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Tuesday, January 16: International Hot and Spicy Food Day at the Lobster Shack
Do you love hot and spicy food as much as we do?! Then you’re in luck! There are tons of hot and spicy provisions at the Lobster Shack, and that’s exactly where we’re headed this International Hot and Spicy Food Day. The menu at this family-run lobster shack is full of seafood scrumptiousness, but on this day, there’s one item that stands out amongst the rest: the Spicy Lobster Roll. Loaded with lump lobster claw meat, the roll comes chilled and lightly dressed, then topped with double trouble: a jalapeno slaw and more fresh jalapeno slices on top. The the pièce de résistance — washing it all down with the Guava Jalapeno Margarita.
Wednesday, January 17: Cocktail Class at Biscayne Bay Brewing Company
This Wednesday, January 17, Biscayne Bay Brewing Company will be hosting its first cocktail class of the year with Voli Vodka. Join us at 7:30 p.m. to learn the delicate art of mixology with the brewery’s talented head mixologist, David. Do you love vodka-based cocktails and want to learn how to masterfully pair it with other cocktail ingredients? This is your chance to learn from the best of the best. David will be guiding all those present to create two luscious vodka-based cocktails. There will also be light bites to accompany the fruits of your labor. Tickets are priced at $25 per person and available here.
Biscayne Bay Brewing is located at 100 NE 1st Ave, Third Floor, Miami, FL 33132. For more information, visit their official website.
Thursday, January 18: Caribbean Vibes at Manjay
Manjay, Miami’s beloved Caribbean casual eatery, has recently expanded the empire to include a new outpost in Doral. This will be the restaurant’s thirst outpost and a much-needed splash of island vibes in Doral. Join us this Thursday to try their diverse menu abundant with scrumptious options. Start the meal off with “Lil Somtin” appetizers like Caribbean conch fritters or mofongo. Then, move on to the eatery’s signature “Big Up” bowls like the Griyo Bowl made with Kreyol-style braised pork or the panko-fried chicken-based Honey Jerk Chicken Bowl doused in house-made jerk sauce. Wash it all down with one of the many impressive offerings of island beers — Doral just got all the more sunnier.
Manjay is located at 2000 NW 87th Ave #3, Doral, FL 33172. For more information, visit their official website.
Saturday, January 20: National Cheese Lovers Day at Cubata
Happy National Cheese Lovers Day! Let’s be honest, though, do you really need a holiday to indulge to the fullest in cheese? We don’t. Yet, this Cheese Lovers Day, we’ll be sure to get some of the best cheeses at Cubata, Miami’s Spanish-Cuban tapas restaurant. On the menu, you’ll find a special section dedicated to the best cheeses: 6-month aged Manchego, lightly smoked Ideazabal, tangy Mahon, soft Tetilla, and Murica al Vino, a divine wine-cured cheese from Murcia. While the cheeses are available a-la-carte, cheese-loving foodies can also get the tabla de quesos and cheese board. What’s the match made in heaven for cheese? Wine, of course! Don’t worry — Cubata has plenty. P.S. Get there between 4 and 8 p.m. when all wine is half off.