Rice, Rice, Baby
Rice is binding, which is why the LUCKYRICE feast is heading to town to celebrate its 6th anniversary with a big, carby “Latin meets Asian” bash from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 — a fortuitous date indeed — at The Raleigh Hotel Pool and Oasis, 1775 Collins Ave. There, participating chefs/restaurants/bars including 27, Alter (Chef Brad Kilgore), Barley, Blade, Cleo, Dragonfly, Hakkasan, J&G Grill, Juvia, Katsuya, Lure Fishbar (Chef Khaleel), Open Blue, Ortanique & Zest, Phuc Yea, Sugarcane, Sushisamba, The Bazaar by José Andrés, The Market, The Social Club (Chef Blair Wilson and Brian Elizondo), La Mar by Gaston Acurio (Lef Kraounakis), Matador Bar and Market (John Verrochi), The Regent Cocktail Club (Julio Cabrera), Sushi Garage (Armand Rodriguez) will pair dishes with Asian-inspired Bombay Sapphire EAST cocktails. General admission tickets are $88 and available at www.luckyrice.com.
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A Swine Time
All those health warnings out there either freak people out or push them completely in the opposite direction like a binge watcher with a free Netflix trial. Wherever you stand, if you like pork and want it in moderation or in excess, Jeremiah Bullfrog’s sixth annual Pork is Good event is for you. Taking place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 at 168 NW 26th St. in Wynwood, PIG features a substantial lineup including Kurtis Jantz (Welcoming Committee), Craig Deihl (Charleston), Kyle Foster (Denver), Giorgio Rapicavoli (Eating House), Steve Santana (Taquiza), Todd Ericsson (Haven), Roel Alcudia (formerly of Cypress Room), Brian Mullins (Ms. Cheezious), Aaron Brooks (The Four Seasons Miami), Brad Kilgore (Alter), James Strine (Cafe Boulud), and Mike Pirolo (Bazi). The $50 ticket is all inclusive of food, craft beer, and cocktails. There, brewer Jonathan Wakefield will pour his suds while The Dutch’s Josh Gripper and Sugar Yummy Mama’s Giselle Pinto will provide desserts. DJ Spam, heh, will spin. Tickets are available at gastropod.tocktix.com.
Going All Out
Ensuring they throw a parade and festival to be proud of, the forces behind Miami Beach Gay Pride are throwing a big bash from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.Saturday, Nov. 14 at the newly renovated and reopened Miami Beach Women’s Club, 2401 Pinetree Drive. Soirée is the third annual VIP cocktail reception raising funds for the parade and ‘fest taking place next year. In addition to live jazz, open bar cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, there will be live painting by local artists that will be auctioned off at the end of the night. The party is also the official debut of Pride’s new executive director Dave Cook. Tickets for the event are $100 with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Miami Beach Gay Pride and are available at http://miamibeachgaypride.brownpapertickets.com.
Showboating is pretty much an official sport in Miami, but there’s a big difference between showing off and The 28th Annual ShowBoats International Boys & Girls Clubs’ Rendezvous gala at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 on Fisher Island. A live auction, dinner, drinks and show by The Pointer Sisters will keep crowds entertained as they raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County while The ShowBoats International maintains is rightful status as the largest gathering of mega-yachts — for charity — in the world. To date, it has raised an impressive $30 million for at risk youth. Now that’s what we call walking the walk-or sailing the yacht. Tickets are $500 per person and available at www.yachtrendezvous.com.