Miami Beach

Free & Cheap Things to Do Earth Day and Wellness edition

Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22, if you didn’t already know, so I figured best to highlight a few of the cool Earth Day festivities this weekend. And yes, we’re still talking free and cheap after all, partaking in a beach clean up is free and good for the environment.

Also this weekend, consider ditching the car and if you can and… Continue reading

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill is back! Oh happy day!

I was grinning from ear to ear when I found out Lime Fresh Mexican Grill was making a comeback so when I heard about the South Beach location grand opening, I immediately RSVP’d.

I was very sad when the one in my neighborhood closed because it was a favorite lunchtime meeting spot for me and my good friend Fernande. (They’re opening back up… Continue reading

Free and cheap things to do this weekend

The Miami River continues to be a working waterway has also become a spot to party and dine. Celebrate it this weekend at the annual Miami River Day festival plus, there’s plenty going on at Bayfront Park, in Coral Gables and as always, on Miami Beach.

Yoga at Bayfront Park (Facebook)

Bayfront Park/Museum Park

When’s the last time you went to a yoga… Continue reading

Southern-inspired deliciousness at root of Root & Bone

The Shelborne South Beach’s resurgence as one of the premier hotels in the area has been going strong for several years now. What better spot than to introduce a restaurant concept by Chefs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth.

Both are Top Chef alums and McInnis left his mark at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar where he spent years executing their menu that’s an… Continue reading

Free and cheap fun this weekend

Channel your inner artist, get to a brewery for Easter fun or the opening of Marlins season, get in cheap to the Fair and watch Sheila E beat the drums.

Classic Italian Film Series at The Wolfsonian-FIU. (Facebook)

Events at The Wolfsonian-FIU

Aside from being in a very cool historic building on South Beach, you can spend Friday night doing one of two… Continue reading

Walk down The Alley for authentic Italian eats

The Betsy Hotel is already one of Miami Beach’s most recognized and unique properties. Known as a boutique arts hotel, their cultural programming and art exhibitions are revered and rivaling that reputation are the restaurants.

Their newest eatery is The Alley whose menu was closely curated by Executive Chef Danny Ganem and award-winning Chef Laurent Tourondel who conceptualized the menu that Ganem brings… Continue reading

Sweet Liberty’s a gem in quiet SoBe area

Away from the craziness that can be South Beach (even though c’mon we all know we still love it, I mean what’s not to love?), quietly doling out masterful cocktails and food is Sweet Liberty.

Walk inside and you’re immediately enveloped in an environment of exposed silver ducts overhead, a huge fully stocked bar, old school red leather booths, funky mismatched chairs and… Continue reading

Juvia desserts and champagne as pretty as the view

There’s no question that the view from Juvia is breathtaking but equally beautiful are their desserts. Of course, their menu is a carefully curated blend of French, Japanese and Peruvian cooking styles. That means, plenty of nigiri, crudos, a duck foie gras and several other internationally-inspired dishes.

But for one evening, they focused on their desserts and the tasting menu prepared by Pastry… Continue reading

Matador Room at The Miami Beach EDITION

Stepping into The Matador Room’s sunken oval dining room with a restored elegant 1950s chandelier overhead, the throwback glamour inside The Miami Beach EDITION’s restaurant is a definite change from the traditional hotel spot.

Maitake mushroom appetizer

Sweet pea guacamole with chips

The menu here is just as impressive as the decor, created by world-renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.  Like the crispy, meaty… Continue reading

Menu at this tavern reaches down to your soul

Probably because at Soul Tavern in South Beach’s Sunset Harbour neighborhood, the all-vegetarian menu is so rich and soulful you’ll never miss the meat. And that’s exactly what I told Jason Gordon, founder and owner of this warm, inviting and yes, soulful restaurant.

Gordon smiled when I said that and then proceeded to bring out dish, after dish, after dish of the many… Continue reading