Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: BLT Sandwich at JugoFresh and Infinite Craft Beer and Wine

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Nothing says April like tax day, which in case you forgot to mark your calendar is this Wednesday. If you've been a good worker bee and got your taxes out of the way already, then pat yourself on the back and treat yourself to over 120 craft beers on Wednesday when Veritage Miami kicks-off with its tasting at Wynwood Walls. You deserve it.

Otherwise you might want to ask for an extension, because there's just too much drinking and eating to be done this week to worry about W2s or 1099s. From JugoFresh's plant-based burger to help you start off the week right, to it going downhill with a swine and wine at Swine dinner followed by two days of back-to-back drinking as much beer and wine as possible, week starts now.  


JugoFresh Says Hello to Summer
JugoFresh is all about keeping things well, fresh. So to kick off the spring and summer seasons, the nutritious eatery has introduced a plethora of new items, including a plant-based BLT (be, laugh, trust) – plant-based coconut jerky with tomato, lettuce, and tahini aioli on Ezekiel bread ($8). Other new items include a summer elixir salad (massaged kale, lemon, spinach, orange, spirulina, cucumber, mint, sunflower seed, cilantro, and turmeric elixir dressing), Marrakesh me (cauliflower, pumpkin seed, carrot, raisin, mint, grey sea salt, and lemon vinaigrette), and black sea salad (massaged kale, lime, sunflower sprout, red pepper, kalamata olive, sun-dried tomato cracker, JugoFresh cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette).


Swine & Wine Supper
By the time Tuesday rolls around you're usually craving some vino. To help you out with that problem Swine has invited in winemaker Carl Von Schubert of Maximum Grunhaus who's bringing with him his fine selection of Rieslings, which chef Jacob Anaya will pair with five-courses. On the menu: smoked Florida shrimp; house-made cold-smoked cobia with pickled radish and compressed mango; 12-hour cooked beef brisket & pork shoulder with Swank Farm fresh beans, roasted corn, and 63-degree duck egg (his specialty); 12-hour slow roasted Flintstone beef rib with smoked potato puree, salt-grilled baby beets and papaya barbecue sauce; and smoked peach cobbler with rum-raisin ice cream. Tickets costs $85 (excluding tax and gratuity). Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.


Veritage Miami 
The four-day culinary extravaganza that raises funds for United Way of Miami-Dade returns for the 20th time, and it's kicking off Wednesday with a craft beer tasting at Wynwood Walls. If you like to drink beer (who doesn't?), this is one suds filled soiree worth checking out. You'll sample over 120 craft brews (most of which are from local breweries) whilst noshing on bites from some of the city's finest eateries. Think Edge Steak & Bar, Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, Quality Meats, and Shake Shack for two hours (7 to 9 p.m.). Tickets costs $55 ($75 for VIP and early admission at 6 p.m.).

Tax Day Relief
Tax season can get the best of you, and with its impending deadline this Wednesday, BLT Prime at the Trump National in Doral and Local House are giving you a little something extra back. Enjoy a tax free lunch at the South Beach eatery The Local House or booze tax relief day away at BLT Prime with half off all alcoholic beverages all day long. It's 5 o'clock somewhere.


Wine Tasting at Merrick Park
Veritage continues its four-day feast with its wine tasting at Merrick Park on Thursday. What better way to get your liver prepped for the weekend than by sampling over 300 labels from over 75 winemakers and producers worldwide? We can't think of any, which is why you should check out this event that in addition to wine, will also have a plethora of food from restaurants who take their vino seriously such as Uvaggio Wine Bar, Cibo Wine Bar, J&G Grill, Toro Toro, BLT Prime, and Merrick Park newcomer Piripi. Yes, there will cheese. Tickets cost $75. Tasting goes from 7 to 9 p.m.

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