Weekly Nibble: Burger Brawl, Les Dames, Vino & Vinyasa, Poplife @PAMM, Oyster Battle

Each Thursday, MIAbites will feature The Weekly Nibble, highlighting Miami "foodie" events, recent news and special promotions for the upcoming week.  Please note that specific details, dates and prices are subject to change, so please call ahead to confirm event details.

Friday May 15th- May is National Burger Month, and @Burger Beast hosts his over the top homage and competition Burger Brawl on Friday May 15th from 7- 10 pm at Magic City Casino.  Just reading the lineup of competitors and participants will get you drooling! Tickets are $35 pp  and all inclusive and available at  http://burgerbeastburgerbrawl.com/

Friday May 15th- Circa 39 Boutique Hotel at 3900 Collins Ave. Miami Beach hosts Vino and Vinyasa, from 6:30 to 8:30 , a feel good kickoff to the weekend that includes an hour long yoga class by Lululemon instructors followed by wine and light bites from restaurant Essensia at sister hotel, The Palms Hotel and Spa..  $25 pre-pay/$30 at the door. For more information and to reserve a spot for your yoga mat visit  http://vinoandvinyasamia.bpt.me/

Saturday May 16thMiami’s chapter of Les Dames l’Escoffier is hosting their scholarship luncheon at Smith and Wollensky on Miami Beach at noon.  Les Dames l’Escoffier is an organization of women leaders in food, wine, hospitality and farming and this luncheon will honor those selected as this years Legacy Awards and Women in Transition scholarship recipients.  For more information and tickets which are priced at $30 for members and $45 for guests, visit  http://lesdamesmiami.org/

Saturday May 16th- In honor of World Whiskey Day on Saturday, May 16th, the Regent Cocktail Club at The Gale South Beach Hotel is mixing up a flavorful libation from 7 pm to 3 am to celebrate--The 1829. Utilizing Irish Whiskey Tullamore Dew, Head Bartender and Managing Partner Julio Cabrera concocts his tasty cocktail with Cherry Brandy, Lillet Rouge, and Orange Juice, making it the perfect whiskey cocktail to enjoy on its own celebratory day. The cocktail is $14.  Regent Cocktail Club at Gale South Beach 1690 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Sunday May 17thThe Leah Arts District ( as in HiaLEAH! ) is hosting an afternoon Block Party #HialeahNow to kick off the new Work/Live district with artists murals, music, DJs, and Food Trucks curated by Burger Beast.  From 4-8 pm, with complimentary Heineken from 4-5 pm.  1501 E 10th Ave. Hialeah. Fl.

Wednesday May 20th Devon Seafood + Steak, will continue its monthly tasting series with an epic Oyster Battle on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, beginning at 7PM on the restaurant’s beautiful waterfront patio.  Executive Chef Rod Chitikov and his Sous Chef Drew Thomason, go head-to-head to craft the best oyster dish during a fierce three-round competition. Every round will feature an original oyster dish from the battling chefs, and paired with a creative cocktail concoction. Priced at $55 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, space is limited for this can’t miss oyster-themed “title fight.” For more information and to reserve a spot, please call the restaurant at (305) 275-0226.  

Thursday May 21st-  The Perez Art Museum ( PAMM ) continues it’s popular Poplife Third Thursdays Happy Hour series of music, art and food featuring  museum scavenger hunt,  live music from Miami six-piece band, Psychic Mirrors and $5 beer and wine, $8 cocktails and special Mexican street food bites from Verde. From 6 -10 pm. Free with museum admission or free to Metromover riders arriving between 6-7 pm. 


Matador Terrace at The EDITION is now open for Sunday brunch from 11am-4pm. Matador Terrace is located at The Miami Beach EDITION, at 2901 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, Florida. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 786-257-4600or visit http://www.matadorroom.com/. 

Michy’s reopens as CENA by Michelle Bernstein- After closing almost ten months ago and undergoing a complete renovation, Michy’s, the landmark restaurant from James Beard Award-winning Chef Michelle Bernstein and husband/partner David Martinez, reopened just last week as CENA by Michy with a completely new look, new menu concept and new spirit. CENA by Michy, 6927 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, Fl. Dinner will be served nightly beginning at 6 PM.  Telephone: (305) 759-2001; www.chefmichellebernstein.com. 

Starting Thursday May 14th and only on Thursdays and Friday 12-3 pm throughout the summer months, The Federal will be introducing a one-time only three-month Vegetarian lunch menu. Taking a page out of Chef Cesar Zapata’s own personal play book, this VEG menu will focus on vegetables and plant-based options, as he himself prefers to follow a vegetarian diet. The Federal- 5132 Biscayne Blvd. Miami http://www.thefederalmiami.com/

( Information provided by various sources and subject to change. Please call to confirm )