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Tacology Arrives at Brickell City Centre

February 16, 2017

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Tacology is a new arrival at Brickell City Centre. Precisely calculated food stations around the restaurant, make this location colorful and practical. The stations are divided up by types of food such as tacos, drinks, cold entrees, etc., However, it doesn’t mean you get up to visit the different stations, the server goes to the stations for you. The stations are more for visual affect. The restaurant brings a variety of seating options, you can lounge on the outside patio facing the mall, sit at the high stools at the bar, take a regular table or take a half booth style area by the enormous video wall in the back.

Ceviches, tostadas, salads and specialty plates are some sections to choose from on the menu. Try the Mexican Nachos from the Specialty section. The dish is equipped with corn tortillas, melted Mexican cheese blend, black beans, roasted corn, avocados, shrimp and chipotle cream.

The owners behind Cantina La Veinte in Brickell, sure put in some work to make this place a hit. During its soft opening, all the tables were filled up and the place was bustling. You can book a table straight from their website here.

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OTL opens at the Miami Design District

February 4, 2017

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The newest neighbor to move to the Miami Design District is OTL aka “Out To Lunch.” The neighborhood, known for its fashion, design, architecture and dining spaces is a perfect match for OTL’s minimalist and contemporary space. The mid-century look paired with industrial metal accents comes from the Deft Union design team. It’s the same people behind Sweet Liberty’s design on Miami Beach.

The owners: Craig Robbins and Dave Grutman. Craig Robbins, an entrepreneur and real estate developer, has worked on revitalizing areas of Miami and Miami Beach. While club promoter turned business owner, Dave Grutman is known for Miami’s iconic spots such as LIV and Story nightclubs and restaurant Komodo in Brickell.

The OTL breakfast and lunch spot, brings a laid-back feel with straightforward menu items that include sandwiches, salads and coffee options. What next? OTL plans to use their second story for extracurricular activities and if we’ve seen anything from Dave… we know there is always something up his sleeve.

 #OTLmia @otlmia #EveryoneWelcome

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Miami Oyster Week

January 25, 2017

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Miami always offers exciting things to do. One event we find extremely unique is the week-long Miami Oyster Week! The original creators of New York Oyster Week bring you six carefully created Oyster events throughout Miami. After five years of successful events in New York, “we thought it’s time for the next step,” says Janine Rietz Bernard, Marketing Director for the Oyster Hood. 

For the first annual Miami Oyster Week, two events have already sold out! You can check out the remaining ticketed events by click here. With tickets ranging from $75 to $195 there are several options to choose from. An ELITE ACCESS ticket scores you unlimited access for Saturday’s event at the Mondrian South Beach, which includes a Kumamoto Bar featuring Kumomotos from 3 Regions: WA, CA and MX… plus Ultra Premium drinks and shucking lessons/Q&A session with Master Mermmelier Kevin Joseph.

Hey, you may even get a glance of their cool Shuck Truck a 1967 Chevy Sportsvan, that the Miami Oyster Week team calls the “World’s Fastest Raw Bar.”

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AirPods in Music On

January 16, 2017

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AirPods, the courageous move from Apple. Apple has had success for years, with it dissipating as innovation slows down. But there’s something different with these headphones. Yes, they’re pricey at $159 but they’re worth the cost. The head phone market has had a long success with Beats, and runners up Bose. But these AirPods come with a familiar look and feel.

The style is the same minus a wire. With improved Bluetooth capability and Apples new W1 chip these headphones are a definite GO! No, they don’t slip out of your ear, no they’re not hard to pair. To set up, you simply open the case and press the button on the back, voila you have Bluetooth head phones. The case may look like dental floss, but its’ purpose is for storage and charging. Speaking of battery life, the AirPods hold a 5-hour charge and the case 24 hours. If you’re an Android user, you’re in luck. The AirPods can be paired with any android phone capable of Bluetooth connectivity. The only complaint, why didn’t you create these years ago, Apple?

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Little Havana’s Doce Provisions

January 14, 2017

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Tourists flock to this small eatery in Little Havana, whether it was mentioned in a magazine or a foodie blog…we’re not sure. All we know is that the diversity of visitors is vast and DSLR cameras in and out are plenty.

It could be the shishito peppers, or maybe the homemade guac served with purple onions, crisp tostones with sprinkled cayenne pepper and parmesan cheese. Whatever it is, people are eating up the menu.

And should you visit, we say to definitely go for the Rock Shrimp Mac and Cheese and Doce Provision’s version of chicken and waffles (Buttermilk Fried Chicken). The Rock Shrimp Mac and Cheese is made to complete perfection with spicy notes for the spicy feens. Seconds? Their menu gives you smaller and larger portion options…choose wisely.

Thirsty? That mac and cheese’s spice goes well with their craft beer hefeweizen selection. So pair it with a brewski!

Why Doce Provisions? The location gets its inspiration from Miami’s crowd, the international culture infused into the city. That’s why you’ll see burgers such as the ‘short rib burger’ with sliced queso frito inside. Why? Well, we see the burger being american cuisine and the queso frito being Nicaraguan… but that’s just our opinion. We think its awesome! American-Fritanga. That’s what they do, they mix up different cultural foods to bring you something special.

When you’re ready to step out of your comfort zone and try something daring…visit this sweet spot with indoor and outdoor seating.

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Miami New Year’s Eve Parties $100 and Under

December 13, 2016

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When it comes to Miami, New Year’s Eve can get pretty ridiculous in pricing for places you go to on a regular basis. Here are places that aren’t charging you their rent.

Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita, is giving various options from individual open bar tickets and food for $90 to 1 bottle of champagne and 1 bottle of premium liquor (Ketel one, Johnnie Walker Black, Don Julio Blanco or Ron Zacapa 23 yrs) for a group of 4 at $350. Do the math that $87.50 for each person in your party.

Note: Child friendly option – There will also be a kids buffet $50 per child.

Check out their deals here

Batch Gastropub, is offering Open Bar from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. $30 for Ladies and $40 for Men. Buy those tickets at their eventbrite link here

But your friends want to end up “at the beach,” anyways? Then Foxhole is the inexpensive option with their $75 four hour open bar option from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and the party continues until 5 a.m.

Tickets Here

Or Hop on over to the Delano for open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight.

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VidaLexus Event at Mana Wynwood

December 3, 2016

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VidaLexus has brought previous events to Miami, Florida. Now they’re back December 6, 2016 at the Mana Garage in Wynwood from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. right in time to add it to your Art Basel event hopping plans. Before you enjoy your complimentary bites and drinks, check out the DJ and artists entertaining the event.

Roberto Vargas, Los Angeles based artist will be present to create live portraits of guests. Check out his YouTube video of his street demo.

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The #VidaLexus event will feature Canadian artist Sid Daniel’s abstract and geometric paintings. Read more about his works here: http://siddaniels.com/about/

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And for your hearing pleasure, DJ YSL will be live at the event. DJ YSL is known to please a mixture of crowds and has previously shared stages with Solange Knowles, Katy Perry and Robin Thicke.

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RSVP FOR THE VIDALEXUS Event

 

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Halloween Events for Children & Pets

October 22, 2016

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Top Three Places for Cold Treats around Coral Gables

July 14, 2016

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1. ViXi Gelateria, 374 Miracle Mile, offers a modern space for gelato that’s made in house. Their array of flavors includes Nutella, Cookies & Cream, and Pistachio. Ingredients are made with low-fat milk, while other sorbet flavors feature berries, coconut and passion fruit are water based. Lactose intolerant individuals can indulge without the worries! And once you’ve been hooked, Vixi even offers take home pints. Score 20% off when you check in on the Yelp app.

2. CocoLimon, 126 Coral Way, gives you the freedom to create your own yogurt cup. First, select your choice between a waffle cone or a regular cup. You then proceed to choose your frozen yogurt from the levered machines. Once you’ve finished pondering which flavor of yogurt you want, it’s time to add toppings! Toppings at Cocolimon include tapioca pearls, crushed graham crackers, crushed Oreo cookies or sprinkles among others. Take an additional 20% off when you check in on the Yelp app.

3. BurgerFi, although known mostly for their burgers, this Coral Gables spot offers shakes, concretes, floats + cows and sundaes. The more than awesome pick here is the key lime flavored concrete in a cup. If you’re not into key lime flavor, there’s also red velvet and Oh My Chocolate. Burgerfi claims its “Better Than Ice Cream, Since Forever.” Share your pics with their hashtags: #FiOnTheFly #SoFli

Other Ice Cream Spots: Haagendazs, 286 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL and Ben & Jerry’s, 80 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL

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Reshad Jones Celebrity Charity Event

July 26, 2015

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Above500.org alongside Reshad Jones, Safety for the Miami Dolphins, hosted a celebrity charity event on July 25, 2015 at Claude Pepper Park in North Miami. Reshad was joined by teammates such as Jarvis Landry, Anthony Johnson, Ja’Wuan James, Walt Aikens, Bobby McCain, Brent Grimes and others to raise money for local charities. Above .500 is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance awareness, educate and “to encourage young people of all ages to live positive lives, never give up, and follow their dreams and we use sports to do that,” says the founder and Executive Director, Brawley Sanchez. Guests in attendance were able to enjoy beats by 103.5 The Beat, complimentary energy drinks by Neuro, Miami Dolphins giveaways as well as a chance to score some autographs and mingle time with the NFL players.