Issues to Do: Miami Meals and Drink Occasions September 13 by means of September 15, 2019


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This weekend, the New Times Burger Festival will return with more than a dozen different burgers, while David Grutman’s Papi Steak celebrates its opening weekend. In addition, Hurricane Dorian relief events continue across Miami, including the Wharf, Red the Steakhouse, A Fish Called Avalon, and Tap 42.

The terrace at A Fish Called AvalonEXPAND

The terrace at A Fish Called Avalon

Photo courtesy A Fish Called Avalon

Bahamas fundraiser on a fish called Avalon

A Fish Called Avalon is hosting a fundraiser for our neighbors in the Bahamas tonight, Friday September 13th. For a suggested donation of $ 30, enjoy free appetizers, wine / soft drinks, and a performance by Argentine singer / composer Gabriel Mores. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation. Friday, September 13, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., 700 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-532-1727; The suggested donation is $ 30. If you are unable to attend, you can donate via

J. Wakefield Brewing in WynwoodEXPAND

J. Wakefield Brewing in Wynwood

J. Wakefield

Comic 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 public appearance in Miami tomorrow at J. Wakefield Brewing in Wynwood. He will be signing a number of limited edition covers. J. Wakefield has two special beers for the event. Superciliousness (14% ABV) is an imperial rum stout with hazelnuts, coffee, and Ugandan vanilla pods ($ 35 for a 750ml bottle). Uncanny Hopforce (6.5% ABV) is a New England style IPA that comes in four-packs of 16-ounce cans. Saturday, September 14th, 1pm at J. Wakefield Brewing; 120 NW 24th St., Miami; jwakfieldbrewing, com.

The New Times Burger Festival returns on Saturday.EXPAND

The New Times Burger Festival returns on Saturday.

Photo by Monica McGivern

Burger festival of the new time

On Saturday, September 14th, the New Times Burger Festival will welcome America’s favorite sandwich at Haulover Park. If you like burgers (and who doesn’t?), Secure tickets to this patty-filled extravaganza that offers the best renditions of South Florida – along with music, fun, and cash. You’ll try a wide variety of burgers – including classics that make the beef shine; outrageous creations with exotic cheese and heaps of bacon; Iterations of the original Cuban frita; and herbal options – while sipping drinks and jamming. Do you think you are the ultimate burger champion? Put your money where your mouth is and enter the Wild Fork Foods Burger Throwdown. The competition challenges 20 participants to consume the most burgers in ten minutes. The winner will receive a prize of $ 500 for their tremendous achievement. To register, send an email to [email protected] Saturday, September 14th, 7pm to 11pm at Haulover Park, 10800 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets cost $ 30 to $ 65 through and $ 40 to $ 75 at the gate, if still available.

Miami's best dishes and drinks this weekend: Burgerfest, Papi Steak and Dorian Relief Efforts

Photo courtesy Purple PR

Full moon party in the Miami Beach Edition

Saturday is a great night to scream at the moon. So head to Edition’s full moon beach party. From 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., celebrate the harvest moon with live music from DJ Tavin Reiter, performances by professional drummers, local holistic providers, henna tattoos and body paint, 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 Perrier-Jouët champagne bar, and $ 5 worth of vegan bites. Saturday, September 14th, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm on Miami Beach Edition Beach, 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-257-4500; The afterparty in the basement starts at 10 p.m. Tickets are $ 45.

David Einhorn, Drake, David Grutman and the French Montana kibbutz at Papi Steak.EXPAND

David Einhorn, Drake, David Grutman and the French Montana kibbutz at Papi Steak.

David Grutman’s Papi Steak opens in South Beach

If you haven’t heard from David “Papi” Einhorn, you’ll step into the newly opened Papi Steak in South Beach. Part of David Grutman’s ever-growing Groot Hospitality portfolio, the restaurant has a variety of kosher favorites like latkes, wagyu pastrami, and chicken schnitzel, as well as some non-kosher offerings like Maine lobster, plus a robust wine list and specialty cocktails. A-listers like Drake and French Montana were spotted at the restaurant’s pre-opening events. 736 First St., Miami Beach; 305-800-7274; Sunday to Wednesday 6pm to 11pm, Thursday to Saturday 6pm to midnight.

Raise a glass to freedom.

Raise a glass to freedom.

Photo courtesy Bakan

Mexican Independence Day

September 16 marks the day on which the Mexicans started an uprising against the Spaniards on September 16, 1810. Bakan in Wynwood will be celebrating with a live mariachi band on Sunday from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm and 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm Bakan will name the traditional “El Grito” or “Grito de Independencia”, which is reminiscent of the Grito de Dolores – the Act that sparked the War of Independence in Mexico. 2:30 p.m. through Sunday, September 15, 2801 NW Second Ave., Miami; 786-542-9139;

The Wharf hosts events throughout the weekend.EXPAND

The Wharf hosts events throughout the weekend.

Courtesy photo of the Wharf

Hurricane Dorian relief and wish you were beer on the wharf

On Friday, Wharf and United Way’s Operation Helping Hands event will raise funds for Hurricane Dorian relief in the Bahamas. Anyone donating $ 10 or more will receive a voucher for a free cocktail. On Saturday the Wharf hosts a beer festival with over 35 types of beer from all over the world. Specials include five beers for $ 18, 10 for $ 30, and 20 for $ 50. Swing for a Mexican Independence Day celebration with music, tequila, beer, and food until Sunday. Entry is free for all weekend events. Friday, September 13 through Sunday, September 15, at Wharf Miami, 114 SW North River Dr., Miami; 305-906-4000;

An aerial view of homes in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian.

An aerial view of homes in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian.

Miami restaurants and bars help the Bahamas Post-Dorian

There is still time to help the victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. Restaurants and bars in the Miami area – including Red the Steakhouse, Tap 42, and Cao Bakery – continue to host fundraising and supply drives. Check out this list to find out how you can help.

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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).

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