Actions in St John Meals Occasions July 31 – August 2, 2020
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This weekend, get Michael Schwartz and Krispy Krunchy’s Chicken Sandwich Collaboration available for just one day. Also try out 1-800-Lucky’s new concept, Tam Tam. and order takeaway beer at Concrete Beach Brewery.
Check out Michael’s real Krispy Krunchy Chicken Sandwich!
Photo by Lauren Gnazzo / Gnazzo Group
Michael Schwartz + Krispy Krunchy Chicken Collab
Two St John favorites – Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink and Krispy Krunchy Chicken – meet for just one day for a shared chicken sandwich. Two versions of the MGFD x KKC Fried Chicken Sandwich will be available on Saturday August 1st: one for pickup and one for meal time at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in St John’s Design District. The sandwich consists of a Krispy Krunchy chicken breast with Michael’s real kimchi, melted American cheese and kimchi ranch dressing on a Martin’s potato bun. The take-out version is paired with a small side of fries and costs $ 10. The dine-in version is the same sandwich paired with veggies or an order of full size fries for $ 15. The to-go version must be pre-ordered via ToastTab and can be picked up on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. After ordering, customers can choose a pickup time that reduces waiting times and allows social distancing. Saturday, August 1st, from 12pm to 3pm for collection; Dine while supplies last at 130 NE 40th St., St John. Order in advance through toasttab.com.
Concrete Beach is now offering beer for pickup.
Photo courtesy Concrete Beach Brewery
Take-away beer at Concrete Beach Brewery
The Wynwood-based brewery has started a beer pickup every Thursday through Sunday. Customers can pre-order by visiting the brewery’s e-store. There you can choose whether you want to pick up immediately or set a specific time. The website is picked up in steps of 15 minutes to avoid multiple pickups at the same time. All beer orders must be made through the online system (goods can also be sold through the e-store). Beers available for takeaway this week include Havana Lager, Sola IPA, Coastal Clara, and Rosé Ale (starting at $ 11). Pickup Thursday through Sunday 2pm to 7pm from Concrete Beach Brewery, 325 NW 24th St., St John; cretebeachbrewery.com.
The cook Michelle Bernstein runs the Cafe La Trova together with the mixologist Julio Cabrera.
Photo by World Red Eye
The At-Home Café La Trova experience
Enjoy the best of Julio Cabrera and Michelle Bernstein’s Cafe La Trova at home with the weekly La Trova Experience offered every Saturday. La Trova’s family dinner includes a rotating menu of restaurant favorites (including cocktails) that can only be picked up on Saturdays. Highlights include empanadas, lechón asado, and flan. Amber’s beloved roast chicken is also available for pick-up, and is served with spicy coleslaw and chocolate pudding. The weekly special includes online access to an interactive live feed in which customers can watch Bernstein and Cabrera cook and prepare drinks. Pre-order at mbcmiami.menu/delivery.
Try Tam Tam’s Viet Chicken Sandwiches.
Courtesy 1-800-Lucky / Carma Connected
Chef pop-up series at 1-800-Lucky
A new pop-up series launched by 1-800-Lucky kicks off Saturday and features some of South Florida’s favorite chefs. This weekend, expect a concept from head chef Tam Pham and his partner Harrison Ramhofer. Tam Tam offers an upscale selection of Vietnamese street food, inspired by the cuisine from Pham’s hometown Saigon. Among the menu items: spring rolls, grilled aubergines, mom’s chicken curry, Saigon barbecue beef banh mi and viet chicken sandwich. Every month 1-800-Lucky will announce a new chef who will take over the pop-up with a new concept. Available through August 31 for food or takeaway at 1-800-Lucky, 143 NW 23rd St., St John; 305-768-9826; 1800lucky.com.
Photo courtesy of Ariete
Outdoor brunch at Ariete
Chef / Owner Michael Beltran’s Coconut Grove Restaurant Ariete is open for al fresco brunch. Enjoy the omelette with short ribs, caramelized onions, Swiss cheese and horseradish creme fraîche. Frita Benedict with Chorizo and Hollandaise Papitas; or the banana bread pudding with Havana Club Rum Toffee, whipped crème fraîche and hazelnut praline. Ariete also offers a cast iron pancake with coffee crumbs and guava. Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm at Ariete, 3540 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove; 305-640-5862; arietemiami.com.
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Clarissa Buch is a reporter and food critic who has covered St John for more than half a decade. Her work focuses on food and culture (and food culture).