In today’s food news…

What’s caliente today.

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Grand Lux Cafe celebrates National Pecan Cookie Day!

Who doesn’t LOVE fresh, warm, gooey cookies? Stop by your nearest  Grand Lux Cafe (in Miami, it’s located at the Aventura Mall) and enjoy some delicious Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies (those gifs do the cookies no justice).

National Pecan Cookie is only for today, so get’em while they’re hot (and gooey)!

**Delicious cookies were a complimentary gift from the good people at Grand Lux Cafe.  ❤

Seaspice Live Launch: Revolutionizing Miami’s Live Music Scene

Seaspice Brasserie & Lounge is proud to announce the launch of Seaspice Live, a lineup of live musical performances by some of the most promising artist in the industry. During the upcoming season, every Friday and Saturday at 10:30 pm, the exclusive venue, located on the banks of the Miami River, will host in its new sound engineered, state of the art stage, an array of internationally acclaimed musicians.

Jump starting Seaspice Live, in collaboration with Art House Records, from eight time Grammy award winning producer, Julio Reyes Copello, Seaspice is ready to announce its lineup for September and October:

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The Poke House swims onto the Fort Lauderdale resto scence

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The Poke House will bring one of the fastest growing menu trends in the United States to Fort Lauderdale when it opens its doors in the Victoria Park Shoppes, 666 Federal Highway on Monday, October 3, 2016. The new fast casual eatery will offer diners a fresh take on the wildly popular traditional Hawaiian seafood dish already well established on the West Coast. With an all-star team led by former Director of Operations of SBE Hospitality (SLS Hotels, Katsuya, Hyde) Memphis Garrett, coupled with a relaxed ambiance and the freshest seafood and ingredients, The Poke House is poised to become one of Fort Lauderdale’s go-to eateries for fast, fresh and affordable cuisine.

Those seeking direction in their poke experience can opt for one of the creative bowls ($8 – $15) such as the West Coast inspired Venice Beach California Poke – marinated in salsa verde, served with avocado, baby heirloom tomato, red onion, crispy lotus and seaweed nori, served over white rice; Coco Beach Florida Poke – marinated in spicy passion fruit salsa fresca, served with crushed plantain chips, pineapple, orange, Fresno peppers and quinoa; Lima Beach Peruvian Poke – marinated in aji amarillo lime emulsion, tossed with red onion, sweet potato, avocado and cancha, atop green rice; and the Papaichi Beach Korean Poke – marinated in Kimchi dressing and served with white sesame seeds, Kimchi, seasoned crushed cashews and scallions, finished with Yuzu tobiko.

In addition to poke bowls, the restaurant will also feature unique culinary delights ($8 and up) like Poke Nachos – pico-marinated fish served atop wonton chips with baby kale, avocado cream cheese, marinated tofu, black radish and masago; Mini Tacos – fresh catch served on house made hard shell with chipotle mayo, purple cabbage, avocado mousse, green onion, sour cream and red radish; and Steam Buns – daily catch marinated in spicy passionfruit-ginger sauce cushioned in a Togarashi steam bun, topped with Kimchi, avocado puree, seaweed nori and crispy sweet potato.

Rounding out the menu are sweet treats including Chocolate Mousse with reese’s chips, vanilla whipped cream and shaved chocolate and Poke Sweet Fruit – sake infused fruit, poke sweet gelée, coconut foam and hazelnuts.

With seating for up to 45, The Poke House is a vibrant, casual eatery combining rustic charm with a clean, modern edge.  Located at 666 Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. The Poke House will serve lunch and dinner seven days per week from 11AM to 10PM.

Don’t forget to show them some love and follow them on Instagram (@thepokehouse) .

Happy Eats,

M

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