Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Food Trucks, Attaboy, and a Pig Roast

Cure the Monday blues with a three-course speciality lunch menu at any Novecento location, celebrating its 25th anniversary. Add a glass of vino for an extra $5.

This Tuesday, BLT Prime will host a five-course dinner paired with Montes Premium Wines. Wednesday, Cleo South Beach's hookah menu will become available. Thursday, choose from food trucks and tunes at Brickell City Centre, a bar collaboration between NYC's Attaboy and Matador Room, a StripSteak wine dinner, and a pig roast with Taquiza at Quality Meats.

Three-Course Lunch at Novecento 
In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Novecento will offer a three-course lunch menu for $25 or a two-course lunch menu for $19.91, which honors the first Novecento that opened in 1991. A glass of house wine can be added for an extra $5. Menu items include empanadas, grilled chicken, spaghetti caprese, fish of the day, and flan. The offer is valid through July 31 and is available at all three locations.

Montes Premium Wines at BLT Prime
BLT Prime's Dustin Ward has crafted a five-course speciality menu paired with Chile's Montes Premium Wines. Vintner Aurelio Montes will be on hand. Begin with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner. Menu offerings include scallop crudo, terrine foie gras, dry-aged lamb, prime Delmonico, and apricot honey cake. The cost is $95 per person. Call 305-591-6606 for more information. 

Wednesday  Hookah Menu at Cleo 
The Mediterranean venue will celebrate the Middle Eastern hookah tradition with three selections of hookahs: Cleopatra, Arabica, and Ice Egyptian, which come with a selection of flavored shisha. There are cocktail hookahs too, featuring shisa created to mimic the flavors of Cleo’s specialty cocktails. Other additions include a selection of fruit bowls infusing hookahs with a fresh citrus taste. Cleo’s dinner menu will also be available on the patio. The offer is available Wednesday through Sunday from 6 to 11 p.m. 

Trucks and Tunes on the Lawn at Brickell City Centre
Nibble on bites from local food trucks while enjoying live performances by YoungArts and Miami-based DJs. Eats include shaved ice cream from Mr. Bing, sandwiches from Ms. Cheezious, tacos and tapas from Nacho Bizness, and barbecue from Sweet Daddy's BBQ. This week's entertainment will feature DJ Claudio and Amanda Gonzalez from YoungArts. Trucks and Tunes will take place every Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. through June 9. 

NYC’s Attaboy Behind the Bar at Matador Bar
Matador Bar welcomes Attaboy for its series Third Thursday Takeover. Bartenders Michael Mcilroy and Sam Ross are the duo behind Attaboy, which was formerly known as Milk & Honey. Based in New York City’s Lower East Side, their bar has been ranked fourth out of the world's 50 best bars. Mcilroy and Ross are credited with creating the classic cocktail the Penicillin, and tonight Miami will get a chance to sip their cocktails — including Remember the Alimony, Late Noche Reviver, and Cameron’s Kick — for $12 each. The evening begins at 9 p.m. 
Wines of Rioja Dinner at StripSteak by Michael Mina
Enjoy a four-course menu paired with various wines from Wines of Rioja. Presented by Dhane Chesson, the U.S. national director for Wines of Rioja, and StripSteak’s chef de cuisine Derrick Roberts, each course will be complemented with a red wine. Menu offerings include marinated heirloom tomatoes, pan-seared diver scallops, wood grilled Angus rib cap, and pistachio mousse. For more information, call 877-326-7412 or visit nightpass.com
Pig Roast With Taquiza at Quality Meats
Quality Meats and its Mexican neighbor, Taquiza, will host a backyard barbecue featuring a Florida heritage pig. Enjoy a four-course meal prepared by Taquiza’s Steve Santana and Quality Meats’ executive chef, Patrick Rebholz. The two will prepare and smoke a whole pig and offer additional dishes such as jamón and cheese, barbecue baked beans, and queso mac. The evening begins at 7 p.m. and costs $60 per person. For more information and reservations, call 305-340-3333.  

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