Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Michael Beltran at Ad Lib, Palmar Collab, and Pineapples & Pizza

A flight of beer at Concrete Beach is just the beginning.
A flight of beer at Concrete Beach is just the beginning.
Amadeus McCaskill
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

This week, chef Michael Beltran and his team will pair up with Ad Lib's Norman Van Aken for a one-night-only collaborative dinner. Plus, Matador Room's Pineapples & Pizza special will return, Books & Books will host a beer-pairing dinner with Concrete Beach Brewery, and Drunken Dragon will celebrate five years in Miami Beach.

Ad Lib
Dana Gidney

Chef Collab Dinner With Michael Beltran at Ad Lib. Ad Lib's Norman Van Aken, Joe Mizzoni, and Hedy Goldsmith will team up with Michael Beltran, Justin Flit, and Devin Braddock of Ariete and the forthcoming Navé to host a one-night-only preview dining experience. The night will begin with a champagne greet and passed canapés, followed by a four-course meal with dessert. Menu highlights include caviar crepe cake, smoked lamb neck and spinach lasagna, and chocolate mousse layer cake. 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at Ad Lib, 2415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; 305-504-8895; adlibgables.com. Tickets cost $125 via eventbrite.com.

Try 'em all.EXPAND
Try 'em all.
Concrete Beach Brewery

Craft Beer Dinner at the Café at Books & Books. This month, chef Allen Susser and the Café at Books & Books will partner with Concrete Beach Brewery to host a farm-to-table vegetable barbecue dinner with craft beer pairings. Creative dishes such as honey-grilled corn and avocado tacos will be paired with signature Concrete Beach brews like Stiltsville pilsner. Seating will be community-style. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Café at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408; booksandbooks.com. Tickets cost $57 via eventbrite.com.

Drunken Dragon tiki drinksEXPAND
Drunken Dragon tiki drinks
Drunken Dragon

Fifth-Anniversary Celebration at Drunken Dragon. South Beach Korean barbecue spot Drunken Dragon will celebrate its fifth anniversary Wednesday with complimentary cocktails and bites. Guests are encouraged to stop by early for happy hour beginning at 5 p.m. and reserve a table or barbecue grill afterward for the full Drunken Dragon experience. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at Drunken Dragon, 1424 Alton Rd., Miami Beach; 305-397-8556; drunkendragon.com.

Steak at Council Oak.EXPAND
Steak at Council Oak.
Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

Broken Earth Wine Dinner at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood. Thursday, Council Oak Steaks & Seafood at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood will host a wine-pairing dinner with Broken Earth Winery. Chef James Stout and his team at Council Oak will prepare three courses, each expertly paired with wine selections from the California winery. Hosted by internationally recognized winemaker Chris Cameron, the night will begin with a welcome reception at 6:30 p.m. in the restaurant’s bar and lounge, followed by dinner at 7. Menu highlights include Wagyu beef, seared scallops, braised short rib, and stone fruit sabayon. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-316-2900; seminolehardrockhollywood.com. Tickets cost $125 via seminolehardrockhollywood.com.

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Michael Beltran at Ad Lib, Palmar Collab, and Pineapples & Pizza

Chino Cubano Part 2 at Palmar. Thursday, chef Miguel Massens of Antilia at Time Out Market Miami will take his Cuban flavor to Palmar for a one-night-only, five-course meal. Created by Palmar's executive chef Raymond Li with Massens, the menu includes Latin American and Chinese influences. 7 to 11 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Palmar, 180 NW 29th St., Miami; 305-573-5682; palmarmiami.com. Tickets cost $50 via resy.com.

Matador Room's pineapple cocktail.EXPAND
Matador Room's pineapple cocktail.
Matador Room

Pineapples & Pizza at Matador Room. The folks at Matador Room are pairing ricotta broccoli rabe pizza with spicy salami with the hotel's new craft beer, Iguanita, which is produced by Miami's Biscayne Bay Brewing, as well as Absolut Elyx pineapple cocktails. The event is part of the restaurant's monthly series Pineapples & Pizza, which offers live music and off-menu pairings of exotic pizzas and specialty cocktails. 9 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Matador Room, 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-257-4600; matadorroom.com. Cost is $25 to $35 per pizza-and-cocktail pairing.

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.