April 1st, 2011

Next Week, Eat for Common Threads

Mater Academy students on a field trip to South Beach Victory Garden organized by Team FOUR

Students on a field trip to South Beach Victory Garden organized by Team FOUR

A while back I wrote about Common Threads, a Chicago-based organization dedicated to teaching low-income children about healthy cooking and eating. The Miami chapter, founded by local chef Michelle Bernstein, is about to wrap up its second year and currently has four groups of kids going through the program. To help it add a fifth class, select restaurants will donate 5 percent of their sales on certain days next week.

This fundraising effort was made possible with the help of Team F.O.U.R Miami of the Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Miami Group, a team of young professionals that partnered with Common Threads for the year. Following is a list of the participating restaurants and events.

Monday, April 4

Spartico at Mayfair Hotel & Spa, 3000 Florida Avenue, Coconut Grove; 305.779.5113.

Wednesday, April 6

Hakkasan, Gotham Steak and Scarpetta (all at the Fontainebleau Hotel)
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 877.326.7412

Michy’s, 6927 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami; 305.759.2001

Shula’s Steak House, 7601 Miami Lakes Drive, Miami Lakes; 305.820.8102

Red, The Steakhouse, 119 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach; 305.534.3688

Thursday, April 7

Multi-course dinner at Chow Down Grill featuring guest chef Jeffrey Brana. Two seatings available (from 6 to 8 p.m. and from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.) Cost is $125 per person including tax, gratuity and donation to Common Threads. Buy tickets here. gastroPod Miami will also be on site serving food from his pod outside the restaurant. No tickets are required to eat outside.

Chow Down Grill, 9517 Harding Avenue, Surfside; 305.397.8486

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One Response to “Next Week, Eat for Common Threads”

  1. Fantastic idea, hope lots will turn out for this fundraiser. Getting kids at a young age to adopt healthy cooking and eating habits is so important, it sets them up for life.

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