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Delray pop-up bar Miracle

It started in 2014 as a kitschy pop-up in New York City, a way to keep holiday spirits bright and potential customers intrigued while owner Greg Boehm put the finishing construction touches on Mace, his hip cocktail establishment that wasn’t quite ready to open in the East Village. Only the monthlong novelty didn’t wear off.

Big City Tavern’s inspired spin on the Old-Fashioned combines past and present

Walking into Big City Tavern in downtown Fort Lauderdale (609 E. Las Olas Blvd.) feels like stepping into a Prohibition-era speakeasy. The sturdy oak bar, vintage photos cluttering the walls, wood floors and fireplace with a moose head all combine to transport customers to another time and place. Adding to that vibe is Big City’s

For the Earth

At the Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne, a bright blue liquid—made up of Bacardi Superior, violet liqueur and pineapple juice—sits inside a frosty coupe-shaped glass. Created by head bartender Oscar Amaya, the cocktail is a representation of the Rusty Pelican’s #MiamiIsNotPlastic campaign, which aims to eliminate single-use plastics. That’s because when it comes to this

In the Can

Being innovative is nothing new for the staff at Sushi Garage, whether referring to its Japanese cuisine or even the way it presents its cocktails. The creative minds behind the Miami Beach restaurant (1784 West Ave.; 305.763.8355) proved that in July when they introduced the Toki Can—a fruity-fresh drink made with Toki whiskey, blackberries, simple

Siren’s Song

To Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth, Stiltsville is more than just a cluster of historic, pastel-colored wooden houses. About a mile south of Cape Florida, it’s where the “Top Chef” couple shared their first kiss more than five years ago. It’s also the name of their popular Sunset Harbour restaurant.  Stiltsville Fish Bar, an upscale

Puttin’ on the glitz

There’s a unique way to experience the fascination and luxury tucked inside Gianni Versace’s former Ocean Drive mansion, now called Villa Casa Casuarina. It doesn’t involve spending upward of $2,000 for a hotel room. It also doesn’t involve tuning into the newest season of “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace.” Versace’s former kitchen

Fresh Approach

To the famous punk rock band The Clash, “death or glory” was “just another story.” But to the four owners of Delray Beach bar Death or Glory, the phrase reflects their commitment to giving the community a place to, as they put it, “Eat. Drink. Chill.” “Ultimately, ‘death or glory’ really means ‘go big or

Behind the Craft

Though alcohol clearly isn’t the healthiest beverage, The Craftsman probably is your most health-conscious bet when you’re looking for a buzz. Dustin Elmalem, owner of the Miami pop-up bar—an extension of the original Craftsman in New York—offers craft cocktails free of added preservatives, along with a neighborhood bar vibe. While the Harlem location is a

Strange Brew

At first blush, the idea of a sour-tasting beer sounds more like a barley-and-hops mixture gone bad than an intentional flavor. But unusual is the norm at a Pompano Beach brewery that even celebrates such eccentricities in its name. The aptly branded Odd Breed Wild Ales (50 NE First St., 754.220.6099, oddbreed.com), which opened its

A Taste of Peru

Peruvian hot spot Pisco y Nazca has brought a flavorful menu of South American fare to West Kendall. Located at The Palms at Town & Country plaza (8405 Mills Drive, No. 260), the restaurant debuted in 2015 and opened a second outpost in Doral less than a year later. It has become a local favorite,

Mom Loves This Cocktail

The bloody mary is a popular hangover cure—a morning-after-a-long-night drink referred to as “the hair of the dog.” So, for Lighthouse Point restaurant Nauti Dawg, having a place on the menu for a cocktail associated with a furry, four-legged friend seemed natural. There was one hitch. While bloody marys typically are made with vodka, Nauti

The Lime Is Key

Bar Centro, a swanky drinking den from venerable chef José Andrés, takes a playful approach to traditional cocktails. With two locations in Miami—one connected to his South Beach restaurant, the Bazaar; and another inside his Brickell spot, Bazaar Mar—Andrés blends herbs, fruits and vegetables with unique additives, such as salt air and liquid nitrogen, to