Welcome to our weekly roundup of the top events in Miami! Stay up-to-date on the latest happenings in the Magic City with our curated selection of the best restaurants and places to see and be seen.
Tuesday, February 6: Taco Tuesday at Barsecco
It’s Taco Tuesday, and you can find us at the city’s premier restaurant and lounge to see and be seen: Barsecco. Grab a seat in the dimly lit and seductively lit lounge area where socialistas gather every Tuesday over tacos and margaritas. Here’s the scoop: indulge in tacos and margaritas to your satisfaction, all for $8 each. First pass around the Barsecco signature margaritas made with Jose Cuervo tequila, orange liquor, lime juice, and a dash of agave. Then it’s time for the saucy and flavorful tacos like the grilled Baja chicken tacos with smoked bacon and spicy mayo or the irresistible birria tacos served on crispy corn tacos filled with slow braised birria brisket and accompanied by the birria dipping broth. We can bet this will become a recurring Tuesday night rendezvous.
Friday, February 9: National Pizza Day at Ironside Pizza
Happy National Pizza Day! If you were partaking in a healthy and dry January, why not indulge a little this Friday? This Pizza Day, you can find us at Ironside Pizza, our favorite pizza restaurant in Miami. Ironside Pizza makes authentic Neapolitan-style pizza in a wood-fired oven. The pizza dough is fermented for 48 hours and only uses four simple ingredients: flour, salt, water, and yeast. The result: a soft and scrumptious pizza dough that’s plenty healthier and more digestible than the one at your typical pizza joint. So what are we ordering to celebrate? Ironside serves three varieties of pizza: the gourmet, the classic, and the bianca, made without tomato sauce. Our favorite—the gourmet pizza Tronchetto, made with smoked mozzarella di buffala and fior di latte-stuffed dough, and topped with fresh prosciutto di parma, arugula, cherry tomatoes, and grana padano cheese. This is one for the books, folks. The best part? Ironside Pizza accommodates gluten-free and vegan diets, too, ‘cause no one should miss out on good pizza, no?
Saturday, February 10: Lunar New Year at 1-800-Lucky
Happy Lunar New Year! If you’re planning on celebrating the arrival year of the Dragon, make sure to stop by 1-800-Lucky this Saturday. This year, Miami’s only Asian food hall will be hosting its second annual Lunar New Year Dine-Around from noon to 6 p.m. Enjoy the lucky 7 New Year foods traditionally enjoyed by the festivities, all specially curated by the seven vendors at Lucky. Tickets should be purchased beforehand, after which guests will receive a traditional red envelope with the day’s menu. Expect prosperous dishes such as longevity noodles, steamed pork dumplings, sweet rice balls, crispy garlic chicken spring rolls, glutinous rice cakes, golden turmeric battered fish, and dragon fruit boba. Get your tickets here.
1-800-Lucky is located at 143 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
Sunday, February 11: Happy Hour at Paperfish Sushi
Sunday Happy Hour?! Yup, you heard that right. It’s Sunday evening, and we’re heading to the bustling Espanola Way for happy hour at Paperfish Sushi. The atmospheric izakaya serves up luxuriant Nikkei cuisine like no other. First things first: Enter the famed food and drink establishment around 6 p.m. and get yourself a well-deserved drink. House sake, wine, and international beers are priced at $6.95, while cocktails and signature martinis are $7.95. Now that you’ve got your whisky sour in hand, let’s get the food coming: classic ceviche, Chef’s selection sashimi, pork and shrimp gyoza, and even hamachi jalapeno maki will all cost you $7.95 each. Who said you had to spend your whole paycheck and then some for a top-shelf meal?