Nom News: February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019

Each Friday, we compile South Florida food-related news and events that we couldn’t fit on the site earlier in the week, as well as other local news that piques our interest. Want to be included in our next roundup? Shoot us an email at bark@miamifoodpug.com.

Pre-Order Burger Beast’s New Book
The Little Lighthouse Foundation Hosts 10th Annual Hearts & Stars Gala
The Taco Stand Turns 1
Last-Ever Shabbat at Wynwood Yard
Doc B’s Launches Brunch Service
Doma Hosts Black Truffle Dinner
Yolk Celebrates National Pancake Day


Pre-Order Burger Beast’s New Book

Save your pennies for Burger Beast’s book “All About the Burger” out April 15, 2019, by Mango Publishing with a foreword by George Motz. Featuring the histories of restaurants that changed the burger game like White Castle, Bob’s Big Boy, McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Shake Shack plus much much more.

Order yours at Amazon, Barne’s and Noble, or IndieBound.


The Little Lighthouse Foundation Hosts 10th Annual Hearts & Stars Gala

The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s 10th Annual Hearts & Stars Gala Weekend will take place March 21st with the Hearts & Stars Weekend Opening Party and culminate with the Hearts & Stars Gala: Vintage Vegas presented by E11EVEN Miami on Saturday, March 23rd at Jungle Plaza at the Miami Design District from 9 pm to 2 am.

The Hearts & Stars Gala is a black tie event and guests will enjoy a top shelf open bar featuring Ketel One, Don Julio, Italian wines and sparkling wines from Tita Italia Wines & Delicatessen, and food tastings from some of South Florida’s top restaurants and caterers including Red the Steakhouse, Diez y Seiz at Shore Club, Katsuya at SLS, Amour de Miami, Barsecco, Fresh Meal Plan, Maska Indian Kitchen& Bar, Delicious Catering, Cake Lounge Miami, Lulu’s Ice Cream, and BON Chocolatier.

In addition, guests will enjoy LaCroix sparkling water and FIJI water. E11EVEN Miami will host the official after party. The Hearts and Stars Gala will be produced by the global event designers and the Emmy Award winning team at Live It Productions.

The 10th Annual Hearts & Stars Gala Weekend line up:

– Thursday, March 21st from 8-11 PM: Hearts & Stars Weekend Opening Party.
– Friday, March 22nd from 9 PM-1 AM: Private VIP Donor Reception. This is a private, invite only event.
– Saturday, March 23rd from 9 PM-2 AM: Hearts & Stars Gala: Vintage Vegas at Miami Design District’s Jungle Plaza.

There are Weekend VIP Passes & VIP Table Packages available. To buy tickets, click here.


The Taco Stand Turns 1

The Taco Stand is turning one and we want to celebrate with everyone who made it possible! On Thursday, February 28, The Taco Stand will be offering grilled chicken tacos, al pastor tacos and veggie nopal tacos for only $2.50, plus $3 cervezas all day.


Last-Ever Shabbat at Wynwood Yard

The Wynwood Yard is thrilled to host a grand finale last-ever Shabbat at The Wynwood Yard on March 1st from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in partnership with Anita Sharma and Matthew Webb of Annam Miami.

Inspired by India’s rich culture and cuisine, the mostly plant-based feast fit for a king includes mezze like fine filo Cochin pastel stuffed with burnt cumin, cashew nut, roasted butternut and acorn squash and served with Annam apricot chutney and ancient green chutney hulba (fenugreek) dip served with papadum and made with fenugreek seeds, garlic, lemon, coriander, ginger and green chili.

Main dishes include Olan a Keralan coconut curry with winter melon, green beans, ginger, black-eye peas and curry leaves along with Baghdadi jackfruit biryani, slow- baked and layered aromatic rice with jackfruit, mint, coriander and saffron under puff pastry crust, inspired by the Iraqi Jewish diaspora in India. Optional tandoori-spiced fish tikka skewers are also available.

Visit http://bit.ly/indianshabbatmarch1 for the entire mouth-watering four-course menu, which also includes wine pairing and a welcome cocktail.

All-inclusive tickets for Indian-Inspired Shabbat at The Yard are $65.


Doc B’s Launches Brunch Service

Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar, the Coral Gables’ happy hour hot spot, is now expanding its offerings! Brought by popular demand, an all-new brunch menu is now available every weekend to fulfill any and all cravings. Made from scratch daily with high-quality ingredients, Doc B’s serves up a unique menu offering everything from drool-worthy smoked salmon pizza to vibrant and colorful acaí bowls.

Curated for anyone and everyone, the brunch menu at Doc B’s is perfect for those who want a little bit of everything – from sweet and indulgent to savory and nutritious. Guests can start off with shareable light snacks such as the ‘famous’ Candied Bacon made with turbinado sugar, cayenne pepper and golden dry mustard; Smoked Salmon Pizza baked with horseradish cream cheese, capers and pickled red onion; and Avocado Toast with an egg and rustic salsa for those seeking a vegetarian-friendly option.

Brunch also features full-size entrées such as the Simple & Delicious Egg Sandwich made with cheddar, bacon and Doc B’s secret sauce; “Hot” Chicken + Waffles featuring Doc B’s signature hot chicken; Chimichurri Steak + Eggs served with two sunny-side up eggs with crispy breakfast potatoes; a Quinoa Breakfast Bowl packed with tons of “fresh goodies” inside; and assorted Pan-Cakes including traditional, chocolate chip and “cinn-a-swirl” for those with a sweet tooth.

Of course, no brunch is complete without Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s – for only $5 each – they also feature a Pink Mimosa made with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. The expansive bar area is designed for socializing with friends and carries a selection of beverages.

Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. The lunch and dinner menu will also be available during brunch hours.


Doma Hosts Urbani Black Truffle Dinner

dōma, the quaint neighborhood gem tucked away in Miami’s eclectic Wynwood Arts District, will host an exclusive Urbani Black Truffle dinner on Thursday, February 21st. The multi-course extravaganza will feature a mix of signature dishes as well as unique creations available for one-night-only. Guests can enjoy this indulgent experience for an unbeatable $75 a person (excluding tax, beverages and gratuity).

To start, guests will enjoy dōma’s signature Soft Egg, with sautéed mixed mushrooms, parmesan cheese sauce and topped with shaved black truffle. The second course: Risotto with 24-month aged parmesan cheese, bone marrow, veal jus and shaved black truffle. The entrée, a 6 oz. Filet Mignon with a Barolo wine reduction, shaved black truffle and paired with grilled asparagus and creamy mashed potatoes. For a sweet ending, Millefeuille with pastry cream, raspberry and strawberry compote and limoncello Chantilly.

Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling (786) 953-6946.


Yolk Celebrates National Pancake Day

Get ready to flip out! In honor of National Pancake Day, Yolk – Park Place, Boca Raton’s newest brunch destination, is offering their famous pancakes for $1 on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Available during normal business hours, guests can purchase Yolk’s Classic Cakes, which are served dusted with powdered sugar and a side of warm syrup for only $1.

Constantly pushing the envelope with new and creative breakfasts, specialty juices and its own private label premium coffee in urban, upscale settings, Yolk is known for its delicious breakfast and lunch fare. In addition to pancakes, Yolk’s menu includes signature specialty dishes like gourmet Five-Egg Rolled Omelet, Eggs Florentine, a wide range of skillets and scramblers, pancakes, frittatas, crepes and many more scrumptious options, along with all-star menu items from the restaurant’s inventive Test Kitchen.