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This holiday season, the Champagne Bar at The Surf Club will bring back their iconic parties by first launching a new cocktail collection reminiscent of these memorable celebrations. The new collection, aptly called “Reflections,” will honor the memory and the legacy of the iconic celebrations that occurred at The Surf Club since the 1930s. 

The Champagne Bar team thrives under the direction of Head Bartender Valentino Longo. Longo and his team created the collection’s eight cocktails which are a modern interpretation of the historic themed parties that once celebrated culture and life in a truly gorgeous venue. 

“The vision behind Reflections is to relive the spark of what The Surf Club is historically known for — the years of parties, the happiness among people having fun and living in the moment,” said Longo.

To keep a spontaneous and lively atmosphere, a series of guest bartenders will accompany the presentation of each cocktail. Archive photos of past dinner parties and galas hint at the Surf Club’s enduring allure. It was the place to be in the winter social season. Longo and his team have ensured that it will also be the place to be this winter season. 

 “The Surf Club created the perfect social scene back in the day, where the parties were always unique with elaborate styles and themes,” continued Longo. “Our new cocktails honour this legacy while interpreting each theme for today’s guest.”

Last Tuesday, November 16th, the Four Seasons celebrated “Derby day” with all the flair of a spectacular soiree. The hotel encouraged guests to dress in the Derby-theme. Special guest Bartender, Masa Urushido of New York City’s Katana Kitten and winner of 2020’s World Best Bar, shined at the illustrious event. Urushido and the Champagne Bar team showcased four one-night only cocktails created using Woodford Reserve Bourbon. A live band also amused the attendees the entire night, providing an amazing ambiance. 

The Derby day event represented only a taste of what the Champagne Bar has in store. The Reflections Guest Bartender series will return every month and feature one of the new eight cocktails. 

“The art is in the garnish and the feel of each cocktail,” said Longo. “Fiesta in Rio for example – themed to the annual festival in Rio de Janeiro – uses authentic Brazilian ingredients, such as cachaca and Brazil nuts, paired with local produce from Miami. The cocktail allows you to experience what Fiesta in Rio would feel, look and taste like right here in Miami, through a thoughtful blend of local flavors rooted in the culture of the party’s theme.”

It is time to celebrate in style. Reflections is now available at The Champagne Bar. Consumers may also enjoy the hot new collection at Lido Restaurant at The Surf Club if they dare to discover the bar’s historic archways.

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There is a new bar in town. 

The Last Call Hospitality Group, the same masterminds behind Redbar Brickell and the Sweet Caroline Karaoke Bar, have developed a new nightlife concept: a cocktail bar called Tipsy Flamingo. Situated in the heart of beautiful, bustling downtown Miami, the Tipsy Flamingo heightens the Miami experience with incredibly crafted cocktails and a fun, carefree atmosphere.

“Basically, we took the best characteristics of Miami from the tropical ambiance and colors to the sounds and blended them together to create a unique and intimate venue that’s rare to find in this city,” said Tipsy Flamingo Co-Owner Juan Marcos Rancano. 

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Last Call Hospitality Group opened their third bar concept to satisfy an important vibe that was missing from the opportune area. “The bars in Downtown Miami are great, but they mostly cater to a specific demographic,” explained Rancano. “That’s why we decided to create a bit more of an elevated cocktail concept that combines the fun atmosphere of a bar with the trendy and intimate feel of a lounge.” 

To create a venue unlike any other, the Tipsy Flamingo team brought their vision of an elevated cocktail bar experience to fruition with ingenuity, dedication, and fashion. The cocktail bar has the style and feel of a cocktail lounge to invite intimacy and sophistication to this one-of-a-kind budding hotspot. The impressive venue is 1,300 square feet and constantly draws inspiration from the illustrious city of Miami. Using the tropical city’s gorgeous, natural elements, Tipsy Flamingo shines in the greens, purples, and hot pink for which Miami is known. With walls decorated in whimsical vintage palm leaf wallpaper and faux foliage, the cocktail bar captures the essence of paradise itself.  

cocktail 1There is also a diverse collection of artwork that decorates the walls as well as groovy neon signs. In keeping with the bar’s clever, thoughtful theme, there is a cheeky sign that reads “No Flocks Given.” During the earlier hours of operation and Happy Hour, the bar features guest seating. Later in the night, the Tipsy Flamingo team turns the bar into “a more loungey vibe” with cocktail tables and posh seating to the right of the venue. Local DJs are featured nightly. They spin open format style and their musical stylings range from Funk and Disco to Hip Hop and Reggaetón.

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Marco Balza

The cocktail menu, which was created by Venezuelan Bartender Marco Balza,  serves as an ode to the Magic City. Balza designed each drink to pay homage to the city’s personality and showcase its vibrance, boldness, and mesmerizing allure. Some of the cocktails guests can expect are the “Downtown Mentirita” (the Tipsy Flamingo’s version of the classical Cuba Libre) and the extremely popular “My English Is Not Very Good Looking.” The second cocktail tastes like a pastelito de guayaba which is a delicious Cuban dessert.

The Tipsy Flamingo is open Tuesday through Sunday. The festivities will start at 5 PM with a Happy Hour. Then, the venue will transform into a groovy, elevated cocktail bar until 3 AM. 

For more information about the Tipsy Flamingo visit their website at www.tipsyflamingomiami.com or follow Tipsy Flamingo on Instagram @tipsyflamingomiami. 

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Last minute plans for the weekend?  We share with you the best options for the halloween Weekend.

MILA Restaurant will be a hosting its second annual “Gypsy Souls” event on Sunday, October 31 from 6 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. The restaurant will be decked out in the Bohemian-chic theme and filled with a spooky ambiance and special effects with a smoke machine. For those looking to get festival, MILA will have face painters onsite from 7 – 10 p.m. and staff will join in spirit with special makeup. During the event, guests are invited to dress up in the theme and transcend to Tulum or Coachella without having to book a ticket. What’s the format? It will be a multisensory experience with a seated dinner (a la carte), a theatrical mixology experience, a special curated Mykonos-inspired playlist, elite performances by fire dancers, and models dressed in the theme to transform the space.  “The Haunted” cocktail ($25), available during dinner or brunch services. The cocktail will feature a sour and sweet flavor with tequila cimarron, blood orange, cherry heering, dry vermouth, port and charcoal. For those looking to snap a spooky alcoholic drink on their Instagram, the black cocktail will be served on the rock over a king cube and placed in a ceramic bowl with dry ice for special spooky effects. (Featured Photo)

On Saturday, October 30th  from 9PM till late, at both Bodega South Beach (1220 16th St) and Bodega Fort Lauderdale (21 Las Olas Blvd) locations, guests will experience Bodega in Euphoria. We’re talking endless tequila and late-night debauchery. Admission is complimentary before 9PM when guests RSVP through BodegaHalloween.com. VIP table reservations can also be made at BodegaHalloween.com.

On Sunday, October 31st, at Sweet Liberty Drinks and Supply Co. (237-B 20th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139) guests can catch adored Key-West band, The Swayzees’  live performance at 9PM and Halloween themed cocktails including The Joan Jett made with Espolon Tequila Blanco, Grand Marnier, vanilla, fresh lime, fall spices, nutmeg salt, The Jimi Hendrix made with Montelobos mezcal, banana, coconut, cold brew, chocolate bitters, vanilla cream, The Iggy Pop made with Espolon  Tequila Blanco, Ancho Reyes, green apple, normandy apple cider, cinnamon and the Tina Turner made with Montelobos mezcal, Campari, Cinzano Rosso, Grand Marnier, cacao, orange bitters available all weekend.

COCKTAILS ROUND

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Drac’s Potion 
1.5 oz Elleven vodka
0.75 oz Lemon 
1 oz Pineapple 
2 dashes of Smoked chili bitters 
0.5 oz Grenadine 
Rocks glass

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SWEET CAROLINE

Spooky scary skeletons 
1.5 oz Volcan Tequila 
1oz Lime
1oz Guava
1oz Cranberry
Tajín rim
Tall glass

 

 

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TIPSY FLAMINGO

Downtown vice

1.5 oz Elleven vodka 
0.75 oz Passion fruit. 
1 oz Lime
0.5 oz Simple
Peach schnapps 
3 Mint leaves 
Shake all ingredients, strain over fresh ice on a wine glass.

Mint garnish and edible flower.

 

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Florida-based company Tropical Distillers, is thrilled to announce that Devin Walden has been named Master Distiller and will be overseeing and handling the small batch production process of all J.F. Haden’s Craft Liqueurs at their new distillery opening in December 2021.  “Devin, being a Kentucky native, brings a deep knowledge of distillery history and unparalleled talent to J.F. Haden’s and we are honored to have her on board,” says Tropical Distillers CEO, Buzzy Sklar.  Walden brings her unmatched knowledge of the spirits industry, passion and expert skill set from Lexington, Kentucky where she was born and raised and served as the first female distillery operator for Woodford Reserve.  Before relocating to South Florida, she gained her extensive knowledge for all spirits by leading and supervising the spirits department for Total Wine & More. 

The Tropical Distillers, a 10,000 sq. ft. distillery in the heart of Miami, offers in its brand portfolio, a first-of-its-kind, small batch mango liqueur made from all-natural home-grown Florida mangoes without preservatives, artificial colors or flavors, and they just released their second spirit, J.F. Haden’s Citrus Liqueur in fall 2021.

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I’m very grateful for the opportunity to be part of such an amazing team here at Tropical Distillers who allow me to expand my horizons and express my creativity. I’m confident that we will create unique and innovative products unlike anything found in the market today,” says Walden. Walden’s impressive career ranges from bartending to bottling & distilling, to sales and production.  Devin’s diverse work experience in the spirits industry helps her to take on this new role as it’s given her a much deeper understanding of what consumers are looking for in products as well as what it takes for those products to be successful in the market. “Having all these skills is essential when it comes to considering the creation of new products and how they should be made and packaged,” says Walden.

Tropical Distillers ensures the highest quality and guarantees peak flavors for all their craft liqueurs resulting in a fresher tasting cocktail by using a small batching process.  What also sets J.F. Haden’s Craft Liqueurs apart is that it mixes perfectly with any base alcohol and has a shelf life of two years.  Each bottle features its own unique batch and bottle number.  J.F. Haden’s Citrus Liqueurs expand over a wide range of flavor profiles pairing well with everything from sangria to tequila.

For more information on J.F. Haden’s Craft Liqueurs please visit https://jfhadens.com/ or check us out on Instagram @jfhadenscraftliqueurs and @tropicaldistillers

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Whether meeting another person’s needs, being someone to talk to, or creating a fun, welcoming environment, the hospitality industry is all about caring for people. Bars and restaurants are often places where individuals meet new people, hang out with family and friends, or simply enjoy a new experience. This October, bars across South Florida will demonstrate their strong community values by expressing pink pride for Breast Cancer Awareness month. From donating a portion of proceeds to important causes to curating Breast Cancer Awareness inspired drinks and events to empower women and their businesses, these bars spread awareness by spreading joy.

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

For the month of October, Bodega Taqueria y Tequila with locations in South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Aventura, will have available their frozen drinks in a limited-edition stadium cup for $9. For the entire month, customers can have as many frozen drink refills as possible for $5 at any Bodega location. 30% of the proceeds will be donated to Dolphins Challenge Cancer, created to unite the community against one of the most insidious diseases of our generation: Cancer.  For more information, please visit BodegaTaqueria.com. Bodega South Beach: 1220 16th Street, Miami Beach, FL – (305) 704-2145. Bodega Fort Lauderdale: 21 W Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL – (954) 945-5545. Bodega Aventura: 19129 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL – (305) 704-3670

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Dianne’s Delight

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For the month of October, Warren, Damn Good Hospitality’s newest hotspot in Delray Beach, Florida, will be donating $1 from every Dianne’s Delight cocktail sold to the Susan G. Komen foundation. Named after the fiancé (Dianne) of the restaurant’s namesake Warren John, Dianne’s Delight is priced at $12 and features Kettle One Vodka, Fresh Pressed Lime Juice & Cane Syrup and is garnished with a sage leaf and one whole blackberry. Warren is located at 15084 Lyons Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446. For more information visit Warrendelray.com.

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Dream catcher

MILA

Mila Restaurant, will be featuring the specialty cocktail “Dream Catcher” throughout October, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation! This will be offered every evening and brunch.  Dream catcher features Luksusowa Vodka, strawberry, sundried tomato, italicus, lime, soda.

 

 

 

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For the month of October, Green Bar & Kitchen, Damn Good Hospitality’s vegan junk food bar located in Fort Lauderdale, will be donating $1 from every G beet K juice sold to the Susan G. Komen foundation. The juice, which is a mixture of beets, apples and carrots, is available at the restaurant for $10. Green Bar & Kitchen is located at 1075 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. For more information visit greenbarkitchen.com.

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Drink pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month at Fort Lauderdale’s ultimate dining and imbibing destination Lona Cocina & Tequileria. During the month of October, Lona is featuring curated ‘pink ribbon’ libations including El Jardin de Rosas, a delicious blend of cucumber Ketel One vodka, raspberry, dry Vermouth and lime Juice ($16); and Pink Flamingo Sparkling Wine ($14). Lona is donating 50% of ‘pink ribbon’ cocktail sales to Susan G. Komen for a Cure. Reservations are encouraged and can be made on OpenTable. Lona is located at 321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. Hours of operation are Sunday through Wednesday from 11:30AM to 1AM; and Thursday through Saturday from 11:30AM to 2AM. www.lonarestaurant.com/; Telephone: (954) 245-3069. Discounted valet parking is available.

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Pink Iris

Intercontinental Miami and Toro Toro

Miami’s iconic downtown hotel, InterContinental Miami, is going pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On October 1, the hotel will commemorate Breast Cancer awareness in a big way when the exterior digital canvas illuminates the Miami skyline in pink to display a 36-foot digital Pink Ribbon that will be on display throughout the entire month of October.

In addition, visitors can follow the hotel’s interior pink lighting to Toro Toro, chef/restaurateur Richard Sandoval’s Pan-Latin steakhouse located on the lobby level of the property. Throughout October, Toro Toro is featuring the Pink La Bomba, a pink chocolate half sphere filled with cream cheese mousse, dulce de leche, strawberry ice cream, fresh berries, cookie crumbles and vanilla and berry sauce ($32) and the signature Pink Iris cocktail made with Patron Silver, house made sour, agave, passion fruit and marigold flowers ($18) 20% of all proceeds from sales of the Pink La Bomba and Pink Iris cocktail will be donated to BRCAStrong, a 501(c)3 non-profit that aims to support and alleviate the emotional and financial burdens of women facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. For more information about BRCAStrong, visit www.brcastrong.org/.  InterContinental Miami and Toro Toro are located at 100 Chopin Plaza in Miami

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To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mandarin Oriental, Miami will run a special pink-themed cross-promotion throughout the property. The hotel will be lit in pink starting Oct. 1 to serves as a beacon of hope; MO Bar + Lounge will feature a Pink Warrior cocktail ($21) made with gin, maraschino liqueur, liqueur de Violette and a twist of lime; La Mar by Gaston Acurio will feature their Pink Causa for A Cause ($25) made with potato puree plated in the shape of a ribbon, flavored with beets, crabmeat, Peruvian trout, avocado, and more; and The Spa will feature their “Inner Strength” treatment designed to ease physical tension and emotional anxiety following a stressful time in one’s life. A portion of proceeds from the pink-themed promotions will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. located at 500 Brickell Key Drive. Mami, FL 33131

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Pubbelly Sushi

To commemorate October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Pubbelly Sushi is pleased to announce the “Drink Pink” fundraiser to benefit Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The promotion, which runs from Oct. 1-31, features the restaurant’s limited-time-only Pink Sangria ($16) made with sparkling rosé, a dash of sprite, guava, a whole muddled strawberry, and a twist of lime. A portion of proceeds from the sale of every cocktail will go to fund Sylvester’s wig program that provides free wigs for cancer patients and survivors

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Hanamatsuri

Tanuki

This October, Tanuki , the pan-Asian neighborhood gem located on Miami Beach on 11th and Alton, will feature a special pink-hued cocktail, HANAMATSURI ($16) made with Crop Organic Vodka, Hanamatsuri Mix, Lychee Juice, Smoked Coconut, Oolong Tea, Fresh Lemon Juice with a portion of proceeds donated to Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. Located at 1080 Alton Road. Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Throughout the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness, TUR Kitchen will offer guests it’s Mediterranean Tea cocktail. The Mediterranean-inspired concept has partnered up with Jackson Memorial’s Sylvester Cancer Center and will donate 10% of all its pink-drink sales to the organization.  Located at 259 Giralda Ave. Coral Gables, FL 33134

 

 

Red Rooster Overtown

For the month of October, Red Rooster Overtown has teamed up with the woman-owned & operated E11EVEN Vodka to create a specialty boozy milkshake in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The pink colored vodka-spiked ‘Miami Mi11kshake’ is made with E11EVEN Vodka, Strawberry Ice-Cream, Pineapple Juice and Condensed Coconut Milk (full recipe below) and will be on the Red Rooster menu all of October priced at $15. 50% of Miami Mi11kshake sales during the entire month of October will go to FloridaBreastCancer.org. Red Rooster Overtown is located at 920 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33136.

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– 2 oz E11EVEN Vodka

– 2 oz pineapple juice

– 2 oz Condensed Coconut Milk

– 2 scoops of Strawberry Ice-cream

– 2 cups of Ice

– Garnish: Pineapple Frans, Strawberry Slices, Toasted Coconut Flakes. 

Directions to make: Blend all ingredients in a blender and pour into a hurricane glass.

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The once called “the water of Life” for being flavorless and odorless, has very much changed into a variety of fully infused and assorted flavors, offering a versatility when comes to make cocktails. 

To celebrate this National Vodka long weekend, here’s a couple of suggestions to raise the glass.

The Lychee Martini is one of MR CHOW’s most popular cocktails, featuring Absolut Elyx Vodka, lychee and a touch of ginger for a delicious twist makes a good start for celebration. (Featured Cocktail photo).

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Arrow of Eros

The Estiatorio Ornos Miami location is now open on Mondays, with its first conveniently on National Vodka Day. Celebrate the occasion with the Arrow of Eros cocktail, spiked with craft HAKU Vodka and St. Elder liquor, adding a sweet citrus and floral honey flavor. Finished with a strawberry-lavender syrup foam, this pink drink is one to try.  

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Beach Walk

As an ode to the Asian side of the MILA Miami concept, their cocktail “Beach Walk” pairs Japanese melons with Kaffir lime (a Thai citrus) and lemongrass-infused, premium Wheatley Vodka. Aptly named, the drink has fruity flavors of coconut, pineapple, and lemon that will remind you of a tropical vacation. Finished with a spritz of Fever Tree Yuzu soda and garnished with a pink flower, this drink is refreshing and beautiful. 

WhatsApp Image 2021 10 02 at 2.43.45 PMEnjoy some “Vodkaritas” at MAIA House, made by mixologist Barbara Correa,  with sweet notes of eldelflower, and yuzu. They’ll be featuring this special cocktail all day on Tuesday, October 5th. 

Celebrate at home with E11even vodka latest edition. Join the fight for #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth by purchasing a LIMITED TIME ONLY pink 11vodka bottle, 11% of proceeds will go to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. 

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2 oz Watermelon Juice
1 ½ oz E11EVEN Vodka
1 oz St Germain
¼ oz fresh lime juice
Watermelon Slice Garnish

DIRECTIONS

Pour watermelon juice into glasses with ice, stir in St. Germain and E11EVEN Vodka to taste. Sweetness add more or less St. Germain Tartness add more or less lime juice.

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La Cañita’s spectacular view of Miami’s waterfront offers the perfect backdrop for lunch or dinner, celebrating The Infectious Spirit of the Islands and Central and South American Culture with Eclectic Menu, Rum-Centric Cocktails and Live Music Daily

La Cañita is meant to invoke the feeling of a distillery somewhere in the tropics of the Caribbean. Like the various influences found in the food and cocktails, the interior features vintage tropical wallpaper, carefully mismatched cement tile lining the bar, and dusky pink walls that conjure the colonial architecture of the Caribbean islands. The restaurant also conveys an open-aired, industrial feel that one might experience at some of the region’s best rum producers with giant copper columns that run from floor to ceiling. 

La Cañita Rum Runner photo by Michael PisarriThe beverage program is designed to get the party going with house-crafted cocktails that mix traditional with modern. The bar will feature five flavors of Mojito — strawberry, guava, passion fruit, mango, and coconut — and the same five flavors for their Tommy’s Margarita. Among the 20 cocktails on the menu, other standouts include the Oaxaca, a Mexican-style Negroni; and Our Old Fashioned featuring rosemary-infused whiskey, date bitters, and grapefruit. 

Beer by the bottle and five options on draught, including Modelo, Estrella Damm, and La Rubia blonde ale from Wynwood Brewing Company. Wine offerings include three sparkling wines, five whites, and four red wines from both Old and New World producers. 

The 4,800-square-foot restaurant is jointly owned by James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein, known for her command of pan-Latin cuisines, and partner David Martinez, equally well-known for his expertise in world-class, award-winning hospitality. Together, they’ve partnered with Davide Borgia and Orestes Pajon to bring this high-energy space to life.

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“La Cañita is quintessential Miami,” says Martinez. “We are so fortunate to have this melting pot of cultural and culinary influences in this city, and we hope to put them front-and-center with our new concept-driven restaurant. Between the big flavors and fun cocktail combinations, plus an amazing location with spectacular views, and live music filling the space day and night, La Cañita will be Miami’s go-to place to celebrate all the vibrancy of Latin and Caribbean culture. We’re looking forward to contributing to the continued growth of Bayside Marketplace’s landmark property; and ultimately, to spread the spirit of this great concept to other pockets of the country.” 

La Cañita’s menu features a selection of hot and chilled appetizers, soups, empanadas, salads and sandwiches, along with entrees from land and sea, and desserts. The restaurant will also offer a kid’s menu for family dining. 

Upon opening, the restaurant will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays and will be open Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, please visit LaCañitaMiami.com, follow the restaurant at @LaCañitaMiami or email info@lacanitamiami.com. 

*Images by Michale Pisarri 

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A Four-Part Pop-Up Series Honoring South Florida’s Love for Cafecitos and Premium Rum  

Brugal 18888, a premium rum crafted in the Dominican Republic, today announces “La Ventanita”: a four-neighborhood pop up series that celebrates South Florida’s ventanita culture and love for exceptional rum cocktails. The activation, which will bring the flair and flavor of the Dominican Republic to Miami, will kick off on September 19 in Brickell City Center and make three additional stops in top neighborhoods through early 2022. Those locations will remain a surprise until opening, a playful nod to five generations of distilling secrets kept within the Brugal family.   

A unique blend of passion for freshly brewed coffee and espresso as well as exceptional rum mastery, La Ventanita will be equal parts bustling daytime coffee shop and swinging evening rum bar. During “cafecito runs,” guests can lounge among plush seating and sofas while enjoying selections from catering partner Dos Croquetas, such as Café Con Leche or Cafecito alongside a pastelito, with flavors including Guava & Cheese topped with a coconut infused glaze and toasted coconut, or Picadillo & Plantain. At 4:00pm each day, La Ventanita will energetically transition into the Brugal 1888 Rum Bar, a sensory experience unveiling the magic behind the distillery to cocktail process and how 130 years of rum mastery translate into a unique spirit. Master mixologists will shake up craft cocktails showcasing the premium rum – such as the signature Don Nano’s Favorite with Brugal 1888 and a coconut water ice sphere, as well as “La Ventanita,” a Brugal 1888 coffee infused cocktail – while sharing stories of the legendary Brugal family.  

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“With La Ventanita, we hope to share our family traditions here in the Dominican Republic with everyone in the South Florida area. Some of my best days have started with a cafecito and pastelito, and have ended with an evening filled with dancing, singing and, of course, rum cocktails with my family and loved ones,” said Brugal 1888 Maestra Ronera Jassil Villanueva Quintana. “It is an honor to be able to continue my family’s legacy of crafting a beloved product like Brugal 1888, and I look forward to bringing that experience to life through La Ventanita.”  

The Brugal 1888 La Ventanita will be set on the 2nd floor Garden Deck of Brickell City Center, directly across from ZARA, from September 19 – 28, 2021. The Cafecito Shop will be open from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and the Brugal 1888 Rum Bar from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. daily. Guests can enjoy a variety of immersive experiences that bring the Dominican Republic to life in Miami, including rum tasting classes with Brugal 1888 ambassadors, guest bartender evenings with top local bartenders, domino tournaments and more.   

For more information and to make reservations for La Ventanita, please visit https://www.brugal-rum.com/en-us/la-ventanita

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Arriving in the rapidly growing Edgewater neighborhood, Klaw will occupy the completely restored 95-year-old Women’s Club building. The grand Spanish Renaissance building spans 14,800 square feet across three floors encompassing a grand dining room with massive colonial-arched windows, private dining space, a theater kitchen and Edgewater’s only rooftop bar, overlooking Biscayne Bay and the undisturbed views of Miami Beach Skyline. 

International entrepreneur, Sasha Krilov, and global restaurateur, Misha Zelman, announced their first foray into Miami’s diverse culinary scene with their latest concept, Klaw. Opening in the historic Miami Women’s Club Fall 2021, the restaurant’s culinary program will be led by Chef Tim Elmore and is dedicated to sourcing the coveted King Crab from Norway’s Barents Sea, as well as an exceptional global beef program, including certified USDA Black Angus Nebraskan beef. 

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Klaw’s interior design will be reimagined by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, an internationally acclaimed interior architecture and design studio known for projects like Soho House, The Surf Club Restaurant in Miami, Harrod’s wine shop and more. Martin is listed within AD100, Who’s Who, House and Garden’s Top 100 Leading Interior Designers, Wallpaper* Magazine’s Power 200 with the latter describing him as ‘one of the best restaurant and hotel designers of his generation, among others.  ‘It is rare that you find a building with such history and character in Miami, and we’re excited to usher in the next chapter of the Women’s Club’s life. The interiors will have a beautiful balance between airy and intimate, casual and elegant, and rustic and luxury, as well as really meld the best of Miami into one space.’ Martin Brudnizkim, international-acclaimed architect and interior designer and founder of Martin Brudnizki Design Studio.  

Martin Brudnizki’s design for Klaw will emulate a distinctive and eclectic mix of moody colors and deep woods to compliment the buildings story and water-front location.  

Klaw’s culinary program aims to offer diners the epitome of the beef and reef experience. The King Crab served at Klaw comes direct from the rough waters of the Artic Ocean in the north of Norway straight to the sunny coastline of Miami. King Crabs will be housed in bespoke aquatic tanks on display in the restaurant.  

While Norwegian King Crab and exceptional beef are the main course of Klaw’s menu, guests can also indulge in other treasures from land and sea, including New Caledonia blue prawn, Hand Dived east coast scallops, the best Gulf of Mexico, East/West coast oysters and seasonal specials. 

BEVERAGE PROGRAM

Klaw will showcase a world-class beverage program to complement the culinary craftsmanship. Partnering with the best Wine and Champagne Houses from all corners of the world, the restaurant will boast over 250 listings of Old & New World wines.  

As Edgewater’s only rooftop bar, Klaw’s bar program will be adding to the diverse, elevated bar scene in Miami. The bespoke cocktail program will feature a selection of fine sprits for guests to savor whilst looking over the glistening Biscayne Bay and undisturbed Miami Beach Skyline. Klaw will push the boundaries of mixology with unique cocktails and classic twists all while offering guests distinct cuisine, only found on the rooftop.  

Klaw is located at 1737 N Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33132. For more information, please visit  www.klawrestaurant.com and follow along on Instagram @klawrestaurant 

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Let’s get RUMantics!

by Helena Jose

On August 16th, all Rum lovers and enthusiasts celebrate National Rum Day, but one day is not enough to delight with this sugar cane spirit. We have selected the best rum-based cocktails for you to enjoy during the whole month. Get ready to screenshot all this info, save it and share it.

CH’I

Punchy Panda ($16 single/$125 to share)—premium rum, mint sprig, lime, pandan syrup, and bitters. Featured photo*

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EL PIRATA ($16)—Coconut Cartel rum, mezcal, Averna, orgeat, and pineapple.

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KAORI 

RED BEAN PIÑA COLADA – Santa Teresa Rum, Havana Club Rum, Red bean coconut mix, Pineapple juice

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SUGARCANE

FLOR DE MANAGUA ($15) -Flor de Caña 4yr Añejo, Orgeat, lemon juice, Angostura bitters

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MIDNIGHT IN PR–  White Rum, Blackberry Puree, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Mint Leaves 

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ORILLA 

CANCHANCHARA – $17 Santa teresa 1796, Honey, citrus

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HONEYMOON BEACH – Ten to one White Rum, Lime Juice, Raspberries, Pineapple juice, Simple Syrup

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MILA

SHISIOTO – $16 The Shisoito is made from Plantation three-star rum and is contrasted with sweet falernum syrup. Blended with flavors of lime, herbs, and cucumber and topped with a sparkling sake, this cocktail perfectly encapsulates MILA’s Mediterr-Asian concept.

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