Things to do for January 06, 2011

The Weekender

Bikinis, Cuban Sandwiches and a Truckload of Burgers

The weekend is throwing open the windows.

Thursday
A Bigger and Brighter Whisk
EXPANSION

A Bigger and Brighter Whisk

Good news, people who like things larger: Whisk has quadrupled in size, adding huge communal tables and a new bar. And Fridays are still burger day—think a Black and Blue topped with gorgonzola, bacon and sweet onion jam.

Now open, Whisk, 7382 SW 56th Ave, 786-268-8350

Cuban Sandwiching in Wynwood
ISLANDER

Cuban Sandwiching in Wynwood

Your go-to for fresh Puerto Rican eats, Jimmy’z, has now branched off to the mainland. The new Wynwood place—located in an orange and yellow loft on the ground floor of Cynergi—comes with free wi-fi and the same Caribbean eats like Cubano sandwiches, Chicken Creole, Mofongo and pork cracklings.

Now open, Jimmy’z, 2700 N Miami Ave, 305-573-1505

Foie Gras-ing on Ocean Drive
GOOSED

Foie Gras-ing on Ocean Drive

You’ve enjoyed the lobster burgers and strong mojitos on the outdoor terrace at the Pelican Hotel for years. And now that they’ve welcomed their old chef back, you can order up a PB&J made with seared foie gras, sandwiched between mini brioche buns slathered with hazelnut chocolate spread. Just like Mom used to make...

Now available, $21, Pelican Cafe, 826 Ocean Dr, 305-673-1000

Friday
The Debut of the Burger Beast Truck
MOBILITY

The Debut of the Burger Beast Truck

Tomorrow, food trucks like GastroPod, The Fish Box and Sugar Rush will all congregate downtown by the Miami Herald building. But you’ll be most interested in the debut of the Burger Beast truck, inspired and curated by the patty-loving blogger of the same name. Details are scarce, but something tells us there’ll be burgers.

Fridays beginning Jan 7, 11:30am-2:30pm, NE 14th Street near Herald Plaza

Sunday
Mojitos and Bikinis at the National Pool
TAN LINES

Mojitos and Bikinis at the National Pool

New year. New Sunday afternoon pool party. And this one’s a beauty. The setting: the National’s infinity pool. The refreshments: pitchers of caipirinhas, mojitos and sangria, plus Bahamian Chicken Wings. The crowd: scantily clad and grooving to international house music. You: coconut oil–equipped.

Sundays starting Jan 9, 12-6pm, $20, The National, 1677 Collins Ave, 305- 532-2311

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