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Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: $2 Sliders, National Oyster Day, and Dumpling Making

Still recovering from Ultra and Winter Music Conference? March madness isn’t over just yet. So keep the party going at Tongue & Cheek with $2 sliders and $5 craft beers. They are part of their extended happy hour all week long.

Tomorrow, pay homage to the not-so-humble oyster by hitting up some of town’s best oyster spots for National Oyster Half Shell Day.

If you’ve always wanted to learn to make dumplings, Wednesday is your chance as Khong River hosts an intimate lesson where you’ll get hands on education followed by dinner.

Cap your week off by the fire with some s’mores and beer at Restaurant Michael Schwartz’s Buck’s Beer & Bonfire Pop-up.

Week starts now.

Tongue & Cheek March Madness
March is also over, but Tongue & Cheek is extending the madness for a week longer by making its happy hour (regularly from 4 to 7 p.m.) available all night long. That means that you can nosh on $2 beef cheek sliders, $8 bar snacks, $8 cocktails, and $5 craft beer without having to worry about the time. Can’t make it today or tomorrow? Don’t fret – March madness is going through April 6.

National Oyster Half Shell Day
Tomorrow is national oyster day, and what better way to celebrate your adoration for bivalves than by slurping dozens of ‘em? Do so at Edge Steak & Bar or River Oyster Bar during happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m., where oysters are just a dollar a pop. Or to Mignonette’s bar from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and pick and choose your bivalves from their rotating selection for $2 each. Lure is celebrating with six oysters on the half shell and a SOS martini for $20. No matter where you decide to celebrate, just make sure there are plenty of oysters involved.

Learn to Make Dumplings with a Master Chef
If you missed Khong River’s WMC Beats-n-Buns brunch with DJ Questlove on Saturday, Wednesday is your chance to make it up to yourself by learning to make dumplings with Top Chef Masters contestant and executive chef Patricia Yeo. The intimate hands-on class is limited to 14 people, and pairs your lesson with some bubbly. Once you’ve learned all there is to learn about dumplings, you’ll reap the benefits of all your hard work with a five-course wine pairing dinner. On the menu: dumplings of course. But also: poached shrimp and shredded pork, chicken and mushroom pot sticker, duck katsu spring roll, and crispy banana chocolate ravioli. Class costs $125 a person. To reserve a seat call Khong River at 305-763-8147.

Buck’s Beer Garden and Bonfire at Restaurant Michael Schwartz
When was the last time you roasted marshmallows while drinking craft beer? Make it happen on Thursday at Restaurant Michael Schwartz’s Buck’s beer Garden and Bonfire. Happening the first and third Thursday of every month, the beer and bonfire pop-up takes place at the Raleigh’s backyard oasis and features RMS food concessions, a keg of beer from a local brewery every month, lawn games, and of course bonfires to roast Buck’s DIY s’mores kit. Offerings are pay as you go, with tickets for purc

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Carla Torres found her inner gourmand voice while writing for Miami New Times in 2012. She has also worked with Travel & Leisure and Ocean Drive and today is involved with a tech startup. She balances passions for wine, sweets, yoga, and kayaking.