Celebrate Grovetoberfest, French Cuisine And More This Week In Miami

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Each week, MIAbites will feature the Weekly Nibble highlighting upcoming food events and happenings in Miami.

Wednesday, October 14th–  At 12 noon, The Café at Books & Books will host a delectable lunch in honor of famed restaurant critic and author, Ruth Reichl. Former editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine, Reichl is a respected culinary professional responsible for writing a series of critically acclaimed memoirs, as well as a number of books emblematic of her lifelong passion for food. My Kitchen Year, Reichl’s latest publication,centers on her deeply intimate journey as she rediscovers the joys of cooking and the healing power it holds. Tickets are $70 per person(excluding tax & gratuity) and include an author talk, a three-courselunch by James Beard Award-winning Chef Allen Susser, and an autographed copy of My Kitchen Year ($35 value). Reservations required. The Café at Books & Books, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard at the Adrienne Arsht Center. 786) 405-1745; http://www.arshtcenter.org/Visit/Cafe-Books-Books/

Thursday, October 14th–  From 6- 10 pm, PAMM presents their popular Third Thursdays: Poplife Social featuring, Chargaux and DJ Kumi presented by The Rhythm Foundation. Enjoy a live performance by string duo Chargaux, featuring opening and closing sets by DJ Kumi, presented by Rhythm Foundation. Purchase happy hour drink and food specials or make reservations at Verde restaurant, and partake in art-making for prizes. Also celebrate the opening of Firelei Báez: Bloodlines and enjoy an Art Talk between artist Firelei Báez and Assistant Curator María Elena Ortiz in the auditorium. $16 admission to museum or member free.  PAMM 1103 Biscayne Blvd. Miami FL.

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Saturday October 17th-  Beer enthusiasts from all over will converge at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove to sample unlimited beer from across the country and around the world at Grovetoberfest Aficionados and the “casual beer fan” will take an active role in beer sampling by voting for their favorite beers in three different categories.  They will also sample the festival’s very own Grovetoberfest Coconut Porter, which will only be available at the festival.  In addition to featuring 300 craft beers, Grovetoberfest will include an entertainment stage, a Homebrew Pavilion, a Kitchen Lab for beer/food pairings, a VIP area and Food Row, where restaurants will sell local fare.  Tickets priced from $40 to VIP at $90 available on Eventbrite link http://www.eventbrite.com/e/grovetoberfest-2015-miamis-beer-festival-tickets-18044497578?aff=es2

Sunday October 18th- Join Bodega Taqueria y Tequila every NFL Sunday from 12 noon – 4 p.m., for their Football Fiesta party! Come out to  watch your favorite team on Bodega’s massive screens, enjoy drink & beer specials, and an occasional free shot!
Opening its doors early, Football Fiesta takes place weekly from noon to 4 p.m., where guests can enjoy the regular menu along with speciality items added,  including: a $2 Taco special, Gameday Nachos, Pigs in an Empanada, and Bodega Guacamole. Enjoy $2 draft beers, $2 Dobel shots, and $6 specialty cocktails all while watching NFL games on three 70 inch TVs. Dolphins fans will share the victory with a free shot of Tequila when their team scores a touchdown. Bodega Taqueria y Tequila 1220 16th St Miami Beach, FL 33139

Wednesday October 21st- Tour de France with Daniel Boulud at db Bistro Moderne Miami
Join Daniel Boulud in celebrating five years in Miami with a “Tour de France” featuring all-inclusive food and drinks from five different regions in France
. For those that cannot attend the party on Oct 21, the anniversary celebration continues through November with a “Tour de France” 5-course prix-fixe menu available during dinner and “Daniel Boulud’s Top 5 Bar Bites” in the Bar & Lounge. Tickets: $100 including tax and gratuity.  db Bistro Moderne-  JW Marriott 255 Biscayne Blvd. Miami. FL 305 421 8800

New and Ongoing-

Vagabond Restaurant & Bar is thrilled to announce the launch of its new concept, “A Family Affair ” which will offer guests a communal dining experience with a series of Sunday night family-style meals. The first dinner kicks off Sunday, October 18th and will continue on a weekly basis through November 1st, with pre-fixed menus priced at $40 per person. Sunday night family meal at Vagabond will be traditionally untraditional. Chef Alex Chang will transport gourmands to a space of comfort by preparing straight-forward, uncomplicated meals featuring fresh ingredients, served family style.  The first dinner will be a classic steakhouse menu where diners will be treated to mouthwatering, boneless short ribs paired with béarnaise, French fries, creamed escarole, sweet shortbread and fresh strawberries for dessert. Vagabond Restaurant & Bar 7301 Biscayne Blvd. Miami FL 786 409 5635.

Peruvian restaurant La Mar, located inside Mandarin Oriental, Miami, will launch a sophisticated weekly Happy Hour available every Thursday from 4-7 pm, debuting October 15, 2015. Under the supervision of Eleftherios Kraounakis (Lef), who was recently appointed as head of La Mar’s expanded nightlife program, the Happy Hour will offer an exceptional opportunity to sip and savor creative cocktails designed by Lef and light bites by La Mar’sExecutive Chef Diego Oka.  The menu will feature $8 specialty cocktails, $6 beer and wine, and $4 bites. La Mar in the Mandarin Oriental 500 Brickell Key Drive. Miami, FL.

Quality Meats is extending their Miami Spice menu through October! Named one of the “Best Steakhouses for Miami Spice” by The Miami Herald, Miami Beach’s acclaimed eatery, Quality Meats, is extending their Miami Spice dining deal through the month of October.There are plenty of reasons for foodies to rejoice with an extended opportunity to enjoy a three- course dinner priced at $39 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Executive Chef Patrick Rebholz delights diners with a robust prix fixe menu of signature dishes from both land and sea. Miami Spice dinner selections include choice of 6 appetizers including Green Goddess Chopped SaladHouse-Cured Slab Bacon with Peanut Butter & Jalapeño Jelly, Seared Sea Scallops with Black Garlic and Celery Leaves and choice of entrees including Center Cut Filet Mignon, Honey-Glazed Baby Back Ribs with Honey-Lime, Fresh Mint, Thai Basil, Everything-Crusted Branzino with Smoked Cream Cheese, Pickled Onions and more. Quality Meats 1501 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL. 

( Information provided by various sources and subject to change.  Please confirm prices and specific details beforehand )

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