Estrella Damm Tapas Journey: Three Tapas and a Beer for $20 Through September

All photos by Carla Torres
Yes, you will have an Estrella Damm.
When was the last time you had three plates and a beer for $20? If that sounds familiar, you probably participated in last year's Estrella Damm Tapas Journey, which took lovers of the Barcelona beer through Wynwood for a taste of Spanish culture.

Estrella Damm has brought back the tour, extended it to Brickell and downtown, and added a bunch of Spanish restaurants, allowing you to eat and drink like a true Spaniard. Short Order was invited to sample some of the tour's tapas.

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Wynwood Kitchen & Bar: "Taste of the Americas" Series Continues Wednesdays This Summer

Photo by Michael McElroy
Miguel Aguilar is all about embracing his Latin heritage. Last summer he took diners through a tour of Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela in a dining series called "Taste of the Americas." Because the menu at Wynwood Kitchen & Bar boasts global Latino small plate offerings, he's expanded on "Taste of the Americas" this summer by going transatlantic.

Every Wednesday from now through August, you'll be able to indulge in dishes from Spain (June), Germany (July), and Portugal (August). It also happens to be seamless with celebrating the World Cup.

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Tea Oh Five This Weekend: A Tea Pop-Up by JoJo Tea

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Miami needs more tea parties. Chances are you've had JoJo Tea at one of their many partners. They pretty much curate a local tea program and act as a "tea sommelier" to our culinary landscape.

And now, the brand whose slogan is to stimulate creativity to energize intellect through seriously good tea is hosting their first pop-up teahouse -- Tea Oh Five -- this weekend. Half tea party, half tea school, there's fun to be had and much to be learned.

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Dishcrawl 2014: Coconut Grove Hosts First Crawl Wednesday

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Get crawling...
Dishcrawl, the national food tour that takes foodies on a walking culinary adventure through a neighborhood, is back. For the first crawl of the year, Dishcrawl organizers have appointed Coconut Grove as the dishing location of choice. What could possibly be better than savoring favorites from three restaurants for just $45, while parading through the historical and charming area of Coconut Grove? Perhaps a peacock sidekick to accompany you on your stroll. Chances are high in these peacock-crowded streets.

Dishcrawl Miami 2014 kicks off next Wednesday, June 18. With just a little over a year since Dishcrawl landed in Miami, we talked to Miami's Dishcrawl Ambassador Alex Guerra about why Coconut Grove is spotlighted, how Don Draper is going to be involved, and a sneak peak at one of the participating restaurants.

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Where to Eat and Drink in Miami for the NBA Finals

Photo by Alex Broadwell
Get ready, Heat fans.
Tonight, the Miami Heat heads to the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive year and is just four wins shy of a three-peat. Ever wonder where the term "three-peat" came from? It was coined by Byron Scott in 1988 and trademarked by none other than Pat Riley, who hopefully soon enough will own it. A three-peat is no easy feat, and few teams have made history in the 68 years of the NBA. They are the Celtics, Bulls, and Lakers (L.A and Minneapolis). We didn't know who the Minneapolis Lakers were either. This is a food blog after all.

But because sports and food go hand in hand, Miami restaurants are celebrating the White Hot Heat by offering specials during game time. So tonight, put on your game face and support the players as they attempt to make history as back-to-back-to-back champs. Game on.

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DBGB Kitchen & Bar Brings Americana Menu to DB Bistro Moderne

Photos by Carla Torres
Get baked.
Daniel Boulud is a man of many talents -- and restaurants. At New York's DBGB Kitchen & Bar, Boulud fuses French bistro with American gastropub. This summer the casual eatery will celebrate its fifth anniversary, as well an expansion to Washington, D.C.

DGBG's menu pays tribute to Americana, and in honor of Memorial Day and the upcoming Fourth of July, the Bowery Street restaurant is taking over Miami's DB Bistro Moderne today through Independence Day.

Short Order was invited to get a taste of the limited menu.

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DB Moderne Kicks Off Wine Dinner With Cultural Influencers Tonight

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Tonight, DB Bistro Moderne kicks off the first of a series of wine dinners that calls upon not only the DB Bistro Moderne team but also Miami's cultural influencers. Leaders from the arts, culture, and entertainment community will take turns hosting a monthly dinner that's emblematic of their persona and outside the realm of French food.

Miami Symphony Orchestra's lead conductor, Maestro Eduardo Marturet, kicks off the series, hosting an "Evening in Greece." Jason Pringle will cook a four-course meal to complement wines from the Greek Isles selected by sommelier Christopher Birnie-Visscher.

Guests who participate in the food-meets-art affair will get to attend Triple Russians Sunday, May 4, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts -- courtesy of the Miami Symphony Orchestra maestro and DB Bistro Moderne. We spoke with Marturet, Pringle, and Birnie-Visscher about how the wine series originated, the choice of an evening in Greece, and the wine selection.

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Sony Open: Freshly Shucked Oysters and Champagne on Ice

Photos by Carla Torres
The Sony Open came to a close yesterday, and Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic finished with the singles titles. Lovers of the sport rejoiced during the past couple of weeks as they watched the world's best in tennis battle it out.

But there were plenty of other reasons to check out the tournament. For starters, there was booze -- lots and lots of booze. Food options ranged from Sushi Maki to Novecento and shucked oysters to a Brazilian-inspired buffet with endless chicken wrapped in bacon. There were also interactive tents where participants could improve their game. We got a taste of all the action, on and off the court.

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SOBEWFF: Jorge Padrón Wins Peoples Choice Award at Swine & Wine

All photos Sara Ventiera
Padron's Cuban Pork Sliders with Mariquitas
At an event titled Swine & Wine, you'd expect plenty of pork fat and rivers of alcohol flowing.

This was most certainly the case last night at the Goya-sponsored, Michelle Bernstein-hosted event at the Biltmore Hotel.

The porcine-centric evening brought some of the best chefs from all around the country together for a Miami-style pig roast with rum, vodka, wine, Latin tunes, and, of course, cigars.

After years of competing, Jorge Padrón of Padrón Cigars finally took home the win with the People's Choice Award.

We spoke to Padrón, and picked some favorite dishes from the event.

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Dinner Lab Launches in Miami Next Week

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Dinner Lab pops up at random locations across the city.
Dinner Lab, a members-only supper club with outposts in New Orleans, Austin, and New York, will host its first dinner in Miami next week.

The location hasn't been disclosed yet. In other cities, Dinner Lab has popped up in abandoned churches, motorcycle shops, and mall parking lots. Wherever the setting, its mission is two-fold: to fill gaps in each town's dining scene and support young, budding chefs.

Everything else varies. The self-proclaimed social dining experiment prides itself on being "consistently inconsistent" with its menus, hosts, and locations.

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