It's the first Monday of 2015, and it feels no different from every other Monday. You're still wishing that this morning's alarm didn't go off and that the weekend would never end. But it has, so here you are, hungry and thinking about what you'll be eating and drinking. And here we are to help you get your year started on a delicious note.
From Choices' new Coral Gables location to Tap 79's cheese and charcuterie board half off, and even a black-and-white film, 2015 is in full effect.
Make better choices with Choices Café
If one of your New Year's resolutions is to do your body good by eating less or no meat, head to Coral Gables, where the popular vegan eatery Choices Café has opened a new location. There, you'll be able to nosh on not only their famed mentil lentil wrap but also organic, soy, and dairy-free soft-serve ice cream. Makes sticking to those promises you made a whole lot easier (and tastier).
Johnnie Walker Happy Hour at Drake's JW Marriott
Drake's, located in the JW Marriott, has begun a special executive happy hour, and it's filled with every Johnnie Walker label imaginable. From Blue for $25 and Gold for $11 to Black for $8 and Red for $6, all the colors of Johnnie are available for not a lot of green. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Film Noir at Touche Rooftop & Lounge
Picture this: striking views of downtown Miami from a ritzy rooftop as black-and-white films play on a giant screen overhead, all while you're eating Carla Pellegrino's Italian fare and sipping potent cocktails. Showtime is 10 p.m.
Charcuterie and Cheese Half Off at Tap 79
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Tap 79 has a crazy good deal on artisan cheeses and cured meat Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Usually you can mix and match eight for $40, but on Thursdays the price is half. That means for just $20, you can have your pick of manchego, triple-cream Brie, Gouda, pecorino, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Gorgonzola, and cabra al vino with prosciutto di parma, truffle mousse pâté, soppressata, speck, jamón serrano, cantimpalo, chorizo palacio, and coppa siena (limited to eight total). However will you choose? Any combination includes artichoke and truffle mousse, as well as fig jam and marinated olives. Get yo' cheese on. Maybe have some beer while you're at it.
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