Things to do for September 15, 2011

The Weekender

Roller Derby, Nachitos and Bourbon on the Beach

The weekend comes with salt and a lime wedge.

Thursday
A Kinder, Gentler Cinco de Mayo
GUAC ON

A Kinder, Gentler Cinco de Mayo

Tonight you’re on a mission: to celebrate Mexico’s freedom from colonial rule—preferably by sampling tequilas and Yucatan delicacies. Your best option: Mercadito, where you’ll find powerful Nachitos (tequila, hibiscus, lime), chilies stuffed with pork, and a mariachi band. In that order.

Sipping Bourbon on the Beach
KENTUCK’ IT

Sipping Bourbon on the Beach

Or you might be in the mood for bourbon. In which case you’ll hightail it up to Fort Lauderdale, where you’ll find an oceanfront patio stocked with gratis tastings of Angel’s Envy bourbon and $12 cocktails like Angel’s Wings (bourbon, lemon juice, club soda). Consider it an Appalachian-style margarita.

Introducing Mamma Brana’s Lasagna
PAN-TASIA

Introducing Mamma Brana’s Lasagna

Here’s an idea: have a dinner party this weekend, but don’t bother cooking. Instead, call on local chef Jeffrey Brana’s wife to whip up a feast of meat lasagna (made with homemade pasta and locally farmed beef), zucchini bread and tiramisu. Note: this also works for weekdays.

Friday
Girls on Roller Skates, Lots of Them
ROLL WITH IT

Girls on Roller Skates, Lots of Them

Ah, roller derby, the competitive cousin to roller disco. Also: your favorite spectator sport involving girls, shorts and quad-skates. This weekend, observe the fierceness of female skating when the Gold Coast Derby Grrls play Gainesville’s Roller Rebels. Consider it a win-win.

Sunday
Flat-screens, Beer. But Not a Sports Bar.
FIN-TASTIC

Flat-screens, Beer. But Not a Sports Bar.

Next time you feel like watching the game at a rooftop pool deck, you’ve got a new option—in the form of the Mayfair’s new Fins Lounge. You’ll find buckets of beer, ramped-up chicken wing production and nine flat-screen TVs tuned to the game. Oh, and a nice pool.

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