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Miami's Best Eats and Drinks: Labor Day Weekend Edition

Relax. The weekend's here!
Relax. The weekend's here!
Christina Staalstrom

The "unofficial" end of summer is here. While most people up north get in one last beach weekend before the winter freeze comes, we're looking at one long weekend of sun, sand, drinks, and good food.

So, whether you want to feast on a whole goat, drink bloody marys poolside, or get schooled in the art of sushi-making, there are a heck of a lot of things to do this weekend.

Take advantage of all of them and then enjoy a leisurely Sunday brunch...on Monday.

That, friends, is what a three-day weekend is all about.

See also: Howie Kleinberg's Top 8 Tips For Your Labor Day BBQ

Put another goat on the barbie, mate!
Put another goat on the barbie, mate!
Oak Tavern

Put a Goat on the Barbie

Labor Day weekend is all about grilling. But aren't you bored of burgers and hot dogs? And didn't you set fire to your apron the last time you attempted a backyard barbeque. Forget that and head over to Oak Tavern tonight for their own unique version of a Friday night cookout. A whole goat is getting wood grilled and you get to enjoy your share with creamy polenta, roasted vegetables, and chimichurri for $25.

Learn to make sushi by a master.
Learn to make sushi by a master.
Nikko by Sunshine

Sushi Roll Class

Sushi is like art. Everyone can draw, but it takes time and skill to make a truly beautiful roll -- or to paint the Sistine Chapel. That's why you need a master to teach you.

Michelangelo might be unavailable for lessons, but on Saturday, August 31 at 1 p.m., Nikko by Sunshine's master chef Sunshine will show you the fine art of making sushi at home at his Brickell restaurant. For $75, you'll sip hot sake while you make the rolls. Then you'll take home two custom sushi rolls, one bottle of hot sake, and a bamboo mat for you to put your sushi making skills to the test at home.

 

Have a few bloody marys this Sunday.
Have a few bloody marys this Sunday.
Laine Doss

Bloody Mary Competition

Sunday, Bloody Sunday. The bloody mary is the iconic drink of the weekend. Part meal, part libation, it's spicy, refreshing, and satisfying like no other cocktail can be. And, while the bloody starts with a basic tomato juice/spice/vodka recipe, the variations are limitless. We've had bloodys that blew our brains out with heat, used pickled okra for a stirrer, and rimmed the glass with bacon.

So imagine what Miami's best bartenders can do when challenged to make their own signature bloody mary at the Broken Shaker this Sunday, September 1. From 3-6pm, enjoy barbecue and music by DJ Reid Waters, as you watch mixologists get creative with the bloody. Oh, of course they'll be plenty of bloodys to drink, too.

See also: Miami's Ten Best Bloody Marys

Pork and beans for Monday brunch.
Pork and beans for Monday brunch.
Bill Wisser

Sunday Brunch...on Monday

The best thing about a three day weekend is the opportunity to brunch on Monday. Chef Danny Serfer is encouraging that kind of behavior at Blue Collar by offering his full Sunday brunch on Labor Day. Enjoy "eggy stuff" like pork & beans ($15) or a duck "McMuffin" ($19); "syrupy stuff" like brioche French toast ($14); or "othery stuff" like shrimp and grits ($14) or a veggie plate ($16). After brunch take a walk or a nap and relax...it's Monday!

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6730 Biscayne Blvd.
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