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Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Free Veggie Burgers, Dolla' Biskits, and Halloween Specials

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Start the week off with a free veggie burger from Pincho Factory. Check out a beer and five-course meal pairing at Tarpon Bend in Coral Gables tonight too. The seafood eatery on Miracle Mile is hosting its second Let's Eat Dinner series with food and beer pairings off of its new menu. 

Start Halloween early at BLT Prime on Tuesday with specialty cocktails paired with a fall-inspired, three-course prix-fixe menu. Wednesdays call for dolla' biskits at the Federal, with $2 beers and $3 pig wings. End the week on a good note with the 18th annual March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction featuring the who's who of Miami chefs benefitting the charity.  

Monday 

Give Thanks with a Veggie Burger at Pincho Factory
Pincho Factory, in partnership with Feeding South Florida, is offering its new veggie burger free of charge through the rest of the week to customers who donate one canned vegetable. The veggie burger is made with a house-made black bean and sweet potato patty, topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, papitas, and pink sauce, in a brioche bun. All canned vegetables will be donated to Feeding South Florida, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization in the region. Promotion is valid at Bird Road and Coral Gables locations while supplies last.

Let's Eat Dinner Series at Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill
Tonight, the Coral Gables eatery is hosting the second installment of its Let’s Eat Dinner series in partnership with Sam Adams beer. The event kicks off with a brews and mojitos open bar before delving into a five-course pairing menu with dishes off Tarpon Bend’s new menu, complemented by specially selected Sam Adams beers. It begins at 6:30 p.m. with the open bar cocktail hour. Then there's dinner at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $80 per person and include access to the open bar, and five food and beer pairings. It also includes two general admission tickets to Burgerlicious on November 5. To purchase, visit coralgableschamber.org or call 305-444-3210.

Tuesday 

Halloween Cocktails and Menu at BLT Prime
Get into Halloween-spirit early with specialty and spooky cocktails from now until October 31. The Harvest Moon ($16) features Stoli vodka, busnel calvados brandy, apple cider, and a splash of lemon. Pair it with the eatery's Walking Through a Pumpkin Patch three-course, prix-fixe menu created by chef de cuisine Dustin Ward. Priced at $65 per person, call 305-591-6606 for reservations. 

Wednesday

Dolla' Biskits at the Federal
Biskits, beer, and pig wings. What more could you need to end your hump day on a good note? On Wednesday nights, the Federal offers its beloved biskits for $1, with $2 beers, and $3 pig. The biskits are buttery on the inside and crispy on the outside, with a cheddar crust. Honey is drizzled on top for a sweet finish. Offer runs through December.

Thursday 

March of Dimes Chefs Auction at the Westin Colonnade Coral Gables
The 18th annual March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction, presented by Goya, will feature prominent area chefs work with wine and spirit pairings. There will be a seated dessert and a live auction following the tasting. Chef David Sears of Sushisamba will represent this year’s event as host chef. Sponsorships and a limited number of tables and tickets are still available. The event starts at 6:30 at the Westin Colonnade located at 180 Aragon Ave.  All event proceeds benefit March of Dimes, a nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more information, visit marchofdimes.org or call 305-477-1192.

Halloween-Themed Sabrinatini at Barton G. The Restaurant 
Ease into this weekend's festivities with a Sabrinatini at Barton G. This blood-red martini is created with orange vodka and watermelon liqueur, a nitro-champagne swizzle stick, and a chocolate monkey that arrives at the table smoking. It’s the perfect eery concoction to start the night before hitting Lincoln Road. Offer available through October 31.

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