Things to do for December 22, 2011
$1 Beers and Other Weekend Essentials
Every time a bell rings, the weekend gets its wings.
A Porky Paradise in Midtown
Just in time for your holiday cured-meat needs: this porcine wonderland arrives, via the Mai Tardi crew. Stop in for platters of prosciutto and mortadella paired with homemade gnocchi and carafes of wine. Or grab some hand-cranked slices to go. No, they won’t put a ribbon on it.
You’re already familiar with the midtown shrine to $2 Spanish beers and mini baguettes stuffed with ham and manchego cheese. This spot is almost a replica, with the same hundred sandwiches and dollar-Wednesdays madness. The one thing that’s different here: easy access to the beach. Consider it Spain’s Christmas gift to you.
Dollar Dim Sum in SoBe
In case you crave more duck bao and beef dumplings from your happy hour (and why not), now’s the time to hit Chow Down’s SoBe outpost—they’re bringing you $1 dim sum and $3.50 pints of Sapporo. Happy hour is better with chopsticks.
LoKal Debuts in Coconut Grove
The latest contender for your affections in the burgers-for-mankind category: this green-minded joint, serving up grass-fed beef patties from Florida farms and draft beers from microbreweries. You do your best world-saving through beef and beer.
It wouldn’t be Christmas Eve without... matzo. Head to the epicenter of the mayhem, where LIV and Arkadia will be hosting two separate parties. Try to pace yourself with the Manischewitz-tinis.