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The Forge in Miami Beach fuses music and food three nights a week

The folks at The Forge Restaurant and Wine Bar in Miami Beach are fusing music and food through a new series dubbed Project F. Owner Shareef Malnik says up to five live impromptu performances will take over the main dining room after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. 

“Imagine you’re dining and one of your favorite songs comes on. You think what you’re hearing is the perfect musical set by one of our resident DJs, only to look up and see a vocalist singing from a seat at the table next to you,” Malnik said. “Then the light goes off, the performer blends into the crowd and the DJ picks up the next track.”

Marybeth DeSarle (aka “Sista Marybeth”) runs the musical direction for The Forge’s three weekly events: 

“Wednesdays Re-Mastered:” DJ Ynot spins R&B and funk with live neo-soul performances.

Fridays and Saturdays: DJs Maxwell Blanford and Oui Savage alternate throughout the night with acts by former American Idol and The Voice solo artists covering songs like Sia’s “Chandelier” to an instrumental saxophone ensemble. 

Performances begin at 8:30 p.m. For dinner reservations, call 305-538-8533.