It's a big week for Miami. Five of our very own restaurants are competing in Bravo's newest cooking reality show Best New Restaurant hosted by Tom Colicchio, which premieres this Wednesday at 10 p.m. That means a ton of viewing parties to come in honor of the spotlight shining on the Magic City.
But first, happy hour is in order today for Martin Luther King Day. Head to Edge for some local brews on tap and oysters. Tomorrow, let Bravo treat you to dessert at Tongue & Cheek in anticipation for Wednesday's big premiere, which you can watch from the comfort of your home or at one of the participating restaurants.
Week starts now.
Happy Hour at Edge Steak & Bar
Edge already proffers one of the best happy hours in town (three types of oysters are just a dollar), and it just got better with the addition of local craft beers on tap. Current selections (they'll be rotating constantly) include Wynwood Brewing's La Rubia, Funky Buddha's Floridian Hefeweizen, and Ommegang's Rare Vos. Get 'em for just $4 every darn day from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Free Dessert on Bravo at Tongue & Cheek
Tongue & Cheek is one of the restaurants participating in Bravo's Best New Restaurant, and to celebrate the cable network is treating guests to something sweet. If you stop in to Tongue & Cheek for dinner on Tuesday, your dessert will be picked up by Bravo. Indulge in a Cracker Jack milkshake with housemade Almond Joy bar or banana coconut cream pie. 'Cause dessert is even sweeter when someone else is paying for it.
Best New Restaurant Premieres
Tonight is the night everyone has been waiting for. Best New Restaurant finally premieres and Miami's got five eateries in the running for a feature in Bon Appetit and $100,000. Head to any of the contenders (Buns & Buns, Dolce, the Federal, Tongue & Cheek, or R House) and show your support. Buns & Buns will be broadcasting the show on their giant projector. Even if you decide to stay home, make sure to tune in to Bravo at 10 p.m. and watch what happens.
Napa Valley at DB Bistro Moderne
Drink your way through Napa Valley at DB Bistro. Join sommelier John Mayfield who'll be curating the wine pairing to chef Jason Pringle's four-course menu. A 7 p.m. wine and passed appetizers reception will be followed by even more vino. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. and costs $85 per person plus tax and gratuity.
Taste of Argentina at JW Marriott
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La Terraza Café & Bar at the JW Marriott is giving guests a taste of Argentina with a lunch and dinner prix-fixe menu experience that includes deep-fried beef empanadas, chicken milanesa sandwich, grilled skirt steak with mashed potatoes, and flan with dulce de leche. The Argentine menu goes through to January 31 and costs $21 per person.
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