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What’s Happening in Miami Beach June 2014

A visit to Miami wouldn’t be complete without experiencing at least some of the highlights that this gorgeous city has to offer. Start off with these recommendations from a local.

Eat and Drink

Hit up Joe’s Stone Crab for a taste of Hollywood. This famous 100-year-old Miami hot spot at 11 Washington Avenue was featured in the movie “The Mean Season,” and remains a favorite dining destination for the likes of J. Lo and the Kardashian clan. Open for dinner in June on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 6-10, Friday & Saturday, 6-11. Belly up to the bar as early as 5 p.m. in your clean and casual attire that does not include beachwear.

Florida Stone Crabs - Miami Beach

Don’t leave Miami without dropping in on Churchill’s Pub in Little Haiti. Get there before 9 p.m. and enjoy $2.50 well drinks and pitchers of Bud, Bud Light and American Ale for only six bucks, plus other specials. This hidden gem at 5501 NE 2nd Avenue has live music many nights in June. If you’re a fan of jazz you won’t want to miss The Miami Jazz Jam & The Theater de Underground on June 16th and 23rd ,2014. Strictly an alluring grunge atmosphere.

Step it up a notch with a visit to the Meat Market at 915 Lincoln Road in South Beach, which is just a short walk from Chic Place at Lincoln Boutique Hotel. Sip on some of the most exotic cocktails in South Beach. Happy hour is on Fridays from 5 to 8pm, when you can enjoy select premium cocktails for $7. Tempt your taste buds with this sexy twist on a traditional steakhouse restaurant. Reservations recommended.

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Sizzle up the dance floor while you learn the Argentine Tango at the Tango Times Dance Company in North Miami Beach. This is perfect for soaking up that Miami flare, moving your body, and having fun! Classes are Thursday nights from 8 to 11pm. Call ahead to reserve your spot.

Laugh Out Loud

Try your luck at Magic Jack Casino. After you’re finished winning a small fortune at poker, slots or racing, laugh all the way to the bank while you enjoy the live comedic entertainment trio of Rob Base, Debbie Deb and Lisette Melendez, starting at 7:30 on June 13th. Reserve your tickets over the phone for convenience. Your admission price includes a drink and dessert samples.

Get Dolled Up

Speaking of the Kardashians, you can get dolled up at the famous Dash Miami store at 668 Collins Avenue in South Beach. Bring your camera and your credit card. You’ll need both in case you run into one of the well-known owners. You know who we mean.

Get Wet

Spend a day at the Miami Seaquarium at 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway. Plan a dolphin encounter that is appropriate for adults and responsible children between the ages of 5-9. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.

See Dolphins Play in Miami Beach - Miami Seaquarium

For even more information, check out our EAT, SEE, and PLAY pages at or call our office to help plan your vacation days in Miami. Whether here for business or pleasure, we want your trip to be memorable and simply delightful!


Sunday Brunch In South Beach… Macchialina Now Serving Your Taste Buds

Who doesn’t love Sunday Brunch in South Beach?  It makes a great meal… maybe the best one you’ve eaten all week, promotes relaxation mixed with good company and even better conversation, and of course it gives a good reason to sip on some tasty beverages as the ones from last night are still wear off.

New to Sunday Brunch in South Beach

Sunday Brunch in South Beach has a new player on the block, and it is one not to be missed.  Macchialina Taverna Rustica has been open just over a year, but is already a favorite eating spot to many, critics included… and here, you eat like a local.  As Chic Place At Lincoln, a nearby short-term apartment rental, already knows, it’s great to feel like a local, even if you are just visiting.  They have boasted about Macchialina in their SEE, PLAY, EAT section of their website.

Macchialina Brunch Menu - Photo Macchialina Facebook

Macchialina Brunch Menu – Photo Macchialina Facebook

Macchialina is a fresh take on a rustic Italian restaurant and gives a New York feel.  Their delicious dinner menu has a wide range of antipasti and pasta along with other snacks, sliced meats, and entrees.  Some fan-favorite plates including creamy polenta with sausage ragu and cipollini onions; or Mediterranean octopus.

But let’s move on to what we are really hear to talk about… BRUNCH!  Their official debut of this fantastic meal will be this Sunday, September 22, 2013, after finally succumbing to peer pressure and giving the customers what they want.  Talented chef and part owner, Michael Pirolo, who is responsible for this top-notch food menu was actually the one trying to hold off serving brunch… well because he loves going out to eat brunch himself.  But now he’s finally agreed to cook up some magic for the rest of us brunch-lovers.

Macchialina will be open on Sunday from noon to 4pm, in typical Miami fashion of “who eats before noon on a Sunday?”  A la carte options will be available, but the chef menu will rotate weekly to keep fresh options to future regulars.  For $35 per guest you will be able to sample six sure-to-be-scrumptious dishes split between 3 courses.

Sunday Brunch in South Beach

Macchialina Steak & Eggs – Photo Macchialina Facebook

Items on the brunch menu range from pastries and small bites to lavish meals.  Maybe the simplest thing on the menu, a scone and muffin basket with jam and mascarpone butter, sounds quite delicious, but wait until you hear the rest of the offerings.  To name a few: a breakfast pizza with  pancetta, potatoes, fontina and sunny side up eggs; steak & eggs with an Italian chili relleno and beef jus; Maine lobster roll with celery, tarragon and mayonnaise; and sweet Italian toast made with Panettone, maple pecan butter and crispy prosciutto.  Okay, still looking for a few more options?  Try the whipped ricotta with grilled figs, honey and country bread; or polenta and eggs with crispy prosciutto and arugula.

Don’t forget the drinks!  Peach Bellinis, Mimosas, or a Sicilian Kiss will be sure to do.

My mouth is watering… is it Sunday yet?

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 //

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 //

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 //

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 //

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 //

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 //

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 //

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 //


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 //

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