Miami Spice Extended Through End of October 2020
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Miami Spice, the annual culinary promotion that offers three-course Prix-Fixe meals, has been extended to the end of October 2020.
This year, the annual program, led by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB), restarted two months earlier, on June 1, as part of a larger initiative called Miami Shines to help local facilities after the coronavirus pandemic Doing business in restaurant-dining rooms with shutters in March.
The program, which offers three-course lunch / brunch ($ 25) and / or dinner ($ 39), typically attracts hundreds of Miami restaurants. Despite the waiver of fees and the approval of restaurants that are not members of the GMCVB, the number of participating restaurants was significantly lower this year.
Still, the program is seen as good value for money for guests who generally enjoy meals at a 30 to 40 percent discount from regular prices while offering a diverse range of dishes.
The program also encourages restaurateurs to offer options for diners who are new to dining out. New for 2020 is a Spice-To-Go program, with many restaurants offering a to-go option. In addition, many restaurants have expanded outdoor dining areas.
Vijayudu Veena, head chef at Jaya at Setai in Miami Beach, says the extra month of Miami Spice will allow him to expand the menu options. “I also plan to change a few dishes and offer guests some new options. We are fortunate to have beautiful, socially detached indoor and outdoor areas, and we look forward to continuing to offer guests this incredible value during this challenging time to be able to offer. “
In addition to Miami Spice, the GMCVB has extended its Miami Spa Months program to the end of October. The program offers up to 50 percent discount on treatments and allows access to lymphatic therapies, pregnancy and couples massages, and medical spa treatments such as acupuncture detoxification. For a full list of participating spas, visit MiamiShines.com/MiamiSpa.
There are also a good number of museum and attraction offerings under the Miami Shines program, including some that include outdoor adventures. like boat tours and kayak and bike rentals at discounted prices. For a list of discounted attractions, visit MiamiShines.com/AttractionsMuseums.
So far, over 70 restaurants in the Miami area have expanded their Miami Spice offerings through October. The Miami Spice website will be updated with a full list on October 1st. However, here are the restaurants that have confirmed their participation so far.
- 7 Spices Restaurant & Lounge
- 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant
- Amare restaurant
- American Social
- Amore Restaurant & Bar
- Azabu Miami Beach
- Backdoor monkey
- Bellmónt Spanish restaurant
- Bill Hansen Catering
- Blue collar
- Blue Matisse
- Brickell Key Brasserie
- Bulla Gastrobar Coral Gables
- Bulla gastrobar Doral
- Bulla Gastrobar The waterfalls
- Café Catula Restaurant & Art Gallery
- Coffee great pasta
- D’Angelo’s house
- Casablanca by the bay
- Casablanca Seafood Bar and Grill
- Chotto matt
- Cibo Wine Bar Coral Gables
- Dōma Restaurant (lunch only)
- Sea of women
- Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market
- Fiola Miami
- Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
- fish market
- Gusto RistoBar
- Hard Rock Cafe Miami
- Havana 1957
- Jaya in the Setai
- Like sushi & grill
- Il Mulino NY – Sunny Isles Beach
- The neighborhood brewery
- La Placita
- Le zoo
- LPM Restaurant & Bar
- Ivory bistro
- Matador room
- New Campo Argentino Steakhouse
- Nest. Cafe and restaurant
- Nikki Beach Miami
- The Ocean Grill
- Old Lisbon Sunset Drive
- Osteria Del Teatro
- Phuc yes
- Pisco and Nazca Doral
- Pisco and Nazca Kendall
- Pubbelly Sushi Aventura (lunch only)
- Pubbelly Sushi Brickell City Center (lunch only)
- Pubbelly Sushi Dadeland (lunch only)
- Pubbelly Sushi Miami Beach (lunch only)
- Brandy Lounge
- Reunion Ktchn Bar
- Sardinia Enoteca Restaurant
- Sawa Restaurant & Lounge
- Shula’s Steak Two
- Social club
- STK Miami Beach
- The Redlander at Schnebly Redlands Winery
- Restaurant with two chefs
- Villa Azur Restaurant & Lounge
- Whitney’s restaurant
- Zucca restaurant
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Laine Doss is the food and liquor editor for the Miami New Times. It was featured on Eat Street by Cooking Channel and in the Great Food Truck Race by Food Network. She won an Alternative Weekly Award for her contribution on what it’s like to wait for tables.