Best Things to Do in Miami: Food Events This Weekend April 23-25, 2021

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This weekend, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival’s Artisan Food Market will take over Lincoln Road for the last time before this year’s 20th Anniversary Festival in May, showcasing a range of local concepts such as Challah Miami, Temple Street Eatery and Harry’s Pizzeria. The Yellow Green Farmers Market is also reopening, Itamae is launching a cooking collab dinner series and the fast-paced Indian spot Naan is making its debut in a pop-up on Lincoln Road.

Garden Diva, one of the many vendors at the Yellow Green Farmers Market.

Garden Diva, one of the many vendors at the Yellow Green Farmers Market.

Reopening of the yellow-green market

The Yellow Green Farmers Market in Hollywood celebrates its grand reopening on Saturday and Sunday. The market has been upgraded with additional shaded seating and new vendors. Start your day with coffee or a mimosa before shopping for everything from fresh produce and condiments to fresh cakes and breads. Then relax over lunch – maybe a Tampa Cuban sandwich? – and some cold beers on tap. 3080 Sheridan St., Hollywood; 954-513-3990; ygfarmersmarket.com. Open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Get your vegetarian samosas in Naan's pop-up.

Get your vegetarian samosas in Naan’s pop-up.

Photo courtesy Naan

Naan on Lincoln Road

Through Mother’s Day, Naan will be hosting a weekly Sunday popup from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Euclid Oval on Lincoln Road. While stocks last, you can buy a changing selection of samosas with different Indian flavors and spices. Every Sunday through May 9, 10 am to 2 pm on Lincoln Road on Euclid Avenue in Miami Beach; instagram.com/naanindianeats.

Pastelito Papi will be among more than a dozen vendors at the Artisan Food Market on Lincoln Road this weekend.

Pastelito Papi will be among more than a dozen vendors at the Artisan Food Market on Lincoln Road this weekend.

Photo courtesy Pastelito Papi

The South Beach Wine & Food Festival’s Artisan Food Market on Lincoln Road

The South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) monthly market, which was launched in January to support local restaurants and businesses affected by the pandemic, will open on the Sunday before this year’s 20th anniversary festival, which ends on May 20 takes place, return for the last time. 23, 2021. Vendors include Challah Miami, Harrys Pizzeria, Holy Crab, Michaels Mandelbrot, Paselito Papi and Temple Street Eatery, among others. Sunday, April 25th, 11am to 2pm on Michigan Ave. between Lincoln Ln. N. and Lincoln Ln. S .; sobewff.org/market.

Timon Balloo is the first guest at the Studio Sessions Chef Collab in Itamae.

Timon Balloo is the first guest at the Studio Sessions Chef Collab in Itamae.

Photo by Michael Pissari

Studio Sessions Chef Collab Series at Itamae

The James Beard Award, Rising Star Chef of the Year semi-finalist Nando Chang, will host a series of “Studio Sessions” dinners with local Miami chefs at his Itamae restaurant. Chef Timon Balloo (Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill, Balloo) kicks off the series with Chang. The two will team up to create a menu featuring the Peruvian-Japanese flavors of Itamae and the Asian-Caribbean style of Ballloo. The à la carte dinner only takes place one night. Sunday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. at Itamae, 140 NE 39th St., Miami; 305-631-2664; itamaemiami.com.

Cafe La Trova is one of the restaurants participating in this year's Estrella Damm Culinary Journey.

Cafe La Trova is one of the restaurants participating in this year’s Estrella Damm Culinary Journey.

Photo by Adam Delgiudice

Estrella Damm culinary journey

The Estrella Damm Culinary Journey, now in its sixth year, highlights the talent of chefs in the Miami-Dade and Broward counties who combine their cuisine with one of Barcelona’s most popular beers. Until April 30, guests can 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. In total, more than three dozen restaurants in both countries have signed up to participate, including Barceloneta, Cafe La Trova, R House, Timo and Sweet Liberty. Some present a special dish, others offer a multi-course menu. For a full list of participating restaurants and matching dishes, please visit estrelladammjourney.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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