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This week’s MIAbites Weekly Nibble features some wonderful options for Mother’s Day on Sunday May 8th, so you can treat that special Mom in your life. As always, call ahead to confirm details and don’t wait until the last minute to make your reservations as many of these places book up early.
SUGARCANE raw bar grill – 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. SUGARCANE raw bar grill will offer scrumptious specials such as Rock Shrimp Adobo and Peach & Raspberry Tiramisu Trifle in addition to their signature brunch menu. Sugarcane 3252 NE 1st Miami FL 786 369 0353.
SUSHISAMBA Miami Beach – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. SUSHISAMBA Miami Beach will present their special Bossa Nova Brunch in honor of Mother’s Day featuring a 4-course menu featuring Quinoa Pancakes, Acai Bowl and Lobster Eggs Benedict priced at $35 per person (tax & gratuity additional). SUSHISAMBA 600 Lincoln Rd. Miami Beach FL. 305 673 5337
Zest (launching on Mother’s Day) – 11:30am – 4 p.m. every Sunday; $50 for adults, includes one beverage; $25 for kids 12 and under; $30 additional for unlimited Taittinger Champagne, Tito’s Bloody Mary Cart, Bacardi Mojito Cart, Grey Good Martinis; Live Reggae Band; Valet available on North Side of Southeast Financial Center Plaza (SE 2nd Street) $7 with validation. Zest 200 S Biscayne Blvd. Miami FL 305 374 9378
The Forge – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Forge will offer a Mother’s Day Brunch including one main course option of dishes including Surf & Turf Benedict and “The Forge” 10 oz. Burger along with offerings from various buffet tables priced at $75 per person (tax and gratuity not included) The Forge 432 41st St. Miami Beach FL
The Federal – is offering regular a la carte brunch menu. $22 per person for the Bottomless Boozy Brunch. The dinner menu will be a la carte along with chef’s specials. And those biskits! In honor of Mother’s Day, mothers will be treated with a glass of complimentary champagne and chocolate covered strawberries as a take home gift during dinner hours. The Federal 5132 Biscayne Blvd. Miami FL 305 758 9559
Novecento – In multiple locations a $45 Special menu. Aventura – 18831 N. Biscayne Blvd. Aventura, FL 33180 – 305.466.0900 Live music from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. by Chiara Machado. Brickell –1414 Brickell Ave. Miami, Florida 33131 – 305.403.0900 Midtown – 3201 Buena Vista Blvd. Miami, Florida 33127 – 305.576.7447 Live music by DJ MD from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana– Lincoln Road’s Northern Italian eatery, is commemorating Mother’s Day with special a la carte dishes in addition to the regular dinner menu on Sunday, May 8. Celebrate a day dedicated to moms by treating your mother to authentic Italian cuisine made with the freshest ingredients. Quattro 1014 Lincoln Road. (305) 531-4833
The Dutch– South Beach’s popular Americana-inspired dining destination, will be offering a complimentary glass of champagne to all mothers on Mother’s Day. The Dutch is located inside W South Beach Hotel & Residences, 2201 Collins Avenue, in Miami Beach. (305) 938-3111
BLT Prime Miami– at the Trump Doral, is offering a special Mother’s Day menu on Sunday, May 8, 2016, with a range of delicious options. The restaurant will feature a three-course Sunday prix fixe dinner menu priced at $65 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). BLT Prime at The Trump National Doral Miami at 4400 NW 87th Avenue. Valet parking is available. (305) 591-6606
Apeiro Kitchen & Bar– the successful Mediterranean restaurant located in both Midtown Miami and Delray, invites guests to celebrate Mother’s Day with an array of delightful prix fixe menus. On Sunday, May 8, from 11AM – 4PM, Apeiro is offering a Mother’s Day Brunch replete with gourmet chocolate-covered strawberries. The restaurant’s dinner menus will be available Saturday, May 7, during regular business hours, and Sunday, May 8, from 4PM – 10PM. Apeiro Kitchen & Bar is located at 3252 NE 1st Avenue in The Shops at Midtown Miami and 14917 Lyons Road in Delray Beach. Miami (786) 800-5389; Delray (561) 501-4443
Scarpetta: From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Scarpetta will host an Italian-inspired buffet style brunch priced at $75 per adult, $37.50 per child under 12, and free for children under 4 (prices exclude tax and gratuity). Fontainebleau Miami Beach is located at 4441 Collins Avenue, on Miami Beach, FL 33140 (877) 326-7412.
Cypress Tavern– Chef Michael Schwartz welcomes mothers and their families to his American Grill & Cocktail Bar, Cypress Tavern, on Sunday May 8th for the first Jazz Brunch featuring the smooth tunes of the Marcus Brant Jazz Trio and a delicious family-style set menu. Cypress Tavern’s Jazz Brunch is priced at $49 pp and includes three, multiple dish courses to share, with an optional bottomless Bloody Mary or sparkling cocktail option. Sunday’s festivities kick off a weekly Saturday Jazz Brunch featuring live music beginning the following week, on May 14. Reservations are always recommended at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305.520.5197. Cypress Tavern 3620 NE 2nd Ave. Miami, FL 33137
Metropolitan by COMO Miami Beach-is celebrating Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8th between 11:00am and 3:00pm, at The Traymore Restaurant and Bar with an exquisite Mother’s Day brunch priced at $55 pp and featuring an Unlimited Breakfast Bar, together with an exclusive selection of menu items for the table, as well as an additional à la carte selection to choose from, courtesy of Chef de Cuisine, Juan Loaisiga. Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach is located at 2445 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140. 305-695-3600.
Paradise Farms in Homestead hosts their annual Mother’s Day Brunch on the Farm on Sunday May 8th from 11 am beginning first with an edible flower walking tour followed by a delicious vegetarian brunch prepared by Vesta Foods, Sabrina Dora Lopez. at noon. Priced at $75 pp/ $25 youth, under 3 free. Tickets online at http://paradisefarms.net/brunch-in-paradise/
Bulla Gastrobar– All mothers who walk into the Spanish gastrobar will receive a rose and a $20 giftcard to use for a future visit. Treat your mother to Spanish dishes like the Croquetas de Jamon and Arroz Caldoso. Then end the meal by toasting with Bulla’s signature Spanish Margarita! Your mom will second guess her spanish cooking with a restaurant like this one. Bulla Gastrobar 2500 Ponce de Leon Blvd Coral Gables, FL 33134;
Juvia– will feature their $23 pre-fixe regular lunch menu for Mother’s Day, which also includes unlimited champagne cocktails. Items on the menu include watermelon salad, seared codfish and rib eye steak frite. Guests are invited to enjoy the indoor and outdoor bar and dining room and panoramic views of Miami. Reservations are recommended. To book your table, please call, 305.763.8272. Juvia 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33133
Mondrian South Beach-Mother’s Day is more than just brunch at Mondrian South Beach. Moms can take advantage of the bay views while participating in morning yoga and afterwards indulge in a decadent brunch. Mondrian South Beach’s Mother’s Day brunch will feature specialty dishes including Chef Dustin’s Spicy Fried Chicken with White Cheddar Waffles, Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits and Cinnamon Bun French Toast that pair perfectly with a bottomless morning cocktail upgrade for $35. Mondrian 1100 West Avenue South Beach, FL 33139.
The Continental – In celebration of Mother’s Day The Continental has lined up kid-friendly activities and a mom-approved brunch beginning at 10:00 a.m. In addition to the fabulous brunch menu, moms will appreciate bubbly cocktails in a variety of flavors, from traditional mimosas and bellinis to passionfruit and guava, and an activity station where coloring sheets and supplies will be provided for kids to create cards for their mothers and grandmothers. Additionally, moms and grandmoms will receive a sweet parting gift of The Continental’s homemade caramelized popcorn. The Continental 2360 Collins Ave. Miami Beach 305 604 2000.
KYU– KYU is happy to host a fun-filled brunch on Mother’s Day, because what greater gift could a mother ask for than a day without having to make decisions? Families can look forward to a curated menu of chef Michael Lewis’ favorite dishes, a glass of Rose and save room for the amazing “Mom’s Coconut Cake” based on Lewis’ mother’s own recipe. KYU will also feature a kiddies pack where they can decorate plant pots and actually pot an herb for their loved ones. KYU 251 NW 25th St. Miami FL 786 577 0150.
Driftwood Room at Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel– is inviting all Mothers on Sunday to indulge in the Rosé Sunday brunch which includes a menu prepared by Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and Chef de Cuisine Lucas Marino. Guests can enjoy items from the appetizer buffet, the savory carvery and dessert platter in addition to choosing one entrée for $55 per guest. As a special treat from Driftwood Room, mothers can also enjoy a complimentary glass of rosé! 305.503.5700 or email email@example.com. Driftwood Room 1825 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139
Jaya at The Setai Miami Beach is celebrating Mother’s Day with an elaborate and lavish brunch featuring live Jazz music. Jaya will host two seatings at 11:45 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Priced at $115 per adult and $58 per child, guests will indulge in an array of different options and Pan-Asian delicacies. Reservations are recommended. To book your table, please call 855.923.7899 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All mothers will receive roses and a giftwrapped lemon cake takeaway. Jaya at The Setai 2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Pisco y Nazca– a ceviche gastrobar, is treating all mothers this holiday! The restaurant will be offering each mother a rose and a $20 gift card to be used for a future visit. Treat your mother to a seat at Pisco y Nazca, sip on Pisco Sours and savor all the Peruvian food it has to offer. Then come back again to use the gift card another time! Pisco Y Nazca 8405 Mills Drive Suite 260 Miami, FL 33183
Sugar Factory– Treat your mother to something sweet this Mother’s Day and head to Sugar Factory on Miami Beach for brunch. Mothers and guests can choose from four appetizers on the special brunch menu including Spinach Artichoke Dip, Bruschetta, Caesar Salad and Roasted Beets and Boursin Salad. Entrees include Croque Madame, Grilled Steak and Eggs, Pan Seared Tilapia and Eggs Norwegian. To top it all off, homemade waffles with berries can be savored for dessert. Don’t forget that the brunch includes one complimentary glass of champagne! The price of the brunch is $55 per person. Sugar Factory 1144 Ocean Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139
The Sarsaparilla Club– Top Chef Alum duo, Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth, celebrate Mother’s with their new Sunday All Day Brunch. Starting from 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., guests will delight in new brunch dim sum cart items including Oeey Gooey Cinnamon Rolls, Florida Strawberry Panna Cotta, Homemade Sausage Dumplings, and Fried Chicken Steamed Buns. The brunch menu includes salads and sides such as Charred Grapefruit Brulee, Sourdough Toast, Organic Lake Meadow Eggs, and Sticky Pork Belly Bacon. The brunch is topped off with their medium and large plates including Skillet Ricotta Hotcake, Sesame Kumquat Fritters, and Crispy Duck Leg French Toast, and Shrimp and Bacon Stuffed Chicken Wings. Sarsaparilla 1 18th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Verde– Enjoy sweeping views of the bay at Verde at the Pérez Art Museum Miami. With special dishes like the Peach Cobbler, Avocado Toast, and Silver Dollar Cornmeal Pancakes, all mothers can enjoy delicious selections from Verde’s brunch menu. In addition to the special dishes and a la carte menu, you can toast to your mother with the limited edition Strawberry Rhubarb Mimosa! Verde at PAMM 1103 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33132.
Db Bistro Moderne– This Mother’s Day, treat mom to an exclusive brunch from 11-3 pm at db Bistro Moderne. The restaurant only offers brunch twice a year, so be sure to make your reservations for this special occasion now! To make the day even more exciting, db Bistro Moderne is offering a bottle of Chandon to share for an additional $20 per person. Mother’s Day brunch is priced at $50 per person, or $70 per person with a bottle of champagne for two. Children under 12 dine for $35. For reservations please call db Bistro Moderne at 305.421.8800. 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way Miami, Florida 33131
Izzy’s Fish & Oyster– Mother’s Day is a whole weekend at Izzy’s, as they feature a la carte specials like Maine Lobster Pasta all weekend in addition to their regular menu. Izzy’s 423 Washington Ave. Miami Beach. 305 397 8843.
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-Kodak Black, the controversial Miami rapper who has had a number of run-ins with the law will be sleeping in his jail bed a little happier tonight.
-State prosecutors dropped three of the five charges that Black faces on Thursday.
-Black, whose real name is Dieurson Octave had one charge each of possession of a weapon or ammunition by a delinquent, grand theft of a firearm, and child neglect, dropped by the State.
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Finding true love just got easier due to the latest trend of dating apps available on smart phones.
Users are literally finger tips away from connecting with the right person, but who will make the first move?
It works just like any other dating app, where users set up a profile of themselves and swipe right if they have an interest in someone.
But here’s the catch, women make the first move.
Men and women both make their own connections, but once a connection is made, women only have a span of 24 hours to initiate a conversation before the connection disappears.
Then men only have 24 hours to respond to that first move by the woman.
But is the ability to make the first move more empowering for women?
For many yes, women have the control in this scenario, making men wait by the phone for the first response.
It is a total inversion of the typical dating app experience in that way.
Women have men wrapped around their fingers waiting for that first text message.
Dating is not easy and having the courage to be the first one to reach out to a possible connection can boost the confidence of many women.
Bumble changes the stereotypical role of waiting three days for the guy to call, pushing for women to take action within a 24 hour time frame.
For others, being the first to say “Hello” is easier said than done.
For those too shy to make the first move then have a limited time frame before the connection is lost.
There is pressure to initiate the conversation, which for many can feel more disappointing than empowering.
Some simply have no idea what to say, which happens sometimes, and that should be okay.
Everyone has different experiences with dating apps, both good and bad, and there is nothing wrong with that.
Many women have reported good feedback from using Bumble and have had good conversations with their connections from going on dates to just establishing friendships.
That is the beauty of dating apps you have control to choose the person you want to have a connection with, and Bumble offers a different perspective on who makes the first move.
There is no instruction manual or rule book to follow when it comes to finding love, and everyone is entitled to go about that journey the way they choose.
So is Bumble more empowering for women than Tinder?
It certainly has the potential to be.
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