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6th Annual FLIPANY “Chefs Up Front” Fort Lauderdale/Miami

6th Annual FLIPANY “Chefs Up Front” Fort Lauderdale/MiamiFriday, September 9, 6pm-12am – Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables

Chefs Up Front is a unique dining experience, where celebrated chefs create and prepare a five-course dinner table-side, paired with wine, for individual tables of 10. All proceeds from the decadent sit-down dinner, reception and auction assist FLIPANY to support Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Program and its 500 participants. Tickets are $250 per person. #ChefsUpFront #FLIPANY

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

Friday, August 26, 6pm-12am – South Beach Lady behind Shooters Waterfront, 3033 NE 32nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale

Chefs Up Front Fort Lauderdale, presented by Holman Automotive, was fun evening MC’d by media personality Kimmy B, on a gorgeous South Beach Lady yacht cruising through Intracoastal Waterway. 10 of South Florida’s most acclaimed chefs prepared a five-course dinner paired with wine, table-side for parties of 10, including:
Jason Smith – Chef Liaison, Executive Chef at W Fort Lauderdale
Eric Baker, Executive Chef at Max’s Harvest
Michael Bloise, Executive Chef at OCEAN2000
Rolando Centonzio, Executive Chef at Shooters Waterfront
Aaron Dreilinger, Executive Chef at Chef David Schwadron Cuisine & Event Design
Adrienne Grenier, Executive Chef at 3030 Ocean
Ned Jaouhar, Executive Chef at The Rusty Hook Tavern
Michael White, Executive Chef at Tsukuro
Steve Zobel, Executive Chef at Big City Tavern
Robyn Almodovar, Chef/Owner of The Palate Party Owner (not present)

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6th Annual FLIPANY “Chefs Up Front” Fort Lauderdale/Miami

6th Annual FLIPANY “Chefs Up Front” Fort Lauderdale/MiamiFriday, September 9, 6pm-12am – Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables

Chefs Up Front is a unique dining experience, where celebrated chefs create and prepare a five-course dinner table-side, paired with wine, for individual tables of 10. All proceeds from the decadent sit-down dinner, reception and auction assist FLIPANY to support Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Program and its 500 participants. Tickets are $250 per person. #ChefsUpFront #FLIPANY

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

Friday, August 26, 6pm-12am – South Beach Lady behind Shooters Waterfront, 3033 NE 32nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale

Chefs Up Front Fort Lauderdale, presented by Holman Automotive, was fun evening MC’d by media personality Kimmy B, on a gorgeous South Beach Lady yacht cruising through Intracoastal Waterway. 10 of South Florida’s most acclaimed chefs prepared a five-course dinner paired with wine, table-side for parties of 10, including:
Jason Smith – Chef Liaison, Executive Chef at W Fort Lauderdale
Eric Baker, Executive Chef at Max’s Harvest
Michael Bloise, Executive Chef at OCEAN2000
Rolando Centonzio, Executive Chef at Shooters Waterfront
Aaron Dreilinger, Executive Chef at Chef David Schwadron Cuisine & Event Design
Adrienne Grenier, Executive Chef at 3030 Ocean
Ned Jaouhar, Executive Chef at The Rusty Hook Tavern
Michael White, Executive Chef at Tsukuro
Steve Zobel, Executive Chef at Big City Tavern
Robyn Almodovar, Chef/Owner of The Palate Party Owner (not present)


Spring Chicken Miami Beach Grand Opening

Spring Chicken Miami Beach Grand OpeningFriday, August 26, 11am – Spring Chicken, 1439 Alton Road, Miami Beach

50 Eggs, Inc. is celebrating the newest addition to the Spring Chicken family with the opening of the fast casual restaurant’s third location in South Beach. Contemporary yet filled with Southern flavor, this restaurant knows how to make good Southern soul food succulent yet wholesome. Crispy Jumbo Tenders, creamy Mac and Cheese and the wildly popular Superfood Kale Salad are just a few of the dishes on its delectable menu. The nutritious and accessible menu will be the perfect fit for South Florida residents looking for a healthily indulgent meal while on the go.

The menu features homemade recipes from CEO and Founder John Kunkel’s grandmother expanding upon the restaurant’s Southern and homegrown aesthetic. To celebrate the restaurant’s’ inception, will be featuring a limited time offer during opening week beginning Friday August 26th to Friday September 2nd. The first twenty people in line will receive a free YardBird Sandwich with their purchase so hurry down and order up a batch of Ms. Lewellyn Kunkel’s award winning fried chicken and maybe a free Yardbird Sandwich.


MIAMI Magazine’s To Live & Dine 2016

MIAMI Magazine's To Live and Dine 2016Wednesday, August 17, 7pm-9pm – Private Key Club, 567 NW 27th St, Miami Wynwood Arts District

Guests experienced the best of Miami’s culinary scene at the eighth annual “To Live & Dine” foodie fete celebrating MIAMI magazine’s July/August Restaurant Issue. MIAMI magazine joined forces with Chapman Partnership to give guests the chance to eat up and give back! Attendees were encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the on-site food drive. 100% of proceeds from the on-site raffle which will feature restaurant gift certificates, getaways, and much more will benefit the Chapman Partnership.

The signature affair entertained the city’s culinary elite with mouthwatering fare from 20 of the top restaurants and chefs featured in “The Fifty Finest.” Tastemakers flow from experience to experience, indulging in decadent bites while sipping creative cocktails, including: Pao by Paul Qui, Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann, The Forge, Ariete, River Yacht Club, Beaker & Gray, The Sarsaparilla Club, Jaya at The Setai, Glass & Vine, Kaori By Walter Martino, Plant Food + Wine. 2016 Hall of Fame Restaurants fetured: DB Bistro Moderne, Scarpetta, STK Miami Beach, Bulla Gastrobar, Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar, The Bazaar by José Andrés, Katsuya South Beach, and Beachcraft by Tom Colicchio.

Photos by: Brittany Robey


South Florida Ford Dominican Heritage Night 2016

South Florida Ford Dominican Heritage Night 2016Friday, August 12, 7pm-11pm – The Clevelander at Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami

Dominican Heritage Night powered by South Florida Ford was fun celebration as Miami Marlins opened weekend series at home vs. the Chicago White Sox. VIP special event package included a post game performance by 2-time Grammy nominated Dominican-American group, Fulanito sponsored by Hennessy V.S. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket will support Dominican American National Foundation (DANF).

Photos by: Brittany Robey


Beach Party at Paraiso Beach Club

Beach Party at Paraiso Beach ClubSaturday, August 6th, 11am-1pm – Paraiso Beach Club, 600 NE 31st St, Miami

Real estate VIPs celebrated Paraiso Bay, the Paraiso Park development’s first tower, topping off at 53-floors, and the lush Paraiso Beach Club – the future home of Michael Schwartz’s new restaurant – breaking ground in tandem. The Related Group also unveiled plans to dedicate a half-acre of land onsite along Biscayne Bay’s coveted waterfront for the creation of a public park.

The celebration was a Saint Tropez-inspired beach party, giving a glimpse into Paraiso’s Beach Club lifestyle with catering by Chef Michael Schwartz and HipPOPs handcrafted gelato bars, plus activities for guests such as fishing, paddle boarding, games, photo booth, and more.


Tino’s in Brickell New Week Specials

Tino's in Brickell New Week SpecialsMonday, August 29, 4pm-8pm – Tino’s, 1040 South Miami Ave, Miami Brickell

Newly opened Miami restaurant, Tino’s, just made every Brickell-goer’s dreams come true with several new specials created for the long workweek. With Industry Night on Mondays and an every day Happy Hour and lunch special, there’s a reason to stop by Tino’s every day of the week!

To start the workweek off right, Tino’s is holding an Industry Night every Monday for all workers and employees to kick back, relax and get ready for the week ahead with buy-one-get-one select wine or beer from 4pm till close. Happy Hour has also been added to the week from Monday to Friday and offers $6 glasses of select wine and $4 select draft beers! For all Miami foodies, Tino’s designed a lunch special that offers any item on the menu with a house salad for $13!


Words & Wine Sunday Funday at Books & Books Arsht Center

Words & Wine Sunday Funday at Books & Books Arsht CenterSunday, August 28, 5pm-11pm – Books & Books Cafe, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami

Calling all Miami Talent and curious minds to this 1st edition of Words & Wine Sunday Funday style at Books & Books Arsht Center location. Now every first Sunday of the month at Coral Gables Location AND every last Sunday at Arsht Center Location! Featuring the very Talented Nicole & Diego with The Fortune Tellers. Join for a relaxed evening where you can wind down to some spoken word, acoustic acts, comedy, drums, and much more. This is a NO COVER event.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP


Bow Wow Brunch!

Bow Wow Brunch!Sunday, August 28, 11am-4pm – Mister Block Cafe, 2621 NW 2nd Ave, Miami Wynwood Arts District

For the dilemma of whether breakfast or lunch is the better meal, “brunch” saved the day. For the dilemma of whether you should get mimosas with friends or hang with your pet? Bow Wow Brunch is here! Sundays are for brunching, so why not let your pooch in on the fun too? For just $20 per duo, enjoy some coffee, quiche, a meal from Disher Dogs as well as a swag bag from us and Dog Hotels! @downtowndogsmiami


Miami “Yve-nings”

Miami “Yve-nings”Thursday, August 25, 7:30pm-10:30pm – YVE Hotel Miami, 146 Biscayne Blvd, Miami Downtown

The YVE Hotel Miami, A Destination Hotel will host its first “Miami YVE-ning” in collaboration with ACA Center on Thursday. “Miami YVE-nings” is a monthly event that celebrates the city’s unique cultural landscape, slated to become the hub for Miami’s most sought after local talent. The first installation of the “Miami YVE-nings” monthly event series will feature curated art by ACA Art Center, with a special focus on artists whose work currently resides in YVE’s rotating lobby gallery, including Charly Silva and Francisco Ceron to name a few. Guests will also enjoy a live musical performance by celebrated jazz artist Zoe Fromer, in addition to tasting new menu items and cocktail offerings from Biscayne Tavern. #YVEHotelMiami @YVEMiami @ZoeFromer

RSVP to: rsvp@DestinationHotels.com


SuViche Las Olas One Year Anniversary

SuViche Las Olas One Year AnniversaryWednesday, August 24th, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Suviche/Las Olas, 401 E Las Olas Blvd Suite 150, Fort Lauderdale

Regular guest joined SuViche Las Olas for their one year anniversary celebration. The festivities featured food and drink specials starting with an open bar and complimentary passed appetizers. Throughout the evening guests also enjoyed music by a live DJ as well as extended Happy Hour specials including 2-for-1 drinks and a Happy Hour bites menu.

Launched in 2010, SuViche is the perfect combination of Japanese and Peruvian cuisines. With four locations in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties including Wynwood, Brickell, Miami Beach and most recently Las Olas, SuViche offers a variety of beautifully crafted and explosively flavorful sushi rolls, ceviche and sautéed Peruvian specialties. Two locations, Wynwood and Las Olas, are also home to the first Pisco Bars in South Florida featuring homemade Pisco infusions with fresh herbs, fruits and spices. Going beyond traditional recipes, SuViche provides fresh, fast and affordable cuisine.

2016 MADD Florida State Law Enforcement Recognition & Training

2016 MADD Florida State Law Enforcement Recognition & TrainingFriday, August 5, 6:30pm – Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, 2301 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Florida hosted the 16th Annual Recognition Dinner and Training Program, presented by Star & Shield Insurance, to honor Law Enforcement, First Responders, State Attorneys and Volunteers for being difference makers in the fight against drunk driving and underage drinking. There is also free 2016 MADD Florida State Law Enforcement Training Courses available, including Standardized Field Sobriety Test Refresher Training Courses on August 5-6, 2016.

MADD mission is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. From its humble beginnings in 1980, MADD has evolved into one of the most influential and widely supported non-profit organizations in America. Learn about how MADD first started, the history of our fight against drunk driving and some of our victories along the way. @MADDOnline

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Toscana Divino, Authentic Italian in the Heart of Brickell

Toscana Divino, Authentic Italian in the Heart Of BrickellWednesday, August 3, 6:30pm – Toscana Divino at Mary Brickell Village, 900 S Miami Ave, Miami Brickell

The authenticity of traditional Northern Italian fare merges perfectly with the modern twists embedded in the menu at the Toscana Divino in Brickell. Since its inception in 2012, the restaurant continues to amaze and delight guests with healthy and mouthwatering ingredients that could satisfy the most critical food lovers. The delectable menu, tailored to the contemporary restaurant connoisseur, caters to brunch, lunch and dinner.

The Cured Meats and Cheeses are a fan favorite with many guests eager to try the large selection of savory, delectable traditional dishes like the porchetta, the housemade prosciutto cotto, pecorino, and burrata. The dishes are natural and organic ingredients prepared with sustainably raised meat, fresh fish and imported Italian ingredients to ensure the best and most authentic dining experience.

Antipasti dishes exemplify the restaurant’s vintage style, using various homemade recipes to deliver authentic and timeless tastes. The Vitello Tonnato, Tartare Di Pesce, and Polipo Alla Puttanesca are staples items on the menu and are highly requested by guests for their culinary perfection and ingenuity.

The extensive selection of homemade pastas, crafted with “Grano duro” flour, yellow semolina, water and organic eggs, include Gnocchi Al Coniglio Lucchese, Pici Senesi All’Anatra, and Risotto Carnaroli “Acquerello.” The Florentine Dinner, which serves two to three guests, features its own family-style menu delivering the feel of a friendly, Italian dinner with family and friends.

Main course selections include Branzino Ai Ferri, grilled Mediterranean Sea bass garnished with parsley and capers and accompanied by seasonal vegetables; Stinco Di Agnello, braised lamb shank served with potatoes and a smoked tomato; and Filetto Al Pepe Sichuan, 8-ounce grass-fed beef tenderloin paired with baby carrots and Sichuan pepper in a beef jus.

Leading the kitchen are two young and esteemed chefs including Executive Chef Jeff Maxfield, an innovative chef with an appreciation for Italy’s rich history and culinary practice, and Chef de Cuisine Andrea Marchesin, an Italian native with global experience and integrity for sustainable ingredients and practice. Toscana Divino attracts a large following with its authenticity and ingenuity and the future of this restaurant seems as delicious as its homemade pastas. ‪#‎ToscanaDivino‬ ‪‪

Chopard Celebrates “Drive Time”

Chopard Celebrates "Drive Time"Saturday, July 30, 6pm-8pm – Walt Grace Vintage Gallery, 229 NW 26th Street, Miami Wynwood Arts District

Steven McCordi, Boutique Director of Chopard Bal Harbou together with Walt Grace Vintage Gallery and noted luxury author Aaron Sigmond celebrated racing, watches and the publication of Sigmond’s Amazon.com best-seller from Rizzoli New York “Drive Time.”

The impetus of “Drive Time” was as an anthology of Sigmond’s nine-years of reviews and features on motorcar, motorcycle, and motor-sport inspired watches for AutoWeek, where he serves as the Sr. Contributing Lifestyle Editor.

Celebration also toasted Mille Migla race drivers Ray Langston & Neil Fairman and present the legendary 1955 Mercedes 300SL Coupe.

SLS LUX’s VIP Cocktail Party at EAST Miami

SLS LUX’s VIP Cocktail Party at EAST MiamiWednesday, July 27, 6pm-8pm – Sugar Lounge at EAST Miami, 788 Brickell Plaza, Miami Brickell

SLS LUX, the exquisite luxury tower designed by Arquitectonica going vertical in Brickell, hosted an intimate cocktail party celebrating its construction progress as it nears completion. VIP guests enjoyed tasty bites and stunning views at neighboring EAST, Miami hotel’s rooftop lounge, watching SLS LUX continue to go vertical and witnessing the transformation of the city’s skyline.

Slated for completion in 2017, SLS LUX has 10 prime residential units remaining, including recently released penthouses that are unrivaled in the Brickell neighborhood. The development boasts unbeatable amenities such as a rock climbing wall, outdoor theater and private rooftop pool with spas, only a few steps away from some of the city’s hottest restaurant and entertainment destinations, including Brickell City Centre which upon completion will have a Saks Fifth Avenue, luxury dine-in cinemas and more for SLS LUX residents to enjoy.

Photos by: Korey Davis Photography