Hurricane Irma is gone, and recovery has begun. Many of us have spent the past few days cleaning up debris, moving fallen trees, and anxiously awaiting power restoration.
Through it all, restaurants and bars were among the first establishments to reopen
, welcoming customers with air conditioning, warm meals, cold drinks, and free Wi-Fi
Many neighborhood joints are offering Hurricane Irma specials, from free doughnuts to donation meals, to benefit victims this weekend. Here are some shops, restaurants, and bars to add to your post-hurricane plans.
Free Doughnuts at Federal Donuts.
The Wynwood doughnut shop reopens Friday, September 15, and is giving away a free hot, fresh doughnut for each coffee purchased (while supplies last). The promo runs through Sunday, September 17. Sister restaurant Dizengoff also reopens. 250 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-573-9393; federaldonuts.com.
Caribbean Night at Casa Brasolin.
This Friday, September 15, enjoy food and drink specials during a Caribbean-themed soiree. Expect a performance by local reggae artist Gershi. Doors open at 5 p.m. 21 SE Second Ave., Miami; 305-934-3284; casabrasolin.com.
Mexican Independence Day at Bodega.
Head to Bodega in South Beach for air conditioning, $5 margaritas, DJ performances, and a guacamole bar. Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, September 14 at 1220 16th St., Miami Beach; 305-704-2145; bodegasouthbeach.com.
Mexican Independence Day at Cantina La Veinte.
Friday, September 15, Cantina La Veinte will host an all-day Mexican Independence Day celebration, sponsored by Maestro Dobel tequila, with specially priced tequila drinks. 465 Brickell Ave., Miami; 786-623-6135; cantinala20.com.
The Beach Is Back Happy Hour at Mondrian.
Courtesy of Mondrian South Beach
To welcome residents back to South Beach, the Mondrian will host a locals' sunset happy hour from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 15. All proceeds from the bar's signature cocktail will be donated to hurricane-relief efforts. 1100 West Ave., Miami Beach; 305-514-1500; mondrian-miami.com.
Sweet Specials at Hoffman's Chocolates.
First responders and utility workers receive a free ice cream with valid ID.
Courtesy of Hoffman's Chocolate
Hoffman's Chocolates will offer free ice cream to first responders and utility workers with valid ID through Sunday, September 17. First responders will receive a free regular-size cup or cone of ice cream (two scoops) with their choice of one topping. Everyone else can swing by any of the nine locations for a buy-one-get-one-free special valid through Friday, September 15. 3341 Sheridan St., Hollywood; 954-962-5972; hoffmans.com.