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The Federal is Now The Fed

Earlier this month, The Federal closed down for a bit to become The Fed.

Cesar Zapata and Ani Meinhold changed up the interior of the restaurant and the menu.

“We want The Fed to cater to the neighborhood – on one hand, have it be a place where guests can come to grab a bite and go,” says Ani “and on the other hand, be a place for the neighborhood and locals to kick back, relax and enjoy.”

Shareable plates categorized as “For the Homies,” will offer starters for guests to nibble and share including Cilantro Edamame Hummus, Tropical Guac with a choice of tortilla chips, house chicharrones or baby veggies and Salmon Poke.

Between bread options include baked-not-fried Tostadas (hand-pressed corn tortilla), available in options like Huevo, Sweet Platano and Gulf Seafood Ceviche as well as Tortas (Mexican-style sandwich) with more indulgent offerings like an all-American Angus burger playfully named La Gringa and the Queso, a grown-up take on grilled cheese.

Capitalizing on the bowl craze are a five different options that can be spooned up or forked over a bed of lettuce with options to add cheese, avocado and proteins like chicken, shrimp and steak. Zapata’s interpretation of fajitas, dubbed “Skillets,” is an exercise in the art of create-your-own experience with several affordable combinations of proteins, vegetables and sauces from $8 to $14.

For Zapata, the new concept provides a chance to incorporate his Texas roots with a large focus on his love for smoke, chilies and Southwest flavors.

Click here to check out the full new menu now.

The Fed is located at 5132 Biscayne Boulevard and is open Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 10p.m., Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m



Crawfish Boils are Back at The Federal

Crawdaddy Wednesdays are back at the Federal.

The first crawfish boil starts on Wednesday, April 1st and runs every Wednesday until June.

You can get your crawfish boil fix, plus corn, potato, Andouille sausage; Creole Style Crawfish ‘n Grits, savory and spicy served over Creamy Ansom Mills Grits; Molten Crawfish Fritters, luscious and saffron-scented, served with spicy corn remoulade; Surf & Turf Jambalaya, crawfish, smoked chicken, Andouille sausage, mixed seafood and additional rotating specials from week to week.

Every Wednesday is on a first come, first serve basis.

Make your reservation for Crawfish Boil Wednesdays here.


Quick Hits : 660 at The Angler’s Miami Spice Preview; Federal Q

  • 660 at The Angler’s is having a three-week preview of their Miami Spice menu. The preview starts today and each month they’ll offer a different three-course menu priced at $33 per person. Plus it gets better. You can also have three cocktails for just $10 from their “Mojito Bar” menu.
  • Our friends at the Federal are kicking off summer with the return of ‘Federal Q.’ The first weekly ‘Federal Q’ happens Thursday, July 11th. You can get your BBQ fix all summer. You can expect things like smoked pork butts, St. Louis style ribs, pig wings, sausages, smoked chicken and other house specialties. Eater



Quick Hits : Tea Paired Dinner at The Federal; Toasted Bagel Company

  • The Federal has teamed up with JoJo Teas to host a $65 dinner tomorrow, June 26, at 7:00 p.m. This includes a tea-infused aperitif and tea pairings throughout the meal. Eater; Photo: Travelsquire
  • Toasted Bagel Company is officially open in Brickell. Go get your bagel and coffee fix now. Eater
  • This Friday, June 28th at My Ceviche in Brickell or Miami Beach, you’ll receive 25% off of all orders placed in store. Happy Peruvian National Ceviche Day. Eater

The Federal is Ending Miami Spice with A Federalized Oktoberfest

Two things are happening here.

1. Miami Spice is coming to a close.

2. It’s Oktoberfest time!

Combine those two things together and you get ‘A Federalized Oktoberfest’ at The Federal.

The Federal is bringing you an amazing menu and a great lineup of some craft beers and German style biers.

A Federalized Oktoberfest runs between Wednesday, September 26 through Sunday, September 30, 2012.

Check out the full menu below:

Amuse aka Vorspeise

Cold White Asparagus Soup
cracklin, smoked trout roe
Kalte (Suppe von Weissem Spargel, knuspriger Forellen Kaviar

Start aka Zwischen Gerichte

Duck schmaltz – pickles, chives, country bread


Potato wrapped knockwurtz – red cabbage, spicy mustard

Main aka Hauptgaenge

Roasted Duck Leg
potato knoedel, chanterelle mushrooms, huckleberry


Crispy Pork Belly
charred Brussel sprouts, sweet ‘n sour apples and onions, pumpkin seed oil

Dessert aka Dessert

This Oktoberfest Miami Spice menu will cost you $33 for dinner plus tax and gratuity per person. The Bier Flight will cost $12 for a sampling of 4 German style biers.

Make sure to go check out our friends over at The Federal for ‘A Federalized Oktoberfest.’

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Photo : Food for Thought


The Federal is Bringing You ACME Bakery and Coffee

Our friends over at The Federal have a special surprise for you.

Alejandro Ortiz, Aniece Meinhold and Cesar Zapata are set to open ACME Bakery and Coffee.

ACME will be located in Midtown and feature cakes, pastries, tarts, home-made candies, breads, pecan sticky-buns, meyer-lemon tarts and bundt cakes.

ACME will have room f0r 40 to 60 seats. ACME will also serve a limited breakfast, lunch, and early evening tea.

Cindy Kruse was supposed to take the helm at ACME, but our friends at Short Order have learned she is no longer part of ACME. Alejandro Ortiz and his wife, Alysia Ortiz will now be taking over at ACME.

Since this is going to be their third restaurant, Alejandro Ortiz, Aniece Meinhold and Cesar Zapata have formed a restaurant group called the Pious Pig.

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Photo : Eater Miami




The Federal Presents The Fed ’50s

The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions continues it’s Summer dinner series this Thursday, June 28th.

This time, The Federal is hosting the “Dinner Across the Decades” series.

Thursday’s dinner will focus on the fifties. They call it “The Fed ’50s.”

The dinner features a five-course menu inspired by the fifties, paired with Augustan wines.

Some of the menu items include:

  • Cheez Whiz (homemade soda crackers, mini fruit cup)
  • Traditional Shrimp Cocktail (smoked jumbo shrimp, cocktail sauce from scratch, pickled seasonal veggies)
  • The Elvis (seared foie gras, caramelized bananas, peanut butter, French toast)
  • TV Dinner (rabbit a la KFC, canided kumquats, smashed taters, florida sweet corn)
  • The Sugar Fairy’s Sweet Confections

The dinner will cost you $75 per person plus tax and tip.

If you want in, make a reservation. To reserve, call 305-758-9559.

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A Father’s Day Pig Roast

Father’s Day is on Sunday and you haven’t gotten your dad a gift yet?

Well your running out of time, so skip out on the gift and take your dad to ‘A Father’s Day Pig Roast.’

The Federal and Tudor House are teaming up to bring you this epic feast.

The party begins at Tudor House at 12:30pm, where The Federal’s Aniece Meinhold will hook you up with some cocktails and Chef Cesar Zapata will bring you some hors D’oeuvres. After all that Tudor House’s Jamie DeRosa will bring to you a 60lb pig and all the fixin’s you want. All this will cost you $65 per person at Tudor House.

Later that afternoon, you can head on over to The Federal, where there will be a pop-up whiskey bar, cigars by Sosa Cigars, buckets of beer, and appertizers from Tudor House’s Jamie DeRosa. After you have come cocktails and delicious apps, its time for the The Federal Family Style featuring smoked pork shanks, ribs, brisket, and fried chicken. The Federal’s event kicks off at 5:30pm and will cost you $55 per person.

Both are great deals and great events to take your dad too. Make your reservations NOW!

For more information, click here.

Photo: Eater



The Federal Has A “Summer Crush”

We know the summer time is all about firing up the grill, grabbing a nice cold one, and enjoying the hot summer sun.

Well The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions is doing just that. They have a “Summer Crush.”

The Federal has launched their “Summer Crush” menu, which features some new dishes.

Some of the new menu items include:

  • Warm Asparagus Salad with sunny side up egg, English peas, caramelized corn and kumquats (ingredients will change as the season unfolds)
  • Crispy Pig Ear Lettuce Bundles with ranch dusted, crisp pig ears, tart slaw and ‘secret sauce’
  • Pot-o-Clams features Florida clams with spicy tasso ham, Narragansett lager-steamed and crusty bread
  • Shrimp and Grits with cheesy Ansom Mills stone ground grits roasted and browned in a cast iron pan then topped with spicy, creole style jumbo shrimp.
  • Big Ole’Smoked Pork Shank with black eye peas tossed in a heady mustard vinaigrette
  •  Summertime Picnic Chicken that is first smoked with sweet, Florida peach wood, then finished in the fryer and served with a spicy slaw and grilled corn.
  • The Daily Catch is served up with a Louisiana inspired succotash with black beluga lentils, tasso ham and trinity, plus topped with a micro herb salad.
  • The New England Lobster Roll with butter poached Maine lobster, orange-scented aioli and chives served atop a lobster-buttered brioche bun and hand-cut fries on the side
Check out the new “Summer Crush” menu here.

The Federal is always going to host a weekly Sunday Supper BBQ called “The Federal Q.”

The Federal Q will debut on Sunday, June 10th and will be a whole new menu. The will be various rotating cuts of smoked pork, beef and chicken sold by the pound, an assortment of sides and sauces, Texas style smoked brisket, Kansas City style pork ribs and smoked and grilled jumbo shrimp. Of course, what’s not a BBQ with some ‘adult beverages.’ The Fed will also offer Buckets o’Beer and Pitchers o’Punch all night long in addition to their regular beverage selections.

Check out the menu for “The Federal Q” here.

They both sound amazing and cannot wait to try out the new menu items and attend “The Federal Q.”



The Federal’s Primal Zin Wine Dinner

One of our new favorite restaurants, The Federal is hosting a Primal Zin Wine Dinner.

The Primal Zin is a five course family style dinner paired with wines from Seghesio Family Vineyards. The dinner is priced at $75 per person, not including tax and tip.

Some of the menu items you will be enjoying include: Crispy Pig Ears; Charred Brussels Sprouts; housemade charcuterie board; slow cooked duck legs;  roasted wild boar shoulder and more.

The dinner will take place on Tuesday, April 24th and has limited seating.

If you want to enjoy this great wine dinner with some amazing food, call The Federal now at 305-758-9559.

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