Weekly Nibble Miami: OBIES, Thompson soirees, Villa Azur Dinner, Meat Market Dinner, "Better Burger" at Sugarcane

Summer in Miami means new party venues, special summer lunches and dinner menus and local charity events.  Many of this week’s Weekly Nibble features continue thru the month or even thru the summer so mark your calendars ahead of time!

The Thompson Miami Beach has really upped their game to be the “go to” party destination in mid-beach.  Thompson Miami Beach 4041 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 786 605 4041

Thursday 5/28 and ongoing Thursdays-  at 1930s House – Old School hip-hop with DJ Ethics @ 9 pm

Friday 5/29 and ongoingCasa Cubana Fridays at 1930s House –  with live Cuban band Reiko & Renoir @ 9 pm

Saturday 5/30 and ongoing Saturdays- at 1930s House – Old School hip-hop with DJ Manuvers @ 9 pm

Sunday May 31 and ongoing - The Thompson Miami Beach transforms into a rose garden oasis cleverly dubbed “Cote de Rose”, where Miami’s locals and “cool kids” sip fine rose and mingle into the sunset listening to deep house sounds from DJ ES. P and DJ Skitty. The party does not stop there. As soon as the sun goes down, “Sunday Night Drinking Club” a.k.a. SNDC commences at 8 p.m. With $7 cocktails from featured spirits, and old-school throwback sounds from local favorite, Leo Medina.

Tuesday 6/2- Meat Market returns with its popular ( and last years sold out )Summer Dinner Series. The monthly series kicks off in Miami Beach, featuring four sumptuous courses of Executive Chef/Co-Owner Sean Brasel’s creative contemporary cuisine, paired with inventive libations by award-winning mixologist Ezra Pattek. The dinner, priced at $75 per person (plus tax and gratuity) will start with a cocktail reception at 7:30PM, followed by the sit-down dinner at 8PM. Meat Market at 915 Lincoln Road on South Beach. 305 532 0088

Tuesday 6/2 and Wednesday 6/3 and ongoing thru June- Villa Azur ,The French Mediterranean hotspot has introduced its St. Tropez inspired Midweek Breezy Menu, a new decadent midweek prix fixe dinner menu. The sophisticated Villa Azur invites guests in every Tuesday and Wednesday to indulge in a choice of pan seared calamari porvençal style or Vitello Tonnato, choice of Tiger Prawns and Zucchini Risotto or Roasted Chicken, Mushroom Sauce and Spring Vegetables, and a savory Vanilla Saint-Honoré for dessert. Breezy guests can also lounge under the trees and enjoy specialty handcrafted cocktails made with elixers, syrups, and infusions prepared with garden herbs and spices for half off. The midweek menu is $39.  Villa Azur 309 23rd St Miami Beach, FL 33139 305 763 8688


Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill Chef Timon Balloo has taken the James Beard Foundation Challenge to offer a “better burger”.  The James Beard Foundation’s Build a Better Burger Project is an in-restaurant menu promotion to make a “better burger” by blending ground meat with finely chopped mushrooms to introduce a more delicious, healthy, and sustainable alternative. SUGARCANE raw bar grill is participating to help promote the JBF’s efforts to incorporate healthier choices into the foods we love.

SPECIAL $13- House Ground Mushroom & Beef Burger, Bibb Lettuce, Caramelized Onions & Sun Dried Tomato Aioli.  Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill- 3252 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33137 786 369 0353

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