Weekend Eats: Dec 17-20

RA Sushi.
RA Sushi.
  • Design District chef du jour Jonathan Eissman is teaming up with Dogfish Head Brewery for a five-course Ancient Ales Dinner Thursday, Dec 17 at Pacific Time. Pair Pan-Asian cuisine (think salt-crusted calamari, coriander seared grouper and dock confit with mu shu) with five unique beers. $75 in advance, $85 at the door. Call 305-722-7369 for reservations and info.
  • Also on Thursday, Dec 17 Gables burger palace Bijan’s Burger Joint celebrates its grand opening with an all-day party featuring food samples, drink specials and entertainment. 
  • Get naughty or nice from 8pm to midnight Saturday, Dec 19 at RA Sushi’s Naughty Holiday Party. “Dirty ‘ol St, Nick,” his “sexy helpers” and DJ Johnny the Boy will be on hand to fuel the party while minglers munch on crunch calamari rolls, shrimp tempura rolls and mistletoe rolls (kani kama, crab mix, shrimp and cucumber rolled and topped with crunchy spinach and red beet tempura bits).
  • Urbanite Bistro’s monthly beer dinner returns Saturday, Dec 18 at 8:30pm. Invest $40 and enjoy six courses of “eclectic bistro fair” paired with craft beers. Menu highlights include duck confit on brioche crostini paired with Rogue Brewery’s Santa’s Private Reserve and beef Wellington with Stone Brewery Smoked Porter.  Linger after dinner for live music from a local band. RSVP by Thursday, Dec 17 at 305-374-0662.