Independence Day 2017: Where to Celebrate the 4th of July

Bad news: This year, July 4 falls on a Tuesday (yuck). Good news: There’s still an entire weekend to party it up in the name of freedom. Below, you’ll find a list of all the weekend and day-of celebrations we could round up. From BBQs and pool parties to fireworks and cooking classes, there’s no lack of activities to keep you busy.

As always, details are subject to change. If you’re interested in any of the following events, be sure to call ahead and confirm all the details. Happy Fourth of July!

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Wag Wednesday: Mario Alegre & Macho


Since starting the blog, we’ve interviewed many members of the hospitality industry, and one constant among the interviewees has been a profound love for their pets. We thought it would be great to share this love with our readers.

That’s why we launched an ongoing feature called “Wag Wednesday” to showcase industry peeps and their pets. Know someone who wants to be featured? Email us at

This week, we’re featuring Mario Alegre, Executive Banquets Chef at W South Beach, and his Schnauzer-ish, Macho.

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Fooq’s Gets a New Chef and a New Menu

Miami Food Pug and Fooq’s go way back. In 2015, owner David Foulquier was one of our first interviews for the blog, and we’ve been following the restaurant ever since. Although there have been a few changes in the kitchen since that initial article, there has been one big constant: Fooq’s “feel good food.” With incredible local talent leading the kitchen (first Nicole Votano and then Bryan Rojas), you could always count on Fooq’s to deliver a quality meal.

Now that Executive Chef Saul Ramos (ex-Michael’s Genuine) is at the helm, Fooq’s “feed good food” slogan should be changed to “feel great food.” Chef Ramos has revamped the international menu, keeping old favorites like the Bucatini Amatriciana and Fooq’s Burger while adding sure-to-be-new favorites like the Local Burrata and Lamb Chops.

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ExperienceSOFI Brunch Tour: A Photo Recap


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Where will you be on July 19? There’s only one right answer: ExperienceSOFI. The South of Fifth food tour takes guests through the neighborhood for an unforgettable culinary experience. For three hours, ExperienceSOFI ticketholders get an all-access pass to the area’s top restaurants where they get to mix and mingle with chefs, artists, and other local movers and shakers.

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Nom News: June 23, 2017

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June 23, 2017

Each Friday, we compile South Florida food-related news and events that we couldn’t fit on the site earlier in the week, as well as other local news that piques our interest. Want to be included in next week’s roundup? Shoot us an email at

Here’s your weekly dose of nom.

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