Folks, there is finally a website that is making fun of Miami, the sunshine capital of the world, in the bro-tastic way ever.
Welcome: The Plantain
It is a satirical news website in the style of The Onion run by some folks at Engage Miami, a non-profit that seeks to raise youth involvement in Miami’s public life.
And by satirical, the creator of The Plantain, Justin Wales, means fake, even if it sometimes sounds somewhat real.
Here’s some recent headlines from the site:
“I would not take anything in The Plantain as factually accurate,” Sara Yousuf, a member of Engage Miami said in an interview with RISE NEWS. “The Plantain does not ask people to do things. It is certainly not a tool for political organizing, but it does create conversations and awareness about things that happen in Miami.”
The target of these bitting jokes are millennials from across South Florida who are from all walks of life.
According to the Census Bureau, millenials have become the largest population in the country, but they are also considered to be the most recent generation to become highly detached from political institutions, based on a study made by the Pew Research Center.
While millennials can be perceived as disconnected from the political process, Wales says that they are connected in terms of philosophy of thought.
“That connection means that you are able to mobilize much easier,” Wales said. “Examples like Black Lives Matter, the current Bernie Sander’s Campaign, even the previous presidential campaign for Obama showed that millennials were able to be connected through these movements.”
But in order for a movement to happen then people in it have to be able to connect with each other and have a common well of knowledge to draw upon.
“Any person can have access to any type of information,” Wales said. “We have seen over the course of the past years, the democratization of content, in which, any person can distribute information to whoever they want.”
To hone on this newfound democratized content flow, The Plantain’s content producers, some members of Engage Miami as well as other freelance writers, are providing humorous stories not only to entertain millennials, as well as other generations, but also to bring awareness to local issues in Miami.
“In order to communicate with young people, you need to speak to them at their level, through humor and other unique ways.” Wales said. “All this to present an idea and make it enticing for a reader to take it in.”
But political content is only interesting if it is fun according to Yousuf.
“There is something about satire that makes you laugh, and then it makes you think and ask questions,” Yousuf said. “We are making fun as who we are in Miami, but the point that we are trying to make is very real.”
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About the AuthorMaria Constanza Serrano, born in Bogotá, Colombia, moved to Miami at age 18. Serrano has an associate’s degree in mass communication from Miami Dade College and a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in marketing at Florida International University. In 2014, she was recognized as the Next Top Intern at FIU by the SCRIPPS Howard Foundation. She has been published in the Miami Herald, the Beacon and South Florida News Service, was the lead-producer of the documentary “Sea Level Rise Impact: Canary in the Coal Mine,” and is now a fellow for RISE NEWS.
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One of the advantages of living in a city means you have options for Holiday cooking and entertaining, and thankfully Miami is no exception.
As a matter of fact, based on this list, NO ONE needs to shop, cook or entertain as so many of Miami’s top restaurants have created both traditional and not-so-traditional menus for the “Feast of Tryptophan”. So if you haven’t already secured that 24-30 lb bird, consider these options:
KLIMA Restaurant and Bar introduces its inaugural Thanksgiving Day a la carte offering prepared using Chef Rusti’s signature cooking techniques developed from his Barcelona roots. KLIMA’s Thanksgiving Day menu include Poulet Rouge with Foie entrée, a venerable heritage breed of chicken renowned for its rich flavor and thin skin that is cooked to a crisp perfection. The Thanksgiving Day menu at KLIMA Restaurant and Bar will be served on Thursday, November 26th between lunchtime hours of 12 Noon and 3:00pm and for dinner between 6:00pm and 2:00am. Reservations@klimamiami.com. KLIMA Restaurant and Bar 210 23rd Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139 786 453 2779
The Forge on Miami Beach is offering a 3 course plus dessert prix fixe Thanksgiving menu beginning at 5 pm. priced at $72 Per person $39 Children 8 years and younger. Reservations The Forge 432 41st St. Miami Beach, FL 305 538 8533.
The Restaurant at The Setai is celebrating Thanksgiving with an elaborate and untraditional brunch and prix fixe dinner menu. On November 26th, they will feature a Thanksgiving Day themed brunch with three seatings. Classic Thanksgiving dishes will be available including Turkey and Ham, Roasted Honey Glazed Leg of Lamb, Creekstone Strip Loin, Truffle Roasted Murray Farm Chicken, and BBQ Kurobuta Bershire Pork Ribs. An extensive array of seafood will be available. Lastly, the brunch will feature untraditional dishes including Indonesian Beef Rendang, Traditional Pad Thai,Chicken Panang Curry, and Singaporean Laksa. From 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., The Restaurant at The Setai offers a three-course dinner menu with a choice of appetizer, including a Foie Gras “Torchon”, Truffle Dumpling, “Thai Langoustine”, or Pumpkin Velouté. Guests will then choose between Maine Lobster, Roasted Turkey, and Wagyu Striploin. To finish their Thanksgiving meal, guests will have a choice of a delicious dessert. The prix fixe menu is $95 for adults and $48 for children. A vegetarian menu is available upon request. For reservations, please visit www.opentable.com/the-restaurant-at-the-setai. The Restaurant at The Setai 2001 Collins Ave. Miami Beach 305 520 6400.
The Traymore Restaurant and Bar at Metropolitan by COMO, presents its Thanksgiving Day menu from 6 pm to 11:00 pm, for those looking to spend the holiday festivities with the family, while offsetting the usual burden of catering for loved ones at home. The Traymore Restaurant and Bar at Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach offers all the festive trimmings as well as its signature seafood specialties the restaurant is known for. The talented culinary team, headed by Chef Juan Loasiaga in the kitchen and at the front-of-the-house by Restaurant Manager, Iain Harrison, has created a unique prix fix 3-course Thanksgiving Day menu priced at $80 pp for locals, visitors and hotel guests who are still looking for all the home-style delicacies that come with the classic Thanksgiving Day mealtime tradition. The Traymore at Metropolitan by COMO 2445 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL
The Dutch will offer a home style Thanksgiving prix-fixe dinner on Thursday, November 26th, with a specialty menu created by Chef de Cuisine Adonay Tafur and Executive Pastry Chef Josh Gripper. Priced at $55 per person (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity), the meal will feature cider brined turkey, whipped Yukon potatoes, butternut squash with Brussels sprouts and rutabaga,traditional turkey leg stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (305) 938-3111 or booking online at thru Open Table. The Dutch inside W South Beach Hotel & Residences, 2201 Collins Avenue, in Miami Beach 305 938 3111
Miami Beach steakhouse staple, Prime 112, announces exceptional offerings for guests along with its award-winning a la menu for Thanksgiving. No need to worry about stressful holiday cooking when you can enjoy Thanksgiving favorites like Slow Roasted Free Range Turkey with Cranberries & Gravy, Kobe Beef & Sausage Stuffing, Southern Fried Turkey Leg and more. Top off your decadent meal with a creative dessert that will put last year’s store-bought pumpkin pie to shame: Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting. Prime 112 112 Ocean Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139. 305 532 8112
On Thursday, November 26, join Chef Michael Pirolo at his new restaurant, Bazifor his bold flavors and exciting Asian-inspired dishes from 5PM – 10PM. At $55 per person the Thanksgiving feast kicks off with a bowl of turkey won ton soup, followed by gyoza, a popular dish consisting of shrimp & chive dumplings and sweet potato dumplings; the dinner continues with Peking turkey served with wasabi mashed potatoes and scallion pancakes; and for dessert, make room for one of the restaurant’s delicious sweet specials. The restaurant is open for dinner nightly at 6PM; the bar is open nightly at 5PM. Bazi at The Marlin Hotel, 1200 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach. 305 695 0101.
On Thursday, November 26. Acclaimed chef Sean Brasel’s sophisticated Meat Market will feature a la carte holiday-inspired favorites including a Bell and Evans fresh turkey leg roulade stuffed with sour dough, house smoked pork belly, and Peruvian corn with a side of fermented pomegranate, cranberry and ginger chutney, sweet corn hush puppies, and braised local greens a wood-grilled Bell and Evans fresh citrus and vanilla marinated sous vide turkey breast with cauliflower puree, roasted cauliflower, and candied bacon & tomato marmalade and a Mixed Grill of 3, which will allow diners to sample the turkey leg and sous vide breast, along with an American Bison short rib crusted with walnut praline demi and bone marrow flan Thanksgiving specials will also be available at Meat Market Palm Beach. For reservations, please call or book online on Open Table. Meat Market 915 Lincoln Road. Miami Beach, FL 305 532 0088
Miami Beach’s go-to dining destination for authentic Northern Italian cuisine, Quattro Gastronomia Italiana will offer a special holiday menu for Thanksgiving, in addition to the regular lunch and dinner menus. Diners can enjoy seasonal flavors of Quattro’s holiday-inspired dishes which will be offered a la carte. Antipasti starters range from crema de zucca – a richly flavored pumpkin soup with mascarpone mouse and onion chutney to insalata di arucola ,while main course choices on deck include tacchino ripieno alla piemontese – braised turkey breast stuffed with focaccia, Italian sausage and pistachio, and served with sage mashed potatoes and homemade gravy; risotto con zucca – traditional risotto with pumpkin, walnuts and gorgonzola cheese; Guests can end the meal with a torta di noci pecan – butter pecan pie topped with Torrone ice cream or monte blanco tradizionale – chestnut puree, meringue and whipped cream. Thanksgiving day hours of operation are 4PM – 11PM. Regular menu will also be available. For reservations, please call book online on Open Table. Quattro 1014 Lincoln Road. Miami Beach FL. 305 531 4833
Just in time for the holidays, guests can celebrate Thanksgiving at TALDE and Seagrape, both located within the glamorous Thompson Miami Beach Hotel. Known for its inventive yet approachable Asian-American fare, diners at TALDE are invited to treat themselves to a delicious $25 holiday special Thanksgiving Ramen for 2, served with creamed spinach wontons, stuffing croquets, pickled cranberries, kizami-nori, young corn, sliced turkey breast, and mushroom gravy tare. Also found within the Thompson is Chef Michelle Bernstein’s Seagrape, featuring unique Florida-inspired fare in a chic, retro dining room space. The restaurant will be offering a special prix-fixe, family style dinner for $65 per person (excluding gratuity). The Thompson Miami Beach 4041 Collins Ave. Miami Beach. 786 605 4041
Executive Chef John Iatrellis of Miami Beach’s seafood hotspot, Lure Fishbar,will be serving a delectable Thanksgiving tasting menu for $45 per person (excluding gratuity). The dinner begins with a butternut squash bisque served with toasted pumpkin seeds and crème, followed by a roasted pear and shallot salad topped with endive, bleu cheese, and toasted walnut vinaigrette. For the entrée, guests can enjoy roasted Carolina turkey with all of the fixings served family-style including maple roasted yams, whipped potatoes, wheat berry stuffing, and Italian sausage stuffing. Dessert will include pumpkin panna cotta and tasty pecan squares. The restaurant is open for dinner nightly at 6PM. Valet parking is available. Lure Fishbar in the historic St. Moritz Hotel building at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel at 1600 Collins Avenue. 305 695 4550
One of 2015’s hottest new restaurants, Quality Meats will be open from 4PM to 10PM on Thanksgiving Day. In addition to its regular a la carte dinner menu, a special Thanksgiving dish has been added – herb-roasted heritage turkey, cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole, spiced sweet potato fries ($42) accompanied with local honey butter, giblet gravy and Quality cranberry sauce. Reservations required. Quality Meats Miami Beach 1501 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 305 340 3333
In the Fontainebleau, StripSteak by Michael Mina – Fontainebleau’s newest restaurant – is offering a Thanksgiving a prix-fixe dinner for $75 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Guests will savor roasted baby beets with dried cranberries, hazelnuts, and goat cheese, topped with walnut vinaigrette followed by roasted turkey breast with turkey leg confit, and chorizo cornbread stuffing; and for dessert, pumpkin pie topped with cinnamon whipped creamand spiced caramel sauce. The Fontainebleau 4441 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 877 326 7412
Scarpetta, the hotel’s acclaimed Italian eatery will offer a three-course prix-fixe dinner for $75 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Guests will enjoy butternut squash soup fregato with toasted focaccia and roasted mushrooms followed by the roast turkey porchetta with cranberry mostarda and brussels sprouts. Dessert will feature pumpkin tiramisu, crafted with spiced pumpkin mascarpone and served beside Marsala soaked ladyfingers, mocha espuma, and cinnamon gelato. The Fontainebleau 4441 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 877 326 7412
Michael Mina 74 will offer the regular lunch menu at the bar with football games airing from 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. and a special Thanksgiving specials offered from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. A hearty turkey breast roulade with confit leg , sage stuffing, brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce, and turkey gravy will entice guests along with a mouthwatering pumpkin cheesecake topped with spiced Jamaican anglaise and orange compote. The Fontainebleau 4441 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 877 326 7412
First of all Don’t forget the pies! Crumb on Parchment: There’s no better way to dazzle your family and friends than with dessert, and this year Crumb on Parchment is celebrating Thanksgiving with $20 pies crafted by James Beard Award-winning Chef Michelle Bernstein. Choose between a tasty selection, including apple pear pie, gingersnap crust pumpkin pie, bourbon pecan pie, or chocolate pecan pie. Place your orders by noon on Monday, November 23, and pick up your pies at noon, Wednesday, November 25. Crumb on Parchment is located at 3930 NE 2nd Avenue in the Miami Design District. Telephone: 305 572 9444.
db Bistro Moderne invites families and friends to enjoy a three-course, prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner prepared by Chef Jason Pringle. The festive menu is filled with seasonal dishes such as Pumpkin Soup with Caramelized Apple, Spiced Crème Fraîche, Traditional Roast Turkey with Chestnut Dressing, Cranberry Chutney Brussels Sprouts, Whipped Sweet Potato, Gravy, and the Green Apple Mille-Feuille with Granny Smith Apple, Butternut Crémeux, Puff Pastry Smoked Vanilla Ice Cream. Embracing in the giving this season brings, db Bistro Moderne will be sending each guest home with a complimentary Turkey Sandwich to-go, to enjoy the following day. Adults: $65 Kids 12 & Younger: $35 (excludes Tax & Gratuity). db Bistro Moderne 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way Miami, FL 33131 305 421 8800.
Mandarin Oriental: La Mar by Gaston Acurio and Azul: Both top restaurants, La Mar and Azul are hosting Thanksgiving dinners. Azul offers a more traditional 3 course prix fixe plus dessert menu for $95 pp and Azul has created a Peruvian inspired a la carte menu that includes Jumbo Turkey winds and Huachana Duck “Guiso”. MO Bar + Lounge will also be hosting cocktail specials in keeping with the holiday. 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, Mandarin Oriental; 305-913-8358.
Novecento: Guests can pre-order for take out or dine in at restaurants located inBrickell, Aventura and Midtown. Reservations and deposit for groups of 6 or larger are required. Brickell & Aventura will be open from 2-10pm; Midtown will be open 1-9pm. Menu is $39 per person including one glass of sangria, cabernet sauvignon or chardonnay. 1414 Brickell Ave. Miami, 305 403 0900; 18831 N. Biscayne Blvd. Aventura, 305 466 0900; 3201 Buena Vista Blvd., Miami, 305 576 744
SUGARCANE raw bar grill: Chef Timon Balloo and team offers a 3 course a la carte special menu which includes entrees of romesco rubbed confit turkey | pumpkin seed & dried cranberry bread pudding, and robata grilled beef strip | potato fondue, bone marrow herbbutter open 11:30 a.m. to midnight. Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill 3252 Northeast First Avenue, Miami; 786 369 0353
SUSHISAMBA: A special menu a la carte is available that includes short rib gyoza and Mojo roasted organic turkey; and a seasonally inspired Butternut squash and Clementine Bellini, with Clementine and butternut squash reduction spritzed with Prosecco. 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. 180 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, 305-448-4990; 600 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-673-5337
The Federal Food, Drink and Provisions : Special on-site prix fixe menu is $45 plus tax and tip. Regular menu and take-out available. And make sure you get some of those ‘biskits”! Every person receives a welcome glass of champagne upon arrival and cookies to take home. All other beverages are a la carte. The Federal 5132 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305 758 9559.
( Information provided by various sources and subject to change. Please confirm ahead availability, prices and other details and HAPPY THANKSGIVING! )
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Each week, MIAbites features The Weekly Nibble, a curated listing of the upcoming week’s best food happenings in Miami. The listing is subject to change and details should always be confirmed ahead of time.
Thursday April 14th-Saturday April 16th- Quality Meats Miami Beach is firing up the grill on their patio for an epic Three Day Steer Roast. Executive Chef Patrick Rebholz, fresh from receiving the People’s Choice award at SOBEWFF Meatopia is partnering with Chef Norberto “Negro” Piattoni for a three-day whole steer cookout/extravaganza. Rebholz, an expert in whole animal butchery, and Piattoni, a former employee of renowned Argentine Chef Francis Mallman, will collaborate to create three separate dinners – on Thursday 4/14 hosting an asado BBQ for $59 pp, Friday 4/15 a family-style feast for $79( SOLD OUT) , and on Saturday 4/16 a more formal dining experience at $99, all complete with wine and beer pairings. The dinners will take place Thursday, April 14 through Saturday, April 16, 2016. A 900-lb. steer along with side dishes, bread and even desserts, will be cooked in a specially constructed “fire kitchen” on Quality Meats’ expansive terrace. For reservations and more details visit: qualitymeatsmiami.com/wholesteerdinners Quality Meats Miami Beach 1501 Collins Avenue 305-340-3333.
Saturday April 16th- The Miami Beach EDITION invites guest and locals on Saturday, April 16th at 8:00PM to enjoy Movie night in the beautiful setting of the Sandbox. The EDITION’s very own outdoor sandy oasis amongst the stars. Reserve a picnic basket for two fro Tropicale o be enjoyed, complemented by a screening of the 1940s movie Key Largo starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Baskets will include local vegetable crudité with lemon yogurt dip, Florida shrimp cocktail, kale salad with jalapeño and mint, gourmet popcorn, house-baked cookies, and a bottle of wine priced at $150 for two people. Space is limited. To reserve, please call 786.257.4600. The EDITION 2901 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL
Sunday April 17th– The Vagabond Hotel and Restaurant continues their Backyard BBQ poolside with Chef Alex and Friends, and this week Chef Phuket Thongsodchaveonde of Cake Thai, joins Chef Alex for a afternoon of cocktails and food. On the menu are Grilled corn, Isaan style pork shoulder, Thai BBQ chicken, Whole Fish cooked in banana leaves and for dessert, Thai Ice cream Sandwich. Reserve your spot or just stop by from 2-6 pm. The Vagabond 7301 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL. 305 400 8420.
Sunday April 17th- The Wynwood Diner is hosting from 2-7 pm a Crawfish Boil in the recently opened backyard oasis. Guests will be treated to unlimited crawfish, savory appetizers, 2 Hurricane cocktails, and music in Wynwood Diner’s backyard garden. Tickets are $40 per person and available via Eventbrite link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/backyard-crawfish-boil-at-wynwood-diner-tickets-24598559955?aff=eac2 Wynwood Diner 2601 Northwest 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127
Monday April 18th– It’s TAX DAY, and a couple places are offering some respite from filling out those dreaded tax forms. Hey, you might even treat your CPA. At Area 31, the seafood concept in the EPIC Hotel, diners can enjoy the specially created libation, The Bitter Truth,featuring Aviation Gin, Lillet, Jardesca, Campari, lemon and Elderflower tonic, from 5PM to 8PM. Guests can also enjoy happy hour food specials at the bar, including $8 bar bites. Appetizers from Area31’s Executive Chef Wolfgang Birk will include Local Goat Cheese Croquetas with honey andthyme; Wasabi Fries with Japanese mayo; Jerk Chicken Wings with mango and scallions; and Beer Battered Octopus Fritters with yellow tomato. The EPIC Hotel 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way in Miami. 305-424-5234.
660 at The Angler’s will alleviate patrons’ tax woes with their Blood-Tax Sangria – priced at $4.18 per glass; the red wine sangria will feature house-made juices and fresh fruit. The Angler’s 660 Washington Avenue Miami Beach FL.
Alleviate the pain of Tax Day this year with a beer (or two) on the house. Keeping with its theme of celebrating minor holidays, Mignonette and Blue Collar declare Tax Day, Monday, April 18th to be “Taxes Schmaxes Day”! Mignonette and Blue Collar will ‘refund’ every-other bottle of beer or glass of wine on 4/18 – just declare your order to your waiter and your second MegaMix or glass of red will be free! Mignonette 210 NE 18th St. Miami, FL. Blue Collar 6730 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL
Wednesday April 20th– PINCH Kitchen, the upper East Side eatery offers its quarterly Craft Collab where they team up with a different craft brewery each time to bring a unique 5-course food and beer pairing dinner series. This installment of Craft Collab 2.0 will be with Funky Buddha, a local South Florida brewery. Craft Collab 2.0 will be held on Wednesday, April 20th from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Guests attending Craft Collab 2.0 will feature a unique 5-course food and beer pairing event, offering it to be a delectable evening. Tickets for Craft Collab are $75 dollars – inclusive of tax, gratuity, and fees. Buy your tickets today as seating is limited on Eventbrite link here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pinch-craft-collab-20-food-beer-pairing-with-funky-buddha-brewery-tickets-23610906858?aff=ebrowse. Pinch Kitchen – 8601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33138
New and Ongoing:
Bazi in the Marlin Hotel invites you to kick back and enjoy classic Asian staples at their “Shanghai Nights” every Sunday beginning on April 10th. The special Shanghai Nights menu will offer guests a delectable way to indulge in some of their favorite dishes for only $10 each including Lo Mein (chicken, beef or shrimp), Beef and Broccoli, General Tso Chicken, and Mu Shu Pork.Bazi’s Shanghai Nights menu will be available every Sunday. Bazi at The Marlin Hotel, 1200 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach. (305) 695-0101.
Driftwood Room at Nautilus, South Beach invites guests to enjoy a $55 Rosé Brunch on Sundays from 11:30-4 pm with a special four course prix-fixe brunch menu prepared by Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and Chef de Cuisine Lucas Marino. Guests can enjoy items from the appetizer buffet, the savory cavery, and dessert platter in addition to choosing one entrée for $55 per guest. The entrée selections include signature dishes such as the Cuban Benedict, Avocado Toast, Guava & Tamarind BBQ Ribs, Lobster ‘Mac & Cheese’ and Prime Steak Tartare. Those looking to take their brunch to the next level can add on upgrades such as the Cabana Club Seafood Tower for Two, the Triple Layer Chocolate Cake Sundae and for $25 extra unlimited Whispering Angel Rosé. Driftwood Room at Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel 1825 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139 305.503.5700
After two years of development, Makoto Bal Harbour chef Makoto Okuwa, is releasing his private label sake. Makoto Junmai Daiginjo will be available for guests at Okuwa’s eponymous restaurant in Bal Harbour beginning April 11, 2016. The bold and expressive sake features distinct floral characteristics and pairs well with a variety of food from delicate sashimi dishes to hearty options such as the robata grilled meats and fish for which Makoto is well known. Produced in a brewery that was established in 1865 in Akita Prefecture, Japan, Makoto’s private label sake is characterized as a Junmai Daiginjo based on its 50% rice polish ratio and brewed with local rice and water. Makoto Junmai Daiginjo Private Label Sake is sold at the restaurant in a 720 mL bottle for $92, by the 9-ounce carafe for $36 or by the glass for $13. Makoto 9700 Collins Ave.Bal Harbour, FL 33154.
The Rum Line, at the St Moritz Tower Loews South Beach has launched a new weekly Happy Hour Thursday through Sunday from 4 to 7PM featuring a variety of bites by Executive Chef John Iatrellis including a rotating selection of fresh oysters for $1.25 each; a refreshing Conch Salad ($3) with citrus segments, bell peppers, red onions, cherry tomatoes and cilantro; a savory Mini Oyster Po’boy ($4) with spicy mustard aioli; Shrimp Tostones ($3) topped with mango salsa; and Crispy Calamari ($4) with charred lemon and smoked chili glaze. The Rum Line’s Happy Hour menu of classic libations for $8 each includes a Mojito with Cruzan Aged Rum, mint, lime, sugarcane and soda water; a Daiquiri made with Cana Brava, lime and sugar; and the inventive Jungle Bird with Blackstrap infused Santa Teresa Anejo Campari, lime and pineapple. The Rum Line 1601 Collins Avenue. (305) 695-0110.
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–There is literally a sign of life at one of Miami’s best loved sandwich joints.
-Football Sandwich Shop (8484 NE 2nd Ave, Miami) has been closed for months for an unknown reason.
-But a new sign placed on the inside of the door at the shop is raising hope that it may open again.
–The sign reads: “Closed due to construction. Will reopen soon.” It also says to send emails to an address that bounces.
–RISE NEWS first noticed the sign on April 13 and sent multiple messages to a working email for the shop over the course of a week- but no one responded.
–Yelp and Google have listed the restaurant as closed. –And there were rumors that the owner was trying to offload the property.
-Football Sandwich Shop has operated in Miami’s Little River area since 1972 and is well known for its ties to Miami Dolphins history.
-The shop is covered with drawings of former Dolphins greats and sandwiches are named after legendary players like Mercury Morris and Larry Csonka.
-There has been significant construction along NE 2nd Ave for months.
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