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Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Miami Spice, One-Cent Ice Cream, and Gastropod Live

Seared foie gras at Miami Spice participating restaurant Palme d'Or.
Seared foie gras at Miami Spice participating restaurant Palme d'Or. Courtesy photo
This week, 1-800-Lucky's Taiyaki hosts an ice-cream social for the launch of the romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians; Miami Spice kicks off Wednesday; Gastropod hosts a live podcast performance at the Frost Museum of Science; and Cream offers one-cent ice-cream sandwiches.
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Courtesy of Taiyaki
Free Ice-Cream Social for Crazy Rich Asians at 1-800-Lucky's Taiyaki. Celebrate the nationwide release of the romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians at Taiyaki. The first 100 people will receive one complimentary Taiyaki cone, as well as a chance to win a gift card or tickets to see the film. The event will also include a surprise appearance and photo opportunities with the stars of the movie. 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at 1-800-Lucky, 143 NW 23rd St., Miami; 1800lucky.com.
click to enlarge Michael Schwartz's Amara at Paraiso is participating in Miami Spice. - COURTESY PHOTO
Michael Schwartz's Amara at Paraiso is participating in Miami Spice.
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Miami Spice Kicks Off Across Town. The moment you've been waiting all summer for is finally here: Miami Spice begins Wednesday, August 1. Through September 30, some of the fanciest restaurants in town will offer $23 lunch and $39 dinner menus (excluding tax and tip). Some even throw in a free cocktail, a complimentary fourth course, or a $23 weekend brunch. There are more than two dozen new eateries this year, as well as a first-time partnership between Miami Spice and Slow Food Miami, a nonprofit that recognizes businesses that practice sustainability and authenticity in food and beverages. If you're not sure where to start, check out New Times' list of this year's best.
click to enlarge Cohosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley of Gastropod. - COURTESY PHOTO
Cohosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley of Gastropod.
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Gastropod Live at Frost Science. Are oysters really an aphrodisiac? Can you hack your taste buds? Why did it take humanity so long to invent the chocolate bar? In a special live performance of the podcast Gastropod, cohosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley will serve a three-course feast for the eyes and ears. From live experiments to interactive tastings, the evening will combine special guests and field recordings to reveal the history and science behind the food we eat. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 1, at the Frost Museum of Science, 1101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tickets cost $8 to $10 via frostscience.org.
click to enlarge Assemble your own handcrafted ice-cream sandwich. - PHOTO BY ALONA ABBADY MARTINEZ
Assemble your own handcrafted ice-cream sandwich.
Photo by Alona Abbady Martinez
Ice Cream Sandwich Day at Cream. For National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, bite into a mini version of Cream's warm ice-cream sandwich for one penny. Stop by Cream's locations in Pembroke Pines, Aventura, Weston, or Boca Raton for the special. 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, August 2, at Cream, various locations; creamnation.com.
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Courtesy of Whole Foods
Amazon Prime Launches One-Hour Delivery Service From Whole Foods Market. Shoppers in Miami with Amazon Prime accounts can get Whole Foods groceries delivered straight to their door. Prime Now, Amazon’s same-day delivery service, now includes delivery from Whole Foods Market locations across South Florida, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Palm Beach. Using the Prime Now website or app, customers can peruse thousands of Whole Foods items — including produce, meat and seafood, everyday staples, and other locally sourced goods — place orders, and track delivery. One- and two-hour delivery windows are available upon checkout. Service is available daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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Courtesy photo
Lobster at Quarterdeck. Through the summer, all Quarterdeck locations are offering a number of lobster specials. Highlights include lobster tacos topped with cheddar cheese and sliced avocados and served with cilantro-chive aioli and mango salsa ($19.99); lobster scampi sautéed in white wine and served over linguine ($24.99); lobster roll sandwiches on New England rolls ($19.99); and Mike’s lobster sushi rolls made with shrimp tempura, masago, and Maine lobster ($19.99). Through the summer at Quarterdeck, various locations; quarterdeckrestaurants.com.
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