Holidays

International Women's Day Specials at Miami Restaurants

Matador Room executive chef Ilkay Suuctugu
Matador Room executive chef Ilkay Suuctugu Photo by Jourdan Braun
click to enlarge Matador Room executive chef Ilkay Suuctugu - PHOTO BY JOURDAN BRAUN
Matador Room executive chef Ilkay Suuctugu
Photo by Jourdan Braun
This Sunday, March 8, marks International Women's Day. A global celebration, the date was instituted to honor the social, economic, and political achievements of women. It's a day to take time to reflect upon our contribution to society, how far we've come toward gender equality, and how far we still have to go.

To celebrate the holiday, several restaurants and bars around town are offerings special meals and deals. See below for the best places to visit and share with your favorite ladies. (Unless noted otherwise, celebrations and specials are offered this Sunday.)
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Habitat photo courtesy of 1 Hotel South Beach

1 Hotel South Beach

2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
833-625-3111
1hotels.com

In honor of International Women’s Day, 1 Hotel South Beach will host Breathe, Brunch & Beats, featuring a vinyasa yoga session, followed by a welcome cocktail and brunch at Habitat. The brunch, available from noon to 3 p.m., includes a mini fruit and granola parfait, a meat and cheese board with bread and spreads, mini egg skillet, and assorted pastries. The event, cohosted by Haute Living, will also include an animal spirit card reading and live beats courtesy of DJ Pam Jones. Tickets cost $60 via eventbrite.com. A percentage of proceeds will be donated to Lotus House Women’s Shelter.
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Photo by Chris Carter

Brimstone Woodfire Grill

14575 SW Fifth St., Pembroke Pines
954-430-2333
brimstonewoodfiregrill.com

From 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Brimstone Woodfire Grill in Pembroke Pines will offer a brunch menu with courses of shrimp and grits ($10), a Norwegian smoked salmon scrambler ($15), and steak and eggs ($18). Ladies can drink bottomless mimosas for $22 or order them by the glass for $6 each.
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Photo courtesy of Boia De

Boia De

205 NE Second Ave., Miami
305-372-4710
boiaderestaurant.com

Boia De's celebration includes a wine list from sommelier Bianca Sanson that highlights some of the world's best women winemakers who specialize in natural wines, including Arianna Occhipinti from Italy and Athénaïs de Béru from France. Selections will be available by the glass and the bottle.
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Photo courtesy of Intercontinental Miami

InterContinental Miami

100 Chopin Plaza, Miami
305-577-1000
icmiamihotel.com

The 19-story InterContinental will glow purple on International Women's Day. Women will be greeted at check-in with a sweet treat created by pastry chef Armand, and all guests will enjoy a $25 enhancement, along with a glass of champagne, with each service scheduled at mySpa.
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Photo courtesy of the Betsy Hotel South Beach

LT Steak & Seafood

1440 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach
305-673-0044
thebetsyhotel.com

This Saturday and Sunday, chef Gabriela Amelunge will serve a special dessert of chocolate truffle mousse cake for $11. Also on both days, a celebratory happy hour will run in the lobby bar from 4 to 7 p.m., with performances by Carole Ann Taylor and Roxana Amed, respectively. Women can order a glass of Bodegas Borsao rosé with a homemade chocolate truffle for $7 in the bar and lounge.
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Photo courtesy of Miami Beach Edition

Matador Room

2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
786-257-4600
matadorroom.com

Matador Room will host a celebratory brunch created by executive chef Ilkay Suuctugu in collaboration with Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale executive chef Paula DaSilva and Pure Grey culinary manager Thais Rodriguez. The three-course menu will include grilled and chilled Key West pink shrimp served with green mango and papaya slaw and avocado; sweet potato and quinoa kale cakes; "eggs Benny" pork rillettes on focaccia; and lemon-coconut pancakes with cashew ricotta, blood orange, chia jam, and pistachio-sesame brittle. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Miami Girls Rock Camp, a program that uses music and performance as a platform to promote self-esteem, community, and creative expression for girls and nonbinary youth in Miami. The cocktail reception will take place from noon to 1 p.m. and brunch from 1 to 3 p.m., followed by a “Women in Music” panel from 4 to 6 p.m. Tickets cost $85 via tixr.com.
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Meraki Greek Bistro
Photo by Monica Alvarez

Meraki Greek Bistro

142 SE First Ave., Miami
786-773-1535
merakibistro.com

At its downtown Miami outpost, Meraki Greek Bistro will celebrate International Women's Day by offering a complimentary glass of Greek white-wine sangria to all women who mention the celebratory date. The offer is valid from noon to 9 p.m.
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Nativo Kitchen & Bar in Brickell
Photo courtesy of Brustman Carrino

Nativo Kitchen & Bar

1395 Brickell Ave., Miami
305-503-6529
nativokitchenandbar.com

Women who dine at chef Pablo Lamon's new restaurant in the Conrad Hotel this Sunday will be greeted with a rose. In addition, their meal will be accompanied by a complimentary glass of rosé.
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Courtesy of Novecento

Novecento

Various locations
novecento.com

Head to Novecento between 2 and 6 p.m. for its Drink Like a Woman event. Women dressed in purple attire will enjoy free drinks, and those who strike the #EachForEqual pose and tag @suviche on Instagram will receive a $10 gift card to use during their next visit. All locations will donate 5 percent of their sales on the special date to the organization Women in Distress. At the Brickell location, DJ La Negra Fabulosa will provide the beats.
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Sushi at SuViche.
Photo courtesy of SuViche

SuViche

Various locations
suviche.com

From 2 to 6 p.m., SuViche will host a Drink Like a Woman event to celebrate International Women’s Day at all of its South Florida locations. Women wearing a purple item of clothing can indulge in free drinks, and those who strike the #EachForEqual pose and tag @suviche on the 'Gram will receive a $10 gift card to use during their next visit. The company will donate 5 percent of its sales to Women in Distress. DJ Citizen Jane will spin at Suviche Las Olas, and beats at SuViche Wynwood will come courtesy of DJ T.Dade.
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Taurus Beer & Whiskey House
Blue Shell Media

Taurus Beer & Whiskey House

3540 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove
305-529-6523
taurusbeerandwhiskey.com

This Friday, Taurus Beer & Whiskey House will host its inaugural Whiskey Happy Hour in honor of International Women’s Day. From 5 to 9 p.m., guests can sample more than a hundred expressions of whiskey and puff on cigars from Avo & Camacho. Carluba will provide live entertainment, and 25 percent of ticket sales will be donated to Women in Hospitality United. Tickets cost $30 to $40 via eventbrite.com.
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Time Out Market Miami
Photo by Leonardo Finotti

Time Out Market

1601 Drexel Ave., Miami Beach
786-753-5388
timeoutmarket.com

Time Out Market will host the panel discussion "In Good Company: Women Owning It in Miami" next Wednesday, March 11. Ani Meinhold of Pho Mo and Phuc Yea, Mika León of Caja Caliente, and Dallas Wynne of Stubborn Seed will discuss themes related to women in the food-and-beverage industry, including overcoming challenges and leading by example. The event will be moderated by Time Out Miami editor Virginia Gil. A welcome drink is included with RSVP via eventbrite.com.
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Courtesy of Toro Toro.

Toro Toro

100 Chopin Plaza, Miami
305-372-4710
torotoromiami.com

From 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Toro Toro will host a bottomless Sunday brunch, including unlimited mimosas and bloody marys, for $55. A specialty dessert display will honor women, who will each receive a celebratory purple macaron.
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