Miami Spice Is Getting Annoying
|Be careful or you could end up with a meal like this.|
We love a bargain as much as the next person, but maybe those participating restaurant owners who scatter Spice through as many months as possible should instead just permanently lower the price of their $15-to-$20 appetizers and $30-to-$45 entrees.
The deal remains the same: A special three-course menu for lunch ($23), and dinner ($36). The advice remains the same: After perusing the list of participating restaurants, and selecting those that are of interest (hint:only pick the most expensive spots), find out what each is offering for the dough. Some places will charge $36 (exclusive of wine or coffee, tax, tip, etc.) for a dinner of house salad, pasta with salmon chunks, and Jell-O. Other, wiser proprietors will proffer plates of their restaurants' tastiest fare, the idea being that $36-plus in the pocket is fine and dandy, but it's more profitable to impress customers enough that they'll want to return even after the deal expires (if it ever does).