Miami Spice: The Ten Best Weekend Deals

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4. Barley & Swine Gastropub

Who says you have to drive to the baech to get a good meal? Stay close to home and dine at Barley & Swine, next to Dadeland. Since "swine" is in the name of the restaurant, we'll suggest the crispy chimichurri pig tails, Niman ranch pork with sambal chimichurri sauce for starters. Choose two from the entree section which includes pork belly, pork rib tips, lamb belly, and octopus. For dessert, there's a swine ball, made with cookie crisp beer porridge. Note: Barley & Swine is closed Sunday.

3. Blue Collar

Where else are you getting a Latke "Club" for Miami Spice? The only place we can think of is Danny Serfer's Blue Collar. That's what you'll want for starters, before choosing between the chef's daily braise selection with Yukon gold mashed potatoes or a half of a braised long island duck with lo mein, cherries, and green curry. Butterscotch Heath Bar bread pudding with spicy whipped cream for dessert? Hell, yeah! It's sort of like the meal your mom wishes she made. Only thing missing from this dinner is for Serfer to tuck you into bed and read you a story. That's not included.

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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.
Contact: Laine Doss