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What To Expect In Brickell In April 2017

A look at what is to come in Brickell during April 2017. 

Swire Properties Inc., Simon Property Group, and Whitman Family Development have partnered with Special Olympics Florida to host the first annual Shopping Olympics at the Brickell City Centre on Saturday, April 1, 2017 (4 PM to 9 PM). Upon arrival, participants will be welcomed with a shopping passport with 20 spaces: When a purchase is made at the store designated to a space, the shopper will receive a stamp of “completion.” Shoppers who secure 20 stamps will be eligible to enter the Shopping Olympics raffle whose prizes include a one-week Norwegian vacation for two, a two-night stay at EAST, Miami, and more.  Click here for ticket information.


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Chef Wolfgang Birk of Area 31.

Menu Trotting with Chef Wolfgang Birk continues in April at Area 31 with Northern Italy and the Spanish Basque Country. During the evening, chef will craft limited-edition menu offerings from the globally curated culinary regions. The four course meal is priced at $55 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity), with an optional wine pairing available for an additional $20 per person. The Menu Trotting series will be available from Monday through Sunday on the last week of the month. Upcoming April dates and regions include:

Monday, March 27 – Sunday, April 2 – Northern Italy

Monday, April 24 – Sunday, April 30 – Basque Country/Spain

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Modern OM is hosting a mass meditation at Brickell City Centre on Earth Day (Saturday, April 22, 2017) at 8:45 AM. In addition to raising the community vibe, specific retailers will be hosting Earth Day-related perks and activations. The day’s schedule runs as follows.

8:45 AM – 9:15 AM Doors open and tea served

9:20 AM – 10 AM Earth Day Meditation, led by Luchi Estevez and Jennifer Grace

10 AM – 11 AM Opening of Modern ŌM Popup Store

Click here to RSVP.


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What To Expect In Brickell In March

Business & Real Estate

The Apple Store Brickell City Centre opens March 25.

After a slew of setbacks and rumors, the publicity team behind CMX has informed us that the movie theater will finally open its doors at Brickell City Centre in March.

Wellness & Hotels

The Mandarin Oriental, Miami’s monthly Digital Wellness Retreat takes place on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Toss the phone for a few hours and enjoy a seaside escape.


The Miami Film Festival is screening films across the city from March 3-12, 2017.

The UnderLounge returns on March 11, 2017 nodding all things biking, fitness, and community. The family friendly event is free and open to the public.

Prepare for neon and traffic: Ultra takes over Bayfront Park from March 24-26, 2017.

James Beard Award-Winning Chef Michelle Bernstein will host this year’s Taste of Tennis, taking place at W Miami on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Expect eats by the city’s best, including Aaron Brooks (EDGE Steak & Bar), Alex Diaz (Tamarina), and Clark Bowen (DB Bistro Moderne).

Over in Key Biscayne, the Miami Open rings in another year of athletic greatness beginning March 20, 2017.

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February’s Top Brickell News

An ongoing roundup of the top stories surrounding Brickell and Downtown Miami’s real estate, business, and lifestyle news. 


Splacer, a Tel Aviv-based venue search platform, has launched in Miami. The website gives event seekers rates by the hour and allows browsers to filter options by location, facilities, and party size. Read more about it South Florida Business Journal.


Brickell.com has the scoop on where to find your favorite Brickell and Miami chefs during this week’s SOBEWFF.

The Miami International Boat Show has come and gone, but not without leaving behind some stellar seaside photos. Curbed Miami highlights the weekend’s best snaps.

Real Estate

Miami-Dade County has released new details surrounding overarching Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) plan, which would connect Miami’s inland with Miami Beach. Miami Today News has the details.

Food & Drink

YAKU by La Mar (main photo), a new waterfront bar and lounge at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami, is now open on the property’s north terrace.

Per Eater Miami, Deme Lomas of Downtown Miami’s under-the-radar NIU Kitchen has earned a James Beard nomination for Best Chef South. Eater also got a look inside Brickell’s new French restaurant, La Petite Maison.


Mandarin Oriental, Miami has earned its fifth consecutive triple Five Star Forbes Travel Guide Rating. Included in the coveted ranking is the hotel, the Spa and veteran fine dining outpost, Azul.





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BBQ and Bar Specials Land at EDGE for Australia Day

EDGE Steak & Bar at Brickell’s Four Seasons Hotel Miami welcomes back its third annual Australia Day fete. The festivities include a weeklong, three-course lunch menu from Monday, January 23, 2017 to Saturday, January 28, 2017. A chef’s tasting menu will also be served, plating five Down Under-inspired courses for $55 per person. EDGE’s Executive Chef, Aaron Brooks—an Aussie native and “Lambassador“—is the man behind the musings and the master of ceremonies for the culminating Bahía ‘Barbie on Sunday, January 29 from 1-4 PM. Reservations are not required but recommended, (305) 381-3190 or edge@edgesteakandbar.com.

Chef Brooks is sharing the BBQ duties with a few of his culinary friends, including SUGARCANE raw bar grill’s Tim Balloo, 27 Restaurant & Bar’s Jimmy Lebron, Threefold Cafe’s Bret Pelaggi, and DIRT’s Nicole Votano. A Kangaroo Punch and The Tank Brewing Co. and J Wakefield craft sips complement the grilled specialties. Sunday’s gathering is pool-friendly, so be sure to bring a swimsuit. Advance tickets are required and available at EDGEAustraliaDay.eventbrite.com for $75 (plus fees) per person. Pool chairs are based upon availability.

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Ramen Pops Up Inside Baby Jane

Baby Jane is switching food gears, swapping out its regular menu for a Japanese pop-up dubbed Shimuja. The indefinite move in imports from Kagoshima, Japan, where master chef Keiichi Maemuri mans three izakaya restaurants. If the names sound familiar, it’s because the pop-up has made its way around town, now settling in Brickell for about a year before opening a family-style eatery in Davie.

The ramen offerings are anchored by the Kagoshima special ($20), a deep, pork-based bone broth bowl topped with an egg: This hearty order is nicely cut by the cold cucumber appetizer. Other notable options are the pork buns, a moist Japanese fried chicken, and the Western-friendly “mozzarella sticks.”

While over ordering at Shimuja is tempting, buyer beware: The Japanese do not traditionally do take away, and neither will Baby Jane.

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Video: Inside The SLS Brickell Hotel & Residences Opening Party

The SLS Brickell Hotel & Residences are officially open for business. The joint venture between sbe and Related Group made its grand debut on Thursday, November 17, with an over-the-top unveiling party. The sensorial soiree began on a “black carpet” dotted by whimsical performers and lined with folding mirrors: Characters dressed as gentle butterflies that perched themselves along the carpet while balloon dancers pranced about the crowd.

Celebrity chefs Michael Schwartz and Jose Andres, who both have food concepts onsite, posed for pictures with Related Group’s Jorge Perez before heading to the pool deck for the big party. Situated on the 9th floor, the poolside revelry included acrobats serving champagne while hanging from crystal chandeliers, cocktail-making drones courtesy of 1893 Pepsi Cola, and a performance by pop legend, Boy George. Guests could also make their way to the second-floor lobby lounge and the 52nd-floor rooftop bar and pool for a calmer but equally luxe experience.

Notable guests included Venus Williams, Emilio Estefan, sbe founder and CEO Sam Nazarian, famed designer Philippe Starck, and Arquitectonica’s Bernardo Fort-Brescia.

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Thanksgiving Dining in Brickell and Downtown Miami

From lunch buffets to waterside dinner settings, Miami’s Thanksgiving offerings are diverse and delicious. We’ve rounded up the best holiday meals in Downtown and Brickell.

Toro Toro

For a Thanksgiving with a delectable Latin flair, look no further than Toro Toro: Nosh a succulent chipotle and sage glazed turkey alongside crispy-skin pig roast, Oaxaca cheese mashed potatoes, and chorizo stuffing. Dig into the feast during the $65 per person lunch buffet (seatings at 2 pm and 3 pm) or the $69 per person family style dinner (seatings at 6 pm, 6:30 pm, 8 pm, 8:30 pm, and 9 pm). For more information, click here. Prices did not include gratuity and taxes.


A budget-friendly, traditional Thanksgiving meal is crossing tables at Perricone’s. For $29.95 visitors may select turkey or ham with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, and cranberry sauce. The holiday fare does not include beverages or dessert and can be enjoyed during lunch or dinner service.


For holiday dining with a very, make a reservation at Seaspice on the Miami River. The decadent Thanksgiving dinner plates fall flavors in an elegant ambiance, including a pear and celery root salad, turkey roulade, and a dulce de leche molten cake.


Simple, savory servings are greeting Thanksgiving patrons at Crust. The three-course, $35 per person menu is being offered from 5-10 pm and includes classic roast turkey and sides, ginger butternut squash, and bourbon pecan pie. Prices do not include tax and gratuity.

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Finely executed food is synonymous with db Bistro Moderne, and Thanksgiving will be no exception. The restaurants three Course Prix-Fixe menu is $65 per person ($35 children under 12) and presents options like endive and escarole, cured wahoo, pumpkin agnolotti, turkey, and a French apple tart.


Get a Sneak Peek of OLLA on November 9 at Fooq’s

The next edition of Fooq’s & Friends is giving Miami diners the first bites of OLLA, a new concept by COYO Tacos‘ Scott Linquist. OLLA is set to open in Miami Beach just in time for Art Basel and Miami Art Week, but come November 9, 2016, Linquist is cooking up an exclusive dinner at Fooq’s. OLLA  is set to plate Mexican dishes inspired by the Oaxaca region. The preview event will put forth a variety of moles, as well as an oyster amuse and pistachio crepe dessert. The night’s sips will include mezcal and spiced coffee.

Seatings for the OLLA sneak preview can be reserved from 6-9 PM and cost $60 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Add a tequila cocktail and wine pairing for $35 more. To make a reservation, please email reservations@fooqsmiami.com, or call 786-536-2749.