10th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week

The 10 th annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week (CGRW) presented by DON JULIO® tequila is back June 5-25 bringing the best of Coral Gables cuisine and exciting events.

The three-week culinary adventure kicked off on Thursday, June 1 with Taste of the Gables from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Coral Gables Museum, where Miami foodies enjoyed tasty bites by local Gables restaurants, cocktails by DON JULIO® tequila and KETEL ONE® vodka, live entertainment and a VIP lounge area. At the end of the night, the 2017 Best Taste of the Gables winning dish, determined by a blind tasting selected by judges Carla Torres of “Ocean Drive Magazine”, Olee Fowler of “Eater Miami” and Kiko Suarez of NBC’s “Que Rico Con Kiko,” was awarded to Bulla Gastrobar for the third year in a row for their delicious paella.

Coral Gables Restaurant Week begins on Monday, June 5 th , and offers top-quality dining from Coral Gables’ finest restaurants with three-course prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus.

Participants this year include local favorites Cibo Wine Bar, Divino Ceviche, Red Koi Thai & Sushi Lounge, and first timers Copper29 Bar and House Kitchen & Bar, among many others.

“This year marks a special milestone for Coral Gables Restaurant Week, celebrating 10 years of great Coral Gables dining,” stated Taciana Amador, Executive Director of the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables (BID). “We are looking forward to three weeks of culinary experiences and hope all members of our community get a chance to taste their way through our City Beautiful.”

Reservations for Coral Gables Restaurant Week are encouraged. Visit coralgablesrestaurantweek.com to view the menus and for more information.

Coral Gables Restaurant Week


About the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables:

Downtown Coral Gables & Miracle Mile is a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood infused with a chic European feel. Decorated with tree-lined streets and Mediterranean architecture, the historic area boasts some of Miami’s finest boutiques, acclaimed restaurants, respected art galleries and lively entertainment venues. With more than 160 retailers and more than 70  restaurants, Downtown Coral Gables & Miracle Mile is a sophisticated destination to shop, live, play and work. It is Miami’s charming gem that locals like to keep a secret and visitors love to find. For more information and a directory, visit ShopCoralGables.com

Information provided by Erica Vazquez-Bacardi, Identity Media PR

Quattro Gastronomia Italiana Serves Up Sunday Surprise

Cacio, Pepe, and Bolliccine Takes Spaghetti to a New Level

Lincoln Road’s Italian gem, Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, is firing up a classic Roman creation with a flamboyant and delicious spectacle. Starting June 11, 2017, every Sunday diners can enjoy Cacio, Pepe, and Bolliccine (cheese, pepper, and bubbles) — Executive Chef Luciano Sautto will take the show tableside and flambé house-made spaghetti on a giant Parmesan wheel.

The dish serves two guests for only $30. Diners can make the meal a festive occasion by adding Prosecco — two glasses with the Cacio, Pepe, and Bolliccine will bring the total to $45; for $60 enjoy the pasta with a whole bottle of bubbly.

“This spectacular entree will be offered on Sundays only and is sure to be a special treat for guests looking for front row seats to an amazing culinary display,” says General Manager Roberto Sanso.

View a preview video on Quattro’s Facebook page with Chef Luciano’s stunning spectacle: https://www.facebook.com/quattromiami/videos/10154592672992606/
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana is located at 1014 Lincoln Road on South Beach. Reservations are strongly suggested.

The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily. Telephone: (305) 531-4833.

Quattro Gastronomia Italiana


Information provided by Brustman Carrino Public Relations

Roll Like A Pro This Saturday At Kiji Cuzco’s “Sushi With A Twist” Class

WHAT: Join Chef Christian Altamirano in rolling three different sushi rolls – with aside of bottomless sake and bottomless mimosas for those 21+ – this Saturday, June 10th! The Sushi With A Twist class takes place the second Saturday of every month at Kiji Cuzco’s vibrant indoor bar adorned by local art and neon lights. The pricing for an individual is $55, for a couple $100, and $175 for a group of four. Individual guests and parties alike are sure to enjoy a sushi-filled Saturday afternoon in the colorful art district of Wynwood.

WHO: Kiji Cuzco is located at Wynwood 5 th Ave. The restaurant opened in late 2016 and has since become a gathering place for all those who travel through the Wynwood Arts District. The Japanese Peruvian fusion intrigues foodies and artists alike by tapping into both the palates and eyes of all their guests. Kiji Cuzco is open starting at 12 p.m. Tuesday – Sunday. Happy Hour is celebrated from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday – Friday. Sunday Brunch is served from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

WHEN: Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Kiji Cuzco

2451 NW 5th Ave., Wynwood, FL 33127

(305) 299-5004

Information provided by Melissa Lopez, Identity Media, Inc

1 Hotel Launches M3 – A Celebration of Movement, Mindful Messages & Music

1 Hotel South Beach presents the launch of M3, a monthly evening celebration of movement, mindful messages and music with local and visiting instructors and visionaries. The first of the monthly series kicks off Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. with DJ Elliot James setting the tone for a two and a half hour program including:

· Creative Movement Method by Lululemon Ambassador and Master Flybarre instructor Ashli Katz;

· Chat on Food + Mood with holistic health coach Rachel Novetsky;

· Bites and cocktails from plnthouse, the good kitchen by award-winning plant based food pioneer, Chef Matthew Kenney;

Tickets are $30 per person and guests may register by emailing M3@1hotels.com.

Plnthouse Terrace
1 Hotel South Beach
2341 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Saturday, June 10, 2017
6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

1 Hotel South Beach

2341 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

(305) 604-1000


Information provided by Erica Ferriso, Carma Connected

Father’s Day dining options for dads who like no-fuss dining

Don’t wait until Father’s Day to celebrate dad! Just steps away from the ocean, Gili’s Beach Club offers families a tasty and interactive new dining experience featuring Lava Stone Grills on the Friday and Saturday prior to Father’s Day. Dad can revel in a casual outdoor dinner and choose from a menu of savory meats, vegetables, and seafood, and then grill his own entree at the table on a scorching 700-degree volcanic lava stone. To top it all off, fathers who order any Lava Stone Grill dinner will receive a complimentary Old No. 7 Jack Daniels Tennessee whiskey cocktail – specially created and inspired by Executive Chef Kurtis Jantz’s own fond memories with his father.

Located at 18001 Collins Avenue in the Trump International Beach Resort, Gili’s Beach Club is open seven days a week starting at 11:00 a.m. The Lava Stone Grill dinner is available from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Valet parking is complimentary for restaurant guests.



18001 Collins Avenue

Trump International Beach Resort


Treat dad to a truly mouthwatering burger this Father’s Day at this NEW surfside burger joint that crafts burgers unlike any other. Located in Miami’s uptown beach town, Araxi Burger boasts over 15 signature burgers, beers, chicken sandwiches, salads and more. Dad’s can choose several kinds of protein for their burgers including lamb, veggie, salmon and Kosher Angus beef. The most popular options are The Mexican which has chipotle dressing, cilantro, avocado and mushrooms; and The Araxi with garlic sautéed mushroom, caramelized onion, and swiss cheese. Araxi Burger also offers over 15 signature milkshakes and an extensive dessert menu. Located at 9551 Harding Ave, Surfside, FL 33154.


(305) 861-1060

9551 Harding Ave

Surfside, Florida

Information provided by Suanny Garcia, PINZUR COMMUNICATIONS

Miami’s first full-service restaurant made out of modified shipping containers spotlights urban design innovation in The Magic City

Ken Lyon, a trailblazing culinary entrepreneur, restaurateur and caterer for 40 years, is now launching one of the country’s first-ever full-service restaurants built entirely out of modified shipping containers –CHARCOAL Garden Bar + Grill– at the innovative food and culture hub, The Wynwood Yard.

CHARCOAL will be the first full-service restaurant at The Yard and will offer a warm, welcoming environment with its simple, but elegantly prepared, “analog” menu, which rotates twice per season. Florida-family-farm-raised meats, including pork, lamb and chicken, will be fired up on a Josper grill using only real charcoal, which results in a burst of fully developed flavors. A newly-expanded urban garden adjacent to CHARCOAL will provide herbs and vegetables for the vibrant menu that also will include appetizers like garnet dandelion served with Andean red quinoa, farm egg and toasted pecans, in addition to a selection of seasonal charcoal-blistered vegetables. To pair with CHARCOAL’s grilled vegetables, meats and seafood, guests choose a condiment from a punch card featuring an impressive selection of 10 globally-inspired sauces like French tarragon-gribiche sauce or Oaxacan roasted tomatillo.

“I’ve had this fascination with the Josper grill and the ancient technique of cooking over charcoal,” says Lyon. “At CHARCOAL, we want to dial things back and provide a comfortable space where family, friends and neighbors can gather and enjoy a simple but elegant meal that shifts their attention away from overly complicated menus and allows them to focus on great conversation and warm hospitality.”

Complementing its analog menu, diners can select from rare large-format craft beers served in growlers or thoughtfully chosen French and Italian wines on tap. CHARCOAL also offers an abbreviated estate-bottled wine list with rosé, Prosecco and Champagne by the glass, along with a craft cocktail menu.

Located at The Wynwood Yard, an outdoor venue that does not allow permanent structures, Ken was compelled to think outside of the box in terms of creating a full-service restaurant in the space. Modified shipping containers provided a solution that not only complemented the message behind a simple, analog menu but also heightened it by applying the same sensitivity to simplicity and sustainability to the architecture of the restaurant itself. Following the premise behind lean urbanism, an approach to architecture that is based on a return to common sense and use of only the most essential resources to build structures, CHARCOAL is composed of a collection of various-sized containers — for the kitchen and dishwashing areas, an enclosed and air-conditioned “conservatory,” a covered “porch” and a three-sided bar container – all of which surround an outdoor courtyard with additional seating and path to the large organic urban garden.

The partnership between Ken Lyon and Della Heiman, founder and CEO of The Wynwood Yard, has developed organically since they met in the summer of 2015, when Heiman asked Lyon to join her in the opening of the business, by building and operating the large, central bar at The Yard. This simple operation has grown steadily, and in the summer of 2016, they decided to add an additional lot to The Yard. Lyon assisted in the The Yard’s organic vegetable garden re-design to include a pergola down the center with room for a dining table for up to 60 people. And it is in the north half of this lot, with an entrance from 29th street, that Lyon chose the location for his new restaurant, CHARCOAL Garden Bar + Grill.

Reservations can already be made through resy.com


The Wynwood Yard

at 82 NW 29th Street


Secret Menu Items You May Not Want To Share

A special aphrodisiac, Villa Azur’s Pan Seared Kumamoto made with kamamoto oysters, arugula, parmigiana, pata negra and fried garlic, can enhance date night. Juxtaposed with the restaurant’s French Riviera feel, sparks are guaranteed to fly.

Villa Azur


Let your palate travel to the Caribbean with Seaspice’s Frituritas de Malanga (lightly fried malanga in a shape of a beignet), for an authentic island experience.



Zuma’s former Senior Sushi Chef Guilherme Ferrari prepares special Nigiri rolls with fish imported from Japan, California and fresh local catch to create an assortment of secret rolls. For those in the know, simply ask your server for the Chef Guilherme’s Nigiri of the Night to enjoy the hidden menu creations.



Kiki On The River Celebrates National Rose Day On Saturday June 10th With A Bottle Of Whispering Angel Rose And A Dozen East And West Coast Oysters For $49.95 From Noon Til 4pm

The Miami River’s hottest new eatery, Kiki on The River, will be celebrating National Rose Day with the ultimate ode to summer. From noon till 4pm, Kiki will offer a special selection of a dozen East and West Coast oysters and a bottle of Whispering Angel for $49.95. Gather some friends for the ultimate riverfront celebration, enjoy a glass of Frose ($14), and partake of menu offerings like Mezedes (shared plates) and salads that entice with plates of Saganaki made with lightly fried Kefalorgraviera, and the classic Greek salad made with tomatoes and topped with a plank of creamy feta. The extensive raw bar stocks an assortment of oysters, shrimp cocktail, ceviche and a tuna tartar made with kalamata olives and avocado puree.

Heralding a new dining experience on the Miami River, Kiki on the River, is Miami’s newest indoor/outdoor new dining destination. Romantic and contemporary, the riverside restaurant embraces the hospitality and spirit of the Greek islands with the service and style of a romantic island garden restaurant & lounge. Kiki is a passion project by nightlife pro Roman Jones, former Philippe Chow Miami managing partner, Aris Nanos, hospitality executive Lee Lyon and Mark Lehmkuhl of Ghosthouse Creative Group. Serving lunch and dinner daily, and a lively weekend brunch, Kiki offers a selection of time-honored Greek favorites and innovative dishes, all made from scratch in-house. Jones wants to honor the life of the Miami River, with that sense of meticulously-scuffed elegance that only a windswept island can provide.






Information provided by Ashlie Rolfe, VANESSA MENKES COMMUNICATIONS

National Rosé Day at Nikki Beach

PHOTO CREDIT: NIKKI BEACH Nikki Beach Rosé Saturdays – National Rose Day Edition on June 10th – features $5 glasses, a Ladyfingers Popsicle collab, Frose, and the ultimate Saturday hang where you can sip in the sunshine with your toes in the sand.

Drink Pink at Nikki Beach on June 10th and every Saturday with rosé by the glass for $5 and Bottles of rosé for $25. For National Rose Day, Nikki Beach will also be collaborating with Ladyfings popsicles to offer $2 Lychee Rosewater popsicles to swirl in your glass for an extra fresh sip. Also new will be Frose, the perfect slushy accompaniment to a Saturday hang. Spend the afternoon sipping rosé, dining on light bites from Nikki Beach’s lunch menu and feasting on sunset specials from 4 – 6pm, while dancing and soaking up the endless sunshine. The vibe is Côte d’Azur chic as the DJ spins happy house music.

A Miami Beach landmark since1998, Nikki Beach continues to delight guests with its South of France-style joie de vivre, lively DJs and dancers and iconic white daybeds and teepees. Nikki Beach is located at 1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL.
Lunch is served from noon til 6pm.

From 4pm – 6pm, Sunset Special light bites include :

$2 oysters
$7 ceviches
$20 lobster rolls
$15 Prosciutto di Parma Pizza

All day offerings include

$5 glasses of Rosé
$25 bottles of Rosé
$2 LadyFingrs

About Nikki Beach Worldwide:
In 1998, entrepreneur Jack Penrod introduced the world to Nikki Beach, the first and original luxury beach club concept that combines the elements of music, dining, entertainment, fashion, film and art into one. Today, the Nikki Beach concept has transcended its international venues and grown into a global, multifaceted luxury lifestyle and hospitality brand comprised of a Beach Club Division; a Hotels & Resorts Division; a Lifestyle Division; a Special Events Division and Nikki Cares, a 501c3 Non-Profit Charity Division.

Nikki Beach can now be experienced in: Miami Beach, Florida, USA; Saint Tropez, France; Saint Barth, French West Indies; Marbella, Spain; Marrakech, Morocco; Koh Samui, Thailand; Mallorca, Spain; Ibiza, Spain; Porto Heli, Greece; Bali, Indonesia; Monte Carlo, Monaco; Dubai, UAE; Bodrum, Turkey and Versilia, Italy. Nikki Beach has a pop-up location during the Cannes International Film Festival. The Hotels & Resorts division has properties in Koh Samui, Thailand; Porto Heli, Greece; Bodrum, Turkey and Dubai, UAE.

Nikki Beach



Andiamo Celebrates Milestone of their Award Winning Artisanal Pizza

Unlike most restaurants, Andiamo doesn’t count on an executive chef to produce and conceptualize their menu. Instead, its manager Frank Crupi participates and oversees the preparation and baking process of each pie in addition to servicing clients and managing the staff. The secret to their award-winning pizzas is using fresh ingredients daily. ‘We deliver authentic pies with fresh dough made daily and fresh local produce brought in every day and prepared onsite,” says Crupi.
With over 30 artisanal styles and 25 different toppings, Andiamo’s signature pizzas include the New Yorker made with tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, parmesan, extra virgin olive oil and basil, the Portobello, a pie with Portobello, sun-dried tomato, caramelized onions, truffle oil, sauce, mozzarella, goat cheese, the Godfather featuring Italian sausage, pepperoni, meatballs, onions, peppers, mushrooms, olives, tomato sauce, and mozzarella and parmesan cheese, and the New Haven Clam Pizza topped with chopped clams, mozzarella, fresh garlic, capers, red pepper flakes and oregano. Other must-try dishes include award-winning Nunni’s Meatballs served with Andiamo’s sauce, ricotta cheese and fresh basil or in a sandwich, Panini sandwiches like the Tuscan Tuna with Andiamo’s homemade tuna, lemon mayo, arugula and roma tomatoes, signature salads and desserts such as their acclaimed Decadent Chocolate Cake.

In addition to an eclectic selection of drinks from their handpicked wine list and domestic and imported beers, Andiamo is also one of the few places in South Florida to carry Boylan’s Old Fashion sodas out of New York.

Andiamo is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.


5600 Biscayne Blvd

Miami, FL 33137