Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Cafecito, Cinema, and Cocktails

Categories: Weekend Guide

When the clock strikes 3:05 -- it's cafecito time!
We knew you thought this weekend was all about laying low. After all, school just started and the big "last unofficial party of the summer", Labor Day is next week.

But this is Miami, where the sun shines and there's always something to do -- like drinking exotic sriracha-infused cocktails in a replica of a Thai night market or going out to dinner and a movie.

Thankfully, we also have coffee. Lots and lots of good, strong Cuban coffee.

See also: Miami Spice -- The Top Ten Boozy Deals

Laine Doss
Just like Bangkok...but way closer to home.
Take a Trip to Thailand (Without Leaving South Beach)
You've always wanted to explore Thailand's temples and wander the streets of Bangkok. But that image of the women's prison from the movie Brokedown Palace stuck in your mind every time you went to buy that plane ticket. Forget the 12-hour flight and go to Patpong Road instead. It's the weekend-only bar upstairs from Khong River House that features murals of sexy ladies, sriracha-infused drinks served in plastic bags, meat-on-a-stick, and Prince on the sound system. It's just like being in Thailand -- without the fear of landing in a Thai work camp.

See also: John Kunkel on Opening of Patpong Road

Beautiful Food
It's been said we eat with our eyes and that's true. No matter how delicious we know something's going to taste, it's got to look appealing, too. The documentary Food Design explores how color, form, smell, sound, and design are all important in the big picture of making -- and enjoying -- the meals we eat. The film is being shown, Friday, August 23 at 7 p.m. at the Wolfsonian-FIU in South Beach. Tickets for the film are available for $10. RSVP at or call 305-535-2644.

Location Info


The Wolfsonian-FIU

1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: General

Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop

186 NE 29th St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

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