This weekend, the Spillover in Coconut Grove launches its happy hour; Mojo Donuts & Fried Chicken hosts a viewing party for Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives; the Leah Arts District brings back 305 Day with music, food, and cafecitos; and some Miami-area restaurants offer specials to benefit the Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund.
The Spillover Launches Affordable Happy Hour in the Grove. The Coconut Grove seafood joint will launch a new happy hour this Friday, March 2. Kick back and enjoy affordable boozy beverages and snacks from its perch within Mayfair in the Grove. The eatery offers $1 oysters and a menu of $5 small bites and appetizers, including snapper scraps and Buffalo heirloom cauliflower. Select draft beers cost $4, and wine is buy one, get one free. All cocktails cost only $7 each, from margaritas to coladas and Moscow mules. 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the Spillover, 2911 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove; 305-456-5723; thespillovermiami.com. RSVP via eventbrite.com. Thereafter, happy hour will be offered 3 to 7 p.m. every Monday through Friday.
Food Network Viewing Party at Mojo Donuts & Fried Chicken. Tonight, Mojo Donuts will debut on celebrity chef Guy Fieri's Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. It's the first doughnut shop to appear in the series' 28 seasons, which takes road trips throughout America in search of the nation's most underrated but incredibly delicious local spots. To celebrate, the shop will host a viewing party with free samples of warm, freshly baked glazed doughnuts and scoops of Sweet Melody Ice Cream. 8:15 p.m. Friday, March 2, at 8870 Bird Rd., Miami; 305-223-6656; mojodonuts.com. Admission is free with RSVP via eventbrite.com.
Parkland Pride Cocktail at Tap 42 to Benefit Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund. In the wake of the Stoneman Douglas shooting, South Floridians continue to grapple with the reality of such grim events. While many seek relief through protest and social media, cathartic efforts continue to pop up throughout our community. One of them is Tap 42's Parkland Pride. The cocktail, made with Ketel One vodka, blackberry purée, lemon, and thyme, is available March 1 through 14 at Tap 42's locations in Coral Gables, midtown Miami, Boca Raton, and Fort Lauderdale. The Parkland Pride costs $9, and 100 percent of its proceeds go directly to the Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund: the GoFundMe page created by the Broward Education Foundation earlier this month. The fund will provide financial support to victims and their families as they travel the tough road ahead. Various locations; tap42.com.
Tarpon River Brewing. To support the Parkland community, Tarpon River Brewing created Parkland Pale Ale. One dollar from every pint will benefit the Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific shooting. The brew has a bright citrus aroma with a creamy body and a pleasant hoppy finish. Parkland Pale Ale costs $6 per pint and will be served until the tap runs dry. 280 SW Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-353-3193; tarponriverbrewing.com.
Biscayne Bay Brewing. Drink up, Miami. Biscayne Bay Brewing will release its second new beer of 2018, the Tropical Bay IPA. The 6.5 percent ABV is a hazy Northeast-style India Pale Ale with medium bitterness and a noticeable tropical fruit flavor. To celebrate, on Saturday, March 3, the brewery will host Tropical Bay Day, complete with cold beer, live music, games, giveaways, and food trucks. Tropical Bay IPA will be available for $5 a pour. 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Biscayne Bay Brewing, 8000 NW 25th St., #500, Doral; 305-381-5718; biscaynebaybrewing.com.
305 Day Block Party by 3:05 Cafecito. The Leah Arts District's 305 Day Block Party will return Sunday, March 4. For the fifth year in a row, the free outdoor block party will bring together the Miami community for live music, games, food, drinks, and, of course, cafecitos. New murals in the Leah Arts District are expected to be revealed. 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at the Leah Arts District, 1501 E. Tenth Ave., Hialeah; leahartsdistrict.org. Admission is free with RSVP via eventbrite.com.
Toronto's Planta Opens in Miami Beach. Planta, a Toronto restaurant that offers plant-based meals and burgers, is now open in Miami Beach. Expect items similar to those at the flagship in Canada. Dishes include cauliflower tots, plant-based crab cakes, a burger, coconut ceviche, and an "18-carrot" dog. The restaurant also offers a vegetable sushi bar and cold-pressed cocktails. 850 Commerce St., Miami Beach; 305-397-8513; plantarestaurants.com.
The Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC), which was expected to close February 26, has extended its stay in Miami Beach through April 29. MOIC reps say this will be the absolute final extension in Miami. The museum has welcomed upward of 100,000 visitors to taste, smell, touch, and photograph a collection of ice-cream paraphernalia. If you haven't had a chance to visit, the attraction is more comparable to an Instagram amusement park than a traditional museum. With sold-out runs in other cities, the Museum of Ice Cream expects a similar turnout for its third extension in Miami Beach. Tickets are available online only. Wednesday through Monday through April 29 in the Faena District, 3400 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 855-258-0719; museumoficecream.com. Tickets cost $38 via museumoficecream.com/miami.