Nom News: March 4, 2022

March 4, 2022

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Now Open: Whitmans Miami
St. Patrick’s Day at American Social
PINCHO Debuts The Bougie Burger
Veza Sur Hosts Carnaval


Now Open: Whitmans Miami

Whitmans New York, with a namesake inspired by the poet Walt Whitman, represents quality, Americana, and a longstanding culinary heritage. The restaurant is now adding to that legacy with a brand new location now open in Miami Beach, FL, in early 2022. The site provides a cozy, intimate setting for locals and visitors alike to grab a burger, enjoy seasonal fare, and relax in an upscale-casual outpost situated on West Avenue.

As an ideal destination for easygoing dinners, fun celebrations and more, Whitmans is a choice spot for happy hour, group meals, or a quick snack. The 1,500 square foot restaurant features a 30 seat indoor dining room, including 8 seats at bar and 15 outdoor seats. Upon entering, patrons will be greeted by Whitmans’ signature décor by Dekar, an interior design firm, which draws its aesthetic from a variety of regional styles.

Whitmans’ menu showcases a substantial array of dishes, all of which reference Americana in one form or another. A renowned highlight item includes the Juicy Lucy. Invented in Minneapolis, MN, this new take on a sandwich features two short rib-beef blend patties pinched together around a scoop of pimento cheese. The result? A sizzling hot medley of delicious flavor.

Additional standouts include: East Villi Cheesesteak, a chip steak, sautéed onions, melted cheese, on toasted hoagie roll; The Hound with applewood smoked bacon infused patty, arugula, smoke gruyere, potato crisps on a potato bun and the Grilled Chicken Club, which features free-range chicken, applewood smoked bacon, Bibb lettuce, tomato, pickles, and special sauce. Wide array of delicious salads and healthy sides are also available. House-made chocolate chip cookies and local ice cream.

Whitmans is located at 959 West Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139.


St. Patrick’s Day at American Social

At American Social, one day celebrating St. Patrick’s Day isn’t enough, so the elevated sports lounge decided to create a week’s worth of St. Patty’s festivities.

March 12 11:00 AM – 2AM – The Kickoff Party

Let the shenanigans begin! Catch DJs taking over the turntables and start St. Patty’s week on a high note with $8 Jameson cocktails & shots, $6 Guinness, $10 Irish Car Bombs and of course, green beer available all week-long.

March 13 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Irish Breakfast Party

Celebrate the luck o’ the Irish by indulging in classic, comfort food eats at AmSo. Cure the woes of the night before with sweet and savory selections.

March 17 11:30 AM – 1:00 AM – Eat, Drink, & Be Irish

American Social’s St. Patrick’s Day Party features all the essentials for a successful celebration from green beer to car bombs. Time to shamrock and roll – and don’t forget to wear a pinch of green!


PINCHO Debuts The Bougie Burger

Hot off the heels of the its recent throwdown at the Red Stripe Burger Bash, part of the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (SOBEWFF®), PINCHO, winner of the 2015 and 2019 “People’s Choice” Award, has unveiled The Bougie Burger. Pronounced “boujee,” the out-of-the-box creation by Director of Culinary Adrian Sanchez is the burger the beloved brand competed with this year at SOBEWFF®. Now, locals can get a taste of the signature event at eight PINCHO locations in Miami Dade and Broward. The burger will be available throughout the entire months of March and April.

Bursting with grand and sinful flavors, the Bougie Burger, priced at $11, is served on a buttery, locally-baked brioche bun and features a 100% fresh beef patty topped with smoked gouda cheese, crispy and grilled shallots, baby arugula, balsamic glaze and PINCHO’s secret truffle black garlic aioli.


Veza Sur Hosts Carnaval

March 5th is officially 305 Day and Veza Sur knows just how to celebrate: by bringing la rumba to Miami with the return of Carnaval!

The Wynwood brewery known for celebrating its Latin American roots will host its very own Carnaval on Saturday, March 5th! From 12 PM to the wee hours of the morning, Veza Sur will feature live Brazilian Samba dancers, Colombian Samba Dancers, lots of music, bites, and mucha cerveza fría.

Guests can expect resident DJs DJ Wasabi, DJ ILLSET and DJ KA5 at the turntables throughout the day, as well as live music by Los Wizzards, so make sure to bring your dancing shoes and get ready to celebrate with this tremenda pachanga!