Happy Black Friday! If you're reading this from your phone in line at Best Buy, you're not alone. There is, however, much more to life than shopping. There's food and drink. So, take a break from the mall to enjoy some holiday cheer with friends.
Weekend starts now!
Friday Night Karaoke at Schnebly Redland's Winery & Brewery
Spend the night singing to your favorite songs while sipping tropical fruit wines and fresh craft beer. From 7 to 11 p.m., Schnebly hosts karaoke with American Idol's Todd. Visit schneblywinery.com.
Concrete Beach Sampling at Vintage Liquors
Vintage Liquors (1836 SW Third Ave., Miami) will host a Concrete Beach beer tasting Saturday, November 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. Stop in and enjoy tastings of Stiltsville, Rica, and Concrete's holiday release, Deck the Walls.
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Sunday Brunch at Sweet Liberty
Sweet Liberty is the perfect place to get your boozy brunch on. Start with a passionfruit cinnamon Bellini ($10) or an espresso martini ($12) (or both) before getting down to business — eggs. Whether you choose the smoked duck Benny ($19), the chilaquiles ($16), or something sweeter like stuffed French toast ($14), it's the perfect marriage of friends, food, and cocktails. Brunch is served Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.
The Last Ingredient at Faena
Sunday, November 27, the culinary world merges with art at the Faena District for the Last Ingredient, a combination parade, performing arts event, and culinary happening. The procession begins promptly at 3 p.m. at the Faena Arts District at the Faena Hotel Miami Beach and lasts until 6 p.m. Artist Miralda has created a performance honoring seven of South Florida's historic food staples — maize, sweet potato, pineapple, palm cabbage, conch, turkey, and alligator — through visual, performing, and culinary arts. Participating chefs include Francis Mallmann, Paul Qui, Zak Stern, Jeff McInnins, David Chung, Deme Lomas, and Jose Mendin, who will all create a menu featuring one of the ingredients to be served. The banquet will also include large sculptures, drink stands, and performers dressed as utensils (in an apparent nod to Disney's Beauty and the Beast). In addition, food trucks will be onsite to serve fare. Admission is free, and attendees are asked to arrive at 2 p.m.