June 26, 2017

Celebrate Independence Day With Fireworks, Barbecue And Brews Inbox


Artisan Beach House at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour is inviting guests to the ultimate VIP Fourth of July soiree. For $150 per person, enjoy a night on the restaurant’s waterfront terrace with front row views of a spectacular fireworks show, passed appetizers, choice of entrée and open bar/bottle service from 7PM to 10PM. For those looking to enjoy an early dinner before the festivities begin, the restaurant will be offering their a la carte menu of delicacies in addition to special holiday items and refreshing new libations. Guests are then welcome to head down to the hotel’s pool area to enjoy drink specials and watch the fireworks display from the beach. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, please email [email protected] or call (305) 455-5460. Artisan Beach House is located at The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour - 10295 Collins Avenue. Valet is $5 with validation.

At Big Easy Winebar & Grill there’s no better place to celebrate Independence Day than with a backyard barbecue – South African style. Enjoy special pricing on the Braai Platter ($75, regularly $110) with South African farmer's sausage, 12 oz. top sirloin, double lamb chops, Nigerian prawns and two sides; while sipping on $5 beers all day long. Other menu highlights include the Out of Africa Chop Chop with peri-peri chicken breast, chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, biltong bits, chopped lettuce, spring onions and Parmesan cheese topped with grenache vinaigrette; Toasted Couscous Risotto with baby shiitake mushrooms, butternut squash, kale and Parmesan-thyme cream; Grilled Nigerian Prawns seasoned with garlic butter and peri-peri chili sauce; and the plentiful Durban Bunny Chow – great for sharing – with a slow roasted lamb shank served with rice in an artisan bread bowl. 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;

River Yacht Club, the premier lifestyle oasis located on the Miami River, will host a special Fourth of July edition of their popular 'Rock My Boat' brunch party, with entertainment provided by one of RYC's resident DJs. Celebrate Independence Day with their a la carte brunch items including Lobster Benedict with Maine lobster, house-made toasted bread, poached egg and saffron hollandaise; Grilled Skirt Steak and Eggs served with potatoes and saffron hollandaise; French Toast with berries and Crème anglaise and a variety of other brunch delicacies, paired with any of their throwback cocktails like the Gin -N-Juice. Brunch reservations are available from Noon – 5PM. The restaurant will remain open until 11PM that evening for those who want to view the fireworks show from the beautiful Miami River. River Yacht Club is located at 401 SW Third Avenue on the Miami River. For full menu go to; To book reservations, call (305) 200-5716.

Rusty Pelican, known for its dazzling waterfront views, is inviting diners to join them for their top floor Fourth of July celebration. For $55 per adult (including two drink tickets for beer or wine), and $25 per child, enjoy an evening of live entertainment, dancing, dining and party favors with the most outstanding views of Miami’s fireworks over Biscayne Bay. From 7PM to 10PM, indulge in a lavish dinner buffet including A1 Potato Salad with garlic aioli, cilantro and onion; Grilled Mahi-Mahi with mango and papaya salsa; St. Louis BBQ Ribs with whiskey barbecue sauce; Garlic Crusted Prime Rib with balsamic chimichurri; Grilled Yellow Corn with Parmesan chili butter and Cotija cheese; Homemade Mac & Cheese with aged cheddar, smoked gouda and grated parmesan; and decadent desserts including a Homemade Mini Apple Pie made with Granny Smith apples and brandy and Key Biscayne Pie with a graham cracker crumb crust and key lime curd. The Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. For reservations, please call (305) 361-3818 or email [email protected];


L Bar, the upscale cocktail and music lounge housed in the lobby of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, brings the Fourth of July indoors this year with its one-day-only drink special. No Fourth of July celebration is complete without apple pie, and L Bar delivers the delectable treat in the best way: a handcrafted Apple Pie Punch made with St. Pete’s Spiced Rum, Laird’s Apple Jack Brandy, apple cider, sugar syrup, cinnamon, soda water and garnished with orange, apple and lime slices. Located in the heart of the action, L Bar is just steps from the hotel’s buzzing casino floor providing a perfect backdrop to savor the finest handcrafted cocktails made with fresh, seasonal produce, house-made syrups and inventive techniques. L Bar is located at One Seminole Way in Hollywood and is open Sunday – Thursday, noon to midnight; Friday and Saturday noon to 3AM. For more information, visit

Information provided by Brustman Carrino, Public relations

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