OTC is one of the few restaurants in Miami that has given me the same kind of satisfaction I received after having meals in Paris, which is saying a lot when one compares our local burgeoning food culture to that of the perhaps the most important food city in the world (read review here). The order-at-the-counter restaurant has been making waves in Brickell’s dining scene ever since it opened with its honest, flavorful, and reasonably priced à la carte menu that enables diners to create their own meals from a variety of proteins, sandwiches, sides, and salads in addition to its ever-changing selection of craft beers. If you have yet to become addicted to this casual eatery’s cuisine, then now is as good a time as ever as OTC has recently unveiled a brunch menu and is launching its Beer Week this coming Tuesday, January 22nd.
Fancy yourself as a beer connoisseur? Then you will definitely want to check out OC’s Beer Week! OC Beer Week runs from October 2nd-8th. OC Beer Week will feature delicious pairings of food with beer at various participating restaurants--no tickets are required, but reservations at the restaurant are recommended.
A few featured restaurants include Alcatraz Brewing Company, House of Blues, Luggati’s Italian Grill, Nello Cucina, The Pint House, The Ritz Restaurant and Garden, The Derby Deli and Dueling Piano Bar, Quattro Café, OC Brew House and Mozambique, among many others. For extra fun, be sure to check out the launch party on September 24th at the District in Tustin, featuring two live bands, top wines and beers and lots of yummy food! Tickets for the launch party are 30 dollars.
LA is getting ready to celebrate their 3rd Annual Beer Week Festival as well! Head down to Union Station on October 23rd from Noon-4pm for over 70 local, regional, national and international beers! Be sure to check out the many famous LA food trucks that will be dishing up some delicious treats all day long.
More info here: http://labeerweek.com
Philly Beer Week
Sweltering in the city? Let the heat warm you up for Philly Beer Week, where thousands of ice-cold beers will cool you down. Held June 4-10, the festival hosts "hundreds of events & thousands of beers." Billed as the biggest beer celebration in America's best beer drinking city, come and see whether it's all a bunch of suds or whether your thirst will be quenched. Check back for specific events on tap.