Brazilians Get A Taste Of Home At Paris 6 and Level One

Bringing a piece of the Brazilian culture to South Beach and Brickell, Paris 6 and Level One introduce Feijoada Saturdays where guests can feast on various versions of Brazil’s national dish!

Picture provided by Heidi Malaret, TARA, Ink.

Soul food in a pot, the South American classic features beans, ham, beef and pork, and is served with daily chef specials, which pair perfectly with house specialty cocktails Caipirinha de Maracuja, Bloody Allen and Caipiroska Thyme. The experience is enhanced as a live band performs Brazilian classics and top hits.

Paris 6

paris6bistro.com


Picture provided by Heidi Malaret, TARA, Ink.

Brazilian duet Thais and Flavio take the stage every Saturday at Brickell’s newest international restaurant as guests indulge in feijoada dishes accompanied by rice, sides or signature dishes including Crab Au Gratin and Filet Mignon & Pumpkin Gorgonzola Risotto, and molecular craft cocktails like the Eddie and The Hic’up.

Level One

1100 S Miami Avenue

Miami, Florida

Top Moments To Catch At The 16th Annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival

The Festival Returns to EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE. February 22 – 26, 2017

Miami Beach, Florida (February 21, 2017) – Widely recognized as one of America’s favorite epicurean celebrations, the 16th annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF®) returns to EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE. February 22 – 26, 2017.  All proceeds from the Festival benefit the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University.  Tickets for all available events at the 2017 Festival are available online at sobewff.org or by calling 877.762.3933 (Phone sales are open MondayFriday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST).  The Festival’s on-site box office located at 13th Street and Ocean Drive on the beach will be open 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday, February 20 – Sunday, February 26.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

·        Seaside Eats hosted by Anne Burrell – Part of the Taste Fort Lauderdale Series

o   7:00 PM – Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, 900 Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale

Thursday, February 23, 2017

·        Barilla’s Italian Bites on the Beach sponsored by HCP Media and the Miami Herald Media Company hosted by Valerie Bertinelli & Alex Guarnaschelli

o   7:00 PM – North Venue, Beachside at Delano – Entrance at 1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

o   Featuring music from Little River Band presented by Magic City Casino, one of Australia’s most popular rock bands – who has 10 top 20 songs on U.S. Billboard charts.

Friday, February 24, 2017

·        Heineken Light Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons hosted by Rachael Ray

o   North Venue, Beachside at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach – Entrance at 1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

o   9:45 PM – Announcement of the following awards: Heineken Light People’s Choice Award, Schweid & Sons Very Best Burger Award (as judged byAyesha Curry, Emilio Estefan, Jill Martin, David Bromstad, Adam Richman & Rev Run), and Red Robin’s Best of the Bash Award

·        The Art of Tiki: A Cocktail Showdown hosted by Robert Irvine

o   Surfcomber, A Kimpton Hotel, 1717 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

o   12:00 AM – Announcement of the People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice award-winners

Saturday, February 25, 2017

·        Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village featuring Mastercard Grand Tasting Tents & KitchenAid Culinary Demonstrations

o   Grand Tasting Village, Beachside – 13th Street & Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

o   3:30 PM – KitchenAid Culinary Demonstration with Tanqueray brand ambassador Snoop Dogg and Guy Fieri.  Snoop Dogg will also take to the tables in the courtyard between the Mastercard Grand Tasting Tents immediately following the demonstration for a short spin on the ones and twos to close-out the day.

·        BACARDÍ On The Beach with Beats by Rev Run & DJ Ruckus

o   9:00 PM – North Venue, Beachside at Delano – Entrance at 1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

·        Food Fight hosted by Guy Fieri

o   10:00 PM – Monty’s Sunset on South Beach, 300 Alton Road, Miami Beach

o   Part Jeopardy, part Family Feud for the culinary world.  Guy Fieri hosts as Team A: Valerie Bertinelli, Scott Conant, Ayesha Curry, Robert Irvine & Michael White take on Team B: Josh Capon, Todd English, Alex Guarnaschelli, Aaron May & Marc Murphy.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

·        Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village featuring Mastercard Grand Tasting Tents & KitchenAid Culinary Demonstrations

o   Grand Tasting Village, Beachside – 13th Street & Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

o   12:00 PM – Brand new David Grutman Experience in the courtyard between the Mastercard Grand Tasting Tents.

o   3:00 PM – David Grutman Experience featuring sounds by INGROSSO.

·        Goya Foods’ Swine & Wine presented by The National Pork Board hosted by Cindy Hutson

o   Biltmore Hotel, Miami – Coral Gables, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables

o   7:45 PM – Announcement of the Goya Foods People’s Choice Award and National Pork Board Critic’s Choice Award

For use on all press coverage, please download the new 2017 Festival logo here.

About the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival

All proceeds from the Festival benefit the students of the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management who also assist Festival organizers with sponsorship fulfillment, restaurant and exhibitor recruitment, logistics, and inventory as well as working alongside some of the world’s greatest celebrity chefs and winemakers. To date, the Festival has raised more than $24 million for the School. In September 2016, BizBash named the Festival the #1 Food & Restaurant Industry event in the United States for the fourth year in a row.

The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival is produced by Florida International University and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, with the support of the Miami Beach Visitors & Convention Authority and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information about the Festival, visit sobefest.com or call 877-762-3933. For more information about Florida International University visit fiu.edu, for the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management visit hospitality.fiu.edu and for more information about Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits visit southernglazers.com.

South Beach Wine & Food Festival

sobefest.com

Information provided by  Brustman Carrino, Public Relations  

Hip-Hop Ice Cream Shop! Mr Kream in Wynwood – 2400 North Miami Ave: NOW OPEN!

New Hip-Hop Ice Cream Shop in Wynwood – Miami, Florida located at 2400 N. Miami Avenue.

Come try one of our 20 hip-hop inspired flavors!
WARNING: you might become addicted.

Need spray paint? South Florida’s No. 1 authentic graffiti shop 004CONNEC is still here!

Come hang out, enjoy the music vibes with some of South Florida’s biggest DJs, watch a movie, enjoy the artwork on our walls, or just take a selfie with one of your favorite hip-hop legends.

Need a venue for your special event? Contact us at (786) 245-8933

TRY OUR SIGNATURE ICE CREAM TACOS!!

TRY OUR 2 LIVE BLUE!! A MIX OF COOKIE DOUGH & OREOS

TRY OUR FAT JOE PISTACHIO

Mr Kream in Wynwood

2400 North Miami Ave

instagram.com/mrkreamwynwood

The Official Protein of the SOBEWFF – Chef Mendin will highlight first ever pork burger at Burger Bash

National Pork Board Teams Up with Award-Winning Chef Jose Mendin to Create the First-Ever Pork Burger at Burger Bash at the 2017 Food Network and Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival in Miami

Pork: Exclusive Official Sponsor and Preferred Protein of the Festival

DES MOINES, IOWA – Feb. 20, 2017 – This week, food enthusiasts across the country will visit the Magic City to take part in the 2017 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF), where the National Pork Board (NPB) returns as the Official Pork Sponsor and Preferred Protein of the Festival. This year, the NPB has invited five-time James Beard Award nominee Chef Jose Mendin to create for the first time the only pork burger at Friday’s Burger Bash. Chef Mendin’s Pork Mojo Burger features ground pork and pork shoulder with citrus aioli and pickled onions.

“I am very excited to compete in this year’s Burger Bash in partnership with the National Pork Board,” Chef Mendin said. “One of my passions is to cook with pork, and I’m looking forward to presenting the only pork burger of the competition. You don’t want to miss my Pork Mojo Burger.”

Throughout the Festival, the NPB will participate in key events bringing top influencers to showcase the ongoing marketing campaign, the Taste of Now, which highlights pork as the most flavorful and ideal protein of any occasion.

“The Festival is the perfect setting to engage with consumers who love pork and are looking for additional ways to enjoy it,” said Jose de Jesus, director of multicultural marketing at the National Pork Board. “Pork means flavor and some of the best food experts will show consumers all the different ways they can cook and enjoy pork.”

The five-day festival runs from Wednesday, February 22 through Sunday, February 26, 2017, andfeatures culinary events at a variety of venues throughout the city.The NPB will be featuring their delicious pork-inspired recipes in these three signature events:

● Tequila Cazadores presents Tacos After Dark sponsored by the National Pork Board. Itwill take place Thursday, February 23, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. SOBEWFF’s late-night event – and one of the hottest tickets at the festival – will be held poolside at the luxurious Loews Miami Beach Hotel. It will be hosted by popular celebrity Chef Aarón Sánchez. TheNPBhas partnered with Chef Jose Garces, winner of Season 2 of Food Network’s The Next Iron Chef and James Beard Award recipient, to delight attendees with one of the country’s best pork tacos: Tacos de Cabeza.

● Heineken Light’s Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons and hosted by Rachael Ray will take place Friday, February 24, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Taking place on the shimmering sands of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in South Beach, this event calls on chefs to battle it out for a chance at earning bragging rights for presenting the winning burger. Chef Jose Mendin will create his exclusive Pork Mojo Burger.

● Goya Foods’ Swine & Wine presented by The National Pork Board and home of the National Pork Board’s 3rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards will take place Sunday, February 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The exclusive, all-pork event features over a dozen acclaimed chefs who will compete to create the best pork dish. Taking place at The Biltmore Hotel, this will be hosted by award-winning Chef Cindy Hutson, who has also partnered with the NPB to create and feature a signature dish. The competition will be judged by National Pork Board Ambassadors celebrity Chef Richard Ingraham, Chef Jose Mendin of The Pubbelly Restaurant Group, and Latin singer-songwriter, actor, and heartthrob Carlos Ponce. In addition, Miami’s favorite duo Los Pichy Boys will serve as the NPB’s social media correspondents, sharing live behind-the-scenes news via Facebook Live at @LosPichyBoys and via Instagram at @LosPichyBoys.

Also, Eddie Zamora, creator of the popular travel and food blog, The Yum Yum Foodie, will serve as NPB’s social media correspondent throughout all NPB’s sponsored events, sharing highlights and chef interviews via Twitter at @TheYumYumFoodie, Instagram at @TheYumYumFoodie and Facebook at @TheYumYumFoodie.

For more information on the National Pork Board, including new recipes, information on choice and lean cuts, health, and safety information, cooking tips and promotions, visit Pork Te Inspira. To join the social conversation, like the Facebook page at Facebook.com/PorkTeInspira, and follow on Twitter.com/PorkTeInspira and Instagram @PorkTeInspira, using #SabrososMomentos. PorkTeInspira.com isa resource of pork information and inspiration, including mouthwatering recipes, nutritional content information on pork, choice cuts, health and safety information and cooking tips.

About National Pork Board

The National Pork Board has responsibility for Checkoff-funded research, promotion, and consumer information projects and for communicating with pork producers and the public. Through a legislative national Pork Checkoff, pork producers invest $0.40 for each $100 value of hogs sold. Importers of pork products contribute a like amount, based on a formula. The Pork Checkoff funds national and state programs in advertising, consumer information, retail and foodservice marketing, export market promotion, production improvement, technology, swine health, pork safety and environmental management.

The National Pork Board

Pork.org

Information provided by Yaneisy Blanco, República

Mexican Blues Remedy – Persea Martini

Got the Mexican blues? Well that’s nothing a little tequila and avocados can’t fix…together!

Seaspice, Miami’s stunning riverside dining destination introduces Persea Martini. Displaying a keen sense of balance by expert mixologist Atilla Kocsis using Baron tequila, fresh avocado, pineapple juice, lemon juice, simple syrup, and garnished with fresh black pepper, the result is a melodious Mexican medley (mmm for short) for the taste buds.

Picture provided by Tayo Otiti and Heidi Malaret, TARA, Ink.

Recipe by Attila Kocsis

Ingredients:

1 spoon of avocado

¾ simple syrup

¾ lemon juice

1oz pineapple juice

1.5oz Baron Silver Tequila

Fresh black pepper

Process:
Add all ingredients in the order listed above into the shaker on the rocks.
Shake vigorously until the avocado liquefies
Pour mix into a martini glass
Garnish with fresh black pepper

Brunch at Quinto La Huella Gets Even Better With Veuve Clicquot Carnaval

Picture provided by Shaneil Reynolds, TARA, Ink.

The brunch options in Miami are plentiful but for those looking to cap their weekend off with good vibes, music, and food, Quinto La Huella is one of the must-try restaurants that needs to be on your list.

Starting from 12 PM to 4 PM, the Miami outpost of the famed sister restaurant Parador La Huella offers a wide array of options, including fresh sushi, quinoa salads, savory Entrecôte and Pesca del dia all for $55 per person, topped off with an unlimited rosé and mimosa option for an additional $25. For those looking to make this Sunday Funday a family affair, Quinto La Huella also offers a $25 menu for children under 12.

Guests can choose to dine inside in the expansive dining lounge which boasts a large central bar, or outside on the charming patio which frames spectacular views of Brickell City Centre’s Climate Ribbon and the main attraction, the restaurant’s signature parrilla.

With its picturesque South American vibes, authentic cuisine and live entertainment, you will feel as if you’ve just escaped the hustle and bustle of Miami living and can truly soak up every minute of the last day of your weekend.

For the next two weeks, get ready to party with Veuve Cliquot’s pre Carnaval brunch celebration on Sunday, February 19, and Sunday, February 26 from 2 PM to 5 PM at Quinto La Huella’s patio bar. Enjoy Cliqout Rich featured cocktails, games, music and more. Admission to the event is complimentary and open to the public. There will be bites from the pool menu as well as Veuve Clicquot rich cocktails available for purchase. Come for brunch and stay for the after party!

Do let me know if you can feature. Happy to confirm you and a guest to attend on either Sunday, February 19 or Sunday, February 26.
For reservations at contact 786-805-4646 or email dine@quintolahuella.com.

Quinto La Huella

788 Brickell Plaza,

Miami, FL 33131 (fifth floor)

quintolahuella.com

Beats On The Beach Take Center Stage At 16th Annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival

– The Festival Returns February 22 – 26, 2017 –

Widely recognized as one of America’s favorite epicurean celebrations, the 16th annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF®) returns to EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE. February 22 – 26, 2017. Designed to keep both taste buds and toes dancing at every turn, this year’s gourmet gathering will feature a wide array of music experiences integrated into many of its signature Miami Beach events.

Kicking off the Festival on Thursday, February 23 is Little River Band presented by Magic City Casino at Barilla’s Italian Bites on the Beach sponsored by HCP Media and the Miami Herald Media Company hosted by Valerie Bertinelli & Alex Guarnaschelli. While more than 30 chefs take guests on a culinary tour of Italy in the sand, while they sip on perfectly paired wines and libations, one of Australia’s most popular rock bands – who has 10 top 20 songs on U.S. Billboard charts – will keep the good times flowing with their signature sound.

On Saturday, February 25, Tanqueray brand ambassador Snoop Dogg will also take to the tables immediately following his KitchenAid Culinary Demonstration with Guy Fieri for a short spin on the ones and twos to close-out the day at the Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village featuring Mastercard Grand Tasting Tents. The party will continue that night in the Festival’s signature white tent in the sand beachside at Delano during BACARDÍ On The Beach. Rev Run and DJ Ruckus will lay down the late-night beats while guests satiate their palates with signature libations and bites from 20 of South Florida’s favorite spots.

The Festival has partnered with nightlife visionary David Grutman to present a brand new featured experience at the Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village on Sunday, February 26. Grutman will transform the courtyard into a custom all-day experience ideated by the energetic impresario himself, featuring live beats by the dynamic, internationally-renowned INGROSSO in the afternoon. The Festival’s special reduced price ticket – 3-5 on Ocean Drive – is on sale now, providing access to the Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village, including the David Grutman Experience featuring sounds by INGROSSO, on Sunday, February 26 from 3 – 5 PM (EST) for $100 per person.

Closing out the beats and eats of every gourmand’s favorite weekend in the sand, the Festival has collaborated with Menin Hospitality to bring you live entertainment at Lucky Chopsticks: An Asian Night Market hosted by Andrew Zimmern on Sunday, February 26. Between the vivacious fare getting served up from more than 30 chefs, interactive games brought to you by Ricky’s and flowing libations, guest won’t want Sunday Funday to end.

EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE. All proceeds from the Festival benefit the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University. Tickets for all events at the 2017 Festival are available online at sobewff.org or by calling 877.762.3933 (Phone sales are open Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST).

Between SOBEWFF® and its sister NYCWFF, which takes place each October in New York City, more than $33 million has been raised to benefit the respective charities for each Festival. Beyond the funds raised, both Festivals draw attention to the vibrant dining culture in their respective cities, provide economic stimulus in their communities, and serve as an invaluable platform to drive awareness, engaging and inspiring people to get involved in philanthropic activities.

About the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival

All proceeds from the Festival benefit the students of the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management who also assist Festival organizers with sponsorship fulfillment, restaurant and exhibitor recruitment, logistics, and inventory as well as working alongside some of the world’s greatest celebrity chefs and winemakers. To date, the Festival has raised more than $24 million for the School. In September 2016, BizBash named the Festival the #1 Food & Restaurant Industry event in the United States for the fourth year in a row.

The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival is produced by Florida International University and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, with the support of the Miami Beach Visitors & Convention Authority and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information about the Festival, visit sobefest.com or call 877-762-3933. For more information about Florida International University visit fiu.edu, for the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management visit hospitality.fiu.edu and for more information about Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits visit southernglazers.com.

Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival

sobefest.com

Information provided by  Brustman Carrino Public Relations  

It’s Kombrewcha O’clock At The Broken Shaker

Health aficionados and social drinkers rejoice! Kombrewcha is now shaking things up in Miami by bringing the health benefits of kombucha out of the grocery aisles and into bars and restaurants.

Packed with antioxidants, organic acids, B vitamins and all natural, organic juices, this edgy, fermented tea drink has half the calories of a light beer and less sugar than a glass of wine, making it the drink of choice for those tired of counting calories. While most other alcoholic beverages contain 90-300 calories, Kombrewcha has only 65 and is the perfect substitute for wine enthusiasts and beer drinkers alike. Additionally, Kombrewcha is the leading higher-alcohol kombucha in the country and the only one available on the east coast. Super refreshing, low in sugar, gluten-free and great tasting – it’s no wonder why the colorful, longneck bottles of Kombrewcha are quickly becoming the guilt-free alternative to beer and hard-cider.

Make happy hour happier by joining us for ‘Kombrewcha O’Clock’ at Miami Beach’s award winning hotspot, The Broken Shaker, as we celebrate the bubbly brew’s Miami debut during South Beach Wine & Food Festival, February 23 & 24 from 2–6PM. Mind-blowingly good food and craft cocktail pairings will be provided by The Broken Shaker to compliment the inventive and ingredient-forward flavor profiles of Kombrewcha. Known for using the best natural and seasonal ingredients, The Broken Shaker is the perfect partner to introduce Kombrewcha to the Miami market.

The Broken Shaker’s lush backyard oasis will be transformed into a mind-expanding experience with stimulating good vibes – perfect for photo ops and Instagramable moments (#KombrewchaOClock).

The four flavorful and fizzy brews being served throughout the two-day event will include:

ORIGINAL: Our original flavor is anything but… brewed with organic black tea and just a hint of agave nectar, it is pure, raw kombucha with light and delightful notes of caramel and apple
ROYAL GINGER: Brewed with real pressed organic ginger juice and a bit of agave nectar. Think ginger beer, but without the sweetness and with many fewer calories
LEMONGRASS LIME: The cool and tangy lime flavor is balanced with fresh and earthy notes of lemongrass. It’s refreshing, uplifting, and delicious.
BERRY HIBISCUS: An earthy brew that brings together the subtle sweetness of blackberries and raspberries with the mineral and flower notes of hibiscus.

WHEN: February 23th & 24th, from 2 – 6 pm

WHERE: The Broken Shaker, 2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33140

For reservations, please email RSVP@workshopcollective.com. Stay social with Kombrewcha on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook: @kombrewcha / #KombrewchaOClock

About Kombrewcha
Kombrewcha is kombucha with a kick! It’s a great-tasting brew with half the calories of light beer, full of live cultures, organic acids, B vitamins, and a bit of naturally occurring alcohol (2%). Because it’s made from tea it’s naturally gluten-free and rich in antioxidants. It’s a great-tasting and guilt-free alternative to beer and hard-cider. It’s a little bubbly, super refreshing, and has just enough alcohol to give you a healthy buzz.

The Broken Shake

2727 Indian Creek Drive

Miami Beach, FL 33140

Absolut Elyx Ladies Night – Wednesdays at Bitter Truth

WHAT: Starting this Wednesday, February 15th , ladies will escape to Bitter Truth and leave their men at home because this night is all about them! Every Wednesday at the Shops at Midtown, Bitter Truth will be hosting Absolut
Elyx Ladies Night from 8 p.m. to Midnight. Ladies can let down their hair and enjoy a complimentary craft cocktail…or six. The best live music will be streaming from the stage as Absolut is pouring into cocktails and all are feeling nice. All the single ladies will gather up their girlfriends for Bitter Truth’s first ladies night this Wednesday – National Single Awareness. It’s time to celebrate women and show them some extra love. For all the details, visit bittertruthmiami.com and don’t forget to follow Bitter Truth on Facebook (@BitterTruth), Instagram (@BitterTruthMiami) and Twitter (@BitterTruthMIA).
WHO: Bitter Truth is a speakeasy created by some of Miami’s master bartenders with a passion for hospitality, nice drinks and local music. The operating partners have worked together for years and came together to give Miami
a close-up, behind the bar mixology experience where guests will be schooled on how to craft the perfect cocktail. Bitter Truth is located at The Shops at Midtown: 3252 NE 1st Ave, #124, Miami, FL 33137. For more information, follow us on Facebook @BitterTruth, Twitter @BitterTruthMIA and Instagram @BitterTruthMiami.

WHEN: Every Wednesday from 8 p.m. – 12 a.m

WHERE:

Bitter Truth

3252 NE 1 st Ave #124

Miami, FL 33137

bittertruthmiami.com

Information provided by Melissa Lopez, Identity Media, Inc

L Bar Cocktail And Music Lounge At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Broward’s Best Kept Secret for Killer Cocktails Unveils Exciting New Entertainment Line-up

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (February 14, 2017) – L Bar, cocktail lounge and live music venue housed in the lobby of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, has been an under-the-radar must for scene-makers and cocktail enthusiasts since it was unveiled in 2015. Located in the heart of the action and sporting a sleek and sophisticated design by David Mexico Group, L Bar is just steps from the hotel’s buzzing casino floor and adjacent from its critically-acclaimed new-style Japanese restaurant, Kuro. Now, the folks behind the buzz have announced several exciting new entertainment elements, sure to keep the social scene at L Bar tuned in, well into 2017.

Beginning February 2017, L Bar will be home to a regular rotating roster of live musical acts and DJs. Below is an overview of the upcoming calendar.

Thursday, February 16: Live Art Night with Brandon Koek and DJ Cardi (Lounge, Nu Disco)
Friday, February 17: The Details (Live Rock, Classic Rock, Unplugged)
Saturday, February 18: Saturdays with DJ Hen Siso (Resident DJ)
Thursday, February 23: New Disco Boys, a DJ duo (Lounge)
Friday, February 24: Karina Iglesias (Live R&B, Soul, Funk)
Saturday, February 25: Saturdays with DJ Hen Siso (Resident DJ)

Additionally, the hotel has formally introduced Hard Rock Sessions, an exclusive series of unannounced, surprise, intimate live musical performances by both established and up-and-coming alternative rock acts. Created by Seminole Hard Rock in collaboration with The Shark 104.3 FM radio, Hard Rock Sessions is a one-of-a-kind intimate opportunity for music lovers to get up close and personal with some of today’s hottest acts, all the while enjoying some of the best pours in town. Recent performers who popped up include Fitz and the Tantrums; Silversun Pickups; Vance Joy and 1975, among others. Grammy-winning rocker Melissa Etheridge has also graced the L Bar musical stage to play a set of her top hits and mingle with fans. For an example of what a Hard Rock Sessions gig looks like, check out:
youtube.com/watch?v=WZYY_JGdgkM&list=PLTnwuv68MWz1Clcyb4i9MMQrL_-zIO8T_

Schedule is subject to change. There is no charge for attending a show at L Bar.

But what to drink when you’re lounging at L Bar? Beyond an abundantly stocked full bar and an A-team of drink-slingers prepared to dazzle with perfectly made classics and on-the-spot improvisations, L Bar features an amazing menu of signature craft cocktails. Made with fresh seasonal produce, house-made syrups and inventive techniques, the menu is progressive, yet tips a hat at tradition. Signature selections ($13) include Queens Park Swizzle – Ron Zacapa rum, mint, bitters and lime; Passion Flower – passion fruit, lemon juice and Ketel One; Rosemary Dirty Martini – the original reimagined with vodka or gin, rosemary, a garlic-infused olive brine and vermouth; and the Jack Rose – Lairds apple brandy, pomegranate syrup and lime juice.

In addition to the surprise element built into the Hard Rock Sessions program, the bar program has a few hidden delights as well. Since it launched, L Bar has earned a fan base for its amazing tequila and mezcal menu, an intriguing part of the allure is the Menu Secreto – a secret, have-to-ask-for-it cocktail menu ($13). “Part of the fun of L Bar is discovery,” says Justin Wyborn, Vice president of Food & Beverage for Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “Whether you plan for or stumble upon a great DJ, a band you don’t know (but now do), an artist you love who is suddenly playing three feet from you, or acquaint yourself with a menu of specialty cocktails you can secretly ask for or be offered, L Bar is a place where your night out takes an exciting and unexpected turn,” added Wyborn. Menu Secreto items change regularly but current offerings include the Mexican Firing Squad – Patrón blanco, grenadine, lime juice, bitters and the Dos – Herradura Resposado, mint, lime, bitters and ginger beer.

About L Bar
The resort’s intimate cocktail and music lounge, L Bar, offers the finest handcrafted cocktails using fresh, seasonal produce, house-made syrups and inventive techniques for a menu that’s progressive yet nostalgic and ever-evolving. Offerings include contemporary cocktails, classic drinks and a specialized menu of premium tequilas and unaged, unoaked mezcals; as well as craft and imported beer, wine, and champagne. Designed by the renowned David Mexico Group, guests unwind with L Bar’s plush lounges, cozy corners and sleek bar stools. The lounge’s elevated space features opulent tones, modern textures and luxe lighting, creating an ethereal, futuristic feel. L Bar is open Sunday – Thursday, noon to midnight; Friday and Saturday noon to 2:00 a.m. For more information, visit seminolehardrock.com

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, located minutes from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach, features a AAA Four Diamond resort with 469 luxury rooms and suites, award-winning restaurants, high-energy nightlife, a lagoon-style pool and Beach Club, a Hard Rock-inspired spa, and premium meeting and convention space. As South Florida’s premier entertainment destination, Seminole Hard Rock hosts top-name acts at its 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena and offers more than 100 table games, 2,000 of the most popular slots and a stand-alone poker room. Fine dining options include Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, the resort’s signature steakhouse, and Kuro, a luxe and socially vibrant restaurant offering new-style Japanese cuisine. The resort also features contemporary and casual eateries, including Blue Plate, the hotel’s 24-hour diner-inspired restaurant; Constant Grind, a gourmet coffee and pastry shop; and the ever-famous Hard Rock Cafe – Hollywood, part of Hard Rock’s 175 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll restaurants.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

800-937-0010

seminolehardrock.com

Information provided by Brustman Carrino Public Relations