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Burger bash in Coral Gables Thursday night


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The second annual Burgerlicious festival takes over Coral Gables’ Ponce Circle Park, 2810 Ponce de Leon Blvd., from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday with burgers by more than 20 Gables restaurants including Burger & Beer Joint, Christy’s, Elevation Burger, Rok:Brgr, Route 9, Shake Shack, Shula’s, John Martin’s and Morton’s.

Organizers promise vegetarian and fish options for the beef-averse. Admission ranges from $50 for six sliders and two 16-ounce Samuel Adams beers to $100 for unlimited sliders, two beefs and access to the Jack Daniels VIP lounge;

Dining deals

•  Talavera Restaurant, 2299 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, celebrates its third anniversary at lunch and dinner through Nov. 30 with a menu of customer favorites such as queso frito ($11), ceviche natural ($11, $18) and puntas chipotle (beef tenderloin tips in tomatillo and chipotle sauces, $24); 305-444-2955.

The Dutch at the W South Beach, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, celebrates its first anniversary with a three-course, $65 dinner menu Sunday through Nov. 18 with an entree choice of pappardelle with lamb ragu or steamed red snapper in coconut curry broth; 305-938-3111.

•  Terrazza at Shore Club, 1919 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, is offering a power-lunch special through November: a three-course menu for $22 and valet parking for $6; 305-695-3226.

My Ceviche, 235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, offers medium claws for $2.95 each on Stone Crab Tuesdays; 305-397-8710.

•  The 94th Aero Squadron, which is under new management at 1395 NW 57th Ave., Miami-Dade, is offering a three-course dinner menu for $35; 305-261-4220.

Vegetarian class

Youth L.E.A.D., a nonprofit that aims to foster healthful, sustainable eating, hosts a vegetarian cooking class at 11 a.m. Saturday at Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables. Led by Redland goat farmer and Hani’s Organics founder Hani Khouri, the three-hour session will feature Mediterranean dishes and conclude with a buffet meal. Cost is $75, with all proceeds benefitting Youth L.E.A.D.’s after-school and youth employment programs; 786-529-5323,

For a good cause

• The Ed Morse Automotive Group is offering a free Miami Dolphins Cheerleader 2013 Calendar to patrons who donate three or more food items to its Feeding America South Florida food drive. Nonperishable goods are being collected through Nov. 16 at Ed Morse dealerships in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

•  Shake Shack is raising money for Hurricane Sandy relief through Sunday by donating $2 from the sale of each Rally Shake ($5.50) to the American Red Cross;

Short orders

• The 31st annual Key Largo Cook-Off is set for 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn, mile marker 100 in Key Largo, with amateur, professional and junior chefs competing in five categories. Sampling tickets cost $15; 800-822-1088,

•  Krispy Kreme marks Veterans Day on Sunday by offering a free coffee and doughnut to veterans and active military personnel;

Names in the news

•  Roberto Neri, a native of Pordenone, Italy, with 20 years of international hotel experience, is the new executive chef at the Viceroy, 485 Brickell Ave., Miami.

•  Andy Choi, a veteran of Manhattan’s Le Cirque, is the new executive chef at BONDST Miami at the Townhouse Hotel, 150 20th St., Miami Beach.


Pascal’s on Ponce, 2611 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, celebrates the 2012 release of Beaujolais Nouveau on Nov. 15 with a three-course menu featuring an entree choice of beef bourguignon or grouper and salmon bochette. Cost is $ 67.95 and includes 1/2 bottle of beaujolais;


Compiled by Food Editor Kathy Martin. Send news to by noon Monday for consideration in next week’s column.

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