Spanish Tapas Happy Hour and More Eating News

Spanish Tapas Happy Hour and More Eating News

Spanish tapas Wednesday, a new Italian restaurant with food from the Amalfi coast, rooftop salsa in the Beach , a “hot’ happy hour in Edgewater and late night eating spot with a moonlight menu, all in Eating News, Part 1.

You’ll be seeing me at this happy for sure! Boulud Sud has launched Spanish tapas Wednesday in partnership with Cinco Jotas ham, Montecillo wine and Nordes gin. It’s every Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the lounge. Tapas are $7; Montecillo wine, $7 a glass and Nordes gin cocktails, $12. Special is the combo of Cinco Jotas ham plus two glasses of Montecillo wine for $30.’ Boulud Sud, 255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami.

Time Out Market Salsa Night

Here’s another addition to places to dance salsa – Time Out Market’s Roof Terrace is the place for salsa lovers every Thursday night this fall.  Instructor Marlene Veras will lead you through the steps to beats by percussionist Ronnie Roc for a solid foundation before you break into a full on salsa party with tunes from DJ Ray Suave.

Like Mike Italian Trattoria

Like Mike in Coconut Grove is a Miami Italian restaurant with a difference – it’s regional Italian food from the Amalfi Coast and the delicious wines hailing from its region, Campania. This is the first US venture of the Lucio Giordano group whose pedigree includes the Michelin star restaurant Re Santi e Leon in Nola, Naples along with other successful ventures in Pompeii, Positano and Sorrento.

Lemon gnocchi at Like Mike

Find unique dishes such as gnocchi al limone in a lemon butter sauce with anchovies, lemon zest and topped with coffee crumble ($25); signature pasta Nerano with fried zucchini, squash blossoms, basil, and pecorino ($25); and paccheri al ragu, a favorite dish for Sunday dinner with slow cooked beef and pork ragu in tomato sauce ($26). They’re also proud of their special takes on tuna tartare made with the finest tuna, aioli, croutons in a tomato basil gazpacho ($24) and the beef carpaccio with arugula pesto, parmesan cheese cream, and truffle caviar ($23)

Beef carpaccio at Like Mike

The Neopolitan chef was especially brought from the region for the restaurant. Starters, sides and desserts range from $8 to $14; antipasti, salads, primi and secondi are in the high teens and twenties. A glass of wine starts at $10; bottles at $40. There’s also a happy hour Tuesday to Friday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with 50% off house wines and beers and small plates for $8 to $14.  Service is friendly and it has a comfortable trattoria, neighborhood feel. It’s open for lunch and dinner every day but Monday from Noon. 3433 Main Highway. Coconut Grove.

Rooftop lounge at Klaw

The Edgewater area has a new happy hour spot that has only been open two months but it’s already sizzling, just through word of mouth. It’s the rooftop lounge of Klaw that’s in the historic Women’s Club. It  has an incredible view, happening bar scene and comfy outdoor seating. Enjoy a selection of cocktails for $9; beers for $5, wine by the glass at 7 and select spirits such as tequila and rum for $8 . There’s also an appealing rooftop menu with light and serious bites such as Maine lobster roll, beef carpaccio, and a seafood platter with optional caspy golden ossetra caviar and baked crab legs. We sampled the picanha with chimichurri that was flavorful and perfectly grilled and the artisan cheese plate with wonderful accompaniments of black mission figs,marcona almonds, bosc pear jam,and addictive housemade seeded crackers. Prices average in the mid twenties except for the seafood platter . The happy hour is Wednesday through Friday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. On the fourth floor is the restaurant whose specialty is king crab from Norway and a global beef program. Klaw,  1737 North Bayshore Drive, Miami.

Moonlight Menu at Baoli


Late nights are made for a moonlight menu and that’s what Baoli Miami is doing, every Wednesday through Saturday from 11 p.m. to close. The place is its outdoor patio. The food, Asian American cuisine with menu highlights including crispy rice tuna, Baoli Hamachi sashimi, beef carpaccio pizzetta among others. And there’s more – a new secret cocktail menu with five cocktails created with invisible ink. Diners can only view it using a special UV light. Rounding out the offerings is Hookah table service with a wide range of flavors. 1906 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

For my earlier review on Baoli, click here.

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