The Best Food & Drink Events During Miami Music Week 2022

Looking for ways to eat and drink through the work week? This week, take part in the “Tiki-riffic” Luau taking place at the Perez Art Museum, try an online cooking class with Chef Norman Van Aken to raise money for Ukraine, or stop by the Hooters Fort Lauderdale Beach Place location for a calendar signature.

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Get free tacos and Jarritos soda this Tuesday during the Respect the Taco event.

Photo Courtesy of A-Mari-Mix Fresh Mex Fusion

Free tacos and jarritos respecting the taco

As so many small businesses are still feeling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mexican soft drink brand Jarritos has taken action. The company recently launched a national campaign called “Respect the Taco” as a way to encourage diners to support the taco restaurants and small businesses that sell their product, a program that also serves to show hungry customers how good tacos and Jarritos go together. This week, the campaign’s Miami leg makes its official debut, when Jarritos foots the bill for Magic City residents over lunch with free tacos and a Jarritos soda at A-Mari-Mix Fresh Mex Fusion and dinner at La Diosa. Taqueria. 11am to 2pm at A-Mari-Mix Fresh Mex Fusion (9700 SW 24th St. 305-982-8214; amarimix.com) and 5pm to 8pm at La Diosa Taqueria (3458 SW Eighth St, Miami; 305-603 -9134; ladiosataqueria.com) on Tuesday, March 22; the event is free to attend.

click to enlarge Miss Hooters 2022 and Miss Hooters 2022 first runner-up will be at Hooters of Beach Place this week signing calendars.  - PHOTO COURTESY OF HOOTERS

Miss Hooters 2022 and Miss Hooters 2022 first runner-up will be at Hooters of Beach Place this week signing calendars.

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Hooters Calendar Signing

Gianna Tulio and Miss March Sloan Miavitz of the Hooters 2022 Calendar will be at the Hooters of Beach Place this week to greet guests in honor of Spring Break. Patrons can purchase the calendar and have it signed by both South Florida Hooters girls. The calendar pack costs $15 and includes the 2022 Hooters calendar and a Koozie branded bottled beer. ATuesday, March 22 and Wednesday, March 23 at Hooters Beach Place, 17 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-507-4158; hooterssflorida.com.

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Cooking for Ukraine with Chef Norman Van Aken

This week, Miami chef Norman Van Aken is teaching an online cooking class in partnership with #CookForUkraine, a movement made up of chefs, food writers, restaurant owners and home cooks raising money to help children and families in Ukraine. Aachen donates all tuition proceeds to World Central Kitchen, led by his colleague and fellow chef, José Andres. The theme of the hour-long lesson is “Southern Glory,” where students can expect to learn how to easily cook pork chops, cheesy grits, and fried green tomatoes. The online cooking class will take place on Thursday, March 24 at 6:00 PM. $20 per person at register.mywalrusapp.com.

click to enlarge Krüs Nights is the new way to experience a seasonal menu from Krüs Kitchen and Los Felix chef/owner Sebastian Vargas.  - PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF KRÜS KITCHEN

Krüs Nights is the new way to experience a seasonal menu from Krüs Kitchen and Los Felix chef/owner Sebastian Vargas.

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Krus Nights in Krus Kitchen

From the makers of Coconut Grove eatery, Los Felix, comes a new dinner service at Krüs Kitchen, chef/owner Sebastian Vargas’ eatery and market. Mentioned only in the evenings, the Krüs Nights menu features increased dinner rates and natural wine from Vargas, which offers a special menu of small appetizers, main courses and desserts only available on the Krüs dinner menu. This season’s food is available through May, and includes a catch of the day crudo (finger lime ponzu-marinated bonito with pickled and raw wabi-sabi radish) and a ragu made with bone marrow, grass-fed beef cheeks, and ground pork. 5pm to 10pm Wednesday through Sunday at Krüs Kitchen, 3413 Main Hwy., Miami; 786-518-3998; resy.com.

click to enlarge Tiki cocktails.  - PHOTOGRAPH BY LAINE DOSS

Tiki cocktails.

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Tiki-riffic Luau in Verde at the Perez Art Museum

On Thursday, the Perez Art Museum Miami is hosting a “Tiki-riffic” Luau event in Verde. Guests are invited to mingle in the breezeway to enjoy live music, light bites for purchase, and complimentary cocktail samples of Diplomatico Rum’s rum fizz cocktail. In addition to the light bites menu, Chef Jeremey Shelton has curated a number of luau-themed items, including slow-roasted pork cooked in a traditional Cuban caja china, which will be on display in Verde’s waterfront porch. The evening will feature two sets of guest DJs. Thursday, March 24 from 6 to 10 p.m. in Verde at the Perez Art Museum. 1103 Biscayne Blvd.; 786-345-5697; pamm.org† Admission is free.

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