Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Miami Marathon Carbo-Loading, Cheering, and Super Bowl Watch Parties
This weekend is all about sports, and it's your choice. You can be an athlete by running the Miami Marathon or Half Marathon this Sunday, February 2, which takes runners on a 26.2- or 13.1-mile journey from downtown Miami, through South Beach, and then to Coconut Grove before finishing near Bayfront Park. Or you can cheer them on, mimosa in hand, at a brunch spot directly on the course.
Laine Doss Miami Marathon runners on the course.
Oh, there's one other sporting event this weekend. It's a little game we call the Super Bowl, and we've complied a list of the best places to watch the game.
Carbo-Loading for Marathoners
The best part of marathoning is the carbo load.
If you're running the Miami Marathon or Half-Marathon this Sunday, you've probably trained for months, rising at the butt-crack of dawn to log the miles that will take you to the finish line. Before you celebrate (at the finish line), it's time to hydrate and carbo-load. Sure, you can open a can of Spaghetti-O's, but wouldn't you rather have a three-course meal by Top Chef finalist Nina Compton and celebrity chef Scott Conant?
Scarpetta at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach offers a special $35 "carb up" menu for marathoners (you can just pretend you're running Sunday to get the deal; they won't ask to see your race bib or anything).
The three-course menu is served Friday, January 31, and Saturday, February 1, from 6 to 7 p.m. and includes your choice of burrata with heirloom tomatoes; baby basil and arugula salad; diver scallop crudo with fennel, orange, and pine nuts; or creamy polenta with fricassee of truffled mushrooms for an appetizer. Pasta choices include Scarpetta's famous spaghetti with tomato and basil, black taglioni with stewed baby octopus and basil breadcrumbs, or duck and foie gras ravioli. Dessert choices include coffee semifreddo and coconut panna cotta.
The deal includes American coffee or tea, but tax and tip are not included. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 877-669-5005.
3105 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove, FL
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