There is always something going on in the culinary scene in Miami, and we recommend these events in Miami this weekend July 4, 2014.
Bourbon Beer and Cue’
The Dutch, Andrew Carmellini’s popular American restaurant at The W, has updated its popular BBQ series with a new venue. Every Wednesday during the month of July, the Dutch will team up with guest chefs in an effort to provide guests with down-to-earth cookout style food in an outdoor setting. This week, Chef Jamie DeRosa from highly acclaimed Tongue and Cheek will be cooking alongside The Dutch’s Chef de Cuisine Conor Hanlon to bring you dishes such as apple brined smoked BBQ chicken, Texas-style smoked beef brisket, and a smoked and barbecued mackerel sandwich. By bringing you cocktails music, great food, and classic outdoor games, The Dutch hopes to combine all that they love about summer cookouts in an updated setting. Basically, you get to enjoy all the perks of a backyard BBQ without having to worry about taking care of the grill in 100-degree Miami summers. There will be specials at the bar ranging from $2 Tall Boys, to $9 cocktails and a sweet finish by The Dutch’s well-regarded pastry chef. Josh Gripper will be offering seasonal pies and desserts that he has quickly become known for, ending the night in a classic cookout fashion.
2201 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The Emperor’s Social Bar
By now, most of the city recognizes The Broken Shaker at the Freehand Hostel as possibly the best bar program in South Florida. Being nominated by the James Beard Foundation brought lots of hype to the hipster-friendly poolside bar, and the fact that they are constantly involved in events and gatherings has gotten them recognition from everyone. This week, Mandarine Napolean launches the Emperor’s Social Bar at The Broken Shaker. Inspired by the emperor Napolean Bonaparte, this citrus liqueur will be served in exchange for social media coverage. Let us explain. For each new and unique Instagram post or Tweet, guests will get a branded token towards a Mandarine Napoléon cocktail. All you have to do is (1) take a photo, (2) post and tag #EmperorsBar @FollowNapoleon @FreehandMiami, (3) Show post to someone from Mandarine Napoleon, and (4) enjoy your drink. The Broken Shaker will still be offering its classic cocktails and punches, so this will be a night to remember. There is no better way to start the 4th of July weekend.
The Broken Shaker at Freehand Miami
2727 Indian Creek, Miami Beach
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Claws for Celebration
There is no better way to celebrate 4th of July than with a traditional clambake. So get ready to get your hands dirty as you suck your way through Ralph Pagano’s ode to the New England tradition. This celebrity chef will be serving an all-American menu for this year’s celebration, including lobster, clams, shrimp, hot dogs and burger. Ralph Pagano was a contestant on the first edition of Hell’s Kitchen and recently opened his first Miami restaurant, The Naked Taco, in South Beach’s Dream hotel. Gather the family and head to ALBA Seaside and relax during this beachside event while listening to live music around the fire pit. ALBA is the only restaurant within 25 miles with panoramic ocean views and is ranked the #1 restaurant in the area on Trip Advisor and Miami New Times. This event is B.Y.O.B (bring your own blanket) and will give you an incredible view from which to enjoy the beautiful Sunny Isles fireworks celebrating our independence.
Sole on the Ocean
17315 Collins Ave Sunny Isles, FL
Friday, Jul 4
6:00p to 11:00p
4th of July at Due South Brewing Co.
Located in Boynton Beach, Due South is one of South Florida’s premiere distributing craft beer breweries. The brewery is housed in a large 15,000 sq ft location, complete with a taproom allowing guests to sample their namesake creations such as the Caramel Cream Ale and Category 5 IPA or beer from other local breweries. Just like every other major brewery with a taproom, you can spend any day at the bar and have some of the freshest beer available, but this Friday makes for the perfect occasion to due so. Celebrate Independence Day at this local brewery with beer specials from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m (including growlers and fills jus in case you want to take some home), special tappings at 6 p.m, and raffles. The special release taps include selections such as the interesting Strawberry Honey Wheat, Mango Cilantro IPA, and Peanut Butter Bacon Ale. For the raffles, you will have the opportunity to win Due South goodies such as Insulated Cooler Bags Stuffed with Beer. To be included in the raffle, all you have to do is purchase a beer. You will get a raffle ticket for every ticket purchase. If you get hungry, Woody’s Burgers food truck will be at the brewery between 3:30 to 10pm.
Due South Brewery
2900 High Ridge Rd. #3 Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Friday, Jul 4
3:00p to 11:00p
July 4TH Independence Day 2014 Dinner Fireworks Cruise in Miami
We suggest you purchase your tickets now for this popular annual event. Sold out every year, the Dinner Fireworks Cruise aboard the South Beach Lady Yacht gives you the opportunity to watch fireworks spectaculars while drifting in the ocean. This year, the yacht features a live DJ providing live music all night long, a cash bar allowing you to drink your night away, and the ability to purchase a full BBQ dinner with vegetable crudités 2 sides, salad, dinner rolls, and access to the dessert station for the entire family to enjoy. For $49 per person ($35 for children), you get guaranteed access on the boat that will give you views of the best firework show in Miami. So come on out and enjoy independence day a whole new way, and we guarantee you that it’ll be something that you will want to do time and time again.
South Beach Lady Yacht
301 N. Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132
Friday, Jul 4
7:00p to 10:00p
$49.00 adults; $35 children