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Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Croquetesa Burger, For the Love of Bourbon, and Moet Thursdays

Pincho Factory's beloved croquetesa burger is back, but not for long. Through September 30, find the croqueta-and-cheese sandwich on the menu at all locations. Try Pisco y Nazca's new happy-hour specials too, including three fruity sangria pitchers now available.

This Wednesday, the Local will host a bourbon-inspired dinner in honor of National Bourbon Heritage Month. The Vagabond Kitchen & Bar's $50 MiMo Thursdays, where booze and small plates are offered at discounted prices, will happen this week too.
Croquetesa Burger Returns to Pincho Factory
Snag the restaurant's beloved bite: the croquetesa burger. The plate, made by transforming a burger patty into a croqueta and stuffing jack cheese, pickles, mayo, and mustard inside a brioche bun, won the Amstel Light People’s Choice Award at the 2015 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Thanks to popular demand, the burger is back at all Pincho Factory locations through September 30.
New Sangria Pitchers and Happy-Hour Specials at Pisco y Nazca
The Peruvian-fusion eatery recently added new specials to its "Hora Loca" happy-hour menu. Enjoy sangria pitchers including El Shandy, Sangria Peruana, and Sangria Brava, along with wine, beer, and house liquor drinks for half price. As you sip, munch on Angus beef sliders hugged by pretzel buns and topped with tomato panca chutney, shoestring fries, and rocoto pepper aioli ($9); chicken lollipops with chi jau kai sauce and napa cabbage ($9); and deep-fried pork rinds drizzled with orange aioli ($5).
For the Love of Bourbon at the Local Craft Food & Drink
The Local chef/owner Phil Bryant and mixologist Will Thompson have teamed up with Beam Suntory Bourbons and Chat Chow to host For the Love of Bourbon, a spirits-pairing dinner, this Wednesday, September 21. In celebration of National Bourbon Heritage Month, the casual gastropub will transform into a fine-dining supper club featuring a menu of bourbon-laced French-Southern fare paired with specially made cocktails. The six-course dinner, priced at $75 per person, begins at 6:30 p.m. with a welcome cocktail and canapés. Get into the spirit by dressing in 1920s-style attire too. Reservations are required. Email valdiviaveronica@yahoo.com
$50 Moët Thursdays at Vagabond Kitchen & Bar
Start the weekend early at Vagabond Kitchen's MiMo Thursdays. Enjoy $50 Moët bottles as you nibble on small plates such as tuna poke toast, mini Wagyu burgers, and octopus pintxo. Or try handcrafted cocktails for $8, along with beer and wine starting at $5. Happy hour runs from 6 to 9 p.m.

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