Things to Do in Miami: Best Food Events January 8-10, 2021


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This weekend, enjoy a cocktail at Sweet Liberty’s new alfresco pop-up bar, Sweet Beach on Shelborne South Beach, or snack on a salty donut-donut with an El Bagel sandwich in their shared pop-up on Lincoln Road. You can also enjoy brunch at Le Jardinier in the design district or take your pup out to a good meal at the Brimstone Woodfire Grill.

The gardener's terrace.

The gardener’s terrace.

Photo courtesy Le Jardinier

Le Jardiniers Sunday brunch

Chef Alain Verzeroli’s Le Jardinier in the Miami Design District is launching a new Sunday brunch. The menu features a la carte options such as rillette with smoked salmon on homemade brioche ($ 22), caramelized onion and mushroom quiche ($ 20), and bavette au jus with crispy potatoes and organic fried egg ($ 38) . Pair your brunch with bottomless Franciacorta sparkling wine for $ 55. 151 NE 41st St., Ste. 135; Miami; 305-402-9060; The brunch is served on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Sweet Liberty Cocktails

Photo by Ellie Groden

Sweet Beach from Sweet Liberty on Shelborne South Beach

Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co. launched Sweet Beach on Shelborne South Beach. The spacious outdoor bar offers places to eat, drink, and hang out while being socially distant. There are also lawn games and a large screen TV area for sporting events. One of the new cocktail highlights is Queen’s Park Swizzle, a mix of mojito and bellini with rum, peach and Perrier lime from the Havana Club. and the South Beach Spritz, a refreshing drink made from gray goose, martini vermouth and sparkling rosé. Open Thursday through Sunday through summer 2021 at Shelborne South Beach, 1801 Colline Ave., Miami Beach;

Brimstones brunch welcomes dogs.

Brimstones brunch welcomes dogs.

Photo courtesy of 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. A limited dog-friendly menu including the “Who Let the Hams Out” bowl of toasted ham, sweet potato and asparagus is also available. “Pawshed Potatoes and Turkey” with turkey, mashed potatoes and cranberry; and “Chicken and Woofles”. Saturday, January 9, 11:30 PM to 3:00 PM at the Brimstone Woodfire Grill, 8300 NW 36 St., Doral; 786-837-8960; Admission is free; Brunch is pay as you go.

Donuts in the salty.

Donuts in the salty.

Photo courtesy of Salty

The Salty and El Bagel popup on Lincoln Road

Continuing its weekly pop-up of El Bagel on Lincoln Road, Salty has a rotating menu featuring the store’s year-round flavors like guava and cheese, traditional icing and tres leches, plus a handful of time-limited options to celebrate the brand fifth anniversary. One of the highlights is a passion fruit donut with graffiti splatter. a funfetti cake batter flavor with vanilla glaze and buttercream; and oreo buttercream with chocolate ganache glaze. The anniversary flavors are available in all salty stores including South Miami and Wynwood, as well as through UberEats. Every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through January 2021 at Lincoln Road, 700 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach;

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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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