Another South Florida September comes to a close
with a whirlwind of opportunities to dance and
romance. Our game plan for September takes you to
jazz clubs, dance halls, art galleries and the
performing arts center where tickets to one of the
most exciting new shows can be yours for half price.
Enjoy five star gourmet meals at
top restaurants or discover some of our favorite
ethnic eateries. The Miami Spice discount dining
program is nearly at an end so this weekend is your
last chance to save on the best restaurants in town.
Front Porch Cafe / 1418 Ocean Drive / If the
touristy vibe of those frozen drink bars throws you
off, start the day at this laid back sidewalk cafe
where omelettes, pancakes, smoothies and granola
parfaits with fresh fruit are the perfect antidote
to whatever trouble you caused last night. Sit on
the terrace overlooking Lummus Park and enjoy the
early morning air before the crowds overwhelm Ocean
Soyka / 5556 NE 4 Court / Rumors that Joe Allen's
chef decamped to Soyka make a brunch run ideal.
Order the $30 unlimited mimosas and make a day of it
with traditional egg dishes and all that extra
vitamin C to help keep the doctor away!
Hakkasan /4441 Collins Avenue / The
Fontainebleau's elegant Asian eatery celebrates the
Miami Spice dining program with a prix fixe dim sum
brunch for just $22 per person. Guests enjoy a
variety of small plates that encompass the best of
the dumplings, BBQ meats, a few prepared entrees,
soups and hand made noodles as well. There is no
better way to taste the full spectrum of the
kitchen's talents than to try this deal!
Mercadito / 3252 NE First Avenue / Escape to
Midtown's upscale Mexican eatery where brunch is
punched up with a Maria Sangrita, a tequila-charged
bloody mary potion that will cure your ills. Pair
that with the dulce de leche French Toast and you're
good to go! Groups can dine "family style" by
sharing 3 dishes and 2 hours of unlimited drink
service for $30 each.
The Forge / 432 Arthur Godfrey Road / Chef Dewey
LoSasso makes this Miami Beach landmark all his own
with lobster PBJs and a great tapas starting line up
to pair with an awe-inspiring variety of wines by
the glass served by enomatic wine machines that keep
dozens of bottles at the ready for your sampling
pleasure. Experience the new Forge tonight!
Smith & Wollensky / 1 Washington Avenue / South
Pointe Park faces the busy waterway that connects
Miami to the Atlantic Ocean. Cruise ships pass
through on their way to the sea. Smith & Wollensky
offers waterside tables in full view of the action
and a $35 Miami Spice* dinner with caesar salad,
filet mignon and summer peach cobbler that's simply
irresistible. (*other menu items are posted at the
Miami Spice website).