Q&A Session with Farruko 8/27/15

Q&A Session with Farruko
Thursday, 08/27/2015 – 07:00 pm – 09:30 pm
Farruko-Radio-Promo-01AT&T Coral Gables
215 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Don’t miss out on this exclusive event with Farruko, a top reggaeton artists! Free food, entrance, and beverages. Doors open at 7pm. First come, first served.

Chances of a meet and greet with Farruko.

Doctors Hospital Senior Health Fair 9/16/15

Doctors Hospital Senior Health Fair
Wednesday, 09/16/2015 – 10:00 am – 01:00 pm
SeniorHealthFair-DH-8355War Memorial Youth Center
405 University Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Website
Cost: Free

The first 100 participants at the health fair will receive free flu shots. Medical professionals will be on hand to perform health screenings for osteoporosis, blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, hearing loss and body mass index (BMI). Experts also will be available to answer general health questions, discuss medications and diet and teach women how to properly perform a breast self-exam. Attendees will enjoy complimentary chair massages, exercise demonstrations, giveaways and a nutritious lunch. Complimentary valet parking will be available at the Youth Center. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Wellness.

Fashionably Conscious Kicked Off 8th Annual Fundraising Event With A Collection Party For The September Sale, Hosted By Neiman Marcus Coral Gables 8/19/15

Fashionably Conscious Kicked Off 8th Annual Fundraising Event With A Collection Party For The September Sale, Hosted By Neiman Marcus Coral Gables
Wednesday, 08/19/2015 – 06:30 pm –
DSC_5119Neiman Marcus Coral Gables
390 San Lorenzo Ave,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Neiman Marcus Coral Gables hosted a Collection Party for Fashionably Conscious, Miami’s beloved fashion fundraiser, during Neiman Marcus’ highly anticipated semi-annual Trend Event on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. The Trend Event featured a fashion showcase of the latest styles for fall 2015. Shoppers enjoyed bubbly and bites from Bulla Gastrobar as well as a Herradura Tequila tasting.

Guests and hosts that attended the Collection Party were be able to donate clothing to the main Fashionably Conscious event, making room in their closets for new items from Neiman Marcus.

The Fashionably Conscious three-day sale event will occur from September 25-27 in CocoWalk and will allow hundreds of shoppers to score timeless designer pieces and vintage finds at unbeatable prices. All proceeds will be donated to Coconut Grove Cares’ The Barnyard Community Center and offer essential funds to support the summer camp and after-school programs, providing a much need safe haven for 250+ children in the West Grove community.

Photo Credit: World Red Eye

Cancer Support Community Greater Miami Tee Off Fore Wellness Golf and Tennis Tournament 10/18/15 – 10/19/15

Cancer Support Community Greater Miami Tee Off Fore Wellness Golf and Tennis Tournament
Monday, 10/19/2015 – 08:30 am – 07:00 pm
cscgm-logo_newDeering Bay Yacht & Country Club
13610 Deering Bay Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida 33158
Buy Tickets
Cost: Contact Susie Winslow-Garcia for Sponsorship Opportunities

Please join us for the Annual Tee Off Fore Wellness Golf & Tennis Tournament. Spend two fun-filled days with South Florida business and community leaders as they come together to play golf and tennis to benefit the Cancer Support Community Greater Miami.

Golf Tournament Lead Sponsor, Sharp General Contractors, Inc.; Women’s Tennis Tournament Lead Sponsor, Bancredito; Men’s Tennis Lead Sponsor, Papa John’s and 19th Hole Cocktail Party Sponsor, Steiner Leisure.

All tournament players will receive luxury goodies and / or special gifts, promotional giveaways and take part in sampling from premiere food and beverage sponsors who have generously donated their services. If you cannot attend event but still support organization, you can participate in the Luxury Special Drawing – luxury packages range from $2,000 – $6,200 and these prizes have been 100% donated by Capretto, Carnival, H&H Jewels and Atlantis Paradise Island just to name a few. Drawing tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100.

10/18/2015 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM – Men’s Tennis at the Dave & Mary Alper JCC
10/19/2015 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM – Women’s Tennis, Golf, Cocktail Party and Awards Dinner at Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club

2nd Annual Read to a Child Fundraiser 9/9/15

2nd Annual Read to a Child Fundraiser
Wednesday, 09/09/2015 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
So-Fla-Read-to-a-Child-Fundraiser-Flyer-2015Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: $50

Join us for a special evening! Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres while helping to increase the number of
underserved children in Read to a Child’s programs across South Florida.

Meet Guest Speaker Christina Diaz Gonzalez – the award-winning author of The Red Umbrella, A Thunderous Whisper and the forthcoming Moving Target. Her books have received numerous honors and recognitions, including the Florida Book Award and the Nebraska Book Award. They have also been named the American Library Association’s Best Fiction for Young Adults, a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, and the International Reading Association’s Teachers’ Choice.

A Night in Old Shanghai Gala to benefit Coral Gables Community Foundation 10/16/15

“A Night in Old Shanghai” Gala to benefit Coral Gables Community Foundation
Friday, 10/16/2015 – 07:00 pm –
imageCoral Gables Country Club
997 N. Greenway Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: single tickets $500 table for ten $5,000

The Coral Gables Community Foundation will be hosting its annual black-tie gala on October 16 with lion dances, streaming dragons and exotic cuisine for an enchanting Night in Old Shanghai. Guests will be taken on a captivating culinary and entertainment journey with dishes such as Peking duck and live Chinese dancing.

Author of viral murder thriller at Books & Books 8/17/15

Author of viral murder thriller at Books & Books
Monday, 08/17/2015 – 08:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Famous-After-Death-cover-1Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Social media has changed us, for the better and the very worst. Brian Bandell will discuss his novel “Famous After Death”, about three Miami teenagers that seek to glorify murders by taking them viral. You might know him as the senior reporter at the South Florida Business Journal. Hear Bandell read an exciting chapter from the book and talk about real examples of crimes that became online sensations.

Miami Spice at Pazzo 8/4/15

Miami Spice at Pazzo
Monday, 08/04/2015 – 09/30/2015 12:00 pm – 10:30 pm
FOTO-16Pazzo
2525 SW 3rd Avenue,
miami, Florida 33129
Webpage Link
Cost:

Pazzo Ristorante is treating its patrons to a real taste of Italy during Miami Spice with two menus bursting with flavor. Running through the end of September, guests can enjoy a special pre-fixed lunch ($23) and dinner ($39) menu that has three courses with choices to satisfy everyone. Miami Spicers can choose from starters such as Carpaccio, Burratina, or Tartar di Tonno. Guests then move onto the main course with options like Risotto con Funghi Misti, Gnocchi di Spinaci, Involtini di Pollo or Filetto al Profumo di Bosco. Pazzo saved the best for last, ending the meal with traditional Italian desserts like Panna Cotta, Crepes and Tiramisu.

These menus won’t be around forever so make sure you come into Pazzo for Miami Spice before it’s too late !

Learn to Swing Dance 8/4/15 – 8/25/15

Learn to Swing Dance
Tuesday, 08/04/2015 – 08/25/2015 08:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Tuesday-class-pic-2Best of Times Dance Studio
6255 SW 8 St.,
Miami, Florida 33144
Eventbrite Link
Cost: $15

Admission: $15 general; $10 SFLC members

Every Tuesday at 8:00PM, Miamitap Dancer and Cici of South Florida Lindy Collective are teaming up to help you get swingin’!

No partner is necessary! We recommend that you wear comfortable footwear that won’t fly off your feet.

South Florida Lindy Collective
786.664.7352

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-to-swing-dance-tickets-17253861765

Volunteer Information Days at Fairchild 8/22/15 – 8/27/15

Volunteer Information Days at Fairchild
Saturday, 08/22/2015 – 08/27/2015 10:00 am – 01:00 pm
Education-volunteers-at-FairchildFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Have you ever wanted to beautify a tropical garden, teach children about nature, or guide walking tours surrounded by butterflies? Become a volunteer at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and you can do just that. Attend the free Volunteer Information Days to learn about exciting opportunities available in programs like visitor services, education, horticulture, and more. Volunteering will open many doors – doors to new experiences, new knowledge, and new friends.

Information sessions are offered on Saturday, August 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or Tuesday, August 25 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or Thursday, August 27 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Must be at least 16 years old. Please RSVP to Volunteer Services at 305-667-1651, ext. 3360.

Sip n Shop Coral Gables 7/30/15

Sip n Shop Coral Gables
Thursday, 07/30/2015 – 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Sip-n-ShopObba Sushi & More
160 Andalusia Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

A new private shopping experience with Coral Gables vendors and boutiques, handcrafted cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, demos, networking and more!

MDEAT holds 2015 Youth Legal Education Summit 8/10/15, 8/11/15

MDEAT holds 2015 Youth Legal Education Summit
Monday, 08/10/2015 – 08/11/2015 08:00 am – 04:15 pm
MDC-Teen-Court-BLK-TYPE-w-RED-LINE-TYPEUniversity of Miami
1331 Miller Drive, Student Center and Law School,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: Free

The Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust will train a new wave of high school lawyers during this event. High school students will receive a formal training for courtroom trials sanctioned by the program’s volunteer training guidelines. Volunteer attorneys will mentor youth in becoming defense and prosecuting attorneys. To download application, visit http://www.miamidade.gov/economicadvocacytrust/library/youth-legal-education-summit-application.pdf

Piripi partners with Truchard Vineyards for exclusive wine dinner 7/28/15

Piripi partners with Truchard Vineyards for exclusive wine dinner
Tuesday, 07/28/2015 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
fb_piripi-1Piripi
320 San Lorenzo Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Webpage Link
Cost: $85 per person

The Villiage of Merrick Park’s popular Spanish eatery, Piripi, will host a spectacular five-course wine pairing dinner with Truchard Vineyards on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 7PM. Piripi will partner with the small, family-owned winery located in the Caneros region of Napa Valley for a one-night-only event featuring cuisine from new Executive Chef Angelina Bastidas.

The historic, family-owned Napa estate will showcase their award-winning wines which are all grown, bottled and produced at Truchard Vineyards, as owner Suzanne Truchard guides dinner attendees through the menu.

Taking place in the restaurant’s stunning main dining room, the ultimate dining experience for wine enthusiasts is priced at $85 per person, including wine pairings (tax and gratuity not included). Guests will enjoy the best of Truchard Vineyards’ distinctive collection combined with Chef Angelina’s fresh takes on classic Spanish dishes. The five-course menu follows: Passed Canapés and Hors d’oeuvres, Beet Salad, Poached Cod, Sous Vide Lamb, and Dark Chocolate Mousse.

Space is limited and reservations are necessary. For more information and to reserve a seat, please call the restaurant at (305) 448-2423.

Yoga on the Lawn at the Village of Merrick Park 7/25/15

Yoga on the Lawn at the Village of Merrick Park
Saturday, 07/25/2015 – 09:00 am – 10:00 am
NPF-Yoga-eviteAthleta at the Village of Merrick Park
350 San Lorenzo Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: $20.00

Calling all yogi’s! Come join us on Saturday, July 25th at 9am for yoga on the lawn at the Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables! All for only a $20 donation to the National Parkinson Foundation. Athleta will be having a raffle for a yoga mat and gift card and all participants will receive a goodie bag! Go to www.teammindynpf.com for more information and to make your donation today! Or you can RSVP to [email protected] , 305.779.8943.

The Buzz on Honeybees at Fairchild 9/12/15, 9/13/15

The Buzz on Honeybees at Fairchild
Saturday, 09/12/2015 – 09/13/2015 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
Bee-HiveFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65+, $12 for ages 6-17; Free for Fairchild members and ages 5 and under

Did you know 1/3 of the world’s crops are pollinated by honeybees? Or that honeybees “dance” to communicate the location of nearby nectar? Sadly, the population of these amazing creatures is in rapid decline, but there are simply ways we can help. Fairchild is honoring these incredible insects with a weekend of beekeeping demos, honeybee products for sale, and lectures on what we can do to protect the bee population.

Italian Baroque Comes to Miami 9/4/15

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Saturday, 09/04/2015 – 10/04/2015 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Societa Dante Alighieri
300 Aragon Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Fine Art Photographer Cesar Barroso spent a month in Italy photographing the Baroque architecture of Michelangelo and Borromini.

John Martin’s Restaurant and Irish Pub Launches “Girlie Night” On Wednesday Nights 7/5/15 – 7/29/15

John Martin’s Restaurant and Irish Pub Launches “Girlie Night” On Wednesday Nights
Wednesday, 07/15/2015 – 07/15/2015 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
GIRLIE-NIGHT-_-DRINKS-PICJohn Martin’s Restaurant and Irish Pub
253 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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John Martin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant is turning up the heat this summer with their hot new addition of “Girlie Nights.” The pub will feature fashion, spa treatments, specialty cocktails and entertainment every Wednesday night, at 7 pm. providing ladies even more fun options, JohnMartins thought they would spice up the average ladies night happy hour.
“Girlie Night” will be catering to the ladies with food, drinks and entertainment from 7– 10 p.m. every Wednesday night. Specials will include “Beer Royales” specialty drinks (Harp & Honey, Girlie Guinness, Mintie Guinness, and Moon over Miami) and half off well drinks, house wines, and draft beer. Drinks will be served in champagne glasses and infused with smooth liquor to sweeten the taste. Ladies will also have the choice of sampling two cocktails – a “Mangotini” or a “Strawberry Lemonade.” Lite Bites include a “skinnie menu” of Ahi Tuna, Smoked Salmon, crudité, and fruit and cheese plates.

Miami Childrens Health Foundation 5k Run/Walk 9/19/15

Miami Childrens Health Foundation 5k Run/Walk
Saturday, 09/19/2015 – 07:30 am –
022-MCH4th5K-RunWalkCoral Gables City Hall
405 Biltmore Way,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Webpage Link
Cost: $10-$30

Join us for the 5th Annual MCHF 5K Run/Walk! As our largest annual community event, the MCHF5K is designed to increase awareness of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and its pediatric sub-specialties, showcase our cutting-edge research, work, talent and the dedication of our physicians and staff.

Learn to Swing Dance 7/7/15, 7/14/15, 7/21/15, 7/28/15

Learn to Swing Dance
Tuesday, 07/07/2015 – 07/28/2015 08:00 pm – 09:00 pm
11536477_380086062186230_2478346923912678464_o1Best of Times Dance Studio
6255 SW 8th St,
Miami, Florida 33135
Eventbrite Link
Cost: $15

Every Tuesday at 8:00PM, South Florida Lindy Collective is going to help you get swingin’!

No partner is necessary! We recommend that you wear comfortable footwear that won’t fly off your feet.

Cibo Wine Pairing Dinner 6/24/15

Cibo Wine Pairing Dinner
Wednesday, 06/24/2015 – 07:00 pm –
Cibo Wine Bar
45 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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CORAL GABLES, FL. ¬– June 24, 2015 – Join us tonight at Cibo Wine Bar for a martini wine pairing dinner. This is one of the last events of the 8th annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week presented by Bacardi U.S.A, Inc. from June 8 to June 28.

Where: Cibo Wine Bar, 45 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, Fl.
When: Wednesday, June 24th at 7 PM
Details: Cibo Wine Bar has partnered with Martini, the official wine of Coral Gables Restaurant Week, to bring you a carefully crafted Martini Dinner. The menu features House Cured Atlantic Salmon paired with Martini Rose, Griglia Pasta paired with Martini Asti, Tonno alla Griglia paired with Prosecco Martini and a selection of Chef’s Desserts, paired with Moscato.
Cost: $45 per person. Please call Marilyn at Cibo Wine Bar at (305) 442-4925 or by email for more details and to make a reservation.

Coral Way Mixology Class & Artisan Spirit Seminar 6/24/15

Coral Way Mixology Class & Artisan Spirit Seminar
Wednesday, 06/24/2015 – 06/24/2015 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Mixology-Craft-st-george-Small-Web728Crown Wine & Spirits
2947 Coral Way,
Miami, Florida 33145
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: $15 per person

MIXOLOGY & ARTISAN SPIRIT SEMINAR

Self Proclaimed Mixologist or Craft Spirits Connoisseur? This is a dont miss experience…

Join us for an Artisan Spirits & Mixology Seminar Featuring St George Spirits, which will include:

A reception in which guests will be given a Craft Gin Punch, then sit down and put your senses to work with a side by side Craft Vodka Tasting. After you learn about the featured products, pick-up a skill or two watching our Mixologist shake or stir your next beverage, a Botanivore Gin delight. In case you aren’t feeling pleasantly educated yet, awaken your taste buds with a NOLA Coffee Liqueur tasting. Last but not least, unleash your inner Mixologist with an Absinthe Mixing and Tasting.

This is an event you’re not going to want to miss!

Miami High End Scotch Tasting 6/25/15

Miami High End Scotch Tasting
Thursday, 06/25/2015 – 06/25/2015 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
scotch-tasting-clipartTop Hat I
5749 SW Bird Road Ste 104,
Miami, Florida 33155
RSVP Link
Cost: $20 per person

Crown Wine & Spirits is hosting @ Top Hat Location, a High End Scotch Tasting!
Join us for a casual night of great Scotch, food and friends.
Thursday June 25th, 7-9PM, for $20 per person.
Sit down & sample featured high end Scotch paired with gourmet appetizers.
Featured Scotch list include:
Glenfiddich 12yr
Glenfiddich 15yr
Glenfiddich 18yr
Balvenie 14yr
Balvenie 15yr Sherry
Bavlenie 17yr
Monkey Shoulder

$20 ticket includes $10 back towards purchase of a featured Scotch.
RSVP today!

Photographs of the Grand Opening of OBBA Sushi in Coral Gables by Mr Q 305

It was a standing room only for the more than one hundred and fifty people who attended the opening of OBBA Sushi in Coral Gables this past Friday.

The Honorable Jim Cason, Mayor of Coral Gables presided over the cutting of the ribbon together with OBBA Sushi owners Walter Zapata and Tufic Akil. The Mayor also awarded Zapata and Akil with a Seal to City of Coral Gables based on their entrepreneurial achievements.

Once the ribbon was cut the sound of Taiko welcomed guests into the serene and well appointed dining rooms. The sushi creations coming out of the sushi bar were being consumed as soon as they were being put into the trays and the Sapporo kept flowing to the satisfaction of everyone. Definitely a great opening night!

OBBA Sushi is open and ready to make gastronomic history.

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Temptation Tuesday at Bulla Gastrobar 6/16/14

Temptation Tuesday at Bulla Gastrobar
Tuesday, 06/16/2015 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bulla Gastrobar
2500 Ponce de Leon Blvd.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Webpage Link
Cost: $42

Tempt your taste-buds with TENTACIÓN DE LAS TAPAS at Bulla Gastrobar, a night of good food, good (and by good, we mean unlimited) drinks & good ambiance. Start off with a round of Huevos Bulla, Montaditos de Costilla, Croquetas & Datiles con Bacon, followed by round two, Buenelos de Bacalao, Tortilla Espanola, Pinxto Moruno, and Tartar de Atun. Then, complete your palate with their homemade churros and caramel sauce. Space is very limited; to make reservations please call Autumn at 305-441-0107.

Chef’s Table at Seasons 52 6/17/15

Chef’s Table at Seasons 52
Wednesday, 06/17/2015 – 06:00 pm – 07:30 pm
Seasons 52
321 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Webpage Link
Cost: $80

Seasons 52 is all about what’s good now. Combining rustic cooking techniques with seasonal ingredients, they offer a one of a kind dining experience. Join them in their semiprivate, casually sophisticated Chef’s Table which will feature a 5-course dinner accompanied by complimentary wine pairings. Do not miss this opportunity to enjoy their Chef’s seasonally-inspired menu and celebrated wine list. To make reservations, please call Sales Assistant Manager Michael Graham at 305-968-6965.

Iberico Ham 101 at Bellmont Spanish Restaurant 6/17/15

Iberico Ham 101 at Bellmont Spanish Restaurant
Wednesday, 06/17/2015 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Bellmont Spanish Restaurant
339 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Webpage Link
Cost: $29

Discover, learn, and taste Spaniards’ National Treasure 100% Ibérico ham, the true “Pata Negra.” Learn about Iberian pigs, the cured process, amazing nutritional properties & some fun facts as you taste hand-sliced 100% acorn-fed Cinco Jotas Ibérico ham, delicious cheeses like Manchego, and traditional tomaquet bread. Your experience will be paired with an exquisite glass of a Rioja wine to complete your palate. To reserve spots, please call the restaurant at (786) 502-4684.

Photographs of Coral Gables Restaurant Week 2nd Annual Blogger’s Crawl by Mr Q 305

This year, the bloggers started the crawl by getting together at BULLA GASTROBAR , winner of the 2015 Taste of the Gables Award.

Bulla Gastrobar welcomed us with a choice of white or red Sangrias both of which were full of fruit flavor, talk about the perfect refreshment on a hot Florida June afternoon.

Then the tasting began…

Our sampling menu consisted of:

Salpicón de Mariscos: Grilled octopus, jumbo lump crab meat, shrimp, bell peppers, fresh lemon, oregano and olive oil. This combination of seafood flavors was simply amazing!

Huevos Bulla: Homemade potato chips, Serrano ham and potato foam drizzled with truffle oil. These eggs were just the perfect appetizer.

Bulla Sliders: Homemade garlic herb bread, beef, pork, veal, oyster mushroom patties, piquillo peppers, caramelized onions, crimini port reduction, tetilla cheese, and Portobello fries. This is actually a James Beard Foundation Burger and winner of The Taste of the Gables Award…need we say more?

By this time we were all excited and ready to continue.

Next stop on the list: BRICKTOPS right across the street.

Field Greens Salad: Mixed baby greens, tomatoes, carrots, onions, mushrooms and focaccia croutons with a homemade house vinaigrette.

Hearts of Romaine Caesar: Hearts of Romaine lettuce with grated parmesan and focaccia croutons with homemade Caesar dressing.

The Wedge Salad: Bib lettuce, thick cut bacon, red onion and blue cheese.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken: Pan sautéed chicken, chopped tomato, capers and lemon beurre blanc

Scottish Salmon: Salmon lightly seasoned and simply grilled. So simple and yet so good!

Prime Sirloin Meat Loaf : Meat loaf made from prime sirloin and topped with a chili sauce glaze. Quite possibly the best meat loaf we’ve ever tasted.

Baby Back Ribs: Danish Baby Back Ribs topped with chipotle barbecue sauce. The ten hour slow cooked process is evident in the meat fall off the bone/melt in your mouth texture.

OBBA SUSHI was our next destination.

They served a wonderful sushi sampler consisting of:

Crispy Canapés: Crispy rice with steamed shrimp, cilantro, scallions, sun-dried tomatoes, spicy mayo and Yuzu Oil dressing.

Yellowtail Guacamole Tartar: Yellowtail, masago, avocado, shizo, sesame, sriracha, micro greens, cucumber and ginger Yuzu.

Obba Sandwich: Shrimp tempura, spicy crab salad, avocado and chives with spicy katzu mayo.

Banana Tempura: Batter fried banana.
Then it was on to BOOKS & BOOKS CAFE where they treated us to a delicious

Shrimp Avocado Tartine: Fresh shrimp, avocado, tomato, basil pesto, garlic aioli on grilled Ciabatta. We washed down with a great-bodied Uintaite BaBa Black Lager.

Our last stop was LA TABERNA GIRALDA, a quaint Spanish style tavern. The offerings:

Croquetas Cabrales: Cabrales cheese croquettes.

Chips de Berenjenas y Miel: Eggplant Chips sprinkled with honey.

Perfecto de Solomillo de Cerdo: Roasted pork tenderloin with caramelized onion and aroma of rosemary.

It was a perfect ending to a perfect evening.

Don’t forget that Coral Gables Restaurant Week ends June 28th so you better hurry and try to capitalize on all the wonderful tastes that the City Beautiful has to offer.

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Bites and Flights with Jimmy Cefalo at Christy’s Restaurant 6/18/15

Bites and Flights with Jimmy Cefalo at Christy’s Restaurant
Thursday, 06/18/2015 – 06:00 pm – 07:30 pm
ChristysChristy’s Restaurant
3101 Ponce de Leon Blvd,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost:

The Bites and Flights series at Christy’s Restaurant reaches new heights with a special Coral Gables Restaurant Week edition! Join them in the piano lounge as they feature a selection of Martini wines (the official wine of Restaurant Week), with some of their signature, succulent dishes. Menu items include Baked Brie (paired with Martini & Rossi Rosé), Mahi Ceviche (paired with Martini & Rossi Asti), Seared Scallops (paired with Martini & Rossi Prosecco), and Blueberry White Chocolate Bread Pudding (paired with Martini & Rossi Moscato d’Asti).
Cost: $30 per person. To reserve spots, please call the restaurant at 305-446-1400 or visit www.christysrestaurant.com

The Lost Art of the Aperitif at Uvaggio, Co-hosted by Chat Chow 6/23/15

The Lost Art of the Aperitif at Uvaggio, Co-hosted by Chat Chow
Sunday, 06/23/2015 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
APRITIFUvaggio Wine Bar
70 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost:

Step away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world to revive the tradition of palette opening drinks with Uvaggio Wine Bar‘s Lost Art of the Apéritif. Settle in for a few moments of joyous relaxation amongst fellow wine-os, family, and our friends from ChatChow TV during Coral Gables Restaurant Week as the town’s favorite wine bar reintroduces classic and modern takes on the aperitif.

Cost: Tickets for the event are $30 and are available at www.uvaggiowine.com. Space is limited so don’t miss out on this special tasting. Please call Uvaggio Wine Bar at 305-448-2400 for details.

Martini Wine Pairing Dinner at Cibo Wine Bar 6/24/15

Martini Wine Pairing Dinner at Cibo Wine Bar
Wednesday, 06/24/2015 – 07:00 pm –
CIBOCibo Wine Bar
45 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
More Info Link
Cost:

Cibo Wine Bar has partnered with Martini, the official wine of Coral Gables Restaurant Week, to bring you a carefully crafted Martini Dinner, hosted by Jimmy Cefalo. The menu features House Cured Atlantic Salmon paired with Martini Rose, Griglia Pasta paired with Martini Asti, Tonno alla Griglia paired with Prosecco Martini and a selection of Chef’s Desserts, paired with Moscato.
Cost: $65 per person. Please call Marilyn at Cibo Wine Bar at (305) 442-4925 or by [email protected] for more details and to make a reservation.

Cafecito Break 6/1/15 – 6/30/15

Cafecito Break
Sunday, 06/01/2015 – 06/30/2015 09:00 am – 09:00 pm
wgg-banner-cafecito-2Well Groomed Gentleman
130 Miracle Mile #102,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Every dad needs a little cafecito break during their busy day! Throughout the month of June Well Groomed Gentleman is giving dad free coffee provided by Vicky Bakery Coral Gables, Monday thru Friday from 2-4 p.m. Stop by and get your mid day caffeine fix.

Well Groomed Gentleman Happy Hour 6/1/15 – 6/30/15

Well Groomed Gentleman Happy Hour
Sunday, 06/01/2015 – 06/30/2015 09:00 am – 09:00 pm
wgg-banner-happy-hourWell Groomed Gentleman
130 Miracle Mile #102,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Sit back, relax, and unwind with Well Groomed Gentleman. All through June dad gets a complimentary drink during our Father’s Day Happy Hour with their service. Come by any day and enjoy a moment of relaxation with us at Well Groomed Gentleman.

Brunch & Groom 6/1/15 – 6/30/15

Brunch & Groom
Sunday, 06/01/2015 – 06/30/2015 09:00 am – 09:00 pm
wgg-banner-brunch-and-groomWell Groomed Gentleman
30 Miracle Mile #102,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Well Groomed gentleman celebrates dad all of June. Swing by any day until noon and enjoy complementary lite continental breakfast for dad before or after their service. There’s no better feeling than enjoying a great grooming session with delicious breakfast bites.

Revenue Models and Pricing Strategies 6/27/15

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Revenue Models and Pricing Strategies
Saturday, 06/27/2015 – 10:00 am – 02:00 pm
All-speakersUniversity of Miami – Storer Auditorium
5250 University Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Webpage Link
Cost: 50.99

Revenue Models and Pricing Strategies are topics often overlooked by many entrepreneurs. Generating a cash-flow is the only sustainable form of financing for most companies.

Yes, yours included.

Join us to familiarize yourself with various revenue models and pricing strategies, learn from others’ insights and experiences, and engage in valuable conversations with your peers.

We have crafted this event to target High Impact Entrepreneurs (HIEs) across all industries. This is not meant to be a typical social gathering or lecture. Every detail is focused on ensuring providing you with actionable knowledge, fruitful relationships, and a roadmap to others’ successes.

For a 15% discount use promo code: SOUL15

Photographs of Taste of the Gables by Mr Q 305

It was an eventful evening full of distinguished people/food lovers at the Westin Colonnade Coral Gables. The standing room only crowd could not wait to sample the best that the restaurants in the Gables have to offer. Each restaurant competing for the distinction of being declared winner of the 2015 Taste of the Gables.

From Ceviche to Oxtail, there was a dish for every palate; each dish meticulously and impeccably prepared but there could only be one winner…

…and this year ‘s winner is Bulla!

Congratulations!!!

Taste of the Gables kicks off Restaurant Week. For three weeks, restaurants will offer special three-course lunch and dinner prix-fixe menus at a discounted price.

Definitely the best way to enjoy some of the best gastronomical delights in the world!

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Cevi-Chella at Divino Ceviche (4 course pairing dinner) 6/11/15

Cevi-Chella at Divino Ceviche (4 course pairing dinner)
Thursday, 06/11/2015 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Divino Ceviche
160 Giralda Ave,
Coral Gables, Florida 33143
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Cost: $50 includes tax and gratuity

Cevi-chela [sevy-chelah] n: an exclusive four-course pairing dinner (first course is ceviche sampler) including the finest Peruvian cuisine in Coral Gables combined with award-winning Darwin Craft Chela (Peruvian slang for beer). Darwin Santa Maria will join us this intimate dinner and tell us all about the origins of Darwin Brewing Company’s artisan ales and lagers influenced by the flavors and spices of South America’s Andean and Amazonian Regions. Limited seating is available for this one night only event as part of Coral Gables Restaurant Week. For more information or to make reservations please call (786) 360-3775. $50 per person.

OBBA Coral Gables Grand Opening 6/12/15

OBBA Coral Gables Grand Opening
Friday, 06/12/2015 – 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm
OBBA Sushi and More
160 Andalusia Ave,
Coral Gables, Florida 33143
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Cost:

Kick off summer with a brand new restaurant in Coral Gables. OBBA Sushi & More is the perfect blend of Latin and Japanese fusion offering more than 30 original sauces and over 100 dishes to choose from, all created by Argentine Master Chef, Walter Zapata.

Rina Yoga Workshop 6/6/15

Rina Yoga Workshop
Saturday, 06/06/2015 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
June-Classes-copyRina Yoga
2490 Coral Way,
Miami, Florida 33145
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Cost: $25

Reggae Vinyasa Yoga with Rina Yoga owner, Rina Jakubowicz while she is in town for the month of June!

Remaining June class schedule:
– June 8, Progressive Vinyasa Yoga 6:15 p.m.
– June 9, Progressive Vinyasa Yoga 6:15 p.m.
– June 10, Basic Yoga 6:15 p.m.

International Mango Festival at Fairchild 7/11/15, 7/12/15

International Mango Festival at Fairchild
Saturday, 07/11/2015 – 07/12/2015 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
SONY DSCFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65+, $12 for ages 6-17; Free for Fairchild members and ages 5 and under

The lauded ‘king of fruits’ returns to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden for the 23rd Annual International Mango Festival, July 11-12, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This year, the festival will feature mouthwatering mangos from the Caribbean island of Jamaica. Festival favorites like the world’s only mango auction, mango brunch, mango tastings, and mango tree sales will satisfy the appetites of visitors of all ages.

Cevi-chela at Divino Ceviche 6/11/15

Cevi-chela at Divino Ceviche
Thursday, 06/11/2015 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
triocevicheDivino Ceviche
160 Giralda Ave,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $50 per person

Experience an exclusive four-course pairing dinner (first course is Ceviche sampler) including the finest Peruvian cuisine in Coral Gables combined with award winning Darwin craft Chela (Peruvian slang for beer). Founder Darwin Santa Maria will join us and walk you through the origins of Darwin Brewing Company’s artisan ales and lagers influenced by the flavors and spices of South America’s Andean and Amazonian Regions. Limited seating is available for this one night only event as part of Coral Gables Restaurant Week.

Photographs of The Education Fund’s For the Love of Art Charity Auction & Honoree Celebration on 5/28/15

The Education Fund’s For the Love of Art Charity Auction & Honoree Celebration presented by Ocean Bank on Thursday, May 28, 2015.

This annual charity event supports and raises funds for The Education Fund, which has acted on the belief that the quality of public schools must be the top priority for our community. Working with the private sector for 26 years, The Education Fund has raised more than $50 million to support and improve public schools with an emphasis on designing and implementing innovative initiatives. The goal is to ensure that every child learns, graduates and succeeds.

The Education Fund Mission: The Education Fund’s mission is to provide private sector leadership and support for innovation in public education. We design and implement initiatives that involve the entire community in improving our schools.

The Education Fund Vision: The Education Fund engages the entire community in making educational excellence a top priority and ensuring that every child learns and succeeds in the Miami-Dade County public schools.

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Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA) Presents its Summer Luncheon 6/11/15

Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA) Presents its Summer Luncheon – June 11, 2015
Thursday, 06/11/2015 – 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
Screen-Shot-2015-05-27-at-4.47.19-PMThe Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
More Info Link
Cost: 1 complimentary ticket for GMBHA Hotel & Allied Members 2 complimentary tickets for GMBHA Allied Upgrade Members $65 per person for GMBHA member additional ticket $65 per person for GMCVB Members $100 per person for guests Sponsorships are available starting at $850

Summer Luncheon w/ Keynote Speaker Christopher Thompson, President & CEO, Brand USA at The Biltmore Hotel 6.11.2015

Legal Eagle Competition 6/20/15

Legal Eagle Competition
Saturday, 06/20/2015 – 08:00 am – 05:00 pm
LegalEagleLogoUniversity of Miami School of Law
1311 Miller Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Webpage Link
Cost: $150

The event is intended to provide critical financial support to LSGMI, which annually provides services benefitting more than 30,0000 vulnerable clients, including women, children, seniors, veterans returning from combat, domestic violence victims, people with disabilities, and individuals undergoing foreclosures or other loss of housing. The need for free legal services in our community has never been greater and continues to grow as the economic recovery stalls. The goal of the GenNext Initiative, a group of rising young professionals in our community, is to raise awareness about LSGMI’s mission and to provide support.

111th Anniversary of Bloomsday Celebration 6/16/15

111th Anniversary of Bloomsday Celebration
Tuesday, 06/16/2015 – 06/16/2015 06:00 pm –
BloomsdayCoral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Miami-Dade County will join in observing the Bloomsday 111th Anniversary Celebration with a great event in Coral Gables on Tuesday, June 16. The Celebration will begin at 6 p.m. and includes the famous Paddy Kelleghan performing his favorite childhood songs from Dublin, along with a reading by Professor Patrick A. McCarthy with passages from the Irish novel Ulysses. Admission to the Bloomsday Celebration is free and open to all. Plenty of parking is available on Miracle Mile and in the City Garage on Aragon Avenue. The South Florida Emerald Society, Inc. and the St. Patrick’s Day Festival Committee, Inc. sponsor Bloomsday for your enjoyment.

Victor Deupi Edificios y Paisajes 6/5/15

Victor Deupi Edificios y Paisajes
Friday, 06/05/2015 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
DeupiCoral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Victor Deupi is a Cuban American architect and architectural historian dedicated to promoting representational painting as a critical component of contemporary art and architecture. Inspired by Italy’s majestic cities, monuments, and landscapes – as well as the preceding generations of architects and artists who immersed themselves in the grandeur of Bell’Italia – his watercolors and paintings represent the timeless expression of architectural form and space. Painted largely in situ, Deupi’s works capture the spirit of art, architecture, and landscape while providing compelling vistas onto classical culture’s enduring legacy in the modern age.

Dr. Deupi received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia, a Master of Architecture from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in Architectural History & Theory from the University of Pennsylvania. Presently he is a Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Miami, and his book, Architectural Temperance: Spain and Rome, 1700-1759, was published by Routledge in 2015.

This exhibit featuring over 20 original works, opens on Friday, June 5 – Mercedes Benz of Coral Gables Gallery Night Live at the Museum.

Tango Undressed by Miami Contemporary Dance Company 5/30/15

Tango Undressed by Miami Contemporary Dance Company
Saturday, 05/30/2015 – 08:00 pm –
Screen-Shot-2015-05-20-at-6.09.15-PMThe Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater
1700 Washington Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link
Cost: Ticket Prices Vary $25-$55

The secret is out. Back by popular demand, Ray Sullivan’s critically acclaimed Tango Undressed, returns after five years to seduce its audience once again. Sullivan created Tango Undressed in his own voice of contemporary movement, “undressing tango” by bringing together couples and situations that veer greatly from traditional tango themes, transporting audiences to new, unbound places that are at once seductive, provocative and vulnerable. This exclusive two-night-only performance will include costumes and sets designed by internationally acclaimed designer, Jorge Gallardo.

Saturday, May 30th, 8 p.m. & 11 p.m.

Ticket prices range from $25-$55, and are available online at www.fillmoremb.com or miamicontemporarydance.net. For group rates and special discounts, contact [email protected]
*Parental Advisory: Brief Nudity*

Remembering Our Heroes 5/25/15

Remembering Our Heroes
Monday, 05/25/2015 – 11:00 am –
Woodlawn Park Cemetery
3260 SW 8th Street,
Coral Gables, Florida 33135
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Cost: Complimentary

The Greater Miami Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee honors Veterans with a Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony. Those wishing to honor our fallen heroes are invited to a Wreath Laying Ceremony featuring presentations by the singing Miamians, a parade of color guards, and special remarks by BG General Kurt L. Sontag, US Army, Commanding General, Special Operations Command South. Those participating include Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10212 Commander Oswaldo (Ozzy) Perez, the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 620 President Luis E. Lalama, The Cuban American Veterans Association President Marco Gorrin, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10212 Auxiliary President Miriam C. Molleda, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 346 President Irma R. Montes, American Legion Post 346 Commander Jorge L. Montes, and Chaplain FR. Luis Fernandez, Major USAF (Ret.) Light refreshments, courtesy of Woodlawn Park Cemetery, will be served following the ceremony.

5th Annual Miami Media and Film Market 6/1/15

5th Annual Miami Media and Film Market
Sunday, 06/01/2015 – 06/04/2015 09:00 am –
mmfm2Biltmore Hotel
1210 Anastasia Ave,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Great event in Miami

5th Edition Miami Media and Film Market

Where Content Meets Creative Financing

2015 Featured Country: China and Great Britain

June 1-4, 2015

Everyday is full of information and opportunity to meet people in the business. Bring plenty of business cards.

If you have not registered please do so. Registrations: http://miamimediafilmmarket.com/register/

You can take a look at our Agenda here http://miamimediafilmmarket.com/miami-film-event/

And you can join our pitching sessions and be ready to pitch your project to our participants here: http://miamimediafilmmarket.com/pitching-panels/

8th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week 6/8/15

8th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week starts June 8
Sunday, 06/08/2015 – 06/28/2015 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Restaurant-Week-LogoCity of Coral Gables
220 Miracle Mile #234,
miami, Florida 33134
Webpage Link
Cost: $$

Now in its 8th year, Coral Gables Restaurant Week, presented by Bacardi USA, is back from June 8th – June 28th. More than 40 Downtown Coral Gables eateries will offer special three-course, prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus at discounted pricing for three whole weeks, giving you plenty of time to try new restaurants and visit old favorites. Guests who are 21 years of age and older can pair those meals with the classic BARCARDI and Coke, the official cocktail of Coral Gables Restaurant Week, and MARTINI Prosecco as the featured wine

Volunteer Information Days at Fairchild 6/13/15

Volunteer Information Days at Fairchild
Thursday, 06/13/2015 – 10:00 am – 01:00 pm
Garden-Groomers-at-Pinerockland-Summer-2012-CopyFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Have you ever wanted to beautify a tropical garden, document plant specimens, or guide walking tours surrounded by butterflies? Become a volunteer at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and you can do just that. Attend the free Volunteer Information Days to learn about exciting opportunities available in programs like visitor services, education, horticulture, and more. Volunteering will open many doors – doors to new experiences, new knowledge, and new friends.

Information sessions are offered on Thursday, June 11 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Must be at least 16 years old. Please RSVP to Volunteer Services at 305-667-1651, ext. 3360.