Things to Do in Miami: Food and Drink Events January 15-17, 2021


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This weekend, the Eating House in Coral Gables is celebrating its ninth anniversary with a limited-time menu, and Astra is hosting a two-year celebration of music and cocktails. Also take part in the Schnebly Redland’s Winery 3-mile wine run or Sunday brunch at Rosie’s at Copper Door B&B.

Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli

Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli

Photo courtesy Eating House

Eating House is celebrating nine years with a special menu

Starting Friday, the Eating House in Coral Gables is celebrating its ninth anniversary with a special tasting menu available until March 5th. The dinner menu, which is to be shared ($ 49 per person), features a selection of Eating House’s best-selling dishes over the years. The highlights include frita fries with guava and bacon jam, frita sauce and pickled onions. Croquetas Carbonara with arborio rice, black truffle and apple wood bacon; and Dirt Cup pancakes with Nutella, pretzel, oreo, and salted caramel butter. Until March 5th at Eating House, 804 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; 305-448-6524;

The terrace with garden motif by Astra brings you to the Mediterranean.EXPAND

The terrace with garden motif by Astra brings you to the Mediterranean.

Photo courtesy of Astra

Second anniversary at Astra

The Mediterranean restaurant and bar Astra will be two years old on Friday. To celebrate this occasion, the DJ duo The Soul Brothers will be guests on the roof. While the Soul Brothers set kicks off at 8 p.m., it’s worth arriving in time for cocktail hour and with a view of the sunset overlooking Wynwood. Opens at 5 p.m. for a cocktail hour. The DJ starts on Friday, January 15th at 8pm in Astra, 2121 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-573-5778;

Enjoy brunch at Rosie's at Copper Door B&B.EXPAND

Enjoy brunch at Rosie’s at Copper Door B&B.

Photo courtesy Rosie’s at Copper Door B&B.

Brunch at Rosie’s at Copper Door B&B.

What started as a pop-up in response to COVID-19 hotel closings has turned into a full-fledged culinary establishment. Rosie’s at Copper Door B&B now serves brunch every Thursday through Sunday. Menu highlights include shrimp and grits ($ 12) with ground stone grains, roasted tomatoes and fennel, sausage; Orange honey and cinnamon buns ($ 6) made from bee pollen; pulled pork benedict ($ 13) with rosemary hollandaise, roasted onion, egg, and a house cookie; and Dutch baby pancakes (USD 10) with vanilla yogurt, pear, blueberries, almond, and lemon honey. Every Thursday through Sunday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Rosie’s at Copper Door B&B, 439 NW Fourth Ave., Miami; 305-454-9065;

Essen House Anniversary, Wine Run 5K and other food events this weekendEXPAND

Photography by Monica McGivern

Wine run 5 km at Schnebly Redland winery

This is not your average 5K. This Sunday, at Schnebly Redland Winery, take part in a run to indulge in a glass of wine after you’ve laced your way through the winery’s scenic grounds. After crossing the finish line, all participants will receive a racing t-shirt, a finisher medal and a souvenir glass. You can also register as a spectator if you only want to attend the drinking part of the event. A virtual racing option is available for those who wish to run alone. Sunday, January 17, 9:00 am at Schnebly Redland Winery, 30205 SW 217th Ave., Homestead; 305-242-1224; Registration is $ 40 for runners and $ 10 for viewers through

The Lincoln Restaurant

The Lincoln Restaurant

Photo courtesy Lincoln Eatery

The juicy brunch in the Lincoln Eatery

Head to the Lincoln Eatery on Sunday for another iteration of the Boozy Brunch with specialty food and drink and entertainment. Highlights include Bottomless Prosecco and Rosé ($ 19), Frozé ($ 25), and Veuve Clicquot bottles ($ 55 each). Foods include Mediterranean-style bagels and pancakes from Necessary Purveyor, donut specialties (lime cake, maple bacon and popcorn, and strawberry and marshmallow) from Cilantro 27, and croissant sandwiches from Le Petit Bistrot. Also the fried chicken and coconut waffles from C Food Shack as well as shrimp and roasted cheese groats; and oysters from Miami Vice’s Raw Bar. Sunday, January 17, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Eatery, 723 Lincoln Ln. N., Miami Beach; 305-695-8700;

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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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