It's Monday and you're hungry. Well, let's not waste any time and get right to it then.
South Miami gastropub Station 5 is serving up lunch, which means you only have a few hours till you can nosh on pork belly tacos, rock shrimp guacamole, and a patty melt sammy. Pair it with a nice cold craft beer or cocktail, but don't outdo yourself cause tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day, which means lots of drinking and pinching.
And because you'll likely be hungover come Wednesday, it might not be an awful idea to head to the Drawing Room for a cure. Albert Trummer is handing out prescriptions for medicinal cocktails as part of its new "prescription hour."
After you've come back to life, you'll need some sustenance. Get it with Devon and Finka's five-course collaborative dinner on Thursday.
Station 5 Does Lunch
If you haven't made it out to Station 5 for dinner yet, shame on you. The South Miami gastropub is serving up delectable gastropub fare like general tso duroc pork belly and papaya tacos and smoked shrimp guacamole alongside handcrafted libations. And now, you can get your fix during lunch plus a bevvy of sammies that chef Julia Ning (formerly of Khong River) has come up with to get you through the rest of the day for under $20. Think mom's chicken meat loaf with garlic aioli, Carolina pulled pork with housemade mustard and cheddar, and a patty melt on Zak the Baker rye with caramelized onions and cheddar. All sammies are $14.
St. Paddy's Day
It's the holiday where everyone wears something green to avoid getting pinched. Happy St. Patrick's Day, people. If you haven't decided on where you'll be gulping down green beer or eating Irish fries that are smiling back at you, not to fret — we've got you covered with our guide to St. Patrick events going down in Miami.
Cellar 1954 Wine & Dinner Series at Stripsteak
Too high class for green beer? Perhaps you're in the mood to drink vino from wine country. Good thing Stripsteak's Cellar1954 Winner & Dinner series is tonight then. Honoring the year, the iconic Fontainebleau was built, the 1954 Cellar series pairs the some of the most prestigious wines from around the world with cuisine from the resort's restaurant. First up is Michael Mina's shrine to beef. Enjoy a four-course meal that includes yellowtail snapper crudo, braised pork belly, pan roasted ducovy duck breast, and 45-day in-house dry-aged NY strip with wines from Adobe Road Vineyard (with vineyards located in Sonoma and Napa Valley). Drink as if you were in wine country. Dinner costs $115 a person and starts at 7:30 p.m.
Prescription Hour at Drawing Room
Got a case of the Wednesdays? Head to Albert Trummer's Drawing Room from 5 to 7 p.m. for its new "prescription hour" where the mixologist/pharmacist will diagnose imbibing patients and mix up a suitable prescription for just $10. Things you don't need a prescription for, like beer you can get and refill for just $5 and small bar bites such as sea salt & kochu pepper powder edamame, parmesan fries, caramel and rosemary popcorn, and pork meatballs with piquillo pepper puree will be proffered at half off. Doctor's orders.
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Two of suburbia's best restaurants are joining forces and dishing out five-courses paired with wine to benefit and raise funds for Baptist Health Foundation. Priced at $60 per person, the menu fuses Finka's mélange of Peruvian, Korean, and Cuban with Devon's classic American cuisine. Think dehydrated kimchi crusted scallops with tamal risotto and malanga crisps, chorizo and lobster tamale with refried beans, rabbit paella with roasted aji amarillo and crispy garbanzos, Korean barbecue rubbed cowgirl steak, and toasted guava bread pudding. Guests will also be welcomed with Devon's signature blackberry lemonade cocktail (Grey Goose Vodka, Chambord, fresh-squeezed lemon juice and a Prosecco float), as well as Finka's smoked bourbon empanada with aji panca tahini sauce. Supporting a good cause has never tasted so good. Space is limited, so if you want in, call Devon to reserve. Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m.
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