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This Week’s Top Food Events: Beaker & Gray Celebrates its First Year, Pubbelly Gets Festive, and More

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Welcome to EventWire, Eater Miami's weekly rundown of the best upcoming local dining and drinking events.

December 19



WYNWOOD — Tonight Beaker & Gray celebrates its first anniversary with complimentary drinks and apps from 10 p.m. to midnight.

SOUTH BEACH — For a third year in a row, Pubbelly's Jose Mendin is teaming up with Goya chef Fernando Desa to host a Puerto Rican Christmas celebration dinner on Tuesday, December 20. The menu features 10 dishes, served family style. Buy your tickets here.

Week of December 12

Pizza & Burger

Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina

SOUTH BEACHPirolo's Panino Pop-Up is back for one night only at South Beach taqueria, Taquiza. On Monday December 12, from 8 p.m. until midnight, guests can purchase a variety of Italian style sandwiches like Mozzarella in Carrozza and Clams Casino plus listen to live music spun by DJ British.

WYNWOOD — Miami's first-ever grappa cocktail competition heads to Beaker & Gray on December 12, part of its five-city challenge and guests are invited to celebrate with the winners from 5 to 7 p.m.

SOUTH BEACHSlow Food Miami hosts its monthly "Snail Social" on Tuesday, December 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Semilla Eatery and Bar, featuring complimentary bites, $4 draft beers and $6 wine and specialty cocktails.

MIDTOWNMy Ceviche is celebrating the opening of its sixth location with a three-day block party, complete with complimentary food, drink, fitness, art and beauty. The festivities run from Friday, December 15, through Sunday, December 18.

SOUTH BEACH — On Friday, December 16, Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina is hosting its first annual Ugly Sweater Party. Guests are encouraged to wear their ugliest sweater, with a chance to win a one-day experience in an Ultra or Arkadia Cabana for up to ten guests, one bottle of tequila and enjoy a $300 dinner credit at Pizza & Burger.

SOUTH BEACH — On Wednesday December 14, Pao hosts its monthly chef collective with Paul Qui and Mike Beltran of Ariete cooking a Cuba-meets-Philippines Lechon Feast. Book your spot here.

Week of December 5

Conrad Miami's Jack Frost Happy Hour

Conrad Miami's Jack Frost Happy Hour

BRICKELLEdge Steak & Bar celebrates its fifth anniversary in style this Friday, December 9. Its chef Aaron Brooks has called upon his "mates" like Niven Patel, Steve Santana and William Crandall to help create bites, while plus beer, punches and whiskey hot chocolate bar will be on hand. Buy your ticket here.

BRICKELLBetter Days is getting into the holiday spirit by transforming into a Christmas-themed pop-up bar from now until December 30. Called Holly Days, it features drinks like the Saint Nicholas Sour, the classic coquito, plus plenty of festive decor.

SOUTH BEACH — All month long guests at Lure Fishbar can get a taste of Josh Capon’s meat-centric eatery, Bowery Meat Company. The a la carte menu features items like Côte de Boeuf steak for two and Capon’s signature Fondant Potato

BRICKELL — It's snowing in Miami! Just kidding, but at the Conrad Miami's Jack Frost Happy Hour at the sky high Bar at LvL 25 it will be. Us Floridians can experience snowfall as it ‘snows’ over the 25th floor bar every 30 minutes, Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Week of November 21

Photo Credit: Country Living

Photo Credit: Country Living

EVERYWHERE — Thanksgiving is this week. Here's where to eat out and where to grab your food around town to-go.

EDGEWATER — Rowan Jacobsen, a proclaimed "chief oyster geek," is serving as Mignonette’s guest shucker on Tuesday, November 22, making a menu based on recipes from his newest book The Essential Oyster. Email for tickets.

UPPER EAST SIDEThe Anderson has partnered up with its friends around town to host the first annual Friendsgiving, this Monday, November 21. The event is $30 and purchase of a ticket gets guests bites from all participating restaurants and a welcome punch. Plus, 100 percent of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Children's Home Society of Florida. Buy your tickets here.

WYNWOOD — In honor of its sixth anniversary, Wynwood Kitchen & Bar is throwing a day-long party from noon to 10 p.m. this Monday, November 21, with $6 drink specials, music and hand-rolled cigars.

Week of November 14

WYNWOOD — To celebrate its first anniversary, Wynwood Yard is kicking off a weekly Friday event called, Taste of the Yard, where every Friday where ticket-buyers will enjoy samples from five of The Wynwood Yard's participating culinary concepts from 5 to 8 p.m. Buy your tickets this way.

SOUTH BEACH — Every Tuesday at Pubbelly is now Dim Down Tuesday’s, featuring $25 all-you-can-eat dumplings and $4 bao buns all night long.

SOUTH BEACH — In honor of Shep Gordon’s book launch, chef Spike Mendelsohn, nightclub owner, David Grutman, and nightlife guru, Tommy Pooch, are hosting a Hawaiian luau at The Hall on November 14 with unlimited food and specialty cocktails. Buy your ticket here.

CORAL GABLES — This Tuesday, November 15, Bulla Gastrobar and Cervezas Alhambra are teaming up to host the Sister Cities Beer Dinner, hosted by Evan Benn, Editor in Chief of Indulge Magazine, featuring a three-course menu inspired by the beer. Pick up tickets here.

DESIGN DISTRICT — Rome-based food historian, and Eater contributor, Katie Parla, is hosting a one-night-only dinner this Wednesday, November 16 at Harry's Pizzeria, to celebrate her new cookbook featuring a family-style meal with dishes from the book. Buy your ticket here.

WYNWOOD — The "world’s most intimate martini bar" makes an appearance in Wynwood Yard November 15 and 16th, where guests can get a one-on-one consultation with a Grey Goose mixologist in a vehicle inspired by a classic, French bread delivery van.

SOUTH BEACHLure Fishbar is teaming up with Macchialina for a "A Night in Amalfi" dinner on November 16 featuring a four-course menu with pairings. Seating is limited. Reservations are required and can be made by emailing

WYNWOOD — As part of the Jack Daniel Distillery’s 150th anniversary, Jack is bringing a bit of Lynchburg to Miami by constructing a pop-up General Store at 2600 NW 2nd Ave in Wynwood that will be open from November 13 to 19 featuring a variety of unique daily themes including Jack-infused treats from The Little Sugars, typography barrel art, musical guests, charcoal portraits, and more.

WYNWOOD — The Saffron Supper club takes over R House this Sunday to create a special four-course meal with the Spice Detective. Guests can expect poetry, culture, music and even some sparkler-festooned platters. Buy your ticket here.

Week of November 7

Tacos at Taquiza Photo Credit: Taquiza

Tacos at Taquiza

WYNWOOD — On November 7, Beaker & Gray is teaming up with Aussie Lamb for happy hour featuring giveaways and complimentary passed appetizers from 6 to 8 p.m.

SOUTH BEACH — Taquiza is celebrating its second birthday on Monday, November 7, with special tacos by the chefs of 27 Restaurant and Pinch Kitchen, with complimentary punch and a J. Wakefield tap takeover.

FT LAUDERDALE — Smokey Bones’ is getting into the Monday Night Football action with All-You-Can-Eat Wing Fest for just $10.99 per person every Monday night from 9 p.m. until close.

SOUTH BEACH — Paul Qui is hosting the 7th Annual LUCKYRICE Grand Feast this Friday November 11, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at The Raleigh Hotel Pool & Oasis with food from Talde, Juvia Miami, Katsuya, Sushi Garage, and more. Buy your tickets this way.

WYNWOOD — Chef Jeremiah Bullfrog presents his seventh annual P.I.G. (Pork Is Good), a daylong celebration of all things pork this Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 3 to 7 p.m. at 150 Northwest 21st Street featuring 18 chefs cooking up pork every way they know how. Buy your tickets here.

DOWNTOWN MIAMI — Chipotle's traveling Cultivate Festival is coming to Miami’s Bayfront Park this Saturday, November 12, with chefs , brewers, wine makers and musicians all promoting food and sustainability.

FT. LAUDERDALE — Burlock Coast is ringing in its first anniversary with the launch of a new Farmer's Market and a special Anniversary Happy Hour on November 12 at 5 p.m. complete with $1 oysters, $6 specialty cocktails, house white or red wine and BC Bootlager, Burlock’s proprietary brew and $6 bar bites.

SOUTH BEACH — The Sarsaparilla Club has introduced a new, four-course classic or vegetarian tasting menu to its menu for just $39. Available nightly.

Week October 31

Stone crabs at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

Stone crabs at Michael's Genuine Food & DrinkEvent.0.aspx

NORTH MIAMI — Mini-burger, mini-chain Sliderz is celebrating its first anniversary with a half price menu all day long on Tuesday, November 1.Avaiable at its North Miami and Boca locations.

CORAL GABLESMarch of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction returns for its 19th year on November 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables featuring bites from places like The Dutch, PokéBao, Palme d’Or and others. Buy your tickets here.

DOWNTOWN MIAMI — PAMM's on-site restaurant Verde is teaming up with J. Wakefield Brewery for a special three-course dinner this Thursday featuring porches, grilled oysters and more. Get your tickets this way.

MIMOVagabond Kitchen and Bar's new chef Roberto Dubois has introduced a new chef's table every Tuesday night for just $25 a person featuring a three-course meal, plus one glass of select champagne, one glass of select wine, and one vodka Absolut Elyx cocktail.

DESIGN DISTRICT — All this week at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink guests who order a pound of large stone crabs, can choose any bottle of wine off its list for the table at half off, available at lunch, afternoon, dinner and brunch.

DOWNTOWN MIAMI — Every saturday from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Zest is offering up a special "Sizzling Saturdays" menu for $29 featuring Jamaican Jerk Suckling Pig, Pigeon Peas and Rice and plenty of rum punch.

SOUTH BEACH — In celebration of National Sandwich Day, Macchialina will be hosting a happy hour from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2, featuring complimentary passed appetizers and bite-sized sandwiches prepared by Pirolo and Australian Lamb, plus $10 cocktails and specials on beer and wine.

CORAL GABLES — The 6th annual Burgerliscious festival headsto Coral Gables this Thursday, November 3, bringing together more than 20 restaurants from around Miami to showcase their take on the best burger in town from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Buy your tickets here.

SOUTH BEACHSemilla Eatery and Bar is hosting a "start-of-season" stone crab festival this Saturday, November 5 featuring medium claws for just $2 a claw all night long or until they run out, plus a live DJ from 10pm until 2am.

Week of October 24

Risotto di funghi at Toscana Divino

Risotto di funghi at Toscana Divino

DOWNTOWN MIAMI — The Restaurant at everyone's favorite 24-hour strip club, E11EVEN, has launched a "Downtown Spice" menu, priced at $39 per person it includes a glass of house-selected red or white wine, appetizer, entree and dessert.

MIAMI RIVER — Now you can get your live music fix every Friday and Saturday night at Seaspice, where it has debuted a series of shows kicking off at 10:30 p.m.

SOUTH BEACH — This Thursday, October 27, five "top Miami chefs and top Miami foodies" will team up to partake in the first ever Bao Bun Competition at Talde. The party kicks off at 7 p.m.

BRICKELL — It's that time of year again: truffle season. To celebrate Toscana Divino has debuted an all-new menu featuring the flavor of white truffles with dishes like the "Uova," the tagliatelle or risotto and an all-natural rib eye or filet mignon.

CORAL GABLESUvaggio’s Head "Wine-O," Heath Porter will go pour-to-pour against NYC sommelier Patrick Cappiello, operating partner and Wine Director of New restaurants Rebelle and Peal and Ash for the latest Somm Slam this Thursday, October 27.  Guests of the Somm Slam will enjoy a five course wine-paired dinner, with the three middle courses comprising the competition. Buy your tickets here.

CORAL GABLES — The Biltmore Hotel’s signature restaurant, Palme d’Or, has released a three-course menu, available for $49, from now until the end of November, and in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a portion of the proceeds through October 31st will be donated to the Florida Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation.

Week of October 17

Dressed Nigri at Lure

Dressed Nigri at Lure

DOWNTOWN MIAMI — Sustainable seafood takes center stage at Zest Miami's Sustainable Seafood Soirée on Tuesday, October 18. The five-course dinner features a variety of different seafood prepared by Cindy Hutson herself. Buy your ticket this way.

SOUTH BEACH Spris Lincoln Road is celebrating its 18th anniversary by introducing three new pizza doughs, each with a healthy slant. The doughs feature black flour, turmeric and hemp and are available for a limited time only.

SOUTH BEACH — Starting this Wednesday, Lure Fishbar is getting into the omakase game with its weekly Omakase dining experience. The dinners take place every Wednesday at 7 p.m. and are limited to 6 seats, with a weekly rotating menu, of course. Reserve your spot by calling 305-695-4550.

BRICKELL — Treat yourself to a steak dinner every Friday night at Novecento Brickell. For $75 feast on a dinner for two with an appetizer, a 32 oz. Picanha Steak, a dessert, and a bottle of Novecento’s wine of the month.

SOUTH BEACH — Now through October 28, Italian eatery Quattro will feature both lunch and dinner prixe fix menus at Miami Spice prices (i.e. $25 and $39 respectively) with options like grilled snapper, pappardelle, and gelato.

DOWNTOWN MIAMI — This Tuesday, October 18, db Bistro’s chef Clark Bowen teams up with neighbor Wynwood Brewing Company for a four-course dinner featuring seasonal dishes like Florida Figs, Burrata, Local Pompano — all paired with craft beers, naturally. Buy your tickets here.

SOUTH BEACH — On Friday, October 21 chefs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth host the first ever Strong Will Benefit at The Sarsaparilla Club, featuring bites from chefs like Timon Balloo, Phil Bryant, Brian Nasajon, plus cocktails by NaiYaRa bartender Rob Ortenzio and a beer garden by Wynwood Brewing Co. Pick up your ticket here.

SOUTH BEACH — Every Third Thursday, Via Emilia 9 pays tributes to its Italian roots and offers up a specialty dish crafted from the table-side in a heated vessel. This month's dish is a hand rolled tortellini tossed in Parmigiano-Reggiano wheel served with a complimentary wine pairing for $35. Get it while it's hot.

Week of October 10

Spasso Seafood Bake

Spasso Seafood Bake

COCONUT GROVE — Italian eatery Spasso is celebrating "National Seafood Month" (which is October, apparently) by offering up a special three-course Italian-style clambake and seafood menu, available every Monday evening. On the menu expect crab cake, linguini with lobster, and a Venetian-style lemon sorbet.

SOUTH MIAMISlow Food Miami's "Snail Social" roaming Happy Hour heads to Ray Allen's Grown this Tuesday, October 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. The fundraiser features a complimentary first glass of Stellar wine, plus passed apps.

SOUTH BEACH — For the October edition of Matador Room’s Wine & Dine series on Thursday, October 13, its chef Jeremy Ford will pair Matador Room’s cuisine with California’s Paul Hobbs Winery. Tickets can be purchased here.

DORAL — On Friday, October 14, chef de cuisine Dustin Ward of BLT Prime will team up with Sean Brasel of Meat Market to create a four- course prix fixe dinner inspired by the "Dynamic Duo’s" triumph over Via Verdi's "Wonder Twins" Fabrizio and Nicola Carro earlier this year. Dinner kicks off 7:30 pm; reservations are required at 305-591-6066 or

SOUTH BEACH — It's that time of the year again. Joe's Stone Crab is opening for 103 year in Friday October 14 at 5 p.m. It's market Joe's To Go will also open.

SOUTH MIAMI — The Deering Estate Foundation’s annual Wine on Harvest Moon celebration is back again this year on Saturday, October 15 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. This year's theme is Akubekhule! A Culinary Safari Through South Africa featuring wines from the region along with bites from chefs at Station 5, The Biltmore Hotel and many others. Get your ticket here.

SOUTH BEACH — For the latest installment of Mendin & Friends chefs Jose Mendin, Sergio Navarro and Maria Orantes will come full circle, cooking a 10-course tasting menu alongside their mentor and Master Chef Angel Palacios of the famed La Broche. Two seatings are available. Reserve your spot this way.

BRICKELL — To celebrate Edge Steak & Bar's visit to this week's NYCWFF, the restaurant will feature a special dinner menu from October 12 to 16 offering a taste of both events that its executive chef Aaron Brooks is participating in. The menu is available prixe fix or a la carte.

Week of October 3

River Yacht Club

WYNWOOD/SOUTH MIAMI — Have a little too much fun this weekend? Then stop by Dr. Smood where it now has an Organic Hangover Remedy Kit on hand, featuring two drinks that are supposed to get you back in tip top shape in no time.

MIAMI RIVER — Even though Miami Spice might be done, doesn't mean you still can't land a good dining deal. Now every Tuesday you can get a three-course meal — plus a drink — at River Yacht Club for just $23.

COCONUT GROVE — Apparently October is National Pasta month. Yeah, we didn't know either. But that means Spasso will offer half-priced pasta specials for anyone who dines in the restaurant after 9 p.m. on Monday-Thursday for all the dishes on the menu.

ALL OVER — Eat for a good cause this month as the Culinary Community for Camillus House has officially been launched. Dine on menus all around town at a 20-30 percent savings with 5 percent of the savings being donated to Camillus House. Find the line up of restaurants here.

DOWNTOWN MIAMI — It is time once again for Burger & Bordeaux at db Bistro. For the entire month of October, diners can chow down on the Original db Burger, with an appetizer, dessert and a glass of Bordeaux for only $39.

Week of September 26

Buns at Talde/Facebook

DOWNTOWN MIAMI — The second annual Estrella Damm Gastronomy Congress comes back to town this Monday, September 26. Leading it again this year is mega-chef Ferran Adrià and MC Michelle Bernstein. Pick up your tickets here.

CORAL GABLES/SOUTH BEACH Shake Shack is getting in the Oktoberfest spirit by adding a variety of pretzels, bratwurst, beer and more onto its menu from now until October 2. Prost!

FT LAUDERDALE — This Thursday, Kuro is hosting a five-course sake pairing dinner made omakase-style with each course expertly paired with sake from expert Midori Roth. Book your spot by calling 954-316-2900.

SOUTH BEACH/DESIGN DISTRICT — Tim Burton fans can now get their macaron fix. The director and Parisian macaron slingers, Ladurée, have teamed up for a limited edition macaron box celebrating the release of Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children. Available now in stores.

SOUTH BEACH — Every Thursday, get your bun fix at Talde’s new "Baby Got Bao Buns," featuring beers by Wynwood Brewing Co. along with a variety of unique, different bao buns.

SOUTH BEACHYardbird Southern Table & Bar is bringing back its popular Midnight Chef’s Table series this Friday, September 30, this time featuring all things bourbon.  Snag your ticket here.

DOWNTOWN MIAMIThe Pubbelly Boys are channeling the German spirit with their Oktoberfest party at Pawn Broker co-hosted by Miami Smokers on Thursday, September 29 at 8 p.m. On the menu expect plenty of sausage, beer and cocktails.

Week of September 18

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CORAL GABLESChat Chow TV is celebrating Bourbon Month in style this Wednesday, September 21, with a throwback, 1920s-inspired, six-course steakhouse dinner at The Local Food & Drink. Paired with plenty of bourbon, of course.  Reservations are required and can be held via credit card by emailing

SOUTH BEACH — This Thursday, September 22, the first ever  Taste of Hyde Beach takes over the SLS South Beach. Expect "interactive spaces" turned into "restaurant pop-ups and one-of-a-kind food parties" from the hotel’s restaurants along with chefs like Michael Schwartz, Mike Pirolo, Jose Mendin and more. Pick up your ticket here.

SOUTH BEACHIzzy’s is turning one and to celebrate its letting you eat as many lobster rolls as you want. Seriously. On Sunday, September 25, $25 will get you all the lobster rolls and beer you can get your hands on. Challenge, accepted.

SOUTH BEACH — It’s bar takeover time again at The Edition Hotel. On deck is mega-popular NYC watering hole The NoMad Bar, who’s bar director, Leo Robitschek, will be slinging drink on Thursday, September 22 starting at 9 p.m.

UPPER EAST SIDE Vagabond Kitchen & Bar is celebrating the weekend early with its newly launched Moet Thursdays featuring $50 bottles of the bubbly stuff all night long.

SOUTH BEACH — This Tuesday, September 20, get a little taste of Texas when Paul Qui teams up for a special one-night-only meal with Yoshi Okai, executive chef of Otoko in Austin, at Pao by Paul Qui. The meal kicks off at 7 p.m., book your spot here.

SOUTH BEACH — On Sunday, September 25, The Confidante Miami Beach is hosting the Common Threads’ 2nd Annual Cooking for Life Sunday Brunch, which includes bites by Michelle Bernstein, Richard Ingraham, Lindsay Autry and more. Buy your tickets this way.