THE HOT SPOT
Have a Ballin' Time Monday Nights at Alfama

We all know and love neighborhood haunt, Alfama, but get ready for tonight's opening of Ball Night Mondays (get your mind out of the gutter)! Fill your tummies with delicious eats and libations while you watch your favorite teams battle it out on the football field. Enjoy meatball and beer specials every Monday night on Alfama's flatscreen TVs in the bar.

Take your pick of three different meatballs --pork, shrimp and ginger, lamb or veal, and pair it with a Portuguese draft beer called Sagres for $12. And if you're feeling extra ballsy, feel free to order up additional meatballs for $3 a piece. If you want to stick with Alfama's Portuguese theme for the night, we recommend trying the pork, shrimp, and ginger meatball, which is a Macanese recipe from the Macau colony. Don't skip out on this great deal...all night on Mondays, starting now!

RESTAURANT 101
KooZeeDoo: Exceptional Portuguese Cuisine in Philly
KooZeeDoo’s rustic yet sophisticated Portuguese-inspired menu is just one more reason to make your way over to Northern Liberties. This charming family-style BYOB spot is located on North 2nd Street, just a few storefronts in from Spring Garden, and seats just 40 people. From the open kitchen to the exposed brick walls, the ambience is comfortable, cozy and beyond welcoming. Bring over a few bottles of your favorite wine, or perhaps vino, and settle in for an incredible culinary experience.

Owners David Gilberg and Carla Goncalves both spent time in notable kitchens around the city before collaborating to open KooZeedoo (the phonetic spelling for the Portuguese word for "cooked"). The restaurant’s cuisine was born from Carla’s Portuguese heritage. David crafts the dinner menu and manages the kitchen while Carla runs the front of the house and oversees the homemade bread and desserts. Together, this talented couple have built a bustling eatery that's routinely booked with reservations.

BOMBA ESTEREO
Heineken Transatlantic Festival Spices It Up

There is nothing better than a spring concert on Miami Beach which features some of South America's best world music. On the far north side of Miami Beach, just a couple of minutes away from South Beach, there's the North Beach Bandshell. This Bandshell has been around for ages and right next to the beach. So, as the sun is setting, with the sky turning from bright orange to turquoise and the breeze of the ocean hitting your sun bathed skin, the mood is set just right for some great music.