This Week's Best Eats and Drinks in Miami: Daniel Boulud, Virginia King, and Michael Pirolo

Photo by Carla Torres
Never-ending mussels.
Plenty to do this week, so let's get to it. We'll start off by letting you know Daniel Boulud is in town, and he's cooking up all new fall dishes with locally sourced produce. And, hey, there's a dinner to try the new menu.

Then we'll keep it going by informing you of Broken Shaker veteran Virginia King's whereabouts mid-week. She'll be at Mansion concocting Ilegal cocktails -- Ilegal Mezcal, that is.

And to end your week, Michael Pirolo will be sure to fill you up at Swine on Thursday. Yes, you read right -- Swine. He's the next chef up in 50 Eggs guest chef dinner series. Maybe don't plan anything this weekend so you can recover from the week's events.

See also: First Peek at Tobacco Road's Food Truck

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Seed's Vedge Dinner: Alicia Silverstone, Salt-Roasted Beets, and Korean Eggplant Tacos

Photo by Hannah Sentenac
This weekend, Miami's love for all things meat played second fiddle to the newest star in the culinary constellation: the mighty vegetable.

On Friday night, Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby, the duo behind Philadelphia's Vedge and just-opened V Street, made kitchen magic with a rainbow-hued spectrum of fresh veggies, from sashimi-thin golden beets to pleasantly bitter broccoli rabe. One-hundred-and-twenty people packed into South Beach's Tongue and Cheek eatery for a sold-out dinner extravaganza.

See also: Alicia Silverstone on Kind Living, Picky Kids, and Seed Food & Wine Festival

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Use This Code and Save $10 On New Times' Beerfest Tickets, On Sale Now

Categories: Booze Hound

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The 17th Annual Original New Times Beerfest is Saturday, October 25.
The 17th Annual New Times' Original Beerfest, presented by Isle Casino, is setting up to be a truly epic local beer event, returning to Fort Lauderdale's Esplanade Park this year with more beer -- and more fun -- than ever before.

Beer brewers from all over the state and the country come to show local drinkers their stuff. Even local homebrewers (and maybe some aspiring professionals) can offer their beers to the suds-swilling public.

See also: Ten Best Dinners Under $15 in Miami

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Katsuya Revamps Menu: "We're Getting Fish From Japan and Locally"

All photos by Carla Torres
Check out this beauty.
It's been two years that Katsuya has been serving up sashimi to the health-conscious crowd of South Beach. The brand, which opened in Los Angeles in 1997 and expanded outside of the Golden State just two years ago, is spreading rather quickly.

In just two years, chef Katsuya Uechi has opened outposts in Dubai, Las Vegas, and Kuwait, with the Bahamas, Qatar in the Persian Gulf, South Africa, and a downtown Miami location all planned for 2015. Uechi is a sushi master and a busy man. Somewhere in that schedule, though, he found time to drop by the Magic City to put his seal of approval on executive chef Jose Icardi's revamped menu, which Short Order got to sample.

See also: Katsuya by Starck: Chic Sushi Spot Fits SoBe Like Wasabi on Fish

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Seed Food & Wine Festival 2014: What to See and Where to Park

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Tomorrow marks a big day for Miami -- finally, the red headed stepchild of the culinary world comes into her own. Seed Food & Wine Festival is bringing a truckload of plant-based vendors, celebrities, experts and eats to Midtown Miami.

For once, the 305 is ahead of the game. Take that, Portland!

To prep you for this herbivorous extravaganza, we've put together a handy guide for tomorrow's festivities. Here's what to do, who to see and (most importantly) where to park.

See also: Alicia Silverstone on Kind Living, Picky Kids, and Seed Food & Wine Festival

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First Peek at Tobacco Road's Food Truck (Photos)

Photos by Laine Doss
The curtain unveils...
The night of October 25, Tobacco Road will close its doors, ending a century-long run as Miami's most enduring bar, restaurant, and music venue.

See also: Tobacco Road Closing on October 25, Kickstarter Campaign to Relocate Iconic Bar Starts Next Week

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Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Brewskis and Claws

Categories: Weekend Guide

Photo by Laine Doss
Vikings love beer. And seafood. And they have great hats. We want to be Vikings too.
This week's activities swing from seafood to beer back to seafood again, with megafestivals dedicated to both.

Whether you're into king crab or stone crab, there's a great feast in the cards. And plenty of beer to wash it all down.

Weekend starts now!

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Klima Restaurant and Bar To Open on Miami Beach

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Rendering of Klima's patio.
Klima Restaurant and Bar, a restaurant inspired by cuisine from the Mediterranean and Barcelona, is set to open in November at 210 23rd Street in Miami Beach. The 7,700-square-foot venue, formerly home to Tosca, Eden, and Talula, has been completely redesigned to feature a ground floor restaurant and bar and a second floor members-only club, scheduled to open in spring 2015.

The main dining area is floored in natural oak, complimented by white oak furnishings. A lounge area will offer chairs and sofas to relax in.

The restaurant is owned by a team of international co-founders including Pablo Fernández-Valdés and Yago Giner in Barcelona, and Albert Ventura, who is the gastronomic advisor for Klima. Ventura currently owns several restaurants in Barcelona including Restaurant Coure and the recently opened El Cercle. Helming the kitchen is David Rustarazo, a Spanish native who has been tapped as executive chef.

See also: Scott Conant to Open Corsair at Turnberry Isle in November

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Moye in Brickell Opens on Tuesday

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The duo behind Sardinia Enoteca and the soon to open Moye
Moye, the latest restaurant concept from Sardinia Enoteca owners Tony Gallo and Pietro Vardeu, is set to open its doors in Brickell this Tuesday, October 21, bringing Apulian cuisine to the neighborhood.

If you're wondering what Apulian cuisine is, chances are you're not the only one. To educate diners on the regional classic Italian fare from Puglia, Pietro and Gallo have developed a menu heavy in olive oil -- the ingredient Puglia is most known for -- and that take cues from the Moye outposts in Milan and Florence.

See also: Campania & Moye: Sardinia Enoteca Owners to Open Two New Restaurants

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Mandarin Oriental Chefs Cook at James Beard House and Bring Menu Back to Miami

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The Mandarin Oriental can shine a little brighter in Brickell Key. Azul Chef William Crandall and La Mar by Gastón Acurio Executive Chef Diego Oka hosted a dinner at the James Beard House in New York this past Saturday.

We got a peek into the kitchen of this home turned foundation and exclusive dining venue during prep for this exciting meal. We witnessed the antithesis of chaos as the 6 foot 7 chef Crandall and Oka expertly navigated their way through tight quarters and aimed to bring a taste of Miami along with their own perspective.

For Miamians who always wanted to get a taste of James Beard House level cuisine, you can sample some of the same dishes served until October 20th at the two restaurants in the Mandarin Oriental during dinner service.

See also: La Mar: Peruvian Classics Elevated to Haute Cuisine

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