Things to do for May 19, 2011

The Weekender

Burgers, Massages and... Marine Biology

The weekend always believed in Udonis Haslem.

Thursday
Italian Gelato on Brickell
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Italian Gelato on Brickell

Simple rule: you can never have enough handmade Italian gelato. The closer to the office, the better. At this new spot, you’ll find flavors like The Godfather (dark and white chocolate with toasted hazelnuts) and Freedom Tower (vanilla and cherry with grated chocolate). Fingers crossed for Miami Vice Crunch.

A Burger Joint Emerges in Miami Lakes
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A Burger Joint Emerges in Miami Lakes

The latest contender for your affections in the not-that-bad-for-you fast-food category: Elevation Burger’s new outpost out west. The burgers are made with organic, grass-fed beef and the french fries fried in olive oil. It really brings out the fruity undertones in ketchup.

$10 Spa Treatments at the Ritz
PERFECT 10

$10 Spa Treatments at the Ritz

So the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne turns 10 this July. Its present to you: $10 Key Lime Body Treatments (50 minutes) or Deluxe Sundae Pedicures (45 minutes) every Wednesday in July. Hump days just got a lot more bathrobe-y.

Friday
Drinking Beers with Marine Biologists
WET SUIT

Drinking Beers with Marine Biologists

It’s Craft Beer Week, but sadly you’ve been too busy to celebrate. Solution: this beer-soaked BBQ, where $6.50 nets you a burger and a brew like Rogue Hazelnut or Dale’s Pale Ale all night. Think of it as Oktoberfest research.

Saturday
Georgia Rockers at the Stage
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Georgia Rockers at the Stage

Georgia. Home to R.E.M., Otis Redding, Ray Charles... and Stokeswood. The Atlanta band stops by to debut their second album, In the Field of the Vibrations, at the Stage. No, they will not play “Georgia on My Mind.”

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