Lessons learned from your holiday travels: 1) Limit two eggnogs per grandmother. 2) It’s time to get a new suitcase. Like this perfectly sized, zipperless carry-on. It opens via roll-top, glides easily on 360-degree wheels and has a battery with two USB ports, plus GPS so your bag never disappears unannounced. Unlike Grandma.
Things to do for January 04, 2017
Welcome to 2017. Here’s a Spartan Gym.
Plus a New Gin Bar and a New Tavern to Balance Things OutBy Jackie Gutierrez-Jones
Spartan Race: The Gym
Obligatory gym opening for the new year in 3... 2...
Here’s a new gym from the guys behind the Spartan Race. There, you’ll have Spartan trainers put you through the wringer in a 14,000-square-foot space filled with overhead ropes, nets and pipes. Hey, you did this to yourself.
Sort of a Coffee Shop, Sort of a Few Other Things
Motorcycles and coffee. There’s a deep, life-illuminating metaphor in there somewhere. But as for today, you can just grab a latte from a Panther Coffee vet while simultaneously perusing a few vintage bikes and jackets at this new coffee shop in Wynwood. And that’s just fine.
A Much-Needed Tavern in SoFi
A typical night at the new South Pointe Tavern looks thusly:
8:15pm: Settle into a spot next to Sophia Loren. The painting, not the actress.
8:30pm: Start with a mezcal-and-mole concoction created by local barkeep Rob Ferrara.
8:45pm: Go full pastrami Reuben sandwich.
Round of applause for your first Friday of 2017.
An Orchestra Wine Pairing. You’ll See...
Is torrontés the right choice for a Baroque sonata? Perhaps a pinot? If these are the types of burning questions that keep you up at night, well... okay. And coincidentally, the New World Symphony is about to guide you through a night of music paired with its proper wines. Crucial life skills here.
Hope You Like Gin and Tonics
A new bar called Gin + Collins is now open with cozy banquettes and gold orb lights. Let’s briefly
The Food: Spicy chicken tinga sopes. Mini Cubanos. Other delicious things.
The Booze: Six variations of the gin and tonic, including one with Spanish gin and orange marmalade.
The Name: Inevitable.