Save The Date: March Events & Need To Knows

Pull up your iCals, Google Calendars, and planners. Here are some yum worthy events you need to know about.

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The What: Inaugural Yardfest Weekend

The When: Friday, Mar. 3, to Sunday, Mar. 5

The 411

Starting today,  the best of The Wynwood Yard kicks off a jam-packed weekend of crafts, kids’ events, live musical performances, and food (which is great, because Idk about you, but being artsy-fartsy doing crafts always works up an appetite for me).

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Dip out of work early (maybe beat Miami traffic) and kick it at the Radiate Apothecary’s Kombucha Happy Hour from 4 to 7 PM, followed by a special YardFest edition of Taste of The Yard from 5 to 8 PM. The purchase of a $25 ticket will get you generously-portioned tastings from resident food trucks — including The Lone Wolfe Truck’s mini enfrijoladas, matcha coco or matcha guava bundt cake from Yoko Matcha or a chicken skewer from Brazilian Fire.

Bonus: A 10-ounce draft of craft beer from The Bar at The Yard or garden-infused punch comes with a Taste of the Yard ticket to help you hydrate while you munch.

And for those that love shopping till you drop for unique artisnal pieces? StyleMarket will also be there starting at 5 PM. I mean, who doesn’t love shopping with a drink in hand? Stick around for Suénalo’s Afro-Latin, hip-hop, R&B and funk jams live that night 9 p.m.

Feeling winded after reading all of that? Yeah, me too. But, that’s just what’s going on today, there are two more days of nomlicious activities to sink your teeth into. Check out the whole schedule of YardFest events here.

Good To Know: All events are free unless otherwise mentioned.

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The What: Villa Azur Celebrates Women’s Day with “Endless” Champagne

The When: Wednesday, March 8

The 441

Being a woman is a great, wondrous thing and we should celebrate like the Queens that we are. Luckily, Villa Azur, located in Miami Beach, agrees too.

On March 8, the folks at Villa Azur will be celebrating International Woman’s Day with FREE CHAMPAGNE. You guys… FREE CHAMPAGNE.

Dine in guests, from 8 to 10 PM, will receive and unlimited flow of FREE CHAMPAGNE (yes, I will put it in caps every time) as well as a sample of the Mimosa Cake dessert — a tender, orange sponge smothered with silky CHAMPAGNE buttercream.

But, wait. It don’t end there, giirrl. Ladies dining will also have an opportunity to WIN a $200 gift card.

Sadly, International Women’s Day isn’t everyday, but at Villa Azur women are honored weekly on “For Her” Monday’s and receive 50% off all food and drinks starting at 6:30 PM. #girlpower

For reservations, 305-763-8688 or RESERVATIONS@VILLAAZURMIAMI.COM

Villa Azur

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The What: Seaspice introduces the Persea Martini

The When: Now. Like at this very moment.

The 411

Love tequila? Love avocados? Then the Persea Martini, from Seapice, is the perfect merging of two worlds.

persea-martini-seaspice

Displaying a keen sense of balance by expert mixologist Atilla Kocsis using Baron tequila, fresh avocado, pineapple juice, lemon juice, simple syrup, and garnished with fresh black pepper — the result is a melodious combination of ingredients, for a drink you won’t want to put down.

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The What: Villa Azur teams up with 2017 James Beard Award Guest Chefs for an authentic, Mykonos-style, All-Day Brunch & Dinner Party

The When: Sunday, March 12

The 411

The Beach is getting a little taste of Greece on March 12  when Villa Azur, a Mediterranean style resto, opens its doors for an exclusive brunch and dinner experience by Mykonos’ 2017 James Beard Award featured chefs Chris Athanasiadis (owner and chef at “Nice N Easy Restaurant) and Panagiotis Diamantis (Executive Chef at Rodors Palace Hotel).

Although the restaurant is typically only open for dinner (which makes this event all the more special), the brunch experience will feature a preset menu including a set of 6 special new dishes by the guest chefs and selections by Villa Azur’s Executive Chef Erwin Mallet. Those visiting for dinner will enjoy Villa Azur’s full new dinner menu, as well as a “specials” menu containing the 6 new dishes conceptualized.

Attendees will stay refreshed with cocktails including Skinos Mastiha Spirit as three rotating DJs provide summer in the Mediterranean vibes in collaboration with globally renowned venues Mykonos’ Cavo Paradiso, Super Paradise Beach Club and Tropicana Beach Club.

For reservations, 305-763-8688 or opentable.com.

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The What: Cochon555 releases it’s 2017 Miami Chefs Lineup & Cochon555 tickets

The When: Sunday, March 26

The 411

Cochon555, the hyper-local festival with a flair for innovation, returns to Miami with its Heritage BBQ edition on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach.

The promotion of global food cultures and family farming will be the central themes of the day. From winemakers and distillers to barkeeps and chefs, dozens of the city’s biggest hospitality talents will be cooking – or creating drinks to match – Old World barbecue recipes cooked over live fires.

To further champion the good food movement, a portion of all proceeds will go to Cochon555’s sister charity, Piggy Bank – a pig farming sanctuary.

Cochon555 is proud to announce the competing chefs for 2017 in Miami:

  • Chef Clark Bowen and Chef Rick Mace of db Bistro Moderne & Café Boulud Palm Beach – Contemporary French
  • Chef Tito Vargas of The Bazaar by José Andrés – Modern Spanish with a Twist
  • Chef Paula DaSilva of Artisan Beach House – Bold New American Cooking
  • Chef Jeremiah Bullfrog of gastroPod – Elevated Global Street Foods
  • Chef John Gallo and Rene Reyes of Pinch Kitchen – Freestyle American Cuisine

Tickets for general admission start at $125; VIP tickets (early admission + exclusive sommelier and cocktail competition tastings) are $200.

BESPOKE tickets $400 (includes a multi-course charity dinner prepared by three celebrity chefs on Saturday night; super early admission + exclusive private tasting and tour of Somm-Selected wines and the Barkeep competition by a Cochon555 director on Sunday; and a donation to Piggy Bank charity).

To purchase tickets, visit http://www.cochon555.com/2017-tour/miami.

Happy eats,

M

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