Miracle on 73rd St.
Twas the eve before Thanksgiving and all through the house was the scent of burnt turkeys, a chef who was soused. Did someone say soused? Drop the turkeys and head to Rok:Brgr, 5800 SW 73rd St., for their annual Fall Festival, starting at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25. In the blocked off area at SW 58th Ave. between SW 73rd. and SW 74th Streets, you’ll get to imbibe in $5 beers by the likes of Coppertail Brewing, J. Wakefield Brewery, Concrete Beach Brewery, Miami Brewing, Biscayne Bay Brewing, and Lagunitas Brewing. There will also be fall-inspired cocktails from High West Whiskey, William Wolf Bourbon, Casamigos Tequila, and many more at $6 to $8 a pop. There will also be corn hole, a giant Jenga, apple bobbing and a DJ. The only thing missing here is the Thanksgiving hangover remedy. Good luck with that one.
Rockin’ in the Book World
Blowing off steam or at least writers’ block, The Rock Bottom Remainders is the only band of its kind comprised of some heavy hitters in the literary world. Among them: Dave Barry, Amy Tan, Greg Iles, Mary Karr and Mitch Albom. The band doesn’t do EDM or hip hop, but rather and inimitable style of music–er, ‘music’ they call “hard listening.” But before you whip out the ear plugs or tear some pages out of your girlfriend’s 50 Shades of Gray to block out the noise, the band is supported by “real musicians” and you can hear for yourself when they rock out on the plaza of the Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. For the first time ever, the party is open to the public and cheaper than a hard copy of their books — free, in fact, with food and drink provided by Chef Allen of Books and Books Cafe. Alliteration never sounded so, uh, rock star. For tickets, go to miamibookfair.com.
New at The Dutch, 2201 Collins Ave., is a nightly Dom Perignon happy hour from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. during which time glasses of Dom are offered at “an unheard of $25 per glass” along with half priced oysters. For those doing the math, you can drink an entire bottle of Dom during that time for “the total of only $150!” If that’s too high roller-ish for your budget, consider the $16 glasses of Ruinart, or, even better, the bargain basement $12 glasses of Veuve Clicquot.
Sweet Liberty, 237 20th St., is really taking its name to heart with its only brand new daily happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring $5 Moscow Mules and Old Fashioneds plus $5 Rosé on tap. Oysters will also be available at 75 cents each. Nice deal if you can get it, and now you can.