Miami's Best Eats and Drinks this Weekend - Gift Guide Edition

We know we keep telling you, but Christmas is, like, almost tomorrow. I mean, it's 11 days away, but that might as well be tomorrow. Have you planned? Have you shopped? Have you stopped to smell the roses?


You don't want to be caught at the eleventh hour scrounging around Walmart for whatever's left. You're better than that. Less than two weeks separates us from the holiday that builds a year's worth of anticipation for children and adults alike. So this weekend guide, we're gonna guide you to food gift salvation.


The day to shop for the food lover on the cheap. $10 or less will make your food-obsessed friends and family members a hot-to-trot gift worthy of, well, 10 bucks. Is there a bacon lover you're shopping for? Skip the usual bacon of the month club membership (trust me, there is such a thing as too much bacon... it's a frightening place). Go instead for the chocolate dipped bacon jerky. Not only will it garner crazy, wild-eyed looks from everyone else, but the person you give it to will be a friend for life. Win win. Know someone who's more into the health sensible scene? Local honey is a great gift for the locavore in your life. And if chocolate dipped bacon and local honey don't do it for you, there are plenty other options.


The day to shop for the food lover that has it all, but wants something better. The great thing about this gift guide is you're kind of almost guaranteed that you'll only have to ever give this gift once. It's not everyday you buy people chicken coups, after all. But if you wanted to, you could, for about $2,000. Or, you can scale it down a bit for a dinner in paradise at Paradise Farms. Think extra local, extra organic, extra fancy for $165 per person. Guys, it's solid proposal material. Step to it. 'Tis the season. And if none of those ideas tickle your fancy, fall back on vino. FIU offers a stellar wine course for $1,295 per pair. It's a great idea for the giftee who would appreciate a little wine education and quality time with [well, hopefully] you.

Also: A new farmers market opened up in South Miami! Check it out at 7701 SW 76th Ave. Call 305-663-0917 for details.


The day to shop for the man in your life who thinks of nothing but food, booze, and you. Men have it rough. They have to put up with the nagging world around them, and, you know, sometimes it gets to be too much. Baby Jeezy's birthday is the perfect time to tell that patient man in your life how much care -- with a little token of appreciation. Few shows are sexier than Mad Men. And, as expected, every man secretly wants to be Don Draper or Roger Sterling. The man in your life should learn how to drink like Don and Roger.

Check out the places we visited this week:

Khong River House Opens December 17: Menu Preview (Photos)

At Pride and Joy, Myron Mixon Wants You to Kiss the Ring

Momi in Brickell: Good Noodles Out of the Gate

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