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Your Weekly Guide to Miami’s Tastiest Events, Summer 2016

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Your weekly guide to the best food events around the Magic City.

Week of August 29

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DESIGN DISTRICT — Get a preview of Michael Schwartz's soon-to-be-open concept, Fi'lia, this week at his flagship restaurant Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, where it'll feature an entire Miami Spice menu dedicated to Fi’lia-inspired dishes. Available now through September 4.

MIAMI BEACH — Now your dinner comes with a car service at The Forge. Upon making a dinner reservation at The Forge, Miami-based patrons will be offered complimentary car service courtesy of miRide.

SOUTH BEACH — Eat for a good cause at Via Emilia this Wednesday, August 31, when the restaurant will donate all the proceeds from dinner service (including tips) from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. to support the Italian earthquake relief efforts.

DOWNTOWN MIAMI — Inspired by PAMM's latest exhibit 'Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks' its restaurant Verde has launched a new three-course menu featuring dishes like watermelon carpaccio and octopus and cacio e pepe. Available now through October 14.

Week of August 22

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NORTH MIAMI — Get ready to bust out your red on Wednesday, August 24, when The Tuck Room hosts a Rose Soiree guests will receive two glasses of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne along with an exclusive Sacre Sauvage cocktail for the evening and a bounty of Tuck’s shared plates for $40.

SOUTH BEACHSpring Chicken is heading to Sobe. The fast casual concept from the people behind Yardbird opens its third outpost this Friday in the former Lime Fresh Mexican Grill location.

SOUTH BEACHMeat Market's Lincoln Road location Chef's Table dinner series returns this month on Thursday, August 25. The dinner is served omakase style and its promised that "no two dinners will be alike."

DOWNTOWN MIAMI — On Friday, August 26 The Langford Hotel will have its next installation of Disrupt Miami, with this month's platform centered around the ever evolving culinary scene of Miami.

SOUTH BEACH Michy's famous fried chicken is back, and it has reappeared on Sweet Liberty's Miami Spice menu. Get it while its hot.

Week of August 15

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CORAL GABLES/SOUTH BEACHShake Shack is opening its 100th location on Tuesday, August 16, and to celebrate this moment the first 100 guests at Shacks worldwide will receive a free single ShackBurger before noon. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.

SOUTH BEACH — Continuing its summer bar pop-ups, Matador Bar has tapped Dante to take over the bar with a one-night-only menu this Thursday, August 18 starting at 9 p.m.

SOUTH BEACH — Jazz and gin seem to go hand-in-hand, or at least The Traymore Restaurant & Bar thinks so. Starting this Thursday, August 18, it'll kick off a weekly series featuring both live jazz and speciality gin drinks from 7 to 10 p.m.

SUNNY ISLES — Love sushi? Then we've got the deal for you. Beach Bar at Newport Pier is "rolling out" a free unlimited sushi deal every Thursday night when you make a $50 or more liquor purchase (for parties of two).

Week of August 8

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UPPER EAST SIDE — Get a preview of the upcoming permanent version of Phuc Yea on August 13 and dine on many of its classics during the four-course meal. Buy your tickets here.

DOWNTOWN MIAMI — Curb the afternoon munchies at Manna Life Food. From Monday through Friday, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. buy any smoothie and a receive a free organic corn superfood arepa filled with homemade peanut butter and berry jam, roasted pepper hummus or cashew cream cheese.

WYNWOOD BunnieCakes has joined People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and Orca Network in support of Lolita’s retirement from 46 years of captivity at Miami Seaquarium. Limited edition vegan Lolita cupcakes are available Aug. 8 to 15 for $2.50 with all proceeds supporting her retirement campaign.

WYNWOOD — Like beer with your yoga? Then head to Concrete Beach Brewery's monthly beer and yoga night this Wednesday at 7 p.m.

DESIGN DISTRICT — The Genuine Summer Series comes to an end this Friday, August 12, with the Michael's Genuine hosting its first ever beer garden in the Miami Design District featuring all-you-can drink local beers and bites. Get your ticket here.

SOUTH BEACH — The Wok Star herself is taking her talents to Sobe eatery Drunken Dragon on August 14 for the latest edition of her Supper Club. Reserve your spot this way.

Week of August 1

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SOUTH BEACH — Pokemon lovers, get your Pikachu fix at SuViche South Beach's Pokemon happy hour on August 2. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the restaurant will be a "lure" along with offering half priced drinks and apps.

CORAL GABLESSeven Dials has rolled out a new menu along with a new set of specials like $10 burgers on Mondays, no corkage on Wednesdays and Curry Thursdays.

SOUTH MIAMIHy Vong is popping up for one-night-only for a special dinner on August 7 with wine pairings by Uvaggio, inside a church, naturally. Buy your ticket here.

FT. LAUDERDALE — Learn to DIY mozzarella at Fernanda’s International Market & Café on August 4. The class will teach you the how to make the popular cheese while giving you plenty of gratis wine to sip on.

Week of July 25

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MIAMI BEACH — The finale to The Dutch’s "Pig Roast Extravaganza" BBQ series is July 27 featuring a walk around feast from the team behind Pinch Kitchen and the team behind Taquiza. Call 305-938-3111 to book your spot.

DOWNTOWN MIAMI Miami Spice is quickly approaching, and to celebrate the Miami New Times Iron Fork takes over the American Airlines Arena on July 28 with bites from 50 restaurants and culinary throw down. Buy your ticket here.

CORAL GABLESSwine Southern is going off the menu every Monday this summer beginning July 25. Every Monday night its "Chef in Residence" Ben Vaughn will create a different 4-course meal with wine pairings for each group of guests. Reserve your seat this way.

BRICKELL— Bummed your missing Lollapalooza this year? Well if you’re stuck in Miami you can still catch all the action at EAST, Miami, who’s teamed up with Redbull to live stream the show on the pool deck. RSVP here.

WYNWOOD — If tequila is your spirit of choice, head to Beaker & Gray’s special Casa Noble Pairing Dinner on July 28 where it will be creating a special meal based around the beverage.