10 Miami Hot Spots for the Perfect Girls Night Out

By Amber Love Bond for Eater Miami   A girl’s night out can easily be the highlight of the week. Whether it’s to blow off steam at the end of a long week or is a bonafide celebration — Miami is always ready to cater to an epic girl’s night out. No matter what the group consensus is, there’s something for everyone because in a city where the party never stops are almost endless. Not a lady? Those on the prowl will find these to be great spots to mix and mingle, or just catch up with friends. The below map points are listed...

Restaurant Openings: July 2017

By Liz Harter for New Worlder   New restaurants and bars are always popping up. To save you the trouble, we’ve put together a list of noteworthy openings on the culinary scene across the Americas (and beyond).   PB Ysla — San Juan, Puerto Rico Chef Jose Mendin extends his culinary reach to San Juan, Puerto Rico with his new restaurant, PB Ysla. Part of Mendin’s Pubbelly Group, PB Ysla is his first restaurant in his hometown of San Juan. Located down the road from where Mendin was born, the spot dishes up a menu of fresh and seasonal island ingredients, blended with Asian and...

Chefs’ Secrets to Better Burgers

by Erin Hartigan for Cooking Channel   Think the best burgers are all about the beef?   Not necessarily. James Beard Foundation’s Blended Burger Project promotes healthy and more-sustainable cooking by blending beef with mushrooms to decrease the meat content of the patties. This summer, Miami’s The Pubbelly Restaurant Group is spreading the word by inviting local chefs to dream up their own spins on the concept. While they were at it, we asked the pros to help improve the standard summer grill-out with their expert takes on better burgers:   Master the Moisture Ingrid Hoffmann is a master of sneaking vegetables into her patties. “I like adding moisture...

7 Miami Rooftop Bars with the Best Cocktails – and Views

In Thirsty   Miami Rooftop bars are the ultimate spots to spend an evening sipping cold cocktails and soaking up spectacular views.  There are plenty of luxurious and cozy rooftop bars located downtown or on South Beach offering terraces with magical skyline and ocean vistas to choose from. Here are some of the very best rooftop bars in Miami for amazing cocktails.   Miami Rooftop Bars with Spectaular City Views   Pawn Broker at Langford Hotel This stylish and award-winning rooftop bar atop the elegant landmark Langford Hotel offers panoramic views of Miami’s towering financial district.  Watch the sun set from the Pawn Broker’s cozy terrace, while sipping...

Rebecca Batterman Shares her Guide to Miami

By Antonia Debianchi for Haute Living     Sixty nine percent of sales directors are males who on average possess 10 to 19 years of experience. With her strides at RelatedISG, Rebecca Batterman defies this: she is a woman dominating the competitive sales industry who, against the odds, climbed her way to the top in a mere five years. She has prudently used her skills from her past experience as a public relations and marketing professional to help become the Director of Sales for The Residences at W Fort Lauderdale. At seven sales per week, Batterman has one of the highest success rates...

Best Rooftops In Brickell To Watch 4th of July Fireworks

In Brickell Living   Looking for an incredible spot to watch fireworks from? Well, look no further because this list has you covered! If you live in Brickell then you have access to fireworks from your balcony. But since it’s a holiday, you should go out, be social and have some fun! Here is a list of rooftops and water front view locations you can access to see the night sky turn into a light show. Pawn Broker, Langford Hotel Saving the best for last, Pawn Broker is rated the best bar of the year by Miami Eater and best hotel bar by Miami...

Miami’s rising culinary scene is hotter than ever

By Amelia Rayno for Star Tribune   The restaurant scene in this city known for sunning by day and clubbing by night is finally as hot as its sandy beaches.   The morning haze was breaking, and the delirium of another Friday night in Miami Beach had finally been put to bed. The rows of clubs lining the infamous Collins Avenue, notorious for buzzing well into the morning, had gone quiet; the nightclubbers had stumbled home. And I noticed that a different vibe was settling in with the heat. At the Freehand — a hipster-chic hostel that landed on Miami Beach in 2012 — I...

Baja Bao restaurant to open July 15 in Wynwood

By Phillip Valys for southflorida.com   Baja Bao, a new fast-casual restaurant from Pubbelly Restaurant Group, will open July 15 in front of Wynwood’s Veza Sur Brewing Company. The restaurant will be housed inside a 32-foot-long food trailer parked on the patio of Veza Sur, and will share seating with the brewery. Baja Bao will serve bao bun street tacos filled with Latin flavors, such as lechón asado, chicken mole and carnitas. Baja Bao will function as an oversize food truck, traveling around Miami for special events, Pubbelly CEO Juan Fernando Ayora says. But the trailer will mainly stay put at Veza Sur, drawing...

The 13 frozen drinks you need to try this summer

In Time Out Miami   When you’re too old to chase the ice cream truck, you turn to the next best thing to cool off: boozy frozen cocktails. One giant leap above summer’s standard umbrella drinks, slushies with alcohol (and even spiked ice cream floats!) are what you’ve been waiting all year to sip by the pool or at your next happy hour.   Frosé at Pawn Broker Up the ante on your favorite summer wine by ordering it frozen. This rooftop bar makes its version a little differently: The pink drink is spiked with blackberry and grapefruit liqueurs before going into the slushie machine.   Read...