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
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