Things to Do in Miami Food Events January 30 Through February 2, 2020
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Happy Super Bowl weekend, Miami. Shaq’s Fun House returns on Friday, Regatta Park is home to a new outdoor market, an Irish coffee bar in South Beach and SuperPretzel is partnering with Guy Fieri for the big game.
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San Francisco’s Buena Vista Cafe. For Super Bowl weekend, Essex House by Clevelander and San Francisco’s famous Irish coffee spot Buena Vista Cafe have teamed up to bring the Buena Vista Cafe Pop-Up to Essex House. Visit the pop-up and enjoy hot and frozen coffee for $ 15. Hot Irish coffee beverages made with Tullamore DEW include the Buena Vista Irish Coffee, the Nutty Irishman and Bailey’s Coffee. Cold coffee beverages include Buena Vista Iced Coffee and Buena Vista Nutty Irishman. Open daily through Sunday, February 2, 11 a.m. at Clevelander’s Essex House, 1001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-534-2700; essexhotel.com.
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Shaq’s fun house. The former Miami Heat player is back in Magic City for the big game, bringing Diddy, Pitbull, Tiësto, DaBaby and others to his own festival. It’s called Shaq’s Fun House. There are two words: fun. House. I have it? There’s food from local vendors like Coyo Taco and Knaus Berry Farm, an open bar, and loads of carnival games and rides, as well as an array of Billboard charts. Night club attire is required. Friday, January 31, 9:00 p.m. at Mana Wynwood, 318 NW 23rd St., Miami; shaqsfunhouse.com. Tickets are priced at $ 349.99 via shaqsfunhouse.com/tickets.
SuperPretzel Cubanos With Guy Fieri. For the second time, SuperPretzel is on its way to the Super Bowl, and this time it’s bringing America’s favorite game-time snack to Miami. This year, SuperPretzel is serving Cuban pretzel sandwiches inspired by celebrity chef Guy Fieri. His foray into food began when he was 10 years old selling soft pretzels from a cart he had built with his father. Many years and culinary endeavors later, SuperPretzel pays homage to Fieri’s original Awesome Pretzel with a recreated vintage cart. In addition to these limited edition SuperPretzel Cubanos, expect free SuperPretzel pretzels and the chance to win the SuperPretzel merch signed by Guy Fieri. Saturday, February 1, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami; and Sunday, February 2, 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Players Tailgate near Hard Rock Stadium, NW 27th Avenue and 191st Street, Miami Gardens.
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The last bite. Coconut Grove’s newest outdoor market, Last Bite, is brought to you by the creators of the Miami Flea and takes over the Regatta Park. The one-day market is operated by Wynwood-based boutique brewery Veza Sur and sits alongside Miami’s top restaurants including Meraki, Azucar Ice Cream Company, 222 Taco, and many others. Head to the family-friendly event to discover craft creations in 15+ pop-up shops, listen to live music, and enjoy Miami’s cooler weather while it lasts. Saturday February 1st at 5pm at Regatta Park, 3500 Pan American Dr., Coconut Grove. Admission is free.
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Please forgive us Ray Finkle. Wynwood Burger and Beer Pub, Kush, will be hosting the Pre-Super Bowl Party. Please forgive us Ray Finkle. The event pays homage to the movie Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, which was shot in Miami. In the film, the Dolphins’ team mascot and players, including Dan Marino, are kidnapped by a crazy ex-player, Ray Finkle, who blames Marino for the downfall of his career. This Saturday at 3:05 p.m., Kush will honor Finkle in the hope of reversing the curse the fictional character has put on Fins fans. Expect a makeover to Ray Finkle’s bedroom, free football-shaped biscuits and the tank’s specially brewed beer, please forgive us Ray Finkle. A portion of the beer sales goes to the local Dolphin Research Center. Saturday, February 1, 3 p.m., Kush, 2003 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-4500; kushwynwood.com.
American Social in Brickell, football is central.
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The Big Game Bar Crawl with Miami Bar Crawls. The day before the Super Bowl, the Miami Bar Crawls will bring Brickell a huge drinking event. Check out some of the neighborhood’s most exciting bars including RedBar, American Social, Better Days, and Blackbird Ordinary. Each ticket includes five drinks and access to specials. Saturday, February 1st at 7 p.m. at the RedBar, 52 SW Tenth St., Miami. Tickets are $ 15 to $ 20 through eventbrite.com.
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Super Bowl LIV Brewery Watch Parties in Miami. This Sunday, the National Football Conference champion, San Francisco 49ers, will meet the American Football Conference champion, Kansas City Chiefs, in Miami for Super Bowl LIV. Above all, beer remains an integral part of football tradition. That said, besides securing a seat in the stadium, what better place to watch the game than at one of South Florida’s many breweries, including Veza Sur, Beat Culture Brewery & Kitchen, MIA Beer Company, and J. Wakefield Brewing .
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Super Bowl LIV restaurant watch parties in Miami. Super Bowl Sunday is almost here and almost every bar and restaurant in Miami calls for some kind of watch party. The kick-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., but the NFL’s biggest spectacle of the year celebrations last from morning to late at night. The list seems endless, but here are some of the best ways to catch the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs in the big game. All watch parties take place on game day – Sunday February 2nd – and prices do not include taxes and tips.
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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).