Deals & Steals: BLT Steak, Bourbon Steak, 660 at The Angler
So the folks from Greenstreet Café put a billboard up announcing their upcoming Lulu restaurant. Paula Nino of Short Order called owner Sylvano Bignon to ask about it, but he wasn't around. Greenstreet manager Eric Boucher was around, and claimed it was "premature" to discuss the restaurant. I agree with the Short Order commenters: That's just stupid.
New Brunch Angle at The Angler
660 at The Angler is touting a "grown-up hangover brunch" on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Expect tasty selections such as banana Nutella pancakes and steak & eggs, plus a bottomless Bloody Mary Bar or Champagne Cart for $14. Look for management to release the "toddler hangover brunch" menu shortly.
660 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-534-9600
BLT Steak B-Day Steal -- er, Deal
This March 3, BLT restaurants around the country are offering a special dining deal in honor of the chain's sixth anniversary. The date that the first BLT Steak debuted in Manhattan is 3/3/04, so BLT Steak in The Betsy, like all BLTs, will charge $33.04 for certain steak entrees, Dover Sole, and blackboard specials. That's not a bad price for these sorts of main courses, but it doesn't strike us as anything to get excited about. On the other hand, sides, desserts and cocktails will be only $3.03. So what the savvy diner should do is head on down on that date, have a few cocktails, sit down for a bunch of tasty side dishes, and top it off with a rich dessert. Or two.
1440 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-673-0044.
Starting next Monday, February 22, Bourbon Steak Miami's "Raise Your Spirits" will commence one hour early -- at 5 p.m. rather than at 6. Otherwise the deal remains the same: Monday through Friday, cocktails and wines by the glass at half-price ($6 to $10.50), signature bar burgers, and complimentary butter-truffle popcorn. So what the savvy diner should do is head on down with a laptop and DVD and enjoy a film or two (preferably French or Italian) with free truffled popcorn!!! (Just kidding -- although I'm serious about the BLT strategy).
Fairmont Turnberry Isle at 19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura; 786-279-6600.