Words by Sandy Lindsey | February 24, 2023 | Lifestyle

Game. Set. Match. 

The 2023 Miami Open is designed to provide an incredible experience for avid tennis fans and casual enthusiasts alike. In addition to the virtually non-stop excitement of top players competing on the courts, there’s delectable fare courtesy of some of the most delicious venues in town including Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, Kiki On The River, Omakai Sushi, Casa Tua, Fuku, Ella Café, Novecento, Sushi Maki, SuViche, and many more. Art enthusiasts will revel in a curated, diverse group of local artists from South Florida showcasing fresh, vibrant murals — all complemented by the sounds of live musicians and DJs spinning beats day and night;

Rooftop Revelry

The new highly anticipated restaurant concept in the heart of Downtown Miami’s Arts & Entertainment District from E11EVEN and The Restaurant People merges Asian, Mediterranean & French-inspired cuisine with a world-class design and an elevated cocktail program. Boasting a mystique and undeniable sense of allure, Giselle Miami transports guests on a journey of unexpected sights, sounds, aromas, textures and tastes. A custom-built retractable roof spans the entirety of the indoor/outdoor restaurant, which includes a 14-seat marble bar and intimate lounge/terrace space. The central dining room features everything from cozy tables for two all the way up to a partially enclosed space with large-party round tables for 10. The must-see crown jewel is the high-design Dream Room, engulfed with oversized French lace, elaborate baroque detailing and 3D wood-carved architectural elements. An open interactive kitchen offers an exclusive experiential experience for guests looking to take their gastronomic adventures to the next level; — Venue photos by Craig Denis Creative

Power Brunch

Fresh off another breathtaking revamp, The Rusty Pelican has been up to something special and it’s absolutely delicious. With Peruvian Chef Fiorela Cornejo at the helm, lucky diners can enjoy their heart’s delight of seafood towers, feast boards and mix-and-match bottomless mimosas — think Lavender Activated, Charcoal Lemonade, Passion Fruit & Tarragon and Dragon Fruit & Watermelon! The “Brunchy Type of Things” menu includes Lobster Benedict, Fruity Pebbles Pancakes, Fried Chicken & Waffles, Sushi, Ceviche, Oysters and Steak & Eggs galore. Stop by Saturday or Sunday and experience it for yourself;