Earls Kitchen + Bar
They will be offering a special Stars & Stripe cocktail on Independence Day for $4.50. In addition, guests can enjoy weekly features offered every Friday including double mojitos for $7, $1 off Stella pints and $2 off glasses of champagne. Earls is located at 7535 North Kendall Drive in Dadeland Mall. The restaurant offers lunch and dinner daily beginning at 11:30 a.m. and brunch on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ample parking and valet is available. Telephone: (305) 667-1786; www.earlsrestaurants.com.
They will get festive for the 4th early this year with an All-American Cookout on Wednesday, July 2nd, from 7p.m. – close. Part of the wildly-popular Bourbon, Beer & ‘Cue series, Chef de Cuisine Conor Hanlon and guest chef Jamie DeRosa of Tongue & Cheek will serve up an outdoor BBQ at Grove at W, complete with summertime games. Priced at $40 per person (excluding beverages, taxes and gratuity), the family-style feast will feature Apple-Brined Smoked BBQ Chicken; Smoked & Barbecued Mackerel Sandwich with Bread & Butter Beet Slaw; and Texas-Style Smoked Beef Brisket with Slathering Sauce, Smoked Garlic Sausage, Texas Toast & Baked Pinto Beans. Drink specials include $2 PBR Tall Boys; $3 Tecates fully dressed with BBQ rub and citrus; $9 Specialty Bourbon Cocktails; and $40 Summer Punch Bowls. The event will take place at Grove, The Dutch’s backyard, inside W South Beach, 2201 Collins Avenue. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-dutch-2913104985
Wynwood Kitchen & Bar
They are celebrating Independence Day with a festive backyard BBQ on the lawn of the restaurant from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy a menu of classic American favorites with a twist, crafted by Executive Chef Miguel Aguilar, including a chorizo beef burger on a brioche bun; Ball Park hot dogs loaded with Cotija cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, chipotle aioli, pickled jalapeno and shoe string potatoes; and criollo marinated chicken breast. Hearty side dishes will include the chef’s popular devilish eggs, chipotle coleslaw and potato salad. Wynwood Kitchen & Bar is located at 2550 N.W. 2nd Avenue. Ample street parking and valet available. Visit www.wynwoodkitchenandbar.com and www.facebook.com/wynwoodkitchenandbar for more information.
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
They are celebrating Independence Day and National Fried Chicken Day (Sunday, July 6, 2014), with an exclusive lunch and brunch special, Friday, July 4 through Friday, July 11, 2014. For a limited time, guests can enjoy a twist on the classic Blue Plate Special ($14), two pieces of Lewellyn’s fine fried chicken with a blend of hot spices, served with citrus pepper watermelon and house-made buttermilk biscuits. Perfect to help cool down from the chicken’s fiery bite is Yardbird’s signature Watermelon Sling ($13), a refreshing blend of Troy & Sons platinum white whiskey, fresh pressed watermelon juice and lemon balanced with rosemary and Aperol. Yardbird is located on Miami Beach at 1600 Lenox Ave. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily with weekend brunch on Saturday and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Telephone: (305) 538-5220; www.runchickenrun.com Reservations strongly suggested.
Khong River House
The popular 50 Eggs concept that offers an authentic yet approachable menu, rich with bold Southeast Asian flavors, is offering for a limited time only a lunch dish in celebration of the Fourth of July and National Fried Chicken Day, Friday, July 4 through Friday, July 11, 2014. Guests can enjoy Khong Fried Chicken ($19), half a chicken with honey-lime marinade served with spicy mango slaw and caramel fish sauce. Khong River House is located on Miami Beach at 1661 Meridian Avenue. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily, with brunch launching July 2014. Telephone: (305) 763-8147; www.khongriver.com
Swine Southern Table & Bar
On Fourth of July, Coral Gables’ go to place for southern comfort will be serving up a half rack of ribs ($26) with their signature competition rub, cider vinegar mop and homemade pickles for the holiday. Swine is located in Coral Gables at 2415 Ponce De Leon Blvd. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily, with weekend brunch on Saturday and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Telephone: (786) 360-6433; www.runpigrun.com
Miami Beach’s seafood hotspot is celebrating Independence Day with succulent food specials including Steamed Shrimp ($15.50) with charred lemon; Grilled Lobster ($24) with chili-garlic butter, grilled corn and fingerling potatoes; Baby Back Ribs (half rack $26, full rack $35) with pomegranate BBQ sauce, watermelon, grilled corn and oven roasted potatoes. Guests can enjoy a twist to the traditional holiday dessert with Apple Pie Empanadas ($11), served four to an order with Granny Smith apples, caramel and maple whipped cream. Lure Fishbar is located in the historic St. Moritz Hotel building at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel at 1600 Collins Avenue. The restaurant is open for dinner nightly at 6 p.m. Valet parking is available. Telephone: (305) 695-4550; www.lurefishbar.com