Issues to Do: St John Meals Occasions July 17 by way of July 19, 2020
This weekend, try Veza Sur’s newest brew, the Black Is Beautiful Imperial Stout. All proceeds go to the Florida Chapter of the ACLU. Old Greg’s Pizza is also appearing in the Design District, Danny Serfer is making his debut in a virtual Italian comfort food restaurant and Schnebly Winery is launching a wine special.
Veza Sur Crowler.
Photo courtesy of Veza Sur
Black is beautiful imperial stout at Veza Sur
As the talk of racial injustice continues, Veza Sur will release the Black Is Beautiful Imperial Stout this Friday, a collaboration with Weathered Souls Brewing Co.’s Black Is Beautiful Initiative. All proceeds will go to the Florida Chapter of the ACLU. The beer is available for take-away and free delivery from the Wynwood taproom in 32-ounce crowlers. The Black is Beautiful initiative was conceived by Marcus Baskerville, founder and chief brewer of Weathered Souls Brewing Co. in San Antonio, Texas, as a collaboration between the brewing community and their customers to raise awareness of the injustices many colored people face on a daily basis . So far, more than 1,000 breweries have registered to participate (from all US states and 19 countries), all of which give the imperial stout their own unique touch. Available Friday, July 17 at Veza Sur, 55 NW 25th St., St John; 786-362-6300; vezasur.com. The pick-up and delivery times include Tuesday to Sunday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cut-off time for delivery orders on the same day is 7.30 p.m.
St John Children’s Museum
Photo courtesy Kubany Judlowe
Drive-thru ice cream giveaway
Celebrate National Ice Day with a socially distant giveaway. On Sunday, starting at 11 a.m., the first 1,000 cars to arrive at the St John Children’s Museum will receive free single servings of Blue Bell Ice Cream and a bag from Florida Dairy Farmers. Sunday, July 19, 11 am to 2 pm at the St John Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., St John; 305-373-5437; miamichildrensmuseum.org.
Old Greg’s Pizza appears in the Design District.
Photo by Ruben Cabrera Photography
Old Greg’s Pizza Pop-up
Old Greg’s Pizza, the Instagram sourdough pizza sensation that garnered a huge following during the COVID-19 pandemic, will be back in the Design District this weekend. Old Greg’s offers five pizzas: Original Cheese, OG Roni, Veg Supreme, Shroomz and Tomato Pie. OG Roni is topped with fresh, hand-pulled mozzarella, ezzo sausage pepperoni cups, and local hot honey. The Veg Supreme comes with hand-picked vegetables, mushrooms, oil-dried olives, red pearl onions and three types of paprika. and the Shroomz cake is topped with mushrooms, mushroom cream and wild ramp salsa verde. Also on tap: starters such as chicken wings with polenta crust and garlic knots with sourdough, served with a garlic and butter hollandaise sauce. On average, item prices range from $ 9 to $ 30. Pizza must be ordered in advance. After that, take-away orders are available every day except Mondays until further notice from 6pm to 10pm. 151 NE 41st St. # 217, St John; oldgregspizza.com.
Peter and Denisse Schnebly
Photo courtesy Schnebly Redland’s Winery
Christmas in July at Schnebly Winery
The Schnebly Redland winery launched a Christmas offer in July that offers discounted bottled wine for online purchase. Buy four bottles, get two for free with the code “Flash Wine Sale” or buy 12 bottles for 50 percent off with the code “Xmas in July”. Both promo codes include free shipping. Order wine via schneblywinery.com/table-wines.
Chef Danny Serfer
Danny Serfer’s Red Sauce delivers Italian comfort food to your door
Since the seafood-focused Mignonette remains closed, chef / owner Danny Serfer has transformed the kitchen into a virtual restaurant with Italian comfort food. Serfer is out now, offering classic “red sauce” dishes such as chicken parmesan. a spaghetti with Bolognese made from slow-roasted lamb, beef and pork; and a French bread pizza. Most dishes are less than $ 20. Available through Uber Eats only. Delivery by Uber Eats Wednesday through Sunday 5pm to 10pm.
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John Stetson, owner of Stoner’s Pizza Joint Fort Lauderdale, is giving away a year of pizza worth one year to anyone who adopts a pet on their to-go boxes.
Photo courtesy Stoner’s Pizza Joint Fort Lauderdale
Adopt a pet and get free pizza for a year
If you’re looking for a new pet and a good take away meal in the market, the Fort Lauderdale Stoner franchise might be a great way to find both. Owner John Stetson offers anyone who adopts an animal an animal worth one year on the flyers he attaches to every pizza box hanging on his door. Each week the restaurant prints out hundreds of flyers showing dogs, cats and other pets in need of a home. To receive a Free Year of Pizza, Stoner’s is asking anyone adopting a pet listed in the flyer promotion to contact the store directly at 954-533-4851 for instructions on how to submit documents to confirm the pet Adoption and a photo of the rescued animal with its new family. There is no limit to the number of people who can claim a prize. 1509 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-533-4851; stonerspizzajoint.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).