Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Art Basel and Beyond

Categories: Weekend Guide

Stop by Tongue & Cheek this weekend for a Basel brunch.
It's Art Basel weekend and everyone from Kimye to Martha Stewart is in town to eat, drink, and peruse the galleries.

Of course there are about a grillion different fabulous parties where you can wait on line for about an hour to grab some Chardonnay in a plastic cup. But there are so many other things going on this weekend, too.

From artistic brunches to a day on the farm, this weekend has something for everyone. You can always sleep in on Monday.

See also: Wynwood Brewing Company Merges Art and Beer at Grand Opening

Bill Wisser
Chef Norman Van Aken at Books & Books tonight.
Norman Van Aken Book Signing and Reception at Books & Books
Norman Van Aken's new book, No Experience Necessary: The Culinary Odyssey of Chef Norman Van Aken, tells the tale of one of Miami's most beloved and respected chefs from the day he answered a classified ad for a short order cook to the present day.

The chef is hosting a book signing and talk at Books & Books in Coral Gables tonight, Friday, December 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. along with a reception with free food. Van Aken has enlisted the help of fellow chefs Phil Bryant, Cesar Zapata, Jamie DeRosa, and Allen Susser to create dishes inspired by the cookbook. The reception and talk is free, and the book will be available for purchase for $24.95. Holiday shopping and an evening schmoozing with south Florida's finest chefs in one evening? Priceless.

Dim Ssam a GoGo will be in Wynwood all weekend.
Art Basel Food Trucks
Walking the streets of Wynwood in search of the next Banksy works up a mean appetite. Luckily, food trucks will be serving up goodness all weekend from 11 a.m. until around 1 a.m. Trucks located at Wynwood Lot (210 NW 22nd Lane) include Bite Gastrotruck; Cheeseburger Baby; Health Nut on Wheels; Taco Fresh; Palate Party; Mr. Good Stuff; Nacho Bizness; BC Taco; Arepa Box; Grill Master; Los Chamos; Boba Station; Empanada Truck; People People Eatery; Giuseppe's; Dim Ssam a Gogo; Ms. Cheezious; Latin Burger and Taco; and Sugar Yummy Mama. Truck listing subject to change.

Scott Duncan
The Domestic Diva will give us all holiday pointers at Macy's.
Martha Stewart at Macy's
Don't you wonder how Martha Stewart does all that she does at Christmas?

The woman can literally chop down a tree, drag it home, decorate it, bake a few dozen Christmas cookies, prepare an eight-course dinner for 12, and sew a few throw pillows with decorative reindeer on them in the time it takes for you to make a sandwich.

The Domestic Diva herself will be at Macy's Home Store (second floor) at the Aventura Mall on Saturday, December 7 at 1 share her holiday secrets and give you a taste of some of her favorite Christmas dishes. Martha will also sign her newest book, Martha Stewart's Cakes, which you can get free with a $50 Martha Stewart Collection purchase. Seating is first-come, first-served and reservations are required. To reserve your spot, call 877-55-MACYS or 877-556-2297.

Location Info


Books & Books

265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL

Category: General

Macy's Aventura

19535 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, FL

Category: General

Tongue & Cheek

431 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Tongue & Cheek

431 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Paradise Farms

19801 SW 320th St., Homestead, FL

Category: Music

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