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About the AuthorRich Robinson is the CEO and publisher of Rise News. He is also a journalist and a native of Miami. Robinson graduated from the University of Alabama and can be followed on Twitter @RichRobMiami.
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By MIA bites
This piece was originally published by our partner MIAbites.com and is produced by them.
Each week, MIAbites features upcoming food happening and events in Miami.
And November in Miami kicks off the season with a ton of upcoming food-centric events for any discerning palate or enthusiast. Please check ahead to confirm times, prices and other details.
Friday November 13th- In their 6th year, The Lucky Rice Festival captures their obsession with Asian food culture through feats, festive dinners and gastronomic gatherings in six cities across the US. Lucky Rice Miami will transform the Raleigh Hotel Pool and Oasis on Miami Beach into an international bazaar where Asian-meets-Latino bites and globally spirited Bombay Sapphire® East cocktails will spill out onto the beachfront oasis. Featured restaurants include La Mar by Gaston Acurio,SUGARCANE Raw bar grill, SUSHISAMBA, Ortanique on the Mile, Alter, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink and Phuc Yea. Tickets are $150 VIP and $88 GA and available online at http://luckyrice.com/event/miami-feast/
Saturday November 14th– The Wynwood Yard , a hub for Miami’s most talented food and beverage entrepreneurs to introduce innovative culinary concepts to the community, celebrates its Grand Opening with a Garden Party on Saturday, Nov. 14th from 7:30-10:30 pm. Located on Lots 56, 64, AND 70 NW 29th Street, take a promenade through the home-grown garden with hand-made flower crowns on-site, delight in the on-site food concepts featuring: Myumi & Della’s Test Kitchen featuring live chef demos, as you sip the craft cocktails and resident drafts brews at the eco-friendly bar concept created by Chef and beverage guru, Ken Lyon. Enjoy a special live performance by Elastic Bond and intimate moments of multi-sensory pleasure with Alma Dance Theater. Tickets are FREE and on Eventbrite and pre-registration is encouraged to insure admittance. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-wynwood-yard-garden-party-grand-opening-tickets-19192255553
Sunday November 15th– Chef Jeremiah hosts his notorious P.I.G 6 Pork Is Good event from 3 pm- 7 pm at Gastropod at 160 NW 26th St. in Wynwood. Tickets are $50 pp and include no less that 10 top chefs cooking up their versions of porktastic dishes, plus cocktails and more. Tickets available https://gastropod.tocktix.com/#/home
Monday November 16th – From 7:30-10:30pm, Boxelder Wynwood hosts their second in the series ‘Pairings’. This pairing presents a Brewer and Chef whose unique styles happen to compliment each other perfectly – Michael Demetrus / M.I.A. Brewing and Steve Santana / Taquiza. The dinner will consist of six courses, each perfectly paired with a unique beer. We are extremely happy to be unveiling five beers from M.I.A. that have yet to see the outside of the brewhouse. Following the interactive Pairings format, the dinner is limited to 25 seats – all front row seats at the bar of Boxelder. Steve will be behind the bar with his crew preparing and serving each course, and while Michael’s work is done beforehand, he will be right there with Steve Tickets at $75 and available on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mia-taquiza-pairing-tickets-19456221081 Boxelder Craft Beer Market – 2825 Northwest 2nd Avenue. UNIT C. Miami, FL 33127
Tuesday November 17th– Miami.com is launching its new “Miami.com Experiences” Dinner Series this month with a one-night-only collaboration between chef Timon Balloo of Sugarcane and chef Nunzio Fuschillo of Bocce. The two talented chefs have collaborated to create an exclusive, seven-course menu that will be served on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Bocce in Midtown . The 7 course meal, along with an Amuse, is $75 per person, inclusive of tax and tip. An optional beverage package is available for purchase at the restaurant with wines that pair with the menu for $35. Seats are limited so make sure to get you tickets at https://tickets.completeticketsolutions.com/MHMC/Online/default.asp Bocce 3252 NE 1st Ave. Miami.
November 18-22nd– SEED Food & Wine Festival, presented by Whole Foods Market and held in Wynwood and Miami Beach is the first plant-based food and wine festival in the country. SFWF celebrates delicious plant-based foods, fine wines, craft beers, spirits, and lifestyle products and companies, while raising health awareness. Five days of events include upscale dinners, film screening, garden parties, and a Southern brunch, all leading up to a large-scale outdoor festival featuring food, wine, juices, music, gifts, organic body care, clothing, yoga, and everything that celebrates conscious plant-based living. Tickets for all events including for 5K, Farm to Table dinner and Miami Botanical Garden brunch and Saturday November 21 all day Tasting Village are priced accordingly and on Eventbrite http://www.eventbrite.com/e/seed-plant-based-food-and-wine-festival-tickets-18407085087?aff=eac2
November 18-22nd– The Pubbelly Boys are at it again, this time launching their “20th Street Seafood Festival” from November 18-22 in Sunset Harbour. The festival will consist of 3 restaurants “around the corner”: Pubbelly, Pubbelly Sushi and Barceloneta; 4 chefs: Jose Mendin (Pubbelly Restaurant Group), Juliana Gonzalez (Barceloneta), Yuki Ieto (Pubbelly Sushi) and Maria Orantes (pastry at Pubbelly Restaurant Group), over the course of 5 days. Each day, each restaurant will offer a themed menu all highlighting the ocean’s delicacies. Wednesday: Tapas Style Menu, Thursday: Stone Crab Day, Friday: Seafood Chefs Menu, Saturday: Seafood Chefs Menu, Sunday: Seafood Brunch. Pubbelly 1418 20th St. Miami Beach, FL
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Marcos Antonio Huete was hit by a car in Key West last month. When a deputy with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office came to the scene, Huete was unable to respond to him in English. Eventually, the officer asked him about his immigration status.
“You illegal? Are you a legal citizen or no? Speak English? You got ID? Passport, visa, or what?”
According to BuzzFeed, after being released from the hospital, Huete was then detained by Border Patrol agents and is now being held at the Krome Detention Center in Miami.
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I have never been one to follow the crowd.
But as a writer, I feel I should discuss how I feel about this election for the sake of my personal journalistic ethics.
Politics have never been something I have cared for.
We rarely discussed them in my house, because we agreed on everything.
I was taught to never ask someone who they voted for, as it was none of my business. I still live by that rule.
Previously, I have voted in two local elections, but those did not compare to the tremendous amount of pride I felt when I walked into my polling place in rural Providence, Alabama.
The right to vote is something we are truly privileged to have as Americans.
As a woman walking into the polling place, I felt extremely privileged and humbled as my right to vote is something still relatively new in our country’s history.
At first, this election felt like one big joke, where we all waited for someone to jump out and yell “GOTCHA.” But as time went by, it became evident we were not being fooled.
The two major political parties nominated Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to compete for the highest job in the country – President.
My home state of Alabama has always been and will always be a red state. But my particular area, The Black Belt, has always been blue.
The term is said to have a double meaning; the most popular coming from the type of soil found in the area.
Additionally, the area was heavily populated with African-American slaves and sharecroppers.
Some of the most important moments from the Civil Rights Movement happened in the area such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Bloody Sunday, and The Voting Rights Act of 1965.
I do not conform to the idea of a two party system because there are elements of both that I can get on board with.
I am also extremely neutral in almost every opinion I form because I can always see both perspectives.
I do not like Donald Trump.
That being said, I do not like Donald Trump. Of all the qualified candidates the GOP could muster up, they chose him?
A reality TV star, an actor, and a sketchy businessman? Trump successfully mastered the art of a bad deal.
From unreleased tax returns to failed business ventures (i.e. Trump University, Trump Steaks, Trump Airlines etc.) he has proved he cannot be trusted with responsibility. How can a man who is offended by a Saturday Night Live skit, have the strength it takes to defeat one of the world’s biggest and dangerous terrorist organizations?
He also finds joy in making fun of those who are not affluent white men.
From disabled reporters, to immigrants, and women who do not conform to his standards, he is insensitive and just plain rude.
I also do not care much for Hillary Clinton.
While I adore the fact she is a woman who ran for office with all the odds against her, I am uncomfortable with her role in foreign affairs.
I do not doubt her knowledge (as she knows more than I), but it is what she does with that knowledge that scares me.
Foreign policy is not why the Black Belt is blue, though.
Simply put, the area depends on the democratic view of Clinton’s social policy, which helps the majority of the area’s population.
Democratic views on public housing, education, healthcare, and other social aspects are the main reason why Alabama’s poorest counties are blue.
The presidential election of 2016 will be something that we one day will look back on and laugh.
But for now, we need to keep a close eye on our country and our friends.
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