OMG, the pastries and pie at the Miami based Doce_ e_ Salato_ Home_ Bakery. With several of the pastries I thought I was at a café in Vienna or Budapest, and with the apple pie it could have been the best bake shop in apple country. Plus, there’s homemade pasta too.
Feeling cooped up? You’ve loved the series on Miami scenic drives and walks, so I’ve expanded the series with a part 4 on places ripe for exploring and welcome eye candy. The recommendations come from realtors who are in the know. Here’s a hidden gem, El Portal. And if you missed the other parts of the series, look at the links at the end.
Planning on going out for happy hour to your usual spots? Don’t be surprised if you strike out. Alas, after having called a half a dozen places with no luck, I really got on the case. Heaven knows, if we ever needed a happy hour it’s now, and I’m not talking Zoom. Never fear. Success! Further research uncovered 9 choice picks of Miami Happy Hours for now including many outdoor spots. Here’s the prized list by part of town:
Good news on two fronts about outdoor dining in Miami. First, thanks to the Miami-Dade Restaurant Recovery Act, restaurants in many parts of town are able to spread out on sidewalks and parking lots to temporarily add or expand outdoor dining space. Happy to report on more outdoor dining picks with different cuisines and price points, and a charming Italian spot with great deals on wine and food. If you missed the post with my first list, click here.
Have you noticed how your food bill has increased? Ditto the price of wine (couldn’t believe how wine prices at Costco have increased! See my tip below on that). So it’s welcome news that Miami restaurants are not only still offering Miami Spice 2020, but also, that it’s four months this year, starting now through September. Here are the details and list of the restaurants that have already kicked off their offerings along with links.
Feeling cooped up? Check out part 2 in a three part series on Miami scenic drives and walks, places ripe for exploring and welcome eye candy. Plus, one of these suggestions is featured in the publication Great Runs for their trails and views. The recommendations come from realtors who are in the know. You’ll also read about nearby places to grab a bite after the visual adventure. If you missed Part 1, a Daycation in Homestead, click here.
Who’s in the know about the best Miami drives and walks? Realtors of course. So in this time when we’re all looking for more things to do, I reached out to agents who I knew would have great suggestions. They came up with the idea of where to write about, and it turns out, the places are geographically diverse. Even if you know an area, you might even find more places to visit. Here is Part 1 in a three part series, a Daycation in Homestead. We’ve also got a list of authentic Mexican restaurants to grab a bite and the famed spot for sticky buns.
Happily, more restaurants are starting to reopen and retool with safety protocols. Wherever possible, they’re looking to add space for outside dining, since surveys show that at this point diners prefer to eat outside. And, to that point, I’ve laid out my seven picks for outdoor dining in Miami. They offer different kinds of cuisine at varying price points. If you’re still on the fence about in- restaurant dining, don’t miss my post last week on a my first experience dining out since the onset of COVID-19. Click here for the post. IMPORTANT NOTE: Yesterday there were problems with the email program so the post didn’t go out to everyone. It’s about the Best Miami Fresh Fish Markets, one you don’t want to miss. To read it, click here.