Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Fourth of July Edition
Happy birthday, America. You look great for a lady turning 238. Seriously, Independence Day is here and that means picnics, beach days, brunches, cocktails, and fireworks.
Photo by Laine Doss Eat like a patriot.
Here's our guide to the best places to eat and drink this long holiday weekend. Weekend starts now!
Coconut Grove Hot Dog Eating Contest
In Coney Island U.S.A., the world's most competitive eaters will gather today for a chance at the Mustard Belt at the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog eating contest. Last year, Joey Chestnut beat his own world record and chomped his way to victory by downing 69 dogs, while Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas was crowned women's champion by scarfing 45 franks. You can catch the action on ESPN2 at 2 p.m. then head over to Cocowalk for the sixth annual Independence Day hot dog eating contest. Last year, Liam Burt won by eating 11 wieners. Admission is free...including all the sausage jokes you can handle.
You know what's best about a three-day weekend? Three days of brunch, of course. Get a leg up on your mimosa and bloody mary consumption.
Tongue & Cheek is offering Friday brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Specials include apple-brined smoked BBQ chicken, smoked BBQ fish sandwich with bread & butter pickles, and house-made pecan and apple pies. Bottomless mimosas, bellinis, bloody marys, and selected craft beers are $25 or go for the two-buck PBR's if you're budget-minded.
Semilla is hosting a July 4th combo brunch/world cup party, so you can watch Brazil take Columbia and France play Germany. Starting at 11 a.m., enjoy Wagyu beef sliders ($16); ham and cheese croissants ($12); caramelized onion tart ($11) or other fare while watching the games. $16 gets you unlimited bloody marys and every table gets a complimentary basket of fresh baked mini pastries.