This weekend, Fort Lauderdale's Temple Street Eatery pops up in Wynwood, the Confidante Dinner Club kicks off with Tequila Revolución, the Anderson hosts a Breast Cancer Awareness barbecue, Dasher & Crank celebrates National Dessert Day with new ice-cream flavors, and numerous restaurants and bars host Halloween events.
National Chocolate Day Ice-Cream Flavors at Dasher & Crank. The Wynwood ice-cream shop has launched numerous limited-edition ice-cream flavors for National Chocolate Day. Among them, owner Daniel Levine partnered with Exquisito Chocolates' owner Carolina Quijano to create the Exquisito Death by Chocolate, which blends 73 percent single-origin dark chocolate from the Dominican Republic into a rich ganache swirl; and the Exquisito Quadruple Chocolate Chunk, with cocoa shells, unprocessed roasted cocoa paste, and Colombian and Dominican chocolate chunks. Other special flavors include Philadelphia-style chocolate ice cream mixed with the Salty Donut's old-fashioned chocolate cake doughnut, and a cream blended with JoJo Tea's chai and chocolate. Scoops start at $5. Friday, October 26, until sold out, at Dasher & Crank, 2211 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-213-1569; dasherandcrank.com. Wednesday through Sunday 2 to 10 p.m.
The Confidante Dinner Club Kick-Off With Tequila Revolución at the Confidante's 1930s House. Launching tonight, Friday, the Confidante's dinner series will offer passed hors d'oeuvres, retro-themed welcome cocktails, and a three-course meal paired with pours by Tequila Revolución. Taking place inside the Confidante's 1930s House, a private Spanish-style bungalow, executive chef Richard Hales and Tequila Revolución’s national sales director, Adrian Sosa, will lead diners through each course and pairing. A peek at the menu reveals grilled Florida lobster, smoked bone-in veal short rib, and candied apple cake. 6 p.m. Friday, October 26, at 1930s House at the Confidante, 4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-424-1234; hyatt.com. Dinner costs $100. Reservations required. Call or email email@example.com.
Beach Cleanup With the Tank Brewing Co. at FIU Biscayne Bay Campus. In celebration of the Tank's first canned craft beer, La Playita, the brewery will host a beach cleanup at FIU's Biscayne Bay Campus. Participants will score a taste of the new beer toward the end of the cleanup. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, October 27, at FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151st St., Miami; thetankbrewing.com.
Sushi-Making Class at Katsuya South Beach. In celebration of Taste of Sbe 2018, which highlights the many restaurants at Miami's Sbe properties in Brickell and South Beach, Katsuya at the SLS South Beach will host an interactive sushi-making class, followed by lunch and two complimentary beachside chairs. Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 27, at Katsuya, 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-455-2995; sbe.com. Tickets cost $65. Call for reservations.
Fort Lauderdale's Temple Street Eatery Pop-Up in Wynwood. Fort Lauderdale's Temple Street Eatery will bring Asian street food to Wynwood for a one-night-only pop-up Saturday night. The restaurant, which is expected to open a sister location in the arts district sometime in 2019, will preview a number of its best-selling items, including ramen, dumplings, and bowls. Dessert will be provided by Fireman Derek's, and a portion of all food sales throughout the night will benefit No Kid Hungry. 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, October 27, at 2545 N. Miami Ave., Miami; templestreeteatery.com.
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Candy and Beer at Biscayne Bay Brewing. Something sweet is brewing at Biscayne Bay Brewing. All day Saturday, swing by the brewery for $8 beer flights paired with various candies. Plus, come dressed in costume to participate in a contest where the winner will receive a $50 gift card. The winner will be announced at 9:30 p.m. Noon to 1 a.m. Saturday, October 27, at Biscayne Bay Brewing, 8000 NW 25th St., Doral; 305-381-5718; biscaynebaybrewing.com.
Noche de los Muertos at Concrete Beach Brewery. The Wynwood brewery is throwing a party filled with broomsticks, boogeymen, and beer, including a Saison Reposado — a tequila-aged saison — can release and tapping. Expect music, food, prizes, and a costume contest. Admission is free with RSVP via eventbrite.com. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, October 27, at 325 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-796-2727; concretebeachbrewery.com.
Triki Triki Halloween at Veza Sur Brewing. The second-annual Triki Triki Halloween Fiesta will include brews, music by Xperimento and Locos por Juana, and a costume contest with prizes. Admission is free. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, October 27, at 55 NW 25th St., Miami; 786-362-6300; vezasur.com.
Halloween 2018 Miami Restaurant Party Guide. Halloween is meant for fun, including fantastic eating and drinking. This year, the darkest night in the Magic City falls on a Wednesday, and many Miami-area eateries are offering themed menus, entertainment, and costume contests the previous weekend. Here are ten restaurants where you can celebrate thrills and chills, so don your alter ego, head out, and get wicked.
Breast Cancer Awareness Barbecue at the Anderson. Through a partnership with Miami's Proper Sausages, the Anderson will host a barbecue Sunday afternoon. A percentage of proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Fund. Chef Jimmy Lebron of 27 Restaurant & Bar will craft a Mediterranean-inspired menu, and there will also be live music and pink cocktails. 5 p.m. Sunday, October 28, at the Anderson, 709 NE 79th St., Miami; 305-757-3368; theandersonmiami.com.