Best Things to Do in Miami: Food Events October 30-November 1, 2020

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Happy Halloween, Miami! This weekend, Night Owl Cookies debuts at a new location in North Miami Beach. Plus, restaurants and bars have creepy specials, Estrella Damm’s food and drink partnership is returning, and … there’s a blue moon to eat.

Your Instagram feed will be filled with these collections from Blue Moons Over My Hammy.

Your Instagram feed will be filled with these collections from Blue Moons Over My Hammy.

Courtesy Denny’s

Blue moons over my hammy

This Halloween is a special, spooky occasion – a Blue Moon – the first on Halloween night since 1944 and 19 years after the next event in 2039. To mark the occasion, Denny’s is offering a special Blue Moons Over My Hammy sandwich. The sandwich is exclusive to 20 select Miami restaurants on October 31st for dinner only. The sandwich, a grilled ham and scrambled egg sandwich with Swiss and American cheese on specially made blue sourdough bread, is inspired by the 1935 jazz song “Moon Over Miami” and has been a Denny bestseller since its introduction in the USA in the early 1990s Years. To find a Denny’s location serving the Blue Moons Over My Hammy, visit dennys.com.

Halloween 2020, opening of Night Owl Cookies and other food events in Miami this weekend

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Night owl biscuits open in North Miami Beach

Today (Friday) at 6 p.m., Night Owl will host the grand opening of its newest location in North Miami Beach. To celebrate, the first 150 customers in line will receive a free 4-pack of chocolate chip cookies. For customers 21 and older, sit on the Wynwood Brewing beer while you wait to order tons of cookies. Also, ask about the new “Nightmare at Night Owl” font, which features a half-pound cookie skull filled with “bloody” strawberry jelly. Cookies can also be ordered through Postmates. Friday, October 30th, 6pm, Night Owl North Miami Beach, 13505 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach; nightowlcookieco.com.

The mortal margarita in Lolo's Surf CantinaEXPAND

The mortal margarita in Lolo’s Surf Cantina

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Lolos Dia de los Muertos weekend

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with a special taco box and black charcoal margarita at Lolos Surf Cantina. The taco box ($ 32) contains 10 tortillas, your choice of filling, onion and coriander, salsa, french fries, and street corn salad. Wash it down with the mortal margarita, a creepy black cocktail perfect for your Dia de los Muertos celebration. Lolo’s even delivers straight to your beach chair so you don’t have to get up to fix your taco. Through Sunday, November 1, 161 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 786-276-0535; loloscantina.com.

Cheers to the ghosts with the FlanTasma in FinkaEXPAND

Cheers to the ghosts with the FlanTasma in Finka

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Where to enjoy a spooky dinner on Halloween in Miami

Halloween may look different this year due to COVID-19, but there’s no reason why you should skip the most spooky holiday of the year entirely. In addition to the blue moon that will light up our skies this Saturday, local restaurants and bars have entertainment and adorable specials to help you celebrate Halloween. From 1-800-Lucky to American Social, combine your best costume with your safest mask and party all weekend at these socially distant events.

Take a break from Halloween at Phuc Yea.

Take a break from Halloween at Phuc Yea.

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Halloween hangover Pho Cure at Phuc Yea

Take a break from Halloween and celebrate Dia de los Muertos by bringing yourself back to life with a warm bowl of Pho. Options include classic beef with seasoned winter beef broth, meatballs, sliced ​​brisket, and rice noodles. and Coriander Chicken Pho with Spiked Chicken Broth, Sliced ​​Chicken, and Lemongrass Chili Oil ($ 13 each). Also, expect $ 1 for oysters on the east coast, $ 2 for oysters on the west coast, and $ 10 for shots. Sunday November 1 at Phuc Yea, 7100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-602-3710; phucyea.com.

Tur Kitchen has an Estrella Damm beer that comes with the Damm Burger for $ 25.EXPAND

Tur Kitchen has an Estrella Damm beer that comes with the Damm Burger for $ 25.

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Estrella Damm Culinary Journey returns

The four-year-old program, which runs through November 15, shows the culinary talents of chefs in Miami-Dade and Broward counties pairing their cuisine with one of Barcelona’s most popular beers. Over the next few weeks, restaurant-goers will be able to choose from a wide range of curated tasting menus at special prices, all of which are paired with Estrella Damm, which has been brewed in Barcelona since 1876. A total of 50 restaurants in both districts have registered to participate. Some present a special dish, others offer a multi-course menu. This year, diners can order anything from reuben and pastrami croquetas, which are served with bang bang and horseradish aioli at Kush by Stephen’s for $ 12, to a three-course meal at Ariete for $ 65. Other restaurants include Bulla Gastrobar, La Fresa Francesca and R House. A full list of participating restaurants and matching dishes can be found on the Estrella Damm Journey website.

Chef Lina Goujjane spent three years perfecting her Bolognese recipe, which is now available in the Da Lida popup at Fooq's.EXPAND

Chef Lina Goujjane spent three years perfecting her Bolognese recipe, which is now available in the Da Lida popup at Fooq’s.

Photo by Maya Cheap

Because Lida pop-up at Fooq

Da Lida is the next iteration of the ongoing pop-up residency series from Fooq’s owner David Foulquier, highlighting the skills of Los Angeles-based chef Lina Goujjane. The pop-up is now open for dinner and offers indoor, delivery and takeaway options. It offers a casual pasta bar that specializes in traditional Italian dishes and is served alongside a variety of wines. A Signature Prix Fixe ($ 39) includes a starter course (antipasti) followed by a salad (greens), a pasta (primi), and a dessert (dulce). A drink pairing (USD 25) starts with a welcome splash cocktail, followed by a glass of white or rosé with the first two courses and a red that accompanies the primi. The menu can also be ordered à la carte and changes weekly. 1035 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 786-536-2749; fooqsmiami.com.

Taquizas beach box

Taquizas beach box

Taquiza

Taquizas beach box

If you’re planning a day at the beach, make one with tacos. Taquiza’s $ 10 beach box contains two tacos (either Pollo, Carnitas, or Rajas) on stone blue Masa tortillas; homemade thin fries and salsa; half an elot; Side dishes; and a hot sauce. The box is supplied in environmentally friendly packaging and is only available for take-away at the North Beach Taquiza location. Take your box to the beach and enjoy a picnic on the sand. 7450 Ocean Ter., Miami Beach; 786-588-4755; taquizatacos.com.

Naan shows up at Taquiza South Beach.EXPAND

Naan shows up at Taquiza South Beach.

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Naan Pop-Up on Taquiza South Beach

Naan has popped up on Taquiza South Beach with a selection of quick-casual Indian dishes and (of course) naan. Choose a naan platter or bowl and fill it with lamb, tandoori shrimp, chicken tikka, palak paneer, or curry quinoa cake and a choice of side dishes ($ 11-15). Samosas, chicken wings, kofta and drinks round off the menu. Friday through Sunday from 12pm to 10pm on Collins Ave. 1351, Miami Beach; 786-353-5313; thefluffygoodness.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).

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