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Kids will be heading back to school soon, and the annual Labor Day weekend is just around the corner. The warm days of summer are not yet waning. Keep an eye on the weather; those Cape Verde storms are never quite predictable, and some will be heading our way.

It’s the time of year for adventurous dining experiences and good deals, so look around for special offers at your favorite venues, and take a chance on trying some new eating establishments.

We hope you enjoy perusing these Great Gables Events listings and find a few opportunities to spend some quality time with family and friends in the coming days.

Robert and Robin Burr

Breakfast at Spring Chicken
ForkRise and shine campers. Y’all drop by Spring Chicken at 1514 S. Dixie Highway for breakfast offerings from 7am to 11am weekdays, or until 2pm on weekends. Top of the menu is Momma’s Egg & Sausage Biscuit, followed by the Blue Plate Breakfast, Chicken and Waffles, Mother Cluckin’ Biscuits & Gravy, and other Southern specialties. Bottomless coffee is only $2.49. Everything is made from scratch in-house daily. Call 305-504-2704. http://EatSpringChicken.com

Red Fish Grill promoting Miami Spice Menu
ForkOur friends at Red Fish Grill on the waterfront at Matheson Hammock (9610 Old Cutler Road) are showing off their Miami $39 Spice menu, available through September 30. Starters include Crab & Corn Chowder with Lump crab and roasted corn. Arugula & Beet Salad with roasted golden beets, smoked bacon, candied cashews, goat cheese, strawberry-lime vinaigrette. Shrimp Ceviche with mixed bell peppers, fried red quinoa, topped with micro cilantro and a passion fruit citrus dressing. Fried Calamari with Sweet chili banana sauce. Second course feature Pan Seared Snapper with fennel, red onion, cilantro, lemon-ginger vinaigrette, yucca chips. Grilled Salmon with lemon orzo, grape tomatoes, sweet peas, saffron aioli. Black Angus Hanger Steak with herb roasted vegetables, chimichurri. Parmesan Crusted Corvina with au gratin fingerling potatoes, roasted cherry tomatoes, cilantro. Desserts include Homemade Key Lime Pie with graham cracker almond crust, whipped cream. Caramel Flan with toasted coconut, caramel sauce. Call 305-668-8788. http://www.redfishgrill.net/

Rice Mediterranean Kitchen opens on Restaurant Row
ForkTasty Mediterranean fare in a fast-casual environment has come to Restaurant Row at 164 Giralda. Rice Mediterranean Kitchen is officially open for lunch and dinner. Choose your grains from Basmati rice, brown rice or black lentils, plus greens: Romaine, Artisan Super Green or Mesclun. Or, choose a pita roll. Choose your dip and spreads: Hummus, Sriracha Tomato Hummus or Honey Nut Feta with Greek Yogurt Sumac, Charred Carrot Tahini or Smokey Eggplant Harissa. Chose your proteins from Slow Cooked Chicken Breast, Braised Beef or Falafel, Roasted Seasonal Veggies, Braised Lamb or Harrisa Roasted Chicken. Toppings and dressings include Kalamata Olives, Tomato, Shredded Romaine, Crumbled Feta, Cucumbers, Onion, Red Cabbage, Shredded Carrots, Pickled Banana Peppers, Lemon Wedge, Organic Chickpeas, Sumac Sauce, Spicy Sumac, Lemon Tahini, Harissa Vinagrette, and Lemon-Infused Olive Oil. Call 305-755-9588. http://ricekitchen.com/

Miami Spice specials at Gables Restaurants
It’s that time of year. Gables restaurants are rolling out their Miami Spice fixed price menus. Lunches (and brunches) are $23, while dinners are set at $39 through September. There is no membership or sign-up required to enjoy Miami Spice. Simply visit the individual webpage of the restaurant you want to visit and make sure to check the days of the week that the restaurant offers Miami Spice lunch/brunch or dinner. Reservations are strongly recommended. http://www.miamiandbeaches.com/special-offers/monthly-deals/miami-spice-month/miami-spice-month-search-results/?loc=CORALGAB&progcode=Spice

Informed Consent at GableStage
theaterMorality and bioethics collide on stage. With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? An electrifying new play by Deborah Zoe Laufer, one of the most exciting voices in American theater, Informed Consent is a powerful drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life. Inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country’s largest universities and a Native American tribe based in the Grand Canyon, Informed Consent takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our genetics defines our fate. The play begins this weekend and continues through August 27. GableStage is located at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave. Call 305-445-1119. http://www.gablestage.org

Now Playing at the Landmark Movie Theatre
CinemaThe Landmark at Merrick Park is a seven screen movie theater located on the third floor of the Village of Merrick Park. A sophisticated bar and lounge area makes it an all-encompassing destination for food, drink and entertainment. Currently playing: Lucky Logan, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Wind River, The Glass Castle, An Inconvenient Sequel, Detroit, Dunkirk, The Dark Tower, Atomic Blonde, Spiderman. Call 786-574-4116. https://www.landmarktheatres.com/miami/the-landmark-at-merrick-park

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