The 17th-annual Miami Marathon and Half-Marathon will take place this Sunday. About 25,000 runners are expected to fill the streets of Miami and Miami Beach.
Traditionally, the evening before a big race, runners carbo-load by scarfing down steaming bowls of pasta to store energy for the miles to come.
To help, a few area restaurants are offering special pre-marathon dinners. Plus, other establishments will celebrate runners' accomplishments with post-marathon deals.
Dolce Italian at the Gale Hotel. A hearty pappardelle
Estiatorio Milos. This restaurant, known for its impeccable seafood, offers lobster pasta for runners. The dish features fresh lobster and spaghetti prepared with olive oil, onions, and tomato sauce (MP). 730 First St.,
Miami Beach; 305-604-6800; milos.ca/restaurants/miami.
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La Mar by Gaston Acurio. This Friday and Saturday, the restaurant inside the Mandarin Oriental will offer
Scarpetta. Scott Conant's Italian restaurant inside the Fontainebleau will offer marathon runners a prix fixe. Priced at $39, not including tax and tip, the meal is available from 6 to 8 p.m. this Friday and Saturday. The menu includes a choice of burrata, arugula salad, or creamy polenta for
Addikt. After the marathon, runners who show their race number at this brunch spot atop the W Miami will receive half-priced bottomless drinks with brunch this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 485 Brickell Ave., Miami; 305-503-0373; marriott.com/hotels.
La Mar by Gastón Acurio. Runners can enjoy Sunday brunch from noon to 3:30 p.m. Peruvian specialties include