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Food Events in Miami This Week: Pups on the Patio, Lunch at BarbaKantina, and Salsa at Red Rooster

Grab your friends and head out to the Wharf Fort Lauderdale for St. Patrick's Day.
Grab your friends and head out to the Wharf Fort Lauderdale for St. Patrick's Day. Photo courtesy of the Whart Fort Lauderdale
This week, enjoy lunch at the Doral Yard, learn to salsa, bring your pup to the InterContinental, and celebrate Pi Day and St. Patrick's Day.
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Pi Day at Fireman Derek's
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Pi Day at Fireman Derek's

Derek Kaplan has created a one-of-a-kind dessert destination with Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop. And what better day to honor Kaplan's plethora of fresh-baked pies and cakes than with a special offer on Pi Day. On Monday, March 14, Fireman Derek’s will offer a daylong special on key lime pie by the slice for $3.14. 2545 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 786-703-3623;
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A BarbaKantina lunch option
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Lunch at BarbaKantina

The Doral Yard's restaurant, Barbakoa by Finka, has launched an executive lunch ($28). Lunch at "BarbaKantina" includes your choice of appetizer, entrée, and beer or wine from a select menu available during the week. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, at 8455 NW 53rd St., Doral; 305-744-5038.
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Red Rooster's dining room.
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Rumba Tuesdays at Red Rooster Overtown

Red Rooster Overtown, the acclaimed Overtown restaurant presented by Marcus Samuelsson, Derek Fleming, and Michael Simkins, has announced an exciting new activation: Rumba Tuesdays. The weekly event includes free salsa lessons and live Latin DJs. Guests can also enjoy a happy hour that includes La Tropical beers for $5, $9 specialty cocktails, and specially priced bites. From there, you should be perfectly primed to take part in the salsa lessons, led by Miami Salsa Scene, taking place in the main bar area. 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at 920 NW Second Ave., Miami;
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Take your best friend for a cocktail at the InterContinental Miami.
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Paws Patio at the InterContinental Miami

Dogs and their owners ready to mingle need look no further than the InterContinental’s Bayside Terrace, which becomes Paws Patio every Wednesday evening. The open-air event is free and open to the public, offering puppy and adult playdates. Water bowls are on hand for all canines, while adults can enjoy "Dirty Dog Martinis," "Mutt Mules," and other libations from the cash bar. 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at 100 Chopin Plz., Miami; 305-577-1000;
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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Wharf Fort Lauderdale.
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St. Patrick's Day Riverwalk Block Party at the Wharf Fort Lauderdale

This year, the Wharf Fort Lauderdale holds its inaugural St. Patrick's Day Riverwalk Block Party. The establishment, located on the Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk, will commence its festivities at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, when guests can enjoy live entertainment, live music, and drink specials with a St. Patrick's Day twist. Also, enjoy a complimentary Guinness when you buy a shot of Jameson, available all day long. 4 p.m. Thursday, at the Wharf Fort Lauderdale, 20 W. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale;; and the Wharf Miami, 114 SW North River Dr., Miami;
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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
Contact: Nicole Danna