This weekend, the long-awaited Salt & Straw ice cream shop opens in Wynwood, marking the brand's first East Coast location. Plus, Corsair Kitchen & Bar's Sunday brunch returns to Aventura, Unbranded Brewing celebrates one year in Hialeah, and Cuba's oldest brewery, Cervecería La Tropical, has its long-awaited grand opening.
Salt & Straw Opens in Wynwood
Salt & Straw, the Portland, Oregon-based ice-cream shop, officially opens in Miami this weekend with a storefront in Wynwood, marking its first East Coast location. Shop flavors include favorites like sea salt with caramel ribbons; honey lavender; and salted malted chocolate chip cookie dough; alongside Miami-inspired ice creams including Panther Coffee chocolate tres leches; a guava-and-cheese tip of the cap to the Salty; Wynwood Brewing mango habanero; and Exquisito Chocolates hazelnut cookies and cream. A second Miami location in Coconut Grove is slated to open in March. Opening Friday, February 19; noon to 11 p.m. daily; 246 NW 25th St., Miami; saltandstraw.com.
South Coast IPA Launches at Veza Sur
Veza Sur's newest brew launches Friday. South Coast IPA is a full-bodied, Miami-style IPA with a fresh hop aroma balanced by a malt backbone. At 7.5 percent ABV, it joins Veza Sur's core beer portfolio, including the Spanglish Latin Lager, La Yuma Amber Lager, and Mangolandia Mango Blonde Ale. South Coast IPA will be available year-round in six-packs and 16-ounce cans at independent and larger retailers throughout Florida, including Mendez Fuel, Vintage Liquors, Publix, Whole Foods, Total Wine, and Milam’s Markets. The new brew will be available on draft at the Veza Sur brewery and at bars and restaurants throughout the state. 55 NW 25th St., Miami; 786-362-6300; vezasur.com.
Katsuya South Beach Debuts Exclusive Omakase Experience
Available for one month only, Katsuya at SLS South Beach offers a new omakase experience inside the hotel's lavish tower penthouse. Inside the thousand-square-foot guest suite, which was originally designed by musician Lenny Kravitz, enjoy a sake-paired menu by chef Hiro Asano that includes dishes like hamachi, toro, and watermelon tartare. After dinner, guests can lounge in the suite and order additional drinks while listening to the special collection of vintage records included in the penthouse, or enjoy the evening on a private rooftop terrace with views of the ocean. Reservations accepted from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; bookings must be made at least seven days prior to dining. The cost is $325 per person with a minimum of six guests and a maximum of ten. Email email@example.com for more information.
Cervecería La Tropical Opens in Wynwood
Cuba's oldest brewery is now Miami's newest: On Friday, February 19, Cervecería La Tropical will officially open its first brewery on U.S. soil, in Wynwood. The custom-built, 28,000-square-foot space includes a taproom, a restaurant, and an outdoor botanical garden, as well as a live-music stage. The line-up includes nearly two dozen beers, from lagers and IPAs to sour ales infused with local ingredients and barrel-aged brews, as well as a menu of Latin Caribbean-inspired dishes created by Miami chef Cindy Hutson. Grand opening Friday, February 19, at Cervecería La Tropical, 42 NE 25th St., Miami; cervecerialatropical.com. Tuesday through Thursday 4 to 11 p.m, Friday 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. (midnight during curfew), Saturday noon to 2 a.m. (midnight during curfew), Sunday noon to 11 p.m.
Unbranded Brewing Celebrates One Year Anniversary
Hialeah craft brewery Unbranded Brewing Co. will celebrate its one-year anniversary with a socially distanced gathering featuring live music and guest breweries on tap, like Beat Culture, Lincoln's Beard, and Tripping Animals. Plus, expect eats from La Traila BBQ and the Lazy Oyster. 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday, February 20, at Unbranded Brewing, 1395 E. 11th Ave., Hialeah; 786-332-3097; unbrandedbrewing.com. Admission is free with RSVP.
Sunday Brunch Relaunch at Corsair Kitchen + Bar
Corsair Kitchen & Bar at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa has relaunched its popular Sunday brunch, dubbed "The 52." Priced at $52 per person and available every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m, “The 52” offers guests 52 weeks of brunch classics, created by executive chef Gordon Maybury, chef de cuisine Derrick Connor, and the culinary team. Indoor and outdoor seating are available; cooked-to-order brunch dishes include eggs Benedict, French toast, skillets, and omelets. A selection of specialty plates such as raw bar items, charcuterie, and desserts are also included. Buffet-style items will be served by restaurant staff or in small, pre-portioned plates. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, at Corsair, 19999 W. Country Club Dr., Aventura; 786-279-6800; turnberryislemiami.com.