Thursday, March 24, 2011
Style File: Brunch
Sundays are becoming the hot party day in South Florida. It's all about new ways to brunch, grab a Bloody Mary and get set for the Style File!
WSVN -- Eating, drinking, shopping sounds like a Sunday fun day to me!
Megan Harris: "It's a fun way to kill two birds with one stone. Get a little shopping done. Have a couple glasses of champagne and maybe do more shopping."
Every Sunday, Cafeina Lounge in the Wynwood Arts District is hosting "Brunch and Bazaar." Along with brunch you can wander around an open air market where up-and-coming designers and artists are selling their work.
Chelsea Conklin: "It gives them a platform to share their work with the community."
There are about 15 different vendors selling pretty much anything you want.
Alex Pavon: "Our vendors range from vintage, to jewelry, to home furnishing."
Since shopping can make you hungry, you can settle into Cafeina's beautiful garden for brunch. They have two menus, one for the health-conscious and another menu filled with hangover-cures.
Owner: "We have waffles, eggs benedict, omelets. We even have a bone in ribeye with eggs. We have hamburger and eggs."
There's even brunch for your pet, and one of the most popular spots for humans is the bloody mary cart.
Anthony Matonti: "I like it, it's very convenient. How can you not like alcohol on wheels?"
You've probably only been here at night, but "The Forge" is now the place to chill out for Sunday brunch, the idea stay all day and treat it like your home.
Your first stop, this long communal table filled with appetizers, like bloody mary, ceviche and farm-to-table salads.
Chef Dewey Losasso: "You can graze and graze on that all day. To me it's the best part of the menu."
Then it's time for the main course. Where you get to choose from 15 different brunch entrees.
Chef Dewey Losasso: "There's the french toast. We take hollow bread and soak it over night and pan seared with mangoes. Then we have poached eggs with a little bit of ham from New Jersey and spicy hot sauce."
Once again, the highlight is a bloody mary bar where you make it your way!
Michelle Escobar: "I've always been used to celery sticks, but the bacon is amazing, it gives extra salt to it."
So, let's do brunch, say next Sunday?
For More Info:
432 41st Street
Miami Beach, FL 33140-3504
297 Northwest 23rd Street
Miami, FL 33127
National Hotel Miami
1677 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
For reservations, please call 800.327.8370 or email *Reservations@NationalHotel.com