Things to Do in Miami Food and Drink November 25 Through November 28, 2019


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Happy Thanksgiving, Miami. Before your vacation, head to the latest Night Owl Cookies location in the Miami Design District. Numerous restaurants serve brunch and dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Remember, reservations are almost always required.

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Thanksgiving cake

Courtesy Chug’s Diner

Order Thanksgiving pies in advance

The holidays are all about food, and with Thanksgiving fast approaching, the fear of making the perfect homemade dessert also grows. This year, scrap the bland frozen aisle pie crust and can filling and grab a sleek Thanksgiving confection that will delight your guests and save your sanity. Local bakeries bring delicious Thanksgiving treats to the market, from whimsical pecan pastries to traditional pumpkin pie. Pre-orders are recommended.

Night Owl Cookies are opening this morning in the Design District.

Night Owl Cookies are opening this morning in the Design District.

Courtesy Night Owl Cookies

Night Owl Cookies open in the Miami Design District

Night Owl, the late-night cookie provider with a rabid fan base, is set to open a Design District location with an outdoor courtyard for the first time. When it opens, Postmates will deliver to neighborhoods like South Beach, Brickell and North Miami. Opening on Monday, November 25th, 11 a.m., 164 NW 41st St., Miami.

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The quay

The Miami wharf

Let yourself be tinkered with on the quay

Thanksgiving Eve, the Wharf Miami, will host Get Basted with Yelp Miami. Expect turkey baster shots, $ 1 wharf lagers, and $ 3 wine by the glass. Also expect to eat from Lung Yai Thai Tapas, Cracked by Chef Adrianne, Spris Artisan Pizza, Mojo Donuts, Sweet Melody Crafted Ice Cream, and more. Wednesday, November 27th, 4pm at Wharf Miami, 114 SW North River Dr .; Admission is free.

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Pasta at Jim and Neesie.

Courtesy Jim and Neesie

Pasta making class and dinner series with Jim and Neesie

The Jim and Neesie hosts a dinner and pasta class that includes a welcome cocktail, refurbished canapes, and a four-course meal with wine pairings. Eat small snacks such as arancini with tomato sauce and mozzarella while making pasta; Summer melon with ham; and burrata crostini with tomato salad. Dinner includes snapper crudo with Sicilian pistachio; Ricotta ravioli with parmesan cheese at the age of 24 months; Pappardelle pasta with mussels; and panna cotta with citrus crumbs. Wednesday, November 27, 7 p.m., Jim and Neesie, 3120 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-496-5730; Tickets are $ 110 through

The Turkey Leg is one of the Thanksgiving brunch offerings at Lightkeepers in the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne.EXPAND

The Turkey Leg is one of the Thanksgiving brunch offerings at Lightkeepers in the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne.

Photo courtesy of Lightkeepers

Thanksgiving 2019: Miami Restaurant Brunch Guide

Brunch is always a must in Miami, including Thanksgiving. Break the tradition this year and head to one of the city’s many restaurants for an early feast. Later on you will run out of dishes to wash up and plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the day with loved ones. Wondering which restaurants in Miami serve Thanksgiving brunch? Here are the tastiest options. Note that the listings are for Thursday, November 28th, unless otherwise noted. Prices do not include taxes or tips.

Thanksgiving Day at Toro ToroEXPAND

Thanksgiving Day at Toro Toro

Photo courtesy Toro Toro Miami

Thanksgiving 2019: Miami Restaurant Dinner Guide

It’s time to start making plans for one of the most indulgent celebrations of the year. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and besides thanking you for all the joy in your life, make sure to spend Thursday November 28th with loved ones indulging in turkey, freshly baked cakes, and stuffed Glasses delight the brim with your favorite drink. If you want to eat and drink in good company without the mess of cooking, Miami’s restaurants have your back. On Thanksgiving, local restaurants celebrate with multi-course festivals. All you have to do is sit down at the table, say thank you and enjoy the festivities. Note that the prices quoted do not include taxes or tips. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Thanksgiving donuts from the Salty Donut.EXPAND

Thanksgiving donuts from the Salty Donut.

Photo by Danielle Margherite

Thanksgiving donuts in the Salty Donut

After last year’s successful Thanksgiving, Salty Donut’s two stores in Wynwood and South Miami will open this Thursday. This year, the limited edition Thanksgiving flavors are Apple Pie à la Mode ($ 4.25), Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie ($ 4.50), and Pumpkin Pie ($ 4). The apple pie contains the store’s signature 24-hour brioche batter, which is scooped out, filled with baked cinnamon and brown sugar apples, and topped with a cinnamon icing, Dutch apple pie crumble, and a scoop of mascarpone whipped cream. The chocolate-bourbon pecan cake donut, which is based on the chocolate cake crust, is scooped out, filled with a bourbon pecan cake filling and topped with pecan brittle. The pumpkin pie version is filled with pumpkin pie filling and topped with a pinch of mascarpone and pie crust leaves. 50 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-925-8126; and 6022 S. Dixie Hwy., South Miami; 786-409-4714; Both stores are open on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28th, but closed on Black Friday, November 29th.

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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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