FEAST YOUR HEART OUT DURING MIAMI SPICE

Aug 1, 2015

Contact: Media Relations, 305-539-3084, 800-955-3646 (U.S./Canada) Imani Rodman/Current PR at 212-445-8338

MIAMI (August 1, 2015) – Now in its 14th year, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) kicks-off its highly anticipated Miami Spice Restaurant program, bringing local and visiting foodies exclusive dining discounts for a limited time. From August 1 – September 30, nearly 200 local restaurants, including 53 new participants will offer three-course meals priced at $23 for lunch and $39 for dinner. The reduced pricing does not include tax and gratuity.  

On July 30, Miami Spice will launch with the Miami New Times Iron Fork Miami Spice Kickoff, an annual culinary competition and grand tasting, drawing local celebrity chefs as well as epicureans. Hosted by Chef Allen Susser, the two-part event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Miami (400 S.E. 2nd Ave.) with doors opening at 6 p.m. for VIPs 7 p.m. for general admission. For more information on the zesty festivities, visit the Miami New Times Iron Fork website.

Miami Spice is proudly sponsored by Citibank, Stella Artois and Terrazas de los Andes. Participants include the following:

  • 1 Hotel Rooftop 
  • 9BeachFusion Kitchen & Lounge Bar
  • 15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar
  • 26 Sushi & Tapas
  • 94th Aero Squadron
  • 5300 Chophouse
  • A Fish Called Avalon
  • Adena Grill & Wine Bar
  • Altamare Restaurant
  • Alter
  • Anacapri on Ponce
  • Anacapri Pinecrest
  • Angelique Euro Cafe
  • AQ by Acqualina 
  • Area 31
  • Atrio Restaurant & Wine Bar
  • Azul
  • Bâoli Miami
  • Barceloneta - Miami Beach
  • Bazaar by José Andrés, The 
  • Beachcraft
  • Bellmónt Spanish Restaurant 
  • Biscayne Tavern
  • Bistro Bal Harbour
  • Bistro Cassis
  • Bistrot Bagatelle 
  • BLT Prime, Miami
  • BLT Steak 
  • Bocce
  • Bourbon Steak Miami
  • Brasserie Azur
  • Brasserie Central
  • BrickTop's Restaurant
  • Bulla Gastrobar
  • Byblos Miami
  • Cafe Catula
  • Caffe Vialetto
  • Cantina Beach
  • Capital Grille, The
  • Catch Grill and Bar
  • Cecconi's Miami Beach
  • Cena by Michy
  • Chart House 
  • Chef Adrianne's Vineyard Restaurant 
  • Chef Rolf's Tuna's Seafood Restaurant
  • Christy's
  • Cibo Wine Bar - Coral Gables
  • Cibo Wine Bar - South Beach
  • Cipriani Downtown Miami
  • City Hall the Restaurant
  • Cleo
  • CORSAIR by Scott Conant
  • Coya Restaurant
  • CRAVE
  • Cypress Room, The
  • db Bistro Moderne
  • Deck Sixteen
  • Devon Seafood + Steak
  • District Miami, The 
  • Dolce Italian
  • Downtown Bistro
  • Dutch Miami, The 
  • Edge, Steak & Bar 
  • El Cielo
  • Essensia Restaurant & Lounge
  • The Federal Miami
  • Fifi's Place Seafood Restaurant
  • Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
  • Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Fontana at The Biltmore Hotel
  • Fooq's
  • Forge Restaurant & Wine Bar, The 
  • Francesco @ The Towers of Key Biscayne
  • Francesco Restaurant Coral Gables
  • Fresh American Bistro
  • The Gang Miami
  • Gibraltar
  • Gran Inka Restaurant - Aventura
  • Gran Inka Restaurant - Key Biscayne
  • Graziano's Restauant Bird Road
  • Graziano's Restaurant Brickell
  • Graziano's Restaurant Coral Gables
  • Grill at The Carillon Hotel & Spa, The 
  • Hakkasan at Fontainebleau Miami Beach
  • HaVen Kitchen & Lounge
  • Icebox Cafe
  • Il Forno Ristorante
  • Il Mulino NY  - Sunny Isles Beach
  • IL Mulino NY - South Beach
  • Izzy's Fish & Oyster
  • J & G Grill
  • Juvia
  • Katsuya 
  • Kebo Restaurant 
  • Kitchen 305
  • Klima Restaurant & Bar
  • La Cantina 20
  • La Mar by Gaston Acurio
  • La Palma Ristorante & Bar
  • Lazuli
  • Larios on the Beach
  • Lure Fishbar
  • Macchialina 
  • Marion
  • Market at Edition
  • MC Kitchen
  • Meat Market
  • Michael Mina 74 at Fontainebleau Miami Beach
  • Midtown Oyster Bar
  • Mignonette
  • Milos by Costas Spiliadis
  • Morimoto
  • Morton's The Steakhouse - Brickell 
  • Morton's The Steakhouse - Coral Gables
  • Morton's The Steakhouse - North Miami Beach
  • Mr. Chow Miami @ W Hotel
  • Neomi's Grill
  • Novecento - Aventura
  • Novecento - Brickell
  • Novecento - Key Biscayne
  • Novecento - Midtown
  • Oceanaire Seafood Room, The 
  • Old Lisbon Sunset
  • Ortanique on the Mile
  • Panorama Restaurant & Sky Lounge
  • Palm, The 
  • Palme d'Or at The Biltmore Hotel
  • Pascal's on Ponce
  • Pazzo Ristorante
  • Perfecto Restaurant
  • Pied A Terre @ The Cadet Hotel
  • Piripi
  • Pisco y Nazca 
  • PM Buenos Aires Fish & Steak House
  • Prime Fish
  • Pubbelly 
  • Quality Meats
  • Quattro Gastronomia Italiana
  • The Red Lander Restaurant @ Schnebly Winery
  • Red Fish Grill
  • Red Ginger 
  • RED, The Steakhouse
  • Restaurant at The Setai, The 
  • Restaurant Michael Schwartz
  • Rioja Grille 
  • The River Seafood & Oyster Bar
  • Rusty Pelican 
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House
  • Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante
  • Sawa Restaurant & Lounge
  • Scarpetta at Fontainebleau Miami Beach
  • Seagrape
  • Sea Grill
  • Seasons 52
  • Seaspice
  • Semilla Eatery & Bar
  • Shula's 347 Grill
  • Shula's Steakhouse at The Alexander Hotel
  • Shula's Steak House, The Original
  • Smith & Wollensky Restaurant
  • Social Club, The
  • SOHO BAY Restaurant
  • St. Regis Bar & Sushi Lounge
  • STK Miami
  • StripSteak by Michael Mina
  • SUGARCANE raw bar grill
  • SUSHISAMBA Coral Gables
  • SUSHISAMBA Miami Beach
  • Swine Southern Table & Bar
  • Tamara's Bistro
  • Tamarina
  • Tantalize Miami
  • Terrazza at Shore Club
  • Texas de Brazil Miami Beach
  • Tides Restaurant & Terrace, The
  • Timo Restaurant
  • Tongue & Cheek Restaurant
  • Toro Toro
  • Toscana Divino
  • Touche Restaurant & Rooftop Lounge
  • Trapiche Room, The 
  • Traymore Restaurant & Bar, The 
  • Truluck's Seafood, Steak & Crab House
  • Tuyo at Miami Dade College
  • Two Chefs Restaurant
  • Vagabond Restaurant and Bar
  • Via Verdi Cucina Rustica
  • Villa Azur Miami - Restaurant & Lounge
  • Vintro Kitchen
  • WD 555
  • Wolfgang's Steakhouse - by Wolfgang Zwiener
  • Zen Sai Restaurant
  • Zuma

Residents and guests can visit the GMCVB’s dedicated website – www.iLoveMiamiSpice.com – which serves as a one-stop shop for additional information on the various dining experiences by neighborhood, restaurant menus and participating days, culinary events and more.  

Additionally, the GMCVB has partnered with OpenTable, a leading online restaurant reservation site, throughout the months of August and September to promote Miami Spice and the participating restaurants in Greater Miami and the Beaches.

Spa, Spice and Everything Nice
With Miami Spice coinciding with Miami Spa Month in August, summer savings are twice as nice. Miami Spa Month runs from July 1 – August 30 providing spa goers with discounted treatments available at price points of $99 and $129. With 35 world-renowned participating spas, both guests and residents can enjoy rejuvenating treatments – like deep-tissue massages and exfoliating body polishes – at up to 50% savings.

“Greater Miami and the Beaches continues to evolve its culinary offerings during the 14th year of the GMCVB’s Miami Spice program with an exceptional array of  sumptuous new and signature dining experiences,” said William D. Talbert III, CDME, president and CEO of the GMCVB. “Savory and eclectic dishes are created by world-renowned chefs, affording locals and visitors a taste of Miami’s extraordinarily diverse culinary scene. We are thrilled with the excitement and exploration generated by Miami Spice.” 

Miami Spice, sponsored by Citibank, is part of the Miami Temptations programs developed by the GMCVB offering the best of Greater Miami and the Beaches at attractive prices. Miami Spice is part of the GMCVB’s successful marketing programs including Miami Cruise Month, Miami Romance Month, Shop Miami Month, Miami Sports Month, Miami Museum Month, Miami Film Month, Miami Spa Month, Miami Attractions Month, Miami Live Month and Miami Heritage Month. For more information on the Miami Temptations programs please visit www.MiamiTemptations.com.

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Editor Note: Visuals and interviews with restaurant managers are available upon request.

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