PB Fish, the new happy-hour pop-up by the Pubbelly boys, launches today at PB Steak.
The fish-shack concept will serve affordable seafood dishes and rum cocktails weekdays from 5 to 7 p.m. during PB Steak's happy hour (which has moved from the regular 6 to 8 p.m. time slot to accommodate PB Fish). Last year, the trio -- Andreas Schreiner, Jose Mendin, and Sergio Navarro -- offered a successful Taco Belly pop-up at the steak house.
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Chef Jose Mendin, inspired by the seafood joints in his native Puerto Rico, has come up with a menu of raw bar items and casual bites and sandwiches featuring ocean denizens. All items are meant to be paired with rum cocktails, though we suspect a cold beer or a crisp Pinot Grigio would work equally well.
Raw bar items start at a dollar (for East Coast oysters with ponzu mingonette) and include Littleneck clams with green Tabasco sangrita, as well as stone crab claws.
Snacks and sandwiches are priced from $7 to $22 and include fried calamari, a fried clam sandwich with coleslaw and lemon, New England chowder dumplings, seafood croquetas, and miso black cod.
Mendin will also offer a locals' catch of the day, based on whatever Miami fishermen haul in that morning.
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"We're so excited to launch this concept," Pubbelly partner Andreas Schreiner told Short Order. "We envision folks coming right off the beach or from a day of paddleboarding and sitting back to have a small bite and cocktail or two as the sun sets over the harbor. It's really a beautiful time to be in and outside of the restaurant, and we wanted to showcase that."
The PB Fish pop-up is expected to run for two to three months.