Happy Monday, Miami. Enjoy what's new in town this week, including the launch of Jose Mendin's summer burger series at Pubbelly, Brew House Rock at Concrete Beach, Coral Gables Restaurant Week, and the Grooves & Food Festival.
Jose Mendin's Summer Burgers at Pubbelly Noodle Bar
Monday through Thursday through August 3; prices vary
Good news, burger junkies: Jose Mendin's summer burger series returns this week. Pubbelly Noodle Bar will offer a unique collection of burgers topped with everything from barbecued pork belly and kimchi to spicy coleslaw and guacamole. Monday through Thursday through August 3, snag one of Mendin's meat-and-cheese patties during dinner service. Every Wednesday, try a rotating burger courtesy of a guest collaboration from the likes of Crumb on Parchment's Michelle Bernstein, Sarsaparilla Club's Janine Booth, and even New Times food editor Laine Doss. For every burger ordered, the Pubbelly Group will donate $1 to the James Beard Foundation Better Burger Project. Visit thepubbellygroup.com/summer-burgers.
Brew House Rock: MaltCrushMonday at Concrete Beach Brewery
8 p.m. Monday, June 5; $5
Concrete Beach presents regular informative sessions that allow you to get a little more intimate with your hoppy brews. The brewery considers making beer an art form, so to share the ins and outs of creating the product, it offers a program of monthly themed classes, Brew House Rock. June's focus is on the “backbone of beer”: malt. The session is cheaper than a beer and includes a one-hour class and tasting.
Taco Tuesday at Margaritaville
Every Tuesday during dinner; $10
Inside Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort’s restaurant Five O’Clock Somewhere, find a new taco special every Tuesday, where two tacos and a draft beer cost $10. Taco varieties range from a fresh daily catch and achiote-marinated chicken to cilantro-lime-marinated steak or blackened shrimp. All tacos are served on soft corn tortillas with tri-color chips and salsa.
Coral Gables Restaurant Week at Various Locations
Various times and locations through June 25
Coral Gables has more restaurants per square mile than almost any other neighborhood in Miami, so deciding where to eat when you’re there can be daunting. If you're more of a toe-in-the-water type than a dive-in-headfirst person, Coral Gables Restaurant Week might help with your dining dilemma. More than 40 restaurants are offering prix-fixe menus at 20 percent off through June 25. Participating eateries include Bulla, Cibo, the Local Craft Food & Drink, Uvaggio, and Swine. Visit restaurantweek.shopcoralgables.com.
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Grooves & Food Festival at Smart Bites to Go
5 p.m. Thursday, June 8; $12
Nothing says summer like light bites, good tunes, and outdoor festivals (as long as the outdoors part is at night). So the Grooves & Food Festival meets all the criteria to kick off the steamy season. There will be live art, comedy, music, food from Smart Bites, and goods from local vendors. The folks at the artist collective Dirty5ive are throwing this event to foster community and support for local creatives, so show some love to these Miami makers while grooving into summer.