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New Brunch, Menus & Happy Hour Offerings






BRUNCHES


JOLIET

Indulge in the revival of brunch at Joliet, Miami Beach's cherished seafood bistro & garden. The much-anticipated return invites diners to savor a leisurely midday feast, either basking in

the sun by the pool or embracing the eclectic indoors.



Joliet unveils a completely revamped brunch menu, showcasing culinary creativity with dishes like the Deviled Egg Asparagus Salad, featuring pancetta and frisée; the delectable Baked French Toast with satsuma maple syrup, warm spice, pecans, and whipped cream; the savory Andouille Egg Benedict on cornbread with green onion hollandaise and pickled green tomato; and the enticing Bavette & Eggs served with Joliet butter and frites. To satisfy sweet cravings, treat yourself to Pecan Praline Cookies or a zesty Lemon Tart. Enhancing the experience further, Joliet introduces new cocktails to complement the flavorful offerings, including the refreshing Matcha Basil Highball and the seasonal Autumn's Harvest. Brunch takes place every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Address:1209 17th St, Miami Beach


 

LIGHTKEEPERS (THE RITZ-CARLTON KEY BISCAYNE, MIAMI)

Captivated by the timeless allure of the Cape Florida Lighthouse and paying homage to the vigilant guardians who once kept a watchful eye on coastal voyages, Lightkeepers at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami debuts its most over-the-top brunch experience yet!



As no Sunday brunch is complete without bubbly, Bottomless Champagne Brunch will take place on Sundays from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. A sublime offering at $145++ per person, diners can delight in an array of culinary stations including a flavorful Latin station, hot selections, made-to-order omelets, and opulent seafood bars featuring cocktail shrimp, crab claws, caviar, and oysters. Elevate your brunch with the perfect champagne pairing. As an added touch of elegance, Sunday brunch-goers enjoy complimentary valet service for one vehicle, enhancing the overall enchantment of this coastal epicurean escape. Lightkeepers promises an unrivaled, over-the-top brunch affair that transcends the ordinary and elevates every moment to a celebration of indulgence and refinement.


Address: 455 Grand Bay Dr, Key Biscayne, FL 33149


 

La Cumbancha 

The world-renowned team behind the MICHELIN Guide-recommended and one of the World’s 50 Best Bars, Café La Trova -- led by famed cantinero Julio Cabrera alongside several partners from La Trova’s bar team -- bring you La Cumbancha, a Cuban-American

concept inspired by the energy of 1970s Miami.




The name, 'La Cumbancha' itself, is a Cuban-African term meaning a gathering of family and friends to dance, play music, and drink, perfectly encapsulating the restaurant's ethos. Located in the heart of Miami Lakes, the culinary offerings include an eclectic fusion of Cuban-inspired dishes with international influences of Italy, Spain and France, masterfully created by Chef Carlos Hidalgo. Cabrera and his team bring their expertise with a cocktail menu that blends tropical flavors with modern techniques, setting a new standard in cocktail craftsmanship. Brunch details to be forthcoming but please reach out if interested to learn more.


Address: 6743 Main St, Miami Lakes, FL 33014


 

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HAPPY HOURS


FOX’S LOUNGE

Fox’s Lounge has been South Miami’s staple for great food and stiff drinks since it first opened in 1946.  Now, Fox’s Lounge serves as one of five new concepts by Lost Boy & Co.,

which was restored in 2018 by co-owners Chris Hudnall and Randy Alonso. 



Coined the darkest bar in Miami, Fox’s Lounge now offers Daily Happy Hour from 4 - 7 pm featuring $7 Cocktails, $5 Beers, $6 Wines. Additionally, guests can enjoy Martini & Margarita Mondays: Vodka & Gin Martinis, Tommy’s Margarita $10, 8 pm - Close.


Address:  6030 S Dixie Hwy, South Miami, FL 33143



 

The Elser Hotel

Sip on fun and flavorful zero proof cocktails at The Elser Hotel & Residences, a 49-story luxury tower in Downtown Miami featuring 646 residential-style rooms and unobstructed

bay views for a refreshing reset this year.



Relax in The Elser’s private lounge areas or massive hot tub offering panoramic skyline views while indulging in the Naked Paloma ($16) with Bare Zero Tequila Reposado, Fever-Tree Grapefruit Soda, lime juice, agave and tajin or satisfy your sweet tooth with the Cherrilicious ($16) made with Bare Zero Gin, Fever-Tree Soda Water, cherries and simple syrup. Opting out of alcohol doesn’t mean happy hour has to end at The Elser.


Address: 398 NE 5th St, Miami, FL 33132



 

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MENUS


JOLIET

Joliet, the seafood bistro and garden located in South Beach, recently launched

an array of delectable dishes sure to please every palate.



New dishes include Mussels, smoked paprika, shallots, grilled toast; Local Catch Carpaccio, pink peppercorn, parsley, lime zest; Mushroom Salad, crimini, toasted almond, parsley, lemon; Chicken Paillard, pickled onion, arugula, fennel; Branzino, lemon, pickled onion, fine herbs; Steak Frites, bavette, frites, maître d’ butter; Torchio, vodka sauce, capers, Calabrian chili; and Leek Vinaigrette, lentils, heart of palm, toasted almond. Rest assured, Joliet’s signature dishes such as the Gumbo, Cornbread, Seared Scallops, Oysters Joliet, and Joliet BBQ Shrimp are still available, maintaining the essence of Joliet's culinary excellence. New seasonal cocktails are not-to-be-missed like Autumn's Harvest, featuring Jameson, Licor 43, cinnamon, lemon, and thyme.


Address:1209 17th St, Miami Beach



 

JARANA (Aventura)

With its roots deeply embedded in the cultural and gastronomic heritage of Peru, JARANA showcases an approachable yet authentic menu that embodies the spirit of Peruvian cuisine. Soon to be part of the Esplanade at Aventura in Aventura, Florida, JARANA captures the

essence of Peruvian dining culture.



It offers a unique blend of comfort, joy, and culinary exploration. JARANA is designed to reflect the lively, festive nature of a traditional Peruvian 'jarana' – a celebration marked by abundant food, soulful music, and spirited libations. The restaurant prides itself on its fusion of traditional Peruvian recipes with global culinary influences, particularly from Japanese, Chinese, and Italian cuisines, creating a dining experience that is both familiar and intriguing. The beverage program at JARANA is a cornerstone of the dining experience, with a particular emphasis on Pisco, Peru's national spirit. The selection includes classic Peruvian Pisco cocktails alongside a thoughtful assembly of wines and local craft beers, all chosen to complement the vibrant flavors of the dishes. The lively atmosphere creates an inviting space where guests can enjoy the best of Peruvian hospitality and cuisine. JARANA was developed by the team at Acurio International, a subsidiary of Acurio Restaurantes.


Address: Esplanade at Aventura, located at 19505 Biscayne Blvd., Ste 5150, Aventura, FL 33180


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