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Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Negroni Week, Happy Hour, and Taste of the Caribbean

This week, Taste of the Caribbean returns to Miami, where eats from St. Lucia, Trinidad, Turks and Caicos, Anguilla, Curacao, and others will be represented through 13 culinary teams battling for the title of "Best in the Region." Expect more than 25 dishes, along with live music, entertainment, and presentations.

Mina's weekly music session in its outdoor garden will happen Wednesday night, and Dolce Italian will feature new cocktail and bites during happy hour. Negroni Week at the Bazaar by José Andrés kicks off this week too, along with the Rum Line's first installment of its series Chill & Grill.
Negroni Week at the Bazaar by José Andrés
Beginning today, the eatery inside the SLS South Beach celebrates Negroni Week, honoring the cocktail with a charitable component. Through June 12, the Bazaar will feature the Negroni de la Mancha ($18), a twist on the classic Negroni. A portion of the proceeds from each drink sold will be donated to Feeding South Florida. 
Summer Happy Hour at Dolce Italian
The Italian restaurant inside the Gale South Beach added a bevy of new cocktails to its daily happy hour. On the menu, find the cucumber Dutch mule ($8), mixed with cucumber, lime juice, and ginger beer, along with the barrel-aged Negroni ($8). Small bites, including marinated salmon tartare and focaccia, are also new to the menu. Happy hour runs Monday through Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. 
Summer Music Sessions in the Garden at Mina's
Every Thursday through Saturday night, Mina's Mediterranean will feature “Summer Sessions in the Garden,” a new live music series. Expect a variety of live local bands throughout the summer while sipping cocktails and nibbling small bites and larger plates. Music begins at 8 p.m. 
Taste of the Caribbean at the Hyatt Regency
Thursday evening will see the return of Taste of the Caribbean, bringing top chefs from across the Caribbean to battle for the chance to be crowned best in the region. The one-night-only festival will feature 13 competing teams, each preparing savory and sweet dishes, along with a signature cocktail to represent the flavors of home. Expect chefs from Anguilla, Bahamas, Barbados, Curaçao, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and others. In addition to more than 25 dishes served, expect live Caribbean music and performances, plus with presentations by the tourism board of each destination. Tickets cost $60 per person and can be purchased at
Chill and Grill at the Rum Line
This Thursday, the Rum Line's series Chill and Grill will officially kick off, giving guests a Caribbean cookout featuring island delicacies. Expect Lure Fishbar’s executive chef, John Iatrellis, to offer items such as roti ($2), Trinidad’s popular "bake and shark" sandwiches ($8), and combination plates featuring fresh seafood and other specialties for $7. There will be $10 specialty cocktails too, including a signature sorrel punch. Chill and Grill begins at 5 p.m. For more information, call 305-695-0110.

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