Food & Drink

Miami Spice launches early in support of local restaurants


Diners can now receive special offers through Miami Spice until September 30

The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) has launched the Miami Spice Program, a branch of the larger Miami Shines Recovery Program, to provide support to restaurants in the local area. The GMCVB is a nonprofit organization that aims to attract visitors to Miami for vacations, business, and conventions.

Miami Shines is a recovery program which aims to promote Miami and the beaches not only to tourists, but to locals and organizations as well. The program includes restaurants, hotels, museums, and will later include spas. The branch of this program, Miami Spice, focuses on attracting visitors by offering them quality deals on their dining experiences.

The program will run until Sept. 30, offering restaurants more exposure to drive up business after the COVID-19 pandemic led to a decline in business for many local restaurants. For the first time, the program will extend to take out and delivery. 

Restaurants involved in the program will offer three-course pre-fixed menus at reduced prices. Lunch and brunch menus will cost $25 per person and dinner will cost $39 per person. Diners can choose from over 100 restaurants in the program, and the prices include appetizers, entrées, and desserts. Alcohol, tax, and tip are not included.

In further support, the bureau is waiving the usual fees that come with participating in Miami Spice. Restaurants can participate whether they are operational or not, due to the “Spice Now” and “Spice Soon” options noted on the website. 

Some of the restaurants diners can expect to order from are Amore Restaurant and Bar, Bourbon Steak Miami, Cibo Wine Bar Coral Gables, Doma Restaurant, and many others. 

Offering support during a critical time is common for Miami Spice and the GMCVB, as the program began as a post-9/11 recovery effort and is now using its power to help with the COVID-19 recovery effort for businesses. 

“The GMCVB remains wholly committed to upholding the stellar reputation of this program and continuing to shed light on the incredible culinary talent across our vibrant destination,” said William D. Talbert III, C.D.M.E., President and CEO of the GMCVB. 

“We will never stop finding new ways to bolster Miamians, who continue to demonstrate resiliency time and time again.”

To learn more about the GMCVB’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit this website. 

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