Farm-Fresh Drinks at Rose Bar; Train Car Environs at Orange Blossom

April 18, 2014 | by Lane Nieset | Food & Drink News

Our weekly food and drink news serves up intel on restaurant openings, chef buzz, culinary events, must-try dishes, and more.

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The Tequila Mocking Bird, one of Bernie Waters' new farm-fresh cocktails at Rose Bar.  

Rose Bar Mixes New Drinks with Paradise Farms Harvest

Swing by Rose Bar at Delano for three new spring and summer cocktails. Head mixologist Bernie Waters has created a "Garden to Garnish" concept with vodka-, gin-, and tequila-based cocktails, pulling ingredients such as sage, mint, basil, cucumber, pineapple, and strawberries from South Florida's Paradise Farms. Try the Tequila Mocking Bird, a blend of pineapple chunks, sage leaves, tequila, aperol, pink peppercorn syrup, and lemon juice. 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach >>Read More


Spotted: 'Girls' Star Jemima Kirke's Smoking Supper at Perfecto

April 17, 2014 | by Lane Nieset | Talk of the Town

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Girls star Jemima Kirke. (photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)  

The tattooed beauty was in Miami to spend time with her mum. More on her visit, and other celeb sightings around town, below.

Jemima Kirke (aka Jessa from Girls) Dines at Perfecto Gastrobar

English actress Jemima Kirke stopped by an event at Perfecto Gastrobar on Tuesday, April 8 and sampled the angel hair seafood paella and fried calamari. Kirke stayed after dinner, smoking a cigarette with friends on the patio while Perfecto's DJ Fer-r played deep house, European, and pop/classic remixes. The actress was in Miami visiting her mom, who was said to be in town following the recent reports of her split with English rocker husband Simon Kirke.

Timbaland Goes for Seconds at Touché Rooftop Lounge

Last Sunday, rapper and producer Timbaland and his posse visited the newly opened Touché Rooftop Lounge & Restaurant. Top Chef alum Carla Pellegrino prepared a sample of the entire menu for the group. It must have been good, because instead of heading downstairs to the 24/7 E11even Miami, Timbaland and friends decided to enjoy the views of the Miami skyline, as well as a second round of chef Carla's Kobe meatballs. >>Read More


Prada Parades Its Drool-Worthy Driving Shoes

April 17, 2014 | by Connor Childers | Style & Beauty

In the market for an easy spring shoe? Prada's recently reconstructed driving shoes will woo you with their buttery feel and detailed craftsmanship.

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The newly redesigned Prada driving shoe. 

Good news for well-heeled Miami men this afternoon. Prada is hosting a traveling event showcasing the new construction of its classic driving loafer. The event will kick off at the Italian fashion brand's Bal Harbour boutique on April 26 and 27, with nearly 40 different variations (Saffiano leather, calf suede, ostrich, crocodile, myriad colors) of the iconic shoe splayed out for all to admire—and buy. As one of the most transitional options in a man’s wardrobe, the driver delivers a modern and sleek approach to dressing, and the new design takes no less than 200 steps to produce just one pair. Check out this video for a closer look at how these exceptional shoes are crafted. 9700 Collins Ave.

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