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Where to eat before a Heat game

I saw a discussion about this on a previous thread but it didn't have much info. We're heading down from Broward this weekend for a game. Getting bored with Bayside and it'll be very crowded since it's a playoff game. Any ideas? I know my hubby is pulling for Versailles which seems to only be 5 miles away. Anything closer?

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  1. It doesn't take long to get bored with Bayside....

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    1. re: freakerdude

      We usually grab a Cuban sandwich at the Latin American window and some 3 dollar beers but I know the crowd for a playoff game will be huge. Can't do chilis or Bubba Gump. Yuck!

    2. If you don't want to make 2 stops, I'd go to Sparky's Roadside BBQ which is just off Biscayne Blvd. on NE 1st St. and walking distance to the arena. If you want something more posh, you can go to DB Bistro in the Marriott Marquis, or Area 31 or Zuma in the Epic.

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      1. re: Frodnesor

        Hoping to do just one stop. Te only things I've seen around there are at bayside or Miss Yip's which I heard wasn't too great.

      2. I had a similar inquiry that I posted about a year ago, and based on some of the replies, we ate at City Hall and enjoyed it with the added bonus that you can park there for free and walk to the arena after you've eaten/drank,

        1. I'd do Nemesis Bistro. Or you can go a bit further south to Momi Ramen.

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          1. re: tpigeon

            Nemesis is a very good suggestion.

          2. Sparky's Roadside BBQ is a great choice.....They're serving very good BBQ there and the prices are right.....Would also recommend Brother Jimmy's BBQ too....Their smoked wings, brisket sliders and ribs are all very, very good......I eat at the bar and the service has always been solid......Low happy hour food and drink prices there.....

            EMac
            Ft. Pierce, FL

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            1. re: LargeLife

              Is Brother Jimmy's in walking distance?

              1. re: Jenaclaree

                30 minute walk. Sparky's is better and much closer.