Weekly Nibble: Here Comes A Food Filled Weekend


This weekend Miami will be host to a few pretty awesome food-filled events. That’s right #SOBEWFF isn’t the only time there’s non-stop food events.

Spanning from Wynwood to West Kendall — here’s three major food events happening this weekend:

Friday night

No Kid Hungry’s Taste of the Nation at Ice Palace Studios


It’s back for the 31st annual event. This year the event is chaired by Chef Chair Timon Balloo of SUGARCANE | raw bar grill and Co-Chair Cesar Zapata of Phuc Yea along with Chef Co-Chairs Paula DaSilva of The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale and Alex Kuk and Diego Ng of Temple Street Eatery.

Taking place at Ice Palace Studios from 7 to 10 p.m., the event will feature:

  • 3030 Ocean

  • 4 Rivers Smokehouse

  • American Social

  • Area 31

  • Ariete

  • Bar Collins

  • Beaker & Gray

  • Bird & Bone at The Confidante       Miami Beach

  • Bourbon Steak

  • Bubbles + Pearls

  • Burlock Coast

  • Cafe La Trova

  • Chi Fa - Chino Peruvian Street Fare

  • Concrete Beach Brewery


  • Cvltvra

  • dōma restaurant

  • DUNE at Auberge Beach

  • EDGE Steak & Bar

  • Fooq's

  • Freestyle

  • Gold Marquess Fine Chinese Cuisine

  • House of Per'La

  • International Smoke


  • J. Wakefield Brewing

  • Kuro at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

  • KYU

  • La Mar by Gaston Acurio

  • La Placita

  • Le Zoo

  • Lightkeepers

  • Lobster Bar Sea Grille Miami Beach

  • Lona Cocina y Tequileria

  • Lure Fishbar

  • M House Restaurant

  • R House Wynwood

  • Rusty Pelican

  • Scarpetta by Scott Conant

  • Soff's

  • Spanglish Craft Cocktail Bar + Kitchen

  • Stagé Palm Beach Gardens

  • Stubborn Seed

  • SUGARCANE raw bar grill


  • SuViche

  • Taquiza

  • Temple Street Eatery

  • The Bazaar by Jose Andres

  • the Cafe at Books & Books

  • RWSB

  • The Surf Club Restaurant

  • The Sylvester

  • Three

  • Toro Toro Miami

  • Veza Sur Brewing Co.

  • Wynwood Brewing Company

Tickets are $150 and can be purchased here.

Saturday Night

Cocktails & Camels at Zoo Miami


Wild Bunch, Zoo Miami Foundation’s Young Professionals group hosts their signature fundraising event showcasing this year’s impact project funded by members. A cocktail reception unlike any other in South Florida! Enjoy the zoo from an exclusive perspective and participate in the unveiling of a brand-new exhibit name!

Pre-Sale tickets are available at $60 general admission tickets will also be available the day of the event for $75. 100% of proceeds raised benefit future impact projects to continue to improve Zoo Miami and the lives of its animal residents. Help Wild Bunch make this event a huge success by inviting your friends, family, and colleagues.

Taking place at Zoo Miami from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the event will feature:

Light bites, open bar, entertainment, and animal encounters. Raffle tickets will also be available for a variety of incredible prizes such as a private opportunity to meet the camels closer than ever before!

Get your tickets here.


Cochon555 at Biltmore Hotel


This year’s competing chefs include Jorgie Ramos of BARLEY, Karla Hoyos of The Bazaar by Jose Andrés, Fernando Desa of Goya, Daniel Bouza of PokéBao and Jimmy Lebron of 27 Restaurant & Bar. The chefs prepare boldly flavored dishes in this friendly competition using whole heritage breed pigs from family farms in a nose-to-tail, whole animal showcase. A crowd of a few hundred pork-loving gourmands and fourteen notable judges will score each chef on utilization, global influences, cooking techniques, overall flavor, and the “best bite of the day.” This year’s fourteen notable judges include a lineup of local luminaries such as Chef Brad Kilgore of Alter, Chef Aaron Brooks of Edge Steakhouse, Gio Gutierrez of ChatChow TV, Chef Jose Mendin of La Placita, as well as the headline all-star butcher, Andres Barrientos of Miami Smokers.

Punch Kings presented by El Tesoro Tequila (video), features five of the city’s top barkeeps facing off in a whole-bottle punch bowl competition, challenging them to each make a large-format communal libation prepared with El Tesoro Tequila. Competing this year are Arleen Delima of Repour, William Mendez of Abi Maria Bar & Refuge, TJ Palmieri of Madrina’s, Richard Mejia of The Broken Shaker and Emiliano Gonzalez of Casa Florida.

Cochon555 also challenges five celebrated sommeliers in the “Somm Smackdown presented by Wines of Bordeaux and Germany” (video) to use every bit of their accumulated knowledge and inspiration to find the best wine to pair with the dishes prepared by competing chefs. This year’s somms include Kirsta Grauberger of FallBall Group, Daniel Toral of 50 Eggs Hospitality Inc., Joseph Gewarges of Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Jen Schmitt of Zuma and Jacqueline Coleman of Biscayne Times.

Cochon555 will start at 4 p.m. for VIP entry and 5 to 7:30 p.m. for General Admission. Tickets are $200 and $130. Grab yours here.