4 Independence Day Foodie Events
June 27, 2014 | by Lane Nieset | Food & Drink News
Skip the hassle of throwing your own Fourth of July fête and join one of these parties around town this week.
American brews at Biscayne Tavern
Biscayne Tavern is celebrating the Fourth in a Southern fashion. On Friday, stop by from 11 a.m. to midnight for a shrimp broil feast with a view of Bayfront Park's firework show at night. The broil includes a pound of peel-and-eat shrimp and American beer draft and bucket specials. 146 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, 305-307-8300
Wynwood Kitchen & Bar is throwing a backyard BBQ on the lawn, providing eaters with views of the Wynwood Walls, on Friday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Executive Chef Miguel Aguilar is putting a spin on American favorites; expect eats like chorizo beef burgers, and Ball Park hot dogs with Cotija cheese, pickled jalapeño, shoe string potatoes, and chipotle aioli. 2550 N.W. 2nd Ave., Miami, 305-722-8959
The Dutch is celebrating Independence Day early on Wednesday, July 2, when Chef Conor Hanlon kicks off the restaurant's returning Bourbon, Beer & 'Cue series at a new venue: the backyard at Grove at W South Beach. Starting at 7 p.m., this week’s event will have an all-American theme and feature guest chef Jamie DeRosa of Tongue & Cheek. Tickets include a family-style meal of apple-brined smoked BBQ chicken, smoked and barbecued mackerel sandwiches, Texas-style smoked beef brisket, and more, as well as bourbon and punch bowl specials. (Purchase tickets here.) 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-938-3111
Practice your freedom of speech by trading social call outs for drinks this week. On Thursday, July 3 from 8-11 p.m., The Broken Shaker will transform into The Emperor's Social Bar by Mandarine Napoléon, where the currency for the evening is social media posts. Each new tweet or Instagram photo that includes #EmperorsBar, @FollowNapoleon, and @FreehandMiami can be traded for a drink token good for a Mandarine Napoléon cocktail. 2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach, 305-531-2727
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