Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Seed Festival, Fooq's & Friends, and White Castle's Crave Mobile

If you're looking for a little me-time before the holidays come crashing through your front door next week, there are plenty of great activities this weekend. Head to the Seed Festival and allow Miami's best chefs to show you that delicious meat-free food exists. Enjoy a French bistro feast at the Fooq's & Friends dinner, or snag a sackful of White Castle burgers. There's even a 5K through Wynwood!

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The White Castle Crave Mobile is in Miami
Living in Miami is damn well close to perfect. Balmy winters, palm trees gently swaying in the breeze, and plenty of activities. The only thing our city is lacking is White Castle. The restaurant chain that sells sliders is somewhat of an addiction with people up north, who miss grabbing a sackful of those soft, tiny burgers. This weekend, however, Miamians will get the opportunity to fill up on White Castle when the company's Crave Mobile stops at Homestead-Miami Speedway for Ford Championship Weekend on Friday, November 20 through Sunday, November 22. The Crave Mobile will sell burgers from the truck all three days from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. The truck will be located at sections 219, 220, and 221 at the track. To get minute by minute updates, follow the Crave Mobile on Twitter @CraveMobile1 #CraveMobile. 
Denny's in Hialeah Celebrates a New Look With Prizes, Freebies, Deals
Denny's in Hialeah (1000 W. 49th St.) has gotten a complete remodeling, complete with updated booths, chairs, and a Hialeah-inspired mural. To celebrate, the restaurant will offer select diner classics at reduced prices from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, November 21, including an Original Grand Slam for $2.99. Denny's is also giving away hundreds of prizes, such as cups of Denny signature blend coffee for a month. 
Seed Festival
More and more, people are adopting a vegan lifestyle, with reasons as varied as the people who decide to eat plant-based foods.Some people want to eat cruelty-free, some seek health benefits, and some people simply want to eat cleaner and simpler. Whether you're a tried and true vegan or you simply like the thought of meatless Mondays, the Seed Festival has your name on it. The festival started this past Wednesday, but really kicks into high gear this weekend with dinners, a grand tasting, and even a 5k run through the streets of Wynwood. Weekend highlights include:

Food Forward Conference Friday, November 20th noon - 5 p.m. We Work, 350 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach
This all day conference includes six workshops covering subjects like food waste, GMOs, organics, feeding our community, and sustainability. Tickets are $50

An Evening with Chef Chad Sarno Friday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. at former Tongue & Cheek location (431 Washington Ave., Miami Beach). Tickets are $130.

Seed Wynwood 5K Run Saturday, November 21 at 8 a.m. Start at Mana Wynwood. Race entry is $25 and includes commemorative shirt, yoga, and meditation. $65 includes race entry and festival entry.

Seed Festival Day and Tasting Village Saturday, November 21 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Mana Wynwood. Tickets are $50 in advance, $55 at the door. VIP ticket $85 in advance, $95 at the door. Children 3-18 $20. Admission includes food, wine, and beer samplings. VIP admission includes VIP room access, open bar, celebrity chef bites, lounge seating, and meet and greet.

Made in Miami Farm to Table Dinner Saturday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. at former Tongue & Cheek location (431 Washington Ave., Miami Beach). Tickets $135 early bird, $140 regular price. 
Enjoy a six course dinner paired with cocktails and craft beer from MIA. chefs include Brad Kilgore, Jeremy Ford, Alex Chang, Jamie DeRosa, Todd Erickson, and Darren Laszlo. 

Mantra Yoga and Brunch Sunday, February 22 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Thompson Miami Beach Hotel. Tickets are $50 early bird, $55 regular price, $60 at the door. 
Start the day with yoga followed by an organic brunch prepared by Amber Antonelli, Julie Frans, Mark Reinfeld and Dewey Losasso. Brunch is paired with a variety of refreshing juices, cocktails and bellinis.

For a complete list of events and to purchase tickets visit seedfoodandwine.com
Fooq's & Friends Dinner Featuring Chef Alex Chang
The Fooq's Miami collaborative dinner series, Fooq's & Friends, kicks off this Sunday, November 22. Chef Alex Chang of Vagabond Restaurant & Bar will take over kitchen duties, while Fooq's owner David Foulquier will serve as honorary sommelier for the evening.The five course sinner will feature a French bistro theme with dishes like ember roasted carrots served with shaved foie, katsuobushi, and mamey and brassicas, served with smoked oyster, reduced whey and bone marrow. Dinner is $65 per person, with wine pairing for an additional $35 and seatings are available at 6:30, 7:30 , and 8:30 p.m. 

The dinner series is ongoing, with different chefs announced regularly. Tickets may be purchased via eventbrite, by emailing? ?david@fooqsmiami.com? or calling (917) 251-4845. ?

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