Forgive me for just now getting to events for March. I’m still trying to catch up and recover energies after the weekend’s festivities. Check out D’s Flickr photostream for some great photos of Sunday’s events.
This month is a busy one for Miami with big events like the Winter Music Conference, Miami Film Festival and Calle Ocho Festival in town. There are also a few interesting food-related events, especially during this first week of the month.
Tomorrow, March 3, celebrate BLT Steak’s 6th Birthday (that would be that of the original location) with selected dishes and blackboard specials for $33.04 (for the date of the restaurant’s inception 3/3/04) and selected sides, desserts and cocktails for $3.03. Reservations highly recommended. Call 305.673.0044.
On Friday March 5 at 6:30 p.m., Sunset Corners is holding a Burgers & Bordeaux tasting. Price is $55 per person and space is limited to 20. I was told there are a few spaces left so if you’re interested reserve a spot by emailing email@example.com or calling 305.271.8492.
It’s a good week for drinking in Miami with Yelp Drinks. Yelp Drinks offers selected cocktails at selected locations at a 50% discount throughout this week (ends March 7). See a list of participating restaurants and cocktails.
Bikers out there: head out to the Beer Snob Bike Pub Crawl on Saturday, March 6. It starts off at Zeke’s on Lincoln Road at 4 p.m. and makes stops at The Abbey, The DRB and Titanic Brewery.
On Thursday, March 11, chefs get together for Chefs with a Purpose to benefit international firefighters assistance in Haiti. Participating chefs include Jonathan Wright, Jonathan Eismann, Andrea Curto-Randazzo, Cindy Hutson, Jeff O’Neil, Tim Andriola and Clay Conley among others. Admission is $50 at the door but you must RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 305.864.3434 ext. 311.
Paradise Farms is hosting a Vegan Upscale dinner as part of its Dinner in Paradise series on Sunday, March 14. The chefs are Mark Zeitouni from Lido at The Standard, Frank Jeanetti from The Palms Hotel & Spa and Michael Psilakis and Sean McTiernan from Eos. $165.50 per person to benefit the Plant a Thousand Gardens initiative.
We can’t forget St. Patrick’s Day. I’m sure there will be tons of events announced as we get closer but John Martin’s is holding its annual party with live bands, drink specials and food. More information here.
On Sunday, March 28, Michelle Bernstein, Marc Vidal of Solea and George Fistovich and Jordi Valles of the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne are in charge of Dinner in Paradise. Also on the 28th, Deering Estate will host a Seafood Festival. It’s a day of eating Florida fish and shellfish outside. I’ve never been but it sounds like it could be fun. Admission is $15; $5 for children 4-14.
Finally, Fritz and Fran Bierhaus will celebrate the 12th Annual Coral Gables Bluesfest the weekend of March 25-28. This is about the music, yes, but you know there will be plenty of beer and food to go around.
Did I miss anything good?