Your cup of Joe is a daily ritual, even on the weekends. Get your fix during your holiday shopping spree at Segafredo Zanetti Espresso’s newest outpost in Bal Harbour Shops. Order your espresso at the posh, Italian-inspired bar’s walk-up counter or on the garden patio. If it’s a libation you fancy, Segafredo’s got you covered with a fully-stocked bar (open until 2 a.m. on weekends). The new café debuts tonight night at 7 p.m.
Segafredo Bal Harbour, 9700 Collins Avenue (Near 96th Street), Bal Harbour (in the Bal Harbour Shops), (305) 864-0595, sze-balharbour.com
When that case of the Mondays creeps in, ease your stresses with some VIP treatment. Join promoters Michael Madd and Abebe Lewis for the “Sushi Me” Monday soiree at Akashi’s month-old rooftop space on Ocean Drive. Enjoy sushi and sips in a laid-back ambiance complete with an ocean breeze.
Akashi Sushi, 448 Ocean Drive (between 5th Street & Ocean Drive), Miami Beach, (305) 531-0530, akashisushi.com
You’re not one for modesty. So you probably don’t mind your hamachi with a side of Coyote Ugly—find a seat or snakeskin stool at Hot Tuna. An art installation has Samurai battles and Geisha gals hanging high, while down below, servers double as dancers to the tunes of ACDC and Bon Jovi. Luckily, the plates effortlessly grab your attention. Try Lobster Tail with saffron aioli and Hot Tuna Steak with Japanese eggplant and ponzu. Sip on cocktails, and enjoy bites and entertainment at tonight’s grand opening soiree from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Hot Tuna, 764 Washington Avenue (at 8th Street), Miami Beach, (877) 352-8862, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, hottunamiami.com
Canyon Ranch Grill Opens You've been curious to check out the posh digs at the new David Rockwell-designed Canyon Ranch Hotel. Do so after feasting on organic, calorie-calibrated fare at the resort's oceanfront restaurant. Start off with an acai cocktail, move on to bison short ribs and porcini Bolognese, and cap it with the best 87-calorie chocolate chip cookie on the planet. 411: Now open, 6900 Collins Ave (between 69th and 71st), 305-514-7000; check out all the wellness goodness on the menu here and here