Touchdown! Registration for Fall 2015 Tackle Football & Cheerleading Now Taking Place at Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade


Who/What:
Miami area children aged 5 through 15 can “get ready for football season,” thanks to Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s tackle football and cheerleading programs. Registration for the fall 2015 season (August – December) is now taking place and will remain open until all teams are filled.

The sports programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade are designed to provide a safe and healthy environment so that children can learn team skills, increase self-esteem, build character, become positive role models, and increase motivation as well as specific skills related to the sport. With training provided by volunteer coaches, sport programs are available during the afternoon to the early hours of the night, and are offered Monday through Friday. This is the time of day when children, especially teens, are more likely to engage in harmful activities.

When:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Gwen Cherry, Northwest, and Kendall Clubs are now holding registration for the tackle football and cheerleading season starting in August. Register Monday–Friday from 2–7 p.m. at each Club.

Where:
Gwen Cherry Club
7090 NW 22 Ave.
Miami, FL 33147

Northwest Club
10915 NW 14 Ave.
Miami, FL 33167

Kendall Club
9475 N Kendall Dr.
Miami, FL 33176

Cost:
Gwen Cherry Club: $70 for football; $50 for cheerleading. Fee includes equipment and uniform.

Northwest Club: $90 for football; $60 for cheerleading. Fee includes equipment and uniform.

Kendall Club: $140 for football; $130 for cheerleading. Fee includes equipment and uniform.

How:
Visit your nearest Club to complete a membership application. With questions or to inquire about coaching, please contact the Gwen Cherry Club at 304-694-4889 ext. 227, the Kendall Club at 305-279-3019, or the Northwest Club at 305-758-5753.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade  

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has been serving youth in the community since 1940. What once was a single building and site for boys has grown to five Clubs serving thousands of boys and girls year round, providing programs in the areas of character and leadership development, educational enhancement, career preparation, health and life skills, cultural arts and sports, fitness and recreation. Club staffing, initiatives, and programs are designed to inspire and enable young people and provide them with the resources to succeed and share in the American Dream. For more information, please visit www.bgcmia.org.

BRIO Tuscan Grille Opening at Dolphin Mall in Miami on Sept. 17, 2015


BRIO Tuscan Grille, a BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group (BBRG) concept, will open a location at the newly expanded wing of Dolphin Mall in Miami, Florida on Sept. 17. The restaurant, the 14th BRIO Tuscan Grille in Florida, will provide a “taste of Tuscany” to Miami-Dade’s largest retail shopping center. BRIO at Dolphin Mall is located at 11401 NW 12th Street, Miami, FL 33172.

BRIO (meaning “lively” or “full of life”) is a “polished casual” restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. It brings the pleasure of the Tuscan country villa to the American city. The subtitle, “Tuscan Grille,” is descriptive of the menu that features grilled and oven-roasted steaks, chops, seafood, made-to-order pastas, flatbreads and entrée salads, similar to what one would find in a ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO also offers an ample dessert menu, and full wine and cocktail list. BRIO’s motto is fashioned after the Tuscan philosophy of “to eat well, is to live well.”

By opening the restaurant in Miami, BRIO is creating 150 part- and full-time jobs, including prep/line cooks, wait staff, dishwashers, hosts/hostesses and bartenders.

Just a few of the delicious menu items at BRIO at Dolphin Mall include Bruschetta Quattro, Tomato & Mozzarella Caprese, Bone-in Pork Porterhouse, Chicken “Under the Brick,” Grilled Lamb Chops, Gorgonzola-Crusted Filet, Lasagna Bolognese Al Forno, Veal Milanese, Grilled Salmon Fresca, Shrimp & Lobster Fettuccine, Pasta Alla Vodka, Beef Carpaccio, Chicken Limone, Tiramisu and Torta Di Cioccolata.

Additional offerings at BRIO at Dolphin Mall include the Bellini Brunch, available Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. featuring over-the-top omelets, Benedicts with a kick and Stuffed French Toast; and the Happy Hour bar menu, offering delicious small plates starting at $3.95, which will feature standouts such as Beef Carpaccio, BRIO Burger and Black Pepper Shrimp. The bar plates menu, available in the bar only, is available Monday–Friday from 3:30–6:30 p.m. and Monday–Thursday from 9 p.m. until closing. Guests will also enjoy $5 Martini Wednesdays during select hours in the bar only for various specialty and classic martinis. On $5 Wine Thursdays, guests will enjoy select white and red wines. The restaurant will also offer a light menu, special children’s menu, family-style pans-to-go for off-site catered special events and business occasions, and online ordering.

The beautiful new 7,500 square-foot Miami restaurant offers indoor seating for 226 guests, and al fresco dining for up to 89 on two Italian-style terraces. A private dining area accommodates groups for up to 40 guests.

BRIO’s villa-like interior features details such as antique, hardwood cypress flooring; arched colonnades, hand-crafted Italian mosaics, antique doors, hand-crafted walls covered in an antique Venetian plaster, Arabescato marble-imported from Italy, and sizable wrought-iron chandeliers.

BRIO at Dolphin Mall is open seven days a week: Sunday from 10:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Monday–Thursday from 11 a.m.–10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Reservations and call-ahead seating will be accepted and walk-ins welcomed. For reservations, please call (305) 629-8991 or for more information visit www.brioitalian.com.

“We are delighted to have opened a second location in Miami-Dade after receiving amazing community support from our location at The Falls,” said BBRG President & Chief Operating Officer Brian O’Malley. “We feel that BRIO will be an excellent restaurant choice for those visiting the mall, local residents and local businesses.”

Currently, there are 62 BRIO Tuscan Grille restaurants, including the new restaurant at Dolphin Mall, located nationwide. For additional information, please visit www.brioitalian.com.

About BRIO at Dolphin Mall:
BRIO is conveniently located at 11401 NW 12th Street, Miami, FL 33172 inside of Dolphin Mall. The restaurant has indoor seating for 226 guests (including a private dining space seating 40) and al fresco dining for 89 on its outdoor terraces. For more information, visit www.brioitalian.com or call (305) 629-8991.

About BRIO Tuscan Grille:

BRIO (meaning “lively” or “full of life”) is a “polished casual” restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, “Tuscan Grille” is descriptive in the menu that features oven-roasted steaks, chops, and seafood, similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO’s philosophy is “to eat well, is to live well”; which is why it only uses the finest and freshest ingredients. BRIO brings the pleasure of the Tuscan country villa to the American city. BRIO is part of Columbus-based BRAVO|BRIO Restaurant Group (BBRG). Founded in 1992, BBRG currently operates more than 100 restaurants including BRAVO! Cucina Italian, BRIO Tuscan Grille, and Bon Vie Bistro. Please visit the website for BRIO locations at www.brioitalian.com and follow the restaurant on Twitter (@brioitalian) and Facebook (facebook.com/brioitalian).

It’s BRIO’s “Sweet 16” Birthday – and Guests Get the Gifts! BRIO South Florida Locations Celebrate Aug. 1–16 with Special Offers, Giveaways and More


BRIO Tuscan Grille is celebrating its 16th birthday, and a celebration is in order – for BRIO guests! To show their appreciation for guests’ support over the past 16 years, BRIO South Florida locations are offering special “gifts” Aug. 1–16, 2015 through their “Cheers to 16 Years” celebration. These include scratch-off cards with discounts/offers for future visits, a donation of $1 from every Raspberry Ricotta Cake to No Kid Hungry®, daily Facebook giveaways, a special offer for myBRIO Rewards Program members, and featured “Sweet 16” menu items.

  • Scratch-off cards: From Aug. 1–16, a scratch-off card will be presented with each guest check. Each card will offer either $10 off two entrees, $16 off a $50 purchase, or a free appetizer or dessert with an entrée purchase. These offers must be redeemed Aug. 24–Sept. 20, 2015.
  • Donations to No Kid Hungry: From each purchase of BRIO’s feature Raspberry Ricotta Cake Aug. 1–16, $1 will be donated to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals.
  • “16 Days of Sweet Giveaways” on Facebook: Each day from Aug. 1–16, BRIO Facebook fans will have an opportunity to answer various trivia questions pertaining to BRIO’s opening year: 1999. BRIO gift cards of various values will be awarded daily to randomly selected fans who correctly answer the questions. BRIO’s existing and new Facebook fans will also be entered for a chance to win a grand prize of “BRIO for a Year,” valued at $1,600.Special offer for myBRIO Rewards Program members: Registered myBRIO Rewards program members will receive an email offer, for $16 off their food purchase of $50 or more on lunch or dinner from Aug. 1–16. To become a myBRIO Rewards Program member, guests can simply download the MyBrio app, or pick up a card at their local BRIO restaurant and register online at MyBrioReward.com.
  • Featured “Sweet 16” menu items: From Aug. 1–16 only, BRIO will feature delectable special items, all available during both lunch and dinner:
    • Pretty in Pink Martini, with Strawberry Cruzan®, Absolut® Vanilla, lemonade and sugar rim ($7.95)
    • Raspberry Ricotta Cake, a housemade butter cake infused with fresh raspberries, vanilla bean gelato and anglaise ($5.95)
    • Bruschetta Caprese, featuring fresh Mozzarella, grape and Delano tomatoes, basil and balsamic glaze ($11.95)
    • Crispy Chicken Salad, with Romano crusted chicken, tricolore lettuce, marinated Kale, cucumbers, orzo, farro, tomatoes, Feta, Tuscan Italian dressing and brioche croutons ($14.25)

“BRIO is excited to celebrate 16 years in business and our guests who have supported us over the years. We are offering a special ‘thank you’ with our ‘Cheers to 16 Years’ promotion,” said BRAVO|BRIO Restaurant Group President & Chief Operating Officer Brian O’Malley.

BRIO locations in South Florida are at The Falls in Miami, The Village at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, The Shops at Pembroke Gardens in Pembroke Pines, Westfield Broward Mall in Plantation, The Shops at Boca Center in Boca Raton, CityPlace in West Palm Beach, and The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens. For more information, visit www.brioitalian.com.

About BRIO at The Falls

BRIO at The Falls in Miami is located at 8888 SW 136 Street, Miami, FL 33176. The 7,672-square-foot restaurant has indoor seating for 184 guests, and al fresco dining for up to 98 on an Italian-style terrace with an outdoor fireplace. The bar area seats 25. Hours of operation are Sunday–Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. For information or reservations, call The Falls restaurant at (305) 234-0012.

About BRIO at The Village at Gulfstream Park

BRIO at The Village at Gulfstream Park is located at 600 Silks Run, Suite 1205, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009. The 13,734-square-foot restaurant is located directly in front of the internationally-acclaimed Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach. BRIO at The Village at Gulfstream Park has indoor seating for 200 guests and al fresco dining for up to 120 on two Italian-style terraces. Three private dining areas accommodate groups ranging from 12–72, and the full-service bar area seats 32. Hours of operation are Sunday-Thursday from 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m. For reservations, call The Village at Gulfstream Park restaurant at (954) 362-1600.

About BRIO at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens

BRIO at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens is located at 14576 SW 5th Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33082. The 8,400-square-foot restaurant has indoor seating for 260 guests and al fresco dining for 140 on its outdoor terrace, which includes a full-service bar. Hours of operation are Sunday–Thursday from 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m. For reservations, call The Shops at Pembroke Gardens restaurant at (954) 431-1341.

About BRIO at Westfield Broward Mall
BRIO at Westfield Broward Mall is conveniently located at 499 South University Drive, Plantation, FL 33388, next to the Westfield Broward Mall. The restaurant has indoor seating for 116 guests (including a private dining space seating 32) and al fresco dining for 44 on its outdoor terrace. For more information, visit www.brioitalian.com or call 954-370-0491.

About BRIO at The Shops at Boca Center

BRIO at The Shops at Boca Center is located at 5050 Town Center Circle, Suite 239, Boca Raton, FL 33486. The 8,800-square-foot restaurant has indoor seating for 260 guests and al fresco dining for 100 on its outdoor terrace, as well as a full-service bar that seats 40. BRIO also offers a private dining area that seats 16-48 guests. Hours of operation are: Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday-Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. For reservations, call The Shops at Boca Center restaurant at (561) 392-3777.

About BRIO at CityPlace

BRIO at CityPlace is located at 550 South Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33401.The 7,354-square-foot restaurant has indoor seating for 124 guests and al fresco dining for 100 on its outdoor terrace, as well as a full-service bar that seats 55. Summer hours (Memorial Day–Labor Day) hours of operation are Sunday–Thursday from 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m.–12 a.m. For reservations or more information, call the CityPlace restaurant at (561) 835-1511.

About BRIO at The Gardens Mall

BRIO at The Gardens Mall is located at 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410.

The 7,500-square-foot restaurant has indoor seating for 300 guests and al fresco dining for 50 on its outdoor terrace, which includes a full-service bar. Hours of operation are: Sunday-Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. For reservations, call The Gardens Mall restaurant at (561) 622-0491.

About BRIO Tuscan Grille

BRIO (meaning “lively” or “full of life”) is a “polished casual” restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, “Tuscan Grille” is descriptive in the menu that features oven-roasted steaks, chops and seafood, similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO’s philosophy is “to eat well, is to live well;” which is why it only uses the finest and freshest ingredients. BRIO brings the pleasure of the Tuscan country villa to the American city. BRIO is part of Columbus-based BRAVO|BRIO Restaurant Group (BBRG). Founded in 1992, BBRG currently operates more than 100 restaurants including BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, BRIO Tuscan Grille and Bon Vie Bistro. Please visit the website for BRIO locations at www.brioitalian.com and follow the restaurant on Twitter (@brioitalian) and Facebook (facebook.com/brioitalian)