Celebrate at these South Florida Hotspots
The flavors of the Western Cape region of South Africa can be found at Big Easy Winebar & Grill, open since December, offering patrons a taste of authentic South African cuisine with prime cuts of meat and seafood fresh from the South Atlantic and Indian oceans. A region with a rich history and a multi-ethnic society, the South African cuisine is influenced by Dutch, Indian and English cultures. Famous for their braai (or barbecue) which is typically enjoyed and shared at social gatherings, Big Easy offers selections from The Grill ($34-$110) including Prime Dry Aged Kansas City Strip; Bison Ribeye; and for the ultimate sharing experience, The Big Easy Braai – a mixed grill feast for 2-4 guests complete with South African farmers sausage, a 12 oz. top sirloin, double lamb chops, Nigerian prawns and a choice of two sides – from Risotto Verde and Duck Fat Roasted Fingerling Potatoes to Sliced Heirloom Tomatoes. House-made Sauces – Peri-Peri Cream; Madagascar Pepper Sauce; Braai “BBQ” Sauce; and globally inspired Butters ($3) – Miami Spice with citrus, cumin, and ancho chili; Malaysia Spice with fennel, ginger and mustard; and Durban Spice with annatto, jaggery cane sugar and turmeric – are created in-house daily to elevate any cut of meat. South Africa enjoys a stellar reputation for its wines and Big Easy prominently features many exceptional vintages that can be paired with succulent steaks or fresh seafood. Big Easy Winebar & Grill is located at 701 South Miami Avenue, Suite 339 in Miami’s Brickell City Centre. Lunch is served daily from 11:30 AM to 4 PM; “Easy Hour” is Monday through Friday from 4 PM to 7 PM; Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday from 5 PM to 11 PM; Friday and Saturday from 5 PM to 12 AM. www.bigeasy.miami.
Dine-in style at BLT Prime in Doral. The modern American steakhouse offers the finest cuts of USDA Prime Certified Angus beef available, including the 28 days dry-aged New York Strip, Kansas City Bone-In Strip and porterhouse For Two. Steakhouse sides range from classic creamed spinach and truffle mashed potatoes to onion rings and Hen of the Woods mushrooms. Desserts include a delectable peanut butter chocolate mousse.BLT Prime is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. BLT Prime is located at Trump National Doral Miami®, 4400 NW 87th Avenue. www.bltprimemiami.com.
Meat Market is a signature Miami Beach destination. This contemporary steakhouse offers a selection of quality meats you’ll want to sink your teeth into. If you’re looking for a simple, a la carte selections, try one of its Signature Steaks. Perfectly seasoned and prepared in a variety of ways, selections include center-cut prime New York steak, filet mignon, prime ribeye, bone-in ribeye, and prime picanha. Kick it up a notch and order from the Meat Market Reserved Cuts selection, which features name brand, ultra-premium cuts, like the 30 oz. Wagyu Beef Tomahawk ribeye from Australia; a 32 oz. Certified Angus Beef® center-cut prime Porterhouse; a 7 oz. AA5 Gold Label Wagyu filet mignon; and the MM creative steak of the day. Enhance your selection by choosing from a variety of accompaniments, including lobster tail; seared Foie gras Rossini; roasted prime bone marrow; Oscar-style with blue crab and béarnaise; and black truffle butter. Pair your steak with one of Meat Market’s specialty sides, like fan favorites MM lobster mac and cheese or Gouda tater tots. Meat Market is located at 915 Lincoln Road on South Beach. Open for lunch and dinner daily, Sunday – Thursday from 12 PM to midnight; Friday – Saturday 12 PM to 1 AM; kitchen closed 4 PM to 6 PM. www.meatmarket.net
StripSteak by Michael Mina can be found at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The sleek, sophisticated steakhouse features rare cuts such as the 50 oz. Australian Tomahawk and the Japanese Miyazaki Prefecture A4 Rib Eye as well as classic à la carte cuts such as the 8 oz. Filet Mignon. To start, order the can’t-be-missed Instant Bacon – braised pork belly, smoked pineapple, and radish salad. No steakhouse experience is complete without sides. Diners can enjoy a selection of signature, seasonally rotated accompaniments including the indulgent Truffle Mac & Cheese, the Savory Sautéed Mushrooms & Onions, and the beloved Loaded Baked Potato. StripSteak by Michael Mina at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach is located at 4441 Collins Avenue. Dinner is served Sunday – Thursday from 6 PM to 11 PM; Friday and Saturday from 6 PM to midnight. www.Fontainebleau.com