Weekly Nibble: Rumbar House of Spells, Slow Food "Meat"up, Luminosa and more

MIAbites Weekly Nibble Miami events

This week’s MIAbites Weekly Nibble is not just about food and drink, but about unique and creative Miami seasonal happenings around town. Check out these events happening now.

Rumbar’s Halloween Pop-Up Bar at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne -455 Grand Bay Drive Key Biscayne, FL


The Rumbar at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne is featuring the House of Spells month-long Halloween pop-up bar from October 1 through November 1 from 3 p.m. until close. Beware as the House of Spells will feature spooky bites and incredible Halloween cocktails, and entertainment. Celebrate the final of House of Spells at the Spooktacular on Friday, November 1 from 6 p.m-10 p.m. the wrap-up party will include Dia de lose Muertos themed face painting, entertainment, and a special a la carte menu. Costumes are encouraged. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/house-of-spells-spook-tacular-tickets-66195575749?ref=eios.

Special Olympics Florida Athlete Awards Gala

Miami Special Olympics Gala

On Saturday, October 5, Special Olympics Florida will host their annual fundraiser at the JW Marquis in Downtown Miami. Award-winning ABC news anchors Laurie Jennings and Louis Aguirre will host the event. This year’s theme is “A Taste of La Havana” and the gala is set to transport guests into a lively night of tropical food, Bacardi mojitos and fun along with a live performance by Albita, the Grammy-winning Cuban singer, producer, and composer. In addition, the event will feature a live and silent auction. All ticket sales proceeds will go directly towards sponsoring athletes for a full year of sports training and competition.For more information and to purchase tickets or a table, visit www.specialolympicsflorida.org/awards.

Portland’s Salt & Straw Comes to Miami

Salt & Straw Ice cream comes to Miami

Salt & Straw, Portland’s iconic ice cream brand, will open soon in Wynwood with a second shop planned for Coconut Grove. Both shops are expected to open Spring 2020. The founders of the family-run brand will host two ice cream socials featuring $1 scoops to benefit different charities depending on the day.On Friday, October 11 from 7 – 11 p.m. the ice cream social will take place at Panther Coffee in Wynwood. All sales will benefit the Lotus House Shelter. On Saturday, October 12 from 1 – 4 p.m., the ice cream social will take place at Park Grove at Coconut Grove. All sales will benefit Coconut Grove Elementary School.

Slow Food Miami’s Monthly Snail Social


Join Slow Food Miami for their monthly “MEAT” up at Miami Smokers on October 8 from 6-8 p.m. for a $15 donation in advance or $20 at the door, your donation will go directly to the Slow Foods Edible School Garden program. Enjoy amazing passed bites like candied bacon, mini pulled pork sammies, bacon wrapped plantains and wash it down with a welcome brew. Attendees will also receive 20% off purchases all night. Miami Smokers- 306 NW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33125

Iluminosa at Jungle Island- 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132

Luminosa Chinese Lantern Festival in Miami

From October 5 – January 8, Jungle Island will feature Luminosa, a one-of-a-kind Chinese lantern festival. Attendees will enjoy over 13 acres of illuminated trails as you transport to a lush jungle illuminated with breathtaking larger-than-life displays. Enjoy food, craft cocktails and an unforgettable night time vibe. Buy tickets in advance online and save 20% (Advance online purchase child admission: $24; advance online purchase adult admission: $28. For more information and to buy tickets: https://www.jungleisland.com/luminosa-chinese-lantern-festival/.

BLT Prime Doral Wine Dinner Series Continues on October 8- 4400 NW 87th Ave, Miami, FL 33178

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BLT Prime’s Chef de Cuisine, Tim Elmore and acclaimed Sicilian vintner, Donnafugata wines will host an exceptional wine dinner on Tuesday, October 8 at BLT Prime Trump National Doral. The Fall-inspired menu features beet tartar with pumpkin, pistachio and radish as the first course, while the second course includes octopus escabeche with potato, chorizo and smoked paprika. The third course is oxtail ravioli with celeriac and butter beans, and dessert features Belle Glade Florida sweet corn ice cream with peanut and caramel brittle. All four courses are masterfully paired with selections from Donnafugata’s portfolio. Tickets are just $135 per person and can be purchased online at BLTRestaurants.com or by calling the restaurant at (305) 591-6606.

South Beach Seafood Week- October 22-26.


Enjoy five days of curated culinary expertise celebrating South Florida’s top chefs and masterminds with the leading seafood restaurants in the area from October 22-26. From the South Beach Seafood Festival at Lummus Park to the VIP Chef Showdown, or an evening at Joe’s Stone Crab, there’s something for everyone and this year’s festival promises to be the best yet! Enjoy one event or all of them and purchase your tickets today before they sell out. Visit sobeseafoodfest.com for tickets and more details.

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