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What to Do in Miami This Week [Dec 25-31]

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Ironside Pizza
Ironside Pizza

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Wednesday, December 27: Lunch at Ironside Pizza

What to Do in Miami This Week [Dec 25-31] - Ironside Pizza, Puttshack Miami, Rumbar, Sha Wynwood - June 2024

As we unpack Christmas and get ready for yet another New Year’s feast, it’s nice to take a little break in between. Not a break from deliciousness, oh no. We’ll be grabbing a meal on the lighter side that’s equally as delicious as all the holiday feasts. This Wednesday, join us for a meal at Ironside Pizza. The Italian restaurant in no way compromises on flavor while dishing out healthy and abundant plates. In fact, they are committed to serving only quality produce that is local and sustainable whenever possible. 

So, what’s on the menu this Wednesday? We’re quite head over heels about the farinata that Ironside Pizza serves—an unleavened chickpea flatbread served with ricotta, prosciutto, and calamata olives. It’s as filling as it is scrumptious without the extra calories. The restaurant’s caprese is arguably the best in town — with juicy beefsteak tomatoes, artisan burrata, and fresh basil, a perfect balance to any meal. Then, moving on to the main attraction there’s both the salmone con verdure, a delectable seared salmon; or the pollo arrosto, succulent oven-roasted chicken breast with fingerling potatoes and mixed greens. You’ll be leaving the restaurant satisfied and full, with zero guilt.

Friday, December 29: Festive Food and Cocktails at the RUMBAR

There’s still time to catch those festive holiday specials, and that’s exactly what we are getting into this Friday. Take a sleigh ride with us to Key Biscayne, where RUMBAR has its holiday specialties available all the way until the new year. The Reindeer Room at the RUMBAR will be offering guests seasonal greetings and savory bites like Prancer’s Pizza with truffled mascarpone, arugula, and parmesan; North Pole Salmon—a smoked salmon pate; or Tipsy Reindeer Bread Pudding made with Caribbean rum. Yum.

Feeling thirsty after the ride? The holiday cocktails are as tantalizing as they are creative. You surely don’t want to miss this: Cafecito Coquito & Churritos, made with rum, coconut milk, and espresso. Another highlight on the Reindeer Room menu is the Campfire Porter made with Bourbon, Godiva chocolate liqueur, La Colada Coffee Porter, marshmallow fluff, and a graham cracker rim. Decadent? Very much so. But hey, the Reindeer Room won’t be open again until December 2024, so why not indulge a little? 

RUMBAR is located inside the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne at 455 Grand Bay Dr, Key Biscayne, FL 33149. For more information, visit their official website.

Saturday, December 30: A Game of Mini Golf and Seasonal Cocktails at Puttshack Miami

What to Do in Miami This Week [Dec 25-31] - Ironside Pizza, Puttshack Miami, Rumbar, Sha Wynwood - June 2024

If mini golf and seasonal cocktails seem like your steelo, join us at Puttshack Miami, the world’s first and only upscale, tech-infused mini golf experience. Have you been to a mini golf spot that also serves gourmet cuisine and amazing craft cocktails? Puttshack has it all, which is why you’ll find us celebrating with a game or two on Saturday, December 30. 

Throughout the month of December, Puttshack is offering guests a special treat—the SZNL Punch, crafted with a refreshing mix of Torres Brandy, distilled from the best white wines and aged in oak barrels, Cointreau, Sofia Sparkling Brut Rosé, soda water, fresh strawberries, and garnished with an orange peel and fresh mint. As we approach the new year, the venue will also be offering patrons some high-end holiday bubbles. Oh, and let’s not forget the bites to go with our game of golf. The global menu features everything from Korean BBQ bao buns and wood-fired Thai octopus to Lebanese hummus and Persian chicken skewers. There’s no shortage of tantalizing noms here, folks. 

Puttshack Miami is located at 701 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33131, United States. For more information, visit their official website.

Sunday, December 31: Ring in the New Year at Sha Wynwood

Ring in the New Year with an exquisite feast at one of Wynwood’s hotspots—Sha Wynwood. As the evening rolls in, put on your swankiest New Year’s attire and step into the lively yet intimate patio at Sha. Here, on any given night, you’ll find live music boisterously playing through the crowds of gleeful epicureans, fire dancers enchanting those who dare watch, and performances that will keep you on your toes. Rest assured, for the New Year’s celebration, Sha is cranking it up even higher if that was even imaginable.

The spectacular evening will feature two seatings, one from 5:30 to 8 p.m., priced at $100 per person, with an exquisite 3-course menu, an outdoor table with bottle and cocktail service as well as full access to the premium bar, and a live DJ set. Guests who arrive for the second seating at 8 p.m. have an option of going with the $150 outdoor table or $200 indoor table, both of which include cocktail and bottle service with premium bar access, a 3-course meal, live DJ music all through the night, and a champagne toast at midnight. On the menu, expect the usual Sha Wynwood Asian-Mediterannean fusion delicacies, including fresh seafood and premium meats. Cheers!

Angelina Kurganska

Angelina Kurganska is a traveling food and tea writer. She spent years as a professional cook in North America, Asia, Europe, and North Africa. Angelina is particularly enthralled by the subtle world of Japanese cuisine and enjoys making pottery in her free time.

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