This week, Hank & Harry's opens in South Miami, Michael Schwartz makes limited-edition pies at his Aventura Mall pizzeria, and Soraya Kilgore teaches a pastry class at the Wynwood Yard.
Hank & Harry's Opens in South Miami. Miami Beach's Hank & Harry's Deli, a New York-style delicatessen founded by local restaurateurs Buzzy Sklar and Richard Booth, is now open in South Miami at 5958 S. Dixie Hwy. The 3,000-square-foot, indoor-outdoor space offers guests a full sit-down experience as opposed to the sandwich-counter service at the brand's two other locations. The larger menu includes never-before-seen items such as pastrami pizza topped with pickles, mustard, Swiss, and mozzarella ($8.95); deep-fried Reuben egg rolls filled with hot pastrami, Swiss, and coleslaw ($8.95); a warm Reuben dip, made by fusing cream cheese and chunks of corned beef, served with a side of crunchy bagel chips ($6.95); and a section dedicated to gourmet French fries, including loaded baked potato fries, Jersey-style disco fries topped with cheese and gravy, jalapeño cheese fries, and shaved pastrami and cheese fries ($6.95). 5958 S. Dixie Hwy., South Miami; handhdeli.com. 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Chef's Night In With Michael Schwartz at Genuine Pizza. Tuesday evening, swing by Genuine Pizza at Aventura Mall to sample three limited-edition pies by chef Michael Schwartz. Among them, find a clam variety topped with lemon, parsley, chili flakes, and Parmigiano; a béchamel version with pepper relish and bitter greens; and a pie topped with merguez (a spicy beef and lamb sausage), harissa, halloumi, and mint. Pick a pizza with a choice of salad and a glass of wine for $30 a person. Pies are also available à la carte all night. 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at Genuine Pizza, 19565 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura; 786-472-9170; genuinepizza.com.
Make Japanese Cheesecake With Soraya Kilgore at the Wynwood Yard. Soraya Kilgore, chef/owner of MadLab Creamery in the Design District (and former Alter and Brava pastry chef), will continue the Wynwood Yard's cooking-class series Right on Target this Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Learn how to make her signature Japanese cheesecake and toppings such as whipped cream, edible glitter, and fancy sprinkles. Partially funded by Target Foundation, the cooking class will donate proceeds to the Miami-based Wellness in the Schools, which is committed to ending childhood obesity through nutrition and fitness education. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the Wynwood Yard, 56 NW 29th St., Miami; 305-351-0366; thewynwoodyard.com. Tickets cost $50 via eventbrite.com.
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Chef Mario Castrellon at Palmar. From Panama to Miami, chef Mario Castrellon of Maito, which has been recognized on Latin America's "50 Best Restaurants" list by San Pellegrino, will take over the kitchen at the Wynwood Chinese restaurant Palmar. The one-night-only chef collaboration will include a seven-course meal created by Chef Castrellon and Palmar chef Albert Diaz. 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at Palmar, 180 NW 29th St., Miami. Cost is $89 per person via resy.com.
New Chefs on the Block Screening at the Landmark at Merrick Park. Catch a screening of New Chefs on the Block, a multiyear documentary that follows two Washington, D.C. chefs and their staffs opening their first restaurant. So if you're thinking about opening your own restaurant, this film might make you think again — or it might give you hope. The onetime screening comes with a bonus: a Q&A with Barton G. Design Group's Jeff O'Neill. 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Landmark at Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables; landmarktheatres.com. Tickets cost $15.