Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Brew House Rock and Brews & Tunes

Spice up Monday by taking a lunch break at Italian eatery Quattro Gastronomia. The Lincoln Road restaurant offers a two-course lunch special from noon to 6 p.m. Then end the day with beer school at Concrete Beach Brewery's monthly Brew House Rock. Tonight's lesson is all about yeast and where to find it. The best part: Trade homework for beer samplings all class long.

Tuesday, head to Apeiro Kitchen & Bar for Slow Food Miami's seventh Snail Social happy-hour event. Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill chef Timon Balloo and brewer Jonathan Wakefield will host a barbecue-and-beer happy hour Wednesday on Sugarcane's patio. End the week with brews and tunes at the Wynwood Yard's local coffee pop-up event. 


Lunch Special at Quattro Gastronomia Italiana
Treat yourself to a $25 two-course lunch special at Lincoln Road eatery Quattro. From noon to 6 p.m., nosh on ample lunch portions from the restaurant's main menu. Dishes include caprese with multicolor tomatoes, basil, oregano, and balsamic reduction; pasta e fagioli con maltagliati — fresh borlotti bean soup with green pasta; cotoletta di pollo, thin breaded chicken breast with arugula and cherry tomato salad; and penne allanorma — penne with eggplant, tomato sauce, and mozzarella. Glasses of Prosecco Jeio, Pinot Grigio Gran Ducato, and Chianti Le Torri are available for $7 each. The restaurant's full à la carte menu is also available. For more information or reservations, call 305-531-4833. 

Brew House Rock at Concrete Beach Brewery
Forget boring lectures and tedious homework. Class at Concrete Beach Brewery has one purpose: to learn about beer and drink lots of it. Brew House Rock is back tonight, meaning Concrete Beach’s social hall manager and "certified beer geek" Jesse Morris will teach his monthly educational series beginning at 8 p.m. March’s theme is "incredible yeasts and where to find them." Guests will learn about yeasts — the building blocks of beer and every brewer’s favorite microorganism. The class costs $5, which includes tastings. Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com.


Slow Food Miami's Snail Social at Apeiro Kitchen & Bar
Head to midtown's Apeiro for Slow Food Miami's seventh Snail Social. From 6 to 8 p.m., nibble on complimentary small bites courtesy of executive chef Anthony Sitek. Offerings include crispy eggplant with Manchego cheese; lamb sliders with pickled onion, feta, and tangy tzatziki; and smoky grilled Spanish octopus with crispy potato and red chili. The event is free. 

Alfresco Happy Hour With Chef Timon Balloo and Jonathan Wakefield at Sugarcane 
Executive chef/partner Timon Balloo of Sugarcane and brewer Jonathan Wakefield of J. Wakefield Brewing are joining forces for a barbecue-and-beer happy hour. Guests can expect open-fire grilling featuring roasted goat shawarma, pork belly, and other items. There will be a selection of Wakefield's beers and an exclusive beer cocktail made specially for the evening too. The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. and costs $60 per person. Purchase tickets at sambabrandsmanagement.com
Kaiseki Dinner at Bazi
Miami Beach's Asian-fusion eatery will host a monthly Kaiseki dinner, with its first installation taking place this Wednesday night. Kaiseki traditionally consists of a sequence of small arranged dishes that balance taste, texture, and aesthetic. Bazi's will feature ten to 12 courses designed by chef Michael Pirolo. Every course will be paired with libations ranging from sake to Asian teas, courtesy of Bazi’s beverage director, William Rivas. The dinner will take place at the restaurant's downstairs bar, with seating limited to eight diners. Dinner costs $150 per person. Reservations are required. Call 305-695-0101.    


Coffee Shop: Brews & Tunes at the Wynwood Yard
Whether you like cold brew or an artistic latte, celebrate local coffee at the Yard, sponsored by the Prism Group. The WeWork Lincoln Road Café will pop up to supply the java in collaboration with 3:05 Cafecito. Roasters include Mister Block Cafe, Per’La Specialty Roasters, the THX Co., Palmar Coffee Co., and Mad Chiller. Coffeehouse tunes will be performed by Jacob Jeffries, Brendan O’ Hara, and Yoli Mayor. The event runs from 8 to 11 p.m., and admission is free. RSVP at eventbrite.com

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