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Are you looking for the best food and drink events this weekend? MIA is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a blowout block party, while Concrete Beach Brewery is bringing out cans of their Miami weed brew at an all-day outdoor event. In addition, Punch Bowl Social debuts in Wynwood with a performance by Questlove, Navé starts the Sunday brunch and Phuc Yea hosts a frog leg eating contest.
A leap year cocktail
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The best Leap Day Deals in Miami
Miami never needs an excuse to celebrate, but of course there is an extra day of the year to celebrate. On this special date, which occurs only once every four years, restaurants in South Florida will honor guests – especially those with Leap Day birthdays, also known as leaplings – by offering one-day specials that Saturday, February 29th.
MIA Beer Company
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The MIA Beer Company celebrates its fifth anniversary
The MIA Beer Company is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a blowout block party. On Saturday February 29th, the Doral Brewery opens its doors at noon for a party that lasts until the wee hours of the morning. The taproom will pour 54 types of MIA beers on tap and bring out Regresa a Mi, a 4.5 percent ABV Guava Hibiscus Florida Weisse available in 16-ounce cans ($ 18 for a four-pack) . Out at the block party that starts at 3 p.m., the beer company will be selling foam from craft breweries in Florida that MIA has supported or worked with over the years. These include favorites like Angry Chair, Calusa Brewing, Arkane Aleworks, The Panzer, Tripping Animals, Lincoln’s Beard, and others. You can also enjoy rare beers at Marino’s Whale Bar, a pop-up that serves non-state beers from breweries. Farmhouse BBQ will also serve food, as will Tacos & Tattoos, Sweet Melody Ice Cream and other vendors. Block party guests can also enjoy a variety of activities including a silent disco and mini market with vendors selling beer-related products like Brewtiful Apparel and Cateura Upcycled. Saturday February 29th. Taproom open from 12 noon to 2 in the morning; Block party open from 3pm to 10pm at 10400 NW 33rd St., Suite 150, Doral; 786-801-1721. Admission is free; Register via eventbrite.com. Beer tickets cost $ 5 each on site.
Photo courtesy Concrete Beach Brewery
Concrete Beach Brewery’s Miami Gras Party
Wynwoods Concrete Beach Brewery will close the block on Saturday in a grand joint celebration of Mardi Gras and Carnaval. It’s also the day the Miami Brewery can bring out weed, a French-style season infused with wildflower honey. Also, expect live music and food vendors, including the hummingbird table. Saturday, February 29, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., 325 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-796-2727; cretebeachbrewery.com. Admission is free.
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Wynwood Grand Opening of Punch Bowl Social
Punch Bowl Social, a 23,000-square-foot restaurant, bar, and entertainment venue, opens on Leap Day in Wynwood with a party of food, drink, and quest love. From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., guests who buy tickets can enjoy snacks, drinks and a DJ set by the Roots front man. Tickets are $ 30 and all proceeds will go to a local charity that has not yet been announced. After 9 p.m., Punch Bowl Social will open to the public. At its outpost in Wynwood, the self-described “eatertainment” venue offers food, drinks, private karaoke rooms, 80s arcade games, nostalgic board games, darts and bowling. Saturday, February 29, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 2660 NW Third Ave., Miami; Punchbowlsocial.com. Tickets are $ 30 via nightout.com. Entry is free after 9 p.m.
Photo courtesy Phuc Yea
Leap Year Frog Legs Eating Contest at Phuc Yea
Celebrate Leap Year and National Frog Legs Day in Phuc Yea on Saturday. Buy a $ 30 ticket to enter or cheer for contests as they try to eat as many frog legs as possible. The winning team receives a free invitation to a Sunday brunch with cocktails and a bag of wine and bar goods. Frog legs are also featured on the happy hour menu. Saturday, February 29, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Phuc Yea, 7100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-602-3710; phucyea.com. RSVP via eventbrite.com.
Sunday brunch in Navé.
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Navé starts Sunday brunch
Navé, the coast-inspired restaurant run by chefs Michael Beltran and Justin Flit, will be hosting a Sunday brunch this weekend. The buffet, priced at $ 65 per person and $ 35 per child under 12 (excluding taxes and tips), offers a mix of seafood and pasta dishes. One of the highlights is a raw food bar with oysters and stone crabs. Charcuterie and cheese; Vegetables and salads; Pastries and baked goods; and an à la carte selection with options such as Nashville Hot Snapper Milanese or soft scrambled eggs with black truffle. A bottomless drinks cart for $ 35 per person includes select wines by the glass, mimosas and bellinis. Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Navé, 3540 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove; 786-615-3747; navemiami.com.
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Clarissa Buch is a reporter and food critic who has covered Miami for more than half a decade. Her work focuses on food and culture (and food culture).