Monday, September 1, 2014

This is Oktoberfest! Bringing Bavaria to Miami

I have a confession to make. I love beer. And I dream about testing and tasting beer and writing about that. I did it with rum. So, why not with beer too? Dreams can come true. We make them true. It happens. So, when I heard about Oktoberfest in Miami, I ran to write about it!

Oktoberfest is the world's largest Volksfest (people’s fair) in the world, annually held in Munich, Germany, since 1810. It is a 16-day festival running from late September to the first weekend in October, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the fair every year and more than 7 million liters of beer served!

Only beer brewed within the city limits of Munich (and with a 5.8% to 6.3% alcohol by volume) may be served at Oktoberfest. Beers meeting these criteria may be designated Oktoberfest Beer.

As usual, in Miami we have another story. The Fifth Annual Samuel Adams Oktoberfest is here. Not in Bavaria. But in Wynwood and will take place on Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Sam Adams Castle-Soho Studios.

Bringing Bavaria to Miami are partners in crime Tony Albelo of Social House Events and Javi Zayas of Zevents.  So, forget about neon wearing and beat-pumping rave. This will be all about German traditions and of course beer!

Event tickets have been divided into three categories: The Bavarian, Der Kommisar and The Chancellor and range between $20 and $50.

“The Bavarian” ticket includes admission and a free 16 oz beer.

The “Der Kommisar” ticket includes admission, a commemorative Sam Adams Half-Liter Stein and one free Stein fill.

“The Chancellor”, a VIP ticket option, includes admission, a commemorative Sam Adams Half-Liter Stein, a souvenir Bavarian hat, access to "The Pavilion”, private VIP Bathrooms and two free Stein fills.

Stay tuned because a 50% off discount code will be offered as a pre-sale incentive. 

To learn more about Samuel Adams Fifth Annual Oktoberfest, click  here

The Sam Adams Castle - Soho Studios Wynwood
2136 NW 1st Ave.

Miami, FL 33127.

I’m in! What about you?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Growing Up with Two Dads

With my Dad Francisco, in August 2002, after baptizing my first son.
I was blessed growing up with two Dads. My Dad Gustavo who I'm a clone of, and my Dad Francisco, who raised me. He was my Mom’s second husband and I lived with him from the time I was 4 until I was 12. The funny thing is I began to call him Dad when I was 15. I guess I wanted to honor him and every time I called him Dad I was really telling him "I love you".

Sunday, August 24, 2014

My First Gastro Tour: The Kitchen Hop Coral Gables Edition

The Kitchen Hop is a great project: in movement and in progress! And I cannot wait for the next crawl. Could the next adventure be Wynwood? Hopefully! Yesterday I had the opportunity to sample food in six of the 10 participating restaurants in this unique gastro-tour in Coral Gables.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Time to Celebrate National Waffle Day at Love Is Blind

                                                                                                                                                                                  Photo: courtesy of Love Is Blind

Here I come again.

You may be thinking that I'm not cooking anymore. Actually, I'm cooking more than ever. Besides having my recipes posted on Mamás Latinas on a daily basis, starting this September they are going to also be seen on Orgullosa, a blog for Latino women in the U.S. Can you feel that I'm happy?

I'm not pretending to be the next Anton Ego in town, either. But I'm discovering the gastronomique wonders of vibrant, hot and spicy Miami and it drives me to share what I'm tasting and experiencing. Sometimes that can be as much fun as creating a new recipe from scratch.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sampling at Seasons 52: An Amuse-Bouche of The Kitchen Hop - Coral Gables Edition

A couple of nights ago, I went to Seasons 52 in Coral Gables, as an amuse-bouche of what is big feast to come on Saturday, August 23rd, when The Kitchen Hop takes over Miracle Mile.
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