Things To Do

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Whiskey Dinner, Clam Bake, and St. Patrick's Day

Start the week with lunch in Wynwood at Beaker & Gray. Nosh on salads and sandwiches, including the mizzuna with glass noodles, tiger shrimp, chayote, celery, and tangerine, or the tempura grouper with pickled shallots.

Tuesday, American Social will host a four-course whiskey dinner with the Macallan, and Wednesday, Izzy's Fish & Oyster Bar will throw its first clam bake, which will run every Wednesday through April 6. 

End the week green with a St. Paddy's Day celebration at local restaurants and bars such as Kitchen 305, American Social, and Whole Foods Coral Gables.


Beaker & Gray Launches Lunch Today
Beginning today, Wynwood eatery Beaker & Gray will offer lunch service. Menu items include salads ($12 to $14) such as the signature B&G with avocado, palm hearts, queso fresco, and cilantro lime dressing, and the mizzuna with glass noodles, tiger shrimp, chayote, celery, and tangerine. Sandwiches ($14 to $16) include tempura grouper with pickled shallots, and báhn mì with smoked pork pâté, Gruyère, chili aioli, and pickled watermelon rind. Or try a bowl ($14 to $21) with shrimp, chicken, or Wagyu skirt steak. Lunch is served Monday through Friday noon to 4 p.m. For more information, visit

The Ides of Macallan Dinner at American Social Brickell
Learn the perfect way to pair whiskey and food when American Social Brickell and the Macallan join forces to host a four-course dinner. Executive chef Chris Palmer will lead guests through a night of flavors marrying classic American fare and whiskey-centric drinks. Tickets cost $95.94 per person. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit
Tavern Tastemakers Cocktail Hour at Cypress Tavern
Experience the Tavern bar and its new spirits at happy hour Tuesday through Friday. From 6 to 7 p.m., take advantage of $10 cocktails inspired by Tavern Tastemakers, an online video series featuring one-on-one interviews with Miami’s movers and shakers. Each episode is hosted by Ocean Drive editor in chief Jared Shapiro, and the series runs through May 31, meaning each interviewee will have a special cocktail crafted in his or her honor and rolled out in the restaurant to mark the airing of new episodes. For more information, call 305-520-5197.  

Clam Bake Wednesdays at Izzy's Fish & Oyster
This Wednesday night, Izzy's will launch a weekly clam bake, bringing New England summer flair to Miami Beach. The clam bake will include fresh regional seafood, such as clams, lobster, mussels, and shrimp, combined with potatoes, corn, and chorizo and steamed in a broth using seaweed and fresh herbs. All meals end with a cup of New England's very own Ben & Jerry's ice cream. It's served family style for $35 per person. Dinner runs from 6 to 11 p.m., and the offer lasts through Wednesday, April 6. For more information, call 305-397-8843. 

St. Patrick's Day
Celebrate St. Paddy's Day at a bevy of Miami restaurant and bars. Kitchen 305 will offer specialty cocktails, beers, and Irish-themed concoctions such as $6 green beer, $9 Irishpolitans, $5 Irish cream shots, $9 baby Guinness shots, and spiked $9 Irish coffee. For $17, diners can complement their green drinks with a traditional meal of corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes. At American Social Brickell, find green Bud Light for $5, Jameson for $6, Jameson mules for $8, and Guinness drafts for $6. At Whole Foods Coral Gables, take advantage of bar specials such as $1 Guinness stout bottles, $1 Harp Irish lager, $5 Irish grilled cheese, $6 Dubliner sandwiches, and $9 bangers 'n' mash with brown gravy. 

Miami Music Week Menu at Area 31
The Epic Hotel’s Area 31, located on the 16th floor, will offer a special menu for musicgoers. Crafted by executive chef Wolfgang Birk, the poolside menu will feature a selection of appetizers such as mini ahi tuna tacos ($16) with avocado, ginger confit, pickled vegetables, and cilantro; an Epic burger ($16) with smoked bacon; and a churrasco wrap ($19) with grilled skirt steak, seasonal greens, and lime vinaigrette. Drinks will range from coconut water to Juicera fresh-pressed juice. Bottle service will also be available. For more information, visit

Follow Clarissa Buch on Twitter
KEEP MIAMI NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Clarissa Buch Zilberman is a writer and editor, with her work appearing in print and digital titles worldwide.
Contact: Clarissa Buch