Burgers and beer
Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink is hosting a Burger and Beer Bash from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The inaugural event features Michael’s Genuine Home Brew, select craft beers and wines and a variety of sizzling sliders. Tempting burgers available to sample include pulled pork with parsley sauce, pickled onion and creamy cucumbers, and the classic MGFD burger, featuring house-ground beef, cheddar cheese, homemade pickle and tomato chutney. The event, which is billed as an informal, cocktail style setup, is priced at $45, including gratuities. For reservations, email [email protected] or call 640-6433.
October is Restaurant Month
Get ready for a month of dining indulgence. Restaurant month kicks-off on Tuesday with participating restaurants offering three- course, fixed price menus, including lunch menus priced at $15 and $20, and dinner menus priced at $29 or $39, with optional wine pairings. There’s never been a better time to get out and enjoy a meal at one of Cayman’s many exceptional restaurants. Visit restaurantmonth.com to view a full listing of participating restaurants.
Sushi for a good cause
If you’re a sushi connoisseur, then chances are you are already aware of the fabulous sushi rolls available daily at Hurley’s deli. Now with each purchase of a designated roll, you’ll be supporting a good cause, too. Hurley’s and sushi Chef Roby are supporting local youngster Hannah Meeson in her fight against cancer. Every day Hurley’s will designate a sushi roll of the day called Hannah’s Roll, with $1 from each roll sold benefiting St. Baldrick’s Childhood Cancer Foundation and the Cayman Islands Cancer Society. Six-year-old Hannah is battling brain cancer. Cancer claims the lives of more children worldwide each year than any other illness.
Extraordinary dish of the week
When you’re next driving up to East End, stop by Vivine’s Kitchen on the coast. It is a simple setup, but charming and has the kind of Caribbean atmosphere that many crave. The food is really good, particularly if you have a hankering for local cooking. I recently got a takeaway of fried fish with all the fixings, including a heaping helping of rice and beans. It’s been a while since I sampled some local cuisine, and after clearing the container of food, I wondered why I had left it so long. If you have the time, stop for a while to get the full, laid-back experience, but if you can’t linger, make sure you take some food to go. The fried fish is excellent, so I can’t wait to go back and try the other extraordinary dishes.