Food and Drink

Your Miami weekend guide: Soccer, Spice and saplings

Illustration of neon signs with the days of the week. Lights go out one by one and "weekend" flashes.
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We made it through the week! Now it's time to kick back and relax.

  • Check out these events happening around Miami:

What to do this weekend in Miami: Matisyahu, Camilo and Octoberfest

Caolombian singer Camilo has a handlebar mustache and smiles.
Camilo. Photo: Medios y Media/Getty Images

Need weekend plans? We've got you covered.

Join the South Beach Sound Healing Orchestra at the Faena Hotel on Miami Beach on Friday, from 7-9pm. It'll include movement, breathwork, drum and dance, and a didgeridoo sound bath. Tickets: $45.

Take date night to the next level at Leku and the Rubell Museum

Wagyu veal cheeks served with sweat potato mash.
Wagyu veal cheeks from Leku (left) and a silicone sculpture by Cajsa von Zeipel at the Rubell Museum. Photo: Martin Vassolo/Axios

When you eat at Leku in Allapattah, the thick walls of trees and plants block out the surrounding industrial neighborhood, making you feel like you're in a secret Spanish garden.

  • Everything else will make you feel like a true Spaniard, too. Jamon iberico is sliced by hand from a giant pig's leg. Order a Basque-inspired kalimotxo that tastes like a sangria crossed with a rum and coke.

At Miami's new Bayshore Club, the bar is the star

Diners gather at tables around a large bar, with palm trees in the background on a sunny afternoon.
Bayshore Club in Coconut Grove. Photo: Deirdra Funcheon/Axios

I recently stopped by the fancy new Bayshore Club, which opened this summer on the Coconut Grove waterfront.

  • The former Scotty's Landing space where I used to order a burger in flip flops now calls for chic outfits and making reservations in advance.

Clevelander South Beach gets a refresh with new sports bar

Matt "Kush" Kuscher stands in front of the Clevelander Hotel on a sunny day wearing a baseball cap that says "Miami."
Matthew “Kush" Kuscher. Photo courtesy of Kush Hospitality Group

A new sports bar is opening at the Clevelander, the Ocean Drive hotel known for its beachside location, raucous pool parties and prominent role on sports broadcasts all over the world.

Driving the news: Jesta Hotels & Resorts, a Montreal-based investment firm that bought the Clevelander in 2018, invited restaurateur Matthew "Kush" Kuscher to take over its food program, which he did in July.

Dine out on a discount with Miami Spice's restaurant deals

A deconstructed key lime pie from Red Rooster Overtown is pictured on a plate.
Red Rooster Overtown's deconstructed key lime pie. Photo: Martin Vassolo/Axios

A three-course lunch at a Michelin-star restaurant for under $30? That can only mean that Miami Spice is officially back.

Why it matters: The two-month dining promotion offers a rare opportunity to try highly acclaimed food at reasonable prices. And it's the first one since the Michelin Guide came to town in June.

Netflix series "Street Food: USA" showcases Miami eats

Two side-by-side photos of El Rey de las Fritas, one of cutouts inside the restaurant and another of the burger.
El Rey de Las Fritas. Photos: Martin Vassolo/Axios

Miami's diverse food scene is highlighted in a new Netflix series exploring popular street food in cities across the country.

  • Episode 6 of "Street Food: USA" takes your taste buds on a tour of Miami — from Cuban ventanitas to a Miami Gardens chef whose homemade souse stew saved his life.

Why it matters: The episode shows national viewers a different side of Miami — away from South Beach resorts and parties — and spotlights Haitian, Cuban and African American cultures that shape Miami.


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