Thursday, April 19, CafÃ© Prima Pasta, 414 71st Street, Miami Beach
CafÃ© Prima Pasta is celebrating their love for garlic with $4.19 specials on Thursday, April 19th in conjunction with National Garlic Day. The three â€œbreath-taking,â€ garlic-infused appetizers including the Bruschetta, flaky Italian bread topped with chopped tomatoes, sweet basil and garlic (org. $9.95); Calamaretti Fritti, fresh calamari fried in a mixture of authentic Italian bread crumbs and robust roasted garlic (orig. $12.95); and Spinach Sautee, tender baby spinach sautÃ©ed in zesty garlic served over hearty cannellini beans (orig. $9.95). If the permeating smell of the restaurant isnâ€™t enough to keep patrons safe, repellent Vampire cocktails are available, which include the Baby Prima Martini, Dracula Red Bloody Mary, Vampire Vodka Surprise, and Chef Arturoâ€™s favorite Pinot Noir all priced at $4.19 a glass! Whether people love it or hate it, the health benefits of eating garlic are now universally hailed. A member of the onion family, garlic has been used throughout recorded history for both culinary and medicinal purposes such as lowering blood cholesterol levels and reducing the buildup of plaque in arteries. It has a characteristic pungent, spicy flavor that mellows and sweetens considerably with cooking.