Baleen Kitchen is now open in Sunny Isles.EXPAND
Baleen Kitchen is now open in Sunny Isles.
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Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: National S'mores Day, Wynwood Cleanup, and Miami Spice

This weekend, Kiki on the River celebrates National S'mores Day, the Wynwood Yard hosts a neighborhood cleanup with free food and drink, Cielito Artisan Pops welcomes a Hope Express pet adoption event, Market at the Edition rolls out beer floats to benefit Miami's Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Miami Spice continues across town.

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: National S'mores Day, Wynwood Cleanup, and Miami SpiceEXPAND
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National S'mores Day at Kiki on the River. Friday, August 10, indulge in chocolate and marshmallows for National S'mores Day at Kiki on the River. The restaurant will churn out $9 s'mores throughout the day, which allows diners to roast marshmallows tableside over a personal fire. Each order includes a serving of a rich chocolate sauce and a handful of graham crackers. Noon to 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 10, at Kiki on the River, 450 NW North River Dr., Miami; 786-502-3243; kikiontheriver.com.

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: National S'mores Day, Wynwood Cleanup, and Miami SpiceEXPAND
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Miami Spice Survival Guide. The two-month promotion kicked off nearly two weeks ago, with prix-fixe menus for some of the area's best restaurants at the reduced price of $23 for lunch and brunch, and $39 for dinner. The Miami Spice program was created 17 years ago by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau as a way to promote area restaurants to visitors and locals during the city's hotter and slower months. Since its inception, the promotion has grown from 40 participating restaurants to more than 240 and counting. With all those eateries, it can be daunting to find the perfect place to start your Spice journey. Don't fret — just use this handy survival guide for the best places to dine.

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: National S'mores Day, Wynwood Cleanup, and Miami Spice
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Wine and Clean at the Wynwood Yard. Bump up your sustainability game with HaloVino, the makers of reusable wine tumblers. At this edition of Wine and Clean, participants will meet tonight at Charcoal in the Wynwood Yard for some wine (in a reusable wine tumbler) and small bites, followed by a neighborhood stroll to collect trash and a pit stop at chef Brian Nasajon's newest restaurant, Mason. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 10, at the Wynwood Yard, 56 NW 29th St., Miami; 305-351-0366; thewynwoodyard.com. Tickets cost $10 via eventbrite.com.

Paletas for pups.
Paletas for pups.
Courtesy of Cielito Artisan Pops

Hope Express Pet Adoption Event at Cielito Artisan Pops. Sunday, August 12, swing by the Wynwood popsicle store for an early afternoon pet adoption event. In addition to Cielito's lineup of popsicles, expect special pops made specifically for your four-legged friends. Maybe you'll leave with a new furry best friend too. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, August 12, at Cielito Artisan Pops, 2750 NW Third Ave., Miami; 305-397-7392; cielitoartisanpops.com.

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: National S'mores Day, Wynwood Cleanup, and Miami SpiceEXPAND
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Root Beer Float Week at Market at Edition. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Marriott International's partnership with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, the Edition's Market is offering root beer floats (alcoholic and nonalcoholic) in exchange for a donation. All proceeds will go to Miami's Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Beginning Sunday, August 12, at Market at Edition, 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-257-4500; editionhotels.com.

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: National S'mores Day, Wynwood Cleanup, and Miami Spice
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Baleen Kitchen Opens in Sunny Isles. Baleen Kitchen is now open inside the Solé on the Ocean hotel. Here, chef Adam Votaw, who spent time at the Dining Room at Little Palm Island in the Keys, is behind an eclectic menu of meat, seafood, and comfort. Make sure to sample the Baleen sliders, layered with bacon, guacamole, cheddar cheese, crispy onions, and spicy mayo ($11); or the spicy tuna tacos, filled with avocado, toasted sesame seed, and sriracha aïoli ($14). Move onto a linguini Bolognese, in which short rib and sirloin are doused in a tomato sauce ($23), or the skirt steak frites with truffle-parmesan fries and a green peppercorn sauce ($31). For dessert, go for a chocolate lava cake, a Florida key lime pie with graham cracker-cashew crust, or a cinnamon-apple tart ($7 to $9). 17315 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; 786-923-9305; soleontheocean.com. Open daily 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Valet is complimentary for diners.

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