Happy Monday, Miami. Enjoy what's new in town this week, including a Slow Food Miami event at the Brick, a Japanese robatayaki-themed barbecue at the Dutch, and a Miami Spice preview at Komodo. This Thursday, catch New Times food editor Laine Doss behind the bar at Phuc Yea in a one-night-only Hamilton-themed bar takeover.
Brew House Rock at Concrete Beach Brewery
8 p.m. Monday, July 10; $5
Concrete Beach presents regular informative sessions that allow you to get a little more intimate with your hoppy brews. The brewery considers making beer an art form, so to share the ins and outs of creating the product, it offers a program of monthly themed classes, Brew House Rock. June's focus is on the history and science of English-style beers. The session is cheaper than a beer and includes a one-hour class and tasting.
Home Run Derby at Marlins Park
8 p.m. Monday, July 10; $250 to $360
You love baseball, but the pleasure centers in your brain have been reprogrammed by years of internet-induced instant gratification. Skip all the boring downtime and enjoy only the sounds of the smacking bat against a flying ball at Major League Baseball's Home Run Derby. It’s not one, two, three strikes you’re out at this old ball game sponsored by T-Mobile. The annual home-run-hitting contest debuted in 1985 and is held the day before the All-Star Game. It’s also Gatorade All-Star Workout Day, so you’ll have plenty to ogle as you gear up to watch the players hit it outta the park.
Slow Food Snail Social at the Brick
6 p.m. Tuesday, July 11; free
Slow Food Miami's second Snail Social of the season returns. The annual series raises awareness of clean and local food in the community. This week, attendees will enjoy complimentary bites from the Brick's menu, including fresh ceviche shooters with mahi-mahi, yellowtail, and Key West pink shrimp; heritage pork sliders topped with caramelized bourbon barbecue sauce on Zak the Baker mini-brioche; pesto Key West shrimp and cherry tomato skewers; and avocado endive salad with lime con leche dressing. Guests hungry for dinner can dine at the Brick for 20 percent off. RSVP via Facebook. If you can't make it this week, keep an eye out for future Snail Socials; they happen the second Tuesday of every month.
All-Star Game Eats at Marlins Park
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 11; $280 to $363
Marlins Park will host the 88th-annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also known as the Midsummer Classic. For one night only, team rivalries are dropped and all-stars from the sport's American League face the best players from the National League for what's arguably baseball's most exciting matchup. Of course, the game is just half the experience of being at the ballpark. Food and drinks play a big role. And fans today are no longer satisfied with just a dog and a beer. Find several new menu items that combine classic ballpark fare with Latin influences and local ingredients, such as Zak the Baker bread and Homestead tomatoes. Here are the ten best things to eat at Marlins Park.
Sherry Pairing Dinner at Bulla Gastrobar
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 11; $50
Kick off summer with Bulla's sherry-pairing dinner. For $50 per person, enjoy a curated four-course meal by executive chef Diego Solano paired with Bulla's Spanish sherry courtesy of mixologist Joel Mesa. Guests can reserve a spot by calling the restaurant at 305-441-0107.
Dine Out for Tropical Audubon Society at Whisk
6 p.m. Tuesday, July 11; Prices vary
Returning for its sixth year, the Tropical Audubon Society's dinner series continues this Tuesday. Dine in or take out on the second Tuesday of July and August, and Whisk will donate 10 percent of all dinner proceeds to TAS. This Tuesday’s menu will include chef Brendan Connor’s fried green tomatoes paired with fried chicken, a kale caesar salad, and shrimp 'n' grits. RSVP via the Tropical Audobon's Facebook page.
Summer Barbecue Series Launch at the Dutch
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 12; $40
The Dutch's summer barbecue series returns with executive chef Adonay Tafur and chef Joshua Gripper. They'll curate a Japanese robatayaki-themed, family-style barbecue. Expect homemade pies and treats from pastry chefs Jaclyn Marshal and Richard Vaughn. The event will take place every Wednesday in July. For reservations, call 305-938-3111.
Miami Spice Preview at Komodo
7 p.m. Thursday, July 13; $55
Get a sneak peek of Miami Spice 2017 during a one-night-only dinner with Komodo's David Grutman and executive chef Ben Goldman. Chef Goldman will present dishes from the restaurant's upcoming Spice menu. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Call 305-534-2211.
National French Fry Day at BurgerFi
All day Thursday, July 13
Celebrate National French Fry Day at any South Florida BurgerFi location. The chain will offer a free order of regular fries with any hot dog or burger purchase. Try the new summer barbecue burger: two patties topped with pulled pork, sweet barbecue sauce, pickles, crisp slaw, and white cheddar and American cheeses. Find BurgerFi locations here.
Hamilton-Themed Bar Takeover with New Times' Laine Doss at Phuc Yea
9 p.m. Thursday, July 13; $6 each
From 9 p.m. to close on Thursday evening, Miami New Times' food editor Laine Doss will take over the bar at Phuc Yea. Doss will whip up a selection of Hamilton-themed sips, including the Angelica, made with rosé, St-Germain, and prosecco; the Hamilton Manhattan with rum; and the Tea Party, a gin-spiked iced tea with lemon and mint. All tips collected by Doss during the evening will benefit Immigrants: We Get The Job Done Coalition, which helps immigrant workers in America.
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