Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Wynwood's Love for Locals and Half-Priced Steak

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Happy Friday!  

This weekend is all about supporting the shops, restaurants, galleries, and bars of Wynwood. The Wynwood Yard has reopened and is celebrating with a customer-appreciation party, while many of the neighborhood's establishments are showing "Love for Locals" through discounts and freebies now through Sunday.

This Saturday, head out to the first Wynwood 5th Ave. block party, with free entertainment.

Finally, STK opens in downtown Miami, offering 50 percent off your check.

Weekend starts now!
Wynwood's Love for Locals Promotion
Miami's Wynwood neighborhood is seeing a downturn in tourist dollars thanks to the Zika outbreak. But locals are still eating, drinking, and shopping in South Florida's most artistic neighborhood. That's why Wynwood business owners have decided to show their appreciation by implementing the Love for Locals promotion. This weekend, many of the neighborhood's favorite places — including Wynwood Brewing Company, Panther Coffee, J. Wakefield Brewing, Wood Tavern, and Wynwood Walls — are offering discounts and freebies to locals. Check out the list of great deals here.
Della Test Kitchen's Customer-Appreciation Party
Della Test Kitchen and the Wynwood Yard reopened this past Wednesday after being closed for a week to protect the outdoor venue's patrons from possible Zika-carrying mosquitoes. Now they're ready to throw a party to thank loyal customers for sticking by them. Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m., enjoy free samples of Della's newest plant-based goodies, such as like the dalé bowl, chilled mamey custard, and spiced cacao frappé. In addition, all bowls are 20 percent off. The Wynwood Yard is also hosting fun family activities such as a garden tour, a garden salad demo by chef Julie Frans, and a drum circle with an African-movement session. Kids will enjoy the princess sing-along with Pookie, face painting with Lily, and Hula-Hooping with Ashley. Visit thewynwoodyard.com for a complete schedule of events and to read the FAQ about what the Yard has done to repel mosquitoes. 
First Wynwood 5th Ave. Block Party
Wynwood is alive and well. To prove it, Wynwood 5th Ave. is hosting its first block party this Saturday, August 13. Starting at 5 p.m., part of NW Fifth Avenue and NW 25th Street will be closed to vehicular traffic and turned into a party zone complete with music, live bands, and DJs. From 5 to 7 p.m., enjoy half off cocktails at this free event. 
Free and Reduced Parking in Wynwood
Even the Miami Parking Authority is showing some love for Wynwood folks by offering two hours of free parking to those who visit the area. The free two-hour parking will remain in effect through August 31 at 11:59 p.m. Additionally, the Parking Authority is offering a $3 flat rate for parking during this Saturday's Wynwood Art Walk. The parking area extends from the railroad tracks on the east to NW Sixth Avenue on the west and from NW 20th Street on the south to NW 29th Street on the north.
STK Miami Opens With "Friends With Benefits" Discount of 50 Percent Off
STK Miami has officially opened at the Me by Melia hotel (1100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami). To celebrate, the modern steakhouse is offering every table a 50 percent "Friends With Benefits" discount. The offer is good now through September 1. To make a reservation, visit stkhouse.com or call 305-722-7888.  

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