What’s better than an evening of tasting sweets? Doing something sweet for your fellow man at the same time. That’s why Crave the Sweet Life is a win-win at Ricochet Bar & Lounge (3250 Buena Vista Blvd., Miami). Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., $10 grants you access to this exclusive event where nearly two dozen of Miami’s sweetest restaurants and caterers will temp you with an array of cakes, yogurts, juices, desserts, and other treats — many of them healthful and organic (including some gluten-free and vegan offerings). Here’s where your chance at sweetness comes in. Bring two canned items for the event’s canned food drive, and you’ll be entered into a raffle for art, hand-crafted jewelry, and take-home treats. You’ll also get a special goodie bag — just for being sweet. The nonperishables collected will be donated to local homeless shelters and food banks, including Curly’s House, which provides food to about 1,000 Little Haiti residents weekly. After the tasting, stick around to dance off those extra calories with live cultural music and reggae vibes by Square Rootz, beginning at 11 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m., 2012