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Rusty Pelican: Free Booze, Bites, and Instagram Contest Thursday

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Free eats, free drinks and Instagram filters are pretty much a trifecta of awesome. But add the chance to make our metropolis a better place, and it becomes fourfecta (is that a thing?).

This Thursday, your beloved New Times is hosting a happy hour soiree for our loyal readers at the Rusty Pelican, Key Biscayne's iconic establishment with the best view ever. You can drink rum, eat light bites, enter an Instagram contest and learn more about the Miami Foundation, a non-profit working to keep Miami's best talent in the 305. Talk about a worthy cause.

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First things first: food. Attendees will get to snack on tasty eats like paella, ceviche and tartare, Serrano ham croquetas, short rib empanadas, pistachio crusted scallops and other goodies. Plus booze including their house sangria, mojitos, strawberry mules, beer and house wine. Rums of Puerto Rico will also be on site.

The Miami Foundation, one of the event's sponsors, has two awesome initiatives going at the moment that you'll get to catch up on: Public Spaces and Match 305.

The first is a program seeking out the best ideas on how to improve, create, and activate local public spaces. Anyone can submit their ideas, then the Miami Foundation will invest $100K in making the rad ones happen. Match 305 is a tool where people can measure their "attachment" to the city, then find opportunities to engage locally. Both are awesome ways to elevate our urban oasis.

And for those who are into Instagramming every single thing they eat, drink or see - this is the perfect occasion. The person who snaps the best IG shot will win a $150 Rusty Pelican giftcard. Score!

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Three hours of free stuff, mingling, breathtaking views and helping make Miami a better place.

There's one catch. You've gotta RSVP! It's painless, we promise. Click here to register via Ticketfly. The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, September 12. You can also check it out on Facebook. See ya there.

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