Archive for July 2013

Miami Spice Comes To Lincoln Road

Miami Spice is Back!

 

From August 1st to September 30th Miami Spice will showcase some of Miami’s best restaurants by offering discounted three-course meals prepared by renowned Miami chefs (lunches are $19 or $23 and dinner are $33 or $39).The promotion is organized by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau who has done a great job this year by adding a kickoff event on August 1st and getting 193 restaurants to participate this year’s Miami Spice.

Miami Spice 2013 Miami

This year’s kickoff event is Miami New Time’s Iron Fork and is expected to draw thousands of food lovers to witness two of Miami’s greatest chefs square off for the prestigious Iron Fork Award. The event will be held at the stunning Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts on Biscayne Boulevard, in Downtown Miami. If you’re a foodie and a Miami fan, Miami Spice is great time to make the trip down to Miami. Enjoy fine dining every night at one of the many participating restaurants throughout Miami, Miami Beach, South Beach, Coral Gables, and more.

For this year’s Miami Spice, skip the hotel and go local by booking a room at Chic Place at Lincoln’s short term apartment rentals in Miami Beach. You’ll be in walking distance to all Miami Spice restaurants on Lincoln Road. Which ones will you try?

Miami Spice Restaurants on Lincoln Road

Lincoln Road Miami Spice, Chic Place at Lincoln

 

Baires Grill Resto

This award winning Argentinian restaurant was originally opened in 1999 by partners Marcelo Ferreiros and Ricardo Alietti. Its early success prompted the owner to move to a larger location on Lincoln Road Mall in South Beach. The 2600 square feet location can accommodate up to 180 patrons and has a main dining room, a cozy bar, and an outdoor sidewalk café. Check out the restaurant’s website for a 360 degree view of the restaurant. Expect authentic and high-quality Argentinian dishes, an exceptional selection of meats, and a great wine list to pair with unrivaled steak.

1116 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, FL 33139 // 305-538-1116 // www.bairesgrill.com

Altamare Restaurant

Altamare Restaurant is a relatively new restaurant owned by highly acclaimed restaurateur Claudio Gordano. The restaurant features an open kitchen, chef tables, exceptional wine list, a private dining room, and an intimate bar. We dare you to find fresher seafood in Miami Beach.

1233 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, FL 33139 // 305-532-3061 // www.altamarerestaurant.com

Rosa Mexicano Restaurant

The restaurant’s Miami Beach location has a stunning and vibrant dining room with excellent drinks and food to match. Zagat declared it the “gold standard” in “upscale” “modern” Mexican cuisine. Its patio dining is a great spot for people watching.

1111 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, FL 33139 // 305-695-1005 // www.rosamexicano.com

Quattro Gastronomia Italiana

Identical twin brothers Chefs Nicola and Fabrizio Carro bring their perfectly executed Northern Italian cuisine to Lincoln Road. With its beautiful interior and authentic Northern Italian fare, Quattro transports its guest to Italy while embracing the warmth and style of Miami Beach.

1014 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, FL 33139 // 305-531-4833 // www.quattromiami.com

Meat Market

The Meat Market provides a sexy and more glamorous take on traditional steak houses. Acclaimed Chef Sean Brasel oversees a delicious menu that includes reflecting cuts of meat and delicate seafood. An array of dining options includes a sensual dining room, a Crudo Bar, and a combination of lounges and table services outside.

915 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, FL 33139 // 305-532-0088 // www.meatmarketmiami.com

Mayas Tapas & Grill

This popular restaurant combines elements of traditional Argentinian dishes and European cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy a wide selection of meats, fish, and pasta dishes and a plenty of wines and drinks to pair with lunch or dinner.

809 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, FL 33139 // 305-538-0058 // www.mayatapasandgrill.com

Sushi Samba Dromo

SUSHISAMBA is born of the energy and spirit of these three distinct cultures a tri-cultural coalition that took root in the early 20th century when thousands of Japanese emigrants traveled to South America’s fertile soil to cultivate coffee plantations and find their fortune. In bustling cities like Lima in Peru and São Paulo in Brazil, the integration of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cultures flourished.

This cultural phenomenon launched a culinary coup. Hearty moquecas and colorful seviches found a place at the table alongside simple miso soup and tender sashimi. SUSHISAMBA serves these traditional dishes, plus more inventive fare, including Sashimi Seviche, Tuna Tataki and our Wagyu Gyoza. Equal parts imagination and history, the SUSHISAMBA experience is truly unique.

600 Lincoln Rd Miami Beach, FL 33139 // 305-673-5337 // www.sushisamba.com

Miami Spice Restaurant Sushi Samba Lincoln Road

Deluca Food & Wine

The Deluca team says it best, “De Luca Food & Wine for the simple joy of eating well. High quality ingredients prepared with passion creates an affordable luxury in a casual and lively ambiance.” Gracious service and an a welcoming atmosphere!

530 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, FL 33139 // 305-672-1009 // www.delucamiami.com

YUCA

YUCA, an acronym for Young Urban Cuban-Americans, is an acclaimed restaurant widely considered as South Florida’s original upscale Cuban restaurant. Locals call the cuisine “Nuevo Latino” because of its unique spin on traditional Latin ingredients to create dishes unlike anything offered outside of the Caribbean and Latin America.

501 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, FL 333139 // 305-532-9822 // www.yuca.com

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Miami Beach During the Summer

When is the best time of year to visit Miami Beach?  Well it could be debated because it truly is a great place to visit year-round.  Sure we can boast about the bustling streets and tropical temperatures even throughout winter months, but summer offers a great chance to enjoy Miami Beach with its set of added perks as well.

Top 5 Reasons Miami Beach Rocks During the Summer:

1.) Lower Rates: All types of accommodations including short term hotel rentals in Miami Beach offer reduced rates during the summer months.  Car rental companies usually provide better rates during the summer too. Beyond savings on hotels and transportation, this is a great to time to save on eating out and entertainment in general. After the snowbirds head back north, restaurants and bars gear their promotions to attract local Miami-Dade residents.

Chic Place at Lincoln in Miami Beach

Spoil yourself this summer with a discounted room at Chic Place at Lincoln.

2.) Beat the Crowds, Skip the Wait: While Miami Beach is bustling yearlong there is a noticeable difference in the summer months. There are a number of ways that you can use this to your advantage. Reduced traffic congestion immediately comes to mind. For locals it is a welcome relief from sharing its busy road with visitors from around the globe. Take advantage by renting a car and exploring some of South Florida’s other attractions such as Key West, Fort Lauderdale, Aventura Mall, or Sawgrass Mills Mall.

3.) Miami Beach Relaxation: Less people + lower prices = Improved relaxation. Start you day early and watch the sunrise from the beach. Make a day of it at the beach, take plenty of sunscreen and fall asleep to the sounds of the waves crashing in and the palm tree swaying in the wind. Next, go cool off and have some drinks at a pool party at the Clevelander. Not relaxed yet? There are dozens of spa options all over the city. We recommend you try Spa e located on famous Lincoln road.

Sunrise on Miami Beach South Beach

Start the day early by catching the sunrise in the morning.

4.) Experience the Miami Beach Culture: There is more to Miami Beach than amazing beaches, brilliant shopping, and a vibrant nightlife. If you get stuck with a rainy day or want to escape the heat for a few hours there are a number of unique museums to discover. Miamiandbeaches.com recommends you visit The World Erotic Art Museum, The Wolfsonian at Florida International University, and the Jewish Museum of Florida. Each three museums show unique pieces and collections from different eras.

5.) Discover the artsy side of Miami Beach: www.ArtCircuit.com is a great place to find upcoming gallery exhibits and art walks all over the city this summer. On July 26th make sure to the Little Havana Cultural Friday. Events in August start with the Coral Gables Gallery Night on the second of August, followed by the Coconut Grove Art Walk on the third. This is a great opportunity to appreciate art, history, and architecture while discovering new areas of Miami.

Lincoln Road in Miami Beach: A Year-Round Attraction

Lincoln Road ranks high in must-see attractions while visiting Miami Beach. This pedestrian road is home to some of the best Miami Beach hotels as well as famous restaurants, shops, galleries, and unrivaled people watching. The walkway is 8 blocks long starting at Alton Road and ending at Washington Avenue, a very walkable promenade for anybody. Even if you are not used to Miami’s heat, there are plenty of cafes, restaurants, shops, and galleries to get relief from the sun, grab a cold drink, and recharge.

Lincoln Road No Longer A Seasonal Tourist Attraction

Despite Miami Beach’s history as a seasonal tourist destination, today it is far from that. Expect Lincoln Road to be popping with hungry patrons, eager shoppers, and people watchers year round. This month marks the beginning of a new tourist season in Miami Beach. While the snowbirds are back home and the Art Basel crowd is months away, Latin Americans from south of the equator fill up Miami Beach’s hotels to escape their cold season, make an appearance at South Beach and hit the shops. Many Brazilians have made Miami Beach an annual visit and have helped transform Miami Beach from a seasonal tourist destination to an all year place-to-be. Come August, the Italian and French tourists will bring their Euro-style to Lincoln Road.

Miami Beach Hotels Near Lincoln Road Provide Easy Access To Shops, Restaurants, Galleries, & More

If you are planning on visiting Miami Beach soon and want to be close to the action, consider lodging at Chic Place at Lincoln for easy access to Lincoln Road Mall and for its beautiful and unique apartment-style hotel rooms.

Rooms at Chic Place at Lincoln Miami Beach

Feel like a local, discover as a tourist.

Available bike rentals make exploring Miami Beach a breeze and getting to your favorite shops, restaurants, and bars even easier.

Bike Rentals at Chic Place at Lincoln on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach

Discover more of Miami Beach.

All of the rooms come equipped with a kitchen; a perfect excuse to visit Lincoln Road’s Farmers Market every Sunday between 9am and 6:30pm. Cook up a romantic meal with Miami’s freshest and most delicious ingredients. After dinner, enjoy some wine in the hotel’s terrace while lounging on its tranquil hammocks.

Hammocks at Chic Place at Lincoln on Miami Beach

Relax after shopping.

To get the most of your stay at Lincoln Road make sure to check out Lincoln Road Mall’s website. It lists all the popular places to check out. Visit Chic Place at Lincoln’s Eat, Play, and See pages for more ideas and information on where to go. Follow Lincoln Road Mall on Twitter for tweets about the hottest deals and while you are on Twitter make sure to follow Chic Place at Lincoln on Twitter for deals, local happenings, and anything Miami Beach.

Where to celebrate in Miami Beach Fourth of July 2013

Miami Beach’s Fourth of July celebrations will be in full swing tomorrow. There are a plethora of options all over the city with events, fireworks viewing parties, pool parties, and more available for both tourists and locals. Still looking for a place to crash? Call ‘Chic Place at Lincoln’ at 305-573-1999 for last second reservations at its Miami Beach boutique hotel. With so much to see and do where will you end up? Keep reading as we help you sort it all out!

City of Miami Beach Fourth of July Celebration

The city throws a heck of an event every year to celebrate our independence. Find your way to the beach early to get a good spot at 8th street and Ocean Drive. Music kicks off the celebration at 7:00 p.m. and the fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m.

Miami Beach Fourth of July FireworksMiami Beach Fourth of July Pool Parties

Miami New Times has done its homework and I.D.’d the five best Fourth of July Pool Parties in Miami. We’ll list the top pool parties happening in Miami Beach.

1. Rony Seikaly’s Fouth of July Pool Party: Party with former Miami Heat basketball player Rony Seikaly from noon to 9 p.m. at Hyde Beach at the SLS Hotel located at 1701 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. Tickets costs $25 to $35 and can be found at wantstickets.com. Partying for 21+ only.

2. Red, White & Blue Pool Party: Look your best at the Shore Club’s pool party located at 1901 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. Party starts at noon and goes on until 9 p.m. with tickets costing between $25 and $30 and available at wantstickets.com. Partying for 21+ only.

3. IndepenDANCE Beach Parties: Party all weekend long at Nikki Beach’s annual IndepenDANCE parties on July 5th and July 6th. Tickets are $35 to $75 and can be bought at wantickets.com. Nikki Beach is located at 1 Ocean Drive in Miami Beach.

 

Miami Beach Fourth of July  Viewing Parties

Still looking for a place to watch the fireworks? It may not be too late but the clock is ticking. Check out these viewing parties happening in Miami Beach.

July 4th “America’s Backyard” Roof Top Fireworks: This is an all-day event with everything you need including food, drinks, and entertainment. The Roof Top Fireworks viewing starts 6 p.m. and goes on until 9 p.m. Tickets go between $25 and $50. The Clevelander is located at 1020 Ocean Drive Miami Beach.

Lincoln Road’s Juvia is offering two seatings on the 4th of July. Get there by 7:30 p.m. to enjoy a great view of the Miami Beach fireworks display.

Take it to the sea at the IndepenDance Fireworks Cruise aboard the Musette Yacht. The party starts at 6 p.m. and will have you covered with an open bar, buffet, and live DJ. Tickets start at $85. Find the Musette Yact at 4441 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach.

Wherever and whoever you end up with at this year’s Miami Beach 4th of July celebration stay safe, have fun, and make it memorable!

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