The very best factor to do in St John: Eat and Drink from December 4-6, 2020
This weekend, the Salty and El Bagel are kicking off a pop-up on Lincoln Road of donuts and bagels, and Chef Marcus Samuelsson is finally making his debut with Red Rooster Overtown after months of pandemic delay. Also, Le Jardinier serves a Sunday brunch one day, Fairchild is hosting a candlelit dinner with cook Cindy Hutson, and Bunnie Cakes opens in downtown Doral.
Photo courtesy of Salty
The Salty and El Bagel popup on Lincoln Road
Starting this Saturday, the Salty with El Bagel on Lincoln Road will be releasing a weekly pop-up with a rotating menu of the store’s year-round flavors like guava and cheese, traditional icing and tres leches, and a handful of time-limited options to mark the five year old Celebrating the brand’s anniversary. One of the highlights is a passion fruit donut with graffiti splatter. a funfetti cake batter flavor with vanilla icing and buttercream; and oreo buttercream with chocolate ganache glaze. The anniversary flavors will be available in all salty stores including South St John and Wynwood, as well as through UberEats. Every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through December 2020 and January 2021 at Lincoln Road, 700 Lincoln Rd., St John Beach; saltydonut.com.
Enjoy a day of brunch at Le Jardinier.
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Design the St John brunch at Le Jardinier
This Sunday only, Le Jardinier will be serving a brunch to celebrate Design St John. Highlights of the menu include rillette with smoked salmon on homemade brioche, avocado, pickled Fresno and fried capers. fried kampachi collar with chilli, lime and spring onion crepe; and Prime Petit Ribeye au Jus with crispy potatoes and fried organic egg. Sunday, December 6, at Le Jardinier, 151 NE 41 St., Suite 135, St John; lejardinier-miami.com.
Chef Marcus Samuelsson makes his debut at his highly anticipated Red Rooster Overtown restaurant.
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Chef Marcus Samuelsson makes his debut at Red Rooster Overtown
Red Rooster Overtown opened last Thursday and is now finally open. This is the third location for the concept, which serves comfort foods with “American roots,” shaped by the flavors and personality of the neighborhood it’s in – and with a contemporary twist. It also marks Samuelsson’s first South Florida outpost, a collaboration with developers Michael Simkins and Derek Fleming, whose operations are led by the Grove Bay Hospitality Group. St John’s menu highlights include classics like Hot Honey Yardbird (Samuelsson’s famous roast chicken) and Obama’s short ribs (a dish served to the former president at Harlem’s original Red Rooster). Not only is Red Rooster a full service restaurant, it’s also a place where local musicians can showcase their talents. Samuelsson is no stranger to the merging of these worlds as his other locations have become music hotspots and trendy restaurants. 920 NW Second Ave., St John; 305-640-9880; redroosterovertown.com. Sunday to Thursday from 5pm to 10pm, Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 11pm
Take part in food, drink, and gardening with cook Cindy Hutson this weekend.
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Eat, drink and garden with cook Cindy Hutson at Fairchild
On Saturday night, the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden welcomes famous South Florida cook Cindy Hutson from Ortanique on the Mile for another edition of Eat. Drink. Garden. The quarterly event invites guests to dine al fresco under the stars and trees and enjoy inspired dishes made with fresh ingredients from Fairchild Farm. Highlights of the menu include West Indian bouillabaisse with red snapper, scallops, clams, and prawns with jasmine rice and kaffir lime curry sauce. Flat iron rock steak from beef with roasted paprika and crimini mushroom chimichurri and malanga mashed potatoes; and warm guava white chocolate bread pudding. The candlelit dinner takes place in two seats at 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Each seat is limited to socially distant tables. Tickets are $ 210 per person for non-members and $ 195 per person for members. Saturday, December 5, 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables. Buy tickets through fairchildgarden.org.
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Cupcakes from Bunnie Cakes.
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Bunnie Cakes is moving to downtown Doral
Bunnie Cakes, which closed its original location on NE Second Avenue on November 26th, and the adjacent Bunnie Cakes Studio are now open in Downtown Doral. Inside, rainbow walls, sprinkle blankets, and similarly cute décor light up the 1,700-square-foot space, where the store continues to offer signature sweets like birthday cakes, cupcakes, donuts, and brownies – not to mention seasonal specialties including “Dulce No Leche” -stuffed cupcake : A vanilla cupcake filled with vegan caramel and garnished with vanilla icing and a “Dulce no Leche” swirl. 8450 NW 53rd St., Doral; bunniecakes.com. Monday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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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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