What began as a social media campaign honoring Miami's "cafecito time" (a daily Cuban-coffee ritual), 305 Day has transformed into a sweeping affair.
JennyLee Molina of JLPR launched the celebration in 2013 with the simple idea that Miamians should enjoy a cafecito with friends to honor their beautiful city. Now 305 Day has flourished into an annual block party complete with food, music, and plenty of coffee.
"305 Day has since grown from a small ventanita event serving Cuban coffee and croquetas at Versailles to a full block party in my hometown of Hialeah," Molina says. "It's all about celebrating the 305."
In addition to this Saturday's main block party in the Leah Arts District, where DJ Laz, Locos por Juana, and Otto Von Schirach will perform, many Miami bars and restaurants are celebrating this one-of-a-kind city with promotions such as Miami-inspired menus and cafecito-based cocktails.
Check out the following deals, offered only today, March 5, unless otherwise specified.
Coyo TacoVarious locations
Coyo Taco is honoring Miamians' unique metropolis with discounted food. Enjoy two pollo al carbon tacos for $3.05 at the Brickell, Coral Gables, and Wynwood locations. Pair your meal with a visit to Coyo's backroom bar for the complete Miami experience.
Eating House804 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables
eatinghousemiami.comChef Giorgio Rapicavoli collaborated with food influencer George Arango (AKA @Mr.Eats305) to offer a tasting menu nodding to the city's quintessential eateries. The "Miami Munchies" menu offers innovative twists on classic local fare, such as Frankie's Pizza-style queso frito bites with tomato-basil sauce, and Wagon's West — breakfast mac 'n' cheese festooned with black truffle and bacon. The prix fixe costs $39 per person and is available through April 16.
Grails Sports Bar2800 N. Miami Ave., Miami
305 Day wouldn't be complete without croquetas and strong cafecito. From 7 p.m. to midnight, Grails will offer croqueta sliders, Cafe la Llave cafecito, karaoke, and an extended happy hour to get guests in a Miami mood.
La Cocina Coctelería1000 E. 16th St., Hialeah
Beginning at 3:05 p.m. today, La Cocina will host the official preparty for Saturday's 305 Day Block Party. Expect free caja china-roasted alligator, music, a domino tournament, cigar rollers, and free Cuban coffee from Cafe la Llave.
S Bar at SLS Brickell8 SE Eighth St., Miami
Celebrate by sipping a Calle Ocho ($14), named for the historic Little Havana street. Shaken at S Bar, the libation marries Ketel One vodka, coffee liqueur, vanilla bean syrup, and a healthy dose of espresso. Locals get 15 percent off on 305 Day.
Veza Sur Brewing Co.55 NW 25th St., Miami
Cerveza at Veza Sur will cost only $3.05 all day. Stop by the tropical-themed brewery for a few rounds of its South Florida-inspired beers, such as Spanglish and the coveted Gator Ale.