Bar Nancy Celebrates Grand Opening April 15

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Bar Nancy Brings Craft Cocktail Artistry to Little Havana

Nautically-themed venue features hand-made bar, fixtures and is mixology-driven; grand opening celebration scheduled for April 15
Miami, FL – April 5, 2017 – Named after the Nancy, the doomed Revolutionary supply ship that was supposedly the first ship to hoist an American flag in a foreign port, Little Havana’s newest craft cocktail establishment Bar Nancy is dry docked at 2007 SW 8th Street. Already serving thirsty landlubbers, a grand opening celebration will take place Saturday, April 15, 2017 featuring the Spam AllstarsThe Woodwork (formerly the Wholetones), and JUke. Doors open at 5 p.m., and complimentary cocktails will be served from 7 to 9 p.m. Music begins at 8 p.m.

“We put a lot of stock into every last detail, from the décor to our drink ingredients, and authenticity is a big part of our appeal,” says co-owner and managing partner Sasha-Alexandre Torres. “Our award-winning bar tenders put their all into the creation and execution of our drink menu, and I’m confident our patrons will taste the difference.” There are no fountain guns behind the bar, and no artificial sweeteners are ever used. The place even has its own sugar cane press for simple syrups. ”

The vibe is colonial-era nautical, and once you’ve entered, the sense is one is in the galley of a ship. With wood-lined walls, tables and chairs, a natural essence is prevalent. Drink names like “Over the Barrel”, “Peg Leg”, and “Siren Song” play right into the theme.  Nancy offers a sizable selection of draft and canned beers. There is an assortment of appetizers, sandwiches and desserts available, and an outside patio with seating.

Co-founder Ben Koufopoulos, a quintessential bar-man and a sought-after commodity in the cocktail world, has been an integral part of team-building for some of Miami’s most successful bars and restaurants, including The Purdy LoungeBurger and Beer Joint, The StageWill CallPB Station, and Pawnbroker. He has worked with and trained with some of America’s top chefs: Emeril LegassiJonathan EissmanMichael SwartzNorman Van Aken, and Jose Mendin. He and his father Tom Koufopoulos are largely responsible for all the woodwork, even recreating the Nancy stern to act as the bar back.

Torres also co-founded the now-closed The Stage Miami located in the Design District, where he conceptualized and managed day-to-day activities, and he currently assists in producing live musical events via DNA Entertainment and nationally distributed films with Via Verita and Ratpac Entertainment.

Yet another key Nancy crew member is Derek Stilmann, F.I.U. and Pubbelly Restaurant Group alumni, where he went on to design and create the cocktail program at notable bars like PawnBroker.

This initial group have created the venue’s cocktail, beer, wine, and food menus. Collectively, they have been involved in live music and sports bars, fine dining restaurants and high-volume mixology bars, and each have held all front and back of house positions, from busboy to general manager.

Bar Nancy hosts a happy hour every day from 5 to 8 p.m., and they are open every day until 2 a.m., Fridays and Saturdays until 3 a.m. There will be a regular live music schedule in place soon, and there is never a cover. 21 and over are welcome.

For more information, please visit www.Nancy305.com or call 305.397.8971.

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ABOUT BAR NANCY

Bar Nancy is a nautically themed American craft cocktail bar located on Calle Ocho in Little Havana, Miami, Florida. The cocktail bar takes its Inspiration from the American Revolutionary Ship, Nancy, which was the first American ship to hoist the red, white and blue flag after American Independence had been declared.  The Nancy creed Carpe Noctem (Seize the Night) promises transcendence and good times through savory crafted cocktails, great music (live and otherwise), and an optimized hospitality experience.

Katherine RajsichSasha-Alexandre TorresBen Koufopoulos and Derek Stilmann make a perfect team to open an American craft cocktail bar in Miami, Florida. Their skills obtained over the years in the service and hospitality industry complement each other and make for a successful recipe. Together they have a combined 70 years’ experience in the field; most of them here in Miami. They have been involved with bar and restaurant openings and know the rigors that come with such a task.

Also part of the Nancy crew: David Perez, Lizz Dominguez, Jamal Giles, Caco Alvarez and Raymond Levy.

For more information, please visit www.Nancy305.com or call 305.397.8971.

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1st Anniversary of “Noche Latina” October 22

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Guanabanas’ Noche Latina Series Celebrates 1st Anniversary October 22

 Double dose of Miami Latin funk by Electric Piquete and the Spam Allstars fetes series and Hispanic Heritage Month

Jupiter, FL – October 11, 2016 – Around this time last year, Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar’s Talent Buyer Matt Cahur began to satiate demand for Latin culture at the Jupiter restaurant live music venue. By launching the monthly Noche Latina series, he not only brought regional and international Latino music acts to the North Palm Beach area on a more regular basis, but celebrated the flavor and diversity of the genre during Hispanic Heritage Month.

On Saturday, October 22, 2016, Guanabanas is marking the one year anniversary of the series by hosting a double header of Latin funk. Electric Piquete will play from 4 to 7 p.m. during happy hour, and the Spam Allstars are scheduled for a two-hour performance beginning at 9 p.m. Both shows are free and open to those 21 and over.

“These two acts represent the Miami sound extremely well and are crowd favorites at Guanabanas,” says Cahur. “They both feature a roster of extremely talented musicians, and both offer highly-danceable and infectious grooves. We invite everyone to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with us once again.”

Electric Piquete, two-time Miami New Times “Best Latin Band”, fuse rock, jazz, funk, Afro-Caribbean, progressive and R&B influences with incendiary results. They recently issued their Singles Collection digitally and on CD, and released a video for their brand new single “Cut Me Loose”. The band made their debut at the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance in North Carolina on October 8. More information: www.ElectricPiquete.com.

The Spam Allstars are one of Miami’s most popular, well-known, longest-running and most accomplished bands. They have been nominated for a Latin Grammy, toured nationally, and this year played in South Africa as part of a cultural exchange sponsored by the U.S. Embassy & Consulates. The group is getting set to release a long-anticipated sixth full-length album called Trans-Oceanic. Learn more at www.SpamAllstars.com.

Guanabanas is located at 960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477. For more information, please visit www.Guanabanas.com or call 561.747.8878.

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

 Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Mexican, fresh Florida seafood and traditional fare; a breakfast menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations there.

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider Foundation, Pink Purses, Martin Memorial Hospital, Haiti Relief Effort, Freedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County Firefighters, Jupiter High Surf Team, Friends of Jupiter Beach, Vita Nova House, Furry Friends, and many others.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com or call 561.747.8513.

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Hialeah Park Presents the Spam Allstars 1/30

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Hialeah Park Presents the Spam Allstars January 30

Ongoing monthly music series features prominent Afro-Cuban electronica act on the newly remodeled fountain terrace

Hialeah, FL – January 12, 2016 – Hialeah Park’s monthly live music series continues with Latin Grammy nominees the Spam Allstars, one of Miami’s best-known and most talented acts, on Saturday, January 30, 2016, beginning at 9 p.m.  The show is free and open to the public of all ages; must be 21 to enter the casino. The performance-driven initiative was launched in August of 2015 as part of a commitment to prove additional entertainment options for patrons, and to attempt to draw those who had not yet visited the historic park since reopening in 2013, after a multi-million dollar makeover.

“Given the success of past shows on our brand-new fountain terrace, we are excited about our featured performers in January, the Spam Allstars,” says Vice President of Marketing & Entertainment Frank Fiore. “The group is one of the most dynamic that the City of Miami has to offer, and I invite everyone to come enjoy them at our newly-renovated facilities.” Hialeah Park first opened in 1925 as the Miami Jockey Club and has been home to legendary horses and races, been featured in Hollywood films, hosted countless quinces photo shoots, weddings and special events.

Formed in 1998 by Andrew Yeomanson AKA DJ Le Spam, the Spam Allstars began their career together as an improvisational group performing live on a pirate radio station. This led to the release of a debut CD Pork Scratchings in 1999 and residencies at Snowwhite’s, Lola bar and Galapagos in Brooklyn, NY, as well as a weekly webcast on Eyeqradio.com.  In 2001, the group began a long-standing and profile-raising weekly party called Fuacata at Hoy Como Ayer in Little Havana, a residency that continues to this day. The Spam Allstars have totaled five releases so far and are busy working on a sixth.

They have been featured on Good Morning America, Mun2’s The Roof, CBSThis Morning, NPR’s All Things Considered, CBS4’s Making of the Latin Grammys, NBC 6’s Trendtrackers. Additionally, they’ve contributed music to the Miami HEAT, had a their original song “Ochimini” placed on MTV’s Advance Warning Compilation: Volume 5 Miami Edition, and have performed with Sammy Figueroa, Larry Harlow of the Fania Allstars, John Medeski of Medeski Martin and Wood, Clarence Reed AKA Blowfly, Page McConnell of Phish, the late Wildman Steve, various members of AntiBalas, Pee Wee Ellis of the JB Horns, Daddy Yankee, Jose Conde, Brimstone 127, Mr. Haka, Cabas and more.

Quarter horse racing resumed December 26 at Hialeah Park, which recently unveiled the new Private King’s Court VIP addition to its poker room, as well as the new Champion’s Simulcenter / sports bar on the second floor of the racetrack. The series resumes with an appearance by the Latin Grammy and Grammy nominees PALO!, an Afro-Cuban funk band, in February.

For more information, please visit www.HialeahParkCasino.com  or call 305.885.8000.

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