February 24, 2023
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 email@example.com.
305 Day Specials at COYO
Miami’s favorite day of the year, 3/05 Day, is coming up on March 5 and is the perfect time for locals and visitors alike to celebrate all that makes the 305 more than just an area code. This year, Miami staple COYO Taco is kicking off 3/05 Day with a variety of $3.05 menu/drink special below:
– Signature draft margarita
– Side smashed-to-order guacamole & chips
– Mini quesadilla
– Plantain taco
– Pollo al carbon taco
SOBEWFF Sunday BBQ at Broken Shaker
Broken Shaker is wrapping up South Beach Wine & Food Festival weekend with their yearly Sunday BBQ. Starting at 5pm, Chef Jimmy Lebron will be grilling with Trap Kitchen from Los Angeles. The Shaker team will also be joined by award-winning bartender Maxwell Britten behind the bar. If that isn’t enough, guests can hang out poolside to tunes by Jarobi White of A Tribe Called Quest.
Coming Soon: Moxies Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale’s bustling Las Olas neighborhood is set to welcome its very own Moxies on Wednesday, March 1st with the opening of the Canada-based brand’s second South Florida restaurant at Las Olas Main; its sixth in the United States. For more than 30 years the concept has proven itself a leader in the upscale casual dining space with a blend of high-end design, uncompromising food and beverage items, and a friendly, energetic approach to hospitality.
The new location is perfectly poised to accommodate locals, out-of-town diners and Fort Lauderdale cocktail connoisseurs with its trademark, signature ambiance and top-tier service. Elevating the dining experience, Moxies’ modern American cuisine offers up high quality food and drink made with fresh ingredients, all made in-house. The 12,000 square foot venue also offers flexible event options for parties and private dining.
The spacious, inviting space will accommodate more than 366 people in its two story building with indoor/outdoor bars featured on both levels. Notable design elements include lush indoor greenery, including a faux vertical garden that anchors the grand dining room, whimsical wallpaper, neutral tones throughout and gold features, as well as an impressive floor to ceiling wine display. Sports fans will appreciate the more than 20 LED TVs in the welcoming lounge and bar area, which features creative cocktail and bar bites menus. There will be ample space to cheer on favorite teams or just mingle throughout the two level bar experience.
Executive Chef Brandon Thordarson, who will lead the Moxies’ Fort Lauderdale culinary program, is excited to bring his passion and knowledge of the brand to the newest location. Chef Brandon has curated a menu of artfully crafted, fresh flavors exclusive to Moxies. Diners can expect an extensive modern menu containing one-of-a-kind, craveable dishes made in-house daily and exceptional cocktails that look just as delicious as they taste.
Moxies’ globally-inspired menu includes standout dishes that the brand is renowned for including Tuna Sushi Stack, with sushi grade tuna, seasoned rice, avocado, mango, soy ginger glaze, spicy mayo and seasoned prawn crackers; Salmon & Avocado Cobb Salad made with crisp Iceberg lettuce, bacon, soft boiled egg, feta, ranch sun-dried tomato dressing and rustic croutons; Steak Bites, made with marinated sirloin and horseradish aioli; and Chipotle Mango Chicken with housemade chipotle seasoning, lemon quinoa, seasonal vegetables, avocado and salsa.
Guests can expect a wide selection of margaritas, handcrafted cocktails and a sommelier-curated wine list to pair with selected food items. Daily Happy Hour runs from 3PM-6PM with the addition of half-priced bottles of wine on Wednesdays. Drink highlights will include the Fusion Fashioned, curated with Toki Japanese whisky, Knob Creek rye, cane syrup, double bitters, orange & lemon peels; Millionaire Margarita, prepared with Herradura Legend añejo, Grand Marnier Cuvée Louis Alexandre, organic agave and fresh pressed lime; and the Spicy Mango Margarita made with Ghost tequila, Reál mango and fresh lime juice.
Moxies is located at 201 E. Las Olas and SE 2nd Avenue on the ground level at the southwest corner.
SOBEWFF Sips at Loews Miami Beach
This festival weekend, stop by Loews Miami Beach Hotel for some SOBEWFF signature sips. In honor of the foodie celebration, the mixologists at Bar Collins are shaking up specialty cocktails, each paired with a unique bite to liven up the libation. All three Signature #SOBEWFF Sips are available at Bar Collins through the Festival weekend.
– Fatty Old Fashioned – Bacon washed Angel’s Envy old fashioned with candied bacon
– Not So Bloody Mary – Clarified tomato water Grey Goose martini with cheese crostini (this is my FAVE and it literally tastes like bruchetta, which sounds weird but it’s actually divine)
– Poire Belle Helene Martini – Patron reposado chocolate martini with pear chips