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The Five Best Food and Drink Events in Miami This Week

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Pooches and smooches on New Year's Day.
Happy New Year, Miami! Usher in 2020 with chef-driven multicourse dinners and brunches at restaurants across the city. New Year's Day, visit the Wharf for a Veuve Clicquot picnic complete with drink specials, live music, and food.
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Table 55
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Miami New Year's Eve 2020 Restaurant Guide

Hey, Miami, it's time to bid farewell to 2019. The next decade is upon us, and the Magic City is ready to welcome 2020 with open arms. Because one of the best ways to set the tone for a successful new year is over a feast, we've rounded up the best local restaurants to visit this Tuesday, December 31. Check in at one of the eateries listed and make the last meal of the decade your most memorable. Keep in mind: Prices do not include tax or tip, and reservations are strongly suggested.
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Novotel's rooftop
Photo courtesy of Novotel Miami Brickell

Where to Brunch on New Year's Day

Spend the first day of the new decade surrounded by platters of stone crabs and buckets of rosé. From Wynwood and Key Biscayne to South Beach and beyond, here's where to find the best New Year's Day brunches in Miami. Keep in mind: Prices do not include tax or tip, and reservations are strongly suggested.
click to enlarge Bubbles for New Year's Day. - PHOTO COURTESY OF SWARM
Bubbles for New Year's Day.
Photo courtesy of Swarm

Veuve Clicquot New Year's Day Picnic at the Wharf

Keep the party going with a few glasses of champagne at the Veuve Clicquot New Year's Day Picnic. Rally your friends and head to the Wharf for a full day of champagne specials, live music, and food from Miami's best purveyors, including La Santa Taquería, Mojo Donuts, King of Racks BBQ, and Cracked by Chef Adrianne. Various bottles will be priced from $100 to $150, and glasses will start at $25. Cocktails and beer will be available too. Noon Wednesday, January 1, at the Wharf, 114 SW North River Dr., Miami; 305-906-4000; wharfmiami.com. Admission is free.
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Photo by osseous / Flickr

Food Truck Party in Haulover Park

Start the new year with a family-friendly food truck party. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy music, a bounce house, kids' activities, and food from 15 trucks. They include Smooties, Milk Shake, Tumbao, Bubble Fresh, Moty's Grill, Potato Corner, Beastro Bistro, Sandwich Giuseppe, Amaize You, Red Zeppelin, Kono Pizza Miami, Ze Mexican, BBQ Chef Holmes, Monster Burgers, and Telodigelaoblea. 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, January 1, in Haulover Park, 10800 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-947-3525; miamidade.gov/parks/haulover.asp. Admission is free.
click to enlarge A circus comes to the Wharf. - PHOTO COURTESY OF THE WHARF
A circus comes to the Wharf.
Photo courtesy of the Wharf

Riverside Circus at the Wharf

Acrobats, jugglers, dancers, and mimes will perform along the Miami River this weekend for the Wharf's Riverside Circus. While you enjoy live music and performances, stop by Garcia's for oysters, ceviche, and claws, and peruse the offerings at food trucks such as King of Racks BBQ, La Santa Taquería, and Mojo Donuts. There will also be drink specials. Noon to midnight Thursday, January 2, through Sunday, January 5, at the Wharf Miami, 114 SW North River Dr., Miami; wharfmiami.com. Admission is free, and RSVP is encouraged.