When you rushed out of your house this morning, did you spill coffee all over your shirt? Did you forget to turn off the kitchen light? Did you leave thinking I'm over all of this -- pour me a drink?
Been there. And it totally sucks. But you know what? In just a few hours, you'll have your weekend freedom to wind down and recharge your proverbial batteries.
And, hey! Might as well sip champagne while you wait!
Fried chicken is many things, but a chore it is not. The same goes for champagne. When was the last time you heard someone say ugh, I have to go drink champagne now? Exactly. So when you put both of them under the same room, throw in a dash of chef competition, and a pinch of a hot date (hey now!), magic is bound to happen.
Serafina Regional Italian Dinner - Friday
Ever been to the Piemonte region of Italy? It's Italy's best-kept secret. There's a little town there called Bra. Its main square is no bigger than a mile or so. Slowfood is headquartered there, and every year around this time the town and Slowfood host a festival called Cheese. As the name suggests, it's a week-long parade of all things cheese and dairy and bread and honey and wine. Serafina, the South Beach outpost to its NYC parent restaurant is hosting a week-long dinner specializing in the regional dishes of Piemonte. It'll last from September 27 to October 3 before another region is introduced -- so make reservations (305.351.0825) and enjoy.
dbQ at db Bistro - Friday
An upscale modern French restaurant isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a summer barbecue. But this is Miami, where it's almost always summer and restaurants can do whatever they want because the changing seasons don't really apply to them. DB Bistro Moderne is still bidding farewell to summer, though. But they're doing it with a big ol' barbecue and it's likely to be great. Executive chef Matthieu Godard will proffer Hickory Smoked Chicken Legs, Sugarcane Grilled Shrimp and Short Rib Quesadillas among plenty other options. Prices range from $7-9 or you can get a trio of dishes for $21. The barbecue will be held on the terrace from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, the 27th.
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Breaking Bad Watch Party at Will Call - Sunday
Here's the thing: Walt used to be this good, uncool chemistry teacher guy who went rogue and became a drug kingpin and now has to deal with the repercussions of his, um, lifestyle changes. On Sunday, the primetime Emmy award-winning drama series concludes our nearly six-year relationship with Walt, Jesse [bitch!], Skyler, Walt Jr. Saul, Gus, and everyone else. We're REALLY sad that it's coming to an end, but no sense in being in denial about it. Will Call is hosting a watch party complete with Pollos Hermanos chicken, Heisenberg martinis, and a costume contest. Be there, or be Walt circa before-Heisenberg.
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