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Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Johnnie’s, Bark 'N Brews, Netflix-Inspired Cookies

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Johnnie’s, Bark 'N Brews, Netflix-Inspired Cookies
Courtesy of Johnnie’s Pit Beef & BBQ
This weekend, Johnnie’s Pit Beef & BBQ opens for football season, and Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market and Wynwood Brewing team up for a dog adoption event. Plus, celebrity chef Carla Hall hosts a cooking demo and book signing at Macy's Aventura, and Night Owl Cookies debuts a Netflix-inspired treat box.
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Bark 'N Brews at Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market

To celebrate National Dog Day, which lands on August 26, Dragonfly teamed up with Miami-Dade Animal Services Pet Adoption and Protection Center and Wynwood Brewing to host a dog adoption and menu unveiling. Adoptable dogs will be onsite, and guests who adopt one will receive a free sushi roll and beer. Also, Dragonfly will debut a dog-friendly menu; $1 from each purchase will benefit Miami-Dade Animal Services. Plus, expect free beer samples from Wynwood Brewing. 5:30 p.m. Friday, August 23, at Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market, 5241 NW 87th Ave., Doral; 305-222-7447;
click to enlarge Chef Carla Hall - COURTESY OF MACY'S
Chef Carla Hall
Courtesy of Macy's

Talk and Taste With Chef Carla Hall at Macy's Aventura

This Saturday, Macy’s Culinary Council chef Carla Hall will host Talk and Taste, a cooking demo with celebrity caterer and author Mary Giuliani. They will share sample recipes and tips and tricks for making various dishes. Plus, attendees will receive a $10 Macy’s Rewards Card, and the first 75 guests to make a $30 purchase in the Macy’s Home Department will receive a copy of Hall's latest cookbook, Carla Hall's Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration; a copy of Mary Giuliani’s latest book, Tiny Hot Dogs; and a Macy’s Culinary Council apron (while supplies last). 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 24, at Macy's Aventura, 19535 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura; Admission is free.
Courtesy of Johnnie’s Pit Beef & BBQ

Johnnie’s Pit Beef & BBQ Now Open Saturdays

Football season is gearing up, and so is Johnnie’s Pit Beef & BBQ, the barbecue pop-up inside Taurus Beer & Whiskey House in Coconut Grove. Beginning Saturday, Johnnie’s will extend service to Saturdays (as well as its regular Sundays) through football season. In anticipation of the 7 p.m. matchup between the University of Miami and University of Florida, Johnnie’s will serve its signature barbecue sandwiches, while Taurus will offer $4 draft beer specials and a $10 draft beer-and-tequila shot combo. 5 p.m. Saturday, August 24, at Taurus Beer & Whiskey House, 3540 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove; 305-529-6523;
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UM-UF Watch Party at Fontainebleau Pool

Don your game-day gear for a UM-UF watch party Saturday at the Fontainebleau. Watch the game on large screens while enjoying food and drinks (pay as you go). 7 p.m. Saturday, August 24, at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-535-3283;
Courtesy of Night Owl Cookies

Netflix Series Treat Box at Night Owl Cookies

This Saturday, Night Owl Cookies will offer a special four-pack box of treats inspired by Netflix series. Flavors include the Orange Is the New Black, made with orange-hued dough, stuffed with dark chocolate ganache, and topped with orange-colored white chocolate; the BoJack Horseman, a rum-infused cookie mixed with milk chocolate chips, stuffed with Havana Club rum ganache, and topped with a mini bottle of Havana Club rum; the Stranger Things, a maple cookie that's waffled, topped with a piece of chocolate butter, and served with a squeeze pouch of maple syrup frosting; and the 13 Reasons Why, a cinnamon roll filled with chocolate chip cookie dough and topped with cream cheese frosting and a chocolate drizzle. The shop will make 300 boxes, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Saturday, August 24, at Night Owl Cookies, 10534 SW Eighth St., Miami; 786-360-5011;
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