Things to Do in Miami Food Events December 30, 2019 Through January 2, 2020
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Happy New Year Miami! Kick off 2020 with multi-course dinners and brunches at restaurants across town run by chefs. On New Years Day, visit the Wharf for a Veuve Clicquot picnic with specialty drinks, live music, and food.
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Miami New Years Eve 2020 Restaurant Guide
Hey Miami, it’s time to say goodbye to 2019. The next decade is just around the corner and Magic City is ready to welcome 2020 with open arms. Since one of the best ways to set the tone for a prosperous New Year is with a gala dinner, we’ve rounded up the best local eateries for this Tuesday, December 31st. Check into any of the restaurants listed and make the final meal of the decade your most memorable. Remember, rates do not include taxes or tips, and reservations are highly recommended.
Roof of the Novotel
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Where to have brunch on New Year’s Day
Spend the first day of the new decade surrounded by platters of stone crabs and buckets of rosé. From Wynwood and Key Biscayne to South Beach and beyond, this is where Miami’s best New Year’s brunches can be found. Remember, rates do not include taxes or tips, and reservations are highly recommended.
Bubbles for New Years Day.
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Veuve Clicquot New Years Picnic on the quayside
Keep the party going with a few glasses of champagne at the Veuve Clicquot New Years Picnic. Gather your friends and head to the Wharf for a full day for champagne specials, live music and food from Miami’s finest suppliers including La Santa Taquería, Mojo Donuts, King of Racks BBQ and Cracked by Chef Adrianne. Different bottles cost between $ 100 and $ 150, with glasses starting at $ 25. There will also be cocktails and beer. Wednesday noon January 1, Wharf, 114 SW North River Dr., Miami; 305-906-4000; wharfmiami.com. Admission is free.
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Food Truck Party in Haulover Park
Start the new year with a family-friendly food truck party. Bring your blankets and lounge chairs, and enjoy music, a bouncy castle, kids’ activities, and food from 15 trucks. These include Smooties, Milk Shake, Tumbao, Bubble Fresh, Moty’s Grill, Potato Corner, Beastro Bistro, Sandwich Giuseppe, Amaize You, Red Zeppelin, Kono Pizza Miami, Ze Mexican, BBQ Chef Holmes, Monster Burgers and Telodigelaoblea. 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 1 at Haulover Park, 10800 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-947-3525; miamidade.gov/parks/haulover.asp. Admission is free.
A circus comes to the quay.
Courtesy photo of the Wharf
Riverside Circus on the quayside
Acrobats, jugglers, dancers and mimes will perform along the Miami River for Wharf’s Riverside Circus this weekend. While enjoying live music and performances, sample oysters, ceviche, and claws at Garcia’s, and browse food truck offerings like King of Racks BBQ, La Santa Taquería, and Mojo Donuts. There will also be drink specials. Thursday, January 2 through Sunday, January 5, noon to midnight, at Wharf Miami, 114 SW North River Dr., Miami; wharfmiami.com. Entry is free, and RSVP is encouraged.
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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).