15th & Vine Kitchen & Bar: 485 Brickell Ave, Miami
Someone once told me, “Brunch in Miami is a religion,” and let me say, God Bless brunch at 15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar. Located on the 15th floor of the W Hotel, you’ll find yourself struggling to decide what is better: The food, the view, or the $15 bottomless mimosa deal. I was sure to enjoy all of the above. While brunch is nothing without a great drink deal, the food at 15th & Vine, also provided an experience far beyond the floor to ceiling windows. With a 180-degree view of both the city and the crystal blue waters surrounding Miami, it was no wonder why me and my friends had such a grand experience. The Fried Chicken and waffles entrées gave an elegant twist to the typical southern comfort meal. Drizzled with a truffle honey and sprinkled with fresh red pepper flakes, this meal was both flavorful, and something to remember. As the drinks kept flowing, and the food kept on coming, the service was top-of -the-notch as well.
Brunch is served Saturday & Sunday from 11AM to 3PM.
To check out their brunch menu, go to their WEBSITE.
RedBar Brickell: 52 SW 10th St, Miami
Lit solely by red lighting, you’ll find yourself feeling more than just tipsy after a few drinks at this unique bar in downtown Brickell. The sensual atmosphere provides an interesting experience, that will stick with you for days. With concoctions created by Miami’s best bartenders, visitors will be in for quite the treat. Some of their signature drinks include their Watermelon Blossom, and The Strawberry Bee. Both cocktails provided a sweet taste of Miami, as they were both made with fresh fruits and a little extra liquor if you tip your bartender a little over 20%. And by chance your phone is dying, this bar provides wireless phone chargers for all customers sitting at the bar.
Open from 5PM–3AM.
Check out their cocktail menu, food menu, and daily specials on their WEBSITE.
Dolores but You Can Call Me Lolita: 1000 S Miami Ave, Miami
I remember walking by this restaurant and immediately being fascinated by two things. For starters the name of the restaurant was enough to catch my eye. It’s long, but made me want to know more. The other thing that had my attention was the beautiful rooftop patio that had views of the entire street. With plants everywhere, plenty of ambiance and a staff that seemed to be having a fun time at work, I knew I had to go in. Upon being sat, I noticed the smiles on everyone’s faces. Families enjoying their mid afternoon lunches, and coworkers dressed up going over business matters all while having a drink. My favorite was their Coconut Mojito. Made with fresh coconut shavings, and a splash coconut milk, this wasn’t a drink that stayed in the cup very long. As for the food, all was flavorful and delicious. To keep your bill down, try to order some food off the ‘Tapas’ section of their menu. The portions are generous, and you get to try a few more things rather than one dish. My personal favorite was the “Huevos Rotos.” All in all, this is a great place to experience on your trip to Miami.
Open from 10AM to Midnight – every night.
For more information on their food, drinks and events, check out their WEBSITE