Miami’s Best Eats and Drinks This Week: PB Station at Garzon and Bucks Beer Garden
Celebrate Monday with free stone crab Monday at Mama Mia Italian Ristorante in Hollywood. Tuesday, try the Bridge’s new cocktail menu available at Coral Gables eatery and bar the Local. Pubbelly’s PB Station and Brickell’s Garzon are joining forces for a one-night-only South American-inspired dinner. Dinner begins at 8 p.m. Thursday. End the night with some more drinks and a few s’mores at the Bucks Beer Garden pop-up at the Raleigh Miami Beach.
Free Stone Crab Mondays at Mama Mia Italian Ristorante
Free Stone Crab Mondays has launched at Mama Mia Italian Ristorante in Hollywood. Get three fresh stone crabs with the purchase of one specialty drink. The offer is first come, first served because of limited quantity, so arrive early. For more information, call 954-923-0555. It’s a bit of a drive to Hollywood, but for free stone crabs, it’s worth the schlep.
Drink the Bridge at the Local Craft Food & Drink
After the Bridge’s monthlong craft cocktail pop-up at the Local, the duo is now a permanent fixture at the Coral Gables eatery. Now David Perez and Will Thompson have launched a new happy you series and a winter cocktail menu. During “Hoppin’ Happy Hour,” weekly punch ($8), such as the plum mai tai, will be offered from 4 to 7 p.m., along with half-priced draft beers, house wines, and select cocktails. The pair will also offer a dealer’s choice drink where guests choose the glassware, base spirit, and flavor profile for a custom cocktail at a discounted price. New winter cocktail drinks include “Where’s Winter,” made with a cinnamon-infused absinthe rinse, tiki pineapple reduction, baked apple bitters, carrot juice, and Afrohead rum; and “Spider Monkey Boulevard,” made with cappalletti aperitivo and tuaca vanilla citrus liqueur stirred with Monkey Shoulder Scotch.
Seaside Happy Hour at Surfcomber’s High Tide
The Surfcomber’s new pool bar and lounge, High Tide, has launched happy hour. The outdoor restaurant and bar, nestled between the hotel and the beach, offers $6 libations including a lemon crush, Milagro margarita, white sangria, mimosas, craft beer, and $5 pisco punch. Bar bites, crafted by chef Blair Wilson, include crispy yuca, fish tacos, chicken wings, and sliders. Happy hour runs Monday through Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m.
PB Station Dinner at Garzon
Celebrate the ingredients and traditions of South America with a PB Station and Garzon collaboration dinner. Jose Mendin of Pubbelly’s PB Station, opening in March or April, will team up with chef Guillermo Concha and Gabriela Medici to present a one-night-only menu. Offerings include matahambre en croute, made with provoleta gratin and a cherry tomato stew; chivito sliders with a quail egg and drizzled tomato vinaigrette; empanadas salteñas or beef empanadas; tortellini with sweet potato, wild boar sausage, bacon froth, soared cheese, and green peas; braised veal shank with carrots, onions, and potato; grilled baby veal chop, quartirolo cheese, and olive relish; grilled Chilean salmon, served with creamy mashed potatoes; and, for dessert, dulce de leche soufflé with chocolate and peanut butter cremoso. Dinner begins at 8 p.m. and costs $60 per person. Purchase tickets at garzonmiami.com.