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Wine and Dine Al Fresco-Style Along Restaurant Row in Downtown Coral Gables

10/26/10

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – October 26, 2010 – Starting on Friday, November 5, Downtown Coral Gables’ Restaurant Row (located on the 100 block of Giralda Ave. between Ponce de Leon Blvd. and Galiano Street) will be bustling with al fresco dining and live entertainment from 7 p.m. to midnight as part of Giralda Under the Stars.

This monthly event will take place the first Friday of every month from November 2010 through March 2011 and allow pedestrians to freely stroll Restaurant Row under the stars. From the local dinner crowd looking to walk to their favorite neighborhood restaurant to the traveling gourmand seeking a new scene, Restaurant Row in Downtown Coral Gables has something for every palate.

Ten Downtown Coral Gables restaurants and bars will extend their dining rooms onto the street in a celebration of the event’s culinary options. The 100 block of Giralda Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic so that Giralda Under the Stars’ participating restaurants and bars may fill the street with tables and chairs as well as live music and entertainers. To celebrate this year’s kick-off celebration, La Dorada will be hosting Gaiteros Espanoles who will be showcasing a Celtic music and dance performance.

Locals and foodies alike can enjoy Vietnamese, Spanish, Italian and Mexican cuisines among other ethnic and eclectic culinary options. Participating restaurants and bars include: Bangkok Bangkok II, Castelluccio Ristorante, La Dorada, Las Vegas Restaurant, Miss Saigon Bistro, The Bar, Talavera, Spris Restaurant, Il Grissino and The Local.

For more information about Giralda Under the Stars’ participating restaurants and bars or to make a reservation for an al fresco table, please visit www.shopcoralgables.com.

Downtown Coral Gables and Miracle Mile is a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood infused with a chic European feel.  Decorated with tree-lined streets and Mediterranean architecture, the historic area boasts some of Miami’s finest boutiques, acclaimed restaurants, respected art galleries and lively entertainment venues.  With more than 200 retailers and 70 restaurants, Downtown Coral Gables and Miracle Mile is a sophisticated destination to shop, live, play and work.  It’s Miami’s charming gem that locals like to keep a secret and visitors love to find.  For more information and a directory, visit www.shopcoralgables.com.

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