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Stone Crabs, Hogwharf, and More Food Events in Miami This Weekend

Stone crab season has returned.
Stone crab season has returned. Photo courtesy of Joe's Stone Crab
This weekend, stone crab season returns to Miami with the reopening of Joe's in Miami Beach. Plus, get schooled at Hogwharf, and Yardbird in Miami Beach celebrates ten years with a menu of throwback dishes.
click to enlarge Stone crab, stone crab, stone crab, stone crab, stone crab! - PHOTO COURTESY OF JOE'S STONE CRAB
Stone crab, stone crab, stone crab, stone crab, stone crab!
Photo courtesy of Joe's Stone Crab

Joe's Stone Crab Opens This Weekend

On Friday, Joe's Stone Crab opens for its 108th season. The Miami Beach restaurant, which has been around longer than the city in which it resides, opens for dinner at 5 p.m. sharp, with the bar opening at 4 p.m. for people who want to get a leg up on securing a table (and a drink while they wait). If you're still wary about dining in, Joe's Take Away, located right next door, serves the same stone crabs to-go. Order claws and sides and take them one block to the beach for the ultimate social distancing picnic. 11 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-0365; Opens for the season on Friday, October 15, for dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Open for lunch starting Saturday, October 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.and then Thursday through Sunday thereafter (closed for lunch Monday through Wednesday). Joe's Takeaway is open 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday).
click to enlarge Get schooled at Hogwharf. - PHOTO COURTESY OF BREAKWATER HOSPITALITY GROUP
Get schooled at Hogwharf.
Photo courtesy of Breakwater Hospitality Group

Hogwharf at the Wharf Fort Lauderdale

The Wharf Fort Lauderdale is turning into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this weekend. Harry Potter fans can delight in magical drinks like a rum-spike Butterbeer ($10). The weekend is filled with live entertainment, giveaways, and (of course) plenty of photo ops for the 'Gram.  Admission is free but you can RSVP at eventbrite and receive a free Hogwharf scarf. Friday, October 15 to Sunday, October 17 from 4 p.m. to midnight at 20 W. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-372-7606;
click to enlarge Yardbird's chicken and waffles - PHOTO COURTESY OF YARDBIRD SOUTHERN TABLE & BAR
Yardbird's chicken and waffles
Photo courtesy of Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

Yardbird Celebrates ten Years in Miami Beach

Yardbird in Miami Beach is celebrating ten years with the "Throwback to 2011" menu, available tonight (Friday). Featuring three original dishes from the restaurant's inaugural opening in 2011, enjoy melons and cheese ($22), a roasted pumpkin dish ($16), and a dry-aged strip steak ($65). Plus, beverage director Daniel Grajewski is behind an anniversary cocktail ($18), which is available for the month of October. The drink includes 10-year aged rye whiskey and smoked green tea ($18). Throwback to 2011 menu items available Friday, October 15; anniversary cocktail available through October 31, at Yardbird, 1600 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-5220;
click to enlarge The breakfast báhn-mì from Phuc Yea is part of its new brunch-menu rollout. - PHOTO COURTESY OF PHUC YEA
The breakfast báhn-mì from Phuc Yea is part of its new brunch-menu rollout.
Photo courtesy of Phuc Yea

Brunch at Phuc Yea

Spend your Sunday at Phuc Yea, and enjoy a selection of crave-worthy brunch dishes. Highlights include "Biskits ’n Gravy," which includes buttermilk biscuits paired with andouille and Chinese sausage gravy served with a fried egg; a "Salt ’n Peppa" shrimp croissant loaded with crispy-fried popcorn shrimp, house pickles, and sriracha aioli on a Flour & Weirdoughs croissant; a breakfast banh mi with roasted pork and fried egg, topped with sriracha aioli; and the Coca-Cola glazed duck confit and waffles. Shareable drinks for the table range from the "Phuong’s Den," a riff on a spicy margarita made with jalapeño-infused, tequila, vermouth, cucumber, cilantro, lime, and kimchee chili rim; to the "Queen’s Bee Potion," Phuc Yea’s version of a guava daiquiri. Noon to 3 p.m. Sundays, at Phuc Yea, 7100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-602-3710;
click to enlarge Inside Showfields on Lincoln Road. - PHOTO BY KARLI EVANS
Inside Showfields on Lincoln Road.
Photo by Karli Evans

Cocktalian Speakeasy at Showfields

Complimentary happy hour, anyone? Hosted by Diageo at Showfields on Lincoln Road, the Cocktalian Speakeasy will serve complimentary cocktails crafted by skilled mixologists, including signature drinks like the "Crown Royal Apple Fuego" and the "Cîroc Blue Storm." 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, October 17, at Showfields, 530 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-351-0672; Admission is free with RSVP via
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