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Cue the Sparklers! Celebrate the Fourth of July with Food & Drink Specials All Weekend Long



These tasty deals are sure to make sparks fly. From red, white and blue themed cocktails to all-American classics, the below South Florida dining destinations are the perfect spots to celebrate America’s birthday with friends and family.


Patriotic Eats in Miami

Villa Azur Miami Beach


Villa Azur will be celebrating Independence Day weekend in style by decorating its chic French-Mediterranean dining room and enchanting open-air courtyard in red, white and blue for the occasion. Villa Azur will be closed on Monday, July 4th, but locals and tourists alike can enjoy a lively atmosphere and chef specials all weekend long. A saxophonist will join resident DJ StephanM to set the mood with live music for a special dinner party to remember. Guests can dine and dance al fresco in Villa Azur’s charming courtyard, and enjoy Chef’s Specials including seafood platters and pastas such as the Pâtes a la Meule ($48), Cognac flamed in a mushroom Sauce served tableside in a Parmigiana Wheel.


Address: 309 23rd St, Miami Beach, FL 33139


Chotto Matte


Just a quick walk from South Beach and off Lincoln Road, Chotto Matte is the dining destination for this 4th of July. Celebrate America with an international flair as their expertly curated cocktail collection spans tastes from Tokyo to Lima, taking unlikely flavors to artistically complement the restaurant’s dishes. For guests craving a classic American apple pie, the Flor de Manzana cocktail is a must-try. Made with apple, elderflower, mango vodka, sake and passion fruit, this drink is a refreshing international twist on classic American apple flavor.


Address: 1666 Lenox Ave #1664, Miami Beach, FL 33139


Kosushi


Located in Miami Beach’s affluent South of Fifth neighborhood and only a quick six-minute walk away, Kosushi is the perfect place to indulge in a post-beach meal to finish off the 4th of July celebration. Try out their King Crab Truffle ($38) infused with truffle butter and pink salt or the Toro/ Salmon Belly Tartare ($42/$26) with caviar, citrus, and taro chips. To pair the perfect drink, Kosushi serves an exclusive cocktail selection created by the talented Brazilian mixologist Márcio Silva, as well as a curated list of wines and sakes showcasing flavor profiles for every palate.


Address: 801 S Pointe Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139


Fratelli La Bufala


Try Fratelli La Bufala this 4th of July for a taste of Italian tradition. Fratelli La Bufala has an expansive menu of pasta, pizzas and other classic Neapolitan fares. The popular pizzas are all made with fresh mozzarella and come with toppings ranging from artichoke hearts and ham to roasted potatoes and sausage. In addition to the vast selection of 20+ pizzas the restaurant also serves pastas from Lasagna and Gnocchi to Bucatini alla Carbonara and Linguine ai Gamberi. Spark your appetite with some of Fratelli La Bufalla’s pizza classics such as the Margherita ($14) with tomato sauce, mozzarella, and basil or the Alla Caprese ($20) with tomato sauce, cherry tomatoes, bufala mozzarella and basil. Right by the beach, Fratelli La Bufala is just a few steps away for your 4th of July meal.


Address: 437 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139


Negroni


This 4th of July, visit everyone's favorite local hotspot in Midtown Miami, Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar, Negroni’s Miami destination features a diverse international comfort food menu, offering antipasti, salads, paninis, and some of the most delicious burgers in town. Honor the red, white, and blue and visit Negroni to try their Beyond Burger ($19) with a plant-based beef burger, arugula, tomatoes, onions and Dijon mustard in a brioche bun or lettuce wrap. Pair the burger with one of Negroni’s “Miami Specials” cocktails such as the Summer Shade ($17) with grey goose vodka, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, simple syrup, fresh basil, sparkling water, and aromatic bitters.


Address: 3201 Buena Vista Blvd, Miami, FL 33127


EST.33 Thai Craft Brewery & Kitchen


Nothing says 4th of July like BBQ cookouts. EST. 33 Thai Craft Brewery & Kitchen harmoniously brings together the classic tastes and techniques of American barbecue with traditional Thai cuisine. Celebrate the sweet land of liberty with some of EST. 33’s specials include a Smokehouse Platter with brisket, lemongrass chicken, and char siu ribs. EST.33 will also be featuring 16hr Smoked Brisket Sliders, crispy smoked ribs, tossed in sweet chili sauce and Fresno peppers, and 4th of July Rib Nachos with smoked rib meat served on top of wonton chips and house pickles. Fourth of July wouldn't be complete without a 3L Beer Tower Special for $30 pints which includes 6 pints of beer.


Address: 701 S Miami Ave, Brickell City Centre, Miami, FL 33131


Dogfish Head Miami


This 4th of July, celebrate the red, white, and brew at Dogfish Head Miami. Known for its exploration of off-centered goodness, Dogfish Head is a multi-sensory hub in Miami’s eclectic Wynwood district for both locals and visitors alike to enjoy innovative beers and local food alongside art and music. The off-centered brewery will be celebrating the Fourth of July weekend with a special deal: guests can buy one of any available four packs and get one half off from July 1-4. Let freedom ring and grab one of many of Dogfish Head’s 2022 beer releases such as the 120 Minute IPA or the Tru- Action IPA. Dogfish Head Miami features a full-service kitchen, an on-site brewhouse with custom brewing equipment and a state-of-the-art live performance system that is perfect for celebrating America’s Birthday outdoors with a cold one in hand.


Address: 325 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127


Uchi


Freedom tastes good, and so does Uchi. Located in the Wynwood arts district, Uchi brings modern Japanese through a non-traditional take with its delicately designed menu, from dishes separated by serving temperatures to its vast selection of beers, wines, spirits and sakes. Celebrate America with some of the “Hot Tastings'' from the menu such as the Pork Belly ($20.50) with roasted kabocha, shallots, sweet pepper gastrique or the Walu Walu ($18.50) with oak-grilled escolar, yuzupon, candied citrus, and myoga.


Address: 252 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127


Mehzcla at The Balfour Hotel


Celebrate our nation’s birthday at Mehzcla, located at The Balfour Hotel in Miami Beach. Guests are invited to dine on a wrap-around terrace overlooking Ocean Drive while indulging in Latin fusion and sipping on house-made sangria. Serving as the hotel’s social hub, guests can catch up with old friends and meet new ones, while enjoying a full bar and cocktail menu including the Spiced Smoked Margarita ($16), crafted with Aviation Gin, Ancho Reyes, mango puree, lime, cilantro, and chili salt, as well as the South Beach Nitro Mule ($16), with Tito’s Vodka, lime, ginger beer, coconut water, and nitro. Fireworks will go off at Lummus Park, just a few blocks from Mehzcla, featuring live performances and fun at its annual July 4th celebration off Ocean Drive.


Address: 350 Ocean Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139


Orno at THesis Hotel

Orno invites you to dine in and celebrate the 4th of July. Located inside the THesis Hotel Miami, in Coral Gables, Orno will be your perfect dining spot this Independence Day. Centered around the highest quality meats, enjoy Niman Ranch Bone-in Pork Chops ($38), with tamarind-bourbon glaze, apple and farm kohlrabi, and Smoked Lemongrass Ribs with Thai garlic glaze, pickled kumquats and peanuts. Pair your dish with cocktails inspired by literary classics like the Jack Rose ($19), infused with D’usse VSOP, pomegranate, and lime, inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises.


Address: 1350 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables, FL 33146


Mamey at THesis Hotel


Transport yourself this July 4th to your own private island as you dine at the Caribbean-inspired restaurant, Mamey, located inside THesis Hotel. Indulge in meals with an island twist as you enjoy a true and chic farm-to-table experience. The island-themed experience doesn’t stop there. Enjoy a Guava Mojito ($15), with Bacardi Rum, Redland Guava and lime, and a Mango Mule ($15), with Beluga Vodka, Rancho Patel Mango, lime, ginger and Beer. Sip on these tropical drinks on the rooftop extension, Mamey on 3rd, with live music and happy hour for a remarkable celebration.


Address: 1350 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables, FL 33146


The Lincoln Eatery


Unsure of what type of food you will be in the mood for this Independence Day, but you want to plan ahead? The Lincoln Eatery is perfect for you! You can select from 13 unique dining and drinking options at the first food hall in Miami Beach. You can both start and end your July 4th at The Lincoln Eatery with XO Espresso Bar in the morning, to get your caffeine fix in for the day, and the various options to indulge in at night, including Pesto Italian Cuisine and Cilantro 27. The choices are endless.


Address: 723 North Lincoln Lane, Miami Beach, Florida 33139


Scenic Fireworks in Miami


Gabriel Miami


Just one mile from Bayfront Park, The Gabriel Miami is the perfect place to stay this Independence Day. America’s Birthday Bash at Bayfront Park will have music, food, drinks and a Kids’ Zone with a firework display to give you and your family a memorable evening. At The Gabriel, a sun deck with a rectangular pool and balconies facing Biscayne Bay will provide you with the perfect view of the fireworks at the park.


Address: 1100 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132


Gabriel South Beach


The Gabriel South Beach is a boutique property located on Ocean Drive in South Beach, where the rooftop pool overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. A 30-foot-tall mural stands in the hotel made by Mr. Brainwash, Fresh-born, Los Angeles-based street artist. Just three blocks away you will find Lummus Park where guests can enjoy fireworks and festivities.


Address: 640 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139


Shelborne South Beach


The Shelborne South Beach is just a mile down the road from Lummus Park. You will not want to miss out on live performances, fireworks and other festivities close to the hotel. At Shelborne, enjoy an amazing Oasis Garden with moon-watching events, fitness programs, and a beachfront playground as you and your family enjoy your relaxing and celebratory July 4th weekend.


Address: 1801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139


Verde at PAMM


Bring the whole family down to Verde at the Pérez Art Museum Miami for a twist on the usual Fourth of July celebration. After trying some of Verde’s locally inspired dishes prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients, guests can explore the museum's assortment of exhibits or relax on the terrace.


Address: 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132


4th of July Eats in Fort Lauderdale



Available exclusively to resort guests, Roí at Hillsboro Beach Resort is cooking up a special chef-attended BBQ buffet menu for the Fourth of July. It will be available on its oceanfront lawn along with a drink special for $50 per person between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.




Kick-off your Fourth of July weekend celebration with Casa Sensei’s special cocktail, The Patriot ($15), made with vodka, lemonade, blue curaçao, raspberries and a red sugar rim, only available during the Fourth of July weekend. The Rock N Roll brunch menu offers menu items such as the Casa Wagyu Burger ($22), made with wagyu ground beef, peppercorn bacon, guacamole, gouda cheese and served with a side of slaw and truffle fries as well as the Togarashi Fried Chicken and Waffles ($21), served with sriracha maple syrup and a side of fresh fruit.


Address: 1200 East Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301



Celebrate the Fourth of July at Quarterdeck, a casual neighborhood hangout with a pet-friendly outdoor patio. This eatery is a local favorite and offers a diverse menu serving up items such as burgers, baby back ribs, pasta and sandwiches. Guests can get in the festive spirit with the restaurant's signature red, white and blue cocktail, The Michelle ($11), made with Tito's Handmade Vodka, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, fresh lime juice, and topped with soda water. Pair this beverage with an All American Burger ($14), cooked with Canadian seasoning and topped with bacon, American cheese, chopped red onions, chopped lettuce, tomato, and homemade Quarterdeck burger sauce.


Multiple Locations: Fort Lauderdale, FL | Fort Lauderdale Beach, FL | Davie, FL | Dania Beach, FL | Sawgrass, FL


By ML Staff. Images courtesy of each featured venue

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