Miami Spice

Miami Spice 2018: The Best Freebies and Deals

Bulla's sangria
Bulla's sangria Courtesy of Bulla Gastrobar

Arriving like a cool breeze to distract locals from the oppressive summer heat, Miami Spice returns August 1.

For two months, take advantage of prix fixes ($23 for lunch and brunch, and $39 for dinner) at more than 240 restaurants across town.

When planning for Spice, keep an eye out for these nine restaurants that will give you more bang for your buck through added perks such as free prosecco and house-made sangria, complimentary fourth courses, and discounted drinks.
click to enlarge La Centrale - PHOTO BY KARLI  EVANS
La Centrale
Photo by Karli Evans
Stagionale at La Centrale. Inside La Centrale’s vegetable-focused restaurant, sip a free glass of prosecco while dining on plant-based items such as blueberry flatbread with feta, almonds, and honey; hummus with Italian parsley and rice chips; and brown rice spaghetti with lemon zest. Then top off your meal with chocolate and caramel mousse, as well as a complimentary nutrient capsule filled with organic and natural herbs, including turmeric, bee pollen, and spirulina, to aid in digestion. 601 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-720-2401; lacentralemiami.com.
click to enlarge Cubarita cocktail. - COURTESY OF CAÑA
Cubarita cocktail.
Courtesy of Caña
Caña. Brickell’s recently opened Caña is participating in Spice the first time with abuela-approved dishes such as pescado a la plancha and vaca frita. In addition, all diners receive a complimentary order of chicarrón de viento, along with a free cocktail or glass of wine. 1102 Brickell Bay Dr., Miami; 786-535-1653; canamiami.com.
click to enlarge Wagyu tataki with truffle ponzu - COURTESY OF AZABU
Wagyu tataki with truffle ponzu
Courtesy of Azabu
Azabu Miami Beach. Another Miami Spice first-timer, Azabu kicks off every Spice meal with a starter of the chef’s choosing, such as chilled edamame soup shooters or Japanese escabeche. Other menu selections include Japanese Wagyu tataki with truffle ponzu; branzino with umami butter; a fresh sushi bowl; and matcha cheesecake. 161 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 786-276-0520; azabuglobal.com.
click to enlarge Bird & Bone's patio - COURTESY OF BIRD & BONE
Bird & Bone's patio
Courtesy of Bird & Bone
Bird & Bone. Chef Richard Hales’ restaurant at the Confidante will serve a three-course menu of Southern-inspired fare, along with a complimentary glass of wine or a cocktail such as the Bone Bramble, made with gin, blackberry, cucumber sage, and lemon. Menu highlights are skillet heirloom cornbread, Miami Beach ceviche, crispy skin snapper, and fried apple hand pies. 4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-424-1234; theconfidantemiamibeach.hyatt.com.
click to enlarge Bulla's sangria - COURTESY OF BULLA GASTROBAR
Bulla's sangria
Courtesy of Bulla Gastrobar
Bulla Gastrobar. At Bulla's Doral and Coral Gables locations, score a free glass of house-made sangria during Spice. On the menu, look out for chicken croquettes, veal and pork meatballs, herb-marinated pork loin, and cumin-marinated chicken skewers. Multiple locations; bullagastrobar.com.
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