Miami Beach, FL Food & Drinks

New restaurants: More vegan in Pompano, kebabs in Hollywood

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El Chalan on the Beach

El Chalan is one of the oldest Peruvian restaurants in Miami, and both of its locations - Bird Road and Miami Beach - are still popular among Peruvians to this day. The Miami Beach location, just off Washington Ave, used to be quite a dive but has polished up its interiors to keep up with the ever-increasing roster of fancy Peruvian restaurants in town. Fortunately, however, it’s maintained its classic criollo-style menu. This is one of the best places to get hearty dishes like seco de res - chunks of beef braised in a beer and cilantro sauce - and tallarines verdes with bistec apanado, a favorite Italian-Peruvian pasta tossed in a creamy spinach and basil sauce with a breaded steak cutlet.
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Miami New Times

Pubbelly's José Mendín Puts Mofongo Day on the Map

The quest for a new food holiday began simply enough: José Mendín wanted to partner with the Puerto Rican rum brand Don Q for a celebration of mofongo and cocktails at his restaurant, La Placita. Mendín decided to do a Google search to find out what day National Mofongo Day fell on. The result shocked him.

Schnitzel and chill: Where to take your beer steins for Oktoberfest 2021

This year’s lineup of Oktoberfest 2021 festivities across Broward and Palm Beach counties is like drinking a half-spilled stein of Hofbrau: Yes, there’s beer, but hardly enough to cause a big celebration. Restaurants and German-American Clubs, still wary of COVID-19′s grip on South Florida, want to keep it that way by taking a deliberately stripped-down approach to the usual beer-soaked ...
Miami New Times

The Five Best Italian Restaurants to Visit During Miami Spice

Italian food's appeal is universal: Simple, relatable ingredients are used to make a soulful and comforting dish of food that most people adore. This year, Miami Spice has nearly 200 restaurants on its roster, and it's no surprise that a large portion of them feature some of the best of Italy's gastronomy.

Southeastern Grocers to Open Two New Fresco y Mas Stores

Jacksonville, Fla.-based Southeastern Grocers (SEG) is expanding its five-year-old Fresco y Mas grocery chain, announcing that two new locations of the Latin-foods-focused grocery store will open in Deltona and Tampa, Fla., in November. SEG—also parent to Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarket and the recently launched WDs Wine, Beer & Liquor stand-alone...

Salmon & Salmon

While many of Miami’s Peruvian restaurants have adopted the more recent style of Peruvian dining, Salmon & Salmon continues to follow the older Limeño spots that modeled themselves on classic European-style restaurants while serving typical Creole dishes. A meal here starts with warm rolls and a small bowl of nutty homemade ají sauce. A causa appetizer follows the traditional recipe but is elegantly plated - the potato and seafood cake is molded in a flower shape and served on a bed of lettuce with squiggles of sweet and creamy salsa golf - and steak dishes are accompanied by carved potato flowers. However, the chicharrón de pescado appetizer might be the best thing here: a mountain of breaded and fried fish chunks crowned with a tangle of sarsa criolla. As an entrée, you should ask for the off-menu combo of lomo saltado on top of a massive plate of tacu tacu, a crispy fried rice and bean cake.
Broward New Times

Hallandale Beach's Atlantic Village Is a Foodie Dining Destination

A growing mixed-use development in Hallandale Beach is attracting foodies with the addition of several popular new restaurants, including a second location for Drunken Dragon, El Primo Red Tacos, and Temakase. In the coming months, Atlantic Village — located at 601, 701, and 801 N. Federal Hwy. — is set...

Fall Happenings at Sistrunk Marketplace

Sistrunk Marketplace & Brewery in Fort Lauderdale will invite patrons to celebrate Oktoberfest with exclusive specials from Wednesday, September 22, through Sunday, October 10. Sistrunk‘s Khoffner Brewery will host a traditional Oktoberfest celebration including favorite beer options, German dishes (think: schnitzels, bratwurst, Bavarian pretzels, and strudels), beer-inspired activations, limited beer bottle releases, and more. Tickets are available here.

McDonald’s: Get 2 for $6 mix & match deal

Enjoy golden savings at the Golden Arches. With many customer-favorites as an option, hungry bargain-hunters will appreciate the latest twofer offer at McDonald’s locations throughout Miami and South Florida. For a limited time, pick two of the following items for just $6 at participating locations:. Big Mac. Filet-O-Fish. Quarter Pounder...

Like hard seltzers? Try different brands at Seltzerland Miami festival

In Miami, you can always count on a great festival to attend. Come November, there’s a a hard seltzer festival making its way down to South Florida to showcase more than 100 fizzy flavors. Called Seltzerland Miami, it will be taking over Miami’s Costa Del Sol Golf Club on Saturday, Nov. 6, and the fun starts at 12:30 p.m.

The Lincoln Eatery Welcomes Pop Up & Shop Up as Its First Retail Boutique

Pop Up & Shop Up will be the first retail concept launched at The Lincoln Eatery, a food hall in Miami Beach’s expanded Lincoln Road district. The opening event will last from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 19, to help spotlight the vast selection of local businesses selling a rotating selection of locally made products at the venue. Participating brands during the opening include Scrub Runes, Island Gal Beauty Bar, Made in Goods, Shop Rue and more.

Publix donates 33 million pounds of food, $5.5 million to nonprofits feeding the hungry

MIAMI – Publix is the largest employee-owned company in the U.S. It is also a retailer fiercely dedicated to helping feed those in need in the communities it serves. Through its farmers and families initiative and Feeding More Together campaign, Publix purchased and donated more than 18 million pounds of produce and half a million gallons of milk to Feeding America member food banks. The company bought these items from Southeastern farmers struggling to keep their businesses afloat after the COVID-19 pandemic forced restaurant and school closures. Since April 2020, Publix has donated more than 33 million pounds of produce to Feeding America and helped to meet the growing demand for food.
Miami Herald

Discover Miami’s beer culture at these local breweries

From South Beach to Wynwood, from Coral Gables to Homestead, craft beer breweries have popped up all over the Miami-Dade County map. Each brewery has a different specialty, from crisp lagers to tart sour ales to hoppy IPAs. No matter your taste or level of beer nerdiness, there’s something for everyone in the area’s breweries.

National Guacamole Day Features Plenty of Offerings in South Florida

If you’re wondering where to celebrate National Guacamole Day on Thursday, there is no shortage of bars and restaurants offering great specials to ensure patrons can enjoy the popular dish. This year, some of South Florida’s best Mexican restaurants are offering specials and authentic and creative guacamole dishes. Some of...

Q&A: Listen & Learn at Wynwood’s Newest Listening Bar – Dante’s HiFi

Miami, FL – September 9-11, 2021 – Dante’s HiFi, Miami’s first listening bar, will open its doors in Wynwood this Saturday, September 18th. An intimate and soulful space for the discerning music enthusiast, Dante’s HiFi promises to bring a level of sophistication to the Miami music scene that the city hasn’t experienced before. Prior to the grand opening, partners Alan Drummond, Sven Vogtland, Arturo Nuñez, Rich Medina and Jourdan Binder celebrated with friends and family, treating attendees to memorable sets by Medina and friends.