Technically speaking, you've still got a couple more weeks of summer, which means you can totally justify taking a few days of staycation (don't actually use the word "staycation," though). Rooms and spa treatments are 20 percent off, thus leaving cash for the important things, like pre-massage cocktails.
Things to do for September 10, 2009
Disco Babes, Tequila Nights and Backyard BBQ
The weekend is salted with a squeeze of lime.
You've heard socialite-turned-recording artist Jamie Jo Harris is the music industry's next "it" girl (and recording a duet with the Bee Gees' Barry Gibb is certainly…something). Judge for yourself tonight when she headlines a DJ set at the W South Beach's gold-flecked nightclub. Something tells us there'll be a mind-blowing remix of "Stayin' Alive."
Should your disco fever extend another day, you're encouraged to wear bellbottoms to this dinner party at the downtown restaurant-lounge/cigar bar. (No comment.) DJ Mark Leventhal whips out his stash of '70s-era vinyl to accompany the restaurant's $35 Miami Spice menu. Because nothing goes better with Gloria Gaynor than prawns flambé.
The Ritz on Key Biscayne considers Cinco de Mayo something like the discount piñata version of the true Mexican Independence Day (in this case, the eve of September 15), and who are you to argue. Celebrate at the waterfront taco lounge with $10 pork carnitas, $8 tequila cocktails and $5 cervezas.
You're already familiar with Waxy's talented keg tappers at the Miami riverfront, now see how the megapub does with serving up flame-grilled meats backyard barbecue style. This Wednesday (and every hump day thereafter), $12 gets you a cocktail and a plate of grilled goodies like shrimp and pineapple skewers, grilled cedar plank salmon, burgers and hot dogs. It's like Labor Day all over again.