This weekend, Shake That: Milkshake Lab opens in downtown Miami, Ralph Pagano's Naked Lunch closes, and Cao
Shake That: Milkshake Lab Pops Up in Downtown Miami. Beginning Friday, a pop-up milkshake bar inside downtown Miami's Freshko Gourmet will whip up frozen treats while eliminating waste. Shake That: Milkshake Lab, created by former Miami Culinary Institute students Michael Kelsey and Carlos Ortiz, features creative milk-based drinks using already-stocked ingredients at Freshko, such as bananas, caramel, and Nutella. Highlights include Oreo, Nutella tiramisu, and the Miami Heat with strawberry and pineapple. The menu will also feature a rotating flavor called the "Lab Test." Regardless of ingredients, all shakes cost about $8. For now, the pop-up is expected to run through late September or early October. 228 SE First St., Miami; 305-415-2001; instagram.com/shakethatmia.
Ralph Pagano's Naked Lunch Closes. Naked Lunch, Ralph Pagano's old-school deli and diner inside the University of Miami Life Science & Technology Park, will serve free lunch to all of its regulars on Friday before the restaurant closes. The weekday-only spot, which opened in April 2015, was known for an eclectic all-day menu, featuring falafel and chicken shawarma sandwiches, alongside ceviche, lamb meatballs, mezze platters, and poke bowls. 1951 NW Seventh Ave., Miami; 305-307-5889. The restaurant will close after lunch service on Friday, July 27.
Peruvian Independence Day at Pisco y Nazca. Celebrate with half-off pisco sours on Saturday. The restaurant's Kendall and Doral locations will also host Independence Day parties complete with a "
Joe's Stone Crab Closes for Season. If you want one last chance to get your Joe's Stone Crab fix, make plans to visit the century-old Miami Beach icon this weekend, because Joe's Stone Crab will close for the season after service this Saturday. Joe's will be open through Sunday beginning at 5 p.m. at the bar and 6 p.m. in the dining room. As always, the restaurant takes no reservations, so grab a cocktail and prepare to wait. It's worth it. 11 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 800-780-2722; joesstonecrab.com. Joe's Take Away open August 1 and remain in service through mid-October.
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Cao Chocolates' Summer Brunch at Patch of Heaven Sanctuary. Brunch will get a little sweeter this weekend as Cao
National Chicken Wing Day at Duffy's. Score half off when you order ten of Duffy's jumbo wings. The special, which is valid on bone-in, jumbo wings, is available all day Sunday. Pair an order of wings with two-for-one happy hour cocktails, wine, or beer. All day Sunday, July 29, at Duffy's, various locations; duffysmvp.com.