In honor of fall’s arrival, we’re stocking your cellar with some robust bottles of red wine for up to 53% off, framing your face with a new pair of glasses (or sunglasses) from Tortoise & Blonde for 40% off and getting you exclusive first dibs on a futuristic electric bike. BYO pumpkin pie.
Things to do for September 15, 2011
Roller Derby, Nachitos and Bourbon on the Beach
The weekend comes with salt and a lime wedge.
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
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
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.
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.
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.