Toscana Divino in Brickell Introduces Three-Course Weekday Lunch for $23

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Salmon tartare.
If your weekday lunch needs a makeover from that sad microwaveable frozen meal or wrinkly brown paper bag, head to Toscana Divino in Mary Brickell Village.

A couple of weeks ago, this sleek Italian eatery launched L'originale: Lunch Italiano, offering a rotating three-course lunch menu for $23 on weekdays. The restaurant, commissioned in part by the city of Florence and the region of Tuscany, offers the senses an affordably priced minivacation from mundane workweek meals.

See also: Toscana Divino: Tuscany Is the Star at This Brickell Eatery

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

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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El Rey Takes the Crown at Magic City Casino Frita Showdown

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The winning frita.
In a shock to attendees, frita fanatics and the Miami Twitterverse El Rey de las Fritas' Cuban hamburger bested the creation of Ortelio Cárdenas, El Mago de las Fritas, at Burger Beast's first ever Frita Showdown at Magic City Casino Wednesday night.

See also: Miami's Top Ten Fritas Cubanas

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SuViche and Gravity Brewlab Pair Ceviche With Beer Tonight

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We Miamians will have beer with just about anything -- burgers, tacos, churrasco, fritas. What about ceviche? Doesn't that sound like a great summer love?

Good thing then, that SuViche has partnered with local craft brewery, Gravity Brewlab to bring a four-course ceviche-and-beer pairing to locals tomorrow night in SuViche's SoBe location just off Lincoln Road.

See also: Craft Brewjas and Bruery Taking Over Abraxas This Friday

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Miami Heat Plays Tonight: Watch Parties at MPP and Toro Toro with Octopus & Beer,

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Ok, so we may have lost game one against the Bulls, but that means nothing. Haters are already getting excited. Uhh, remember in 06' when we were down two and then came back and won four straight? Yeah ...

In support of the Heat these local establishments are throwing some watch parties. Check down below for updates.

The Miami Heat is on, and no we're not talking about the weather. Defending champions (is it too soon to predict this year's outcome?) and our lovable hometown team swept round one of the playoffs and begins young two tonight against the Chicago Bulls. What do you have to say about that Lil' Wayne?

We thought so.

And because our city is so damn proud of the Heat but hates the actual heat, downtown restaurants have decided to jump on the bandwagon and are hosting watch parties with ice cold beer specials and some bites to go along. Don't expect chicken wings and fries. We don't mean sports bars or Hooters.

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-Toro Toro Charges Into Downtown Miami

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A Late-Night Menu and Extended Hours at Blue Collar Are Just What Miami Needs

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Serfer knows just what Miami's food industry people need besides sleep and sex.

Ever worked at a restaurant? It's kind of the worst. Terrible hours. Crazy customers. Second-degree burns all over your hands and forearms.

The restaurant industry doesn't play around.

So Danny Serfer wants to help, and that's why he's officially kicked off a late-night menu and extended weekend hours for Miami's industry folk.

Think of it as the new late-night hangout with a special menu, a care-free vibe, and "jhorts."

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Kitchen 305: All-You-Can-Eat Lobster and Stone Crab Cheap This Week

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Come and get us, boys.

Fishing for dinner plans tonight?

Look no further.

Kitchen 305 at Newport Hotel and Resort has plenty lobster and stone crab to go around a couple times for those who appreciate its sweet, succulent meat of the gods.

In fact, they're making such a big deal of the affair, it's a two-day party. First call's tonight and drink specials are waiting for you.

P.S.: Check out how to score a free drink, free valet, AND 20 percent off your whole check.

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Catharsis: Best Place for New Year's Eve; Early Openings Available

Songstress, Alma Rosa Castellanos.
There are still a few spots left for the early seating tonight at New Times' Best Restaurant in Little Havana (2012), Catharsis Restaurant & Lounge. It's an all-in-one kind of place, where you can eat, drink, and dance to your heart's content.

They will offer the opportunity to choose from three different menu options:

  • Five-course meal with three hour open bar ($80 per person, plus tax and tip)
  • Five course meal with open bar all night ($95 per person, plus tax and tip)
  • A-la-carte menu at regular menu prices without added fees

Of course, as you'd expect from a place with such versatility that it's been featured on WDNA and Deco Drive, in addition to gourmet grub you'll also get hearty drinks and an impromptu dance floor. See? All-in-one.
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Michy's to Go Cell-Phone Free at Sensational Sundays Dinner Series

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Gio Alma
Chef Bernstein is bringing back some Sra. Martinez favorites this Sunday.
Trying to juggle parenting with running a group of successful restaurants has to be a challenge for Michelle Bernstein and her husband/partner David Martinez.

Especially when Bernstein and Martinez are planning their next restaurant concept (though that nugget of intel has been confirmed, the date, location, and concept are still a way off).

So how does a power couple ensure quality family time? Pledge to forgo cell phones, emails, and iPads on Sundays in exchange for an old-fashioned meal filled with good food and that thing we used to watch Opie and Andy and the Cleavers do around the dinner table...wait...what is it?  Oh yes..personal interaction, also known as conversation.

Bernstein likes the idea of a place where people can enjoy good food and good conversation so much, she's turning Michy's into a cell phone-free zone on Sundays. Starting this Sunday, October 21 through November, Bernstein is hosting a weekly dinner series, entitled Sensational Sundays.

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