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Eating, drinking, buying and making food and beverage at home — news we can all use, and of course it’s in Miami, Part 1.

Wine Classes Online, Make Friday Special!

Here’s a change of pace for a Friday night….A fellow member of culinary society Les Dames d’Escoffier South Florida chapter, Alessandra Esteves is hosting Wine classes online at Upcoming seminars are Wednesday, April 15 (natural wines)and Friday, April 17 (blind tasting). They’re $8 and $10 respectively and start at 6 p.m. There’s a link to buy the wines at reduced prices. For the April 15 seminar click here.For the April 17 seminar click here.


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Cocktail from DIY package from Bar Lab

DIY Cocktail Packages and Takeout Cocktails

To make your virtual happy hours truly special, bars around town are offering takeout cocktails and DIY packages. One of my fave offerings is Coyo Tacos gallon of pre mixed margaritas for $39.99 (about 10-12 margaritas). Serious partying. The Alley at the Betsy Hotel in South Beach has pre batched cocktails too, which vary by the day. And then of course, the parent company of famous mixology outpost Broken Shaker, Bar Lab, is bringing back its most popular cocktails that they’ve made throughout the years. At home cocktail packages for $35. include 4 non-alcoholic cocktail pouches. Each mix yields enough for two cocktails. All you do is add alcohol, shake and you’re ready to go! You just email them which cocktails you would like with you name, phone number, and address for delivery. Ball & Chain in Little Havana also has both kits and to go orders as well as The Citadel’s rooftop bar.



Kudos to Cao Bakery & Cafe Offering Free Cuban Bread on Monday

CAO Bakery & Cafe is giving anyone a FREE loaf of Cuban bread every single Monday, including today, Monday, April 13th. CAO Bakery & Cafe is a family-owned and operated Cuban bakery with 11 locations throughout South Florida.

Support Local Purveyors of Wine, Coffee, Baked Goods, Meat and Fish

Thanks to Eater Miami, here’s a link to a list of local purveyors to help support them and eat well!

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DIY pizza making kit from Ironside pizza

Pizza Making Kits

Ironside Pizza,7580 NE 4th Court, Miami, is providing pizza-making kits for families to enjoy a fun activity that everyone can participate in at home and customize to their own liking by adding their favorite toppings. The kit is only $10 and includes dough, sauce, mozzarella, basil and flour, as well as the easy instructions below. The kit makes a 13” pizza, which can serve 4-8 slices.

  • Preheat the oven to 450F
  • Roll out your dough with flour and place on stone or pan
  • Top your pizza with sauce first
  • Add mozzarella cheese and any other favorite toppings 
  • Bake your pizza for 15 to 20 mins
  • Slice and serve!

Ash Pizza in The Citadel is also offering kits.

Related link:

The Citadel Miami Opens




  1. I love that you included the Ironside Pizza kit! We wanted pizza from them this past Saturday but the Uber Eats and Doordash apps weren’t communicating with their systems. So the woman working personally delivered the pizzas to us (it was raining!) and she even called a little later to make sure everything was up to standard. Great food and great service.

  2. Great ideas! Got another one for ya….South Florida-based Schnebly Redland’s Winery is offering wine tastings via Zoom.

    Love the blog!

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