It's Friday and Ultra is filling Miami with music fans wearing DayGlo bikini tops and little else. If you're going, you'd best be planning for where to eat and drink after (you're going to need energy for the next day).
If you're more into Bermuda shorts than florescent ones, there's a great seafood festival on Sunday and a four-course dinner prepared by Dwyane Wade's personal chef.
Much to do, starting now.
Long Lunch for Locals at the 'Cheek
In a city teeming with tourist traps,Tongue & Cheek keeps it real for locals. Chef/partner Jamie DeRosa gives out free coffee on weekends (because Starbucks don't give a shit when you say you forgot to take money with you on your morning beach walk) and serves up a $10 family meal from 5 - 8 p.m. Now, he's offering a "locals lunch" Tuesday - Friday. From 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., you'll get a two-course meal for only $19. There's an a la carte menu, too, starting at $9. Today seems like a good time to have a long lunch with your co-workers and start the weekend early.
Dwyane Wade's Personal Chef Wants to Cook For You
Call Richard Ingraham the personal chef to the stars. It's a fitting title for a man who prepares meals for some of the greatest sports figures in NFL, MLB, and NBA history including Chris Bosh, Patrick Ewing, and Dwyane Wade. Tonight, he's preparing a four-course dinner, along with the culinary students at Johnson & Wales University. The dinner is part of the school's DVC series and proceeds benefit the school's culinary scholarship fund. Tonight, March 28, enjoy a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., followed by a wine pairing dinner. Tickets are $85. To RSVP call 305-892-7578 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even though you've probably already started partying, Ultra officially starts today. After hours of dancing outside, you're going to be hungry and thirsty. Friends don't let friends eat 711 hot dogs and slices of frozen, reheated pizza. That's why we curated a list of the ten best places to get tasty late night bites. From gourmet sandwiches to a steaming bowl of noodles -- here's where you want to go.
Of course if you've stayed out too late or you're starving on that "walk of shame", Taco Bell is now serving breakfast starting at 7 a.m.
See also: Miami's Ten Best Late-Night Eats
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Seafood....And Eat It
The Deering Seafood festival returns this Sunday, March 30 and local restaurants and fish markets will be serving up all sorts of bounty in the most gorgeous setting ever -- the 420 acre Deering Estate and grounds. Besides stuffing yourself with shrimp, oysters, and crabs, there's an authentic Bahamian Junkanoo parade, an artist lane, and celebrity chef cooking demonstrations. While you're there, check out the grounds and estate, and even take a pontoon ride on Cutler Bay. The festival runs from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and tickets are $15 for adults in advance ($25 at door); kids are $5 (4-14 years); under 4 are free. Purchase tickets at deeringestate.org.