The happiest of hours: new food, new drinks and new ideas

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Unlimited sushi on Tuesdays: Mandarin Oriental, Miami

The only thing better than good sushi at a happy hour is unlimited good sushi per person for just $25. Starting March 14, you can find that on Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the MO Bar + Lounge in the Mandarin Oriental (500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami). The expanded happy hours are true for the rest of the weekdays, which feature light bites (at $5 for 5 bites) and special cocktails. Select wines will be $8/glass, and beer will be $6/glass.

It’s a block-long happy hour: Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Himmarshee Street in Fort Lauderdale now has a two-for-one, block-long happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. That means five venues will have bar bites that are all less than $10 (the short-rib sliders sound great!), and with your first drink purchase, you get a wooden chip good for a free second drink.  We’re hoping this block-long idea catches on.

The participants:  Himmarshee Public House (201 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale, 954/616-5275); Rok:Brgr (208 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale, 954/525-7656); TacoCraft (204 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale, 954/463-2003); Pizza Craft and Apothecary 330 (330 Himmarshee St., Fort Lauderdale, 954/616-8028).