Miami Eats 4/19/14

Miami Eats
Saturday, 04/19/2014 – 09:00 am – 06:00 pm
Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum of Science
3280 South Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33129
Webpage Link
Cost: Free with paid museum admission

The art and science of how Miami grows, cooks, enjoys (and burns off) food. We all
need food to survive, but how does making healthy and green choices affect our bodies
as well as the environment? At the 2nd Annual Miami Eats event, we invite the
community to share in the art and science of Miami’s food and fitness scene.

Visitors can learn healthy new recipes through cooking demos and workshops, interact with special guest chefs, explore new technologies in aero-, hydro-, and aqua-ponics, stimulate all their senses, get moving with fun breakout exercise sessions, and give back to the community through a food drive to benefit the local community.

Winn-Dixie Family Zone Celebrates Family, Food, Fun And Culture At Calle Ocho 3/9/14

Winn-Dixie Family Zone Celebrates Family, Food, Fun And Culture At Calle Ocho
Sunday, 03/09/2014 – 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
Winn-Dixie-at-Calle-Ocho-1El Dorado Furniture Parking Lot
2475 S.W. 8th Street,
Miami, Florida 33135
Facebook Link
Cost: Free

The Winn-Dixie Family Zone is the place to be for families to celebrate the excitement of Calle Ocho at the annual street festival. Families are invited to visit the Winn-Dixie Family Zone for an afternoon of food and fun with special appearances by local celebrity Chef Pepin, local radio personality Liliani Gonzalez of Mix 98.3 FM, Kool-Aid Man, Mr. Peanut, Mr. Oreo, the Sour Patch Man, the Planters NUTmobile, the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile and the Coca-Cola Freestyle Truck, as well as enjoy cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, rock climbing, bounce houses, photo booths, interactive games, face painting, product sampling, giveaways and more.

Winn-Dixie invites shoppers to stay updated on the excitement of Calle Ocho and join the conversation by becoming a fan of Winn-Dixie’s Latino Facebook page at or by following us on Twitter @WinnDixieLatino and @winndixie and using #WDCalleOcho.

Mom’s Night Out 3/15/14

Mom’s Night Out
Saturday, 03/15/2014 – 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
logo_mno_sample2-2The Hangar
2235 NW 2nd Ave,
Wynwood, Florida 33127
Cost: FREE

We have your invitation to one of the most widely anticipated Mom’s Night Out Celebrations in South Florida. Whether you want a night out to disconnect from your hectic schedule or an evening spent making memories with your girlfriends, Mom’s Night Out is the perfect remedy for any busy mom.

Join us for a fun filled evening honoring moms of all ages. Shop special promotions from participating fine retailers while you enjoy sips, snacks and giveaways.

General Admission is FREE. We also have VIP tickets available for $5.00 which include an amazing gift bag you won’t want to miss out on.

Cochon 555 Miami 2014

Goose Island Beer Company welcomed hundreds of guests to The Four Seasons Hotel and Cochon 555 this past Sunday afternoon. Cochon 555 is a tour that celebrates the sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs. Five chefs, Five pig breeds, Five wineries.  A cooking competition between five local chefs was the centerpiece of the event, but there were plenty of other activities and stations to check out.

My wife and I started with the Goose Island “Goose Nest” where the brewery paired two of its vintage ales with Foie Gras and other Duck items. But the rest of the event was focused on the pigs. Chefs Aaron Brooks, Conor Hanlon, Bradley Herron, Dena Marino and Jose Mendin each made five or six dishes for the guests to try. They were scattered throughout the banquet hall with other areas of interest to visit in between.

One of my personal favorites was “The Perfect Manhattan” station which was serving up terrific cocktails made with Templeton Rye and a few other terrific bourbons. There was a “Pop-Up Butcher Shop” where one of the pigs was butchered in a demonstration benefiting Johnson & Wales University. The butchered pig was sold on the spot. Oh yeah, and before the pig was cut up, the dudes from Miami Ink tattooed it with a Cochon 555 themed piece of art!

A cocktail competition called Punch Kings was another very popular spot. Five drinks using Breckenridge Bourbon were created for everyone to try. There were cheese stations, oysters, killer Prosciutto by Prosciutto di Parma, and several wineries. I did not miss the opportunity to sip on some Four Roses Bourbon either.

In the end, Chef Jose Mendin from Pub Belly prevailed as the winning “Prince of Porc!”

Great event! Can’t wait for next year.

Perfect Pairings at Mas Vino 2/14/14

Perfect Pairings @ Mas Vino
Friday, 02/14/2014 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Perfect-Pairings-FlyerMas Vino Wine, Spirits, Beer
704 E Hallandale Beach Blvd,
Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009
Eventbrite Link
Cost: $25.00

Please join Chef James Lubin and Chef Myriam “Mimi” Charles for an exceptional evening of perfect pairings. They will be pairing their signature dishes and desserts with wines and liqueurs. In order to delight all of your senses, there will also be musical pairings throughout the evening. These Chefs are masters in their own right, and are delighted to have you joining them for the evening.

Each particular delicacy will be mated with its libation, further enhancing and accentuating the flavors of both the food and wine/liqueur. There will be a total of 12 pairings, and trust us when we say that you will not be leaving hungry!

As a preview of what is to come, expect to see gourmet items such as Saffron Shrimp Risotto with Chorizo and Chocolate Raspberry Tart.

This is an evening sure to go above your expectations whilst leaving you in anticipation of the next event. It encompasses a wine tasting, cooking demonstration and entertainment all in one evening. Truly a unique experience. Not to be missed!

Friday February 14th, 2014. 7pm-11p.m.

704 E Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Drink Around the World Festival to Benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities 1/25/14

Drink Around the World Festival to Benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
DAWMiamiThe Moore Building
4040 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Design District Miami, FL
$85 prepaid online through January 24, 2014, at midnight.
$100 at the door.
Tickets are very limited. Ticket sales at the door subject to availability. Event is strictly 21+ Please enjoy responsibly.
Advance Tickets

Entire event is a VIP experience, all tickets include:
• Unlimited samplings of 100+ specialty drinks, cocktails, and spirits from around the world.
• Live entertainment.
• Commemorative Passport to document tasting voyage.
• Special offers from local merchants.

Drink Around the World Festival – The first annual fundraising event celebrating the diverse wines, spirits, and microbrews of the world. Proceeds from the event benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of South Florida, whose mission is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children in South Florida.

The fundraising event will showcase 100+ libations from around the world, all for sampling under one roof. Designed to give every guest a VIP Experience, Drink Around the World event goers will enjoy unlimited samplings of hand-picked wines, vodkas, rums, tequilas, whiskeys, gin, microbrews and more from all corners of the world.

Photos of Talavera by Mr Q 305

If you are looking for real authentic Mexican food made from the freshest ingredients then Talavera Cocina Mexicana is the place for you.
Located in the corner of Ponce de Leon Blvd. and Giralda Avenue, a visit to Talavera will take you on a culinary trip of the best that Aztec cuisine has to offer. As soon as you are in the proximity of the restaurant the distinctive and unique sound of Mariachis will get you in just the right mood; add to that one of their signature Margaritas and you’ll be on your way to taste bud heaven, all the while singing along: Allá en el Rancho Grande!
Recently, we had the opportunity to visit Talavera during Giralda Under The Stars, the event produced by the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables and sponsored by Zacapa Rum. Giralda Under The Stars takes place on the first Friday of every month from November to April, all the restaurants on Giralda Avenue bring their tables outside for a true and unique alfresco dining experience.
If you haven’t been to Talavera, put it in your “must do” list. It is true Mexican cuisine at its best!

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