You may still be recovering from the Super Wolf Blood Moon a few weeks ago (it was pretty gnarly) but we’ve got some more lunar news you need to have on your radar. Next Tuesday will be the biggest and brightest supermoon of the year. That means you won’t see the moon this close to earth for the rest of 2019. So how can you take advantage? Well, it’s never a bad idea to head to a spot without a lot of light pollution (the Everglades and Homestead aren’t a bad choice) and you’ll want to be outside pretty early. Contrary to what you may think, the full moon will occur right at 10:53am in Miami on February 19—but you’ll want to look up on both Monday and Tuesday night for some spectacular moon views. Of course, this also means that you can blame any bad behavior over the next five days on the moon messing with your astrology sign. It’s, like, totally not your fault. Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means thousands of South Florida couples will all put on something nice, shuffle out the door and tuck into a slightly overpriced meal while proclaiming loudly, for all of Instagram, that they are in love. But maybe you want to do something on Valentine’s Day that sidesteps your average three-course meal. We like your style. And we’ve rounded up some events happening in the 305 that offer live music, crazy drink deals, selfie booths and more offerings that go above and beyond your typical V-Day dinner. 1. III Points dinner and a showIn partnership with the reliably delicious Fooq’s, III Points is offering a limited amount of spots for a special three-course pop-up dinner during the headliner set of your choice. Tables come with a prime view of the main stage and dinners will be booked according to set times, so you and your lover can catch your favorite headliner while sharing a romantic meal and complimentary bottle of the Palm by Whispering Angel. Feb 14 at various times; $50. 2. Valentine’s Day at BoomboxOur new Midtown lounge/music venue has some sweet deals for ladies this V-Day: free drinks. Ladies can drink free all night long and the open bar includes Grey Goose, Bombay Sapphire, Bacardi Superior, Tequila Cazadores—which should be more than enough to drown away any romantic stress. Fellas, you can’t drink free but there are specials on Bacardi single malts with CBD Honey pairings. Feb 14 at 7pm; free. 3. Get Lei'd a
We knew this day was coming, not that it makes it any easier. The Wynwood Yard—one of our favorite Wynwood bars, food hubs and concert venues—will close its original location on May 5, 2019, to make way for a fancy new apartment building. Boo. Boo, boo, boo. But, before we get all weepy, this isn’t goodbye for the Wynwood Yard. The venue has announced it will be opening up a Doral Yard and a North Beach Yard is also in the works. And the Wynwood Yard ain’t going out without a party. The venue will continue strong throughout February with plenty of live music, food and more. During the Wynwood Yard’s last weekend, the space will throw a Yard Fest with more than a dozen musical performances, fitness workshops, kid-friendly programming and more. The venue will also have a “Yard Sale,” where patrons can buy Wynwood Yard items. A shipping container, furniture, plants and a food truck will be among the items available to buy. So be sure to stop by this month to say a proper goodbye to a Wynwood O.G. And maybe even take a piece of it home. View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Wynwood Yard (@wynwoodyard) on Feb 2, 2019 at 3:03pm PST Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.
In just two short weeks, we’ll celebrate that most polarizing of holidays: Valentine’s Day, which tends to make one feel either bloated with love of sick with loneliness. Regardless of your relationship status, V-Day can be stressful. Whether you’re planning a date or ensuring you have enough ice cream in the house to distract you from insanely sappy Instagram posts, you have to be prepared. For those that do have someone to impress on February 14, you may want to check out this special package from Islas Canarias. The local Cuban restaurant is offering a heart-shaped croqueta box. Because, uh, nothing says romance like fried cylinders of potato and ham? Islas Canarias’ sensual croqueta box will be available to pre-order next Monday, February 4, for $25 a box. The box includes 20 ham croquetas, which means you and your lover can each have 10 croquetas, which means the night will no doubt end with both of you unbuttoning your pants. It just might not be for the reason you’d hoped. If you place an order, you can pick up your box from Tuesday, February 12, through Thursday, February 14. Que romantico! Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.
Super Bowl LIII is nearly upon us and even though our beloved Dolphins will—once again—not be participating, we have to admit we are excited nonetheless. It should be a killer game. The 73-year-old Tom Brady is making his staggering 234th Super Bowl appearance against the new kids of the LA Rams. Rumour has it Bill Belichick will debut a brand new tattered sweater. Such drama! Young versus old, good versus evil—however you want to spin it, the game is sure to be a close battle. Miami will be watching along on Sunday, February 3, and one party in particular will be watching in the most Miami way possible. The water-based advertising and events company Ballyhoo Media is throwing a watch party at Virginia Key Beach Park where guests can watch the big game on one of their floating 48-foot screens. (The Ballyhoo team did the same thing last year for the World Cup and it was quite the experience.) You can watch from the sand or swim right up to the screen for a closer look at Tom Brady’s magnificent skin. Over on dry land, the party will have a DJ, food, beer from Concrete Beach and games like giant beer pong and cornhole for folks to enjoy before kickoff. The party goes from 3pm to 11pm and tickets are $15 via eventbite.com. Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.
Miami, we’ve got good news for fans of both the Wynwood restaurant KYU (us) and fans of eggs (us again). The restaurateurs behind KYU are preparing to open another concept in Wynwood called Laid Fresh, which is scheduled to open in Spring 2019. Laid Fresh will take over the space of the dearly departed Philly transplants Dizengoff and Federal Donuts. According to the press release, it’ll be an “egg-forward” concept, which is a phrase we will almost certainly borrow to make our weekend breakfast sound more exciting. The fast-casual joint will serve egg-heavy items like egg sandwiches with house-cured bacon, salads, fried chicken sandwiches and more. Diners will be able to pair menu items with cans of wine, champagne, local beer and mugs of mimosas, which sounds like it may very well become our new favorite way to drink mimosas. If the quality of KYU is any indication, this place should become a quick favorite in Wynwood. We’ll certainly keep you posted on when you can expect this egg to hatch. (Sorry. Had to do it.) Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.
Miami music peeps have been counting down the days until III Points for more than a year. And that countdown is now mercifully close. Our awesome made-in-Miami music festival rolls into Wynwood in just over three weeks on Friday, February 15. We’ve already been over the dope headliners: Tyler, the Creator, Beach House, SZA, James Blake, Herbie Hancock, A$AP Rocky and Erykah Badu (not to mention gobs of local talent, world-class dance music, local art, food and a freshly-added DJ set from LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy). But III Points is debuting another new feature this year in honor of the festival’s proximity to Valentines Day: A dinner and a show package. In partnership with the reliably delicious Fooq’s, III Points is offering a limited amount of spots for a special three-course pop-up dinner during the headliner set of your choice. Tables come with a prime view of the main stage and dinners will be booked according to set times, so you and your lover can catch your favorite headliner while sharing a romantic meal and complimentary bottle of the Palm by Whispering Angel. Afterward, head over to III Points’ new “slow dance room,” complete with an intimate dance floor, disco ball and carnations. The slow dance room is a collaboration with Miami’s own RnBae collective, who are experts on all things sensual. III Points also just released a selection of Valentines Day cards you can download to ask that special someone to dinner and a dance. Tables ($50 per person) are su
As much as we love and look forward to the annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival, our wallets are never quite prepared for the sucker punch that are ticket prices. Car payment or an afternoon at the Grand Tasting? KFC for a month or two hours swigging champagne and eating fried chicken with Andrew Carmellini? Fortunately, attending the SOBEWFF this year won’t feel like Sophie’s choice. With more than 100 events scheduled, the 18th edition of the fest offers a smattering of options priced at $100 or less, and some even include a bonus workout (it’s ok to cancel your gym memberships now, guys). Have an extra Benjamin burning a hole in your pocket? Here’s where to spend it. Craft-y Happy Hour hosted by Robert Irvine The Food Network star and cookbook author hosts an intimate happy hour overlooking Biscayne Bay. Chat him up while sampling craft cocktails and small bites by the Mondrian pool. Feb 21 5:30–7:30pm. Mondrian South Beach Hotel, 1100 West Ave, Miami Beach. $95. Mixing It Up on the Miami River: Best Bars, Bites and Beats hosted by Adam Richman The host of Food Network’s Man Finds Food lands on the banks of the Miami River for a late-night party with DRINK Miami. Set about a mixology journey led by top mixologists from around the world slinging cocktails from Miami’s best bars and beyond. Mojo Donuts, La Santa Taqueria and more local food trucks will also be on hand. Feb 21 10pm–midnight. The Wharf Miami, 114 SW North River Dr. $95. Cigars and Spirits presented b
Fans of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival fall into two camps: the eaters and the drinkers. If you’re among the latter group, we have good news for you: the 18th annual event returns with extra daytime parties featuring even more free-flowing cocktails. Below is a list of favorites, including the first ever drag brunch where an extra mimosa or two will likely serve you well. Drag Brunch hosted by Alex Carr Happening concurrently with PRIDE Fort Lauderdale, SOBEWFF’s first drag brunch features hosts Elvis Duran, Z100 radio personality, and fiancé Alex Carr, plus Master of Ceremonies Kitty Meow and a bevy of talented ladies strutting their stuff. Expect a full brunch spread—champagne, raw bar, omelette station and more. Feb 23 11:30am–1:30pm. The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale, 1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale. $125. From Harlem to Overtown Brunch hosted by Marcus Samuelsson For the second year in a row, Harlem golden boy Marcus Samuelsson brings his signature soul food to Overtown. You’ll preview the James Beard Award-winning chef’s new restaurant before moving to an outdoor space for a full southern spread (ribs, fried chicken, collard greens) and a cheerful performance by a local brass band. Feb 23 noon–3pm. 920 NW Second Ave. $175. Lunch hosted by Alex Guarnaschelli and Gilles Epie This rooftop event takes lunch to new levels. French-trained chefs Gilles Epié of Juvia and Alex Guarnaschelli of Food Network fame collaborate on a multicourse, wi
It’s a good thing most of us will have next Monday off work because you’ll want to stay up a bit past your bed time this Sunday. The reason? There’s a “super blood wolf moon” eclipse happening Sunday night and (if the skies are relatively clear) we’ll be able to see it all from Miami. In addition to sounding like a character from one of the Twilight novels, this eclipse should be a special one for a couple of reasons. First off, it’ll be a total lunar eclipse, which is cool on its own. But we’ll also be experiencing a “supermoon,” which means the moon will appear larger since it’ll be closer to Earth. And in even cooler news: the whole thing is going to have a reddish tint thanks to sunlight bouncing off Earth's atmosphere. The partial phase begins Sunday night around 10:34pm. That's when Earth's shadow will first begin to cover the moon. The Earth’s shadow will completely cover the moon (known as totality) at 11:41pm and shall last for just over an hour. The total eclipse will end at 12:43am and the whole show will be over just before 3am. So try and find a good stargazing spot for Sunday night (the Everglades and Homestead are always a good choice) and prepare to see some cool moon stuff, baby! Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.