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Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend

Is it safe to say that Tropical Storm Andrea was a real pisser for those of us in Dade County? Here we were thinking there would, at the very least, be downpours overnight, maybe a little flash flooding, a power flicker or two. But, no. Nothing. The only thing that happened was our satellite went out. Thanks, Direct TV!

Still, we're not going to let that dampen our weekend (ha! See what we did there?).

From a bloody Mary brunch to batidos de trigo and barbecue, here are Miami's best eats and drinks this weekend.

Tongue & Cheek Weekend Brunch

You keep reading about Tongue & Cheek all over Twitter. Your Instagram is flooded with photos of tall bloody Marys and group shots of friends. But you have yet to make it into the place just yet. Now's your chance. Jamie DeRosa's restaurant launched its brunch program last weekend, but we suggest going now because you never really know what kind of kinks first-time-services could yield. In its second weekend, things should run like a well-oiled machine. Stop by for some free coffee and a newspaper. Stay for the brown butter pecan buns ($4), and the King crab Benedict with Tabasco hollandaise ($15). For dessert, $8 fire-in-the-hole bloody Marys. Brunch is served.

Cocktails at Regent

Did you know that a home-grown boy of ours was a hairline close to winning a national mixology competition and representing the entire country in a worldwide mix off? Now you know. Miami's favorite bartender, Julio Cabrera, has been splashing the Magic City with good news pretty much since he started in the biz, but this week, he tied at the U.S. Bartender of the Year Finals. After a death-match mix off, his opponent claimed victory, but know that Cabrera comes home with his pride and his city to support him. That being said, head over to Regent Cocktail Club and try something of his. We shouldn't have to twist your arm for it.

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