Happy Friday, Miami. Enjoy what's new in town, from National Doughnut Day specials at shops such as the Salty Donut and Mojo Donuts, to Miami's inaugural cider festival, a night swim at the Hyde, and oysters, pizza, and prosecco at Macchialina.
National Doughnut Day at Various Locations
All day Friday, June 2
Happy National Doughnut Day, a 78-year-old holiday established by the Salvation Army in 1938 to commemorate "doughnut lassies," women volunteers sent to France during World War I to help distribute the treats in an effort to make soldiers feel more at home. That translates to specials on plenty of doughnuts. Here's a rundown of local favorites and the deals they offer.
In-Cider Fest at the Spillover
2 p.m. Saturday, June 3
This Saturday, join the Spillover for Miami's first-ever cider festival. The event will offer specialty cider and mead selections from Accomplice Ciderworks, Broski Brothers Cider, Garagiste, Green Bench, Original Sin, and Rekorderlig. Enjoy raffles every hour, live music, fresh seafood, and limited-release ciders and meads. Admission is free.
Backyard Beach Bash at the Surfcomber
5 p.m. Saturday, June 3
Hang out on the sand this Saturday during the Surfcomber's sundown beachside music fiesta. The event will feature live performances by Afro-funk band Palo!, plus discounted tiki drinks and small bites by the Social Club's executive chef, Blair Wilson. Admission is free, but RSVP is required via eventbrite.com.
Hyde Night Swim at the SLS South Beach
4 p.m. Sunday, June 4
This Sunday, swim under the stars when Hyde Beach in South Beach debuts its monthly Hyde Night Swim. The hotel's poolside will host a late-afternoon party that will extend into the late evening. Expect water performers, group cocktail specials, and shots offered out of snorkels.
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Pizza, Oysters, and Prosecco at Macchialina
Sunday, June 4, through the end of the summer
On June 4, Miami Beach's rustic Italian eatery Macchialina launches O.P.P. Sundays, a series offering oysters, pizza, and prosecco that will run through the summer. Pizza will be sold by the pie, priced at $22 each, with only a limited number available each week. Varieties include traditional tomato, mozzarella, and basil margherita; 18-month-old prosciutto di parma; and sausage and peppers. Toppings will vary each week. Guests can also enjoy Kumamoto oysters, which hail from the Pacific Coast and are known for their slightly sweet, briny taste. Choose a half-dozen straight up for $18, or go for the half-dozen dressed oysters ($22), which showcase Pirolo's creativity with flavors, such as burrata with pickled strawberries, lime and smoked pineapple, and smoked onion mignonette. "You think at first it isn't going to work, but it really does," he says. Then, of course, there's bubbly for $8 a glass.
Exclusive Impero Burger Still Available at Pizza & Burger
Through the end of June
Though National Burger Month has come and gone, Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina has decided to still offer the exclusive Impero burger, created by Food Network’s Chopped judge Scott Conant. Inspired by modern Italian flavors, the $24 burger piles two dry-aged patties, pickled mustard-seed sauce, truffle aioli, fontina cheese, lettuce, and tomato onto a sesame-seed brioche bun. Fifteen percent of sales of the Impero will benefit Keep Memory Alive. The burger will be available for dinner through the end of June.