Whiskey Wednesdays at Batch Gastropub 3/25/15

Whiskey Wednesdays at Batch Gastropub
Wednesday, 03/25/2015 – 05/06/2015 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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30 SW 12th St,
Brickell, Florida 33130
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Join the Batch family every Wednesday for Whiskey Wednesday specials that include $5 Jim Beam & $10 Chivas 18 + Peach Flambe Sidecars !

Fabio Viviani / Siena Tavern Miami

Last Fall, Chicago’s popular Siena Tavern opened its doors on Miami Beach in the iconic China Grill building. At the helm of the restaurant is the ever-charming Top Chef alum Fabio Viviani, who sat down with Chat Chow TV to talk all about Siena Tavern Miami location and its menu.

Viviani has been working in kitchens since he was 11 years old in his native Italy. By the time he was 28 he was the owner of five different restaurants when he decided to sell them all and come to America. Since then he has opened several successful restaurants throughout the country and has become a well-recognized and well-liked chef.

When Viviani and his partners decided bring the Siena Tavern concept to Miami, the restaurant team partnered up with local vendors like Bar Lab and Wynwood Brewing to help create the bar program. As for the menu, Viviani tells Chat Chow that he enlists his friends, family and co-workers to help narrow down the menu from 300 dishes to 35 “cravers.”

As for what deems a dish as a “craver” he notes, “we like to have the ‘wow’ kind of dishes, because if I can’t get the reaction where you want to come back for more there is some more work to do on it.”

Some of the most popular “cravers” on the menu are the house-made pastas, octopus, pizza and a meatball that’s so beloved it has it’s own Twitter account.

Curious how Viviani feels about taking over the legendary space? Or why dining is different in Miami versus Chicago? Find out those things and more in the video above.

Via Chat Chow TV

Miami Open Specials at the JW Marriott Miami 3/23/15 – 4/5/15

Miami Open Specials at the JW Marriott Miami
Monday, 03/23/2015 – 04/05/2015 11:00 am –
JW-Marriott-Miami-Miami-Open-SpecialsLa Terraza
1109 Brickell Avenue Miami, FL,
Miami, Florida 33131
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The Miami Open is just around the corner! From March 23rd- April 5th, La Terraza, located in the JW Marriott Miami, will be offering various Miami Open specials. Customers will be able to watch the Miami Open on the restaurant’s multiple HD TVs, and enjoy delicious appetizers and drinks at great prices. Menu highlights include BBQ Chicken Flat Bread, Grilled Lamb Chops Scottadito Style, and Panko Crusted Shrimp. Customers will also be able to enjoy refreshing drinks including margaritas, mojitos and martinis for only $5 each. Complimentary valet parking is also included.

The Naked Bite: Cooking Class: Thai Food Demystified 3/24/15

The Naked Bite: Cooking Class: Thai Food Demystified
Tuesday, 03/24/2015 – 03/24/2015 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm
thenakedbiteheader1La Cuisine Appliances
50 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: 88

Thai Food Demystified*

So easy, you can make it in your home!

-Bo Pia Pak- vegetable summer rolls with mint, naam pla -dipping sauce
-Som Tum- green papaya salad with peanuts
-Tawu Yang Pak Thai- cilantro and tumeric grilled chicken
-Kang Pak- Red curry fried vegetables with kaffir lime leaves
-Mango Lime Pudding

*Please note that this class uses fish sauce in most recipes

Chef Amber Antonelli connects people with vegetable-driven food that is healthy, delicious, fun and exciting to eat. Through Coconut Grove-based concept, The Naked Bite, she provides conscious culinary services such as cooking classes, private cheffing and Secret Supper Club dinners that celebrate vegetables as the most delicious thing on your plate!**

**The Naked Bite events are BYO. If you will be enjoying wine with your meal, please bring a bottle.

The Naked Bite: Cooking Class: Comfort & Joy 3/16/15

The Naked Bite: Cooking Class: Comfort & Joy
Monday, 03/16/2015 – 03/16/2015 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm
thenakedbiteheaderLa Cuisine Appliances
50 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: 78

Chef Amber Antonelli connects people with vegetable-driven food that is healthy, delicious, fun and exciting to eat. Through Coconut Grove-based concept, The Naked Bite, she provides conscious culinary services such as cooking classes, private cheffing and Secret Supper Club dinners that celebrate vegetables as the most delicious thing on your plate!

Comfort and Joy Class:

Meat eaters don’t be fooled, you can use these recipes whether you are veggie or not. I will give variations that apply.

*Garbanzo Bean Salad Tacos
*Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Kale
*Tempeh Bolognese with Roasted Spaghetti Squash
*The Easier Healthier Yummier Caesar Salad
*Rich Dark Chocolate Pudding

The Naked Bite events are BYO. If you will be enjoying wine with your meal, please bring a bottle.

It’s Always Wine O’ Clock at Love is Blind 3/10/15

It’s Always Wine O’ Clock at Love is Blind
Tuesday, 03/10/2015 – 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Wine-OclockLove is Blind
225 Altara Ave,
Miami, Florida 33146
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Who says Wednesday is the only acceptable day to indulge in a relaxing and enriching glass of wine? At Love is Blind in Coral Gables, we believe any day of the week is a unique opportunity to wind down and relish in your favorite red, white or blush.

Every day, at any time, guests can take advantage of great specials on the house wines. Unwind after work in their chic and cozy ambience as you sip on a glass or two with coworkers or enjoy a breezy South Florida Sunday with friends and family for only $5 a glass or $15 a bottle. No matter the occasion, Wine O’ Clock is always the right time to delight in a great deal!

While you’re there, enjoy the added benefit of one of the most popular Happy Hour specials in town, which includes 50% off all drinks and delicious bar bites like their infamous Serrano Ham Croquettes, Asian Vegetable Spring Rolls, Charcuterie Three Little Pigs and Trio of Cheese Calzone from 4-9 p.m., Monday through Friday. Come experience all that Love is Blind has to offer in the heart of Coral Gables.

Steve Santana / Taquiza

Taquiza has become the go-to spot for authentic tacos and late night eats on Miami Beach. Started by Eating House and Freehand Miami alum Steve Santana, it serves up tacos on house-made masa that has everyone buzzing. Chat Chow TV sat down with Santana to find out more about them and the concept behind them.

The fast casual restaurant, located on the first floor of the Eva Hotel, is a no-frills taqueria serving up seven different types of tacos to a standing-room only crowd. Santana emphasizes that everything in Taquiza is homemade right down to its masa corn tortillas, which uses corn grown in small heirloom farms sourced by Masienda. Other popular menu items include the guacamole with hand torn chips, dry rubbed beef jerky, and its take on the popular ice cream treat the choco taco.

But Santana hasn’t always been a chef — he actually began his career doing digital work, but always had a passion for food. After helping coordinate one of the first-ever Cobaya dinners, he met chef Jeremiah Bullfrog and began assisting him on his food truck. His passion grew from there and before long he left the digital world and became a chef full time.

Curious how Santana learned how to master the masa tortilla? Or what tacos are his favorite on the menu? Find out all that and more in video above.

Via Chat Chow TV