March 19, 2021
Each Friday, we compile South Florida food-related news and events that we couldn’t fit on the site earlier in the week, as well as other local news that piques our interest. Want to be included in our next roundup? Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JohnMartin’s to Reopen This Fall
When the famed Irish pub, JohnMartin’s closed this past year, the community was understandably disappointed. Like many other bars and restaurants, the Coral Gables staple (which opened in 1989) was negatively impacted by COVID-19 and was forced to close. Today, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Breakwater Hospitality Group (BHG) is pleased to announce that they, in partnership with Erick Passo, owner of Downtown’s Black Market Miami, will renovate and reopen the storied Irish eatery in Fall 2021.
“JohnMartin’s had a tremendous impact on South Florida’s bar scene, and you will be hard-pressed to find a restaurant or bar that rivals their iconic status and reputation for hospitality,” said Emi Guerra, co-owner of BHG. “Our team is proud to breathe new life into JohnMartin’s and to continue the tradition of providing the same welcoming service but with a fresh new look and feel suited for the times.”
The original owners, Martin Lynch and John Clarke, are pleased to see their legacy carried on by the group. Lynch, who served as the long-time face of JohnMartin’s said, “They are carrying on a 30-year tradition. It’s great seeing our vision evolve into something new that we know everyone will enjoy for at least another 30 years to come.”
Along with new ownership, there will be an updated look and feel to the restaurant. BHG has tapped the award-winning design firm, Big Time Design Studio to lead the design project and reimagining of the space. The building that houses JohnMartin’s is owned by Miami-based Terranova Corporation, which aims to create a multi-functional environment in Downtown Coral Gables.
“We want to offer vibrant and practical urban spaces where the community can live, work, and play,” said Stephen Bittel, Terranova Chairman. “Our goal is to continue to grow while supporting these long-standing businesses that have been hit so hard this past year.”
JohnMartin’s is located at 253 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables.
Now Open (Again): Time Out Market
Time Out Market — the world’s first editorially curated, food and culture Market — is now open. TheMarket is proud to welcome back delicious cuisine, craft cocktails and locally-driven cultural experiences that represent the heart of Miami.
The spring season of growth and renewal is well celebrated at Time Out Market Miami with nine exciting culinary concepts including three brand-new additions. Additional concepts and restaurateurs will be joining in the coming months. Time Out Market Miami is excited to debut delivery options via UberEats, DoorDash and Caviar for diners looking to experience the best of the city at home.
Additionally, the launch of the new Time Out Market app (via App Store or Google Play), makes contactless ordering a breeze whether guests are indoors at one of the socially-distanced communal tables or outdoors on the patio. The app allows guests to browse and select menu items from the concepts, as well as to pre-order food and drinks to enjoy wherever they are seated.
Returning favorites include 33 Kitchen, Bachour, Azucar, Peace Pie, Pho Mo, and Love Life Cafe. New concepts include La Santa Taqueria, S&D Burger and Hapa Kitchen & Eatery. After pausing operations in March due to the pandemic, Time Out Market Miami continues to prioritize the health and safety of guests, employees, eateries and their teams upon reopening.
In addition to ample space for social distancing, Time Out Market Miami has implemented new systems and safety precautions to ensure guests have an enjoyable and safe dining experience. Enhanced measures include advanced technology air circulation, glass table partitions, plexiglass shields at counters, additional cleaning crews and personal protective equipment for staff.
Prime Rib Dinner at Corsair
CORSAIR Kitchen & Bar, JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa’s modern American restaurant, has just launched a Sunday night menu bound to inspire fans of classic comfort cuisine. Often associated with holiday meals and special occasions, Corsair makes every Sunday night an occasion with a three- course prix fixe prime rib dinner. The menu will offer guests the opportunity to enjoy this outstanding cut of beef any and every Sunday of the year. Regular menu also available on Sunday evenings.
Priced at $42 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity, the menu offers diners the option of enjoying a simple and straightforward classic Sunday supper. Start with a choice of roasted tomato soup or Caesar salad; followed by the entrée – a 14 oz prime rib served with garlic mashed potatoes, asparagus, roasted mushrooms, horseradish cream and beef Jus. Finish off the meal with either chocolate cake topped with whipped cream, chocolate sauce and chocolate shaves or key lime bar with raspberry coulis, seasonal berries, lime zest and whipped cream.
Corsair Kitchen & Bar which offers both indoor and outdoor dining on its patio looking over the resort’s driving range and putting and chipping greens is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and for its renowned Sunday brunch “The 52 by Corsair.” Corsair is open for breakfast and lunch daily; dinner is served Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Prosecco Party at W South Beach
On Saturday, March 20th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, Lamberti Prosecco will bring the art of Aperitivo to the W South Beach hotel with the introduction of BAR LAMBERTI – a unique tasting experience that will transport guests to Verona, Italy, the home of Lamberti, with a new Aperitivo cocktail and light fare often found at this Italian Happy Hour.
BAR LAMBERTI will feature a tasting of Lamberti Prosecco Extra Dry and Lamberti Prosecco Organic, including the launch of “Lambertivo”, the brands fun twist on an Aperitivo Spritzer, crafted with Lamberti Organic Prosecco, Chartreuse and citrus notes of the region. From vibrant floral arrangements and romantic décor, to Italian bites, live music, to authentic gelato made with Lamberti Prosecco served right from a gelato cart, BAR LAMBERTI captures the essence of Italian Aperitivo culture and is the perfect start to your Friday night. Please RSVP to BarLambertiRSVP@gmail.com.
March Madness at Clevelander South Beach
Clevelander South Beach is partnering with one of South Florida’s most famous breweries, Funky Buddha, known for its creativity and diverse beers. Funky Buddha will be taking over Game On Sports Bar at Clevelander for all NCAA Games! The brewery is also unveiling new tropical seltzer flavors, such as Exotic Passion Fruit, Bright Starfruit, Tangy Kiwi Tangerine, and Smooth Pineapple Coconut, and serving Floridian Hefeweizen, Hop Gun IPA, and Vibin’ Groovable Lager.
With the purchase of every Funky Buddha beer or hard seltzer from March 18 – April 5th, you will be entered for a chance to win one of the following:
Grand Prize: (2) night stay at Clevelander South Beach + Funky Buddha Swag Bag
2nd Place: $50 Clevelander Kitchen & Bar Gift Card + $50 Shuckers Waterfront Bar and Grill Gift Card
3rd Place: Funky Buddha Swag Pack
*Winners will be announced on Championship Day, April 5th, and must be present to claim the prize. Must be 21+ to enter.
If you want your burger and beer served with a side of fun, head on over to the legendary Game On Sports Bar. During the basketball games, satisfy your hunger with seasonal menu items, including Lobster Mac & Cheese and Grilled Pork Chops.