Miami and Miami Beach Summer Events

For Miami Beach residents there are two kinds of heat, The Miami Heat basketball team and year-round tropical temperatures. The latter makes for a great time to plan a night on the town, or a date at one of the gastronomically amazing Miami Beach restaurants. Below are some options for Miami Beach condo and homeowners to stay entertained with the latest dining and nightlife options in and around Miami and Miami Beach:

Miami & Miami Beach Dining & Nightlife

Haven (1237 Lincoln Road, next to Alta Mare) gets a nice mention in The Miami Herald. It's an upscale neighborhood place for drinks and small bites:

Like BBQ? Stop into Sparky's Roadside Barbecue(204 NE 1st Street) in downtown Miami. Lee Klein of the Miami New Times has great things to say:

Pied a Terre (1701 James Ave, at the Cadet Hotel) is starting to get some great recognition, see what Urban Daddy has to say:

Bal Harbour's Makoto (9700 Collins Avenue) gets a good write up too:

Looking for a place to have a drink or have something to eat on the Miami Beach boardwalk along the water? Check out The Setai, Carraba's or The Cabana Beach Club at the Eden Roc. Here's an abbreviated rundown:

1. The Setai: An oasis right on the ocean, the Setai seduces with a wooden bar and tables covered by umbrellas. They offer an extensive menu that include items like ceviche, salads, and sandwiches. Definitely one of the most upscale places around, but well worth it if one wants to be confused with the rich and famous.

2. Carrabba's Italian Grill: Located in the mid-beach area of Miami Beach on 39th Street, Carrabba's offers daily drinks specials and great prices on food. The most casual of the these three places, and on weekends, enjoy the sounds of a live band while enjoying the cool ocean breeze.

3. Cabana Beach Club: Further north on 45th street in Miami Beach, the Eden Roc's Cabana Beach Club offers THE only full water view from their location. They boast a large menu with hotel prices offers something for every taste ranging from coconut shrimp ($14) and fried grouper tacos ($14) to flat iron steak ($27) and sugarcane skewered ahi tuna ($25). Not as fancy as the Setai, yet more upscale than Carrabba's.

Other Highlights:

Live music has come to the The Betsy Hotel & Bar (1440 Ocean Drive in the heart of South Beach) every week on Thursday. On June 9, they have local Miami Beach legend and South Beach Diva Maryel Epps.

The Wizard of Oz will be on the New World Center Soundscape's outdoor big screen (500 17th Street, between Washington & Pennsylvania Aves) on Wednesday, June 8 @ 8pm. Free to the public, get there early! Located at the beautiful Frank Gehry Designed New World Center campus.

Cirque du Soleil's Eloize comes to the Arsht Center July 26th - August 7, Tickets start at $25.00.

Performances - Katy Perry: June 11 @ 7:30pm BankAtlantic Center Sunrise, Fl - Martin Lawrence: June 25 @ Adrienne Arsht Center - Rihanna: Bank Atlantic Center July 14 @ 7:30 pm. - Sade: Friday, July 15, 2011 Bank Atlantic Center - Ke$ha: August 7, 20110 @ 7:30pm BayFront Park Amphitheater Marc Anthony: September 16 @ 8pm American Airlines Arena

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