Brunch is about to get Spicy.
It’s not enough that Miami Spice returns Aug. 1 with 236 restaurants offering fixed price, discounted lunch and diner deals through September. This year, the annual Miami-Dade dining promotion is adding America’s favorite new pastime, where day-drinking is permissible if not encouraged: brunch.
More than 20 restaurants will offer Spice brunch deals on weekends for $23 a person, the same as the lunch price. Dinner at all the restaurants is still $39. Miami Spice menus are available online at iLoveMiamiSpice.com.
“Brunch in Miami has gained a lot of momentum over the last few years. It is no longer something people conveniently enjoy but an experience they actively seek out,” said David, owner of downtown Miami’s restaurant. “At , brunch has become one of our best services, and something clients come back for time and time again.”
A scan of brunch menus reveals it’s not all overpriced eggs and salmon.
bucatini carbonara pasta, baked French toast. South Beach’s Bakehouse Brasserie, one of the newer Hospitality restaurants (Bodega, Ricky’s, Halves & Wholes) is highlighting its fresh-baked goods on its menu. To wit, a croissant French toast with fresh strawberries., which focuses on Persian home cooking, offers a Persian salad,
“Miami Spice is really all about giving locals the opportunity to try all of the great offerings we have during a traditionally slower season,” chef Bernie Matz, culinary director, said.
Dragonfly okonomiyaki.& Fish Market in , the local outpost of the restaurant, includes options for Japanese fried chicken , slow-cooked brisket a la Japanese barbecue and the Japanese pancake
AndRestaurant in south Miami-Dade is using crops grown on site and from the county’s surrounding farm country to create its menu. Among the options: a steak, black bean and rice stuffed avocado topped with a fried egg.
“We have an exciting new menu that brings to life our farm-to-table cuisine,” said Schnebly, the restaurant’s creative director. “These new dishes really highlight the locally sourced fruits and vegetables that we use.”