While those of us in Miami fortunately dodged the wrath of Hurricane Irma — our local businesses still suffered as many were without power for days. Even weeks. With this said, many mom-and-pop restaurants were forced to close due to evacuations and mass power outages. Keeping this in mind, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau extended Miami Spice through the month of October to help restaurants recover from hurricane closures.
For those of you unfamiliar with Miami Spice, the flavorful annual event traditionally runs August 1st through September 30th and serves up three-course meals at Miami’s favorite restaurants at the wallet-friendly prices of $23 for lunch/brunch and $39 for dinner. I recently wrote about my top picks for Miami Spice here, so be sure to read up on my personal favorites. And a pro tip for you: I strongly recommend making reservations before dining as this is an extremely popular event throughout the South Florida community.
The majority of the more than 230 participating restaurants will offer Miami Spice offers through Halloween. Popular haunts such as Cecconi’s, Smith & Wollensky, Fleming’s, Bulla Gastrobar, The Capital Grille, Morton’s, Sugarcane, Rosa Mexicano, Seaspice and more are all in the tasty mix.
Currently celebrating its 16th season, visit www.ilovemiamispice.com for a complete list of restaurants participating in the promotion. And remember, by partaking in Miami Spice, you can explore the local dining scene and help our community recuperate from Hurricane Irma. Cheers to that!