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Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Battle of the Bars, Iron Fork Dinner, and Late-Night Pizza

Happy Monday, Miami. Roll out of bed and head to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where an early-voting rally will take place at noon. Come ready to vote and get treated to a free taco. Battle of the Bars is tonight too, featuring Pawn Broker, Bodega, and Craft Social Club.

This Wednesday, the Mandarin Oriental will host a wine dinner with pours by Darioush Vineyards. Thursday at BLT Prime, the two chefs who won New Times' Iron Fork cook-off will reunite for a special collaborative dinner to celebrate their big win. End the week at Rec Room's Thursday-night underground party, which features free pizza at 2 a.m.
Miami Early-Voting Rally at Jackson Memorial Hospital
Today marks the first day of early voting. Celebrate with a taco. From noon to 1:30 p.m., Zoo Miami's Ron Magill and various health-care workers' unions will host an early-voting celebration in Jackson Memorial Hospital's Alamo Park in the center of campus. Jackson employees and community members who are interested in learning about early voting will be treated to a free taco from El Orgullo Latino Kitchen and Que Pinchos Tacos y Mas food trucks, along with music. Voters will then board the Love Bus and be taken to the Stephen P. Clark Government Center to vote. They will be given a lift back in the bus.

Battle of the Bars at the Langford
Today the Langford Hotel will host Battle of the Bars, featuring Pawn Broker, Bodega, and Craft Social Club. Enjoy signature punches from three bars, and cast your vote for the winner. Tickets cost $16 in advance or $20 at the door, which includes three cocktails. Visit mixstir.com.
Women in Whiskey at Regent Cocktail Club
To honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, head to Miami Beach's Regent Cocktail Club this Tuesday for its Women in Whiskey event. Guests will receive a complimentary Jack Daniel’s honey cocktail. Enjoy live music and signature cocktails throughout the evening. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen. The event is free and begins at 8 p.m. To RSVP, visit mixstir.com.

Darioush and Azul Wine Dinner at Azul
The Mandarin Oriental's Azul restaurant has partnered with Darioush Khaledi, owner/founder of Darioush Vineyards, to host a one-night-only event this Wednesday. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and include five courses paired with a different wine. Dinner is priced at $158 per person. Menu highlights include warm Alaskan king crab, short-rib ravioli, caramelized pork belly, and dark-chocolate custard. For reservations, call 305-913-8358 or email momia-restaurants@mohg.com.
Iron Fork Champions Dinner at BLT Prime
The two chefs who won New Times' Iron Fork cook-off will reunite for a special collaborative dinner to celebrate their big win. This Thursday, BLT Prime chef de cuisine Dustin Ward will welcome Meat Market chef Sean Brasel into his kitchen to whip up a four-course prix fixe inspired by their win. The menu will feature dishes that highlight ingredients they used during the cook-off, as well as one of the winning plates they created together: Wagyu short rib with red-wine jus, short-rib marmalade, and microcarrots. The dinner is priced at $75 per person. For reservations, call 305-591-6066 or email lukas@bltprime.com
Pizza Delivery at Rec Room's New Underground Party
Rec Room inside the Gale South Beach is ready to satisfy late-night cravings with complimentary pizza at 2 a.m. During the club/lounge's Thursday-evening underground party, Half/Full, guests can grab a slice and pair it with a signature cocktail when the clock strikes 2. Admission is free.

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