Tuesday, April 20, 2010
JB Kitchen & Bar has finally revamped its happy hour. The Brickell newcomer was last featured in early March, when it received an incomplete grade for lack of variety and hours. The recent relaunch seems to have addressed the concerns of folks counting down to 5 p.m. Specials include $4 wells, $6 house wines, and $2.50 draft and bottled beers. Food options include the previously tasted fried yuca ($3.50) and artichoke and spinach dip ($5), along with JB wings ($4), rock shrimp ($4.50), and cracklin' calamari ($5). Check them out Monday through Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.
If that doesn't bring the happy to the hour, we're not sure what will.
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JB Kitchen & Bar, 1250 S. Miami Avenue, Miami; 305-415-0070 / jbkitchenandbar.com
Angelique Euro Café
117 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL, 33134
305-529-9922 / angeliqueeurocafe.com
The Deal: Social Hour, Tuesday - Friday, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Drink specials include $3 imported drafts, $4 imported bottles, and $5 select craft beers and wines by the glass. There are over 40 wines and 50 imported and craft beers to chose from. Angelique also features a $6 Bar Bites Menu with Lamb Lolies, Grilled Spanish Sausage, and Gruyere Gougeres.
Nestled in the madness of Miracle Mile lies a small, Euro-inspired café with a ton of personality (and we don't mean the obnoxious French kind). Angelique Euro Café embodies a modernistic but inviting ambiance that could easily be found in the streets of Valencia or Rome.
Featuring an outdoor but enclosed seating area amidst an orchid garden, visitors can watch the world pass by while sipping a glass of wine or nibbling tapas. Inside sleek design meets old school charm with white-bricked walls and high, wooded ceilings. The impressive bar stacks their bottles to the ceiling and mounts only one flat screen TV, making it clear that this a place for winding down and conversing. Truth be told you'll forget your in the middle of Coral Gables (or America for that matter) by the second glass.
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Sunday, April 11, 2010
To all those looking to up their career here's a suggestion: ruin a high profile figure's marriage. LIV's weekly Dirty Hairy party hosting Michelle Bombshell (the main woman behind the death of couple Sandra Bulluck and Jesse James) on April 21st is probably the tackiest move I've seen in Miami nightlife in awhile. The party title proudly reads "Bad Girl's Night Out." SMH... Maybe they'll host her book signing next.
(A very disgusted) Li
2224 Coral Way, Miami
The Deal: Monday-Friday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., half off everything
Located directly on Coral Way right off 22nd Avenue, Jada Coles blends just enough comfort to be deemed "laid back" with just enough quirkiness to be deemed charming. Couches are nooked towards the front of the space, while mix and minglers can sit at the high tops next to the pool table or float around the bar. Coles' small size makes for a friendly environment; it's the kind of place where the bartender chats you up about the Yankees/Red Sox rivalry and fellow drinkers introduce themselves without being creepy. The music jumps from Counting Crows to Fifty Cent.
Jada Coles' happy hour includes half off everything, meaning a Jack & Coke is only $4 and a Heineken is $3. Their menu has recently changed and has not been printed, but the bartender insists they will keep some of their previous Mexican specials.
Hang out until later in the evening and catch karaoke on Mondays, comedy on Tuesdays, or live music on Fridays. Sneakers, caps, and good local vibes are all welcome.
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Thursday, April 1, 2010
Mia at Biscayne
20 Biscayne Boulevard
With headliners gracing Mia almost on a weekly basis, this new kid on the block has already established itself as a legit nightlife venue. Located on the corner of Biscayne and Flagler, the downtown mega-lounge offers indoor and outdoor seating, multiple bars, and a pretty sick vibe.
Inside, plush velvet-like red and orange couches act as dining seating, while tear drop chandeliers hang overhead. The first floor features two bars and a massive, full wall television. The outdoor seating area and bar has a luna feel, with orange lanterns, red pop-up umbrellas, and bamboo-style chairs. The terrace offers a direct view of Bayfront Park but don't expect tranquility; the sounds of traffic and city life are rather abundant.
For the true workaholic, the venue also offers free WiFi inside and outside.
My drink order included a signature Blackstone Cocktail (Imperia, Amaretto, raspberry liqueur, pineapple juice, and raspberry juice). With the happy hour deal, the normally $12 drink was now $6. To eat, I opted for croquetas (ham, Manchego cheese, and chives) for $7. Surprisingly they were round, but still tasted like Latin-style snacks one would expect. Overall, Mia offers an extensive drink and food menu, including beers, wines, cocktails, small plates, rolls, and tapas. A few standouts included the Patatas Bravas ($6), Edible Cocktails ($10) and sushi rolls starting at $10. With an attractive, multilingual but attentive staff, and abundant parking along Biscayne (or valet), it wouldn't hurt to "beat the traffic" as their Twitter insists and have a drink...or two.
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