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Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: LuckyRice, Wynwood Yard, P.I.G.

Miami's festival season is in full swing, with a host of parties for your eating and drinking pleasure.

This weekend, LuckyRice returns to Miami Beach, P.I.G. celebrates pork, and Coral Gables hosts its own wine and food festival. Plus the much-anticipated Wynwood Yard opens.

The weekend starts now!

LuckyRice Festival
LuckyRice returns to the Raleigh Hotel with a Latin meets Asian theme. On Friday, November 13, from 8:30 to 11 p.m., enjoy the grand feast, where participating restaurants like Alter, Barley, Cleo, Dragonfly, Hakkasan, J&G Grill, Katsuya, Lure Fishbar, Phuc Yea, Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill, SushiSamba, the Bazaar by José Andrés, and more will tempt you with bites paired with cocktails featuring Bombay Sapphire East Gin. General admission tickets are $88, VIP are $150 and get you into the party at 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets at

The Coral Gables Food, Wine, and Spirits Festival
Coral Gables' own food festival takes over Giralda Avenue between Ponce De Leon Boulevard and LeJeune Road, on November 14 and 15 for two days of fun, wine, and bites under several giant tents. The weekend event offers five featured sectors including a culinary area, beer garden, wine and spirits tent, and a VIP pavilion. The weekend will include live seminars and demonstrations. General admission is $39 for one day and includes samples (food vendors will also be selling food). A VIP ticket costs $200 for one day and includes beer, wine, and spirits. A two-day VIP pass is $300. Seniors 65 and older, military personnel with proper ID and anyone holding a discount pass from a cooperating retailer or sponsor can get $5 off ticket purchases at the door. Only one $5 discount per adult ticket. All discounts apply to general admission only. It's open Saturday, November 14, from 4 to 10 p.m. and Sunday, November 15, from 1 to 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance at or at the festival (cash only on site). 

The Wynwood Yard Opens
The Wynwood Yard, a pop-up event space and culinary incubator, celebrates its grand opening on Saturday, November 14. Located at 70 NW 29 St., Wynwood Yard features four food trucks, green space, live music, cocktails, and a special performance by Alma Dance Theater. Four food trucks will offer unique cuisine including the Arabian Knife (Middle Eastern), Myumi (Japanese Omakase sushi), Della Test Kitchen (globally-inspired plant-based dishes), and Vibe 305 (a food truck operated by young men from Empowered Youth, under the culinary guidance of chef Bradley Kilgore). 

Special VIP admission is at 6 p.m. ($40), which includes an intimate first look at Wynwood Yard, complimentary bites and a celebratory toast. At 7:30 p.m., the space opens to the public with free admission. For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets for the VIP event, visit

P.I.G. 6
Gatropod's Jeremiah Bullfrog presents his sixth P.I.G. (Pork Is Good), a bonanza of porcine flesh on Sunday, November 15, from 3 to 7 p.m. at GastroPod in Wynwood. This year, a stellar lineup of chefs will offer up their finest including William Crandall (Izzy's Fish & Oyster), Patrick Rebholz (Quality Meats), Todd Erickson (Haven), Brad Kilgore (Alter), Michael Pirolo (Macchialina and Bazi), Giorgio Rapicavoli (Eating House), Josh Gripper (The Dutch), Steve Santana (Taquiza), Aaron Brooks (Edge Steak & Bar), Giselle Pinto (Sugar Yummy Mama), and more. Tickets are $50 and include all the pig you can eat and admission to the after-party at Blackbird Ordinary. For tickets, visit
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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
Contact: Laine Doss