Good deal for the dog days of summer from Max’s Grille (404 Plaza Real, 561/368-0080). The still wildly popular Mizner Park eatery, going into its 22ndyear in business, is offering a $10 lunch from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, for throughout the summer.
What you get is half a multiculti sammie plus a choice of kettle chips, cup of soup, and house or Caesar salad. Among your sandwich choices: ahi tuna with arugula and red onion on pita; blackened salmon quesadilla with spinach, goat cheese, pico de gallo and poblano crema; turkey BLT; and three-egg omelet with scallions, tomato, cheddar and baby greens.
And if you really, really like sushi or think you’ve got the chops (and choppers) to become a professional eater, then you’ll want to check out RA Sushi’s Sushi Showdown.
At RA’s Downtown at the Gardens location (11701 Lake Victoria Gardens, Ave., 561/340-2112), the contest takes place Sunday, April 7, from 3 to 6 p.m. Here’s the deal: You’ve got to be 18, you’ve got to be one of the first 24 entries, and you’ve got to eat a whole lot of Tootsy Makis (kani kama crab mix, shrimp and cucumber topped with tempura bits).
The contest is set up March Madness style, with the first round pitting two heats of 12 competitors gobbling the most Tootsies in three minutes. The top three gluttons, er. . . competitors in each round then have to gobble Tootsies for five minutes, with the winner get 12 $50 RA gift certificates. Second place finisher gets a $100 certificate, third gets $50 and fourth gets $25. Everyone gets a complementary appetizer or lunch gift card and RA Sushi sweatband. No mention of Pepto.