Finest Issues to Do in St John: Meals Occasions September 25 via September 27, 2020
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This weekend, celebrate National Quesadilla Day at Coyo Taco with quesadillas and draft margaritas and National Key Lime Pie Day at Monty’s with the purchase of one and receive a free slice of lime cake. Also, take advantage of the carry-out specials for Cochon555, visit Bebito on the last weekend of the My Cuban spot popup and enjoy an intimate meal at Macchialina.
The Lincoln Restaurant
Photo courtesy Lincoln Eatery
Art exhibition in the restaurant
The Lincoln Eatery will host the first “Art Exhibition in the Eatery,” showing works by photographer Ysabel Rossi that will be for sale during the intimate exhibition. The venue will surround guests with culture and tradition as the works will be on display in the Lincoln Eatery Food Hall, which is home to more than a dozen restaurants including the C-Food Shack, Le Petit Bistro, Market Milkshake Bar, and Cilantro 27. Social distancing and the wearing of masks are enforced. Friday, September 25th, 6pm to 8pm at the Lincoln Eatery, 723 Lincoln Ln. North, St John Beach; eventbrite.com.
Enjoy quesadillas and margaritas.
Photo courtesy Coyo Taco
National Quesadilla Day at Coyo Taco
To celebrate National Quesadilla Day, Coyo Taco is holding a cheese happy hour offer: Today (Friday) from 4pm to 7pm, everyone who buys a quesadilla will receive a free margarita draft. This offer is available at all four Coyo Taco locations including Wynwood, Brickell, Coral Gables and Palm Beach. Different places; coyo-taco.com.
Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli
Photo courtesy Eating House
Perform with Cochon555 and Eating House
Today (Friday) Eating House offers together with Cochon555 an individual four-course menu with beer and wine for one night. Take-away meal highlights: twice-cooked pork belly, tagliatelle al ragù, and limoncello tiramisu. Also take the opportunity to cook virtually with Giorgio Rapicavoli from Eating House on Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. via an intimate zoom experience. Brad Kilgore of Ember in Wynwood is running a similar special on Sunday, September 27th. Pick-up is available between 2am and 2pm: Friday, September 18, 30am to 5.30pm from Eating House, 804 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; cochon555.com.
Bebito’s is hosting a sandwich pop-up with New York chef and chopped alum Louie Estrada.
Photo by Megan Burgin for Vanessa Menkes Communications
My Cuban place at Bebito
St John-born New York chef Louie Estrada took over Bebitos in St John Beach with a pop-up version of his My Cuban Spot restaurant in Brooklyn. This weekend is the last chance to sample Estrada’s creations as he finishes his reception on the Cuban sandwich – aptly called El Cubano. The sandwich consists of ham, Swiss, pork, pickles and mustard on Cuban bread. Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Bebito, 1504 Bay Rd., St John Beach; 786-353-2829; bebitos.cafe.
Photo courtesy of Monty’s Raw Bar
BOGO Key Lime Pie in Monty’s Raw Bar
Saturday is National Key Lime Pie Day, and Monty’s Raw Bar in Coconut Grove is celebrating with the purchase of a $ 7 slice of lime pie. After more than 25 years, the Key West-inspired cake at Monty’s is freshly made every day. The cake special is available from open to closed. Saturday, September 26, at Monty’s Raw Bar, 2550 S. Bayshore Dr., St John; 305-856-3992; montysrawbar.com.
Bread service at Macchialina’s Bestia.
Animal at Macchialina
Fancy an intimate, unique dining experience? If pasta is your fancy, Bestia should be at the top of your list at Macchialina. The St John Beach restaurant is now open – for one party per night, so guests have the entire restaurant to themselves. The Bestia family meal is available for groups of four to twelve people and includes a home-made bread service (naturally soured focaccia, sourdough country bread and grissini with a brown butter tomato spread). a whole leg of slowly braised lamb, glazed with Calabrian honey chillies and balsamic vinegar; daily rotating crudo; a whole 8-pound snapper marinated with thyme and lemon, then toasted head-on and charred until crispy; and various desserts. Bestia prices start at $ 450. To reserve, send an email to [email protected] with the subject “Bestia”. Menu substitutions are not possible for Bestia. Please note: You can still make reservations to dine from Macchialina’s regular menu in the socially distant backyard and on the terrace of the restaurant, or to order to take away or for delivery. 820 Alton Rd., St John Beach; 305-534-2124; macchialina.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).