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Coral Gables Restaurant Week Kickoff: Win Tickets to Taste of the Gables

The sixth annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week returns with more than two dozen of Coral Gables finest restaurants offering specially priced prix-fixe menus.

The only problem with this great event? It's gotten too darn big for just one week, so this year, the promotion has expanded to three seven-day bacchanals of good food and great deals. From June 10-30, dine at any one of the participating restaurants for a meal deal, with each eatery offering at least a 20-percent savings off their regular menu. Just make a reservation at any of the participating restaurants and be sure to ask for the special restaurant week menu. For a full list of all participating restaurants, visit coralgablesrestaurantweek.com.

If you like numbers, that comes out to over 20 restaurants offering at least a 20 percent discount in about 20 days. Coincidence? We don't think so.

On Thursday, June 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Westin Colonnade Hotel will be filled with good food, good wine, and great music when Coral Gables Restaurant Week kicks off with the fantastic Taste of the Gables, where you can sample food from restaurant week participants and vote for your favorite dish.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door, but Short Order readers can get $5 off an advance general admission purchase by using code MNT by May 31 with your online order.

A limited number of VIP tickets are also available for $50 in advance, $65 at the door (while supplies last). VIP holders will have access to a special VIP "1862 room," where they'll enjoy a Bacardi-hosted open bar, enjoy additional food stations, and take home a fantastic goody bag. (MNT discount not valid for VIP.)

Or, win a pair of tickets right here, right now. Simply use our "comment" feature to share which Coral Gables restaurant you're most excited to try during restaurant week and why. Our favorite answer will win a pair of VIP tickets to Taste of the Gables. A runner up will win a pair of GA tickets. Make sure to register with a valid email address or put your Twitter handle in the comment so we can get in touch with you if you win! We'll announce the winners on Friday, May 24.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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