Miami's YoungArts combines food with theater and music in new Pairings at Ted's

Pairings at Ted's
Pairings at Ted's

Ted’s at YoungArts (2100 Biscayne Blvd.) in Miami has made good on its summer promise to transition from an on-demand restaurant to an artistic space with special performances catered by Starr Events.

Over Halloween weekend YoungArts hosted the first installment of its new Pairings at Ted’s. The dinner-and-a-show series includes a three-course meal or optional small plates and drinks before live theater or music. 

Upcoming performances: 

•A Broadway Thanksgiving, Nov. 27-28. Broadway favorites plus a Thanksgiving-themed menu. 

•Jake Goldbas’ Holiday Bonanza, Dec. 18-19. YoungArts’ alum takes on holiday classics through jazz with an all-star cast of fellow alumni, including Benny Benack and Emmet Cohen, and special guests Kate Goldbas and Dion Kerr.

•Rudi Goblen’s PET, Feb. 26-27. An interactive, physical one-man theater piece set in a support group meeting for ex-lovers and serial monogamists.

•Nu Deco Ensemble, March 18-19. Nu Deco will incorporate the sounds of EDM accompanied by a live DJ.

•O, Miami, April 29-30. O, Miami will host an array of powerful spoken-word artists and poets alongside some of YoungArts’ noted literary-arts alums.

•Elena & Samora Pinderhughes, May 20-21. The Guardian calls Elena Pinderhughes, “The most exciting jazz flautist to have emerged in years.”

•’20 Feet from Stardom,’ June 24-25. Presented by award-winning filmmaker Doug Blush.

The prix-fixe dinner package includes show admission and a three-course meal for $95, plus beverages, tax and tip. Dinner begins at 7 p.m.

General admission is $35 a person with a $25 food-and-beverage minimum. Seating for general admission begins at 7:30 p.m.

Performances start at 8:30 p.m., followed by a meet-and-greet with the artists with a cash bar open for all guests.    

Evan S. Benn is Miami Herald food editor: @EvanBenn