Weekly Nibble: SUSHISAMBA Robata Rub, Movie & Box Dinner, Digest Miami’s Beach Feast, Barks Brews & BBQ and more.

Each week, MIAbites will feature The Weekly Nibble, highlighting Miami "foodie" events and special promotions for the upcoming week.  With TS Erika headed our way this weekend many outdoor events may have been cancelled or rescheduled, so please check ahead to confirm event details.

Wednesday August 26th-  The Mandarin Oriental Bar, MO Bar + Lounge hosts Miami Herald Food editor and beer aficionado , Evan Benn, from 7:30-9 for an interactive Beer Chat and Tasting.  Attendees will have chance to discuss in an intimate environment the unique qualities of beer, including tastings of Miami Brewing Club, Brew Hub and Concrete Beach. Admittance is $15. Reservations by calling 305 913 8358.  MO Bar + Lounge in the Mandarin Oriental 500 Brickell Key Drive. Miami FL. 

Thursday August 27th- SUSHISAMBA Coral Gables hosts another Thursday Robata Rub, featuring Chef David Sears and guest, James Tahhan, Telemundo Networks celebrity chef and host of “Un Nuevo Dia” for a traditional Japanese BBQ technique of grilling using binchotan, Japanese oak based charcoal.  For $50 pp enjoy 5 Robata specialties paired with two Ocucaje Peruvian Pisco cocktails.  SUSHISAMBA 180 Aragon Ave. Coral Gables, FL. 305 448 4990.

Friday August 28th The Wolfsonian-FIU Museum on Miami Beach plays host to Movie and Box Dinner this Thursday August 28th.  Screening the popular 1980’s film,  Nine to Five, attendees are invited to select from two choices of box dinner.  For $15 the package includes a Mediterrean  Platter with falafel, feta, diced tomatoes hummus, pita and movie snacks.  For $18, the dinner box includes poached salmon on quinoa salad, sliced tomatoes with balsamic dressing and movie snacks. Beer, Wine and Cocktails are available for half price purchase.  Tickets on Eventbrite link here . The Wolfsonian- FIU 1001 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL.

Saturday August 29th- Cool down on Saturday as J. Wakefield Brewing hosts it's Fourth Annual Florida Weisse ( Vice-uh) Beer Festival featuring the fruity and sour influenced beers, unique to Florida.  The result is tart and thirst quenching, resembling something closer to a mimosa or beer cocktail perfect for brunch. ABV range is in the 2-5% region. Close to a dozen breweries will be on hand to showcase their Weisse including 7venth Sun Brewing, Angry Chair Brewing, Cigar City Brewing, Darwin Brewing Company, Green Bench Brewing Co, Green Room Brewing, JDub's Brewing Company & Tap Room, MIA Brewing Co., Proof Brewing Company, Wynwood Brewing Company.  J.Wakefield Brewing  120 NW 24th St. Miami, FL 786 254 7779

Saturday August 29th: RESCHEDULED TO SEPTEMBER 19th.  Digest Miami’s Beach Feast presented by Afrohead Rum at the Surfcomber Hotel in Miami Beach celebrates Miami Spice with an oceanfront party featuring delicious bites, cocktails and music! From 7- 9 pm indulge in an oceanfront oasis while sampling delicious bites including Miami Spice dishes from a select group of Miami’s top restaurants. Relax among the Surfcomber's lush landscaped pool area and private beachfront while guest DJ Umber Bandi-Ville fills the night with sensual, groove and funk beats. $45 General Admission: Includes entry at 8PM, unlimited food samples and one (1) complimentary Afrohead Rum cocktail. $100 VIP Access: Includes early entry at 7PM, unlimited bites, access to the private rooftop cabana deck presented by Afrohead Rum and a private VIP bar experience featuring complimentary Afrohead Rum cocktails. Digest Miami members get discounted admission. Tickets available on Eventbrite link here. The Surfcomber 1717 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL.

Sunday August 30th- Ms Cheezious does it again! WHO LET THE DOGS OUT? (Who? Who?) This Sunday, August 30th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. PBR, Jamie’s Rescue, Miami’s Independent Thinkers, and Didirok have teamed up with Ms Cheezious for a dog-friendly “Barks, Brews & BBQ”. Grab your four-legged friend or borrow your friend’s pup (just don’t forget the leash) for a “Sunday Funday” afternoon out on the patio. Ms. Cheezious Chef-owner Brian Mullins will be firing up the grill and smoker for some special Sunday BBQ bites, and thanks to PBR, guests will receive a FREE beer with any BBQ or grilled cheese purchase. But that’s just the beginning… Jamie’s Rescue, Miami dog rescue, will be at the Ms. Cheezious digs with their dogs! These furry friends will be on-site for lots of love, playtime, smooches, and will hopefully find new homes since they’ll all be up for adoption. Guests can leave with a new pet, or just their bellies full and their minds content knowing that the proceeds from the incredibly talented Miami artist Didirok live painting will benefit the pups at Jamie’s Rescue non-profit. Furry four-legged + BBQ + ooey gooey grilled cheese + free PBRs + live painting by Didirok, and games all for a good cause.  Ms Cheezious7418 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL


Miami Spice-  Heading into the last month of Miami Spice, here are some of our favorite picks in case you missed them, here are their Miami Spice menu links:  Alter,  Vagabond Restaurant, Tongue & Cheek, Hakkasan, MCKitchen, Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill,  and Mignonette. Full menus for all 180 participating restaurants and restrictions here . 

COYA, the Latin American concept in Brickell announces a new sophisticated Sunday brunch from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. COYA’s Sunday brunch is perfect for those who love traditional Peruvian flavors, a little bubbly in the early afternoon, live music and the ultimate Sunday with friends and family. Two options include The Aguas Calientes ($75) featuring limitless rose wine “Cape Bleu” JL Colombo, a choice entrée (Salmon a la Brasa, Lomo Saltado, Cazuela de Pato or Papa Seca), a buffet, an assortment of signature anticuchos and dulces And The Machu Picchu ($95) features limitless champagne “Cuvee Prestige” Taittinger Brut, a choice entrée (Arroz Nikkei, ½ Pollo al Josper, Solomillo de Res or Papa Seca con Setas) , a buffet, an assortment of signature anticuchos and dulces. While your selected entrée is being prepared, guests are invited to enjoy the buffet, which features a selection of ceviches, tiraditos, maki rolls, causa and salads. For the second course, an assortment of signature anticuchos will be delivered to the table to share. After the main entrée, all dulces (dessert) will be sent to the table including Magdalena de Lucuma, Profiteroles, Flan de Carmelo, Mousse de Chocolate, Pancotta de Maiz and Tarta de Limon Verde.  COYA 999 Brickell Ave. Miami, FL. 305 415 9990.

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