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By special request, we’re dedicating this weekend’s game plan to discovering Espanola Way, the happiest of happy hours in town. If you think Miami is All About the Benjamins, how about a weekend long “Lounge Crawl” punctuated by two-for-one drinks, delicious food and lots of great music! Continue Reading »

Our game plan for this month includes a Calle Ocho run for Viernes Culturales, the best opportunity to experience the sights, sounds and flavors of Calle Ocho and Miami’s amazing Latin community as all the art galleries, restaurants and bars open their doors for one unforgettable night of the month – only on the last Friday starting at sunset. Viernes Culturales (.org) 1600 SW Eighth Street, Downtown Miami 305-786-5250

But before that, we’ll do brunch at one of these Miami restaurants…

Hakkasan where haute Chinese cuisine from Hong Kong’s Michelin-starred Chef Alan Yau takes center stage at the Fontainebleau with four set dim sum menus that await your brunchtime delight. Enjoy 5 courses of dumplings, tea smoked BBQ meat, fresh seafood, stir-fried veggies and a hand pulled noodle dish for $28 per person.

Smile and say CHEESE at The Cheese Course, a popular eatery where sandwiches of grilled chicken, prosciutto and a variety of imported cheeses will make your lunch hour one of the happiest of the day. A platter of 3 cheeses and a glass of wine served on the breezy patio is the perfect respite after a day scouring the Midtown Mall for bargains.

And the ever popular BLTSteak at 1440 Ocean Drive. Dine on the front porch of the landmark Betsy Hotel where Chef Laurent Tourondel’s crack team crafts almond brioche French toast, berry-topped Belgian waffles and a BLT popover filled with poached eggs and cheese.

For dinner try Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar at 3067 Grand Avenue. Once you have gobbled your Latin American grilled steak, traditional Mexican entree or sampled a variety of house made ceviche creations served in tiny porcelain spoons, your waiter may surprise you by giving YOU a tip after dinner. In celebration of the holiday season, Jaguar presents each table with an envelope containing a surprise gift certificate for a free dessert, a bottle of wine, or even dinner for four

Not-to-be-forgotten is DB Bistro Moderne at 345 Avenue of the Americas. The brand new J.W. Marriott Hotel welcomes culinary icon Daniel Boulud to Miami along with his upscale interpretations of classic bistro fare. Billed as the intersection of French cuisine and the American market, the menu includes icy plateaus of seafood, imported meat and cheese charcuterie, a perfectly roast chicken and coq au vin. Perhaps the most popular entree is the short rib filled db Burger topped with foie gras – heaven on a bun.

Galerie Art et Culture

We would like to welcome visitors from Galerie Art et Culture (galerie d’artistes peintres à montréal) featuring many fine artists.

The Gallery Art & Culture, was located in the historic district of Old Montreal, and was a non-figurative works gallery. The brick walls and wooden beams gave the building dating from the beginning of the century and a warm and intimate atmosphere.

All paintings were original and the selection is varied. Owners Hélène Doucet and Ron St-Martin (below by Rudnev) ran the gallery for over fifteen years, and welcomed visitors to a world of color, taste and originality.