The Tarpon Bend Raw Bar and Grill in Coral Gables is a fun, exuberant, dare I say, highly excitable place at any given night.The massive crowd not only gathers inside the bar area but overflows onto the Miracle Mile car lane and usually manages to even block oncoming traffic. However high spiritedness at Friday Happy Hours which starts at 3 p.m. and doesn’t end ‘til 10 features SEVEN hours of two-for-one drinks which include mixed cocktails, beers and wines.
A selection of premium wines from Bordeaux and Languedoc, France, elaborated by wine expert Olivier Dauga for Val d’Orbieu has arrived in South Florida. Monsieur Bertrand Girard, CEO of Val d’Orbieu wines introduced winemaker Olivier Dauga at a luncheon at Grove Isle Hotel & Spa recently. Dauga said, “We have many wine experts and we want to showcase our best features to America. We value our growers and we’re looking forward to introducing some of our best products to people who really enjoy great wines.”
Earls Kitchens + Bar is one of North America’s family-owned, independent restaurant groups and it’s waiting for you to come in and taste the goodies. This newest iconic dining destination features authentic global and seasonal dishes with a focus on locally sourced, made-from-scratch ingredients. Guests can enjoy a robust selection of appetizers, Certified Angus steaks, garden-fresh salads, freshly baked breads and an assortment of specially crafted appetizers with an ever changing selection of locally featured menu items.
OK…vegans, these tidbits are most likely not for you. We’ve been to Shula’s at the Alexander on Collins and 52nd Street. and it’s mostly very good. The décor is Sinatra Era. Unfortunately the MB City rules refrain Shula’s from advertising on the avenue so it’s mostly mouth to ear recommendations as far as getting the information out there. Go for the experience and the elegance. Reservations recommended.
Downtown Miami is mysteriously evolving. Drive through, during a night-time weekly excursion and continually discover a new nightspot, restaurant or lounge that wasn’t there a few days ago. The area has been mostly ignored (except for the underground know-it-alls), until recently, which turns out to be a good thing if you want to experience sensual secluded moments in a special place with easy access to on-street or valet parking.