Top Five Eats & Drinks This Week: Chefs Storm SoBe, $10 Off Culinary Tour

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Another Monday has come and slapped us in the face. This week's caffeinated fantasy includes a bedside espresso machine and beer bongs rigged to dispense chilly cold-brew coladas as we hit the snooze.

If coffee is merely the "how" in our our start to the week, we must lean hard on the "why" to get going each Monday. As we struggle to wipe the siren song of sleep away from our memory, we cling to the promise of tasty treats and crazy eats waiting for us in the week ahead.

From a trio of chefs taking SoBe by storm tonight to $10 off tomorrow's food tour, there's lots to look forward to -- if you can just get out of bed.


An "Epic Evening" of Food & Drink at Tongue & Cheek

Head to Tongue & Cheek tonight at 7:30 p.m. for an exciting seven-course adventure helmed by some of the most creative chefs around. Chef Jamie DeRosa of Tongue & Cheek is teaming up with Jeremiah Bullfrog of Miami's beloved GastroPod and Brandon Baltzley of Chicago's famed CRUX to combine for one evening of epic tastiness. Thedinner includes select cocktails pairings, tax and gratuity and is priced at $125 per person. Seating is limited, call (305) 704-2900 or visit tandcmiami.com for more info.

$10 Family Meal at Tongue & Cheek

If you 'aint got the scratch for tonight's epic seven-course feast at Tongue & Cheek, don't you worry. Chef Jamie DeRosa and his team invite you to join them from 5 to 7 p.m. each night for "Family Meal." Grab a seat at the snack bar and enjoy a serving of what the staff is eating for just $10. Tonight's menu: Pork carnitas, yellow rice, tomato-avocado salad and tres leches. If comforting three-course chow is not enough to soothe the Monday monster, drink it away. T & C's happy hour also runs 5 to 7 p.m.


Dishcrawl hits Brickell for round two

The second edition of Dishcrawl, hits Brickell at 7 p.m. Four restaurants, one neighborhood and a good bit of walking for this $45 food tour. Restaurants are kept secret until the day of, but we can tell you the first spot is Atrio at the Conrad. Score $10 off admission with our promo code of "Top 5".


Meat Market Dinner Series to Benefit Boston Charity

Meat Market's Summer Dinner Series kicks off tonight promptly at 7:30 p.m. Executive chef/co-owner Sean Brasel has teamed up with award-winning mixologist Ezra Pattek to host a special Culinary & Cocktail Dinner. The each course in the 5-course feast will be paired with a creative cocktail. The evening kicks off with dishes like Kumamoto oysters topped with Fresno yuzu sorbet and White truffle Kobe tartare served on Parmesan crostini. The 5-course drink and dinner event runs $75 per person (not including tax & gratuity) and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to The One Fund Boston , to help victims of the Boston tragedy. Seating is limited, reservations can be made by calling (305) 532-0088.


Hidden Kitchen at Blackbird Ordinary

Each Friday enjoy baller bites by Miami Heat Chef Michael B. Jacobs at Blackbird Ordinary. The $5 creations vary but have included brisket and truffle mac-n-cheese and pulled-pork bahn mi.

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