For the first time in 56 years, the Chaminade Madonna Lions will actually get the chance to play a home football game at night.
And for anyone familiar with the Broward County football scene, it’s a pretty big deal.
“It is with great enthusiasm that I am able to announce the commencement of a process which will equip Vince Zappone Field with permanent outdoor lighting,” Chaminade Madonna President Judith Mucheck said in a school release. “Earlier this week, I personally met with officials from the City of Hollywood to initiate the permit applications which are necessary to receive City approval for the installation.”
Mucheck said that the school will be working with Musco Lighting to put in lights that don’t cause a large disturbance to area homes.
Chaminade Madonna is a small Catholic high school with around 600 students. It is located in the heart of Hollywood and is surrounded by homes.
Some of these homeowners have opposed lighting for the football field for years due to the expected disruption it would cause.
Despite not having lights and being forced to play home games during the hottest part of the day, Chaminade Madonna has fielded some really teams over the years- including winning multiple state championships.
It was one of the few major high school football programs in the Miami area to not have lights.
“Since the founding of our school 56 years ago, we have called Hollywood our home. We have successfully graduated thousands of young people who have gone on to make their mark in the world, many of them right here.”
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Each week, MIAbites features The Weekly Nibble, a curated listing of the upcoming week’s best food happenings in Miami. The listing is subject to change and details should always be confirmed ahead of time.
Thursday April 14th-Saturday April 16th- Quality Meats Miami Beach is firing up the grill on their patio for an epic Three Day Steer Roast. Executive Chef Patrick Rebholz, fresh from receiving the People’s Choice award at SOBEWFF Meatopia is partnering with Chef Norberto “Negro” Piattoni for a three-day whole steer cookout/extravaganza. Rebholz, an expert in whole animal butchery, and Piattoni, a former employee of renowned Argentine Chef Francis Mallman, will collaborate to create three separate dinners – on Thursday 4/14 hosting an asado BBQ for $59 pp, Friday 4/15 a family-style feast for $79( SOLD OUT) , and on Saturday 4/16 a more formal dining experience at $99, all complete with wine and beer pairings. The dinners will take place Thursday, April 14 through Saturday, April 16, 2016. A 900-lb. steer along with side dishes, bread and even desserts, will be cooked in a specially constructed “fire kitchen” on Quality Meats’ expansive terrace. For reservations and more details visit: qualitymeatsmiami.com/wholesteerdinners Quality Meats Miami Beach 1501 Collins Avenue 305-340-3333.
Saturday April 16th- The Miami Beach EDITION invites guest and locals on Saturday, April 16th at 8:00PM to enjoy Movie night in the beautiful setting of the Sandbox. The EDITION’s very own outdoor sandy oasis amongst the stars. Reserve a picnic basket for two fro Tropicale o be enjoyed, complemented by a screening of the 1940s movie Key Largo starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Baskets will include local vegetable crudité with lemon yogurt dip, Florida shrimp cocktail, kale salad with jalapeño and mint, gourmet popcorn, house-baked cookies, and a bottle of wine priced at $150 for two people. Space is limited. To reserve, please call 786.257.4600. The EDITION 2901 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL
Sunday April 17th– The Vagabond Hotel and Restaurant continues their Backyard BBQ poolside with Chef Alex and Friends, and this week Chef Phuket Thongsodchaveonde of Cake Thai, joins Chef Alex for a afternoon of cocktails and food. On the menu are Grilled corn, Isaan style pork shoulder, Thai BBQ chicken, Whole Fish cooked in banana leaves and for dessert, Thai Ice cream Sandwich. Reserve your spot or just stop by from 2-6 pm. The Vagabond 7301 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL. 305 400 8420.
Sunday April 17th- The Wynwood Diner is hosting from 2-7 pm a Crawfish Boil in the recently opened backyard oasis. Guests will be treated to unlimited crawfish, savory appetizers, 2 Hurricane cocktails, and music in Wynwood Diner’s backyard garden. Tickets are $40 per person and available via Eventbrite link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/backyard-crawfish-boil-at-wynwood-diner-tickets-24598559955?aff=eac2 Wynwood Diner 2601 Northwest 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127
Monday April 18th– It’s TAX DAY, and a couple places are offering some respite from filling out those dreaded tax forms. Hey, you might even treat your CPA. At Area 31, the seafood concept in the EPIC Hotel, diners can enjoy the specially created libation, The Bitter Truth,featuring Aviation Gin, Lillet, Jardesca, Campari, lemon and Elderflower tonic, from 5PM to 8PM. Guests can also enjoy happy hour food specials at the bar, including $8 bar bites. Appetizers from Area31’s Executive Chef Wolfgang Birk will include Local Goat Cheese Croquetas with honey andthyme; Wasabi Fries with Japanese mayo; Jerk Chicken Wings with mango and scallions; and Beer Battered Octopus Fritters with yellow tomato. The EPIC Hotel 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way in Miami. 305-424-5234.
660 at The Angler’s will alleviate patrons’ tax woes with their Blood-Tax Sangria – priced at $4.18 per glass; the red wine sangria will feature house-made juices and fresh fruit. The Angler’s 660 Washington Avenue Miami Beach FL.
Alleviate the pain of Tax Day this year with a beer (or two) on the house. Keeping with its theme of celebrating minor holidays, Mignonette and Blue Collar declare Tax Day, Monday, April 18th to be “Taxes Schmaxes Day”! Mignonette and Blue Collar will ‘refund’ every-other bottle of beer or glass of wine on 4/18 – just declare your order to your waiter and your second MegaMix or glass of red will be free! Mignonette 210 NE 18th St. Miami, FL. Blue Collar 6730 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL
Wednesday April 20th– PINCH Kitchen, the upper East Side eatery offers its quarterly Craft Collab where they team up with a different craft brewery each time to bring a unique 5-course food and beer pairing dinner series. This installment of Craft Collab 2.0 will be with Funky Buddha, a local South Florida brewery. Craft Collab 2.0 will be held on Wednesday, April 20th from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Guests attending Craft Collab 2.0 will feature a unique 5-course food and beer pairing event, offering it to be a delectable evening. Tickets for Craft Collab are $75 dollars – inclusive of tax, gratuity, and fees. Buy your tickets today as seating is limited on Eventbrite link here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pinch-craft-collab-20-food-beer-pairing-with-funky-buddha-brewery-tickets-23610906858?aff=ebrowse. Pinch Kitchen – 8601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33138
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Bazi in the Marlin Hotel invites you to kick back and enjoy classic Asian staples at their “Shanghai Nights” every Sunday beginning on April 10th. The special Shanghai Nights menu will offer guests a delectable way to indulge in some of their favorite dishes for only $10 each including Lo Mein (chicken, beef or shrimp), Beef and Broccoli, General Tso Chicken, and Mu Shu Pork.Bazi’s Shanghai Nights menu will be available every Sunday. Bazi at The Marlin Hotel, 1200 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach. (305) 695-0101.
Driftwood Room at Nautilus, South Beach invites guests to enjoy a $55 Rosé Brunch on Sundays from 11:30-4 pm with a special four course prix-fixe brunch menu prepared by Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and Chef de Cuisine Lucas Marino. Guests can enjoy items from the appetizer buffet, the savory cavery, and dessert platter in addition to choosing one entrée for $55 per guest. The entrée selections include signature dishes such as the Cuban Benedict, Avocado Toast, Guava & Tamarind BBQ Ribs, Lobster ‘Mac & Cheese’ and Prime Steak Tartare. Those looking to take their brunch to the next level can add on upgrades such as the Cabana Club Seafood Tower for Two, the Triple Layer Chocolate Cake Sundae and for $25 extra unlimited Whispering Angel Rosé. Driftwood Room at Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel 1825 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139 305.503.5700
After two years of development, Makoto Bal Harbour chef Makoto Okuwa, is releasing his private label sake. Makoto Junmai Daiginjo will be available for guests at Okuwa’s eponymous restaurant in Bal Harbour beginning April 11, 2016. The bold and expressive sake features distinct floral characteristics and pairs well with a variety of food from delicate sashimi dishes to hearty options such as the robata grilled meats and fish for which Makoto is well known. Produced in a brewery that was established in 1865 in Akita Prefecture, Japan, Makoto’s private label sake is characterized as a Junmai Daiginjo based on its 50% rice polish ratio and brewed with local rice and water. Makoto Junmai Daiginjo Private Label Sake is sold at the restaurant in a 720 mL bottle for $92, by the 9-ounce carafe for $36 or by the glass for $13. Makoto 9700 Collins Ave.Bal Harbour, FL 33154.
The Rum Line, at the St Moritz Tower Loews South Beach has launched a new weekly Happy Hour Thursday through Sunday from 4 to 7PM featuring a variety of bites by Executive Chef John Iatrellis including a rotating selection of fresh oysters for $1.25 each; a refreshing Conch Salad ($3) with citrus segments, bell peppers, red onions, cherry tomatoes and cilantro; a savory Mini Oyster Po’boy ($4) with spicy mustard aioli; Shrimp Tostones ($3) topped with mango salsa; and Crispy Calamari ($4) with charred lemon and smoked chili glaze. The Rum Line’s Happy Hour menu of classic libations for $8 each includes a Mojito with Cruzan Aged Rum, mint, lime, sugarcane and soda water; a Daiquiri made with Cana Brava, lime and sugar; and the inventive Jungle Bird with Blackstrap infused Santa Teresa Anejo Campari, lime and pineapple. The Rum Line 1601 Collins Avenue. (305) 695-0110.
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Tomorrow, Saturday May 28th is National Burger Day and the culmination of a month long celebration of the most American of foods, The Burger.
Every restaurant has their own version of a burger; traditional with cheese and maybe lettuce and tomato, Waygu beef, mixture of ground beef, brisket and short ribs, stuffed with foie gras, special sauce, or a Chefs “secret” blend of meats and….?
The James Beard Foundation has launched for the second year a Blended Burger Project Challenge encouraging chefs to combine meat with vegetables like mushrooms to create a healthier alternative. Five winning chefs will get to cook at a special event at the James Beard House in the Fall.
So in honor of The Burger, in addition to the already MIAbites highlightedPincho Factory burgers( http://www.miabites.com/home/2016/5/10/national-burger-month-pincho-factory-miami?rq=pincho ) and the PB Station Burger ( http://www.miabites.com/home/2016/5/16/national-burger-month-pb-station-burger-by-the-pubbelly-boys?rq=PB%20Station).
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Vagabond Cheeseburger – ($16) Chef Alex Chang pays homage to the west coast classic In & Out Burger. Burger is blend of chuck, brisket, short rib, and a small amount off ground pork fatback. Potato bun is from Martin’s. Classic bread and butter pickle recipe made in house. Caramelized onion and American cheese are on top of the burger. Remoulade spread on the bun. Served with house cut fries and Smoked paprika aioli.
Fooq’s Burger – ($20)- 8 oz. patty (short rib, brisket, skirt steak blend), melting Jarlsberg, special sauce on a toasted brioche bun with house-cut fries.
The Anderson– Patty Melt ($16) – Aged Comte, Caramelized onions and Horseradish Creme Fraiche, served on Marble Rye.
Lil’ BRGs (STK Miami Beach) -($20 for 2 ) bite-sized Lil’ BRGs sliders made with Wagyu beef and STK’s special sauce, served on a sesame seed bun.
db Bistro Moderne Miami – Daniel Boulud’s db Burger ($35)-Credited with launching the gourmet burger movement, the db Burger , filled with red wine braised short ribs and foie gras, with slow roasted tomato confit and freshly grated horseradish sauce on a homemade bun.
Pisco y Nazca – Que Bestia Burger ($14)-Que Bestia Burger – 8 oz. certified angus beef, pretzel bun, tomato-panca chutney, rocoto pepper aioli and shoestring potatoes.
Bulla Gastrobar – ‘Bulla’ Burger ($13) – 45 day dry-aged beef, piquillo peppers, cipollini onions, tetilla
Beaker & Gray– Wagyu Burger ($16) – served with beer-soaked tomatillo, gouda, and pickled cucumber.
The Dutch– Prime Burger ($22), a lunch exclusive topped with cheddar and secret sauce on a classic sesame bun.
Meat Market ($15-19) – Chef Sean Brasel has no less than six rotating specialty burgers on the menu. Miami Smokers BBQ Burger, featuring a Miami smokers blend with roasted pineapple BBQ sauce, bacon, and gruyere cheese. Italian Buffalo Burger – house ground buffalo, crispy fried buffalo mozzarella, grilled marinated radicchio, spicy dried tomato pesto, and fresh basil aioli served on a wood grilled sesame brioche bun; Prime Smoked Short Rib Burger – an 8 oz. short rib delight with 1000 mango island, arugula, purple cabbage slaw, gouda cheese, and fried onions; and the American Wagyu Burger – bacon, jalapeno relish, avocado, gruyere cheese, lettuce, and tomato. Also paying homage to National Burger Month will be Brasel’s Buffalo + Bleu – ground buffalo piled high with roasted radicchio, Napa cabbage, remoulade slaw, bleu cheese, and rosemary cream-smoked pickled jalapenos and the Spicy + Smoky Burger – a house ground buffalo patty sharing the bun with spicy candied bacon, smoked cheddar, pickled chilies, Boston lettuce, and tomato.
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-A meeting between a North Miami City Councilman and a high ranking FIU official was canceled after the university requested that lawyers be present to prevent “misunderstandings” between the two sides.
-Councilman Scott Galvin and FIU Vice President for Government Affairs Michelle Palacio planned to meet at Galvin’s work office in Overtown to discuss the Arch Creek East Environment Preserve situation.
-Palacio canceled the meeting in a email to Galvin on late Tuesday night.
From Palacio’s email to Galvin:
“…you have stated publicly that you are exploring legal options against FIU. To avoid any further misunderstandings, I would like to postpone tomorrow’s meeting and ask that it be rescheduled to a future date, in City Hall, and that the City Manager, the City Attorney and an FIU attorney attend as well. As always, we’ll be glad to meet with you and your fellow City officials.”
-Galvin said during a protest last Saturday that North Miami was actively at looking at legal remedies to stop FIU from building a road through the preserve.
-Galvin told RISE NEWS that he thought the meeting was going to be an informal way to air out differences between the city and FIU. Now, he doesn’t think the meeting will happen.
Galvin also told RISE NEWS:
“…having attorneys present turns it into a deposition and ruins much chance for progress. Putting a caveat like that on a meeting probably means it won’t happen. Even our respective attorneys would likely advise we not attend it.”
-Galvin has been the most vocal city leader in opposition to FIU’s plan to reopen a road through the preserve.
-FIU claims that the road, which will open a second entrance to their North Campus via 135th St, is needed for student safety.
–The city of North Miami has opposed the plan for years because they say it would damage the preserve.
–FIU spokesperson Maydel Santana said that the university intends to meet with the appropriate North Miami city officials and “will reach out to the residents at the appropriate time.”
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