Top Five Eats & Drinks This Week: From Beast's Frita Fest to SoFAB

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Another Monday morning is here and groggy doesn't even begin to describe us.

Have you ever set your alarm across the room to help you wake up? How about setting up an elaborate series of obstacles and barriers on the way to the blaring torture machine? I'm sure we're not the only ones hitting the snooze.

Fantasizing about superior caffeine delivery systems has become a morning ritual. Sure Panther Coffee's cold brew packs a wallop, but we're in serious need of rocket fuel here. Imagining a world with coffee IVs and caffeinated soap (this actually exists, it's time we ordered some) helps dull the morning blues, but we need something to look forward to.

Nothing cheers us up more than finding the city's tasty treats for the week. Ready to chug and chew the weekday blues away? We've got the top 5 places your mouth should be this week served up fresh.

Burger Beast's Frita Feast

Starting at 9 p.m. tonight, head to Little Havana: land of the fritas, home of Mamey. Miami's oldest frita joint, El Rey de las Fritas, will be transformed into a pop-up from 9pm until midnight. On the heels of his world-record setting food truck event, Burger Beast is at it again with Frita Feast. Tickets to the event are $35 and includes fritas from El Rey de las Fritas, PB Steak and MEAT Eatery & Tap Room. Dessert will be provided by Azucar Ice Cream Company. For more info or to purchase tickets, visit burgerbeast.com.

SoFAB Fundraiser at Swine

Head to the Gables on Wednesday, May 8, to raise funds for SoFAB. Tickets for the evening are $75 and all proceeds will go towards to the Florida State exhibit at The Southern Food & Beverage Museum. Held at the upstairs lounge of Swine Southern Table & Bar from 5:30 to 10 p.m., guests will enjoy specialty cocktails from Swine's mixologist along with passed hor d'oeuvres from Florida Cookery, The Federal, Blue Collar, Tuyo, Yardbird and Swine. If you have Florida artifacts, pictures, recipes and stories to add to their collection, make sure to bring them to the event. To attend you must RSVP, call Julia at 561-441-9912 for more information.

Jack Daniels Dinner at BLT Steak

Thursday, May 9, BLT Steak in the Betsy Hotel is hosting a Jack Daniels Dinner. Starting at 7 p.m., the whiskey dinner will kick off with passed appetizers of Local Cobia Sashimi and Jackman Ranch Wagyu Tartare paired with the evening's featured cocktail, a "Papa Doble Rye" with Jack Daniels unaged Tennessee Rye, Luxardo Maraschino liqueur, fresh lime and grapefruit juice. The reception is followed by a four-course dinner where different sipping whiskeys will be paired with each course. Tickets are $100 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity. Michael J. Ring, the Jack Daniels Whiskey brand champion, will discuss the nuances and details of the whiskeys being served that evening. Reservations are required at 305-673-0044; seating is limited.

Happy Hour at Flemings' Prime Steakhouse

Upscale eats don't always have to come with high prices. At Flemings' Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Coral Gables, their happy hour is the toast of the town. Available 7 nights a week from 5 to 7 p.m. at the bar, guests can enjoy a wide selection of items for $6 each. Five different wines, martinis and appetizers are available for $6 each, as well as their Prime Burger and flatbread, also $6. Blue moon is offered two for $6. The tenderloin carpaccio, prime burger and mushroom ravioli are our favorites. Check out the full menu at flemingssteakhouse.com.

Lunch at Bayfront Park

Enjoy Ms. Cheezious' melty creations or munch on Jefe's Fish Tacos while taking in the great scenery at Bayfront Park. There's always a delicious and inexpensive lunch option weekdays in the park. For a listing of the trucks available each day visit Bayfrontpark.com

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