Food & Drink

The 8 restos dishing the most bang for your buck during Miami Spice

Miami Spice 2013
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Knowing how to consume the most and best food for those 33 or 39 Miami Spice dollars takes a level of research that’s usually reserved for nuclear physicists and ESPN interns. Luckily for you, we poached a few from the Pentagon/Bristol to guide you through the places you need to hit to get the most out of Spice.

Filet Mignon at Red the Steakhouse

8. Red, The Steakhouse
What you’re ordering: Brad’s hot stuffed peppers, petite CAB filet, bucatini, triple-chocolate cake
What it normally costs: $69
What you’ll pay: $39
Total Savings (because nobody wants to do math): $30. The menu changes slightly every week, so you might save even more.

Spiked popsicles at Serafina Dream

7. Serafina Dream South Beach
What you’re ordering: carpaccio di filetto con salsa di tartufi neri, grilled steak and fries, spiked popsicles
What it normally costs: $64.95
What you’ll pay: $33
Total Savings: $31.95. It’s worth it for the spiked popsicles alone.

Waterfront dining at Smith and Wollensky Miami Beach

6. Smith and Wollensky
What you’re ordering: heirloom tomato carpaccio with burrata, 8oz filet mignon, New York cheesecake
What it normally costs: $71
What you’ll pay: $39
Total Savings: $32. And the view is included.

Interior at Gotham Steak
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5. Gotham Steak
What you’re ordering: yellowfin tuna tartare, braised-beef short rib, dark-chocolate cremeux
What it normally costs: $71
What you’ll pay: $39
Total Savings: $32. You can actually save another $4 if you order the grilled mahi, but your pride should be worth more than that.

Tacos at Mercadito Miami

4. Mercadito
What you’re ordering: Pepino el Pyu cocktail, mango guacamole, Toreado guacamole, Dorado ceviche, camaron, estilo baja & carne tacos, Morenita de chocolate
What it normally costs: $68.50
What you’ll pay: $33
Total Savings: $35.50. One of the few menus that starts you off with booze, too.

The Bazaar by Jose Andres

3. The Bazaar by Jose Andres
What you’re ordering: bao con lechon, embutidos platter, sautéed shrimp, croquetas de jamon, Key lime pie
What it normally costs: $87
What you’ll pay: $39
Total Savings: $48. Three, that’s THREE entrees. Jose is feeling generous.

Braised shortrib at PB Steak

2. PB Steak
What you’re ordering: Florida heirloom tomatoes, pork-cheek ravioli, buffalo sweetbreads, braised short rib, house fries, chef’s daily dessert
What it normally costs: $88
What you’ll pay: $39
Total Savings: $49. You don’t even need to order steak to get the most out of this one.

Dumpling at Hakkasan
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1. Hakkasan
What you’re ordering: green salad, honey grilled barbecue pork, crispy wheat prawn, spicy crispy shrimp dumplings, crispy chicken in Osmanthus-lemon sauce, wok-fried spicy beef with green pepper, stir-fried Shanghai pak choi, steamed dried shrimp fried rice with taro, white chocolate panna cotta
What it normally costs: $156
What you’ll pay: $39
Total Savings: A whopping $117. Yes, the plates are smaller, but it’s a tasting menu all year anyway. And you don’t even get to order, they just keep bringing food until you explode.