Things to do for February 17, 2011

The Weekender

Onion Dip, Kayaks and Beer for Brunch

The weekend is more of a Johnny 5 weekend than a Watson weekend.

Beer Brunching at Lou’s Beer Garden

Beer Brunching at Lou’s Beer Garden

At the North Beach pool bar, your beer-centric brunch has arrived. You’ll be able to pair their 15 craft brews on tap with dishes like the Reuben’s Magnum, made with corned beef braised in Stoudt’s Double IPA. So much better than Finkelstein’s .44 Magnum.

The Debut of Michael’s Genuine Food

The Debut of <i>Michael’s Genuine Food</i>

You can’t get enough of the caramelized onion dip at Michael’s Genuine. So make it yourself with Michael’s Genuine Food, essentially a cheat sheet to the restaurant’s best stuff. Better yet, pick it up on Saturday night, when the chef hosts a potluck party at Books & Books.

A Scavenger Hunt with Kayaks

A Scavenger Hunt with Kayaks

This gorgeous weather isn’t going to enjoy itself. Take advantage of it with a daylong kayak trip/scavenger hunt through the mangroves of Oleta River State Park. At the end, everyone gets to devour barbecue. Outside the kayaks, presumably.

Downing Endless Mimosas at Cafeina

Downing Endless Mimosas at Cafeina

But in case bottomless cocktails are more your speed, your favorite Wynwood lounge is launching a weekly brunch party. Settle into a table in their pop-up dining room and go for the organic egg omelets, crab cakes and blueberry waffles. Plus: $20 gets you unlimited mimosas for two hours.

Prosecco and Photographs in the DD

Prosecco and Photographs in the DD

If you get through Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday offers a benefits-laden photo exhibit in Mai Tardi’s courtyard. While you examine Italian lensman Alex Turco’s work from 6 to 7pm, you’ll be treated to gratis prosecco, bruschetta, goat cheese and prosciutto.

Feb 23, 6-9pm, no cost, Mai Tardi, 163 NE 39th St, 305-572-1400

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