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Iron Fork & Miami Spice Kickoff MasterCard Pre-Sale Offers Discounts Through Friday

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Miami's one of America's least fit cities -- but can you blame us? This town is chock full of tasty delights, at restaurants ranging from Bal Harbour to Coral Gables and beyond. And with upcoming events like Iron Fork and Miami Spice, now's not exactly the time to change your gluttonous ways. In fact, it's time to embrace them.

This year, Miami New Times and the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) have joined up for a perfect pairing -- the Iron Fork/Miami Spice Kickoff event, presented by Miami Downtown Development Authority. And now through Friday, you can get crazy discounts on tickets to the culinary event of the season when you use your MasterCard.

It all goes down Thursday, August 1, from 7-10 p.m., at the Adrienne Arsht Center. You and your fellow foodies can pig out on dishes from Miami Spice participating restaurants, all to the sounds of live, local music.

Want the VIP experience? VIP ticket holders get first dibs on all the best stuff; they get into the event an hour earlier than general admission guests, starting at 6 p.m. Plus, they enjoy added the benefits of drinks from Wines of Chile, Bacardi, and Stella Artois. Nothing says VIP like comped booze.

The event will feature nearly 50 of Miami's best restaurants including A Fish Called Avalon; Baoli; Atrio at the Conrad; City Hall; Il Mulino; Catch Grill and Bar; and Tuyo.

Ordinarily, you'd have to wait until June 1 to get your tickets. But if you have a MasterCard, you can snag 'em right this second -- and at a 20% discount for both GA and VIP tickets. That means GA prices are $32 (regularly $40), and VIP costs $60 (regularly $75).

Are you drooling in anticipation? That's a waste of time; wipe your mouth and visit microapp.miaminewtimes.com/ironfork by this Friday to get your tickets.

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