Happy National Doughnut Day! Let's hope you're celebrating right now by dunking one into your coffee while you're reading this. The workweek was a short one, and it's already time for another great Miami weekend. There's much to do.
GastroPod's Jeremiah Bullfrog's Duck, Duck, Goose challenges a dozen Miami chefs to get creative with duck and foie gras; the Freehand turns into Drink Miami Hostel; and National Eggs Benedict Day is this weekend. You can even find a new gig at the Aldi job fair.
Weekend starts now!
Miami and Uber have been together for two years, and to celebrate, Uber is taking everyone out for coffee. Today, June 3, simply request Uber Cafecito on demand on your Uber app from 1 to 4 p.m., and you'll get an afternoon java jolt courtesy of Uber and La Carreta (offer good in Miami-Dade only). Tomorrow, June 4, from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m., use Uber Pool and your ride costs only $2!
National Doughnut Day
Stop by any Krispy Kreme shop today and receive a free doughnut just for asking. Dunkin' Donuts is also offering a free doughnut with any beverage purchase. Celebrate the doughnut tonight with the Salty Donut at the Anderson, where a special doughnut-themed cocktail will be unveiled.
Duck Duck Goose
Join chef Jeremiah Bullfrog and 11 other chefs for Duck, Duck, Goose this Saturday, June 4. From 5 to 9 p.m., Wynwood's GastroPod location
will be filled with delicious duck dishes, extravagant foie gras, and lots of bubbly. Tickets cost $59 and include food, drinks, and entertainment by a live jazz trio. Visit eventbrite.com
Drink Miami Hostel
This Saturday, June 4, from 1 to 4 p.m., check into the Drink Miami Hostel at the Freehand Miami.
You'll be handed a 24-page passport and let loose to explore 17 rooms — each filled with spirits and cocktails from brands such as
Absolut Elyx, Afrohead, Ancho Reyes, Atlantico, Avion, Bacardi, Dillon’s Distillers, Disaronno, Dos Maderas, Fernet Branca, Herradura, High West, Jägermeister, Jameson Black Barrel, Jameson Caskmates, Milagros, Montelobos, Old Forester, Peroni, Richland Rum, Reyka, Rum Diplomatico, Tequila Chamucos, the Irishman, Toki, Tullamore D.E.W., Williams Humbert, and Zucca. Tickets for Drink Miami Hostel cost $35 in advance and $45 at the door. Purchase them at mixstir.com
Aldi Job Fair
Aldi provides a no-frills shopping experience, but working there offers lots of extras, such as health insurance benefits, dental coverage, a good salary, and participation in the company's 401(k) program. Store associates start at $12 per hour, shift managers make $16 per hour, and manager trainees make $55,000 per year with the potential to earn up to $80,000 as a store manager. If you're interested, Aldi will host a job fair Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 19650 S. Dixie Hwy. in Cutler Bay. You must be 18 or older to apply and have a high-school diploma or GED. Retail experience is preferred (managerial experience is preferred for manager trainees), and the company will conduct drug screenings and a background check on new employees.