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Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: National Ice Cream Day

It's another weekend in Miami and the air is hot and sticky. Luckily there are many activities to keep your mind off the fact that you're literally melting. From enjoying frozen treats (some with beer) to celebrating Swim Week, here are the best ways to keep your cool.

Weekend starts now!

National Ice Cream Day at Concrete Beach Brewery
Concrete Beach is celebrating National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 19, in the best way possible — with beer and ice cream floats! That's right— some genius figured out that if it works with root beer, you could use the real thing. The result is a cool, delicious treat that beats the summer heat. The special floats are served from 2 to 6 p.m. and cost $7.

Try a Jugofresh Juicecream
Want to cool down with an ice cream but you're trying to eat healthy?  Maybe you're a vegan in need of refreshment. No worries, because Jugofresh at 2516 Ponce de Leon Blvd. in Coral Gables has its new Juicecream for you to enjoy. The frozen treat is made with Jugofesh juices, coconut meat, and dates, Juicecream is all natural, vegan, and delicious. If you want to try some, the Coral Gables Jugofresh is hosting a celebration on Friday, July 17 at 2 p.m. Sure beats hitting up the ice cream truck.

Deck 16 Happy Hour
If you're looking for a new place to gather the friends in celebration of yet another weekend, but are low on funds, hit up Deck 16's new happy hour. The bar, located at the Hyatt Centric at 1600 Collins Ave. in South Beach offers select drinks and bites form only $6 each. Best of all, the deal is available on weekends. Cheap and cool is now a plan.

Miami Swim Week at VIlla Azur
It's Miami Swim Week, which means us humans get to gawk at unnaturally gorgeous women in bikinis without the risk of getting a slap in the face. Villa Azur is hosting swim week fashion shows and they're open to to dining guests. On Friday, July 17, Wet & Sea will showcase their new fall/winter collection during dinner. will introduce their latest fashions on Saturday, July 18. The restaurant opens at 6:30 p.m.; fashion show starts at 9 p.m. both days. 

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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