If you haven't been to Kendall lately, it's a great time to plan a foodie trip there.
The Southwest Miami-Dade suburb has announced its inaugural Flavors of Kendall Restaurant Week, offering special promotions and dining deals June 24 through 30.
Some of the area’s best restaurants have signed on to participate by serving specialty dishes at discounted prices and three-course dinners for $39. A number of establishments will also offer optional wine and cocktail pairings.
Among the eateries are Pubbelly Sushi, a creative Asian-fusion restaurant; and Iberico, a local favorite for Spanish fare.
American, Japanese, Thai, and numerous other cuisines will also be represented, as well as farm-to-table and vegetarian options. At this point, a dozen establishments have been named, and more restaurants are expected to join the program.
Kendall Restaurant Week is meant to increase the exposure of existing restaurants by drawing visitors and residents out to dine, as well as making them aware of upcoming openings such as a new Bulla location scheduled to debut at the outdoor shopping mall the Falls by the end of the year, says Denise Erwin, director of sales at Centurion Restaurant Group, who worked with Hilton Miami Dadeland's Rosa Albert to organize the event.
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In addition to promoting local eateries, Kendall Restaurant Week will benefit the organization A Safe Haven for Newborns with a kick-off party Thursday, June 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hilton Miami Dadeland. For a $25 donation, guests can enjoy tastings, games, prizes, and live entertainment.
The current lineup of restaurants participating in Flavors of Kendall Restaurant Week is as follows:
- Aoki Teppanyaki
- Devon Seafood + Steak
- Earls Kitchen + Bar
- Inari Sushi
- Le Mirage Lounge & Whitney's Restaurant at Miami Marriott Dadeland
- Pisco y Nazca
- Pubbelly Sushi
- Sokai Sushi Bar
- Table 55 at Hilton Miami Dadeland
- Two Brothers
Flavors of Kendall Restaurant Week Kickoff. 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Hilton Miami Dadeland, 9100 N. Kendall Dr., Miami. Tickets cost $25 via eventbrite.com.