Weekly Nibble: LUCKYRICE, SEED Food & Wine, PINCH Bubbly brunch, Wiener Bash and more
November seems to be shaping up to be Miami Food Festival month…and this week’s WeeklyNibble highlights the first couple to hit the calendar, plus some other food happenings in and around town. Fasten your seatbelts (or let out your belts), as it’s going to be a fun month! Details are subject to change so please confirm all specific prices and dates ahead of time.
Wednesday, November 1st- Sunday, November 5th- Boasting 200+ exhibitors, 10,000+ attendees, 40 + Celebrity Plant Based Chefs, 30 + VEGAN Experts, Athletes, Authors and Celebrities, Seed Food and Wine Wynwood & Miami Beach, is the premiere plant-based food and wine festival in the country. A week-long adventure, to sip, savor and experience conscious, sustainable plant-based living. All activities were carefully crafted to take guests through a one-of-a-kind journey from cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, celebrity chef dinners, craft beer and spirits tastings, the first ever veggie burger battle, fitness to body care, workshops, yoga, urban gardening, a 5k run, kids day and more. Please note that everything served during the festival will be plant-based / vegan and whenever possible organic and non-gmo certified. For more information and event schedule visit their website at https://www.seedfoodandwine.com/ or to purchase tickets to the various events go to Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seed-plant-based-food-and-wine-week-2017-tickets-36954991374
Friday, November 3rd- The LUCKYRICE Feast returns to Miami to help raise money for Hurricane Irma relief efforts through a massive culinary showcase at the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel. With the help of more than 20 of the city’s hottest Asian and Asian-inspired restaurants and bars, LUCKYRICE will donate the night’s proceeds to their charitable partner, Feeding South Florida, and their presenting sponsor, Suntory Whisky, will match all proceeds in an additional donation. Pao by Paul Qi, Hakkasan, Katsuya, and Etaru are a few of the night’s participating vendors. Tickets to this year’s LUCKYRICE Miami Feast are $88 for General Admission and $150 for VIP Access. To purchase tickets to LUCKYRICE Miami, please visit www.luckyrice.ticketfly.com
Saturday November 4th- Magic City Casino, Miami’s first casino to feature Las Vegas style slot machines, hosts the 2nd annual Wiener Bash, presented in partnership with Burger Beast, on Saturday, November 4th, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wiener Bash is a celebration of grill-worthy meats with an extra helping of hair metal. 18 South Florida restaurants and food trucks, including Arbetter's, Pincho Factory, and all the way from Michigan, Dog 'n Suds, will showcase their takes on tasty cylindrical meats while Great White and Vince Neil of Motley Crue sing their classic hits onstage. Wiener-lovers can enjoy a bottomless sampling of hot dogs, sausages and desserts. Magic City Casino is located at 450 NW 37th Avenue in Miami. Parking is free, with valet parking available. For more information and tickets, which include reserved seating priced from $60-$125, please visit www.magiccitycasino.com or www.wienerbash.com
Sunday, November 5th-In celebration of its two year anniversary, Pinch Kitchen is kicking off a month-long celebration with a Bottomless Bubbles Brunch hosted by local Miami food bloggers, Dianne Rubin and Geoffrey Anderson of Miami Food Pug. The Bottomless Bubbles Brunch, sponsored by Zonin USA, will take place on Sunday, November 5th will include a four-course family style brunch featuring some of Pinch’s classic brunch items along with two hours of unlimited bubbles. There will be three seatings available for the brunch: 10AM, 12:30PM, and 3PM. The cost of the Bottomless Bubbles Brunch is $45 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity. A portion of proceeds from each ticket sold will benefit the Born Free Pet Shelter, a local no-kill animal shelter. The Bottomless Bubbles Brunch is for guests 21 and over. Tickets to the event must be purchased in advance via Eventbrite at pinchbrunch.eventbrite.com. Pinch Kitchen 8601 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33138
New and Ongoing:
Lightkeepers located at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami is welcoming the fall season with a revamped daily Happy Hour series. The casually elegant restaurant and bar is offering new daily specials from 5-7 daily and additional themed Happy Hours from 5-10 pm throughout the week. Guests can kick back Oceanside and sip on refreshing libations by the restaurant's talented bar crew, while enjoying bites by Executive Chef Raul A. Del Pozo. New to the lineup is Seafood Fridays, featuring an unlimited raw bar for $55 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) and bottomless bubbly and beer for an additional $25 per person. As an added Friday perk guests will receive $5 off an Uber ride. Lightkeepers 455 Grand Bay Drive in Key Biscayne, Florida
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November 9- 14- Taste of sbe- Inaugural food event hosted by Chefs Michael Schwartz and Jose Andres to benefit World Central Kitchen’s ongoing relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Chef Andres has been in Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria hit and has served up over 1.0 million meals throughout the island. For a full list of Taste of sbe events and weekly happenings, please visit www.Tasteofsbe.com.
Thursday, November 16th- The March of Dimes hosts its “Signature Chefs Auction” event at the Hyatt Regency Miami. 2017 marks the 20th Anniversary of this premier event. The three hour evening features the best of the best in dining with Chefs from our top dining establishments serving tastes of their favorite dishes. The gourmet sampling and silent auction are followed by a seated dessert and live auction where guests can bid on unique packages featuring exclusive dining experiences, travel and more.Donations support the March of Dimes mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.
Thursday, November 16th- Miami Book Fair (November 12-19) and Slow Food Miami team up to excite your senses with Booking the Cooks with food, drinks, and celebrity chef demos to kick off this year’s weekend-long festival. At this exclusive VIP reception, guests will savor tastes that are created by local, farm-to-table chefs, just as they appear in their cookbooks. Tickets for this event are $60 and will be required for admission. Seating with a ticket is on a “first come, first served” basis. Miami-Dade College Kitchen Stadium 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132
Saturday, November 18th- P.I.G.8 (Pork is Good)- Chef Jeremiah hosts the 8th year of the daylong celebration of all things Pork, craft beer, cocktails, artisanal products and other mouth-watering dishes created by South Florida’s most exciting culinary talent. Expect over 20 local chefs and restaurants from all your favorites in town, a handful of National chefs invited from around the country, and heritage breed pork. TICKETS range from $53 for General Admission to $100 with beverage and cocktail pairings and available on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pig-8-pork-is-good-tickets-3811627279
(Information provided by various sources and subject to change. Please confirm specifics ahead of time)