There is always something going on in the culinary scene in Miami, and we recommend these events in Miami this weekend June 27, 2014.
This Tuesday, you will be treated to a five-course meal engaging the five senses; sight, smell, touch, sound, and most importantly, taste. This event will take place at 50 Ocean, a restaurant whose sole purpose is to provide you with a unique Floridian experience, complete with local ingredients and mementos of a Florida both past and present. Tickets are $140 per person and include an alcoholic pairing with every course. Indulge in items like a duo of east coast oysters served with beetroot and orange jelly, radish, celery, and braised fennel paired with a duo of Moet et Chandon shots and tapioca sand served with cured local wahoo, beachwood mushrooms, seabeans, poached scallops and lobster tail paired with sake sizzle. Seats are very limited and reservations are required. For reservations, please call 561-278-3364.
50 S. Ocean Blvd. Delray Beach, FL 33483
Tuesday, Jun 24
6:00p to 8:00p
$140 per person
The Broward Human Trafficking Coalition, an organization devoted to raising awareness about Human Trafficking, will be hosting a fundraiser event at Brazilian steakhouse Chima. For $25 per ticket, guests are treated to complimentary appetizers, a complimentary drink, and a reduction on their dinner bill. Appetizers include Chicken wrapped in Bacon, Brazilian Sausage, Artichoke Puff Pastries, Mozzarella & Caprese Skewers, Cheesebread and Beef Croquettes; the complimentary drink is a selection of Beer, House Wine and Well Drink for the 1st 50 guests; and your rodizio meal turns out amounting to $42.40. Of course, you do not have to stick around for dinner, but this would be a mistake. Chima Steakhouse provides diners with an authentic rodizio experience complete with gauchos. They walk around with skewers of slow-cooked meat, allowing you to indulge in all the meat you can eat. Chima combines traditional Brazilian rodizio and excellent service with an elegant setting, allowing you to dine on options ranging from filet to sausage in a fine dining atmosphere.
Chima Brazilian Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale
2400 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Thursday, June 26, 2014
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Tickets are $25 per guest
Ever since its inception, one of the top destinations in Miami’s food scene has been the Federal Food and Provisions. Led by Chef Cesar Zapata, this modern tavern is an ode to all things American, both in a regional and cultural sense. Back dropping a bit, this same chef was also the mastermind behind our fair city’s first pop-up, Phuc Yea, a Vietnamese-inspired restaurant focusing on Southeast Asian cuisine such as Pho. So it makes perfect sense for Zapata to work together with 50 Eggs restaurant, Khong River, in a collaboration event allowing him to showcase his ingenuity when it comes to Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. Compared to other Chef Series held at Khong River, this specific one may deviate a bit from the norm. Usually, these dinners include a 5-course meal, but Zapata is changing the ideology and will instead offer smaller plates amounting to almost ten tastings. These collaboration events provide Miami with the opportunity to become engaged in fun and creative menus that popular restaurants would not offer, so prepare to taste dishes such as Jellyfish and Chicharron salad and Crab Roe Soup.
Khong River House
1661 Meridian Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139
Thursday, June 26, 2014
$75 per person (excluding tax and gratuity)
Nothing screams out summer like kids going to camps, the beach, or indulgent food. Actually, a better way to celebrate summer would be to combine all these things into one event. This Friday, the Pediatric Psychology Associates' Growing Tree Foundation, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to making therapeutic and recreational opportunities easily reached by all children with health challenges, is hosting their Second Annual Summer Kickoff Happy Hour Fundraiser at Calamari Restaurant. Through this fundraiser, you will be able to help sponsor a special needs child for surf camp this summer. All proceeds from this event will be used to fund scholarships to specialty therapeutic summer camps for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. For $25 (or $30 at the door), you will be able to enjoy a welcome glass of Proseco, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, 50% off drinks until 9:00 p.m, and a silent auction. Last years event helped raise enough funds to sponsor ten children to attend Surf and Paddleboard Camp, and this year, the PPA is hoping for an even better turnout.
3540 Main Hwy Miami, FL 33133
Friday, June 27, 2014
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Advance Sale Ticket: $25, Ticket at door: $30
This Friday and Saturday, BBQ restaurant Brother Jimmy’s will be celebrating the grand opening of its third South Florida location. The first two restaurants, located in Mary Brickell Village and Sunset Place, will be joined by the Dolphin Mall location in efforts to bring a fun and casual BBQ experience to the Miami food landscape. Delicious food, libatious drinks, and family fun including a child’s fashion show, live music, and mechanical bull rides will mark the weekend. You can bring your child to have their picture taken by Miami’s Talent & Model Group Agency for a possibility of starring in the Brother Jimmy’s Fashion shows at 2:30 and 4:30 on Saturday. This could eventually lead to a year’s modeling contract.
At Jimmy’s, all the food is made in house and they offer everything you would expect from your typical North Carolina-style ‘cue joint. Selections include ribs (wet and dry-rubbed), brisket, pulled pork, and smoked chicken. Based from our experiences at their past locations, we recommend the brisket for a succulent and indulgent meal. Kids always eat for free at Brother Jimmy’s, so grab the family and come with an appetite for BBQ.
Brother Jimmy’s Dolphin Mall
11401 N.W. 12th Street
Friday, Jun 27
5:00p to 10:00p
Saturday June 28
Miami Beach may be known for being a culinary landscape of high regard, but when it comes to the craft beer scene, this area of the city is not necessarily the most known. While other area in South Florida like Oakland Park and Wynwood are home to breweries that are becoming extremely established on a national level, you’d be lucky to find bars even offering a decent selection of craft beer in areas like South Beach. Luckily, locals who know about The Abbey Brewing Company keep it in regard as a hangout to get away from the tourists and typical Miami Beach life. Established in 1995, the Abbey is Miami Beach’s oldest and only brew-pub. They have four house beers brewed on premises, but they also offer a selection of 10 guest beers that range from Belgian ales to local beers. We recommend Brother Aaron’s Quadruple Ale, a strong beer that tastes of dark chocolate and caramelized raisins with a hint of toffee. This Sunday marks their 19th anniversary, and the Abbey is hosting a party to celebrate. Enjoy open bar from 11 a.m. to noon on select drafts and drinks, 12 craft beers on tap for $5 each, $5 shots, premium well mixed drinks, and a complimentary pig roast.
Abbey Brewing Company
1115 16th St. Miami Beach, FL
Sunday June 29, 2014
11 a.m. to noon