Taglietelle Via Emilia 9’s – Pasta Dishes You Can’t Run From

Picture provided by Heidi Malaret, TARA, Ink.

As Via Emilia 9’s expert “Sfoglina” or pasta maker, Chef Wendy Cacciatori hand rolls a variety of pastas for the main Tagliatelle pastas served daily including Tagliatelle Ragu (Tagliatelle in Bolognese sause), Tagliatelle Panna Salsiccia e Funghi (Tagliatelle with mushroom, sausages and cream), Tagliatelle Alle Verdure (Tagliatelle with vegetables of the day), and Tagliatelle al Prosciutto di Parma (Tagliatelle with Parma Ham). In an effort to share the tradition of true Italian cooking, Via Emilia’s open kitchen allows guests to view the pasta making and cooking process that in turn leads to immensely satisfying meals.

Via Emilia 9

1120 15th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

(786) 216-7150


Satisfy Your Meat Craving with National Prime Rib Day

National Prime Rib Day is celebrated annually on April 27. In honor of this feast day, StripSteak by Michael Mina at Fontainebleau Miami Beach is featuring a one-day only prime rib special. Save yourself the time of making it at home and celebrate today by savoring a mouth-watering, perfectly seasoned piece of one of America’s favorite steaks at the celebrated classic steakhouse. The offer includes a 14 oz Prime Rib with a side of Yorkshire Pudding and Horseradish Cream for $49.
Although little seems to be known about the history of this holiday, we do know that prime rib, also known as ‘standing rib roast’ is a tender, flavorful roast cut from the center of the rib section that’s traditionally served during the holidays or for celebrations. Making it the perfect way to observe today!

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

4441 Collins Ave

Miami Beach, FL 33140


Information provided by Manuela Mejia, Brustman Carrino PR

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo With New Cocktail At Meat Market Miami Beach

Meat Market Miami Beach Introduces Vibrant New Cocktail In Honor Of Cinco De Mayo

Available for a limited time May 5, 2017

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style at Miami Beach hotspot, Meat Market. The restaurant will be serving a new specialty cocktail on Friday, May 5, 2017 during Happy Hour only. Since its debut in 2008, the chic Lincoln Road steakhouse has garnered raves for its contemporary cuisine, creative cocktails and bustling atmosphere.

Crafted by the restaurant’s expert mixologist Ezra Pattek, the Quatro Verde features Mezcal, Ancho Verde, lime juice, agave and fresh basil. This bright, herbaceous and smoky drink will be available for $10.

Other Happy Hour drink specials include $10 glasses of Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label; $10 Classic Belvedere Martinis; and $8 signature cocktails including White Sangria; Pimm’s Cup; The “One” Mule; Tangerine Dream; and Strawberry Caipirinha. Select wines, available by the glass, are priced at $8; specialty beers $3.50.

Meat Market Miami Beach

915 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

(305) 532-0088


Cinco de Mayo Crawl in Miami On May 5th

Getting ready for Cinco de Mayo? Next Wednesday, May 5th hit the town and celebrate every tequila-lover’s favorite holiday by taking part in a one-of-a-kind Cinco de Mayo Crawl kicking off at Miami’s authentic Mexican drive, Olla and traveling onto the city’s only true Mezcaleria, El Grito.

At each spot, guests will be treated to an authentic celebration, bringing the streets of Jalisco and all of Mexico to life through creative elements, highlighting the culture and charm of its character and vibrancy. Mi Caza Es Su Caza, will be unlike any other Cinco de Mayo celebration as guests come together and cheers to the victory at the Battle of Puebla with true Mexican-inspired sips, crafted with Tequila Cazadores, 100% blue agave tequila made in the highlands of Arandas, Jalisco.

5:00-8:00PM at Olla – guests will enjoy Tequila Cazadores drink specials and a live set by DJ YSL
8:00PM on at El Grito – guests will enjoy Tequila Cazadores drink specials, complimentary tacos from 8:00-10:00PM and live music

Picture provided by Sarah Dalley, Nike Communications, Inc.

Crafted by Tequila Cazadores brand ambassador, Manny Hinojosa

1 ½ oz. Cazadores Blanco
½ oz. Xicaru Blanco
1 oz. Prickly Pear Puree
¾ oz. Fresh Lime Juice
¾ oz. Agave Nectar
Pinch of Chile Piquin

In a mixing glass add all the ingredients, ice, shake and serve over the rocks with Chile piquin. Garnish with an orange slice and lime and sprinkle Chile piquin salt.

Picture provided by Sarah Dalley, Nike Communications, Inc.

Crafted by Tequila Cazadores brand ambassador, Manny Hinojosa

2 oz. Cazadores Reposado
2 oz. Latini-syrup*
1 oz. fresh lime juice

Latini Syrup Recipe*
3 cups of water
2 cups of sugar
8 Guajillo or New Mexico dried chiles
1 pasila chile
3 slices of orange
3 oz. fresh lime juice

In a sauce pan, boil water, sugar, chile, orange slices for 15 minutes, cool and add lime juice, strain into a glass container. Keep refrigerated. Shake together all ingredients with ice and serve up with a Tajin rimmed martini glass.

Picture provided by Sarah Dalley, Nike Communications, Inc.

Crafted by Tequila Cazadores brand ambassador, Manny Hinojosa

2 oz. Tequila Cazadores Blanco
1 oz. fresh lime juice
4 oz. Squirt

Add all ingredients into a salted rocks glass filled with ice. Stir and garnish with a lime wedge.

Picture provided by Sarah Dalley, Nike Communications, Inc.

Crafted by Tequila Cazadores brand ambassador, Manny Hinojosa

1 ½ oz. Tequila Cazadores Reposado
4.5. oz. Chipotle Maria Mix*

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. NO ice and shake vigorously. Serve into a large tumbler filled with ice, and present with olives, celery, sal de gusano rim and jicama.

32 oz. tomato juice
6 oz. Chipotle mix**
Pinch of salt
6 oz. Worcestershire sauce
6 oz. lime juice
Tea spoon of black pepper
Tea celery salt
½ oz. Oregano powder
2 tea spoons of Tajin
Garnish with Jicama

Chipotle mix**
1 – 8oz. can of chipotle chiles
2 cups of orange juice
Add both ingredients in a blender
blend for 30 seconds
Chipotle sauce will be ready to use

Picture provided by Sarah Dalley, Nike Communications, Inc.

Crafted by Tequila Cazadores brand ambassador, Manny Hinojosa

1 ½ Part. Cazadores Reposado
½ part Grand Marnier or Cointreau
½ oz. Agave nectar
½ part lime juice
½ part lemon juice
1 slice of jalapeno only shake

Combine all the ingredients with ice shake and serve over the rocks. Garnish with lime wedge.

Picture provided by Sarah Dalley, Nike Communications, Inc.

Crafted by Tequila Cazadores brand ambassador, Manny Hinojosa

2 oz. Tequila Cazadores Reposado
½ oz. St-Germain
½ oz. Agave syrup
3 oz. Fresh grapefruit juice
½ oz. Fresh lime juice
Pinch of salt

In a mixing glass combine all the ingredients with ice, shake and serve over the rocks. Salt optional.

Fooq’s Miami Hosts Farm-to-Table Dinner with Seasons Farm Fresh

Picture provided by Amanda Camejo, OnBrand Communication

On Wednesday, May 3rd, Fooq’s is teaming up with Seasons Farm Fresh for a farm-to-table feast in Downtown Miami. The eclectic eatery will offer a five-course dinner menu, featuring seasonal produce, hand-selected for a menu of fresh and inventive cuisine.

The array of dishes for the evening include items such as Heirloom Tomato Toast with house-made ricotta cheese & parsley sauce, Smokey Eggplant ‘frito misto’ with green beans, zucchini & squash, and a Persian Broken Pot featuring mamey gelato pistachio, chocolate & pomegranate molasses. Two dinner seatings will be offered at 7pm and 9pm, priced at $50 per person with a wine pairing option for $35. For reservations, call 786.536.2749 or email reservations@fooqsmiami.com.

Fooq’s is located at 1035 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33136. To stay up-to-date on the latest news and happenings, follow Fooq’s on Facebook fb.com/fooqsmiami and Instagram @fooqsmiami.



About Seasons Farm Fresh
Seasons Farm Fresh offers a simple way to bring fresh produce from the farm-to-table. What began as a roadside stand selling lychees in South Florida has blossomed into a global network of farms with operations in eight countries spanning two continents. With distribution facilities located in Miami, in the crossroads of Latin America and the Caribbean, Seasons Farm Fresh has unparalleled access to importing products from across the region. Seasons Farm Fresh works exclusively with small, family-run farms to ensure produce is grown sustainably and harvested fresh for each order. Unlike mass produced fruits and vegetables, produce is sourced from ‘mom and pop’ farms and harvested at the peak of ripeness.

Seasons Farm Fresh


Behold Ariete’s Ice Cream Cocktail Float and Sunset Shot – Chef Michael Beltran’s Happy Hour Bar Menu Unveils Cocktails That Taste Like Summer

WHAT: Coconut Grove’s favorite neighborhood spot, Ariete, adds the perfect summer sips to its recently launched Happy Hour menu – The Cocktail Float as well as complimentary Sunset Shots. The Cocktail Float is the ultimate throwback to the ice cream float from your childhood, all grown up. A blend of house-made ice cream, Not Your Father’s Root Bear, Fernet Branca and Luxardo, The Cocktail Float is the ultimate spiked ice cream indulgence. Also new on the Happy Hour menu is the Sunset Shot; patrons will receive a complimentary shot of the bartender’s choice each day at sunset as part of Miami’s Support Local initiative (one per person, at the bartender’s discretion). The shot will be served to all guests sitting at the bar during Happy Hour at the exact time the sun sets each day. With a Happy Hour available Tuesday – Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Ariete is the perfect spot to enjoy after work cocktails & craft beer (priced at $8 for beer and $10 for cocktails) including the French 75 (Flor de Caña, lemon juice and Proseco) and The Girl from Ipanema (Cachaca, ginger beer, lime & basil), among others. Pioneering their unique blend of farmhouse cuisine with trail-blazing Latin influences, the creative minds behind Ariete, restauranteur Jason Odio and Executive Chef Michael Beltran, have carefully curated the perfect lite bites menu to accompany the decadent cocktail offerings. Menu items are priced at $10 or under and include Fritas with chorizo and potato sticks on a potato roll, Grilled Oysters, Ariete Oxtail Nuggets, Smoked Salmon Sliders and the restaurant’s signature Chug Burger.

WHEN: Tuesday – Friday

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Ariete

3540 Main Hwy, Coconut Grove, FL 33133

About Ariete

The creative minds behind Ariete, restaurateur Jason Odio and Executive Chef Michael Beltran, pioneer a unique blend of farmhouse cuisine with trail-blazing Latin influences. An exciting new addition to the Coral Gables landscape, Ariete offers innovative fare built around smart sourcing with carefully curated ingredients, both local and international. Inhabiting the former La Bottega space, the 80-seat bi-level dining room boasts an open floor plan and kitchen designed by Cy Davis. Featuring a Sunday supper-style, family-friendly feel, the menu features shareable entrees and snacks revolving around a woodfired grill.

For reservations, e-mail reservations@arietemiami.com.




Information provided by Erica Diamond-Bouskila, VanessaMenkes

Pizza & Burger Kicks Off Burger Month With Celebrity Guests Ray And Shannon Allen Of Grown

Miami, FL – Ditch the backyard grill and celebrate National Burger Month this May at Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina. The laidback eatery, located in the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach, is teaming up with some very special guests to create signature burgers. Every week in May (May 1, 8, 15 and 22), a different luminary will create their very own specialty burger recipe and feature it throughout the week. 15% of the proceeds from the sale of the burger will benefit the charity of their choice.

Kicking off Burger Month is husband and wife team, Shannon and Ray Allen, owners and operators of the East Coast’s first USDA Organic Certified restaurant, Grown™, located in South Miami. Committed to promoting a healthy diet and lifestyle, Shannon and former two-time NBA champion, Ray, present Grown’s Signature Salmon Burger, – pan seared salmon topped with crisp romaine lettuce, sliced Roma tomatoes, juicy caramelized onions and Dijon aioli, served on a toasted Ezekiel bun. The burger, made with 100% organic ingredients, will be available Monday, May 1, 2017 to Sunday May 7, 2017, and proceeds will benefit the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF).

Excitement ensues as Fontainebleau Miami Beach unveils the following week’s surprise celebrity guest, their unique burger creation and benefitting charity, at the end of each week. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements.

Pizza & Burger is the perfect spot to unwind after work, share a meal with the family or get together with friends. It’s lively atmosphere–complete with board games–make patrons feel like they’re at a casual backyard party with great burgers, delicious crafted cocktails and killer pizza pies.

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. The restaurant is open daily for dinner from 5pm until midnight. For reservations or to call in a takeaway order, guests should dial (305) 674-4636. For more information on National Burger Month specials, visit fontainebleau.com/packages/miami-beach-restaurant-deals.

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 by Scott Conant 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.

Pizza & Burger

4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

(305) 674-4636

Information provided by Brustman Carrino Public Relations      

Artisan Beach House Debuts Sunday Brunch

Enjoy spectacular views and inventive brunch dishes beginning on Sunday, April 30, 2017

Brunch aficionados can enjoy panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean while savoring a unique menu created by Chef Paula DaSilva at the newest oceanfront oasis, Artisan Beach House in The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour.

Served every Sunday from noon to 3:30PM, guests can choose from a robust menu of a la carte seafood dishes and hearty composed plates to cold pressed juices and refreshing craft cocktails. Menu highlights include Baked Farm Eggs ($12) with truffle oil, served with a side of charred bread; Prime Rib Eggs Benedict ($23) served on an English Muffin with caramelized onions and horseradish cream; Charred Kale Salad ($15) topped with squash, poblano, Minas cheese and a black garlic dressing; and a Foccacia Fried Egg Melt ($18) with Mortadella, Salami, Soppressata, Manchego, piquillos and a house made olive spread. Those looking to keep it light can enjoy a Berry Bowl or fresh Fruit Plate, while those with a sweet tooth can indulge in the Nutella French Toast ($18) topped with caramelized bananas.

Pairing perfectly with an afternoon spent enjoying the fresh ocean breeze, brunch cocktails include light and refreshing libations such as the Garden Bloody Mary, Michelada and fresh fruit Mimosas, available with a bottomless option for $35. Those looking to detox and reenergize can choose from an assortment of Cold Pressed Juices ($15) including the Pineapple X-press, Green Power and Watermelon Fresca.

Guests can enjoy open-air seating on the restaurant’s expansive terrace while taking in sprawling ocean views, hang out in the bar and lounge, or take in the coastal vintage décor of the main dining room.

The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour is located at 10295 Collins Avenue. Artisan Beach House is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, with a new Sunday brunch offering.

Artisan Beach House in The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour

(305) 455-5460


Information provided by Brustman Carrino Public Relations

May Is National Burger Month

Celebrate All Month Long at South Florida’s Hottest Spots


American Harvest – located at Brickell City Centre – offers shoppers made-from-scratch fare perfect for lunchtime sustenance, a quick and nutritious dinner or a break from shopping. This Burger Month, be sure to stop by and take a bite out of their American Harvest Burger with all natural, grass-fed, free range chuck short rib and brisket blend, fontina cheese, house mayo and caramelized shallots served on a Martin’s potato bun ($10). American Harvest is located at 701 South Miami Avenue, Suite 340 in Miami’s Brickell City Centre. Open daily 11AM to 9:30PM.

American Harvest Burger

(786) 814-6968


Beaker & Gray, known for its creative cocktails and global-inspired fare, is inviting diners to celebrate National Burger Month with their signature juicy dishes like the Wagyu Burger with Beer soaked tomatillo, Gouda and pickled cucumber; and the Chivito with Waygu skirt, chimichurri aioli, Oaxaca and fried egg. 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


Big Easy Winebar & Grill, the latest South African concept by Ernie Els at Brickell City Centre is inviting diners to dive into The ‘Big Easy’ Burger; named after Ernie “The Big Easy” Els himself, with heirloom tomatoes, onion jam, braai barbeque sauce and hand-cut fries.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;

Big Easy Winebar & Grill

(786) 814-5955


BLT Prime, located in the heart of Doral, is inviting burger enthusiasts to their chic dining room to celebrate Burger Month with dishes likeChef de Cuisine Dustin Ward’s BLT Duck Burger – Hudson Valley duck, miso aioli, and pickled Brussels sprouts, his entry in the recent 2017 Food Network & Cooking Channel’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival’s famed marquis event, the Heineken Light Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons hosted by Rachael Ray; as well as the Eagle Burger – burger blend, white cheddar, poached lobster and truffle buttermilk dressing; and the Black Angus Short Rib Burger – grilled 100% black angus burger, aged cheddar, crispy shallots, roasted tomatoes, bib lettuce and burger sauce. BLT Prime is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Telephone:. BLT Prime is located at Trump National Doral Miami®, 4400 NW 87th Avenue.

BLT Prime

(305) 591-6606


Glass & Vine, located in the garden oasis in the heart of Coconut Grove’s Peacock Park, is celebrating burger month with creations by star chef Giorgio Rapicavoli — known for his work at Coral Gables’ lauded Eating House, Food Network Chopped champion, FORBES 30 Under 30 list-maker and a James Beard Award semi-finalist. For weekday lunch, Rapicavoli has created The Burger with certified Angus beef topped with, cheddar bacon and charred onion. Brunch on Saturday and Sunday features the Broccoli Cheeseburger with a buttered bun and cheddar, roasted broccoli and buttermilk ranch.  Glass & 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 5:30PM to 11PM; and Sunday from 5PM to 10PM. Lunch is available Monday through Friday from 11:30AM to 3:30PM; and brunch is offered Saturday and Sunday from 11AM to 3:30PM. Valet parking is available in front of the restaurant on McFarlane Road.

Glass & Vine

(305) 200-5268


Grown, a first-of-its-kind USDA Certified Organic drive-thru restaurant developed by Shannon and Ray Allen, offers a savory alternative for pescatarians to celebrate National Burger Month – their signature Salmon Burger – pan seared with fresh romaine lettuce, sliced Roma tomatoes, caramelized onions and Dijon aioli served on a toasted Ezekiel bun. Grown is located at 8211 South Dixie Highway, and can be found in Hard Rock Stadium (Bank United Club Level and Section 148-A). In addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner service daily, the flagship location offers delivery and catering for private events.


(305) 663-GROW


Meat Market Miami Beach, South Beach’s premier contemporary steakhouse and seafood restaurant, is celebrating National Burger Month with a specialty burger from Executive Chef/co-owner Sean Brasel. Whether you’re dining al fresco on Lincoln Road or inside the glamorous eatery, make sure to order the Wild Mushroom Burger, featuring a certified Angus chuck blend stuffed with wild mushroom, topped with Boursin cheese, grilled onions and Meat Market sauce served on brioche buns from Zak the Baker. During the month, Meat Market will also offer a selection of rotating burger specials. All burgers are served with a side of signature Meat Market fries. Meat Market is located at 915 Lincoln Road.

Meat Market Miami Beach

(305) 532-0088


River Yacht Club, a unique and visionary waterfront destination on the Miami River, is calling all truffle lovers to try their one-of-a-kind burger for National Burger Month. The indulgent Keith’s Truffle Burger topped with gorgonzola, caramelized onions, truffle butter and shaved truffles ($30) – is sure to satisfy even the most refined palate. RYC is located at 401 SW Third Avenue, Miami. Hours of operation are: Tuesday-Thursday (Open for lunch and dinner) 12PM – 12AM; Friday-Saturday (Open for lunch and dinner) 12PM – 12AM; Sunday(brunch and dinner) 11AM – 8PM.

River Yacht Club

(305) 200-5716


At The Dutch, burger lovers will delight in New York restaurateur and chef Andrew Carmellini’s famous Double Cheddar Burger which has finally made its way south from The Dutch New York City. This mouthwatering, succulent double cheeseburger features a secret sauce and, of course, a side of fries. The Dutch is located inside W South Beach Hotel & Residences, 2201 Collins Avenue, in Miami Beach. Breakfast is served daily from 7AM to 11:30AM; Lunch is served daily from noon to 4PM; Dinner is served from 6:30PM to 11:30PM, Sunday-Wednesday, and from 6:30PM to midnight, Thursday-Saturday. The bakery counter is open from 7:30AM to 4PM.

The Dutch

(305) 938-3111



Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits, Fort Lauderdale’s chic seaside eatery, offers a $10 beer and Bootleg Burger promotion – ground brisket, pulled pork, chipotle aioli and jack cheese – every Monday night as part of their regular Happy Hour series. For National Burger Month the restaurant has partnered with Funky Buddha Brewery for an additional off-the-menu beer and burger offer available every Monday from 5pm– close throughout the month of May. When diners check in to Facebook or like that week’s burger post on Instagram and show their server, they will receive two Smugglers Blonde Ale beers and an option to order the Contraband Burger – specifically created for Burger Month and is made with Smugglers Blonde Ale battered shallots, tomato jam, brie, truffle aioli, arugula on a brioche bun all for $10. The Smugglers Blonde Ale is Funky Buddha’s bodacious brew made with crisp pilsner malt and a touch of citrusy hops. Burlock Coast is located at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale at 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. Reservations are recommended;

Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits

(954) 302-6460


Oceans 234, Deerfield Beach’s premiere oceanfront restaurant is serving up some exclusive specials for National Burger Month. On offer will be Steve’s Ultimate Patty Melt (available May 1 – May 10) with a bacon-crusted patty, pepper jack cheese, smoky jalapeño aioli, avocado, arugula, red onions and pickled sweet and spicy peppers on toasted marble rye ($18); and Joe’s Mushroom with a View Burger (available May 11 – May 21) with wild mushrooms, Swiss cheese, crispy onion, arugula and lemon truffle aioli on a brioche bun ($18).  The top selling burger, between those two, will be featured the rest of the month (May 22 – May 31). Oceans 234 is located at 234 North Ocean Drive in Deerfield Beach and is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30AM to 10PM; Friday and Saturday from 11:30AM to 2AM; and Sundays from 10AM to 10PM.

Oceans 234

(954) 428-2539


Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille, located in the illustrious Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Boulevard, is serving up something special for Burger Month this year. Enjoy the restaurant’s seaside setting while biting into The Cuban Burger, crafted with blended pork shoulder and pork butt, mojo marinated pork belly, sliced smoked honey baked ham, topped with fried sour pickles, Gruyere cheese and a garlic mustard sauce served on a lightly pressed Brioche bun. If you aren’t a fan of pork, try the Hand Pressed Brisket Burger, a fan favorite. Burgers are only available during lunch. Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille is located at 620 East Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, inside the Riverside Hotel. Lunch served daily 11AM – 3PM. Dinner is served from 5PM – 10PM, Sunday – Thursday and 5PM – 11PM on Friday and Saturday.

Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille

(954) 467-2555


Information provided by Brustman Carrino Public Relations

Honduras Chocolate Now on Florida Grocery Store Shelves

Better-than-fair-trade dark chocolate bars now available for purchase online and at Sarasota and Tampa area gourmet and health food retailers.

For the first time, single-origin Honduran chocolate bars produced by the Honduras Chocolate Company are available at select groceries in the Tampa, Clearwater and Sarasota areas, including Abby’s Health & Nutrition in Tampa and Nature’s Food Patch in Clearwater. The company got its start in 2015, but this is the first time their chocolate products have been sold by North American retailers.

While it’s known that some of the best cacao is grown in Honduras and other equatorial regions, very few chocolate producers are based in these same areas. Most often, consumers think of chocolate as a Northern European commodity.

“Of course, we care about making the best-tasting chocolate,” said Mike Wiesner, Honduras Chocolate Company Vice President. “But it’s about more than taste for us. It’s also about making a product in the place where it’s grown to further support the local economy. This means paying the farmers better than fair-trade prices, following environmentally-friendly processing practices and hand-selecting the best cacao.”

The Honduras Chocolate Company produces four, 2.7 oz chocolate bars at 65 percent, 70 percent, 75 percent and 80 percent cacao. Because the chocolate is only two ingredients—cacao and pure cane sugar, both of which are grown organically in Honduras—the flavor is unlike many other chocolate varieties. It has a unique deep buttery cocoa flavor. The higher the cacao percentage, the more pronounced the coffee accents. The lower the cacao percentage, the more pronounced the fruity accents.

All of the chocolates are non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, and nut-free. The company hand selects the cacao pods grown by its network of local farmers and completes the processing by storing the beans in its own dry processing facility in Honduras. From there, the beans are fermented and, when ready, processed into chocolate and packaged for distribution. This setup allows the farmers to focus solely on farming and the Honduras Chocolate Company to control quality and consistency without adding fillers and other flavors to the recipe.

About the Honduras Chocolate Company
The Honduras Chocolate Company develops deep, personal relationships with its Honduran farmers, pays better-than-fair-trade prices and provides farmers with essential business training, micro-loans and access to farming resources. These relationships result in greater crop yields of a higher-quality compared to mass-produced cacao. The net result: better chocolate for you, and a positive, sustainable solution for a country rich in culture but poor in financial resources. The Honduras Chocolate company sells four chocolate bars ranging from 65 percent to 80 percent cacao as well as cocoa powder and culinary chocolate online and at select retailers.

Honduras Chocolate Company


Information provided by Falynn Derderian, The Condiment Marketing Co.