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A Myers beef steak taco from American Harvest, one of five Miami eateries celebrating Earth Day with cuisine.


5 Tasty Earth Day Celebrations

By Germaine Benson

Photo courtesy of American Harvest


Grab a bite and salute Mother Nature on this upcoming Earth Day (April 22) at any of these five eco-conscious eateries.

Deed Done
Brickell City Centre’s popular fast-casual dining destination, American Harvest is doing more than just featuring clean eats this Earth Day. The restaurant plans to donate 10 percent of the day’s sales to Slow Food Miami, a local nonprofit that supports local growers and artisan food makers who use sustainable methods. As for what to order? The Blue’s steak tacos ($13)—made with Myers grass-fed, free-range meat strips folded into organic GMO-free blue corn tortillas—are always a good idea. 701 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 786.814.6968

Roots Planted
Since its opening, KYU has always adopted green practices, including sourcing local ingredients and avoiding plastic. Starting on Earth Day, guests have the option to donate toward the restaurant’s goal of planting 6,000 trees for Arbor Day (April 28). Plus, for every guest that comes in to dine on Arbor Day, the restaurant will donate $1 to Trees for the Future. 251 NW 25th St., Miami, 786.577.0150

Double Header
O Cinema Wynwood is joining forces with Charcoal Garden Bar + Grill to celebrate our planet. The evening will begin with a screening of What the Health, a documentary by Kip Anderson and Keegan Kuhn about how big business influences health organizations. After that, guests will head next door to the Wynwood Yard for a collaborative dinner, hosted in partnership with SEED Food & Wine Festival, featuring an all-plant four-course dinner (wine and cocktails included). April 20, 6:30PM, $90, 90 NW 29th St., Miami, 305.571.9970

Good Kitchen
The latest concept from Matthew Kenney, plnthouse is honoring Earth Day with activities spread out from day to night. From 1 to 4PM, the eatery is hosting a social featuring a full menu of sustainable, locally grown plant-based dishes (along with additional specials) while a live DJ keeps things lively. Come 6PM, guests are invited to join a sunset yoga session on the plnthouse terrace, which overlooks the ocean. 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach, 2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 866.615.1111

Eco Edition
For Earth Day this year, the folks at the Miami Beach EDITION are hosting an eco-friendly soiree designed to entertain as well as educate attendees about global warming. Festivities include poolside activities, pop-up shops, vegetarian bites and mezcal cocktails. Plus: a movie screening of Before the Flood, director Fisher Stevens’ documentary about climate change. Proceeds from the evening will go to the Miami chapter of Surfrider, a nonprofit dedicated to the protection of the world’s oceans. April 22, 5-11PM, $35 suggested donation, 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786.257.4500