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Burn Notice Auction: Eat and Drink Like Michael Westen

Madeline's dining room set on the auction block.
Madeline's dining room set on the auction block.
All photos by Laine Doss

Burn Notice, the show that asks the question, "What happens when a government spy gets canned and moves back to Miami?" has ended its run. To Miami residents, it means no more watching shit get blown up around Coconut Grove and no more Jeffrey Donovan sightings (sigh).

But those of us wanting some keepsakes of Michael, Fiona, Sam, and Madeline had the opportunity yesterday when auctioneers sold off all (and we do mean all) of the props from the show. We're talking everything from fake tombstones to Porsches to lighting rigs.

What most fascinated me was the chance to eat and drink like the cast. There was no disappointment there, because lots of vintage barware, teapots, wine bottles, industrial kitchen equipment, fake menus, and dining room sets all found their way to the auction block -- some at insanely low prices (a three-tier industrial rack of commercial pots and pans sold for $50, while some plastic cups went for $80).

The most coveted item? A vintage tiki bar sitting in the corner of the immense Coconut Grove Convention Center. This was mine, I decided. While I waited (for three hours) through some cool stuff (and some dreck) to bid on my bar, here's what I found:

Burn Notice Auction: Eat and Drink Like Michael Westen

Vintage decanters, glasses, and plastic ketchup containers sold in a lot for $80.

Burn Notice Auction: Eat and Drink Like Michael Westen

You always wanted your own churros cart, didn't you? Both a memory and a business opportunity.

Burn Notice Auction: Eat and Drink Like Michael Westen

The back of the menu (unsold) from a fictional diner. I'll have the rooster burger with a side of squirrel.

Burn Notice Auction: Eat and Drink Like Michael Westen

Into molecular gastronomy? This liquid nitrogen tank is for you. Sold in a lot for $50.

Burn Notice Auction: Eat and Drink Like Michael Westen

We found this vial of poison (which sold for $20) in a random bin.

Burn Notice Auction: Eat and Drink Like Michael Westen

All of these pots and pans (and literally hundreds more like them) were sold in a mega-lot for $50. Enough to furnish a restaurant.

Burn Notice Auction: Eat and Drink Like Michael Westen

Scotty's Landing fake façade. Where fantasy meets reality (unsold).

Burn Notice Auction: Eat and Drink Like Michael Westen

What does an unemployed government spy drink? Cheap wine, apparently.

Burn Notice Auction: Eat and Drink Like Michael Westen

This vintage tiki bar sparked a bidding war. Eventually, it sold for $130. The highest bidder? Yours truly.

An online auction, going on now, gives you one last opportunity to snag your own Burn Notice souvenir -- such as Carlito's restaurant in its entirety (current bid $740) or Michael's yogurt and spoons (current bid $120).

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Coconut Grove Convention Center

2700 S. Bayshore Drive
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