Weekly Nibble: PAO Omakase, Hamburger House Party, Duck Duck Goose, New Menus & Happy Hours
The Weekly Nibble on MIAbites features a curated list of the most unique and best upcoming food events and new offerings in Miami. Please check ahead to confirm specific details as they are subject to change.
Closing out National Burger Month at Pizza & Burger at The Fontainebleau is celebrity chef and restaurateur, Scott Conant. Food Network’s Chopped judge and owner of multiple restaurants, including Impero Caffe and Scarpetta at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, presents the modern Italian flavors he’s built his reputation on. The New Impero Burger is an Italian tour de force – double dry aged patties, pickled mustard seed sauce, truffle aioli, fontina, lettuce and tomato. 15 percent of proceeds will benefit Keep Memory Alive. All specialty burgers offered during National Burger Month are priced at $24. Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 305-674-4636
Wednesday, May 24th- 7 pm. “The Perfect Bite” Omakase Dining Experience Pao by Paul Qui. When a James Beard Foundation award-winning chef asks you to trust him regarding a menu, you do. This summer, Pao’s Executive Chef, Paul Qui, will host an Omakase—an intimate communal dinner inspired by the Japanese tradition of letting the chef choose your order. Throughout his career, Chef Qui created unpredictable flavor combinations that evolved over the years into dishes he’s deemed his “perfect bites.”. Tickets start at $95 per person, exclusive of tax and service charges. Seating is limited. For tickets, visit https://paofaenamiami.tocktix.com/ or call +1 786 655 5600 to book. Pao by Paul Qui The Faena 3201 Collins Ave. Miami Beach.
Friday May 26th- Burger Beast presents the 2017 Hamburger House Party brought to you by Miami Lakes Auto Mall Downstairs Markets & Magic City Casino. It's happening on Friday May 26th (closing weekend of National Burger Month) at Magic City Casino from 7-10PM. 23 Burger Joints will be vying for the Hamburger House Party Trophy via attendee votes and a chance to participate on SOBEWFF Burger Bash. Tickets which will be $50 at the door (if not sold out) are now $40 (and will go up to $45 very soon) and include Unlimited samples from all 23 of the Hamburger House Party Competitors plus more food and drink. Tickets http://www.hamburgerhouseparty.com/. Magic City Casino 450 NW 37th Ave, Miami, FL 33125
Sunday May 28th- Duck Duck Goose is a culinary festival by Chef Jeremiah featuring Miami's top chefs each of which will be tasked with preparing locally raised and pastured fowl. In its second year, DDG Deux is bringing a star-studded line up of South Florida's most innovative purveyors of haute cuisine, gourmet street food, craft beer, and artisan cocktails. Tickets are $20-75 and available on Eventbrite link here . The Anderson 709 Northeast 79th Street Miami, FL 33138.
Sunday May 28th & Monday May 29th- River Yacht Club (RYC). Not typically open on Mondays, it will celebrate the arrival of summer in style with a two-day, backyard-style barbecue, “Rock My Boat” Sunday brunch party will be packed with entertainment and amazing food and drink specials. In addition to their seafood-centric a la carte and brunch menus, a grilling station will be positioned outside, serving up delicious items such as fresh Maine lobster, Korean-style BBQ short ribs, Florida Yellowtail snapper, ginger barbecue half chicken and colossal tiger shrimp. For this weekend only, a variety of tacos will be available at a taco stand. Guests can expect drink specials all weekend long. RYC will donate 10% of food and beverage sales to the Wounded Warriors Project, a nonprofit organization who honor and empower wounded warriors by providing free programs, support, and services to injured veterans, their families, and caregivers. River Yacht Club 401 SW Third Avenue.(305) 200-5716.
New and Ongoing:
Pinch Kitchen continues its weekly Burger Month offerings with new burgers from Kiko Suarez week of May 23 and Miami Food Pug week of May 30th. The burgers will only be available during lunch and brunch Tuesday through Sunday, and prices will vary depending on the burger. The classic Pinch Burger will also be available. Pinch Miami 8601 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL
Ricky's South Beach is shattering happy hours all over the beach with its carnival food themed new Happy Hour- Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. (10 p.m. PEOPLE, THIS IS NOT A DRILL!) where the entire Bar & Food menu is 50% OFF- Everything: Cocktails, Shots, Craft Beers and the whole. food. menu. And to sweeten the deal, for every alcoholic drink purchase made during happy hour you'll receive TWO TOKENS to spend at Ricky's arcade! Ricky’s 1222 16th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The Anderson has dropped a mouthwatering new menu for the first time since its opening. Expect to find The Anderson’s rad take on cocktails broken up into two sections: Freshies and Stiffies, both made up of new, creative cocktails engineered by the bar’s own Joshua Alperstein. To complement the eclectic cocktails, a truly mouthwatering menu has officially given elevated bar bites a new meaning. Munch on things like: Mix & Match Empanadas with Chef’s Herb Aioli, Short Rib Naan Tacos made with Herbs de Provence Short Rib, Applewood Smoked Bleu Cheese & Caramelized Onions; or indulge in the Anderson Smoked Wings with Popcorn Buffalo & Bleu Cheese Sauce; or Griot & Tostones which includes Crispy Pork, Tostones & Pikliz, and of course “the best chicken sandwich in Miami”. The Anderson 709 NE 79th St. Miami FL.
Lobster Bar Sea Grille Miami Beach is celebrating their grand opening with an amazing Three-Course $39 dinner menu Sunday-Thursday from 5:30 to close. The three-course dinner menu includes signature favorites such as a 1.5 lb “Lobster Stuffed Lobster”, Whole Wood Grilled Fish and Surf & Turf -- Nova Scotia Lobster Tail & Petite Filet Mignon, to name a few. In addition, a fun cocktail and light bites Twilight Menu is available at the bar and patio and features specially priced cocktails, wines & spirits and bites. Lobster Bar Sea Grille 404 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL.
Quattro on Lincoln Rd will offer a special $25- summer lunch menu that will be available weekdays from 12PM to 6PM. For only $25, diners can enjoy two courses plus dessert. Regular a la carte menu is still available all day. The new prix fixe menu by Executive Chef Luciano Sautto has something for everyone. “I wanted to create a reasonably priced option for customers to try some of the amazing dishes Quattro has to offer,” says Chef Sautto. Quattro Gastronomia Italiana is located at 1014 Lincoln Road on South Beach.: (305) 531-4833.
(Information provided by various sources and subject to availability and change. Please confirm all details ahead of time)