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What You're Doing this Week, April 15-20

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Go Greek this Wednesday on South Beach

    Fans of authentic, Greek cuisine have reason to rejoice! Poseidon has arrived on South Beach's Washington Avenue, bringing vibrant energy and Greek culture at a reasonable price. Poisedon Greek Restaurant and Lounge invites guests to experience what authentic greek cuisine is all about with indoor and outdoor seating. Poseidon's Chef Demetrios Pyliots, takes pride in cooking with natural ingredients, imported from Greece, such as Kalamata olives, oregano, rosemary and thyme that are grown and imported from Taygetos Mountain of Kalamata; pure Chios masticha, grown within the Skinos tree; and the Messinian Bay delicacy, a wild fish egg caviar and fresh fish imported from the Aegean Sea.  Every dish is cooked to perfection, (the moussaka is a favorite), the desserts are decadent and the service is outstanding. You are invited to Poseidon's Grand Opening Celebration this Wednesday to sample tasty Greek bites and cocktails.  Also expect belly dancing and a broken plate or two. Opa!  For more information, vist: www.poseidonmiami.com.  Poseidon is located at: 1131 Washington Ave Miami. RSVP: rsvp@identitymediaco.com.


    VeritageMiami

    VeritageMiami will bring together more than 3,000 wine and food enthusiasts starting Wednesday, April 17, with a craft beer tasting at Wynwood Walls and a wine tasting at  the Village of Merrick Park. There are additional events on Friday and Saturday, but these are sold out. Now in its 18th year, VeritageMiami, formerly known as the United Way Miami Wine & Food Festival, benefits United Way of Miami-Dade, which supports programs in the community that are focused on improving the education, financial stability and health of Miami-Dade residents.
     
    Wynwood Walls is the home to VeritageMiami’s opening event, the Craft Beer Tasting presented by CBIZ, on Wednesday. With vibrant murals as the backdrop for the evening, guests will “tap” into nearly 100 craft beers and micro-brews at dozens of tasting stations. Along with the brew, guests will sample bites from some of Miami’s top restaurants including Bloom, City Hall, the Daily Melt, Joe’s Stone Crab, Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, Oak Tavern, Pride and Joy, Shake Shack, Timó, Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, among many others. The VIP Tasting begins at 6 p.m.; tickets are priced at $75 per person.  General admission begins at 7 p.m.; tickets are priced at $55 per person.  Wynwood Walls is located at 2550 NW 2nd Avenue.
     
    On Thursday, the Village of Merrick Park will host Fine Wine Tasting, presented by Miccosukee Resort & Gaming.  In addition to tasting award winning wines, guests can relax and sip in the garden area, that will be transformed into a Martini & Rossi lounge in celebration of the brand’s 150th anniversary, featuring the music of Spam All-Stars.  Lining San Lorenzo Avenue will be more than 65 wine producers and importers displaying a collection of 300 wines from around the world, as well as top restaurants and caterers including Brasserie Central, Edge Steak & Bar, George’s Restaurant, Sawa, Trulucks, Tuyo, and many more. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle with wine producers and chefs, and share their experiences on Twitter for a chance to win great prizes. 
    The VIP Tasting begins at 6 p.m.; tickets are $150 per person.  General admission begins at 7 p.m., tickets are $75 per person.  Village of Merrick Park is located at 358 San Lorenzo Avenue, Coral Gables.

    Models for Sustainability

    Models, Latin celebrities, famous soap opera actors, and hosts from Univision and Telemundo will gather at the Shore Club on Saturday to celebrate Models for Sustainability II, part of this year's  Sustainatopia, an annual series of over 50 events in film, art, music, eco-fashion, food, design, parties and conferences taking place throughout Miami from April 16- April 22. With over 15,000 in attendance last year, Sustainatopia is one of the largest events in the world for social, financial and environmental sustainability.  The party starts at 10 p.m. and goes until 2 a.m. The Shore Club is located at: 1901 Collins Avenue.  For more information, visit: www.OnTheRadarParty.com

    Miami Eats at the Miami Science Museum

    Latin Chef and Chopped champion, Giorgio Rapicavoli, of Miami's acclaimed Eating House, will headline Miami Eats, on Saturday, at the Miami Science Museum, a food festival dedicated to how Miami grows, cooks, and enjoys food. The schedule will feature unique food exhibits, fun cooking demos with delicious tastings and special cooking classes that will enhance participants’ understanding of the science behind food while also stimulating their taste buds.  The festival goes from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Buy one ticket- get one free with a donation of 2 nonperishable cans of food. Regular admission is $14.95 for adults ($12.70 for Miami-Dade County residents); and $10.95 for seniors (62+), children (ages 3 – 12), and students with an I.D. ($9.30 for children, students and seniors who are Miami-Dade County residents). Limit 2 free admissions per family/transaction.  Food donations benefit Farm Share and Chapman Partnership.  The Miami Science Museum is located at 3280 South Miami Avenue. For more information, contact:  Kelly Penton: (786) 258-2649 / kelly@schwartz-media.com or Elizabeth Perez-Gurri: (305) 206-5209 / elizabeth@schwartz-media.com.

    Get Crackin' at Joe's

    One of Miami's most coveted restaurants, Joe's Stone Crab, teams up with Feeding South Florida the “Get Crackin’” private brunch on Sunday, April 21. The event will support the mission of Feeding South Florida, while honoring supporters. Feeding South Florida’s mission is to end hunger by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading advocacy efforts in hunger and poverty, and transforming lives through innovative programming and education.
     
    Head to Joe’s Stone Crab, located at 11 Washington Avenue, at 11 a.m. for the reception, followed by brunch from 12–2 p.m.  The menu will feature main course selections including stone crab claws, salmon, steak, and chicken; plus Joe’s delectable signature sides: coleslaw, spinach and hash browns. Guests will also enjoy Mimosas, champagne, and red and white wines. Event sponsorships ranging from $1,500 to $20,000 are available to support the event and Feeding South Florida’s mission. Individual tickets are priced at $150. For more information regarding sponsorships or to purchase tickets, contact Feeding South Florida Director of Advancement & Community Investment Lisa Stoch at (954) 518-1843 or lstoch@feedingsouthflorida.org.