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Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove Celebrates 10th Anniversary: Dinner for a Sawbuck

You know what constitutes a great birthday in our eyes? When the birthday girl or boy (or luxury hotel) gives us a present to celebrate the day.

In this case, the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove turns 10 on October 8 -- and will celebrate by offering spa treatments and three-course meals for ten bucks.

The resort is in the middle of a renovation, with its lobby lounge, Lazuli, and fountain terrace getting the bulk of the face-lift. 

On October 10 (10/10 -- get it?) from 7 to 10 p.m., the lounge will be unveiled with a party featuring complimentary signature cocktails, passed hors d'oeuvres, a champagne toast, and live entertainment.

The party is free to hotel guests and invited locals (consider yourself invited), but you must RSVP by phoning 305-365-4528. Did we mention complimentary valet parking is included? Cocktail-chic attire is requested. We think that's what they call "puttin' on the Ritz."

The hotel will also celebrate its anniversary by offering a

three-course dinner at Bizcaya every Tuesday in October

for $10. There is, of course, a catch.

There are only five

reservations for parties of two available each Tuesday evening for the

special $10 dinner. Call 786-470-1227 for reservations and

information. The special menu includes a watercress-and-frisée salad

with plantain chips and goat cheese, beef medallions with potato and

asparagus, and volcano chocolate cake with vanilla ice

cream and fresh berries.

If you want a little romantic

staycation, the Ritz-Carlton is also offering rooms at $108.02 per night

(two rooms maximum per reservation). The special rate is available on

select dates and is based on availability. Call Dana Gardner at 786-470-1209 to reserve a room.

Other discounts include $10

manicures, pedicures, facials, and massages at the Boutique Spa and a

$10 rose-scented spa candle. Call 305-644-4684 for details and


Sure, it seems like a little work is involved to snag these deals --

but we're willing to play a little phone roulette to score a three-course

meal and a pedicure for a sawbuck each. How about you?

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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.
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