January 7, 2022
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Mitch’s Downtown Celebrates National Bagel Day
If there’s one breakfast staple, it’s the bagel. Next Saturday, Jan. 15th Fort Lauderdale’s newest NYC Style Deli and bagel shop Mitch’s Downtown is celebrating National Bagel Day with the following special. On January 15th, Mitch’s is giving away one order of complimentary half dozen bagels for every one dozen purchased ($17.50).This offer can only be redeemable on January 15th on site or for takeout/delivery.
Get a group of friends together for a bagel party on the beach or create a serious spread for any family gathering! Bagel choices include bialy, egg, everything. pumpernickel, poppy, wheat everything or upgrade with their rainbow colored bagels. Bagel lovers are also encouraged to pick up sliced nova, homemade whitefish salad or signature tuna salad. Meat admirers can also select deli meats from Carnegie Deli like pastrami and corned beef to enhance any bagel sandwich.
Peacock Garden Launches Dog Menu
Peacock Garden, the hidden gem in Miami’s historic Coconut Grove neighborhood, has just launched a dog menu that caters to your furry friends – in a Miami fashion.
Offering an organic menu, perfect for keeping that coat shiny, Peacock Garden’s dog menu features a flurry of options for your canine companion. No kibble here – Peacock’s menu lets its furry guests choose between options of Wagyu Beef Tartare and Alaskan King Salmon Crudo, both served with a patty of organic sweet potato, green peas and egg shells accompanied by a refreshing Evian water. And no meal is complete without dessert – pups can end their meal with a sweet Blueberry Puppyccino.
Using all cuts of the meat that would normally be thrown away, Peacock is making use of all of the meat that is used in its other dishes for some of Miami’s most pampered pooches ($10 for Lil’ Pooches // $15 for Big Pooches).
Upcoming Event: Taste America
Miami’s very own Chef Michael Beltran of Ariete will participate in the James Beard Foundation’s 2022 Taste America culinary series, in collaboration with featured guest chef Valerie Chang of Itamae, on January, 18th. The dinner will have two seatings available, at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Taste America presented by Capital One will feature events in 26 total cities nationwide, bringing chefs and diners together to celebrate local independent restaurants and support efforts to rebuild a more sustainable and equitable industry.
Guests will enjoy a multi-course meal created by Beltran and Chang with beverages by Arash Selects and Rabbit Hole Distillery, available only for this special night through a unique chef collaboration curated by the Foundation. Our local menu includes the following:
Cuban Bread with Housemade Goat Butter
Foie Gras Buñuelos with Yuca Doughnut, Foie Gras Torchon, and Temptation Caramel
Ceviche de Fresa with Green and Red Strawberries, Heirloom Tomato, and Strawberry Consommé
Monkfish Seco with Potato Aji Amarillo Pavé and Red Onion Espuma
Tamal en Cazuela Wild Mushroom Ragoût with Shaved Black Truffles
The box office is open and tickets can be purchased at jamesbeard.org/tasteamerica, offered by tables of two, four, and six. Taste America supports local chefs and restaurants directly while also driving philanthropic support towards industry-wide relief. 65% of all tickets sold will go directly to Ariete to support their business, with 35% of proceeds supporting the Foundation’s national programming, including the Open for Good campaign.
Jaguar Sun Reopens in Downtown
Jaguar Sun (230 NE 4th St) has reopened its doors for the new year! While Chef Carey Hynes and Will Thomspon will still be operating Sunny’s at Lot 6, guests can enjoy their favorite Jaguar Sun cocktails and experience a new food menu by Juan Garrido of Bocadillos Aita.
Gilda, the new food pop-up at Jaguar Sun by Garrido will feature a variety of Basque pintxos ranging from $8 to $14. Inspired by his Spanish roots, the menu will include Tuna, a cold smoked yellowfin tuna marinated in espelette oil, lime and served with Spanish potato chips; Bikini, an elevated grilled cheese made with ham, gruyere cheese, green apple butter and black truffle; and Meatballs cooked in a tomato based sauce with chorizo, onions, peppers, garlic and served with roasted piquillos and shoestring potatoes.
The cocktail menu will feature Jaguar Sun classics, including the Fino Martini (gin, fino sherry, clarified passionfruit), Green Ghoul (blanco tequila, mezcal, poblano, cucumber, and lime), and the Very Strong Baby (Mexican rum, strawberry campari, bittered vermouth, and pear eau de vie).