Miami Rum Renaissance Festival and Miami Cocktail Week: Win VIP Tickets UPDATED

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Photo by Laine Doss
Free VIP tickets right here. Write the folks back home!
Hold on to your liver, matey.

The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival returns to the DoubleTree Hotel Miami Airport Convention Center April 25 to 27. (Friday, April 25, is open to trade only.)

Over the years, the festival has grown from a poolside fete to a multiday event that features mixology competitions, formal rum judging by a panel of experts, seminars, a lifestyle marketplace (because you need a set of tiki glasses and a puffy pirate shirt), and a mega rum-tasting experience.

And by mega, we're talking more than 80 rum producers from as near as Miami and as far as the Philippines.

With all this growth, however, the festival is still a family affair, which is probably why the event still feels like an intimate gathering with friends to drink some good rum -- ya know, if your friends happened to have 200 rums on hand for you to try.

See also: Miami Rum Renaissance Festival Returns: VIP BOGO Offer

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Tweet Ben and Jerry's for Free Ice Cream

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Ben & Jerry's

As if we couldn't already thank Ben & Jerry's enough for bringing us Free Cone Day last week, now their tour is back in Miami for its fourth year and feeding the masses. With temperatures already creeping into the 80s, this ice-cream truck for grownups is a welcome visitor.

Simply tweet @BenJerrysTruck using the hashtag #CoreTour to request a stop until May 6. That's right, you have three weeks to become the most popular person at your office. Who can say no to free ice cream?

See also: Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's Talks Ice Cream, Stamps, and Sustainability


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Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's Today

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Laine Doss
We love free ice cream!
The reign of peace, love, and ice cream began more than three decades ago in a converted gas station in Burlington, Vermont, where two childhood friends took a risk and opened an ice-cream shop.

A year later, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield were so surprised and delighted that their endeavor was still open they decided to give away ice cream as a thank-you to their customers. Thus, Ben & Jerry's free ice-cream day was born in 1978 and has been celebrated annually ever since.

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Jugofresh Sponsoring Free Yoga Classes at Wynwood Locale

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Courtesy of Jugofresh
Even if your best attempt at a healthy lifestyle involves a once-a-month visit to Smoothie King, there are plenty of ways to ease into a better-for-you way of life. One such way is Jugofresh. And now, Miami's juice-masters are bringing you a side of yoga with that goji lemonade.

Once a month, the Wynwood locale will be hosting a "yoga del barrio" class, taught by local instructor Dawn B. Feinberg. The classes kick off on April 16th, and they're totally free. Juice does cost extra.

See also: Smoothie King Is Terrible for You

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My Ceviche Celebrates Birthday: Free Food Today

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Courtesy My Ceviche
Happy birthday My Ceviche. Looking good!
It's hard to believe, but it's been two years since My Ceviche opened on South Beach, giving us affordable, chef-driven seafood. My Ceviche's Brickell location, turned one this past March. It seems in the blink of an eye, our ceviche and burrito babies have grown up.

How do you celebrate a ceviche place's birthday? With a card, of course.

See also: My Ceviche to Open in South Miami

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100 Fires Grand Opening at Marlins Park Promises Beer, Babes, and Barbecue Monday

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King of Racks
Locally made barbecue from King of Racks food truck.
If you're a meat-eating, beer, scotch, and whiskey-drinking, cigar-smoking hedonist, you need to make your way to the Marlins Park courtyard this Monday -- even if you're not a baseball fan.

100 Fires Cigars, with locations in Wynwood and Dadeland Mall, is throwing a grand opening event to celebrate its new location in Marlins Park; it is also the park's first retailer. As part of the festivities the local cigar store is hosting Camacho Cigar's Torch It Up Tour, a "custom-built rolling road show," featuring beer, bikes, and babes. The grand opening event will kick off with a 3:05 Cafecito coffee break hosted by Nespresso; after that, throw caution to the wind, because things are going to get down and dirty.

See also: 3:05 Cafecito Time At Enriqueta's


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BuzzBar Boozy Ice-Cream Treats: Try Them Free During Miami Music Week

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Courtesy BuzzBar
There's a buzz on the bus.
If you plan to hit the beach this weekend for one of Ultra's satellite parties, you're in for a warm time. Not to worry, because BuzzBar is there to cool you off.

BuzzBar is a new line of alcohol-infused ice-cream and sorbet bars. It's like being a kid again -- only with bourbon or rum or cognac.

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Dunkin' Donuts Celebrates Spring: Free Iced Coffee for Everyone

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Dunkin' Donuts
Free iced coffee for everyone today at Dunkin' Donuts.
Spring is upon us, and while the rest of the country learned firsthand what it was like to be caught in a "polar vortex," Miamians barely got to break out the sweatshirts.

We're still looking forward to this season of new beginnings. Spring is a time for planting flowers, enjoying the gorgeous weather (before our city turns into a sauna), and cleaning out our homes.

It's also a time to drink free iced coffee.

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Pubbelly and Smithfield Ham Offer Free Late-Night Bites During SoBeWFF

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Hector Torres
Jose Mendin is offering free food. You're RSVPing right now.
Are you prepared for next week's South Beach Wine & Food Festival?

Comfy shoes that can endure walking on sand? Check! Fully charged phone so you can Instagram that picture of you and Anthony Bourdain? Check! Tickets to all those yummy sold-out events? Um, not checked.

If you think you've missed the SOBEWFF boat yet again (damn, that monthly rent payment), don't worry. You can still chow down on fancy food and sip cocktails from a star chef, and the price of admission is free!

See also: Big Gay Ice Cream Social Returns During SoBeWFF

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Win Tickets to Sabor Peru Gastronomic Festival This Weekend

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Natalia Molina
Who wants ceviche?
You could use some more pisco in your life. And this weekend, you can get your fix at the Sabor Peru Gastronomic Festival in Doral.

In addition to cooking classes, music shows, and culinary tours, the fair will offer a pisco cocktail competition. Located at the Miami Airport Convention Center, it will also explore the regional cuisines of Peru.

Want to stuff your face with lomo saltado? Then the news is good: Short Order has two pairs of tickets to giveaway.

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