Burlock Coast Kicks Off Ladies Night And New Summer Happy Hour Series

Stay cool this summer at Burlock Coast with new daily happy hour specials. Available now through Labor Day, guests can kick back and sip on fresh concoctions and bites by Chef de Cuisine Gavin Pera and the restaurants infamous bar crew. The newest addition, Ladies Night, is every Thursday from 6PM – 9PM with a $5 snack menu for everyone and live beats from DJ Carsonicboom. Ladies receive complimentary champagne.

Monday through Friday Happy Hour specials follow:

Monday Burger and Brew 5pm – 10pm

$10 for a BC Bootleg Burger and a
BC Bootlager Draft Beer

 

Tuesday Tacos and Tequila 5pm – 10pm

$10 for a choice of 2 Tacos and a Margarita

Choice from Fish, Pork or Skirt Steak

 

Wednesday Seafood Boil 5pm – 10pm

$29 for 1 lb of featured Fresh Seafood of the Week

and a Shoefly Cocktail

 

Thursday Ladies Night 6pm – 9pm

DJ Carsonicboom

Complimentary Champagne for Ladies

$5 Snacks

 

Friday Happy Hour Specials 5pm – 7pm

$6 Bites and Beverage from Happy Hour Menu

 

Weekly Throwback Music Theme

*Due to a private event on Thursday, June 8th, 2017 the restaurant will be closing at 4pm and Ladies Night will be cancelled that evening.

Burlock Coast is located at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale at 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. The marketplace is open daily from 6AM – 6PM. The bar is open daily from 11AM – 1AM. Breakfast is served daily from 7AM – 11:30AM. Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays from 12PM – 5PM. Lunch is served daily from 11:30AM – 5PM. Dinner is served Sunday – Wednesday from 5PM – 10PM; Thursday – Saturday from 5PM – 11PM. Telephone: (954) 302-6460; burlockcoast.com

Burlock Coast

1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

(954) 302-6460

burlockcoast.com

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Blt Steak To Re-Open Summer 2017 In New Location

BLT Steak, one of South Florida’s most acclaimed dining destinations, since its opening in spring 2009 until closing in May 2016, will re-open this summer at the newly refurbished and highly anticipated Iberostar Berkeley Hotel.

Located at 1610 Collins Avenue, a stone’s throw from its former location, the indoor/outdoor South Beach restaurant will boast 160 seats surrounding the hotel lobby, front and side of the building. According to Keith Treyball, President of ESquared Hospitality, BLT Restaurants’ parent company, all food and beverage for the hotel, including the pool bar and terrace, will be handled by BLT Steak.

The restaurant will embrace the signature BLT Steak menu, featuring the finest cuts of USDA Prime Certified Angus beef available, including the signature 28 day dry-aged New York strip, Kansas City bone-in strip and Porterhouse for two; as well as beloved classics including Tuna Tartare, Dover Sole, Lobster Cobb Salad, and the restaurant’s world-famous warm gruyere-laced Popovers. Additionally, BLT Steak will feature the brand’s seasonal blackboard menu, which will change frequently to reflect seasonal, ingredient-driven specialties, and dishes unique to South Beach. The restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

About Esquared Hospitality
ESquared Hospitality is an international restaurant and hospitality group. Built on a commitment to “Exceeding Expectations” with extraordinary food and excellent customer service, ESquared Hospitality has grown into a diversified group of restaurant concepts, from the flagship BLT Steak New York which opened in 2004 to more than 20 restaurants on two continents. ESquared Hospitality properties include the BLT restaurants, comprised of BLT Steak in New York, NY (2004), Washington, DC (2006), San Juan, PR (2006), White Plains, NY (2007), Hong Kong (2009), Charlotte, NC (2009), Waikiki, HI (2009), Seoul, South Korea (2014), Roppongi, Tokyo (2014), Las Vegas, NV (2014), Ginza, Tokyo (2015), and Aruba (2015); BLT Burger in Hong Kong (2009); BLT Prime in New York, NY (2005) and at the Trump National Doral Miami, FL (2014); BLT Market in Waikiki, HI (2016). ESquared Hospitality also operates two Italian concepts: Casa Nonna in New York, NY (2011), which became the official pizza vendor of Madison Square Garden (2013) and Radio City Music Hall (2015), and The Florentine in Chicago, IL (2010); as well as Horchata De Nueva York (2014), The Wayfarer (2014), and vegan fast-casual concept by CHLOE. with four locations in New York, NY (2015/2016/2017), Los Angeles, CA (2016), Boston, MA (2017), and standalone bakery, Sweets by CHLOE. (2016). In September 2015, acclaimed Chef David Burke joined E2 Hospitality as a culinary partner to open BLT Prime by David Burke in Washington DC (2016) and Tavern 62 by David Burke (2016). For more information, visit ESquared Hospitality online at E2Hospitality.com

About Iberostar Hotels & Resorts
Iberostar Hotels & Resorts is a resort hotel chain based in Palma de Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Spain), founded by the Fluxà family in 1986. Iberostar Hotels & Resorts is an integral part of Grupo Iberostar, one of the main Spanish tourist companies with over 60 years of experience, which currently has 100 hotels of 4 and 5 stars in 17 countries around the world. For more information, please visit: iberostar.com

Iberostar Berkeley Hotel

1610 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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All New Everything: Beaker & Gray Satisfies With Menu Switch-up

Wynwood’s premier dining destination introduces new dinner and dessert menus

Nestled in the heart of Wynwood, Beaker & Gray quickly became one of Miami’s must-try eateries since opening in late 2015. Now, Chef/Owner Brian Nasajon is spicing things up with a revamped dinner menu. Staying true to his culinary style, Nasajon delivers global flavors perfect for the upcoming summer months in South Florida.

New Bites include tasty Gambas ($12) – shrimp, garlic, dill, and sherry; and Pork Rib ($11) – swiney deliciousness with hoisin, anise, and farofa. Colds include the B&G Salad ($12) – farmer greens, cashew, and candied ginger; Big Eye Tuna ($16) – stracciatella, olive, and relish; and Hamachi ($16) – cilantro, honey, and buttermilk. Swapping out the Small and Not So Small plates, the new line-up features a succulent medley of all things Hot, offering past menu favorites and fresh additions like the Paiche ($17) – with creamed corn, habanero, and grapes; Shortrib ($17) – pearl onion, tomato cream and French toast; and a summer-time favorite, Fried Chicken ($15) – jerk spice, tzatziki, and dill.

In addition to the new savory selections, the sweetheart of Wynwood’s dining scene just got a whole lot sweeter with a fresh variety of unique desserts. Pastry Chef John Maieli complements the hip eatery’s flavorful dinner menu with an assortment of delicacies. Maieli brings a broad knowledge of gourmet desserts and nine years of experience in the industry. As pastry chef of Beaker & Gray, he aims to please with artful, decadent treats.

Offered during dinner service, Sunday through Thursday from 6PM to 11PM, Friday and Saturday from 6PM to Midnight, sugar-fiends will have the opportunity to choose from an array of options. Priced at $11 each, the new dessert menu includes Chocolate Chip Cookie Donuts – served with frozen milk; Liquid Dulce de Leche – sweet cream ice cream and butter crumbs; Key Lime Parfait – coconut milk, key lime sherbet, and blue corn flakes; the Beaker Bar – cashew sable, dulce de leche, dark chocolate, vanilla cream; and the ridiculously yummy 7–Layer Chocolate – chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate.

Beaker & Gray is located at 2637 North Miami Avenue in Wynwood. Lunch is served Monday through Friday, Noon to 4PM; dinner is served Sunday through Thursday from 6PM to 11PM, and Friday and Saturday from 6PM to Midnight. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 11AM to 4PM. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday, 4PM to 7PM & Monday through Thursday, 11PM to 2AM.

Beaker & Gray

(305) 699-2637

beakerandgray.com

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Very Vino! National Wine Day Offerings At South Florida Restaurants

DADE

Take it easy at Big Easy Winebar & Grill on National Wine Day, where oenophiles can experience the flavors of the Western Cape region of South Africa at Easy Hour from 4PM-7PM. The restaurant, located in Miami’s Brickell City Centre offers a trio of two-ounce flights of select white and red South African Wines ($12) and half-off wines by the glass (regularly priced at $10-$18). Diners can also enjoy customizing their Easy Hour bites with the Too Easy Plank ($10), a selection of two items from the appetizer menu including the Fried Green Tomatoes; Oyster Gazpacho Shots; Boerie Bites; Pork Belly “Lollipops” or Mini Cauliflower Samosas. Big Easy Winebar & Grill is located at 701 South Miami Avenue, Suite 339 in Miami’s Brickell City Centre. Lunch is served daily from 11:30AM to 4PM; “Easy Hour” is Monday through Friday from 4PM to 7PM; Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday from 5PM to 11PM; and Friday and Saturday from 5PM to 12AM; Telephone: (786) 814-5955;

Big Easy Winebar & Grill

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Celebrate National Wine Day in style at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach with a variety of wine experiences to please wine enthusiasts and casual drinkers alike. The Miami Beach landmark invites guests to enjoy its grandiose wine selection and pair it with delectable dishes from Hakkasan, Scarpetta by Scott Conant or StripSteak by Michael Mina. Revelers can forgo the indoors and indulge in a bottle of Château Miraval Cotes de Provence ($80) at La Côte, an al fresco two-level restaurant with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and pool area. For a quick glass and people watching, head to Bleau Bar in the hotel’s lobby where the tables are the ideal spot to meet, mix and mingle. Fontainebleau Miami Beach is located at 4441 Collins Avenue, on Miami Beach, FL 33140. Telephone: (877) 326-7412.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

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The garden oasis in the heart of Coconut Grove’s Peacock Park, Glass and Vine, is offering a special discount for National Wine Day. In addition to their regular happy hour deal from 4PM-7PM for half-off all wines by the glass, wine lovers can enjoy half-off bottles of wine all day. Star chef Giorgio Rapicavoli is at the helm, with modern Floridian cuisine to be paired with the expansive wine selection like the Florida Stracciatella with garlic confit atop Zak the Baker bread and drizzled with California olive oil or the refreshing Watermelon Salad with lime crema, cotija, toasted corn, and cilantro. Glass and Vine is located at 2820 McFarlane Road in Coconut Grove. Dinner is served Monday through Thursday from 5:30PM to 10PM; Friday and Saturday from 5:30 PM to 11 PM; and Sunday from 5 PM to 10 PM. Lunch is available Monday through Friday from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM; and Brunch is offered Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 3:30 PM. Valet parking is available in front of the restaurant on McFarlane Road. Telephone: (305) 200-5268;

Glass and Vine

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Meat Market Miami Beach, the iconic Lincoln Road steakhouse, offers one of the finest selections of wine in town. Whether you’re in the mood for white wine, red or rosé, this acclaimed steakhouse has it all. Sip on a glass of 2014 Far Niente Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California while dining al fresco on Lincoln Road, or take your taste buds on a trip to Argentina with a glass of 2013 Chento Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina. If you’re looking for something more full-bodied, try the 2013 Faust by Quintessa Cabernet, Napa Valley, California. Pair your choice of wine with one of the delectable menu items, like the fan favorite White Truffle “American Style” Kobe Tartare, Asian BBQ Lamb Ribs or one of Meat Market’s flavorful signature steaks. Meat Market is located at 915 Lincoln Road on South Beach. Telephone: (305) 532-0088;

Meat Market Miami Beach

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Key Biscayne’s iconic waterfront dining destination, the Rusty Pelican, now boasts a world-class wine selection of over 300 bottles, curated by internationally renowned Master Sommelier Michael Jordan. For National Wine Day, patrons can take advantage of special wines by the glass in limited supply on “The Coravin Captain’s List” such as: Chardonnays — Chateau Montelena, Napa Valley 2014 ($30) and Kistler, Les Noisetière, Sonoma Coast 2014 ($35); reds including a Pinot Noir — Gran Moraine, Yamhill-Carlton District, Willamette Valley 2013 ($20); Cabernet Sauvignon — Caymus 2014 ($48) and Mt. Brave, Mt. Veeder 2013 ($35) both from Napa Valley. The stellar wine selection pairs perfectly with menu items by Chef Jimmy Pastor including a wide array of fresh seafood and raw bar selections. Along with signature dishes like 16 oz. bone-in rib eye and Niman Ranch bone-in 20 oz. pork chop, new dishes like the Braised Boar Shank accompanied by rosemary rainbow potatoes and a Port and cherry gastrique; Prime Beef Tartare layered with foie gras, quail egg and black garlic; Crusted Lamb Rack with boniato, minty pea puree, and exotic mushrooms; and Sea Bass Crudo topped with smoked coconut vinaigrette and bacon sand are now available. The Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. Lunch and Dinner are served daily and Brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Hours are Sunday to Thursday from 11AM to 11PM (bar closes at midnight); Friday and Saturday from 11AM to 12AM (bar closes at 1AM). Telephone: (305) 361-3818;

Rusty Pelican

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BROWARD

3030 Ocean, located inside the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, offers an extensive wine list with wines from around world to please every palate. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or simply looking to enjoy a glass with friends, look no further than this iconic Fort Lauderdale restaurant to celebrate National Wine Day. White wine selections include Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Grigio and Rosé. Red wine selections include Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Try a glass of the Pine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California with the Grilled Beef Tenderloin, or pair the Smoke Tree Chardonnay, Sonoma, California with the Whole Roasted Local Snapper. The restaurant also offers cabernet blends, bubbly and Shiraz-Syrah. 3030 Ocean is located at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, 3030 Holiday Drive. Telephone: (954) 765-3030;

3030 Ocean

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Featuring interactive iPad wine menus with nearly 400 selections from more than a dozen countries, Council Oak Steaks & Seafood’s beverage program is the perfect way to wine down on National Wine Day. The restaurant’s extensive list has earned Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence consecutively since 2009 and features numerous varietals, regions and vintages with offerings by the glass, half-bottle, bottle and large formats. Guests are welcome to enjoy Council Oak’s wine selection every day including weekly Wine Wednesdays featuring a menu of rotating, specially priced bottles selected by sommelier Juan Horta. Council Oak Steaks & Seafood is located at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at One Seminole Way in Hollywood. Telephone: 800-937-0010;

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

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Wine down at Palm Beach’s sizzling steakhouse, Meat Market Palm Beach. Stop by on National Wine Day and order a glass of your favorite white wine, like the 2015 Fournier Sancerre, Sauvignon Blanc, France or the 2015 Conte Brandolini Pinot Grigio, Friuli, Italy. If you prefer red wine, try a glass of the 2010 Bodegas Numanthia Tempranillo, Toro, Spain; the 2013 Duckhorn Merlot, Napa Valley, California; or the 2012 Heritance Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California. Pair the white wine with fresh Florida Stone Crab Claws or complement a glass of red wine with the Meat Market Gourmet Meat Sampler. This Palm Beach hotspot also hosts a series of Summer Wine Dinners, featuring fine vintages from various regions and delicious contemporary cuisine. Meat Market is located at 191 Bradley Place in Palm Beach. Telephone: (561) 354-9800;

Meat Market Palm Beach

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Oceans 234 is inviting wine enthusiasts to their beautiful seaside bistro to celebrate National Wine day with half-priced bottles of wine (under $100) all day long. The restaurant offers an extensive wine list featuring imported wines from around the globe and nationwide. Enjoy a selection of light and delicate white wines, bold reds or elegant rosés, paired with any of Oceans 234’s contemporary seafood dishes. Bring your friends and share a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, Clifford Bay, New Zealand with the Scottish Salmon; or Malbec, Ruta 22, Patagonia, Argentina with a juicy Center-Cut Filet Mignon.
Oceans 234 is located at 234 North Ocean Drive in Deerfield Beach. Telephone: (954) 428-2539;

Oceans 234

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Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille, located at the illustrious Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Boulevard, is home to a wall-to-wall wine cellar that carries more than 200 labels. The restaurant imports wines exclusive to Wild Sea, directly from sprawling vineyards in France. Labels include Les Voiles Rose, Michel Gassier Nostre Pais, and Laurent Perrier Brut Ultra – light champagne with no added sugar that shines as an aperitif when paired with Wild Sea’s delicious seafood. On National Wine Day, enjoy an extended Happy Hour that spans from 5PM to close. Pair your glass of wine with fresh Oysters or try the rave-worthy Grilled Octopus. Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille is located at 620 East Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, inside the Riverside Hotel. Telephone: (954) 467-2555;

Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille

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Sawgrass Mills Adds New Restaurants To Its Roster Of Dining Options, Delivering Greater Selection And An Enhanced Shopping Experience

New dining options include mojito bar & plates by Douglas Rodriguez and Texas de Brazil located in The Oasis, and Matchbox American Kitchen + Spirit in The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills

South Floridians and visitors have more reason to spend the day at Sawgrass Mills following the spring debut of three new restaurants. The openings of Matchbox American Kitchen + Spirit, Texas de Brazil, and mojito bar & plates by Douglas Rodriguez add to the mall’s robust culinary options, providing shoppers with more variety and convenience to include in their itineraries. Sawgrass Mills currently features more than one dozen full-service restaurants and two food halls with several dining options.

Whether in need of a casual lunch spot for a quick bite while shopping, a fun environment to enjoy ‘Happy Hour’ with friends, or a dining experience that satisfies the entire family, shoppers and residents will find just what they’re looking for at Sawgrass Mills.

As part of The Oasis’ recent renovation, the mall’s outdoor neighborhood now offers two new dining options, including:

mojito bar & plates by Douglas Rodriguez (2,998 sq. ft.) – Chef-driven, Latin food concept mojito bar & plates by Douglas Rodriguez brings their signature “servertainers” to The Oasis at Sawgrass Mills. Featuring live entertainment with rotating DJs, hand-muddled mojitos and authentic fare, mojito bar combines traditional Cuban flavors with a lively atmosphere for an unforgettable meal, ideal for casual lunch or dinner.

Texas de Brazil (6,500 sq. ft.) – The Brazilian steakhouse features a unique selection of meats along with a curated salad bar for an authentic dining experience in The Oasis. The restaurant can accommodate more than 200 guests with an open-view grill in the dining area, a wine wall, and a cozy lounge area.
The Oasis now features extensive seating options, accent and area lighting to enhance the nighttime experience, and a canopy of shade structures and tropical landscaping. Convenient charging stations, a new valet drop-off area, and an updated directory and wayfinding system have also been introduced to enhance the guest experience.
The Colonnade Outlets, known for its exclusive collection of luxury stores, has recently expanded. Now, shoppers will find 70 top designer brands, 60 of which can be found nowhere else in South Florida, such as newcomers Saint Laurent, The Kooples, Sandro and Maje. Dining options include six restaurants with Matchbox American Kitchen + Spirit (described below) being the latest addition.
Matchbox American Kitchen + Spirit (14,333 sq. ft.) – Popular culinary spot Matchbox introduces the first establishment in Florida for the brand. The Sawgrass Mills venue is the largest yet for the eatery, with seating capacity for about 500 within indoor and outdoor areas. Matchbox features brick-oven pizza, pasta, burgers and contemporary cuisine with an open-floor, modern design.

“We are thrilled to add these three distinct dining options to our stellar line-up of offerings as part of our commitment to providing a convenient and enjoyable experience at Sawgrass Mills,” said David Gott, General Manager, Sawgrass Mills. “Our unmatched amenities and services continue to solidify our stance as a shopping and dining destination for all occasions, and we look forward to more upcoming developments.”

With the addition of the three openings, Sawgrass Mills now offers 13 full-service restaurants including Grand Lux Café, California Pizza Kitchen, The Cheesecake Factory, Johnny Rockets, Paul Maison de Qualité, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Rainforest Café, Sushigami, Villagio Ristorante and Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar. Also, two food halls provide an array of eateries with many other food and beverage options. Debuting this fall, local staple Yard House will unite beer and foodie lovers with more than 100 beers on tap and homemade menu items.

Shoppers can take advantage of amenities such as a new 1,700-space parking garage located outside The Colonnade Outlets, free Wi-Fi, Smarte Cartes and multilingual ambassadors to further ease their shopping experience.

For more information on Sawgrass Mills, please call 954-846-2350 or visit sawgrassmills.com.

About Sawgrass Mills

Sawgrass Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the United States, provides the ultimate shopping experience with more than 350 name-brand outlet and off-price retail stores, two major food areas, 13 full-service restaurants and top entertainment. Millions of visitors annually enjoy stores throughout the property such as Calvin Klein, Coach, Disney Character Warehouse, Escada Company Store, Gap Outlet, Guess Factory Store, Hugo Boss Factory Store, Marshalls, Michael Kors Outlet, Nike Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and TUMI, as well as anchor stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Bloomingdale’s – The Outlet Store, Super Target and electronics superstore, BrandsMart USA. The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills features many exclusive to the area luxury outlets, such as Jimmy Choo, Prada and Versace. The excitement of shopping is only enhanced by great places to eat such as Grand Lux Café, Rainforest Cafe, P.F Chang’s China Bistro and Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, and the best places to play such as GAMEROOM and Sawgrass 23 Stadium & IMAX.

Sawgrass Mills is located at 12801 West Sunrise Blvd in Sunrise, FL at the crossroads of West Sunrise Boulevard and Flamingo Road, just 15 minutes from Fort Lauderdale and approximately 35 minutes from Miami and Palm Beach. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Restaurants, movie theaters and bars enjoy later hours.

Sawgrass Mills

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About The Mills

The Mills®, a part of Simon, offers a unique brand of shopping with a mix of popular name brand outlets, value retailers and full-price stores, plus family-oriented dining and entertainment concepts. The Mills are well-located in major metropolitan markets and many are recognized as leading tourism destinations. Notable properties include Arundel Mills (Baltimore), Gurnee Mills (Chicago), Grapevine Mills (Dallas), Ontario Mills (Los Angeles), Opry Mills (Nashville), Potomac Mills (Washington, DC) and Sawgrass Mills (Ft. Lauderdale/Miami).


About Simon
Simon is a global leader in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations and an S&P 100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our properties across North America, Europe, and Asia provide community gathering places for millions of people every day and generate billions in annual sales. For more information, visit simon.com.

Simon

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Join Us On Wednesday At Matador Bar To Preview The New Seasonal Cocktail Menu

Miami Beach, Fla. (May 16, 2017) — Enjoy the warm weather season at Matador Bar with the newly imaginative cocktail menu of ten thoughtfully crafted libations. Located inside Ian Schrager’s visionary hotel The Miami Beach EDITION, the stately Matador Bar offers an ever-changing, Spanish-inspired cocktail menu that pays homage to the art of bartending.

From floor-to-ceiling windows of ocean views, to portraits of bullfighters adorning the walls, Matador Bar transports guests to another era, where class and glamour reign supreme. Hotel guests and locals alike may enjoy an evening seated at the expansive black walnut and stone bar, the room’s centerpiece, or tucked away at one of the several corner lounge tables with plush velvet seating.

With Spain’s growing fascination and mastery of the classic Gin & Tonic, the Matador Bar team has concocted three updated versions of the original in addition to Matador’s already popular Barcelona G&T. The Lilicoi G&T is a refreshing cocktail created with gin, passion fruit and tonic, adorned with lemon and an orchid; the Yucatán G&T packs a punch, crafted with Matador’s signature habanero sauce, gin, hibiscus and tonic, with lime and Thai chili on the rim; and the GG&T is a ginger, gin and tonic cocktail garnished with orange and ginger slices.

Other new delights include: the Oaxacan Sour, a Mezcal libation with lemon, simple syrup, egg white and fresh basil leaves, shaken and served in a Martini glass; Copper Cup #4, an Elyx cocktail with lemon, ginger juice, hibiscus and St. Germaine; Lighten Up is the ultimate spring cocktail, made with vodka, lime juice, simple syrup, Moet & Chandon Champagne, and Creme de Cassis, shaken and served in a Martini glass and decorated with physalis fruit; Bobby Burns, a stiff drink made with 10-year-old Glenmorangie, sweet vermouth, and Benedictine with a lemon twist; Vieux Carre, a bittersweet cocktail made with Double Rye, VSOP Hennessy, sweet vermouth, Benedictine, a dash of both Angostura and Peychaud’s bitters and topped with a lemon twist; Blood & Sand, a play on the classic with Chivas Regal Extra Whisky, sweet vermouth, Cherry Heering, and orange juice, shaken and served in a Martini with a cherry; Jungle Bird, a tropical libation made with Flor de Caña seven-year-old rum, Campari, lime juice, simple syrup and pineapple juice on the rocks, decorated with fresh skewered pineapple.

Matador Bar is located inside The Miami Beach EDITION, at 2901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. Matador Bar is open Sunday through Thursday from 6pm to 2am and Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 3am. For more information visit Matadorroom.com or call (786 ) 257-4600.

ABOUT THE MIAMI BEACH EDITION

Set on a unique site on 29th Street and Collins Avenue, The Miami Beach EDITION by Ian Schrager in partnership with Marriott International is its own private enclave right on the beach, uniting great design and innovation with personal, friendly, modern service as well as outstanding, one-of-a-kind dining and entertainment offerings “all under one roof.” The Miami Beach EDITION features 294 individually designed guest rooms and suites, including 28 private bungalows—some with two stories—and a spectacular rooftop penthouse; 26 limited edition one-of-a-kind residences designed by John Pawson; culinary concepts overseen by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, including Matador Room, a restaurant that offers his distinctive, modern interpretation of Latin cuisine influenced by Spanish, Caribbean and South American flavors and Market, a gourmet marketplace with a variety of food and beverages for dining in or on the go; the only indoor ground floor Lobby bar in Miami Beach with a direct view of the ocean; Basement Miami, a full floor entertainment area complete with a bowling alley, ice-skating rink and nightclub, all with a state-of-the-art sound system, as well as dramatic lighting and projection effects created by world-renowned lighting designer Patrick Woodroffe; two outdoor pools with outdoor bars, personal cabanas and lounge areas; a sandbox lounge area with monthly outdoor movie screenings; 70,000 square feet of beachfront and an 1,800 square foot, 24-hour state-of-the-art high performance fitness center and spa.

Matador Bar

2901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

(786 ) 257-4600

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Stephane Dupoux’s River Yacht Club To Receive Awards From American Academy Of Hospitality Sciences

River Yacht Club (RYC), a unique waterfront lifestyle destination on the Miami River, recently celebrated its one year anniversary. On the heels of this milestone, the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (AAHS), an esteemed organization of reviewers who rate hotels & resorts, spas, and airlines as well as restaurants and chefs around the world, will be awarding Stephane Dupoux and RYC two awards, an unprecedented honor for an establishment open only one year. River Yacht Club joins a group of highly esteemed restaurants such as New York’s Jean Georges, Le Bernadin and Per Se, Mexico’s San Angel Inn, Megu Tokyo and Moscow, and resorts and hotels around the world including the Bel-Air Hotel, the Grande Hotel du Cap Ferrat, Plaza Athenee, Boulders in Arizona and Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach. The awards will be presented on Friday, May 26 at the River Yacht Club by AAHS president Joseph Cinque and includes:

  • The Six Star Diamond Award for River Yacht Club for concept, design, food, service and lifestyle
  • Lifetime Achievement Award in Hospitality Design to Stephane Dupoux, CEO of Dupoux Design

Dupoux, an owner of RYC is the visionary behind the nautical chic design of the sprawling complex which is dotted with exquisite artwork.  He is also the designer behind such projects as Nikki Beach Club and Pearl Miami Beach, Buddha Bar and Cielo New York, Seasalt and Pepper, and Nylo and Sole Hotels among other projects.

According to Dupoux, “I’m honored to receive such a prestigious award; especially upon the completion of RYC. To transform a run-down bar that had been sliding into decrepitude into an elegant laid back venue reminiscent of the open air restaurants and clubs of Ibiza was one of my greatest challenges to date.”

AAHS board members will join director Joseph Cinque in Miami for the awards presentation, along with River Yacht Club partners Von Dutch and Jetsmarter on Friday, May 26 at 7PM.  Star Diamond TV, the organization’s online video outlet, will film the event

ABOUT RIVER YACHT CLUB

Open since March 2016, River Yacht Club (RYC) is a unique and visionary waterfront venture in the heart of the burgeoning historic Miami River District featuring two fine dining restaurants, a stunning outdoor garden and lounge, and marina. A lifestyle destination that combines gastronomy, entertainment, art, and maritime activities into one special retreat for all urbanites, River Yacht Club serves lunch TuesdaySaturday; dinner TuesdaySunday, and Sunday brunch; Dashi serves dinner onlyTuesdaySaturday.  RYC is located at 401 SW Third Avenue on the Miami River. riveryachtclub.com; dashirestaurant.com. For reservations, call (305) 200-5716.

ABOUT AAHS

The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (AAHS) is an establishment of reviewers specializing in the reviewing of hotels, resorts, spas, airlines, cruise lines, automobiles, products, restaurants and chefs. It is most notably known for its reviews on the hotels, resorts, and travel industries. The Academy started off as a restaurant rating bureau, founded in 1949. The current establishment is an offspring of this early group of reviewers and was officially founded in 1989. The Academy is most known for its International Star Diamond Award. The Academy is based in New York City and is directed by Joseph Cinque. The members of the Board are experienced in both travel and the stated industries. The Academy also includes a large board of honorary trustees that serve as regional directors, general managers, restaurateurs, chefs, and other functions. The most known aspect of the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences is the International Star Diamond Award. The award is the most prestigious award of true excellence in hospitality, gastronomy, attitude, quality, cleanliness, and above all service. The Academy receives a large number of possible recipients for the award from respectable sources around the world. The selection is then refined by the Board of Trustees. The final evaluation is a visit by an anonymous inspector to review the destination and its services.

River Yacht Club

401 SW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33130

(305) 200-5716

riveryachtclub.com

Information provided by Brustman Carrino Public Relations

River Yacht Club Hosts Special Memorial Day Weekend Edition Of Its Wildly Popular ‘Rock My Boat’ Brunch Party – May 28 And 29

Escape the madness of South Beach this Memorial Day Weekend at the oasis on the Miami River that is River Yacht Club (RYC). Not typically open on Mondays, it will celebrate the arrival of summer in style with a two-day, backyard-style barbeque.

The larger than life “Rock My Boat” Sunday brunch party will be packed with entertainment and amazing food and drink specials. In addition to their seafood-centric a la carte and brunch menus, a grilling station will be positioned outside, serving up delicious items such as fresh Maine lobster, Korean-style BBQ short ribs, Florida Yellowtail snapper, ginger barbeque half chicken and colossal tiger shrimp. For this weekend only, a variety of tacos including beef, chicken and octopus will be available at a taco stand.

What better way to welcome summer than a bottle of Moet Chandon special for just $80? Guests can expect drink specials all weekend long including the Iron Man, with Don Julio, organic lemonade, cucumber and charred rosemary; and the ‘Merica, with Ketel One, watermelon pulp, pressed lime and Thai basil. An adult lemonade and ‘make your own crab apple’ stand is sure to be a favorite among guests.

The epic backyard event will feature entertainment provided by DJ Jessica Who on Sunday and DJ Aloona and Yez on Monday, along with stilt walkers and surprise guests.

To commemorate Memorial Day, RYC will donate 10% of food and beverage sales to the Wounded Warriors Project, a nonprofit organization who honor and empower wounded warriors by providing free programs, support, and services to injured veterans, their families, and caregivers.

Brunch hours for Sunday, May 28 and Monday, May 29 are noon – 10PM. For reservation please call (305) 200-5716 or visit riveryachtclub.com.

About River Yacht Club

Open since March 2016, River Yacht Club (RYC) is a unique and visionary waterfront venture in the heart of the burgeoning historic Miami River District featuring two fine dining restaurants, a stunning outdoor garden and lounge, and marina. A lifestyle destination that combines gastronomy, entertainment, art, and maritime activities into one special retreat for all urbanites, River Yacht Club serves lunch Tuesday – Saturday; dinner Tuesday – Sunday, and Sunday brunch; Dashi serves dinner only Tuesday – Saturday. RYC is located at 401 SW Third Avenue on the Miami River. riveryachtclub.com; dashirestaurant.com. For reservations, call (305) 200-5716.

River Yacht Club

401 SW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33130

(305) 200-5716

riveryachtclub.com

Information provided by Brustman Carrino Public Relations

Stop And Smell The Rosé: Wine And Dine At Marriott Singer Island

Two words that are guaranteed to pique anyone’s interest are “wine” and “food,” and paired together to perfection with oceanfront views makes for an unforgettable dining experience.

On Saturday, May 20th at 7 p.m. the award-winning, 3800 Ocean, at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa, will host a six course Flora Springs Wine Dinner, featuring a delectable menu by 3800 Ocean’s Executive Chef Gustavo Calderon and wine pairings by Richard Tiedemann.

Menu selections will include Scallop Aguachile with a serrano-Lime marinade, avocado, and pickled red onion; Octopus with botija olive sauce, fried potato, coriander, and heirloom cherry tomato peppadew pepper aioli; Florida Fried Green Tomatoes with pork belly confit, onion marmalade, and chimichurri; Pan Seared Halibut with wild Forrest mushrooms, potato mousseline, and truffle lobster foam; Braised Wagyu Beef Cheeks with roasted seasonal vegetables, thyme jus, and potato-ricotta gnocchi; and a mouthwatering finale of Mango and Hibiscus Tart with blackberry mirror, caramelized macadamia and key lime crème.

The Flora Springs Wine dinner is $85 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Patrons will also have the exclusive opportunity to purchase the variety of wines tasted alongside their meals.

For more information or to make reservations, interested parties can call 561-340-1795.

Reservations are required.

Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa

3800 N Ocean Dr, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

(561) 340-1795

marriott.com

Information provided by Grace Lee, Eric Mower + Associates

Beaker & Gray Announces May Beneficiary Of Instant Karma

Widely considered one of the region’s foremost best restaurants and a premier watering hole, Beaker & Gray is sweetening their Happy Hour promotion. Co-owners Brian Nasajon and Ben Potts are upping the ante with Instant Karma; each month, the hip eatery will join forces with a local non-profit organization and donate a percentage of their Happy Hour proceeds to benefit the cause.

The restaurant’s Instant Karma promotion will occur the fourth week of every month. From that Monday through Thursday, a percentage of Happy Hour sales will benefit a different local non-profit/charity organization. Beaker & Gray’s charity partner for May is NEWH (The Hospitality Industry Network) – the premier networking resource for the hospitality industry, providing scholarships, education, leadership development, recognition of excellence, and business development opportunities. The proceeds from this initiative will benefit NEWH’s mission of education and scholarship for hospitality major students including culinary scholarships.

The May edition of the Instant Karma fundraiser will run from Monday, May 22 through Thursday, May 25. From 4PM to 7PM, Happy Hour goers can enjoy bites such as Grilled Cheese – smoked ham, Swiss cheese and pickles; Croquettes – Wagyu, Manchego cheese and jerk-aioli; savory Mochi – dill, coconut, togarashi; and a variety of cocktails, beers and wines to wash it all down. Patrons can follow Beaker & Gray on social media for details on future beneficiaries.

Local non-profit organizations interested in partnering with Beaker & Gray for Instant Karma should email: bcpr@brustmancarrinopr.com.
For more information on NEWH, please visit newh.org

Beaker & Gray is located at 2637 North Miami Avenue in Wynwood. Lunch is served Monday through Friday, Noon to 4PM; dinner is served Sunday through Thursday from 6PM to 11PM, and Friday and Saturday from 6PM to Midnight. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 11AM to 4PM. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday, 4PM-7PM & Monday through Thursday, 11PM to 2AM.

Beaker & Gray

(305) 699-2637

beakerandgray.com

Information provided by Brustman Carrino Public Relations