Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Drink Like a Lannister, Eat Like a King
Drink in the fire and blood.
On Sunday, Game of Thrones returns. After last season's bloodbath, frankly we'll need a little liquid courage before we turn on the telly. Thankfully, Ommegang Brewery has timed the release of its newest Game of Thrones-inspired creation with the season premiere.
It's the new Fire and Blood Red Ale and you have to try it before it's all gone. Luckily there's a release party this weekend.
In case you're wondering how the one percent live, you can sample caviar or dine on gold-plated confections -- or just run for the bacon.
Lots to do... party starts now!
Game of Thrones Fire and Blood Red Ale Release Party
Obsessed with Lannisters and dragons? Come out to OTC tonight, April 4 for the official release of the newest Game of Thrones craft beer. Ommegang's Fire and Blood Red Ale will be tapped at 6 p.m. and chef Jacob Anaya will pair the brew with some worthy happy hour snacks.
Run for the Bacon
We know the feeling. You keep saying you need to get out and exercise, maybe go for a run, but then something compelling happens...like a Two and a Half Men Marathon on TV and you just get sidetracked. What would get you out of the house and into the fresh air? How about the scent of bacon?
Then you need to look into the Great American Bacon Race, taking place Saturday, April 5 at Oleta River State Park. At 8 a.m., you'll run a 5K. With bacon on the course. When you're done, you'll get a bacon-themed medal -- and bacon beer. Sound awesome? You bet your sweet sausage, it is! Race entry is $35 bucks and there's a bacon-themed food truck roundup at the finish line.Register at americanbaconrace.com.
Eat like the one percent...for free.
Courtesy Epicure Gourmet Market
Caviar Tasting, Dahhhhhling
Living in Miami can be difficult. You think you're doing alright for yourself, with your brand new Nissan, then someone blows by you in a gold-plated Lamborghini. You're feeling fly in your new H&M outfit and someone wearing head to toe Prada sits next to you at the bar. If you're wondering how it feels to have"champagne wishes and caviar dreams" check out Epicure Gourmet Market in Coral Gables on Saturday, April 5 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. for their caviar sampling event. Epicure's teamed up with exclusive supplier Caviar & Caviar to bring you a tasting of their Royal Osetra caviar, served (of course) with blini and creme fraiche. The gourmet market is the only food retailer offering Caviar & Caviar's wares, so pick some up -- just in case the Real Housewives of Miami pop in for a visit on your yacht.
Go For the Gold (and Pink)
Speaking of decadence...if your ideal treat comes in a jewelry box, you'll want to try Laduree's limited edition La Tentation de Nina by Nina Ricci macaron. This pink, gold leafed macaron is inspired by Nina Ricci's new fragrance. Don't worry -- it doesn't taste like perfume. But it's a gorgeous bite with citrus and sugary notes. Pure indulgence.
Taste of Pinecrest
Pinecrest and South Miami are fabulous (if underrated) dining neighborhoods. Don't believe us? Just read these ten reasons to love them. Better yet, head down to Pinecrest Gardens this Sunday, April 6 for the Taste of Pinecrest and check them out yourself. Local restaurants will showcase their best bites. There's also cooking demos, yoga and pilates demos, and kids' activities. The "taste" runs from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and admission is $5 for adults (includes one free children's ticket per adult), which also includes admission to the beautiful gardens.
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