The Weekend Guide

1826 restaurant and lounge!

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1826 Restaurant and Lounge Opens
What: A dinner-and-drinks hybrid space with an all-glass exterior and a multilevel, late-night lounge.
Why: Michelin-starred chef Danny Grant helms the seasonal contemporary American menu, playfully split into three sections — hunted, caught, and harvested.
When: Thurs.-Sat., 6 p.m.-1 a.m.; Sun., 6 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 1826 Collins Ave., Miami Beach (305-709-0000).

The Download
What: This week’s editor-curated roundup of all things Web.
Why: Miley duets with The Flaming Lips, Drew Barrymore hearts David Arquette, and Fantastic Mr. Fox gets a new trailer.
When: You’re online.
Where: At dailycandy.com.

Screening at the Delano South Beach
What: Gather twenty of your closest friends for a preshow screening of Oscar-nominated flicks or an Academy Awards watch party fit for Hollywood’s A list. (Rentals start at $500; that’s $25 per person.)
Why: An 85-inch screen, leather seats, chef Luciano Sautto’s truffle popcorn, and cocktail service from nearby Rose Bar.
When: Thru Sun.
Where: 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Room reservations to 305-672-2000.

Mastering the Art of the Cut
What: Local purveyor of Spanish delicacies Carmen & Lola shares the master carver’s secrets to proper butchering ($400).
Why: Leave your knives at home. Students get a bone-in jamon serrano, carving knife and stand, a bottle of wine, and an apron to keep.
When: Every first Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 7640 NW 25th St., ste. 114. Reservations to 305-456-2248 or internet@carmenandlola.com.

What: Exhale MindBody Spa introduces its seventh class in the Core Fusion exercise program.
Why: The workout is divided into two 30-minute sessions of interval cardio training and barre-based strength sequences.
When: Class times vary. See the complete schedule online.
Where: 270 Biscayne Blvd., 16th flr. (305-423-3900).

The Tides Restaurant and Terrace Brunch
What: Georgia-born chef Desi Jones brings a dose of Southern hospitality to the hotel’s new Saturday brunch series with dishes such as fried chicken and buttermilk biscuits topped with a fried egg.
Why: Kick off the weekend with Friends Fun Wine’s canned sangria and DJ-spun beats.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 1220 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach (305-604-5070).

Photo: Courtesy of 1826 Restaurant and Lounge

7640 NW 25th St
ste 114
Miami, FL 33122
1826 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
270 Biscayne Blvd
16th flr
Miami, FL 33131
1685 Collins Ave
enter on 17th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139
1220 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139