This weekend, New Times' Burgerfest will return with more than a dozen different burgers, while David Grutman's Papi Steak celebrates its opening weekend. Plus, Hurricane Dorian relief events continue throughout Miami, including at the Wharf, Red the Steakhouse, A Fish Called Avalon, and Tap 42.
Bahamas Fundraiser at A Fish Called Avalon
A Fish Called Avalon is hosting a fundraiser for our neighbors in the Bahamas tonight, Friday, September 13. For a suggested $30 donation, you'll enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine/soft drinks, and a performance by Argentinean singer/composer Gabriel Mores. One hundred percent of proceeds will benefit the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, September 13, at 700 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-532-1727; afishcalledavalon.com. Suggested donation is $30. If you can't attend, you can make a donation via yot.me/parties/8836.
Comics and Beer Event at J. Wakefield Brewing
Award-winning comic-book artist Scott Williams, winner of the Inkwells Hall of Fame Joe Sinnott award, will make his first-ever Miami public appearance tomorrow at J. Wakefield Brewing in Wynwood. He'll sign a number of limited edition covers. J. Wakefield has two special beers for the event. Superciliousness (14% ABV) is a rum barrel-aged imperial stout with hazelnuts, coffee, and Ugandan vanilla beans ($35 for a 750 ml bottle). Uncanny Hopforce (6.5% ABV) is a New England-style IPA available in four-packs of 16-ounce cans. 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, at J. Wakefield Brewing; 120 NW 24th St., Miami; jwakfieldbrewing,com.
New Times' Burgerfest
Saturday, September 14, in Haulover Park, New Times' Burgerfest will salute America's favorite sandwich. If you like burgers (and who doesn't?), make sure to snag tickets to this patty-filled extravaganza offering South Florida's best renditions — along with music, fun, and cash bars. You'll sample a wide variety of burgers — including classics that let the beef shine; outrageous creations topped with exotic cheeses and heaps of bacon; iterations of the original Cuban frita; and plant-based options — while sipping on drinks and jamming out. Think you're the ultimate burger-eating champ? Put your money where your mouth is and enter the Wild Fork Foods Burger Throwdown. The competition will challenge 20 contestants to consume the most burgers in ten minutes. The winner will receive a $500 prize for their massive accomplishment. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org. 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, September 14, at Haulover Park, 10800 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets cost $30 to $65 via newtimesburgerfest.com and $40 to $75 at the gate if still available.
Full Moon Party at Miami Beach Edition
Saturday is a great night to howl at the moon, so come out to Edition's full moon beach party. From 6:30 to 10 p.m., celebrate the harvest moon with live music by DJ Tavin Reiter, performances by professional drummers, local holistic vendors, henna tattoos and body painting, fire pits, and stargazing with an astronomer. Indulge in a spiked juice bar where you can mix drinks based on your chakra with Absolut Elyx and Expressed Juice, a champagne bar by Perrier-Jouët, and $5 vegan bites. 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, September 14, on the beach at Miami Beach Edition, 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-257-4500; editionhotels.com. Afterparty at Basement starts at 10 p.m. Tickets cost $45.
David Grutman's Papi Steak Opens in South Beach
If you haven't heard of David "Papi" Einhorn yet, you will once you step foot inside the newly opened Papi Steak in South Beach. The restaurant, part of David Grutman's ever-growing Groot Hospitality portfolio, will offer a panoply of kosher-style favorites such as latkes, wagyu pastrami, and chicken schnitzel — and some nonkosher offerings like Maine lobster — along with a robust wine list and specialty cocktails. Already, A-listers such as Drake and French Montana have been spotted at the eatery's preopening events. 736 First St., Miami Beach; 305-800-7274; papisteak.com. Sunday through Wednesday 6 to 11 p.m., Thursday through Saturday 6 p.m. to midnight.
Mexican Independence Day
September 16 marks the day Mexicans started a revolt against the Spaniards on September 16, 1810. Bakan in Wynwood will celebrate on Sunday with a live mariachi band from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and from 8 to 11 p.m. Additionally, at 10 p.m. Bakan will call out the traditional "El Grito" or "Grito de Independencia," which commemorates the Grito de Dolores –– the act that initiated Mexico's war of independence. 2:30 p.m. to close Sunday, September 15, at 2801 NW Second Ave., Miami; 786-542-9139; bakanwynwood.com.
Hurricane Dorian Relief and Wish You Were Beer at the Wharf
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Friday, the Wharf and United Way’s “Operation Helping Hands” event will collect funds for Hurricane Dorian relief in the Bahamas. Those who donate $10 or more will receive a token for a complimentary cocktail. Saturday, the Wharf will host a beer festival with over 35 brews from all over the world. Specials include five beers for $18, 10 for $30, and 20 for $50. Plus, swing by Sunday for a Mexican Independence Day celebration with music, tequila, beer, and food. Admission is free for all weekend events. Friday, September 13, through Sunday, September 15, at the Wharf Miami, 114 SW North River Dr., Miami; 305-906-4000; wharfmiami.com.
Miami Restaurants and Bars Help the Bahamas Post-Dorian
There's still time to help Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas. Miami-area restaurants and bars — including Red the Steakhouse, Tap 42, and Cao Bakery — continue to host fundraisers and supply drives. Check out this list to find out how you can help.