Roots & Freens: Gourmet, Organic Food Delivered To Your Doorstep

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Photos by Carla Torres
At Roots & Freens, organic all the way is the motto. Chef and copartner Carlos Torres has a resumé that spans a decade in the kitchens of top toques Douglas Rodriguez, Michelle Bernstein, and Michael Mina.

Now he's bringing healthful and gourmet cuisine and cold-pressed juices right to your door, at least until he opens his storefront at the Lab in Wynwood in two months.

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Get a Free Lobster Tail at Whole Foods Plus Valentine's Recipe

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Courtesy of Whole Foods
With Valentine's Day just a couple of days away, you're probably scrambling to get reservations at one of the many places offering a romantic dinner for two priced at less than $100 per person.

Let's face it though, going on to dinner for Valentine's Day is overrated. The kitchen is more often than not trying to flip tables as fast as possible, wait times are obscene, the service is lackluster and the food is rarely the same as on a regular night.

The solution? Don't wait till after dinner to slip into something more comfortable. A home cooked meal; especially one that consists of a little surf and turf and ends with strawberry ice cream will impress your sweetheart more than any fancy restaurant dinner. To celebrate the love, all Whole Foods stores in Florida are offering a free lobster tail with the purchase of any dry-aged steak tomorrow and Friday, and the perfect herb roasted lobster and steak recipe to go with it.

See also: Whole Foods Hosts Speed Dating Event Before Valentine's Day

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Devon Seafood & Steak: Spice It Up Without Miami Spice, Tonight Only

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Just cause you live in the suburbs doesn't mean you can't spice things up. In celebration of Miami Spice, Devon is heating things up at a lower cost and with a fourth course. Located in Town and Country in Kendall, the seafood and steakhouse is getting caliente tonight, with an evening of tequila and tamales.

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Five Dollars Gets You Five Haas Avocados at Any Whole Foods, Today Only

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Calling all avocado nuts. Whole Foods is offering a one-day special sale on the deliciously green fruit that's used as a vegetable -- $5 for five. That's a dollar each. The catch? It's for today only.

All Whole Foods Market stores in Florida are participating in this one day haas avocado event. The haas avocado is easily identified by its oval shape and the bumpy texture of its skin that's dark green to purple, and black when it's ripe. Not sure what you'll do with five avocados? We've got your covered. Whole Foods also offers up some recipes for the bad boys - from salad, to salsa, and even catfish tacos. After the jump.

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Mangia Monday's: Get a Taste of Sicily at Quattro Tonight

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all photos by Carla Torres
Miami Spice's prices -- three-course offerings at a low of $33 for dinner -- have garnered a lot of talk: the good, the best, and the misses.

But there are a few restaurants that have more than just Miami Spice up their promotional sleeve. Quattro Gastronomia, Lincoln Road's chic Italian eatery, for instance, offers Mangia Monday's. A regional tasting menu that took the restaurant to Piedmont and Napoli during the last two months has now landed in Sicily. What better way to start the week than with some Italian?

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-Mangia Mondays at Quattro Highlights Regional Italian at a Discount


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Bâoli's Tempting Tuesdays: Half-Priced Menu With New Asian-Inspired Eats

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Baoli
Robata grilled salmon filet
Bâoli Miami recently launched Tempting Tuesdays, a way to get the full Bâoli experience for less. Now through October 29, the entire menu -- abounding with new Asian-inspired dishes courtesy of a July revamp -- is half-off on Tuesdays.

Short Order was invited to try out the menu with some new Asian delicacies, and we're here to guide you through it all and help you choose the best options.

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Cronot Comes to Sushi Maki in Coral Gables

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Sushi Maki
Get your cronots starting Thursday.
The summer of 2013 will forever be known as the summer of the cronut. This little genius mashup of the croissant and the doughnut caused quite a splash this year, with people lining up hours before Dominique Ansel's New York City bakery opens each day.

Can't wait for a cronut? You can always buy them on the black market for about $40.

See also: NYC Introduces the Cronut, Will Miami Follow?

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Coral Gables Restaurant Week: Three Places To Try on the Final Weekend

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Sangria at La Taberna Giralda
Coral Gables Restaurant Week ends this Sunday and we've put together a small roundup for you. We were invited to try the three-course, prix-fixe menu at three restaurants. They varied in both cuisine and price range... and we also ventured to several others. Here are our top three suggestions.

Enjoy!

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Pubbelly, PB Steak Present Mega-Affordable Summer Menus Today

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Bill Wisser
Tonight, the Pubbelly clan will launch an unbeatable summer dinner and brunch menu at Pubbelly and its beef-centric sister restaurant, PB Steak, around the corner.

Designed to coincide with Miami Spice (even though Spice won't begin till August 1), the $35-per-person menu offers nine dishes to share. That's about seven more than you'd normally get if you're like us -- ballers on a budget.

Enticed yet? See what's included in the offerings.

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Coral Gables Restaurant Week Kicks Off Nearly a Month of Deals at Top Eateries

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Morton's The Steakhouse
The City of Coral Gables may have to consider rebranding its food fest. Instead of one week, Coral Gables Restaurant Week actually spans three weeks, from June 10 - 30.

Either way, it all starts tomorrow with Taste of the Gables at the Westin Colonnade Hotel, where attendees can sample tasty tidbits from 20 restaurants as well as vote for their choice of best "Taste" dish. Advance general admission to the kick-off event cost $25 per person, but you can also attend VIP-style for $50 ($35 and $65 at the door).

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