BINGE THIS NETFLIX SERIES: Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami
This new docuseries lands on Netflix today. Fifteen years after the release of his cult classic The Kings of Miami, director Billy Corben is back with a six-part saga on the South Florida traffickers indicted in one of the largest drug cases in US history. Alleged to be the chief American distributors for two of Colombia’s biggest cartels, two Cuban exiles were accused of smuggling over 75 tonnes of cocaine into the US in the 80s. The high-school friends built a reputed $2bn empire that made them Miami’s biggest celebrities. While law enforcement plotted their takedown, the smugglers outran and outmanoeuvred prosecution for decades. Featuring interviews with those closest to them, their defence team, and the feds tasked with taking them down, the series paints a vivid portrait of the last of Miami’s ‘cocaine cowboys’.
GRAB A TABLE: Bar + Block
For great steak that won’t break the bank, head to Bar + Block’s new outpost in Southwark. The modern steakhouse has an extensive range of prime cuts, handmade burgers and grazing plates, as well as a seriously good selection of craft brews. Diners can choose from rump, ribeye, fillet and sirloin steaks, each of which has been matured for at least 30 days and comes with samphire, a choice of sauce, and a salad or beef-dripping triple-cooked chips. Prefer a burger? Opt for the ‘Mighty Block’ topped with cheese, crispy onions, pulled beef brisket, pickled cucumber and burger sauce.
New Marlborough Yard, Ufford Street, Southwark, SE1 8LE