May 24, 2017
May gets off to a delicious start with Miami restaurants debuting special eats and drinks for Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day, and National Burger Month.
Tacos and cervezas will be in long supply at Huahua's on Cinco de Mayo. (photo: Jipsy)
Huahua's Taqueria is throwing a Mexican fiesta for Cinco de Mayo on Monday, May 5 with all-day happy hour specials and piñatas filled with Mexican candy. The fiesta includes $4 margaritas, $3 Mexican cervezas, and a $10 taco basket special, as well as the eatery's signature and special tacos, including the Hongos Magicos, fried chicken and chili rubbed shrimp tacos. 1211 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-534-TACO
Meat Market is celebrating Mother's Day on Sunday, May 11 with a special menu for mom. Dishes include a starter of smoked salmon and truffle caviar with sparkling rosé; an entrée of wood-grilled Togarashi tuna; and fresh wild berry short cake with strawberry watermelon sorbet and crème fraîche for dessert. The celebration will be topped off with a specialty cocktail created by mixologist Ezra Pattek, a concoction of spiced pear liqueur, lemon juice, honey, Oloroso Sherry, aromatic bitters, and prosecco. 915 Lincoln Road., Miami Beach, 305-532-0088
In honor of National Burger Month, Michael Mina 74 at Fontainebleau is whipping up a new specialty burger each week in May crafted by chef de cuisine Thomas Griese. First up is the Puebla Burger, a Latin creation celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Mexican ingredients. Other burgers include the Yo Mama Burger for Mother's Day, inspired by the chef's mom, with peanut butter and bacon; the French-focused Rossini Burger with foie gras, fondue, and black truffles with a port demi-glace; and the Backyard BBQ Burger for Memorial Day, with house-smoked brisket glazed in a homemade barbecue sauce. Diners can also opt for a burger and beer pairing ($28) at the bar. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami, 877-326-7412
Acqualina Resort in Sunny Isles debuted its latest farm-to-table restaurant last week, AQ by Acqualina, serving up modern American fare with a global touch by chef Dewey LoSasso. The menu at the oceanfront eatery blends Mediterranean, Latin, and Asian flavors into dishes such as snapper croquettas, falafel fritters, red and white quinoa salad, and grilled skirt teak on wild boar black beans with foie gras tostones. Matching the flavors of the menu is a global wine list from old and historic estates spanning regions from France, Italy, Turkey, Israel, Greece, and the U.S. 17875 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305-918-6816