March 10, 2023
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Pura Vida Expands South Florida Footprint
Pura Vida is opening new locations in two new neighborhoods: Doral & Miami Shores. Both outposts are slated to open in March, bringing the brand’s health-driven ethos and wholesome menu to the areas. Over the years, South Floridians have come to love Pura Vida for its commitment to health and wellness and nutritious yet consistent offerings that have amassed a cult-like following.
Both locations are poised to become a homebase for friends and family to gather for the best coffee, breakfast, after school lunch, dinner, and everything else in between. Familiar Pura Vida patrons will be pleased to find the brand’s All-Day Breakfast menu with signatures such as a range of avocado toasts, pasture-raised egg sandwiches, fresh bagels, and raw organic açaí bowls; clean chef-driven Salads that are customizable with the high-quality protein of your choice; Wraps & Sandwiches and Bowls featuring a variety of bases and proteins; gluten-free and vegan Sweet Treats; simple Kids Menu; and wide array of artisanal beverage options. Staying true to Pura Vida’s tropical chic aesthetic, both locations will be outfitted with alluring floral accents, wooden finishes, minimalist elements, and bright airy spaces as well as the brand’s signature blue umbrellas.
In addition to Doral and Miami Shores, Pura Vida looks forward to welcoming several new South Florida outposts this year, expanding coast to coast, the continuation of their Middle East expansion, and extending into the fitness sector with several sports club partnerships on the horizon.
Fireman Derek’s Celebrates Pi Day
Pie master/entrepreneur Derek Kaplan and the talented team behind Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop are known for whisking up the most extraordinary confections in South Florida at the bake shop’s three outposts in Wynwood, Coconut Grove and Fort Lauderdale. The one-of-a-kind dessert destination boasting freshly baked pies and cakes among other titillating goodies has announced a limited time deal – available for one-day-only – in celebration of Pi Day. Like the “Pi” from math class with the never-ending number (3.14159265359…)? You’ve got that right!
All day on Tuesday, March 14 Fireman Derek’s is putting a cheeky spin on the mathematical holiday by offering slices of their iconic Key Lime Pie for just $3.14 per slice across all three bake shop locations.
Level 6 Rooftop Launches Sunset Hour
Coconut Grove’s newest Spanish-inspired rooftop oasis, Level 6, is excited to announce the launch of their brand-new ‘Sunset Hour’ weekly programming, offering attractively priced signature favorites weekly, Sunday – Thursday, from 5PM-7PM.
Perfectly timed as the sun delicately starts to set, guests can imbibe deliciously crafted cocktails and indulge in a curated selection of elevated Spanish bites amid unparalleled views of the Grove’s lush tree canopies, sailboat-dotted Biscayne Bay, and the world-famous Miami skyline. The Sunset Hour menu will feature $8 wine, $10-$12 cocktails, and select signature dishes by INK Entertainment’s Corporate Chef Stuart Cameron including: $6 Pan con Tomate, $9 Salt Cod Croquettes, $13 Spanish Charcuterie with sourdough bread, ibérico chorizo, ibérico salchichón, pickles, and crème fraîche, and fresh Oysters at $12 for half a dozen and $24 for a dozen.
Photo by Brandon Barré
Avra Miami Debuts Brunch Service
Avra Mami, the acclaimed Greek restaurant brand at The Estates at Acqualina™ in Sunny Isles, is launching its new, highly-anticipated brunch with sweet and savory bites that will be available every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., beginning Sunday, March 12.
Under the helm of executive chef Jose Diaz, Avra Miami’s brunch will offer rich and flavorful Mediterranean cuisine with dishes such as the Smoked Salmon Tower with sliced tomato, cucumber, capers, bagels and cream cheese; Fluffy Scrambled Eggs & Kaluga Caviar; Shakshuka with Eggs; Eggs Benedict served over potato latkes; and more.
These delectable food offerings will be available for guests to indulge in, along with stunning waterfront views when dining al fresco.
Reservations can be made via Resy.
New Salad Menu at Vale Food Co
After popular demand, Vale Food Co launches six new gluten-free signature salads to its healthy-focused menu. Joining a selection of high-quality protein, açai and poke bowls, the new salads will offer a fresh take and unique approach to the market with healthy, quick and refreshing greens created by CEO and Founder Sunny Ilyas. Available daily, guests can indulge in salad options including the: Buffalo Chicken Salad; Brussel Kale Caesar; Avocado Greens; Dr. Vale Greens; The Vale Kale Cobb; and the Way Out East Salad with an option to add on specific proteins.
A selection of other new menu items are available for a limited time from the Spicy Garlic Sweet Potato Noodles as a base for a build-your-own protein bowl to healthy grab n go sweets like the Almond Butter Protein Brownie; Lemon Matcha Bread; Banana Bread and more.
Vale Food Co is available for delivery on third party platforms via UberEats, DoorDash, GrubHub and Postmates along with catering online.