Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Yuca Croquettes, Cocktails, and Brazilian Independence Day

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As you transition out of this weekend's Labor Day festivities and back into your weekday routine, visit O'Lima for a weekday happy hour. The eatery's handmade yuca purée croquettes are enough to get you through the toughest workday.

Brazilian Independence Day is Wednesday, and Steak Brasil wants diners to indulge in a meat-centric meal to celebrate. Find time to visit Dolce Italian this week too, because the restaurant recently launched a $29 wine special during lunch, as well as a slew of new cocktail concoctions. 
Hora O’Lima at O'Lima
Beginning Tuesday, stop by Bay Harbor's Peruvian eatery O'Lima for weekday happy hour. Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., snag a range of lower-priced dishes and cocktails, including $7 house wines and Prosecco, $4 beers, $8 classic cocktails, and $10 specialty cocktails, as well as handmade yuca purée croquettes stuffed with Gouda cheese, and sashimi-style cuts of fish in a yellow pepper sauce. 
Brazilian Independence Day at Steak Brasil
Wednesday is Brazil's Independence Day, and Steak Brasil is giving diners a reason to celebrate. Enjoy Brazilian-style cut meats such as lamb, beef ribs, chicken, sausage, and traditional picanha. There's an extensive salad bar too, as well as a buffet of hot dishes including white rice, black beans, banana fries, and a traditional cheese bread. For more information, call 305-415-2006.
Lunch Special and Cocktail Menu Additions at Dolce Italian 
Snag a $29 bottle of wine during lunchtime at Dolce. Choose from a selection that includes Zonin Prosecco Brut, Berselli & Olivieri Pinot Grigio, and Ambo Rosa Pinot Noir rosé. The restaurant also has new cocktail additions, such the Scotch and Love — a blend of whiskey, strawberry purée, agave nectar, and lemon juice — and the Summer Watermelon, made with gin and fresh watermelon. Cocktails cost $9 each. 

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