Weekly Nibble: St Patrick's Day in Miami and more
It's that time of year where everyone pretends to be Irish for the day. We've got the scoop on where to find the best green themed parties full of leprechauns and Sunday's hangover. If celebrating St. Patrick's Day isn't up your alley, there's a murder mystery dinner, Slow Food Miami, and a Mediterranean meal at The Betsy you're not going to want to miss. Keep scrolling to check it all out!
Slow Food Miami’s “Snail of Approval” Tasting Party
Slow Food Miami’s “Snail of Approval” Tasting Party will return for a seventh successful year on Friday, March 16. Regarded as Miami’s Freshest Night Out, the annual celebration will be held from 7PM to 10PM at The Palms Hotel & Spa, home to trend-setting farm-to-table concept Essensia Restaurant & Lounge. This year’s unforgettable evening under the stars is possible thanks to partnerships with The Palms Hotel & Spa, Whole Foods, JetSet Sounds, Just Ask Boo, Menu Men Inc., Vero Water, XXI Wine & Spirits, The Scout Guide Miami, and Brustman Carrino Public Relations. The tasting party will unite dozens of the city’s top chefs, local growers and producers for a night of tasting and honoring Miami’s food scene.
General admission tickets are $98 per person in advance; $128 per person at the door. Tickets can be purchased here with all event proceeds benefiting Slow Food Miami’s Edible Garden Program. VIP Garden Sponsor tickets are $750 and includes a garden box for a school and free entry to Freshest Night Out with early bird admission at 6:30PM.
St. Patrick's Day in Wynwood
After throwing the most raved about celebration in 2017, SWARM is back at it again with South Florida’s largest St. Patrick’s Day party. The party returns to Wynwood for the third year in a row with overflowing green beers, a massive beer garden, food trucks, and more. It's free and open to the public it will take place from 12pm to 3pm. Find this party at 2250 NW 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33127
Death or Glory
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 17 at Death or Glory with their first annual ‘Party in the Parking Lot,’ located right behind the popular restaurant. Death or Glory will have a bar open outside starting at noon, in case parade goers would like to get a drink before or during the Delray Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade. The band, Brendan O'Hara, starts at 3:30. The restaurant will have full service food starting at 4 p.m. and there will be a DJ starting at 6 p.m. Complimentary flower crowns as well as complimentary Gunpowder Irish Gin cocktails from The Shed Distillery of PJ Rigney in Drumshanbo, County Leitrim, Ireland, ill be available, hile supplies last. Flower crowns will be $10 each, once the free crowns have all been given out. Sponsors also include Absolut and Jameson.
Death or Glory, known for inspired cocktails and creative fare with global influences, will feature house made shepherd’s pie ($14) and vegan shepherd’s pie made with Impossible Meat ($18) on St. Patrick’s Day.
Brimstone Murder Mystery Dinner
Have you ever wanted to solve a murder mystery? Now you have the chance to do just so at The Dinner Detective event at Brimstone Woodfire Grill in Pembroke Pines on March 25th from 5pm-8pm. Guests will participate in solving a crime while enjoying a fantastic 3-course dinner paired with a glass of wine or beer. The person who solves the crime will receive a gift card to Brimstone Restaurant Group.
Tickets to the event are $100 per person. Availability is limited, call Brimstone Woodfire Grill at (954) 430-2333 to reserve your spot now! For more information, check out www.thedinnerdetective.com.
American Social Brickell Goes Irish
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day surrounded by Miami’s most festive leprechauns and fairies at the 3rd annual St. Patricks Day Bar Crawl in Brickell! Hop between Baru, RedBar, American Social, Barsecco and Batch and enjoy 1 free drink at each stop along with various drink and food specials. Between 2 and 6 p.m., get in the St. Paddy's spirit with $4 Green Beer, $5 Jameson Shots, served in carved pickles and $8 Boilermakers, a pint of Guinness topped off with a Crown Royal shot. Tickets are selling out quick so don’t test your luck! Tickets are available for purchase at Eventbrite.
305 Brews Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a Brews Fest
305 Brews is celebrating the luck of all things local beer with a St. Patrick’s Day Brews Fest. The St. Patrick’s Day Brews Fest will kick off at 4pm on Saturday, March 17th and will be pouring beers all night long from some of the city’s favorite local breweries including: Lincoln’s Beard Brewing, Wynwood Brewing, Nightlife Brewing Company, and Vez Sur to name a few.
Tickets for the St. Patrick’s Day Brews Fest are $25 for an unlimited sampling of beers from all of the participating breweries.
Aside from the free flowing beer, 305 Brews will be offering Irish inspired menu items throughout the evening, including the classics like Bangers and Mash. There will also be live music by Uma Galera and a photo booth to help you remember your night after drinking like an Irish man or woman.
For more information on the St. Patrick’s Day Brew Fest call 786-391-0122. 305 Brews is located at 3535 NE 2nd Ave.
No. 3 Social
Wynwood’s stylish rooftop lounge, No. 3 Social, will extend its happy hour pricing till 9:00 PM, including bites from $5-$7, beer and wine at $5 and $7 cocktails, with the addition of two special cocktails – The Lucky Charm made with Jameson, honey, fresh-pressed lemon juice and mint leaves, and Draiochta (Irish word for magic), using London gin, luxardo, Chartreuse and fresh-pressed lime juice.
Better Days Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a Kiss Me, I’m Irish Party
Everyone will be a little Irish at Better Days’ “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” St. Patrick’s Day party! When you walk through the door you’ll get a name tag with your new Irish name and then get to drinking your favorite Irish drinks. Will O’Thompson has some drink specials for everyone to enjoy throughout the night including Irish coffees and an Irish Car “Alarm” featuring Tullamore Dew.
Land a bullseye on the resident leprechaun and you’ll receive a free shot.
Biscayne Bay Brewing Company
The luck of the Irish is heading to Biscayne Bay Brewing Company on Saturday, March 17th. Come wearing your favorite green shirt and raise your glass in celebrating St.Patrick's Day with your drink of choice from a nice cold crisp Guinness for $3, Irish car bombs for $5, or enjoy any in-house brewed green beer. The party will take place from 1PM – 6PM.
The Social Club
This St. Patrick’s Day, eat, drink and be Irish at The Social Club! On Saturday, March 17th, South Beach’s “daily brunch” spot will be offering its daily bunch from 7AM to 3PM, featuring green bottomless mimosas, as well as its popular brunch items such as the award-winning Breakfast Sandwich, fried chicken and waffle and more. Guests purchasing “going green” by purchasing the bottomless mimosas will also get a complimentary green jello shot, until supplies last. The restaurant will also offer $5 Guinness pints and $7 Jameson, all day.
Staying true to the Irish holiday, Executive Chef Jeffrey Williams will offer exclusive St. Patrick’s Day food specials including The Social Club Reuben with mustard roasted corned beef, kraut, truffle thousand island and marble rye; corned beef hash with fried egg, potato and roast beef and shaved corned beef with roasted red potatoes and cabbage, with lager broth. A fun Irish-themed photo booth will also be available for great photo opportunities!
Saffron Supper Club at The Betsy
The Betsy - South Beach will be hosting the latest installment of Miami's traveling Mediterranean dinner club; the Saffron Supper Club. The dinner will take place on Sunday, March 18 at 6:30pm on The Betsy’s Skyline Deck.
The menu, prepared by Executive Chef Danny Ganem, will feature a traditional Israeli steak dinner accompanied by Israeli wines by Recanti Winery. The night will begin with a cocktail hour of passed hors d’oeuvres followed by a sit-down three-course meal featuring a variety of Mediterranean appetizers, entrees, sides and finished off with specialty desserts. Tickets are $65 per person and can be purchased here: www.saffronsupperbetsy.eventbrite.com.
Full menu details are as follows:
- Cocktail Hour Hors D’oeuvres:
- Falafel Lollipop with Tahini, Chicken Kebabs
- Kibbeh nayyeh, fattoush salad, charred eggplant dip w/ pita, watermelon, feta & mint salad
- Rib eye, porterhouse, whole roasted cauliflower
- Smoky babaganoush, hummus, pickled veggies, laffa bread, Israeli salad, Mejadra Rice
- Tahini ice cream, rugelach ice cream, mini baklava