Weekly Nibble: Mendin & Friends, Bleau goes Pink, Pizza Month, Lunch at The Continental and more

We are relieved to report that Miami basically dodged the Hurricane Matthew bullet with our thoughts to our Northern and Caribbean neighbors who suffered such devastation. Please consider making donations to The Red Cross or other relief funds to help those most affected begin to recover and rebuild. 

Below are the upcoming MIAbites Weekly Nibble food events and happenings.  Please check to confirm details. 

All of the  Veritage Miami Wine and Food Festival events have been postponed until Spring 2017.  Many restaurants will be closed both Thursday 10/6 and Friday 10/7.  EATER Miami posted this Hurricane Matthew Guide to Open and Closed Restaurants, so check before you head out.   

Tuesday October 11th Slow Food Miami presents its “Snail Social” roaming Happy Hour event on Tuesday, October 11 from 6PM to 8PM hosted by grown, where real food is cooked slow for fast people.  Established and owned by Shannon Allen together with her husband (and two-time NBA champion) Ray Allen, with a commitment and passion to redefine traditional fast food into 100% organic, nutrient-dense and farm-to-fork cuisine, grown offers delicious, healthful meals. grown’s custom-made, farm-to-table Snail Social Happy Hour offerings for the evening include complimentary first glass of Stellar wine, as well as organic beer and wine offered at a Happy Hour discount of $6 and complimentary appetizers. grown 8211 South Dixie Highway, Miami, FL 33143. 

Weekly Nibble Miami Pubbelly Fontainebleau Events
Pubbelly Boys Jose Mendin Dinner Miami Beach

Wednesday, October 12 - The Pubbelly Boys, Chefs Jose Mendin, Sergio Navarro and Maria Orantes will come full circle, cooking a 10-course tasting menu alongside their mentor and Master Chef Angel Palacios of the famed La Broche.  Discover Spain’s rich culinary traditions and enjoy as the team at Pubbelly shares in this proud moment. Tickets can be purchased for a 7 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. seating for $85 per person plus tax and tip by visiting http://www.pubbellyboys.com/index.php/2016/09/01/mendin-friends-angel-palaciosPubbelly 1418 20th St. Miami Beach FL 305 532 7555

October is National Pizza Month and here are some favorite local options:

Pizza Month Miami

Dolce Italian offers their Tartufata Pizza with Savory blanca cheese, speck, spicy salami and truffle all combined to create a unique twist on everyone’s favorite cheese pizza! Dolce Italian 1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139

La Moderna features the classic Margherita Pizza, with crispy crust, flavorful red sauce and mozzarella cheese. La Moderna 1874 Bay Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Makoto’s unique Tuna Pizza requires chopsticks. Makoto’s tuna pizza is the perfect opportunity to experience a unique pizza dish with a Japanese influence. The tuna pizza features grilled tortilla, tomato, red onion, anchovy aioli and cilantro. Makoto Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33154

Sugar Factory Ocean Drive has the one and only dessert pizza with pretzel pieces, brownie bites, chocolate fudge, peanut butter. Sugar Factory Ocean Drive 1144 Ocean Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139

New and Ongoing:

October Breast Cancer Awareness at Fontainebleau

The Fontainebleau Bleau Goes Pink for October Breast Cancer Awareness Month to raise both awareness and funds for the cause.  The iconic Miami Beach property is offering month-long dining promotions at StripSteak by Michael Mina and Scarpetta. The proceeds will benefit breast cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Fontainebleau 4441 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL

The Continental, Stephen Starr's retro-chic South Beach diner is now offering breakfast and lunch seven days a week! The breakfast option includes some of Continental's familiar a la carte items such as Avocado Toast on Zak the Baker Bread and Brioche French Toast along with a buffet option for $26. The lunch menu features Continental's Backyard Burger, an ALT (that's Avocado, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich) and classics including the Cheesesteak Eggrolls. The Continental 2360 Collins Ave. Miami Beach 305 604 2000

Quattro Gastronomia Italiana on Lincoln Road is welcoming Fall by introducing a slate of prix fixe menus for both lunch and dinner. From October 1 to October 28, 2016, the sophisticated spot will present Pranzando Al Quattro – a three-course $25 lunch menu – and Cenando Al Quattro – a $39 special dinner menu.  Both menus offer selections of Quattro’s homemade ice cream for dessert. Quattro Gastronomia Italiana 1014 Lincoln Road . Miami Beach (305) 531-4833. www.quattromiami.com

STK Miami Happy Hour

STK Miami is pleased to announce that its all-night happy hour, Lip Service, has officially begun at the recently opened downtown location. Every Friday beginning at 5 PM, guests are invited to the vibe-driven steakhouse to take in the downtown views while enjoying the unbeatable Bubbles, Bites & Booze happy hour specials, all night long. The happy hour menu is a delicious mix of STK bites and cocktails all offered at $8. Bites include STK’s famous Lil’ BRGs made with Wagyu beef and served with Parmesan Truffle Fries; Quinoa Crab Cakes with chili remoulade; Mini Ham & Cheese Empanadas with cilantro aioli; Sweet Potato Tater Tots with spicy maple aioli; and Oysters for $1.50 each with a selection of sauces. STK Miami 1100 Biscayne Boulevard in the ME Miami hotel. 305.722.7888.

Area 31 Epic Hotel Miami Sunset Dinners

 Starting in October and for a limited time only, Area 31, Downtown’s favorite ocean-to-table restaurant, will be offering Sunset Dinners, an exclusive monthly series of delectable dinners, at an affordable price. Every day, from 6PM to 7:30 PM, guests can enjoy a decadent three-course dinner, priced at $39 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity), while taking in the restaurant’s enviable views of Downtown Miami and its beautiful sunsets. Area 31  Kimpton EPIC Hotel, 270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131 305-424-5234