Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Latin Barbecue and Oyster Happy Hours
Monday means the end of your sabbath. Yes, that alarm this morning is real -- it wasn't a dream. And, absolutely, you better believe that work is calling, your phone is blowing up from emails (curse those who reply to all), and you're wondering why you didn't call in sick.
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But you know the greatest thing about Mondays? They are your eternal "second" chance, to start with a clean slate. This week, you can begin with a barbecue and we'll move upward from there.
Latin Barbecue Pop-Up at Bulldog Barbecue
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Better to start the week off fun with something out of the ordinary. Like going to Howie Kleinberg and Ted Mendez's Latin barbecue pop-up tonight, for example. The Bulldog Barbecue and Grove Isle toques are serving up a family-style dinner at Aventura's Bulldog location. $50 per person includes smoked chicken and queso fresco empanadas with guava barbecue sauce; crispy fried shrimp with orange aji panka glaze and fresh garden herb salad; brisket vaca frita with congri, fried egg and vegetable escabeche; wood-grilled hog snapper with Florida tomatoes, avocado and olives; "pork squared" which consists of Cuban spice-rubbed charcoal roasted shoulder, loin, belly, and ribs, with yellow chicharron, rice and sour orange mojo; and for dessert, caramelized banana brownie checkerboard sundae with fresh whipped cream and fudge. Reservations begin at 6 p.m. and you can call 305 940.9655 to make one.