John Martin

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    October 30, 2014
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    October 28, 2014

    Halloween 2014 in Miami: The Spookiest Restaurant Parties

    Halloween is arguably the best holiday of the year. It's the one day when everyone from little kids to grandmas to bull terriers can let their freak flag fly. Secretly wish you were a sexy witch or a superhero? How about a space alien or zombie? It's all good. So, break out the angel wings and dev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    Coral Gables Restaurant Week Begins Today: Meal Deals, Classes, and More

    Coral Gables Restaurant Week begins today, offering Miami residents dining deals at 35 area restaurants. Similar to Miami Spice, restaurants offer locals the opportunity to dine at a discount by featuring prix fixe lunch, dinner, and even brunch deals for the duration of the event, which continues t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Easter Brunch in Miami

    Easter is Sunday, April 20, and whether you attend sunrise services, go on a hunt for colored eggs, visit the Easter Bunny, or sleep in, one thing is for certain: You'll need some fuel afterward. Luckily, many of Miami's best restaurants serve Easter brunch. We're talking elaborate spreads filled w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: The Fair, Grape Stomp, and St. Paddy's Day

    Once again, we've made it through the work week and the weekend beckons to us. This weekend is all about indulgences. So, whether you like eating fried foods and getting tossed around afterward or drinking beer and chomping on corned beef, this weekend promises to be filled with food, drink, and go ... More >>

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    March 13, 2014
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    March 12, 2014

    Saint Patrick's Day in Miami: Here's Where to Get Your Shamrock On

    Since the early 17th century, Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is celebrated on March 17 with feasts and parades to honor the patron saint of Ireland. The celebration is so huge and generally accepted, that in the Emerald Isles, the church lifts Lent restrictions on food and alcoh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Ten Best Music-Related Things Under $10 to Do in Miami This Weekend

    It sucks to be broke. Especially when Ultra Music Festival, only the best EDM festival on Planet Earth, is going down, and your friends, who were lucky enough to score tickets, are constantly reminding you of all the missed fun by posting pictures of Tiësto, Calvin Harris, and Swedish House Mafia ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013
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    March 13, 2013

    St. Patrick's Day Guide: Pub Crawls, Parties, Green Food

    Though St. Patrick's Day is not a legal holiday in the United States, it might as well be. After all, everyone is Irish on St. Paddy's Day, and there are few professions that allow for drinking a beer and working at the same time.Luckily, the holiday, celebrated March 17 in honor of Saint Patrick, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Ultra Music Festival 2013 Releasing Official Soundtrack From Tiesto, Avicii, 28 Others

    Ultra Music Festival is nothing without the music. Well, that and the thousands of attendees. But the people wouldn't come knockin' if the beat didn't stay rockin'. That being said, the Ultra fest folks are working with the people at Ultra Records to bring you "what is guaranteed to be one of the b ... More >>

  • News

    February 14, 2013
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    November 8, 2012

    Burgerlicious Returns Tonight for a Second Time in the Gables

    A second round of Burgerlicious returns to Coral Gables tonight at Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park where you will be greeted by burgers galore.Between 6 to 10 p.m. you'll be able to sink your teeth into gourmet burgers made by more than 20 of Coral Gables' top restaurants. Cost for general admiss ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012
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    May 25, 2012

    Coral Gables Restaurant Week Begins June 4; Kick-Off Party May 31

    More than 20 Coral Gables restaurants will be wowing guests with signature dishes starting May 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Westin Colonnade Hotel. The Fifth Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week event (which actually runs for two weeks), kicks off with a "vote for your favorite taste dish competi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2012

    Miami's Nine Best St. Paddy's Day Parties

    ​Who is St. Patrick and why does he have his own day? We don't know. But we're pretty sure about the reason we can never remember it ... All those pints of Guinness, shots of Jameson, and Bushmills on the rocks. If it weren't for the corned beef and cabbage to hold it all down, we'd be irrespon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    St. Patrick's Day in Miami: Bike Crawls, Block Parties, and U2 Wannabes

    ​Saturday, March 17 is Saint Patrick's Day, the annual celebration of Patrick, a fifth century Welsh slave who's legendary feats included driving all the snakes out of Ireland, talking about shamrocks, and making a stick into a living tree. And so, because of that, on the anniversary of his death ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Miami's BGR Ditches St. Patrick's Day Special Reuben Burger

    ​I cannot honestly claim any huge disappointment over BGR The Burger Joint's decision not to serve the special St. Patrick's Day Reuben Burger ($9.99) "loaded with Thousand Island dressing, sauerkraut and succulent, thinly sliced corned beef" that it was supposed to be proffering during the month ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 2, 2012
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    January 4, 2012

    Five Places to Celebrate National Trivia Day This Week

    ​If trivia's your game, you're probably thrilled that today is National Trivia Day. And if you actually knew today was National Trivia Day, then we're rewarding you a bonus point. For Q&A connoisseurs in search of a celebratory game gathering this week, we've got a few hot trivia spots for you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Fix-a-Flat Cheeks? Alleged Victim of Fake Doc Oneal Morris Goes Public

    via CBS4​Oneal Ron Morris, the amateur plastic surgeon who's alleged to have performed bizarre procedures on numerous patients, including injecting a mixture including fix-a-flat tire repair material in the behind of one victim, bonded out of jail yesterday on the same day that one of her alleged ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Six Places to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Miami

    Paula Niño​Time again to get sloshed on green beer. St. Patrick's Day is next Thursday, March 17 so don your best green outfit and head out to one of these Miami celebrations. St. Patrick's Day Irish FestivalOn Saturday, March 12 get a taste of Irish culture. The South Florida Emerald Soci ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011
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    November 22, 2010

    John Martin's: Miami Welcomes A Draft Master Table

    Photo via The Draft Master's FacebookThe Draft Master at John Martin's.​Forget about waiting at the bar for your next beer. John Martin's Irish Pub and Restaurant in Coral Gables just installed the first Draft Master table in Miami which makes it a piece of cake (yuck yuck) to keep the beer flowin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Restaurant Wish List: Coral Gables

    In and around Miracle Mile, there is no shortage of solid restaurants, ranging from an Irish pub (John Martin's) to steak houses (take your pick here, here, and here) to Italian (upscale or family-style) to casual (and packed). Just about every mood, preference, and price can be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Irish-Style Happy Hour at John Martin's in Gables

    John Martin's Irish Pub and Restaurant lets the drink be star of show.​The Place: John Martin's Irish Pub and Restaurant 253 Miracle Mile, Coral The Hours: Monday through Friday 4-8 p.m. The Deals: Half off all house wines, liquor and 20-oz import ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Coral Gables Restaurant Week Starts Monday

    ​Yes, it's that time of year again. No, we don't mean the beginning of summer. Nor are we referring to the upcoming Best Of Miami issue, or, for that matter, the upcoming Flapjack Flip-Off X. (OK, we can move on now, I've gotten in all the necessary plugs).Yes, it's that time of year again, time f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Gables Restaurant Week Begins Friday

    ​Downtown Coral Gables presents its 3rd annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week, starting this Friday, June 7, and running through June 20 (a 14-day week, but whatever). Some 20 Gables restaurants will be offering specially-priced three-course menus.Participants include Angelique Euro Cafe, Bangkok Ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    John Martin's St. Patrick's Day Street Fest in Pictures

    With a ratio of food tents to beer tents of about one to five, it was obvious that food wasn't the priority at the John Martin's St. Patrick's Day celebration last night. Short Order knew that but still swung by to check out the food and drink a Harp in the process.Paula NiñoCorned beef sandwich​ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Miami Free Times: Crime Writers, Leprechauns, and Warehouse Parties

    We're looking out for you, Miami tightwads. Here's another jam-packed week of free fun. You know it's going to be a good week when St. Paddy's Day falls on hump day. Hey-O!Leslie Gabaldon, Needed ​Monday: If you missed Saturday's art walk, stop in to galleries with new exhibitions this week. Most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Where to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Miami

    via WikiCommons​Now that the weekend is over and the St. Patrick's Day parades have passed, it's time to celebrate in earnest. This Wednesday, forget it's a school night, don your favorite green outfit and drown in green beer at one of these Miami celebrations. Erin go bragh! Brickell St. Patric ... More >>

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    February 25, 2010
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    December 24, 2009

    Dim Sum at Hakkasan, More NYE Deals, Cochinillo Confitado on TV, and Hooray for Barton G.

    ​Dim Sum at HakkasanStarting January 2, Hakkasan will be offering Dim Sum for lunch every Saturday and Sunday.  Menu is still being finalized, but count on the famed steamed dumplings, and some deep fried congee, too. The first service of the year will be something of a practice run. Prices w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Silicon Beach: Social Media Club Holiday Meetup

    Miami's own Freddy Stebbins performing in character at John Martin's in Coral Gables​Although the year in social media in Miami has been no laughing matter, the South Florida club decided to end 2009 at John Martin's last night with Freddy Stebbins's comedy show.  But first, there was the usu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Silicon Beach: December Events

    It's the holidays, so expect more socializing and imbibing to wrap-up a busy year in local geekdom. Here are a couple of events going on in the 305:Social Media Club South Florida celebrates the season on Thursday, December 10 at John Martin's Irish Pub and Restaurant in Coral Gables, starting at 7: ... More >>

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    September 24, 2009
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    September 14, 2009

    Silicon Beach: September Tweetups

    Photo by Carlos Miller Herald staff, writers and local twitterati at Crazy Pianos in Coconut Grove. If tweetups were a burrito, the South Florida social media scene would be bursting at the tortilla. This past week was crazy busy and the rest of the month isn't going to calm down. Miami Heral ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 10, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    John Martin's Irish Pub Introduces the Burger Beast Menu

    Jacob KatelCarlos Miller from interviews the "Burger Beast" Sef Gonzalez while family and friends look on. is a first-person eater, as in Sef Gonzalez (not to be mistaken with Australian murderer Sef Gonzales) blogging his way across every burger he eats. Last night John ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Weekend Blog Watch - Hard Rain Gonna Fall

    Jacob Katel A lot of drops together make a flood. Here are some local blog posts from over 4th of July weekend 2009.Tonight at John Martin's in Coral Gables the Burger Beast takes over; this means food & drink specials.Tinkering With Dinner makes blueberry banana ice cream and chicken eggp ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 2, 2009
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    June 10, 2009

    Part One of Dining Out with Coral Gables Mayor Slesnick: A Top 10

    Jacob Katel No tax payer dollars were used, nor special favors called upon, in the making of this series"The New Times never calls me," Mayor Don Slesnick grumbled to a certain food writer one evening not long ago.  And if can I recall correctly, that same food writer quickly replied, "T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    The Burger Beast Interview

    The Burger Beast is a South Florida eating machine chewing his way through fried-food-America and blogging his reviews of various establishments at Most of his posts center on Dade and Broward, but they also cover cities as far as Atlanta, where he recently found himself, and soon M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    John Martin's - Irish Brunch, Whiskey In Your Coffee, and 20 Cent Budweiser Bottles

      Back in 1989 Martin Lynch, a waiter at Christy's Restaurant, and John Slarke, a banquet guy at the Biltmore got to thinking. "We noticed that every city in America has an Irish pub and Coral Gables didn't. So we started one, and 20 years later we're still here." says Martin. "Martin Lynch an ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 13, 2008

    In Heaven There Is No Beer

    That is why we drink it here!

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    January 3, 2008

    A Bird in the Grave Equals Two in the Pub

    Hear Irish words of wisdom at the Saint Stephen’s Day celebration.

  • Calendar

    September 6, 2007

    Oh, Danny Boy

    The taps, the taps are calling

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    December 14, 2006
  • Dining

    December 21, 2000

    The Hour of Merienda

    Serious about happy hour

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