This weekend might just be the biggest brunch day of the year. It's Mother's Day, and if you've got a mom, auntie, abuela, or big sister in Miami, Sunday is the time to celebrate -- and there's no better way to say thank you.
So whether you've turned out to be a store clerk or a brain surgeon, it's time to bring on the mimosas and roses and we've got a great list of all things brunch this weekend.
We didn't forget about you, either. Tonight, can check out Burger Beast's Burger Brawl or try some of the Magic City's finest (and cheapest) offerings with our roundup of food for a buck!
Weekend starts now!
If there's one thing Burger Beast knows it's how to get Miami's best meat sandwiches together in one place. So, if you're a fan of all things burger, you best be heading out to Magic City Casino tonight, May 9. From 7 -10 p.m. celebrate Burger Month (yup, the humble sandwich gets its own month), and sample meaty treats from 20 diferent burger joints like:
- A&G Burger Joint
- BITE Gastrotruck
- Bread + Butter Counter
- Buddha Burger
- Burger & Beer Joint
- Charm City Burger Company
- Cheeseburger Baby
- Eating House
- Gilbert's 17th Street Grill
- Jefe's Original Soul Shack
- Jersey Dawg
- Josh's Delicatessen
- Latin House Grill
- MEAT Eatery & Taproom
- Pincho Factory
- Shake Shack
- Swine Southern Table & Bar
- Tucker Duke's Lunchbox
- Vega's Burger Bar
Take notes, because you'll be asked to vote on your favorite as you chow down on Sakaya Kitchen's chunk'd tot bar, get a sugar fix from Azucar Ice Cream, HiPOPSs, Marlies Delights, and Sugar Yummy Mama, and sample beer from Samuel Adams.
Tickets are $50 and you must be 21 or over to attend. Purchase tickets at burgerbrawltix.com.
Saturday Brunch at Paradise Farms
Sure, Mother's Day is Sunday, but mom (and you) deserve an entire weekend of brunchy activities -- especially if one of them involves a trip to Paradise (Farms, that is). This Saturday, May 10, Area 31's Michael Bloise is celebrating the best of farm-to-table dining with a special brunch.
The event starts at 11 a.m., with welcome refreshments and a farm tour (hint: go ahead and eat the flowers). After you've worked up an appetite, a healthy and delicious brunch awaits you at noon. Dishes include a paradise parfait with qunioa granola, whipped Greek yogurt, agave, red lady papaya, and mulberries; yellow corn-grit cake with roasted garlic, pea shoots, and smoked hazelnuts; cherry tomato and watermelon salad; double yolk frittata with oyster mushrooms, green onions, zucchini, cheddar, and kale; and barley risotto with manchego cheese, toasted oats, basil, and spicy watermelon radish. Of course, mimosas made with Schnebly's sparkling passion wine will be flowing.
Brunch is a bargain $35 for adults; $15 for kids 3-12. Reservations must be made in advance at paradisefarms.net.
Mother's Day Brunch
Mother's Day is Sunday and whether you're on a budget or are about to make it rain for mom, there's a brunch with her name on it. From Batch Gastropub, where you can treat mom to endless mimosas for only $10 to Rusty Pelican, where mom will have a queen-like buffet with carving stations and a raw bar, there's no excuse to treat mom to the meal of her life. Here's a handy-dandy guide to all things Mom-brunchy in Miami, but get on it now and make reservations!
See also: Miami Mother's Day Brunch Guide
Food For a Buck
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Ah, Miami. You're home to the $20 Red Bull and vodka and the $30 cover charge. The last time we ate at a food truck, we plunked down ten bucks. And the beach? Sure it's free...once you pay $40 to park, that is. But, there are bargains in Miami -- if you look hard enough. We scrounged and came up with ten things you can buy for a buck (or a little more). Need something to do this weekend? Get out a ten dollar bill and try all of them!