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RIVIERA BEACH, SINGER ISLAND, Fla. – Oct. 20, 2016 – The duties that come with hosting any holiday gathering can be cumbersome to say the least. This year, families in search of a holiday rescue can consider Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa their home-away-from-home. Newly renovated suites providing all of the comforts of home, holiday feasts featuring new twists on traditional favorites, and a sunny spot on the resort’s private, palm-fringed white sand beach make for the perfect excuse to get out of the kitchen and into a swimsuit this Thanksgiving.

Marriott Singer Island’s Suite Holidays by the Beach package provides families with accommodations in a newly renovated suite will a full kitchen, living room, private balcony and washer/dryer (based on a two-night minimum stay); a cookie decorating welcome amenity for some holiday fun; a $50 gift certificate to use at the resort’s award-winning seaside sanctuary, SiSpa; Kids Club access for one-half day for up to two children; and a complimentary beach setup for one full day for two. Package rates start at $399 per night.

On Nov. 24, Thanksgiving Day, local residents and resort guests alike can dig into a series of Thankful Feasts prepared by 3800 Ocean’s Executive Chef Gustavo Calderon. Guests can kick off the holiday celebrations bright and early with a Thanksgiving Breakfast Buffet featuring a full assortment of pastries, carving stations and seasonal favorites, like Spiced Apple Stuffed French Toast; Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Pancakes; Traditional Eggs Benedict; and Applewood-Smoked Bacon and Assorted Sausages. Breakfast is $28 for adults and $14 for children under 12, served from 8-10:30 a.m.

Late risers needn’t worry about missing breakfast. The Thanksgiving Grand Brunch Buffet, featuring a raw bar, ceviche and crudo selections, soups and salads, and hot entrees such as Slow Braised Short Ribs; Florida Prawn Piccata; Roasted Turkey With Giblet Gravy and Cranberry Sauce; and Maple Bourbon Glazed Country Ham, may just become a new family tradition. Brunch is $65 for adults and $18 for children under 12, served from 12-3 p.m.

For the grand finale, families can gather round the table for an unforgettable Thanksgiving Dinner Feast. The prix fixe menu’s first course selections include Yellowfin Tuna Tartar With Mango-Avocado Salad; Roasted Pumpkin Soup; and Seared Scallops. Entrée selections include Chestnut and Sour Cherry Stuffed Turkey Breast Roulade; Grilled Filet of Beef Tenderloin; Fennel-Glazed Salmon; and Grilled Chicken and Duck Ragout Pappardelle. Executive Pastry Chef Brittani Szczecina will prepare a pastry table filled with delectable holiday desserts. Dinner is $65 for adults and $18 for children under 12, served from 5-10 p.m.

All Thanksgiving meals require reservations. For more information or to reserve a stay, interested parties can visit www.palmbeachmarriottresort.com or call 561-340-1700.

About Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa

Rising 21 stories above a beautiful stretch of palm-fringed sand, the AAA Four Diamond-rated Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa is the only all-suite beachfront property in Palm Beach County. Each of its 193 suites offers spacious and stylish condo-style living in surroundings that are equally ideal for family vacations, romantic getaways and business travel. The décor is sleek and contemporary, with modern furnishings and a palette that evokes the sand, sea and sky. Dining choices range from exceptional American regional cuisine to casual Caribbean fare. The resort’s award-winning SiSpa offers sea-inspired pampering and wellness therapies, while its boutique-style meeting space beautifully accommodates high-powered conferences, exquisite beach weddings, and sophisticated social events. Comfortably furnished outdoor spaces make the most of the Florida sun and sea breezes, inviting guests to relax poolside or gather for an evening of drinks and conversation by a fire pit. Operated by Urgo Hotels and Resorts under license from Marriott International, Inc. or one of its affiliates. For more information, visit

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Event to be held in the Design District celebrates the 9th annual Taste of Design fundraiser for Miami’s Design and Architecture Senior High (DASH), with a silent auction, food from celebrated Miami chefs, music, and art.

MIAMI –Design and Architecture Senior High (DASH) PTSA presents the 9th Annual Taste of Design from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, November 12 at the historic Moore Building located at 4040 N.E. 2nd Ave. in Miami. This year’s theme, “Dare to be DASHing” celebrates the spirit and ingenuity of one of the nation’s premiere public schools, annually ranked among the top 20 U.S. high schools. Works from the school’s promising students, including visual art, industrial design, film, graphics and fashion, will be showcased throughout the evening.

The annual celebration serves as an important fundraiser for DASH students, providing much-needed resources to Miami’s next generation of artists and designers. Last year’s event helped send 40 students to Parsons, the School for Visual Arts in New York and other prestigious programs around the country.

With food from renowned chef Dewey Lossaso, whose Foundlings Club introduced the world to Florida Progressive cuisine, and eclectic cocktails from Southern Wine & Spirits, the evening promises to be an electrifying mash-up for foodies and design aficionados alike. Well known for ushering in the multi million-dollar makeover of Miami’s iconic Forge restaurant, Lossaso is now corporate executive chef for Bill Hansen Catering, whose list of notable clients include President Barack Obama, Bill Gates and Gloria Estefan. In addition to Lossaso, Miami favorites Soyka, the Crepe Maker, Divieto’s, and Enchanting Creations round out a night dedicated to seriously good food. Events by Drew will provide a DJ to keep the night spinning.
Also on the menu: a silent auction featuring works by the school’s up-and-coming artists, spa outings, exotic vacations, home goods, and hot tickets to area shows. Lynn Martinez, co-anchor of WSVN-TV’s Deco Drive will reprise her role as Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening.

More than 400 guests are expected to attend, including some of South Florida’s most influential and innovative leaders in the arts and business.

“The funds raised by this gala event are vital to continuing the remarkable, high quality public education that DASH provides and for which it is has received worldwide acclaim,” said Howard Miller, Chairman Emeritus of the DASH Advisory Board.

Please consider sponsoring this one-of-a-kind event. To learn more about our $5,000 (platinum), $2,000 (gold), $1,500 (silver) $1,000 (patron) and $100 (teacher night out) sponsorships, visit www.dashptsa.com or email: dashptsa@gmail.com.


DASH is an award-winning, Miami-Dade County Public Magnet School with a unique curriculum. Students learn life and professional skills in an environment that caters to their individual abilities and personal goals. The school’s “Education by Design” philosophy offers programs in architecture, industrial design, fashion design, fine arts, visual communications and entertainment technology. All courses of study are developed and taught by a dedicated team of industry and design professionals. DASH was named the #1 U.S. Magnet School in the United States, by US News & World Report in 2012 and has ranked among the nation’s top high schools every year for the last decade.

Last year’s generous donation’s helped the school’s PTSA raise over $75,000. In addition to sending students to precollege courses, the group was able to assist needy students, purchase headsets for the film department, upgrade the school website and support over 24 important events, including Portfolio Day.


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An Evening Filled with a Unique Three-Course Meal and Beer Pairings

Verde’s Executive Chef Kaytlin Dangaran and J. Wakefield Brewery are collaborating to create a one-of-a-kind dinner experience on Thursday, November 3. Guests will enjoy passed canapes followed by a three-course meal. Each course will feature a hand-crafted J. Wakefield brew made specifically to enhance the accompanying dish. Guests can purchase tickets for $65 per person on Eventbrite.com.

Thursday, November 3, 2016
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Verde at the Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132



Passed Canapes
Grilled oyster with cranberry mignonette
Chicken liver mousse and seared foie gras crostini with pickled fennel and mustard seeds
Calabaza arrancini with kale pesto

*Beer Pairing: Campos de Fresas – 9.5% abv

First Course
Roasted heirloom beets with Gorgonzola yogurt, watercress, and spiced pistachios

*Beer Pairing: Just Beet It – 3.5% abv

Second Course
Porchetta with rosemary chimichurri, roasted marble potatoes and mustard greens

*Beer Pairing: 24th Street Brown – 6.8% abv

Chocolate and graham cracker tart with burnt marshmallow fluff

*Beer Pairing: Stay Puft Smoked Marshmallow Porter – 7% abv

Verde at the Pérez Art Museum Miami



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Grown, a first-of-its-kind fast healthy food, drive-thru restaurant developed by Shannon and Ray Allen, is partnering with Whole Foods Market Pinecrest to host a family-friendly Halloween party on Sunday, October 30th at 3PM.The festivities will include a costume contest with prizes provided by Whole Foods Market as well as fun activities for parents and children including a build your own haunted trail mix station. Enjoy Grown’s fall-inspired treats without the tricks like organic and non-GMO candy, gluten-free organic pumpkin muffins, pumpkin spice smoothies, hot apple cider, and more! Grown is located at 8211 South Dixie Highway. In addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner service daily, the flagship location offers delivery and catering for private events.



Oceans 234, in Deerfield Beach will transform their dining room into a twisted carnival for a Halloween celebration taking place on Saturday, October 29th beginning at 8PM.This year’s bash will be bigger and better than ever with passed upscale fair food by newly appointed Executive Chef Brian Cantrell and seasonally-inspired libations concocted by bar master Drew Shane. Guests can enjoy live music, festive games, a mysterious fortune teller and magician. Party-goers are encouraged to join the festivities in their best disguise for a late-night costume contest. Oceans 234 is located at 234 North Oceans Boulevard in Deerfield Beach. The restaurant is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30AM to 10PM; Friday and Saturday from 11:30AM to 11PM and Sundays from 10AM to 10PM.

Oceans 234


Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, the Miami Beach gem in the heart of bustling Lincoln Road, will offer a special four-course, prix fixe dinner on Monday, October 31st. For $110 per person (excluding alcohol, tax and gratuity), guests can people-watch the parade of costumes from one of Quattro’s quaint outdoor tables while enjoying a decadent, multi-course meal. Each table will begin with a stuzzichino of Bruschetta Taleggio, Funghi Tartufati – bruschetta with Truffle Mushroom and Taleggio Cheese. For the antipasti course, Quattro offers a generous selection of hot and cold appetizers, which include a Carpaccio Di Manzo alla Monferrina con Rughetta e Parmigiano Reggiano – thinly sliced raw beef with arugula, lemon dressed, cherry tomatoes and parmesan flakes; Quattro’s signature Parmigiana Di Melanzane In Forma – baked organic eggplant layered with mozzarella and parmesan cheese, tomato sauce, and torn basil; Lenticchie di Norcia con Pomodorini, Cetrioli e Aceto di Barolo – black lentil, cucumber and cherry tomato in red wine vinaigrette served with crispy italian bread as well as a Burrata Con Pomodori Multicolore e Basilica – fresh burrata cheese with multicolored tomatoes, basil oil and crispy bread. Main course options include a seasonal Pumpkin Gnocchi with gorgonzola and walnut sauce; a Risotto Allo Scoglio – carnaroli risotto with shrimp, mussels, clams, calamari and fresh tomatoes; Branzino All’Acqua Pazza – Mediterranean branzino baked, with cherry tomatoes, white wine, Taggiasca olives, and capers; Preparazione Casalinga Dei Ravioli di Casa Savoia Tartufati – fontina ravioli drizzled with white truffle oil; Bistecca alla Griglia con salsa di Porcini Tartufati, Patate e Asparagi – grilled NY strip steak with truffle porcini mushroom sauce, roasted potatoes and asparagus and; Costatine Brasate di Manzo con Pure di Zucca – braised short ribs with pumpkin mash. For a sweet finish, diners can indulge in a Pumpkin and Pecan Pie, a Chocolate Molten Cake and Ice Cream or Quattro’s signature house-made Tiramisu. Those seeking a more tranquil experience can enjoy the same delicious dishes from a table inside the charming eatery for $65 per person. Reservations for Halloween must be made in advance. Quattro is located at 1014 Lincoln Road.

Quattro Gastronomia Italiana


StripSteak by Michael Mina, located inside the luxurious Fontainebleau Miami Beach, is featuring a fall inspired specialty cocktail throughout the month of October. Priced at $15, Raise your Spirits is a twist on the whiskey sour with fall flavors of apple and baking spices. Recipe Follows: 2 oz. Widow Jane apple wood rye, 1.5 oz. apple cider reduction, 1 oz. ginger syrup, 1 oz. lemon juice, 1/4 oz. allspice dram, 1 egg white and 4 sprays of allspice dram “spirits” mist. StripSteak by Michael Mina is located at 4441 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, Miami, FL 33140 inside Fontainebleau Miami Beach directly off the Chateau lobby. Brunch takes place every Sunday from 11:30AM to 3PM. Dinner is served nightly beginning at 6PM.

StripSteak by Michael Mina



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WHO/WHAT: Coconut Grove’s lauded eatery Glass & Vine is hosting an al fresco Oktoberfest celebration in the heart of Peacock Park on Saturday, October 22, 2016. South Florida’s rendition of a park-side Volksfest will feature a day outdoors with bites by Executive Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli and pours by local breweries The Tank Brewing Co., M.I.A. Beer Company and Concrete Beach Brewery.

Rapicavoli’s bites – with an ode to the world’s largest folk festival – will include Lamb Ribs with house-made guava BBQ sauce; Beef Sliders on fluffy potato rolls with blue cheese and onion jam; Duck Wings marinated in a house-made buffalo sauce and “ranch”; and Sausage on a potato roll topped with scallion relish and house-made mustard.

“Our park setting at Glass & Vine is the ideal backdrop to host an outdoor festival,” said Ignacio Garcia-Menocal, Grove Bay Hospitality Group Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Who doesn’t love Oktoberfest? Hearty dishes, great beer and cooler weather. We’re proud to partner with some of South Florida’s top local breweries for a day of food and fun.”

Guests can toast to the season at the park from 11AM to 5PM. The event is free to attend; food & drink tickets, priced at $5 each, include choice of one beer or one bite. Tickets will be sold onsite.


Saturday, October 22, 2016

Glass & Vine

2820 McFarlane Road
Coconut Grove, FL 33133


Miami’s 7th Annual LUCKYRICE Grand Feast hosted by Chef Paul Qui and Bombay Sapphire EAST Gin

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For the first time ever this year, Top Chef champion and James Beard Award-winning Chef Paul Qui from Miami’s newest ‘Pao by Paul Qui’ at the Faena (Qui’s first restaurant outside of Austin, TX) will host the 7th Annual LUCKYRICE Grand Feast presented by Bombay Sapphire EAST Gin. Chef Qui will share exclusive Filipino and Spanish-inspired dishes at the Asian-meets-Latino celebration taking place on Friday November 11, from 7:30PM – 11:00PM at The Raleigh Hotel Pool & Oasis. I’d love to see if you’d be interested in including advanced coverage or an event listing for your readers.

After six years of sold-out events in Miami, NYC, LA, SF, and (for the very first time this year) Houston, LUCKYRICE returns to the Magic City for a night of Asian epicurean culture bringing together top chefs and bartenders from the area to showcase the authentic fusion and cultural collisions that have transformed us all into global citizens. Guests will have the opportunity to sample well-known classics like kimchi and ramen in addition to innovative twists on tradition and specialty Bombay Sapphire EAST cocktails – like this year’s signature Year of the Fire Monkey Silk Journey –  that will transport your senses to Asia with its exotic mix of botanicals including Thai lemongrass and Vietnamese black peppercorn.


Pao by Paul Qui – The Faena Miami Beach, Talde, Juvia Miami, Katsuya, The Social Club, Sushi Garage, Beaker & Grey, K Ramen Burger Beer, Cleo, Market at Edition, Open Blue, Sushisamba at Miami Beach, The Restaurant at the Raleigh, Blade, Dragonfly Izakaya and Fish Market, Hakkasan, Barley, Bazaar, The Local Craft Food & Drink, Kuro at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Matador Bar & Market, and 27.


The Social Club, 27, Matador Bar & Market, The Local Craft Food & Drink, and Beaker & Grey.


Friday, November 13th | VIP 7PM – 10PM, GA 8PM – 10PM

General Admission: $88 VIP: $150 | luckyrice.com

The Raleigh Hotel Pool and Oasis



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Event begins at 6:30 p.m. at The Biltmore in Coral Gables

MIAMI – One of the area’s most popular annual food and wine charity events, the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction presented by GOYA and Resorts World Bimini, will return for its 19th year on November 3, 2016. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the legendary Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.
Miami area chefs will prepare their signature dishes created exclusively for the evening, paired with fine wines and spirits resulting in a memorable, mouth-watering extravaganza. Following the tasting, there will be a seated dessert and a spirited live auction featuring unique once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and our very special Fund the Mission.
“Our sponsors and their guests love Signature Chefs Auction because they get to enjoy a delicious dishes from our signature chefs,” said J.C. de Ona, Event Chair and Senior Vice President at Stonegate Bank. “And at the same time, they have the satisfaction of knowing that they’re helping the March of Dimes in its mission to ensure that all babies are born stronger, healthier, and full term.”
A few of our participating chefs include Chef Tafur Adonay of The Dutch, Chef Daniel Bouza of PokéBao, Chef Wolfgang Birk of Area 31, Chef Fernando Desa of GOYA, Chef Mauricio Farinelli of Strada in the Grove, Chef Gregory Pugin of Palme d’Or, Chef Blair Wilson of The Social Club at the Surfcomber.
In addition to Presenting Sponsors GOYA and Resorts World Bimini, current sponsors of note include Gold Sponsors Future Energy Solutions, LAAD, MSP Recovery, Silver Sponsors AJP – Taris Development, Alexis, Bank of America, BankUnited, Cherry Bekaert, Florida Yachts International, Holland & Knight, Macmillan Oil Company, MV Real Estate Holdings, National Health Transport, Prestige Companies, Real Estate Empire Group, Stonegate Bank, Trujillo & Sons, Wells Fargo, Wine and Sparkling Sponsor Southern Glazers Wine and Spirits and their Suppliers, and Media Sponsors NBC 6 South Florida and Telemundo 51.

Sponsorships and tables are still available. All proceeds from the event benefit the March of Dimes. The Biltmore is located at 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134.

About March of Dimes

March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 78 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. With chapters nationwide, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.




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Photo provided by Jamie Silva, JLPR

About Seed Food & Wine Festival

Seed Food & Wine Festival, the nation’s premiere plant-based food event of its kind, gathers an unparalleled group of more than 60 plant-based chefs, athletes, authors and celebrities for the festival’s third year. Events on November 2nd-6th, 2016, include upscale dinners, fitness events and the nation’s first Plant-Based Burger Battle™. We have a lot more events and dinners this year including two dinners highlighting the best plant-based chefs in the country with “Best of The East” and “Best of The West” and we will also have the Seed Summit, a two day workshop and retreat for those in the plant-based world from bloggers to entrepreneurs.

SEED celebrates conscious, sustainable living and plant-based foods, fine wine, craft beer and spirits, lifestyle products and companies, all while raising health awareness, having fun and keeping a sense of humor in glorious sun-soaked Miami Beach and Wynwood. Over 9,000 culinary and conscious living enthusiasts will take part in the five days of the festival. As part of its mission to raise awareness of conscious living in a heady, fun-filled environment, SEED hosts the nation’s first Plant-Based Burger Battle™ presented by Whole Foods and Eden Roc Miami Beach Resort on Thursday, November 5th.

Chefs from restaurants around the country, including Sun Café (Los Angeles), Next Level Burger (Bend, OR), Arlo’s (Austin), jugofresh (Miami) della test kitchen (Miami) and Malibu Farms at Eden Roc (Miami Beach) will compete. Judges of the battle will include Lee Schrager, founder and executive director of South Beach Wine & Food Festival, four-time NBA champion John Salley and Sef Gonzalez, Miami-based “Burger Beast” blogger and founder of the soon-to-open Burger Museum.

About Seed Food and Wine Festival’s Seed Summit

Media is invited to join us at Seed Food and Wine Festival’s Seed Summit at Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc Miami Beach for 2 days of workshops and panels from November 3-4, designed for content creators, bloggers, entrepreneurs and influencers in conscious, sustainable and vegan living! (A lot of great content even if you’re not vegan.)

There will be 20 workshops and panels over the two days covering everything from social media trends, crowd-funding, getting published, food styling, building your brand, the future of brand ambassadors and social influencers, copyright law, photo retouching 101 and more. Then join us for the Seed Food and Wine Festival Tasting Village on Saturday, November 5, as you sip, savor and enjoy the best in plant based living.

Media Credentials:

We’d like to offer you complimentary passes in exchange for offering your guests $75 off tickets as well as 2 tickets for a social media giveaway. To apply for your media credentials, please fill out this form and conduct your giveaway by Friday, October 28, 2016. You must fill out the form to receive your media credentials. If you have already filled out the form, no sweat! We have you covered! If you would like to request media credentials for any other event as working media, please let us know. We’d appreciate any pre-coverage you can provide and we would love to coordinate any interviews you’re interested in.


We encourage you to help us get the word out and would like to offer you two tickets to Seed Food and Wine Festival Day as a social media giveaway if you’d like – please let us know if you will be doing this by October 25. We would need the winners by November 1.

Guest Discounts:

You are also welcome to offer your guests or social media followers $75 off tickets as well for the Seed Summit + Seed Festival Day package. Promo code: SFLBLOG75

Seed Food and Wine Festival 2016



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Miami Beach, FL – Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina, the savory summer pop-up from nationally acclaimed star chef Michael Mina that took over Michael Mina 74 in June, will now have a permanent home at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The affordable and approachable concept inspired by Michael Mina’s own backyard kitchen has been a huge success with guests and locals alike and as a result, will continue to operate beyond its originally slated closing date.

“We are thrilled to see how much our guests and visitors have embraced the Pizza & Burger pop-up concept,” says Philip Goldfarb, President and COO of Fontainebleau Miami Beach. “We are truly grateful to be continuing our partnership with Chef Michael Mina and are excited he has created a concept unlike anything else at Fontainebleau. We are delighted to make Pizza & Burger a permanent fixture here and welcome it to our award-winning line up of successful restaurants.” The restaurant will be one of two Michael Mina concepts located in the famed hotel. “Pizza & Burger has quickly become a place where families and friends, locals and visitors alike, come together for a good time and great food and drink in a relaxed environment, we are excited to watch it thrive in such an iconic Miami Beach property,” says Chef Michael Mina.

Whether it’s a friendly get-together, family dinner or after-work libations, Pizza & Burger is the perfect spot to kick-back and relax. Tables are adorned with games, a lively atmosphere and upbeat music, making guests feel like they are at a casual backyard bash with a menu to match the vibe. Newly appointed Chef de Cuisine, Timothy Elmore brings a fresh approach to Pizza & Burger’s kitchen. Helming from Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak at Turnberry Isle Resort, the chef brings passion and 10 years of restaurant experience to Pizza & Burger’s menu of made from scratch, farm-fresh, multi-ingredient pizzas, burgers and large plates. Diners can also design their own salads from a checklist of fresh ingredients and choose from an array of crave-able snacks.

Now open seven days a week, Pizza & Burger will uphold MM74’s reputation as one of Miami’s cutting edge eateries. Social Hour is offered daily from 5pm – 7pm. Imbibers can indulge in buy one get one for $1 cocktails, half-priced beers and $5 wine specials. Both classic and specialty cocktails are available, including Old Fashioneds, Manhattans and Martinis as well as innovative concoctions such as the Stiggin’s Cup made with Pimm’s #1, Bombay Gin, Plantation Rum, pineapple, lemon and ginger; Train Wreck with Hennessy Cognac, mango, Dry Curacao and lemon and the Zombie made with Plantation Overproof Rum, Bacardi, Gosling’s 151, pineapple, cinnamon and lime. Beers on tap are all exclusive to local brewers while bottles and cans are mostly brewed in Florida and daily wine by the glass specials are selected by the sommelier.

To begin, snacks and shares ($8-$14) on offer include The Wings – smoked and slow cooked with hot sauce and honey; Lobster Corn Dogs – grain mustard and crème fraiche; and The Nachos – salsa roja, beef chili, egg, avocado puree. Burgers ($17–$22) include the MM74 a dry-aged burger with double-smoked bacon, American cheese sauce, lettuce and secret sauce as well as specialty burgers like The Cuban Frita – beef, chorizo, smoked paprika aioli and crispy potato. For an alternative, diners can chose from options like The Hippie Chick – marinated and grilled eggplant, tomato jam, crispy zucchini and red onion labneh (Greek yogurt) and Haloumi cheese or The Ocean – Korean BBQ Salmon, Kimchi, cucumber, jalapeno and cilantro. All burgers can be customized with additional toppings and condiments ranging from fresh mozzarella and crispy bacon to foie gras and butter-poached lobster.

Pizzas ($17–$39) range from classic pies made with fresh ingredients to delicious multi-ingredient masterpieces. Options include The Standard – crushed San Marzano tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil and sea salt; The Surf with butter poached lobster, chanterelle, charred cauliflower and summer truffle and The Farm topped with bacon, egg, Yukon gold potatoes, Bermuda onion, Crimini mushroom and smoked mozzarella. Grandma’s Style Pizzas – extra-large pies – like the Grandma the Butcher – a focaccia crust, soppressata, pepperoni, bacon, hot coppa and peppadew peppers are perfect for larger groups and families. Seasonal specials will also grace the menu.

Choose from a variety of individual or family style salads ($12-$28) including The Caesar, The Greek and The South Beach with baby kale, radicchio, arugula, grapefruit, avocado and basil dressing. Guests can also design their own Market Salad where you can select up to ten items from a list of greens, vegetables, fruits, cheeses, nuts, seeds, croutons, dressings and vinaigrettes and add-on your own proteins ($9-$14) including Gulf prawns, King salmon, grilled skirt steak and free-range chicken.

Guests looking to indulge in hearty large plates will enjoy options such as the Beer Battered Fish & Chips – green tartar sauce and malt vinegar fries; Slow Cooked Bone-in Short Rib – eggplant, ricotta, basil; and the Double Cut Pork Chop – apple butter, braised mustard greens.

Diners would be wise to save room for dessert with indulgent options including Key Lime Pie and Baked S’mores.

Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina is open daily for dinner from 5pm until midnight. The eatery is the perfect place to watch your favorite college and professional football games, opening starting at 12 p.m. every Friday, Saturday & Sunday during football season.

Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina is located at 4441 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, Miami, FL 33140 inside Fontainebleau Miami Beach, located right off the main lobby in the space formerly occupied by Michael Mina 74.

For more information, visit: https://fontainebleau.com/dining/pizza-burgers

Follow Pizza & Burger, by Michael Mina and Chef Michael Mina on Instagram & Twitter at @dineBLEAU and @ChefMichaelMina


About Fontainebleau Miami Beach
A spectacular blend of Golden Era glamour and modern luxury, Fontainebleau Miami Beach merges striking design, contemporary art, music, fashion and history into a vibrant guest experience. A revered landmark and symbol of style and sophistication since its opening in 1954, Fontainebleau Miami Beach boasts 1,504 guestrooms and suites appointed with lavish amenities and iMacs; the world-renowned LIV™ Nightclub, 12 restaurants and lounges including two restaurants from Chef Michael Mina – StripSteak and Pizza & Burger; two AAA Four Diamond signature restaurants, Scarpetta and Hakkasan; the 40,000-square-foot Lapis spa with mineral-rich water therapies and invigorating treatments; a dramatic oceanfront pool-scape offering lush cabanas; and is home to BleauLive, the innovative concert series that combines intimate performances with memorable weekend escapes.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach



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Bloody shots, cocktail potions and special treats await the vampires, witches, goblins and spooky creatures that creep into B Bar Tapas and Grill and El Churrasco this Halloween.

Each venue transforms in theme for special celebrations that will have guests dancing, laughing and screaming.

B Bar Tapas and Grill

Guests at the North Miami bar can indulge in wickedly good bites paired by specialty Bloody Shots as they dance to vibes by DJ Hana alongside a staff outfitted in freaky garbs.


El Churrasco

Brickell’s Argentine steakhouse encourages diners and barflies to wear the perfect Halloween costume for the chance to be one of three lucky winners that evening. Guests will enjoy in two-for-one libations all night long as they give away prices to those with the best costumes, including a complimentary dinner for two, two bottles of signature imported wine and a set of exclusive cooking oil and vinegar.