St John Meals Occasions Christmas weekend, December 25-27, 2020
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Happy Holidays, St John! Keep the spirit alive this weekend with Kush from Stephens Matzoh Ball Mingle Singles’ Event and Phuc Yeas Santa Sundays. Also brunch at Rosie’s in Copper Door B & B and donuts in Salty.
Donuts in the salty.
Photo courtesy of Salty
Holiday Donuts in Salty
Take advantage of Salty’s vacation-inspired donut flavors while supplies last. Highlights include toasted eggnog filled with eggnog pudding and eggnog icing, topped with toasted meringue and cookie crumbs ($ 4.25); and a red velvet cheesecake snowman donut topped with white chocolate and red velvet cake crumbs, filled with red velvet cheesecake and white chocolate icing, and then topped with a chocolate button topping ($ 4.85).
Available until sale at Salty, 50 NW 23rd St., St John; 305-925-8126; and 6022 S. Dixie Hwy., South St John; 786-409-4714; saltydonut.com.
Matzoh ball soup
Photo by Miranda Kruse, Misstakes Photography
Matzoh Ball Mingle at Kush by Stephen’s
You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy a night of knives, white fish, and a chance for love. Visit Kush for the very first Matzoh Ball Mingle on Saturday. Upon arrival, guests first select a bracelet that indicates their relationship status (red for a relationship, yellow for complicated, and green for single). Then you can expect games, happy hour specialty drinks and a “Hide the Salami” plate special. (We don’t name these things; we just report them.)
Starts at 7pm Saturday, December 26th, in Kush at Stephen’s, 1000 East 16th St., Hialeah; 305-887-8863; kushhospitality.com.
Enjoy brunch at Rosie’s at Copper Door B&B.
Photo courtesy Rosie’s at Copper Door B&B.
Brunch at Rosie’s at Copper Door B&B.
What started as a pop-up in response to COVID-19 hotel closings has turned into a full-fledged culinary establishment. Rosie’s at Copper Door B&B is now behind a brand new brunch every Thursday through Sunday. Menu highlights include shrimp and grits ($ 12) with ground stone grains, roasted tomatoes and fennel, sausage; Orange honey and cinnamon buns ($ 6) with bee pollen; pulled pork benedict ($ 13) with rosemary hollandaise, roasted onion, egg, and a house cookie; and Dutch baby pancakes (USD 10) with vanilla yogurt, pear, blueberries, almond, and lemon honey.
Every Thursday through Sunday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Rosie’s at Copper Door B&B, 439 NW Fourth Ave., St John; 305-454-9065; rosiesmia.com.
Have grinches at Phuc Yea
Photo courtesy Phuc Yea
Santa Sundays in Phuc Yea
Get involved in 2020 every weekend until 2021 on Phuc Yea’s Santa Sundays. Every week the restaurant offers Christmas films, Christmas carols and secret surprise performances. Plus, enjoy all-day $ 12 specialty drinks, including frozen coquito and the “Drink Up Grinches,” a cosmopolitan made with flavored cranberries, dry gin, mandarin and cava.
Sundays at Phuc Yea, 7100 Biscayne Blvd., St John; 305-602-3710; phucyea.com.
Photo courtesy Van Leeuwen Ice Cream
Van Leeuwen ice cream delivers in St John
Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, known for its paddle shops in New York City and Los Angeles, has partnered with Reef to bring its famous pastel-colored ice cream to St Johnan’s doors with the push of a button. Van Leeuwen will operate out of Reef’s network of neighborhood kitchens and deliver directly through Postmates, UberEats, DoorDash and Grubhub. Flavors include vanilla pod, honeycomb, cookies and cream, chocolate fondant brownie, vegan cookie crumble strawberry jam, and vegan oat milk piece with brown sugar.
Each pint is $ 10. vanleeuwenicecream.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).