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This summer, the weather in Miami is sizzling hot, but Miami Spice 2015 offers a great way to beat the heat. Throughout the months of August and September, the best restaurants in the Magic City are offering three-course meals at special prices, making it even easier to sample more of the city’s lauded cuisine.

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The dining promotion is organized each year by the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau and features signature dishes crafted by Miami’s most beloved local chefs. Score an appetizer, main course and dessert for $23 for lunch, or $39 for dinner. To sweeten the deal, many Miami restaurants are also offering group discounts and special happy hour prices.

Be sure to check each chef’s weekly Miami Spice 2015 offerings and search based on location in the city—from South Beach to Downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods, too. Let’s take a closer look at seven stand-out restaurants.

1. Restaurant Michael Schwartz


Located at The Raleigh Hotel on South Beach, dine on the elegant outdoor terrace at Restaurant Michael Schwartz. Nosh on the celebrity chef’s grilled peach salad with hickory almonds and shaved jalapeño. Or try their monthly wine dinner series.

2. Edge, Steak & Bar 

A favorite happy hour spot for locals, Edge, Steak & Bar is located at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami. Try the rib eye steak with celery root, Yukon gold mash with peas and carrots, plus a Thyme peppercorn jus.

3. Coya 

With London’s highly acclaimed Chef Sanjay Dwivedi at the helm, Coya is Brickell’s newest hotspot. Order one of the locally made Pisco cocktails from the bar and try the Pescado Local Clasico for your first course (Trigger fish, red onions, sweet potato and white corn).

4. 15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar 

Nestled on the 15th floor of the trendy Viceroy Hotel, 15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar offers a rooftop-style dining experience. Taste the potato gnocchi with char su braised pork, spring peas and crispy daikon—you’ll thank us later.

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5. Byblos 

A newcomer to the South Beach dining scene, Byblos is located in the historic Shorecrest building and offers Eastern Mediterranean fare. Dig into the Turkish manti dumplings with smokey eggplant, drenched in yogurt sauce and molasses.

6. Red Fish Grill

Not only has Red Fish Grill been showcased on the Hollywood big screen, it’s one of the most romantic restaurants in Miami. Enjoy spectacular water views as you nosh on pan-seared snapper with fennel, red onion, cilantro, lemon-ginger vinaigrette and yucca fries on the side. And don’t forget to try the homemade key lime pie.

7. La Mar by Gaston Acurio 

Famous for its delectable Peruvian cuisine, La Mar by Gaston Acurio is located on Brickell Key at the Mandarin Oriental Miami. Along with a three-course meal, sip on a handcrafted cocktail like the Aji Rocato and Pineapple Margarita, Ancho Chili and Chocolate Manhattan and the Jalapeño and Tamarind Pisco Sour.


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Kara Franker
A purveyor of the coastal life and a self-admitted beach addict, Kara is a travel writer based in Miami. Follow her on Instagram @KaraOnTheCoast and check out her blog

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