Weekly Nibble: Miami Cocktails Book Launch, SPRUNG! Beer Festival, Phuc Yea's Crawfish Boil and More!
Another week full of incredible opportunities to get out and about in our gorgeous city. From a crawfish boil to a beer festival in Wynwood, to Burger Beast’s epic Hamburger House Party, there’s plenty to do this week. Feeling fancy — we’ve got the deets on a Pappy Van Winkle dinner being hosted this month. Interested in cocktail culture? You’ll find us at the book launch party for Miami Cocktails this Thursday in Coral Gables. There’s always something to look forward to in the Magic City!
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Miami Cocktails book launch at Books & Books
Join us as we celebrate the launch of Miami Cocktails written by our friend Gabe Urrurtia, featuring 100 cocktails that put Miami on the map.
Burger Beast’s Hamburger House Party
Are you ready for a Hamburger Party? Burger Beast Feasts presents Hamburger House Party Saturday, April 6th, 2019 from 7:15 (6:30PM for V.I.P.) – 10PM underneath the grandstand at Magic City Casino.The Best Burger & Hot Dog/Sausage Restaurants are chosen by Burger Beast and will be competing for your vote to be crowned the Best of the Best. Wiener Bash competition is now part of Hamburger House Party.All attendees must be 21 years of age or older.
Phuc Yea! to host monthly crawfish boil
Cheeky hotspot Phuc Yea is back with a new monthly Crawfish Boil party on Thursday, April 4. Prepare to suck and pinch some tasty crawfish head and tail.
Featuring FREE admission and party beats, attendees will enjoy Live Crawfish by the Pound (MP) served with andouille sausage, corn, potatoes and chili cajun butter; Grilled Oysters on the Halfshell ($15 for ½ dozen) with lemongrass garlic butter and bread crumbs; and Jumbo Local Shrimp Cocktail($15 for ½ dozen) with bourbon cocktail sauce and sriracha remoulade. Add a boozy flair with buckets of beer and cocktails all on happy hour pricing till 8pm on Phuc Yea’s newly minted cocktail menu served tiki-style.
M House raises money for Venezuela
M House, the coastal European eatery in the heart of downtown Coral Gables is partnering with international non-profit organization Programa de Ayuda Humanitaria Para Venezuela to host a special ‘United for Venezuela’ fundraiser on Thursday, April 4, 2019. A portion of all food and beverage sales of that day will be earmarked for the foundation, which is providing scarce resources and supplies to inhabitants located in the country’s most affected areas.
The restaurant’s owners and Executive Chef Abraham Silva are Venezuelan; they felt compelled to raise awareness and support the community. Says Silva, “We hope to generate funds to provide necessary food, medicine and other essentials to help alleviate the suffering of our compatriots during this terrible humanitarian crisis.” M House will kick off the initiative at lunch and it will run all day and night, in both the dining room and the bar/lounge.
For more information on Programa de Ayuda Humanitaria Para Venezuela, please visit their website at www.ayudahumanitariavenezuela.org.
Three Wynwood burger at the bar series
The monthly burger at the bar series continues in April with Miami-based wellness blogger, Kruti Shah. To celebrate Earth Month, Kruti has created the ultimate vegetarian burger and “milkshake.”
Kruti’s burger will feature a vegetable patty with guacamole and heirloom tomatoes served on a focaccia bun. The dish ($25) will be accompanied by natural fries and a vegan lychee-coconut “milkshake” with coconut flakes and lime zest.
Kruti’s passion for health and wellness began in high school when she discovered how food can nourish your body and mind. Kruti follows a plant-based diet, using whole foods and minimally processed ingredients because, “It’s what makes me feel good!” Through her blog (cultivatewithkruti.com), her goal is to help inspire others to start preparing meals that nourish the body, mind and soul.
To reserve a seat, select "counter seating" via OpenTable or please call 305.748.4540.
Bodega One Last Dance tacos to honor Dwayne Wade
As we all know, Dwyane Wade will be bidding farewell to the Magic City and Miami Heat and to send him off, Bodega Taqueria y Tequila has created a special taco in his honor. Appropriately named One Last Dance, the taco is filled with Fried Chicken, Crispy Smashed Potato, Miami Heat Sauce, Miami Vice Slaw and Cilantro. The special taco will be available for Wade’s remaining home games on April 3rd and 9th at the American Airlines Arena and daily at the Bodega South Beach location from April 3 through April 9.
Celebrate Pride Week with Frosé at Malibu Farm
Looking to show off your Pride? Well, Malibu Farm, the popular “fresh, organic, local” eatery with unmatched oceanfront views, has you covered. All week long, Malibu Farm will donate 5% of the proceeds from every Frosé cocktail sold to OUT Miami Foundation - a local nonprofit that is working to build an engaged, philanthropic LGBTQ community in the Greater Miami Area. Made with Vodka, Peach, Pear Citrus and of course Rosé, Malibu Farm's Frosé is arguably the restaurant's most popular and most refreshing cocktail. Be sure to stop by this week for a glass (or two) of Frosé and support this great cause.
SPRUNG! Beer Festival is back
The largest and most raved about Craft Beer tasting festival, returns to The Wynwood Marketplace, on April 6, 2019 from 2:30PM to 7:00PM, with over 100+ breweries ready to serve over 15 million ounces of FREE beer. SPRUNG! Is all about the Craft Beer lifestyle; the event will feature unlimited craft beer sampling, from local breweries like J Wakefield, 3 Sons Brewing, Angry Chair, Civil Society, MIA, and Tripping Animals and Nationwide breweries like Toppling Goliath, Captain Lawrence, Cigar City, Founders, and Stone Brewing. Other highlights include Kickass local DJ’s, VIP Treatment with SPRUNG memorabilia, A/C bathrooms, Miami’s best Food Trucks to meet your noshing needs, and the Thrifter Market featuring South Florida’s finest artisan vendors with crafted goods, artwork, and unique products.
Last year the event attracted over 5,000 beer enthusiasts; SWARM aims to double the attendance this year and they sure won’t disappoint bringing, SPRUNG MANIA to life. Catch talented local wrestlers going head to head in back to back wrestling matches in a live wrestling stage. Want to join in on the #SprungManiaChallenge? Now you can enter to win the coveted championship belt or VIP ticket discounts! Create a wrestling character, make a video of yourself telling us how much you love beer, post the video and tag @sprungbeerfest with the hashtag #SprungManiaChallenge, and TAG 3 FRIENDS in a social post to challenge them. The winner will get 2 VIP tickets and a championship belt.
SPRUNG! Tickets will sell out quickly, packages range from $45-$75.
General admission package $45 - featuring UNLIMITED CRAFT BEER SAMPLES and admission from 4pm-7pm.
The Beer Socialite package $75 - featuring UNLIMITED CRAFT BEER SAMPLES and early admission from 3pm-7pm, as well as a bottle opener and a glass.
The VIP access package $95 - featuring UNLIMITED CRAFT BEER SAMPLES and earliest admission from 2:30pm-7pm, as well as a bottle opener, glass, t-shirt, and exclusive access to a VIP tent, which includes air-conditioned bathrooms, small bites, and exclusive beer tastings at a specialized bar. Sprung! Beer Festival is the perfect place to kick your Spring fun into high gear!
100+ beer samplings will be flowing, wrestlers will be sprawling, live DJ’s will be dropping beats, all while guests indulge on the most satisfying food paired with a brew or 100! For tickets or more information, visit here.
Maska to host new Sunday brunch
Maska, Midtown Miami's hottest new Indian eatery helmed by celebrated Chef Hemant Mathur is launching its NEW Sunday Brunch this weekend on April 7.
Here's the scoop on this spicy Sunday offer!
$55++ per person/ reduced kids rate
Available bottomless drink package
Offered every Sunday from 12 pm to 3 pm
Guests can enjoy Al Fresco dining under Maska's decorative orange umbrellas on the front patio or inside the stunning 7,000 sq. ft. ultra-chic dining room boasting a cozy lounge area, expansive bar, and open Tandoor kitchen.
Maska is located at 3252 Northeast 1st Ave., and open for dinner from Tuesday to Sunday and for Sunday brunch. For more information, please call 786-971-9100 or visit the website. Be sure to follow Maska on Facebook and Instagram @maskamiami & @maska Miami.
Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Dinner at Council Oak
Council Oak Steaks & Seafood at the AAA Four Diamond-rated Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood will host its highly coveted Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Dinner on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. A welcome reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. with passed hors d’oeuvres and a specialty cocktail, followed by a four-course dinner prepared by Council Oak’s culinary team at 7 p.m. Hosted by Buffalo Trace Distillery’s Pappy Van Winkle Ambassador Randy Palmer, dinner will be paired with a Pappy Van Winkle flight featuring pours of 12-year, 15-year, 20-year and 23-year reserves. Pappy Van Winkle is one of the most sought-after bourbons in the country, as the distillery only releases approximately 7,000 cases a year. The dinner is priced at $450 per person (excluding tax and gratuity).
Seating is limited. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 954-316-2900. Additional information can be found here.