Miami’s Best Eats and Drinks This Week: New Year’s 2019 Edition

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Happy New Year, Miami. Ring in 2019 with a limited-edition treat from the Salty Donut, a dinner reservation with complimentary champagne, or indulgent caviar at home. On New Year’s Day, visit the Wharf for a Veuve Clicquot picnic complete with drink specials, live music, and food.

The Fortune Cookie doughnut will be available from New Year's Eve through January 6.EXPAND

The Fortune Cookie doughnut will be available from New Year’s Eve through January 6.

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The Salty Donut Creates Fortune Cookie Doughnut to Celebrate 2019. Before you suit up for your New Year’s Eve festivities Monday, stop by the Salty Donut for a limited-edition champagne-coated fortune cookie doughnut. Debuting Monday, December 31, the Fortune Cookie doughnut ($5.50) consists of the shop’s signature 24-hour brioche dough with one half dipped in Perrier-Jouët champagne-infused glaze and the other half in Valrhona white chocolate with crushed homemade fortune cookies. Inside the doughnut, which comes in a custom Salty Donut Chinese takeout box, look for a homemade fortune cookie made with edible wafer paper that allows customers to eat their fortune after they’ve read it. Though the shop is normally closed on Mondays, it’s making an exception for December 31. However, it will be closed Tuesday, January 1. Available Monday, December 31, through Sunday, January 6, at the Salty Donut, 50 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-925-8126; saltydonut.com.

Dine at StripSteak on New Year's Eve.

Dine at StripSteak on New Year’s Eve.

Miami New Year’s Eve 2019 Dining Guide. Finding a table on New Year’s Eve can be a daunting process. That’s because restaurants and hotels pull out all the stops for the end-of-the-year celebration with special menus, open bars, and plenty of champagne. And while the price of dining on New Year’s Eve can become outrageously high, plenty of restaurants are offering their regular à la carte menu with a free champagne toast at midnight thrown into the mix. Here’s your guide to dining and partying on New Year’s Eve 2019 in Miami.

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: New Year's 2019 Edition

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Stay Home and Eat Caviar in Your Pajamas on New Year’s Eve. Here’s a suggestion: Gather up the money you planned to spend on New Year’s Eve and take it to a handful of high-end Miami stores that deal in high-test caviar. Ask the knowledgeable staff to guide you through all the varieties and price points to find the right jars for a perfect night. Here’s where to find quality caviar in Miami.

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: New Year's 2019 Edition

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Veuve Clicquot New Year’s Day Picnic at the Wharf. Keep the party going with a few glasses of champagne at the Veuve Clicquot New Year’s Day Picnic. Rally your friends and head to the Wharf for a full day of champagne specials, live music, and food from Miami’s best, including La Santa Taquería, Mojo Donuts, King of Racks BBQ, and Cracked by Chef Adrianne. Various bottles will be priced from $100 to $150, and glasses will start at $25. Cocktails and beer will be available too. Noon Tuesday at the Wharf, 114 SW North River Dr., Miami; 305-906-4000; wharfmiami.com. Admission is free; RSVP via eventbrite.com.

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: New Year's 2019 Edition

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Bakan Opens in Wynwood. If you’ve been to Wynwood recently, you might have noticed a lush space on NW Second Avenue surrounded by cacti. Bakan, which recently opened in the neighborhood, offers authentic food from several regions of Mexico. A wood-fired grill turns out various meats and vegetables for the restaurant’s asado a la lena, and the bar serves about 500 tequilas and mezcals. The focal point of the space is the large indoor/outdoor bar lit by hanging basket lanterns and framed by large cacti. The entire scene is designed to make you feel as though you’re in a chic yet minimalist desert home. Noon to midnight Sunday through Thursday and noon to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday at 2801 NW Second Ave., Miami; 786-542-9139; bakanwynwood.com.

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