Memorial Day Weekend in Miami: Try These James Beard-Certified Dishes

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Rain is forecast this Memorial Day weekend, so you might want to rethink those beach plans. Have a wonderful meal at one of Miami's best restaurants.

As an incentive, seven Miami establishments are participating in Serving Up James Beard. Participating restaurants feature a signature dish, with one dollar of the purchase price donated to the James Beard Foundation's silver anniversary scholarship drive.

To add to the fun, diners are encouraged to share their experiences via Twitter (@beardfoundation), using hashtag #servingupjamesbeard. Here's a list of the participating restaurants, their featured dish, and their Twitter account. Eat, tweet, and raise money for the James Beard foundation? Sounds a lot better than a sunburn or getting wet!

Red Light Little River (@1chef1river)
Bourride ($16).

SushiSamba Dromo (@sushisamba)

Crispy coffee-cured pork belly with tempura soft-boiled egg, shiso-miso salad, and nori bread ($14)

Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill (@sugarcanerawbar)
Eggplant caviar toast with olio verde, capers and arugula ($10)

Pubbelly (@pubbelly)

Housemade Gnudi

with ham braised shortrib, green peas, asparagus, taleggio fonduta & maetake mushrooms ($16).

Meat Market (@meatmarketmiami)
Roasted escargot with black truffle butter and brioche grilled toast ($19).

Tudor House (@tudorhousemiami)

Local peach salad three ways: fresh, compressed, and sorbet ($11).

The River Seafood & Oyster Bar (@riveroysterbar)
Stuffed artichoke gratin with blue crab, mushrooms, and parmesan.

The promotion runs through Labor Day.

Follow Short Order on Facebook and Twitter @Short_Order.

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