This week, the summer barbecue series at the Restaurant at W South Beach continues with guest chefs Michael Beltran of Ariete, Justin Flit of Proof, and Niven Patel and Tim Piazza of Ghee. Plus, Michelin-trained chef Miguel Massens hosts Antilia's Demo Kitchen at Time Out Market, and Blackbird Ordinary continues Christmas in July specials.
Taste Invaders at Arson. Monday night, enjoy Iberian dishes and natural wines with chef/owner Deme Lomas. The menu will be announced the evening of the event, and Lomas is expected to create a handful of items on the spot. All wines will cost $10 per glass. 6 to 10 p.m. Monday, July 22, at Arson, 104 NE Second Ave., Miami; 786-717-6711; arsonmiami.com.
Mesa Chefs Table & Homebrew Dinner at Edukos Beer House. Ready for an exclusive dinner opportunity? This Monday, Edukos Beer House will host four guests — yes, only four — for its Mesa Chefs Table & Homebrew dinner. Manuel Cabeza, chef/consultant for Edukos and sous-chef at Palmar, will present a five-course spread paired with Edukos sips. Adding to the mystery, the menu will be emailed to guests only three hours before dinner. 9 p.m. Monday, July 22, at Edukos Beer House, 1701 W. Flagler St., #101, Miami; 786-452-0488; edukosmiami.com. Tickets cost $50.
Christmas in July at Blackbird Ordinary. Blackbird Ordinary's annual weeklong promotion, Christmas in July, continues. Through this Thursday, the Brickell bar is hosting various Christmas-themed events, ranging from free food and drinks to photo ops, karaoke, trivia, an ugly-sweater night, and a snowball fight. Through Thursday, July 25, at Blackbird Ordinary, 729 SW First Ave., Brickell; 305-671-3307; blackbirdordinary.com. Admission is free; RSVP via eventbrite.com.
Café Boulud's Summer Pop-Up Series: Culinary Muses at Boulud Sud. This Tuesday, Boulud Sud's summer dinner series will celebrate four chefs, four cities, and four culinary muses representative of Daniel Boulud’s culinary philosophy: la tradition, la saison, le potager, and le voyage. Each muse has a ticketed dinner event hosted by a guest chef. The menus are then featured à la carte at Boulud Sud for the following two weeks. This week, chef Mathias Gervais will delight guests via a special menu this Tuesday through August 3. Highlights include chilled corn soup, rillettes Thai, miso cod, and chocolate, banana, and hazelnut gateau for dessert. 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Boulud Sud, 255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami; 305-421-8800; bouludsud.com. Tickets cost $65 via eventbrite.com.
Summer Barbecue Series at RWSB. Wednesday, the summer barbecue series at the Restaurant at W South Beach (RWSB) continues with an Italian cookout hosted by RWSB executive sous-chef Mario Alegre and guest chefs Michael Beltran of Ariete, Justin Flit of Proof, and Niven Patel and Tim Piazza of Ghee. The Italian-themed event will be a sneak peek of their soon-to-open concepts — Beltran and Flit's Navé (coming late this summer) and Patel and Piazza's Erba (debuting this fall). 6:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at RWSB, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-938-3111; rwsbmiami.com. Tickets cost $40. Advance purchase via phone is recommended because seating is limited. Walk-in guests are welcome if space allows.
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Antilia's Demo Kitchen Tasting Experience at Time Out Market. If Mexican, Spanish, and Cuban food are your thing, it's time to pull up a chair at Antilia's demo kitchen tasting experience at Time Out Market. The experience happens Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with seatings at 7 and 9 p.m., and offers a five-course meal curated by Michelin-trained chef Miguel Massens. Only six seats are available per experience. 7 and 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at Time Out Market Miami, 1601 Drexel Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets cost $55 via eventbrite.com.
When It Rains We Pour at the Bar at Lincoln Eatery. Cocktails, the bar inside the Lincoln Eatery, offers a host of cocktails, wines, beers, and booze-free mocktails. On a sunny day, cocktails cost around $11 and mocktails cost $7, but when cats and dogs fall from the sky, look for prices to drop. The bar's program When It Rains We Pour is basically a flash happy hour that takes place whenever it's raining. When those summer showers roll in, guests can enjoy $3 beers and $2 off cocktails. You don't have to wait for the heavens to open to get a deal on a drink, though. Cocktails also hosts a daily happy hour. From 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 7 p.m. to closing Saturday and Sunday, guests receive $3 beers and $2 off cocktails. 723 Lincoln Ln., Miami Beach; thelincolneatery.com. Daily 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.