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Food Events on the Radar

• Matisyahu in the sky with... Cajun-rubbed cowgirl rib eyes and ahi tuna? That's the idea, anyway, as the Hasidic reggae artist will perform a special, free show at Sky309, also known as Roxy's Rooftop Bar in West Palm Beach. The food and drink outfit will be unveiling a new menu of big and small plates on March 11, with live cuts from Matisyahu's new album serving as backdrop. Seatings are between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m., and dinner guests will get a prime seat for the jams -- all you've got to do is make a reservation. Visit for more info.

Lots more food events after the cut.

• The Green Gourmet

is now expanding to include sit-down dinner service. Chef-owner Joey

Giannuzzi added a number of tables inside and out and will be serving

dishes like vanilla rum-glazed Caribbean mahi mahi with warm five-bean

salad and avocado mousse, organic oven-roasted chicken with baked new

potatoes, and pomegranate-glazed wild king salmon with toasted almonds

and golden raisin cous cous. Giannuzzi is also organizing a Sunday

Green Market that will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of the


• Japanese hibachi chain Benihana is offering a -- get

this -- Saint Patrick's Day special throughout the month of March in

each of its South Florida restaurants.

Diners can share a shrimp and chicken dinner for two for $35, complete

with green tea. A host of specialty cocktails to coincide with the

holiday include the "emerald punch bowl" made with Midori and "kiwi

crush" with Kettle One Vodka.

• Good news for fans of cocktails and small bites -- Steak 954

is adding a Sunset Menu to its repertoire. The steakhouse from Stephen

Starr will now stay open from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. daily and offer a

selection of raw bar items plus plates such as big eye tuna tacos and

dry-aged beef sliders, plus specialty cocktails from the bar and a

small but competent craft beer list, too.  

• Join celebrity

chef and owner of 8 oz. Burger Bar, Govind Armstrong, along with master

sommelier Andrea Robinson for a live cooking demo with wine pairing at

the Macy's Culinary Kitchen in the Aventura Mall. The event, going down

on March 13 at 1 p.m., is entirely free. Reserve a spot by calling


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