Happy Monday, Miami. Enjoy what's new in town this week, including Frita Tuesdays at Ariete, a neighborhood gathering at Sherwood's Bistro in El Portal, a special collaborative dinner at Beaker & Gray, and a mixologist takeover at Matador Bar. Read on for a selection of this week's events.
Lolo’s Mezcaleria at Lolo’s Surf Cantina
10 p.m. Monday, June 26; free
Lolo’s Surf Cantina, a Baja-inspired Mexican restaurant in Miami Beach's South of Fifth neighborhood, will host an industry night Monday beginning at 10 p.m. The restaurant will transform into Lolo’s Mezcaleria, where guests can enjoy complimentary dishes served buffet-style and a Casa Noble tequila shot on the house.
Industry League Six-Week Bowling Match at King's Bowl Doral
10 p.m. Monday, June 26, and Tuesday, June 27
At Kings Bowl Doral, which opened in late May, challenge your co-workers by forming a six-person industry league. Catered to those in the hospitality and service industry, fiends and office mates are invited to compete against other leagues in two rounds of bowling every Monday night. Winners get a trophy and bragging rights. Between games, nosh on bacon sriracha deviled eggs, kung pao fried cauliflower, pan-seared mac 'n' cheese, pizza, wings, sandwiches, and wraps. The first match begins today. For more information and to sign up, visit kingsbowlamerica.com/miami-doral.
Pride Month at Shake Shack
Through the end of June; $35
Show your support during Pride Month by purchasing a $35 Shack Pride towel. All proceeds will benefit the Trevor Project, a leading national organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ youth. White you're at it, treat yourself with a Shack burger. For more information, visit shop.shakeshack.com.
Frita Tuesdays at Ariete
6 to 11 p.m. every Tuesday; $2
This is pretty straightforward: Every Tuesday, enjoy a $2 frita packed with chorizo and topped with potato sticks on a soft potato roll. If you can't make it on a Tuesday, dine at the restaurant Wednesday and receive 15 percent off your bill if you're a Coconut Grove resident. And every Thursday, enjoy a $45 prime rib dinner, served with a side of potatoes plus two glasses of wine and beignets. For more information, call 305-640-5862.
Neighborhood Gathering at Sherwood's Bistro
5 p.m. Tuesday, June 27; free
Created through a partnership with Barclay Graebner, a Miami Shores resident who opened Morgans Restaurant, Sherwood's Bistro & Bar is now open on NE Second Avenue and 83rd Street in El Portal. Get acquainted with the area through a neighborhood gathering event at the restaurant this Tuesday. Enjoy complimentary food, drinks, and music from 5 to 7 p.m. To RSVP, visit eventbrite.com.
Merienda Hour at Bar Centro inside Bazaar Mar by José Andrés
5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; prices vary
Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., stop by Bar Centro inside Bazaar Mar at the SLS Brickell for Merienda Hour, the bar's new snack-and-sip concept. Expect a selection of cocktails ($8), including the Bellota old-fashioned, made with barbecue bitters and smoked demerara, and the Sevillana, with spiced vodka, watermelon, lemon, and mint. Small plates include hamachi cones ($8), lobster croquetas ($8 for three), and mussels en escabeche ($6). For more information, call 305-615-5859.
National Ceviche Day at SuViche
3 p.m. to close Wednesday, June 28; $18
To celebrate National Ceviche Day this Wednesday, SuViche will offer $18 bottomless ceviche bowls at all four of its locations from 3 p.m. to close. Choose from the restaurant’s seven varieties, including the ceviche natural, ceviche de ají amarillo, and ceviche suvama. Drink specials include $4 beer, wine, and sake.
954 in the 305 at Beaker & Gray
7 p.m. Wednesday, June 28; $70
Wynwood’s Beaker & Gray and Fort Lauderdale's Burlock Coast are teaming up for a four-course feast this Wednesday. The one-night-only event is a rare opportunity for diners to experience the flavors of two restaurants at one location. In keeping with Beaker & Gray’s yearlong philanthropy program, Instant Karma, a portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit Best Buddies South Florida. Following the cocktail reception at 7 p.m., enjoy a curated meal by Beaker & Gray chef/owner Brian Nasajon and Burlock Coast chef de cuisine Gavin Pera. The menu is still in development, but the chefs promise a unique experience. “This isn’t a platform to serve food that people can have at either of our restaurants,” Pera says. “Brian and I are working on special dishes meant for the 954 in the 305 dinner specifically.” Seating is limited, and reservations are recommended via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Matador Takeover at Matador Bar
9 p.m. Thursday, June 29; prices vary
Matador Takeover, the monthly boozy event at Matador Bar, returns this Thursday at 9 p.m. This month’s takeover invites guests to enjoy drinks from some of Miami's favorite mixologists. Participants include Philip Khandehrish, named Miami’s most imaginative bartender by Bombay Sapphire in 2014, alongside Adrian Bigg, Gabe Urrutia, Jamie Evans, Nick Nistico, Robert Ferrera, and Teresa Cesario, who will each serve their two favorite cocktails. Pair a few cocktails with new menu items at the Matador Bar, including sweet pea guacamole with warm crunchy tortillas or the bar's signature black truffle and fontina pizza.
Summer Specials at Burlock Coast
6 p.m. every Thursday; prices vary
Celebrate summer at Fort Lauderdale's Burlock Coast with a rotating roster of happy-hour specials. Monday nights, nosh on a $10 burger paired with a draft beer from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, find a taco-and-margarita special for $10, and Wednesday, enjoy a seafood boil, offering a pound of fresh seafood for $29. Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. is for the ladies, who receive complimentary champagne and $5 small plates. End the workweek with $6 eats and drinks from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, visit burlockcoast.com.