Status: Not to be outdone by the area's Irish bars and restaurants, Brickell Bier Garden at Central Park Miami, a new outdoor mixed use space slash park slash scene at what was a smaller empty building and a 10,000 square foot empty lot at 1300 S. Miami Ave, is about to bring a big taste of Bavaria to the area, debuting with an Oktoberfest preview weekend Thursday, October 6th through Saturday October 8th.
In addition to hard-to-find German brews and microbrews, not to mention self service "pour your own pitcher" tables, where you use a card and the tap pours you another pitcher, the menu by chef Abigail Fellows, includes Ale-battered House Pickles; Warm Pretzels w/Bock Beer Mustard; Sausage Rolls w/Dry Cider Kraut; Cider-glazed Pork Ribs; Jacket Potato w/Golden Lager Cheese & Chives; and Porter-braised Brisket Sliders. Fellows' menu is said to be "Using a host of locally grown and raised products and giving them a unique German and beer infused twist."
Oh, and, says a press release, "Don't ask for a Bud. It's embarrassing." To make things really Miami-style global, Central Park Miami will also be the spot for a new location of popular (the website uses the very debatable word "iconic") Japanese restaurant, Akashi. Old school South Beachers will recognize a name behind the entire Central Park project: Bobby Brandt.
The Oktoberfest sneak preview of Central Park Miami will run Thursday October 6th through Saturday October 8th, beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and at 3 p.m. Saturday. [EaterWire]