Things to Do in Miami: Food and Drink Events This Weekend February 12-14, 2021


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Celebrate Valentine’s Day this weekend with a romantic al fresco meal or indulge yourself in a local restaurant. Oscar Mayer’s Wienermobil is also returning to the city, Tran An is working with Zit Sum on a Chinese New Year dumpling pop-up, and Bourbon Street is coming to Miami on Wharf.

The Wienermobile is back!

The Wienermobile is back!

Photo via Oscar Mayer

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile returns to South Florida

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is returning to Miami this weekend. The iconic hot dog cars that tour the country sharing the joy of eating meat tubing are driven by recently graduated hot doggers who drive the fleet of hot dog vehicles in teams of two. Now one of those cars is going to go to South Florida. Check out the 27-foot Hot Dog on Wheels at the Frost Museum on Saturday and the Deering Estate on Sunday. Saturday, February 13, noon to 4 p.m. at the Frost Museum of Science, 1101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Sunday, February 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami.

Tran An's Phos and rice bowls.EXPAND

Tran An’s Phos and rice bowls.

Photo by Ruben Cabrera

Year of the Ox socially distant menu at Tran An

This Sunday, Tran An will team up with Zit Sum in a Chinese New Year inspired collaboration. From 2:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (or until the sell-out), Jon Nguyen from Tran An and Pablo Zittzman from Zitz Sum serve an à la carte dumpling menu with highlights such as steamed and seared shrimp, smoked pork shoulder and spicy chicken wonton. Items are only available on Sundays for indoor and outdoor seating and for takeout. First come first serve. 2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (or until sale) Sunday, February 14, at Tran An, 215 NE 82nd St., Miami; 305-905-5006;

Bourbon Street is coming to Miami!EXPAND

Bourbon Street is coming to Miami!

Courtesy of the Wharf

Bourbon Street comes to the wharf

The Wharf brings Bourbon Street back to the Miami River. Parade outside for the third annual Mardi Gras festival weekend on the river. Expect daily entertainment, New Orleans-inspired cocktails, special prizes like bar tabs, and lobster cooking. Food from the Chicken Spot, Sake Room, Spris Artisan Pizza, Mojo Donuts and La Santa Taqueria will also be available. Until Sunday, February 14th, at Wharf Miami, 114 SW North River Dr., Miami; Admission is free.

Expect a Valentine's Day feast at the Pincho.EXPAND

Expect a Valentine’s Day feast at the Pincho.

Courtesy Pincho

Valentine Pop-Up at Pincho

Pincho is hosting a Valentine’s Day pop-up at the brand’s Flagler location on Sunday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The candlelit alfresco dinner, priced at $ 40 per couple, features a set menu by culinary director Adrian Sanchez. The three-course meal includes pork belly pinchos, vaca frita tacos, and the “cheeky burger,” made with Manchego cheese, Maduro bacon jam, chipotle aioli, and Cajun fries. For dessert, treat yourself to fried banana and caramel cheesecake. Seats are limited and tickets are required to participate. Sunday, February 14, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Pincho Flagler, 9251 W. Flagler St., Miami; 786-590-1455;

Red Rooster Overtown

Red Rooster Overtown

Photo courtesy of the Grove Bay Group

Valentine’s Day Miami Dining Guide

This Sunday marks Valentine’s Day – the perfect excuse to stop by one of our local restaurants and celebrate with your other half. Many Miami restaurants have special menus for the occasion. Discover the city’s best romantic dining options including Red Rooster Overtown, Le Zoo and Le Jardinier.

Valentine's Day 2021, Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, Carnival and other events in Miami this weekendEXPAND

Photo by David Varley for the Mina Group

Best Valentine’s Day dinner take away

Are you looking for a different way to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year? Order a special take-away dinner at one of Miami’s most popular restaurants. Gourmet delivery is a great way to treat yourself and your loved ones to a safe, intimate meal in the comfort of their own home. Grab a bottle of wine and enjoy one of these take away options for an exceptionally romantic evening like Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, Toro or Ornos Estiatorio.

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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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