3. Truffled poprcorn at Bourbon Steak.
No pee-covered bar nuts at Michael Mina's Turnberry Isle outpost in Aventura. Instead, during the restaurant's 6 to 8 p.m. weekday happy hour, bartenders dish out small bowls of fresh popcorn coated in rich, earthy truffle butter. After you've had your fill, sit down for a steak, all of which are poached in fat before grilling, and Bourbon's duck-fat fries, which CNN in late 2012 ranked as the nation's best
2. Free pizza at Casola's.
|Munch on free pizza here.|
We remain firm in our belief that the only time to eat Casola's oversize pizza slices is between 1 and 4 a.m. Nevertheless, the cash-only institution is open around the clock. Better yet are the endless pies they bake and slice into free squares for customers to munch on while they wait. We're not saying we've tried it, but it is possible to get your fill off that free pizza while waiting for your order to be heated and boxed.
1. Appetizers at Il Gabbiano.
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|Free antipasti at Il Gabbiano.|
On the first floor of a bayside condo tower, Il Gabbiano has long held its place as a downtown hub for deal-making power players who impress women with their rented Ferraris. Despite sky-high prices, the folks at Il Gabbiano treat you right. Each meal starts with an onslaught of free bites. There are little toasts piled high with fresh, sweet bruschetta, hunks of salty Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and garlic-fried zucchini slices. To cap it all off, each meal ends with a shot of limoncello -- a puckering lemon liqueur -- that makes paying the check a bit easier.
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