Grab a few bottles of liquor, some mixers and a handful of bar tools and invite a group of friends over to take part in the most iconic cocktail showdown of all time. Text by Anja Maltav


If you’ve ever sat down to a meal with someone who thinks they know a lot about food just because they have a blog, set up an account on a review site or had some restaurant experience back in high school, you may want to reconsider who you’re eating with. Featuring Ruth Reichl, Anthony Bourdain. Text by Anja Maltav

The 411

The Miami Open is coming to Key Biscayne! and other hot events happening in the Magic City in this month's 411. Featuring 120 Lino, One River Point, Bonini Modena, Grove Station Tower, MGBW Home, Dr. Johnny Salomon, Montessori School Miami, Foss Marai, History Miami, The New World Symphony, Yelp, The Loewe Foundation, The Miami Open, The Miami Home Show, Virginia Key Beach Park, The Arts + Entertainment District. Events @ The Adrienne Arsht Center: Phantom of the Opera, Passion, Vicente Amigo, Oh Vida!, Emanuel Ax Plays Emperor, Itzhak Perlman, Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia, Frank Sinatra Jr., Disney's Fantasia Live, Thibaudet Plays Liszt, Midsummer Night's Dream, Miami Rocks. Events @ The Aventura Center: The Diner, Jorge Luis Prats, Living Is Easy w/ Eyes Closed. Events @ Fruit and Spice Park: Asian Culture Festival. Events @ Magic City Casino: Smash Mouth, Foreigner, The Original Wailers, Ralphie May. Events @ American Airlines Arena: Toruk: The First Flight, Rihanna, Disney On Ice: Frozen. Events @ Deering Estate: Archaeology Day.

Encounters w/ Oceana Key Biscayne

Giulietta Ulloa hosted an art exhibition by well-known artist Daniela Wicki at Oceana Key Biscayne. —Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Toni &Nora Camejo, Pity Bentancourt, Carmen B. Llano- White, Angeles Ferrer, Vivian Galego-Mendez. 2. Coty Valdivieso, Susana Medrano Roth, Lorena Aboado, Liz Mendez, Ifigenia Gonzalez 3. Nahila Campos, Tete Jarque, Giulietta & Rocio Ulloa 4. Rocio & Giulietta Ulloa, Daniela Wicki, Maria Somarriba

Encounters @ KB Community Center

The Biscayne Community Foundation and Key Biscayne Historical & Heritage Society hosted a special event at Key Biscayne Community Center entitled Voyages Of Freedom: The Underground Railroad History & Legacy. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Carmucha Toñarely, Donna Schuster, Vicky Rivas-Vazquez, Lynn Gallagher, Norma Blum 2. Constance Thurmond, Alejandro Silva, Caroline Baxendale 3. Bob Bristol, Melissa White, Christine Biggers 4. Carol Harrison, Allene Nicholson, Linda & Ed Kaplan 5. Ceci & Ed Sanchez, Betty Conroy 6. Claudio & Eva Gotlib 7. Jane Hyde, Eva Gotlib 8. Jo Ann Young, Kim Scales 9. Gene Dinizulu, Kristopher Smith 10. Father Libby, Rena Reep 11. Scot Mallard, Daffney Green 12. Mike Davey, Melissa White, Tod Hofferberth

Encounters @ The Golden Hog

The Golden Hog held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate their second location at Key Colony. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony 2. Claudia Davila, Melba Polanco 3. Alida & Enrique Kurzan, Belen Nuñez, Maggie & Jorge Llanso 4. Jorge Gonzalez, Mariana Tello Gonzalez, Jorge, Ana Luisa & Fernando Gonzalez

Encounters @ Grand Bay Club

In celebration of what the future holds, Grand Bay Club hosted a spectacular evening to welcome the new plans for a blessed and prosperous year. 1. The Defortuna Family 2. Eduardo & Gabi Imery 3. Mario & Ana Haberfeld w/ Family 4. Michelle & Jose Gonzalez 5. Jr. & Alessandra Zac w/ Friends 6. The Bello Family 7. Rosabel Dasso, Dora De Gonzalez, Miriam Perez, Ana Cristina Defortuna 8. David Efron, Katherine Fernandez-Rundle, Lourdes & Jose Valdes 9. The Michelsen Family 10. Alexandre, Daniela, Eduardo & Fernando Blas, Patricia Longman-Rambaud, Maxime & Gabriel Rambaud, Jose, Lola & Jaime Sola

Encounters @ El Dorado Furniture

El Dorado Furniture unveiled their newest Boulevard Showroom in Cutler Bay during a private grand opening. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Betty De Aragon, Melissa Alonso 2. Aurelio Leon, Brian Kitain, Mario Morales 3. Aylen Fleites, Daril Aldana, Yanilis Polito 4. Carlos, Luis Capo & Pedro Capo 5. Carlos & Rosy Capo, Ray Mondzhao 6. Chuck Reilly, Eliette Sanchez, Michael Amini 7. Breg Sherwood, Dan Kamis 8. Dennis Maxey, Jodette Maxey 9. Paula Gonzalez, Luisa Jimenez, 10. Jennifer Delgado, Rita Coraliza, Jasmin Gonzalez, Claudia Ramirez 11. J.P. Ledoux, Robin Hoff, Julie 1 Odessky, Carey Laufer