Best Things to Do in Miami: Weekend Food and Drink Events May 7-9, 2021


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Celebrate Mother’s Day with brunch at a local restaurant. In addition, the owners of Phuc Yea are opening the Arepitas Bar in Time Out Market Miami today (Friday). Pincho is behind a brand new quesadilla burger for National Burger Month, and Gramps is hosting a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination popup all weekend with a free pizza slice and cocktail for anyone who gets the shot.

A selection of creative arepas is served in the Arepitas Bar.

A selection of creative arepas is served in the Arepitas Bar.

Photo courtesy Arepitas Bar

Arepitas Bar opens to the Time Out Market

Chef Cesar Zapata and Aniece Meinhold from Biscayne Boulevards beloved Phuc Yea and Pho Mo at the Time Out Market are opening an “Arepera” today (Friday) at Time Out. In the Arepitas Bar the typical Colombian staple food is served in different incarnations, both savory and sweet. The arepas themselves are made according to a family recipe handed down by Zapata’s grandmother. Variations include the “Buffalo” ($ 12) with fried chicken marinated in buttermilk, sweet and flavorful coleslaw, buffalo sauce, dill pickles, and blue cheese crumbs. the “Brooklyn” ($ 12) with smoked salmon, spring onion cream cheese, pickled red onions, capers, and all the bagel seasoning; and “La Carnuda” (USD 14) with grilled steak, chilled Colombian Cargamanto beans (borlotti), and tomato and onion salad. Opening Friday, May 7th at Time Out Market, 1601 Drexel Ave., Miami Beach;

The quesadilla burger is available at Pincho all month.

The quesadilla burger is available at Pincho all month.

Photo courtesy of Pincho

Quesadilla Burger at Pincho

May is National Burger Month, and Pincho is offering its limited-time quesadilla burger, available at all eight locations in Counties Miami-Dade and Broward. The burger costs $ 10 and is served between two cheese quesadillas. It consists of a 1/3 pound beef patty with a queso fresco, guacamole, pico de gallo, and crema. Available daily until the end of May in all Pincho restaurants ( and via the Pincho online ordering system and mobile app. Online orders can be placed at

Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli invites you to experience his special 420 evening menu.

Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli invites you to experience his special 420 evening menu.

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Last chance to experience Eating House’s 420 day menu

Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli has extended his special 420 day stoner menu until Saturday May 8th. The family-style 7-course meal costs $ 42.0 per person and starts with the “Good Burger” (beef tartare slider with shallot aioli and white cheddar); followed by “Little Nero’s” pizza made with local focaccia, pulled burrata, and San Marzano tomatoes. Next, guests enjoy the “Krusty Crab”, accompanied by Old Bay French fries and lemon and crab tartar sauce; a “Paddy’s Pub” (Philly Mac and cheese with truffles and braised short ribs); and “Los Pollos Hermanos”, hot chicken tacos with chipotle and avocado crema. The meal ends with the “Max”, panna cotta with biscuits and cream and oreo meringue; and “Original Frozen Banana Stand”, banana pancakes served with banana caramel and vanilla ice cream. Reserve your table online. 420 menu offered through Saturday, May 8, 804 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; 305-448-6524;

Get a (Pfizer) shot and a shot and a slice of pizza at Gramps.

Get a (Pfizer) shot and a shot and a slice of pizza at Gramps.

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Pizza and shots at Gramps

For years people have been going to Gramps for a pizza and a shot. This weekend, Gramps will literally be offering: pizza and a shot. Only this time the shot is the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. This weekend, Gramps is offering a first round of the Pfizer vaccine on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The vaccines will be distributed by Miami-Dade County and the Miami-Dade Fire Department in coordination with Noni Health. As an added incentive to prick, Gramps has a pizza slice and cocktail for anyone who comes in and gets vaccinated. Anyone who gets their first shot at Gramps this weekend can get their second round of Pfizer on May 22nd and 23rd. The same shot, the same pizza and the same cocktail, by the way. Saturday and Sunday, May 8-9, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 176 NW 24th St, Miami; 855-732-8992; Pre-registration is not required.


A “Colors of the Garden” salad is part of Fiola’s Brunch for Mother’s Day.

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Mother’s Day Brunch in Miami

Brunch is always a good idea. From sushi festivals and a variety of Italian treats to bottomless experiences, we’ve rounded up the best special lunches in town so you can treat your mom to a delicious meal and cocktails like Ariete, Zuma and Fiola. Check out an alphabetical list of the best Mother’s Day brunch in Miami – and make your mom feel special.

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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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