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Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Craft Beer Tasting and Isla Canarias' Heart-Shaped Croqueta BoxEXPAND
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Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Craft Beer Tasting and Isla Canarias' Heart-Shaped Croqueta Box

This week, Islas Canarias' heart-shaped croqueta box becomes available for preorder, Veritage Miami hosts its annual craft beer tasting at Wynwood Walls, and La Centrale offers complimentary Italian food and drink during a pre-Valentine's Day event.

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Craft Beer Tasting and Isla Canarias' Heart-Shaped Croqueta BoxEXPAND
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Winemaker's Table Dinner at Estiatorio Milos. This Monday's edition will offer a six-course menu of local seafood paired with Greek wines. Priced at $79, the meal includes octopus and grilled lamb chops, each expertly matched with a different wine, from rosé to red. Call for reservations. Seatings from 5:30 p.m. till closing. Monday, February 4, at Estiatorio Milos, 730 First St., Miami Beach; 305-604-6800; milos.ca.

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Craft Beer Tasting and Isla Canarias' Heart-Shaped Croqueta BoxEXPAND
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Preorders Begin for Islas Canarias' Heart-Shaped Croqueta Box. Valentine's Day is coming. Instead of sending a box of chocolates to your sweetheart, show your love in the most Miami way possible, with a colossal heart of croquetas. Islas Canarias' is offering a red heart-shaped box, labeled "I love you like a Cuban loves croquetas," filled with the fried golden morsels. Preorders begin Monday, with each box priced at $25 including tax. 3804 SW 137th Ave., Miami; 305-559-0111; islascanariasrestaurant.com. Preorders start Monday, February 4.

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The Bianca pizza at North Italia.
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North Italia Opens in Brickell. Nearly a year after North Italia announced its first Florida restaurant, the 8,600-square-foot location is open in Mary Brickell Village, churning out grilled cauliflower and prosciutto pizza and pouring beer from local breweries. Miami-specific items range from wagyu skirt steak with butternut squash and salsa verde to the One More Mambo cocktail, made with spiced rum, pineapple, and lime. Local beers include Biscayne Bay's Kaptain Kolsch, Concrete Beach's Havana Lager, Wynwood Brewing's IPA, and J. Wakefield's El Jefe. Mary Brickell Village, 900 S. Miami Ave., #111, Miami; 786-475-9100; northitaliarestaurant.com.

Veritage Miami Craft Beer Tasting at Wynwood Walls
. Veritage Miami's annual craft beer tasting returns Thursday for an evening of local food and beer. Expect bites from Kyu, R House, Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, and Red the Steakhouse, alongside suds from Concrete Beach, MIA Beer, LauderAle, Veza Sur, and more than a dozen others. Money raised will benefit the United Way, improving the health, education, and well-being of fellow Miamians. 6 p.m. Thursday, February 7, at Wynwood Walls, 2520 NW Second Ave., Miami; veritagemiami.com. Tickets cost $65 via tickets.completeticketsolutions.com.

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Craft Beer Tasting and Isla Canarias' Heart-Shaped Croqueta BoxEXPAND
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Mix, Mingle, and Match at Brickell City Centre. Thursday, Bumble and La Centrale will host a pre-Valentine's Day event complete with Italian food and drink. Check out date-night outfits and discuss relationship tips while nibbling on cheese, salumi, pickles, olives, assorted Neapolitan-style pizzas, and bite-sized desserts. Beer and wine will be served as well. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 7, at Brickell City Centre, 701 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-350-9922; brickellcitycentre.com. Admission is free.

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