The platters of tapenade-topped crostini, cheeses, crudite and mini pizza pies that circulate during this Design District's weekly "Aperitivo in Milano" Thursday night party guarantee you'll leave stuffed as well as Euro-buzzed.
The Best (Free) Pub Grub in the City
You haven't reached the point where you're trolling the city's bars in search of gratis bites to go with your beer…but maybe you should. Think about it. The economy's in the tank, there are a lot of mouthwatering deals to be had—and we've even made a list of our favorites. Grab a handful.
Michael Mina's shrine to pampered beef and gussied-up mac 'n cheese takes noshing to an appropriately
gluttonous level with cones of popcorn dusted with truffle sea salt. Luckily there's plenty of bourbon (25
percent off on Wednesdays) to wash it all down.
The drinks aren't exactly budget-friendly, but the glasses of applewood-smoked bacon ought to keep you swilling that double-digit martini as you take in the scene of NBA ballers, trophy wives and Italian sports cars parked out front (and not just yours).
While hard-boiled eggs may not be the most obvious bar snack choice, you can't really find fault with this Purdy Ave diner's quirky offering. After all, you've got to get your protein in somehow, and it may as well accompany that expertly mixed Bloody Mary.
Yes, it's one of the more circus-like environments in Miami, and yes, the place is usually packed with visiting high rollers making the most of their expense accounts. But that just makes for a supremely entertaining hour while you down marinated olives at the bar.
While the wasabi peas, mixed nuts and red chili peanuts may not be reason enough to check out this Coconut Grove hotel bar, when taken with the comfy waterfront seating and sweeping bay views, they're worth ordering another round for.
The snackings are slim during the week (peanuts and bugles, if you're lucky), but come Sunday during football season, this Irish pub off Lincoln Rd serves up gratis beer-cooked hot dogs to the game-watching masses. Which is actually only five months away…