Start your weekend off with gourmet fare courtesy of chef John Suley's upscale barbecue at Joley. Dine alfresco on the Hotel Astor's patio with delicious grub like BBQ Chicken, BBQ Brisket and sides like Jalapeño Corn Bread. Desserts include Berry Shortcake, Apple-pie and Peach Cobbler. Receive a complimentary cocktail when you dress in red, white and blue. $25 per person. 8PM, July 3. RSVP to (305) 534-3343 or email: Jodi Silva – Jodi@grandcrew.us.
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Head over to the Acqualina Resort for their annual 4th of July barbecue. This year's festivities include fashions by designer Carlos Miele, live Mediterranean music, specialty cocktails and gourmet barbecue vittles such as dry and wet St. Louis Ribs, hamburgers grilled to order, grilled chicken wings, grilled Mahi Mahi, four kinds of potato salad, a pasta bar from Il Mulino New York, gelato, and an array of desserts. $55, $27.50 for kids 12 and under. July 4, 12PM-4PM. 17875 Collins Ave. Sunny Isles. 305-534-0081 ext. 14 for reservations.
Celebrate Independence Day with not one, but two lavish buffet spreads and live entertainment at the posh 1 Bleu at the Regent Bal Harbour. Go for barbecue at the hotel pool's Aqua Soleil from 12PM-7PM or opt for The View Bar's clambake buffet taking place 6PM-10PM. Barbecue, $65, clambake, $75. July 4. 10295 Collins Ave. Bal Harbour; 305.455.5400