Upping Our Events Game for the Summer Return of OMG! Dinner & a Movie

When the timing is just right, it’s everything. With our catering and private parties business rocking out new and tasty ways to enjoy the best of what our chefs are capable of, we are reengaging with old friends at O Cinema for a summer of food and film brought to you by Michael Schwartz Events!

OMG! DINNER & A MOVIE makes a triumphant return to with a line up of summer screenings, each highlighting one of our favorite cooking stations and menus!  Join us for three special evenings celebrating terrific food and film. As always, you can expect a high quality experience in a relaxed atmosphere- all taking place on-site at O Cinema’s Wynwood theater.  Dinners are all served starting at 6 pm in old school cafeteria trays where you’ll be able to eat in your seats with the films getting underway at 7 pm. Tickets are $55 at the links below include the full experience — a meal of five different menu items served with soda or water and the film.  As always there will be beer or wine available for purchase!

JUNE EDITION – Wed, June 28
THE FILM: I AM THE BLUES
THE MENU: BBQ PIT SMOKER
Tickets

SNACKS
CLASSIC DEVILED EGGS
SMOKED FISH DIP  celery, radish, saltines

SALAD
WATERMELON  shaved red onion, radish, feta, mint, lime

ENTREES
BBQ CHICKEN
SMOKED & PULLED PORK SHOULDER

SIDES
BUTTERMILK BISCUITS
COLESLAW
POTATO SALAD

DESSERT
BANANA CREAM PIE

MOVIE SNACK
BBQ SPICED POPCORN

Take an atmospheric and immersive musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta and the moonshine-soaked barbeques of North Mississippi Hill Country.

A favorite of the film festival circuit and making its Florida Premiere at this special event, I Am The Blues takes audiences into the world of the African American blues legends, many in their 80s, still making music and sharing stories in the Deep South.

From sunny front porches to spirited church halls, the last of the ‘blues devils’ including Bobby Rush, Barbara Lynn, Henry Gray, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Lazy Lester and Little Freddie King share their songs and a spellbinding oral history. Capturing the distinctive landscapes and romantic spirit of the South with an expert lens, director Daniel Cross follows the Mississippi River past Graceland, past Muscle Shoals, and into the beating heart of the blues.

JULY EDITION – Thurs, July 27
THE FILM: LANDLINE
THE MENU: MOBILE WOOD OVEN
Tickets

SNACKS
POLENTA FRIES  spicy ketchup
MEATBALLS IN SAUCE  piave vecchio

SALAD
ORANGE & RADISH  greens, shaved fennel, green olives, parmigiano

MAINS
WOOD OVEN ROASTED CHICKEN WINGS  agrodolce, rosemary crema
MARGHERITA PIZZA  mozzarella, tomato sauce, basil
MUSHROOM PIZZA  porcini, cremini, fontina, taleggio, thyme
SLOW ROASTED PORK PIZZA  fig, grilled onion, fontina, arugula

DESSERT
CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIE

MOVIE SNACK
PARMIGIANO POPCORN

The Manhattan of 1995: a land without cell phones, but abundant in CD listening stations, bar smoke, and family dysfunction. Enter the Jacobs. Eldest daughter Dana’s looming marriage to straight-laced Ben prompts a willful dive into her wild side, while her younger sister, Ali, is still in high school but leads a covert life of sex, drugs, and clubbing. After discovering love letters penned by their father, the sisters try to expose his apparent affair while keeping it from their all-too-composed mother.

Gillian Robespierre’s follow-up to Obvious Child reprises her talent for subversive comedy and explores how family bonds grow sturdier through lying, cheating, and strife. Compelled by the emotional snarl of people’s poor choices, Landline relishes in the dark humor of life’s low points while basking in ’90s nostalgia. A hit at Sundance and starring Jenny Slate, John Turturro, and Edie Falco, Landline is an honest, observant portrait of sibling rivalry stumbling awkwardly toward friendship, and of children realizing that parents are people too, there’s no attempt at concealing the indulgences and insecurities of its characters-all of which make them endearing and human.

AUGUST EDITION – Thurs, Aug 24
THE MENU: LA CAJA CHINA
THE FILM: TBD

SNACKS
WHITE GAZPACHO  smoked almonds
MEDIA NOCHE  ham, pork, swiss, pickles

SALAD
ARUGULA  shaved red onion, radish, french feta, lemon

ENTREE
ROASTED WHOLE PIG  mojo & roasted chiles

SIDES
Black Beans
Saffron Rice
Tostones

DESSERT
TRES LECHES

MOVIE SNACK
CALLE OCHO POPCORN

 

Segel, Eisenberg, Schwartz: OMG! It’s The End of the Tour with Harry’s Pizzeria

The-End-of-the-Tour-poster-courtesy-A24Tickets are NOW LIVE for our last OMG! event of the summer with O Cinema Wynwood!

THE END OF THE TOUR tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter & novelist David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, Infinite Jest.

As the days go on, a tenuous yet intense relationship seems to develop between journalist and subject. The two men bob and weave around each other, sharing laughs and also possibly revealing hidden frailties – but it’s never clear how truthful they are being with each other. Ironically, the interview was never published, and five days of audio tapes were packed away in Lipsky’s closet. The two men did not meet again. The film is based on Lipsky’s critically acclaimed memoir about this unforgettable encounter, written following Wallace’s 2008 suicide. Both Segel and Eisenberg reveal great depths of emotion in their performances and the film is directed with humor and tenderness by Sundance vet James Ponsoldt from Pulitzer- Prize winner Donald Margulies’ insightful and heartbreaking screenplay.

See you at O on Thursday, August 13!  Dinner is served when doors open at 6PM, and the film begins at 7PM.  General Admission is $40 and  VIP Tickets include a copy of “Michael’s Genuine Food” cookbook plus priority seating for $55 (Priority seating is also made available to O CINEMA Members.) Chef de cuisine Danny OMG Ramirez has the following menu cooking… You won’t want to miss this one!

Peach and Arugula Salad
parmigiano and shallot vinaigrette

Michigan Pasty Pot Pie
pork and beef

Braised Cabbage
grain mustard and pickled onions

Rice Pilaf

Chocolate Chess Pie
crema

Popcorn Trail Mix
pretzels and chocolate

Join Amy and Harry’s for July’s OMG! Dinner & a Movie

STAY TUNED FOR NEXT MONTH’S EVENT — TICKETS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON FOR OMG! ON AUGUST 13!

O Cinema Wynwood and Harry’s Pizzeria reunite to celebrate AMY, the new documentary chronicling the career and life of Amy Winehouse, for our OMG! Dinner & A Movie series on July 9. A once-in-a-generation talent, Winehouse captivated us with her unforgettable voice. A jazz artist in the truest sense, she sang about her experience and struggles with raw honesty. The film, directed by Asif Kapadia, features previously unheard tracks and archival footage of Amy in her element. We’ve been humming the soundtrack for weeks, and absolutely cannot wait to see this film!

Doors open at 6pm and the movie starts at 7. General admission tickets are $40 and VIP tickets are $55 (the VIP tickets come with a signed copy of Chef’s cookbook Michael’s Genuine Food.)  Tickets are now LIVE and can purchased through O Cinema, here!  Chef de Cuisine Daniel Ramirez wrote a menu fit for a Queen, see below!

Fennel and radish salad with preserved lemon vinaigrette
Sunday roast with braised beef
Roasted summer vegetables with parmesan
Mashed potatoes and Yorkshire pudding
Banoffee pie (a traditional English pie made with banana, cream and toffee)
And a special movie snack of home made spiced corn nuts!

OMG! This is gonna be DOPE.

Don’t call it a come back! Harry’s Pizzeria® and O Cinema Wynwood are rejoining forces to bring you OMG! Dinner and A Movie two weeks from today, Thursday, June 18 (a day before it’s released in theaters!) The movie is DOPE, no.. really.. it’s called DOPE and received rave reviews at Sundance Film Festival this year. The film is a punk-comedy surrounding the lives of Los Angeles high school seniors, self proclaimed geeks, who are happily stuck in a 1990s hip hop day dream. A chance encounter with a nefarious A$AP Rocky lands them in a peculiar situation that forces them to become — let’s call them entrepreneurs.  Plus, it’s executive produced by one of our favorite Design District enthusiasts Pharrell Williams.  Really people, what more could you want?

Doors open at 6pm and the movie starts at 7. General admission tickets are $40 and VIP tickets are $55 (the VIP tickets come with a signed copy of Chef’s cookbook Michael’s Genuine Food.)  Tickets are now LIVE and can purchased through O Cinema, here!  Chef de Cuisine Daniel Ramirez is a 90s hip hop junkie himself and after watching the trailer could not have been more stoked to write this menu. Taking inspiration from NWA’s beverage of choice and LA’s iconic backdrop, here’s what Danny came up with:

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with preserved lemon and crispy lentils
Mango Salad with mixed greens, shaved vegetables, champagne vinaigrette
“OE” Braised Chicken with white rice
Doughnut bread pudding (Inglewood! you know, home of Randy’s Donuts!)
Surprise packaged movie snack!

While you wait.. allow me to reintroduce myself.. my name is DOPE!

Getting to Know Brew Part II | Wynwood Brewing Company

“He was a wise man who invented beer.” — Plato

And as it turns out, a friendly man, too. Today’s post is the second of three consecutive this weekend about making friends making beer. Before putting a face to a name, introductions to brewer James Retzler of Due South Brewing Co. (Boynton Beach,) cellarman and assistant brewer David Rodriguez of Wynwood Brewing Company (Wynwood, Miami) and brand manager John Linn of Funky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park) were made of the liquid kind. Tasty first impressions at our restaurants lured us to their respective tap rooms to learn more. These people make the future bright for a healthy brewing culture in South Florida, and we could not be more thankful for their passionate commitment to the craft. We think that’s cause for celebration every day. So cheers to American Craft Beer Week. We’re proud to now be able to toast it with homegrown brews of our own.

David Rodriguez, Wynwood Brewing Company
565 NW 24 Street
Miami FL 33127
(305) 982-8732 or (305) 640-5043

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