This weekend, drink around the world at the fourth-annual Drink Miami Hostel, complete with samplings of more than 50 different spirits brands. Plus, Lure Fishbar launches the “From SoHo to SoBe” pop-up menu experience, featuring a slate of popular dishes from Lure's flagship location in New York City.
In addition, Byblos will host an exclusive brunch with television host Kiko Saurez, the Spillover's In-Cider Fest returns to Coconut Grove, and Beat Culture Brewery will raise money for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital with beer and food by chef Giorgio Rapicavoli.
Getty in the Gables at Caja Caliente.
Tacos and more at Caja Caliente.
Friday night, Caja Caliente in Coral Gables will host the pop-up collaboration series "Getty in the Gables," featuring chef Louie Estrada, who owns My Cuban Spot, a traditional Cuban restaurant in Brooklyn. Together with Caja Caliente's owner/chef Monica Leon, the two will prepare various dishes, including Cuban sandwiches and arroz con pollo. The event is open to the public and will feature live music. Plus, expect happy hour specials, including Biscayne Bay Brewing's Pale Ale beer for $5 and Leon's mother's sangria for $5. 8 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Caja Caliente, 808 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; 786-431-1947; caja-caliente.com.
From SoHo to SoBe Pop-Up Launch at Lure Fishbar.
Seafood dishes at Lure Fishbar.
Since opening its doors five years ago, Lure Fishbar has become a staple on South Beach. To celebrate its anniversary, the restaurant has launched the “From SoHo to SoBe” menu experience, featuring a slate of popular dishes from Lure's flagship location in New York City. Available from June 1 through July 31, highlights include the bay scallop crudo with jicama, green apple, jalapeño, and lime vinaigrette; lobster croutons served on toasted sourdough with golden garlic and chilies; a ten-ounce filet mignon; and a two-pound whole stuffed lobster with Dungeness crab filling, garlic-chili butter, and grilled lemon. Through July 31, at Lure Fishbar, 1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-4550; lurefishbar.com.
Drink Around the World at Drink Miami Hostel.
There's a way to experience the world's best libations without leaving Miami Beach: Drink Miami Hostel. For the fourth year running, guests will receive a passport good for one virtual first-class voyage around the world. Credentials in hand, you'll be able to sample over 50 different spirits brands taking up residence at the Freehand Miami for one glorious afternoon of cocktails and exploration on Saturday, June 1. Each brand — including favorites like Grey Goose, Monkey Shoulder, Veza Sur, and Coconut Cartel — is tasked with not only creating a cocktail, but also turning its particular space into a fully formed experience. Watch out for "cafecito at Abuela's house" by Veza Sur Brewing and "upstairs at 27" featuring Absolut Elyx, Smooth Ambler, Avion, Lillet, and Jameson. 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, at Freehand Miami; 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach. Tickets cost $60 to $100 at drinkmiami.com.
Third-Annual In-Cider Fest at the Spillover.
Oysters at the Spillover.
Courtesy of the Spillover
Saturday, join the Spillover for Miami's third-annual cider festival. The event will offer specialty cider and mead selections from Accomplice Cidery, Broski Ciderworks, Barcode Brewing, Original Sin, and Keys Meads. Enjoy raffles, live music, fresh seafood, and limited-release ciders and meads. Food will include freshly shucked oysters, oyster shooters, conch salad, and fish dip. 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Spillover, 2911 Grand Ave., Miami; 305-456-5723; thespillovermiami.com. Admission is free.
Super Cars for Super Kids at Beat Culture Brewery.
Beer at Beat Culture Brewery.
Photo by Nicole Danna
Saturday, take part in Beat Culture Brewery's fundraiser for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. There will be high-end cars on display, silent auction items up for grabs, local music throughout the day, craft beer flowing, and food by chef Giorgio Rapicavoli –– all to raise money to purchase remote-control minicars to wheel children into the hospital's operating room. Super Cars for Super Kids was founded by Kyle Behar, a South Florida high school student with a passion for cars and giving back to the community. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Beat Culture Brewery, 7250 NW 11th St., Miami; 786-431-5413; beatculture.com.
Sunday Like a Sultan #ÑooQueRiko Edition at Byblos.
South Beach’s Mediterranean restaurant Byblos will bring brunch back with television host Kiko Saurez. Sunday, join him for a three-course, prix-fixe menu complete with welcome cocktails and live entertainment ($45 per person). Highlights include the Byblos big breakfast, served with za’atar fried eggs, halloumi, harissa potatoes, and pita; red shakshouka with smoky tomato, Turkish peppers, poached eggs, garlic labneh, and barbari bread; and orange blossom and Medjool date sticky toffee pudding, with pomegranate caramel, candied orange, and labneh ice cream. Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Byblos, 1545 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-864-2990; byblosmiami.com.