Eat Your Heart Out Annual Food and Fun-raiser to benefit Heart Gallery of Broward County 10/3/19

Eat Your Heart Out Annual Food and Fun-raiser to benefit Heart Gallery of Broward County
Thursday, 10/03/2019 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Galleria Fort Lauderdale
2414 E Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: $100

Presented by Lago Mar, the “Eat Your Heart Out” event benefitting Heart Gallery of Broward County is returning to The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, October 3, at 6 p.m. With a record breaking nearly 30 participating restaurants, this is Fort Lauderdale’s favorite food and “fun” raiser featuring gourmet creations, fresh libations, celebrity servers, live entertainment and a silent auction.

Attendees at “Eat Your Heart Out” will be treated to a dazzling array of epicurean bites and refreshing beverages from a variety of popular restaurants including Andy’s Live Fire Grill, Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar and Tapas, Blue Martini, Bob Roth’s Grove, Bravo Peruvian Cuisine, BrownBag Popcorn Co., Canyon, Café Maxx, Café Seville, Café Vico, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, Culinary Republic, Fitlife Foods, Godiva Chocolatier, Il Mulino, Lips Fort Lauderdale, Moksha Indian Brasserie, Myapapaya, Ocean 2000, Phat Boy Sushi & Kitchen, Riverside Market and Café, Seasons 52, Serafina, Sweeter Days, Tarpon River Brewing, Taverna Opa, The Capital Grille, The Mermaid Bar – Neiman Marcus, and Truluck’s.

A respected roster of celebrity guest servers will spice up the event as they show their support for Heart Gallery and share tasty samples from participating restaurants. Servers include Austin Bergman, Robert Boo, Carolyn Burns, Gale Butler, Traci Cloyd, Mark Corbett, David Diaz, Heiko Dobrikow, Joe Feinberg, Ina Lee, Justin Nepola and Karen Prescod.

A silent auction will include great trips, dining opportunities and exciting experiences. A live art demonstration by artist Yankiel Mompeller will be available, courtesy of ArtBeat Galleries. Also, an exclusive raffle will offer two roundtrip tickets on JetBlue and a two night stay for two at the Westin Grand Hotel NYC with daily breakfast which are $50 per ticket. These can be purchased in advance at blacktie-southflorida.com or at the event. A winner will be announced during the event on October 3 (certain restrictions apply).

Heart Gallery of Broward County launched in 2007 as a traveling photography exhibit of foster children who were waiting to be permanently adopted and has evolved to work closely with ChildNet and local foster care providers to seek adoptive families and other connections for these children. Now in its 6th year, this event, the largest and most successful fundraiser that the organization hosts, benefits not only the children, family and partner organizations it serves, but the whole community.

Tickets are $100 per person and include complimentary valet parking. For tickets, visit blacktie-southflorida.com. For sponsor opportunities or more details, call (954) 918-3008 or email info@heartgalleryofbroward.org.

Women who Rock Hurricane Dorian Relief Concert 9/21/19

Women who Rock Hurricane Dorian Relief Concert
Saturday, 09/21/2019 – 07:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Zen Mystery
56 N Federal Hwy,
Dania Beach, Florida 33004
Facebook
Cost: Free

A musical benefit to help our brothers and sisters in the Bahamas!

7 PM Sharp! Wine & Appetizer reception.
*Proceeds to go to ‘Third Wave Volunteers’ who are one of the first responders already in the region​

Music Lineup:
7:30 Lisanne Cattoretti and Jackie Diamond
8:00 Karen Feldner
8:45 Wagner, Hand and Pflug
9:30 Mandy Mary Lane
10:20 The Velvet Curtains

Bring medical supplies or food items on this day, see listing of needs inside our FB event link, or donate to the link (inside) every little bit helps!
#BahamasStrong #ThirdWaveVolunteers

Washington Ave Wine and Beer Taste 9/19/19

Washington Ave Wine and Beer Taste
Thursday, 09/19/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Washington Avenue Business Improvement District
1234 Washington Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Eventbrite
Cost: $10 – $18

The Washington Avenue Business Improvement District Presents a Live Music Series Featuring a Wine & Beer Taste!

15 wine, beer, and live music locations over a 1 mile stretch on Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

A diversity of live music everyone can enjoy

Grab a friend and come enjoy your favorite wines, beers, and try something new while sitting back with locals and tourists alike to take in all the live music.

Zest Brings Back Their Carnival Nights, A Dinner Series Set To Illuminate Downtown Miami With Its Vibrant Menu And Entertainment 9/14/19

Zest Brings Back Their Carnival Nights, A Dinner Series Set To Illuminate Downtown Miami With Its Vibrant Menu And Entertainment
Saturday, 09/14/2019 – 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
zest
200 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Website
Cost:

Zest Miami is launching a vibrant dinner party and you’re invited! Carnival Nights, sponsored by Jim Beam and Cruzan Rum, is intended for all to explore, dance, and indulge in Caribbean flavors and sound. Patrons will meet Cindy Hutson and be treated to a Carnival inspired buffet featuring over 10 flavorful items. The dinner menu will consist of a 10-plate course including a Caja China pork roast, Brown Stew Chicken, West Indian Curried Vegetables, Fresh Catch Run Down to name a few – all for $39.00pp, including a friendly welcome drink to start off. Cocktails are always a must and Zest has you covered as they greet guests with “The Beach Bum,” a delicious tropical cocktail with Cruzan Rum, coconut, lime juice, mango, passion fruit, nectar and mint. Carnival Nights will also help those looking to start the evening right by getting the party going with bottle service in one of their private lounges.

Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale Presents First-Ever Mom’s Night Out 9/18/19

Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale Presents First-Ever Mom’s Night Out on September 18
Wednesday, 09/18/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale
2432 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Free

South Florida moms take notice – Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale is hosting its first-ever Mom’s Night Out on Wednesday, September 18, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. The highly-anticipated free event aims to celebrate moms and give them a chance to let their hair down during a special evening featuring live musical entertainment, giveaways, drink specials and more. Raffle proceeds will benefit Heart Gallery of Broward County, a respected nonprofit organization committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children.

“Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale is excited to welcome local moms and give them a much deserved break during our first Mom’s Night Out,” said said Kelly Kayce, events manager at Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale. “This is a thank you for all that moms do plus a chance to give back to the community in support of Heart Gallery of Broward County, which supports some of the most vulnerable in need of loving homes.”

Attendees can expect to let loose on the dance floor as they sip signature drinks and indulge in delicious culinary offerings. Live entertainment will begin at 7 p.m., while giveaways and half off drink specials for ladies are to be expected all night.

Attendees are encouraged to RSVP in advance for this special event and take advantage of several offers, which include a complimentary cocktail with a single RSVP, or RSVP with two or more friends and receive a complimentary cocktail and one flatbread to share. To RSVP, visit www.momsnightoutblueftl.com. Raffle tickets will be available for $5 each.

For bottle service and table reservations, please call (954) 529-4605. For more event information, visit www.momsnightoutblueftl.com.

Second Annual GLBX of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Business Community Ally Awards Hosted by Truluck’s on October 2 10/2/19

Second Annual GLBX of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Business Community Ally Awards Hosted by Truluck’s on October 2
Wednesday, 10/02/2019 – 05:30 pm – 07:30 pm
Truluck's Fort Lauderdale
2584 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Tickets for the GLBX BCA Awards at Truluck’s Fort Lauderdale are $55 for members and $65 for non-members (includes two drinks and lite bites) and can be purchased at www.ftlchamber.com/bca.

The GLBX (Gay and Lesbian Business Exchange) of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce will present its second annual Business Community Ally (BCA) Awards hosted by Truluck’s Fort Lauderdale (2584 East Sunrise Boulevard) on Wednesday, October 2, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. This event will recognize and showcase individuals and corporate entities that are successfully doing business with the LGBT+ community, defining and implementing diversity and inclusion policies and/or supporting worthy related causes.

This year’s honorees are The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale (Business Ally Award), Michael Berry of Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina (Business Leader Award), Brenda Hartley of BankUnited (Impact Award), Tim Hart of R3 Accounting (Advocate Award), Michael Goodman of GPR | Goodman Public Relations (Legacy Award) and Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis (Visionary Award).

Guests will enjoy a networking cocktail reception as they mix and mingle with community movers and shakers at Truluck’s. Culinary delights and entertainment will complement the awards ceremony which will be presented by local business leaders and sponsors.

Tickets for the GLBX BCA Awards at Truluck’s Fort Lauderdale are $55 for members and $65 for non-members (includes two drinks and lite bites) and can be purchased at www.ftlchamber.com/bca. Complimentary valet parking is included in the ticket price. As a special offer, attendees are invited to stay post-event and enjoy a three-course dinner for $50. Reservations for dinner only can be made by calling (954) 396-5658.

Celebrate Plomo Tequila & Taco Two Year Anniversary 8/23/19

Celebrate Plomo Tequila & Taco Two Year Anniversary
Friday, 08/23/2019 – 08/23/2019 07:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar
230 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: Free

Who is Ready For A Fiesta!?! Join us as we Celebrate the Second Anniversary of Plomo Tequila & Taco Bar.

The fiesta never stops at Plomo!
Prepare for a night of drink specials, live music, Mariachis and more!
RSVP now and receive a free welcome shot for reserving.

Zuma Miami’s Facundo Rum Bar Takeover’ 8/22/19

Zuma Miami’s Facundo Rum Bar Takeover’
Thursday, 08/22/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Zuma Miami
270 Biscayne Blvd Way,
Miami, Florida 33131
Website
Cost: Free

Zuma Miami is hosting a ‘Facundo Rum Bar Takeover’ on Thursday, August 22nd and we would love to host you! The monthly bar takeovers feature a specialty bar menu with handcrafted cocktails, entertainment and more.

Sprinkles and Chill at Jungle Island 9/2/19

Sprinkles and Chill at Jungle Island
Monday, 09/02/2019 – 10:00 am – 02:00 pm
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: $49.49 per adult and $37.33 per child (3-10 years old) which includes park admission & ice cream!

Want the scoop on the coolest family-friendly Labor Day event in Miami? Jungle Island will host its first-ever “Sprinkles & Chill” ice cream festival. Stop by South Florida’s popular eco-adventure attraction for tasty treats from Peekaboo, The Frieze, Miami ’N’ Ice, Jackson Bros., Cream Parlor, Jungle Freeze, Fruitique and more. The cherry on top is that ice cream is FREE with paid park admission! At “Sprinkles & Chill,” guests can participate in a contest to vote on their favorite frozen desserts and also enjoy over 350 rare animals, engaging shows and exhibits, in addition to Adventure Bay. Sprinkles and fudge aside, Jungle Island also features delicious fare available for purchase at its Pink Flamingo Kitchen and craft beers from Wynwood Concrete Beach Brewery. “Sprinkles & Chill” is free with the purchase of regular park admission, which is $49.49 per adult and $37.33 per child (3-10 years old). From 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 2, 2019. Jungle Island is located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132. 305-400-7000 / www.jungleisland.com

One Door East 3rd Anniversary – Porsches, Pastries and Secret Pleasures 8/28/19

One Door East 3rd Anniversary – Porsches, Pastries and Secret Pleasures
Wednesday, 08/28/2019 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
One Door East
620 S Federal Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

One Door East is proud to present Porsches, Pastries and Secret Pleasures in celebration of our 3rd anniversary. Join us on Wednesday, August 28th for a special art event showcasing the art of pastries and classic cars. This interactive pastry art event features five of the best pastry chefs in the game who will be showcasing decadent displays and creating specialty desserts available for purchase. In addition to the pastry art, check out a lineup of classic cars that will surround One Door East throughout the night. At 7:00 p.m. we’ll be hosting a live painting of a Ferrari in our courtyard. Celebrate with us – you won’t want to miss it.

Featured Pastry Chefs
Laszlo Bollok – Executive Pastry Chef, Valentino and One Door East (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Santiago Puga – Executive Pastry Chef, Ocean Reef Club (Key Largo, FL)
Angel Betancourt – Executive Pastry Chef, The Ocean Club, a Four Seasons Resort (Grand Bahama, Bahamas)
Sylvain Marrari – Executive Pastry Chef, La Centrale (Miami, FL)
Karina Rivera – Pastry Chef at Bachour Bakery + Bistro by Antonio Bachour and Food Network Spring Baking Championship Season 5 Finalist (Miami, FL)

New River Marketplace at History Fort Lauderdale 8/24/19

New River Marketplace at History Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 08/24/2019 – 10:00 am – 03:00 pm
New River Inn, along the Riverwalk
231 SW 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, FL, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Don’t miss the next New River Marketplace this month at History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors. The event will take place on the historic campus, in front of the New River Inn (231 SW Second Avenue) and along the Riverwalk.

Set under the shade of historic live oaks, the Marketplace will feature more than 52 vendors offering a selection of original art, antiques, furnishings, collectables, clothing, jewelry, luxury bath fixtures and more. Vendors will also showcase specialty plants including orchids and succulents plus pet supplies, organic food and natural health and beauty products. Gourmet bites and beverages will be available to purchase onsite. Live music and a tattoo artist will add another artistic dimension to this community event.

Admission to the New River Marketplace is FREE. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of History Fort Lauderdale’s renowned tours and museums. General admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.

The Biltmore Hotel’s Acclaimed Palme D’or Restaurant Celebrates Miami Spice With A New Promotional Dinner Menu 8/1/19 – 9/26/19

The Biltmore Hotel’s Acclaimed Palme D’or Restaurant Celebrates Miami Spice With A New Promotional Dinner Menu
Thursday, 08/01/2019 – 09/26/2019 06:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Palme d’Or at The Biltmore Hotel – Miami
1200 Anastasia Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: Free

The Biltmore Hotel is excited to celebrate Miami Spice Month by providing guests with an opportunity to experience the AAA Five Diamond fine dining restaurant at a promotional price.
Guests will choose from a new three-course dinner menu that comprises traditional French dishes with a modern twist. These options include but are not limited to a stuffed oxtail crepe appetizer, a delectable corvina fish or seared duck breast entrée, and a mouthwatering chocolate cake or macaroon tart dessert.
More information about Palme d’Or’s Miami Spice menu can be found on the Biltmore’s website.

Miami Beach Wine and Beer Taste 8/15/19

Miami Beach Wine and Beer Taste
Thursday, 08/15/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Washington Avenue Business Improvement District
1234 Washington Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Eventbrite
Cost: $5-$18

The Washington Avenue Business Improvement District Presents a Live Music Series Featuring a Wine & Beer Taste!

15 wine, beer, and live music locations over a 1 mile stretch on Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

A diversity of live music everyone can enjoy

Grab a friend and come enjoy your favorite wines, beers, and try something new while sitting back with locals and tourists alike to take in all the live music.

Summer Glow Event 7/25/19

Summer Glow Event
Thursday, 07/25/2019 – 10:00 am – 08:00 pm
Ideal Image
330 San Lorenzo Ave, 2nd Floor Suite 2345,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
RSVP / Register
Cost: FREE

Join us for our Summer Glow Event and enjoy Black Friday deals in Summer! Enjoy HUGE savings on all of our services (Laser Hair Removal, Cool Sculpting, BBL, Ultheraphy, Kybella, Botox & Fillers. Giveaways, Gift Bags with each purchase and amazing complimentary spa treatments courtesy of Elemis Spa.

Summer Dinner Series & Pasta Making Class with Chef Daniel Roy 7/31/19

Summer Dinner Series & Pasta Making Class with Chef Daniel Roy
Wednesday, 07/31/2019 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Generator Miami
3120 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
Eventbrite
Cost: $100

Join us, Wednesday, July 31st at The Jim and Nessie inside Generator Miami for its Pasta Making class, led by Chef Daniel Roy. The class will be held every fourth Wednesday of the month through September and is launching on Wednesday, July 31st at 7PM. Limited to 15 guests per class and dinner, pasta lovers will enjoy a welcome cocktail, passed canapés and a 4-course dinner with wine pairings for just $100++.

“Eat Your Heart Out” Presented by Lago Mar Benefiting Heart Gallery of Broward County 10/3/19

“Eat Your Heart Out” Presented by Lago Mar Benefiting Heart Gallery of Broward County
Thursday, 10/03/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: Tickets are $75 per person and include complimentary valet parking. Tickets are $100 after September 1.

“Eat Your Heart Out,” Fort Lauderdale’s favorite food and “fun” raiser featuring gourmet creations, fresh libations, celebrity servers, live entertainment and a silent auction, returns to The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale on October 3 at 6 p.m. Presented by Lago Mar, this year’s highly anticipated event will benefit the Heart Gallery of Broward County, a respected nonprofit organization committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children.

“We are excited to present this annual food and fun celebration to help children in need find loving homes,” said Yvette DuBose, Executive Director of the Heart Gallery of Broward County. “Presented this year by Lago Mar, this will be the best year yet with over 20 area restaurants, new sponsors, our loyal hosts at The Galleria and support from others who continue to help fulfill our important mission.”

Attendees at “Eat Your Heart Out” presented by Lago Mar will be treated to a dazzling array of epicurean bites from a variety of popular restaurants including Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas, Blue Martini, Café Maxx, Café Seville, Café Vico, Culinary Republic, Fitlife Foods, Il Mulino, Lips Fort Lauderdale, Moksha Indian Brasserie, Mayapapaya, Ocean 2000, Phat Boy Sushi & Kitchen, Riverside Market and Café, Serafina, Sweeter Days, Tarpon River Brewing, Taverna Opa, The Mermaid Bar – Neiman Marcus, Truluck’s and more.

A respected roster of celebrity guest servers will spice up the event as they show their support for Heart Gallery and provide guests with tasty samples from participating restaurants. Servers to be named at a later date.

Heart Gallery of Broward County launched in 2007 as a traveling photography exhibit of foster children who were waiting to be permanently adopted and has evolved to work closely with ChildNet and local foster care providers to seek adoptive families and other connections for these children. Now in its 6th year, this event, the largest and most successful fundraiser that the organization hosts, benefits not only the children, family and partner organizations it serves, but the whole community.

Event sponsors include Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club, Brotman Nusbaum Ibrahim, Marker Construction, Carefree Direct, Moss Foundation, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, Talenfield Law, Panache Events, Gold Coast Magazine, Allied Kitchen & Bath, Modular Office Environments, Sharon Gustafson for the Florescue Family Foundation, National Adoption Day, First Priority Audio, Alain Jean, Benedetti Orthodontics, South Florida Oral & Facial Surgery Dental Implant Center, All-Star Recruiting, American National Bank, Roselli & Associates, Teilen System Walls, Health Channels, Heather Lefka – HP Realty, Expedia Cruise Ship Centers, Representative Bobby B. DuBose, Carlos Martin Architects, Inc., Law Office of Michael E. Jones, P.A., Larry & Melissa Rocker, Bomar Builders, De’Marti Design, AIS, Florida Luxurious Properties and Florida Statement Insurance.

Tickets are $75 per person and include complimentary valet parking. Tickets are $100 after September 1. For tickets, visit blacktie-southflorida.com. For sponsor opportunities or more details, call (954) 918-3008.

About Heart Gallery of Broward County
The Heart Gallery of Broward County, one of over 100 independent heart galleries across the country, is a respected not-for-profit committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children. The Heart Gallery of Broward County was introduced in 2007 as a traveling photography exhibit of foster children who were waiting to be permanently adopted and has evolved to work closely with ChildNet and local foster care providers to seek adoptive families and other connections for these children. For additional information, or to adopt, volunteer or make a donation, please visit heartgalleryofbroward.org.

Zuma Miami Scotch Dinner 7/29/19

Zuma Miami Scotch Dinner
Monday, 07/29/2019 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Zuma Miami
270 Biscayne Blvd Way,
Miami, Florida 33131
Website
Cost: $125/person

Join us on Monday July 29th for an exclusive dinner hosted by Eddie Ullivarri from Beam Suntory in collaboration with Executive Chef Daniel Garner as we pair new and classic zuma dishes with single malt’s from the Laphroaig, Bowmore and Auchentoshan.

Back to School 80’s Party 8/3/19

Back to School 80’s Party
Saturday, 08/03/2019 – 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
Beach House Pompano
270 North Pompano Beach Blvd,
Pompano Beach, Florida 33062
Website
Cost: Free

Back to the ’80s! Join the celebration by coming to our Back to School 80’s party. Starting at 7pm come enjoy live music while sipping on our $10 drink specials. Sip on Alabama Slammers and Fuzzy Navels while playing games, listening to live music, and living up the last days of summer!

New River Marketplace at History Fort Lauderdale 7/27/19

New River Marketplace at History Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 07/27/2019 – 07/27/2019 07:00 am – 01:00 pm
New River Inn, along the Riverwalk
231 SW 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will host its next New River Marketplace on Saturday, July 27, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The New River Marketplace will continue to run on the fourth Saturday of each consecutive month on the historic campus, in front of the New River Inn (231 SW Second Avenue) and along the Riverwalk.

Set under the shade of historic live oaks, the Marketplace will feature more than 52 vendors offering a selection of original art, antiques, furnishings, collectables, clothing, jewelry, luxury bath fixtures and more. Vendors will also showcase specialty plants including orchids and succulents plus pet supplies, organic food and natural health and beauty products. Gourmet bites and beverages will be available to purchase onsite. Live music and a tattoo artist will add another artistic dimension to this community event.

Admission to the New River Marketplace is FREE. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of History Fort Lauderdale’s renowned tours and museums. General admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.

Wave Wine + Beer Taste 7/18/19

Wave Wine + Beer Taste
Thursday, 07/18/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Washington Avenue Business Improvement District
1234 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33139,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
RSVP / Register
Cost: $10 – $18

The Washington Avenue Business Improvement District Presents a Live Music Series Featuring a Wine & Beer Taste!

15 wine, beer, and live music locations over a 1 mile stretch on Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

A diversity of live music everyone can enjoy

Grab a friend and come enjoy your favorite wines, beers, and try something new while sitting back with locals and tourists alike to take in all the live music.

SOBE Saturdays at The Lincoln Eatery 7/13/19

SOBE Saturdays at The Lincoln Eatery
Saturday, 07/13/2019 – 08/03/2019 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
The Lincoln Eatery
723 Lincoln Lane North,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Website
Cost: Free

Every Saturday night starting at 6 p.m. the Lincoln Eatery will turn the lights down and transform into a vibing venue. Every SOBE Saturday, The Lincoln Eatery sets up a DJ booth within the space and features music by locally celebrated aritists for a weekly electro-music series.

About The Lincoln Eatery
The Lincoln Eatery marks the arrival of one of the 21st century’s biggest global culinary trends—the modern food hall—on Miami Beach. Located adjacent to Lincoln Road, South Beach’s famed pedestrian shopping, dining and people watching street, the urban food collective houses a curated selection of 13 unique dining and drinking options featuring an eclectic assortment of global culinary concepts. The Lincoln Eatery serves diners a quick bite, lively programming and events, a great drink or a chic space to meet, mingle, work or hang.

11th Annual Little Black Dress Party at Blue Martini Fort Lauderale 7/20/19

11th Annual Little Black Dress Party at Blue Martini Fort Lauderale
Saturday, 07/20/2019 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale
2432 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Website
Cost: $10-$15

Lights, camera, action! Style setters are invited to attend Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale’s 11th Annual Little Black Dress Party on Saturday, July 20, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., at The Galleria. The iconic event will feature live musical entertainment provided by crowd-favorite Higher Ground, as well as designer giveaways and drink specials. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Pace Center for Girls Broward, which provides girls and young women with an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy.

Party goers are encouraged to don their chicest attire, and while black dresses for women are suggested, they are not required. Attendees can expect to dance the night away and enjoy signature drinks featuring Ketel One Vodka and Veuve Clicquot plus delectable culinary delights.

General admission for this ticketed event includes entrance, a glass of champagne and a raffle ticket for designer giveaways and spa packages from sought-after brands and premier experiences. Tickets are available online now for $10 at www.LBDFTL2019.com. Tickets are also available for purchase at the door for $15. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 each.

For more information, please call (954) 653-2583 or visit www.LBDFTL2019.com. For bottle service and table reservations, please contact Fifi Chavez at (954) 529-4605.

Hot Dog Eating Contest 7/6/19

Hot Dog Eating Contest
Saturday, 07/06/2019 – 02:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Tarpon River Brewing
Tarpon River Brewing,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Facebook
Cost: Free

Don’t be a Weiner! We’re keeping the Fourth of July festivities going with a hot dog eating contest on Saturday, July 6th at 2pm. Guests of all ages can battle it out at chowing down on this American classic for their chance to win some amazing prizes.

Thursday Trivia Night 7/4/19

Thursday Trivia Night
Thursday, 07/04/2019 – 12/26/2019 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tarpon River Brewing
280 SW 6th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Facebook
Cost: Free

Join us and Challenge Entertainment on Thursday nights at 8pm for #LiveTrivia!

FREE TO PLAY – Bring your friends, grab some brews, test your wits, and win gift certificates & more to the brewery :)

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***NATIONAL TRIVIA LEAGUE INFO***

Time to get serious folks! Come play with us and earn points towards the #NationalTriviaLeague playoffs! The qualifying period will run from Jan 1 – June 30th. Once qualifying has concluded, the top FIVE Tarpon River Brewing teams that have accrued the most points will move on to the playoff round, where you’ll get the chance to earn some SERIOUS cash & prizes.

If you make it past the regional semi finals, you’ll qualify to participate in the FINAL finals in Vegas!

Tasty Tuesdays – Tarpon River Brewing 7/2/19

Tasty Tuesdays – Tarpon River Brewing
Tuesday, 07/02/2019 – 12/03/2019 06:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Tarpon River Brewing
280 SW 6th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Facebook
Cost: Free

Every Tuesday, we take one of our signature beers and add different varieties of fruits, spices, herbs & other ingredients to create a unique limited release. Available from 5pm until the keg runs dry!

Follow our pages to hear about each new flavor every week.

FB page: Tarpon River Brewing
http://www.instagram.com/tarponriverbrewing
http://www.twitter.com/tarponriverbrew

International Mango Festival 7/13/19

International Mango Festival
Saturday, 07/13/2019 – 07/14/2019 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
Website
Cost: 25

Join us on Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14, 2019 for one of Miami’s most celebrated summertime events. This year features the mangos of the Dominican Republic! The weekend is packed with tropical gardening fun, including mango trees for sale, cooking demonstrations on how to use fresh Florida fruit in your own dishes, our ever-popular mango tasting, the world-famous mango auction, dishes from the MANGO KIDS Culinary Challenge, beer tasting; live music, activities for kids and so much more!

Toast to America at CityPlace Doral 7/4/19

Toast to America at CityPlace Doral
Thursday, 07/04/2019 – 06:30 pm – 09:00 pm
CityPlace Doral
3450 NW 83RD Avenue Doral,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33166
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Cost: Free

This Independence Day, raise a glass to freedom at CityPlace Doral’s Toast to America bash from 6:30pm to 9pm. Enjoy an evening filled with great food, cocktail specials, fireworks show, and live music by DJ Mezmriz and special guest MarkoPerez.

I Love Saturday Drag Brunch 6/22/19

I Love Saturday Drag Brunch
Sunday, 06/22/2019 – 11:30 pm – 05:00 pm
R House Wynwood
2727 nw 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33127
Website
Cost: Different packages available

Join us this Saturday for ‪R House‬’s Saturday Drag Brunch; I LOVE SATURDAY BRUNCH! 

NOW WITH TWO SEATINGS!
‪11:30am & 2:30pm‬

Enjoy our wildly entertaining brunch hosted by Athena Dion, along different special guests every week! 

Enjoy an amazing meal, watch our fierce cast perform all brunch long, and jam to all your favorite music courtesy of DJ MoJody!

***RESERVATIONS***
Reservations are required for ‪R House‬’s Saturday Drag Brunch and can be made by calling ‪(305) 576-0201‬ or visiting www.rhousewynwood.com

Hello Summer 6/21/19

Hello Summer
Friday, 06/21/2019 – 05:00 pm – 03:00 am
Barter Wynwood
255 NW 27th Terrace,
Miami, Florida 33127
Eventbrite
Cost: Free – Sign up for a free summer cocktail

Celebrate the first day of Summer 2019 with us at Barter Wynwood. We are bringing all the fun of the beach to Wynwood so you don’t have to worry about tan lines or getting sand in your nether regions. Sip on summer cocktails, enjoy food righ toff the grill and dance to the sounds of EFX & Luxx. Hello Summer, we’ve been waiting for you!

#HappyHour from 5PM to 8PM featuring $3 Beers, $4 Bites and $5 Well Drinks.

Register now to get a free summer cocktail.

Bourbon Hour #NationalBourbonDay 6/14/19

Bourbon Hour #NationalBourbonDay
Friday, 06/14/2019 – 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Barter Wynwood
255 NW 27th Terrace,
Miami, Florida 33127
Eventbrite
Cost: Free – Sign up for a free bourbon cocktail

Some say the rise in bourbon sales is due to the growth of small batch, while others say it has to do with the resurgence in popularity of hard-liquor swilling characters and settings on television shows such as Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire. Whatever the reason, you’ll want to raise a glass of the sweetened amber spirit June 14 as we celebrate the splendor of this great whiskey on National Bourbon Day!

Stop by Barter Wynwood on #NationalBourbonDay and celebrate with $4 Bourbon Drinks & Cocktails* from 5PM to 10PM.

Sign up now to get your first Bourbon Cocktail for free!

Music by Illicit

*Limited to cocktail of the day or select bourbons.

Teachers and Nurses Enjoy 20% off Each and Every Wednesday 6/5/19

Teachers and Nurses Enjoy 20% off Each and Every Wednesday
Wednesday, 06/05/2019 – 07/31/2019 11:30 am – 11:59 pm
JohnMartin's Irish Pub & Restaurant
253 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost:

Each and every Wednesday Nurses and Teachers can enjoy a free drink and 20% off food & any additional drinks!

Must have current employee ID and order food to receive the discount.

Mango Mania Festival 2019 7/6/19, 7/7/19

Mango Mania Festival 2019
Saturday, 07/06/2019 – 07/07/2019 09:00 am – 04:00 pm
Casaplanta Garden Center
6825 SW 127th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33183
Website
Cost: Free

Celebrate the most popular fruit in the world with us at Casaplanta Garden Center! With over 30 varieties of mango trees to select from, we are the place to go for locally grown mango trees and other fruit trees! Our 2nd Annual Mango Mania Festival will be held at Casaplanta Garden Center on July 6th and 7th (Saturday & Sunday) from 9AM – 4PM. The event will have:
– FREE mango tastings
– 30+ varieties of mango trees and mangoes for sale
– Raffles for the chance to win free mango trees and mangoes
– A vendor village with local food and beverage vendors, handmade crafts and art vendors
– Paint-a-pot for children to decorate their own plant pots, and face-painting
– Live music & More!
See you then! :)
Event Location: Casaplanta Garden Center 6825 SW 127th Ave, Miami, FL 33183
Instagram: @casaplantamiami, Facebook: Casaplanta Garden Center

BBQ Happy Hour 5/16/19

BBQ Happy Hour
Thursday, 05/16/2019 – 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Barter Wynwood
255 NW 27th Terrace,
Miami, Florida 33127
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

Join us as we celebrate #NationalBBQDay with some outstanding BBQ items on our Happy Hour bites menu including our delicious BBQ Ribs, Chicken Skewers and Grilled Corn for just $4 from 5PM to 8PM. We will also have a very special cocktail that is a perfect compliment to barbecue, an Angry Arnold Palmer.

Sign up to get your first cocktail for free at barterwynwood.com/bbq

Paul E’s Pop Up Party 5/17/19

Paul E’s Pop Up Party
Friday, 05/17/2019 – 05:00 pm – 03:00 am
Barter Wynwood
255 NW 27th Terrace,
Miami, Florida 33127
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

A DJ driven by his passion for cooking up beats & specialty dishes is putting together a pop-up party to showcase both. Friday, May 17th, 2019 come eat, dance, & vibe at Barter Wynwood.

This month, in honor of #NationalBurgerMonth we’ll be giving out burger sliders for FREE. (While supplies last!)
– Just remember to ask your bartender how.

Music by: Paul E & friends

Happy Hour from 5PM to 8PM with $3 Beer, $4 Bites and $5 Well Drinks.

For more info contact @PaulEPop on Instagram.

One Door East presents Lost in Sauce – An Abstract Art Event 5/22/19

One Door East presents Lost in Sauce – An Abstract Art Event
Wednesday, 05/22/2019 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
One Door East
620 S Federal Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Eventbrite
Cost: See eventbrite for ticketing options

One Door East is proud to present – Lost in Sauce. Join us on Wednesday, May 22nd for a night of live art, music, delicious dishes and craft cocktails at One Door East. This twist on a traditional gallery viewing supports local artist, featuring art displayed throughout the restaurant and live painting during the event. Lost in Sauce is sponsored by Diageo and Twenty6North Production.

Lost in Sauce will begin at 6:00 p.m. with live art starting at 7:00 p.m. There are two ticketing options for this event:

Ticket Option 1: $20 Ticket – This ticket includes 2 drinks and 20% off your entire bill for the evening. Please make a reservation via OpenTable or by calling 954-368-6902 to ensure seating.

Ticket Option 2: Free RSVP – This ticket does not include any drinks or discounts. Please make a reservation via OpenTable or by calling 954-368-6902 to ensure seating.

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-door-east-presents-lost-in-sauce-an-abstract-art-event-tickets-61540974712

Live Artists:
Jordan Guzman – @jordanguzmanart
Kim Frimel – @virtual_stimuli
Renda Writer – @rendawriter

Showcase Artists:
Thierry Guetta – @mrbrainwash
Robbie Simon – @scuf.designs
Aaron Bodden – @aakabo

Mother’s Day Experience 5/12/19

Mother’s Day Experience
Sunday, 05/12/2019 – 01:00 pm – 01:00 am
Barter Wynwood
255 NW 27th Terrace,
Miami, Florida 33127
Eventbrite
Cost: Free: Sign up for a free cocktail + enter to win spa day

Join us this Sunday for a very special Mother’s Day Brunch featuring bottomless mimosas and a delicious menu from WYN – Wood Fire Grill. We will be pampering moms with special treatment and many surprises from our friends at Neutrogena and Avena. After brunch stay for some great music from Chato & KA5 as they play all of your favorite music to help you work off all that delicious food. The pampering will continue until late so make plans to make this an all day affair.

Sign up now for free cocktails and get automatically entered for your chance to win a Spa Day.

Well Being at Barter Wynwood 5/8/19

Well Being at Barter Wynwood
Wednesday, 05/08/2019 – 05:00 pm – 01:00 am
Barter Wynwood
255 NW 27th Terrace,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

Feed your mind, body and soul every Wednesday with activities, workshops and experiences designed to energize and reinvigorate. Health is a state of body, wellness is a state of being. Join us every Wednesday and let’s create a new sense of Well Being, together.

WORKSHOPS & Activities
Complimentary workouts & activities to invigorate the mind & body. BYOM – Bring your own mat.

7PM to 8PM – Yoga In The Garden

8PM to 10PM – Terrarium Workshop by Light The Earth
👉 Ticket Required: http://barterwynwood.com/workshop

Tacos & Tequila Fiesta (Cinco De Mayo) 5/5/19

Tacos & Tequila Fiesta (Cinco De Mayo)
Sunday, 05/05/2019, 01:00 pm – 01:00 am
Barter Wynwood
255 NW 27th Terrace
Miami, Florida 33127
Eventbrite
Entry Fee: Free

We know you don’t need another reason to have tacos & tequila, but this is a good one! Get your fiesta on at Barter Wynwood this year as we celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Tacos & Tequila Fiesta. This Sunday Funday will be unlike any other as we bring you great deals on tacos, tequila and Mexican beers too. With great music, live performances and tons of great surprises along with all the Mexican swag to turn this into a true fiesta experience… this is the place to be on May 5th.

Specials (1PM to 8PM)

– $2 Tacos
– $5 Margartias
– $5 Tequila Shots
– $5 for 5 Mexican Beers

#cincodemayo
#wynwood
#barterwynwood

YardFest Farewell to The Wynwood Yard 5/3/19

YardFest Farewell to The Wynwood Yard
Friday, 05/03/2019 – 05/05/2019 05:00 pm – 01:00 am
The Wynwood Yard
56 Northwest 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
RSVP / Register
Cost: free

The Wynwood Yard bids farewell with YardFest, a three-day extravaganza from Friday, May 3rd at 5 p.m. through Sunday, May 5th at 1 a.m.

Experience The Yard we know and love one more time before it moves to Downtown Doral. Get ready for three days filled with your favorite local live music and DJ getdowns, wellness sessions, family activities, sustainability programming, and of course: FOOD.

Jam to weekend headliners like Xperimento, Spam Allstars, Locos Por Juana and many more while you munch of great local food and hand-crafted drinks. Get into wellness and fitness classes with local mindfulness experts, Modern OM featuring Jennifer Grace, Ahana Yoga, Legacy Fit Doral, and Loop Family Fit + Play. Enjoy kids art and garden activities, and a Garden Harvest Table whose weekend proceeds will go to The Yard Food Justice Program.

Be a part of our history as we celebrate the community members, entrepreneurs, artists and creatives who have had a lasting impact on all of our lives.

Sponsorship and activation opportunities available. Contact: events@thewynwoodyard.com.

The event is Free with RSVP.

Inaugural “Shop & Stroll” Benefit at Shops at Merrick Park 5/16/19

Inaugural “Shop & Stroll” Benefit at Shops at Merrick Park
Thursday, 05/16/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Website
Cost: Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event. To purchase tickets, visit merrickshopandstroll.eventbrite.com

Shops at Merrick Park and the Coral Gables Community Foundation will present the first-ever “Shop & Stroll,” a progressive evening of shopping with sips, specials and surprises at popular retailers. The event at Shops at Merrick Park will benefit Beaux Arts, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, The Motivational Edge, Junior League of Miami and Neighbors for Neighbors, in addition to co-presenter the Coral Gables Community Foundation.

Participating stores and restaurants offering a variety of discounts, gifts with purchases, raffles, sweet treats and/or champagne will include: BoConcept, Bognar & Piccolini, C’est Bon, Cole Haan, Diane Von Furstenberg, Eberjey, Edward Beiner, Engel & Voelkers, Equinox, Hanna Andersson, Islandgirl Miami, Joie, Kabana, Lilly Pulitzer, Neiman Marcus, Pandora, Rugs by Zhaleh, Sawa, Tommy Bahama, Vineyard Vines, Vix Paula Hermanny and more to be announced.

Event tickets for Shop & Stroll at Shops at Merrick Park are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event and can only be purchased online at merrickshopandstroll.eventbrite.com.

For more information, call (305) 529-0200 or visit https://www.shopsatmerrickpark.com/en/events/shop-stroll-26341.html.

One Door East Presents…An Evening for the Senses 4/24/19

One Door East Presents…An Evening for the Senses
Wednesday, 04/24/2019 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
One Door East
620 S Federal Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

Join us on Wednesday, April 24th for a night of live art, music, delicious dishes and craft cocktails at One Door East. This twist on a traditional gallery viewing supports local artists and will feature art displayed throughout the restaurant and live painting during the event. An Evening for the Senses is sponsored by Hendricks Gin and Milagro Tequila.

An Evening for the Senses will begin at 6:00 p.m. with live art will starting at 7:00 p.m. Check us out on Instagram @onedooreast.

Reservations are required and can be made through OpenTable or by calling 954-368-6902.

10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami 5/1/19, 5/2/19, 5/3/19, 5/4/19, 5/5/19, 5/6/19, 5/7/19, 5/8/19, 5/9/19, 5/10/19


10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami
Wednesday, 05/01/2019 – 05/10/2019 08:00 am – 10:00 pm
CIC Miami
1951 NW 7th Ave #600,
Miami, Florida 33136
Website
Cost: Free

10 Days of Connection is a community-led initiative to promote kindness and inclusion in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. From May 1-10, participants are invited to attend connection experiences hosted by more than 100 local organizations, and are challenged to step outside of their comfort zone to forge new connections across lines of difference.

In recent years, people have become increasingly divided across lines of difference. Incidents of hate have increased, and tolerance for differing ideas has decreased. For ten days each year, we challenge the entire community to break down silos and engage in acts of connection, to build empathy, to increase understanding, and to refocus on our shared humanity.

Join in! Our community will be stronger when we all commit to focusing on what unites us instead of what divides us. A full calendar of events is available at http://bit.ly/ConnectionEvents2019.

Join the conversation by following @ConnectMiami on Facebook, @10dofc on Twitter and Instagram, and by using the hashtag #10DaysOfConnection to share your experience. Learn more at.

For more information visit, http://bit.ly/10DaysOfConnection.

Contact:
For additional information and/or questions contact:
Joan Marie Godoy
www.hello@10daysofconnection.org
(786) 327-3634

International Beer Day Festival at The Yard 4/7/19

International Beer Day Festival at The Yard
Sunday, 04/07/2019 – 04:00 pm – 08:00 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 Northwest 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Website
Cost: $20

The Wynwood Yard celebrates International Beer Day on Sunday, April 7th, with an all-welcoming, fun beer festival featuring local breweries including South Beach Brewery, Box Eldr, Concrete Beach, Bousa, Veza Sur and The Tank. Check back frequently as more amazing breweries are added to the bill!

Your $20 ticket will grant you one beer voucher for a sample size brew from each of the participating local breweries. In honor of Earth month, the eco-friendly beer festival will be plastic single-use cup free! Please bring your own reusable cup or purchase a Klean Kanteen cup at The Yard for $10.

Sample refreshing craft brews, enjoy eats from the food concepts at The Yard and jam to live reggae musical performance by Jah Movement and DJs courtesy of Kulcha Shok’s #reggaesundays.

Are you a beer lover that also loves to keep our Earth green and get a great deal? Double the value of your hard-earned cash by enjoying all the perks of The Yard’s Grand Finale Pub Crawl Pick Up: Earth Month Edition also on April 7th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., plus automotic entry to the International Beer Day Festival…all for $20!

HIGHBALL’R Miami 2/23/19

HIGHBALL’R Miami
Saturday, 02/23/2019 – 12:00 pm –
Melinda's
2826A N Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida 33127
Website
Cost: Free

Wynwood mezcaleria Melinda’s announces today that it is partnering with other South Florida bars and Q, the Brooklyn-based maker of spectacular mixers, to host “HIGHBALL’R,” a celebration, open to the public, of the simple, yet incredibly elegant highball cocktail.

WHAT: HIGHBALL’R Miami

WHEN: Saturday, February 23, 12 noon

WHERE: Melinda’s (2826A N. Miami Ave.)

WHO: HIGHBALL’R Miami is open to the public

HOW (MUCH): Admission is free

A special HIGHBALL’R menu of highball cocktails will be available for one night only, with drinks from an all-star cast of South Florida bartenders including Gaston Gonzalez (Casa Florida), Diego Nave (Tacology), Emiliano Gonzalez (Casa Florida), Ricardo Astudillo (Ilegal Mezcal), Alejandro Noriega (Santa Teresa), and Marco Nava (Cantina la Veinte).

Esquire declares “The highball is making a comeback…They are the antidote to seven-ingredient mixology hijinks, a respectable respite from your martini habit, and the drink of the post-experienced drinker.”

So what is a highball? To say it’s a couple ounces of spirit (whiskey, gin, etc) poured into glass and topped with a haphazard squirt of club soda or tonic is to undervalue what differentiates a highball cocktail from the vodka-sodas we all drank in college.

A truly great highball is built from the glass, up. It starts with a sleek, slender highball glass a chilled at freezing temperatures. The glass is removed from the freezer and filled with “ice so clear that you can read fine print through it.” About two ounces of spirit are added. And then, holding the glass at an angle, the bartender pours slowly the chilled mixer of choice. This technique maximizes the mixer’s carbonation ensuring the drink is just as fizzy on the last sip as the first.

Esquire continues, “The attention to detail is palpable. There’s a bracing fizz and a steady undercurrent of whisky from first sip to last, with no watered-down sludge at the end; ye olde whisky soda, by comparison, tastes like a bad accident.

When asked ‘What’s in a highball and what makes it different?’ Masahiro Urushido of New York’s Katana Kitten replied, ‘Care and love. It’s all about how you make it.’

Follow the HIGHBALL’R tour on Instagram at @QMixers and through the hashtag #HIGHBALLR.

Nutritious Nights: An Aphrodisiac Affair 4/6/19

Nutritious Nights: An Aphrodisiac Affair
Saturday, 04/06/2019 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 Northwest 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Website
Cost: $95

Join us for Nutritious Nights: An Aphrodisiac Affair and indulge in all things that tickle your senses. Let’s just say, you won’t leave feeling hungry, in any respect.

On February 15th, guests will experience a unique type of dining, curated to give your entire body a dose of fun loving with food to stimulate your body, music to tantalize your ears and libations to relax your muscles.

We welcome back Susan Cartiglia of Radiate Miami to collaborate with our own culinary director, Julie Frans, and Functional Medicine MD, Dr Jarred Mait to teach us more about holistic living through nutrition.

This gorgeous evening will be complete with a 4-course dinner under the stars; wine, cocktails, and kombucha; live music by jazz artist, Jahzel Dotel and company.

Guests can look forward to an incredible, aphrodesiac-infused, mostly plant-based (and totally gluten-free) menu. *fish option for main entree

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Food Justice Program at The Wynwood Yard.

Menu
Welcome Drinks

Champagne & Vodka Cocktail with Strawberries

New Old Fashioned with Orange & Cherry

Seated dinner

Red & White Wine

Kombucha- Variety of Radiate offerings

Amuse

Fermented Spicy Chili Gazpacho with Whipped Avocado (VV)

First Course

Beet and Artichoke Heart Salad with Pumpkin Seeds and Kombucha Vinaigrette (VV)

Main | Choice of:

Salmon Three Ways

1) gravlax with Radiate dehydrated crackers, shaved fermented fennel and fresh herbs

2) Miso glazed salmon with confetti ferment

3) Pistachio crusted salmon with baby arugula, basil, and fig “salad”

Or

Plant-Based Three Ways (VV)

1) Watermelon Crudo with Radiate dehydrated crackers, shaved fermented fennel and fresh herbs

2) Miso glazed Be Cultured Tempeh with confetti ferment

3) Pistachio crusted Panelle with baby arugula, basil, and fig “salad”

Dessert | Chocolate Celebration (VV)

Family style: Chocolate covered almonds, almond butter cups from della bowls, cardamom-ginger dark chocolate chunks

Individual: Strawberry Kombucha Float with Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream

Indian Shabbat with Anita Sharma and Mathew Webb of Annam 3/1/19

Indian Shabbat with Anita Sharma and Mathew Webb of Annam
Friday, 03/01/2019 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 Northwest 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Website
Cost: $65

Shabbat at The Yard is back! We invite you to join us for a magical evening to celebrate community and enjoy delicous food and drinks. This all-inclusive feast includes a welcome cocktail and wine pairings with dinner.

This month, we welcome back Anita Sharma and Mathew Webb to craft an Indian-inspired Shabbat in collaboration with our own Chef Julie Frans. The night’s offerings explore the beautiful and flavorful kinds of Indian cuisines with a Yard twist:

Mezze

Fine Filo Cochin Pastel stuffed with Burnt Cumin, Cashew Nut, Roasted Butternut & Acorn Squash. Served with Annam Apricot Chutney (VV)

Ancient Green Chutney Hulba Dip with Fenugreek Seeds, Garlic, Lemon, Coriander, Ginger and Green Chili, Served with Papadum (GF, VV)

Red Lentil & Coriander Pakora Fritters (GF, VV)

Indian Style Gobi (Cauliflower) with Peas (GF, VV)

House Pickled Okra with Mustard Seed & Curry (GF, VV)

First Course

Radish Carpaccio: A variety of thinly sliced pickled Mooli (Radish) with Lemon, Mint Yogurt & Chaat Masala (GF, VV)

Beach Style Chaat: Shredded Carrot, Cucumber, Onion, Herbs, Puffed Rice, Slivered Almonds, Lemon & Chili (GF, VV)

Mains

Olan: Keralan Coconut Curry with Winter Melon, Green Beans, Ginger, Black-eye Peas and Curry Leaves (GF/VV)

Baghdadi Jackfruit Biryani: Slow- baked, layered and aromatic Rice with Jackfruit, Mint, Coriander & Saffron under Puff Pastry Crust, inspired by the Iraqi Jewish Diaspora in India (VV)

Tandoori Spiced Fish Tikka Skewers (GF)

Dessert

Lokshan Paysam: Roasted vermicelli noodles w/ burnt jaggery and seasonal fruit coulis (VV)

Fabio Motta Tuscan Wine Dinner 3/4/19

Fabio Motta Tuscan Wine Dinner
Monday, 03/04/2019 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Valentino Cucina Italiana
620 S Federal Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: $149 per person, tax and gratuity not included

Valentino Cucina Italiana is thrilled to launch their Winemaker Dinner Series with the first event of the season, the Fabio Motta Tuscan Wine Dinner.

Join us for a once in a lifetime collaboration between Chef Giovanni Rocchio and Fabio Motta Wines. Each dish in this five-course tasting menu was designed to take you on a culinary journey certain to delight the senses. Each course is thoughtfully paired with a Fabio Motta wine.

Dishes include:
• Tomato Salad with black olive, whipped ricotta and basil sorbet. Paired with Fabio Motta, “Nova” 2017 (Vermentino – Viognier – Sauvignon)
• Pinci with venison ragu, bittersweet chocolate and pear mostarda. Paired with Fabio Motta, “Pievi” 2016 (Merlot – Cabernet – Sangiovese)
• Wild Striped Bass with porcini farrotto and dandelion greens. Paired with Avignonesi “Desiderio” 2014 (Merlot)
• Dry Aged N.Y. Strip with roasted salsify and pecorino pave. Paired with Avignonesi, “Grifi” 2012 (Cabernet – Sangiovese)
• Foie Gras Terrine, with vin santo gel, chocolate tuille and hazelnut bar. Paired with Avignonesi Vin Santo 2002 (Trebbiano – Malvasia)

The Education Fund’s Taste of Education presented by Sapoznik Insurance 2/27/19

The Education Fund’s Taste of Education presented by Sapoznik Insurance
Sunday, 02/27/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way,
Miami, Florida 33126
Website
Cost: $125.00

The Education Fund (EducationFund.org) celebrates the culinary dreams and ambitions of high school and middle school students at the 2019 Taste of Education presented by Sapoznik Insurance on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way in Miami.

Taste of Education showcases the gastronomic talents of students from 17 culinary programs in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Students competing in 30 teams will prepare gourmet bites and vie for $20,000 in top prizes. The judges – top local chefs and hospitality executives – will determine the winning teams. This year’s culinary panel features celebrity chefs Ralph Pagano, Allen Susser, André Bienvenu, Letty Alvarez, Dayanny De La Cruz, Ingrid Hoffmann, Paula DaSilva, and Max Santiago. Each team will present their dish and make their pitch, hoping to wow the judges with their skills and presentations.

Guests will feast on the students’ creations and have an opportunity to “take a selfie with a chef” and enjoy mini-installations including walking through a food forest. On the menu is an array of dishes slated to delight the palate: oysters Rockefeller; shrimp and grits; ceviche; jerk cranberry meatballs; and BBQ sliders to name a few.

Bowl Building 101 with Della Heiman and Chef Julie Frans 2/27/19

Bowl Building 101 with Della Heiman and Chef Julie Frans
Wednesday, 02/27/2019 – 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
The Wynwood Yard
56 Northwest 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
RSVP / Register
Cost: $44-$49

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to cook with Della Heiman and Chef Julie Frans of della bowls for a very special cooking class at The Wynwood Yard.

Kick off Spring as we learn several “secret recipes” and cooking techniques used at della bowls, getting an in-depth look at our ingredient selections and the art of perfect bowl-building. Enjoy refreshing kombucha courtesy of Radiate while you get cooking, building your own bowl.

You’ll hear the stories of how della bowls came to be, make recipes in teams and as a class, watch demonstrations, and have a chance to hone your skills as a pro bowl builder. End your culinary adventure by devouring your very own custom bowl for a hearty dinner, made by YOU!

The first 10 “Early bird” tickets are only $44, then the ticket price goes to $49. Space is limited and seats will go quickly! Please RSVP early to reserve your spot in this intimate, fun, and dynamic experience.

****early arrival at 6 p.m. is recommended for sign-in allowing our class to start promptly at 6:30*****

Pitch for The Doral Yard 2/6/19

Pitch for The Doral Yard
Wednesday, 02/06/2019 – 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
Downtown Doral
5241 NW 87th Ave Suite D109,
Doral, Florida 33178
RSVP / Register
Cost: 25

The Doral Yard is thrilled to bring you Pitch for The Doral Yard on February 6, 2019, where talented Miami-based culinary and retail entrepreneurs from ABA Pasta, Amazonica, Patio, PokeKai, Rusty Ryan and Santo Dulce will pitch their ideas to a judge panel of visionary real estate developers, entrepreneurs, and chefs including:

Armando Codina, Codina Partners and Developer of Downtown Doral
Ana-Marie Codina Barlick, Codina Partners and Developer of Downtown Doral
Joe Furst, Place Projects, The Doral Yard and Wynwood Business Improvement District
Chef Ken Lyon, The Doral Yard and The Wynwood Yard
Chef Julie Frans, The Doral Yard and The Wynwood Yard
Enjoy a welcome cocktail and delicous samples from participating food and beverage concepts. Watch the contestants in action as they pitch you and the panel of judges, and place your People’s Choice vote for your favorite, helping them land a space on the tenant roster of The Doral Yard and a cash prize! Judges’ Pick will also be announced at the end of the evening.