Issues to Do: St John Meals and Drink Occasions March 18 by March 21
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This week, Citi Taste of Tennis St John returns to the SLS Brickell. Edge Steak & Bar Chef Aaron Brooks is running a cooking class and happy hour with Australian lamb, and Three brings burgers to the bar with Adrianne Calvo.
Citi Taste of Tennis St John on the SLS Brickell’s Altitude Pool Deck. The annual event, which returns on Monday, brings tennis fans and top athletes together for an evening of food and drink prepared by local chefs. The event headliners include the legends Venus Williams and John Isner as well as the cook Adrianne Calvo, who will lead a cooking demonstration with the players Sascha and Mischa Zverev. Look for bites from Brad Kilgore, Makoto Okuwa, Karina Rivera from the newly opened Bachour Coral Gables, and more than a dozen other chefs. Part of the proceeds will go to the Ocean Conservatory. Monday, March 18, 7 to 10 p.m., on the Altitude Pool Deck of the SLS Brickell, 1300 S. St John Ave., St John; Tasteoftennis.com.
Mojo and Mojitos in Havana 1957. This week Havana 1957 celebrates its sixth anniversary with specials over the weekend. Highlights include a mojo and mojito combo that gives customers a free mojito when they order a dish that contains mojo. and a discounted version of the signature 1957 Havana dish, “La Especialidad de la Casa,” which is priced at $ 19.57 and includes fried chicken, Cuban sauce, black beans, white rice, and sweet plantains. Monday, March 18 through Sunday, March 24, in Havana 1957, 819 Lincoln Rd., St John Beach; 305-397-8683; havana1957.com.
Take a table by the fireplace.
Edge Steak & Bar
Happy Hour with Chef Aaron Brooks and Australian Lamb at Edge Steak & Bar. On Wednesday nights, enjoy Australian Lamb and Beef food and drink with Edge Chef Aaron Brook. Happy hour offers a selection of Australian wines and free lamb-inspired entrees. Wednesday, March 20, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Edge Steak & Bar at the Four Seasons Hotel, 1435 Brickell Ave., St John; 305-381-3190; edgesteakandbar.com
Photo by Tracey Borrow / Open I Studio
Burger at the bar at three. Wednesday March 20, Three is kicking off a monthly burger promotion that hosts another St John chef or personality to create a one-of-a-kind burger and alcoholic milkshake combo. The promotion will be served exclusively at the restaurant’s bar this Wednesday and this month includes a burger designed by chef Adrianne Calvo. The burger is $ 25 and features two grass-fed, hormone-free beef patties with red onions, cucumber slices, and a homemade dijonnaise sauce served on a toasted brioche bun by Zak the Baker. It is accompanied by thin french fries and Calvo’s double vanilla and malt milkshake. Starting Wednesday, March 20, 5:30 p.m., Three, 50 NW 24th St., St John; 305-748-4540; threewynwood.com.
Package opens at Life House Little Havana Hotel. The Parcela is located on the first floor of the Life House and was opened last weekend. It specializes in local dishes inspired by the urban farming movement in Havana, Cuba. The restaurant serves breakfast daily with a menu that includes a sweet Puerto Rican style bread from True Loaf Bakery. Florida Aguacate, an avocado toast made with True Loafs multi-grain toast and Florida avocado; and a selection of Cuban style pastellitos, one of which is vegan. For lunch and dinner, guests can choose from a selection of salads, sandwiches, and bowls from the café’s all-day menu. Latin American-inspired dishes include a pan con bistec, which can be prepared with churrasco or adashah – a vegan alternative from St John – for a classic Cuban sandwich. 528 SW Ninth Ave., St John; lifehousehotels.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).