Dine Out Lauderdale, a six-week promotion that offers three-course dinners for $35 at three dozen Broward restaurants, kicks off Tuesday. Find participants and menus at sunny.org.
Oak Tavern, 35 NE 40th St., Miami, has added an Oyster Happy Hour with half-price oysters and drink specials 4:30-7 p.m. daily; 786-391-1818.
Ben Ford of Southern California’s Ford’s Filling Station is the guest chef at 7 p.m. Tuesday for the pop-up dinner series at Harry’s Pizzeria, 3918 N. Miami Ave., Miami. The four-course, family-style meal is $150 including wine, beer, tax, tip and a T-shirt; 786-275-4963.
Pinkberry celebrates its opening at Midtown, 3401 N. Miami Ave., Miami, by giving away small frozen yogurts from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday; pinkberry.com.
Ellen Kanner, author of Feeding the Hungry Ghost: Life, Faith and What to Eat for Dinner, is the featured guest at an EarthSave Miami event at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables. Admission is free for EarthSave members, $5 for others; earthsave.org.
Brio Tuscan Grille customers who donate $5 or more to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign through Monday will receive a $5-off coupon for use on their next visit; brioitalian.com.
The $400 “all-star” tickets are gone, but you can still score a $250 VIP package (cocktail reception and preferred seating) or $200 general admission for the James Beard Foundation’s Culinary Masters’ Dinner Friday evening at the Ancient Spanish Monastery, 16711 W. Dixie Hwy., North Miami Beach.
Speaking of Norman Van Aken, the French-based International Academy of Gastronomy has awarded the “founding father of New World cuisine” its Grand Prix de la Culture Gastronomique. He is the first American so honored in the academy’s 30-year history; intergastronom.net.
Wolfgang Birk (Casa Casuarinam Cooper Avenue) has been named executive chef at the Epic Hotel’s Area 31, which plans to reopen its refurbished dining room on Wednesday; 305-424-5234.
No More Tears Foundation, a South Florida nonprofit that aids victims of domestic abuse, hosts a South Beach restaurant tour beginning at 6 p.m. Friday at Bolivar, 661 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets are $100, with all proceeds going to victims’ services; nmtproject.org.
Tongue & Cheek, 431 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, launches “Kitchen Collab,” a series of guest-chef dinners, at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Lindsay Autry, executive chef at Delray Beach’s Sunday House and a Top Chef alum, will join T&C’s Jamie DeRosa in preparing a five-course meal. Cost is $75 plus drinks, tax and tip; 305-704-2900.
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