Events to Remember: November Edition

New month. New events. Check out what Pincho Factory, Slow Food Miami (and the Federal), and CENA by michy are cooking up this month.


5 Years. 5 Days. 5 Chefs: Pincho Factory Celebrates 5 Years

Pincho Factory

Pincho Factory is hosting its 5 Years, 5 Days, 5 Chefs celebration commemorating the five year milestone for the Miami-born fast casual brand with killer burgers and free beers.

Pincho Factory co-owners Nedal Ahmad, Otto Othman and Nizar Ahmad are drafting some of Miami’s hottest chefs and culinary personalities to create five unique burgers, with a different chef’s creation highlighted at both Pincho locations, one a day for five days Monday, November 9 – Friday, November 13, 2015. 

The crop of chefs cannot be beat; burger fans are in for a treat! Check out the line-up:

  • 11/9: Burger Beast’s Cousin Otto Burger, an ode to Pincho Factory co-owner Otto Othman, will feature Pincho Factory’s own signature burger patty, sweet chili sauce, jalapeños, bacon, pepper jack cheese (optional) on a brioche roll with Cajun fries.
  • 11/10:  The Local’s Phil Bryant’s El Camino – burger patty, sweet potato tots, Ropa Vieja, Swiss cheese and Mojo ketchup.
  • 11/11:  Jose Mendin’s Le Pincho Royale comes complete with foie gras & shortrib pincho, gruyere cheese and black truffle jus.
  • 11/12:  Giorgio Rapicavoli’s Calle Ocho Burger will feature Angus beef, fried onion, potato, sweet plantains, smoked cream cheese, guava ketchup and mojo.
  • 11/13:  EDGE Steak + Bar’s Aaron Brooks will celebrate with an Aussie lamb burger.

The official anniversary of Pincho Factory’s opening is Friday, November 6.  On that day, at both locations, all patrons can enjoy a complimentary beer with any food purchase (one beer per customer per order).

Pincho Factory currently has two locations: 9860 SW 40th Street in Miami and 30 Giralda Avenue in Coral Gables.

***Good to note: the complimentary beer promotion will be available at both stores on Friday, November 6.  The 5 years, 5 days, 5 chefs promotion will run, at both stores, from Monday, November 9 through Friday, November 13.


Slow Food Miami Hosts Third “Snail Social” Happy Hour series at The Federal, Food, Drink & Provisions

Slow Food Miami

Slow Food Miami — local, 100% volunteer non-profit dedicated to planting a fresher future for our children — will hold its third “Snail Social” soiree at The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions on Tuesday, November 10 from 6PM – 8PM. Guests can indulge in complimentary Happy Hour canapés until 8PM, featuring a generous sampling of classic American favorites with a spin, including:

  • Biskit Bites with Miami Smokers’ bacon and apple cider glaze
  • Charred Pineapple garnished with jalapeño relish, black mole and garden herbs
  • Red Bell Pepper Gazpacho accompanied by smoked Florida rock shrimp and topped with cucumber, orange and coriander

Attendees can also take advantage of half-off Happy Hour prices on wines, beers and specialized cocktails, such as the Hard Limeade with garden basil, white wine and bourbon syrup; the Ani Palmer infused with ginger, Jojo Tea jasmine syrup and a splash of Prosecco; and the popular Mojito Michelada with lime, mint syrup and lager beer.

Guests are invited to stay for a complete epicurean evening with a special four-course dinner menu ($39) including innovative reimagined Southern delicacies such as:

  • Jar o’Duck – duck rillettes with charred fluff, candied sweet potato and grilled bread
  • BBQ’d Deviled Eggs stuffed with pulled pork, KC BBQ sauce and pickled serrano chile
  • Coal Roasted Beets topped with creamed corn, popcorn and garden herbs
  • Surf & Turf “Jambalaya” with Sardinian couscous, Gulf seafood, Andouille sausage and langoustines
  • Dark Chocolate Cremeux with torched banana, cinnamon and garden basil garnish

This event is open to the public. There will be a Snail Social hosted by different Snail of Approval chefs and restaurants throughout Miami on the second Tuesday of every month.

Other participating chefs and restaurants will be announced throughout the season via Slow Food Miami’s mailing list and social media tagged with #snailsocial. Follow Slow Food Miami on Twitter @slowfoodmiami and Facebook to stay current.


CENA by michy Announces “OMAmichy” Chef Michelle Bernstein Introduces Multi-Course Tastings Series

Cena by michy

The term “chef’s choice” will take on new meaning when celeb chef and culinary darling Michelle Bernstein introduces OmaMichy, her new weekly chef’s tasting menu, at her MiMo gem, CENA by Michy. Beginning Wednesday, November 11 and continuing every Wednesday in November, a select few will have the opportunity to dine at CENA’s six-seat food bar and experience a multi-course course degustation menu, dished up by Bernstein herself and CENA chef de cuisine Mikey Mayta.

A play on Omakase dining in Japanese cuisine – which translates to “I’ll leave it to you” – OmaMichy will allow Bernstein and Mayta to create playful, off-menu dishes utilizing the freshest local ingredients available that day, to surprise and delight diners.

The multi-course tasting menu, which will change weekly, is priced at $75 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity; a $45 beverage pairing is available. Menus are created day-of and not available in advance; dietary restrictions will be taken into consideration.

There will be two “OmaMichy” seatings every Wednesday night: 7PM and 9:30PM. With only six seats available at this exclusive tasting series, guests are required to make reservations in advance by logging on to

To launch the tasting series, CENA by Michy will be giving away the coveted first six seats for the first OmaMichy” sitting on Wednesday, November 11 at 7PM.

To enter, foodies should tweet @chefmichy using hashtag #omamichy describing their most adventurous meal – what they had and where they had it.  Bernstein will personally pick six winners; deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday, November 8.


Sixth Annual LUCKYRICE LA Feast Grand Feast presented by Bombay Sapphire EAST Gin

After five years of increasing hype and sold-out events in Miami, NYC, LA, Las Vegas, SF, and (for the very first time this year) Chicago, it’s time for the biggest party in LUCKYRICE’s history!

With this year’s Miami Feast, the nation’s preeminent celebration of Asian food and cocktail culture salutes Miami.  This Miami Feast will be a “greatest hits” of the most exciting and innovative concepts, dishes and craft cocktails from the Festival’s half-decade history. Asian fine dining, night market street food and all points in between will be featured, inspired by an Asian-meets-Latino flare.

Bombay Sapphire Gin

Participating chefs/restaurants/bars include: 27, Alter (Chef Brad Kilgore), Barley, Blade, Cleo, Dragonfly, Hakkasan, J&G Grill, Juvia, Katsuya, Lure Fishbar (Chef Khaleel), Open Blue, Ortanique & Zest, Phuc Yea, Sugarcane, Sushisamba, The Bazaar by José Andrés, The Market, The Social Club (Chef Blair Wilson and Brian Elizondo), La Mar by Gaston Acurio (Lef Kraounakis), Matador Bar and Market (John Verrochi), The Regent Cocktail Club (Julio Cabrera), Sushi Garage (Armand Rodriguez)

The Ws

What: LUCKYRICE’S ‘Latin Meets Asian’ EAST presented by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GIN

When: Friday, November 13th from 8:30 – 11:00 PM

Where: The Raleigh Hotel Pool and Oasis

Ticket Info:  General Admission: $88 VIP: $150 |

Happy Eats,


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