Things to Do: Miami Food and Drink Events July 19 Through July 21, 2019


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This weekend, Christmas in July, comes Blackbird Ordinary with free food, specialty drinks, and snowball fights, while Mojo Donuts presents a limited-edition ice cream for National Ice Cream Day. There are also additional ice cream specialties, a bacon and rib pop-up at Tripping Animals Brewing Co., and a Colombian brunch at Phuc Yea.
Christmas in July at Blackbird Ordinary. Blackbird Ordinary’s annual weeklong Christmas in July promotion returns today. The Brickell Bar, which is open today through Thursday, July 25, hosts various Christmas-themed events, from free food and drinks to photo ops, karaoke, trivia, a night with ugly sweaters and a snowball fight pass. Friday, July 19 through Thursday, July 25, Blackbird Ordinary, 729 SW First Ave., Brickell; 305-671-3307; Admission is free; RSVP via

Miami's best food and drink this weekend: National Ice Day, Christmas in July, and Ribs and Bacon Pop-Up

Good time BBQ at Mrs. Cheezious. Every Friday through Sunday, visit Ms. Cheezious to try Good Time BBQ. From lunchtime until sell-out, choose from a variety of smoked meats, including ribs, brisket, and wings, served with white Alabama sauce. Sold out noon through Friday through Sunday at Mrs. Cheezious, 7418 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-989-4019;

National Ice Day on the quay. On Sundays, you can get Mojo Donuts’ Hershey’s ice cream at Wharf on the Miami River. Guests who sign up receive a free ball. The Wharf offers $ 50 USD Laurent Perrier bottles from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. as well as Lung Yai Thai Tapas, Cracked by Chef Adrianne, Spris Artisan Pizza, La Santa Taqueria, and OG Ceviche & Seafood Shack. Sunday, July 21, 12:00 noon at Wharf, 114 SW North River Dr., Miami; 305-906-4000; Admission is free; RSVP via

The artist Claudio Picasso is working on a new Wakefield mural.

The artist Claudio Picasso is working on a new Wakefield mural.

Rocco Reggio

J. Wakefield Brewing reopens with new Star Wars and superhero murals. J. Wakefield Brewing has officially reopened after more than a week hiatus for renovations. Now the walls of the brewery have two new murals. Artist Claudio Picasso (AKA CP1), who painted the original Star Wars mural of the taproom, completely reinterpreted the cantina scene from Episode IV. The mural occupies the largest wall of the 1,200-square-meter taproom and shows 14 classic figures, including Yoda, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia and Darth Vader. On the opposite wall, the artist Monzernater shows superheroes from the universes Marvel and DC. Other renovations include new lighting, flooring and seating for the bar with six tables with a total of 20 seats and 28 bar stools. In a second phase of the renovation, the area behind the bar will be renewed. 120 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-254-7779;

Miami's best food and drink this weekend: National Ice Day, Christmas in July, and Ribs and Bacon Pop-Up

National Ice Day in Miami. July is National Ice Month and Sunday is National Ice Day. From Serendipity in Surfside to Azucar in Little Havana, pop into your neighborhood ice cream parlor to party.

Miami's best food and drink this weekend: National Ice Day, Christmas in July, and Ribs and Bacon Pop-Up

Paul E’s R&B Pop-Up with Chef Billy G at Tripping Animals Brewing Co. Sunday, eat and dance at Tripping Animals Brewing Co. Snack on ribs and bacon from Chef Billy G and enjoy uninterrupted R&B beats from DJ Paul E. Plus, ask a bartender for a free maple bacon donut while supplies last. Sunday, July 21, noon to 10 p.m., Tripping Animals Brewing Co., 2685 NW 105th Ave., Doral; 305-646-1339; Admission is free; RSVP via

National Ice Day at Carvel. Celebrate National Ice Day with complimentary cups or bags of soft ice cream. Available from open to closed at all Carvel locations across the country on Sundays. Choose from one of Carvel’s traditional soft ice cream flavors including vanilla, chocolate, twist, and limited-time Snickers. Additional flavors may vary based on location, e.g. B. Carvel’s popular oreo biscuit, mint and pistachio. Sunday, July 21st, in different locations. Find your nearest location on

Miami's best food and drink this weekend: National Ice Day, Christmas in July, and Ribs and Bacon Pop-Up

Sancocho Sunday brunch at Phuc Yea. Phuc Yea’s Sanchoco Sunday Brunch is a celebration of Colombian Independence Day and features chef / owner Cesar Zapata’s traditional Colombian dishes fused with Vietnamese inspiration. Highlights include sancocho pho with yuca, plantains, bean sprouts and jalapeños. Beef empanadas with potatoes, lemongrass and chilli; and Banh Xeo style arepas with shrimp, bean sprouts, Chinese sausage, and turmeric coconut cream. Also, expect $ 5 shots of Aguardiente and $ 24 Bottomless Ph-Rosé and Mimosa, plus a DJ. Sunday, July 21, 11:30 am, Phuc Yea, 7100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-602-3710;

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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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