Your Perks: 1) The softest, most water-resistant leather bags out there—if there’s a classier way to carry your stuff to the beach, we don’t know it. 2) A one-month supply of memory-enhancing “genius pills.” 3) Your very own pet jellyfish and LED-lit aquarium. Start thinking of jellyfish names.
Things to do for June 26, 2014
Roller Skating to Disco and Drinking Spiked Punch
The weekend is opting out of its contract.
Balans Takes a Trip Down South
Total number of Balans Cafés in Miami: 5
Number of those now open in Kendall: 1
Total amount of times you reread the word “Kendall”: at least 3
Indonesian noodles and short rib on the menu: some
Outdoor patios: 1
Beers you’ll enjoy on said patio: counting is overrated
El Mini Market Finds a New Home
Once upon a time, there lived a pop-up indie market. It was a happy little market, but something was missing. “What I require,” said the market, “is a barbecue dance party to accompany my wares. One with ’80s music, corn dogs and sangria.” And so it was.
Cut to this Monday. You’re at Grand Central, quads in hand. A stream of leisure-suited skaters freestyling around the floor. It’s just the kind of scene where you’d find an original Studio 54 DJ spinning some vinyl. Oh, and look. There he is. The time to start practicing your finger-gun salute is now.
A Party of Fire and Ice at 15th & Vine
Brazilian margaritas. A charcuterie bar. Ice luges and fire pits. Yep, just another Wednesday at 15th & Vine. That’s because they’re taking over your favorite midweek day with a fire-and-ice-themed soiree set to some live music. Flame-retardant pants wouldn’t be entirely out of place here.
BBQ and Bourbon. Thanks, The Dutch.
Summers are made for two things: bourbon and barbecues. Conveniently, the Dutch is hosting a weekly grill-out throughout the month of July. The first one: an all-American affair with smoked beef brisket, mackerel sandwiches and $40 summer punch bowls. And bourbon. Definitely bourbon.