Weekly Nibble: IronForkMIA, Jeremiah Crawfish Boil, Sugarcane Rum Dinner, ella Dinner, Barceloneta Purdy Block Party, Flavors of Miami Benefit

Each Thursday, MIAbites will feature The Weekly Nibble, highlighting Miami "foodie" events 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.

Saturday July 25th-  KLIMA Miami Beach debuts its new Paella Brunch featuring choice of three paellas: meat, vegetable and seafood, cooked in oversized skillets and served family style under the watch of Executive Chef David “Rusti” Rustazzo for $50 per person. KLIMA 210 23rd St. Miami Beach, FL.  KLIMA 210 23rd Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139 786 453 2779

Sunday July 26th- Join Chef Jeremiah + Kurtis Jantz on the boil + Johnathan Wakefield brews for an End of the Season crawfish boil at the gastropod in Wynwood. Laid back vibes under the summer tent. Juke with live music,  Kick back at a picnic table, dump your crawdads on the newspaper, wash it down with a cold beer.
Corn & Potatoes, Roast Beef Po'boys, and talk of a Duck n Crab gumbo will be available to order a la carte. 4pm start.  GastroPod 168 NW 26 street. Wynwood, Miami, FL.

Tuesday July 28th- The Viliage of Merrick Park’s new Spanish eatery, Piripi, will host a spectacular five-course wine pairing dinner with Truchard Vineyards on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 7PM. Piripi will partner with the small, family-owned winery located in the Caneros region of Napa Valley for a one-night-only event featuring cuisine from new Executive Chef Angelina Bastidas. Priced at $85 per person, including wine pairings (tax and gratuity not included). Guests will enjoy the best of Truchard Vineyards’ distinctive collection combined with Chef Angelina’s fresh takes on classic Spanish dishes. Piripi in the Village of Merrick Park, 320 San Lorenzo Avenue ,Coral Gables. 305 448 2423.

Tuesday July 28thGet Fit with Barceloneta South Beach as they team up with Sunset Harbor neighbors Barry’s Bootcamp Miami Beach, Flywheel Sports and Green Monkey in the first-ever Purdy Block Party.  Guests will be welcomed pre- or post-workout to indulge in Chef Juliana Gonzalez customized fit-friendly menu and reduced-price healthy light bites and drinks, all to the sounds of Barceloneta’s resident DJ.  This event is free and open to the public.  Visit your favorite Sunset Harbor gym for complimentary drink tickets or more information.  RSVP suggested at purdyblockparty@gmail.com. Barceloneta South Beach 1400 20th Street, Miami Beach, FL  305 538 9299.

Tuesday July 28thThe American Liver Foundation presents the inaugural Flavors of Miami, a gourmet culinary experience that goes beyond the traditional gala. Savor Miami’s most exclusive “restaurant,” as top local chefs prepare a five-course dinner tableside with wine pairings, while guests observe and converse with them.  Flavors of Miami chefs include Honorary Host Chef Chairman Frederic Delaire, Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Juan Manuel Barrientos, El Cielo,Jimmy Carey, Jimmy’s Kitchen,Alex Chang, Vagabond Restaurant, Rod Chitikov, Devon Seafood + Seafood, Cristian Cuevas, 50 Eggs, Billy Devlin, Toscana Divino,Benjamin Goldman, Modern Garden, Scott Linquist, Coyo Taco, William Milian, DECK 16,Benjamin Murray, Azul, David Rustarazo, KLIMA, Colt Taylor, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort,Nicole Votano, Fooq's. Tickets are $300 per person. Proceeds benefit the American Liver Foundation’s efforts to help improve the lives of the 30 million people in the U.S. living with liver disease. Cocktail reception and silent auction start at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner. Loews Miami Beach Hotel at 1601 Collins Ave.

Wednesday July 29th Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill and Chef Timon Balloo plays host to Mount Gay Rum Master Blender, Allen Smith for a special 4 course tasting menu paired with Mount Gay Rum cocktails. Tickets are $99 pp  and for more information email rumdinners@sambabrandsmanagement.com.  Sugarcane Raw Bar 3252 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL
786 369 0353

Thursday July 30thThe eighth-annual Miami New Times Iron Fork, presented by the Downtown Miami Development Authority, will once again partner with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau to host the official Miami Spice Kickoff Event on Thursday, July 30, 2015. The kickoff event returns to the Hyatt Regency Miami featuring some of the finest restaurants participating during the popular Miami Spice program, which runs from August 1 to September 30, as well as dozens of other top local eateries.  highlight of the evening is sure to be the Fork Off Chef Competition, an "oven mitts off" fierce fight to the culinary finish between two of Miami’s hottest chefs, Eileen Andrade from FINKA Table & Tap and Dena Marino from MC Kitchen. Advance tickets range from $50 for GA to $85 VIP. For more information and advance tickets, please visit NewTimesIronFork.com or visit the event page on Facebook. AND use MIABITES promo code for $10 off tickets! 

Thursday July 30th-James Beard Award-Winning Chef/Restaurateur Michael Schwartz and Wine Director Eric Larkee of The Genuine Hospitality Group host a special pop up dinner at casual spot ella on Thursday July 30th.  Michael goes behind the line to cook dinner at "ella after", a second pop up at his café, ella, in the Design District’s Palm Court. The restaurant will stay open later than usual for this prix fixe menu of 4 set courses with wine pairings for $75 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity.)  The event is exclusively sold through advance tickets which can be purchased on Brown Paper Tickets and reservations are available in 2 hour time slots beginning at 7 pm. (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1887929) as linked through the ella's website at ellapop.me/ellaafter.  ella 140 NE 39th St unit 136 Palm Court, Design District, Miami FL .


Thursday 7/23 and ongoing Thursdays- SUSHISAMBA Coral Gables presents Robata, from 4 pm to 11 pm , a traditional Japanese-BBQ method of grilling that uses binchotan (Japanese oak-based charcoal) at SUSHISAMBA Coral Gables. Join us on our outdoor patio as Executive Chef David Sears grills up a selection of the freshest seafood, seasonal vegetables and meats on the only Robata grill in Coral Gables.  SUSHISAMBA Coral Gables  180 Aragon Avenue Coral Gables, FL 33134 305 448 4990.

Wednesday 7/29 and ongoing WednesdaysLDV Hospitality’s Regent Cocktail Club is bringing Havana to South Beach with its weekly Havana Nights Carnival of Santiago de Cuba themed party. Nationally acclaimed mixologist and Cantinero Julio Cabrera will host the weekly Havana Nights bringing Cuban culture in the form of drinks, music and dance. Cabrera and the Regent Cocktail Club team will be serving Cuban-themed cocktail specials including a few of Regent’s signature favorites such as the Hotel Nacional and Cuban Viejo. To complete the Carnival of Santiago de Cuba theme, Cuban Carnival dancers will salsa dance and interact with the crowd, a dominos tournament will offer guests friendly competition, and cigar rollers will be on hand for those who want to learn or puff on a cigar.  Regent Cocktail Club 1690 Collins Ave  Miami Beach, FL 33139.

And make sure you gear up for the beginning of Miami Spice, the two month long dining event with chefs and restaurants featuring special prix fix lunch and dinner menus.  Begins August 1st! Full details including menus are here at http://www.miamiandbeaches.com/special-offers/monthly-deals/miami-spice-month.

(Information provided by various sources and subject to change. Please call ahead for specific details and reservations )