As the temperatures soar and the vibrant energy of Miami intensifies, the city’s culinary scene comes alive with an array of delectable offerings. Miami, known for its fusion of diverse cultures, stunning beaches, and a vibrant nightlife, is also a gastronomic paradise that constantly evolves to captivate the palates of locals and visitors alike. This summer, food enthusiasts can rejoice as the city unveils an enticing array of new culinary experiences, where innovative flavors, fresh ingredients, and creative concoctions take center stage.
From trendy rooftop bars to cozy waterfront eateries, this article will guide you through the hottest additions to Miami’s food and drink scene, ensuring that your summer in the Magic City is a tantalizing journey for the senses. Get ready to indulge in the latest edible and sippable creations that make Miami an epicurean haven during these scorching months.
Queen Miami Beach Unveils Exquisite 4-Course ‘Summer Menu’
Prepare to be enthralled by Queen Miami Beach as she presents her specialty ‘Summer Menu,’ exclusive for the month of July only. Immerse yourself in an opulent 4-course culinary journey through modern Japanese gastronomic traditions, within an impeccably curated menu of Queen’s cherished classics, all for the discerning price of $135 per person.
Elevate your summer evenings to unparalleled heights and allow the remarkable transformation of the historic Paris Theater to serve as the backdrop for your next dining experience as you indulge in Queen’s carefully-curated 4-course ‘Summer Menu.’ Tantalizing appetizers include the Oishii Prawn Cocktail, Avocado Tart, and Tomato Salad. Following, Chef will present ‘Queen’s Imperial Platter’ to the table, comprising a curated selection of seasonal sashimi, nigiri, and maki, A feast for the senses continues with a delectable selection of main courses, featuring Roasted Branzino, Queen Filet, Eggplant Miso, and Creamed Corn. Concluding this extraordinary dining experience, revel in the ‘Queen’s Dynasty Experience’ featuring chef’s selection of the most refined desserts. Let Queen Miami Beach transport you to a realm where culinary artistry, refined tastes, and world-class entertainment converge to redefine the art of fine dining this summer.
Marion Launches Specialty 3-Course ‘Summer Menu’
Marion is heating things up this summer with the launch of their much anticipated July Summer Menu. Experience an upscale 3-course menu, featuring a highly-curated selection of Marion’s signature favorites and complimentary wine pairing for just $75pp.
At Marion, where new American flavors meet Asian influences within a premier supper club ambiance, appetizers will offer the likes of Shishito Peppers, Black Truffle Pizzetta, and a selection of high-grade Maki Rolls. A delectable main course features options such as Teriyaki Scottish Salmon, Beef Filet, and Risotto Hotpot. Finish off on a sweet note with Marion’s Signature Ice Cream & Sorbets and Warm Chocolate & Miso Cookie topped with Vanilla Ice Cream. Take summer nights to a whole new level when you dine at Marion Miami this season.
The Key Club
Trendy and upscale The Key Club of Groot Hospitality, located in the heart of Coconut Grove, is launching a variety of summer delicacies for a special price starting this July 4th. From decadent burgers and bordeaux, to martinis and french fries, the Key Club offers a range of offerings for guests to enjoy whether they are visiting Miami or relaxing and unwinding with friends and family. Below, you will find a spectacular lineup to enjoy throughout the week:
Tuesdays – Burgers & Bordeaux – Feeling something classic or a little more trendy, such as Cuban-inspired or truffle-flavored? Indulge in a selection of juicy, delicious burgers and pair with a glass (or two) of their finest Bordeaux.
Wednesdays – Full Throttle Fried Chicken – Celebrate surviving the first half of the week with The Key Club’s Full Throttle Fried Chicken – featuring juicy, breaded chicken deep fried to crispy perfection, and served with the most nostalgic sides, including creamy mac-and-cheese, jalapeño biscuits, and home-made coleslaw.
Thursdays – Martini Frites Happy Hour – From 4PM to 8PM sip on the finest handcrafted martinis [your choice of dry, shaken, stirred or dirty] with bottomless shoestring fries to kick off the start of the weekend. Whether you’re in the mood to be classy, casual, or a little bit of both, The Key Club has got you covered. Talk about the perfect combo!
Fridays – Champagne & Oysters Happy Hour – TGIF! Revel in a luxurious treat featuring a specialty Champagne & Oysters Happy Hour from 4PM to 8PM. Experience $60 Moët Bottles, $2 Oysters, a variety of bites such as their Spicy Tuna Hand Roll and Key Club Sliders, and a great selection of hand-crafted cocktails, wine, and beer.
Sundays – No Sunday Spirals Here – Say goodbye to the Sunday Scaries and take on the new week with a happy (and full) tummy! Try one of The Key Club’s signature pasta plates, such as their hearty and incredibly tasty Pinwheel Lasagna or Wagyu Beef Bolognese, for a reduced price.
BODEGA TAQUERIA Y TEQUILA
At our lounge locations, you can expect to find great happy hour deals every day! Whether it’s $3 tacos (pollo asado, carnitas, carne asada, al pastor and aguacate to choose from) or Bodega’s cocktails ($10) and margaritas ($8), there’s something for everyone!
What better way to spend Happy Hour than sipping on delicious cocktails and bites in Miami Beach? Joliet, the seafood bistro & garden revered for its New Orleans, Southern inspired cuisine recently debuted new Happy Hour offerings such as Classic Buffalo Wings served with celery seed ranch ($1 each); Pork Cracklings, Joliet Spice, Lime ($5); French Onion Sliders ($6 each); Smoked Fish Dip ($6); Grilled Oysters, Calabrian Chili Butter ($4); Raw Oysters, Mignonette & Cocktail Sauce ($2). Happy Hour specials include 1/2 off house cocktails, beer, well spirits, and select wines. Happy Hour is available daily from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
4 RIVERS SMOKEHOUSE
4 Rivers Smokehouse announces new Peach Habanero BBQ sauce as a limited time summer option for your dine-in meals, or to purchase by the pint ($6.99), available now through August. The restaurant is a southern favorite, serving heaping platefuls of BBQ and standout dishes, as well as a rotation of limited-time menus highlighting unique, flavorful options at special prices. The award-winning restaurant chain — recognized as the “South’s Best BBQ Joint” by Southern Living — is family-friendly, with something for everyone on the menu. Diners indulge in an array of items including flavor-rich 18-hour smoked Signature Angus Brisket, Pulled Pork, BBQ Baked Beans, Smokehouse Corn, and St. Louis Style Ribs. Established in Winter Park, FL, in 2009, 4 Rivers Smokehouse is a family-owned restaurant specializing in 30-day aged Smoked Angus Brisket and Homestyle Sides, as well as bold twists of flavor and ingredient combinations. 4 Rivers is led by Founder/CEO John Rivers, who strives to support the local community through exceptional products, steadfast customer service and uncompromised integrity.
Beaker & Gray’s International Dinner Series Kicks Off with Chinese Takeout Classics in June and Thai Street Food in July
Grab your chopsticks! Beaker & Gray will kick-off their 2023 International Dinner Series with a wok-tastic, four-course culinary experience that pays homage to Chinese takeout classics on Thursday, June 22nd at 7:30 pm. This dinner features one-of-a-kind delicacies created exclusively for this event by Chef/Owner Brian Nasajon. Tickets are $84 (+ tax) per person. Gratuity is included in the price. The menu features a welcome cocktail called Baijiu a Drink with Atian Gin, baijiu, lychee cordial, tonic & Caribbean bitters; a first course of Oxtail Eggroll with duck yolk egg drop soup; followed by a second course of General Tso’s Chicken with crispy wings & drums; a third course of Kung Pao Peking Duck with char siu pork lo mein & crab fried rice; and finished with Chinese Donuts with condensed milk & Chinese five spice. Coming up on Thursday, July 20th is Thai Street Food!
Beaker & Gray’s Annual Christmas in July Brunch – Sunday, July 30th
On Sunday, July 30th, Beaker & Gray will turn into a holiday wonderland, replete with ornaments, stockings, presents and even a mistletoe kissing booth! Chef Brian Nasajon has crafted an indulgent holiday feast including special cocktails from the bar team. Several brunch seatings available. Tickets go on sale soon!
Address: 2637 N. Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33127
Bodega WPB Open Mic Night- Wednesdays 8PM- 12AM
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila WPB is bringing the laughs every Wednesday from 8PM to 12AM with their newly launched OPEN MIC NIGHT. This new Bodega WPB initiative is a night of hilarious entertainment as both seasoned comedians and up and coming talent take the stage to deliver side splitting, knee slapping performances. Whether you’re a comedy enthusiast or simply looking for a fun night out, this event promises to keep you entertained from start to finish.
Fiola Miami to Host Rosé Wine Dinner
Revered for its Michelin worthy Italian cuisine and award-winning wine list, Fiola Miami is hosting one of its highly coveted Winemaker Dinners this summer featuring the go-to seasonal wine, Rosé. Guests can sip and savor unique bottles, popular labels all while enjoying Executive Chef Daniel Ganem’s seasonal fare. The Rosé Winemaker Dinner will take place on Wednesday, July 12 at 7pm.
La Mar by Gaston Acurio Celebrates Peruvian Independence Day, Friday, July 28th
Acclaimed Peruvian restaurant La Mar by Gastón Acurio at Mandarin Oriental, Miami will celebrate Peruvian Independence Day on Friday, July 28th. In addition to exploring the flavors of Peru with an extravagant buffet spread curated by Executive Chef Diego Oka, the celebratory evening will include live music and unlimited Pisco Sours. Tickets will be available soon through their website for $175 pp.
Known for bringing the pleasures of eating in Spain’s enchanting Côte Basque to Miami, LEKU’s new lunch offerings include Pintxos Tapas offerings served bento box-style with a side of housemade chips. Guests will have the opportunity to choose three options from a plethora of bites for $25 ranging from Boquerones Y Pan Tumaca, traditional Jerez marinated sardines and tomato pinxto; Cazuela de Hongos al Ajillo,grilled mushroom stew with traditional garlic sauce; Salpicon de Calamares, traditional Spanish squid; Brocheta de Solomillo con P.X., grilled sirloin skewers with “Pedro Ximenez,” and more. Additional lunch selections will include LEKU’s signature “family-style” plates including Arroz Negro a la Brasa, black rice with mussels and clams; flavorful vegetable dishes; as well as heartier plates such as the Hamburgesa De Chuleta “Dry Aged” Y PicanÞa Wagyu, 50 days dry-aged ribeye and Australian wagyu picanha burger, Swiss cheese, caramelized onions, silky soy cured egg yolk and crispy egg whites, lightly spicy secret sauce and fries. Plus, experience LEKU’s newest libations from their innovative cocktail program featuring the freshest ingredients to refresh you this summer!
SUGARCANE raw bar grill
Start your day the SUGARCANE way with their NEW Breakfast To-Go offering available from 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. for online order and pickup or via delivery from your favorite delivery service. Meat the day with the Cuban Benedict with roast pork, smoked ham, swiss cheese, pickles, sauteed onions, mojo garlic, smoked paprika, hollandaise sauce, poached eggs; indulge your sweet tooth with the Full Elvis with whole buttermilk waffle, pbj, caramelized banana, Chantilly cream, and all the trimmings; or opt for a healthier plate such as the Avocado Toast with sunny side egg, chili flakes, feta cheese, pickled red onions, and extra virgin olive oil.
The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami And Eva Longoria’s Casa Del Sol Launch Weekly summer Del Sol’ Summer Series Casa Del Sol Tequila, the award-winning luxury tequila co-founded by Mexican-American actress, producer, director, and entrepreneur Eva Longoria, recently announced their collaboration with award-winning luxury hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami. This summer, the high-end property and travel destination will co-host the weekly Summer series, “Summer Del Sol” every Saturday from 2 – 8pm at DUNE Burgers on the Beach, the resort’s chic oceanfront restaurant and lounge. The series launched Memorial Day weekend and runs every Saturday through Labor Day and will epitomize the vibrant, free spirited feeling of summer. The collaborative menu includes boozy Paletas ($10) and specialty tequila-based cocktails ($15).
Tropezón to Launch Paella Sundays
Tropezón, the Andalusian inspired gin + tapas bar located in the hidden corridors of Espanola Way, will launch Paella Sundays starting Sunday, June 25th, and will take place on the last Sunday of every month through August. Priced at $55 per person, the eatery will offer a special Paella menu with 5 paella options to choose from such as duck, squid + chorizo, fish + shrimp, grilled presa (pork shoulder) and mushroom paella.