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Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Nintendo, Michelin Chefs, and Gin

Whether you got Sprung!, indulged in an overload of barbecue, or hit up the PGA Championship at the Trump, one thing is certain: You're unhappy about Monday's arrival.

Turn that frown upside down, because there are lots of food and drink happenings to cheer you up, beginning with kicking it old school at Radio's new Monday game nights. Think Nintendo, Twister, and pitchers. Want something a little more refined? At Semilla, a trio of Michelin-starred French chefs has taken over the kitchen for your cooking pleasure all week long. Keep the Mediterranean thing going by hitting up Klima, now open in the former Tosca space. And if gin is your thing, how about happy hour at the city's first gin bar?

Week starts now.

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Nintendo and Twister at Radio Bar

Miss classic Nintendo? With Radio's new Monday game night from 6 to 9 p.m., you no longer have to yearn. Relive some childhood memories while getting reacquainted with Mario and Luigi or playing Twister while sipping $20 pitchers of Modelo or Peron. OK, maybe that last part wasn't readily available during your childhood, but it is now. Growing up can be fun after all.


Michelin Gastro Week at Semilla

It's gastro week at Semilla Eatery & Bar, and that means rounding up some Michelin-starred chefs -- including Jean-Jacques Noguier of La Ferme d l'Hospital Restaurant, Jean-Christophe LeBascle of La Manufacture, and Yvan Zaplatilek of Paris' Yvan -- in one kitchen and having them collaborate with Semilla executive chef Frederic Joilin. Though the nightly specials have yet to be announced, you can expect an overload of French technique combined with Miami flair (think foie tiradito).


Dinner at Klima

Speaking of Michelin-starred chefs, South Beach's newest eatery Klima, a Barcelona-inspired eatery that opened last Thursday, had a trio of toques dine at the restaurant before even being officially open. You might not get the same seven-course treatment that Juan Mari Arzak enjoyed, but chef David "Rusti" Rustarazo has some special items up his sleeve, like Andalusian salmorejo (a tomato-and-bread-like purée) with a quail egg, and beef carpaccio with foie and truffle.

See also: Klima Opens Today: Barcelona-Inspired Cuisine in South Beach


Traymore Happy Hour

Did you know that Traymore at the Metropolitan by COMO boasts the city's first gin bar? That means more than 40 gins from around the world. And during daily happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m., you can imbibe the signature gin cocktail, the Traymore 1939, for just $10. In it: Noilet's gin, rosemary syrup, orange curaçao, grapefruit, and pomegranate. Hungry? Nosh on bar custom bar bites like a cubano ($7), chicken croquettes ($8), and Florida tomato-basil bruschetta ($8).

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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.