Recap / June’s Miami Spice Mash-Up

The 13th Annual Miami Spice Restaurant program kicks off in just a few weeks on August 1. This year to celebrate, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) launched a series of special of monthly Miami Spice Mash-Ups, where chefs collaborate for a one-night only dinner and prepare dishes from their upcoming Spice menus.

On Wednesday, June 25, J&G Grill at St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort kicked off the series with its Chef de Cusine Brad Kilgore and pastry chef Antonio Bachour creating a six-course menu with visiting Chef Jose Mendin of the Pubbelly family of restaurants.

The intimate dinner showcased the creativity of these chefs with dishes such as Local Poussin, “Saucisson de Lyon,” Five Spice, Chard Walnut Emulsion from Kilgore, Pork Cheeks, Asparagus, Mushroom Dirt, Parmesan Cheese and Pickled Mushrooms from Mendin; and Salted Honey Yogurt, Candied Tomatoes, Greek Yogurt Custard, Strawberries, and Yogurt Sponge Cake from Bachour. Guests also enjoyed cocktails from Botran Rum and beers from Stella Artois.

Check out more highlights from the video above and make sure not to miss the next Miami Spice Mash-Up on Thursday, July 24 at 8 p.m., when chef Clayton Miller of 50 Eggs and Todd Erickson of HaVen Gastro-Lounge team up at Swine Southern Table & Bar. Tickets are $65 per person and can be purchased here

Via Chat Chow

World Cup Final Watch Party 7/13/14

World Cup Final Watch Party
Sunday, 07/13/2014 – 03:00 pm – 05:00 pm
WORLDCUPFINALSMarina 84 Sports Bar and Grill
2440 West State Road,
Dania Beach, Florida 33312
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Come watch all of the World Cup finals action on over 20 big screen hi def TV’s.
Now featuring 18+ beers on tap!

Batch Presents The Craft Cocktail Bar 7/11/14

Batch Presents The Craft Cocktail Bar
Friday, 07/11/2014 – 07:00 pm –
craftcocktailflyerBatch Gastro Pub
30 SW 12 ST,
Brickell, Florida 33130
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Batch has come up with another great experience at your neighborhood gastropub by supporting young talent. Come enjoy artisan cocktails this weekend by Daniel Villa. Perfect for people who want to try the newest thing and great for prohibition cocktail lovers.

World Cup Final Watch Party at Marina 84 Sports Bar & Grill 7/13/14

World Cup Final Watch Party at Marina 84 Sports Bar & Grill
Sunday, 07/13/2014 – 03:00 pm –
WORLDCUPFINALS1Marina 84 Sports Bar and Grill
2440 West State Road 84,
Ft. Lauderdale Beach, Florida 33312
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Watch all of the World Cup Finals Action at Marina 84 Sports Bar & Grill on over 20 HD TV’s! Come early and beat the crowd.
Now featuring 18+ beers on tap!

Philip McDaniel / St. Augustine Distiller

Florida is having a spirits renaissance thanks in part to the St. Augustine Distillery. Chat Chow TV sat down the distillery’s president and founding partner Philip McDaniel to found out more about the new craft distillery, its historic location and how it is stepping up St. Augustine’s “cool” factor.

The distillery is the brain child of McDaniel and his fellow founding partner Ryan Dettra who were looking for new projects to take on in their adopted hometown of St. Augustine. They were intrigued by the idea of bringing a distillery to the area and went around the country researching and discovering the best practices on how to do so.

They partnered up with Master Distiller David Pickerell, who has more than 30 years of experience in the distillery industry under his belt with brands like Maker’s Mark, and used some of Florida’s abundant produce like sugarcane, corn and wheat, to create their spirits. The first one created was vodka, followed by the recently released gin along with rum that will be coming in early 2015. Bourbon is also in production and once released will be Florida’s first bourbon.

The distillery is housed in the historic FP&L Ice Plant right in the heart of the historic St. Augustine beach area. It is easily accessible by trolley and tour buses and provides free tours daily where guests can learn more about the plant, its process, sample some product and purchase it if so desired.

Curious who Ella and Bessy are? Or what goes into the distillery’s signature Florida Mule? Find out all that and more in the video above.

Via Chat Chow TV

Brasileiro Churrasqueria is opening its doors with affordable dining and a beautiful view of Brickell Bay and Marina 7/1/14

Brasileiro Churrasqueria is opening its doors with affordable dining and a beautiful view of Brickell Bay and Marina
Tuesday, 07/01/2014 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
tucan-s-rodizio-restaurantBrasiliero Churrasqueria
801 Brickell Bay Drive,
Brickell, Florida 33131
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Brasileiro Churrasqueria is opening its doors with affordable dining and a beautiful view of Brickell Bay and Marina

June 17, 2014 – Miami, Fl — Brickell has evolved into a go-to spot for great dining. Surrounded with a variety of delectable restaurants, bars and stunning hotels. Brasiliero Churrasqueria is ready to satisfy those who are craving excellent food choices, extraordinary drinks and desserts all at affordable prices. Adding to the growing culinary industry, Brasileiro Churrasqueria is bringing mouth-watering Brazilian cuisine, wines and spirited cocktails all wrapped in an attractive setting in the heart of Brickell with a beautiful view of the Brickell bay everyone will love.

“Brasileiro is finally what we wanted it to be, we created the perfect combination of ambience, food and wine that every local will be sure to enjoy. Whether you come with your family, significant other or coworkers, everyone will enjoy the atmosphere, view, food and have a great time.”

Brasileiro Churrasqueria offers the best meat in town to accompany its large salad bar, newly built wine cellar, and desserts all to be paired to perfection with its Brazilian fare. Special event and birthday goers get their own special treat to help celebrate their big day.

The vision for Brasileiro is clear; to provide Miami with a place where you can get high quality food and a great atmosphere with your friends and family at an affordable price. The vision is one everyone shares, committing to its excellence with Brasileiro staff & Chef Luis Portocarrero.

Served tableside by gauchos, diners can choose from a great assortment of prime meats, homemade Brazilian sausage, picanha, pork, chicken, and lamb just to name a few. The salad bar includes a large variety of salad greens and vegetables, homemade salads, hot and cold appetizers, which feature a special of the day served for $12.50 for lunch and $18.80 for dinner. The meat rodizio & salad bar lunch is $18.80, while dinner is $29.60. Kids get their own special price of lunch for $9.80 and dinner for $14.30.

Brasileiro Churrasqueria sets out to create the perfect dining experience while enjoying the breathtaking views of the Biscayne Bay waterfront. Private rooms are also available for all your office parties, special events and celebration needs. Brasileiro Churrasqueria is open for Lunch, Dinner and Happy Hour daily. Hours of operation: Lunch is served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, dinner 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday – Friday. Weekend hours: Saturday 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 3:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. Metered street parking is available as well as valet for $5 with restaurant validation. Brasileiro is located in the lobby of the Four Ambassadors Hotel at 801 Brickell Bay Drive. For reservations and information please call (305) 358-7880.

Not Your Mama’s Cooking Fourth of July Celebration + World Cup Viewing Party 7/4/14

“Not Your Mama’s Cooking!” Fourth of July Celebration + World Cup Viewing Party
Friday, 07/04/2014 – 07/05/2014 11:30 am – 05:00 am
bf65b3e3-a35d-4da4-b630-48c745ea0663Batch Gastropub
30 SW 12th Street,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: FREE

“Not your Mama’s Cooking!” Fourth of July Celebration with Picnic-Style, Comfort Food and a Gastronomic Twist!

Brickell’s neighborhood gastro pub is set to celebrate 4th of July with an authentic all American picnic style, comfort food menu with a gastronomic twist.

Guests will indulge in delectable items such as Corn on the cob with cotija cheese, buffalo sauce powder, lemon zest; House smoked ribs served with jalapeño cole slaw & pickles; Chicken and biscuits with Carolina gold sauce and All American Desserts; definitely “Not your Mama’s Cooking!”

Merging its celebration with the World Cup, Batch Miami will also be showing the Brazil vs. Colombia game; guests can enjoy its signature drink the Batchito during the game for only $7.50.

WHEN: July 4, 2014

WHERE: Batch Gastro Pub
30 South West 12 Street
Miami FL 33130



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