This Week's Best Eats and Drinks: Iron Fork Chefs' Battle and La Latina Goes to Pubbelly

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Drink up, it's Monday
This week we say hello to August, which happens to mark the commencement of Miami Spice, but we're getting a bit ahead of ourselves. It's Monday and things can only get better.

From a Pubbelly and La Latina "arepada" collaboration to the annual Iron Fork showdown and Miami Spice kick off event, there's plenty to do before July leaves us for another year.

Just don't eat or drink too much. August looks equally eventful.

See also: Five Reasons You Need to Go to New Times' Iron Fork 2014


Cafecito Time at Marriott Stanton
If you happen to be in South Beach and at the Marriott Stanton at 3:05 p.m. on Mondays, make sure to claim your cup of java. To commemorate Miami's official cafecito time, the hotel is giving guests a gratis pick-me-up. It's also a way to show tourists how serious we take our cafecito breaks. Well done, Marriott.

Burger Beast Food Truck Rally for a Cause
It's no secret that blogger Sef Gonzalez loves food trucks. He also loves giving back to the community, so he's partnered with Common Threads for a special edition of Food Trucks at Arts Park tonight. The 14 participating trucks, which include Ms. Cheezious, B.C. Tacos, Sugar Yummy Mama, and Jefe's Original and more have all agreed to sell a healthy item with all proceeds going to Common Threads. It's a bit of a hike in Hollywood, but it's for a cause. Rally starts at 5:30 p.m.

Peruvian Independence Day
The country famous for cooking raw fish in lime juice is celebrating their independence today, and so are SushiSamba and La Mar. Order up a specialty pisco sour at SushiSamba and get a complimentary ceviche. That's even better than happy hour.

La Mar's got a whole independent menu to celebrate Independence Day (see what we did there?) today and Tuesday. It includes aji de gallina, carapulcra, and pisco sours.

See also: Celebrate Peruvian Independence Day at La Mar

Location Info


South Beach Marriott

161 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL

Category: General


180 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL

Category: Restaurant

Hyatt Regency Miami

400 SE Second Ave., Miami, FL

Category: General

La Mar by Gaston Acurio

500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant


1418 20th St., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

La Latina

3509 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

The Restaurant at the Setai

2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

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