#SobeSavvy Presents #BeachyBrunches ! Vol 10: @SienaTavern @SienaMiami #SundayBrunch #Bottomless #Brunch #MiamiBeach #SouthBeach #Miami

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Want to have a relaxed stylish brunch on an expansive sunny patio ? Want to have a relaxed stylish brunch on an expansive patio while indulging in mouth watering food choices and bottomless drinks? I am sure your answer is a resounding YES, so next weekend head out to Siena Tavern Restaurant. Located in the former China Grill space on Washington Ave and 5th street, Siena Tavern is a force to be reckoned with. The baby of season 5 Top Chef Fan Favorite Fabio Viviani, Siena Tavern has not only become a popular dinner and happy hour choice, it now offers a weekend brunch.
Guests can sit on the beautiful patio or inside their stylish dining room. Bottomless Mimosas or Bloody Mary’s are available for a flat fee. Siena Tavern decided to take some classic dishes and put unique high end culinary touches to them. Take their eggs benedict. Most of these resemble a fast food egg sandwich with English muffins. Siena Tavern decided to use mortadella. What is mortadella you ask ? It is made from very finely minced high quality pork and cubes of fat “sprinkled” inside. They use a brioche bun as the base with a pesto hollandaise sauce. We also had a caramelized waffle. Accompanied with oak barrel aged syrup and Nutella butter. No, you do not need a eye doctor appointment. NUTELLA.BUTTER. Let that sink in. It tastes as good and decadent as it sounds. Indulge in their truffle scrambles eggs. Roasted wild mushrooms and truffle oil. Oh..it also comes with goat cheese toast. Goat. Cheese. Toast. I think by now you get the picture. Many different dishes and all delish. If you have only been there for dinner, it is time to include their brunch in your brunch circuit tour. We also had the pleasure of snapping a quick pic with Fabio in the flesh. He was gracious as usual. Go to brunch at Siena Tavern. You can thank me later.

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#SobeSavvy Presents #BeachyBrunches ! Vol 7: @Iceboxcafe #Brunch #PurdyAvenue #SouthBeach #Miami

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Want a brunch where locals are valued ? Want a brunch where not one item you ingest has ever seen the inside of a freezer? If so than Icebox Cafe is your spot. On a recent lazy Sunday morning the family and I meandered up to Icebox Cafe on Purdy Ave here in South Beach. We were promptly seated and treated to one of the most delightful brunch experiences one can ask for in a casual setting. Their decor speaks to the calm sophistication of the establishment. Icebox has been a Miami Beach mainstay for many many years. The reason for that is simple. They cater to residents more than most in their service, value and quality. It has a reputation for chef inspired fresh dishes and inventive drinks. We started with their Bubbles & Berries Sangria for two. It is served in simple but unique fashion as the picture of it below attests. All the fruit was fresh and muddled already in the flutes. All you need to do is add Presecco. Easy enough and awesome enough. Since we had our daughter with us she wanted a fruit plate. Freshly cut and nicely presented. I had the shrimp and grits and my hubby had the guava stuffed french toast. Both were great. My husband loved the fact that he was having breakfast and dessert in the same plate. They also have great handcrafted Bloody Mary’s and cocktails. Their Purdy Pear cocktail is made from their own fermented Pears in Vodka. Yum. Yum. Yum.

Icebox Cafe’s stylish and airy atmosphere just added to the relaxed mood. Next time you seek a causal yet stylish brunch with great food and great drink. Don’t think too long about where to go. Go to Icebox Cafe. Tell em Sobesavvy.com sent ya !

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#SobeSavvy Presents #BeachyBrunches ! Vol 6: @MayasTapas_Grill #MayaTapasandGrill #Brunch #LincolnRoad #SouthBeach #Miami

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In the heart of Lincoln Road sits a place that tourists and locals alike have been frequenting for over a decade. That place is Maya Tapas and Grill

http://mayatapasandgrill.com

You can have breakfast brunch/lunch or dinner. Their superb service and attention to detail is what sets them apart from the other tourist traps on Lincoln Road. This past Sunday the family and I decided to try their breakfast. We were seated promptly and given a choice of seats. Being late summer we chose a seat underneath one of their many giant fans they use to keep the heat at bay. We asked our waiter what are the most popular dishes on their breakfast menu. He advised their sausage omelette was great as was their eggs benedict made w/smoked salmon. Our little one opted for their fruit salad. Our refreshing mimosa and bellini kept us company while waiting for our meal. My daughter even took a quick visit to the art gallery on Lincoln Road opposite Maya’s. In prompt fashion our food came. Along with cranberry and peach juice. Peach juice is very hard to find in a restaurant and it was delicious. Everything was well prepared and quite good. The fruit salad was uber fresh and looked like a work of art , albeit a disappearing work of art !!

We all were all fueled up and raring to go attack the shops after our meal. Looking for a breakfast that has quality and a reasonable price with great service to boot ? Check out Maya. Tell em SobeSavvy.com sent ya

PS ..Show local ID and get 10% off your check

‘Lovely’ Leslie Heigh ~ Freelance Photojournalist/ Bon Vivant Blogger ~ Follow @IJust_LoveThis
#SobeSavvy

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#SobeSavvy Presents #BeachyBrunches ! Vol 5: Terrazza @ShoreClubSoBe #Brunch

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Brunch — a combination of breakfast and lunch eaten usually during the late morning but it can extend to as late as 3PM on Sundays. The word is a portmanteau of breakfast and lunch.

Terrazza restaurant at the Shore Club challenges many assumptions about brunch.https://www.morganshotelgroup.com/originals/originals-shore-club-south-beach/eat-drink/terrazza

Ending at 4pm is just one of them. South Beach being South Beach means a good portion of their denizens think anything prior to 1pm on a Sunday is just too early, hence the 4pm end time.

My family and I arrived shortly after they opened at 11am. We were seated at their airy spacious patio adjacent to their gorgeous pool. Numerous celing fans kept the oppressive Miami heat at bay.The patio space’s simplicity added to the calm sophistication of the setting. We had high hopes that the food and drink matched the terrific ambiance. It didn’t. It exceeded it. Terraza has decided to take the normal eggs and waffles brunch to a level that I have never encountered before.You have your standard brunch fare for their guests who require the familiar. What they also have in addition can only be described as a brunch tour de force.Let’s talk food first. Made to order pasta station and omelette station are present. Various toppings/fillings are available. No need to wait in a line whilst holding your plate like a manilla folder. You can place your omelette or pasta order with your waiter who will have it made and bring it to your table. Whilst awaiting an omelette I would recommend you try one of the many many tapas plates. Every Sunday the executive chef changes up the tapas choices to keep things interesting and inventive. This Sunday I tried the grilled salmon on a bed of roasted corn and lima beans. I also tried the crispy fish and calamari salad. We also devoured their burger and also had a mini slider. I wanted to try the roasted eggplant and two different types of sausage but just didn’t have the room ! My daughter loved the brioche french toast with fresh strawberries and bananas and tore into the lemon ricotta pancakes. The Antipasto and shrimp cocktail choices sat next to the custom self serve Bloody Mary station. Did I mention their Bloody Mary’s yet ?

They also have what can be only be described as the worlds best custom made self serve bloody mary station. You start with your choice of 3 different bloody mary foundations. V-8 , straight fresh tomato juice or clamato juice. Now the fun begins. They have endless choices to fill, spice and garnish your drink in any way shape or form you choose. From smoked applewood bacon slices to pickled asparagus or quail eggs and numerous pickled or peppered olive choices. You can make it as hot or mild as you like also. From celery seed, paprika, old bay,imported Thai Spice or cayenne pepper to name a few. Terrazo’s F & B manager, Eduardo Hernandez was gracious enough to walk me through the myriad of choices.

Terrazza has coined their brunch as a “Ladies Who Brunch”. Besides all the of delectable items on their buffet, women also get bottomless mimosas , bellinis and this week they also had sangria {white and red}. Our glasses were never empty longer than 45 seconds. Service was attentive and efficient without being intrusive. I asked Eduardo, “why a lack of signage on the tapas for their vast buffet ?” He responded, ” we decided to forgo the little signs on the food because we want to encourage our guests to interact with the line cooks with questions about the dish so they may occasionally learn something that they might not have if we had the signs on the dishes”

We ended our brunch journey at the dessert station with chocolate covered strawberries and scrumptious cheesecake bites. I’ll try the croissant au chocolate next time. Need a breezy easy Sunday brunch ? Look no further . Go to Terrazza at The Shore Club. You will be swept off your feet.

Ladies Brunch is $44 inclusive of bottomless mimosas , bellinis, and Sangria . Gentlemen pay a $20 upcharge.

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#SobeSavvy Recaps #SundayBrunch @American_Social All You Can Eat #Brunch! Just $22.95 #FortLauderdale #Miami

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AMERICAN SOCIAL located at 721 E. Las Olas Blvd, nestled in the heart of Ft.Lauderdale is characterized by its classic, American comfort food, craft cocktails and “pour-it-yourself” beers on tap. Many know this place as a happy hour spot where, from 4-7pm Mon-Fri, cocktails and appetizers are 50% percent off!

This past Sunday June 15th, AMERICAN SOCIAL HOSTED A FATHER’S DAY ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BRUNCH FOR $22.95 and as a festive parting gift, All the Dads in attendance were treated to a hand-rolled cigar !!

From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. guests were invited to enjoy the restaurant’s endless chilled snow crabs; Belgian waffles; made-to-order omelets; ol’ fashioned chicken ‘n waffles; biscuits and gravy; hickory smoked bacon; apple wood sausage; slow roasted, salt and pepper prime rib; breakfast potatoes; house smoked Atlantic salmon; seasonal fruit; fresh baked pastries; artisanal breads and homemade desserts for $22.95.For $10 extra, patrons also indulged in unlimited mimosas and a full Bloody Mary bar.

After hearing rave reviews of their Mother’s Day Brunch we were determined to try the brunch on Fathers Day Sunday. It also coincided with the opening of the World Cup so the numerous flat screens around the bar kept me informed of my favorite teams progress.

I found the decor warm, patriotic and inviting. The service was stellar and our glasses were always replenished in a efficient manner. Their buffet offered all that one could possibly want for a Sunday Brunch. All the usual suspects were represented but I loved the “you build your own omelette station”. Most places has the chef put your omelette choices on your behalf , but American Social allows their guests to put as little or as much of their favorite omelette ingredients to give the chef. They also had a carving station and their chicken and waffles were very good. Waffle crisp and chicken juicy and tender.

We will be back. For all of you in the 305 there is good news. In the early fall they will be opening up a new location on Brickell. Stay tuned for the grand opening information and review.

For more information, visit http://americansocialbar.com/ or call 954-764-7005 to reserve a table

Enjoy the pics from mu visit.

“Lovely” Leslie Heigh / Freelance Photojournalist /The ‘Bon Vivant ‘ Blogger

www.SobeSavvy.com
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