Recession Stand

The Hottest Dining Ops in Town

One man's recession is another man's blowout sale. And you are most definitely the second man. So for your tasting pleasure, we've uncovered the best dining and drinking opportunities from some of the hottest spots in the city. Happy feasting...

Half-Off Menu at Prima Pasta

Half-Off Menu at Prima Pasta

This homey Italian tavern in North Beach leaves you no excuse not to feast on eggplant parmesan, lasagna Bolognese and crab raviolotti. It's all half-off (meaning less than $10 a plate) during their daily happy hour.

Daily, 5-6pm, Cafe Prima Pasta, 414 71st St (between Abbott and Byron), 305-867-0106

Half-Price Wine at Novecento

Half-Price Wine at Novecento

On Tuesday nights at this downtown Argentinean bistro, bottles of wine are half-price, making it easier than ever to order your favorite Malbec (or your favorite three Malbecs) to go with skirt steak and chimichurri.

Tuesdays, 6pm-close, Novecento Brickell, 1414 Brickell Ave (between SE. 13th and SE. 14th), 305-403-0900

Bourbon & Blues at Bourbon Steak

Bourbon & Blues at Bourbon Steak

Michael Mina's beef temple gets down-home with 25 percent off bourbon and whiskey, and finger-licking bar fare like fried chicken, bacon waffles, crab beignets and pulled pork sandwiches. Plus, the live blues are free—not that you'll be singing along.

Wednesdays, 7-10pm, Bourbon Steak, 1999 W. Country Club Dr (at Aventura Blvd), 786-279-6600

Recession Decompression at Jaguar

Recession Decompression at Jaguar

Twenty dollars at this Coconut Grove ceviche saloon gets you three hours of Latin jazz, unlimited ceviche-by-the-spoon and meat skewers, and three cocktails. Stay for dinner and you'll receive a complimentary bottle of wine. But that's probably pushing it.

$20, Thursdays, 6-9pm, Jaguar, 3067 Grand Ave (between Matilda and Virginia), 305-444-0216

Rare's Business Lunch

Rare's Business Lunch

Okay, so three-martini lunches are reserved for episodes of Mad Men. At least you still have the business lunch at Rare, where you get a juicy steak sandwich, a side dish and a glass of wine for $19. Somewhere Freddy Rumsen is wetting himself.

Sunday-Thursday, 12-3pm, Rare Steakhouse, 468 41st St (at Royal Palm Ave), 305-532-7273

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