Miami Spice: The Ten Best Weekend Deals

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Luxury Top Five (Dinner $39 per person)

5. Red The Steakhouse

With a host of choices (including a five ounce petite Certified Angus Beef filet), this SoBe steak house doesn't skimp with their Spice menu. The menu changes frequently, but expect classic appetizers like a Caesar salad or Italian stuffed peppers. Don't feel like steak? Atlantic salmon, Ashley Farms chicken breast, broiled pork chops, or bucatini with red sauce and meatball are options. Desserts include a drunken peach cobbler, made with Southern peaches macerated in Southern Comfort.

4. J&G Grill

Bradley Kilgore is the chef de cuisine at Jean-Georges Vongerichten's gorgeous spot at the St. Regis Bal Harbour resort. Yes, we know Miamians like to dine late, but for once try to make it to dinner before sunset to catch a glimpse of the Atlantic change colors before she's enveloped in darkness. As for the fare? We'd suggest starting with the fresh calamari filled with lamb sausage with smoked tomato-caper emulsion and squid ink before moving on to the poussin with pine nut-foie gras jus, served with truffle fava bean succotash, chanterelles, and housemade raisins. Try the chocolate, bread, and olive oil dessert to finish off the evening.

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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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