To Live and Dine
On Wednesday, July 31, from 7-10 p.m., MIAMI magazine will host its 5th annual To Live & Dine event with 20 of the area’s top restaurants and chefs offering signature menu items in the historic Moore Building. The featured restaurants have been named among "The Finest 50" as chosen by MIAMI Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Luis Rigual in the July/August issue of the magazine. The restaurants’ Executive Chefs or owners will be manning each station, giving guests not only a taste of the best dishes, but also a chance to interact with the "masters behind the morsels." In addition to the bites, guests will enjoy complimentary Herradura Tequila, Onli Sparkling Beverages, and Stella Artois cocktails from MG Events with recipes provided by some of the top mixologists in South Florida. DJ Mad Linx will spin on the turntables while guests also interact with the on-site photobooth or try their luck in the on-site raffle. Event partner, the Chapman Partnership, will receive a portion of proceeds from tickets sold, to support its efforts in empowering the homeless. Attendees are also encouraged to bring in a toiletry or canned good to contribute to the on-site collection. Tickets to the event are $40 each and can be purchased at here.
The sixth-annual Miami New Times Iron Fork/Miami Spice Kick-off Event, presented by the Downtown Miami Development Authority, takes place August 1 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s unique VIP experience will invite dining aficionados to sample culinary delights inspired by Ocean Blue by Geoffrey Zakarian, the restaurant in Norwegian Getaway’s newest ship, which will have its inaugural sail in February. Guests will also sip on cocktails provided by Miami Spice sponsors. All of the fun happens right on the stage of the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall. Norwegian Getaway’s headline entertainment will include performances by seven-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical Legally Blonde. Guests who purchase general admission tickets will also have the opportunity to enjoy this musical medley from the theater’s box seats and second tier. Four performances will be offered throughout the evening, from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
In addition, more than 45 Miami Spice luxury and fine-dining restaurants will serve gourmet food selections, beverages, and live entertainment. Music performers will include Juke, Aaron Lebos Reality, and Steve Acho. Guests who prefer a more intimate dining experience may purchase VIP tickets, which include entry to the event one hour early, at 6 p.m., and access to the Norwegian Cruise Line VIP Stage Lounge. VIP tickets cost $65 advance, $90 at the door. General admission tickets cost $35 advance, $55 at the door.
Clash Pool Party
Beat the summer heat at CLASH, the first of a series of pool parties at the posh SLS Hotel on South Beach. Launching on Saturday, August 3rd at the SLS Hotel's, Hyde Beach, Clash will take off at noon with dance music by Miguel Migs, Lisa Shaw, Brad Strickland, DJ Arlette Carlin, F3R, DJ Cassinnelli, Jason Vernau and will feature contemporary art Installations by Miguel Paredes. SLS - Hyde Beach is located at 1701 Collins Avenue. For Table Inquiries/Reservations: Call 305 455 2990.
Club City Hall's Sabado De Fiesta
City Hall the Restaurant celebrates its 2-year anniversary with the opening of CHC (City Hall Club). Throughout the summer and beyond, CHC will open its doors at 11:00 p.m. with a night called “This and That” with DJ Marco spinning Disco music mixed with House. On Saturday nights the club will present a party named “Sabado de Fiesta” that includes a fusion of Latin music from Salsa to Merengue and House. For the CHC, Chef Luis Lopez has created a Munchie Menu ranging in price from $9-$15 that will be served from 11 p.m.-2 a.m., with items such as Skirt Steak Tacos and Crab Cakes with spicy remoulade and crispy potato croquettes with chorizo cheese sauce and several other scrumptious items. There are also speciality martinis and reasonable bottle service prices. Parking spots abound and there's no cover and no minimum purchase required.