Overtown Music & Arts Festival (OMAF) returns once again! The annual street festival will take place Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Miami’s Overtown Business and Entertainment District. The festival will include live performances by multi-platinum selling talent including 5x Grammy Award winning artist Cee Lo Green, known for his hits including “Crazy” and “Forget You.” Cee Lo will be joined by Grammy nominated songstress Keyshia Cole as well as Tito Puente Jr., Inner Circle, RL of famed group Next whose hit songs include “Wifey”, “Butta Love” and “Too Close,” and additional talent to be announced. Overtown Music & Arts Festival is produced by Headliner Market Group (HMG).
Attracting some of the world’s top contemporary artists, OMAF has entertained a growing and enthusiastic audience that reached near 10,000 nation-wide festival goers last year and consists of a main stage featuring top musical acts and local Overtown businesses and vendors who will be on hand showcasing artwork, ethnic cuisine, food trucks, unique crafts, jewelry, clothing, and more.
OMAF ART EXPO ZONE
Performing live art installations by artists including Alejandro Guzman and Alfrensa Moosa allow them to engage in conversation with festival goers.
BBQ COOK-OFF COMPETITION
Festival goers will play judge and experience the bold favors in the festival’s first cook-off competition. Restaurants will compete for bragging rights and onlookers will be able to sample and cast their vote for the best BBQ.
T.E.E.S. YOUTH ZONE
Teens Exercising Extraordinary Success (T.E.E.S.) Youth Zone is presented by the Green Family Foundation and activities include DIY arts, mulitl-lingual sotry time tent, live cooking demonstrations and music for children.
Fado Irish Pub in the Mark Brickell Village is hosting Miami’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Block Party starting on Saturday, March 14th.
Fado will kick off festivities with the Annual Head-Shaving event on Saturday, March 14th followed by St. Practice Day on Sunday, March 15th. The $5 “21+ Party Wristband” gives you access to two banging DJ stages, full bars, and multiple beer gardens. You have the option to purchase a “Sunday Funday Party Pass” from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. with $2 Drinks on Jameson Irish Whiskey, Fireball Whiskey, Naked Turtle Rum, Absolut Vodka, Bud and Budlight 16 oz. bottles.
On Tuesday March 17th, Fado kicks off St. Patrick’s Day at 9am with brunch and then their St. Paddy’s Day Block Party at 2pm.
Ticket options include:
- $30 Sunday (or Tuesday) Funday Party Pass: From 2pm-6pm – Includes $2 Drinks on Jameson Irish Whiskey, Fireball Whiskey, Naked Turtle Rum, Absolut Vodka, Bud and Budlight 16 oz. bottles.
- $15 Wristband: 2 (24oz) beers in the event, skip the $5 “21+ Party band”
- $5 at the door gets you the “21+ Party Wristband”
*All options are available on both Sunday 3/15 and Tuesday 3/17
Tickets can be pre-purchased here.
All of my SoBeWFF goers, listen up!
Free Cuban sandwiches.
Miami’s favorite Versailles, is teaming up with Smithfield to give away free Cuban sandwiches from midnight until 2 a.m. during two days of South Beach Wine & Food Festival.
The free sandwich mobile will be located at the James Hotel on Thursday, February 21 from midnight until 2 a.m. and at the Dream Hotel on Friday, February 22 from midnight until 2 a.m.
Nothing like a free Cuban sandwich to soak up all the SoBeWFF beverages.
Photo : Short Order
This past weekend, we checked out two of Miami’s newest restaurants, Khong River House and brunch at OTC`. Check out some photos from the food at both establishments.
Khong River House
Full reviews coming soon on both spots.
Update 2: Shake Shack has confirmed it is opening it’s doors on Sunday, July 15th!!!! Go get your Shack Burger fix on Sunday, Coral Gables!
Update 1: Shake Shack has confirmed to us, that there is a private party on Wednesday, July 11th, but the exact opening date is to be announced. They did tell us it would be real soon, and they would let us know the exact date within a couple of days.
Shake Shack is finally ready to open it’s doors in Coral Gables on Thursday, July 12th.
This will be Shake Shack’s second Miami location. The Coral Gables Shake Shack is located across the street from the University of Miami campus.
Shake Shack is opening up at the former Smoke’t space that it took over about a year ago.
The Coral Gables menu is the standard Shake Shack menu, but will have a couple of twists on concretes for the Gables.
The new concretes are:
- The ‘U’ Malt
- Coral Crisp
- Cookie Cubana
Shake Shack Coral Gables will be open from 11 am to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 11 am to 1 am Friday and Saturday.
Check out the full menu here.
We welcome another Shake Shack with open arms into our city. Love us some Shack burgers!
[gmap description=”1450 South Dixie Highway Coral Gables, FL”]1450 South Dixie Highway Coral Gables, FL[/gmap]
Photo : Shake Shack
Another Art Walk around the corner, another canceled Art Walk Food Truck Roundup.
The Second Saturdays Art Walk in Wynwood will once again be without food trucks.
According to our friends over at Beached Miami, an email from Richard Hales, the event’s organizer, to the food truck community, the city is once again to blame.
Unfortunately the Wynwood event is not going to happen this month on the lot; the City will not give the permission … See you hopefully next month.
This isn’t the first time this happens. They had this same issue back in March.
If your looking to get your grub on though during Art Walk this weekend, be on the look out for mobile food vendors and maybe even some trucks parked throughout the streets and driveways.
We hope this all gets resolved for next month’s events.
Photo : Beached Miami
Lately, Miami has been turning into the Top Chef capital.
Season 7 champion Kevin Sbraga will be having a one night only pop-up at Harry’s Pizzeria.
Chef Michael Schwartz is hosting once a month “chef pop-ups.” Spraga will be the fifth guest chef in the series.
The pop-up will happen on May 22nd at 7 p.m. at Harry’s Pizzeria in the Design District.
Spraga has a modern American restaurant in Philadelphia, but he attended culinary school at Johnson and Wales in North Miami.
Tickets for the pop-up are $129 for the evening with 60 seats available.
Buy your tickets here.
Check out the menu below:
- Pizza with grilled spring onions, Hani’s goat cheese & arugula
- Fried sweetbreads, buttermilk ranch
- Roasted pork lettuce wrap, pickled beets
- Deviled quail eggs, benton’s bacon
- Tomato Salad with mint chimichrui, charred avocado, heirloom hot peppers, pepperoni crumble
- Cobia with rock shrimp succotash, garlic chive butter, dandelion greens
- Wood Oven Roasted Duck – smoked eggplant caponata, fresh garbanzo, artichoke chips, shallot-dill vinaigrette
- Confit of papaya, orange-habanero sauce, lemon cremeux, madeleine
Photo : Harry’s Pizzeria
Your new beach oasis has arrived.
Bella Beach Club has officially opened at the Trump International Hotel in Sunny Isles.
Bella Beach Club comes to us from Tommy Pooch and Alan Roth. Bella Beach Club will serve Mediterranean food right on the sand and at night there will be dj sets from Dr. Love and DJ Indigo.
Some of the items on the menu include:
- South African lobster tail drowned in butter
- Whole grilled fish of the day served with fire roasted corn
- Mini Wagyu burgers
- Spice poached jumbo shrimp in a creamy vodka cocktail sauce
Bella Beach Club looks like the new spot to check out.
Check out the full menu here.
[gmap description=”18001 Collins Ave Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160″]18001 Collins Ave Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160[/gmap]
Photo : Urban Daddy
A couple days ago, we told you about Chow Down Grill’s transformation plans.
Today, we have Chow Down Grill’s new sushi men created by chef de cuisine Joe “Chino” Bracero.
Some of the sushi rolls include:
- Tattooed Dragon Roll–shrimp tempura, eel, and white asparagus topped off with avocado and pineapple xo sauce
- Spicy Buddha Dragon Roll– house made tofu tempura and brocollini topped off with avocado and spicy mayo
- California roll with a twist–snow crab croquette, avocado, cucumber, radish sprouts topped with tobiko and ginger aioli.
Chow Down Grill is now even making soy sauce in house too.
Make sure to check out Chow Down Grill in South Beach.
[gmap description=”920 Alton Rd. Miami Beach, FL”]920 Alton Rd. Miami Beach, FL[/gmap]
Photo: Eater Miami