Welcome to the "dog days of summer". Sultry, sticky, hot and humid. I know, you don't feel like doing much except stay in air conditioning, go to beach or sit at a pool. This week's Weekly Nibble may just get you out the door...for a movie, a cocktail or to check out a block party or new diner in Wynwood.
Thursday August 13th- There is still time to grab tickets for the FINAL OMG Dinner and a Movie featuring special screening of the anticipated “The End of The Tour” starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel before it hits theatres on Friday. Dinner provided by Harry’s Pizzeria includes peach and arugula salad, Michigan Pasty Pot Pie and more, Tickets are $40 GA, or $55 for dinner and reserved VIP seating. http://www.o-cinema.org/event/omg-dinner-a-movie-7/?utm_source=OMG+Aug&utm_campaign=OMG+Aug&utm_medium=email
Saturday August 15th- To celebrate two years of Miami’s own craft beer, Wynwood Brewing Company will once again take over the streets for a second-anniversary block party celebrating the August 24 release of bottles of two of its most popular beers, La Rubia and Pop’s Porter. WBC’s block party will kick off from noon to 11 pm with plenty of food, music, art, and, of course, beer. Multiple local food trucks and graffiti artist Insano also will add to the festivities. Wynwood Brewing Company 565 NW 24th St., Miami. Admission is free. 305-982-8732
Sunday August 16th- It’s National Rum Day, so grab a friend or two and head out to enjoy some rum drinks at any of the local Miami cocktail haunts like; Broken Shaker, The Rum Line, Repour, and Regent Cocktail Club. Regent’s Rum celebratory drink, Queens Park Swizzle, is created by Managing Partner and award-winning mixologist Julio Cabrera, and is made with a rum of your choice, Lime Sugar, Angostura Bitters, Mint, and crushed ice. In honor of last month’s popular Rum Dinner at Sugarcane Raw Bar featuring Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum, stop by for the Summer Sparkler with watermelon juice or Tobacco Old Fashioned with maple syrup. MO Miami’s Bar and Lounge is featuring their Cuban Old Fashioned with smoked rum, house coffee bitters, orange peel and simple syrup.
New and Ongoing:
Opening Friday August 14th- Wynwood Diner is thrilled to announce it will open to the public on Friday, August 14th, bringing a fresh concept to Miami’s most creative neighborhood. The highly anticipated restaurant venue will anchor the newly developed Wynwood Block, with an expansive indoor-outdoor venue that lends itself as a central gathering place for Miami’s urbanite to work, dine, and play. With a modern take on the classic American diner, Wynwood Diner is a vibe-driven concept that offers a sleek, yet comforting escape. The multifunctional venue unites three distinct spaces, from the diner to the cafe to the outdoor atrium. The diverse menu features diner favorites, and steps them up a notch with better quality ingredients and inventive twists. Paying tribute to the classic diner, the menu also features all-day-breakfast options, including nutmeg and bourbon French toast, and specialty omelets like the pork belly, feta and baby arugula omelet. Don’t miss the mouthwatering chicken and waffle club sandwich, made with fried heirloom tomatoes and chipotle mayo with a side of crispy truffle fries. Wynwood Diner 2601 N.W. Second Avenue, Miami, FL 33127. 305.747.7888.
Throughout August- Dolce Italian- LDV Hospitality’s Dolce Italian, located in the Gale South Beach, is celebrating National Panini Month with their famous Dolce Panini’s. Guests can order for lunch any one of the Panini’s from Bravo’s “Best New Restaurant” including the Ghiottone Panini ($15), with porchetta, roasted bell peppers, and Swiss cheese, the Ruspante Panini ($15), with grilled chicken breast, bacon, tomato, avocado, and mayonnaise, and the popular Dolce Panini ($16), with pizza bread, prosciutto, mozzarella, tomato, and arugula, and get 10% off. When they mention National Panini Month. Dolce Italian 1690 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139.
Thru September 30th - Miami Spice continues with over 180 restaurants offering special $39 dinner pre fixe and $23 lunch pre fixe menus. Visit Miami Spice website for specific details and restrictions. And check our MIAbites "Advice" article here to help choose and enjoy the best Spice options for you.
(Information provided by various sources and subject to change. Please call ahead for specific details and reservations)