April Events (More Updates)

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Sunday, April 3rd
4pm VIP
5pm General Admission
Ritz-Carlton South Beach

Get your tickets here!

Five chefs, five pigs, five wines, hence Cochon555, a good food movement! It’s my favorite event cause you all know I love pig and hope to score some heritage pig belly this year!  There’s lots of activity going on so you’re not just eating.  What I love most about this hyper-local food event is their focus on raising awareness for heritage breed pigs with the world’s first nose-to-tail pig competition and a butchering demonstration with Andres Barrientos of Miami Smokers. The Butcher Shop is a retail experience raising money for the charity Piggy Bank.


The Ultimate Brunch
Sunday, April 3: 10-3pm
The Citadel, 8330 NE 2nd Ave, FL 33138
FREE Admission, Food is $7, Drinks start at $5 (beer)
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The-Ultimate-Brunch-Citadel-PrismMusicGroupThe Citadel in Little River  is a soon-to-be construction site for Miami’s first food hall. This is your last chance to experience the vast space before they break ground so get ready to brunch in architecture at its most raw, beautifully decorated with plants and string lights for that perfect brunch vibe.

It will open its doors for one game-changing Sunday featuring tantalizing suprises for every taste. Take your pick of over a dozen Miami brunch masters, jam to the live tunes of Patrick & The Swayzees and Magic City Hippies, and bounce to electronic rhythms provided by III Points’ Legs Benedict and Klangbox.FM’s Patrick Walsh. Sip on pitchers of brunch essentials like Bloody Marys and Mimosas, plus some other great family-style cocktails by Mac’s Pubs.

Some of my fav chefs from Pinch Kitchen and Niu Kitchen will be there, woohoo!

Grillin N Chillin
Sunday, April 3: 11-7pm
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Miami kicks off BBQ season for the whole family with Grillin N Chillin held in Wynwood. Everyone will enjoy the best BBQ in every style from Memphis, Texas or Kansas City barbecue to the well-known Brazilian Churrasco and Argentine Parrillada. Kids will have a blast in the family fun zone, while adults enjoy drinks and sports in The Pit, a pop-up sports bar. Get smoked in the Kitchen Lab by the best in the biz, who will share tips and tricks for the BBQ master in all of us. Don’t miss your chance to Grill N Chill with us!

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Wednesday, April 6: 6-8pm
GK Bistronomie
RSVP here!










BAZI: Shanghai Nights
Sundays, 6-11pm (bar opens at 5pm)

Bazi is where we had my Chinese New Year celebrations, go check this out. Asian fusion Italian, yummy! I had a blast sitting at the bar on another occasion, met some great folks and bar tender was super!








Quality Meats Spring Grill
now till end of summer

Special Spring/Summer Grill Menu at $39 pp for salad or appetizer and a select main dish!  This is available every day of the week which makes it an easy decision. Chef Patrick Rebholz’s specialty is perfecting meat in any shape or form, so you’re in for a treat, enjoy! Check for full Grill Menu!

Japanese Spring Festival
April 10, 10am
Free and open to the public
Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
Details here.


Some of the featured activities include and may require RSVP to book…
* Taiko drumming performances by Fushu Daiko,
* Ikebana classes, the Japanese Art of Flower arrangement (for both children and adults),
* Authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony,
* Children’s martial arts demonstration,
* Workshop with the Miami Paper Museum,
* Japanese calligraphy demonstration (courtesy of FIU’s Asian Studies Department)
* Anime-themed vendors and plant vendors,




iPhoneography 101
April 13: 6-7:30pm
Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Iphoneography 101 with 2 very talented photographers. I went to one and learned a lot! You get to eat the food you shoot!  Subscribe to their newsletter for wonderful events. Another one further down.














Songkran-Thai Temple Miami

Songkran, Thai New Year Festival
Sunday, April 17, 2016: 10-3 PM
Wat Buddharangsri Thai Temple,
15200 S.W. 240th St.
Miami, FL 33032
Cost: Free
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Songkran is the traditional Thai New Year (sometimes called “Water Festival”) which falls from April 13-15, the hottest month of a year. People enjoy splashing water on each other as they believe that water will wash away bad luck, and splashing water over friends or anyone will give them a New Year blessing.  You can  participate in the ordination and join in meditation, collection of merit and listening to Dharma teachings.

There will be food, fruits, vegetables, clothing, jewelry, and other items for sale. Also there will be Thai music, Thai food, and classical dance performances. I’ve experienced this event and it’s a lot of fun, just know there’s a big chance you’re gonna get soaked!



PamelaWasabi-MexicanMy hubby and I went to Pamela’s first one and so enjoyed it, definitely worth it! Pamela is self taught and her food is delicious with beautiful presentations. Tickets here.


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Fri. April 22-Sun. April 24

Always fun, full of entertainment with live bands, art, fashion, and new this year: cooking demos from restaurant chefs! Get a free drink with RSVP. For more details, click here.


Miami Flea
Sunday, April 24, 1-5pm

Get the details here. I like going to check out new crafts and food vendors.


Redlands Blues & BBQ Festival
Sat. April 23 and Sun. April 24th: 10-6pm
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The 6th annual festival award winning BBQ and incredible blues & country music. A multitude of children’s activities and pony rides will be available.

Pecha Kucha
Tuesday, April 26, 6:30pm
Topic: Sacred
Get early bird tickets free, click here for details.


Slow Food Miami, Freshest Night Out
April 29
1 Hotel, South Beach
Tickets here.

SlowFoodMiami-FreshestNightOutJoin Celebrity Chef and TV Personality, Tom Colicchio, Ambassador, Evan Benn, Editor in Chief of Indulge Magazine, and Miami’s freshest chefs, artisans, and the farmers and foragers with 25 stations of exquisite bites. Enjoy grey goose craft cocktails, local craft brews, and dynamic wines from Vinecraft.

Bid on amazing auction items (I donated a cooking class cert. for 2), all while raising funds for Slow Food School Garden programs.

First 50 tickets are already sold OUT at a discounted rate of $85 and I was one of the lucky ones! Tix are $95. VIP tickets are $225 and will include early entry and a special meet and greet with Tom Colicchio.

Las Olas Wine and Food Festival
Fri. April 29: 7:30pm-10:30pm
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This year’s Las Olas Wine & Food festival will feature five blocks of sips and samples from nationally recognized wineries and top restaurants throughout South Florida, this event will raise  funds for research and educational programs for the American Lung Association (ALA).

There will be live music, culinary and mixology demos, cooking competitions, private VIP lounges and MYO cocktail experiences, interactive retail experiences, and more.

Tickets include all sips, samples, and fun at the Las Olas Wine & Food Festival.

Inhale Miami, April Events
Details here.

Inhale is a yoga studio and Rikki puts out amazing events. We went to a Sonic Funk mini festival and it was a bit of everything, we ended with a community acupuncture session, om!


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