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Organic Wine at Pied, LoSasso at The Forge, Bleeding Eardrums at SeaRock, and, um, Jessica Simpson

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Columbus Day Brunch, Kamen Wine Dinner
Brunch is this morning at 10:00 a.m. and runs to 4:00 p.m. at Au Pied de Cochon. And on Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m., the French brasserie presents a five course dinner featuring the wines of Kamen Winery, a Sonoma County vineyard owned by Hollywood screenwriter Robert Kamen. Pioneers in organic farming, the winery produces a very limited quantity of highly rated reds, with an emphasis on top quality Cabernet Sauvignon. Chef de cuisine Didier Lailheugue will marry classic French cuisine with the opulent Kamen wines. Dinner is priced at $110 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity, and will be limited to 28 diners.  For reservations and more information, please contact Eric at 305-674-1844.

The Forge Lassos LoSasso
Legendary local chef Dewey LoSasso will be the new executive chef of legendary Miami Beach restaurant The Forge when legendary restauranteur Shareef Malnik re-opens the place sometime in December. Good news all around.

Help! My Eardrums Are Bleeding!
Or at least it felt like they were when my wife and I walked into SeaRock Restaurant. This new establishment is located on Bay Road in South Beach, two blocks north  of the lively intersection where other newcomers Casale Pizzeria and the Burgers & Beer Joint are packing them in. SeaRock offers various ceviches and seafood dishes named after rock stars, but at 8:30 p.m. on a Saturday night the music, as I say, was blaring, the room empty, the staff disinterested. Pumping the volume later on for the lounge scene would make sense, but that sort of din is anything but inviting for dinner. We left.

Lessee, who could play the Suzanne Somers role?
Emeril, Martha Stewart, and Jessica Simpson are really terrific in that Macy's Come Together to Feed America television commercial.  Love to see them come together in a sitcom, like maybe a remake of Three's Company.

Going once, going twice...
As reported, Ingrid Hoffman and Daisy Martinez will be at the Arsht Center October 16th, tickets going for $69 and way up. Short Order also reported that discount tickets for students aged 13 to 22 are available via a Culture Shock program for just $5 each.  Sorry, but that still strikes us as a few bucks too much. 

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