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Gourmet Garage Sale in Gables Saturday


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Les Dames D’Escoffier Miami, a nonprofit group of female food professionals, presents its annual Giant Gourmet Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Coral Gables, Museum, 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables.

In addition to gently used kitchen gear and tableware, LDEM will sell locally grown fruits and vegetables, potted herbs, vegetable starts and homemade prepared foods and baked goods. Proceeds fund the group’s scholarship fund;

New pie shop

The Good Pie Company, 5665 S. University Dr., Davie, hosts a grand opening from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday with tastings, a pie-eating contest and more;, 954-562-4760.

Kampong dinner

Slow Food Miami’s Ark of Taste Dinner to benefit its Edible School Garden Program and the Kampong National Tropical Botanical Garden is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kampong, 4013 Douglas Rd., Coconut Grove.

The four-course meal by chef Michael Schwartz and his Genuine Hospitality Group team will celebrate the Everglades tomato. Tickets are Tickets are $250 at

For a good cause II

• Wes Bonner (Publix Aprons Cooking School), Asher Roebuck (Timpano Italian Chophouse) and Paula DaSilva (3030 Ocean) are among the chefs cooking for JA World Uncorked, a tasting event from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Broward College in Coconut Creek to benefit Junior Achievement. Tickets are $150 at

• The Drink Around the World Festival to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities is from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Moore Building, 4040 NE Second Ave., Miami. Tickets are $85 through Friday at, $100 at the door.

Drink & dine

• Terrazza at Shore Club, 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, hosts a three-course Don Julio Tequila Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Cost is $68, with reservations required at 305-695-3226.

• Evan S. Benn, the Miami Herald’s Beer of the Week arbiter, hosts a 4-8 p.m. happy hour Monday at OTC, 1250 S. Miami Ave., Miami, spotlighting Funky Buddha’s sought-after Maple Bacon Coffee Porter. Cost is $10 for the beer alone, $15 including chef Jacob Anaya’s Mexican-style coffee-rubbed steak sliders; 305-374-4612.

• db Bistro Moderne, 225 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, hosts a four-course Chappellet Winery dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Cost is $85; 305-421-8800.

Culinary tour

Florida International University’s School of Hospitality Management is sponsoring a March 7-15 culinary tour of Rome and Florence hosted by chef-instructor Michael Moran. Cost is $3,950 per person, double occupancy, including round-trip airfare from Miami;

Compiled by Food Editor Kathy Martin. Send news to by noon Monday for consideration in next week’s column.

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