Food & Wine Calendar: Feb 24-March 2
THURSDAY, Feb. 24South Beach Wine & Food Festival: Four-day event with tastings and dinners plus Grand Tasting Village at 13th Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach; 877-762-3933, www.sobefest.com.Food News & Views: Chef Michael Schwartz (Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink) joins host Linda Gassenheimer. Miami Herald wine columnist Fred Tasker on WLRN-FM (91.3); 1-2 p.m.Jackson Memorial Foundation Green Market: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Alamo Park,1611 NW 12th Ave., inside the Jackson Memorial Hospital Campus, Miami.Smoke’t Tap Beer Tasting: Includes snacks; 6:30-8:30 p.m., 1450 S. Dixie Hwy., Coral Gables; $20. 305-669-8338.SOBE Local Food Tour: Walking tour with tastings; noon -2:30 p.m. (also Friday, Saturday and Wednesday and 6-8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday); $59, reservations required. 855-642-3663.Thirsty Thursdays: three drinks, beers and/or wines plus ceviches and grilled skewers with Barry Alberts.6-9 p.m., Jaguar, 3067 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove; $20. 305-444-0216.Top 5 @ 5 Wine Tasting: Sample up to five carefully picked wines; 5-7 p.m., whole Foods Market, 810 University Dr., Coral Springs; free. 954-753-8000 or www.wholefoodsmarket.com.Williams-Sonoma Demonstration-Winter Grilling: Free event. call for time. Store locator at www.williams-sonoma.com.
FRIDAY, Feb. 25Alliance Francaise-Blue Martini Happy Hour: Small dishes and half-price cocktails; 5-8 p.m. Blue Martini, 900 S. Miami Ave., Miami (Mary Brickell Village). RSVP required to email@example.com.Friday Night Wine Tasting: Mendoza wines with Barry Alberts; 7-9:30 p.m., Panorama Restaurant & Sky Lounge at the Sonesta Bayfront Hotel, 2889 McFarlane rd., Coconut Grove; $15. 305-793-3120.The Last Supper: Murder mystery and three-course meal; 7:30 p.m. Dave and Mary Alper Jewish Community Center, 11155 SW 112th Ave., Kendall; $25. 305-448-1100.National Pig Days: Three-day event features pork dishes, pig racing, bounce houses, pony rides and more to benefit Grace Jones Day Care; 6 p.m. (also 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday); Stuffed Pig Restaurant, mile marker 49, Marathon; 305-743-6519.Roots in the City Farmer’s Market: Two-for-one produce with food stamps; 1-4 p.m. (also Wednesdays); Northwest second Avenue and 10th Street, Miami.Saint Sophia Greek Festival: Traditional foods, cooking demos, entertainment and more; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. (also Saturday and Sunday); St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 2401 SW Third Ave., Miami; $5, free for kids 12 and under. 305-854-2922.
SATURDAY, Feb. 26Aventura Mall Farmer’s Market: 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. (also noon-8 p.m. Sunday); 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Center Court, Aventura.Casa D’ Angelo Wine Tasting: 1-4 p.m., 1201 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; free; 954-416-1234.Coral Gables Farmer’s Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; in front of City Hall, 405 Biltmore way, Coral Gables.Green Day: Farmer’s market plus family festival; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Liberty Tree Park, corner of Northwest Fifth Street and 74th Avenue, Plantation; free admission.GreenMarket Pompano Beach: Includes “Restaurant Showcase” with Frank’s Italian Ristorante and Pizzeria and “Pizza making 101” demo at 11 a.m.; market hours 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Flagler Avenue and Northeast first Street, Pompano Beach.