Piero Rodriguez, a founding brewer for MIA Beer Company in Doral, died early Sunday in a car crash. He was remembered by his family, friends and colleagues as a “beloved member” of the South Florida craft beer scene.
The restaurant, whose CEO has made headlines for his anti-LGBT remarks, decided to work for possibly its first Sunday ever in order to give food to those donating blood for the LGBT victims of the Orlando shooting.
The Place: Walk into Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company and one feels at home, as if the bar had been in the neighborhood forever. It is warm and welcoming at 20th Street and Liberty Avenue near Collins Park. Its industrial look has exposed air ducts contrasted with retro fruity and floral wallpaper, red banquettes and and a lit-up bar where there is a chef’s table so you can watch bartenders make you a drink and eat dinner. It’s open until 5 a.m., when workers from the nearby hotels and night owls gather.
The place: Dumpling King is an unassuming dine-in and takeout spot anchoring the east corner of the PK Oriental Mart strip mall on Northeast 167th Street. Menu options are pan-fried, boiled or steamed dumplings; wings, soups and spicy hot dips that are large soups; stir-fries, hot pot for sharing, noodles and fried rice plus flavored bubble teas served iced. Owner Bin Liu does not speak English, but most of the Chinese student servers do.
Go out to eat with Lee Brian Schrager, founder and director of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival and culinary school graduate, and you’d expect him to order complicated dishes with tweezer-placed garnishes.
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