Variety is the Spice of Life and this month on Miami Beach is certain to be Spicy! Our game plan for this month includes an afternoon sipping fine French champagne and nibbling chocolates at the Marquis, a sexy bikini swim show on Ocean Drive, a down-home craw fish boil Downtown, and Miami Beach’s largest Gay Pride Parade ever!
Our hottest local nightclubs have booked another all star line up including Stephan Luke, Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike and Max Vangeli. Big Brooklyn Red brings his jazz review to B Bar and Iko Iko and Piano Bob’s Big Easy Mardi Gras Band are performing live at a free concert down by the Miami River.
Come to Lummus Park at 1200 Ocean Drive and join the City of Miami Beach in welcoming the Gay Pride Parade and Festival to town including today’s gala event starting at noon with Grand Marshal Extraordinaire – Bravo TV’s Andy Cohen and 35,000 friends who will witness the fabulous floats, live music, dance performances, drag shows and more! The parade route from 5th to 15th street will close Ocean Drive to auto traffic so be sure to arrive early to find parking.
Check this site for all the top Miami restaurants, but remember, you can also celebrate $35 Miami Spice Dinners at the Betsy hotel’s BLT Steak where a 3 course menu includes a choice of pork belly or tomato watermelon salads followed by a top cap steak or organic chicken or snapper entree paired with sides of charred peppers, bok choy or jalapeno mashed potatoes and desserts of passion fruit souffle or the house special key lime pie! BLT Steak at the Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Drive, South Beach.
The same goes for RED the Steakhouse where a 3 course menu includes a choice of salads, soup, mussels, clams casino or oysters to start, main courses of filet mignon, atlantic salmon, chicken breast or double pork chop, a selection of pastas and a blueberry shortcake or a s’mores tart for dessert. Menu changes weekly and is available every night. RED, 119 Washington Avenue, South Beach.