GMCVB CELEBRATES 16 YEARS OF THE MIAMI SPICE RESTAURANT PROGRAM

Aug 1, 2017

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MIAMI, FL – (August 1, 2017) – The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is celebrating the 16th anniversary of its highly-anticipated Miami Spice Restaurant Program. Since its inception in 2001, an estimated one million Miami Spice meals have been served. The two-month long promotion, starting August 1 through September 30, 2017, showcases Greater Miami and The Beaches’ diverse and ever-evolving culinary scene. This year’s sponsors include Citibank®, Lyft, Chandon California, Fiji Water, Stella Artois, Terrazas de los Andes, Ketel One Vodka, Don Julio Tequila, Bulleit Bourbon and Zacapa Rum.

The season of Spice heats up with an exciting new addition to this year’s line-up – for the first time, select restaurants will offer irresistible weekend brunch menus for $23 per person. During August and September, visitors and residents alike can please their palates at more than 230 participating restaurants at reduced prices ($23 per person for lunch and brunch / $39 per person for dinner) in some of the hottest neighborhoods in town – Miami Beach, Brickell, Downtown, Coral Gables, South Miami, Wynwood, Sunny Isles and Bal Harbour. Prices include an appetizer, entrée and dessert; alcohol, tax, tip and service charges are excluded.

Among the exciting new participating restaurants are Artisan Beach House, Bazaar Mar by Jose Andres, Big Easy Winebar & Grill, BRAVA by Brad Kilgore, Dashi, El Tucan, Estefan Kitchen, Fi’lia by Michael Schwartz at SLS Brickell, Lightkeepers, Lobster Bar Sea Grille Miami Beach, Mignonette Uptown, Phuc Yea, Pubbelly Noodle Bar, Sugar Factory Ocean Drive, Tacology, TATEL and Upland.

This year, 250 restaurants are participating, with 51 joining for the first time. For a full list of participating restaurants, Miami Spice menus and special events, please visit www.iLoveMiamiSpice.com.

Summer of Temptations

The GMCVB launched its Summer of Temptations campaign aimed at enticing Floridians to explore many options to Vacation in Your Own Backyard. With more than 65 participating hotels in Greater Miami and the Beaches, there are enticing special offers and discounts. The campaign runs through September 30, 2017, and will include not just discounts on hotel stays but complimentary breakfasts, valet parking, activities and internet. For more information on the special offers visit MiamiSummerTemptations.com.

The Summer of Temptations discounts are a perfect addition to upcoming offers from the popular Miami Spa Month (July-August) and Miami Spice Month (August–September), which provide locals and visitors the opportunity to not only relax in world-renowned hotels, but also take advantage of spa treatments and gourmet meals at a discount. The Summer of Temptations campaign is part of the GMCVB’s increasingly popular Miami Temptations Program, sponsored by Citibank® and Lyft, and takes a thematic focus on the best that Miami has to offer with monthly deals and special events.

As the Official Rideshare Partner of Miami Spice, Lyft is offering new users 20% off two rides with code MIAMISPICE17. For the full terms and conditions, please visit https://www.lyft.com/invite/MIAMISPICE17.

Lyft is Miami Hotel Months’ Official Rideshare Partner. Get 20% off 2 rides with code MIAMIHOTEL17. New Users Only. Subject to Lyft's Terms of Service. Terms Apply.
Link to code: https://www.lyft.com/invite/MIAMIHOTEL17.

Media Note: Visuals and interviews with chefs are available upon request.

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    About Miami Spice
    Miami Spice is part of the Miami Temptations programs developed by the GMCVB to allow all to enjoy the best that Miami and The Beaches has to offer throughout the year at attractive prices. Miami Spice is part of the successful playbook including Miami Cruise Month, Miami Romance Month, Shop Miami Month, Miami Sports & Wellness Month, Miami Museum Month, Miami Film Month, Miami Spa Month, Miami Attractions Month, Miami Live Arts Month and Miami Heritage Month.  For more information on the Miami Temptations programs please visit www.MiamiTemptations.com.

    About The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau 
    The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is an accredited, independent not-for-profit sales and marketing organization whose mission is to attract visitors to Greater Miami and the Beaches for leisure, business and conventions. For a vacation guide visit our website at www.MiamiandBeaches.com or call 1-888-76-Miami (US/Canada only) or 305-447-7777. To reach the GMCVB offices dial 305-539-3000.  Meeting planners may call 1-800-933-8448 (US/Canada only) or 305-539-3071 or visit www.MiamiMeetings.com. To get further engaged with Miami and the Beaches, join the conversation by following us on our social media channels at Facebook.com/visitmiami, Twitter.com/miamiandbeaches, Instagram.com/miamiandbeaches and Pinterest.com/miamiandbeaches.