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Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Miami Spice and Hedy's Watermelon Tequila Ice Pops

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Miami Spice Begins

Today is August 1 and that means the start of a two-month eating binge in Miami's finest restaurants. We're talking, of course, about Miami Spice, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau's annual dining deal that features three-course meal deals that cost $23 for lunch and $39 for dinner. 174 restaurants are participating, so where to start? We suggest reading part one of our three-part guide. The "good" of Miami Spice gives you insight into restaurants that are doing it right by offering a good value for your buck. Next week, we'll tell you about the restaurants that fall under our "great" and "grudging" categories.

If you're into cocktails more than cheesecake, Tongue & Cheek's Miami Spice menu allows you to exchange your dessert for a crafted cocktail, wine, or beer. Plus, Jamie DeRosa's restaurant offers Spice for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Good deal for all you booze hounds out there.

Get the full roster of all participating restaurants and check out their menus at ilovemiamispice.com.

See also: The Good of Miami Spice 2014, Part One

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
Contact: Laine Doss