This weekend, New Times' Brew at the Zoo returns, local restaurants host Mother's Day specials, Waffle House opens in Miami Gardens, and the Tank and Edukos celebrate their first anniversaries.
Asian Night Bazaar Dinner at the Setai. This Friday, Jaya at the Setai will launch an extravagant dinner series offering a three-course meal, cocktails, a DJ, and performances by geisha greeters, contortionists, and fire dancers. The tasting menu will include a variety of options, such as tuna tartare, vegetable tempura, lamb chops, and vegetable green curry. A small-bites menu will be available at each of the hotel’s bars for those who wish to forgo a full sit-down experience. 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays at the Setai, 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 855-923-7899; thesetaimaimibeach.com. Reservations are suggested. Cost is $75 per person.
New Times' Brew at the Zoo at Zoo Miami. The ninth-annual New Times' Brew at the Zoo will take over Zoo Miami this Saturday for an evening of beer, music, fun, and wild things. From 8 to 11 p.m., more than 100 beers will be offered for your enjoyment. General-admission tickets ($40 in advance, $50 at the gate) include entry to the event at 8 p.m., unlimited beer samples, free entrance to Zoo Miami that day, and a live performance by A Flock of Seagulls. Beer lovers can also opt for the VIP experience ($80 in advance, $90 at the gate), which includes entry at 7 p.m. and access to a special area that comes with perks such as full-size beer pours as well as spirits and wine samplings. In addition, VIP ticketholders will enjoy food samplings from some of Miami's best-loved eateries. 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St., Miami; 305-251-0400; zoomiami.org. Tickets cost $40 to $90 via newtimesbrewatthezoo.com.
One-Year Jam at Edukos. Join the Little Havana restaurant in celebrating its first anniversay with a 12-course menu collaboration between Edukos and downtown Miami's Fooq's. Tickets include unlimited beer while you feast on a dozen dishes, six of which will be vegetarian-friendly. There will also be an Edukos-inspired beer made by Nightlife Brewing, as well as beer pong and Jenga. 1 to 5 p.m. at Edukos, 1701 W Flagler St., Miami; $55 via eatup.events.
First Anniversary at the Tank Brewing Co. A year after opening its tasting room to the public, the Tank is ready to celebrate with a day full of festivities this Saturday. Expect exclusive beer releases, discounts on cigars, a live painting session by local artist Atomiko, and plenty of beats by DJ Le Spam and the Cuban son band Cortadito. Attendees can also participate in a raffle whose prizes include Atomiko art, a box of Plasencia cigars, and Tank-branded swag. Receive one raffle ticket for every $15 spent with the option to buy additional tickets with your server. Drawings will take place randomly throughout the night. 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Tank, 5100 NW 72nd Ave., Miami; thetankbrewing.com. Admission is free.
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Mother's Day Brunch. We want only the best when it comes to Mom. Though mothers come in many shapes and sizes, we can all agree that a good brunch brimming with red velvet dainties and bottomless champagne makes for the perfect Mother's Day celebration. Say thank you to the woman (or women) who raised you by treating her to one of Miami's top brunches. Reservations are strongly suggested, and gratuity is not included.
Mother's Day Treats. Indulge Mom's sweet tooth with an array of treats. Local shops are offering sugar, spice, and everything nice, from sprinkled cookie-dough hearts to boozy chocolate ice cream. Grab one of these stunning treats to wow Mom. Preordering is recommended.
Miami-Dade's First Waffle House Opens in Miami Gardens. It's time for smothered hash browns and double chocolate chip waffles. Miami-Dade's first Waffle House is now open at 19675 NW Second Ave. The iconic breakfast spot, known for late-night comfort food and boisterous customers, has been in the works for about two years, and it's finally here. 19675 NW Second Ave., Miami Gardens; wafflehouse.com.