Miami's Best Eats and Drinks this Weekend: Free Beer, Barbecue, and Mezcal
Hatch Chile Fest
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On Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m., Fresh Market Coconut Grove will be hosting a pepper party. Hatch Chile Fest will include chile roasting, cooking demonstrations, and hatch chile products throughout the store. If you can't handle the heat, fret not, hatch chiles (named after the Hatch Valley) pack a variety of heat levels. But the only way to know if you can tolerate it is just to try them all for yourself.
Mohawks, Mustaches and Mezcal
Contrary to popular belief, Mexico's independence day is nowhere near Cinco de Mayo. It's actually recognized on September 16 when Mexico gained its independence from Spain. El Grito de Dolores, which is how it's usually referred to south of the border, is a festive time of year where paisanos bust out the good tequila, and moms and abuelitas whip up chiles en nogada, a traditional independence day recipe. But Sunday, September 15, The Social Club at the Surfcomber in South Beach will be hosting a pool party in honor of El Grito instead. Bartenders will take part in a competition of frozen Mezcal drinks while donning faux staches. Whoever loses has to has his head shaved in front of everyone. Drinks are complimentary for party-goers. There will be a $12 Mexican menu available in case you get the rumbles, too.
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