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Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Taco Happy Hour, Drag Show, and Thanksgiving Dinners

Get ready for the biggest food week of the year. Today is your last chance to put chef Michelle Bernstein's pies on your Thanksgiving table, because her restaurant Crumb on Parchment closes orders at noon.

Enjoy a Mexican-inspired happy hour at Wapo Taco, as it rolls out its new happy-hour series this week from 4 to 7 p.m. every day. Celebrate Thanksgiving eve with Rok:Brgr or with Better Days at its one-night-only booze buffet. Lilt Lounge, Area 31, and Drunken Dragon are offering specially priced eats and drinks too. Or reserve tickets for dinner and a drag show at Bianca at Delano. The South Beach eatery is hosting a risqué Vaudeville drag performance while chef Jason Bamford showcases his Thanksgiving cooking a day early. And start
Turkey Day on the right foot with free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate at all Cumberland Farms locations.

If you don't feel like cooking for Thanksgiving, let one of Miami's restaurants do it for you. More than 50 have created special holiday menus for daytime or nighttime meals.

Monday 

Last-Chance Thanksgiving Pies at Crumbon Parchment 
There’s no better way to dazzle your family and friends than with dessert, and this year Crumb on Parchment is celebrating Thanksgiving with $20 pies crafted by James Beard Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein. Choose from apple pear, gingersnap crust pumpkin, bourbon pecan, and chocolate pecan pies. Place your order by noon today and pick up your pies at noon, Wednesday, November 25. For orders, call 305-572-9444.

Tuesday 

Happy Hour at Wapo Taco 
Guests craving a true taste of Mexico can stop by the taqueria’s Coral Gables and Hallandale locations from 4 to 7 p.m. for two-for-one ice-cold beers, refreshing micheladas, and tacos al pastor created by chef David Muñoz. A Mexican staple, the pork or chicken tacos al pastor were the first choice for Wapo Taco when deciding happy-hour offerings. The classic al pastor is made by marinating meat in a mixture of dried chilies, spices, almonds, and achiote spice, slowly roasted and sabered from the spit grill into warm corn tortillas, topped with onion, cilantro, and juicy pineapple. For more information, visit elwapotaco.com.

Wednesday 

Rok:Brgr South Miami Fall Festival at Rok:Brgr
Rok:Brgr is hosting a street party Wednesday night between SW 73rd and 74th streets. Beginning at 8 p.m., nibble bites from Rok:Brgr and sip brews from Wynwood Brewing, MIA Brewing, Concrete Beach, J. Wakefield Brewing, and others. There will be live music and fall-inspired cocktails too. For more information, visit rokbrgr.com.

Booze Buffet at Better Days
Celebrate Thanksgiving eve with complimentary libations from 9 to 11 p.m. at the Brickell hot spot Better Days. The pop-up bar, which now serves food every other Friday, is open daily from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. For more information, visit betterdaysmiami.com.

Thanksgiving Eve at Lilt Lounge and Area 31
Enjoy a specially priced happy-hour menu from 6 to 8 p.m., with eats and drinks including a charcuterie board, a lobster cocktail, a $1 oyster selection, and an extensive selection of wines and craft cocktails. Stick around to enjoy upbeat and fun live music with a Brazilian samba show by Rose Max at 9 p.m. Or go upstairs to the 16th floor of the Epic Hotel to Area 31, where there will be food and cocktail specials running all night long. For more information, visit liltlounge.com or area31restaurant.com.

Dragon Hour at Drunken Dragon
Hiro Sake and Drunken Dragon are hosting another installment of Dragon Happy Hour from 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy complimentary cocktails, handcrafted by in-house mixologists, paired with some tasty light bites made by the executive chef. The locale will feature new Hiro Sake cocktails, such as the Orange Hiro Passion and the Yuzu 75. A classic old-fashioned with a Hiro Sake twist, better known as a sake old-fashioned, will be available too. For more information, visit drunkendragon.com. RSVP at [email protected].

Vaudeville Presents a Special Thanksgiving Dinner and Drag Show at Bianca at Delano
Legendary drag queen Adora, along with friends, will host a risqué Vaudeville drag performance while chef Jason Bamford showcases his Thanksgiving cooking and provides a delectable prix-fixe menu. Choose from autumn squash soup or mixed greens, followed by a traditional turkey dinner or Delmonico rib eye. Round out the evening and your belly with the perfect Thanksgiving dessert: warm apple crostata with cinnamon caramel chards and maple pecan gelato. Vaudeville at Bianca costs $65 per person. Dinner begins at 9 p.m., with the show following at 9:30. For reservations, call 305-674-5752 or [email protected].

Thursday

Thanksgiving Dinner at Bagatelle 
Leave the cooking to the professionals and indulge in a three-course Thanksgiving meal at the French Mediterranean bistro Bagatelle. Menu items include butternut squash soup, roast turkey breast, stuffing, glazed chestnuts, and caramelized pecan pie. Dinner costs $65 per person. For more information or reservations, visit bistrotbagatelle.com.

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