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Easter Specials South Florida

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Easter Sunday's almost here and you know what that means. Egg hunts, omelets, brunches, churches, dinners, family and giant rabbits. Yoda, not so much, but he'd be welcome at Jesus' table anytime, even if he is an illegal alien.

We've compiled a list of special Easter events. Most are cheap or free, some are what the working class might call a rip-off, but hey, it's all a matter of perspective. Check out what's in store....

April 11, 2009 - Hadley Easter Festival -  12 p.m. - 4p.m.,  $2 - click for info
Hadley Park, 1300 NW 50 Street, 305-634-5791
Hadley Park is your spot to hunt for eggs, egg n spoon races, "egg"stravaganza activities and more, family friendly fun. Admission is $2 per person.

April 11, 2009 - Clemente Easter Bash - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Free - click for info
Roberto Clemente Park, 101 NW 34th St., 305-573-6133
Easter egg hunt in the Wynwood neighborhood, enjoy the water playground on site as well as a live concert by Left Perez and more.

April 11, 2009 - Grapeland's Easter Jamboree - 4 p.m. - 8 p.m., $5
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Grapeland Park, 1550 NW 37 Avenue, 305-960-2960
Easter Egg Hunt in a water park? Come out to Grapeland Park starting at 4 p.m. and enjoy arts and crafts, bounce houses, games and then at 6:30 the gates will open at the water park for an Easter egg hunt. When egg hunting is done, kids can return to the amusement area until 8 p.m.

April 12, 2009 - 1 BLEU AT THE REGENT BAL HARBOUR - click for info
Executive Chef Mark Millitello's five course Easter Sunday prix fixe menu. Easter-themed décor, ocean front views, live string trio, free glass of champagne. $65.00 per person, not including tax and gratuity, children's menu $25 (ages 3-12)Noon - 6:00 p.m. 

Brunch will include breakfast favorites with omelettes and smoothies made to order, in addition to world cuisine stations from seafood and international cheeses to Asian dumplings, holiday roasts, a whole roasted suckling pig and more than 30 variety of desserts, champagne cocktail bar, and supervised kids station. Acqua, Four Seasons Miami, 1435 Brickell Avenue. 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.,For reservations call 305-381-31990. Cost: $90 for adults and $40 for children under 12.

April 12, 2009 - EASTER SUNDAY BRUNCH @ MANDARIN ORIENTAL MIAMI - click for info
Brunch with complimentary mimosas and dishes such as Malaysian Spiced Boneless Beef Short Ribs, Honey-Miso Charred Sea Bass and Chicken Pad Thai. There will be Omelets, Pancakes, Sushi, Seafood, Fruit and freshly baked treats.. 500 Brickell Key Drive. RSVP 305-913 8358. Cost: $75 for adults and $32 for children ages 4 to 12; valet parking included. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Brunch and dining opportunities on Easter Sunday, April 12, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with specialties such as the traditional frittata al forno with layers of eggs, angle hair pasta, crisp bacon, onions, spinach, artichoke and Fontina cheese; eggs benedictano, a twist on the familiar classic on toasted brioche, and Tuscan French Toast, among other choices of breakfast dishes and entrees. Seating will begin at 10 a.m. RSVP 954-431-1341.  

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