Nibbling a French Croissant, Beach Bum-Style, in Miami Beach, FL
After a sweltering day at the Beach, you have sand in crevices you’d rather not mention. Your eye makeup has liquefied and melted into oil slicks beneath your eyes, and that whole “beachy waves” hairstyle you were going for is looking more psych ward than SoBe chic. It’s only 3 p.m. and you look like you’re stumbling out of a club at last call. When you lack the polish to lunch at one of Ocean Drive’s stylish hotels with the rest of the beautiful people, there’s always La Sandwicherie. Walking distance from the beach, it serves up pate-filled French fast food, salads, and smoothies at a quaint counter. Stroll your sunburned, flip-flopped self up to the bar and order a croque monsieur, and – voila! – you have quality South Beach dining without the dress code. La Sandwicherie is open until 5 a.m., so you can always return after a night on the town looking just as stunning as when you first arrived.