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Olee Fowler is a Miami native and former publicist with a passion for discovering what's next and what's best in South Florida. With a love of dining out, volunteering, country music, Twitter and college football Saturdays, Olee always has her pulse on all things "Miami." From the ritzy fundraisers on Fisher Island to the hidden gem restaurants of Coconut Grove and everything in between, she loves to cover them all!

Miami Weekend Guide February 22 – 24, 2013

There’s plenty to do in Miami even if you aren’t checking out the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Check out Miss A’s top picks…

Friday, February 22

(Photo courtesy of Bulla Gastrobar)

(Photo courtesy of Bulla Gastrobar)

Bulla Gastrobar

Occupying the old Por Fin spot in Coral Gables, comes the newest go-to tapas restaurant, Bulla Gastrobar. Taking a nod from the traditional Spanish tavernas, this rustic Coral Gables restaurant features a long marble bar that is designed to be the center of attraction serving up classic Spanish dishes such as Tortilla Espanola, Patas Bravas, and Croquettas along with plenty of sangria to go around. Ole!

WHEN: Open daily. Monday-Thursday, Sunday: Noon – 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: Noon – midnight


Bulla Gastrobar
2500 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Ph. 305-441-0107

(Photo courtesy of SouthFloridaDailyBlog.com)

(Photo courtesy of SouthFloridaDailyBlog.com)

Saturday, February 23

Tobacco Road’s 2nd Annual Tomato Tomatina Festival

No need to travel to Spain for La Tomatina Tomato Fight Festival; Miami’s Oldest Bar, Tobacco Road is bringing it back to Brickell for a second year. On Saturday, February 23, a truck delivering 25,000 tomatoes ripe for flying through the air will arrive at Tobacco Road for an afternoon of tomato throwing, ducking and diving.  For those unwilling to get sauced, a safety zone will be set up for spectators to enjoy all the action along with food and drinks specials and live music.

WHEN: Saturday, February 23 at noon

Tobacco Road
626 S. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33131
Ph. 305-374-1198

TICKETS: Participants: $20, Spectators: free


Sunday, February 24

Chef Michael Shikany (Photo courtesy of OceanDrive.com)

Chef Michael Shikany
(Photo courtesy of OceanDrive.com)

Pavan Culinary Pop Up

Wrap up your weekend at a the Pavan mobile cocktail party. Taking over a large decked out bus in Wynwood, guests can relax and enjoy dishes prepared by Chef Michael Shikany, drinks provided by Pavan Liquer, and music by Nouvelle Vague. Sunday Funday, indeed.

WHEN: Sunday, February 24 from noon – 6 p.m.

251 NW 25th Street
Miami, FL 33127

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