What to Do in Miami This Week [May 13-19]

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Paperfish Sushi
Paperfish Sushi

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the top events in Miami! Stay up-to-date on the latest happenings in the Magic City with our curated selection of the best restaurants and places to see and be seen.

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Wednesday, May 15: Lunch at Paperfish Sushi

What to Do in Miami This Week [May 13-19] - Bourbon Steak, Grand Central by Nuno Grullon, Hiyakawa, PaperFish Sushi Bar - June 2024

Meet us on Española Way for a taste of Paperfish Sushi, a culinary haven offering delectable Nikkei cuisine with a scenic backdrop. This beloved neighborhood gem captivates patrons with its enticing lunch specials and surprisingly affordable prices, a rare find amidst the glamour of South Beach. Indulge in the weekday bento boxes, available from noon to 4 p.m. The bento boxes here are priced under $25 and include miso soup, sushi rolls, salad, sashimi, and gyoza, with veggie-friendly options available. Then there’s the mouthwatering sushi bowls priced at $17 and brimming with fresh fish or crispy rock shrimp, depending on your Steelo this day or that. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as you dine al fresco, soaking in the picturesque views and perhaps partaking in some people-watching, dragonfruit lemonade mocktail in hand. 

Thursday, May 16: Cocktails at Bourbon Steak Miami 

What to Do in Miami This Week [May 13-19] - Bourbon Steak, Grand Central by Nuno Grullon, Hiyakawa, PaperFish Sushi Bar - June 2024

If you’re seeking a taste of Miami’s culinary innovation, allow us to introduce the A5 Fat-Washed Old Fashioned at Bourbon Steak Miami. Crafted by Director of Beverage David Kasparov, this cocktail seamlessly marries premium bourbon with the richness of A5 wagyu beef fat, offering a unique and indulgent libation that perfectly complements the culinary delights of Michael Mina’s acclaimed steakhouse. Nestled within the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, Bourbon Steak epitomizes the modern American steakhouse experience with its meticulously sourced cuts of beef, including Japanese A5 wagyu and hormone-free, herb-infused butter-grilled selections. With over ten years of culinary excellence, this James Beard Award-winning establishment offers a timeless dining journey, complete with an award-winning wine cellar and stylish private dining options. Are you ready to try this indulgent and somewhat whimsical craft cocktail? 

Bourbon Steak Miami is located within the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa at 19999 W Country Club Dr, Aventura, FL 33180. For more information, visit their official website.

Friday, May 17: Dinner at Hiyakawa

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Join us for an impeccable dining experience at Hiyakawa this Friday night. This culinary gem promises an intimate rendezvous for groups of 2-4, ensuring a personal and immersive dining experience. Prepare to be captivated by an exquisite symphony of service, presentation, and flavor, where each meticulously carved fish dish is a masterpiece. Hiyakawa transcends mere dining, it’s a sensory escapade designed to transport you to the refined sushi bars of Tokyo. Browsing through the menu, we like to pick a few specialties that we wouldn’t be able to taste in other Japanese restaurants. Perhaps the grilled A5 Hitachi wagyu, the perfectly executed sweet Japanese omelet nigiri, or the melt-in-your-mouth Japanese sea scallop and shiso handroll. Hiyakawa beckons for you to save room for dessert, and we’ll be doing just that, with delectable options of black sesame sorbet or yuzu creme brulee to choose from. 

Saturday, May 18: Burgers and Wine at Grand Central 

Come with us to experience the essence of American bistro cuisine at Grand Central by Nuno Grullon, a must-visit spot in Miami. While the menu focuses on a fine selection of elevated American classics, we’re making the trip to feast on what started the venture: the Grand Central Burger. This burger features two seared Black Angus patties nestled between house-baked brioche buns, adorned with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, and house-made pickles, all elevated by the signature Grand Central secrete sauce and served with the most flawless fries. It’s burger perfection. Period. One final tip: ask for a wine pairing for the burger. The experience totally calls for it. 

Angelina Kurganska

Angelina Kurganska is a traveling food and tea writer. She spent years as a professional cook in North America, Asia, Europe, and North Africa. Angelina is particularly enthralled by the subtle world of Japanese cuisine and enjoys making pottery in her free time.

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