Hello Weekend! South FLA Happenings June 24 -26

It’s finally Friday! This weekend is the perfect time:

To Attend: If you have the attention span of a Twitter update, Summer Shorts at the Adrienne Arsht Center is made especially for you.  See seven of the nation’s best plays in one funny, fresh, and fast paced program. For details click here.

To See:The Art of Caring” opens up at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, June 26th and runs through September 25. The blockbuster photography exhibit includes 200 pictures of life’s most pivotal moments. Tickets cost $10 or less. Call 954-262-0241, or visit moafl.org.

To Drink: The Summer Craft Dinner Series at Himmarshee Bar and Grill (210 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale) kicks off Monday, June 27th at 6:30pm. For $35 you will get to sip gulp four of the most popular specialty beers from Widmer Brothers and indulge in tacos, sliders, and pork tenderloin. For more details call 954-524-1818.

To Help: The Macy’s Chef A-Go-Go Food Truck is hitting the streets of Miami on Tuesday, June 28th and features local chef Michelle Bernstein. From 5:30pm to 10pm participants will enjoy tasty treats while helping a good cause. Proceeds donated at the event will help Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. For every $1 donated, Feeding America can help provide seven meals to those in need on behalf of local food banks.

To Pencil In: Miami Spice returns on Monday, August 1 st and lasts until the end of September. The mouth-watering affair allows patrons to enjoy three-course meals at some of Miami’s hottest restaurants for a fraction of the price. To see participating restaurants click here.

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This Week’s Coming Attractions :: June 17 – June 22

This Week is the perfect time…..

To Strut: Palm Beach Style Rocks – Jazz on the Palm, Clematis Street will take place Friday, June 17 from 7pm to 10pm. Join Virginia Lang from Wild 95.5 as she emcees the event while models and firefighters strike a pose on the runway.

To Cook: Unleash your inner Julia and take a culinary class on Saturday, June 18 at the gorgeous Biltmore hotel in Miami. Create delicious food in their professional kitchen while learning from the pros.

To Brunch: Spoil Dad on Sunday, June 19th at Big City Tavern, City Oyster & Sushi Bar or City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill.  The restaurants are launching three new weekend brunch menus that include a delicious array of options and $12 unlimited Mimosas (with purchase of entrée).

To Eat: Go meatless on Monday, June 20th at Sustain Restaurant and Bar in Miami. Their food is delicious. Don’t believe us, check out this review.

To Learn: Bring the whole family and participate in the Moonlight, Sea Turtles and you event at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science on Tuesday, June 21. The hand-on adventure begins at 9pm and you will learn interesting facts about nesting, threats and conservation. For additional Sea Turtle walks call 954-713-0930.

To Drink: Texas De Brazil in Miami will be hosting a one-of-a-kind savory summer cocktail class on Wednesday, June 22 at 6:30pm. Guests will learn how to make traditional Brazilian cocktails including Texas De Brazil’s signature Caipirinha. Space is limited and you must be 21 or older to register. Call 305-695-7702 for more information.


Meatless Monday: Grown-Up Grilled Cheese

This simple recipe turns ordinary grilled cheese into a grown-up style sandwich. Made with asiago cheese, sliced tomatoes and drizzled with balsamic glaze, this Italian style creation is delicious.  And since there is no meat, this recipe is perfect for “Meatless” Monday! Serve with creamy red pepper soup or tomato bisque and you have a satisfying and quick dinner.

Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwich Strips
{from Chef Ursula Rafer of Divine Dining of Florida}

Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf sliced bread (Sourdough)
  • 4 tbsp garlic butter
  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced thin
  • Chiffonade of Fresh basil
  • Balsamic Glaze
  • Sliced Asiago Cheese(16)

Method:

1. Preheat a non stick skillet over medium heat.
2. Lay out bread, drizzle each slice with balsamic glaze, top with cheese, tomatoes and basil close with balsamic glazed slice.
3. Laddle some garlic butter in bottom of pan and grill both sides til crisp!
4. Slice each sandwich into 4 Strips.
5. Plate with Fresh Basil and Enjoy!

Soup Suggestions:
Creamy Red Pepper Soup {Giada De Laurentiis}
Creamy Tomato Bisque {Amelia’s Savory and Sweet}
White Bean and Tomato Soup {Eating Well}

If you like this recipe check out this similar recipe from Lilly and Audrey, two not so grown-up chefs!