starting at $200.

On Saturday, December 31st at 9pm, Robin Schulz will electrify celebrating attendees with his #1 hits including “Sugar” and “Show Me Love”. Details of the evening include premium open bar from 9pm to midnight with VIP table service packages inclusive of top shelf spirits ranging from $1k – $12k.

With past unparalleled performances delivered by Drake, Afro Jack, Alesso, Klingande and others year after year, WET Pool at W South Beach will be once again a truly unique experience!

 

WET Pool at W South Beach

2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

wsouthbeach.com/gallery/wet-daytime

(305) 938-3000

SEASPICE LIVE LAUNCH

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Seaspice Brasserie & Lounge is proud to announce the launch of Seaspice Live, a lineup of live musical performances by some of the most promising artist in the industry. During the upcoming season, every Friday and Saturday at 10:30 pm, the exclusive venue, located on the banks of the Miami River, will host in its new sound engineered, state of the art stage, an array of internationally acclaimed musicians.

Jump starting Seaspice Live, in collaboration with Art House Records, from eight time Grammy award winning producer, Julio Reyes Copello, Seaspice is ready to announce its lineup for September and October:

Brika – September 30 & October 1

R.LUM.R – October 7 & 8

Magic City Hippies – October 14 & 15

Brika – October 21 & 22

Juan Pablo Vega – October 28 &29

SEASPICE

422 NW North River Dr, Miami, FL 33128

seaspicemiami.com

For Reservations: call (305) 4404200 or email live@seaspicemiami.com

LDV Hospitality’s Regent Cocktail Club Hosts Old Forester Bourbon Cocktail Class

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LDV Hospitality’s Regent Cocktail Club invites guests to participate in their Old Forester Bourbon Cocktail Class on Friday, September 30th. Beginning at 7 p.m., guests will get behind the bar and learn how to make specialty Old Forester Bourbon drinks from the Regent Cocktail Club’s talented team of bartenders. Considered one of Miami’s most cultured bars, guests will learn the etiquette and techniques of creating an expert cocktail.

Cocktail aficionados will also savor light appetizers provided by Dolce Italian to compliment the tastings and leave with a greater knowledge of drink recipes, plus the history behind Old Forester Bourbon. Every month Regent’s skilled bartenders offer a comprehensive introduction to fundamental bartending skills with a featured spirit, accompanied by a brand expert. Guests can purchase their tickets for $65. Click Here

Regent Cocktail Club

The Gale South Beach
1690 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139

(786) 975-2555

CELEBRATE NATIONAL COFFEE DAY WITH THE SETAI’S NEW HOUSEBLEND COFFEE

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Need a coffee break? The Setai’s newest houseblend coffee is helping you celebrate National Coffee Day on September 29th! Guests can pick from a cold brew, drip/American or decaf espressos or if you are in the mood for a kick, try the Espresso Martini.

The Setai’s newest house blend coffee partnership with Per’La Specialty Roasters is helping you commemorate International Coffee Day. Guests are invited to visit the Forbes Travel Guide Five Star hotel to indulge in espresso-based drinks, dip/American, decaf and decaf espressos.

Guests are also encouraged to try the Cold Brew blend that delivers caramel and chocolate notes combining a Guatemala and Brazilian blend to help you cool down during a hot Miami day. Need a boost? Try an Espresso Martini mixed with vanilla vodka, Kahlua and Per’La espresso. The Setai Blend is now being served at all food and beverage outlets within the hotel including The Setai’s Jaya restaurant and The Setai Bar.

Jaya at The Setai

2001 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139

thesetaihotel.com/jaya

(855) 923-7899

THE POKE HOUSE SWIMS ONTO THE FORT LAUDERDALE RESTAURANT SCENE

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The Poke House will bring one of the fastest growing menu trends in the United States to Fort Lauderdale when it opens its doors in the Victoria Park Shoppes, 666 Federal Highway on Monday, October 3, 2016. The new fast casual eatery will offer diners a fresh take on the wildly popular traditional Hawaiian seafood dish already well established on the West Coast. With an all-star team led by former Director of Operations of SBE Hospitality (SLS Hotels, Katsuya, Hyde) Memphis Garrett, coupled with a relaxed ambiance and the freshest seafood and ingredients, The Poke House is poised to become one of Fort Lauderdale’s go-to eateries for fast, fresh and affordable cuisine.

For The Poke House, Garrett has partnered with an impressive roster of talent including restaurateur David Cardaci (Whole Enchilada and Rhythm & Vine); Jason “Archie” Armstrong (Avoir Caviar and The Distinct Company, Inc.); LA-based Artie & Sara Baxter and Peter Walsh; and actor AJ Buckley, most known for his role as Adam Ross on “CSI: NY.” While the Fort Lauderdale location is the first, Garrett and his team have plans to open five additional outposts throughout Florida.

“We are excited to bring the poke concept to the Fort Lauderdale community and give our customers healthy, delicious food and attentive service seven days a week,” says Garrett.

Traditionally, a poke bowl is a Hawaiian based dish featuring diced sushi grade tuna marinated in soy and sesame, but poke has evolved into an explosion of styles and ingredients. At The Poke House, guests will begin their culinary experience by choosing from a selection of proteins including tuna, salmon, Hamachi and tofu.  From there, diners can build their own bowl ($8 and up) by selecting a base of steamed white rice, quinoa or kale and then choosing from over 20 sauces and toppings including chipotle mayo, aji amarillo lime, crispy lotus, black radish and more.

Those seeking direction in their poke experience can opt for one of the creative bowls ($8 – $15) such as the West Coast inspired Venice Beach California Poke – marinated in salsa verde, served with avocado, baby heirloom tomato, red onion, crispy lotus and seaweed nori, served over white rice; Coco Beach Florida Poke – marinated in spicy passion fruit salsa fresca, served with crushed plantain chips, pineapple, orange, Fresno peppers and quinoa; Lima Beach Peruvian Poke – marinated in aji amarillo lime emulsion, tossed with red onion, sweet potato, avocado and cancha, atop green rice; and the Papaichi Beach Korean Poke – marinated in Kimchi dressing and served with white sesame seeds, Kimchi, seasoned crushed cashews and scallions, finished with Yuzu tobiko.

In addition to poke bowls, the restaurant will also feature unique culinary delights ($8 and up) like Poke Nachos – pico-marinated fish served atop wonton chips with baby kale, avocado cream cheese, marinated tofu, black radish and masago; Mini Tacos – fresh catch served on house made hard shell with chipotle mayo, purple cabbage, avocado mousse, green onion, sour cream and red radish; and Steam Buns – daily catch marinated in spicy passionfruit-ginger sauce cushioned in a Togarashi steam bun, topped with Kimchi, avocado puree, seaweed nori and crispy sweet potato.

Rounding out the menu are sweet treats including Chocolate Mousse with reese’s chips, vanilla whipped cream and shaved chocolate and Poke Sweet Fruit – sake infused fruit, poke sweet gelée, coconut foam and hazelnuts.

With a beverage program overseen by Chevy Farrell, formerly of Hyde Beach Kitchen & Cocktails, The Poke House will offer a large selection of sake, available both on draft and by the bottle; white and rosè wine on draft and Big Island microbrew beers from Kona Brewing Company.  Farrell will also feature rotating selection of sake infusions such as mango-habanero sake and charred pineapple sake, as well as specialty sake cocktails.

With seating for up to 45, The Poke House is a vibrant, casual eatery combining rustic charm with a clean, modern edge.  Reclaimed wood and grass walls frame the space, while white subway tiles, whitewashed flooring and quartz countertops create a fresh contemporary feel.  Sea blue ceilings, neon signage and parrot wallpaper add a fun sense of whimsy and guests can enjoy their meals at the communal surfboard tables, one of the butcher block tables with taupe leather banquettes, or at the back bar.

 

The Poke House

666 N Federal Hwy Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

thepokehouse.com

(754) 200-4555

McCoy’s Oceanfront Is Turning Up The Heat In The Kitchen

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Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa is turning up the heat on the food and beverage front. McCoy’s Oceanfront, the resort’s signature beachfront restaurant and lounge that pays homage to its Prohibition-era namesake, has a new chef in the kitchen, new menus and its very own Urban Garden to boot.

Eric Kaszubinski, a new resident of Pompano Beach, was named Executive Chef back in April. Kaszubinski oversees the culinary execution of the resort’s food and beverage program, which includes McCoy’s Oceanfront, in-room dining and catering for meetings and events. “I am thrilled to be here,” said Kaszubinski. “I’m excited to further explore my creativity now that I’m back on the resort side and look forward to applying my love of the ocean to the dishes we’re serving in McCoy’s. Pompano Beach has so much to offer by way of fresh, local ingredients. It gives me such pleasure to live here and to be able to give guests a taste of this great city.

Just last week, Kaszubinski rolled out brand new breakfast, lunch, dinner and happy hour menus. Highlights from the dinner menu include Ale Braised Clams with pork belly, garlic and fennel; Florida Pompano with sautéed fingerling potatoes, grilled asparagus, wilted greens and lemongrass herb butter; Farro Risotto with day boat scallops, gulf shrimp, English peas, summer squash, baby spinach and pancetta; and Lake Meadows Chicken with haricot verts, goat cheese polenta and her jus.

As part of its commitment to sourcing fresh, local products, McCoy’s is now home to an Urban Garden, located at the front of the restaurant, where fresh plants and herbs grow and ultimately make their way into the dining menu. McCoy’s has partnered with Tampa-based Uriah’s Urban Farm to source local products. Plants are changes weekly and chef is more than happy to walk guests through the stories and uses for each.

McCoy’s Oceanfront

1200 N Ocean Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33062

marriott.com/hotels/travel/fllpm-fort-lauderdale-marriott-pompano-beach-resort-and-spa

(954) 782-0100

CITY OYSTER & SUSHI BAR ANNOUNCES NEW MENU ITEMS

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city oyster

(Photo Courtesy of City Oyster)

 

City Oyster & Sushi Bar, a Big Time Restaurant Group eatery, led by Executive Chef Dennis Teixeira and Sushi Chef Steven Tran, featuring superb seafood and a rotating selection of fresh oysters, is welcoming September with new menu items.
City Oyster is also unveiling a new cocktail: the Melon Cooler (Bacardi Melon Rum, Fresh Watermelon, Splash Soda and House Lemon Lime) ($10).

New and inspired brunch and lunch menu items include: Sashimi with Thai Green Papaya Salad (Salmon, Tuna, Hamachi, Nuoc Cham, Melon, Pineappple, and Spicy Peanuts) ($19); Veggie Roll (Shisho, Cream Cheese, Carrot, Asparagus, Cucumber, Topped with Avocado) ($13); Hummus Veggie Bowl with Pita (Mushrooms, Carrots, Tomato, Chickpeas, Cucumbers, Zaatar Spice) ($12.5); Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich (Sriracha Mayo, Dill Pickles, Lettuce and Tomatoes) ($14); Buttermilk Biscuit (Hot Fried Chicken Sandwich, Split Buttered Biscuit, Egg Topped, Cheddar Cheese) ($14); 10 oz. Black Angus Burger served with Handcut Fries ($14).

New dinner menu items include: Shrimp, Polpo and Pappardelle (Spanish Octopus, Rapini, Chili Crumbs, San Marzano Sauce) ($27) and Dayboat Scallop and Heirloom Carrot Risotto (Green Peas, Basil, Reggiano, EVOO) ($32).

 

City Oyster & Sushi Bar

213 East Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL, 33444

cityoysterdelray.com 

(561)- 272-0220.