top of page

What's New For Spring 2024 - Openings, Brunches & Happy Hours

Spring has arrived, bringing a wave of excitement to our hospitality scene! Discover an array of new openings such as Brother's Keeper and OSUMI Cocktail & Sushi Bar, along with irresistible brunch options and enticing new happy hours.


The Commodore at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami


NEW SPRING OPENINGS


SOUTH FLORIDA 



Brother’s Keeper (Miami Beach)


Opening: May 2024


Key Players: Lost Boy & Co.’s Chris Hudnall and Randy Alonso 


Set to open its doors to the public May 2024, Brother's Keeper is a neighborhood bar with good company - most of the time - serving low-brow beer, high-brow cocktails, and off-beat bites on Miami Beach. Brought to you by Chris Hudnall and Randy Alonso of Lost Boy & Co., Brother’s Keeper is a no-fuss, trust no tears kind of joint. The type of place that's either the start or the end of an adventure; an unexpected offering in disguise of well-built drinks and casual barstools. Good-timing tunes set sail into the good-hearted vibes of the party like a Miami Beach breeze through threads of a purple neon night. Homemade snacks and homecraft cocktails spill over the edge between two worlds. Cross paths with a mystic. Fall in love with a friend. Buy a drink for a stranger.


Address: 1710 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33131 



OSUMI Cocktail & Sushi Bar


Opening: April 2024


Key Players: Owners are brother/sister team, Hernan and Valeria Santarcangelo; Pablo Nofri; and Karina Biondi. Cocktail program by The Garnish’s Andy Cabrera and Loiver Hernandez Crespo.


Blurb: Ōsumi, \”dwell\” in Japanese, is an elevated Japanese American fusion restaurant with a touch of Latin flair. Located in the heart of Coral Gables on beautiful, pedestrian Giralda Plaza, Ōsumi delights the senses with its impeccable food, signature drinks, and sophisticated setting with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating.


Address: 110 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134



JARANA (Aventura)


Opened: March 11, 2024


Key Players: Acurio International


With its roots deeply embedded in the cultural and gastronomic heritage of Peru, JARANA showcases an approachable yet authentic menu that embodies the spirit of Peruvian cuisine. Opening its doors on Monday, March 11 at the Esplanade at Aventura in Aventura, Florida, JARANA captures the essence of Peruvian dining culture. It offers a unique blend of comfort, joy, and culinary exploration. JARANA is designed to reflect the lively, festive nature of a traditional Peruvian 'jarana' – a celebration marked by abundant food, soulful music, and spirited libations. The restaurant prides itself on its fusion of traditional Peruvian recipes with global culinary influences, particularly from Japanese, Chinese, and Italian cuisines, creating a dining experience that is both familiar and intriguing. The beverage program at JARANA is a cornerstone of the dining experience, with a particular emphasis on Pisco, Peru's national spirit. The selection includes classic Peruvian Pisco cocktails alongside a thoughtful assembly of wines and local craft beers, all chosen to complement the vibrant flavors of the dishes. The lively atmosphere creates an inviting space where guests can enjoy the best of Peruvian hospitality and cuisine. JARANA was developed by the team at Acurio International, a subsidiary of Acurio Restaurantes.For more information, please visit JaranaRestaurant.com


Address: Esplanade at Aventura, located at 19505 Biscayne Blvd., Ste 5150, Aventura, FL 33180


JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA


Cataluna Restaurant & Lounge


Opened: March 22, 2024


Key Players: Owner Lazer Pepaj, Managing Director Roger Vizzolo, Executive Chef Alex Azzam and Culinary Director Paul Aceto 


Located in Jacksonville, Florida, Cataluna Restaurant & Lounge is a modern Mediterranean restaurant-lounge concept led by an award-winning team, including owner Lazer Pepaj and Managing Director Roger Vizzolo. Executive Chef Alex Azzam and Culinary Director Paul Aceto expertly curated a menu that draws inspiration from the cuisines of Italy, Spain, and Greece, plus the exotic spices of northern Africa. Beverage Director Johann Luque carefully works to blend the rich flavors of the Mediterranean with global selections to provide a unique and high quality drinking experience. The menu offers crafted cocktails, and an extensive list of wines and spirits from the world’s most esteemed regions. Cataluna perfectly blends the culinary richness of the Mediterranean with the dynamic energy of a lounge with live performances from top DJs handpicked from renowned nightlife capitals such as Tulum and Ibizia. Cataluna Restaurant and Lounge is located at 8206 Philips Highway, Unit 39, Jacksonville, Florida, 32256. Restaurant hours are Tuesday to Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Lounge hours are Tuesday - Thursday 10 p.m. - midnight; Friday and Saturday 10:30 p.m. - 2 a.m. For reservations and more information, visit Cataluna's website or Open Table or contact the reservation team directly at info@catalunajax.com or by calling 904-300-3901. Follow Cataluna on Facebook and Instagram


SPRING BRUNCHES


Isabelle's at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami



Due to popular demand, Isabelle’s at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami, has officially relaunched its Mad Hatters Brunch Series from Sunday, Feb. 4, to Sunday, May 26. The second edition, named ‘The Queen of Hearts,’ showcases a themed brunch menu and a special cocktail menu by Miami food influencer Gio Gutierrez (@chatchowtv), available every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Concurrently, The Commodore, the hotel's stylish cocktail lounge, debuted its inaugural Mad Hatters After Dark: Down the Rabbit Hole on Saturday, Feb. 3. In collaboration with Gio Gutierrez, this event presents three specialty cocktails paired with delightful bites, creating an enchanting evening experience that complements the daytime festivities at Isabelle's. Guests can immerse themselves in the whimsical Mad Hatters Brunch on Sundays and continue the magical journey with the After Dark series at The Commodore on Saturday evenings. 


Address: 3300 SW 27th Ave., Miami, FL 33133


Lightkeepers at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami



Lightkeepers, the coastal restaurant with sweeping views of the Atlantic, has given brunch goers yet another reason to get excited about Sundays with its new Sunday Champagne Brunch. As no Sunday brunch is complete without bubbly, Bottomless Champagne Brunch takes place on Sundays from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. A sublime offering at $145++ per person, diners can delight in an array of culinary stations including a flavorful Latin station, hot selections, made-to-order omelets, and opulent seafood bars featuring cocktail shrimp, crab claws, caviar, and oysters. Elevate your brunch with the perfect champagne pairing. Brunch-goers enjoy complimentary valet service for one vehicle. Lightkeepers promises an unrivaled, over-the-top brunch affair that transcends the ordinary and elevates every moment to a celebration of indulgence and refinement.


Address: 455 Grand Bay Dr, Key Biscayne


SPRING HAPPY HOURS



BODEGA TAQUERIA Y TEQUILA


Meet us for Happy Hour at Bodega Taqueria y Tequila! All south Florida locations will officially launch a new happy hour menu on Monday 3/11. Enjoy a selection of food and drink specials featuring $1 wings, $3 quesadillas and $4 tacos, plus newly launched $10 cocktails exclusively for happy hour. Times vary per location.


Addresses:

Coconut Grove: 3419 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, FL 33133

Coral Gables: 317 Miracle Mile, Miami, FL

Fort Lauderdale: 21 W Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

South Beach: 1220 16th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139

West Palm Beach: 118 S Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


Cantina Beach at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami





Set to a backdrop of endless blue ocean, Miami’s only oceanfront, coastal Mexican restaurant, Cantina Beach sits in the heart of The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami’s pool-scape. Cantina Beach features an innovative menu with daily specials inspired by Mexico’s culinary regions, created by Chiapas, Mexico-native Chef de Cuisine. The vibrant Mexican eatery features a Happy Hour menu perfect for Spring sippin’. Specials to follow: 


Monday: Mezcal Monday, $30++ Ceviche & Mezcal Cocktail

Tuesday: Taco Tuesday, $20++ Any Two Tacos & Mexican Beer 

Wednesday: Michelada Miercoles, $25++ Beef or Chicken Quesadilla & Michelada/Chelada

Thursday: Thirsty Thursday, $8 Sangria & 2 for $5 Tacos Dorado

Friday: Fiesta Friday, $3 Empanadas & $8 Margaritas 



Address: 455 Grand Bay Dr, Key Biscayne



Fox’s Lounge 


Fox's Lounge is excited to announce the launch of Ladies Night, set to take place every Saturday from 9 p.m. to close, starting on Saturday, February 3. Embracing the spirit of celebration, Ladies Night at Fox's Lounge promises an unforgettable experience with an array of enticing beverage specials. Revelers can enjoy 50% off on prosecco, indulge in a specially crafted featured cocktail priced at $7, and kick off the night with a welcome cheap cheeky drink. 


Address: 6030 S Dixie Hwy, Miami



Isabelle’s at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami


Located within Miami’s beloved Coconut Grove neighborhood at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami, Isabelle’s is now offering Daily Happy Hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring $9 bites and cocktails. Additional happy hour programming is available including Martini Mondays, Burger & Bourdeaux Tuesdays, and Half-off Wednesdays - signature cocktails, wine-by-the-glass, and appetizers and Groove in The Grove Thursdays with $2 Bubbles and $ Oysters from 6pm-9pm with live DJ. 


Address: 3300 SW 27 Ave., Miami, FL 33133



Lightkeepers at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami


Lightkeepers, the premier oceanfront restaurant located at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami offers an unbeatable Daily Happy Hour from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. featuring $7-$9 bar bites and select beverages. In addition to daily happy hour offerings, guests can enjoy new happy hour programming at the oceanfront eatery:


Monday: $20 Burger and Bordeaux 

Tuesday: $20 Fish N Chips 

Wednesday: Wine Down Wednesdays, ½ off select bottles of wine under $200 

Thursday: Prosecco & Pearls, $2 Oysters & $2 Bubbles, a live DJ until 10 p.m. 

Friday: Chefs Choice Bottomless Seafood $79++ 


Address: 455 Grand Bay Dr, Key Biscayne



The Commodore at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami


Nestled in The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami and featuring its own exclusive exterior entrance, The Commodore features both a regal indoor bar and lounge, a tropically lush, covered patio, a compelling cocktail list of classics and new innovations, and a bites menu designed to pair well with The Commodore’s featured spirits. Belly up to the bar every Monday- Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for $8 classic cocktails and bites. Recently, the chic cocktail lounge launched a late night happy hour available Sunday-Thursday from 10 p.m. - Midnight. Live Music Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm- 11:30pm and Mad Hatter’s After Dark: Down the Rabbit Hole every Saturday starting at 5pm. 


Address: 3300 SW 27th Ave., Miami, FL 33133


By ML Staff. Image courtesy of each featured property on this story.


1 Comment


markpolar769
markpolar769
3 days ago

The article dives into the vibrant world of Miami's casino culture with flair. It paints a vivid picture of opulent venues, high-stakes gambling, and the allure of the city's nightlife. The author's narrative skillfully intertwines the excitement of casino gaming with the city's glamorous persona, showcasing Miami as a playground for the elite. It's akin to a strategic move by a casino SEO agency like https://oceanpowerltd.com/search-engine-optimization/gambling/, deftly highlighting Miami's allure in the gambling industry. This piece captures the essence of luxury and excitement, making Miami a top destination for both leisure and high-rolling adventures.

Like
bottom of page