Best Eats and Drinks This Week in Miami: Tropical Chinese Turns 30 and Silence of the Lamb Chops

Best Eats and Drinks This Week in Miami: Tropical Chinese Turns 30 and Silence of the Lamb Chops
Photo by Carla Torres

October is almost over and if you still don't have a costume for Friday, don't fret. It's better to spend your money on the more important things in life -- like food. That is especially true when the eats are inspired by one of the best horror films of all time, Silence of the Lambs. Yep, chefs Cesar Zapata and Todd Erickson have teamed up to bring adventurous eaters Silence of the Lamb Chops -- a wine and animal parts feast happening on Wednesday.

Besides that, Tropical Chinese is turning 30 tomorrow and it's celebrating in proper fashion -- with dim sum and a surprise unveiling.

Oh, and just a few more days of Burger and Bordeaux at DB Bistro Moderne, which gives you the chance to have Daniel Boulud's triple decker at one helluva price.

No tricks this week, just treats.

See also: Burgers & Bordeaux at DB Bistro: A Meal for the Price of a Sandwich

Monday

Last chance for Burgers & Bordeaux at DB Bistro Moderne

If you still haven't made your way over to DB Bistro for a bite of the most decadent burger in town, better hurry! Daniel Boulud's famed red-wine braised, short rib-stuffed sirloin with foie gras and truffle on a Parmesan bun usually costs $35, but until Friday, you can have it with an appetizer, dessert, and glass of Bordeaux for just $39.

Best Eats and Drinks This Week in Miami: Tropical Chinese Turns 30 and Silence of the Lamb Chops
Photo by Jose de las Casas

Mondays at Drunken Dragon exist now

Once upon a time Drunken Dragon was closed on Mondays, which meant if you wanted Korean barbecue or kimchi carbonara anywhere south of Lincoln, you had to wait until Tuesday. Well, that's no longer the case because DD is now open for tiki drink, tuna tatami pizza, and crispy bok choy business.

 

Best Eats and Drinks This Week in Miami: Tropical Chinese Turns 30 and Silence of the Lamb Chops
Photo by Carina Ost

Tuesday

Tropical Chinese Turns 30

Tropical Chinese is a Miami institution. In 1984, when no one was brave enough to push Hong Kong-style dim sum, the restaurant did so by the cartload. Fast-forward three decades and Tropical Chinese is still serving dim sum to its faithful suburban clientele. And to celebrate, they're inviting all those who've supported them over the years tomorrow for an evening of complimentary light bites, dim sum demos, art, music, and dancing. There will also be handcrafted cocktails, courtesy of Byejoe, served from the never-before seen 20-foot bar. If you RSVP to byejoe@h2cinc.com you'll be amongst the first to see it tomorrow night. Celebrations are from 7 to 11 p.m.

Best Eats and Drinks This Week in Miami: Tropical Chinese Turns 30 and Silence of the Lamb Chops
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Wednesday

Silence of the Lamb Chops at The Federal

Silence of the Lambs is a classic. Naturally, it was only a matter of time before a couple of chefs thought up a Halloween-themed dinner inspired by the 1991 American thriller. That time is Wednesday, and the chefs on hand are Cesar Zapata (The Federal) and Todd Erickson (Haven and HuaHua's). Set at The Federal, the five-course dinner will immerse diners in the film, which will be showing while the soundtrack plays in the background. Only gourmet cannibals are encouraged to attend, as the frighteningly adventurous menu includes pig face, beef heart tartare, chicken liver mousse, country fried veal brains, and roasted rack of lamb with blood sausage. Priced at $65 per person and including wine pairings, this dinner isn't for the faint of heart (or picky eaters). The adventure begins at 7:30 p.m. Costumes are encouraged. Keeping your act together is mandatory.

Best Eats and Drinks This Week in Miami: Tropical Chinese Turns 30 and Silence of the Lamb Chops
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Thursday

Beer and BBQ at Uncle Tom's

Uncle Tom's is back with new interiors, the same beloved menu items, and barbecue-and-beer-pairing dinner on the last Thursday of every month. The fall harvest dinner taking place this Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m. includes a pretty hefty menu. Think smoked-bone in pork loin with roasted butternut, squash with carrots and green beans cornbread, roasted potatoes with cranberry sauce, and homemade pumpkin pie with vanilla ice cream. Of course there's beer to go with the foodstuff: 312 Goose Island, Sam Adams, and Oktoberfest.

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Uncle Tom's Barbecue

3988 SW Eighth St.
Coral Gables, FL 33134

305-445-0844

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Haven

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305-987-8885

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Drunken Dragon

1424 Alton Rd.
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DB Bistro Moderne

255 Biscayne Blvd. Way
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305-421-8800

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The Federal Food Drink & Provisions - Closed

5132 Biscayne Blvd.
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305-758-9559

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