8th Annual Friends of St. Jude Miami “It’s All About The Kids”

8th Annual Friends of St. Jude Miami “It’s All About The Kids”Saturday, September 19, 7:30pm – JW Marriott Marquis, 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami

The 8th annual It’s All About the Kids event, hosted by the Friends of St. Jude, will bring together young professionals and prominent members of the South Florida community to support children suffering from cancer and other life-threatening diseases. This disco-themed event will feature a lounge-style reception with hors d’oeuvres, ethnic and exotic food stations, an open bar, silent and live auctions, and gifts for all guests. Individual tickets start at $125. To buy your ticket at the Friends of St. Jude member rate, please contact St. Jude Regional office at 305-265-1371. #FriendsOfStJudeMiami #ItsAllAboutTheKids @FOSJMiami @StJude



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Turnberry Ocean Club Hosts Master Broker Forum

Turnberry Ocean Club Hosts Master Broker ForumWednesday, July 29, 6pm – Turnberry Ocean Club’s Sales Center, 215 185 Street, Sunny Isles Beach

Turnberry Ocean Club newly opened sales center hosted the Broward Master Brokers Forum panel discussion and forum dinner, where panelists Liz Caldwell from EWM Realtors and John Whitney, MLS and Industry Development Director for The Zillow Group were speaking about the “Zillow Effect.” Discussion was moderated by special guest Jack McCabe, Founder and CEO of McCabe Research & Consulting, and a delicious dinner catered by MG Events.

Master Brokers Forum, is an organization comprised of South Florida’s ELITE real estate professionals. Zillow is one of the best-known players in the market through its widely quoted “Zestimates” of how much a property is worth, a feature particularly popular among homeowners, and hated by realty agents. According to Zillow’s CEO Spencer Rascoff “Zestimates are a good starting point” but that nationwide Zestimates have a “median error rate” of about 8%.

Turnberry Ocean Club new high-tech sales center truly reflects of what buyers may expect living at new ultra-luxury condominium. Within the space is a fully furnished three bedroom model unit where buyers can envision themselves in their prospective future home. This Turnberry Associates’ latest exclusive residential condominium tower, comprised of 154 grand three, four, five, and six-bedroom units, will be priced from $3 million to $22 million, and the development is due for completion in 2018. #‎TurnberryOceanClub‬ #MasterBrokerForum

Flavors of Miami 2015

Flavors of Miami 2015Tuesday, July 28, 5:30pm-10pm – Loews Hotel, 1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

The inaugural Flavors of Miami, presented by Miami Transplant Institute, a unique affiliation between Jackson Health System and UHelth – University of Miami Health System, was a gourmet culinary experience beyond the traditional gala. Guests savored Miami’s most exclusive restaurants, as top local chefs prepared five-course dinner table side together with wine pairings.

The evening started with silent auction and cocktail reception featuring delicious hors d’oeuvres by participating chefs. Mistress of Ceremonies was Nathalie Rodriguez, an on-air personality and the entertainment queen on MY 93.9 WMIA, while the welcoming note was delivered by Thomas Nealon, III, CEO and National Board Chairman, American Liver Foundation. Mr. Joe Arriola, Jackson Health System introduced the evening honoree Rodrigo Vianna, MD, PhD, Director, Miami Transplant Institute; Chief, Liver, Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplant; Professor, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Jackson Health System.

Participating local chefs and their restaurants included: Honorary Host Chef Chairman, Chef Frederic Delaire of Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Honorary Chef Scott Linquist of Coyo Taco, Chef Nicole Votano of Fooq’s, Chef Jimmy Carey of Jimmy’z Kitchen, Chef Benjamin Murray of Azul at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami, Chef David Rustarazo of KLIMA, Chef William Milian of DECK sixteen, Chef Benjamin Goldman of Modern Garden, Chef Rod Chitikov of Devon Seafood & Steak, Chef Billy Devlin of Toscana Divino, Chef Juan Manuel Barrientos of Elcielo, Chef Alex Chang of Vagabond Restaurant & Bar, and Chef Cristian Cuevas of 50 Eggs & BTW.

Proceeds will benefit the American Liver Foundation’s efforts to help improve the lives of 30 million people in the U.S. living with liver disease. ALF is a non-profit organization which works to facilitate, advocate, and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver diseases.

KLIMA Restaurant “Arroz con Amigos” Paella Brunch

KLIMA Restaurant Arroz con Amigos Paella BrunchSaturday, July 25, 12pm-4pm – KLIMA Restaurant and Bar, 210 23rd Street, Miami Beach

KLIMA Restaurant and Bar, a culinary concept inspired by contemporary gastronomy from Barcelona, debuts its first brunch concept courtesy of Executive Chef David “Rusti” Rustarazo – introducing the quintessential essence of modern day Catalan-Mediterranean gastronomy to the newly opened Spanish restaurant in Miami Beach.

“Arroz con Amigos” debuted on Saturday, July 25th, starting at Noon, presenting the very first Paella Brunch in Miami Beach, including a unique assortment of three contemporary interpretations of the classic dish originating from Valencia in Spain. Chef Rusti uses his own ingredients for three home made Paella recipes that guests can choose from – a meat Paella, fish Paella and vegetable Paella. Guests can watch Chef Rusti in person, as he serves his specialty rice-based dish buffet-style from three separate over-sized frying pans placed on an open flame, known as “Paelleras” – the traditional pan used for cooking Paella in Spain.

Accompanying flavorful Paella during Saturday Brunch are salad buffet, as well as house made Sangria – all for a price of $50 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Wine, beer, mimosas and other classic brunch cocktails are available at an extra charge. Guests are also able to enjoy the traditional sounds of Barcelona, provided by a live band. For reservations call 786-453-2779 or email Reservations@klimamiami.com.  #KLIMAmiami @KLIMAmiami

Brickell Heights 02 Hosts Trainer Marco Borges for Book Signing

Brickell Heights 02 Hosts Trainer Marco Borges for Book SigningThursday, July 23, 6:30pm-8:30pm – SLS LUX Sales Gallery, 801 South Miami Avenue, Miami Brickell

Beyonce’s personal trainer, a health guru, and Miami native, Marco Borges hosted a private talk and book signing for his New York Times bestseller, The 22-Day Revolution. The event was appropriately hosted by Brickell Heights 02, which introduces a 35,000 square foot Equinox and the neighborhood’s first SoulCycle studio, all within walking distance from Brickell City Centre.

Marco Borges is passionate about guiding people on the path to developing a healthy lifestyle. For over 20 years, this nationally renowned Exercise Physiologist has been teaching individuals to transform their lives and bodies through his innovative exercise and nutrition programs. As an author (“Power Moves: The Four Motions to Transform Your Body for Life”) and one of the most sought after fitness and plant-based nutrition experts in the country, Marco lives by a simple mantra – “I am committed to making a difference every day!”

In The 22-Day Revolution, Marco lays out a comprehensive 22-day strategy that includes a meal plan, tips to stay on track and over 65 delicious and healthy plant-based recipes. By the end of your 22-day journey, you’ll be armed with the knowledge you need to continue with a healthier and more energetic lifestyle! With The 22-Day Revolution, you’ll have the guidance to adopt a plant-based diet and create lifelong habits that not only help you avoid serious health conditions, but also shed unwanted weight and improve your overall life!

Maestro Del Mar Chef Challenge #2

Maestro Del Mar Chef Challenge #2Wednesday, July 22, 6:30pm-9:30pm – International Polo Club, 3667 120th Avenue South, Wellington

The 2nd Maestro del Mar Chef Challenge took place at the exclusive International Polo Club in Wellington, one of the most magnificent locations in the series. The amazing chefs for Semi-Final #2 were Executive Chef Clay Carnes of The Grille Fashion Cuisine in Wellington, Executive Chef William Sellner of The International Polo Club Mallet Grille, Executive Chef Bret Hauser of JEY Hospitality Group & new restaurant Pizza Craft, and Executive Chef Elmer Saravia representing BICE Ristorante on Palm Beach Island, all showcasing their talents for guests and judges. Guest Judges included: Manfred Schmidtke, Department Chair of International Baking and Pastry at Lincoln Culinary Institute; Maude Eaton of For the Love of Food; and Libby Volyges of Libbyvision.com.

Carnes a former graduate of The French Culinary Institute and ALMA la Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana has reigned victorious at the Maestro Del Mar Chef Challenge #2. With his believe in “non-sense cooking” and secret ingredient passion fruit he crafted the winning plate. This was just another win following his victory on The Food Networks: Cutthroat Kitchen. This Chef is just full of passion and excitement towards his cooking we will keep anxiously waiting for his next big thing!

Villain Theater Grand Opening: Saturday Gigantic

Villain Theater Grand Opening: Saturday Gigantic Saturday, August 1, 7pm – Villain Theater at MADE at the Citadel, 8325 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami

The inaugural show at Villain Theater, the new home for Chicago-style improv comedy and sketch, will feature home grown talent and guest performers who are iO Chicago veterans Timmy Mayse and Cesar Jaime. Saturday Gigantic will showcase the Chicago-style of improvisation, which is more theatrical, with emphasis on emotional connection, collaboration and grounded scene work. The new performance space is a creative shared space and home to makers, artists, designers and entrepreneurs. Doors open at 7 p.m., and tickets at the door are $15, online for $12. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. @villaintheater


Continental Miami by Stephen Starr Opens at Aloft South Beach

Continental Miami by Stephen Starr Opens at Aloft South BeachSaturday, August 1, 5pm-12am – The Continental, 2360 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Stephen Starr and STARR Restaurants are opening Continental Miami, its fourth restaurant in the South Florida market. Located on Collins Avenue and 23rd Street at Aloft South Beach, Starr’s original retro 70s Philadelphia restaurant, features innovative eclectic dishes and classic martinis alongside some brand new plates with a heavy Chinese focus.

Chef Matthew Oetting, along with Starr’s corporate chef Erik Battles, created this Miami-specific menu that includes a build-your-own sushi dish with tuna, salmon, sushi rice, toasted nori, vegetables, and garnishes presented in a bento box. There’s also a foie-gras McGriddle with fried egg, American cheese, bacon, hollandaise, and maple griddle cakes. The Continental will be open for dinner only this weekend, and will start serving lunch and dinner on Monday, August 3, with breakfast and brunch to follow. Valet parking is $15 at Aloft South Beach. For reservations call 305-604-2000.

Bunnie Cakes Opens in Aventura Mall

 Bunnie Cakes Opens in Aventura MallSaturday, August 1, 2pm-6pm – Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura

Bunnie Cakes, Miami’s first-ever vegan, gluten-free and kosher bakery is opening shop in Aventura Mall, right across from the Rainbow Valley Playground by Friends With You. Bunnie Cakes bakery has earned an outstanding reputation since its Edgewater / Wynwood location opened more than two years ago. Now, owner Mariana Cortez is taking the first step towards expanding the beloved brand. On opening day, guests to the Aventura location can expect giveaways, friendly greetings and a free mini cupcake with every purchase from 2 to 6 p.m. and FREE balloons for all kids! #bunniecakes @MariBunnieCakes

MIA Feijoada at Sugarloaf Gastrobar

MIA Feijoada at Sugarloaf GastrobarSaturday, August 1, 1pm-5pm – Sugarloaf Gastrobar, 18090 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach

Social Brains’ Tatanka Guerrero and Luiz Fleury bring the iconic Brazilian dish of Feijoada to their high-energy, world gastrobar, Sugarloaf. The restaurant celebrates gastronomy from around the world and will pay special homage to creator Fleury’s Brazilian heritage. MIA Feijoada Saturdays will kick off Saturday, August 1st, from 1pm to 5pm and will reoccur every first Saturday of each month.

Join Sugarloaf Gastrobar for unlimited taste of Brazil’s Famous Feijoada, from 1pm to 5pm on every first Saturday of every month for only $23 per person. Feijoada is a typical Portuguese stew considered to be the national dish of Brazil that is comprised of beans, beef, and pork. For more info call 305-466-4599 or email info@sugarloafmiami.com. @SugarloafMiami


Paddleboarder.com Launch Party

Paddleboarder.com Launch PartySaturday, August 1, 9am-2pm – Delray Beach between lifeguard tower 4 and 5

Paddleboarder.com is hosting Official Launch Party on Delray Beach between lifeguard tower 4 and 5 on Saturday August 1st. There will be tons of giveaways, contests, races, relays, free boards and paddles to demo, and activities for the kids. Also live music by Wallyjandro Djwally Robinson, food, drinks, and a fun day is in store! Purchase your raffle tickets for your chance to win boards, paddle gear, gift certificates, gear and more! You don’t need to be present to win! Raffle tickets will also be sold at the event, and proceeds will go towards the Sandoway House Nature Center. @Paddleboarder_

“Tapas y Tintos” Restaurant on Española Way

Tapas y Tintos Restaurant on Española WayFriday, July 31, 9pm – Tapas y Tintos, 448 Española Way, Miami Beach

“Tapas y Tintos” is a Spanish/Basque tapas restaurant & bar that has been bringing authenticity and flavor to the Spanish-inspired, historic street of Española Way in Miami Beach since 1981. From ceiling to floor, the walls are covered with authentic photographs and decor of Spanish novelties such as Spanish Matador costumes, Spanish fans, Flamenco dancers and Spain’s beloved soccer teams.

Tapas y Tintos has developed a menu with authentic Spanish dishes that range from “Tapas y Raciones” or small plates, and homemade croquettes with choice of chicken, cod, or ham, priced from $9 to $18, and can be shared on their own as a way to taste the wide menu. The star of the menu, is the house special “Arroces” with choice of Seafood Paella or Meat Paella (chicken, pork loin, sausage) that serves 2 people at $35 each. On the menu, you can also find “Tablas” or cold cuts boards with assortments of cured meats and cheeses with Selection of Iberico Cured Meats for $45, as well as seafood and meet entrees ranging from $21-$32. You can finish your evening with traditional desserts like the “Crema Catalana”, “Tarta de Santiago”, or “Tia’s Flan”, each for $8.95.

Stop by for daily happy hour to enjoy $5.99 Sangria, Mojitos and Beers! Also don’t forget to reserve your seat for the only live flamenco show on Miami Beach, “El Rincón del Flamenco” starting at 9pm on weekend nights. Every Friday and Saturday nights, join “La Marcha Nights” the late night bar kicking-off at midnight with live DJ entertainment. Enjoy brunch every Saturday and Sunday starting at Noon. Hours of operation are: Monday to Thursday from 5PM to close, and Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12PM to close. For reservations call 305-538-8272.  #‎TapasyTintos‬

Miami New Times 8th Annual Iron Fork

Miami New Times 8th Annual Iron ForkThursday, July 30, 7pm-10pm – Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE 2nd Ave, Miami

Miami New Times and Downtown Miami Development Authority hosted the 8th annual Miami New Times Iron Fork, and for the 3rd consecutive year, they partnered with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau to officially kick-off annual Miami Spice, bringing guests culinary creations from more than 75 of South Florida’s luxury and fine-dining restaurants. The event returned to the Hyatt Regency Miami where dining enthusiasts enjoyed some of the finest restaurants featured during the Miami Spice program, as well as dozens of other top local eateries.

Celebrated Chef Allen Susser hosed the ‪#‎ForkOff‬ Chef Competition between two of Miami’s hottest chefs, Eileen Andrade from FINKA Table & Tap and Dena Marino from MC Kitchen, with Miami Smokers pork as a secrete ingredient. The ladies of the Fork Off Chef Competition, presented by Culinary Convenience, were judged by Danny Serfer (Mignonette/Blue Collar), Chefs Adrianne Calvo (Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant & Wine Bar), Jamie DeRosa (Tongue & Cheek/Izzy’s Fish & Oyster) and Ralph Pagano (Naked Taco/Naked Lunch). ‪‎Dena Marino of MC Kitchen was crowned as Fork Off‬ Competition winner!

In addition to the Fork Off Chef Competition, Susser has also curated the #‎ShuckIt Oyster Competition presented by Midtown Oyster Bar. Chefs from Mignonette, Izzy’s Fish & Oyster, J&G Grill at St Regis Bal Harbour, Lure Fishbar and The Oceanaire Seafood Room restaurants were timed to see who can shuck a dozen oysters the fastest. That was some fierce shucking during ‎Shuck It‬ Oyster Competition with Mignonette coming in at 1 minute and 36 seconds for the win! #‎IronForkMIA‬

Shots Miami – Miami’s 1st Interactive Shots Bar

Shots Miami - Miami’s 1st Interactive Shots BarFriday, July 24, 9pm-11pm – Shots Miami, 311 NW 23rd Ave, Miami Wynwood Arts District

Shots Miami – Wynwood destination highlights signature shots and a soon to be announced dining concept. With over 2 years of operation under its belt, Shots Miami has successfully managed to carve out a unique niche as a nightlife destination in the neighborhood of Wynwood. The interactive shots bar offers a personalized experience by combining their innovative specialty shots and unique props in a one of a kind party bar atmosphere.

Inspired by the travels of co-owners Oscar Zapata and David Estrada to Medellin, the Shots brand is gearing up for global recognition as they announce plans to offer franchises nationally and internationally including a dining component called Shots Bites. New additions include more restrooms, a kitchen, a third bar and more comfortable seating for added ambiance. Along with co-owner Jason Machado who brings to the mix multiple years of experience in the hospitality and bar industry, Shots Miami sets the standard as a global authority in the shots culture scene.

“After visiting cities where nightlife culture thrives and being exposed to the Chupitos or shots concept, we immediately thought that this concept had a place in the states,” said co-owner David Estrada. “Undoubtedly, our hometown of Miami was the perfect starting point for the shots concept and we believe it will be a globally recognized brand in the hospitality, entertainment and spirits industries with a presence in every major hospitality-centric city in the world.”

Serving signature shots, cocktails and craft beers, each complex libation is made up of several liquors and garnishes mixed like a cocktail and served as a shot. Although SHOTS Miami does not offer food options yet, the Wynwood hot-spot offers breakfast, dinner, and dessert-inspired drinks you can have any time of day or for an all day celebration. Breakfast – Party Pancakes: A strong and delicious way to start your day, made with Crown Maple, Irish Cream and Butterscotch. Dinner– Harry Potter: Movie and a show all in one, made with 3 Olives S’Mores Vodka. Dessert – Strawberry Shortcake: A childhood favorite that can now be an adult favorite, made with 3 Olives Strawberry Vodka, Bols Yogurt and Whipped Cream.

Party PancakesHarry PotterStrawberry Shortcake

National Tequila Day with Mixologist Richie Petronzi at Regent Cocktail Club

National Tequila Day with Mixologist Richie Petronzi at Regent Cocktail ClubFriday, July 24, 8pm-9pm – Regent Cocktail Club at the Gale South Beach, 1690 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

To celebrate National Tequila Day, DeLeón Tequila has partnered with local star mixologist Richie Petronzi from Miami Beach hot spot Regent Cocktail Club to create an exclusive cocktail inspired by tequila itself. This cocktail, as part of DeLeón’s newest initiative, the #NextLevelOrder program is featured as a secret “off-the-menu” cocktail, available only to those “in the know” for a limited time.

“Cobbleone” is a masterpiece created by Richie Petronzi drawing inspiration from the intricately nuanced flavor of DeLeón Platinum Tequila. Un-aged and unrivaled in finish, DeLeón Platinum, made from 100% Highland Blue Weber agave, is a provocative Blanco with a rich, complex agave hone that is slow-fermented and twice-distilled.

Richie Petronzi grew up in the hospitality industry before migrating to Miami Beach, where he first worked as a bartender at Rumi. He was then offered a job to work with Morgans Hotel Group at Skybar and the iconic Shore Club Hotel, and his career took off from there. Since then, he’s crafted cocktails for Miami’s finest at establishments such as Living Room, located at the W South Beach before landing at the Regent Cocktail Club.

“Cobbleone” by Richie Petronzi
2 oz. DeLeòn Platinum Tequila
1 oz. lemon juice
1 oz. agave syrup
.5 oz Amontillado Sherry
.5 oz. Pedro Ximenez Sherry
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker except for the Pedro Ximenez Sherry. Shake well and pour into a double old fashioned glass. Top with crushed ice and float Pedro Ximenez Sherry on top. Garnish with blackberries and raspberries.

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Beck’s Urban Canvas Launch Event

Beck's Urban Canvas Launch EventThursday, July 23, 7pm-10pm – Wynwood Walls, 2516 NW 2nd Ave, Miami Wynwood Arts District

Beck’s, the world’s most recognized German-style beer, introduced Beck’s Urban Canvas, a community-focused art project aimed at neighborhood revitalization and the fostering of progressive thinking in Miami. Beck’s is continuing its tradition of supporting creators and innovators from around the world. For the first ever Beck’s Urban Canvas project, 12 visionary artists from Miami have been hand-selected to create 15 original works of art throughout the Magic City. These specially commissioned murals and installations will come to life in Miami’s creatively inspired communities of Little Havana, Little Haiti, Wynwood and in the recently launched artist live/work area known as the Leah Arts District in Hialeah. The Beck’s Urban Canvas crew of multicultural artists include: Trek 6, Don Rimx, Hoxxoh, Typoe, Jose Mertz, Tatiana Suarez, 2 Alas, Ernesto Maranje, Magnus Sodamin, Diana Contreras, Jessy Nite and Abstrk. #BecksUrbanCanvas @becksbeer

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