The Miami Taste of Brickell Food and Wine Festival's many events throughout the year serve culinary samples from popular Miami restaurants, endless fine wine and spirits, and international rhythms. Those chefs hail from a wide variety of acclaimed area eateries. Meanwhile, wine experts entice visitors to try new vintages by hosting tasting demos and dispensing samples. A portion of all event proceeds help fund local charities.
In Mexico,?pre-Columbian religious traditions commingled with Catholic All Souls and All Saints Days and Western Halloween celebrations to form Dia de Los Muertos, or the "day of the dead." On this occasion, families remember the dearly departed with a variety of customs, including serving their favorite foods and leaving trinkets at graves.?
On the streets of Miami, this beloved tradition is recreated and reinterpreted in the form of a 1,000-person block party. Revelers celebrate the dead with colorful face paint, decorated skulls, and live music. Partiers can request one of their favorite tunes from a live DJ or shimmy over to the free food and drink stations to enjoy samples from local restaurants, including Rosa Mexicano, Blue Martini, and Fado.
The Miami Wine & Food Festival shares a litany of libations and local eats with curious sommeliers and gourmands. The chic, outdoor Taste & Toast event introduces gustatory glands to wines from around the world. As taste buds hobnob with fruit and oak notes, guests intermingle with one another while snacking on gourmet treats from local restaurants and listening to the bluesy sound of the Jay Blues Band. Winesplorers can stick around after the tasting for a Glenfiddich “Music to Drink Whiskey By” after-party at 9 p.m., where a DJ and whiskey-tamer rest on hand to answer questions and dispel myths about using whiskey as cologne.
Transit Lounge, one of Miami's favorite bars and live music venues, is located in Brickell just a block away from Mary Brickell Village. Transit features live music and entertainment all week long on its main and patio stages, including showcases by local and national bands. Come sing Karaoke with a LIVE BAND every Tuesday
National Detailing’s insured and trained staff lugs their detailing equipment and expertise to driveways all across the country. The company's tier of mobile detail packages serves a range of car cleaning needs—the Gold forms a foundation around rinse-less hand washes, carnauba waxes, and clay-bar treatments; the Platinum adds Rain-X treatments; and the Diamond tops everything off with machine polishes and show-car glazes. To ensure that everything goes well at each site, National Detailing has a 24/7 service line that customers can call to voice any concerns or just report a bad dream.