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Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: New Year's Edition

The countdown to 2014 has officially begun, and in t-minus three days you'll be trying to fit a dozen grapes in your mouth in hope that 2015 will be filled with luck and prosperity. But the year isn't over just yet -- there're still a few meals left. Better make them worth your while.

Like having lobster once more, or leaving the office a tad bit early tomorrow for the last happy hour of the year. Or how about checking out one of the best-reviewed restaurants of 2014. We've rounded them up on the link below.

Countdown to 2015 starts now.

See also: Miami's Ten Best Restaurants Reviewed in 2014


Lobster at Semilla

Until tomorrow, December 30, Semilla will be cooking up an end-of-year closing lobster feast. Choose from lobster and mango remoulade or lobster, potato, and scallion chowder. Keep the lobster theme going strong with a lobster and truffle risotto or lobster thermidor. Dessert is a mystery degustation from the chef. There's a 50 percent chance of lobster. Dinner costs $59 per person.


One Last Happy Hour at Tamarina

You require one last round of inexpensive expertly crafted cocktails. Lucky for you, Tamarina's happy hour begets just that and more. Negroni's and thyme bellinis are just $6, while beers are $4 and wines $5. But that's not all. Get a taste of their coastal Italian cuisine, starting with half-priced oysters. They've got a daily rotating selection to choose from. Shrimp cocktails ($5), prosciutto and bresaola boards ($7), and fried polenta ($7) are also proffered during the Monday through Friday 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. happy hour.


NYE Dinner

It's New Year's Eve and you still don't have a plan or any idea of where you'll be when the clock strikes midnight. But you know you're going to be hungry at some point, so you'll need to eat. Good thing we've put together a list of all the places offering New Year's Eve dinners. All you do is need to show up ready for 2015.

See also: New Year's Eve Dinners in Miami 2014


First Brunch of 2015 at Eating House

There's a 90 percent chance you're hung over the first day of 2015, but you'll want to start your year off right. What better way than with a great brunch? Eating House is having a special pre-fixe seven-course cure for your NYE hangover brunch. Start off with a Tang mimosa followed by some new dishes and classics. Think carbonara hash browns with black truffle and Parmigiano, pan con lechon with pork belly and guava, general tso's chicken and waffles with maple-soy and scallion, and, of course, mini Cap'n Crunch pancakes -- because 2015 wouldn't quite be the same without them. Trying to nurse your hangover with what got you there in the first place? Pitchers of Tang mimosas are available for $20.15 extra in addition to the set price of $45. Tickets must be purchased in advanced by calling Eating House.

See also: New Year's Day 2015 Brunches in Miami

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Carla Torres found her inner gourmand voice while writing for Miami New Times in 2012. She has also worked with Travel & Leisure and Ocean Drive and today is involved with a tech startup. She balances passions for wine, sweets, yoga, and kayaking.