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Boozy granitas
Boozy granitas
Courtesy of La Centrale

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Guava Beer, Summer in Sicily Pop-Up, and Pastelito and Beer

This weekend, La Centrale offers a build-your-own cannoli bar and a boozy granita cart at its Summer in Sicily pop-up, MIA Beer Co. hosts a pastelito and beer pairing, the Abbey Brewing Company celebrates its 23rd anniversary, and Night Owl Cookies serves sweets at its massive new location Southwest Miami-Dade.

Do-it-yourself cannolis
Do-it-yourself cannolis
Courtesy of La Centrale

Summer in Sicily Pop-Up at La Centrale. La Centrale's Summer in Sicily pop-up kicked off this week. Through the end of August, the food hall's first-floor caffè will be transformed into a Sicilian carnival, offering a host of treats and fun activations Monday through Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, the caffè will revert back to its original form, serving weekend brunch. A large neon sign welcomes guests to "Summer in Sicily," where they can take selfies in the photo booth, enjoy cotton candy, and shop for Sicilian foods and merchandise. A build-your-own cannoli bar provides 15 toppings and fillings that range from traditional mascarpone cream to Pop Rocks, as well as a 24-karat gold-leaf shell. Cannolis start at $4.45, but opt for the golden cannoli ($9.95) for the perfect summer Instagram moment. The highlight, though, is the boozy granita cart, serving brain-freeze versions of favorite Italian cocktails such as Aperol spritzes and negronis. A full cup costs $10, and nonalcoholic versions are available. 601 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-720-2401; lacentralemiami.com. Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. through August.

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Guava Beer, Summer in Sicily Pop-Up, and Pastelito and BeerEXPAND
Courtesy of Night Owl Cookie Co.

Night Owl Cookies Opens in Southwest Miami-Dade. Located on SW Eighth Street, about five minutes from Florida International University's Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Night Owl's 2,000-square-foot store and production facility is now open. Painted in cotton-candy colors and splashed with Miami-inspired murals including pink flamingos and a hot-pink skyline with an orange sunset, Night Owl's new location services until the wee hours of the morning for pickup and delivery. Weighing in around four and a half ounces, each cookie is priced at $2. Offering more than 50 rotating flavors, owner Andrew Gonzalez expects to bake upward of 30,000 a week inside the new store. 10534 SW Eighth St., Miami; nightowlcookieco.com.

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Guava Beer, Summer in Sicily Pop-Up, and Pastelito and Beer
Photo by Amadeus McCaskill

Pastelito and Beer Pairing at MIA Beer Co. Pastelito Papi will provide the eats, including picadillo, frita, and apple pie varieties, as well as a limited-edition ham croqueta pastelito collaboration with Masa Craft 305; while MIA Beer will whip up the craft beers. Each ticket includes one of each pastelito flavor and four five-ounce local beers. 1 p.m. Saturday at MIA Beer Co., 10400 NW 33rd St., Suite 150, Doral; mia.beer. Tickets cost $23.05; RSVP to carlos@mia.beer.

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Guava Beer, Summer in Sicily Pop-Up, and Pastelito and Beer
Courtesy of Biscayne Bay Brewing Company

Guava Beer at Biscayne Bay Brewing Company. Quench your thirst during a hot summer weekend with Biscayne Bay Brewing Company's Guayabazo IPA. Blended with a couple hundred pounds of guava, it's available until supplies last. 8000 NW 25th St., Doral; 305-381-5718; biscaynebaybrewing.com.

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Guava Beer, Summer in Sicily Pop-Up, and Pastelito and Beer
Courtesy of the Abbey Brewing Company

23rd Anniversary Party at the Abbey Brewing Company. One of Miami's longest-running bars, that serves its own brews, celebrate the Abbey's 23rd anniversary this Sunday. Indulge in an entire day of $6 craft beers, shots, and mixed drinks, as well as a free pig roast. Don't miss happy hour from 11 a.m. to noon too, and there's no cover. 11 a.m. Sunday at the Abbey Brewing Company, 1115 16th St., Miami Beach; abbeybrewinginc.com. Admission is free.

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