Finest Issues to Do in St John: Meals Occasions September 17 by means of September 19, 2020
The Palace Bar’s legendary drag brunch returns this weekend. In addition, Bagel Balls at Dasher & Crank are hosting a pop-up with a board of cream cheese-filled dough balls in a variety of flavors, complemented by Rosh Hashanah-inspired ice cream courtesy of the Wynwood Ice Cream Parlor. Plus, Greater Fort Lauderdale Beer Week continues and La Mar presents CineMar.
The WAP cookie.
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The WAP cookie at Nachteule
Here’s your chance to get your hands on your very own WAP – a warm apple pie biscuit. Night Owl Cookies offers the WAP, which is made from its characteristic cinnamon batter and filled with a layer of apple pie filling and topped with a golden pie crust. They cost $ 3.50 each while supplies last at all Night Owl Cookie stores. Delivery is also made via Postmates. Visit nightowlcookieco.com for shop locations.
The drag brunch in the Palace Bar is back.
Photo courtesy of Len Evans, Palace Bar
The Palace Bar’s drag brunch is back
After a six-month hiatus, the Palace Bar’s legendary drag brunch returns this weekend. Brunch begins today, Friday, September 18, with two special shows at 12 noon and 2 p.m., followed by shows on Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The tables have a reduced footprint, and all performers and staff wear masks to protect guests and each other. Visit palacebarsouthbeach.com to reserve a table as reservations are required. 1051 Ocean Dr., St John Beach; 305-531-7234; palacebarsouthbeach.com. No coverage fee.
Pre-order bagel balls for pick-up on Saturday.
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Bagel balls at Dasher & Crank
On Saturday, Bagel Balls is hosting a pop-up at Dasher & Crank in Wynwood. As long as stocks last, you canAl’s Originals “box ($ 16) that contains two of the following: Plain, Everything, and Cinnamon Raisins, plus one of the following: onion, pumpernickel, sesame, garlic, chocolate chips, and guava. Bagel Balls will publish an order form specifically for the popup on its Instagram page @bagel_balls. Pre-orders are required. At the same time, Dasher & Crank will be filled with Rosh Hashanah-inspired ice cream flavors, available on Saturday September 19th through Yom Kippur and ending on Monday September 28th. Flavors include apples and honey, challah with raisins, and pomegranate sorbet. Saturday, September 19, at Dasher & Crank, 2211 NW 2nd Ave, St John; 305-640-8579; instagram.com/dasherandcrank.
Visit the Eating House for Bud’s Burgers.
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New dishes at Carrot Express
Visit your nearest Carrot Express to try out a list of new menu items. Including: the vegan picadillo bowl of Beyond Meat Picadillo, served over brown rice, black beans, avocado, pico de gallo, and slices of baked sweet plantain (USD 16.95); the Healthy Burger Bowl with a choice of turkey, salmon, Impossible burger meat, or chopped tofu, served over brown rice, avocado, and pico de gallo ($ 16.95); and avocado toast tartare on Zak the Baker multigrain sourdough bread with tuna or salmon tartare ($ 14.95). Later this month, the South Florida chain will open its seventh location in St John Shores to connect existing outposts in St John Gardens, Aventura, South Beach, North Beach, Coral Gables, Midtown and downtown St John. eatcarrotexpress.com.
The Double D IPA anniversary bottle in barrel age from LauderAle in Fort Lauderdale.
Photo by Nicole Danna
Greater Fort Lauderdale Beer Week
The local breweries, bars, restaurants, and other venues in Fort Lauderdale have events celebrating everything related to craft beer through Sunday. Every day brings a new line-up, from beer and cheese pairings to crowler specials, socially distant parties and much more. Until Sunday, September 20, in various locations; gflbeerweek.com.
Photo by Danny Valdez
The last La Terraza de la Trova
Celebrate the last La Terraza de la Trova in Café la Trova on Saturday evening. Enjoy live music, food and the El Daiquiri truck before the La Trova team prepares to reopen the legendary restaurant in October. Saturday, September 19, 6 to 11 p.m. at Café la Trova. 971 SW Eighth St., St John; 786-615-4379; cafelatrova.com.
Enjoy dinner and a movie at La Mar.
Photo courtesy Mandarin Oriental, St John
CineMar in La Mar by Gastón Acurio
On Saturday, enjoy CineMar, a curated dinner-and-a-movie at La Mar by Gastón Acurio on Brickell Beach. Before a performance by Selena with Jennifer Lopez, guests are greeted with fruit cebiche and popcorn cancha, which are eaten against the backdrop of panoramic views of Biscayne Bay and the Brickell skyline. The menu includes seafood cebiche, maki anticuchero, popcorn chicken, tuna tostada, lobster rolls, yuzu and a chicha dorada dessert. Cocktails and drinks are offered à la carte. The doors open at 6:30 pm; The film starts at 7:30 a.m. Tickets are $ 200 per pair and can be purchased here. Saturday 19 September at 6.30 p.m. in La Mar by Gastón Acurio. 500 Brickell Key Dr., St John. Tickets are $ 200 per pair.
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Giorgio Rapicavoli’s virtual restaurant, Bud’s Burgers, is available for dinner in the Eating House.
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Bud’s burger in the food house
The virtual restaurant concept from head chef / owner Giorgio Rapicavoli, Bud’s Burgers, is now available for dinner in the Eating House. Bud’s Burgers has a dozen cleverly named menu items, including “Shake Your Honey Maker” with white cheddar, candied bacon, honey barbecue sauce, and crispy onions. the “Bohemian radish”, garnished with cucumber, pickled carrots, hoisin sauce, radishes, coleslaw and coriander; and the “Bruschetta Bout It” with burrata, tomato sauce, garlic butter, basil and balsamic glaze. Sides include seasoned fries, seasoned tater tots, and fries loaded with black truffles. Monday through Friday at the Eating House, 804 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; 305-448-6524; eathousemiami.com. Delivery by Postmates from Tuesday to Saturday from 5.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.
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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).
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