What You’re Doing This Week: September 30-October 6

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Damm Good Deal

Estrella Damm, the beer of Barcelona, is bringing the taste and tradition of Spain to Wynwood through Oct. 6.  Ten participating restaurants are offering an exclusive tapas deal: 3 small plates and an ice cold Estrella Damm for the low price of $20.  Participating restaurants include Cafeina, Jimmy’z Kitchen, Pride & Joy,  Rincon Escondido, Soi Chinese Kitchen, The Butcher Shop, The Corner, Time for Wine, Will Call and Wynwood Kitchen + Bar.  In addition, Estrella Damm fans can win a trip to Barcelona to dine at Tickets Bar by Ferran and Albert Adria by going to Estrella Damm’s Facebook page and uploading their favorite Estrella Damm photo.  Images with 20 likes or more are automatically entered into the sweepstakes. Visit EstrellaDamm.com/Miamitapasjourney.

Battledish Competition
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach's Chef De Cuisine, Mexican-born, Andres Meraz is competing in the national Battledish competition this Saturday, Oct. 5 from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. at DiLido Beach Club.  Six Chefs will compete for various titles such as "Tastiest, Most Creative, Best Modern, Most Authentic and Best Cocktail" in conjunction with 60 other chefs competing throughout North America for the title: "King of Battledish." Think of it as trick or treating through a bevy of Miami Beach restaurants where chefs are waiting to treat you with their creations. At check-in, you will receive a map and a menu of the Battledish. It is then up to you to decide for whom to vote.  The competition grounds of Miami Beach are open to the public. Foodies are invited to vote with their tastebuds and try all six chef creations for only $5 each, in addition to a $15 entry fee, to benefit the Alonzo Mourning Family Foundation.  For more information visit:  http://www.dishcrawl.com/miabd/.

Help the Kids and Have a Blast
This year's, It’s All About the Kids” cirque-chic themed bash will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m., at the JW Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami and will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. At this party, you'll have the chance to savor an exquisite tasting menu and sip delicious cocktails, donated by Tito’s Handmade vodka, while enjoying special music performances by The Culture Band and DJ Irie. 
Tickets for “It’s All About the Kids” start at $150 for members and $175 for non-members, and can be purchased online at www.stjude.org/itsallaboutthekids or by calling 305.265.1371.
Fall Fun-Raiser
Party, bounce, dunk, drink and feast at the Miami Rail's Fun-Raiser, an "adult" carnival.  The party takes place on Sunday and it's all in the name of art and culture. Miami's leading non profit cultural publication, Miami Rail, is celebrating its one year anniversary with a festival that includes Shorty's BBQ, tequila snowcones, vodka popsicles, a bounce house, a three-legged race, and even a dunk tank! The party will take place at the home of Nina Johnson-Milewski and Daniel Milewski's and goes from 5 - 9 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6. Tickets cost $75 for a single and $125 for a couple and are tax deductible.  Purchase them online at miamifoundation.org/givenow select 'Miami Rai' from the drop down menu and enter the amount of your purchase, make sure to follow the instructions all the way to confirmation. 
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