Things to Do in Miami: Food and Drink Events December 11-13, 2020


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Bring your pup for brunch at Brimstone Woodfire Grill Doral this weekend and partake in weekend giveaways from the newly opened Sweetgreen. Celebrate Hanukkah with strawberry sufganiyot from the salty and festive food delivered right to your doorstep via MK Takeaways.

The Salty Strawberry Sufganiyot Returns to Hanukkah!

The Salty Strawberry Sufganiyot Returns to Hanukkah!

Photo courtesy of Salty

Strawberry sufganiyot in salty

Celebrate Hanukkah with the return of the Salty Strawberry Sufganiyot Donut. Each is made with 24-hour brioche, filled with strawberry jam and coated with powdered sugar. Pre-order via the Salty website or order for pick-up on the same day (until sold out). Available through Friday, December 18, at Salty, 50 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-925-8126; and 6022 S. Dixie Hwy., South Miami; 786-409-4714;

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Skip cooking for Hanukkah.

Courtesy MK Takeaways

Get Hanukkah delivered with MK takeaways

When the celebration of the lights begins this weekend, order festive, Israel-inspired dishes like latkes (potato pancakes), sufganiyot (Israeli donuts), and shakshuka (poached eggs in a tomato and garlic sauce) delivered right to your doorstep. Customers can access the full Hanukkah menu through and orders can be placed online or over the phone. In addition to the Hanukkah menu, MK Takeaways’ regular menu is also available for purchase. Order through or 954-669-1366.

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Bring your pup for brunch!

Courtesy Brimstone Woodier Grill Doral

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 with the Who Let the Hams Out bowl of roasted ham, sweet potato and asparagus is also offered. Pawshed Potatoes and Turkey with Turkey, Mashed Potatoes and Cranberry; and chicken and woofles. Saturday, December 12th, 11:30 pm-3:00pm at the Brimstone Woodfire Grill, 8300 NW 36 St., Doral; 786-837-8960; Admission is free; Brunch is pay as you go.

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Photo by David Varley for the Mina Group

Read Best of Miami 2020

This week, as New Times’ Best of Miami 2020 finally hits the streets (six months late), we’re sharing hundreds of our tips for the best shops, sights, and the best arts and entertainment our city has to offer. This week, as New Times’ Best of Miami 2020 finally hits the streets (six months late), we’re sharing hundreds of our tips for the best shops, sights, and the best arts and entertainment our city has to offer. Please read on and discover some new favorite places to support in Miami. There has never been a better time to share your love for the locals.


The “Citrus Shrimp and Avocado Bowl”, one of the sweet green dishes only in Miami.

Photo courtesy Sweetgreen

Sweetgreen opens in Miami with weekend long giveaways

Sweetgreen, a Los Angeles-based fast-casual restaurant designed to connect people with real food, has expanded into Miami. The chain has giveaways planned all weekend to celebrate the opening of Coral Gables. Every day, Friday through Monday, the first 100 customers who order online or through the app will receive a giveaway highlighting the local suppliers and artists who have worked with the restaurant. For the menu, expect a selection of core shells, salads, and main plates at prices ranging from $ 8.50 to $ 13.50. Multiple Miami-only menu items highlight Sweetgreen’s best local partnerships. In addition to bread from Zak the Baker and honey from Keez Beez, Sweetgreen sources its tofu from Marjon Foods in Plant City. fresh kale, basil, and coriander from nearby C&B Farms; Tortilla chips from Easy Foods of Miami; and romaine lettuce from Lady Moon Farms in Loxahatchee. (To name a few suppliers.) 122 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables; 786-847-7300; Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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Cafe Kush at Selina Miami Gold Dust on Biscayne Boulevard.

Photo by Victoria Winter for Selina Miami Gold Dust

Cafe Kush opens at the Selina Miami Gold Dust Motel

This week, Matt Kuscher, founder of Kush Hospitality and the Kush family of restaurants, in partnership with Motel Selina Miami Gold Dust, unveiled his newest concept, Cafe Kush. The house is now open for lunch and dinner and offers not only well-known Kush comfort classics but also a selection of new dishes. Starters include French onion soup, frog legs, and beef carpaccio ($ 11-15). Among the larger plates: a croque monsieur, ratatouille, coq au vin, and steak fries ($ 14-26). In addition to Kush classics, these are served from local salads and frita burgers to chicken and waffles and lime cakes (US $ 9 to 15). The cocktail menu also has a European theme and offers unique offerings, including a homemade vermouth that has been matured in-house for a month. (At each table there is a bottle to be consumed in the same way as house wines in Europe. It is billed as it is used.) 7700 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-985-4764; Opens Tuesday, December 8th, 2020.

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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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