Choices Premieres Juice Lounge Party Saturday Night
These clubs are each a little different, but there are a few fundamental truths that apply to all of them. Unless you're a hot broad, entrance entails long lines and pricey cover charges. Once you're in, thanks to Florida's lax smoking laws, you can expect to be surrounded and possibly burned by lit cigarettes. An oily-muscled shirtless man will probably either blast you with a fog gun filled with chemically-cooled air, or throw a trees-be-damned rain of cocktail napkins down upon you. The drinks on the menu are invariably overpriced and alcoholic... or intolerably boring (like club soda or Sprite). Oh, and you can also count on feeling like shit tomorrow morning.
If that all sounds great to you, rock on. If you're sick of sacrificing your physical and spiritual health for the sake of your social life, however, Alex Cuevas, owner of Choices Vegan Cafe in the Brickell area, has an alternative party for you. This Saturday night will mark the restaurant's first Juice Lounge party.
The "watermelon cosmo" ($9), for example, is a mix of watermelon, lemon, ginger root, agave, and mint. The "sangria" ($9) consists of fresh-made organic apple, grape, and orange juices, plus chopped fruit and sparkling water. And the "raw mojito" ($9) is a blend of pear, cucumber, mint, and lime.
The lounge will also be serving up smoothies like the "Piña Cool-ada" ($10), which is a mix of pineapple, young coconut, stevia, hemp, chia seeds, and ice; and the "Goji Love" ($11), made of young coconut, goji berries, dates, cacao, maca, and vanilla bean.
Guests can also buy light bites like the mezze plate ($12), featuring chickpea tuna, crudites, olives and whole grain tortilla; raw vegan brownie bites ($4); and raw cashew bites ($4).
The inaugural Juice Lounge party will unfold to the sounds of chill house and other mellow music. The good clean fun starts at 8 and runs until 11 p.m. this Saturday at Choices Cafe.
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