Sea Level Restaurant + Ocean Bar The contemporary seaside restaurant at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa boasts a massive chalkboard – Chef Jason Connelly’s “playground,” as he calls it – featuring a daily array of locally-inspired specials. Celebrate National Burger Month, with Chef Connelly’s famous fish burger with fennel slaw, saffron aioli on a brioche bun ($18). The burger will be available for lunch and dinner, served daily from 11 AM to 10 PM; the bar is open until 1 AM. Reservations and walk-ins welcome. Sea Level Restaurant & Ocean Bar is located at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, 3030 Holiday Drive in Fort Lauderdale. Telephone: 954-765-3041.
Devon Seafood + Steak Kendall’s go-to for premium quality steaks and seafood, will offer a locally-inspired Creekstone Farms Black Angus Burger loaded with sharp cheddar, lettuce, and tomato on an egg bun ($11). Guests can also add crispy bacon for $1 more. The sandwich will be served during Saturday lunch and Devon’s daily happy hour from 4 to 7 PM as a slider ($7). Devon Seafood + Steak is located inside The Palms at Town & Country Mall at 11715 Sherri Lane in Kendall. Telephone: 305-275-0226; www.devonseafood.com
BLT Prime The acclaimed modern American steakhouse at the iconic Trump National Doral will offer a month-long Burger Board with seven exclusive sandwiches crafted by renowned Chef de Cuisine Dustin Ward. Priced from $16-21, all burgers will be served with a side of BLT’s signature fries and will feature specialties including The Albatross – grilled filet loaded with ham, smoked bacon, buratta, fried egg, salsa golf on toasted ciabatta; The Eagle – burger blend topped with white cheddar, poached lobster, and drizzled with truffle buttermilk dressing; and the Mulligan – grilled salmon burger with avocado, apple, and pickled red onion, and saffron roullie. BLT Prime serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily; open for breakfast 6 AM to 10 AM; lunch 11:30 AM to 3 PM. A limited afternoon menu is served 3 PM to 5:30 PM; dinner 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM. BLT Prime is located at Trump National Doral Miami, 4400 NW 87th Avenue. Telephone: 305-591-6606; www.bltprimemiami.com
The Café at Books & Books (Adrienne Arsht Center) The independently-owned neighborhood bookshop’s full-service restaurant, The Café, will celebrate the month with Longhorn Beef Sliders ($11) topped with cheddar cheese and Hot & Sassy pickles. James Beard Award-winning Chef Allen Susser oversees the menu brimming with farm-fresh ingredients all touched by his masterly but unfussy style. The Café at Books & Books is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday through Thursday from 9 AM to 11 PM; Friday through Saturday from 9 AM to Midnight with extended hours on show nights. Telephone: 786-405-1745; www.thecafeatbooksandbooks.com
Wild Sea Located at the illustrious Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale dining gem Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille will offer a roundup of special burgers along with the restaurant’s legendary Hand-pressed Brisket Burger ($13), served with lettuce, tomato, choice of cheese, house made pickles and Wild Sea’s house fries. Executive Chef Toby Joseph will showcase four indulgent burgers ($13-15) rotated weekly with a special recommended beer pairing option for $5. Weekly selections include:
· May 1st – 7th: Lamb Burger ($15), topped with Manchego cheese, white bean Hummus, arugula, and a fresh tomato and cucumber salad.
· May 8th – 14th: Portabella Burger ($13), crafted with roasted red bell peppers, caramelized shallots, goat cheese, truffle aioli, and served with sweet potato fries.
· May 15th – 21st: Bison Burger ($14), fully-loaded with crispy onions, Nueske’s bacon, smoked blue cheese, fried green tomatoes, and smeared in chipotle barbecue sauce.
· May 22nd – 28th: Pork Belly Burger ($13), packed with pickled jalapeno and sweet baby bell peppers, arugula, citrus coleslaw, and a fried egg.
· May 29th – 31st: Salmon Burger ($14), topped with heirloom tomato, watercress, grilled feta, drizzled with caper aioli and served with house fries.
Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille is located inside the Riverside Hotel at 620 East Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, Lunch served daily 11 AM – 3 PM; the full dinner menu is served from 5 PM – 10 PM, Sunday – Thursday and 5 PM – 11 PM on Friday and Saturday. Telephone: 954-467-2555; www.wildsealasolas.com
Meat Market Earning rave reviews, the sexy steakhouse from seasoned restaurateur David Tornek and acclaimed chef/co-owner Sean Brasel, will offer an exclusive Durham Ranch Bison Burger ($19) at its flagship location in Miami. The bison patty is loaded with roasted hatch Anaheim chilies, barbecue aioli, fontanel cheese, crispy fried onions and smashed avocado. The burger will be available all month long during lunch only, from Noon to 4 PM. Meat Market on Miami Beach, located at 915 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, is open for lunch and dinner daily. Telephone: 305-532-0088; www.meatmarket.net