Miami's Five Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Memorial Day Edition
It's Memorial Day weekend. The "Official Unofficial" start of the summer. Which, in Miami, doesn't mean all that much since most of our days are filled with beach outings (try surfboarding in Minneapolis in January -- it's not working so well)!
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But still, we have a three day weekend to look forward to. While most of South Beach is going on a party spree, we're listing five non-beach-related ways to spend your days.
From a brewery tour to a Heat watch party to vacationing in your own backyard, here's our top five picks for this weekend. No matter what you do -- don't drink and drive...There are massive police DUI checkpoints all over Miami (in Coconut Grove there are literally dozens of officers on motorcycles right now). Besides -- it's more fun to be happy and safe.
Watch the Miami Heat Beat The Crap Out of the Pacers
The Heat and the Pacers meet again tonight. If you missed Wednesday's game you're probably kicking yourself because it was one of the most exciting ever! Don't do that again! There are a bunch of places to watch the game, including HaVen and Blackbird Ordinary (where the Heat's actual chef is serving up exactly what he serves the team). Check out our top six places to watch the game, put on your best white shirt and root the home team to victory!
Tongue & Cheek is Your Port in the Storm
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Memorial Day weekend on South Beach can be loud. It can be crowded. The beaches are filled with out of towners, the bars are teeming with revelers. Where the hell can a local grab a drink and a meal this weekend? Consider Tongue & Cheek your "port in a storm". The restaurant is opening early this weekend for all of us seeking a respite from the beach -- and they're extending happy hour. That means from 3 to 7 p.m (and again from 10 p.m. to closing), you'll be able to drink for $8 (most cocktails) and snack out from the bar menu (try the beef cheek sliders, a bite-sized version of chef Jamie DeRosa's famous burger).
Plus, try the new Sunday Supper (available all weekend for Memorial Day). $45 per couple (excluding tax, gratuity, and beverages) gets you a three course meal. The menu changes, but this week enjoy shrimp n' grits with whiskey cheddar and pickled okra for starters, followed by your choice of the fried fisherman's "Pu Pu Platter," and hush puppies or braised beef cheek "pot pie" with peas and carrots for a main course. Finish off with a deep dish almond cherry pie. Sunday Supper all weekend? Sounds good to us!