Best Miami’s Food and Beverage Events May 28th to May 30th, 2021
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This weekend, the Icebox Cafe is hosting a Motown-inspired brunch with an all-inclusive, fixed-price menu, and Kush Hialeah is hosting another edition of Kok Sh * t Bingo. Doral Yard is also home to Burgers and Bao, and you can enjoy the Air & Sea Show in style and explore restaurants and bars that have Memorial Day specials.
Dining room of the Icebox Café.
Photo by Juan Fernando
Motown Brunch at the Icebox Cafe
On Saturday, the Icebox Cafe Hallandale Beach channels the 60s with a Motown brunch with rock ‘n’ soul singer Angie Griffin and pianist Antulio Mora. The fixed-price brunch offers a range of classics, from Egg Benedict to lemon and ricotta pancakes. The meal also includes a selection of drinks, including a mimosa, a bellini, a bloody mary or a glass of rose wine. Saturday, May 29, at the Icebox Cafe Hallandale Beach, 219 NE Third St., Hallandale Beach; 954-744-4251; iceboxcafe.com. Seats between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM are $ 50 per person and $ 35 per child.
The Hyundai Air & Sea Show returns to Miami Beach.
Photo by George Martinez
Hyundai Air & Sea Show Beach Club
Watch the Hyundai Air & Sea Show in style at the exclusive Beach Club at Show Center. Feel the action as you enjoy perks in the preferred viewing area with a high-end liquor bar, cold brews, and an all-American barbecue. Food includes Wagyu beef sliders, a variety of flatbreads, street tacos, Argentinian rock steak, pineapple chicken, and Caesar salad. You also have access to large screens, toilets, and hand sanitizing stations. Look up at the sky at 1pm on Sunday to see Miami’s popular chef Michelle Bernstein skydiving with the Golden Knights! 11:00 am to 4:30 pm Saturday May 29th and Sunday May 30th at the Beach Club between 12th and 13th Streets in Miami Beach. Tickets are $ 40 per day or $ 75 for both days on usasalute.com.
In Kush Hialeah
Photo courtesy of Kush Hialeah
Kok Sh * t Bingo at Kush Hialeah
Visit Kush Hialeah on Sunday for another edition of Kok Sh * t Bingo. Buy drinks to get a free ticket with a matching number. Then, at precisely 3:05 p.m., a live chicken is placed in an outdoor chicken coop with a bingo board underneath. No matter what number the chicken poops on, it wins, although you have to wait for the chicken to do its business. Tickets for the raffle are limited, but can be purchased when purchasing a Skyy vodka cocktail (one ticket per drink) or with a donation to Miami Animal Rescue (two tickets). Prizes include a $ 50 Kush Hospitality Group Gift Card, $ 50 Kush Hialeah Bar Card, and Swag Bags. There is also a performance by the bluegrass band Lonewolf and a whole alligator serves Caja China-Style. Note from the Kush team: No chicken will be hurt or served during the event. Sunday noon, May 30th, Kush Hialeah, 1000 E. 16th St., Hialeah; 305-887-8863; kushhospitality.com. RSVP via eventbrite.com.
Enjoy food, drink, and music at Doral Yard.
Photo courtesy Doral Yard
Burger and Bao at Doral Yard
Start the summer season on Saturday with the Downtown Doral Burger and Bao: a prelude to the summer event. From 2pm to 5pm, enjoy burgers and bao buns from Bachour Restaurant & Bar, Bulla Gastropub, plant-based Della Bowls and Yip while listening to the beats of DJ Omar Leon. Stay for a performance of Sintonia by the 13th Army Band, an ensemble of musicians who play salsa music. The performance starts at 8 p.m. and is free. 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 29, 8455 NW 53rd St., Doral. Tickets cost between $ 16.99 and $ 19.99 through eventbrite.com.
The Miami wharf.
Courtesy of the Wharf
Restaurant specials and parties on Memorial Day weekend
Memorial Day weekend is a patriotic long weekend in honor of our fallen heroes. It’s also the unofficial prelude to summer and with life on the horizon after the pandemic, a chance to meet up with friends and family again in restaurants and bars. From Coyo Taco and Doral Yard to Wharf and Mamey Miami, here are the best places to visit over the holiday weekend for barbecues, food specials, and discounted cocktails.
Enjoy Coral Gables’ latest brunch in Public Square.
Photo courtesy of the Grove Bay Hospitality Group
Sunday brunch in the public square
Grove Bay Hospitality Group’s Public Square is behind a sweet and savory Sunday brunch in Coral Gables, served every Sunday from 11am to 4pm, and Bearnaise Sauce ($ 18); a bagel with limoncello-smoked salmon, Boursin cheese, a hard-boiled egg, and roasted tomatoes ($ 18); and chicken and waffles with spicy honey sauce and maple syrup ($ 24). The desserts range from Nutella waffles to French toast with orange crème anglaise, meringue and orange jam. There is also a Bloody Mary bar with a variety of cocktails. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 30, Public Square, 6915 Red Rd., Coral Gables; 321-257-2618; publicsquarerestaurant.com.
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Clarissa Buch is a reporter and food critic who has covered Miami for more than half a decade. Her work focuses on food and culture (and food culture).