Happy Halloween weekend, Miami! In addition to spooky festivities taking place throughout the city, a Trader Joe’s opens in Coral Gables, Steak 954 will celebrate the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show with meat-filled cool specialties, and Knaus Berry Farm is open for the season.
Trader Joe’s opens in Coral Gables
Just in time for Halloween, Trader Joe’s opens its Coral Gables store. When it opens this Friday, the store next to the stores in Merrick Park will only be the third Trader Joe’s in Miami-Dade. In keeping with Trader Joe’s tradition, the store will be decorated with murals depicting famous Coral Gables sites such as the Biltmore Hotel, Venetian Pool, Miracle Mile and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Trader Joe’s is known for celebrating big openings with balloons, giveaways and trying all day long. The Coral Gables venue will also have live music to entertain shoppers on opening day. 211 S. Dixie Hwy., Coral Gables; 305-661-1432; traderjoes.com. Opens Friday, October 29 Open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Knaus Berry Farm is open for the season
It’s that time of year again: Cinnamon spinners are available again at Knaus Berry Farm! Knaus Berry Farm opened for the season a few days ago and baked bread, pies and – of course – cinnamon rolls. As with last season, there will be a limit – determined on a daily basis – for how many rolls each customer can buy. Baked fresh daily, the rolls will be sold in the dozen for $ 14.50 or $ 1.75 each. Expect to stand in line for these delicious rolls, but aren’t they worth it? A few tips before you drive: Knaus is a cash operation, so be sure to hit the ATM, bring an umbrella to shade you from the weather while you wait in line, and be sure to buy an extra dozen rolls to freeze. 5980 SW 248th St., Homestead; 305-247-0668; knusberryfarm.com. Closed Sundays.
HelloWyn Block Party in Wynwood
HelloWyn returns this weekend, ready to take over Wynwood for one of the biggest block parties of the year. Presented by Swarm, expect DJs, cocktails, a costume contest and speed cameras plus food from local vendors. If you answer in advance, you can get a free drink from dinner until Dinner until 3 Saturday and Sunday at Wynwood Marketplace, 2250 NW Second Ave., Miami; hallowynblockparty.com. There is free access with RSVP via eventbrite.com.
Halloween parties in Miami
This weekend you can get ready for some spooky fun at Miami’s restaurants and breweries. Miami’s restaurants host Halloween and Day of the Dead events, while taprooms brew a range of Halloween-themed beers. If you are looking for treats that suit your tricks, then refrain from supermarket sweets and get some handmade treats. Miami’s candy makers, cookie shops and ice cream parlors have everything from anatomically correct chocolate hearts to skull cakes that spread raspberry “blood” to ice cream with creepy crawls inside. Find them here. If it’s a witch’s drink you’re looking for, bars throughout the city get creative with themed cocktails for the occasion.
Treat yourself to a Boat Show Cooler from Steak 954
The Fort Lauderdale Boat Show returns this weekend. To celebrate, Steak 954 has launched coolers for boat shows filled with a range of premium steaks, seafood and raw bar items, caviar, side dishes and desserts, all perfect for grilling and eating on the water. Various menu packages are available for pre-order, and orders must be placed 48 hours before collection. Highlights from cooler packages include boneless ribeye, boneless strip steak, olive-fed wagyu, lobster bisque, bacon mac n ‘cheese, parker house rolls and freshly baked cookies. Call 954-414-8333 or email [email protected] to place your order. For more information, visit steak954.com.