This week's Snail Social, sponsored by Slow Food Miami, will be hosted Tuesday at South Miami's Grown. There, you'll find free vegetable-centric appetizers, along with $6 beer and wine. And Matador Room's Wine & Dine series returns Thursday, this time featuring California’s Paul Hobbs Winery.
Or you might consider Area 31's Sunset Dinner, featuring a rotating three-course menu, B Bar Tapas & Grill's healthy lunch for $8.95, or Quattro Gastronomia Italiana's prix-fixe lunch and dinner.
Sunset Dinners at Area 31
Beginning this month, downtown's Area 31 offers a series of three-course dinners priced at $39 per person. Daily from 6 to 7:30 p.m., indulge in a rotating menu curated by executive chef Wolfgang Birk featuring signature plates and seasonal offerings. Expect dishes such as striped bass with pumpkin sorghum, culantro sofrito, and oyster mushrooms, and braised lamb shank with honey-soy roasted eggplant, mission figs, and baby leeks. For more information, visit area31restaurant.com or call 305-424-5234.
Snail Social at Grown
This month's Slow Food Miami Snail Social will be held this Tuesday at Grown in South Miami. From 6 to 8 p.m., nibble on complimentary appetizers including vegan veggie soup shooters, Havana wraps with salsa fresca and corn-and-black-bean salsa, and seared portobellos over quinoa tabbouleh. Sip a complimentary first glass of Stellar wine, as well as organic beer and wine priced at $6. Dinner specials, offered to those who stay after the event, include wild-caught salmon burgers with sweet potato fries ($12) and an eggplant parmigiana sandwich ($12). The event is open to the public. For more information, call 305-202-1595.
Healthy Lunch at B Bar Tapas & Grill
Beat your workday blues with a quick power lunch at B Bar Tapas & Grill, which recently launched a midday meal Monday through Friday. Find health-conscious sandwiches, including a grilled chicken melt, a white albacore tuna sandwich, wild salmon gravlax toast, and a falafel-hummus sandwich. An $8.95 special includes half a sandwich plus soup, salad, or short-string fries. For more information, visit bbartapas.com.
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Prix-fixe Lunch and Dinner at Quattro Gastronomia Italiana
Through October 28, get prix-fixe menus during lunch ($25) and dinner ($39) service. Lunch highlights include a traditional caprese salad, along with penne alla norma, served with fresh tomato sauce and eggplant topped with salted ricotta cheese. During dinner, expect a quinoa-and-lentil salad served with cherry tomatoes, kale, and goat cheese; involtino di melanzane, which is an eggplant roll with ricotta and mozzarella topped with tomato sauce; and pappardelle with diced tuna, tomato, zucchini, and fresh mint. For more information, visit quattromiami.com.
Wine & Dine at Matador Room
This Thursday, the Miami Beach Edition's Matador Room will host the second installment of its monthly Wine & Dine dinner series. This month’s dinner will feature California’s Paul Hobbs Winery, offering six wines paired with a different plate curated by executive chef Jeremy Ford. Dinner begins at 8 p.m. and costs $150 per person. Call 786-257-4600 to reserve a seat.