FOLLOW THE FOOD
Get a taste of the food truck trend — gastroPod Mobile Gourmet will be serving up lunch in downtown Miami. Noon-3 p.m. Bayfront Park, near First Street and Biscayne Boulevard across from the Metromover station, Miami. Details: www.gastropodmiami.com.
Historical exhibit "Natural Disasters of the Caribbean 1495-2010" features prints, photographs and images illustrating natural disasters, including 1690 and 1907 Jamaica earthquakes and 1926 Bahamas and Cuba hurricanes. Ends Aug. 29. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.historymiami.org.
Top chefs from local Italian restaurants — Massimo Giannattasio from AGO and Giancarla Bodoni from Escopazzo — compete in a culinary battle. Audience members can sample wine and dishes prepared by the chefs and vote on their favorite dish. Hosted by "Next Food Network Star" finalist Aria Kagan. 6:30 p.m. MiaCucina, 105 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $45. Details: (305) 577-9868 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.itcookingshow.com.
Sushi Maki launches a new drink menu in conjunction with its summer Seven Days of Sake Happy Hour, including hard-to-find Japanese beers, organic wines and handcrafted sake cocktails. Happy-hour specials include half-off all sake cocktails, a bottled sake selection at half the menu price and $5 signature sushi rolls and savory bites. 4-8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 4-11 p.m. Sunday-Monday. All Sushi Maki locations, except Miami International Airport. Details: www.sushimaki.com.
Learn the story of Floridian Jews who have served in the military, often a direct route to cultural assimilation, in the "Florida Jews in the Military" exhibit. See photos, artifacts, medals and documents depicting the history of Floridian Jews in the military, who have fought in every conflict from the Seminole Wars through present day. Ends Sept. 12. Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
Retailers take deals to the streets at Miami International Mall's July Clearance Sidewalk Sale. Participating stores include Victoria's Secret, Nine West, Ann Taylor Loft and more. Ends July 18. Miami International Mall, 1455 NW 107th Ave., Doral. Details: (305) 593-1775 or www.simon.com.
Watch magnificent horses strut their stuff at the South Florida Reining Horse Show. 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Tropical Park Equestrian Center, 7900 SW 40th St., Westchester. Free. Details: (305) 218-2770 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
Learn how to combine two seemingly different cuisines — Kosher and Cuban — at Raquel Benson's discussion and cooking demonstration. Includes tips from preparing simple meals to catering for a crowd and samples of some of Ms. Benson's favorite dishes. 2 p.m. Jewish Museum of Florida, 311 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free with museum admission. Details: (305) 672-5044 ext. 3175 or email@example.com or www.jewishmuseum.com.
It's all about animals in South Dade during Pet Fest, with a pet pageant for the "Most Beautiful" and "Best Dressed" pooch and a bevy of pet merchandise 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Pageant at 1 p.m. Cauley Square Village, 22400 Old Dixie Highway, Goulds. Free. Details: www.cauleysquare.com.
The Miami Beach Bar Association holds its monthly lunch meeting. Judge Bertila Soto is to speak on "Expectations from a Criminal Court Judge." 11:45 a.m. Noon luncheon. Miami Beach Golf Club, Miami Beach. $20-$40. Details: (305) 575-2400.