The restaurant that staked a reputation on red meat is celebrating seafood tomorrow night. The Strip Club Meat & Fish is throwing a five-course, seated, Gulf Coast-style Seafood Boil on June 7 from 6 until 9 pm. Chef and co-owner J.D. Fratzke promises, "All the pleasures of a beach party with none of the sand chafing in tender places or unsolicited banana hammocks." Who can pass up that kind of promise? Some courses will be plated, some will be served family style. Influences will range from the Louisiana bayou to Biscayne Bay. Tickets are still available at $75 with an optional $25 beverage pairing.
This June marks the inaugural year for Taps & Tables, a month long celebration of restaurants and craft beer for a good cause. The event will run throughout June and is hosted by Odell Brewing, Lift Bridge Brewing, and The Growler magazine. Participating restaurants such as The Salt Cellar, Half Time Rec, Red Wagon Pizza Company and many more will each feature a $30 special for two people, which includes the new Odell and Lift Bridge collaboration beer, Peaks & Prairies. A portion of all sales of Peaks & Prairies Belgian Ale will benefit local food shelves and Wishes & More®, a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of children fighting terminal or life-threatening conditions.
June 6th through the 12th marks Negroni Week, presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari. Negroni Week celebrates the classic cocktail while raising funds for charitable causes. There are over 3,500 participating venues around the world. Here in our fair cities, places like Icehouse, The Rabbit Hole, The Handsome Hog and a plethora of other establishments will serve up their version of the beloved Negroni with the proceeds going to the cause of their choice.
There will be a launch party at Heyday today, June 6, in case you need a reason to drink on a Monday.
Tuesday, June 7 would have been Prince's 58th birthday, and Pizza Lola is celebrating The Purple One with Prince-inspired food specials like raspberry sorbet, Prince music with DJ Espada and more. 100% percent of profits will be donated to Mixed Blood Theatre Company, which was set to hold its 40th anniversary fundraiser at Paisley Park before Prince's untimely death. The event has since been canceled, so Pizzeria Lola owner Ann Kim, who was previously with Mixed Blood, stepped up to the plate. Or the pizza stone. Speaking of which, Chef Thomas Boemer’s pizza peel, hand crafted of Purple Heart wood to the exact specifications of a 1962 Fender Stratocaster, will be utilized that evening for the Prince-inspired pizzas. Wear purple, or that concert tee you’ve been saving since 1984.