Petit Hosts Ladies Night With Comp Wine For Women Every Tuesday

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Courtesy of Petit Miami
Starting tonight, Petit Miami will begin a new kind of ladies night special that will require you to meet up with your girlfriends more often. Every Tuesday night, tables of ladies with reservations will receive complimentary glasses of wine all-night long with their dinner. Talk about girl power!

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Miami-Dade Residents Can Adopt Two Fruit Trees

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Laine Doss
Plant a baby mango tree now. Have mangoes in a few years.
If you had a severe case of mango envy earlier this summer, wishing your home had a tree that produced the sweet, juicy fruit, then all you need is a piece of land and a little patience.

Miami-Dade is holding a tree giveaway on Sunday, September 14, at Miami Dade College's North Campus. From 9 a.m. to noon (rain or shine), homeowners can get their choice of two baby trees, while supplies last.

See also: Six Mango Dishes to Try in Miami

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IKEA Miami Opens Today: Here's What to Expect (Photos)

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Photos by Laine Doss
Jeanette Mendez and Valerie Aguilar camp out for the IKEA Miami grand opening.
Although IKEA Miami doesn't open its doors until 9 a.m. today, already there are hundreds of people in line, some camping out for more than 24 hours.

What inspires such fandom for a furniture store?

It could be the free sofas that the Swedish megastore is giving to the first 39 people in line this morning, or it could be the promise of being part of a "happening" that spans the course of three days and includes giveaways, music, and food samplings.

IKEA spokesperson Joseph Roth says these store openings are so monumental because there are so few of them. "This is only the 39th store we've opened in the U.S. Other outlets open that many in just one metropolitan area."

See also: IKEA Miami Opens Tomorrow: Free Stuff All Week Including Meatballs for a Year

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Patpong Road Celebrates One Year With Free Drinks This Saturday

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Photo by Laine Doss
Don't have plans for Saturday night? Patpong Road, the bar founded by restaurant group 50 Eggs and located above Khong River House, is celebrating its first anniversary with free well and signature Laidee drinks till midnight. Laidee drinks come in a cool plastic bag and mix the Chinese spirit Bye Joe with tropical juices and fruit. The weekend is looking up all of a sudden.

John Kunkel is a man of many restaurants, but Patpong Road was his first foray into the wonderful world of cocktails. Inspired by his travels to Bangkok and its notorious red-light district, Patpong Road has been a favorite among locals this past year. In fact, it was New Times' choice for best new bar.

We chatted with Kunkel about Patpong's first year and its future.

See also: Better Days in Brickell: '70s Playboy Mags and Ouija

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Nutella Food Truck to Stop at Tropicana Flea Market This Weekend

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Nutella's food truck will stop in Miami from August 8 to 10 at Tropicana Flea Market.
Nutella turns 50 years old this year and to celebrate, makers of the hazelnut spread kicked off its half-century anniversary by dispatching its official food truck on a cross-country tour. The treat-bearing truck will make a three-day stop in Miami at the Tropicana Flea Market from August 8 through August 10.

The Spread the Happy truck tour began with a party in New York City, partnering with Dominique Ansel who created the cronut. With each stop, the truck will give away free samples of region-specific food pairings as well as have a chance to get some free swag. Before hitting Miami, the truck visited Tampa and Orlando. Nutella will pair its spread with baguettes and oranges for its Florida stops.

See also: Nutella Ice Cream Arriving at Carvel; Nutella Truck Tour Coming to Miami

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It's 7-Eleven Day: Free Slurpees for Everyone!

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7-Eleven via Facebook
Happy 7-Eleven Day!
Happy July 11.

If you're not familiar with the significance of this particular day, let's remind you. July 11 is the 192nd day of the calendar year. On this day in 1889, Tijuana was founded. Celebrities born on this day include Lil' Kim, Yul Brynner, and Suzanne Vega. It's also the day when you can get a free Slurpee.

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Ikea Bringing Cafecito Truck to Miami: Free Coffee and Furniture Previews

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Ikea via Twitter
Ikea: rolling out design ideas and coffee.
Ikea Miami's mega 416,000-square-foot quasi-city opens this summer in West Miami-Dade and the store, known for its Swedish meatballs and easy-on-the-wallet furniture with next-to-impossible names like Sniglar and Magnarp, is introducing itself to Miami by handing out...cafecito.

We kid you not. The Swedish furniture store is rolling out the Ikea cafecito truck for a little "cafecito time" starting Saturday, July 12. Over the next two weeks, the truck will tour Miami, giving out free coffee and a sneak peek of some Ikea furniture.

Which brings us to the big question -- why not just hand out meatballs and lingonberry jam? Or even Swedish Fish?

See also: IKEA Miami Now Hiring: 350 Jobs Including Food Service Positions

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Trade Tweets for Cocktails at Broken Shaker's Mandarine Napoléon Event

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Courtesy Mandarine Napoleon
This lovely cocktail can be yours for a mere tweet.
Twitter, the microblogging site that serves both as a communication tool and a way for drunk celebrities to implode, is as important a function on our phones as the ability to dial a number to most of us.

After showing your love to Twitter, it now wants to reciprocate by buying you a round of drinks at the Broken Shaker.

See also: Broken Shaker to Open Second Bar at Freehand Chicago

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Haute Dining to Debut in Miami: Learn About Membership Over Free Bites at Red the Steakhouse Tonight

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Groupon. Living Social. Deal Chicken. Voice Daily Deals. With so many online deal programs, you have to break down the massive list into categories to even tell them apart. Now, Miami restaurant lovers can join the money-saving club with a new program called Haute Dining, the brainchild of Buzzy Sklar, founder of Burger & Beer Joint and Automatic Slim's and creator of the app Epicurator.

Haute Dining is a membership program curated by Miami locals including Christopher Todd, who was involved in launching the old-school coupon-based membership program Entrainment Book, and Kevin Frija, who recently resigned as CEO at Vapor Corp. (one of the first e-cig companies) to concentrate on this project.

See also: Epicurator: Rate Your Foodgasms With New iPhone App

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Patpong Road Celebrates Best Of Win: Free Laidee Drinks This Weekend

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Courtesy Patpong Road
Free Laidee Drinks. Celebrate that!
Patpong Road is the infamous Bangkok night market and red light district. There, you'll find an assortment of delights at your disposal. We're talking everything from a meal, to a drink, to the company of a beautiful woman. These ladies traditionally ask "gentleman callers" to buy them a drink for which they receive a small commission. These cocktails are known as "lady drinks" or "laidee drinks."

The Patpong Road on South Beach recreates "most" of Bangkok's district. For instance, while there are no "ladies" vying for your company, there are Laidee Drinks -- a potent blend of the Chinese spirit Bye Joe, tropical juices, and fruit -- all served in a plastic bag. The Laidee drink, as well as the retro-cool Thailand-meets-Miami vibe (here, Michael Jackson will forevermore be on the top 40 playlist) and cocktails like the Long Thailand Iced Tea won the lounge the title of Miami's Best New Bar in our annual Best Of edition.

See also: Best New Bar 2014 - Patpong Road

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