Holy mother of mercy. You’d better put on an elastic waistband this weekend because there is so much food to be devoured at Miami’s many foodie feeding frenzies. Here are the big ones.
LUCKYRICE Miami Feast
Chicharron, jicama and jalapeño with katsu and lotus root? That’s the kind of Asian fusion happening in Miami, where the LUCKYRICE Asian festival highlights South Florida’s melange of cultures with tastings from a variety of local restaurants and cocktails aplenty.
7:30-11 p.m. Friday at Raleigh Hotel, 1775 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; $88-$150.
The 5th annual Seafood Fest and Fish Fry features delectable local seafood in various styles from around the world plus music from live bands and children’s activities, including learning how to fish.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at Redland Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187 Ave., Homestead; $8 for adults, and free for children ages 11 and under.
Sit in on chef chats and cooking demos from several big names, including Michelle Bernstein, Michael Schwartz, Amanda Freitag and Adrianne Calvo. Plus there will be plenty of eats from Chipotle’s own stable of burritos and tacos and live music, led by the Los Angeles band Capital Cities.
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami; free.
A food fest for pork lovers where Miami’s most skilled chefs at butchery prepare inventive dishes to wow the crowd. On this year’s roster are Aaron Brooks of Edge Steak and Bar, Dale Talde of Talde Miami Beach, Pat Rebholz of Swine and Niven Patel.
3-7 p.m. Saturday 150 Northwest 21st St., Miami; www.porkisgood.com; $50.
Magic City Casino and the food blogger Burger Beast are hosting Weiner Bash, with several Miami restaurants trying their hand at making the best hot dogs and sausages, while classic rock ‘n’ roll from bands such as the Guess Who fill the air.
5-9 p.m. Saturday at Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; $60-$125
Celebrity chefs G. Garvin and Marcus Samuelsson head to Miami Gardens for the annual Wine & Food Experience with more than 20 restaurants, chefs and caterers offering tasty samples plus wine tastings, cooking contests and a baking show down.
7 p.m.-midnight Saturday at Calder Casino, 21001 NW 27th Ave., Miami Gardens; www.miamigardneswineandfood.com; $75.
Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival
Spicy food, hot music and cool vibes combine to make this all-day event one to remember, with delicious Caribbean cuisine (including the Jerk Cook-Off and culinary demonstrations); folk and traditional dancing; a Kids Zone featuring rides, slides, face-painting and yummy treats; and top-notch reggae rhythms by Shaggy, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Singing Melody, King Banton, the Code Red Band and more.
Details: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday at Markham Park, 16001 W. State
Road 84, Sunrise; www.jerkfestival.com; $30, $140 VIP, kids 10 and under free.