On Wednesday, July 19th 2017 from 6-10PM, ticket holders will get behind the scenes access to participating restaurants. At each location a designated area will be reserved for guests to meet the chefs, indulge in a sampling of their menus, and have a custom created cocktail or glass of wine. Local artists and musical acts will be showcased in multiple restaurants throughout the evening.
Joe’s Stone Crab
Red, the Steakhouse
Chef/Partner Peter Vauthy doesn’t settle. The L’Academie de Cuisine (Gaithersburg, MD) recognized that when he graduated with distinction. The guests at Red, the Steakhouse recognize it from their first bite. Peter’s philosophy is simple. “We order and work with the best. If we don’t have what the world says is the best, we search for it until we track it down. We don’t deal with second-rate ingredients here.” No wonder Red keeps racking up awards. As for those who believe that “a steak is just a steak?” Let’s just say that Peter has proven otherwise.
FEATURED WINE: Stag’s Leap
Cibo Wine Bar
Cibo is the biggest and newest Italian restaurant in all of South Beach. Created by Liberty Entertainment Group, this bold and beautiful 12,000 sq ft space is a blend of old world rustic and modern industrial chic. HAND-MADE TRADITIONAL ITALIAN CIBO… a true taste of authentic southern cooking fresh made amongst patrons at the 60ft open kitchen counter. 3500 BOTTLES OF VINO in a soaring two-story award-winning wine room equipped w/ harnessed wine angel to retrieve your favorite bottle. From Cibo’s INDUSTRIAL CHIC vibrant bar area to the casual OCEAN DRIVE STREET SIDE PATIO to one of SOBE’s LARGEST ROOFTOP PATIO, every corner turned offers a distinctly different experience. This celebrated restaurant would not be complete without original artwork from renowned artists Mr. Brainwash and Randy Cooper. When in Miami, this space cannot be missed!
Dirt cares about three things: people, food, and the planet. Dirt’s goal is to make delicious, high-quality food that is good for you and good for the planet. We believe in keeping food clean and sustainable, and making it affordable!
Bringing La Cisterna’s legendary family legacy from the ancient streets of Trastevere to the sidewalks of South Beach, ROSSELLA ANSALDI recreates the Roman art of fine dining with friends at ROSSELLA’S KITCHEN.
Granddaughter of beloved restaurateurs Cesaretto & Marietta Simmi, Rossella was born into the business, above the store so to speak, in grandma’s bed upstairs while diners enjoyed their pasta downstairs. Though Rossella didn’t work at La Cisterna growing up, la famiglia ate all their meals there. Together. At the table. Three generations. One big happy family.
That feeling of home is the key to ROSSELLA’S KITCHEN, an intimate 25-seat bistro specializing in authentic Roman dishes, presents each plate with love straight from the hearth on the mezzanine via lift to the piano nobile. There’s nothing like it.
THE LOCAL HOUSE
The Local House is the kind of place you want to linger in, long after the meal is done. Enjoy eclectic culinary creations in a setting that exudes warmth. The menu is seafood-focused & cocktails at this chic, eatery are ocean-themed, all nestled inside the Sense Beach House Hotel.
Bakehouse Brasserie is a bistro wrapped in the high energy, elegant South of Fifth neighborhood that calls to mind the charming eateries of Paris. The culinary team is led by Menin Hospitality’s Corporate Culinary Director, Chef Bernie Matz alongside Chef Steve Frank and Pastry Chef Tatiana Vernot.
Inside the cozy 87-seat quaint Parisian café, guests are greeted by friendly staff, aromatic pleasures and a European styled bar. Starting at 7 a.m. Bakehouse offers grab + go baked goods, Panther coffee, freshly squeezed juice and a selection of hot breakfast items. A focal point is the large pastry display counter where you can order fresh baked breads, homemade croissants, pastelitos, cookies, brownies, cinnamon rolls and one of a kind cakes.
NIKKI BEACH Miami Beach
Located at the prestigious address of 1 Ocean Drive, Nikki Beach Miami Beach has established itself as a quintessential South Beach landmark and luxury beach club since its inception in 1998. The brand’s flagship location is comprised of a large oceanfront complex that features a beach club, award-winning restaurant, cabana bar, garden area café and second floor nightclub. Open daily, jetsetters, celebrities and Miami locals flock to Nikki Beach to soak up the sun on luxurious day beds while enjoying lunch and creative cocktails. The extensive menu spans dishes representative of all the countries Nikki Beach is located in around the world including healthful salads, innovative sushi rolls, freshly caught seafood entrees and slow-roasted free range rotisserie chicken. On the weekends, the scene is about live entertainment and happy music from resident and guest DJs. The beach club is also the ultimate venue for private parties and celebrations of any size.
FORTE DEI MARMI
Forte dei Marmi freshly procures and skillfully prepares the highest quality local organic produce, farm-raised prime meats, and wild-caught seafood and fish. With two Michelin stars under his belt, chef Antonio Mellino and his son Raffaele bring together the sophisticated simplicity of Italian fine dining with slow food culture. To that end, the wine and cocktail program will focus on organic and biodynamic offerings.
Located on the southern tip of Miami Beach at 150 Ocean Drive, Forte dei Marmi’s 1938 Mediterranean-revival building has been meticulously renovated by local architect Chad Oppenheim. The restaurant’s contemporary aesthetic conjures up the allure of Italian beach culture — with particular inspiration drawn from the seaside resort Forte dei Marmi in northern Tuscany’s Lucca province.
Lilikoi Organic Living offers a menu using mostly organic ingredients with a focus on clean eating, so there are plenty of vegan and vegetarian options and hormone-free meats. Nutritional yeast is used in place of salt, and frying is done in coconut oil. The space near South Pointe Park has a tropical vibe with a black-and-white mural of plants, wood tables and a pressed tin ceiling painted white. Wicker chairs and a couch are at distressed wooden tables in the covered patio. There are juices, smoothies, sandwiches, salads and mains like green farro risotto made with an ancient wheat grain, green beans, pesto and a dollop of goat cheese; shrimp skewers with chile sauce; and gluten-free pizza made with rice flour.
The restaurant is co-owned by Argentines Mariano and Silvana Torterola; son Manuel and daughter-in-law Tina, who run the restaurant.
South Point Tavern
South of Fifth’s Favorite local bar is on the corner of Ocean and South Pointe Drive in Miami Beach. Opened in 2016 by neighborhood friends, the venue is driven by flawlessly executed cocktails and a terrific menu of small plates, served in a beautiful space without pretense.
South Pointe Tavern features an artisanal menu with dishes like ceviches and crudos, flatbreads and a wide range of seasonal salads and sandwiches. Our small plates and a wide array of imported charcuterie and cheese is the perfect starter to any meal or a great late night snack.
TEXAS DE BRAZIL- BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE
Carving a new experience in dining! The concept combines the cuisine of Southern Brazil with the spirit of Texas, for a dining experience unmatched anywhere else. Voted as one of “America’s Top Restaurants” by Zagat, Texas de Brazil features a dynamic menu of beef, lamb, pork, chicken and sausage all deliciously seasoned, cooked over an open flame and carved tableside by the Gauchos. The restaurant also features a 50-item, fresh gourmet salad area containing seasonal roasted vegetables, fresh artisan breads, charcuterie, imported cheeses, authentic Brazilian dishes and other specialties. Guests can conclude their dining experience with a decadent dessert or relax with tempting after-dinner drinks.
PORTOFINO WINE BANK
Portofino Wine Bank, with its top tier customer service, it’s convenient location and free delivery policy, has easily become a staple for South of Fifth residents. If it is a special vintage or wine that is not in stock, they will locate your request and have it available usually by the next day. A fun tour stop for lovers of delicious adult refreshments, Portofino Wine Bank will feature Wheatly Vodka and Southern Comfort.
FRATELLI LA BUFALA
Enjoy Neapolitan-style pizza made in a wood brick oven with fresh Buffalo mozzarella cheese imported directly from Naples twice a week.
The menu also includes authentic Italian pastaSeveral Vegetarian options…Delicious antipasti, all characterized from our fresh water Buffalo Mozzarella!
Traditional Italian Soups, Water Buffalo grilled meat and our mouth watering desserts!
SOUTH BEACH BREWING Co.
South Beach Brewing Company is all about creating beers to delight your taste buds and awaken your senses! They are the creator of the official “Brunch Beer.” SBBC is serves beers easy on the pallet and refreshing on the mind. AS they say, “We are not even close to being your average brewpub.”
Modernizing Beer One Batch At A Time.
In fashion, there are trend-setters, trend-followers, and there are labels that withstand the test of time, Ramona LaRue is one of those labels. Ramona LaRue is the creation of Coconut Grove native Arianne Brown.
The South of Fifth boutique joins ExperienceSOFI as a participating location to delight our guests! Enjoy wine and bites from SOFI’s Italian Market.
Arianne’s bold prints and strong silhouettes beautifully compliment any woman’s body and bring out the strong fearless confidence that Mona embodied, carrying on the legacy of a true Miami artist. ALL garments are designed and manufactured in Miami, FL.
Three young Italian buddies opened Gelato-go on sunny 458 Ocean Drive, South Beach, on January the 18th 2013. Gelato maker Antonio Arminio is from Caserta and learned the skill from his father, in the Gelato business for over 80 years. Gelato Go makes our own Gelato base daily with fresh ingredients. Our secret is the meticulous search of the ingredients used in each of the recipes, imported from our homeland of Italy and from all over the world.