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Friday, September 30, 2011

South Florida International Auto Show. October 28-November 5

Visit Camp Jeep, go on a Ride and Drive with GM, Chrysler, or Cadillac, take a stroll down Memory Lane (representing the best in automobile evolution), see Miami Street Rides, or visit the "Green Way" showing off "Green" cars.

LocationMiami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
Official Opening DayFriday, October 28th, 2011
Public Show DatesOctober 28th through November 6th, 2011
Friday, October 28              5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday, October 29         11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday, October 30           11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Monday, October 31           2 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Tuesday, November 1         2 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Wednesday, November 2    2 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Thursday, November 3       2 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday, November 4            2 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday, November 5       11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Thursday, September 29, 2011


Grovetoberfest will be in Peacock Park in Coconut Grove on October 15! There will be many types of beer from across the world, the Home Brew Pavilion presented by Brew Box Miami, top chefs from all over Miami in the GrovetoberfestKitchen Lab, and even a "Safe Ride Home" van for the people who don't bring a designated driver! The Music will include South Florida party band Funkette, DJ Donny Michaels, and the Spam Allstars!
For more information, visit the Grovetoberfest Website.

GIPA Oktoberfest

The German American Social Club will be hosting its 20th annual Oktoberfest Saturday October 8, 2011 from 12-7 PM at the German American Social Club at 11919 SW 56th Street in Miami. GIPA
Entrance is free for an afternoon of fun for the entire family in an outdoor carnival setting. Beverage and meal tickets will be on sale for authentic German sausages, Frikadellen, Pretzeln, potato salad, sauerkraut, bread, desserts and beverages. There will also be carnival rides, soccer clinics, and a dunking booth!

Miami Broward One Carnival

October 9, 2011 marks the 3rd annual Miami Broward One Carnival. The parade will take place over a 6 miles route, is family friendly, and will show off 20 masquerade bands! Each band has a theme "portrayal," and there will be lots of beads and colors. After the parade, there will be a live entertainment show at the Sunlife Stadium. Food and drinks, arts & crafts, steelbands, and a health fair will also be at the Carnival!
Visit the Carnival Website for more information!
Carnival Miami

Nightclub Map!

Map of Night Clubs in Miami Beach
To help plan your fun, here is our night club list and a great map so you can visit all the great bars and clubs in South Beach!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Miami Beach Restaurant Guide: Red the Steakhouse, The Restaurant at the Setai

Red the Steakhouse- Quite pricey, with good steak and Mediterranean-influenced foods and a lively atmosphere, but remember there is a 2 hour time limit during prime-time on the tables.

119 Washington Avenue, South Beach

The Restaurant at The Setai- 5 star cuisine with an Asian feel, artfully blends traditional cooking styles of the Far East with classic Western dishes to present an inspired and authentic menu. An open theatre kitchen is in the center to create an atmosphere that is exotic and inviting.

2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Miami Beach Restaurant Guide: Nobu, Philippe

Nobu- "Miami outpost of Chef Nobu Matsuhisa's Japanese cuisine empire brings a burst of excitement to the cool sophistication of Shore Club and the famous Miami Beach scene."

1901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Prime One Twelve- "Their filet mignon is to die for," wonderful food and marvelous service with inside and outside dining. It's expensive, but it's worth it.

112 Ocean Drive, South Beach

Monday, September 26, 2011

Miami Beach Restaurant Guide: Monty's Raw Bar, News Cafe

Monty's Raw Bar- Scenic and very casual raw bar and outdoor restaurant with scrappy wood floors, a swimming pool, and all types of seafood. Happy hours are 4-8pm Monday through Friday, and they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

300 Alton Road, South Beach

News Cafe- Excellent location for people watching, right on Ocean Drive, with a
great atmosphere and great food. Breakfast is served 24 hours a day, they also have
light snacks, sandwiches, and entrees. Classic Miami Beach eatery and location.

800 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

Fashion Show Extravaganza; October 22nd 7:30 pm

Ability Explosion's gala cocktail party and fashion show featuring designs from Petit Pois by Viviana G and menswear by Nicolas Felizola will be held at the beautiful Miami Beach Golf Club and will include a silent and live auction. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served at 7:00pm and the fashion show will begin at 8:30pm.
Miss Florida 2011, Lissette Garcia will be co-hosting the event along with Christina Loren from CBS 4 News. Beth Sobol, the President of Miami International Fashion Week, will be producing the Ability Explosion Fashion Show as well.

Visit Ability Explosion website for details!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Miami Beach Restaurant Guide: Joe's Stone Crab, Maxine's Restaurant & Lounge

Joe's Stone Crab- "In 1913, Joe Weiss opened up a small lunch counter on Miami Beach. Back then, Miami Beach was just a quiet, backwater town. Folks stopped in to chat and for a top-notch fish sandwich and fries. For 99 years, no visit to Miami has been complete without stopping in at Joe's Stone Crab. From the beginning, it has always been the love of food, family, and friends that has brought in customers and kept them coming."

11 Washington Avenue, South Beach
Maxine's Restaurant & Lounge- serves breakfast all day long! The Challah bread French toast is already known to be the best on South Beach. Located in our North building of the Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, the restaurant, café, and bar is a great place to people watch while enjoying cocktails and delicious treats.

1756 Collins Avenue, South Beach

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Miami Beach Restaurant Guide: Hakkasan, Icebox Cafe

Hakkasan- “Just like the one in London, but with a much hotter crowd, contemporary Cantonese provides top-of-the-charts fare in a beautifully designed space in the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, distinguished by private niches with ornately carved screens."

4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
(786) 276-1388

Icebox Cafe- offers homemade gourmet food, prepared with the freshest
of local ingredients available, at affordable prices and served with the best customer service.

1657 Michigan Avenue, South Beach
(305) 538-8448

Comedy Explosion: Ability Explosion; October 21st 8:00pm

The Comedy Festival will feature hilarious stand-up acts performed by disabled comics from around the country. Come enjoy some of the amusing perspectives that people living with disabilities are able to share based on how they interpret the world around them. The event will be held at the Colony Theater.

For more information, please visit the Ability Explosion website.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Miami Beach Restaurant Guide: Fogo de Chão, Fratelli La Bufala

Fogo de Chão- (fo-go dèe shoun), an authentic Brazilian steakhouse. The gaucho chefs expertly grill each of 15 cuts of meat, along with our gourmet salad bar, authentic Brazilian side dishes, and award-winning wine list and offer you continuous tableside service.

836 First Street, South Beach

Fratelli La Bufala- Neapolitan Pizza FLB invites you to discover sensations and flavors linked to biological agriculture such as Buffalo meat and Buffalo mozzarella, no hydrogenated fats, industrial sauces, glutamates, or genetically-modified ingredients are used here!

437 Washington Avenue, South Beach

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Miami Beach Restaurant Guide: Doraku Sushi, Eden

Doraku Sushi- Japanese tapas restaurant, the food is modernized traditional Japanese, and there are no entrees or appetizers, only small portions for sharing. They have a low-lit, comfortable dining room or you can sit outside and people-watch.

1104 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
(305) 695-8383

Eden- an intimate cafe from hospitality star Kelley Jones, a sensuous experience of food, drink, nightlife and culture featuring Seasonal American cuisine by venerable Award-winning Chef Christopher Lee.

210 23rd Street, South Beach
(305) 397-8760

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Miami Beach Restaurant Guide: Clarke's, The Dining Room

Clarke's- neighborhood bar and grille with a fantastic atmosphere, casual with an old world feel. "A step back to a simpler place in time; inspired by the cultures of Miami, Dublin and New York. You don’t need to over think or over dress, with enticing menu selections, ranging from traditional Irish pub fare to regional American dishes, with a pint of Guinness or a bottle of wine from the comprehensive and well-priced wine list."

840 First Street, South Beach

The Dining Room- "an intimate restaurant and hidden gem that features small plates made with locally sourced, sustainable ingredients, an eclectic wine list and seasonal beer selection."

413 Washington Avenue, South Beach 305-397-8444

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Miami Beach Restaurant Guide: Blue Door Fish and Cecconi's

Blue Door Fish- The iconic Miami Beach landmark Delano's signature restaurant, the Blue Door Fish. "The new seafood centric restaurant offers a gorgeous renovated interior and an updated modern seafood-oriented menu."

1685 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Cecconi's- Located at the Soho Beach House in Miami; Originating in Venice, Cecconi’s has become critically acclaimed for its Venetian inspired food and garden dining with Silver Buttonwood trees and a retractable awning for indoor/outdoor dining.

4385 Colline Avenue, Miami Beach

Monday, September 19, 2011

Miami Beach Restaurant Guide: Big Pink and BLT Steak at the Betsy Hotel

Big Pink- a diner with large portions and a wide variety of comfort foods. Outdoor and indoor dining, a fun atmosphere, and great breakfasts! There is awesome service here and they also deliver free from 9am-12am.

157 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

BLT Steak- located at the Betsy Hotel, "BLT Steak is our interpretation of the American Steakhouse and combines bistro ambiance with steakhouse fare. Indulge in our signature warm popovers, along with specially selected steaks, fresh seafood and satisfying sides."

1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Miami Beach Restaurant Guide: Baires Grill and Balans

Baires Grill- Argentinean Bistro and grill with 15 different cuts of Angus steak prepared with South American spices. Reviewed and awarded as one of the best steak houses in Miami by Zagat.

1116 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Balans- offers a great dining experience in a relaxed environment with indoor and outdoor seating right on the famous Lincoln Road pedestrian mall. It has casual local and global foods and is open at 8am everyday for breakfast.

1022 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Miami Restaurant Guide: Ago and Asia de Cuba

Ago is Robert DeNiro's Italian restaurant, located at the Shore Club in South Beach.

1901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
(305) 695-3244
Asia de Cuba- a Thai, Asian, and Latin American restaurant at the
Mondrian. Asia de Cuba is also participating in the 2011 Miami Spice Event,
and the service is great!

(305) 514-1940

Friday, September 16, 2011

Miami Beach Restaurant Guide: 1500°, 8 oz .Burger Bar

1500° is a local seasonal restaurant, featuring fresh menu items that come straight from the farm to your table.

1500° believes that "no dish can be better than its ingredients."

4525 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

8 oz. Burger Bar is a famous eatery, known for its grass-fed burgers and long list of beers and speciality cocktails.

"Our kobe style grass-fed beef, turkey burger, and homemade veggie burgers can be customized to your liking with a long list of seasonal, house-made toppings."

1080 Alton Road, South Beach

Trina at the Mansion, September 22, 2011

On September 22, come to "In The Studio With the 400" hosted by the Diamond Princess, Trina, with sounds by djs Affect & LS One at Mansion Nightclub in Miami Beach. Ladies enjoy complimentary drinks til 12:30. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lights Out Miami; October 20th

How would it feel not to be able to see the food you're about to eat? Find out during our amazing dining in the dark simulation.

"Lights Out Miami" is a unique simulation that teaches people what it's like to experience the tastes, the sounds and the energy of a great restaurant without seeing it-- discover how you would adapt to losing your sense of sight!  

Sponsored by Miami Spice, reservations must be made for this events and you must get tickets! To reserve your seats contact Irene at or 305-389-0009.   Visit the Ability Explosion site for more information!

Ability Explosion: Events to Create Awareness about Disabilities; October 19th 12:00pm

The 2nd annual ABILITY EXPLOSION, a 5-day series of events helping to create awareness and improve the lives of people living with disabilities. The Ability Explosion Blast Off Party will be held in the Banyan Room at the beautiful Miami Beach Botanical Gardens at 12:00pm.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Festival Miami 2011

Festival Miami is the annual music festival that opens the South Florida arts season, provides superior and diverse musical programming each year, while expanding academic opportunities and cultural enrichment to all of South Florida and its visitors.

Festival Miami presents between 25 to 30 concerts, master classes, and lectures over a five-week period. Each event falls under one of the four unique themes, which include: “Great Performances,” “Jazz and Beyond,” “Creative American Music,” and “Music of the Americas.”

Festival Miami strives to provide innovative programming that reaches across the cultural boundaries of the South Florida community.
The community is invited to partake in all that Festival Miami has to offer - from world premieres and symphonic concerts, to chamber music presentations and jazz performances, and much more!

Click here for more information or to buy tickets!