Here's something that will take the sting out of having to buy a ticket for this year's "Evening With..." presentations at Miami Book Fair International: The fair will offer tastings before the evening events with hors d'oeuvres and a complimentary cocktail, with a cash bar available. The tastings will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-13 on the fifth floor terrace of Building 3.
Nov. 8: Casablanca Seafood
Nov. 9: MamaJuana Cafe
Nov. 10: Miami's Finest Caribbean Restaurant
Nov. 11: Hard Rock Cafe
Nov. 12: Xixn
Nov. 13: Francophone night (France, Haiti and Canada host an evening of culinary samplings and presentations from Francophone authors.
Tickets for "Evening With..." events are $10 and can be ordered at the book fair website at noon Nov. 2.