It going to be a very busy 28 days at Phuc Yea, the heralded New Vietnamese restaurant in the heart of MiMo. For the shortest month of the year, Chef/co-owner Cesar Zapata and co-owner Aniece Meinhold have much in store. “It’s a new year and though that doesn’t mean the stress and challenges of 2020 are gone it is an opportunity to move forward with some positivity,” says Meinhold. “The safety and security of our guests and staff remain our priority but we did want to take an opportunity to have some fun and give guests a chance to kick back and enjoy themselves.”
The festivities begin with the Thursday, February 4 launch of the Bao & Beers. Available throughout the restaurant, indoor and outdoor, this unbeatable weekly offer gives guests the chance to enjoy two of Zapata’s signature bao bun creations – sweet & sour pork or salt & pepper cod – and a pour from J. Wakefield Brewing for just $10.
On Thursday, February 11 Phuc Yea will celebrate, as it always does, Chinese New Year with a special prix fixe menu, drinks, and more. Limited to 100 seats throughout the dining room, lounge, and terrace, the celebration will feature a special five-course menu priced at $55 per person (excluding tax and service) as well as $13 specialty cocktails featuring Espolon Tequila, Montelobos Mezcal, and Campari. A vegetarian option will be available with reservations required in advance via OpenTable. Phuc Yea’s a la carte menu will not be served on 2/11. The night will also feature a dragon dance, DJ, and some take-home surprises.
And though Mardi Gras in the Big Easy might be canceled this year, Phuc Yea is letting its affection for the Crescent City shine with a special celebration on President’s Day, Monday, February 15. In addition to a bevy of drink specials – including a King Cake Shot complete with plastic baby – there will be menu specials ranging from the return of Zapata’s black jambalaya, Vietnamese style crawfish boil, and fire-grilled oysters. A limited a la carte menu will also be served, all against the sonic backdrop of live jazz courtesy of the Lemon City Trio. Walk-ins welcome but reservations highly recommended.
Phuc Yea is located at 7100 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami. Dinner is served Wednesday through Saturday, 5 PM-10 PM, ‘til 9 PM on Sunday. Sunday brunch is served from Noon to 3 PM. Abundant street parking is available. Telephone: (305) 602-3710; www.phucyea.com.