Each week, MIAbites presents the Weekly Nibble, featuring curated foodie events in and around Miami. All listings are subject to change, so always call ahead to confirm details, prices and times.
Thursday July 20th- Baru Latin Bar in Kendall is ready to officially celebrate at their Grand Opening on Thursday, July 20th, which also marks the day of Colombian Independence, at 6 pm with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The third Baru Latin Bar expansion will be offering guests Happy Hour prices with half off well drinks till 12 am and free Aguardiente shots for all until 10 pm. Baru Kendall will also be playing everyone’s favorite Latin beats, along with a special live Vallenato performance. Baru Latin Bar Kendall Baru 8405 Mills Dr, Suite 309 Kendall, FL 33183
Saturday July 22nd- Swim Week is in full swing with bikini clad models strutting poolside at hotels all over Miami Beach. MIAbites is co-sponsoring with Miami Beach Life Magazine an Invite Only launch party for Pomazul Swimwear at the Raleigh Hotel beginning at 6 pm with After Party at Sweet Liberty. To get on the guest list email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday July 23rd- Villa Azur kicks off Swim Week with a glamorous, philanthropic fashion in partnership with Fundacion Por Ti Mi Venezuela – a charity dedicated to the lives of children in Venezuela who have no food or resources. Showcasing Venezuelan designer Sharon Osp’s new summer line, the $80 pp presentation will feature complimentary champagne, hors d’oeuvres and a first-look at Osp’s handmade haute couture dresses, with meticulous design details and hand embroidered fabrics from all over the world. The show begins at 7pm and 10% of all proceeds will be donated to the foundation. Villa Azur 309 23rd St. Miami Beach, FL305 988 0868.
Wednesday July 26th- Dragonfly Izakaya and Fish Market in Doral is hosting a Six Course Beer Pairing Dinner with MIA Beer Company on Wednesday, July 26 at 7 p.m. Menu examples include Branzino Crudo paired with MIA Hard Water Grapefruit, Chicken Yakitori and MIA Neon, Anago Nigiri with MIA Rye Tortugas. Tickets are $65 (all inclusive) and are now available https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dragonfly-izakaya-mia-brewery-do-dinner-tickets-36232010920 Dragonfly Izakaya 5241 NW 87th Ave. Doral, FL
Wednesday July 26th- Executive Chef Adonay Tafur and Chef Joshua Gripper will wrap up the 6th Annual BBQ Series at The Dutch in the W South Beach’s “The Grove” with New Orleans’ culinary darling Nina Compton, Chef/Co-Owner of Compére Lapin. Compton is one of Food & Wine magazine’s "Best New Chefs 2017" and was recently named a finalist for James Beard Awards “Best Chef South”. For this grand finale, Compton will team up with Chefs John Gallo and Rene Reyes of Pinch Kitchen Miami. to create a BBQ buffet along with a variety of decadent desserts for only $40 per person, plus tax and service charge; excluding beverages. The Dutch W South Beach Hotel & Residences, 2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach (305) 938-3111.
New and Ongoing:
CRATE - Plant-based Kitchen, Bar and Lounge, Miami’s first vegetarian and vegan culinary and nightlife experience, has opened its doors in Brickell, brought to life after years in development by restaurateur and designer, Anselmo Di Virgilio Hernandez. Located on South Miami Avenue in Brickell Village, CRATE is the latest addition to the heart of Miami’s downtown bar and business district and is now open for casual walk-ins for lunch and dinner without a reservation. CRATE 901 South Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida. 786.534.2538.
River Yacht Club - Miami’s visionary waterfront destination, has introduced a new menu by recently appointed executive chef Jun Hee Lee. In keeping with River Yacht Club’s elegant Mediterranean style, Chef Lee’s new menu encompasses both simplicity and sophistication. Delectable new starters include Alaskan King Crab with a vegetable gazpacho, basil oil, and cherry tomato; Green Bean Salad with avocado, soy sesame dressing, seaweed, and heart of palm; Foie Gras Sliders with truffle vinaigrette, onion rings, and ginger gastrique; Main dishes like, Pan Seared Scallops get an update, seared with corn puree, baby carrots, ginger chive oil, and seaweed chips; and Yellowtail Snapper served whole with grilled vegetables and tapenade. River Yacht Club 401 SW Third Avenue on the Miami River. Miami, FL. (305) 200-5716.
Casa Faena’s charming café on Collins Ave offers its new (Not Your) Basic Beach Brunch. Available every Sunday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, this a la carte brunch offers traditional South American dishes like Wagyu Beef Empanadas and Churrasco with classic American cuisine, including Lobster Benedict Eggs and Pork Belly and Grits. Sip on specialty cachaça cocktails or opt for bottomless Bellinis and mimosas while live musical performances by Bossa Nova-inspired artists set the tone for this weekly dining experience in the café’s inviting bistro-style atmosphere and tropical outdoor veranda. Casa Faena 3500 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (305) 604-8485
( Information provided by various sources and subject to change. Please confirm all details beforehand and make reservations as necessary. )
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