Things to Do in Miami This Weekend: Food and Drink Events January 22-24, 2021

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This weekend, Bagel Balls kicks off a month-long pop-up at the Sagamore Hotel in Miami Beach, while the South Beach Wine and Food Festival opens a monthly craft market on Lincoln Road. In addition, the public square in Coral Gables is now open for brunch, and the Eating House nine-year anniversary tasting menu is still available.

Pre-order bagel balls for pick-up on Saturday.

Pre-order bagel balls for pick-up on Saturday.

Photo courtesy Bagel Balls

Bagel Balls Pop-Up at the Sagamore Hotel

For the next month, Bagel Balls are holding a pop-up at the Sagamore Hotel in Miami Beach, which is open from 9am to 12pm every Thursday through Sunday. While supplies last, you can buy boxes of three, six, or a dozen bagel balls in flavors like Normal, Anything, Cinnamon Raisine, Onion, Pumpernickel, Sesame, Garlic, Chocolate Chips, and Guava. The original bagel balls were made in 1989 by Al Burger, founder of Rosters’ N Toasters. After years of retirement, in 2020 the Burger family decided it was time to bring back bagel balls through local pop-ups and online orders. Thursday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. through Sunday, February 21, at the Sagamore Hotel, 1671 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; instagram.com/bagel_balls.

The market takes place monthly until this year's SOBEWFF in May.

The market takes place monthly until this year’s SOBEWFF in May.

Photo courtesy of SOBEWFF

The South Beach Wine & Food Festival’s Artisan Food Market on Lincoln Road

A new monthly market in support of local restaurants and businesses hit by the Lincoln Road pandemic this Sunday. To kick off its annual event in May, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) has announced a partnership with the Lincoln Road Business Improvement District (BID) to highlight small businesses affected by ongoing COVID restrictions. For the first edition, the market will feature a lineup curated by Naughty Fork Food blogger Samantha Schnur. Participants include 2 Korean girls, Baker Pies, Cao pralines, Hy Vong, Night Owl Cookies, Pink Pie, Planta and the Dumpling Lady. The monthly outdoor market series, a collaboration between BID board member Lyle Stern and SOBEWFF founder Lee Brian Schrager, will take place every last Sunday of the month in advance of the festival 2021, which has been pushed back from its traditional time slot in mid-February to the weekend of May 20. until May 23. Sunday, January 24th, 11 am to 2 pm on Michigan Ave. located between Lincoln Lane North and Lincoln Lane South; sobewff.org/market.

Enjoy Coral Gables' latest brunch in Public Square.

Enjoy Coral Gables’ latest brunch in Public Square.

Photo courtesy of the Grove Bay Hospitality Group

Public place starts brunch in Coral Gables

The Grove Bay Hospitality Group’s recently opened Public Square restaurant is open every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is behind Coral Gables’ latest brunch. Menu highlights include a hearty breakfast burger with a fried egg, crispy bacon, caramelized onion, cheddar, and bearnaise sauce ($ 18). the salmon bagel with limoncello salmon, Boursin cheese, hard-boiled egg, and roasted tomatoes ($ 18); and Chicken and Waffles with Spicy Honey Sauce and Maple Syrup ($ 24). The desserts range from Nutella waffles to French toast with orange cream Anglaise, meringue and orange jam. There is also a Bloody Mary Bar with a range of cocktail options. Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Public Square, 6915 Red Rd., Coral Gables; 321-257-2618; publicsquarerestaurant.com.

Eating House's anniversary menu, including the dirt cup pancakes, is still available.

Eating House’s anniversary menu, including the dirt cup pancakes, is still available.

Photo courtesy Eating House

Dirt cup pancakes and more at the Eating House

You haven’t had the opportunity to celebrate Eating House’s nine-year anniversary? Don’t worry: the limited-time menu is available until March 5th and features a selection of the restaurant’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, oreos, and salted caramel butter. The menu is to be shared ($ 49 per person). Until March 5th at Eating House, 804 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; 305-448-6524; eathousemiami.com.

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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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