Father’s Day Options for Every Budget

June 16, 2018

By: Diana Rodriguez, @dmrodrigzz, is a contributing editor with Miami Crowd in Miami, Florida. 

Dad. Pops. Papa. Old Man. Call him what you like, but this Sunday make sure you celebrate him in true Miami fashion. We’ve got some spots–from Sunrise to Miami Beach–that he will love. And whether you feel like splurging on dad or not (we think you should) there’s a plan for every budget.

For a $0 Budget

Take dad to CityPlace Doral, where they are hosting a superhero-themed Father’s Day celebration. On Sunday, June 17 from 1PM- 4PM, the main plaza at CityPlace will have arts and crafts booths, hero sightings and even giveaways. Catch the fountain displays dance to the beat of the music, or take the staircase for a movie with the family at CineBistro (not $0 tho).

For the Budget Doesn’t Matter

Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann is inviting you and the grillmaster to an intimate Grilling Masterclass at Faena Miami Beach. From 12PM- 4pM, Chef de Cuisine Cristian Menendez will teach live-fire cooking techniques that you and pops can drool over. Some items on the menu include smoked shrimp, salt-crusted whole red snapper, and the beef tenderloin milanesa.

Image Courtesy of Los Fuegos
Image Courtesy of Los Fuegos

The experience includes wine pairings and a signed copy of Francis Mallmann’s best-selling cookbook and recipe card. Grilling Masterclass priced at $195 per guest, exclusive of tax and service charge. Tickets available here. For more information, call 786-655-600 or email

If you prefer not to work for your food, then stay for their Father’s Day Asado Brunch priced at $115 for adults (includes bottomless drink specials) and $45 for children (aged 5-12, without the bottomless drinks, duh). And because Faena is lit, all fathers receive a complimentary hand-rolled cigar after feasting on all the meats and seafood.

For the Sigo Pa’Lante Papa

Willy Chirino wants to party it up with you and dad this Sunday at the James L Knight Center. The clock is ticking so get your tickets today. Seats can range from $49 to upwards of $199. The concert starts at 7PM so leave early and catch a bite before the show.

For the Dad that Watches The Voice

He’s probably into Adam Levine and wants to catch Maroon 5 in concert this Sunday. In which case, you will need to make the drive to the BB&T Center in Sunrise. Then expect to put down a couple Benjamins to put a big smile on dad’s face.


Grand Opening of CityPlace Doral

March 15, 2017


CityPlace Doral is set to have a weekend long Grand Opening Ceremony with events running from March 17 to March 19. The CityPlace Doral project boasts 250K square feet of retail space, including more than 40 dining, shopping and entertainment destinations. Global architecture firm Arquitectonica designed the space, which will also offer 700 luxury residences.

On Friday, March 17 from 8 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Attendees can enjoy a family concert by Mario Reyes and the GIPSY KINGS Family. Be among the first to experience CityPlace Doral’s open shops and restaurants.

On Saturday, March 18 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. the grand opening night will include a soaring fountain show, strolling entertainers, local dance troupe performance, a Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders meet & greet and dance performance, special host, Enrique Santos and DJ Xtreme from 94.9 FM, live music and a stellar fireworks show.

On Sunday, March 19 from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. CityPlace Doral will host family fun entertainment with strolling entertainers, a spectacular fountain show and live music by Extasy and Luis Manuel & The Latin Ensemble.


Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern

March 8, 2017


Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern is set to open tomorrow March 8th at 3535 NE 83rd Avenue in CityPlace Doral. Twenty percent of its opening day proceeds will benefit the Irie Foundation, which aims to improve and create a positive impact on the lives of South Florida’s at-risk youth.

Rusty Bucket brings their Ohio talents to South Florida with their recent placement on Technomic’s Top 500 Leading U.S. Chain Restaurants. The recent accolade is of no surprise because Rusty Bucket will leave their mark on your dining experience with their made-to-order craft cocktails.

Their food selection is classic American fare, prepared from scratch by the Executive Chef. Some highlights include: Deep Fried Pickles, Bucket O’ Shrimp, Baja Tacos and the Beer Cheese Burger. As an insider tip, order an off the menu item called the Juicy Lucy Burger!

Rusty Bucket’s beverage program brings you more than 45 drafts including some local favorites such as City Jai Alai IPA and selections from M.I.A Beer Company. Ask about the Daily Drink Features or opt for a Pine Fin cocktail made with pineapple infused vodka over ice or chilled. Other options include the Blueberry Bella, Earl Grey Palmer and Bucket Punch.

Rusty Bucket will be open daily for lunch and dinner and will have a Happy Hour menu available Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the bar area with specially-priced menu items. Rusty Bucket also serves brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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