In honor of their one-year anniversary dishing out rustic Italian bounty, the generous folks at Fratelli are celebrating with gratis platters of antipasti and crafted cocktails from their newly minted bar. Make sure to compliment them on their artisanal ice, they're really proud of that.
Things to do for July 16, 2009
Free Cocktails, Live Funk and Pilates Babes
The weekend is a scorcher.
The jazzy restaurant at the Newport has become a live-music incubator of sorts, regularly hosting local acts like Griffin Anthony and the Spam Allstars. Tonight Cleveland Jones holds court with his trademark Brazilian/New Orleans funk/Caribbean reggae sound. All of which ought to pair nicely with the kitchen's three-course $26 summer menu.
Tomorrow night is your last chance to catch Phish poster artist and all-around trippy graphics producer Jim Pollock's solo show at 101 Exhibit gallery. A live set from local strummers the Heavy Pets will set the jam-friendly mood, and afterward the party moves to Tobacco Road for more music, drinks and smokes…of tobacco, of course.
The summer's half over (we know, sigh), but that just means sale time at usually pricey boutiques like the one owned by Bottega Veneta's creative director. The spring/summer collection is a massive 50 percent off, including palm tree-emblazoned V-necks and tailored polos. And you can't have enough palm tree-emblazoned V-necks.
If you still have yet to check out this Moroccan hideaway/bodybuilding temple at the Gansevoort, then you're truly missing out on what is probably the sexiest gym in Miami. Head over there Sunday for the first of a weekly free Pilates class to christen their new Pilates circuit training room, which seems to attract lots of women in tight clothing.