Nom News: September 25, 2015


September 25, 2015

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Here’s your weekly dose of nom.

La Moderna Introduces Panozzi Sandwiches
Toscana Divino Hosts Oysters and Bubbles Party
Kick Off Crab Season at Monty’s Sunset
SHOTS Miami Throws Nerd Party
Regent Presents Kentucky Night
Better Days Launches Experimental Pop Up
Beer Pairing Dinner at the Federal
Bourbon Heritage Month at MO Bar + Lounge

La Moderna Introduces Panozzi Sandwiches


Hailing from the streets of Napoli, the Panozzi was created to serve as a quick, delicious lunch for the working-class in the modernist period in Italy after World War II. Never seen before in South Florida, it’s now available for lunch only in Sunset Harbour on Miami Beach at La Moderna.

This distinctive Italian street food is shaped like a big sandwich, made ​​from high-quality pizza dough and baked in the handmade Stefano Ferrara wood-burning oven. The interior of the Panozzi can be stuffed with a variety of cheeses, meats and vegetables.

The dough is baked flat, and once done it is pulled from the oven, stuffed and then given a second pass in the oven immediately before consumption. Served with a side salad, this lunch is distinctive, filling and delicious. Panozzi options at La Moderna include:

Broccola: served with broccoli rabe, bufala mozzarella and italian sausage

Con Polpette: served with meatballs and tomato sauce

Bresaola: served with bresaola, arugula, cherry tomatoes and parmigiano

Al Pollo: served with grilled chicken, avocado, lettuce and tomato

Prosciutto: served with prosciutto, mushrooms and bufala mozzarella

Toscana Divino Hosts Oysters and Bubbles Party

toscana oysters

On Sept. 25 from 6-8pm, Brickell’s Toscana Divino is hosting a special happy hour event. Guests can celebrate Italian style with Franciacorta, the Italian version of champagne. Glasses of Ca’ del Bosco Franciacorta will be available for $10 and oysters will be a steal at just $1 each. Throughout the evening, the restaurant will be filled with the sounds of DJ Corrada Rizzo.

Kick Off Crab Season at Monty’s Sunset

montys sunset

At Monty’s Sunset, you can dig into the fresh and delicious seafood while not breaking the bank at the same time! What could be better? Ocean views, delicious drinks and food that keeps people coming back for more just got even better as we approach one of Miami’s favorite seasons of the year. Starting October 15th, Monty’s will once again offer everyone’s favorite Florida Stone Crab on the menu.

Pile them on your raw bar platter without feeling guilty Monday-Friday at happy hour while they’re half off from 4-8PM. And don’t forget to pair it with one of Monty’s delicious drink specials! Raw bar not enough for you? Order it for dinner in an entree portion and dig into the Fresh Florida Stone Crab while watching the sunset go down. So you can start the countdown now…with only a few weeks away, make sure to kick it off at Monty’s Sunset!

SHOTS Miami Host Wynwood’s Nerd Party

shots nerd party

The back to “cool” Nerd Party has returned for its third installment at SHOTS Miami! On Friday, September 25, cosplayers, video gamers, book geeks, movie buffs, anime lovers and everyone in between gear up for the ultimate non-conformers event as they outfit themselves in the best garbs for a chance to be one of two lucky winners of $500.

Guest will receive SHOTS Nerd glasses while supplies last along with  50% off all drinks and shots from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tired of the same nightlife scene? Break your routine and join the nerdfest! Free Admission all night long. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Regent Cocktail Club Presents Kentucky Night

bourbon night

On Friday, September 25, LDV Hospitality’s Regent Cocktail Club and Beam Suntory celebrate southern bourbon heritage in South Beach with Kentucky Night. From 8 – 10 p.m., Luxury brand specialist and host Gabriel Urrutia along with Regent’s nationally acclaimed mixologist and Managing Partner Julio Cabrera will be behind the bar pouring classic Knob Creek, Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark and Basil Hayden’s cocktails. Live saxophone by Lina Sax and beats by DJ Glukman set the retro southern vibe.

Better Days Launches Experimental Pop Up


Better Days, the Miami pop up bar that recently celebratedits 1 year anniversary, presents an experimental pop up dining concept called Bareroot!

In conjunction with Bareroot founders and chefs Robbie & Sam, the chefs’ objective is to reinterpret “trashy bar food” with restaurant driven techniques and high quality ingredients. Each dish infuses various flavors and texture in each bite.

One of the dishes being offered “Marble Potato Pintxo” infuses fried chicken with the meatball. It is a checkers-style, flour based Chicarron that’s a traditional street food in Mexico. They’re adding a little tex mex twist with components such as burnt poblano/banana salsa, Duke’s mayo, radishes, micro greens hot sauce and lime.

Bareroot will be featured in Better Days every other Friday, starting on Sept. 25th.

Beer Pairing Dinner at the Federal

the federal beer pairing

The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions presents their annual Oktoberfest Beer Feast on Wednesday, September 30. To bring Miami Spice to a close, The Federal will be offering a dinner menu with beer pairings by some well-loved Florida breweries. Guests can expect brews from J. Wakefield, MIA Brewing, Concrete Beach and Coppertail, while food options include pigs in a blanket, beer and cheese soup, gator schnitzel and fried apple pie. Dinner without the beer is $49.14 while dinner and the beer pairings will run you $73.80; both prices do not include gratuity or tax. Buy tickets here.

Celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month at MO Bar + Lounge


Join High West Whiskey Expert Natalia Cardenas for DIY Old Fashioneds at MO Bar + Lounge from 6-8 pm! Guests will be using a variety of fun ingredients including maple syrup and chocolate bitters with MO Bar’s house Voodoo Whiskey blend. Tickets are $15 per person and advanced RSVP is also strongly suggested.

One thought on “Nom News: September 25, 2015

  • September 26, 2015 at 8:09 am

    So hungry. Must eat. nom nom nom!!

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