Cultures collide in the most delicious way possible at Capri Sushi and Italian. From house specialty sushi rolls to rich risottos, pizzas, and pastas, the chefs prove their grasp of both Italian and Japanese cuisine. Other original mash-ups include the Capri Asian pasta, which is tossed in a sweet and spicy soy sauce with seared ahi tuna, and the orange pecan french toast. All of the cuisine is kosher.
Nestled inside the Red South Beach Hotel, Barok draws sun-kissed tourists and non-vacationers alike into a pristine dining room for fresh seafood and elegant Italian cuisine. Chefs grill filet mignon, sauté plump bay scallops for their specialty seafood risotto, and crown juicy burgers with slices of brie. Above the dining room, bold crimson chandeliers stand out against the stark white floor, tablecloths, blinds, and chairs. Outside, patrons can lounge around patio tables alongside a shimmering poo to sip cocktails and hold up makeshift placards rating dives on a scale from 1 to 10.
Miami Takeover unites South Beach's comedians, parties, and clubs into a single, multiday itinerary. But the guest list includes folks from across the country. The destination party experiences include the whole package: all-access passes to the festivities, air fare, hotel accommodations, meals, and even drinks. And local residents can get in on the fun, too, as they also offer tickets sans travel packages. Residents and transplants alike will have the opportunity to mingle at the Meet and Greet, which kicks off the festival.
This year's four-day extravaganza includes a comedy show at the Miami Convention Center?hosted by funny man Eddie Bryant?the Sexy on the Beach Day Party, and an all-night Shorts and Sandals event at Nikki Beach. The weekend culminates in the Cirque du Wylie, a five-hour dance party at Mansion Night Club featuring tunes by VYBE, Sugar Bear, and Dee Jay Casper, the world's only ghost DJ.
Bâoli Miami takes after its sister location, Bâoli Cannes, with an internationally inspired menu and a nightclub ambiance that makes guests feel like they've been transported to the French Riviera. A veteran of the Bâoli Cannes kitchens, Executive Chef and Argentina native Gustavo Vertone serves up worldly appetizers such as tenderloin tartar, housemade foie gras terrine, and jumbo crab cakes. Dover sole is prepared tableside in the classic French fashion, whereas the Chilean sea bass takes on Asian accents of edamame purée and orange miso sauce. Kobe beef and filet mignon sate the cravings of meat eaters, and an array of European desserts offers a sweet ending to romantic dinners or highbrow food fights. Bâoli's outdoor garden terrace allows for al fresco dining amongst leafy branches adorned with twinkle lights and chandeliers. Celebs and industry types can often be spotted making merry at the nightclub, sipping cocktails and dancing while DJs spin until the wee hours.
Back in 1950, when it was still known as the Miami Beach Municipal Auditorium, Bob Hope, Jack Benny, and Frank Sinatra could be seen in the audience acting like average Joes while enjoying song-and-dance shows and boxing bouts. Throughout the following decades, the entertainment mecca has remained a magnet for famous entertainers. In 1964, when the city of Miami asked famed funnyman and honeymooner Jackie Gleason to move his television variety show from New York to Miami Beach, he relocated in a bang-zoom, declaring “Miami Beach audiences are the greatest in the world,” then muttering under his breath, “and New York audiences smell like Art Carney’s hat.” Rechristened as The Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts in 1987, the theater hosted the best in Broadway shows, dance and classical-music performances, and concerts throughout the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s. In 2007, the venue underwent a multimillion-dollar face- and body-lift, adding even more glitz to the sleek columned entrance and the spacious multichandeliered auditorium. Now merged with California’s famed Fillmore chain, the theater has inherited a rich rock ‘n’ roll history to add to its already lofty annals.
Kenneth Donald Rogers—an American country-music star, photographer, producer, actor, and fellow with a nice beard—has won three Grammys and more than a dozen American Music Awards for his sweet, stirring crooning. Though he won't be toting his dozens of awards, Mr. Rogers will be bringing an impressive showcase of selections from his extensive collection of country hits. To prep the crowd for the main event, The Herndon Brothers—a local act lead by Ray Herndon, a country star known for livin' the dream—will layer the crowd in hometown vibes from their wide library of inspiring and honest tracks.