|The Hollywood Breakfast|
The Big Pink is also a reliable late-night spot, open until midnight on most nights. The TV Dinner is a throwback meal on a sectioned tray that is filled with a rotating menu of comfort food favourites. The Big Pink also does up buckets of fried food with my favourite being the bucket of corn dogs! The diner is filled with a mix of locals, cops and tourists with a casual vibe. Look for the two pink beetles parked out front. An excellent, affordable option to the pricey hotel breakfast.
|The Giant Menu|
|Inside The Big Pink|
|The Patio at News Cafe|
|Inside the Cafe|
How-To Happy Hour: The hours between 4-8 PM is legendary in this town. The restaurants, bars, cafes along Ocean Avenue starts jockeying up for your business. Expect to see 2 for 1 drinks and 50% off appetizers. It’s a great deal, just make sure you find a place with decent food. Just because it’s cheap, doesn’t mean you should eat it. The China Grill does 2 for 1 on their $14 martinis and all other alcohol. We tried out a bunch of their appetizers like sushi, crab cakes, beef dumplings and chicken satay that were usually $10-15 each for 50% off.
|Happy Hour & Lychee Martinis at China Grill|
|Inside LIV Miami|
|The Wall at The W Hotel|
|The Red Room Garden @ Shore Club|
Gratuities: 18-20% is generally added to every bill, so do double check before signing. However with that being said, the service we encountered was always friendly and efficient and the food always comes out fast in this town. The only time this was a serious pain was at the bar. Opening two beers also means an automatic 20% being added, considering the fact that most drinks will run you upwards of $15 or more. When we hit up a club, the bar itself wasn’t busy – but bottle service was. Probably a better deal with a group, since two drinks was almost $40 every time. It get really ridiculous after awhile.
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