Pool parties are popping up on the mainland. Your office instituted Bikini Fridays. And just the other day you swore you saw a volleyball pop-up game in the middle of Calle Ocho.
And now, the latest specimen of downtown’s Beach-ification: La Sandwicherie Brickell opens today, bringing their legendary prosciutto-laden baguettes, French accents and 4am DJ-fueled snack fests over the causeway.
Think of this as a bigger, air-conditioned version of the 23-year-old sandwich bar. There are 50 seats here and a handful of tables, so no more haggling for elbow room as you conquer that Prosciutto & Fresh Mozzarella on a French baguette. And all that extra counter space has translated into new sandwich territory in their Hot Plates section: meaning seven types of croques, including one with salmon and one with roast beef (like a Parisian cheesesteak).
But if you’re coming here for your usual late-night fix (they’ll stay open until 5am on Fridays and Saturdays) of Turkey & Camembert on a croissant, you’ll find that, too. Along with the occasional UFC fight on the giant flat-screens and a DJ spinning French pop on the weekends.
Fingers crossed for Carla Bruni’s greatest hits.