Miami Food Week is the perfect time to explore Miami’s culinary scene and sample some of the best food in town. If you’re not attending South Beach Wine & Food Festival, many ways exist to enjoy Miami’s vibrant food culture. From unique restaurants to special events, Miami has something for everyone during Miami Food Week.
Joliet Miami Beach
Now, brunch lovers can flock to the new Miami Beach eatery Joliet to enjoy Chef Juan Garrido’s bold, flavorful dishes. Standouts include BBQ Shrimp & Grits – New Orleans style, Worcestershire, garlic butter; Johnny Cakes –cornmeal pancakes served with smoked lemon butter, seasonal jam, maple syrup; Steak ‘n Eggs – grilled skirt steak, fried egg, Joliet butter, herb salad, fries; a giant Cinnamon Roll with a cream cheese glaze served tableside, graham cracker streusel, coconut flakes; and the New Orleans inspired “Hot Brown” Toast – oven roasted turkey, confit tomato, fried egg, black pepper gravy. Joliet’s signature raw bar items, appetizers, and salads are also available. Boozy brunch offerings by the talented beverage team include Bloody Marys, Mimosas, French 75, Espresso Martinis, and more. Brunch is available every Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 3 pm. www.jolietmiamibeach.com
UNWINE at Latin Social Thursday at Toro Toro
UNWINE to get ready for the weekend and gather around InterContinental Miami’s Spindle, the perfect destination to meet and mingle, and immerse in an evening of Latin Beats from a live DJ and Pan-Latin Tapas from Toro Toro, chef Richard Sandoval’s Pan-Latin steakhouse, on Thursday, February 23, and every Thursday from 5 PM to 9 PM. Guests can enjoy 50% off bottles of select wines from around the world, including Starmont Chardonnay, Ricordi, and Yllera Tempranillo. Toro Toro is located at 100 Chopin Plaza in Downtown Miami. www.torotoromiami.com.
Time Out Market Miami
At Time Out Market Miami, visitors enjoy outstanding food from some of the city’s best chefs and restaurateurs, cocktails from Miami’s award-winning mixologists, and local activations. The sprawling food hall located right off Lincoln Road is the perfect spot to score sweet drink deals every day of the week from 5 PM to 7 PM. This month, enjoy a special edition of Happy Hour, Third Wheel Happy Hour. The deal: Enjoy 3-for-the-price-of-2 on all specialty cocktails. Guests can enjoy the Feel the Love cocktail ($12), Happy Ending cocktail ($12), Sour Heart cocktail ($12), and Rose 75 ($12). Time Out Market Miami is located at 1601 Drexel Avenue in Miami Beach. www.timeout.com/time-out-
Loews Miami Beach Hotel Signature #SOBEWFF Sips
In their 22nd year as Host Hotel, and to honor South Florida’s favorite foodie celebration, the mixologists at Bar Collins are shaking up specialty cocktails by creating three unique and special Signature #SOBEWFF Sips. Each is paired with a unique bite to liven up the libation. All three Signature #SOBEWFF Sips are available at Bar Collins through the Festival weekend. Loews Miami Beach is located at 1601 Collins Ave in Miami Beach. www.loewshotels.com
On Wednesday, February 22 at 7 pm, Phuc Yea Chef/Co-owner Cesar Zapata and partner Aniece Meinhold will host a special dinner experience/fundraiser for The Humans Who Feed Us – a national project of Justice for Migrant Women that focuses on humanizing workers across the food supply chain. Guests can look forward to exceptional skill and soul from the participating culinary talent, including; host Chef Cesar himself, Cleophus Heddington from Zak The Baker, Diego Oka from La Mar by Gaston Acurio; Jose Mendin from Casa Isola and Patio Isola and Jon Ngygen from Tran An. Tickets are priced at $165++ for this all-inclusive gastronomic experience. Beats courtesy of a live DJ; the event will also feature a silent auction. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite here. Phuc Yea is located in MiMo at 7100 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami.
Arlo Wynwood Rooftop Pop-up with Bars Hanky Panky & Florería Atlántico | Wednesday, February 22 – Christine Wiseman, Beverage Director of Bar-Lab, welcomes friends from Mexico and Argentina for an evening celebrating the industry’s best. Ismael “Pollo” Martinez Vera, from Hanky Panky, #13 of the World’s 50 Best Bars, and Tato Giovannoni of Floreria Atlantico, #18 of the World’s 50 Best Bars, join Christine and the Bar-Lab team to serve up one of a kind cocktail creations. From 8 PM-midnight, guests will enjoy unparalleled views of Miami while listening to sounds by Andres Franco and sipping cocktail collaborations. Tickets can be purchased HERE.
MaryGold’s Pernod Menu by Brad Kilgore & Christine Wiseman at Arlo Wynwood | Thursday, February 23
Kick-off Miami Food Week at MaryGold’s, the new restaurant collaboration by Chef Brad Kilgore and Bar-Lab, located at Arlo Wynwood hotel in Miami’s preeminent creative and cultural district. This private dinner at the Florida-inspired brasserie will showcase an approachable. Still, a refined tasting menu and Pernod Ricard cocktail pairings curated by Christine Wiseman, Beverage Director of Bar-Lab, will meld imaginative ingredients with meticulous technique. Reservations are limited and are available by calling (786) 522-6601.
Higher Ground Pop-Up Bar Double Chicken Please at Arlo Wynwood | Thursday, February 23
It’s no ordinary Thursday night when Bar-Lab’s Higher Ground, a Wynwood Arts District neighborhood bar, partners with New York’s Double Chicken Please, #6 of the World’s 50 Best Bars. The indoor-outdoor jungle oasis welcomes guests for an evening of specialty cocktail creations by Double Chicken bartenders GN Chan, Tsimafei Maroz, and Guoxin Zhou. Drinks will flow from 8 PM to midnight with Love Tempo’s sounds for the perfect Miami Food Week celebration. Tickets can be purchased HERE.
Arlo Wynwood Rooftop Industry Recovery Pool Party | Monday, February 27
When it’s time to unwind after Miami Food Week, there’s no better place than Arlo Wynwood. From 12 PM – 5 PM, guests will enjoy unparalleled views of Miami while listening to sounds by Andres Franco and sipping cocktail creations by Nikki and Jarmel. To RSVP, please call (786) 522-6600.
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