Best Things to Do in Miami: Food Events October 23-25, 2020

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Order a curated box of croquetas this weekend to celebrate Burger Beast’s annual croquetapalooza. Also, Bark ‘n’ Brunch is returning from Brimstone Grill, Toro Toro is reopening its dining room, and Vizcaya is hosting a virtual baking class.

Pre-order a box of Miami's best croquetas.

Pre-order a box of Miami’s best croquetas.

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Pre-order the Croquetapalooza Beast Box

This December, Burger Beast’s annual croqueta celebration, Croquetapalooza, will look different from previous years. Instead of a large mass gathering at Magic City Casino, the event has been transformed into a single take-away box ($ 75). Inside, you’ll find a selection of freshly fried croquetas from five of Miami’s top croqueta makers, including CAO Bakery, Dos Croquetas, Sergio’s, Islas Canarias, and Masa Craft. The box also contains goodies from Night Owl Cookies, Breadman Bakery and Empanada Harry’s. Only 100 boxes are available and pre-orders for a December 5th pickup are now available. Order through burgerbeast.com while stocks last.

Toro Toro is open again.EXPAND

Toro Toro is open again.

Courtesy of Toro Toro

Toro Toro reopens for lunch and dinner

Toro Toro, Chef Richard Sandoval’s pan-Latin American steakhouse at InterContinental Miami, reopens for lunch and dinner today (Friday). The evening menu, led by Chef Jean Delgado, includes chicharrón de camarón, lomo saltado empanadas and togarashi tuna salad, as well as classic toro toro skewers and tomahawk steak. 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami; 305-372-4710; torotoromiami.com.

Check out the El Crispy.EXPAND

Check out the El Crispy.

Photo courtesy of Pincho

Chicken Sandwich Peace Summit at Pincho

Pincho has published an open letter inviting representatives from Popeyes and Chik-fil-A to attend a “Peace Summit” where they will all meet in Pincho Hialeah to make amends, break bread and the longtime End Chicken Sandwich War. The event will be streamed live on Pincho’s Instagram (@pincho) for fans to attend. Otherwise, show your support for Miami’s newest chicken sandwich: Pinchos El Crispy. Each crispy chicken sandwich is made on a locally baked brioche bun that has a certified antibiotic-free chicken breast breaded with Pincho’s secret seasoned flour recipe. The sandwich is topped with pickles and pinchos signature sauce ($ 5.99). Upgrade to the El Crispy Deluxe with cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes ($ 6.99). Available at all Pincho locations; pincho.com.

Brunch with your pup this weekend.EXPAND

Brunch with your pup this weekend.

Courtesy Brimstone Woodfire Grill

Bark ‘n’ brunch at Brimstone Woodfire Grill Doral

Bark ‘n’ Brunch is back at Brimstone Doral. This Saturday, enjoy brunch and bottomless mimosas while the pups enjoy a selection of specialty bowls and “Puptails” (puppy cocktails) made from Brimstone’s homemade bone broth. Saturday, October 24th, 11:30 PM to 3:00 PM at the Brimstone Woodfire Grill, 8300 NW 36 St., Doral; 786-837-8960; brimstonewoodfiregrill.com. Admission is free; Brunch is pay as you go.

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Photo by Bill Sumner

Virtual baking course with Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Have you ever wondered what Vizcaya’s kitchen looks like? Now you have the opportunity to gain an insight: On Sunday, discover the culinary history of the museum and gardens with a virtual galette baking course via Zoom. The hour-long program begins with a tour of the kitchen and dining areas of the historic mansion led by community manager Rebecca Peterson, followed by a cooking class taught by baker Lucia Meneses from the Dade Heritage Trust. On the menu? The galette, a delicious, flaky cake that was a favorite of the French chef who worked at Vizcaya when it was used as a personal winter good. After class, stick around for a Q&A with the experts. Saturday 10 a.m.; vizcaya.org. Tickets are $ 20.

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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).

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