St John food and drinks actions October 21 by means of October 25, 2019
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This week, the Cat’s Meow Café will pop up at Lab St John, while Food Network’s Aarón Sánchez is hosting a culinary fundraiser for the Parkinson Foundation at Lincoln Eatery. Rachael Ray is also opening a virtual restaurant with Uber Eats this Thursday, and Sushi Sake is celebrating its tenth anniversary.
Cateriam Cat Cafe in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo.
Photo by Jose D. Duran
Cat’s Meow Café Pop-Up in Laboratory St John
What’s that purr you hear in Wynwood? It’s the Cat’s Meow Café popup at Lab St John. For lovers of cat persuasion, this event will be heaven. Check out kitten yoga, a discussion on how to support cats in the community, and a silent auction, the proceeds of which will help build the first stationary cat cafe in mainland St John. Of course, there will also be cute kittens.
Monday, October 21, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lab St John, 400 NW 26th St., St John. Tickets are $ 15 through Katzenmeowmia.com.
The bar at BLT Prime.
Courtesy of BLT Primt
Glenfiddich whiskey pairing dinner at BLT Prime
This Wednesday, BLT Prime Doral is hosting a dinner featuring dishes by Chef Timothy Elmore and several Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whiskeys. The four-course menu for US $ 135 gives guests the chance to try four different toppings, as well as menu items such as smoked lamb tartare, short ribs with walnuts and parsnips, and crème fraîche panna cotta. Wednesday, October 23, 7 p.m., in Nicklaus’ private dining room at BLT Prime in Trump National Doral St John, 4400 NW 87th Ave., Doral; 305-591-6606; bltrestaurants.com. Tickets are $ 135 through eventbrite.com.
The Lincoln Restaurant
The Lincoln Restaurant
Night at the Market With Aarón Sánchez from Food Network at the Lincoln Eatery
At the South Beach Food Hall in the Lincoln Eatery, the Parkinson Foundation is hosting a culinary fundraiser with Honorary Chairman Aarón Sánchez and two Chairs, Alison Herman and John Kozyak. Bites are prepared by some of the best chefs in the nation including Sánchez, Stephan Pyles, James Tahhan, Sue Torres, John Mooney and Michael Schwartz and Richard Hales of St John. Drinks are presented by cocktails in the Lincoln Eatery. Featured restaurants include Chill-N, Manhattan Paletas, Marble & Rye, Smoke’d, TYO Sushi and XO Espresso Bar. The net proceeds will help bring the best medical professionals and researchers together to dramatically change the lives of those affected by Parkinson’s . Wednesday, October 23, 7:00 p.m. at Lincoln Eatery, 723 Lincoln Ln., St John Beach; 305-695-8700; thelincolneatery.com. Tickets are $ 250 via parkinson.org/market.
Get your hands dirty.
Photo by Kelly Puleio
“Fuego” menu at International Smoke
Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry have launched the “Fuego” menu, which offers the most popular dishes in their Aventura restaurant, International Smoke. The Prix Fixe costs $ 55 per person and includes a starter, main course, side dish and dessert. Starters are Ayesha’s freshly baked cornbread with Thai red curry butter; Wagyu Shake Beef with Bibb Salad, Black Pepper, and Nuoc Cham; and Jamaican jerk fried chicken with mango and fermented scotch bonnet pepper. Grilled entrees include Hawaiian-style snapper with fried mushroom rice and black bean vinaigrette. Grilled chicken with achiote, sweet potatoes and avocado; and smoked St. Louis ribs, all served with a side of toasted broccolini or fried crab rice. Finally, choose Fireman Derek’s Key Lime Pie or soft ice cream spun to order with salted caramel and Valrhona chocolate sauce. Nightly around 19565 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura; 786-254-0422; internationalsmoke.com.
Rachael Ray’s food is delivered through Uber Eats.
Photo courtesy of Uber Eats
Rachael Ray opens virtual restaurant with Uber Eats
Rachael Rays fans in South Florida can now sample the celebrity chef’s favorite recipes when Rachael Ray to Go kicks off on Thursday. Ray doesn’t open a restaurant in Magic City. Instead, she has teamed up with Uber Eats to deliver a selection of favorite dishes from her new cookbook, Rachael Ray 50: Memories and Meals from a Sweet and Hearty Life. The menu includes 11 items ranging in price from $ 3.95 to $ 13.95. Meals are prepared on site by Reef Kitchens, a delivery-only service that operates a number of virtual restaurants on Uber Eats. Meals are delivered across St John-Dade and Broward Counties from seven delivery locations in St John-Dade and one in Broward. Every order includes a thank you letter and a sweet reward. In addition, 250 customers in each city will randomly receive a copy of Ray’s new book. October 17th through December 31st via ubereats.com.
Sushi Sake and a Carnival of Performers.
Courtesy of Sushi Sake
Tenth anniversary of Sushi Sake
On Thursday, the co-founders and brothers of Sushi Sake, Angel and James Aguayo, will greet the community to celebrate the restaurant’s 10th anniversary. Expect free food and drink, live entertainment, a fire show, and live body painting. Local radio personalities DJ Laz and DJ Africa will provide the beats. The sponsors St John Club Rum, Sapporo and Voli Vodka will help make everything possible. Thursday, October 24th, 7pm to 11pm, 14629 SW 42nd St., St John; sushisakemiami.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).