Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Drink Miami HOSTEL 6.4.16 @ Freehand

  • Drink Miami HOSTEL$35Sat, Jun 4

Over 20 of the world’s most recognized spirits will be featured at Drink Miami HOSTEL — a one-day event from 1 to 4 p.m. featuring infinite libations from the city’s top bartenders, one-on-one interactions with regional and global brand ambassadors, and unique activations – inhabits the historic Freehand Miami.

Concocted by local spirit connoisseurs, beverage professionals and drinking buddies Gabriel Urrutia, Giovanny Gutierrez and Matt Hirsch, Drink Miami HOSTEL was born out of a desire to showcase and build awareness of the 305’s cocktail culture and educate consumers on the art of imbibing and cocktailery.

“Ernest Hemingway wrote ‘Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk,'” says Gabriel Urrutia. “We’re taking his literal advice and sticking to what’s been the topic of conversation over many rounds of drinks for the past year,” adds Giovanny Gutierrez.

Guests will be able to cocktail hop from room to room and experience to experience, as Drink Miami HOSTEL and participating brands will occupy and transform 15 of the Freehand’s guest rooms across both floors into their very own house party room, beer garden, and build your own old fashioned bar.

A tour of the Freehand Miami, an original 1930s Art Deco building and home to one of the World’s 50 Best Bars The Broken Shaker, will be offered to those who want a sip of Miami history.

Serious imbibers can whet their whistle with serious product from Absolut Elyx, Afrohead, Ancho Reyes, Atlantico, Avion, Dillon’s Distillers, Disaronno, Dos Maderas, Fernet Branca, Herradura, High West, Jägermeister, Jameson Black Barrel, Jameson Caskmates, Milagros, Montelobos, Old Forester, Peroni, Richland Rum, Reyka, Tequila Chamucos, The Irishman, Toki, Tullamore D.E.W., Williams Humbert, Zucca and more to be announced. Select brands will be using Miami Drink HOSTEL as an opportunity to shake things up (Peroni will be mixing up beer cocktails), launch new products (Beam Suntory’s latest Japanese whisky), and gage never before done recipes (be sure to stop by Zucca’s room to get a taste of their new higher ABV).

Upon check-in at Drink Miami HOSTEL, guests will get receive an official passport to keep track of their journey and featuring recipes from each respective brand. This passport will also grant you access to the Broken Shaker’s notoriously celebrated punch room, as well as the enchanting courtyard and pool area. “When choosing the perfect place to host Drink Miami, the James Beard nominated Broken Shaker and historic Freehand was a no-brainer,” says Matt Hirsch. “We wanted somewhere that was emblematic to not just the vibrant Art Deco past of Miami Beach but of our cocktail evolution, and this place put us on the world map and best bars list, literally.” “Where else in Miami can you enjoy a handcrafted punch and discuss drinking philosophies with like spirited individuals?” questions Urrutia. “There are no shortage of annual food festivals and events in Miami, but spirits and cocktails always seem to be an afterthought. We wanted to change that,” adds Gutierrez.

Drink Miami HOSTEL will take place on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 2727 Indian Creek Drive. Tickets for the all you can drink event cost $35 for early bird special and $45 thereafter. Tickets can be purchased HERE  or at the door the day of the event.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Duck Duck Goose w/ Chef Jeremiah & Friends 6.4.16


Duck Duck Goose: A culinary event featuring Miami’s top chefs


A star-studded lineup of South Florida’s most inventive purveyors of haute cuisine, gourmet street food and craft cocktails.


Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)


The gastroPod Lot
168 Northwest 26th Street Wynwood

General Admission: $59 


Duck Duck Goose (DDG) is a new culinary event from the creator of PIG (Pork is Good).

For six years running, Chef Jeremiah of gastroPod Miami brought together Miami’s most exciting chefs to show off the power of the mighty pig. The results were always outstanding – chicharrones, smoked pork butt bao buns, a whole pig rolled porchetta-style and cooked in a caja china, and even bacon ice cream. Now he and his friends are turning that creativity onto all things winged and delicious.

“PIG has more of a rock ‘n’ roll and whiskey vibe,” says Chef Jeremiah. “But Duck Duck Goose is going to be a lot more champagne and bossa nova. We look forward to fattening your livers!”

For its inaugural run, DDG is bringing a star-studded lineup of South Florida’s most inventive purveyors of haute cuisine, gourmet street food and craft cocktails. Expect some familiar faces from PIG and new additions, plus lots of live fire cooking over embers with poultry on strings.

Among this year’s participating chefs:

Brad Kilgore
Chef Jeremiah, gastroPod
Will Crandall, Izzy’s
James Strine, Cafe Boulud WPB
Patrick Rebholz, Quality Meats
Cake, Cake Thai
Gabriel Ask, Faena Hotel
Aaron Brooks, Four Seasons Miami
Steve Santana, Taquiza
Brian Mullins, Ms. Cheezious
Babe Froman, Fine Sausages
John Lermayer, Mixologist at Sweet Liberty

Duck Duck Goose will be held on Saturday June 4, 2016 from 5 to 9 PM at the newly expanded gastroPod lot, located at 168 NW 26th Street in Wynwood. In addition to a mouthwatering selection of all-you-can-sample food and drinks, guests of all ages will groove to a live jazz trio and surprise special guests. 

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Event Quick Facts
Duck Duck Goose: A culinary event featuring Miami’s top chefs
A star-studded lineup of South Florida’s most inventive purveyors of haute cuisine, gourmet
street food and craft cocktails.
Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
The gastroPod Lot
168 No
rthwest 26th Street

General Admission: $59


Friday, May 6, 2016

Friends & Fire Quality Meats & Taquiza 5.19.16

Please call 305.340.3333 for details and to reserve your seat in advance.



Green Waddle Dog Crispy Pig Ears / Skin Pistachio Spam Kabobs Chicharrón “Popcorn” Jamon Station Headcheese Lollipop Ember Roasted Corn "Elote"


Whole Red Wattle Pig Smoked on QM Smoker
Accompanying Sauces: Poblano,Orange Sweet, Pineapple Vinegar Served with stack of fresh tortillas

Ember Roasted Spring Onions Charred "Wedge" Salad BBQ Baked Beans Queso Mac


MIA Beer Bourbon Iced Tea PB&J Old Fashioned


Horchata Ice Cream
Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwich Prosciutto Cones w. Peanut Butter Bacon Ice Cream Bourbon Caramel Cracker Jacks Compressed Mango Salad 

Quality Meats Miami Beach, 15th & Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Ordinary & Mignonette are Shucking Up 5.17.16

On Tuesday, May 17th Chef Vandy Vanderwarker from The Ordinary in Charleston, SC is Mignonette's Shucker of Honor for a one-night-only four course meal.

“We can’t say enough great things about The Ordinary,” Mignonette's chef Danny Serfer exclaims as he fondly reminisces of his visits to the award-winning Low Country seafood hall. “My business partner Ryan and I ventured to The Ordinary prior to opening Mignonette in 2014 for inspiration and to bow down and chant ‘we’re not worthy.’” “We likey The Ordinary,” Roman chimes in. “They shuck their oysters real nice and pretty.”

Chef Vanderwarker is preparing a special four-course meal of Low Country favorites priced at $85 per person (inclusive of tax, excludes beverage and gratuity). Diners will enjoy South Carolina Shrimp & Corn Chowder, Soft Shell Blue Crab, Carolina Gold Rice Pudding and more. Tickets include Vandy’s four-course meal, a welcome champagne cocktail and a custom oyster knife.

                                                     Smoked Fish Pate, socca


                          Selection of South Carolina Oysters & Clams on the Half Shell

                                                  Jumbo Lump Blue Crab Cocktail



                                         South Carolina Shrimp & Corn Chowder


                                     Roasted Whole Fish, chermoula, charred lemon

                                                  Carolina Gold Rice Pudding

The Ordinary is a Southern seafood hall and oyster bar located in an old bank in Charleston. The menu celebrates the Coastal Carolinas and supports local and regional fisherman, crabbers, oystermen, farmers and producers. In 2009, Vanderwarker moved to Charleston to explore its burgeoning culinary scene and jumped at the opportunity to work with chef Mike Lata. He joined the kitchen at FIG, Lata’s flagship restaurant, first as line cook and then worked his way up to Executive Sous Chef. Vanderwarker was promoted to Chef de Cuisine at The Ordinary in 2013, helping lead the team to great local and national acclaim, including being named Best New Restaurant by GQ, Esquire and Bon Appétit. Vanderwarker appeared on The Food Network’s Chopped and took home the win.

“Working in Charleston taught me the importance of a delicate hand and finesse when dealing with locally sourced ingredients,” Vandy says. He plans to ship local South Carolina ingredients for the event at Mignonette. “I look forward to showing Miami peeps what Charleston is all about!”

This special The Ordi-Nette Dinner is limited to 40 seats. Welcome cocktail and passed snacks will begin at 7:30pm; the four-course dinner starts promptly at 8pm. Email tess@mignonettemiami.com to reserve your seats.

 Mignonette is located in Edgewater at 210 NE 18th Street.