Taperia Raca Launches Dinner and a Movie Series With Gourmet Popcorn

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With summer ending, clear skies and cooler evenings will finally replace the nightly sauna that made up August.

Better weather means it's time to get outside and enjoy Miami. And there's no better date night than dinner and a movie. That's the idea behind Taperia Raca's Cinema Wednesdays, which begins tonight, September 3 and runs throughout the month. Movies start at 8 p.m., and it's suggested you arrive at 7:30 p.m.

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Co-owner Alex Casanova explains that his team came up with the idea to give guests a fun way to enjoy the Upper Eastside eatery's outside terrace, sure, but there was a deeper motive. "Quite honestly, I'm a big movie buff. The line-up features modern movies with Spanish ties to reflect our menu of Spanish tapas with modern twists, and we picked vibrant, exiting movies that show off our kick-ass hi-def projector."

Each Wednesday, chef de cuisine Michelle Saavedra will be serving-up culinary takes on movie theater snacks like Spanish nachos, hot dogs (in the form of salchipapas), and a special salty-sweet popcorn that's buttered and salted, then drizzled in a condensed milk marshmallow sauce and tossed with Rice Krispies. In addition, the regular tapas menu will be available.

The movies are free, but due to limited space, reservations are suggested and can be made at taperiaraca.com.

Here's September's movie schedule:

  • September 3: Pan's Labyrinth, Rated R (Spanish movie with English subtitles)
  • September 10: Desperado, Rated R
  • September 17: Blow, Rated R
  • September 24: The Mask of Zorro, Rated PG-13

By the way, if you haven't seen Pan's Labyrinth, you owe it to yourself to see this darkly fascinating story by Guillermo del Toro that follows a young girl in war time into a fantasy world of monsters. In his review of the film, Roger Ebert called the movie, "one of the greatest of all fantasy films, even though it is anchored so firmly in the reality of war."

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