It's that time of year again sports fans. The 137th running of the Kentucky Derby is this Saturday with post time set for 6:24 p.m. It's an exciting two minutes and this years field is wide open. Bourbon Steak, courtesy of General Manager John Riccardo is opening the bar at 5 p.m. and will be serving half price Mint Juleps and showing the race on their large screen TV in the lounge area. The Heat/Celtics game is Saturday night as well which will give you ample time to try a few bourbons from their tower. If bourbon isn't your thing, Sommelier Justin Hall will be on hand to assist you with extensive wine list. Chef Gabriel Fenton's bar menu and burgers are great and the full menu is also available in the bar/lounge area.
One of the best bartenders in town, Monique has been fine tuning her Mint Julep all week as evidenced by the video below.
P.S. If you are interested in placing a wager on the race I know that the Dog Track in Hallandale is open all day on Saturday. I'm not sure about Gulfstream. I'll be posting my picks later in the week via Twitter.
Fairmont Turnberry Isle Hotel
19999 West Country Club Drive
Miami, FL 33180-2401