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Top Five Eats & Drinks This Week

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As the alarm clock rings for the millionth time, you stumble out of bed with the sad realization that it's time to be responsible. You must return to work, emails, rush-hour traffic, and showering. If the stark reality of the workweek has given you a permanent case of the Mondays, don't panic.

Whether you're ready to hit the town tonight or you need a couple of days' rest, we have Miami's five best eats and drinks for the week.

Happy Hour & Family Meal at Tongue & Cheek
Tongue & Cheek, the new 150-seat restaurant owned by chef Jamie DeRosa and Michael Reginbogin features more than just foodie delights. "There is a great sense of personality in all things -- from the design and décor to the menu and our drinks, but it ultimately is a hospitable spot for a great meal at an affordable price or a drink with friends," Chef DeRosa says. He's not kidding.

Happy hour is offered at the eatery's Snack Bar seven days a week from 5 to 7 p.m. and includes specials on handcrafted cocktails, beer, and wines by the glass. The best part of happy hour is the "family meal." Here the chefs offer you a plate of the daily meal they prepare for their staff for $10. Your family meal plate varies daily and includes a main dish, two sides, and a drink. Past combos include roast chicken with mac 'n' cheese, chocolate cookies, and soda, or sausage-and-pepper hoagies with disco fries, Brussels sprouts slaw, and a kaffir lime Italian ice.

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Wine Down Wednesdays
The first Wednesday of the month, HistoryMiami hosts Wine Down Wednesdays. Touted as the only cultural happy hour in the Magic City, the event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at HistoryMiami (101 W. Flagler St., Miami) in downtown. It's free for members; nonmembers pay $10 and enjoy unlimited empanadas and wine. Live local music, performances, and access to exhibition galleries are included with entrance. To RSVP, call 305-375-1614 or email RSVP@historymiami.org

Oh, did we mention free parking? It's included with admission at the Miami-Dade County Cultural Plaza Garage, at 50 NW Second Ave.

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Lasagna Day at Bugatti
When the clock strikes 11:30 a.m. today, lasagna lovers will salivate. A horde of hungry patrons will swarm Coral Gables looking for béchamel. At Bugatti: The Art of Pasta, the first Wednesday of every month is Lasagna Day. The lasagna is composed of layers of delicate pasta topped with a velvety mixture of beef and veal. The whole thing is then topped off with a Parmesan béchamel that can only be described as sexy. Come and get it before it's gone. Lasagna day rules are firm: No take-out, no reservations, and it will run out. Lunch lasagna includes choice of soup or salad (house or caesar) for $17. Dinner is a party for your taste buds at $19.


Location Info

Tongue & Cheek

431 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Bugatti: The Art of Pasta

2504 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, FL

Category: Restaurant

Wynwood Kitchen & Bar

2550 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Blackbird Ordinary

729 SW 1st Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Music


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