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7 hot new lunch deals you need to try today

Published On 04/23/2014 Published On 04/23/2014

Miami Poor lunch. Between boozy brunches and party dinners, it’s kinda like the forgotten stepchild of Miami meals, but these seven new lunch deals -- including ones from a new, spicy Asian eatery in SoBe, and a classic Cuban fried chicken joint in Westchester -- are gonna change all that...

Sriracha House, South Beach
The deal: This brand-new SoBe spot slings Asian-style rice or noodles for $5.50, then lets you add protein, veggies, and sauces like Malaysian yellow curry, Himalayan hot umami, and more.
What you’re getting: Jasmine rice w/ steak, bell peppers, pineapple, and their house-made Sriracha hot chili sauce. Then put crispy garlic on top. Continue Reading

Tongue and Cheek, South Beach
The deal: Any two courses (apps, mains, desserts) for $19, and bottomless adult beverages for another $15.
What you’re getting: Fish tacos w/ pickled cabbage, pico, avocado & cilantro, and the blonde chocolate & coffee custard w/ pistachio cake & Dippin' Dots ice cream.

Stanzione 87, Brickell
The deal: Your choice of a saltimbocca sandwich or one of Miami's best pizzas w/ an organic green salad for $12.
What you’re getting: The Mais pizza w/ cream, corn, ham, Parm & olive oil. And no need to worry about getting back in time, Brickell’s best neighborhood restaurant is making this pizza in under a minute.

Traymore Restaurant and Bar, Miami Beach
The deal: A main course, dessert, and beverage for $32. Or sub an appetizer for a main, and it's just $24.
What you’re getting: A char-grilled, dried-aged New York Strip w/ bone marrow butter, roast shallots & red wine butter sauce. Then for dessert, their pina colada layer cake.


D’angelo Pizza Wine Bar Tapas, Weston
The deal: Any one of 12 selected entrees including pizzas, pastas, the D’Angelo burger, and oversized calzones for $12.
What you’re getting: Carciofi alla Romana -- artichoke hearts wrapped w/ speck over arugula, slow-roasted tomato & buffalo mozzarella.


Caporal Chicken, Westchester
The deal: These famous Havana-via-New York chicken purveyors are slinging a soon-to-be equally famous Snack Box, w/ one leg, one thigh & one wing for $5.
What you’re getting: Since three pieces isn’t gonna be enough, double it up and get the extra-large Snack Box with two of each of those for only $8. Finish it off with a fried apple pie.

El Corral, Brickell
The deal: The brand-new Brickell outpost wants to feed you one of Miami’s most underrated burgers with an ice-cold Aguila beer for $9.99.
What you’re getting: The Grand Corral 1/2 Pound -- half a pound of certified Angus char-broiled w/ BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion, etc.

Oh, and you can win a FREE lunch for two at El Corral -- two Grand Corrals, two fries, and two drinks -- by following El Corral USA then tweeting out this Playbook between now and May 8th. Then after lunch, the next thing on the list is one of these 10 new happy hours

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1. Sriracha House 1502 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Miami Beach)

Thai. Chinese. Japanese. Vietnamese. When you have a craving for Asian eats, sometimes you don't want to be pigeon-holed into just one type. Enter this "Pan-Asian" made-to-order eatery where you can have the cooks pump up your Udon noodle dish with either Japanese teriyaki, Himalayan hot umami, or Thai peanut sauce.

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2. Tongue & Cheek 431 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Miami Beach)

This down-home American spot is serving up awesome craft 'tails and twists on classic eats like meatballs and gravy, fried chicken, cured pork belly, and fish-n-chips.

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3. Stanzione 87 87 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33130 (Brickell)

Brickell's Stanzione 87 serves up authentic Neapolitan pies that take less than a minute to cook in the wood-burning oven. The mozzarella is made in-house and the rest of the essential ingredients are imported from Italy, so the pizza is as close to source as you can get in Miami. The space is pretty small -- with only about 40 or so seats at small marble tables -- but a glass-walled open kitchen offers quite the pizza-making entertainment. It's a pretty solid take-out option, too.

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4. Traymore Restaurant and Bar 2445 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (Miami Beach)

When you meet a bar with 40 different gins, a gin and tonic is not just a gin and tonic. That's what you're going to find at this restaurant and bar in the Metropolitan by COMO hotel. With its art deco decor and seafood menu, plus creations from the master chocolatiers, you're sure to find something you'll like, but let us not forget: 40 different gins.

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5. D'angelo 1370 Weston Rd, Weston, FL 33326

A Norcino calzone with its sausage, ricotta, and mozz stuffed-deliciousness, preceded by Mediterranean grilled octopus, makes for the perfect lunch at this pizza, wine bar, and tapas resto.

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6. Caporal Chicken 14616 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33184 (West Miami)

14 locations in Cuba, shuttered. One legendary spot in New York closed. And yet the legacy of this chicken shack with its French fry-stuffed Chicken Box and Cuban ice cream sandwiches still lives on. A definite quick-stop visit for any of your out-of-town friends -- the Southern ones will likely appreciate the Fried Apple Pie -- you'll need a napkin for your undoubtedly greasy fingers.

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7. El Corral - Brickell 1111 SW 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33130 (Brickell)

EC serves up patties made with 100% Angus beef, mozz, drenched with homemade marinara, grilled onions, and topped off with a fried egg. Forget about every other burger you've ever eaten and head down to this fast-food joint and rejoice knowing that both your burger and your beer can be picked up in one spot.



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