Weekly Nibble: Pre-Holiday Edition

MIAbites WeeklyNibble December Events

You've officially survived Art Basel 2017! Now we're in that small window post-Basel and pre-holidays. As always, there's plenty to do this week in our food-loving city - especially if you're into giving back. Several of this week's events are geared toward local charities benefiting places impacted by this summer's hurricane devastation and there's even one giving back to kids!

Check out these cool food-filled events happening about town this week:

Pinch Kitchen and St. Bernardus Brewery Host Craft Collab:

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Pinch Kitchen's Craft Collab returns on December 12th as they partner with St. Bernardus Brewing for a four-course beer pairing dinner. The dinner will begin at 7pm with a welcome beer and feature new dishes by Chefs John Gallo and Rene Reyes that will be paired with the beers being highlighted that evening. Tickets for the St. Bernardus Craft Collab are $70 per person not including tax and gratuity. Tickets may be purchased on Eventbrite at pinchcraftcollab.eventbrite.com.

Shaking For Puerto Rico at The Anderson Bar Presented by the USBG:

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On Saturday, December 16th, the USBG (United States Bartenders Guild) Miami Chapter will bring the entire South Florida community together as they present Shaking For Puerto Rico at The Anderson Bar. Shaking For Puerto Rico is a hurricane relief event to raise money and much needed supplies for those still affected by the devastation that Hurricane Maria left on the island. The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of The Anderson Bar. It will be a combination of drinks, food, and fun for everyone to enjoy while also helping those most in need. Shaking For Puerto Rico will transform The Anderson Bar into a typical Fiesta Navideña.

Don Q will have Piña Coladas and Coquito shaken up by Miami’s favorite trio, The Cocktail Cartel. Puerto Rican style bites with a Miami twist will also be served from some of Miami’s favorite local restaurants including: Ariete, the newly opened Shelley’s in South Miami, and 27 Restaurant. Beam Suntory will also be on site with a traditional Caja China cooked by Ms. Cheezious. For those with a sweet tooth, there will be a dessert station with the Puerto Rican favorites and coffee provided by Vice City’s cold brew cart to keep you caffeinated and dancing.

There will also be:

  • Miami’s Best Coquito Contest - This is a call to Miamians that think they have the best coquito recipe in South Florida. Attendees can bring their coquito and enter it into the contest to potentially reign as the Coquito King or Queen of Miami!
  • Jim Beam Domino Tournament - The last man (or woman) will get to take home as special edition bottle as their trophy.
  • Kids Activity Station - There will be stockings and Christmas cards for our younger attendees to decorate that will be sent to kids in Puerto Rico to help brighten their holiday season.

Tickets for attendees 21 and over are $45.00 per person and include unlimited food and drinks. Tickets for attendees under 21 are $20.00 per person and include unlimited food and non-alcoholic beverages, kids under 5 are free. Tickets may be purchased via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shaking-for-puerto-rico-tickets-41091138702.

La Moderna in Sunset Harbor Hosts Happy Hour:

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La Moderna is hosting a happy hour next week sponsored by Santa Margherita on Tuesday, December 12th from 6pm to 8 pm. The happy hour includes two complimentary drinks per person and passed aperitivos. RSVP is required and limited to the first 50 people. RSVP can be sent to info@lamoderna-miami.com.

Snail Social Takes Place At CHARCOAL in Wynwood:


Guests can fire up their appetites at Slow Food Miami’s “Snail Social” at CHARCOAL Garden Bar + Grill on Tuesday, December 12 from 6pm to 8pm. All of the proceeds from the event will go towards the Farmers’ Aid Fund, to help support farmers in rebuilding post-Hurricane Irma. Tickets are available at http://bit.ly/SlowFoodCHARCOAL.

From 6pm to 8pm, attendees can enjoy a welcome cocktail punch with garden herbs, beer or wine, and passed Prosecco. Guests can savor CHARCOAL favorites like mezze with Josper-grilled pita, and domestic farmstead cheeses and charcuterie with ZAK the Baker’s sourdough baguette.

Additional bites include:

  • House-cured Gravlox with dill mustard on caraway seed crackers
  • Harpke Farms Petite Radishes with cultured butter and Maldon Sea Salt
  • Pan con Tomate
  • Poached Local Beets with cave-aged blue cheese, crushed walnuts, and local honey
  • Olive-Oil Marinated Chorizo and Octopus in potato cups

The event is $15 pre-sale/$20 donation at the door. RSVP at: http://bit.ly/SlowFoodCHARCOAL. Guests staying for dinner will receive 15% off their bill. Student and teacher sponsored tickets are available – those interested can send a message to Slow Food Miami on Facebook or to snail@slowfoodmiami.org.

Enjoy Some Holiday Cheer with Common Threads' Miami Board at Monty's:


Join Common Threads at Monty's Raw Bar on Wednesday, December 13th from 6pm to 8pm. Tickets include appetizers and 1 cocktail. Proceeds benefit Common Threads and help kids learn how to cook in a healthy way! Tickets can be purchased at the door or here!