Down a dark alley off 14th Court, a stark red light barely illuminates an innocuous looking doorway. But it's not just the perfect hiding spot for tomato ninjas, it's the entrance to the Foxhole Bar, the first stop on a whirlwind tour of Miami bars and breweries. Past that dark entry waits a speakeasy-style lounge and a complimentary brew to start the night. Up next is Wynwood Brewing Company, which fits right into the arts district with three anchor craft brews, one of which will be set before tour members for sampling. The final stop on the tour is the Titanic Restaurant and Brewery, a gastropub that crafts its own beer behind the bar. The Hops Tour is also making plans to incorporate M.I.A. Brewing into their explorations.
Intent on introducing visitors to some of the finer things in life, The Art Experience's guides?who also serve as tour curators?lead groups on informative sojourns through Miami. Food and art figure prominently in all the tours they offer, which could wind past South Beach galleries, Coconut Grove boutiques, or Wynwood murals. During outings, guides provide invaluable insight into the various artworks as well as the overall history and culture of the surrounding areas. Tours conclude with a three-course, prix-fixe lunch or dinner prepared at one of the neighborhood's trendy eateries.
Different languages, customs, and traditions separate one country from the next. But there's one thing places around the globe share a passion for: booze. On January 25, Miami's historic Moore Building transforms into a melting pot of spirits, showcasing hooch from a dozen countries.
Here, attendees don't need plane tickets or jetpacks to cross borders—they simply stroll from one station to the next, sipping more than 100 vodkas, tequilas, sakes, beers, whiskeys, and other alcohols along the way. At each stop, staffers stamp the attendees' provided passports, which they can use to claim a gift bag at the end of the night or to take a trip to Canada. But the evening's drinking serves a higher purpose than just getting schnookered, as proceeds from the event will be poured back into Ronald McDonald House Charities.
During 4th of July weekend, IndepenDANCE Beach Parties transforms the gleaming, soft sands of Nikki Beach into an all-day American-style banquet. This year's Bacon Beach Bash theme calls on a team of chefs to prepare more than 50 custom dishes, highlighting bacon as a crispy, crunchy protein. The feast is a collaboration between local event-planning companies AMPM Presents, known for its A-game DJs, and Eats & Beats, known for its creative culinary experiences. The latter calls on a team of chefs to prepare more than 50 custom dishes that highlight bacon as a crispy, crunchy protein or a sandwich-bread substitute. An array of drinks, condiments, and desserts designed to complement each dish will also be served. Outdoor live music from DJs such as David Tort, LA Riots, David Solano and many more, meanwhile, will echo across the shore and add to the celebration.
"Imagine a perfect showcase of local culinary artistry paired with premium wines and spirits, minus the velvet rope." For the producers of Eats & Beats, this is their vision. For the participants of Eats & Beats, this will be their experience.
The food, drink, and music event, which is part of the Food and Wine Week, takes over four floors of The Moore Building in the heart of the Design District. Here, ticket-holders drift from floor to floor and table to table sampling signature dishes including barbecue, tacos, and sushi from local restaurants such as Pride and Joy, Red: The Steakhouse, Meat Market, City Hall: The Restaurant, and Nikki Beach. They can pair bites with libations courtesy of Jack Daniels Honey, Chambord Vodka, and Hierbas Ibicencas, and end their meals with cake, cookies, chocolate cake, and other delicacies from the dessert lounge.
As evidenced by the name of the event, the culinary experience will be enhanced with live beats curated by DJ Irie, the official DJ of the Miami Heat.
For one day, companies from the beauty, style, and fitness industries share their wares and expertise during a six-hour extravaganza produced by women for women. The Bazaar showcases health, fashion, and beauty products from the latest lines, such as Sally Hansen, Vision Essentail by Kaiser Permanente, Mamamio Skincare, Posh Beauty, Chella, Whole Foods and others. The morning will kickoff with Blueprint mimosas and Whole Foods samples while you enjoy Yoga. In The Activity Area, women can limber up in fitness classes or commemorate the excursion in the photo booth. Pamper Me Fabulous is all about strengthening your mind, body, and spirit.