Our Food Guide for Ultra Weekend

March 25, 2015 | by Carla Torres

As Ultra Music Festival makes its way back to Bayfront Park this weekend for its 17th rendition, downtown and Brickell flood with partygoers ready to untz-untz the day and night away. But somewhere between all that dancing, food is in order. Here, we take a look at spots near the festival to keep your thirst quenched, stomach lined, and the party going.

OTC’s lively scene makes the restaurant a popular brunch spot.


Brunch: OTC
You’ll need some wholesome foods to counteract last night’s boozing, and satiate you for the day ahead. OTC’s brunch—specifically the Korean-style chicken and waffles with miso aioli, or the Coca-Cola-braised pulled pork grilled fontina cheese sandwich—readily fits the bill. Then get a jump on the day’s party with bottomless mimosas. 1250 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-374-4612

Classy Cocktails: MO Bar + Lounge
If what you require is something more than a mere vodka tonic, shake things up at MO Bar. Tucked into the lobby of the Mandarin Oriental, the elegant lounge vaunts throwback cocktails prepped with fresh, house-made ingredients, herbs, and premium liquors by expert mixologist Angelo Vieira (The Florida Room, Sunset Lounge). Sip on mint juleps, Hemingway daiquiris, sazeracs, or a proper Manhattan, all while overlooking the bay, and Brickell beyond. 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami, 305-913-8288 >>Read More


WMC Lunch Menu at Katsuya; Music Week Party Brunch at Bagatelle

March 24, 2015 | by Lane Nieset

Winter Music Conference starts today—between the music and the parties, don't forget to stop and fuel up. In this week's food and drink news, we bring you our favorite food-centric happenings around town:


Katsuya's Dragon Lounge.

WMC Opening Party at Villa Azur

Villa Azur has the right idea with its WMC kickoff today: a Brazilian feast followed by a sure-to-get-wild after party presented by New York's Day & Night. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and continues well into the evening with beats by DJs Miss Cady and Thiago Mansur. 309 23rd St., Miami Beach, 305-763-8688; RSVP at 212-201-1222 or rsvp@dualgroupe.com

WMC Lunch Menu at Katsuya

Before you get in the zone at one of Hyde Beach's Miami Music Week pool parties, grab a bite at Katsuya. The Japanese spot will serve a special WMC lunch menu tomorrow through Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. daily with signature dishes like the crispy chicken salad and yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño, as well as robata and sushi items. SLS South Beach, 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-455-2995 >>Read More


Where to Have a Classy St. Patrick's Day in Miami

March 13, 2015 | by Lane Nieset

Whether you want a craft cocktail or corned beef, here are four ways to party like the Irish on St. Patrick's Day.

Radio Bar

Drink Irish Whiskey at Radio Bar

This year, say Sláinte! in SOFI at Radio Bar with exclusive prices on Jameson shots and cocktails after 6 p.m. on Tuesday. We know it's a weeknight, so soak up some of that Irish whiskey with an item off the snack bar menu, like the Caprese grilled cheese or the spicy BBQ pork sandwich. 814 First St., Miami Beach, 305-397-8382

All Irish, All Day at Shelborne Wyndham Grand

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day any way you'd like at Shelborne Wyndham Grand. The party starts early at Oasis with traditional Irish fare, like corned beef on rye with homemade sauerkraut or a peppered turkey Rachel, served poolside from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Meanwhile at Shelborne's new Bistro, sit down for a classic corned beef and cabbage dish, or sample all three plates plus Irish beer and William Grant & Sons cocktails at Albert Trummer's The Drawing Room. 1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-1271 >>Read More

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