What’s New for Miami Spice 2020

 

Miami Spice 2020, MiamiCurated
Cafe la Trova

 

Have you noticed how your food bill has increased? Ditto the price of wine (couldn’t believe how wine prices at Costco have increased! See my tip below on that). So it’s welcome news that Miami restaurants are not only still offering Miami Spice 2020, but also, that it’s four months this year, starting now through September. Here are the details and list of the restaurants that have already kicked off their offerings along with links. Wondering which restaurants have outdoor dining? Look at the end of the post for my picks for dining outdoors.

Greek yogurt with honey at Milos

To refresh memory, Miami Spice 2020 offers diners a fixed-price menu for lunch, brunch or dinner on a three-course meal at a 30 percent discount. Participating restaurants must agree to offer the deal five days a week, slicing the cost of a $55 three-course meal to $39. Lunch and brunch are offered at $25, down from $35.

 

Prices include an appetizer, entrée and dessert; alcohol, tax, tip/service charges are excluded.  ALSO DIFFERENT THIS YEAR, Restaurants can join in when they are fully operational or ready, allowing them to “Spice Now,” or “Spice Soon,” which is listed  in the website directory.

 

Bourbon Steak

Here’s the list of Spice Now:

Spice Now, 52 Restaurants. Together with Spice Soon, the List is now at 125.

 

  1. 7 Spices Restaurant & Lounge
  2. 94 Aero Squadron Restaurant
  3. Alloy Bistro Gourmet
  4. Amare Ristorante
  5. Amore Restaurant & Bar
  6. Anacapri Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar – Pinecrest
  7. Aromas Del Peru West Miami
  8. Bellmónt Spanish Restaurant
  9. Blue Collar
  10. Blue Matisse
  11. Brasserie Brickell Key
  12. Brasserie Central
  13. Byblos Miami
  14. Café Catula Fine Restaurant and Art Gallery
  15. Café La Trova
  16. café Prima Pasta
  17. Casablanca on the Bay
  18. Diez y Seis
  19. doma Restaurant
  20. Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market
  21. Esotico Miami
  22. Fi’lia Restaurant
  23. Hakkasan Miami Beach
  24. Kao Sushi & Grill
  25. Katsuya South Beach
  26. LPM Restaurant & Bar
  27. Luna Park
  28. Maska – Indian Kitchen & Bar
  29. Meat Market Miami Beach
  30. Mi’Talia Kitchen and Bar
  31. New Campo Argentino Steakhouse
  32. NiDo Caffe e Ristorante
  33. Nikki Beach
  34. No. 3 Social Rooftop Bar & Lounge
  35. Osteria Del Teatro
  36. Pascal’s On Ponce
  37. PEZ
  38. Root & Bone South Miami
  39. Santorini By Georgios
  40. Shula’s Steak 2
  41. Spiga Restaurant
  42. Stiltsville Fish Bar
  43. StripSteak by Michael Mina
  44. Stubborn Seed
  45. Sushi Garage
  46. Tanuki Miami
  47. Tap 42 Craft Kitchen & Bar – Aventura
  48. Tap 42 Craft Kitchen & Bar – Coral Gables
  49. Tap 42 Craft Kitchen & Bar – Midtown
  50. The Bazaar by José Andrés
  51. Villa Azur Restaurant & Lounge
  52. Zuma Miami

 The full list is  at MiamiAndBeaches.com.

Wondering which of these offer outdoor dining? Check out my recent blogposts.

Outdoor Dining in Miami, 7 Top Picks

Outdoor Dining in Miami, More Top Picks

 

And the wine buying tip I mentioned-— for a good bottle of everyday wine the best bet I found so far is Winn Dixie and its Latin sister, Fresco y Mas (about $10 a bottle)! Plus they have specials of buy four or more bottles and get 10% off. They’re particularly good with Spanish red wines which are among my favorite.

Do you have any wine buying tips to share?

 

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