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Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Oysters, Khong, and Hialeah Now


Next weekend starts Memorial Day, so this weekend is all about chilling out and enjoying some low-cost fun. From oysters for a buck to a street party in Hialeah, we've got food and fun for everyone.

Weekend starts now!
Miami Shores Fundraiser for Zoe Kolloras
On April 19, local Miami PR professional and blogger Rebecca Kolloras died at the age of 45. The Miami Shores resident had been dealing with Type 1 diabetes for most of her life. Now, the community that she lived in is hosting a fundraiser to benefit her 10 year-old daughter, Zoe. On Saturday, May 16 from 3 - 5 p.m., NE 98th Street and NE 2nd Ave. will turn into a block party, with Miami Shores shops and restaurants like Enchanting Creations and Mr. Pasta participating. The event, hosted by Primal Fit's Matt Pack, costs $10 for a wristband, which gets you unlimited bites from local restaurants. All proceeds will benefit this little girl who lost her mom. For more information, contact Matt Pack at (305) 392-0624.
Typsy Mermaid Returns
Coconut Grove's pop-up oyster bar returns this weekend, this time at a different location. The Typsy Mermaid hs moved toThe Improv at the Streets of Mayfair. This weekend, May 14-16, from 4 - 9 p.m. each day, come out and enjoy oysters, lobster rolls, $8 house bubbly, and Belgian ales on the outdoor patio. Get there early and enjoy one dollar oysters from 4 - 5 p.m.
RA Sushi
Last Call for Khong
Khong River House is closing its South Beach location on Saturday, May 16. The good news? 50 Eggs' CEO John Kunkel plans on reopening the restaurant that specializes in Thai street food somewhere in the MiMo District and introduce a new concept in the Lincoln Road space. With that said, if you want one last taste of chef Patricia Yeo's cuisine, you've got two more days to grab a heaping bowl of boat noodles.
Hialeah Now
The Miami arts scene continues to grow and expand, with artists continually finding new influences from South Florida's various neighborhoods. From Wynwood to Little Haiti, galleries and work spaces are springing up. Now, it's Hialeah's turn. The city is showcasing its Hialeah artist live/work district this Sunday, May 17 at the Hialeah Now block party, located at 1501 E. 10 Ave. From 4 - 8 p.m.,  see murals by NM Salgar; Trek6; Junk Lainz; Abstrk; Atomik; DerickG; Diana Contreras; Don Rimx; and Ernesto Maranje, and enjoy food trucks Daddy’s Grill, Mr. Good Stuff, Taco Fresh,Velvet Creme Doughnuts, and Zombie Ice. A Pincho Factory pop-up and free Heineken from 4 -5 p.m. deals the deal. 

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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.
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