This week, Häagen-Dazs will scoop free ice cream, Palmar will host dinner with Tacology's Santiago Gomez, Norman Van Aken will appear on Stiltsville Fish Bar's menu, and Phenomenom will open in Pinecrest.
Free Cone Day at Häagen-Dazs. Stop by a Miami-area Häagen-Dazs on Free Cone Day from 4 to 8 p.m. Customers will receive one free scoop of ice cream or sorbet in a cup, sugar cone, or cake cone. To find your nearest participating location, use the Häagen-Dazs shop finder. 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at various Häagen-Dazs stores.
Guest Chef Special at Stiltsville Fish Bar. Chefs and partners Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth will kick off their Cooking With Friends series with the venerable Norman Van Aken. He's behind a cumin-rubbed roast pork tenderloin “Havana" with smoky plantain crema, blistered peppers, and sweet corn salsa ($30). The plate is available during dinner throughout the month. Through May 31 at Stiltsville Fish Bar, 1787 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach; 786-353-0477; stiltsvillefishbar.com.
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Chino Mejicano Dinner at Palmar. Tacology chef Santiago Gomez will team up with Palmar's chef Raymond Li for a five-course “Chino Mejicano” dinner. The menu has not been released, but expect dynamic mashups of Latin American and Chinese items. Seatings at 6, 8, and 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at Palmar, 180 NW 29th St., Miami; 305-542-0532; palmarmiami.com. Tickets cost $49 via resy.com.
Phenomenom Opens in Pinecrest. Serving doughnut-size warm cookies and fresh batches of nitrogen ice cream, the Davie-based dessert shop Phenomenom is now open in South Miami-Dade. The colorful, 1,000-square-foot store makes nitrogen ice cream in real time. Flavors include Nutella, dulce de leche, cake batter, mint, peanut butter, and strawberry. Top it with marshmallows, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, or other add-ons. Prices start at $5. Phenomenom's cookies ($4 each), baked in-house daily, have a distinctly moist and gooey texture and a soft center. Choose from flavors such as chocolate chip, M&M's Oreo, s'mores, half-and-half, and sugar sprinkles. Combine ice cream and cookies in cookie sundaes or sandwiches, or opt for a waffle cone. There's also milk and cookies, which includes a cookie with a large cup of milk for dunking. 11401 S. Dixie Hwy., Pinecrest; 754-216-3478; phenomenom320.com. Sunday through Thursday noon to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday noon to 11 p.m.