Locals and tourists alike can experience the flavors of the Western Cape region of South Africa at Big Easy Winebar & Grill’s Easy Hour every weekday from 4PM-7PM. The restaurant, located in Miami’s new Brickell City Centre, is a project in partnership with golf icon turned winemaker Ernie Els who is affectionately nicknamed “The Big Easy” for his manner, stature and gentle disposition.
The new Easy Hour follows that same laid-back feel with draft beers for $5 and half-off wines by the glass (regularly priced at $10-$18). Flights of both white and red South African Wines are $12 and include two-ounce tastings of select bottles.
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; Reservations suggested.
About Grove Bay Hospitality Group
Founded in 2010, Grove Bay Hospitality Group owns and operates restaurants, in addition to being a boutique consulting firm. Based in Miami, Florida, Grove Bay aspires to enhance the lives of its guests, employees, communities and investors as a restaurant industry leader by developing innovative, memorable and highly successful restaurant concepts. In March 2016, Grove Bay opened Glass & Vine – their first restaurant concept helmed by Giorgio Rapicavoli – as the first phase of Coconut Grove’s renaissance. The dynamic hospitality group has a repertoire of restaurants and retail projects in the works, including Stiltsville Fish Bar in Sunset Harbour alongside famed duo Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth, as well as Big Easy Winebar & Grill by Ernie Els and American Harvest in the Brickell City Centre. The homegrown restaurant company is also planning an ambitious multi-restaurant and retail project, The Harbour, in Coconut Grove, slated to begin in 2017. Additional locations of American Harvest are also in the works.