Miami Food and Drink Things to Do October 7 Through October 10, 2019


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This week, Miami Smokers is hosting the October Snail Social, featuring candied bacon, pulled pork mini sandwiches, and bacon-wrapped plantains. Pizza & Burger is celebrating National Pizza Month with Concrete Beach Beer Cake. BLT Prime’s wine dinner is also back and a ramen shop pops up in Miami Beach.

Miami smokers

Miami smokers

Photo by Juan Fernando Ayora

Snail Social Roaming Happy Hour at Miami Smokers

Slow Food Miami is back for the season and will be hosting the second Snail Social Roaming Happy Hour on Tuesday at Miami Smokers. The monthly series raises awareness and supports clean and local food as well as farmers in the community. This edition’s “meat-up” will be hosted by 2019 Snail of Approval winners James Bowers and Andres Barrientos from Miami Smokers. Enjoy dropped bites like candied bacon, pulled pork mini sandwiches, bacon-wrapped plantains, and a free local beer. In addition, guests receive a 20 percent discount on purchases throughout the night. Tuesday, October 8, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Miami Smokers, 306 NW 27th Ave., Miami; 786-520-5420; Tickets are $ 15 to $ 20 through

The bar at BLT Prime.

The bar at BLT Prime.

Courtesy BLT Prime

Wine Dinner Series with Donnafugata wines at BLT Prime

This Tuesday, BLT Prime Doral’s Wine Dinner Series will return to bring the best of food and wine together in an intimate setting. One winery per month showcases its offerings paired with custom four-course meals designed by BLT Prime Chef Tim Elmore. Vineyard representatives work with Elmore to provide tasting notes and take guests on a journey exploring the flavor profiles and components of each pairing. This week’s dinner is presented by the Italian winemaker Donnafugata Wines. Sip varieties while enjoying beet tartare with pumpkin and pistachios. Oxtail ravioli with butter beans; and Florida sweetcorn ice cream with peanut and caramel brittle. Tuesday, October 8, 7:30 pm, in Nicklaus’ private dining room at BLT Prime at Trump National Doral Miami, 4400 NW 87th Ave., Doral; 305-591-6606; Tickets are $ 135 through

Celebrate National Pizza Month.EXPAND

Celebrate National Pizza Month.

Courtesy Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Pizza & Burger and Concrete Beach Brewery celebrate National Pizza Month

October is National Pizza Month. To celebrate, Michael Mina’s Pizza & Burger has partnered with Miami-based Concrete Beach Brewery to offer specialty pizza this month only. The restaurant at Fontainebleau Miami Beach has made three pizzas, each made with a beer from the brewery: Stiltsville Pilsner, Havana Lager, and Mas Hops. A different pizza is offered every ten days. Enjoy a white beer can, chicken and spinach pizza made with Stiltsville Pilsner until October 10th. Then a steak, a mushroom and a Havana lager cheese pizza will be served until October 20th. Finally, there will be a beer bratwurst and a caramelized onion pizza with Mas hops until October 31st. Each pie is $ 20, or you can get a Pizza and Pizza 32-ounce Bierhof of the featured Concrete Beach Brew for $ 29 through October 31 at Pizza & Burger, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4636;

Shimuja's menu also includes pork rolls and other starters.EXPAND

Shimuja’s menu also includes pork rolls and other starters.

Photo courtesy Shimuja

Shimuja Miami Beach Pop-Up

The folks behind Toni’s Sushi Bar in South Beach and Shokudo in Buena Vista have opened a ramen shop in Miami Beach. Shimuja is a temporary addition to Chef Keiichi Maemura’s ramen shop in South Broward, which is now open as a pop-up in Sunset Harbor near Panther Coffee and Purdy Lounge. Shimuja’s famous Tonkotsu, regular ($ 16) or spicy ($ 18), will be brought to a boil in the pop-up, and an even more interesting option for proud Floridians will also be available: Key Lime Ramen ($ 18 ) made from a Shoyu broth accented with lime juice for a pleasant tartness. Appetizers like pork buns ($ 9), takoyaki ($ 9), and fried squid kushi (three for $ 7) are available, as is a drinks menu that includes wine, beer, and premium sake. 1766 Bay Rd., Miami Beach; Daily from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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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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