The Local Craft Food & Drink's original chef, Albert Cabrera, returns to the restaurant this weekend.
The Local Craft Food & Drink's original chef, Albert Cabrera, returns to the restaurant this weekend.

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Sprung! Beer Festival, Grillin N Chillin, and Museum of Ice Cream

This weekend, Sprung! Beer Festival returns to Mana Wynwood, Grillin N Chillin kicks off barbecue season, chef Albert Cabrera pops up at the Local Craft Food & Drink, and the Museum of Ice Cream extends its run in Miami Beach.

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Pretty Young Thang Fridays at Phuc Yea. MiMo has a new ladies' night. Swing by Phuc Yea Friday at 6 p.m. and sip $1 champagne until 7 p.m., followed by $7 cocktails and $6 snacks until close. Highlights include veggie rolls, crispy tofu, spicy smoked chicken wings, and edamame hummus. There are also $25 bottles of rosé all night. 6 p.m. Friday at 7100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-602-3710; phucyea.com.

Chef Albert Cabrera Pops Up at the Local Craft Food & Drink. For one night only, the Local Craft Food & Drink's original chef, Albert Cabrera, will reunite with the restaurant to cook a special menu for the last installment of Giralda Under the Stars. He'll prepare some of his best-selling plates, including Buffalo sweetbreads, grouper cheek fish and chips, Key West pink shrimp and grits, charred Brussels sprouts, and a chocolate-cinnamon pot de crème for dessert. This comes after the Local's most recent executive chef/owner, Phil Bryant; and director of operations/owner Veronica Valdivia announced their departure to embark on other ventures. 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at 150 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables; 305-648-5687. RSVP via eventbrite.com.

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Sprung! Beer Festival, Grillin N Chillin, and Museum of Ice Cream
Courtesy of Biscayne Bay Brewing Company

El Roble Makes a Comeback at Biscayne Bay Brewing Company. The wait is finally over: Biscayne Bay Brewing's limited-release brew El Roble (the Oak), is making a comeback Friday. Visit the brewery between 5 p.m. and midnight to get a taste of the single-malt, single-hop Scotch ale. Through a two-month aging process inside brandy barrels, the beer has a whiskey aroma and a toffee sweetness. 5 p.m. to midnight Friday at 8000 NW 25th St., Doral; 305-381-5718; biscaynebaybrewing.com.

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Sprung! Beer Festival, Grillin N Chillin, and Museum of Ice Cream
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Sprung! Beer Festival at Mana Wynwood. Sprung! is one of South Florida's largest craft beer festivals, offering games, live music, merchandise, culinary delights, and more than 300 brews. Sip unlimited samples from more than 150 breweries from the likes of Kona, Magic Hat, Harpoon, Tequesta, and Hialeah Brewing, plus there will be a dog park and food trucks galore. Bring a few bucks for the onsite thrift market too. 2:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Mana Wynwood, 2250 NW Second Ave., Miami; sprungbeerfest.com. Tickets cost $40 to $90.

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Grillin N Chillin at Wynwood Marketplace. Grillin N Chillin, a family event in Wynwood, kicks off barbecue season with lots of meat and veggies. In its fourth year, the all-day fest includes a chef cook-off, a mac 'n' cheese event, and a huge party serving everything from Carolina to Korean to Brazilian barbecue. The winner of 2017's Burger Bash, Jr's Gourmet Burgers, will be featured alongside other notable chefs and vendors. There will be live music, a dog playground and adoption spot, a kids' zone, and even a veggie corner. Noon Sunday at Wynwood Marketplace, 2250 NW Second Ave, Miami; wynwoodbbqfest.com. Admission is free.

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Sprung! Beer Festival, Grillin N Chillin, and Museum of Ice Cream
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Museum of Ice Cream Extension in Miami Beach. The Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC), which was expected to close April 29, will yet again extend its stay in Miami Beach. This time, it will remain open through Mother's Day. The extension marks the fourth for the pop-up, which was originally set to end its run January 31. With sold-out runs in other cities, the Museum of Ice Cream expects a similar turnout for its fourth extension in Miami Beach. Tickets through May 13 are available online only for $38 each, which includes samplings from local ice-cream shops. Through Sunday, May 13, in the Faena District, 3400 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 855-258-0719; museumoficecream.com. Tickets cost $38 via museumoficecream.com.

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