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This Week's Best Eats and Drinks in Miami: Save the Tatas, Omakase Dinner, J. Wakefield Beer Pairing, One-Dollar Stone Crab

There are two kinds of people in Miami today: those who are working on this glorious Columbus Day and with nothing much to look forward to besides lunch and those who have the day off and thus need somewhere to revel.

Either way, the week starts now and the forecast includes an omakase dinner with chef Katsuya Uechi himself, a J. Wakefield beer dinner at Michael Mina 74, and one-dollar stone crabs.

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Save the Tatas and Eat Something

There's no better way than to kick back and celebrate a day off than by paying a visit to one of your favorite restaurants that also happens to be doing something good for the community. For the month of October, which happens to be National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, many local favorites such as Mignonette, Scarpetta, and DB Bistro are showing their support by donating a portion of proceeds to fight breast cancer.

To find out just who and what they are offering, check out the full listing Breast Cancer Awareness Month restaurant offers.


Omakase Dinner with Chef Katsuya Uechi at Katsuya

Chef Katsuya Uechi is in town and he's cooking up a family-style omakase dinner at Katsuya on Tuesday. It includes edamame gyoza, house-smoked red salmon, miso sea bass with wild Japanese mushrooms kurubota pork robata, and sushi and sashimi straight from Japan's Tsukiji fish market. Starts at 7 p.m. and $65 per person.

Gratis Wine Tasting at Whole Foods Coral Gables

Sonoma Valley produces some of the best wine in the country. Some even say it has far better vineyards than its neighboring Napa Valley. Well tonight, CEO of B.R Cohn Daniel Cohn will bring his critically acclaimed cabernet, chardonnay, merlot and pinot noir from Sonoma Valley to the Whole Foods in Coral Gables. B.R Cohn is one of the few remaining family-owned-and-operated estate wineries in the valley. Along with pouring gratis vino, Cohn will also be giving attendees a taste of award-winning olive oil and vinegar. We imagine with some sort of complimentary bites. It would be weird to drink olive oil with a glass of wine. Shenanigans are happening from 5 to 7 p.m.

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Carla Torres found her inner gourmand voice while writing for Miami New Times in 2012. She has also worked with Travel & Leisure and Ocean Drive. She balances passions for wine, sweets, yoga, and kayaking.

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