St John Meals Occasions July 4th weekend, July third to July fifth 2020
Celebrate July 4th this weekend with takeaway specials – and a limited-edition cake from Fireman Derek and ice cream at Dasher & Crank. Also, Old Greg’s Pizza is popping up in the Design District and Fi’lia Restaurant is donating pizza to first responders or locals who are unemployed due to COVID-19.
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 gained an iconic following during the COVID-19 pandemic, has partnered with Kilgore Culinary Group to hit the Design District on Friday. Old Greg’s offers five pizzas: Original Cheese, OG Roni, Veg Supreme, Shroomz and Tomato Pie. The OG Roni, for example, is topped with fresh, hand-pulled mozzarella, Ezzo sausage pepperoni cups, and local hot honey, while the Veg Supreme comes with hand-picked vegetables, mushrooms, oil-dried olives, red pearl onions, and three types of peppers, and the Shroomz -Cake brings mushrooms, mushroom cream and salsa verde with a wild ramp. Also on tap: starters such as chicken wings with polenta crust and sourdough garlic knots, served with a garlic butter hollandaise sauce. Wines are available courtesy of Arash Selects. There’s an exclusive collaboration with Ilegal Mezcal, local beers from J.Wakefield Brewery, and a cocktail for two curated by the Real Havana Club. On average, item prices range from $ 9 to $ 30. The popup will begin on Friday July 3rd with pizza pre-ordered only. 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.
Available this weekend only.
Photo courtesy Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop
Flag Pie in Fireman Derek’s Bakery
Let freedom ring with Firefighter Derek’s limited offer: Flag Pie ($ 7.50 per slice, $ 38 per pie). Here, the 4th of July specialty is made with firefighter Derek’s hand-rolled flour crust and a combination of blueberry and strawberry cake filling on a thick layer of cheesecake. Each cake is decorated with stars and stripes. Available on Friday July 3rd and Saturday July 4th only. 2818 N. St John Ave., St John; 786-703-3623; and 3435 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove; 786-502-2396; firemandereks.com.
Basket aperitif at Bellini
Photo courtesy Bellini
DIY Chef-Caliber Pick-Up Meals for July Fourth
When our beaches are closed, your vacation can be better spent in a garden, boating in the crystal blue waters or in the comfort of your own garden. To make it easy to prepare, local chefs have created flavourful, globally inspired dishes into portable options that you and loved ones can enjoy. From a selection of gourmet meats to indulgent beverages, here are the best options to level up your July 4th game. An early order is strongly recommended.
Enjoy a new fruity ice cream flavor at Dasher & Crank this weekend.
Photo by Valentina Pardi
Limited edition July 4th ice cream at Dasher & Crank
Just in time for the patriotic celebrations, the St. Dalfour fruit brand has teamed up with the Wynwood ice cream parlor Dasher & Crank to develop a range of limited-edition flavors. The new balls consist of vanilla cream and strudels of strawberry and blueberry jam from St. Dalfour. They’re available in-store for $ 5 for a single scoop, $ 7.50 for a double, and pint for $ 10. Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5, 2211 NW Second Ave., St John; 305-640-8579; dasherandcrank.com.
Donate $ 10 pizza to a first responder or local resident unemployed due to COVID-19.
Photo courtesy Fi’lia
Eat a pizza, have a pizza at Fi’lia Restaurant
Pizza may not be able to solve all of our problems, but it does have a way to make things a little better. For this reason, the Fi’lia Restaurant in Brickell is giving away free pizza to first aiders and employees on leave every Friday with its “Eat a Pizza, Give a Pizza” initiative. If you’re a first responder or a local unemployed due to COVID-19, go to the restaurant between 5pm and 8pm to pick up your free cake – it comes first, first serve. To donate pizza just add another $ 10 to your bill and Fi’lia will use it for this week’s giveaway. Friday, July 3, 5pm to 8pm at Fi’lia Restaurant, 1300 S. St John Ave .; 305-239-1330; filiarestaurant.com.
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Family packages at Pisco y Nazca start at $ 40.
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Family take away lunch from Pisco y Nazca
Bring the taste of Peru home with the family dishes of Pisco y Nazca (from $ 40). Take-away plates include marinated sirloin steak and aji de gallina (Peruvian chicken stew). Choose from side dishes like potatoes in a flavorful cream sauce and mixed greens, you can feed your entire quarantine family. The restaurant has locations in Doral and Kendall. Customers can order online for delivery across St John at piscoynazca.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).