The blue moon is fairly rare (think of  'once in a blue moon'...) and occurs when a second full moon appears on the same month in one calendar year.  To celebrate this year’s Blue Moon on Friday, July 31, which coincides with National Oyster Day, from Friday July 31st through Friday August 7th Blue Moon Brewing Company and Midtown Oyster Bar  are offering $6 Blue Moon bottle beers pairing with their very own oyster all day every day.

The kickoff event is scheduled for Friday July 31st from 6 to 9pm at Midtown Oyster Bar, located at 3301 NW 1st Avenue, with Blue Moon samplings, telescopes to view the actual blue moon astronomical phenomenon and special happy hour deal of four-beer bucket and six complimentary oysters.  RSVP for the Kickoff event on Friday July 31sthere.

Midtown Oyster Bar, 3301 NE 1st Ave., Suite 103-1, Miami, FL 33137. Tel: 786-220-2070. www.midtownoysterbar.com 

Blue Moon Brewing Company’s head brewmaster and founder, Keith Villa, first created Blue Moon® Belgian White Belgian-Style Wheat Ale back in 1995 in downtown Denver, Colorado.

Chef and Restaurateur Pascal Oudin  - who trained under 3-star Michelin luminaries and world-renowned greats Roger Vergé, Joseph Rostang, Gaston Lenôtre and Jean-Louis Palladin before earning his own chops as Florida Chef of the Year (Chefs in America Foundation), Best New Chefs 1995 (Food & Wine Magazine), and Best New Chef in Florida (Esquire Magazine) – kicks off the anniversary celebrations with six months of daily, nightly and monthly specially priced prix-fixe menus, dinners, tastings and events.  

Pascal’s on Ponce specially-priced 15th Anniversary Bistro Menu (for lunch only:  $26.95 per person, with an optional paired wine flight for $15 per person)  a three-course prix fixe menu of Pascal’s lunch classics and guest favorites carries on through the end of the year.  Nightly promotions surrounding the anniversary include one complimentary soufflé and $15 gift certificate to return to Pascal’s, awarded per couple or pair for dinner guests who mention the promotion.

Pascal’s on Ponce, 2611 Ponce de Leon Boulevard in Coral Gables, is open for lunch, Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. –2:30 p.m. and dinner, Monday through Friday, from 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

La Moderna restaurant is now open for lunch daily from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lighter menu options such as Mushroom Salad with Arugula, Parmesan Shavings and Balsamic Reduction; Grilled Salmon Salad with Kale, Toasted Almonds and Citronette Dressing; and Black Cod served Mediterranean style with Black Olives Tomatoes, Capers, Potatoes and Basil. La Moderna also serves Neapolitan-style pizza, modern Italian classics such as Spaghetti with Clams and Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms along skillfully crafted cocktails and mean extra dry martinis, i.e., “Dr. Strangelove Martini,” made with Gin, Eucalyptus, St. Germain Elderflower and St. George Absinthe. La Moderna, 1874 Bay Rd., Miami Beach, FL 33139, 786-717-7274,  www.lamoderna-miami.com

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Beginning Saturday, July 25, at 12 noon,  Klima’s Executive Chef David “Rusti” Rustarazo offers “Arroz con Amigos,” a Paella brunch with recipes from Barcelona to the sounds of a live Flamenco guitarist.

Three homemade contemporary interpretations of Paella  – a meat Paella, fish Paella and vegetable Paella – served buffet-style from three separate oversized frying pans placed on an open flame, known as “Paelleras”,  an abundant Salad Buffet are matched with the house Sangria. Cost: $50 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Wine, beer, mimosas and other classic brunch cocktails will also be available at an extra charge.

KLIMA Restaurant and Bar, 210 23rd Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139, is open daily for dinner from 6:00 p.m.  786.453.2779 Reservations@klimamiami.comwww.klimamiami.com

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