Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: The Big Macch, Free Beer, and Pizza-Making

This week, Miami Beach's Macchialina offers a limited-edition burger through Wednesday, Michael Schwartz hosts a pizza-making class, the Butcher Shop's arts-and-crafts series returns to Wynwood, and Biscayne Bay Brewing offers free beer to teachers and parents.

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The Big Machh burger

The Big Macch at Macchialina. For three days only, try Macchialina's limited-edition burger. Nicknamed the Big Macch, the burger includes a brisket and sirloin blend patty topped with Italian fontina, sautéed porcini mushrooms, salsa Genovese, oven-roasted shallots, and a generous portion of summer truffles on a toasted Sullivan Street Bakery bun. A limited number of burgers are available each night, so be sure to reserve one when making a table reservation. 6 p.m. Monday, August 20, through Wednesday, August 22, at Macchialina, 820 Alton Rd., Miami Beach; 305-534-2124; macchialina.com.

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: The Big Macch, Free Beer, and Pizza-Making
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Rusty Shaker Summer Guest Bartender Series at the Broken Shaker. Stop by the Freehand's outdoor bar for a drink crafted by Eddie Fuentes of the Cartel Cocktail Company. His one-night return is part of the Freehand's Rusty Shaker Summer Guest Bartender Series. 9 p.m. Monday, August 20, at Broken Shaker, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach; freehandhotels.com/miami/broken-shaker. Admission is free.

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Pizza-Making Class at Fi’lia at SLS Brickell. Thursday, chef Michael Schwartz will host a pizza-making class at Fi’lia. For $105 per person, attendees will receive small bites such as bruschetta, eggplant spread, and chickpea fritters with a cocktail, beer, or sangria, along with guidance from Schwartz, a signed wooden pizza paddle, and his personal recipe to take home. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Thursday, August 23, at Fi’lia at SLS Brickell, 1300 S. Miami Ave., Miami; sbe.com. Tickets cost $105 via eventbrite.com.

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: The Big Macch, Free Beer, and Pizza-Making
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Confab Club at Della Bowls in the Wynwood Yard. Join your neighbors for networking and socializing before sharing a meal together. Meet at Della Bowls for a welcome glass of wine, followed by a plant-based bowl while hanging with new and old friends. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wynwood Yard, 56 NW 29th St., Miami; thewynwoodyard.com. Tickets costs $25 via eventbrite.com.

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Courtesy of Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

Orin Swift Wine-Pairing Dinner at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood. Thursday, Council Oak will present Napa Valley’s Orin Swift Wine Cellars during a four-course dinner. The evening will begin with a welcome reception, followed by dinner, which will include scallop crudo, vanilla-poached halibut, dry-aged New York strip steak, and chocolate mousse. Each course will be paired with a different wine. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 23, at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, 1 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale; 954-316-2900; seminolehardrockhollywood.com. Tickets cost $175.

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: The Big Macch, Free Beer, and Pizza-Making
Courtesy of the Butcher Shop

Arts & Crafts Series Returns to the Butcher Shop. The Butcher Shop's third-annual Arts & Crafts Series will begin Thursday night. Beer drinkers will be encouraged to purchase a brew and design its corresponding stein. Anyone can participate in the contest by simply purchasing a beer. As you sip, the restaurant will provide you with a stein to use as a blank canvas. Your design will be judged on creativity and originality. The first-place winner will be awarded a $100 gift certificate to the Butcher Shop, and each runner-up will receive a $50 gift certificate. While you're at it, try the Butcher Shop’s summer prix fixe ($16 for a two-course lunch or $25 for a three-course dinner) or late-night happy hour, which runs from 10 p.m. till close and offers discounted bites and $6 select cocktails and drafts. 7 p.m. Thursday, August 23, at 165 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-846-9120; thebutchershopmiami.com.

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: The Big Macch, Free Beer, and Pizza-Making
Courtesy of Biscayne Bay Brewing

Free Beer for Teachers and Parents at Biscayne Bay Brewing. Through Sunday, August 26, teachers and parents who visit Biscayne Bay Brewing will receive a free beer. To qualify, show a bartender a school ID or a recent school supply purchase receipt. Through Sunday, August 26, at Biscayne Bay Brewing, 8000 NW 25th St., Doral; 305-381-5718; biscaynebaybrewing.com.

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