Tapas craze spawns new B Bar Tapas & Grill eatery
Tapas are (still) the craze, and new restaurant B Bar Tapas & Grill (2995 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, 798/657-2275) is answering that call. It features tapas influenced by flavors from all over the world, such as the grilled octopus in truffle sauce (pictured), along with conch, ceviche, mussels, sea bass skewers, falafel sliders and more. The restaurant serves dinner and brunch, and there are two different happy hours each day—one time slot from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the other from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m., so if you’re up really, really late (or really early!), this is the place to try.
Piper-Heidsieck the star at The Tuck Room’s soiree
If you’re in North Miami, might as well give The Tuck Room a try (3701 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, 786/563-7061). It’s cozied next to an iPic movie theater, but local say it’s worth a visit on its own merit. On Aug. 24, there’s a Rose Soiree, sponsored by Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, with red being the official color of the night. Starting at 8 p.m., for $40, you get two glasses of the bubbly, plus a cocktail and some shared plates of nibbles. There will be a Bossa Nova DJ, a special Champagne-infused dessert and a photo booth, so wear red to this party.
Blues Brothers kick off Brimstone’s Celebrity Look-a-Like event
You can compete in a celebrity look-a-like contest, or just watch the fun when The Blues Brothers cover band plays for Brimstone Woodfire Grill’s (14575 SW 5th St., Pembroke Pines, 954/430-2333) Aug. 20 event from 8 p.m. to midnight. The drink specials will go for $5 and $10 that night, and the regular menu is available, too.
Lynn Kalber wasn’t born in Boca Raton, but she attended elementary through high school there, so she might as well have been. She’s a graduate of the University of Florida and has been in journalism most of her life, including 26 years at The Palm Beach Post. She’s written feature and food stories, and edited food copy among other jobs, including blogging about wine (The Swirl Girls). Her husband is writer and author Scott Eyman. They live in West Palm Beach with an assortment of cats and dogs.