St John Actions Meals and Drink Occasions October 29th by way of November 1st
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This week, Lobster Bar Sea Grille and Estiatorio Milos are hosting wine pairing nights; Semilla Eatery and Bar is hosting a Parisian pop-up series; Dasher & Crank offers limited Halloween ice cream flavors. Halloween dinners, parties and events are held in numerous restaurants, bars and breweries.
Courtesy Lobster Bar Sea Grille
Wine pairing dinner at Sea Grille St John Beach Lobster Bar. Avignonesi winery in Tuscany travels to the Sea Grille Lobster Bar in St John Beach on Monday evening for a one-night dinner. The event begins with appetizers followed by a multi-course dinner. The Avignonesi wines offer flavors that perfectly balance the tasting menu. Highlights include grilled squid, herb-crusted tuna, branzino a la plancha, braised ribs, and a crunch dessert with cashew chocolate and raspberry compote. Dinner is $ 79 and seating is limited. Call 305-377-2675 for reservations. Monday, October 29, 7 p.m., Lobster Bar Sea Grille, 404 Washington Ave., St John Beach; 305-377-2675; buckheadrestaurants.com.
Courtesy Estiatorio Milos
Winemaker’s Table Dinner at Estiatorio Milos. Starting tonight, Monday, the Estiatorio Milos will host a monthly Winemaker’s Table Dinner. Each month there is a unique theme and a six course meal with Greek wines and local seafood. In October the restaurant will highlight native varieties in Northern Greece. The six-course meal is $ 79 and includes salmon sashimi and lamb chops with rosemary and thyme. Call 305-604-6800 for reservations. Monday, October 29, 7:30 p.m., at Estiatorio Milos, 730 First St., St John Beach; 305-604-6800; milos.ca.
Mr. T Paris Pop-Up at Semilla Eatery & Bar. Guillaume Guedj, owner and founder of two Michelin-starred Passage 53 in Paris, meets with Semilla’s chef Frederic Joulin for a French six-course menu with cocktails. Menu items include oreo made from foie gras and cocoa, oysters with haddock mousse; Monkfish with clam soup and legumes, chicken and waffle with pumpkin mousse and maple syrup, piña colada sorbet with coconut mousse and brown sugar syrup and Mr. Tiramisu with French toast and coffee ice cream. Cocktails include Mezcal al Pastor, a Spicy Mezcal Sour, and a Mezcal Negroni. Wednesday, October 31, 8:00 p.m. through Saturday, November 3, 1330 Alton Rd., St John Beach; 305-674-6522; semillamiami.com. Dinner is $ 65 per person plus tip and tax. Reservations are required.
Photo by Michele Eve Sandberg
Lincoln Road Halloween Guide 2018. Halloween night on Lincoln Road is one of the wildest over-the-top parties you will ever find. With more than 50,000 attendees expected on St John Beach’s iconic boardwalk on Wednesday, October 31st, this year’s celebration could be the spookiest ever. The night owls can choose from a variety of restaurants, cafes and bars to watch the parade of the spooky, glamorous and everything in between, as well as coming down and poking around late into the night. Here is a list of ten of the best places to join the amusement and chaos. You will definitely get goosebumps and more.
Courtesy Dasher & Crank
Limited Halloween ice cream flavors at Dasher & Crank. While Dasher & Crank is celebrating its first Halloween in Wynwood, the ice cream parlor has launched five limited edition Halloween flavors. One of the highlights is Hocus Pocus, which is made from a pear sorbet mixed with purple butterfly pea flower tea that turns light pink with the addition of a secret ingredient. Trick or treat with a mild chocolate base and a selection of classic Halloween candies including Twix, Three Musketeers, Almond Joy, Snickers and Baby Ruth; and caramel apple to which a homemade apple jelly strudel is added. 2211 NW Second Ave., St John; 305-213-1569; dasherandcrank.com. Wednesday to Sunday 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Courtesy Concrete Beach Brewery
Halloween 2018 South Florida Brewery Party Guide. There are many breweries in South Florida that combine beer drinking with Halloween celebrations. Double check each listing for the time and day as not every spooky event falls on Halloween night.
Photo by Michele Eve Sandberg
Halloween 2018 St John Restaurant Party Guide. Halloween is meant for fun, including amazing food and drink. This year, the darkest night in Magic City falls on a Wednesday, and many restaurants in the St John area have themed menus, entertainment, and costume contests this past weekend. Here are ten restaurants for you to celebrate thrills and thrills. So get your alter ego on, get out there and get angry.
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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).