August 30, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Bad BBQ Bash Is Back
The 6th Annual Big Bad BBQ Bash On the Water presented by Danto Builders, Florida Design & Construction Professionals, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Women’s Council and Easy 93.1.
This is a professional networking and social event benefiting Special Olympics South Florida hosted for the first time by Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale in Esplanade Park.
Major sponsors and in-kind contributors include: Halperns’ Purveyors of Steak & Seafood, Seminole Tribe of Florida, Genet Property Group, Informa, Funky Buddha Brewery, FreshPoint, Tito’s, Pro Kitchen Hub, Variety Foods, Breakthru Beverage Florida, The Balcony, Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi, Trinity Highway Rentals, and many more.
Features of the event are all-you-can-eat BBQ with all the fixin’s, drinks, live music by Synergy Twin Jeff Neil and Big City Dogs band, Water Taxi Tours, auction and raffle, and an opportunity to mix and mingle with Special Olympics athletes.
VIP attendees will also enjoy a private area with a champagne welcome, BBQ specialties by local-favorite restaurants, all-you-can-drink, specialty beers, desserts, 20 raffle tickets and sit-down seating near the New River. This year, event organizers are promising to make the Big Bad BBQ Bash on the Water bigger and “badder!”
General admission tickets are available to the public for $55 in advance, and $65 on the day of the event. VIP tickets are $125. To buy tickets and for more information on sponsorships, auctions and volunteering, click here.
Suite Habana Cafe Celebrates 1 Year
What better way to celebrate National Coffee Day in Miami than with free cafecito? On September 29, Suite Habana Cafe is celebrating their one year anniversary on this most important holiday with a party with more caffeine than your abuela’s café con leche.
From 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., you can expect live music, raffle giveaways — including a week’s worth of free coffee, and of course all the cafecito you can dream of. Bring your family, bring your dog, bring your coffee addicted bestie – because this family-friendly coffee shop is ready to host an event to remember.
New Special Dinner Menu at Yardbird
Launching on Sunday, September 1st and continuing throughout the month of September, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar will celebrate National Bourbon & Chicken Month with a special dinner menu featuring chicken and bourbon infusions.
Yardbird has also teamed up with Angel’s Envy Bourbon for their “Toast the Trees” September initiative with a charitable Angel’s Envy cocktail included as part of the month-long special menu.
Guest Chef Dinner at Mignonette
When James Beard Award-winning chef Stephen Stryjewski of New Orleans’ Cochon, Butcher, Pêche Seafood Grill, Gianna, La Boulangerie and Calcasieu stepped into the kitchen of Mignonette back in 2015, it was a sold-out affair.
The famous chef from the Crescent City is returning to the Magic City for a one-night-only guest chef dinner with Mignonette chef/owner Danny Serfer on Tuesday, September 10. Tickets are expected to sell fast!
Served family style, the three-course dinner will be limited to 60 guests, priced at $75 per person (excluding beverage, tax & gratuity) or $85 per person for a bottomless draft brews upgrade (excluding tax & gratuity).
Dinner will be limited to one seating at 7PM. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (305) 374-4635.
Photo Credit: Link Restaurant Group
Chef’s Tasting Dinner at Three
Foodies are invited to join Chef Ari Taymor of Little Prince LA in Miami during his Chef-in-Residence at Three, for an exclusive, 10-seat specially curated dinner at the chef’s counter on Thursday, September 5 and Friday, September 6.
Attendees will be upfront and personal with the chef as he creates and discusses the culinary masterpieces in front of them. The 4-course meal is comprised of three savory courses + one sweet. Offering two seatings per night at 7 or 9 p.m., the cuisine will fuse Chef Ari’s Southern California influences with Miami’s robust local flavors and ingredients and will be heavily veggie-focused.
Get your tickets here.