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Miami Welcomes Autumn … Stone Crab Season Has Started!

imageUnlike much of the country (which celebrates autumn’s seasonal changes with the more traditional apple picking and enjoyment of fall foliage),  Miami has our own special way of welcoming in the fall.

Miamians mark the start of OUR fall, effective  the day “Stone Crab Season” opens, and that was this weekend!

Officially underway as of October 15th…. Stone Crabs are back … and Joe’s Stone Crab is open again for business thru May 16 ( Joe’s  is an iconic Miami Beach restaurant, which started as literally just a shack  … in the same spot … and is now in it’s 103rd season):  Joe’s Stone Crab –  111 Washington Avenue – Miami Beach.

I’m sure the lines are exceptionally long, as ususal …  I know of many who will be waiting on line, but some of us will wait a few days before attempting entry.   It’s a fun way to welcome in the Fall, Miami Style.

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AUTHENTIC ITALIAN RESTAURANT “ROMA EAT” – TOP NEW Restaurant in Coral Gables

 

 

I woke up up this morning wanting to go back to the restaurant we ate at last night.  EATING HERE IS JUST LIKE BEING IN ITALY!

 

The chef is brilliant. The pastry chef is an cullinary artist.  Both of them, as well as the owner, Carlo Sargenti, are from Rome.

271 Miracle Mile Coral Gables

Roma Eat … 271 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables

The name of this delightful new Gables restaurant is Roma Eat … There’s no sign out front (yet)…  271 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables …. It opened a couple of days ago … and I think it’s going to be the neighborhood restaurant many of us have been waiting and hoping for … the kind of neighborhood place we’ve wanted to find in Miami:  with  atmosphere and a fun vibe … Italian music… and fresh, authentic, exquisitely devine homemade ITALIAN CUISINE…

 

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Coconut Grove Project Includes Waterfront Restaurants and Pedestrian Promenade

The Miami Herald reported November 5th that Coconut Grove is soon slated to have 3 snazzy new waterfront eateries (with soaring glass walls and views of Biscayne Bay …  in glass and steel bay front structures designed by Arquitectonica).  There are plans to create an pedestrian promenade as well as a new park…. turning the Grove into something Miami desperately needs:  waterfront land that the public can access and enjoy.

The Grove Bay Investment Group is apparently ready to sign a 50 year lease  with the city for the site just north of Miami City Hall all along the water, paying a minimum of $1.4 million a year for that …  and spending an additional $18 million to refurbish the marina,  add three new waterfront eateries, and create a pedestrian promenade extending from South Bayshore Drive all the way up to the new public pier over Biscayne Bay.  This, combined with creating a 3 story parking garage with retail shopping at ground level, and green open spaces for the public to enjoy, will transform the Grove and the historic village bay front. Read the rest of this entry »

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Miami Spice Culinary Experience – August and September 2013

Miami Spice  officially kicked off  last night.   From August 1 through September 30,  many of Miami’s top restaurants participate in what locals and visitors look forward to each summer in South Florida … a now-traditional summer dining-event known as “MIAMI SPICE”.

Typically, each participating restaurant offers their own ‘signature’ specials …  for a fixed price …  ‘ THE MIAMI SPICE PRICE’…

Dozens of restaurants showcase their own three-course  meals  (lunch $19 or $23 … dinner $33 or $39) …

It started in an effort to drive business (during the slower summer months), and has evolved into an annual two-month event.

Some of the restaurants have found the promotion worth  continuing even after it’s official ‘end’.

Here’s the link to the participating restaurants…  menus…. and more details on Miami Spice.

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Miami Spice – August & September 2012 Tropical Fusion Epicurian Experience

Miami Spice starts today   … It runs from the first day of August through the last day of September …  There are some fabulous restaurants participating this year… each of them offer unique signature dishes ….  melanges of tropical fusion and epicurian creativity – as nowhere but Miami could!   Each restaurant has various  prix fixe menus of three-course-meals prepared by world-reknown chefs  (lunches: $19 or $23 … dinners: $33 or $39).

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every single restaurant we  tried during Miami Spice –  over the past many summers.  (And we had our favorites!)  Part of what makes Miami Spice  fun is just getting to try  new and different restaurants … every one of which offers a selection of truly signature creations for  a fraction of their “normal”  pricing.  The Miami Spice ‘concept’ may have sprung from the idea of boosting occupancy during the typically slower summer months …   But many of the restaurants that signed up for Miami Spice in years past  found it to be a sufficient boon to business to warrant continuing their Miami Spice ‘status’  even after that September 30th cut off.

Votes as to favorite restaurants and favorite dishes?   Love to hear yours!

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Midtown Miami … Recreating the Look & Feel of New York’s SoHo & Meat Packing District

MIAMI’S MIDTOWN is starting to take on the look and feel of New York’s Meat Packing and SoHo Districts.  

Miami has a new  “fashionably-trendy” hot spot… offering walkability… a neighborhood feel … nightlife… shopping and dining … entertainment … art … and a vibrant interactive community in the areas of  MIDTOWN  and the MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT.   Wynwood, Midtown and the Design District are all  pretty much adjacent to one another – each of them located  immediately north of Downtown Miami … and  within blocks of the “10 billion dollar mile”.  

A host of trendy new restaurants, new condo construction, shops and restaurants  have seemingly sprung up overnight in Midtown and the Design District …  With the Miami Art Festival  (and influx of art galleries, dining options and stores popping up)   Midtown planted itself on the map at the end of 2011 …  and made it the talk of Miami in a matter of a few months.

Condos in Midtown can be bought for around $200.00 a square foot … brand new…   and range in price from around $200,000.00 – upward . Read the rest of this entry »

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Matheson Hammock: Miami’s Waterfront Park in Coral Gables

There is a  waterfront park in Coral Gables,  accessible from 9610 Old Cutler Road,  and adjacent to Fairchild Gardens, that  transforms at sunset from “lifeguarded swim cove and seaside playground” into a balmy sunset experience. It’s a sweet Miami secret… and as your Miami Realtors we will have many more to share with you!  Read the rest of this entry »

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WHAT TO DO IN MIAMI THIS SUMMER: BLACK POINT MARINA – LOCAL MIAMI GET-AWAY

WHAT TO DO IN MIAMI ON THE WEEKEND? 

A GREAT BIKE RIDE  FROM CORAL GABLES TAKES YOU DOWN SOUTH AS FAR AS BLACK POINT MARINA… NEAR BISCAYNE BAY. 

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LOCALS GET THERE  BY BOAT –  MOORING VESSELS  UP TO 55 FEET AT THE MARINA. 

BIKING THERE IS ANOTHER OPTION, DOWN OLD CUTLER ROAD or SW 87th AVENUE, VIA BIKE PATHS.   AND ONCE YOU GET THER THERE ARE JOGGING PATHS… BIKEWAYS.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Two for One Lobster … in Miami

North Pinecrest is home to a well-known fish market and local restaurant, Captain’s Tavern, on South Dixie Highway and SW 98th Street. 

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Captain’s Tavern occupies what used to be the site of a post office:   Kendall’s Post Office.  But as the name  “Kendall”  might imply Read the rest of this entry »

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Miami Spice: August 1-September 30

miami spiceMiami Spice is back and Miami’s finest restaurants are ready to serve up some delicious meals. The event offers 3-course meals for lunch ($22) and dinner ($35). Restaurants like Mr.Chow, Chef Allen’s, Mortons and Scarpetta at Fountainbleu Miami Beach are just some of the many featured this year.

Get out and try some of the area’s finest restaurants at just a fraction of the cost. Who knows…you may find a new favorite!

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