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Good Time Had by (Almost) All at the Museum of Discovery and Science's Annual Food Fete

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Sure it was a "winetasting" event, but it was clear that tasting was being taken to the max. A group of men laughed giddily each time a woman jumped out of her high heels when with a loud hiss the pressure in a plastic tube that snaked around the museum was released, letting the ball inside soar above the crowd.

As I circled both the museum's upstairs and downstairs, I couldn't help but notice the dominant dish of the night: meatballs. Da Campo Osteria served them. So did Frankie and Johnny's, East End Brasserie and Café Vico. Some came in a savory mushroom sauce and were made with veal. Others were the standard beef in tangy red sauce with a side of ricotta cheese. Susie's Scrumptious Sweets offered red velvet and dark chocolate cake balls.

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Zachary Fagenson is the restaurant critic for Miami New Times, and proud to report a cholesterol level of 172.
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