St John Actions: Meals Occasions February 14-16, 2020
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Are you looking for the best food and drink events this weekend? The restaurants host romantic Valentine’s Day dinners across St John. J. Wakefield’s fifth WakeFest features 120+ breweries, Beat Culture debut flights, and Salty Donut’s farmers market, Salty Sunday, returns.
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Restaurants serve romantic meals for Valentine’s Day
Wondering how to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year? A romantic meal in a local spot is the perfect love letter. Trying amazing dishes and sharing cocktails may be the most memorable date you have ever been on. Check out St John’s best Valentine’s Day menus. All special meals will be served on Friday February 14th unless otherwise stated. Prices do not reflect tips, taxes, or beverages unless otherwise stated. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Toast to your Valentine’s Day.
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Toast to Valentine’s Day
Today is another Valentine’s Day, and whether you’re wading through the five stages of a breakup or being amazed by Cupid’s arrow, St John bars and restaurants are here to satisfy all of your emotions. Scrap the overpriced dinner and make yourself comfortable at the bar with your lover or your beast. From romantic champagne coupés with flower petals to exaggerated mugs with Vanderpump rosé – these hearty drops are guaranteed to get you in the mood. Here are the best libations for Valentine’s Day in Magic City.
Rip up your ex and eat some wings.
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Where should you go if you’re single on Valentine’s Day?
February 14th is a day of horror for couples who are forced to wear red, pay for supposedly romantic dinners and toast so-called love with overpriced champagne bottles – even if they hate champagne. If you’re single, you can search Instagram for photos of perfect-looking couples by using hashtags like #blessed and #lovegoals or Troll Tinder for a date. Or you can try these cool options for singletons. From drag shows to revenge food, here are the best ways for singles to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Red velvet biscuits from Jenny Hales.
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Valentine’s Day 2020 St John Gift Guide
Who doesn’t like a nice gift as an expression of love? On this Valentine’s Day, swap out the tired last-minute card and the flowers and instead surprise your favorite gourmet with a hearty gift of delicacies. These ten best finds will spark a real romance and keep the flame burning.
Beat Culture Brewery also makes sake.
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Sake at the Beat Culture Brewery
Beat Culture is still the first Florida brewery to produce sake. Three limited-edition sakes are available on $ 15 flight, including Saisho, a mixture of water, koji-kin, yeast, and rice that has been ground to 50 percent of its original size. Kumo, an unfiltered sake called local mango; and ōku, made similar to Saisho but aged with American oak. Starts Friday, February 14th, at Beat Culture Brewing, 7250 NW 11th St., St John; beatculture.com.
Coconut Grove Arts Festival
Now in its 57th year, the festival is going to be great fun even if you don’t plan on shopping for art. Some of the scheduled events include culinary demonstrations by Ralph Pagano and Michael Beltran, live entertainment, a family zone, and other distractions. Saturday, February 15, 10 a.m. through Monday, February 17, 2700 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove. Tickets are $ 15 per day through cgaf.com and there are discounts available.
Discover a world full of beer at WakeFest.
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Get ready for a sip of foam as WakeFest Invitational – the annual festival celebrating the craft of independent brewers – is back. More than 120 independent craft breweries from around the world are expected, and nearly 30 JWB breweries will be by design. The general admission tickets include unlimited casts. Saturday, February 15 at 12:00 pm at Mana Wynwood, 318 NW 23rd St., St John; 305-573-0371; manawynwood.com. Tickets start at $ 75 through jwakefieldbrewing.com.
Salty Sunday returns this weekend.
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Valentine’s day donuts and salty Sunday farmers market
This Sunday, Salty Sunday returns to South St John with a brand new range of vendors and items. Plus, customers can purchase a one-day Valentine’s Day donut from the store today. This year the bakery is offering a chocolate and raspberry snack, for which a heart-shaped brioche donut is covered with chocolate cake and raspberry whipped cream, chocolate icing and a fresh raspberry. It’s available in both locations – Wynwood and South St John – as well as through UberEats. Fans can extend their Valentine’s Day celebration by visiting the Salty Pop-Up Market this Sunday. Open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the market brings back the Salty Bakehouse, a concept that allows the Salty Donut pastry chefs to offer products that are very different from their usual donuts. Expect strawberry jam, croissants, jalapeño cheddar cookies, salted whipped cream, brioche breads, chocolate chip cookies, and chocolate-based items made specifically for Valentine’s Day weekend. Sunday, February 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Salty Donut South St John, 6022 S. Dixie Hwy., South St John; saltydonut.com. Free entry.
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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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