Here is a list of some of the best spots to eat on the Fourth of July:
Earls Kitchen + BarÂ will be offering a specialÂ Stars & StripeÂ cocktail on Independence Day forÂ $4.50. In addition, guests can enjoy weekly features offered every Friday including double mojitos for $7, $1 off Stella pints and $2 off glasses of champagne. Earls is located atÂ 7535 North Kendall DriveÂ in Dadeland Mall. The restaurant offers lunch and dinner daily beginning at 11:30 a.m. and brunch on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ample parking and valet is available. Telephone:Â (305) 667-1786;Â www.earlsrestaurants.com.
The DutchÂ will get festive for the 4thÂ early this year with anÂ All-American CookoutÂ onÂ Wednesday, July 2nd, fromÂ 7p.m. â€“ close.Â Part of the wildly-popularÂ Bourbon, Beer & â€˜CueÂ series, Chef de CuisineÂ Conor HanlonÂ and guest chefÂ Jamie DeRosaÂ of Tongue & Cheek will serve up an outdoor BBQ at Grove at W, complete with summertime games.Â Priced atÂ $40 per personÂ (excluding beverages, taxes and gratuity), the family-style feast will featureÂ Apple-Brined Smoked BBQ Chicken;Â Smoked & Barbecued Mackerel SandwichÂ with Bread & Butter Beet Slaw; andÂ Texas-Style Smoked Beef BrisketÂ with Slathering Sauce, Smoked Garlic Sausage, Texas Toast & Baked Pinto Beans. Drink specials includeÂ $2 PBR Tall Boys;Â $3 TecatesÂ fully dressed with BBQ rub and citrus;Â $9 Specialty Bourbon Cocktails; andÂ $40 Summer Punch Bowls. The event will take place atÂ Grove, The Dutchâ€™s backyard, inside W South Beach,Â 2201 Collins Avenue.Â Tickets can be purchased atÂ http://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-dutch-2913104985
Wynwood Kitchen & BarÂ is celebratingÂ Independence DayÂ with a festive backyard BBQ on the lawn of the restaurant fromÂ 5:30Â toÂ 8:30 p.m.Â Guests can enjoy a menu of classic American favorites with a twist, crafted by Executive Chef Miguel Aguilar, including aÂ chorizo beef burgerÂ on a brioche bun;Â Ball Park hot dogsÂ loaded with Cotija cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, chipotle aioli, pickled jalapeno and shoe string potatoes; andÂ criollo marinated chicken breast. Hearty side dishes will include the chefâ€™s popularÂ devilish eggs,Â chipotle coleslawÂ andÂ potato salad.Â Wynwood Kitchen & BarÂ is located atÂ 2550 N.W. 2ndÂ Avenue. Ample street parking and valet available. VisitÂ www.wynwoodkitchenandbar.comÂ andÂ www.facebook.com/wynwoodkitchenandbarfor more information.
Yardbird Southern Table & BarÂ is celebratingÂ Independence DayÂ andÂ National Fried Chicken DayÂ (Sunday, July 6, 2014), with an exclusive lunch and brunch special,Â Friday,Â July 4Â throughÂ Friday, JulyÂ 11, 2014.Â For a limited time, guests can enjoy a twist on the classicÂ Blue Plate SpecialÂ ($14), two pieces of Lewellynâ€™s fine fried chicken with a blend of hot spices, served with citrus pepper watermelon and house-made buttermilk biscuits. Perfect to help cool down from the chickenâ€™s fiery bite is Yardbirdâ€™s signatureÂ Watermelon SlingÂ ($13), a refreshing blend of Troy & Sons platinum white whiskey, fresh pressed watermelon juice and lemon balanced with rosemary and Aperol.Â YardbirdÂ is located on Miami Beach atÂ 1600 Lenox Ave. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily with weekend brunch on Saturday and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Telephone:Â (305) 538-5220;Â www.runchickenrun.com. Reservations strongly suggested.
Khong River House,the popular 50 Eggs concept that offers an authentic yet approachable menu, rich with bold Southeast Asian flavors, is offering for a limited time only a lunch dish inÂ celebration of theÂ Fourth of JulyÂ andÂ National Fried Chicken Day,Â Friday, July 4Â throughÂ Friday, JulyÂ 11, 2014. Guests can enjoyÂ Khong Fried ChickenÂ ($19), half a chicken with honey-lime marinade served with spicy mango slaw and caramelÂ fish sauce.Â Khong River HouseÂ is located on Miami Beach atÂ 1661 Meridian Avenue. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily, with brunch launching July 2014. Telephone:Â (305) 763-8147;Â www.khongriver.com.
Swine Southern Table & Bar,onÂ Fourth of July, Coral Gablesâ€™ go to place for southern comfort will be serving up aÂ half rack of ribsÂ ($26) with their signature competition rub, cider vinegar mop and homemade picklesÂ for the holiday.Â SwineÂ is located in Coral Gables atÂ 2415 Ponce De Leon Blvd. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily, with weekend brunch on Saturday and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Telephone:Â (786) 360-6433;Â www.runpigrun.com.
Lure Fishbar, Miami Beachâ€™s seafood hotspot is celebratingÂ Independence DayÂ with succulent food specials includingÂ Steamed ShrimpÂ ($15.50)with charred lemon;Â Grilled LobsterÂ ($24) with chili-garlic butter, grilled corn and fingerling potatoes;Â Baby Back RibsÂ (half rackÂ $26, full rackÂ $35) with pomegranate BBQ sauce, watermelon, grilled corn and oven roasted potatoes. Guests can enjoy a twist to the traditional holiday dessert withÂ Apple Pie EmpanadasÂ ($11), served four to an order with Granny Smith apples, caramel and maple whipped cream.Â Lure FishbarÂ is located in the historic St. Moritz Hotel building at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel atÂ 1600 Collins Avenue. The restaurant is open for dinner nightly at 6 p.m. Valet parking is available. Telephone:Â (305) 695-4550;Â www.lurefishbar.com
BLT Prime, located at the iconic Trump National DoralÂ®, will show its patriotism with a Fourth of July Blackboard special menu that evening. TheÂ three course prix fixe menu, priced atÂ $60 per personÂ (excluding taxes and gratuity), will feature two appetizer choices of eitherÂ BurrataÂ & Heirloom Tomato SaladÂ with basil and white balsamic; orÂ Watermelon SaladÂ with fresh feta, pea sprouts and pickled radish. Main course options includeÂ Grilled Berkshire Pork ChopÂ with charred peach relish and grain mustard jus; orÂ Scottish SalmonÂ with crushed peas and a citrus emulsion; while side dishes includeÂ BBQ CornÂ with bacon and chives; orÂ Fingerling Potato SaladÂ with truffle aioli. Delicious dessert selections for Independence Day includeÂ Red Velvet -Tres LechesÂ with strawberry and cocoa nib; orÂ ChocolatÃ© CrÃ¨me BrulÃ©eÂ with crisp nougatine and berries. Regular dining menu also available.Â BLT PrimeÂ is located at Trump National Doral MiamiÂ®,Â 4400 NW 87thÂ Avenue. Telephone:Â (305)591-6606;Â www.bltprimemiami.com.
The HotelÂ of South Beach welcomes everyone to celebrateÂ Independence DayÂ with a festive rooftop BBQ with a live DJ, fromÂ 7 PM â€“ 11 PM.Â Guests can enjoyÂ BBQÂ andÂ cocktailsÂ poolside, with a spectacular view of fireworks starting atÂ 9 PM. The Hotel of South Beach is an Art Deco hotel where high style meets history, luxurious accommodations, and AAA Four Diamond award-winning hospitality.Â The Hotel of South BeachÂ is located onÂ 801 Collins Avenue. Telephone:Â (305)531-2222;Â http://www.thehotelofsouthbeach.com.Thank you for using Soul Of Miami!