15 people. $4000. How I made my dream Micro-Wedding happen!

I shot the cutest micro-wedding today & I’ll take these intimate ceremonies over big weddings any day. There. I said it.

As a creator, it takes a while to learn what serves you. For me, it’s having access to connecting with the souls I capture.

I know a number of incredible wedding photographers that truly rock the 200-people big wedding game. I’ve done those before, they’re fabulous, but it’s not for me. I salute those that survive 10+ hour ceremonies and thank them for their service. I love these small ceremonies that allow me to truly capture a stress-free bride and groom in their element.

I, too, opted for a smaller wedding of only 15 people and it was the best decision ever.

I was fortunate enough to have a circle of very understanding family and friends that knew we were saving up for more important milestones in our life, like buying a house and one day growing our family.

You probably landed on this blog post wanting to have your dream micro-wedding in Miami… on a budget! I gotchu. Below I share the breakdown of my very intimate and affordable 15-person micro-wedding.

Total Cost: $4000

Wedding Dress: $450 from David’s Bridal. Found this gem hidden in the sales rack of David’s Bridal in Coral Gables. All it needed was a quick hem adjustment which I was fortunate enough to have my mom fix for me. The wedding vail and headpiece were both from Amazon for less than $70 total.

Groom’s Tux: 8-piece Package $100 from Men’s Warehouse.

Hair & Makeup: $0 Endless YouTube tutorials later, I landed on my perfectly simple look, done at home with makeup and tools I already had on hand.

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Venue / Officiant / Flowers / Cake: $1200 Redland Koi Garden. 2hrs. The elopement / micro-wedding package included an amazing officiant (shoutout to Adri), my dream bouquet, boutonnière, and cake flowers by Ponce Floral Design, and a stunning cake with the exact vision I wanted by Sweet Design!

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Videographer: $200 Our good friend Jonathan is a super talented creative. He had never shot a wedding, but I trusted his talent and sure enough HE DELIVERED. These days, Jonathan is available for all things digital marketing, corporate videos, and maybe even a wedding ceremony if you reach out to him. He’s great!

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Photographer: $1000 We knew we wanted pictures that truly captured the beauty and essence of our ceremony and there was only one gal we could trust with this. Our dear friend Helena of Provoke Photography truly delivered our dream photo gallery. She knew exactly how to pose us, capture our candid moments, and was comfortable giving us a photo op tour of Redland Koi Gardens, one of the many venues she has shot at in Miami. I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer and friend to capture our special day.

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Dinner: $600 for 15 people at Mamey Miami. My husband, Peter, was a chef at Niven Patel’s new Mamey Miami, so we couldn’t pass up the opportunity when they offered to host our wedding party. We felt so lucky to have the support from this incredible team and everyone couldn’t stop raving about the food.

Please note that this was a special Family & Friends rate, but there’s tons of affordable ways to host a reception dinner after your ceremony. Some ideas include using a family or friend’s backyard as your intimate venue and catering from a local Miami restaurant or caterer. I know a friend that did a full Publix catering for her 100-person wedding and saved almost $3000! The possibilities are endless. Remember, your family is there for YOU… the food and drinks are just a nice plus as a thank you.

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The Toast: $0 Speaking of drinks! We were fortunate to have a friend gift us our wedding day spirits. For 15 people, you’re probably looking at 6-10 bottles of bubbly for your ceremony toast and then some. My advice? Hit up Costco or BJ’s and save hundreds when you buy in bulk. Don’t believe me? Just check out this article from EatingWell.com…

Each $59.99 pack comes with six, 187-milliliter bottles (each is about ¼ of a standard wine bottle) of Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut. Considering a 750-milliliter bottle of the same Champagne goes for $39.99, it’s a pretty reasonable deal, plus it means that you can drink the whole bottle and add only about 140 calories to your daily tally.

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Mr. & Mrs. Crystal Wedding Champagne Glasses: $0 These babies were gifted to us by our dear friend that explored our Amazon registry right before our wedding. You can find them here for $37!

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Welcome Sign: $75 our dear friend Carlita of Fiesta in a Box is an incredible party planner and decorator, so naturally I had to hire her to give us her finishing touches. I always wanted a Pinterest-worthy wooden “welcome” sign for our wedding and she made it happen beautifully and on a time crunch! I purchased the stand on Amazon and Carlita gifted us the eucalyptus garland which we found on Amazon, too!

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Miscellaneous

Hope this breakdown was helpful! With some research and little help from friends, you’ll be able to celebrate just how you’ve always dreamed.

Big or small, in the end, move forward with what serves your soul. It’s your big day. It only happens once. Do what makes YOU happy and communicate this to your loved ones so you feel at peace on your wedding day.

With love,

Ixamar & Peter

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Miami Spice 2018: Tanuki Miami Beach

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Miami Spice has officially begun and it brings to the table a list of over 250 participating restaurants. This year, you’ll be able to indulge in Lunch ($23), Dinner ($39), and even BRUNCH ($23) from August 1st to September 30th.

Today I’m showcasing on the blog one of my new favorite Japanese/Chinese restaurants in Miami Beach, Tanuki.
Looking for a Happy Hour spot? Tanuki’s Happy Hour runs 7 days a week starting Mon-Thu from 5PM-8PM and Fri-Sun from 5PM-7PM. Make sure to pass by on Tuesday for ‘Ninja Tuesdays’ and enjoy a full night of happy hour drinks until close. Bites range from $5-$7. Drinks include $4 beers, $6 wine/cocktails/well spirits, and $5 sake (or $12 for a whole carafe).

 

Tanuki
Monday – Thursday 5:00PM – 11:00PM
Friday – Saturday  12:00PM – 12:00AM
Sunday  12:00AM – 11:00PMTanuki will offer Miami Spice as follows:
Lunch – Friday through Sunday
Dinner – Monday through Sunday

1080 Alton Rd,
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Cinco De Mayo 2018: Miami

Time to Cinco De Drink’O your way around Miami this Saturday. Here’s a list of spots you can hit up with the gang and even a free ride ON ME, because I need ya’ll safe and alive (to keep reading this blog).

Lyft: Up to $20 in free ride credit using code “Ixamar306003”
Uber: Up to $20 in free ride credit using code “Ixamarp1”

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  • The Mighty | FREE | Sat, May 5 @ 5PM – 12AM

Seek shelter at The Mighty this Saturday, where they’ll be serving $6 Margaritas, $2 Tacos & offering half-off specials on ALL TEQUILA. Also, to commemorate two countries that no longer have beef with each other ❤ MEXICO & FRANCE ❤ they’ll be playing their favorite tunes from both countries.

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  • The Wharf | Free Admission Before 3pm | Sat, May 5 @ 12PM – 2AM

Miami Biggest Piñata Party brought to you by Don Julio Tequila, Corona Extra, and Modelo Especial. Come experience The Wharf’s first ever Riverside Cinco de Mayo celebration. Enjoy Live Music, Eats, Cocktails & Good Times! The Wharf is a 21+ venue. Children accompanied by parents & leashed dogs welcome before 6 PM.

SPECIALS: Buy a shot of ANY Tequila or Mezcal and get a FREE Corona!

MUSIC BY: DJ IRIE & Kid Nemesis

EATS BY: Garcia’s Seafood Open-Air Fish Market & Raw Bar, King of Racks BBQ, Spris Artisan Pizza, MOJO Donuts & more

DRESS CODE
Proper Dress Attire Required. Venue reserves the right to deny entry at doorman’s discretion. Click Here for Tickets!

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The 8th Annual Cinco de Mayo Brickell is now at a NEW waterfront location! Tip your sombreros, enjoy the tastiest curated food by Tacos & Tattoos, and raise your specialty margaritas to the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France. Experience the true freedom of being lost in groundbreaking tunes as Miami’s freshest DJ LAZ with HITS 97.3 takes over the stage!

This year, they are going bigger and better than ever in a beautiful new waterfront location at the Brickell Waterfront Lot 609 Brickell Avenue Miami, FL 33131 – a view of Brickell Key that is UNMATCHED for your Cinco de Mayo experience!

Live mariachi performances, mechanical chili rides, dancing, and more.

Tickets to this block party start at $15 for general admission when you buy in advance online. The serious party-goer will splurge for the $20 (discounted) Fiesta Party Pack, which includes admission, mustaches, a Margarita souvenir cup, and more goodies. And now, for the first time ever, Cinco de Mayo Brickell will have a VIP section for those who want to indulge in the full Cinco de Mayo experience which will include a Private VIP Lounge area with seating, a complimentary Grande Margarita, a Fiesta Pack (featuring mustaches and a souvenir cup), and Private Air-Conditioned Bathrooms. VIP all the way!

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South Florida’s largest Cinco de Mayo celebration comes back to Wynwood this year for a bigger and better party for Cinco de Wynwood. Break out the lime and salt and make your way to their Mexican fiesta featuring a live Mariachi band, tequila shots, premium margaritas, and ice cold Micheladas. Celebrate Mexican pride in style with souvenir sombreros and mustaches while enjoying mouth-watering tacos.

To honor this holiday, the celebration is free and open to the public. Partygoers will also be treated to drink specials and sugar shot contests for a chance to win select prizes. Listen to your favorite Mexican tunes and cool beats by Wynwood’s finest DJs, drink Avión Tequila, gaze at street art, and party in true art-district style. Food trucks and arts ‘n’ crafts will also be happening, so spread the word and fiesta with Wynwood’s finest.

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  • The Diplomat Beach Resort | FREE | Sat, May 5 @ 4PM – 9PM

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style at The Diplomat Beach Resort!

Hotel Bar – Specials 5pm to 8pm include:
· $8.00 Hornitos Margaritas
· $8.00 Hornitos Tequila Sunrise
· $5.00 Modelo Especial Draft Beer

*Sunset Sessions Latin Flair 5pm till 9pm

Playa – Specials 4pm to 7pm
· $8.00 Hornitos Margaritas
· $5.00 Modelo Especial Draft Beer
· $5.00 Beef & Chicken Tacos

Portico – Specials 5pm to 7pm
· $8.00 Hornitos Margaritas
· $8.00 Hornitos Tequila Sunrise
· $5.00 Corona Light Draft Beer
· $5.00 Beef & Chicken Tacos

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When life gives you lemons use them for tequila shots at Brickell 3rd Annual Cinco de Mayo Bar Crawl! Join hundreds of crawlers as you make your way through Brickell and enjoy 5 FREE drinks & ridiculous drink specials at all participating venues.

Participating Venues:
– Baru (Check-in location 6pm-9pm): 1 FREE select drink + Drink specials (TBA)
– Fado: 1 FREE select drink + Drink specials (TBA)
– American Social: 1 FREE select drink + Drink specials (TBA)
– Barsecco: 1 FREE select drink + Drink specials (TBA)
– The Craftsman: 1 FREE select drink + Drink specials (TBA)
– Blackbird Ordinary: 1 FREE select drink + Drink specials (TBA)
– RedBar: Drink specials (TBA)
– Sweet Caroline (NEW BAR!): Drink specials
– Batch: Drink specials (TBA)

*Venues subject to change
*More venues TBA

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Drink Specials | Food Trucks | Live Entertainment | Mariachi Band | Face Painting | Taco Eating Contest 

What better place to spend Cinco De Mayo than Bodega South Beach? Join them for what they say is the best block party of the year! Doors open at 3pm. You do not want to miss this! ****Ticket does not guarantee entrance

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  • Tacology | FREE | Sat, May 5 @ 1PM – 12AM

Go beyond just the margarita. This year, you’re invited to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the most traditional fiesta in Miami!

Be blessed with the presence of TWO EXTRA BARS on the patio at Tacology this year. As doors open at 1 PM, guests will be able to start the party with FREE Oaxaqueña margaritas made with mezcal, classic margaritas, select shots of mezcal and tequila and Dos Equis lager, until 2 PM. Each bar will be sponsored by Maestrol Dobel and Ilegal Mezcal. Following that, they’ll be pouring Dos Equis lager for a special price of $5 all day long to keep the celebration going.

A special line-up of DJ’s will also be on deck all day long and guests can stay serenaded by mariachi from 7:30 – 8:30 PM. Dj Fazz will shut the night down from 8:30 – 11 PM.

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  • Fado Irish Pub | FREE | Sat, May 5 @ 8PM – 4AM

Irish-I-Was Mexican Festival will have it all for you and yours to sing along with Mariachi songs all night. Drink Specials, Taco Specials, Party Favorites and live DJs at Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant, insert loud celebratory yell here!

$4 Tecate Cans
$5 Dos Equis Lager Drafts
$5 Corona Bottles
$5 1800 Silver Shots
$5 Olmeca Altos Silver Shots

Must be 21 and over to attend. DRINK DANCE REPEAT

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  • Blackbird Ordinary| FREE | Sat, May 5 @ 5PM – 5AM

Free F–ing Tacos. That’s all you need to know.

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It’s on like a Mexican Mustache on a Mariachi!

Don Julio and Patron are duking it out luchador style Cinco de Mayo. Who will win the battle? You decide! Choose your SHOT of choice and see who wins the day. Keep out for their Cinco de Mayo promos where you can win a bottle to celebrate with your most mejor amigos.

Stay for kicka$$ specials, schenanigans, swag , and a few surprises.

Specials till 11PM!
$4 Tecate Beer
$5 Dos Equis
$5 Don Julio
$5 Patron

Open at 3PM for your convenience. Early arrival is highly encouraged, wait times can start as early as 10PM for the late night party.

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Get your friends and join the fun at Barsecco for a great fiesta: live DJ’s, Mariachis, $6 Margaritas, Corona buckets, delicious tacos, GGG vs Martirosyan fight and more…

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  • Novecento Key Biscayne| FREE | Sat, May 5 @ 11:30AM – 12AM

$6 Margaritas all day! After 9pm they will have complimentary Viola Italian Craft Beer & Frozen Margaritas.

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  • City Place Doral | FREE | Sat, May 5 @ 5PM – 11PM

Beats by Dj Xtreme from Tu 94.9.
Mariachi Band appearance from 7pm to 8:30pm
Strolling Entertainers, Giveaways, Live Mural Painting, Food and Drink Specials.

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  • The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne | FREE | Sat, May 5 @ 7PM – 11PM

Cantina Beach and Maestro Dobel Tequila presents their biggest Cinco de Mayo fiesta with:
$5 Mexican Street Fair Food
$5 Mini Margaritas
Colorful Piñatas
DJ & Entertainment

*Please Drink Responsibly. Don’t Drink & Drive.*

CHEERS!

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Get Your Blurry Brunch On at Rácket Wynwood

Sundays were made for brunch and Rácket Miami in Wynwood is ready to serve their best bubbles to you and the gang. Sit back & relax while they pour you unlimited rosé & mimosas for just $18 from 1-5pm. During the month of March, ladies will enjoy free rosé every Wednesday. They’re also serving up free bbq and offering an open bar every Tuesday from 10pm-12am.

Take a look at some of the delicious menu they have lined up for you this weekend! Straight from Homecookin Hospitality Group, the people that brought you Drunken Dragon and Foxhole, your Sunday is sure to become one for the books!

An inviting colorful décor with the perfect rustic modern feel.

Spacious enough for groups paired with the perfect lighting for those selfies and foodie shots!

$18 unlimited rosé & mimosas from 1-5pm every Sunday

Atrium Bar Menu

Ahi Tuna Rolls served with Sriracha Aioli, Caviar, and Crispy Brioche

Charcuterie Board served with fig jam and olive bread. Meats: chorizo cantimpalo & prosciutto | cheese: gruyere, brie, ricotta spread | vegetable & fruit: marinated artichokes, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, apple, blackberries, grapes.

Rácket Panini served with prosciutto, goat cheese, pesto, fig jam, arugula, balsamic reduction, on panini bread.

Rácket Kitchen Menu

Hours: 

Monday 1pm–3AM
Tuesday 1pm–3AM
Wednesday 1pm–3AM
Thursday 1pm–3AM
Friday 1pm–3AM
Saturday 1pm–3AM
Sunday 1pm–3AM
Rácket – 150 NW 24 Street | Miami, FL 33127 | 786-637-2987

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The Best New Eats at Vagabond Kitchen and Bar

Many delicious changes have arrived to Vagabond Kitchen and Bar in the MiMo District! With its art deco vibe reminiscing Miami’s glory days, this spot is perfect for a fun happy hour with friends or a date night with that special foodie someone. Well beyond that, you will find the fresh new ideas created by Chef Andres. I had the chance to try these new selections and it sure exceeded my expectations. Not only is there a fresh new brunch menu, they’ve added a grand selection of dinner items to their menu and are now open for lunch as of August 1st! With a chic new patio dining too, what better way to celebrate Miami Spice than to try it for yourself.

Let’s start with the beautiful decor that brings you art deco vibes with a modern twist. The lighting was perfect for those food pics you’ll be taking during your visit. Everything just seemed to balance out perfectly. If you’re a modern-day adventurer with a penchant for global food, drink, and art, this is definitely your place.

Here’s some of our favorite selections from last night’s media dinner! All things beef and fish courtesy of Pablo from Gaucho Ranch.

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…but wait, there’s more!

 Make your way over and let us know how it goes!
MIAMI SPICE MONTH DAYS: AUGUST 1 – SEPTEMBER 30
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Alter Miami + Cervezas Alhambra

Beer + bites is the way to my heart! Last night we had the pleasure of experiencing Alter Miami’s collaboration with Cervezas Alhambra during a culinary experience like no other. Nothing beats the bites prepared for us at this hip, chef-driven, progressive American restaurant located in Miami’s up-and-coming Wynwood neighborhood. Everything paired perfectly with our Reserva 1925 beer straight from Granada, Spain! This is an intense beer crafted to be savored and sipped on slowly, so that’s exactly what we did. Check out the delicious, mouthwatering pictures from last night’s event with some of Miami’s very own foodie bloggers!

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Cervezas Alhambra Reserva 1925

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Umami Balls with Fried Brioche, Umami Butter, and Togarashi Chili Flake

Maitake Mushroom with Toasted Nori, Chicken Fat, and Sherry Vinaigrette

The Iberico Burger with Chorizo Mayo, Spicy Yuzu Pickles, and Furikake Brioche

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Furikake Chips

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Soft Egg with Sushi Rice, Toasted Garlic Dashi, and Serrano Ham XO

Crispy Duck Leg with Umeboshi Plum Glaze, Pickled Shallot, Watercress Salad

Stop by Bar Alter for a delicious selection of bar bites and a refreshing Reserva 1925

Miami Foodies: @TheHungryPost, @NinasTravelsAndEats, @SFLOnTap, @DigestMiami, + @TheWandertog

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Brickell Happy Hours | June 2017

It’s Friday. You can already taste the bites and libations your palate has been craving since Monday afternoon. We don’t blame you.

Short and sweet, just how you like ’em, here are some of our favorite Happy Hour specials in Brickell/Downtown! 

DB Bistro: Mon-Fri | 5pm-8pm | Inside the JW Marriot Marquis, feast on $1 Oysters and $3 Stuffed Dates, Bacalao Croquetas, Tortilla Española, and Crispy Pork Belly (to name a few). Wash it all down with $5 beer specials, wines by the glass starting at $6, or their famous White Cosmo!

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The Arketekt by Aficionados: Mon-Fri | 4pm-8pm | Everyday Happy Hour with a generous selection of bar bites and a carefully crafted drinks menu. We can’t stop obsessing about this new find! Ladies Night has my heart on Thursdays with $1 Prosecco and Live music on Saturdays at 9pm, too! *New* Sunday Brunch now has free Unlimited mimosas for the ladies!

CMX Cinemas: Mon- Fri | 3pm-7pm | Yup, you heard right! Want to grab a bite and get your drink on before catching a new release at CMX? You’re at the right place; these guys have everything you need right here. Get the party started at the lounge where you’ll be greeted by a screen larger than your college dorm and a killer bar. Perfect for game night!

Pawn Broker: Mon-Fri | 5pm-7pm | Inside the Langford Hotel. Specials include $5 beer, $6 wine, and $7 cocktails!

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Better Days: Mon-Fri | 5pm-8pm | Some of the lowest regular and Happy Hour options on average that we’ve found in Brickell, we found specials like $6 Don Julio, JW Black, Havana Club, Grey Goose, Jameson, Jack Daniels…to name a few. You might find the priciest beer on their menu to be $7 out of 30 beer choices that they have, with $4 Happy Hour specials on those. Check out Trivia Night on Thursdays and Ladies Night + 80’s Night on Mondays! Oh yeah…and free popcorn.

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Baby Jane: Mon-Fri | 4pm-7pm | No more Monday blues! They have a select few of their specialty cocktails on special starting at $8 as well as house drinks, wine and beer. Feeling hungry? They have Ramen, too!

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LILT Lounge: Tue-Sat| 8pm-10pm | $7 Stella, $8 wine, or a $10 ‘Cocktail Of The Day’ to go with the breathtaking ambiance. Want some live music with that drink? Check out their weekly events here.

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Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita: Mon-Fri | 4pm-8pm | Lolita knows that “happy hour” really is the happiest of hours; and that it shouldn’t be limited to just one hour. Now at this Brickell spot, enjoy 50% off well and top-shelf drinks as well as live music and good company.

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YAKU by La Mar: Fridays | 6pm-8pm | YAKU has $6 Piscos and $5 bites. Enjoy a gorgeous night at La Mar’s new lounge while sipping on delicious cocktails and taking in the these Miami views at the Mandarin Oriental.

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Cinco De Mayo 2017: Miami

Time to Cinco De Drink’O your way around Miami this Friday. Here’s a list of spots you can hit up with the gang and even a free ride ON US, because we need ya’ll safe and alive (to keep reading our blog).

Lyft: Up to $20 in free ride credit using code “Ixamar306003”
Uber: Up to $20 in free ride credit using code “Ixamarp1”

  • Tacology | FREE | Fri, May 5 @ 12:00 PM – 11:30 PM

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A day & night full of tacos, tequila, and even a special surprise performance.
Sponsored by Maestro Dobel. Free tequila shots upon arrival. These people waste NO TIME!

Tacology
701 South Miami Avenue
4th Floor
Miami, FL 33130

  • Cinco de Wynwood| $0-$17| Fri, May 5 @ 5PM – Sat, May 6 @ 3AM

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Break out the lime and salt and make your way to this Mexican fiesta featuring a live Mariachi band, tequila shots, premium margaritas, and ice cold Micheladas.  Food trucks and arts ‘n’ crafts will also be happening! Partygoers will also be treated to drink specials and sugar shot contests for a chance to win select prizes. You want it? They have it!

MANA Wynwood
2250 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127

  • Cinco De Mayo Brickell Bar Crawl | $20| Fri, May 5 @ 6PM – Sat, May 6 @ 12AM

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Our friends at Brickell Living are at it again! They thought of everything and are ready to give you a night you’ll never forget (unless you blackout). Your tickets will get you 1 free drink at every venue, access to all 5 bars during one of the busiest days of the year, and drink specials at every stop!

Participating venues include: Baru, American Social, RedBar, El Capo, and Level One.

Barú Latin Bar
901 Brickell Plaza
Miami, FL 33130

  • Blackbird Ordinary$20| Fri, May 5 @ 5PM – Sat, May 6 @ 5AM

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There’s going to be free f#@king tacos. That’s all you need to know, really. Piñatas, Mariachi’s, Giveaways, Booze Specials y Más. The bird is the word!

Blackbird Ordinary
729 Southwest 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33130

  • SHOTS Miami| FREE| Fri, May 5 @ 5PM – Sat, May 6 @ 5AM

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They’ve got the usual shenanigans like photobooths & plenty of swag, but it wouldn’t be a SHOTS event without a few surprises. Be sure to get there early, lines begin to get long at 7pm!

RSVP to get your FREE Drink before 8PM. *One drink ticket per email, so get your friends in on the action by clicking on the image above!

  • Cinco De Mayo Brickell Fiesta by SWARM| $10-$13| Fri, May 5 @ 5PM – Sat, May 6 @ 2AM

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Sombreros, mustaches, tequila shots, premium margaritas and Mexican beer. This battle ground will feature two DJ stages, mariachi, and Paco, an authentic 8-foot tall piñata that will make your selfies come alive. Can we make #TacoswithPaco a thing?

The Shops at Mary Brickell Village
901 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33130

  • City Place Doral| Free| Fri, May 5 @ 5PM – Sat, May 5 @ 11PM

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Grab your Sombreros and party at the brand new City Place Doral for their largest (and first) Cinco De Mayo fiesta. Beats by DJ LAZ, DJ Legato, and DJ Kate Lane from Hits 97.3 FM. Enjoy drink specials, strolling entertainment, mariachi band, mechanical bull rides, live mural painting, and so much more. We’re very excited about this one!

CityPlace Doral
8300 NW 36th Street
Doral, Florida 33166

  • Tacocraft Taqueria & Tequila Bar – South Miami| Free| Fri, May 5 @ 6PM – Late

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It’s back! Join TACO CRAFT & ROK:BRGR of South Miami for their 2nd Annual Cinco De Mayo celebration. There will be Tacos. There will be Tequila. There will be plenty of Cerveza to go around! Enjoy live music and live wrestling (because why not!?).  It’s going to be a total street fiesta.

Tacocraft Taqueria & Tequila Bar – South Miami
5829 SW 73rd St. South Miami, FL 33143

*Please Drink Responsibly. Don’t Drink & Drive.*

CHEERS!

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CMX at Brickell City Centre

Fasten your seatbelts! CMX cinemas opens on April 21st at Brickell City Centre and we got an exclusive look at their delicious menu and comfy seats today! Our favorite options were 1️⃣ The Cuban Eggrolls: crisp wontons filled with pulled pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard dipping sauce. 2️⃣ The CMX Classic Cheeseburger: a charbroiled blend of sirloin, short rib, and brisket topped with Tillamook cheddar, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on a toasted brioche bun. 3️⃣ Pulled Pork Sliders: pulled pork, chipotle bbq sauce and crispy onion rings on mini brioche buns served with pickles and jalapeño slaw.

Sushi Sake *Grand Opening*

There’s a new hot spot in town ready to cater to all your sushi dreams! Last week, we had the pleasure of joining the team and masterminds behind Sushi Sake on Biscayne Boulevard across from the American Airlines Arena for their Grand Opening celebration! Amazing food, gorgeous dancers, pyrotechnics, and even a visit from Miami’s very own DJ Laz.

On Monday, April 10th, they finally opened their doors to the public. This makes it their 14th location.

As you walk in to this 3,500-square-foot space, you’ll be greeted by a glass-encased, 600-bottle wine display ready to satisfy any sake and wine lover.

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Here we showcase our favorite dishes of the night for you to try!

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BOBBY SALAD: A spicy combination of diced tuna & avocado & krab salad with a touch of sesame seeds & masago.

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TUNA TATAKI: Lightly Seared Tuna Tataki Served with Ponzu Sauce, Scallions and Sesame Seeds

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CALLE OCHO ROLL: Ham Croquettes, Avocado, Asparagus, Topped with Sweet Plantains and Potato Sticks Served with Eel Sauce

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VANESSA ROLL: Shrimp Tempura, Krab Salad, Topped with Seared Tuna Spring Mixed Salad Served with Chef Creation Dressing

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You can’t go wrong with some Chicken Fried Rice!

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BEEF NEGIMAKI: Thinly Sliced Meat Rolled with Scallions and Served with our House Teriyaki Sauce

 

Your nights in Miami just got better! Make your way to Sushi Sake after that Heat game or concert you were dragged to and watch the night truly come to life at this modern location filled with delicious delights.

Sushi Sake
900 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
 
http://www.sushisakemiami.com
@SushiSakeMiami