The 12 Best Things to Do in Miami This Week
Noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, at Historic Ward Rooming House, 249 NW 9th St., Miami; 786-439-9718; hamptonartlovers.com. Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m., at Moore 200 and Moore Atrium, 140 NE 39th St., Miami; miamidesigndistrict.net. 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at Inhale Miami, 6310 NE Second Ave., Miami; 786-391-1897; inhalemiami.com. Olivia McAuleyPérez Art Museum Miami will host its eighth-annual Art + Soul benefit, which will take place virtually this year, on Saturday. 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the Miami Improv Comedy Theatre, 8300 NW 36th St., Doral; 305-441-8200; miamiimprov.com.miaminewtimes.com
December 2020 Miami Restaurant Openings and Closings
2219 NW Second Ave., Miami; freeholdmiami.com. 2219 NW Second Ave., Miami; freeholdmiami.com. 920 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-640-9880; redroosterovertown.com. 920 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-640-9880; redroosterovertown.com. Taqueria Hoja, 19 SE Second Ave., Miami; hojataqueria.com.miaminewtimes.com
Epicurious is righting cultural wrongs one recipe at a time
This image shows the logo for Epicurious, a resource site for home cooks. Since July, Epicurious has been scouring 55 years' worth of recipes from a variety of Conde Nast magazines. (Epicurious via AP)NEW YORK – With a new Black editor in chief and ambitious promises to do better, a little corner of the Conde Nast universe is taking on racial and cultural injustice one recipe at a time. “It came after Black Lives Matter, after a lot of consciousness-raising among the editors and staff," said David Tamarkin, the white digital director for Epicurious. The bulk of Epicurious site traffic goes to the archive, mostly recipes but also articles and other editorial work, Tamarkin and Chopra said.
The Salty and El Bagel Pop-Up, Le Jardinier Brunch, and Other Food Events in Miami This Weekend
This weekend, the Salty and El Bagel launch a pop-up on Lincoln Road with doughnuts and bagels, and chef Marcus Samuelsson finally debuts Red Rooster Overtown after months of pandemic-fueled delay. The anniversary flavors will be available at all Salty storefronts, including South Miami and Wynwood, as well as via UberEats. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through December 2020 and January 2021, on Lincoln Road, 700 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; saltydonut.com. Photo courtesy of Le JardinierDesign Miami Brunch at Le JardinierThis Sunday only, Le Jardinier will serve brunch to celebrate Design Miami. In addition to being a full-service restaurant, Red Rooster will act as a venue for local musicians to showcase their talents.miaminewtimes.com
November 2020 Miami Restaurant Openings and Closings
Planta Queen, the Asian-centric sister of South Beach's Planta, opened in Coconut Grove; TacoCraft opened an additional restaurant in Fort Lauderdale; and Pura Vida introduced a store in Miami Beach. 8222 NE Second Ave., Miami; 786-409-5963; hachidoriramen.com. 801 South Pointe Dr., Miami Beach; 786-647-7272; kosushi.com. 808 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; tacotacoexpress.smartonlineorder.com. 2927 NW Seventh Ave., Miami; instagram.com/tayronamiami.miaminewtimes.com
Chef Marcus Samuelsson Debuts Red Rooster Overtown After Delayed Opening
Good things come to those who wait, and Miami has waited long enough for the arrival of Ethiopian-Swedish chef Marcus Samuelsson’s anticipated new restaurant, Red Rooster Overtown. “I was drawn to the rich history of Overtown, which has been historical within the African-American community," Samuelsson tells New Times. Our aim is to translate all of that complexity within Red Rooster Overtown." Photo courtesy of Red Rooster OvertownSamuelsson is also committed to embracing Miami’s burgeoning natural-wine scene — with an emphasis on Black-owned vignerons. In this way, food and music have been able to do a much better job than politics in bringing people together.”Red Rooster Overtown.miaminewtimes.com
Black-owned restaurants in NYC struggle for survival as stimulus stalemate drags on
According to the University of California, 41% of Black-owned businesses have shuttered since February, compared to 17% of White-owned businesses. In fact, Black-owned businesses entered the lockdown in less secure shape than many other companies. Susan Watts | NY Daily News | Getty ImagesThat impact inspired the founders of Black Restaurant Week to bring their campaign to New York City for the first time in its five-year history. The goal of Black Restaurant Week is to create awareness and sustainability for Black-owned businesses. "This community was overlooked for far too long," said Falayn Ferrell, co-founder of the Black Restaurant Week initiative.cnbc.com
'Chopped' judge Marcus Samuelsson: Failure to pass restaurant aid would cost millions of jobs
Samuelsson, co-founder of Red Rooster in New York City's Harlem neighborhood, specifically referenced the so-called RESTAURANTS Act from Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore. The legislation would provide $120 billion targeted toward independent restaurants in the U.S., offering grants to put toward payroll and other operating costs. The $120 billion relief bill passed the House last Thursday as part of the larger $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus legislation. However, a second round of the Paycheck Protection Program is believed to be a key pillar of any future coronavirus relief legislation. "It's not so much about getting this bill passed in terms of, 'we want another loan.'cnbc.com
Black-owned Miami businesses (including one by Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul) open on Juneteenth
MIAMI The Shop in Pop Up Shop is a black-owned business offering 3,000 square feet of retail space right on the steps of Miamis Wynwood Walls. Its co-founders include basketball stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul. And its one of a couple of black-owned businesses opening in the area on Juneteenth. The Creamery is part of Red Rooster which has yet to open due to the pandemic but expectations are high because of the chefs success and popularity at a location in Harlem. And were just one small voice in that, but we want people to be mindful of that.MORE INFORMATIONwww.theshopinpopupshop.comwww.redroosterovertown.com
Red Rooster restaurant opening turns into food giveaway
MIAMI – This week was supposed to be the grand opening of Red Rooster Overtown. Free meals were handed out Friday afternoon at Red Rooster (920 NW Second Ave), and that will continue Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon-4 p.m. Red Rooster Overtown partner Michael Simkins has also made a financial donation to the relief effort, alongside other nonprofit organizations, through the Simkins Family Foundation. Similar efforts began last week at the Miami eatery’s sister restaurant in New York, Red Rooster Harlem. The Red Rooster giveaway was one of several across South Florida on Friday and throughout this week.
Red Rooster Overtown Provides Meals to Miamians in Need
Famed restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson picked a problematic moment to debut an Overtown offshoot of his popular New York City restaurant Red Rooster Harlem. Related Stories Miami Beach Restaurants Now Allowed to Deliver Past Midnight CurfewBut beginning today at noon, Red Rooster Overtown will open its doors to the community, offering prepackaged meals to Miamians in need. Red Rooster Overtown partners Michael Simkins and Derek Fleming are also pitching in. We became a triumvirate between World Central Kitchen, Red Rooster, and Food Rescue US. Fleming says the aid work helps keep some of the 100 people initially hired to work at Red Rooster employed and to keep them fed.miaminewtimes.com
Will Chef Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster Harlem Succeed in Overtown?
For the past four years, Samuelsson has worked to transform a long-shuttered Miami landmark into an outpost of Red Rooster Harlem. Red Rooster will occupy the site of a pool hall owned by the late nightlife promoter Clyde Killens. "Red Rooster will be inspired by Overtown and African-American culture. FacebookTwitterWhen Samuelsson inaugurated his first Red Rooster, Harlem was in the midst of a massive transformation that saw the increasing affluence of polished Midtown Manhattan whitewash its way northward. "The racial and ethnic variety in the vast bar and loft-like dining room are virtually unrivaled," the New York Times food critic Sam Sifton marveled in a 2011 review of Red Rooster Harlem.miaminewtimes.com
Chef Marcus Samuelsson brings his eclectic skills to "The Dish"
Award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson is adventurous, creative and the author of five wide-ranging books on food and cooking. He's lived around the world and now lives in Harlem, where he'll be inviting top chefs for a unique food festival next month. He joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" for The Dish.cbsnews.com