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If you love to dine out (and you do), don’t miss these amazing July food events

The 30th anniversary edition of Taste of the Nation benefits No Kid Hungry.
The 30th anniversary edition of Taste of the Nation benefits No Kid Hungry.

Can’t get enough of great food and palate-pleasing drinks? Then clear your calendar for these upcoming food events.

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Sweet Butter Southern dining and music

Sweet Butter

The Sweet Butter Dinner Show returns for its second production this year with an immersive Southern experience with a New Orleans-style dinner and musical show of live music, singing, dancing, acting, and a six-piece band — all while enjoying a 4-course dinner.

When/where: July 13-14 at the Overtown Performing Arts Center (1031 NW 3rd Ave, Miami) with two show times per day at 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

The dinner musical pays homage to Southern culture and traditions. Every item on the menu has a Southern theme representative of regions with deeply rooted traditions. The show takes you on a journey from the Creole culture of New Orleans to the Geechee and Gullah cultures of the Carolinas and across the deep South of Georgia.

Ticket, which must be purchased in advance, can be found at

Wynwood Marketplace, 2250 NW 2nd Ave., Miami

1031 NW 3rd Ave, Miami

Chef Collective at Faena featuring Eating House chef Rapicavoli

Giorgio Rapicavoli

For this month’s installment of Chef Collective, Pao by Paul Qui’s chef Benjamin Murray will team up with chef Giorgio Rapicavoli.

A James Beard Rising Star semifinalist and two-time winner of “Chopped,” Rapicavoli will present a vegetarian menu with the option to add meat.

When/where: July 26 with seatings at 7 and 8 p.m. at Pao by Paul Qui, 3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Asian Night Bazaar Dinner at Jaya at The Setai

Jaya at The Setai has just launched a brand new dinner series called Asian Night Bazzar Dinner. Taking place every Friday night, the series includes a three-course meal, a welcome cocktail, performances by geisha greeters, contortionists and fire dancers, and live DJ sets — all for $75. The tasting menu will offer a range of dishes like lamb chops, vegetable green curry, and more.

When/where: Every Friday at Jaya at The Setai, 2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach. Live performances will be held at 8:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Tickets/Admission: $75 includes all of the above.

2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

WYNpairings at Wynwood Oven

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Wynwood Oven now offers a flight of four rotating rare fine wines paired with dishes by Chef Alexandro Garcia. Enjoy the wines by themselves for $18.95 or do the whole food pairing experience for $35.95.

When and where: starting at 6 p.m. every evening at Wynwood Oven, 2085 NW Second Ave., Miami;

2085 NW SEcond Avenue, Miami, FL 33127

Pizza Tuesday at Forte dei Marmi

Forte dei marmi

Every Tuesday, foodies can head to Forte dei Marmi to savor a menu of specialty pizzas from Chef Antonio Mellino’s authentic Italian pizza oven. Creations range from the classic to imagined combinations, like a Pata Negra Pizza made with rucola and shaved parmigiana and a White Pizza with Gorgonzola, walnuts, pears and Périgord truffle.

When and where: Pizza Tuesday happens every week at Forte dei Marmi, 150 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach;

150 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Tiki Thursdays at Charcoal Kitchen + Bar

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Thursdays are getting tropical at Charcoal Kitchen & Bar, where you can enjoy $8 tiki bites and $8 tiki drinks.

When and where: every Thursday from 8-10:30 p.m. at Charcoal, 82 NW 29th St., Miami;

56 NW 29th St., Miami, FL 33127

Epic's Sky Dining Series

Kimpton Epic Hotel will launch a new monthly dinner series featuring limited bottles of spirits and rare vintages.
Hosted by Kimpton Epic Hotel’s new director of beverage and sommelier, Amy Currens, the dinners will take place on the hotel’s 29th-floor lounge. The first installment will take place on Tuesday, July 24 at 7 p.m.
Guests will explore five champagnes from the Roederer portfolio, including vintage Brut Nature and Cristal. The bubbly will be accompanied by a five-course dinner. With only 16 seats available, this is one intimate experience you should book well in advance.
When/where: Series begins July 24 at 7 Kimpton EPIC Hotel, 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami
Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased here.
270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami