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Food & Drink

The Weekend Guide

It’s a food and wine fest.

DRINK
Red the Steakhouse Happy Hour
What:
The recently opened (and much raved about) Cleveland import throws a happy hour for DC readers with two-for-one specialty drinks.
Why: Champagne cocktails and porterhouse dreams.
When: Thru Sun., 5-7 p.m.
Where: 119 Washington Ave., South Beach (305-534-3688).

LISTEN
Citizen Cope
What:
The Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter brings his bluesy-slash-folksy sound pretty far south (a.k.a. Fort Laudy).
Why: Face the music.
When: Sun. & Tues., 8 p.m.
Where: Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (954-564-1074). Tickets online at ticketmaster.com or craigslist.org (good luck).

EAT
Lotus 9 Dips
What: Local health food enthusiasts launch snacktastic lentil dips (spicy cilantro or kalamata olive) in sustainable packaging.
Why: Go skinny dipping.
When: Late night (if you’re like us).
Where: Laurenzo’s Italian Market, 16385 W. Dixie Hwy., North Miami Beach (305-945-6381); The Wine Shoppe, 1706 SW 57th Ave., Coral Gables (305-267-9921).

SEE
Short Films
What: Watch all the Oscar contenders — live action and animated — before this Sunday’s big show.
Why: Impress your friends with your ballot savvy.
When: Sat. Animated, 4 p.m.; live action, 6 p.m.
Where: Bill Cosford Cinema, 1111 Memorial Dr., University of Miami, Memorial Building, 2nd flr., Coral Gables (305-284-4861).

SHOP
Kartell Warehouse Sale
What:
Up to 70 percent off the Italian designer’s mod furniture like plastic chairs upholstered in colorful Missoni fabric.
Why: Design (almost) within reach.
When: Thru Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 155 NE 40th St., Design District (305-573-4010).

WATCH
Smith & Wollensky’s Patio Reopens
What:
The sceney waterfront bar returns Saturday, reclaiming its title as South Beach’s best cruise-watching locale.
Why: For the oysters, Rockefella.
When: Sun.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-midnight; Fri. & Sat., noon-2 a.m.
Where: 1 Washington Ave., South Beach (305-673-2800).

LOCATIONS
155 NE 40th St
Miami, FL 33137
305-573-4010
119 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-534-3688
1 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-673-2800
3045 N Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
954-564-1074
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